Meet Council Oak Steaks & Seafood’s New Wine Sommelier & Manager

Douglas Scagliola, dedicated food and beverage professional with a unique combination of service and wine experience recently joined Council Oak Steaks & Seafood as the new assistant manager and resident wine sommelier. Douglas started his career at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then became Delmonico Restaurant’s Sommelier/Cellar Master. Prior to his employment at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Douglas was the General Manager for O’Brady’s

10 Facts To Know When Playing Single Deck Blackjack

Single Deck Blackjack is one of the rare gems we offer in table games at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The property features multiple varieties of Blackjack, all similar to each other, yet they have slight differences that guests should know. We’ve come up with ten facts that you should know when playing Single Deck Blackjack. One deck of cards is used in Single Deck Blackjack. There

The Various Cuts Inside Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Butcher Shop

Step foot inside Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and you’ll be greeted by a smiling face and a colorful butcher shop decorated with various cuts of meat. Council Oak offers USDA Prime and Choice Steaks that are either dry or wet aged. You may ask, what’s the difference? USDA Prime is the superior grade that offers a juicy, tender and flavorful texture. This steak has the highest degree of fat

Chef Brings New Flavors to Council Oak at Hard Rock Tampa

Michael Balles, newly appointed head chef for Council Oak Steaks and Seafood brings his culinary expertise to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Having graduated from the Academy of Culinary Arts, Chef Mike started his career in the same city that he was born, Atlantic City. He held a crucial role in the opening of Bobby Flay Steak house in the Borgata Hotel & Casino. He later became the

How to Play Double Draw Poker at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Double Draw Poker is played with a standard 52-card deck and 2 Jokers. The Jokers can be used as an Ace or to complete a “Straight” or “Flush”. The player gets two chances to draw cards to complete their 5-card poker hand. Fun fact: this game is one of three table games at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (SHRT) that includes Jokers: Pai Gow, Asia Poker and Double

End Your Summer With Classic Movies At Hard Rock Tampa

Change up the boring weekend routine! Get off the couch, put away the popcorn, and turn off Netflix. We’ve got all your favorites here. So stop into the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for your favorite classics on slots! These machines are all conveniently located near Lucky Street Garage. Avatar – $0.01 Alice in Wonderland- The Mad Tea Party 
- $0.02 Sex and the City – 
$0.01 Titanic – $0.01 Flash

3 Meals To Try at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood for Foodie Friday

Welcome to Foodie Friday. Each week we will share our favorite meals with you, whether that’s a juicy steak with a custom engraved bone or a flaming dessert you decide to make your dinner. It’s time to reserve your spot and get started on indulging in foodie greatness. Fit for a King Long Bone Cowboy Ribeye paired with a side of Onion Ring Stack and a glass of Opus One,

3 Doors Down To Play Exclusive Music for Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

The lead singer of 3 Doors Down, Brad Arnold recently sat down with us for an interview to discuss his highly anticipated, sold-out concert taking place in the Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow, September 5. We’ve got the details on the band’s upcoming album and the exclusive music that fans will hear in the Hard Rock Cafe tomorrow evening. INTERVIEWER: Will Hard Rock Tampa fans hear any exclusive music during your

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Month Long Birthday Celebration

September is Council Oak Steaks and Seafood’s birthday month. In honor of Tampa Bay’s finest restaurant’s seventh birthday which takes place on September 28, we’ve decided to turn the entire month into one huge celebration. Each Wednesday in September we will highlight a friendly face from Council Oak Steaks and Seafood. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Candace Quinones, newly appointed general manager of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood.

Seminole Hard Rock’s Table Games Tuesday Articles To Date

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa provides unparalleled guest service by catering to all of our players. Each week we publish a Table Games Tuesday feature that shares the many updates, rules, tips and tricks for our various table games. If you’ve been living under a rock and missing out on these features, today is your lucky day. Don’t see your favorite game? Request a feature by sending