Tour De Tampa: Fine Dining

By: Stephen McLamb
By: Stephen McLamb

Vols fans heading to Tampa this weekend won't have any trouble finding things to do at night.

Volunteer TV's Stephen McLamb continues has more on his "Tour De Tampa."

In the heart of Tampa's Ybor City, it's a Latin cultural mecca.

Stemming from the cigar industry, the area gave rise to places like the Columbia Restaurant where tourists flock to enjoy Spanish cuisine that's been served there for more than a century.

George Tuito, a restaurant manager says, "the quality of the food that we produce here at the restaurant. We're the oldest Spanish restaurant in the United States and also the largest."

But Ybor City is expanding in culture when it comes to nightlife, like Italian and Greek to name a few.

Sam Waez, a cafe owner says, "Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we have live Greek music. We have belly dancer. We're breaking plates like Zorba the Dance....breaking a lot a lot of plates."

Ybor City is being revitalized and it's a place people come for more than just food.

Waez continues, "they come here for fun. They look for something different, food and good booze."

There's also a party down the road at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe'.
With memorabilia of some of Rock and Roll's greatest including Kiss.

Doug Hoppe says, " if you were ever at the concert and unfortunately being kinda back like I was, it's really neat to kinda see them up close and personal now."

In part five we'll take you on a trip to the Florida Aquarium.


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