FAVORITE DATE-NIGHT SPOT:
Sushi Maru is just a short drive on the expressway to Brandon, and it’s a spot that I go to at least once a week to satisfy my sushi craving. They have generous portions and incredible sushi combinations. I would go every day if I could.
FAVORITE SPOT TO TAKE GUESTS FROM OUT OF TOWN:
Ciccio Water is always no. 1 on my list for out-of-town guests. You can always count on great atmosphere, food and service.
BEST PLACE TO WATCH A LIGHTNING GAME WITH FRIENDS:
Hattricks. It’s close to the arena and is always a good time, full of passionate fans looking for a high five and a celebratory cheer.
BEST PLACE FOR A HEALTHY MEAL:
A DIY bowl or fresh pressed juice from Fresh Kitchen, and I’m set.
FAVORITE WEEKDAY BREAKFAST SPOT:
Swami Juice has the best acai bowls. They’re always quick and delicious!
FAVORITE ASIAN FOOD:
Thai 5 Food Truck is incredible. It’s a Sunday ritual – crab Rangoon, shrimp fried rice, a blanket and Netflix.
I consider myself an expert in this category. 4 Rivers Smokehouse all the way – their sides are A++. My mouth is watering thinking about them!
BEST FINE DINING SPOT:
Where else but Bern’s Steak House, of course!
Eddie & Sam’s New York Pizza is the best! No. 1 is the lasagna pizza, buffalo is a close no. 2.
FAVORITE PLACE FOR A CRAFT COCKTAIL AND COCKTAIL OF CHOICE:
I love starting my night out with a Smooth Criminal at Hyde Out. Sweet but not too sweet, just how I like it!
FAVORITE PLACE FOR A LONG WALK:
I love walking downtown along the Riverwalk at night. It’s lit up and a great way to take in the beauty of Downtown Tampa.
FAVORITE EXERCISE CLASS:
Lance Small is knowledgeable, professional and a great trainer. I enjoy both his individual sessions and group classes. I can always count on him for a serious sweat-sesh.
I love taking my younger siblings to the Glazer Children’s Museum. It’s a fun place for kids to learn and explore.