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Want to explore? Take a look at some of our favorite places to go when we visit Tampa that remind us of our wonderful family and friends.
Armature Works

Armature Works

1910 North Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Ada's sister, Aimee, brought her and their mom here for a delicious bite to eat, tasty dessert, and a relaxing walk on the water. If you're looking for an easy evening hangout spot for a big group or even a relaxing date, this is a great place to explore.

Hyde Park Village

Hyde Park Village

1602 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

We loved eating in Hyde Park (go to Bar Taco!) and exploring all of the shops when we went with Ada's Auntie Jenelyn and Uncle Rodney to celebrate Auntie Jenelyn's birthday. There's a plant store with a really cute dog, send us a pic if you see it.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL 33612

Before Ada was an engineer, she went to Busch Gardens every year with her physics class for Physics Day. If you're in town for the weekend and are looking for adventure, visit the link below to grab some tickets.

Steelbach

Steelbach

1902 North Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

Steelbach is a local steakhouse located at Armature Works in Tampa. Ada's sister and brother-in-law (aka Aimee and Eric) brought Ada here for some tasty steak when she was unemployed. Thanks Aimee and Eric!

On Swann

On Swann

1501 West Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

On Swann is an upscale casual New-American restaurant in Hyde Park. We took Ada's mom, Janella, here for her birthday one year. We really like the arancini!

Birchwood Canopy

Birchwood Canopy

340 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Not only is this where Ada went for her Cousin Brittney's bachelorette party, this bar is on the rooftop of one of our favorite hotels. It's the perfect place to start if you want to spend an evening bar hopping in Downtown Saint Pete.

Wild Child

Wild Child

2710 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Wild Child is one of the best places to have brunch in Downtown St. Pete. After Aimee introduced us to this place, we always love grabbing brunch at Wild Child when we're back in Saint Pete

Ming Ming Tea

Ming Ming Tea

7218 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33707

This is Ada's Dad, Viven's, favorite restaurant of all time. Not only do they have inexpensive fresh sushi, they also sell a variety of freshly picked traditional Chinese teas. Be sure to tell the owners, Greg and Ming, that Viven sent you!

The NONA Slice House

The NONA Slice House

997 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Ada's brother-in-law, Eric, loves visiting Nona's for a slice of pizza. Want more than a slice? Grab a whole pie! The spot is casual, around a great area to walk around, and has a large and comfortable outdoor seating area.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen

656 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Mangosteen is an asian fusion restaurant with a variety of plated options and sushi. Ada visited Mangosteen with her Auntie Jenelyn and loved the sushi and dumplings. It's in the heart of Downtown Saint Pete, so if you're looking to walk and eat, this is the perfect spot.

PDQ Tampa (S. Dale Mabry)

PDQ Tampa (S. Dale Mabry)

2207 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629

PDQ is a drive thru fast food joint that specializes in chicken tenders. Jeff swears that PDQ is the best chicken tender fast food spot of them all. Yes, you heard that right. Better than Cane's. Better than Zaxby's. Better than Chick-fil-a. Speaking of Chick-fil-a, Ada thinks PDQ's fries are crispier and tastier than Chick-fil-a. (P.S. There are multiple PDQ locations in the Bay Area, so be sure to check if there's a location closer to you!)

Fresh Kitchen

Fresh Kitchen

4616 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33609

Fresh Kitchen is a Chipotle-like quick food option. Ada's sister, Aimee, used to live by a Fresh Kitchen and Ada used to pick up food for them if they didn't feel like cooking. Great place to go for a healthy, quick option!