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Feast of Little Italy -Abacoa - Nov 6-8, 2015

Offerdahls Grid-Iron Grill-Off, Nov 14, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre


Join us for the sixth annual “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,” an event that features a Grill-Off competition with Miami Dolphins legends and Celebrity Chefs from South Florida’s finest restaurants. Fans spend the afternoon eating, sampling fine Gallo Wines, voting on their favorite grill recipes and competing with their favorite Dolphins players in the annual Cornhole Tournament. It’s a celebration where celebrity, competition & charity collide.


100% of the Gridiron Grill-Off net proceeds benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis” through sustaining partnerships between business, government & faith-based agencies. The charitable grant model is categorized into Community Charities (60%) & Industry Charities (40%).

Previous Grid-Iron Grill-offs were huge successes and perfect afternoons of food, flavor and fun. Pictures of prior events are here. Ticket, event schedule, recipes, the charity info and more can be found on their web site.

Friends Of Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival

Calling all…

“Friends,” foodies and oenophiles – mark your calendars, purchase your tickets and save the date of Saturday, May 16 for the 6th Annual Friends of Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival, a beloved event presented this year by Harbourside Place! Join us at The Riverwalk Events Plaza from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. for a nothing short of amazing afternoon uniting fans of FJB, conservationists and beach lovers with the movers and shakers of our local restaurant scene.

This year’s festival will feature more than 45 purveyors of your favorite – or soon to be favorite – foods, wines and other beverages. You’ll sample beloved palate pleasers from previous festivals along with inspired new entries to the local dining scene. A greater and more varied selection of sips - including non-alcoholic options - will be on hand ensuring that there’s something for everyone at this family-friendly, dog-friendly event.

Ticket Prices – Save $ by purchasing an “Early Bird” discount ticket.  Purchase your General Admission ticket before May 15th at 5pm and pay just $40 instead of the Regular General Admission ticket price of $50 at the door.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive access to the Harbourside Place/Allied Capital & Development of South Florida VIP tent, a luxe swag bag filled with special gifts and offers, a customized FJB Food & Wine Festival wine glass and reserved parking access near the festival.

Child 12 & under ticket for $15.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the May 2nd beach cleanup.

Dogs – Obedient, well-behaved dogs on sturdy leashes are welcome.

Benefit - 100% of the proceeds support Friends of Jupiter Beach. Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven nonprofit community service organization that works to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. Since the group began recording garbage weight in 2006, it’s collected and saved more than 45,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from Jupiter Beach. For more information, including how to participate in our monthly beach cleanups, visit us at:

Cirque Du Soleil - Varekai Descends from the sky and into BB&T Center for 15 performances Aug 12-23

NEW 'New Amsterdam Mango Vodka' Coming Soon To FL

Ultra Music Festival Took Over Miami Again

We have had the pleasure of sampling the yet to be released "New Amsterdam Mango Vodka" and it is exactly what we expected. It's smooth, full of fruit and a great cocktail base. The choice of mango is nice and is one that only the other giants of vodka have taken on, which is great for all of us who love to play with infusions because we can rest assured that mango will almost certainly always be available. From memory, the experience was similar to that of other mangos. It's a nice flavor and is rising in popularity, plus, this is an easy way to get some mango in your drinks when the fresh fruits are out of season.

Mango is a flavor that hasn't been common in cocktails prior to recent years and this is refreshing because it requires a whole new thinking on flavor profiles. This vodka is fantastic for bringing some tropical flavors to the apple of a Apple Martini and the Melon Martini. Click here for more info and recipes.

Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Fest - 2015

2015 Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Fest

The tradition continued as more than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers experienced unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe at this year’s 2015 Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Fest.
The Seventh Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest has established itself as a signature event for Orlando. Thirty top local restaurants were scheduled to present the culinary tastings that has made The Fest the perfect combination of divine food, unique wines, and headliner entertainment right in the heart of downtown.
In the second year covering the event our taste buds were anticipating for the return of 2014 Golden Fork Award winner’s Siro and Smiling Bison, and premier tastings from  Primo, Marlow’s Tavern, and Tibby’s.
The 2015 culinary lineup did not disappoint with many mouthwatering dishes. The Foodie Award which recognized the best food item of the Downtown Food and Wine Fest for taste, unique flavor, and culinary excellence going to Marlow’s Tavern for their melt in your mouth southern sensation of Shrimp and Grits. The 2015 Sweet Treat award winner was presented to Primo at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lake for their whimsical rendition of a Cannoli Gelato Cone. Finally, for the third year in a row, Siro at Marriott World Center received the 2015 Best Show Award, which recognized the fun factor, overall energy, and crowd vibe. Other fabulous tastings included Cooper’s Hawk Bourbon Jambalaya, Copper Canyon’s Fillet with Bleu Cheese Butter & Chilean Red Wine Reduction, Peach Valley’s Apple Fritters, Christner’s  Ahi Tuna with Mushrooms, and Hawker’s Pork Belly Bao.
The 2015 wine lineup satisfied all wino’s deepest desires with samplings from the Jackson Family Wines, Kendall-Jackson, Chloe Wine, and the Foley Family Wines. The Wine Taster’s Club Lanyard was a great options for wine lovers with Club members receiving five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

Overall, it was a great event with a little something for everyone.  Already looking forward to next year!

Burger Bar - Palm Beach Gardens, Doanld Ross Road

Walking in from the outside bar, the atmosphere is warm and comfortable with a good local crowd and some TVs featuring live sports. The staff greet and seat with such pleasant demeeanor and prompt attention. Then we were introduced to Lee and Kevin (owner and GM respectively). They were introducing some new menu items that will definately enhance the existing favs.

Since I can't eat on an empty stomach, for starters we tried the Cucumber-Basil Martini - delicious and refreshing . The Lobster Mac-n-Cheese appetizer FULL STORY AND LINKS, CLICK HERE

Lord Balfour, South Beach Review

Review of Lord Balfour Hotel South Beach

This is a newly refurbed boutique hotel on the south end of SoBe. It is within walking distance to Nikki Beach, Story Nightclub, Joe's Stone Crab and dozens of restaurants, bars and shopping and night life along Ocean Drive, perfect location! The famed South Beach 'beach' is across the street. Excellent place to stay! located at 350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-0401
Click Here For Complete Review and Pictorial

Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival

On another picture perfect day in Jupiter Beach, The Jupiter Beach Wine & Food Festival returned to the Riverwalk Events Plaza for the 5th year in a row. This food and wine extravaganza brings together the best restaurants in the area with samplings of wine and spirits. Participating restaurants this year include: Bimini Bay, Carmelas Ristorante, Buccan, Cod Capers, Casa Mia, Coolinary Cafe, Tabica Grill, Food Shack, Leftovers, Ironwood, Schooners, Talay Thai, Whole Foods, Koon Manee, Cordon Bleu Catering, Too Bizaare, Aah Loi, Bonefish Grill, Pistache, Seasons 52 and many more.

Also included were a fine a variety of libations Premier Beverage, Leblon Natural Cane Cachaca, Oceana Coffee,Titos Handmade Vodka, Coppola, Carey Chen, Yellow Tail, Wine Hooch, Guanabanas and so many more...

The Friends of Jupiter Beach,along with C3 Consulting, Harbourside Place, Braman Motorcars, KOOL 105.5, Localdines, FPL, Juno Beach Animal Hospital and a host of additnioal sponsors, presented another successful sold out event under the Indian Town Bridge. The food samplings were tasty and pleniful as well as the fine wines and liquors.

100% of the proceeds support Friends of Jupiter Beach. Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven nonprofit community service organization that works to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. Since the group began recording garbage weight in 2006, it’s collected and saved more than 45,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from Jupiter Beach. For more information, including how to participate in our monthly beach cleanups, visit us at:

Click HERE to see all of our pics from the festival. Follow the organization on Facebook or their web site. Look for this event to return next year, they'd love to have you.

Stuar Air Show - An Amazing Weekend of Events

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival - Coming March 2016

Oktoberfest - 2015, Fun For The Whole Family

Legacy Place Fork & Cork

7th Annual Legacy Place Fork & Cork

Embark on a culinary adventure at the Legacy Place Fork & Cork showcasing signature bites from area restaurants, wine tastings for every palate presented by Total Wine & More, live music on the WPBF Stage…and more. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the American Red Cross.

VIP Ticket holders will have access to the Florida Weekly VIP Lounge presented by Capital Grill.

VIP Tickets $75  (6:30pm-9:30pm) • General Admission $50 (7:00pm-9pm)
Complete Details, Click Here
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SiriusXM Music Lounge 2015 - SoBe

SiriusXM Broadcasted Live DJ Sets on “UMF Radio” Channel from SoBe during Ultra Music Festival

“UMF Radio” featured DJ sets and interviews live from the SiriusXM Music Lounge at the beatiful W Hotel in SoBe from Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, March 27. The flow of the music, fans and Jagermeister poured out on several perfect spring afternoons. The crowd flooded into the pool and courtyard experience mixing and mingling with Jagermeister, the 808 and Killdit sponsors. Day 3 seemed to favor the high-energy electro-house flavor which added perfectly to the private/intimate shows. See the line-ups below...

“We are giving our nation of subscribers more from Ultra than ever before. We are delivering more hours, more talent, and more nonstop coverage of this great event than ever before. SiriusXM has established itself as THE place to be in Miami during the week leading up to Ultra, and we will deliver live sets by some of the world’s best DJs for our listeners,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
Click here for LINE-UP

MAX’S SOCIAL HOUSE TO OPEN IN DELRAY JANUARY 13TH “SOHO” to feature craft food and spirits at site of the former Falcon House

DELRAY BEACH, FL (January 8, 2015) – Celebrated restaurateur Dennis Max and his partners will open Max’s Social House on January 13th at 116 NE 6th Avenue (on Federal Highway, one block north of Atlantic), at the site of the former Falcon House. Max’s Social House (affectionately called ‘SOHO’), will feature exceptional cuisine, as well as craft cocktails and beer, and an eclectic wine list. Max’s Social House chef is Scott Pierce and Delray Beach native John Brewer will serve as General Manager. COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMET, MENU, LINKS and PHOTOS - Click here


SMOKE BBQ Showcases Two-Time American Royal Grand Champion Pitmaster, Bryan Tyrell Delray Beach, FL (September 15, 2014)—Smoke BBQ (, formerly known as Union, has just opened at 8 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The new concept will feature authentic Kansas City style, smokehouse BBQ -- low and slow smoked meats, including burnt ends.  They will also feature Carolina pulled pork, affordable entrée selections, a cool, casual ‘American backyard’ design, a large craft beer selection, exceptional Happy Hour promotions, and a Pitmaster whose BBQ credentials are world-renowned. SMOKE BBQ is owned by local restaurateurs, Stephen Chin and Scott Kennedy.

Executive Chef and Pitmaster Bryan Tyrell is formerly of the famed Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, Mo. (Anthony Bourdain named it “One of the 13 places to eat before you die”); and Bodean's BBQ in London. Tyrell is an original member of Kansas City’s Slaughterhouse Five, and is a member of the two-time American Royal Grand Champion team in the World Series of BBQ.
“Bryan Tyrell is not only the most experienced and successful competitive BBQ Pitmaster living in South Florida, but likely the entire state,” said Kennedy. “We’re thrilled he has brought his award-winning talents to Atlantic Avenue.”
"Complete Announcement"

Taste Of Boynton

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Travel Reviews

•  Pirates Cove Marina - Stuart, FL
•  Parrot Key Resort - Key West, FL
•  Lord Balfour Hotel - South Beach, FL
•  Hyatt Regency, Mid-town - Miami, FL
•  Staniel Cay Yacht Club - Bahamas
•  Avicii Hotel - South Beach, FL
•  Montage Resort/Spa - Laguna Beach, CA
•  Hilton Gaslamp - San Diego, CA

Legacy Place Food & Wine Festival

Stuart Airshow Pictorial


Arenal, Costa Rica Review - Pura Vida

6th Annual Celebration - Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, A Culinary Affair!

November 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2015

Please your palate, step into your stride and enjoy thelargest outdoor Culinary Affair in South Florida during the6th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival on Friday, November 20th, Saturday, November 21st, and Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. The special 6th Annual Celebration takes place at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus in Boca Raton. This year promises to be a party no one will ever forget with four very special events over three days. Friday night kicks off the festivities with two unique events, the exclusive VIP Dinner Under The StarsA Four-Course Food & Wine Affair; 7 PM to 10 PM, and theVineyard PartyA Vine to Glass Affair; 7 PM to 10 PM. Then on Saturday evening, over 75 chefs from the tri-county area converge upon the festival grounds for the Best Florida Food Festival event the Grand TastingA Culinary Affair; 6 PM to 10 PM. And, for you Craft Brew lovers we have added a very special event just for you! Join us for the 2nd Annual Craft Brew BattleA Hoppy Affair!; Sunday afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM.

The Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival brings youface-to-face with those who have made their lives -- their craft. This is the time for you to dine, drink fine wine and experience A Culinary Affair! like no other in South Florida! Click here for more details...


Stuart Air ShowMartin County, Florida: It’s Fall... That means once again the Treasure Coast will be host to the Stuart Air Show, the most highly anticipated community event of the year. Join presenting sponsors Sikorsky Aircraft and Pratt & Whitney as the US Navy F-18, US Air Force F-16, and US Army Golden Knights take to the skies over Martin County Airport – Witham Field on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1.
This will be the first time that the US Army Golden Knights are featured at the Stuart Air Show. The Golden Knights are widely renowned as the world’s best parachute team. This elite team travels around the Globe performing their aerial demonstrations at air shows and events including major league football and baseball games. The Team has dominated national and international competitions and has already earned the US Army an impressive 2,148 Gold; 1,117 Silver, and 693 Bronze Medals and as broken 348 world records.

While both the US Navy F-18 and US Air Force F-16 have previously appeared at the Stuart Air Show, they are proven to be crowd favorites. Known as the “Hornet,” the F-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8, the equivalent of 1,190 mph and is equipped to carry a variety of bombs and missiles. Two F404 turbo fan engines ensure the aircraft’s high thrust-to-weight ratio while its characteristic aerodynamic frame allows the aircraft to maneuver easily at top speeds.

The US Air Force F-16, known as the “Fighting Falcon,” is also commonly referred to as the “Viper” by its pilots. Key features include a frameless bubble canopy for maximum visibility, a side-mounted control stick for easy maneuvering, and a seat reclined to 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot. The F-16 is also the first to use a fly-by-wire flight control system which allows the aircraft to be nimble.

The US Navy F-18 and US Air Force F-16 will perform on Saturday and Sunday. The US Army Golden Knights will perform Saturday and Sunday as well as at the Friday night show.

Also being featured is John Klatt Airshows sponsored by the Air National Guard. Lt. Col. John Klatt is one of the top aerobatic performance pilots in America. He has thrilled millions of air show spectators for the past decade, with his own unique blend of precision, power and performance. He has served in the Air National Guard for more than 20 years - flying combat, air support and humanitarian missions throughout the world in the F-16 "Fighting Falcon" and the C-130 "Hercules" aircraft.

Event web site for ticket info, event schedule, attractions, directions and everything you need to know -

Lita Ford Live in Pompano

Slaughter - 2015


On August 28, 2015, Nirvana’s self-titled, double platinum-selling (United States) / 7x platinum-selling (Worldwide) posthumous collection Nirvana (UMe) makes its debut on 45rpm double LP, pressed on 200-gram heavy weight vinyl and packaged in a furnace black gatefold sleeve with liner notes and a digital download card for 96kHz 24-bit HD audio; as well as a 33rpm single LP 150-gram standard weight vinyl edition which will feature a download card for 320kbps MP4 audio. Nirvana will also be released as a Blu-Ray Pure Audio in high resolution 96kHz 24-bit and is available in three stereo audio formats: PCM, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD stereo.

Originally released in 2002, Nirvana features the rare and previously unreleased studio version of “You Know You’re Right,” the last song the band ever recorded, available exclusively  on this compilation. Also among the 14 classics on Nirvana: 1991’s breakthrough “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and fellow Nevermind singles “Come As You Are,” and “In Bloom,” In Utero singles “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Pennyroyal Tea,” as well as deep cuts including “About A Girl” from first album Bleach, “Been A Son” from the Blew EP, the non-LP single “Sliver,” and live acoustic versions of “All Apologies” and David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” from the GRAMMY® winning MTV Unplugged In New York.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, Nirvana is one of the most influential rock bands in history. Selling over 43 million albums worldwide and returning unaffected rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, Nirvana would prove a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last two decades–and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. CLICK HERE for Album Art and Track List

The Habit Burger Grill to Open First Florida Location in Delray Beach

Iconic fast-casual concept recently named “Best Tasting Burger in America”

(IRVINE, CA – June 15, 2015) – The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based fast-casual restaurant company, will open its first Florida Habit Burger Grill in Delray Beach at the new Delray Place center on the Southeast corner of Linton Blvd. and Federal Highway.  A leading consumer magazine recently named Habit Burger the “Best Tasting Burger” in the nation out of 65 burger chains that were reviewed.

The restaurant will officially open Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. The public will get a preview of the popular menu during fundraisers on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 when The Habit will donate 100 percent of all proceeds to three local non-profits. The benefitting organizations are:  the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Delray Athletic Club. <Opening Schedule and More Details>

Ellie Goulding - Amazing Close To Sunfest

Ellie Goulding Sunfest 2014

Sunfest Fireworks Display

Daughtry Lights Up Sunfest

Daughtry Sunfest 2014

The Butcher Block is a warm and friendly restaurant

located at 7000 W Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33433 - (561) 409-3035. The hostess, manager and wait-staff were pleasant, courteous and attentive. You can't help but enjoy that part of it. To start, the generous cocktails, martinis and wine list are priced nicely to go along with the great food.

John Savarese (formerly of the Flagler Steak House at the Breakers in Palm Beach) is the new head chef running the kitchen. We were offered a fine sampling of many of the new menu items. The Polenta & Crab Wonton with roasted red pepper truffle butter appetizer was delicious and flavorful. Then the Fried Green Tomatoes (arugula, radicchio, roasted red peppers,goat cheese and more) were perfectly prepared. Mom's Meatball and the Beef and Veal Bolognaise with whipped Ricotta was a meal in itself. But wait, there's more... Out comes the lemon spiked farro, shiitake mushroom Pan Roasted Salmon - mouth watering, seared and medium rare - perfect... After a short break to relax, out comes the Braised Short Rib in a cauliflower puree, braised fennel, roasted for 3.5 hours, in a chicken stock, lemon grass, garlic and other seasonings, it melted in our mouth.

I've been here before so I could not help but notice some very recent improvements around the bar area now with a new full cover awning canvas and improved lighting. So, they are clearly in the process of making some changes which will clearly add to the overall enjoyment of the dining experience. They also offer a great happy hour and lunch menu. Give them a try, I think you'll be pleased. Go to for menu and other details.

Butcher Block Grill - Boca Raton

NASCAR Ford Eco-Boost 400 - 2014 SFFP Photo Gallery

Includes Jason Aldean concert, close up of drivers, fans and of course, the race itself. Homestead Miami Speedway on a picture perfect day.

Resorts World Bimini Fast Boat & Casino


Resorts World Bimini is a 750 acre luxury Caribbean beachfront resort and casino, located on North Bimini Island, Bahamas. Home to turquoise waters, miles of white sand beaches and intimate historic towns, Bimini boasts some of the world’s best diving and fishing destinations. The resort features lavish accommodations, a wide variety of exclusive amenities and direct access to Bimini's array of world-­‐renowned vacation activities. In June 2013, the elegant Resorts World Bimini Casino opened its doors – the closest casino to Florida offering a full-­‐scale, live action gaming experience.

The Resorts World Bimini experience starts in Miami aboard Bimini SuperFast, a 32,000 ton entertainment and casino cruise ship that sails round-­‐trip between Miami and Bimini Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Richmond - Miami Beach's Friendliest Hotel *** Directly on the Ocean in South Beach!

DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN IN SOUTH BEACH The Richmond is a small Superior First Class Hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco District. It is directly on the Ocean in exciting South Beach with excellent facilities and service. It is the last of Miami Beach's family owned hotels to be operated by its original family. The hotel has been completely restored and is a very unique and special place to spend your visit in Miami Beach. We are just a short 20 minute drive from Miami International Airport (and just 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport). Express Bus Service is available every half hour from the Airport via the “Airport Flyer” to our hotel at a cost of $2.35. Taxi service is also available at a flat rate of $32.00 We are situated on the palm tree-lined streets of South Beach with the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theatre, Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road restaurants and world class shopping, all within easy walking distance.

Richmond Hotel, South Beach, 1757 Collins Avenue, Directly on the Ocean, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, 33139, USA
Richmond Hotel Web Site, Phone 305.538.2331 1.855.MBRESORT (1.855.627.3767)

Vero Beach Air Show

Blue Angels Air Show

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