Years in Tampa: 2 ½ years
Favorite Place for a Guys’ Night Out: Amalie Arena for a Lightning game, with a stop at Hattricks before and after.
Favorite Date-night Downtown: Anise Global Gastrobar. It’s right next to the Tampa Riverwalk and has great views of the University of Tampa’s campus, Curtis Hixon Park and the downtown skyline.
Favorite Meal Downtown: The fresh grouper at Ulele. It’s great to bike or walk along the Riverwalk down there, day or night.
Favorite Downtown Happy Hour: I actually have good friends opening up a new restaurant on the water next door to the Westin Harbour Island called American Social Bar & Kitchen. It’s not open yet, but there’s a lot of buzz around it being a go-to for Tampa professionals during the week, weekends and especially on game days. It is opening in late August.
Favorite Downtown Places to Take Guests from Out of Town: I take them to Fly Bar, then Franklin Manor for another stop of live music. If we end up
at The Hub, it wasn’t my idea, but I also probably didn’t say no.
Favorite Downtown Hidden Gem: The Marriott Waterside rooftop pool or The Tampa Club – both have some unique downtown views.
What does downtown need?: Trolley cars that connect SoHo, Hyde Park, Downtown, Channelside, Tampa Heights and Ybor would be great for the city of Tampa.