The District Magazine LIVE.WORK.PLAY 2018 - Page 12

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 skateboard or bike to and from their destination, over HAVING to drive. Where is your favorite place to take clients and co- workers? At the top of my list right now by a landslide is the Armature Works Market in Tampa Heights. There is no shortage of food or drink selections, the view of the Hillsborough River and downtown is breathtaking and just the overall vibe of the place is way cool. It reminds me of South Street Seaport in NYC that my parents would take me to as a kid growing up. Where is your favorite place to get away from work? Taking my Australian Shepherd Charlie to the dog beach on Davis Islands. He loves the water and he tends to be quite the socialite like his dad, lol. It is the absolute highlight of his week for sure! PLAY What do you like to do in the area for fun? You’re likely to see Charlie and I longboarding down the Riverwalk. What is your favorite restaurant? My long Tampa Favorite has been and always will be the Columbia in Ybor. That 1905 salad...OMG...SERIOUSLY! Where is your go-to place for happy hour? Tampa Heights/Downtown - The Hall on Franklin seems to be a well-liked spot among friends and associates. Looking for something a little trendier, Red Star Rock Bar or the Independent continues to be popular among the Seminole Heights scene. 12 12 What are your top three spots to grab appetizers? Tapas, tapas, and more tapas, if you don’t mind a wait, Ulele. In a hurry, check out the new Bodega location in Seminole Heights. Feeling like a little upscale Mexican, the new Mekenita Cantina in the Heights has yet to disappoint. What is your favorite coffee joint and why? My consistent pick is Foundation Coffee in Tampa Heights. It never overcrowded (as of this writing, lol), it’s quiet and they have some healthy lunch and snack items if you get the munchies. Where is the first place you take your out of town guest and why? Hands down, Armature Works Market. With such amazing architecture and literally something for everyone, it’s a total crowd pleaser. Name your three favorite outdoor activities? Skateboarding on the Riverwalk or anywhere downtown, Kayaking on the Hillsborough River, Beach and frisbee time with my pup, Charlie. What is your favorite museum? TMA What is your favorite venue for music? Live jazz at The Independent. If you could add anything you wanted to the area for fun, what would it be? An unending Venice beach style boardwalk, teeming with people, music, food and all sorts of crazy & interesting characters!