Q. What are some of the hottest neighborhoods for real estate right now?
There are a lot of hot neighborhoods in Tampa! From the new Heights area near Armature Works to the Water Street project, Tampa is booming.
Q. If you had to pick one, what is your favorite restaurant in Tampa?
A. Bern’s. The atmosphere, wine collection and dessert room are untouchable. We are all lucky to have this iconic restaurant in our backyard. If my husband and I want to go but don’t have reservations, we go early and eat at the bar. They serve the full food menu there.
Q. Where do you go for a business meal with clients or other Realtors?
A. Oxford Exchange to have a casual business lunch, and if we need a quick coffee or tea instead of a full meal, they have an extensive list of tasty beverages. But if we have more time, I like Eddie V’s to sign some deals.
Q. What is your favorite new restaurant?
A. I just recently tried CW’s Gin Joint, and it’s impressive. I love seeing something unused transformed into something exciting. The décor and ambiance are classy, the drinks are creative, and the food is top notch. Try the octopus and the Brussels sprouts.
Q. What is your favorite hidden gem restaurant in Tampa?
A. Osteria Natalina. It’s a tiny restaurant that does not take reservations, but it’s totally worth it. The food is so authentic, the staff all have Italian accents, and everything is homemade. It’s the closest you can get to feeling like you’re in Italy.
Q. What is your favorite place for comfort food?
A. My personal comfort food is sushi. I can’t go a week without it. Soho Sushi is the spot. You can typically find me there every Friday during happy hour, sitting at the sushi bar, watching the best sushi in Tampa being made.
Q. What is your favorite spot for a drink, and what are you drinking?
A. Hands down, American Social. I’m from Fort Lauderdale and always went to that location, so when they opened up one in Tampa, I couldn’t wait to check it out. The outside bar overlooking the waterway is gorgeous, the music is awesome, and it’s always busy. Pair that with a glass of sauvignon blanc, and I’m set!
Q. Settle this debate: where can you find the best pizza in town?
Cappy’s has the best pizza. It may not look like much from the exterior, and you can only pay in cash, but the food is delicious. The pizza is huge, and the New York-style vegetarian is my favorite.
Q. Where do you take guests who are visiting Tampa from out of town?
A. We start at Topgolf. It’s a lot of fun, even if you’re like me and can’t golf. After a few games, it’s off to Hula Bay Club. I like the outside deck, and they allow dogs, so my 4-year-old Vizsla named Suede joins us. We eat, listen to the band, and enjoy the breeze and view of the beautiful bay. We finish our day at the rooftop bar at Bulla Gastrobar to have a bird’s eye view of our fantastic city.
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