Cirque Du Soleil - Varekai Descends from the sky and into BB&T Center for 15 performances Aug 12-23
Friends Of Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival
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.
NEW 'New Amsterdam Mango Vodka' Coming Soon To FL
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 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
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
Singer Island's, 3800 Ocean to Host Exclusive Truffle Dinner and Prunotto Tasting by Marchesi Antinori Wines
Lord Balfour, South Beach Review
Review of Lord Balfour Hotel South BeachThis 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
Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival
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: www.friendsofjupiterbeach.com
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.
Legacy Place Fork & Cork
7th Annual Legacy Place Fork & Cork
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)
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SiriusXM Music Lounge 2015 - SoBe
SiriusXM Broadcasted Live DJ Sets on “UMF Radio” Channel from SoBe during Ultra Music Festival
“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.
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MAX’S SOCIAL HOUSE TO OPEN IN DELRAY JANUARY 13TH “SOHO” to feature craft food and spirits at site of the former Falcon House
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ OPENS IN DELRAY
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.”
Legacy Place Food & Wine Festival
Stuart Airshow Pictorial
VAREKAI BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL DESCENDS FROM THE SKY AND INTO THE BB&T CENTER IN SUNRISE, FLORIDA!
A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy... the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, for fifteen performances – August 12-23, 2015! Ticket prices range from $40 – $100 (subject to change). Tickets for the general public are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.
The story of Varekai begins as Icarus, a solitary young man, falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wonderous world called Varekai.
Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest – a kaleidoscopic world imbued with fantastical creatures – Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. At the edge of time, in a place of pure and undiluted possibility, begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and to a newly found wonder in the mysteries of the world and the mind.
The word Varekai (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai. (Link to Show Schedule, Ticket Info and Pics)
NASCAR Ford Ecoboost 400 Championship Race Returns to Homestead November 20-22
NIRVANA’S SELF-TITLED COLLECTION DEBUTS ON VINYL AND BLU-RAY PURE AUDIO
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
Lamb of God, with Slipknot - Cruzan July 24
“Overlord” is the second official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records.
In addition to listening to “Overlord” on Spotify, fans can also pre-order VII: Sturm Und Drang via iTunes and Amazon and receive this song + “512” and “Still Echoes” as instant-grat tracks. Several exclusive pre-order bundles are available via http://smarturl.it/vii-preorder.
“Overlord” is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered LAMB OF GOD sound. The track “Overlord” uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment. <More>
The Habit Burger Grill to Open First Florida Location in Delray Beach
(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>
SunFest 2015 Lineup
Event dates April 29 - May 3, 2015. Enjoying all Sunfest had to offer.
SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival announces the lineup for the 33rd annual event. The national headliners include Fall Out Boy, Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Hozier, Kaskade, BOSTON, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Wilco, 311, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, SOJA, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, AWOLNATION, Lindsey Stirling, Matisyahu, Iration, Milky Chance, ScHoolboy Q, Eddie Money, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, Letts, The Shadowboxers, Bo Ningen, Lizzo, Copeland, Knox Hamilton, Hundred Waters, Kehlani, Bea Miller, Zeale, Dreamers, Spazmatics, Elliot Root, Johnnyswim, SomeKindaWonderful, The Hip Abduction, and The Rico Monaco Band.
The 2015 festival will be held April 29 – May 3 along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. “We know fans have been waiting for this.” said SunFest Executive Director Paul Jamieson. “We believe they will agree it’s been worth the wait. We have some of the hottest acts in music today and many of the most sought after performers in the music festival industry.” Also scheduled to perform at SunFest are regional and local acts: Dear Tatiana, Dew Pendleton Band, FELICITY, Jonnie Morgan Band, JS THE BEST, Jumbo Shrimp, Kasson Leaving Haven, Morning Fatty, Sidereal, The Inverted, The McNaughstys, Trial by Stone, and YARDIJ. A full lineup and schedule of the Ford, Tire Kingdom and FPL stages can be found online at SUNFEST.COM
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Introduces New Rum Flavors At Sunfest - Come on out and join the festivities. Recipes for the cocktails that will be offered are below - Remember... drink responsibly.
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1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 slice pineapple
Fill tall glass with ice and pour in pineapple juice and Captain Morgan® Pineapple Rum. Top with cranberry juice and garnish with pineapple wedge.
The Shark Puncher
9 oz Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
9 oz Orange Juice
3 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
6 oz Cranberry Juice
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir.
1.5 oz Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum
Juice of ½ lime
Grapefruit soda to top
Instructions: Fill tall glass with ice and pour in Captain Morgan® Grapefruit Rum, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
Ellie Goulding - Amazing Close To Sunfest
Sunfest Fireworks Display
Daughtry Lights Up Sunfest
Ultra Music Fest Returns To Miami March 27, 28 and 29
The Worlds Largest Paint Party. Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL hosted a 2-day, 3 stage festival. DJs like Kaskade and Diplohelped the stadium bring in over 60.000 fans. Life in Color turned small paint parties into a thing of the past by creating a bigger and better venue. There were huge stages on both ends of the venue with one small (local) stage in between and… an awesome lit up ferris wheel for the people who were patient enough to wait in the line.
At the paint factory stage we saw a few different genres of dance music by DJs Caked Up, Madeon, Dvbbs, Bingo Players, Bro Safari, and Adventure Club. The highlight of the stage was most definitely seen during Diplo’s set (an american DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter). On the other side of the festival, at the downtown stage, we experienced a more bass filled party with Borgeous, The Chainsmokers, Carnage, Headhunterz, and my favorites-Borgore, Kaskade, and Juicy J (an american rapper and record producer). The main stages were extravagant- covered in lights and shooting out fireworks- helping to add to the effects of the paint blasts. The small local stage and the even smaller local tent didn’t gain much attention, maybe due to the fact that there weren’t as many lights or as much excitement around them.
The first night, the weather wasn’t perfect but the drizzling rain didn’t phase the energetic, young crowd. The second day we participated in a “paint blast” count down, but by then everyone was already covered in paint, the crowd went crazy for the gallons of pink and green slime-like paint. Luckily, the venue was large, giving the fans space to take a break from the thickness of the crowd, and the mud that the paint and the rain created. Over all, Life in Color was not a let down, the paint cannons and all of the fans created a like-no-other experience. I look forward to the next festival!
Comment from one of the many fans - "Crazy! Fun! Adrenaline pumping ride! Super cool songs, bumping bass, raging crowd and jaw dropping fun! Very few concerts in the world offer the fun and interactivity of life in color. If you like dance or electronic music in any way this is a must see event. This was my second time going and I will go again!"
PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO COVETED ISLAND DESTINATION ON DEC. 11- 14 FOR AN INTIMATE FOUR-DAY CULINARY AFFAIR
The four-day festival kicks off Thursday, December 11, with two collaborative dinners held at Palm Beach’s most popular restaurants, Buccan and PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar. Over the following three days, guests can take part in an official kick off party at The Breakers Palm Beach and a bevy of fun tasting events: the annual Chillin’ N Grillin’, three industry panel discussions, Street Food competition featuring Palm Beach versus Miami chefs and two children's cooking demonstrations, all held throughout one of the most idyllic destination settings in the world. Talent highlighted throughout the festival includes: Daniel Boulud, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Elizabeth Falkner, Jeff Mauro, Ken Oringer, Virginia Willis, Anita Lo and Gabrielle Hamilton, with local favorites Clay Conley, Darryl Moiles, Lindsay Autry, Aaron Black and many more.
This gourmet getaway is part of Four Seasons Hotels Food & Wine Festivals, a new collection in which Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is working with community partners to spotlight annual food festivals that offer one-of-a-kind experiences for consumers to indulge their culinary fantasies, which also includes festivals in Hualalai and Bangkok.
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2014 event highlights include:
The Butcher Block is a warm and friendly restaurantlocated 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 www.butcherblockgrill.com 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
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)