CITY GUIDES

WHERE TO STAY: NEW ORLEANS

Whenever I travel to a new city, I like to map out the best bars, restaurants and coffee shops prior to my trip so I know exactly where to find my hotel.

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FOOD & DRINK

THE CAPITAL GRILLE, SARASOTA

I’ll let you in on a secret. I have a foolproof way of determining how good a restaurant is before I even have a bite of food. It’s not complicated, and it doesn’t require a culinary degree. All it takes is a little whiskey.  

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FOOD & DRINK

ROWE & RELAXATION

A couple weeks ago, my friends from ilovetheburg invited me to a private party at the newly renovated Rowe Bar inside Loews Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach. The event was lovely.

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COFFEE

SWEET INDULGENCE

I tend to avoid coffee-shop sweets, mostly because I cannot stop myself from having just one of anything. But every once in a while, I treat myself to a little happy. My recent indulgence: donuts.

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FOOD & DRINK

THE 7 BEST COCKTAILS IN TAMPA BAY

Tampa Bay may be known for its myriad craft beer breweries, but trust me, it knows a thing or two about mixology.

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CITY GUIDES

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

There is something special about this sleepy little settlement by the sea. It’s like a spooky seafaring town you’d find in a Scooby Doo cartoon—if you added a Starbucks and several Airbnb locations.

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FOOD & DRINK

ICE PLANT, ST. AUGUSTINE

I kicked off my January road trip with a stop in St. Augustine, Florida. Although I visited this sleepy coastal town less than a year ago for a friend’s wedding, I knew I had to come back to explore its growing local cocktail scene.

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FOOD & DRINK

COPPERTAIL BREWING CO., YBOR CITY

In order to tell you a story about a beer brewery, I must admit something to you right now. I know it won’t make much sense at first, but trust me, I’m going somewhere with it. Just agree to hear me out before you judge me.

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FOOD & DRINK

STATION HOUSE, ST. PETERSBURG

If not for the aroma of charred wood embers and caramelized bacon seeping from street-level vents, you might walk past the glowing lights of 260 First Avenue South without the slightest of hesitations. And what a shame that would be for you.

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CITY GUIDES

DAVIS ISLAND, TAMPA

I may be a Florida boy by nature, but I am a big city boy at heart.

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