Favorite place for a girl’s night out:
Datz has a really cool atmosphere and puts unique spins on regular dishes.
Favorite spot to take out of town guests:
Tampa Riverwalk is a great place to stroll around and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Downtown Tampa.
Best place to watch a Lightning game with friends:
Thunder Alley – you’re still close to the real game surrounded by Lightning fans. It’s a more casual and upbeat setting with the tense game atmosphere.
Favorite local boutique:
Tate and Tilly’s clothes have a cute yet elegant Southern charm.
Favorite Mexican restaurant:
Poblano’s Mexican Grill & Bar in Clearwater – their tableside guacamole is a must have!
Favorite coffee spot:
The Lab is a unique coffee spot where you can lounge around, work, or have a date with friends. They even have their own roastery!
Favorite thing to do on the water:
Fred Howard Beach in Tarpon Springs has a kayaking rental spot where you can spend a day out in the water, and enjoy the sunset.
Favorite local attraction:
Tarpon Springs is my favorite get-away spot, where we can spend a day out and admire the sponge docks.
Favorite place to go for a family occasion:
Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill. It has a nice beach waterfront where you can take a stroll after your meal, and they have live music.
Favorite pizza place:
Ledo Pizza has been around for as long as I can remember and is my go-to pizza place.
Favorite Italian restaurant:
Villa Maria in Clearwater is a family owned restaurant that does delicious and original recipes created by the family’s matriarch.
Favorite place for a power lunch:
Daily Eats has a healthy selection and a retro yet modern vibe.
Favorite dessert place:
If you love cupcakes like I do, then I’d recommend Sprinkles, which just opened in Hyde Park Village. Their lemon coconut cupcake is finger-licking good!
Favorite place to go to exercise:
Upper Tampa Bay Trail is a great trail for jogging and to catch a breath of fresh air. It motivates you when you see other people exercising as well.
Cool Tampa fact:
Tampa has the largest port by landmass in southeast United States.