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ISSN: 1553-2011 Published monthly, TAMPA STYLE® is a registered Trademark. The City’s No. 1 Magazine of Style, Don’t Miss The Beat, In Case You Missed It, Dirty Laundry, Kitchen Talk, Life Line, Travel ‘N Style, Power Couple, T-Style, Our Town, Dining In Style, Tampa Now, Elite Doctors, Eye Care, Cool Shots, Best Cellars and Real World are © Copyrights 2015 by TAMPA STYLE®. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photography, or illustration only with written permission of the publisher. TAMPA STYLE®, its officers, staff members or writers do not warrant the accuracy of or resume responsibility for any of the material contained herein. Freelance photographers are responsible for their copyrights. All photo materials, letters and text submitted to TAMPA STYLE® automatically become property of TAMPA STYLE MAGAZINE®. Email inquiries to: info@styletome.com. Subscriptions are available in the US $19.87 per year and Canada for $45 per year. To distribute Tampa Style Magazine at your business please email info@styletome.com TAMPA STYLE® is published bi-monthly by Style Magazines The Grove at Isleworth | P.O. Box 3067, Windermere, FL 34786 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Orlando Style PRINTED IN THE USA.

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Dear Readers, As we learned again in 2022, nothing is quite as important as your health, and we want to help you find the best doctor for your needs. In our ‘Tampa’s Doctors of the Year’ feature, you will meet our city’s health professionals recommended/voted for by their local peers and our readers. February, the month of love is here, so, it’s a great time to grab hold of the opportunity to show how much you care for that special someone in your life. It is such a blessing to find love, take a moment to show your spouse or significant other what they mean to you. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate that person you share your heart with by taking them for a wonderful night out at one of our city’s delicious restaurants. Treat your sweetheart to dinner and drinks, or enjoy our world-class entertainment experiences right here in Tampa Bay. No matter what you decide to do together, there are countless ways to fill your evening with loveliness, so, don’t forget to make your reservations!

Everybody is talking about the crazy real estate market… Our research team is continually monitoring the local, regional, and international markets, and they report that comparative prices for residential condos and homes are much higher elsewhere around the globe than those right here in the Tampa Bay area. These high-priced properties not only include those in chic cities such as Paris or Tokyo, but also those in remote, provincial towns in the expanses of South America and beyond. With these skyrocketing prices all around the world, why look internationally for real estate when the Tampa housing market is still priced amazingly affordable if you are lucky enough to get one. Seriously, ask any professional Realtor in your area! As always, we would like to thank our readers and our advertisers, for encouraging us to create an aesthetically appealing magazine filled with intriguing pieces that inspire, and because this is the month of love, we want to send you our kindest sentiments for your dedication and support. Happy & Healthy Valentine’s Day! XOXO. Here at Tampa Style Magazine, we are seeking additional sales representatives, as well as a delivery driver in the Tampa Bay area. If you are interested in these job opportunities, please contact us at info@styletome.com.

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14 / EVENTS What’s Happening Tampa

50 / CELEBRITY SOUP Hollywood Actors Under Six Foot By Riesa Pascal


Why Ybor City is known as the “Cigar Capital of The World”

52 / DONT MISS THE BEAT Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia Tour Live in Orlando By Courtney Caggiano

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Burlesque 36 / TRAVEL ‘N STYLE W Fort Lauderdale By Cathleen K Bode 38 / FASHION Couture Avec Des Ailes

54 / TOYS Reving Up the Art World Like Never Before 57 / SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Tampa’s Doctors of the Year 2022


ONTRIBUTORS RIESA PASCAL Riesa was born in London, England and now resides in sunny Orlando, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Florida State University where she double majored in creative writing and communication. In addition to editorial writing, Riesa is also deeply passionate about broadcast journalism and currently freelances as a TV personality with various networks in Central Florida. You can learn more about Riesa at her website: RiesaPascal.com

COURTNEY CAGGIANO Courtney was born in Miami and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA degree in English Literature, where she developed her passion for the written word. She pursues all forms of writing, including journalism, nonfiction, critical literary analysis, and inspirational writing. You can read her published work on her website: CourtneyMaeCaggiano.com or on Instagram at @bycocomae.

DANA DAMATO Dana Damato is a Florida native and a travel writer turned publicist. Prior to starting Damato Public Relations, Dana was an avid traveler seeking new adventure, and has appeared in Forbes Travel, My Malibu Beach, Sky Magazine and many more. She pursued a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Central Florida and uses her expertise in media and travel to work with different brands around the world. She is addicted to adventure and loves to indulge herself in new cultures. She thrives off travel, visiting unique destinations, and bringing those experiences to life through words.

GREG ALEXANDER Greg Alexander is a world citizen who travels the planet to transmute all the quintessence of femininity on glazed paper. If he nourishes an atavistic passion for Greece, the ground of his ancestors, it’s in Paris that he has found his home port. As a photographer, he continues his dream of perfection because, according to him, “the photograph is a kind of plastic surgery which is able to modulate a face ad infinitum!” His vision of beauty is fragile, transitory, a little kitsch and inevitably fatal.

MARK NEJAME Mark NeJame is a renowned trial attorney who has been involved in some of the areas and country’s highest profile cases. He is routinely sought by the media as a legal commentator and is currently a Legal Analyst for CNN. He is the Founder and Senior Partner of the Law Firm of NeJame, LaFay, Jancha, Ahmed, Barker, Joshi & Moreno, P.A. a/k/a NeJame Law. NeJame Law has 15 attorneys and 4 divisions: Personal Injury, Criminal, Immigration and Business/Commercial Litigation. Mr. NeJame is a regular contributor to Orlando Style Magazine. Mr. NeJame can be reached at 407-245-1232 and NejameLaw.com.


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FEB 19 / Beer, Boudon & BBQ Festival 12PM / Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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FEB 17 / TLC 8PM / Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

FEB 26 / Repitcon 9AM / Florida State Fairgrounds

FEB 18 / Smoke Fest Tampa TBA / Cristoph’s Bar

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A Recent Study Has Revealed the Long-Term Impact of Drinking Coffee Every Day Here’s what happens when you drink coffee regularly. Ashley Richmond A recent study has revealed how the amount of coffee we drink each day impacts our risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from all causes. Here’s what they found. The research included 468,629 participants, who were divided into 3 groups based on their coffee consumption: none (do not drink coffee regularly), light to moderate (0.5 to 3 cups), and high (more than 3 cups per day). They followed up with the participants 10 to 15 years later, with a median follow-up of 11 years. They adjusted their results for age, sex, weight, height, smoking status, physical activity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol level, socioeconomic status, as well as alcohol intake, and consumption of meat, tea, fruit, and vegetables. They found that the light to moderate coffee drinkers of 0.5 to 3 cups per day had a lowered risk of all-cause mortality of 12% compared to non-coffee drinkers. They also found a 17% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 21% lower risk of stroke. Therefore, it appears that long-term, drinking 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee each day has a beneficial impact on our health with a main mechanism of improving our heart health.




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Why Ybor City is known as the “Cigar Capital of The World” By William P.

Ybor and his partner Ignacio Haya purchased an undeveloped piece of land with the idea of creating a hardworking community with the influence of Spanish Cuba. Before moving to the United States, Ybor lived in Cuba for 15 years working in the factory industry and cigarmanufacturing business, and even penned his own brand, “Prince of Wales,” with great success. Together, the two created a partnership to bring their business stateside in Tampa, Florida. After establishing businesses in New York and Key West, the pair decided to make their move to the warm, humid climate in Tampa, and from there, the rest is history. In 1886, Ybor and his colleagues supervised the construction of some 176 worker houses in Ybor City, the eventual home for 3,000 workers hand-rolling cigars in new factories. It was at this moment that Ybor’s cigar background would transition into a worldwide phenomenon. By 1890, the city’s population had grown twofold to roughly 6,000 people, with a large percentage comprising of Cuban immigrants, 15 percent of which were Afro-Cuban. By 1900, Ybor City’s manufacturers produced the highestquality, hand-rolled tobacco products in the world. Yes, Ybor City surpassed the gold standard of Havana, Cuba. This renaissance helped coin the city as the “Cigar Capital of the World.” Sadly, Ybor would not live past 1896 to see his hard work gain such acclaim.

Unfortunately, the cigar industry suffered great losses in the late 20s and early 30s due to the Great Depression and later again due to a mass exodus of immigrants during World War II. Despite a slight recovery after the war, Ybor City would never return to its glory days. But after urban renewal projects in the city began tearing down parts of the historic district in 1965, a local movement began to preserve the remaining important buildings. Today, Ybor City continues to serve as a heavily influenced Cuban/Hispanic town in the heart of Tampa, and cigars can still be purchased from small storefronts along Ybor’s 7th Avenue. Along this busy street, tourists and locals alike can get their fix of fresh hand-rolled cigars at the following spots: Tabanero Cigars Long Ash Cigars King Corona Cigars Ybor Cigars Plus La Faraona Cigars So the next time you visit Florida or Tampa, swing by Ybor City and pick up a stogie or visit the local breweries while you munch on Cuban cuisine and remember this history lesson so you can impress your friends with some cool facts about this often overlooked gem.

Not long after, other prominent Latin cigar brands joined Ybor’s manufacturing monolith in Tampa and grew even more. By the time the roaring 20s rolled around, cigars were being produced in 36 different shapes and sizes.



















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Bromances aren’t new. Early American presidents often wrote endearing letters to other politicians and close male companions, like Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. However, after WWII, homohysteria drastically changed masculinity norms, and male friendships suffered as a result. In recent years, male friendships have come back into the spotlight with high-profilers Obama and Joe Biden, James Franco and Seth Rogan, and even fictional characters like The Hangover posse (yes, even Allan).

Bromance over Romance? What changing relationships mean for men and women.

According to a study of 30 diverse, straight college males, men prefer bromance over romance. Men reported feeling like they can unabashedly be themselves with their bro. They feel less judged by their close male friends and engage in “no-boundaries” behavior, such as sharing secrets, expressing anxieties and love, or platonically sharing a bed. The participants also reported expressing emotions physically by hugging or cuddling, and they felt secure divulging personal health issues in their bromances. Men also reported feeling like they have to be more “manly” in their romantic relationships, and thus aren’t emotionally fulfilled with their romantic partners. It is clear, then, that men are more wholly satisfied with their male friendships than their romantic relationships. Bromances are a progressive step forward in redefining masculinity and eradicating toxic ideals of what it is to “be a man.” It fosters conflict resolution, as some participants reported it’s easier to confront and forgive your bro. It also encourages emotional vulnerability, stability, and growth with familiar people, especially for those men who aren’t comfortable being emotionally intimate with women. Though bromances can be fulfilling and healthy for men, researchers do have some reservations. Men in the study sometimes used sexist and contemptuous language when referring to their romantic partners. They also displayed an “us and them” mentality that seemed to favor their bros over their romantic partners. This can be particularly deconstructive if bros foster bad behavioral patterns that can impact their romantic relationships, such as dishonesty and unaccountability.




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W FORT LAUDERDALE Detox. Retox. Repeat.




With powdery white beaches and crystal blue waters, a getaway to Fort Lauderdale gives you the much needed opportunity to “detox, retox, and repeat” in a destination unrivaled in sunshine and fun. After the stress of the last two years, we could all use that idyllic oceanfront vacation and finding the perfect destination is only half of the battle. Naturally, the only way to complement a destination like Fort Lauderdale is with equally superb accommodations and you’ll have your share of excellent choices along the sultry shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach, but only one lives up to its chic and glamorous reputation with a bold personality to match. As South Florida’s signature playground, the W Fort Lauderdale is a beachfront beauty that pushes travelers to live it up from sunrise to sunset with an endless list of luxurious amenities and services. Though my own stay at the magnificent property was just three days, I knew within moments of my arrival that I was in for quite the treat. It was all but impossible to get off on the wrong side of the bed each morning as my spacious guest room with a private oceanfront balcony offered breathtaking views of the sparkling sea. Somehow I managed to drag myself away from this spectacular view and out of the deeply welcoming guest room only to find myself astonished by a lengthy list of nearby activities to participate in. Equally impressive was the ability to partake in so many of these fantastic offerings and experiences without ever stepping foot off the property. If and when you do find the will to venture away from the extravagant and relaxing amenities of W Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find a wide array of one-of-a-kind things to do. In honoring Fort Lauderdale’s nickname as the “Venice of America,” it’s all but mandatory that you set aside time to “retox” and explore Fort Lauderdale's iconic Intracoastal on a half-day boat charter. Be forewarned that spending so much time on the beautiful water without getting in will feel like quite the tease, but W Fort Lauderdale has you covered upon your return to the resort with WET. The instaworthy rooftop pool soars five floors above the ocean and invites you to soak in the sun or take a refreshing swim along the see-through pool walls. Needless to say, be sure to pack your favorite swimsuit for one of the coolest underwater photo opportunities in the city! While you’re digging through the closet picking out that swimwear, be sure to also throw some comfy workout clothes because if there’s one thing the W Fort Lauderdale knows how to do well, it’s knowing how to get that heart pumping. After our relaxing afternoon at WET, my companions and I experienced an open-air pure

barre class at sunset overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The following day it was a Sea Sycle spin class like you've never seen before. We pumped up the wheels as Ride Element spin studio took us on an exciting workout with front row seats to those breathtaking ocean views. A selection of bikes per class are reserved for hotel guests on a complimentary, first-come, first-served basis—talk about amenities! Though there are 4,000 dining options to choose from throughout the great city of Fort Lauderdale, the first of many fabulous meals I experienced on my trip was actually at El Vez, the W Fort Lauderdale’s own Mexican restaurant from James Beard award-winning chef, Stephen Starr. My companions and I savored the authentic Mexican flavors and creative cuisine at this wildly popular restaurant which features over 100 varieties of tequila to complement your meal. Also located at the resort was the acclaimed Steak 954 restaurant. From dry-aged meats and delectable sides to an innovative cocktail menu—Steak 954 and Stephen Starr truly bring a unique interpretation of classic, upscale steakhouse dining to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Upon reflecting on my time at W Fort Lauderdale, I can say without a doubt that it was the perfect picture of rest and relaxation. From start to finish, my companions and I experienced hospitality and a sense of belonging that has left me eager to return and continue to detox, retox and repeat at this fabulous property. From a hydrating 50-min Prescription Facial at AWAY full service spa to happy hour fun at Rhythm & Vine beer garden to authentic, handmade Italian cuisine at Louie Bossi, and ooh SoBe Vegan—no matter what type of adventure you seek, you will find it either on property at W Fort Lauderdale or through its proximity to world-class shopping, award-winning dining, and diverse attractions. Don’t just take my word for it though. It’s time to escape the current and get swept away by W Fort Lauderdale yourself.

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THE PERFECT RED FOR YOUR SKIN TONE The colors we wear can either make or break the vibrancy of our skin. When it comes to makeup, we should match our lip shade the same as we would match foundation or face powder. Once you understand your own skin, you will know the hues that work best for you. The first step in defining your skin tone is by determining the undertones of your skin. The best way of recognizing your undertone is by looking at the veins in your wrist. If they appear to be blue or purple, you have cool undertones. Cool undertones call for lipstick colors that have deep blu-ish shades. So instead of an orangey red, you would go for deep, purple-tinted red. Also,

dusty purple and berry shades compliment your skin! If your veins are slightly more green, you have warm undertones. Vibrant colors are your friend! You can go for an orangey shade or bright red! Peachy-pink shades are also a match for you. If your veins seem to be a mixture of these colors, then you might have neutral undertones. Neutral undertones basically just means you’ve been blessed with the ability to rock basically any shade of red. Orangey reds, pink-reds, berry-reds, wine red. My best advice to anybody with a neutral skin tone is to rock the everlasting classic Marilyn Monroe red...just because you can!

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HOLLYWOOD ACTORS UNDER SIX FOOT They say the camera adds 10 pounds, but can it also add a few inches in height? By Riesa Pascal




Did you know that the average height for men in the United States is 5 feet 9 inches tall? Upon discovering this fun fact for myself, I was surprised to also learn that many of Hollywood’s leading men are actually shorter than average. In an industry where physical appearance can often be seen as a barrier to success, it’s refreshing to know that plenty of the film industry’s most exciting, larger-than-life actors are actually much smaller than they seem on the silver screen. Thanks to movie magic you would never know that Harry Potter is shorter than Frodo and Ant-Man is actually taller than the Hulk. Here’s a look at some of the biggest Hollywood actors who are all less than the average male height.

TOM CRUISE — 5' 7" In 2011, Cruise spoke about his height insecurities in an interview revealing that he became very sensitive about his stature after it was announced he would be bringing the character of Jack Reacher to life on the big screen. Fans were quick to point out that Cruise was nearly a whole foot shorter than the towering hero of Lee Child's thriller series. AL PACINO — 5'7" To imagine The Godfather without Al Pacino is like picturing The Matrix without Keanu Reeves, but you may be surprised to know that almost became reality! During a Tribeca Film Festival, it was revealed that Pacino’s height nearly cost him the role of Michael Corleone as Paramount producers thought he was “too short” to play the part. ELIJAH WOOD — 5'6" Without his short stature, Elijah Wood might not have landed the role that gave him his first big break! At 5’6” he was the ideal height to play a hobbit named Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings franchise—a role which earned him numerous awards and was reprised in the follow-up franchise, The Hobbit.

same height as I am...If you’re asking, ‘Can you play a really (bleeping) tall person?’ No, obviously not. Can I play a black guy? For similar reasons, no. I couldn’t play something I wouldn’t take myself seriously in.” KEVIN HART — 5'2” Hart’s shorter stature is especially prominent when he's seen standing with his family, as his wife, Eniko Parrish, stands several inches taller than him. If Hart is at all self-conscious about his 5-foot-4-inch stature, you'd certainly never know it. He regularly draws attention to his height in his shows, laughing along with thousands of people as he jokes about why he’ll never be tough because his legs don’t touch the ground when he sits. MICHAEL J. FOX — 5'4¼" In his 2009 book Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, the beloved Back to the Future star admitted that the title was a dig at his height, saying, “First off—let's just get this one out of the way—it's a short joke… At a fraction of an inch under five-foot-five, much of my interaction with the world and the people in it has required that I tilt my head backward and direct my gaze upward.”

DANIEL RADCLIFFE — 5'5" When asked by Playboy if he thought his height had held him back in Hollywood, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said the following: “I don’t think so. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise have very different careers, and they’re both about the







Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia Tour LIVE IN ORLANDO By Courtney Caggiano

Global pop sensation Dua Lipa is taking her Future

“Levitating,” the longest running song on Spotify’s

Nostalgia Tour to Orlando’s Amway Center on

Today’s Top Hits playlist.

February 11th, 2022, bringing to life songs from the Grammy-winning artist’s groundbreaking album of

However, Dua was making a name for herself well

the same name.

before the release of Future Nostalgia, especially with her certified-platinum debut studio album,

After a long hiatus from touring and live music

Dua Lipa. This album brought her into the public

due to the pandemic, Dua Lipa and fans alike are

eye and worldwide spotlight with six platinum

thrilled to finally experience the highly anticipated

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Future Nostalgia Tour. Although Dua’s platinumcertified album Future Nostalgia was released in

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album landed the singer on countless other charts,

global influence, at only 26 years of age, it is certain

while also setting an uplifting track for 2020 with

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Reving Up the Art World Like Never Before The Artist Hubert Phipps and the Supercar Designer ARES Modena Collaborate During Art Basel Miami to Launch New Exhibition, and to Debut the First ARES Modena Showroom in North America in the Miami Design District

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The nationally acclaimed artist Hubert Phipps and the luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES Modena launched a new exhibition during Art Basel Miami that debuted the first ARES Modena showroom in North America, in the Miami Design District. A sculptor and painter, Phipps was also a national racecar champion and is a pilot, coming up on his 50th anniversary as an aviator. The exhibition Hubert Phipps: Ascending features several works born out of the artist’s love for acceleration and for aerodynamic forms. “I am honored to have been invited by ARES Miami to present this collaboration during Art Basel Miami,” said Hubert Phipps. “ARES is one of the world’s leading studios of high-performance design and stellar engineering is igniting new inspirations in my artmaking.” The title of this show reflects the growing national recognition of the artist (as museums and collectors across the country acquire his works), with Phipps’ history with racecars and aircraft. In addition to the launch of the exhibition during the week of Art Basel, the artist and ARES Miami are planning events in January with some of Phipps’ world-renowned racing colleagues from his time as a professional racecar driver. The new ARES S1 supercar model was flown from Italy to Miami, and has never been shown in North America. The one-of-a-kind, automotive work of art will be the centerpiece for this exhibition, surrounded by sculptures and artworks by Phipps that are seen as a perfect fit with the creative aesthetic behind ARES Modena’s singular success in automotive design. Only 24 versions of the ARES S1 supercar will be created in the entire world, each tailor-made to the client’s desires and taste, making each design unique. The ARES S1’s dramatic low-profile is similar to racing prototypes from the 70s and 80s. Hand-crafted in carbon fiber, the curvaceous wheel arches, with sculptured side skirts and forward sitting cockpit, give a sleek yet aggressive stance. The S1 is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 delivering power to the wheels via an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. The interior combines the finest Alcantara and Napa leather that is quilted in specific areas. The sculptures and artworks by Phipps in this exhibition rev up the space in the ARES Miami showroom, apace with the supercar’s electrifying spirit: Sky Temple, Voyager, Arch, Lava Flow, Africa 1, and Africa 2, plus a maquette-sized version of Rocket from the private collection of real estate magnate Lawrence Moens. The exhibition also features Phipps’ signature paint pigment drawings: Momentum, Current, Impulse, and Rhythm.

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2022 In prefacing this introduction, we’d like to offer an observation, which should be of interest to all. Regardless of medical school class rankings, graduates are all referred to as “DOCTOR.” With this revelation, we should all know that when choosing a physician, one must accept responsibility for adequately researching the doctor he or she is considering. Within our present day society, most licensed to practice medicine are truly miracle workers whether they are completely restructuring someone’s face or saving a life. As much as we realize that every physician is an asset to our

community, we also know that some have established themselves at the top of their profession and are considered special; these are the ‘elite,’ the very best of the best. When seeking perfection, we search for the professional who has made it his or her life goal to excel within a field of specialization through many years of study, dedication and determination, continually challenging themselves to advance their knowledge; these brilliant human beings not only save lives but also enrich their communities with a skill set second to none. Beyond this and in order to stay abreast of the latest, almost daily changing

medical advancements, the ‘elite’ undergo rigorous maintenance, updating through seminars, conferences and advanced studies to keep current with new technology and procedures. In adding our ‘Tampa’s Doctors of the Year’ section with this issue, we present a group of physicians, all of whom are reputable, Board Certified in their areas of expertise, extremely well recognized within our community and chosen by their peers. Our objective is to initiate a continuing dialogue with our readers, with an aim toward personalizing some of the finest doctors available.

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Dawn Ericsson, MD Medical Director, Age Rejuvenation Dr. Dawn Ericsson is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American Congress of OB/ GYN. She attended Yale University as an undergraduate, earned her Medical Degree at State University of New York at Stony Brook and went on to become the first African American to complete residency training in OB/ GYN, with world renown specialists at St Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. She has held membership in the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, Bay Area Medical Association, and the Student National Medical Association. Before coming to Age Rejuvenation, she worked tirelessly, serving patients’ needs in Gynecology in both the office and the operating room as well as delivering babies through nights and weekends. She has worked at several top hospitals and surgical centers throughout the Bay area. In 2015, Dr. Ericsson was voted Tampa’s #1 Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Over a decade and a half ago, in search of better therapeutics for her patients, she began training in other healthcare modalities. In the scope of her practice at that time, she was somewhat limited, offering only pharmaceutical or surgical treatments. She sought an approach that also embraced functional medicine, addressing the root cause of symptoms and conditions to truly influence patient healing… to treat the patient from the inside out... to teach them how to achieve their best health… Additionally, Dr. Ericsson was keenly focused on anti-aging and aesthetics and recognized how wellness and hormone replacement therapy was inextricably intertwined with optimal outcomes in aesthetics and anti-aging. She wanted to help patients live better lives at every stage. That concern necessitated sexual health optimization as well. Determined to do all of this, she set out to practice in an arena to address this fundamental array of patient needs. The practice style and philosophy of AgeRejuvenation fit her ideal therapeutic approach. Dr Ericsson treats every patient as a unique individual. She spends time with them one on one, evaluating their medical history, lifestyle, and personal goals to best serve their needs. She enjoys not just placing a band-aid on patient symptoms, but addressing the cause of the them. Her skillset includes bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, thyroid hormone balancing, sexual health therapy, sexual dysfunction treatments (including the O-shot™ and P-shot), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures, stem cell and exosome therapy, thread lifting, dermal fillers, Botox, sclerotherapy, mesotherapy, and cosmetic lasers. As Age Rejuvenation's Medical Director, she oversees 13 medical providers, a staff of 80 employees and a database of 58,000 patients. Dr. Ericsson is one of a select few OB/GYN’s throughout the country to specialize in bio-identical hormone therapy. Dr. Ericsson enjoys helping patients restore their health through hormonal balance, decreased inflammation, and improved sexual function – promoting longer, healthier living at any age.

3919 Riga Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619 | P: 813-558-9800 | www.agerejuvenation.com



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Dr. Mario F. Hernandez, MD Medical Director Cell Renew Medical Spa Dr. Mario Hernandez is a husband, father and physician who specializes in Hospital and Aesthetics Medicine. You’ll find him at Saint Joseph Hospital in Tampa Bay, where he has been an adult medicine hospitalist for the past 10 years. Dr. Hernandez says his most rewarding experience has been taking care of those who are most ill and helping them make a health improvement plan to improve their own quality of life. And then more recently, he has proudly cared for 100s of Covid-19 patients on the front lines as their managing physician. Though Tampa has been his home for a long time, Dr. Hernandez’ journey began some 1200 miles into the Atlantic, in Humacao, Puerto Rico. There he was born and was raised until the age of 12. And appropriately, it was medicine and the opportunity to help others that brought Mario and his family to the US—Mario’s father, Dr. Wright Hernandez, came to the US to practice medicine as a family physician in Michigan. And there in Michigan, Mario completed his undergraduate at Central Michigan University and went on to medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. After medical school, he went on to complete his residency in family medicine at the University of Kentucky. The idea of helping others improve their beauty and image always brought Mario towards the field of Aesthetic Medicine. And after becoming acquainted with the field, he found that being an expert with his hands and his detail-oriented mindset made him a perfect match for the venture. He went on to obtain the most innovative and specialized aesthetic medicine training at numerous institutions all over world, such as the EIMEC Institute of Barcelona and Full Face Academy of Medellin, Colombia. He trained with the world’s best aesthetic physicians in Mexico and Miami. With this knowledge and expertise, Dr. Hernandez and his wife Wendy founded Cell Renew Medical Spa with the goal of creating a unique skin care experience for the patient with most innovative treatments used throughout the world. With their new venture, they can help men and women look and feel good, be comfortable with themselves, increase confidence, foster happiness and with it: health and beauty, inside and out. Check out their website (CellRenewTampa.com) and follow them on Instagram @CellRenew to see the newest treatments in aesthetic medicine.

1212 E. Whiting St., Unit 102, Tampa, FL, 33602 | P: 813-600-0666 | www.cellrenewtampa.com

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Maria I. Hicks, MD ForCare Medical Center Dr. Maria I. Hicks, MD is an award-winning, board-certified Dermatologist, who is fluent in Spanish and English. She earned her medical degree from Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES in Medellin, Colombia in 1996; she completed her first Dermatology Residency training and served as chief resident in 2001. She moved to the United States in 2002 and completed a three-year program in clinical research with the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Her extensive written works in dermatology have been published worldwide, in both English and Spanish, such as national peer-review journals and medical books. Dr. Hicks completed two years of Internal Medicine Residency in 2008 followed by a second Dermatology Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. She became a Board Certified Dermatologist in 2011. She relocated to the Tampa Bay area where she continues to work as a dermatologist, researcher, and lecturer. She joined Dr. Seth Forman, MD at ForCare Medical Center in early 2019; they trained together at Geisinger Medical Center and are proud to be working together again. Dr. Hicks has a passion for Dermatology, she is warm with the staff and patients; she spends ample time with patients and strives for quality care. What she likes the most is at ForCare Medical Center the patients and their families are our number one priority, not a number. The quality of care you will receive at ForCare is the best you will get. For Dr. Hicks this is a great privilege that she enjoys every day. Dr. Hicks treats a wide area of general dermatology, including the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as other disorders of the skin, hair and nails affecting all age groups, genders, and ethnicities. She has a special interest in hair loss disorders, and has a hair clinic where she uses different modalities including plasma rich platelet (PRP) therapy and stem cells to treat different types of hair loss; such as, telogen effluvium, male and female androgenic alopecia among others. Dr. Hicks additionally joined an exceptional team of Investigators at ForCare Clinical Research. This is an independent, multi-specialty, state of the art clinical research facility created in 2012 and has focused on providing access to novel treatment and therapies for both chronic and acute conditions with a team of Investigators having over 40 years of combined research experience and a proven record of successful execution of Phase I through Phase IV industry-led trials. Our team of Investigators are board certified in dermatology, rheumatology, internal medicine, family practice and dermatopathology.

15416 N. Florida Ave., Suite 100 | P: 813-960-2400 | www.forcaremed.com



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Steven L. Maskin, MD Ophthalmology/Dry Eye Specialist Steven L. Maskin, MD, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in solving difficult Dry Eye, Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and ocular surface disorders. He treats patients from across the globe who seek comprehensive care tailored for their specific needs at the Dry Eye and Cornea Treatment Center in Tampa, Florida. He is the founder of MGDinnovations (mgdi.com), a translational bio-tech company focused on Meibomian gland dysfunction. Dr. Maskin completed clinical and research fellowships in Cornea and External Disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, where, as a recipient of an NIH Grant, he also studied Meibomian glands. He is a 2019 recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, honoring physicians for their significant contributions to the Academy, its scientific and educational programs, and to ophthalmology. He was chosen Best Doctor of the Year by his peers every year from 1999 to 2015. He is a courtesy professor at the Department of Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida. Dr. Maskin was the first researcher to confirm the presence of periductal fibrosis, the tissue that constricts Meibomian glands, and is the inventor of intraductal Meibomian gland probing, the novel procedure that releases the constricting tissue. Before its invention and introduction as a first line therapy for MGD, patients often suffered with intractable, life-altering eye pain so severe it could lead to suicidal ideation and in extreme cases suicide. Now, with the advent of the Maskin® Probe and Protocol, the disease can be reversed and lives can be restored. Dr. Maskin holds six US patents related to the treatment of Meibomian gland dysfunction. He has published over 22 scientific papers on MGD, Meibomian gland probing, and other ophthalmic topics. He is the author of Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved: Reversing Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Restoring Hope (Yale University Press, 2022). Written for patients and their doctors, the book reviews the science of Meibomian glands and MGD and challenges commonly held views about the cause of disease. A must read for anyone suffering with Dry Eye and MGD, the book describes patient symptoms,how these can impact daily life, and the comorbidities and cofactors that can contribute to the disease. The book chronicles Dr. Maskin’s innovative approach to achieving accurate diagnoses and prescribing effective treatments targeted for each individual case. Dr. Maskin is also the author of Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome: Practical Ways to Improve Your, Comfort, Vision, and Appearance (Yale University Press, 2007). He is a frequent presenter at meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), World Cornea Congress, and American Academy of Optometry, where he generously shares his research findings with colleagues from around the world.

3001 W Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33609 | P: 813-875-0000 | www.drmaskin.com | frontdesk@drmaskin.com

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Deepak K. Naidu, MD Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Medical Group Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Deepak K. Naidu, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Medical Group Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in reconstructive surgery after traumatic injuries as well as oncologic procedures, such as skin cancer reconstruction. He also has a strong interest in aesthetic surgery including breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Naidu is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery. Dr. Naidu joined Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in June 2021 to lead the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery department of the organization’s new medical group, adding another world-class practice to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s scope of care. With his extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Naidu helps patients achieve their desired outcomes, whether they are seeking enhancements to the appearance of the face and body or restoration from the impacts of disease or trauma. Dr. Naidu understands that, along with refined look and function, the many benefits of plastic surgery include increased self-confidence and improved mental health, well-being and quality of life. His goal is to provide the skilled care that results in positive life changes for his patients, helping them to feel good about themselves and their appearance. During his esteemed career, Dr. Naidu has been involved in several research projects and presented at national conferences. Additionally, his work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed medical publications. Dr. Naidu also has held positions in the educational sector, as an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando and a plastic surgery faculty member at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa. After graduating summa cum laude with a dual major in molecular biology and English from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Dr. Naidu earned his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, also in Louisville. He then completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is active in his profession as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Fluent in English, Spanish and Telugu, Dr. Naidu is ready to listen to, and help you meet, your needs and goals.

601 7th St. South, Suite 405, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 P: 727-893-6370 www.BayfrontStPete.com/MedicalGroup



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Nitesh N. Paryani, M.D Tampa Oncology and Proton Princeton Educated, Mayo Clinic Trained Dr. Nitesh Nitesh Paryani was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and is a third-generation radiation oncologist practicing in the state. Dr. Paryani brings the experience of three generations of cancer doctors coupled with cutting edge education and training; his family has been taking care of cancer patients in Florida for over 60 years.. He graduated as valedictorian from The Bolles School, where he also served as president of his class and chairman of the student-run Honor Committee. He went on to study political theory and graduate with Honors from the prestigious Princeton University, where he also served on the student-run honor committee and served in student government. Dr. Paryani completed part of his premedical requirements at Harvard University, as well. After graduating, Dr. Paryani took a job as a management consultant working for a large multinational consulting firm in Washington, D.C., focusing on federal and private healthcare payor strategy and business process improvement. Dr. Paryani then decided to follow in his family’s footsteps and enrolled in medical school at the University of Florida, where he also served as president of his class and graduated with Honors in Research. He received multiple awards including the Radiation Oncology department’s award for medical student excellence. Dr. Paryani completed his internship, residency and chief residency in radiation oncology at the world famous Mayo Clinic. He also rotated at some of the top cancer centers in the country including Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis, M.D. Anderson Jacksonville, and the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute. Dr. Paryani previously held the position of Instructor of Oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and currently holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Central Florida. He has access to research protocols and routinely enrolls patients on clinical trials when appropriate. When not in the clinic, Dr. Paryani spends much of his time advocating on behalf of patients before legislators in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. He is a strong advocate for sensible healthcare policy and legislation and has spent time working on capitol hill crafting healthcare legislation. Dr. Paryani is a strong advocate of patient directed cancer care and works to ensure patients are empowered in their care.

4508 North Habana Ave., Tampa, FL 33607 | P: 813-582-5823 | www.topdocsfl.com

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Carol Sims-Robertson, MD Best Choice in Dermatology Dr. Carol Sims-Robertson founded Divine Dermatology in 2003, one of the premiere private practice Dermatology groups in The Tampa Bay Area, after relocating from her home town Detroit, Michigan where she had completed her residency at Wayne State University in 1987 and practiced for years. Earlier she had gotten her bachelors from San Francisco State University in cell biology in 1979 prior to attending The University of California, San Francisco, and graduating with her MD in 1983. So settling into St. Petersburg, Florida years later, the home of her forefathers, she now found herself in another beautiful Bay Area to enjoy. Dr. Sims credits the lovely people of St Petersburg, 2 special friends, Angela and Kathleen, who helped recruit patients, and the gorgeous weather in St. Pete, for her successful dermatology practice. She realized her unique position was to bring kind medical care to this special small town. From the beginning, she was saving lives by conducting countless full skin cancer screening examinations, finding melanomas, abnormal moles, and countless skin cancers. Being a gifted dermatologic surgeon, she was able to beautifully excise and repair the cancerous lesions she found and refer those who needed to be, on for tertiary care. She also loves and has a great deal of expertise in treating psoriasis, eczema, acne, rashes, and general dermatology issues. Her love for the cosmetic dermatology treatments that were becoming more plentiful and increasingly sought after, gave her artistry an outlet. As she will tell you, Dr. Sims' experience with injecting dermal fillers began over 30 years ago when we all began with collagen injections, and which has evolved to what it is today with a variety of Hyaluronic Acids fillers and calcium based fillers available for multiple uses. She is very experienced injecting fillers. In addition, Dr. Sims and her staff of highly trained Nurses and PA's perform multiple Botox and Dysport treatments per day, as well as chemical peels, laser skin tightening and hair reduction procedures on all skin types and all skin colors. Recognized as an expert on skin of color, she enjoys taking care of many of these patients referred to her from the surrounding counties, tailoring their care to their unique needs. The latest addition to her armamentarium is a Microneedling RF machine that will safely treat all skin colors, rejuvenating and repairing acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and photo-aging. Divine Dermatology of St. Petersburg is accepting new patients.

2191 9th Ave. N., Suite 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 | P: 727-528-0321 www.divinedermatology.com | divinedermatology@yahoo.com



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Yvette Suarez, MD Chief Medical Officer, Age Rejuvenation The daughter of immigrants, Dr. Suarez attributes her success to her parents’ relentless support and lead-by-example philosophy. She represents the first generation in her family to attend college, obtaining her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completing her residency at the Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Whether she is rejuvenating, remedying, beautifying, or bettering people’s lives, Dr. Suarez continues to “shoot for the moon” at every turn—an outlook she adopted from her father at a young age. For nearly two decades, Dr. Yvette Suarez has upheld her promise to her clients to help them look and feel their best. Opening the doors of Bella Medspa in 2004, opening the first Medspa of its kind in Florida she set the gold standard for aesthetic treatments. Dr Suarez is committed to a standard of excellence, as an Allergan trainer and Diamond Injector, she makes it her goal to teach each provider on her team herself. She has personally injected over 1 million units of Botox only ensuring her practiced techniques and eye for detail top notch. This is vital as patients want to know and feel as they are in the best of hands. While most offices' injectables are provided only by a PA or APRN, Dr. Yvette Suarez like any good artist her passion still has her performing procedures on patients. Since her doors opened, Dr. Suarez has operated under the philosophy that beauty shines beyond the surface, that subtlety is the signature of a quality job, and that every client should be treated like family. Now, once again, she is leading the way - joining forces with long time associate, now business partner, Brett Markowitz by transforming her Bella Med Spa Concept into a national brand called AgeRejuvenation Franchise. Serving as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of AgeRejuvenation Franchise, Dr. Suarez will be working to teach and train medical providers how to open and operate a successful wellness medical practice of their own. Without the restrictions of insurance, the practitioner is able to act in the best interest of the patient. This new business concept is designed to pave the way for other Medical providers (Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioner) and even savvy entrepreneurs on how to market, staff employees, and become a cutting edge medical provider with their own practice, free of the constraints of the insurance industry. This concept allows great medical providers to become excellent business owners, treating patients using cutting edge regenerative medicine and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Yvette Suarez's vision is for her AgeRejuvenation Franchise to be recognized as the destination for those seeking a program or treatment to improve their health, appearance, and quality of life aiding each patient to reach their health and wellness goal.

3919 Riga Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619 | P: 813-558-9500 | www.agerejuvenation.com



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Dr. Francisco M. Torres, M.D. Florida Spine Institute and Wellness Dr. Torres was born in Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine. Dr. Torres performed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Juan before completing a Musculoskeletal Fellowship at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He served three years as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Assistant Professor at LSU before joining Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida, where he is the medical director of the Wellness Program. Dr. Torres is an Interventional Physiatrist specializing in diagnosing and treating patients with spine-related pain syndromes. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Torres has authored and co-authored six books and multiple articles published in various medical journals. He has presented at several medical meetings across the country. Dr. Torres is primarily interested in preventative medicine, nevertheless it is never too late from his perspective to get well. He works with all of his patients to promote overall wellness. You can expect Dr. Torres to practice what he preaches. You should not only see your doctor when you are in pain, but if you are, Dr. Torres is prepared to get you back on track. What gets him up in the morning is the thought that his work helps his patients live life to the fullest. "As a doctor, I realize I cannot help my patients if I do not take care of myself first. Before taking care of my physical and emotional well-being, I could not be the doctor I am today. I now can better help my patients by being more alert, having more energy to attend to their needs, and showing them that change is possible. As a pain management physician, I noticed similar and more severe problems with my patients. Many of them had worked their entire lives for a retirement they could no longer enjoy under the weight of crushing disease brought on by unhealthy lifestyles. They were not only sick, but they were unhappy. My purpose is to instill hope in people that they can age with dignity and continue to live their lives on their terms. I want to inspire men and women of all ages to respect their bodies and treat them with care. I want to promote a culture of health so that I can see fewer patients suffering unnecessary pain so that fewer people might have to endure the crippling anxiety of poor health and low self-esteem." "You must find the place inside of you where nothing is impossible." - Francisco M. Torres, M.D.

2250 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33765 | P: 727-797-7463 | www.floridaspineinstituteandwellness.com



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Women’s Care Florida Michele Amoroso, MD, Tara Sosna, MD, Martha Kapitz, MD, Angela Gonzalez, MD, Jayme Mitchell, MD, & Fabio Ferrari, MD

The mission of Women’s Care Florida is to improve the health of women every single day. Board certified obstetricians and gynecologists Drs. Amoroso, Sosna, Kapitz, Gonzalez and Mitchell are the women partners of Bay Area OB/Gyn, a practice within Women’s Care Florida with locations in Tampa, Brandon, and Sun City/ Ruskin. They recently welcomed Dr. Fabio Ferrari into their practice in 2021. Dr. Ferrari comes to us from Manhattan, where he was caring for patients at Bellevue Hospital. He also held the position of assistant professor for OB/GYN and was appointed the director of medical student education at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. They are thrilled to have Dr. Ferrari return to the Bay Area. The doctors all trained at excellent programs throughout the country to provide the highest standard of quality care to their patients. They provide comprehensive and compassionate OB/GYN services and are dedicated to providing outstanding and personalized care. They treat women from adolescence to seniors with care including prenatal care, individualized management, contraception, infertility treatment, management of menopause, pelvic prolapse, incontinence, and other conditions. They perform office and hospital surgeries including minimally invasive hysterectomy, uterine ablations, and other up to date techniques. The physicians are all approachable and empathetic and understand the importance of having a trusted doctor by your side. They are sensitive to the intimate nature of women’s issues and enjoy contributing to the special moments in their patient’s lives. These doctors are passionate about what they do and love the lasting relationships they form with their patients and families.

Women’s Care Florida 4602 North Armenia Ave., Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33603 515 South Kings Ave., Suite 2000, Brandon, FL, 33511 948 Cypress Village Blvd., Unit A, Ruskin, FL 33573 www.womenscarefl.com



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Carmelo J. Blanquicett, MD, MA, PhD, FACP Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist Carmelo J. Blanquicett, MD, MA, PhD, FACP, is a graduate of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Tampa, FL and Emory University School of Medicine’s General Medicine and Geriatrics Program, in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Blanquicett’s current patient care and research focus is on gastrointestinal and geriatric oncology. He is transitioning from Tampa to Washington D.C. where he currently performs as a Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist with a recognized Federal Agency. Additionally, he’s an officer in the U.S. Air Force, training as a flight surgeon, and was awarded the Jr. Officer Physician of the Year of the Air Force Reserve in 2021. He has authored numerous publications, including book chapters in oncology, particularly in his area of expertise of gastrointestinal oncology. Dr. Blanquicett enjoys participating in medical missions and in the care of underserved patients during his free time. 12902 Magnolia Dr., MCC-GME, Tampa, FL 33612 | cblan@emory.edu

Nader H. Chadda M.D.

President and CEO, Advanced Heart and Vascular Associates Everyone of us knows someone with cardiovascular disease. It may be a family member, friend, coworker, or ourselves. In fact, it is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Each year it kills more than a half a million people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is a blanket term of a chronic inflammatory condition which manifests as plaque accumulation in walls of blood vessels. Blood vessels throughout the body are affected including the coronary arteries (which supply the heart with blood), carotid arteries (which supply the brain with blood), lower extremity arteries, upper extremity arteries, mesenteric arteries (which supply the intestines with blood), and renal arteries (which supply the kidneys with blood). Although preventing cardiovascular disease remains elusive, over the past 2 decades, we have been fortunate to make great strides in treatment. Coronary stent technology has made it possible to live an entire life-time with a greater than 90% chance that the stents will remain open. The same stent technology has been extrapolated to other blood vessels.

Coming from a family of physicians, I always had a strong interest in the medical sciences. However, my interest in cardiovascular disease began after my Dad had a massive myocardial infarction. At the time, I was a medical student and never thought that the very subjects I would be studying would have such a personal impact on me. My Dad was a picture of health before his heart attack and did not have any of the traditional risk factors for heart disease. Fortunately, emergent stent placement saved his life. His heart recovered from the damage and with the help of medical therapy, cardiac rehab, and improved diet, he made a full recovery. The desire to help patients on the brink of death ignited a passion to become a master learner. I have strived over the years to learn from experts in the field, continuously trying to refine my techniques and skills. I believe that we must put our best effort out there every day – every surgery, every patient. The stakes are too high, lives too important to give anything less.

14100 Fivay Rd., Suite 330, Hudson, FL 34667 | P: 727-859-7670 | www.advancedhva.com



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Jamie Winderbaum Fernandez, MD Interventional Psychiatry of Tampa Bay Dr. Jamie Winderbaum Fernandez received her undergraduate education at Emory University, graduating summa cum laude in Biology. She attended medical school at Cornell University and during that time, participated in the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Scholars Program. After graduating, she completed an internship in internal medicine in New York, and residency in adult psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Winderbaum Fernandez joined the University of South Florida (USF), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor, educator, and researcher. Her research has focused on the role of estrogen receptor signaling in postpartum depression. She has served as the Medical Director and Chief of Inpatient Psychiatric Services at Tampa General Hospital where she established the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service in 2010 and, more recently, at Memorial Hospital of Tampa/Tampa Community Hospital. In November 2021, she started her own practice to better

offer our community her patient-centered approach to mental healthcare. Dr. Winderbaum Fernandez’ clinical practice focuses on Treatment Resistant Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Peripartum Mood Disorders, and Mood Disorders in the setting of neurocognitive illness for which she offers cutting-edge interventions including esketamine nasal spray (Spravato) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), as well as second opinions and general psychiatric care. Additionally, her practice offers patients the opportunity to participate in outpatient clinical research should they qualify for an appropriate study. She is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the Past President of the Tampa Bay Foundation for Mental Health, a member of the Hillsborough County Behavioral Health Task Force, and Vice Chair of the Tampa Museum of Art Board of Trustees. Among other honors, she was voted a Top Doctor by Tampa Magazine 2015-2018 and was ranked #1 in Psychiatry for 2019

1001 S. MacDill Avenue, suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33629 | P: 813-251-1800

Kevin Huguet, MD, MPH, FACS Minimally Invasive Institute of Surgery Dr. Huguet is an award-winning surgeon, practicing at the Minimally Invasive Institute of Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL. He was born and raised right here in St. Pete, and feels honored to be a leader in the medical community of his lifelong home. Dr. Huguet has also worked tirelessly to build a comprehensive bariatric program that is growing quickly.

Magazine in 2019 and 2020 and awarded membership to Florida’s Top Docs in 2020. He has been awarded the Compassionate Doctor Award 2014-2018 and the Patient’s Choice Award in 2019 for his compassionate care. Dr. Huguet has also been awarded the honor of Top Doctors 2021 for his excellence in the field of general surgery.

Dr. Huguet earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2001, where he graduated at the top of his class and received the prestigious membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His internship and residency in general surgery were completed at the Mayo Clinic in 2006. In addition, Dr. Huguet completed a post-graduate fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic in 2007 where he was granted the title of Assistant Professor of Surgery for his research efforts.

Dr. Huguet has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery or General Surgery for over a decade at St. Anthony’s Hospital, which also happens to be the hospital in which he was born. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of multiple medical societies including the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Huguet is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care to all of his patients through minimally invasive techniques. He was voted by his peers as a Top Doctors List member for Tampa

Dr. Huguet takes pride in his patient care, and looks forward to continue serving those in the St Petersburg and surrounding areas.

Dr. Huguet enjoys spending time with his children and his wife, who was his high-school sweetheart.

2191 9th Ave N., Suite 270, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 | P: 727-821-8101 | brandy@baysurgicalspecialists.com



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Mark Leenay, M.D. Chief Executive Officer

Mark Leenay, M.D. joined IMA Medical Group as the CEO in 2020 with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management and operations. Dr. Lennay’s extensive and unique expertise includes Intensive Care, Palliative Care, Hospice, Obstetrics, Behavioral Health, with board-certification in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He is a proven leader recognized for identifying and attracting exceptional talent, strengthening operational efficiencies, improving revenue margins and overall performance for successful business transformation and growth. Dr. Leenay received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and holds a master’s in educational psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. EXPERIENCE: IMA Medical Group Chief Executive Officer April 2020 - Present (1 year, 10 months)

ARJ Consulting LP

1997 - 2010 (13 years)

Managing Partner January 2020 - April 2020 (4 months)

Geriatric Consulting Services

WellCare Health Plans Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President July 2017 - January 2020 (2 years 7 months) National Medical Director, Population Health August 2016 - June 2017 (11 months) Optum Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Optum International August 2014 - August 2016 (2 years 1 month) OptumHealth Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President 2010 - April 2014 (4 years) Chief Medical Officer February 2006 - 2010 (4 years) Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Ovations - UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions 2006 - 2010 (4 years) University of Minnesota Adjunct Assistant Professor

Principal January 1990 - March 2006 (16 years 3 months) Fairview Health Services Executive and Medical Director of Palliative Care products and services 1997 - 2006 (9 years) Fairview Northland Health System Family Practice July 1990 - March 2001 (10 years 9 months) Overlook Hospital Family Medicine Resident 1987 - 1990 (3 years) EDUCATION: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine (1983 - 1987) University of Pennsylvania Master of Science (MS), Psychology within the Graduate School of Education (1982 - 1983)

Priya Ramani MD Tampa Rheumatology Dr. Priya Ramani is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has been practicing Rheumatology for 20 years. She is well known in the community for her exceptional skill, compassionate patient care, integrative approach to medicine and ability to diagnose complex conditions. She received her medical education in India at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. She then moved to the U.S. to complete her residency at Columbia University and fellowship at Oklahoma University Health Center. Now known as a leader in the field of Rheumatology, Dr. Ramani is frequently asked to share her knowledge with other physicians. She has conducted dozens of presentations and other teaching activities. She has published several research studies in professional journals. She also has professional memberships

with the American College of Rheumatology and the American Medical Association. Currently, Dr. Ramani has her own practice, Tampa Rheumatology. Adhering to the highest standards of medical care, Dr. Ramani and her practice have become synonymous with excellence. She is a leading specialist in managing complex autoimmune disorders, enhancing patient care by relying on cutting-edge technology and medical research. Her holistic approach, leadership in clinical research, and knowledge of the latest scientific breakthroughs, allow her to offer patients superior care for rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases, and more. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Ramani enjoys art, music, gardening, and spending time with family. To learn more about Tampa Rheumatology, visit https://www.tamparheumatology.com/index.php

3180 Curlew Rd., #205, Oldsmar, FL 34677 | P: 813-852-0012 www.tamparheumatology.com | info@tamparheumatology.com



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Michael Scannon, MD Florida West Coast Skin and Cancer Center Dr. Michael Scannon has long been cemented as a pillar of the Tampa area, and his dermatology practice, Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center, is a perfect reflection of his commitment to patient care. Having been in practice since 1982, Dr. Scannon is highly regarded as an expert in his field; both for his level of treatment skill, and for his extensive knowledge on specific skin conditions such as Psoriasis, a common condition involving redness and irritation of the skin. He and his highly trained staff offer clinical and cosmetic dermatology visits, including treatment of acne and eczema, Botox® treatments, treatment of superficial skin cancers, and more. Dr. Scannon received his training from Emory University, Department of Dermatology and at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Internal Medicine. He is a

member of the prestigious Noah Worchester Dermatological Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Florida Society of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Photomedicine Society to name just a few. He is the former Medical Director of the West coast Chapter of the National Psoriasis Foundationn and Affiliate Associate Professor for the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Michael Scannon is consistently described by his patients as professional, compassionate, accommodating, and confidence-inspiring. Dr. Scannon and his staff offer a dependable and exceptional experience for each and every patient, and they are proud to serve the dermatologic needs of the Tampa area.

4200 N. Armenia Ave., Suite 1, Tampa, FL 33607 | P: 813-877-4811 | www.scannondermatology.com | info@scannondermatology.com

Brahmesh Siva, MD Cardiology Dr Brahmesh Siva is a non-invasive Cardiologist at the Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group with offices in Clearwater and Largo. He is Board Certified in Cardiology , Echo Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology , and Internal Medicine. At the clinic he is able to provide the full range of non invasive cardiology testing to help diagnose and workup cardiac symptoms. Testing provided at the clinic includes stress testing, echo (ultrasound) testing, Holter monitor testing. Dr Siva completed undergraduate studies at Rensselaer University after which he worked as a software engineer in the medical field. He then pursued his medical degree at Ross University school of medicine. Following this he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiology at Cooper University Hospital. He subsequently completed a post doctoral fellowship at the University of California-Davis where he worked on both basic and clinical research leading

to presentations and publications. Dr Siva worked as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and practiced in New Jersey. He also spent 5 years at Rush hospital in Meridian, Mississippi and moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 2015. He has been at the Diagnostic clinic medical group since 2015. Dr Siva feels very fortunate to be able to practice and provide care to the patients who seek solutions to their cardiac symptoms and disease processes. “It is a very humbling and gratifying experience to take care of patients daily who come to me for cardiac treatment.” In his spare time Dr Siva plays Tennis and Golf with his wife and son and enjoys family time around the water with his two dogs.

3131 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761 | P: 727-584-7706 | bsiva@dcmail.org

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Grace Valina Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Joan Grace Valina is a highly skilled and sought out general and cosmetic surgeon. She is triple board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, in Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and in Facial Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. She completed her General Surgery residency at Michigan State University and Loyola University Medical Center. She completed a Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery fellowship at Allegheny Health Network. She has enjoyed training medical students and residents at teaching facilities. She volunteered in developing countries performing numerous general surgeries. She worked for underserved communities for years doing general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and trauma surgery before deciding to focus on cosmetic surgery. She has won many awards for her artistic talents in drawing, painting, and mixed media. She has

a keen eye for aesthetics. Yearning to apply her artistic talent to her surgical skills, she completed a Cosmetic Surgery fellowship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She underwent additional training with multiple well-known cosmetic, oculoplastic, and plastic surgeons from Seattle, Tampa, Miami, and Sarasota, including Philippines and Russia. She has performed thousands of surgeries. She focuses on your aesthetic needs and desires from facelifts, necklifts, breast augmentations, breast reductions, breast lifts, female to male top surgery, abdominal etching, liposuctions, abdominoplasties, and many more. She also performs minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. Aesthetic surgery is only a part of one’s journey, near or far - her patients has come from all over the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, Central and Latin America. She continually strives to learn new developments in her field and involves herself with advancing education in cosmetic surgery. Follow her on Instagram @gracevalinamd

2001 NW. 107th Ave., Suite 100, Doral, FL 33172 | P: 786-461-1000 info@miamiaestheticcenter.com

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“Corvette has always brought a discerning customer to the Chevy family,” said Steve Hill, vice president of Chevrolet. “This new Z06 was designed and engineered to set a higher bar with increased levels of craftsmanship, personalization and performance so customers can truly have their own bespoke performance car.” While the Z06 was created to dominate on the track when it debuted in 1963, the Z06 nameplate has also come to symbolize the perfect combination of track beast and supercar. “The new Corvette Z06 defines the American supercar,” said General Motors President Mark Reuss. “It builds on the distinctive design and groundbreaking dynamics introduced with the mid-engine Corvette and elevates them to deliver refined but uncompromising track capability with world-class performance.”


The Z06 is set apart by its beating heart – the all-new 5.5L LT6, the highest horsepower, naturally-aspirated V-8 to hit the market in any production car, ever. An all-new flat-plane crankshaft design entices drivers to push the tachometer to a lofty 8,600 rpm, creating 670 hp. Engineers spent two years crafting a distinctive, rich exhaust tone unlike anything ever heard from a Corvette. The sound and appearance of the Z06 take direction from Corvette Racing. The direct knowledge transfer from the track to the street has never been more evident. The Z06 chassis has underpinned Corvette Racing’s C8.R since it began competing in 2020. Thanks to a shared chassis, similar engine architecture and exterior proportions, the C8.R has been referred to internally as the Z06 hiding in plain sight. “Racing was the reason the Z06 was developed in 1963, and it continues to support development of the road models that make

them better on the street and the track,” said Tadge Juechter, executive chief engineer, Corvette. “It also means we’ve tested the Z06 on the best tracks around the world, from Circuit of the Americas here in the United States, to the Nürburgring in Germany.” The Corvette C8.R shined during IMSA’s 2020 sports car championship series, capturing six victories and seven pole positions, and setting the fastest class race laps in six events. During the 2020 series, Chevrolet won the GT Manufacturers title – its 13th since 2001. Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia and the No. 3 Corvette C8.R crew won the GTLM Drivers and Team championships. The performance envelope of Z06 builds on the foundation laid by Stingray, as does Z06’s design language and attention to detail. Expanded material offerings, new interior packages and features unique to Z06 enable owners to create their own bespoke American supercar.





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ON SWANN 1501 W. Swann Ave., Tampa 813-251-0110. onswann.com OXFORD EXCHANGE 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

813-253-0222. oxfordexchange.com SAIL PAVILION 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa

813-274-7778. sailpavilion.com SQUARE 1 BURGERS 3701 N. Henderson Blvd.,

Tampa 813-414-0101. square1burgers.com THE CAPITAL GRILLE 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.,

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5223 N Orient Rd, Tampa 813-627-8120. seminolehardrocktampa.com ROOSTER AND THE TILL 6500 N. Florida Ave.,

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3211, Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa 813-978-1225. liangsbistrotampa.com TC CHOY’S ASIAN BISTRO 301 S. Howard Ave.,

Tampa 813-251-1191. tcchoysbistro.com 80



INDIA’S GRILL KENNEDY 3437 W. Kennedy Blvd.,

RESTAURANT BT 2507 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

LA BAMBA RESTAURANT 4815 Laurel St., Tampa

813-258-1916. restaurantbt.com


Tampa 813-872-8222. indiagrilltampa.com



RASOI INDIAN CUISINE 1701 E. 8th Ave., Tampa

Dr., Tampa 813-879-9704. lateresitarestaurant.com

813-241-0003. rasoitampa.com

RUBEN’S CUBAN CAFE 4941 E. Busch Blvd.,



Angel Oliva Senior St., Tampa 813-956-0675. alsybor.com KOJAK’S HOUSE OF RIBS 2808 W. Gandy Blvd.,

Tampa 813-989-2178. rubenscubancafe.com


Tampa 813-837-3774. kojaksbbq.net CHOCOLATE PI 1205 S. Howard Ave., Tampa KONAN BBQ 1510 N. Hubert Ave., Tampa

813-831-2195. sweetchocolatepi.com

813-870-0404 DOUGH NATION 505 N. Tampa St., Tampa MISSION BBQ 5602 W. Waters Ave., Tampa

813-9248. doughnationtampa.com

813-999-0922. mission-bbq.com



Creek Blvd. #100, Tampa 813-600-3315. saffronindiancuisine.com

˚IRISH˚ FOUR GREEN FIELDS 205 W. Platt St., Tampa

813-254-4444. fourgreenfields.com IRISH 31 PUB HOUSE & EATERY 1611 W. Swann

Ave., Tampa 813-250-0031. irish31.com

813-251-2421. bernssteakhouse.com

JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB & EATERY 1724 E. 8th Ave., Tampa 813-247-1896. jamesjoycebar.com

Tampa 855-855-9211


MACDINTON’S SOHO 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

ROUX 4205 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa 813-605-0655. toffeetogo.com

CAJUN IN A TRUCK 1045 E. Hillsborough Ave.,

813-443-5255. rouxtampa.com


TAMPA TAP ROOM 13150 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.,

Tampa 813-961-2337. tampataproom.com

CAFE EUROPEAN 3343 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa

813-769-9406. cafeeuropeantampa.com TASTY CAJUN 1000 W. Waters Ave. #6, Tampa

813-252-9266. tastycajuntampa.com


MR. DUNDERBAK’S 14929 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,

Tampa 813-977-4104. dunderbaks.com



Ave., Tampa 813-936-7388. chinayuanrestaurant.com FUSHIA 15317 Amberly Dr., Tampa

LA CREPERIA CAFE 1729 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City,

Tampa 813-248-9700. lacreperiacafe.com


813-903-6705. fushiachinese.com ACROPOLIS GREEK TAVERNA 3023 W. Kennedy YUMMY HOUSE CHINA BISTRO 2620 E.

Blvd., Tampa 813-877-8200. acropolistaverna.com

Hillsborough Ave., Tampa 813-237-3838. yummyhouseflorida.com


813-251-8999. soho.macdintonsirishpub.com MOLLY MALONE’S IRISH PUB 305 E. Davis Blvd.,

Tampa 813-304-2777


Tampa 813-254-3355. bellasitaliancafe.com DONATELLO ITALIAN RESTAURANT 232

N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 813-875-6660. donatellotampa.com LA TERRAZZA RESTAURANT 1729 E. 7th Ave.,

Tampa 813-248-1326. laterrezzayborcity.com MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 203 Westshore Plaza,

Tampa 813-288-9000. maggianos.com OSTERIA NATALINA 3215 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

813-831-1210. osterianatalina.com JAFFA STREET 4702 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa

813-900-0726. jaffastreet.co NICK’S GYROS & SUBS 3501 E. Hillsborough

MISE EN PLACE 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

Ave., Tampa 813-231-0010

813-254-5373. miseonline.com THE HUNGRY GREEK 10041 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., OXFORD EXCHANGE 420 W. Kennedy Blvd.,

Tampa 813-253-0222. oxfordexchange.com


Tampa 813-405-8242. thehungrygreek.com



Columbus Dr., Tampa 813-879-1357.

Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813-319-4014. curryleavesindiancuisine.com

COLUMBIA CAFE 801 Old Water St. #1905, Tampa

813-229-5511. columbiarestaurant.com TAMPASTYLEMAGAZINE.COM |



OCEAN PRIME 2205 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa 813-490-5288.


THAI PRIME KITCHEN & BAR 4142 W. Boy Scout Blvd. #5&6, Tampa

813-302-9168. thaiprime.com THAI TERRACE 2055 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 813-877-8955. thaiterrace.net

OYSTERCATCHERS 2900 Bayport Dr., Tampa 813-207-6815.

tampabay.grand.hyatt.com RUSTY PELICAN TAMPA RESTAURANT 1437, 2425 N. Rocky Point Dr.,

Tampa 813-281-1943. therustypelicantampa.com SEASCAPES BEACH HOUSE Bldg. 682, 99511 Marina Bay Dr., Tampa


786-681-1644. farmacyvegankitchen.com

813-840-1451. macdillfss.com

LOVING HUT 1905 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa 813-977-7888. lovinghut.us


PURE KITCHEN 3214 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 813-484-0588

813-875-3467. shellsseafood.com WATERVUE GRILLE 700 Harbour Post Dr., Tampa 813-642-7980.


˚SOUTHERN˚ CASK SOCIAL KITCHEN 208 S Howard Ave., Tampa 813-251-0051.

casksocial.com ELLA’S AMERICANA FOLK ART CAFE 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa

813-234-1000. ellasfolkartcafe.com MAMA’S SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT 3701 E. Dr. M.L.K. Jr.

Blvd., Tampa 813-769-9552. mamassoulfoodrestaurant.com


813-353-9706. charleyssteakhouse.com

˚VIETNAMESE˚ BAMBOOZLE CAFE 516 N. Tampa St., Tampa 813-223-7320.

bamboozlecafe.com PHO QUYEN VIETNAMESE CUISINE 8404 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa

813-885-9424. phoquyen.com SIMPLY PHOỞ 13149 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. F, Tampa

813-960-5678. simplyphotampa.com TRANG VIET CUISINE 230 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa

813-979-1464. photrangvietcuisine.com

˚WINE BARS & LOUNGES˚ COOPER’S HAWK 4110 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa

813-873-9463. chwinery.com CRU CELLARS 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa


813-831-1117. crucellarstampa.com

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa 813-627-7600. seminolehardrocktampa

MOJITO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 5303 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

BERN’S STEAK HOUSE 1208 S. Howard Ave., Tampa

813-251-2421. bernssteakhouse.com FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 4322 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa

813-405-1155. cptampawestshore.com YBOR CITY WINE BAR 1600 E. 7th Ave., Tampa

813-999-4966. yborcitywinebar.com

813-874-9463. flemingssteakhouse.com


MALIO’S 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa 813-223-7746. maliosprime.com

260 FIRST 260 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg


Tampa 813-932-5241. iavaronessteakhouse.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 1700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa

727-439-6712. 260first.com CADDY’S ON CENTRAL 217 Central Ave. St. Petersburg

727-575-7939. caddysoncentral.com

813-282-1118. ruthschris.com

MACDINTON’S TAMPA 405 S. Hoawrd Ave., Tampa 813-251-8999;


242 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg 727-201-9783. macdintons.com

AROI THAI TSUYU 20685 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

813-953-1377. Aroithaitampa.com SI-AM THAIMERICAN RESTAURANT 713 N. Franklin St., Tampa

813-229-9710. si-am-thairestaurant.com



PROOF 260 1st Ave., St. Petersburg 727-822-2027. YARD OF ALE 406 S. Howard Ave., Tampa 813-251-4433;

460 1st Ave. N. St. Petersburg 727-822-2027. yardofale.com


GRAPE LEAF EXPRESS 10117 E. Adamo Dr. #703,

ICHIBAN JAPANESE CUISINE & SUSHI BAR 2786 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa 813-978-8095.

PANINOTECA 519 N. Franklin St., Tampa

Tampa 813-628-4280. grapeleaftampa.com


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MATOI SUSHI 602 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa


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BARFLY Ingredients • 1 cup pomegranate juice • 3 ounces strawberry vodka (such as Strawberry Basil Vodka from Pearl) • 3 ounces Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur • 2 small chunks dry ice • 2 strawberries cut into hearts, for


(Triple Berry Martini) By Georyana Santos Can you smell it? Love is in the air during the month of February. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with cards, chocolates, and teddy bears also comes cocktails. The Love Potion Martini is a delicious homemade drink designed exclusively to WOW your loved one on this special holiday. Sweeten up your sweetheart with this easy to whip up drink that combines pomegranate juice, strawberry vodka, and Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur. To top it off and help you create a special mood for love, take two strawberries, cut them into hearts, and place


Recipe -In a cocktail shaker, combine the pomegranate juice, vodka, and Chambord. Shake to combine. -Place one chunk of dry ice into the bottom of each glass. -Pour the martini over the dry ice, then add a very small piece of dry ice. -Garnish with skewered strawberry hearts. Enjoy!

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