Hook ‘em and Cook ’em

August 23, 2016 | Tampa Downtown | Food

By Greg Jasso | Photography by Gabriel Burgos

Passengers and Crew
Anglers:
Joe Hawley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Center #68
Rebecca MacDonald
Michael Buttacavoli, Executive Chef of CENA

Captain:
Oliver O’Riordan, Tampa Fishing Charters

Photographer:
Gabriel Burgos, TAMPA Downtown Magazine

Did you know that professional fishing guides launch from the Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa each morning? And that local restaurants will prepare your catch that same evening?

On this trip, TAMPA Downtown Magazine tagged along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Center Joe Hawley, his girlfriend Rebecca MacDonald and Captain Oliver O’Riordan from Tampa Fishing Charters. Joining us on the outing was the man preparing the fish for dinner that same evening, Executive Chef Michael Buttacavoli of CENA in the Channel District.

On this trip Captain Oliver guided us out in to the Bay’s flats, and helped us land Mangrove Snapper, Spanish mackerel and Snook.

GET FISHING WITH CAPTAIN OLIVER O’RIORDAN
Tampa Fishing Charters, Inc.
tampafishingcharters.com
813.245.4738

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS THAT WILL COOK YOUR CATCH
Café Dufrain, cafedufrain.com
CENA, cena-channelside.com
Malio’s Prime Steakhouse, maliosprime.com
Spain Restaurant & Toma Bar, tomaspain.com