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Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the 8th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest features mouth-watering dishes from over 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines, and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Educational Foundation. Date / Time: Saturday, February 27 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 28, 2016 (noon to 7 p.m.) Location: Lake Eola on Robinson Street.

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Ultra Music Festival Will Take Over Miami Again

South Florida Fair announces 2016 entertainment lineup

West Palm Beach, Fla. –– The 2016 edition of the South Florida Fair, which will be held Jan. 15-31 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, will host a variety of music from country and Christian rock to alternative and classic rock. The classic rock bands are Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, The Guess Who, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams. The national country acts are Emerson Drive and The Brothers Osborne, the alternative rock band is Hoobastank and the Christian group is Tenth Avenue North. In addition, The Rat Pack Now will feature impersonators Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. (full story)

Our Pics from 2015 South Florida Fair

Offerdahl's GridIron Grill-Off, 2015


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.

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:

NEW 'New Amsterdam Mango Vodka' Coming Soon To FL

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

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
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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.

SiriusXM Music Lounge 2015 - SoBe

Tony D’s Opens in Fort Lauderdale
Expansion of Popular Rochester, NY Italian Eatery Restaurant offers “$7 until 7” Happy Hour in Spacious Bar

Tony D's is a fantastic Italian restaurant with a wonderful bar area and a very friendly staff, located just over the ICW, just north of Oakland Park Blvd. Its a great location with easy parking (bring a few quarters for the meter). Tony D's original store is located in Rochester, NY. They opened this store with Co-Owners - Chef Jay Speranza and Head Chef Sean Kelley. Scott Niskar is the General Manager who all pay close attention to details and customer satisfaction. They opened this, its 2nd store in November bringing classic, quality NY style Italian flair at reasonable prices. The restaurant is an open-air ambiance with dark wood accents, a mural of the owners' parents playing boccie in Italy and river rocks fronting the bar and 17-seat chef's counter overlooking the marble-walled open kitchen. Soft music flows throughout.

Dinner is served nightly along with a great Happy Hour menu from 5PM-7PM. We had the pleasure of sampling a wide variety of menu items - 1st at the bar, their chicken wings, served crisp from the oven with light italian seasoning with carmalized onions, a meal in itself.
The Meatball Al Forno, was just like mama used to make. Beef, pork and veal meatballs covered in marinara sauce and ricotta cheese - a real treat.
The Sicilian Style Calamari Salad (pictured) was fresh and flavorful. Tasted as good as it looks. Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe, a bowl of thin spaghetti with a nice blend of romano and black pepper, went well with the bread and balsaic glaze served with the meal. Zuppa Di Pesce, mmmmmm, includes jumbo shrimp, lobster tail, little neck clams served in a tomato, herb and white wine broth. The pièce de ré·sis·tance is the bread pudding, made fresh on location, warm and delectasble for the bread pudding aficionado... One last note - we did not try the pizza but have heard good things... We will have to go back and try. Check out for info, location and menu...

Tony D’s Opens in Fort Lauderdale
Expansion of Popular Rochester, NY Italian Eatery Restaurant offers “$7 until 7” Happy Hour in Spacious Bar

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, December 17, 2015 – Tony D’s, a highly-regarded Rochester, New York Italian eatery, has opened in Fort Lauderdale near Oakland Park Boulevard and A1A. 

The restaurant is open nightly for dinner and offers an extensive menu with an array of regionally-inspired classic Italian-American fare featuring pastas, seafood, pizzas steaks and chops.  Tony D’s uses the highest quality meats, seafood, produce and dairy products to craft its dishes. 

The restaurant offers a “$7 until 7” happy hour with 7 menu items for $7 from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday.   All wines by the glass are 50% off, wines by the bottle are 25% off, and cocktails of the day and flavored Bellinis are $7.

The happy hour menu items are:  Polpettine (three house-made baby meatballs served in marinara with pecorino Romano and parmesan cheese), Fettunta Alla Toscano (thick sliced grilled country bread with white beans, arugula, sliced porchetta), Croquetta Alla Manzo (crispy short rib potato, mushroom, and cheese croquettas), Calamari Fritti (fried calamari with cherry peppers, olives, garlic and pecorino), Italian Chicken Wings (served crisp from the pizza oven with caramelized onions and focaccia bread), Margherita Pizza (with mozzarella, marinara and basil) and Tony D’s Bar Burger. 

The restaurant has a high-energy atmosphere with music, spacious bar area and a 17-seat chef’s counter over-looking the open kitchen.

Executive Chef Jay Speranza and Head Chef Sean Kelley are at the helm with Scott Niskar as General Manager.  The 199 seat restaurant with 4500 square feet is located at 3300 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.  The owners are Chris DeGrazia, Tony DiCesare and Jay Speranza, all from Rochester.

Tony D’s Fort Lauderdale can be reached at 954.440.2151 or by visiting

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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...


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 -

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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>

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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

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