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UMF Revisited

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Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist and actress Deborah Cox

 
will perform live at Seaspice on Thursday, January 31 at 7pm in collaboration with The Arsht Center’s first installment of “Arsht Live” – a programming that delivers the best live performances around Miami.

Acclaimed for her starring roles in the hit musicals The Bodyguard, Aida and Jekyll & Hyde, Deborah’s riverside unplugged concert will give guests as an exclusive sneak preview of her newest show and latest collaboration as they enjoy complimentary cocktails and light bites or dinner. The evening will also feature popular “hits”, new songs and intimate stories from Deborah’s exciting career. (MORE INFO, CLICK)

Kesha Performs In Miami for Hilton Honors


SAIKO-I SUSHI LOUNGE & HIBACHI RESTAURANT, BY CELEBRATED YAKITORI RESTAURATEURS, COMBINES ENTERTAINMENT-GRADE HIBACHI & AWARD-WINNING SUSHI UNDER ONE ROOF


BOCA RATON, FLA. – Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi restaurant, brought to Central Boca by Jason Zheng and Tina Wang, the husband-and-wife restaurateur duo behind celebrated Yakitori Sake House in East Boca, is South Florida’s hottest new authentic Japanese dining experience with a Pan-Asian influence to feature sushi and hibachi under one roof. Located in the Shops at Village Pointe shopping center, Saiko-i’s corner unit comes with a storied past as Boca Raton nightlife hotspot Gatsby’s, with a lively interior setting that promises the same for diners at the reimagined space. Full Press Release And Photo Gallery

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Ultra Music Festival Celebrates 20 Amazing Years In Miami

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Carl Cox

Bolay - West Palm's Newest (and Best) Eatery


Jake Miller - Back To The Start Tour - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

(Reporter and Photographer - Kiersten Pacelli) - Jake Miller closes out his Back To The Start Tour with his original fans at his home base in South Florida. The final show took place at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Hometown friends and family filled the venue, bringing all the hype and energy needed to make the evening unforgettable.

Jake’s fourth national headline tour, and his first tour without a record label behind him was an overwhelming success. His comments on Instagram following the show laid it out simply- “you guys [the fans] are my label now”. This loyal following, seen all over social media, has been coined the “Millertary”.

The vibe for the night was upbeat with a homey, locals-only feel. All three openers, including @thestolen who opened for Jake throughout the tour, brought their A-game. The night, and the tour as a whole, ended with a bang- just as Jake expected it to. Post-show he announced, “we may already be planning another tour”. Keep a lookout for Jake’s new music and next tours sneak peeks. (FULL STORY AND PICS)

9th Annual Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Festival Recap


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! http://www.lordbalfourmiami.com located at 350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-0401
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The Racing Series!


UMF 2019


Brooks and Dunn at the Cook-off



Taverna Opa - Delray


Ouzo Bay in Mizner Park


Sunfest 2018 - Billy Idol


Diplo to Produce His Own Exclusive SiriusXM Channel

“Diplo’s Revolution” to launch Thursday, March 22 in Miami Beach with an exclusive live DJ set for SiriusXM subscribers from Diplo and friends

NEW YORK– SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY award winning producer and DJ Diplo will launch his own radio channel, Diplo’s Revolution, exclusively on SiriusXM.

The channel, which will launch on Thursday, March 22, will feature global rhythmic music hand-selected by Diplo, as well as regular original shows hosted by Diplo, Dillon Francis and Major Lazer members Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Diplo’s Revolution will also showcase the biggest songs in global, hip hop, experimental and underground dance culture.

The channel will air live festival coverage from the most important electronic music festivals around the world including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas and more. In addition to championing the diverse and eclectic musical tastes that have put Diplo at the forefront of music and pop culture, Diplo’s Revolution will also include songs from his solo projects, Major Lazer, Jack Ü and further upcoming collaborations.

Diplo’s exclusive SiriusXM channel will launch with a special live performance from the Faena Theater in Miami Beach on Thursday, March 22 at 9:00 pm ET. This exclusive performance, for SiriusXM subscribers, will feature DJ sets from Diplo and friends, and will air live on Diplo’s Revolution, on SiriusXM channel 52 and through the SiriusXM app.   

"I'm so stoked to be starting my own channel with SiriusXM. Back in 2012 I had a show with them called 'Blow Your Head,' and it's awesome to be back in the family launching this project together. I'm excited to share my favorite music from all over the world, and can't wait to have tons of friends on to do the same," said Diplo.

“It’s exciting to have GRAMMY winner Diplo as part of the SiriusXM family. I have no doubt that Diplo’s Revolution will quickly become a listener favorite among our already popular dance channels, especially given his work as not only a solo artist but as part of Jack Ü and Major Lazer,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “A well-respected producer, tastemaker, DJ, writer and performer, Diplo will share his singular point of view with SiriusXM listeners, exposing them to the most important dance music from around the globe.”

Diplo will host a weekly music show, Records on Records, on Diplo’s Revolution that will air on Fridays at 7:00 pm ET. The show will feature Diplo’s selections from dance music and beyond worldwide.  Additionally, Diplo will also host a monthly show, Diplo’s Wavelength, based on the cultures and music he discovers while touring the world. Diplo’s Wavelength will air the first Friday of every month.

A global superstar, Diplo has worked with some of today’s most important artists including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, and has toured the world solo as Diplo, as one half of Jack Ü with Skrillex and as one third of Major Lazer. Diplo’s new exclusive SiriusXM channel will highlight the renowned producer’s worldwide influence.

Diplo’s Revolution is the latest SiriusXM channel created with iconic and leading artists, including Eminem’s Shade 45, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, The Beatles Channel, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Garth Brooks’ The Garth Channel, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, Tom Petty Radio, Pearl Jam Radio, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, and Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard.

SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to Diplo’s Revolution, channel 52, on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more. 


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Offerdahl's Grid-Iron Griller


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FLOSSTRADAMUS

FLOSSTRADAMUS Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

Reported by Kiersten Pacelli

After debuting at Stubbs in Austin, Texas last year HDYFEST moved to the beautiful state of Colorado to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater for the 2016 edition. Flosstradamus, the trap duo, was joined by their friends Snails, Valentino Khan, Chill Harris and of course a venue full of passionate fans.

The Mile High City doesn’t lack preparation when it comes to 4/20— there was definitely not a shortage of events for this holiday. Of all of the options though, in my opinion, Flosstradamus was the obvious choice. The annual 4/20 show at Red Rocks is one of the most anticipated events for Coloradans. It was a major turn around from the usual reggae or hip-hop show— but the heavy bass sure didn’t disappoint.

Snails came on stage when it was still light enough to be able to appreciate the background, and sunset, behind the geologically formed amphitheater. He played the best set of the festival, in my opinion again— this could be because of the surprise appearance from Dom with Big Gigantic. The electronic funk combined with the live saxophone was a scene to remember for years to come, and luckily I got it all on video!

Following, Flosstradamus put on a spectacular show for their huge sea of fans. Not only did they take up the entire width of the stage with their stage set and props, they also brought along lasers, floodlights, and a t-shirt gun. They went all out with their costumes as well— the scene looked like it came straight from a military base. I do believe the music itself could have been better, but that was probably because it wasn’t loud enough. The sound ordinances put a heavy limitation on the concert and right at 10:00 it was obvious that the rules had kicked in. As unfortunate as it was, Flosstradamus still put on a great show and most definitely didn’t disappoint, you could tell how excited the two of them were to be there.

Although it was a bit chilly, and it was a Wednesday, HDYFEST 2016 was certainly a wild party. The fans left all the energy they had at the amphitheater, forgetting about the long walk back to the car— at least it was down hill this time :) 

Life in Color, “The World’s Largest Paint Party"

is back and ready to take over Miami with its third edition of the paint-dropping music festival. The 1-day event will showcase the hottest acts in music, including Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack U, and inaugural festival performance by Ruby Rose, star of Orange is the New Black, and the highly anticipated EDM debut of Big Sean. From the first drip of paint to the last beat drop, attendees can expect a truly unique experience for this year’s event. The theme of the 2016 show, is Kingdom – a journey of spiritual awakening, where pure joy and happiness reign. Full Lineup to Include: Jack U, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Special Guest: Big Sean, 3lau, Keys N Krates, Ruby Rose, David Solano, Morten, Moska, Nghtmre, Troyboi, Big Makk, Crespo, NWB, Ricky Remedy - Go to the Life In Color - Miami 2016 website for all details...

WALGREENS GRIDIRON GRILL-OFF FOOD, WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL COOKS UP PACKAGE WITH FORT LAUDERDALE MARRIOTT POMPANO BEACH RESORT & SPAouth Florida’s High-End Culinary Showcase Returns for 10th Anniversary Year Introduces Exclusive Staycation Package with Four-Star Hotel


Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 9, 2019 – South Florida’s favorite food, wine, sports and entertainment event, Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival , is making its return to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, November 9. Celebrating its tenth year, the event today introduced an exclusive staycation package in collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. Valid from November 6 to 11, guests who book a stay at the resort will receive two complimentary tickets to the high-end culinary event. Nightly room rates start at $256.* The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa will also offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the event, as well as breakfast each morning. Overseeing Florida’s coast, the property is less than ten minutes away from the event venue and offers premium amenities, scenic views and world class-service.

“We’re excited to have Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa returning as our official hotel partner this year as we prepare to kick off the Gridiron Grill-Off once again,” said John Offerdahl, founder of the event and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “This staycation package we’re reintroducing is great for those looking to stay at a world-class hotel and enjoy our event to the fullest without breaking the bank.”

During the 10th annual event this November, guests will be treated to a laid-back afternoon with delicious offerings from the region’s top culinary talent, such as SuViche, Bo’s Pub at The Balcony Las Olas and Sky Thai Sushi to name a few. Opportunities will abound to get up close and personal with 22 NFL legends including O.J. McDuffie, Zach Thomas, Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Channing Crowder, and the Marks Brothers (Mark Duper & Mark Clayton). Event attendees can also get in on the action themselves at the Toyota Cornhole Stadium, competing or cheering on their favorites as they attempt to beat John Offerdahl’s score in the Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Additionally, the celebration will include a live music performance in partnership with Live Nation.

All net proceeds from the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation’s mission to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through direct donation to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation Scholarship Fund at Broward College and to Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge, a national initiative which matches donations by the Gridiron Grill-Off to support Feeding South Florida, a hunger relief organization that serves 25% of Florida’s food insecure population.

Visit www.gridirongrilloff.com/travel/ to book the staycation package, using promo code WKD at checkout.
Tickets are now on sale and are all-inclusive, priced at $85 per person for General Admission and $125 per person for VIP. Group ticket packages are available as well. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.gridirongrilloff.com. Follow the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/gridirongrilloff/ and on Instagram at @gridirongrilloff.

Join us for the 7thAnnual Florida to Connecticut Dream Ride Rally VIP Kick-off Party Benefiting The Hometown Foundation, Inc.

August 2019 – Please join us for our 7th Annual VIP Kick-off Reception for the Florida to Connecticut Rally on Friday, August 16th, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

This VIP Reception kicks off the motorcycle and car Rally that begins in Florida and ends in Farmington, Connecticut for the 19th Annual Dream Ride Experience, August 23-25, 2019.
The Dream Ride Experience is truly a labor of love – a dream imagined by Michael A. Bozzuto, CEO of Bozzuto’s Inc. – to make a difference and help people with intellectual disabilities through charitable giving and inclusive special events.

The Dream Ride Experience has grown from a single motorcycle ride in the Connecticut countryside in 2001 to annual awareness activities, outreach, and fundraising events, including the week-long Florida to Connecticut motorcycle rally, all to celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics Athletes. In addition, the Hometown Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, founded in 2002, supports five core community needs: the military, children in need, intellectual disabilities, life threatening illness, emergency response personnel, and animal welfare. Through its signature events, The Dream Ride Experience and Dream Cars and Cocktails, The Hometown Foundation has raised more than $7.7 million for Special Olympics and other charities.

There are numerous ways to support our efforts by attending for a $50.00 suggested donation or donating an item to the auction, or sponsoring a gift for each attendee. www.dreamride.org

Friends Of Jupiter Beach 10th Annual Food and Wine Festival

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FARMER’S TABLE, BOCA RATON’S LARGEST HEALTH-FOCUSED DINING DESTINATION

Farmer’s Table (www.FarmersTableBoca.com) is Boca Raton’s largest health-focused dining destination. They were established by co-founders Joseph Giannuzzi and Mitchell Robbins. “Since 2013, Farmer’s Table has spearheaded a complete way of healthy living across all facets of the guest experience. They have transformed typical dining tropes through informative servers, a seasonally-driven menu that highlights natural flavors, and an educational component focusing on all aspects of wellness,” says The Gab Group CEO Michelle Soudry. “This restaurant caters to the discerning individuals looking for a total lifestyle approach at all levels of dining.”

Fresh, healthy and delicious are the underpinnings of any Farmer’s Table meal– whether it’s bound for the dining room, expansive banquet hall or Farmer’s Table Express, an extension of the restaurant featuring ready-to-eat signature menu items packaged in cryovac bags. Featuring menus by Culinary Director Chef Michael Schenk (pictured), all dishes at Farmer’s Table are scratch-made and center on fresh, whole ingredients devoid of excess salt, fat or toxins, with no cream, butter, deep fryer or microwave on the premises.

“Eating well shouldn’t require sacrifice – whether that’s time, money or quality ingredients – which is the driving force behind everything we do at Farmer’s Table,” remarks Joseph Giannuzzi, who collaborates with Chef Schenk on all menus to maintain their strict adherence to quality standards. “We’re more than a restaurant, we are a destination to grab a meal, linger and celebrate a lifestyle of wellness.”

Located in the Wyndham Hotel on North Military Trail, Farmer’s Table is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. An expansive dining room accommodates groups of various sizes, with additional banquet space and private dining areas for parties, corporate events, weddings and more.

We had the pleaseure of dining in their out door area with a pool view. The weather was perfect which complimented a very comfortable experience. We sampled many of the "starters" - recommending the Cucumber Avocado "Tartare", where yo ucan add Seared Tuna, POke or Shrimp. The Maple Glazed Baby Back Ribs were seasoned and grilled to perfection, and lets not forget the Buffalo Cauliflower "Drummettes", a unique twist. We also tried a Cauliflower,Beets and Brie Flatbread. This was sout of the norm for me as far as flatbread go, but I can attest to the marvoulous flavor in every bite. We then stepped into 'Supper'. Among the dishes presented (pictured in our slideshow) included Seared Local Swordfish, Grass-Fed Beef Short Rib, Rainbow Trout. The Kombucha Brick Chicken is a house favorite, and lives up to its hype. The "Spasta" & Meatballs was also a flavorful dish, "Spasta" being of course being Squash Pasta along with a Ramen Bowl with a choice of Chicken or Shrimp (or Tofu or Vegan options). The deserts were also as unique and delicious, including the dairy-free Ice Cream, Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding and oh yes, the Milk Shake.

The also have full bar service with some equally special cocktails, elixers and speciality coffees and cordials. The Elixers I just mentioned are all made in-house and can be consumed staright or mixed with your favorites liquors. You gotta give these a try.

Keep in mind, they use 2/3rds less salt then other restaurants in all of their dishes. They never use or cook with cream or butter. The primary cooking agent is sunflower seed oil. They follow the EWG’s sourcing guidelines. All produce served from their “Dirty Dozen” list is always purchased 100% organic. They do not deep fat fry or microwave anything. All the seafood served is sustainably caught, captured, or raised. This was a mind opening experience for me and I couldn't believe the flavors were awesome (and more importantly - healthy), without all the traditional salts, oils, creams and the like. This restaurants' menus has something for everyone and I'm confimdent you will enjoy the experience. Tell 'em South Florid Free Press sent you. MORE PICS of most of the 'Goodness'

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ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL WRAPS 21ST EDITION WITH SOLD OUT 

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM & HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK DEBUT 


ULTRA Music Festival made its indelible mark this past weekend on its new home in Miami’s picturesque Miami Marine Stadium & Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. With over 170,000 fans from over 105 countries attending across 3 days, the 21st edition proved to be the biggest yet for the World’s Premier Electronic Music Festival. Exclusive headlining performances from Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Dubfire B3B Nicole Moudaber B3B Paco Osuna, deadmau5, Galantis, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Jamie Jones B2B Joseph Capriati, Louis The Child, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, NGHTMRE + SLANDER present Gud Vibrations, ODESZA, REZZ, Richie Hawtin, Sasha | John Digweed, Testpilot, and Zedd helped mark a new chapter in the festival’s ever-expanding history. 

The 21st edition featured 8 unique stages, all meticulously curated in sound and production. The world-renowned Main Stage provided attendees with yet another year of unparalleled performances with Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and The Chainsmokers closing the festival each night. To add a new dimension to the already scenic Miami Marine Stadium, the Live Arena hosted visually stunning and immersive performances from headliners Galantis, Gigantic NGHTMRE, GRiZ, ILLENIUM, Louis The Child, ODESZA, and the legendary Tom Morello. Canadian mainstay deadmau5 brought his highly anticipated Cube 3.0 stage to life for its worldwide debut on Saturday. Before taking the production across the nation on his Cube 3.0 tour, the Canadian native gave ULTRA patrons and livestreamers a first look at the new and improved version of his classic ‘Cube’. Positioning the globally revered producer dead center with a 360-degree swivel, the stage is both undeniably arresting and visually encompassing. Fellow Canadian, Lights, took the stage with deadmau5 to perform ‘Raise Your Weapon’, and an instant classic, ‘Drama Free’. 
 
UMF TV provided a livestream across the 3 days of the festival, inviting viewers to experience the new venue in the comfort of their own home. Commencing daily at 5:00PM EST, the livestream broadcast one-of-a-kind performances from ULTRA’s new home to 30 million viewers worldwide. Performances from the likes of Tiësto, Alesso, Dog Blood, deadmau5, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers and Armin van Buuren were featured across the weekend, among many others. 
 

ULTRA Music Festival once again featured a slew of unannounced surprises, with Armin van Buuren bringing out one of the weekend's most intriguing guests, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. The two debuted a remix of the legendary rock band’s iconic song, ‘Jump’, which had the entire festival on their feet. NGHTMRE & Slander brought out NBA Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal for nearly five minutes, in a fantasy back-to-back-to-back appearance. Martin Garrix filled the ‘TBA’ slot on his STMPD Records-hosted stage at UMF Radio on Sunday, Afrojack called upon Rae Sremmurd, and The Chainsmokers united alongside ILLENIUM to unveil their monstrous new collaboration. - More Photos - Click Here

Located in Boca Raton’s upscale Mizner Park

Loch Bar is a classic seafood tavern. Featuring one of South Florida's largest raw bars, it will complement the state’s most substantial whiskey menu with a wide selection of craft beers and handcrafted cocktails. Loch Bar also features live music 7 days a week!

In Mizner Park, there's an impressive raw bar and great seafood selection. I used to come here when it was the night club Spin, which was years ago. They definitely brought class in this spot. The interior is beautiful. Think large french bistro style with a long bar with plenty of seating and a spacious dining area that is tastefully decorated. There is a smaller bar outside with limited seating that is a nice gathering spot.

The service is great, very attentive and recites the menu and its features... To start on the appetizer list, we sampled the Skirt Steak Lettuce Wraps and the Cajun Cauliflower - both very flavorful. This was followed by a Shellfish Tower, loaded with Oysters, Clams on the half shell, Mussels, Lobster Tails, King Crab Legs, Shrimp Cocktail, Yellow Fin Tuna Poke - holy smokes, bring a few people to share this wonder display of seafood. The main course included Filet MIgnon and my favorite of the evening, Maryland Crab Cakes. Perfectly done, all crab with mixed greens and remoulade - trying these are a must.

Their homemade deserts featured Apple Crisp with Bourbon Sauce (a weakness of mine), vanilla whipped cream and a Smith Island Cake - 17 layers of decadent chocolate gonoche and yellow cake.

All in all, a wonderful experience in the heart of Mizner. Click HERE - MORE PICS OF LOCH BAR AND ITS FLAVOR They are open all week, 11AM til midnight. Loch Bar - 346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 - Phone 561.939.6600

The KISS COUNTRY 99.9 CHILI COOK OFF was held once again at C.B. Smith Park on January 26, 2019. It is the biggest country music festival & chili competition in South Florida. Despite the day long deluges of rain and wind, the thousands of festival goers mingled, partied, ate and enjoyed the 2 stages of non-stop music. The festival headlined by Brooks & Dunn, LoCash and Luke Combs were among the popular country acts topping the bill at the 34th annual event. Other performers playing on two stages during the event — hosted by country radio station WKIS, 99-9-FM — include Rodney Atkins, Tyler Rich, Jon Langston, Runaway June, the James Barker Band, Dylan Schneider and Adam Hambrick.

The Chili Cook-off is always a great place for the Country Music lovers. A chance for a good beer, margarita, rum runner slushies and good old country fried foods. Its an opportunity for you to get some free stuff and have a blast with other Country Music fans. With this venue you get a chance to get really close to the stage as well. See you next year!

SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR 2019: SUPERHEROS

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

An all-new and different featured exposition every year.

Since 1993, the themed expositions produced each year during the South Florida Fair are one of the most popular attractions of the 17-day event.  From children to adults, many of us have used our imagination to dream of possessing extraordinary or superhuman powers. That’s the stuff of superheroes and honoring them is what we have chosen as our 2019 Fair theme. As you enter the gates, you will experience the New York of the Marvel Universe. Marvel Entertainment even has an actual office there on the 135 W. 50th Street. Because New York is such a big city and a melting pot of different people and cultures, it is the most densely-superhero-populated city in the Marvel Universe.

Climb the Spider-man wall, walk through Batman's Batcave, and expect plenty of photo ops! The Super-hero Multiverse will be featured as an immersive 3D experience of lights, color, and sound. Get ready to play your favorite superhero video games and experience the latest in VR technology!

CHARACTER APPEARANCES

Guests can expect to daily appearances and continuous meet & greet with their favorite Marvel and DC Comics Super-heroes, near the Expo main entrance, across from the Expo East stage:
JANUARY 18 - 25
Meet your favorite Marvel Superheroes: Thor, Black Panther, Captain America and Spiderman. - Check out SFF Website - www.southfloridafair.com for all the detials.
©MARVEL

PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY KICKS OFF 2019 WITH WORLD-CLASS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR FOR THIRD EDITION


The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair (PBM+C), presented by Art Miami and hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its third edition in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy at Okeechobee Blvd) on Thursday, January 10 th through Sunday, January 13 th , 2019. PBM+C is the most important fair to take place in Palm Beach during the winter season as it brings a world-class, internationally respected group of art dealers and their artists to one of the most culturally savvy and discerning collecting audiences in the world.

The fair will open on Thursday evening at 5:00pm, with an exclusive VIP Preview benefiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and Joe Namath Foundation. Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, an integral part of the prestigious Art Miami Group, which just celebrated its 29 th edition of Art Miami, presents a world-class art fair in Palm Beach, which curates and offers the best investment quality works from the 20 th and 21 st centuries. The Fair will take place in the intimate and modern setting of a temperature controlled clear span pavilion, conveniently located behind Restoration Hardware, between CityPlace and the luxurious Hilton West Palm Beach. ALL THE DETAILS - CLICK HERE


The Renewed Taverna Opa Delray Reveals A Stunning New Mykonos-Inspired Dining Room and Menu, Spectacular Fish Display & Exciting Weekly Specials

Taverna Opa, in the heart of Downtown Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue is a special (and popular) place. Propiertors John and Sophia Theodore own and manage the Greek home and family style eatery and all around fun place. Legendary Greek restaurateur Peter Tsialiamanis creator of all Taverna Opa restaurant concepts across South Florida including Taverna Kyma, Giorgio’s Grill and Giorgio’s Bakery, is officially ‘passing the torch’ to his three children, beginning with Taverna Opa Delray.

The new Taverna Opa Delray has been expanded to cater to families, executives, outings and occasions of all sizes. Mykonos-inspired flooring and blue and white accents in the dining room transport guests to the Mediterranean which serves as the stage for nightly belly dancing performances. Sophia’s generous hospitality cultivates a welcoming family atmosphere throughout the restaurant while John serves as Executive Chef and leads Taverna Opa’s culinary team in menu creation. In the kitchen, John serves as Executive Chef and leads the culinary team in using the highest-quality meats and seafood in the creation of each authentic dish. Ingredients are imported directly from Greece to ensure supreme flavor and excellence in every bite, preserving the original recipes first introduced by Peter that have stood the test of nearly three decades. With authentic Greek cuisine being the main event, guests can expect memorable meals over signature menu offerings reflective of the traditional Greek preparations. Feast on generous portions of Greek staples: Traditional Greek Salad tossed in Opa dressing, flaming Saganaki, Spanikopita and more. The new fresh fish and seafood display showcases the finest selections from across the globe including South African prawns, Spanish octopus and Greek branzino.

The new Taverna Opa Delray features wooden-slat ceilings, whitewashed tables and wooden bench seating lining the east wall. The open and airy dining room comfortably accommodates large gatherings, intimate dinners and plenty of space for mingling and dancing. Grecian urns make up thebulk of decorative items, reflective of the rustic minimalism of the Greek islands, and the floors are an exact reproduction of Mykonos streets. The roomy indoor-outdoor bar features tall back stools for guests to enjoy a full meal or cocktails, opening out to an intimate alcove hidden away from the bustling main road.

The service was excellent - the entire staff is attentive, friendly and genuine. For a memorable experience, come and try out their fun and favorful Greek atmosphere at 270 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach or visit them at www.taveraopa.com

WALGREENS GRIDIRON GRILL-OFF FOOD, WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL WELCOMES VINCE GILL, SISTER HAZEL, BARENAKED LADIES AND DAUGHTRY

Chart-Topping Festival Line-up Announced for The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Gridiron Grill-Off Concert Series, Powered by the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB’s Underground Music in Partnership with AEG Presents November 9 to 11

Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 22, 2018 – Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival presented by the UHealth Clinic at Walgreens is amplifying this year’s event schedule with a live music line-up featuring A-list artists. Hosted at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, the star-studded performances are part of the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Gridiron Grill-Off Concert Series powered by the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB’s Underground Music in Partnership with AEG Presents.

“Thanks to our partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, we are now able to welcome some of the country’s top musicians, greatly enhancing the overall weekend experience,” said John Offerdahl, festival founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “We look forward to three nights of memorable performances, guaranteed to get people moving and create an unforgettable festival weekend. I am confident that this year’s event will be the best yet and I’m excited to rock out with some of my favorite artists!”

Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival presented by the UHealth Clinic at Walgreens returns to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater November 9-11 with a new BBQ Pit Masters competition and tailgating experience, an ACL Celebrity Cornhole Challenge, and more. As part of the new concert series, the event will kick off Friday, November 9 with Grammy award-winning artist Vince Gill. Rock bands Sister Hazel and Barenaked Ladies will perform on Saturday, November 10, while hit rock group Daughtry wraps up the weekend with an evening performance on Sunday, November 11.

All proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation to Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis in our community. Tickets for the concert series can be purchased individually or as a package. For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit https://gridirongrilloff.com/tickets/.   Follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gridirongrilloff, on Instagram at @gridirongrilloff and on Twitter at @GridironGriller for real-time participant additions and announcements.  

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Kesha Performs In Miami Exclusively For Hilton Honors Members at The Temple House on August 25, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida.


Two-time GRAMMY® nominated superstar, singer, songwriter, and performer - Kesha performed an intimate concert hosted by Hilton Honors in partnership with Live Nation at The Temple House in Miami Beach, FL on Saturday, August 25th. Hilton Honors gives members access to top concerts, private meet-and-greets with chart-topping artists, one-on-one artist experiences, and exclusive concerts available through the Hilton Honors Experiences platform.

Kesha's latest album 'Rainbow' was nominated for two GRAMMY awards (Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Vocal Performance for lead single "Praying"), and was called "an artistic feat" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best music of her career" by Rolling Stone. It marks a new beginning for Kesha. Based around inner strength and musical exploration, her latest No. 1 album finds Kesha at "her defiant, unbridled best" (USA Today), boasting collaborators ranging from Ben Folds to Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. The album has garnered praise from the New York Times, Billboard, NPR Music and more. When Kesha released her debut album, 'Animal' in 2010, Billboard declared her its Hot 100 Artist and her debut single, "TiK ToK," the #1 Hot 100 Song. It was also the most played song and the world's top-selling track that year. 'Animal' has sold more than 8 million album equivalents worldwide, and Kesha has sold more than 13 million total album equivalents worldwide. Kesha has had 9 Top 10 hits on The Billboard Hot 100, including four #1 singles at Top 40 Radio - "TiK ToK," "Your Love Is My Drug," "Die Young," and "Timber." Kesha took home the MTV EMA for Best New Act in November 2010 and was nominated for 2 American Music Awards, 3 MTV VMA Awards, and 6 Billboard Awards. She has over 29 million Facebook followers, over 2.4 million Instagram followers, 3.82 million followers on Twitter, and over 1.2 billion views on VEVO. She has sold over 47 million tracks and streams in the U.S alone and over 98 million tracks and streams worldwide to date. 'Animal' has been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum in over 15 markets worldwide (including Platinum in the United States) and was the biggest-selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the UK. Kesha executive produced two seasons of the television show "Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" for MTV, as well as wrote a book of the same name that gave a look into the creative process of her latest album, 'Warrior'. She is an animal rights crusader as the Humane Society International's first Global Ambassador and a passionate advocate for equality, being honored with the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. In 2016 she won Billboard's Women in Music Trailblazer Award. In 2018, she was featured on the Time 100 List of the World's Most Influential People. See more photos from the show - HERE

Ouzo Bay - Fantastic Greek Ambiance In Mizner Park

If you are looking for something different (and delicious) in Boca Raton, head on over to Mizner Park and pop into Ouzo Bay. Immediately you will see the interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated in blue and white creating a cool and relaxing atmosphere. The atmosphere is so luscious and lovely and there are several choices for creating your own delightful experience inside and outside - the venue is gorgeous, the vibe is ultra chic and very inviting. It's the perfect place for an intimate dinner, a private party in their luxe dining areas, a girls might out, a corporate dinner or simply Happy Hour with friends.

The service is friendly and very attentive. The fish is exotic and freshest I’ve seen, flown in every day. We tasted the grilled octopus which is marinated in red wine and prepared perfectly. The spanakopita was teally tasty and the lima beans.... mmmmgood!! If you are gluten intolerant, vegan or just a lover of clean food, Ouza Bay is the place to dine. There is live music on certain evenings, can’t wait to return and be swept away once again. This is a 5 Star experience located in Mizner Park. We highly recommend it, you’ll be back over and over again - maybe we'll run into you :) - Oh, and don't forget to sip the Ouzo shot. Check out menus and hour - http://www.ouzobay.com/boca-raton/ - More photos of the food and establishment in our Food section, CLICK HERE

TANZY at iPic, Boca Raton "ARTISANAL ITALIAN" - A Perfect Spot to Eat, Drink and Be Entertained

Sherry Yard’s Tanzy features Artisanal Italian cuisine with a focus on garden-fresh modern Italian flavors in a social environment to share with friends, family and colleagues. Delight in inspiring flavors where seasonal ingredients are the star in every dish, artfully prepared by melding contemporary techniques with classic Italian influences; the resulting flavor profiles are nuanced, modern and unique. Master Bartender and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger crafts an unparalleled beverage program with local beers, an expertly curated wine list and stunning farm-to-glass handcrafted cocktails. Not to be missed is Executive Pastry Chef James Rosselle’s cake and dessert cart featuring Raspberry Infinity Cake and Chocolate Meringue Concord Cake! Tanzy’s Weekend Brunch includes mouthwatering offerings from Decadent French Toast to Slow-Poached Egg + Short Rib.

Imaginative and innovative design meets with a whimsical atmosphere featuring neutral and deep plum colors highlighting the bar, dining room and outdoor area. With an eclectic ambiance inspired by the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, the multi-dimensional environment was designed to embody the nostalgic Italian villas etched into the Coast’s charming mountainside, with expanding dining environments each reflecting a different time and era. No detail was spared when selecting the materials used to create the warm, inviting atmosphere. An enchanted forest is brought to life with several types of woods, bird inspired chandeliers hanging with the glow of flickering candles, and different styles and colors of tile landscaping the walls and pillars throughout the restaurant.

Tanzy Unveils Fresh New Menu w/ Delicious New Brunch, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert Items Be the First to Enjoy New Garden-Fresh Modern Italian Dishes by Award-Winning Chef Sherry Yard w/ Garden-to-Glass Cocktail, Wine & Beer Program by Executive Bartender/Corporate Sommelier Adam Seger

The evening began with a nice sprakling wine and warm Focaccia with Grissini. This was followed up with their Tuna Crudo, Yellowtail Crudo and Wedge Salad - as you can see in our photos, all well presented and quite flavorful. We were then served some of their pasta dishes, Spinach-Ricotta Gnudi (roasted mushrooms, basil pesto, gorgonzola cream, grana padano) and Beet Agnolotti (mascarpone-potato filling, poppy seed, black winter truffle, parmesan). My wife favored thge Spinach while I favored the Beet dish. The entrees they brought out were Black Grouper Puttanesca, Pressed Chicken Mattone (creamy polenta, grilled trumpet mushrooms, blood orange gastrique) and Cowboy Cut Bone-In Ribeye (SDA Choice, Black Angus, Creekstone Farms, Arkansas City, KS, Wet Aged 21+ days). It was hard to decide which was our preferred, but we agreed the Chicken Mattone came out on top. The Grouper and the Rib-eye were close seconds. The grand finale was when they wheeled out the custom made desert cart, selections include Red Infinate Cake, Concord Cake chocolate mousse, chocolate meringue, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, chocolate sauce, whipped cream) and a Cookie Tower (rainbow cookies, pistachio pavé, coconut macaroons, flourless brownies, tea cakes, farmers market strawberries, farmers market grapes). The macaroons were amazing. They also offer desserts from the kitchen and house made Italian liqueurs. I expect the rest of the menu would be as flavorful and comforting... A definite place to return too, for dinner alone or followed up with a movie. Be on the lookout for a new location coming soon to Delray. Tanzy Boca Mizner Park: 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL. (561) 922-6699 - http://www.tanzyrestaurant.com/

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THE LOCALE REPLACES THE LITTLE CHALET WITH UPSCALE-CASUAL GATHERING TAVERN, BRINGS VIBRANT SOCIAL DRINKING & DINING SCENE TO EAST BOCA RATON

New American Restaurant Packs a Flavorful Punch w/ Inspired Ingredients at the Table and the Bar

BOCA RATON, FL (May 2018) – Now open for dinner and daily happy hour, Boca’s vibrant new gathering spot is The Locale, brought to South Florida by Ricky Marcellini of Brazil’s sensationally popular The Little Chalet. The Locale presents guests with a Latin-inspired menu of American classics in a collision of quality ingredients and unbridled culinary passion accompanied by a mixologist-curated cocktail menu, craft beers and wines.

The Locale opens up to a cozy and inviting interior, presenting guests with an upscale polished casual dining room featuring a mix of rustic elements, reclaimed wood, leathers and eye-catching cerulean blue design accents. Guests can choose from an assortment of breezy and intimate bar tables and spaces, traditional table dining or formal banquettes from which to enjoy The Locale’s inspired menu items.READ MORE

Royalton Hicacos, Cuba, Secures World Class Status after Multiple Industry-Leading Awards

A pearl of Royalton Luxury Resort portfolio, Royalton Hicacos entered the 2017 winter season on a high after two major international award wins. In October the resort took home three World Luxury Hotel Awards for Best Luxury Beach Resort and Best Luxury Island Resort in all of North America, along with the title of Cuba’s Top Luxury Romantic Best Resort. These impressive titles were joined by a TUI Top Quality Resort for outstanding guest ratings, the only such award given to a hotel in Cuba.

“It is an honor to lead this resort and its passionate teams to international success,” said Paulina Chahin, General Manager of Royalton Hicacos. “These awards humble us because they reflect the guest experience we’ve worked hard to perfect. We are further motivated by these acknowledgements to keep our new guests coming and our valued clients returning.”

The 404-room luxury resort enjoys a privileged location along the famous Varadero Beach, with lush resort grounds and picturesque thatch-roof buildings and ranchons. Colourful fountains and palettes of blue and white create a relaxing ambiance in a region rich with history and vibrant nightlife. The premium adults-only resort is a cut above other Varadero hotels with its contemporary all-inclusive amenities, impressive culinary options, and premium Diamond Club™ upgrades for a superior experience.

Royalton Hicacos has enjoyed high occupancy and guest satisfaction in the years since it became a Royalton Luxury Resort. Currently, the resort listed at the top of numerous guest-rated travel websites for its ability to provide a superior vacation experience in a region of Cuba well-known to tourists that offers a variety of all-inclusive options. On TripAdvisor®, Royalton Hicacos is currently ranked among the top two hotels in all Varadero with 4.5 stars from 4,500 reviews and in recent years, Royalton Hicacos has featured prominently with acknowledgements that include the Traveler’s Choice Award for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Last month, Royalton Hicacos was featured on the Best All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, as featured by MSN News.

To reserve your premium All-in Luxury® vacation at the impressive Royalton Hicacos, visit us online at www.royaltonresorts.com or contact your travel agent.

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