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.
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.
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.
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.