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First Responder honors fellow first responder and boyfriend for First Responder Friday this week. AnnMarie is honoring her boyfriend, Will. Will actually was in the Air Force for four years before becoming a firefighter for the government. After coming home he went to EMT school. AnnMarie is a first responder as well as she is a paramedic.

AnnMarie tells us what makes Will great at his job. She says, “He’s extremely dedicated and motivated to continue his education and continue his knowledge in the fire industry and the medical field.”

Congrats to Will as he receives a $100 Visa gift card from Crown Buick GMC . He also gets another $100 Visa gift card from Demesmin & Dover Law Firm.

Every Friday we honor a first responder in Tampa Bay. Do you have someone in your life that is a first responder? Someone that you admire, a relative, a friend? Whoever it is that you want to spotlight. We want to hear from you, and you can nominate someone right now by doing so HERE. The nomination process takes about five minutes. Once you nominate someone we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with you.

Four Tampa Restaurants Named As Most Romantic In America

Four Tampa restaurants have been named as some of the most romantic in America. This is according to Opentable, which released their list of the “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2023”.

Opentable says on their website, “Food is its own love language, but when it’s served in a cozy room or a candlelit booth? Guaranteed fireworks. For those looking for a quintessential Valentine’s Day dining experience, start with the most romantic restaurants across the US, created by analyzing over 13 million reviews.”

Valentine’s Day is coming up on February 14th and if you need a place to have dinner that night this list should help. Getting a reservation on Valentine’s Day is always tough, so make sure you get one soon.

Nine Florida restaurants made into the Top 100. Latitudes in Key West is one of them and Truluck’s in Naples is also on the list. Finally, Kyle G’s Prime Seafood in Stuart is also on the list. There is also one in Sarasota and that place is the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Longboat Key. It overlooks Sarasota Bay where you might see dolphins and pelicans while dining.

Tampa Bay is beautiful, so that’s makes for a romantic dinner. Check out the four Tampa Restaurants named as most romantic in America below.


  • Sacred Pepper

    Located at 15405 N Dale Mabry Highway, which is just north of Ehrlich. On Sacred Pepper‘s website they say, “Best defined as Contemporary American with Italian flair, we’re a place where you can experience familiar favorites with fresh twists.”

  • Ocean Prime

    Located in front of International Plaza Ocean Prime has locations all over the country. The one in Tampa made the list though. On Ocean Prime‘s website they say, “Ocean Prime delivers an elevated experience with exceptional ambiance, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, a Wine Spectator honored wine list and genuine hospitality.”


  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

    Located on Boy Scout Blvd. their website says, “Our culinary team has designed a contemporary American menu infused with flavors from around the world. Each dish is made fresh in our scratch kitchen, incorporating peak-of-season ingredients, and listed with a bin number to guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match.”

  • Charley’s Steak House

    Located on Cypress Street. Their website says, “Charley’s Steak House focuses on providing guests with the highest quality steaks and seafood available. With a variety of steaks featuring naturally organic, Bison, and Wagyu selections, Charley’s guarantees the most unique dining experience in Central Florida.”

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