Michael Hayes

Owner, Process Medical Sales

Favorite spot to take guests from out-of-town:
Bern’s Steak House. It is a Tampa icon that is truly a dining experience.

Favorite place for a power lunch:
Ciccio Water. They have great food, and I always seem to run into other business professionals I know at lunch.

Favorite place for a healthy meal:
Fresh Kitchen is healthy, fast and affordable.

Favorite Mexican restaurant:
O Cocina & Flights. It’s a newer restaurant with a great atmosphere and a fresh take on Mexican food.

Favorite place for authentic cuisine:
Columbia Restaurant is the place to get authentic Spanish food in Tampa, and they make the best mojito you’ll ever have.

Favorite Asian food:
I love Thai food, and I always end up at Joto Thai-Sushi in South Tampa.

Best barbecue:
4 Rivers Smokehouse. Make sure you get the beef brisket.

Best fine dining spot:
Eddie V’s has never disappointed. They have excellent seafood and excellent service.

Favorite pizza:
Eddie & Sam’s New York Pizza is the only place I eat pizza in Tampa! My favorite slices there are the Lasagna pizza and the Bianca.

Favorite place for a craft cocktail and cocktail of choice:
Jeremy at Cask & Ale in St. Pete is the best bartender I know, and he makes a perfect Maple Old Fashioned.

Favorite place to grab a drink downtown:
Franklin Manor has a great staff and an atmosphere that offers a little bit of everything, both inside and out.

Favorite sports bar:
Ducky’s has the best food of any sports bar in the area.

Favorite place for a long walk:
Whether you’re walking, biking or running, the best views in Tampa Bay are on Bayshore Boulevard.

Favorite park:
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown has great events year round. With access to the Riverwalk, it is one of the must-see spots to visit in Tampa Bay.

Favorite beach spot:
Jimmy B’s on St. Pete Beach is a great beach bar and restaurant.