Le Cirque wine pairing dinner at The Bellagio


An event after my own heart, in one of my favorite girlfriend getaway cities….LAS VEGAS! The gorgeous Bellagio hotel is scheduled to host its first wine pairing dinner of 2014 at Le Cirque Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. That’s right Le Cirque (and you thought it was only in NY). The four-course menu, created by […]

Make the Aria’s Red Velvet Pancakes

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If you’ve ever been a guest of one of my favorite Las Vegas hotels, you’ve probably had them. Those FABULOUS Red Velvet Pancakes that Chef Anthony Amoroso entices me with every time I’m there. Whether you’ve enjoyed them in the ARIA Café or had room service bring them up to your room, you’ve probably been […]

Butcher Block Grill comes to Boca Raton

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Tucked in an unassuming shopping plaza on West Camino Real in The Fountains Center in Boca Raton is an unexpected treat that delighted this diner. My first impression when pulling in and seeing the simple sign, was a little disappointing, but once I was seated and took a look at the menu, I knew that […]

A taste of tapas in Delray Beach

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I don’t know about you, but when I go out to dinner with friends I get….FOOD ENVY. Food Envy When you look at what your partner or friend (or even the customers at the table next to you) ordered and you want it, even though you’ve already ordered your dinner. I Prefer I’d much rather […]

Now THIS is the way to see a movie

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No More Wooden seats stale popcorn oversized soda a screen that’s barely larger than an at-home theater. Replace that with Oversized double banquette seating Small wooden tables replacing the armrest for your drinks and food A glass of wine, beer or whatever cocktail you like brought in from Bogart’s Grill A movie screen that spans […]

Wine me, dine me, take me out to…

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Forget the flowers and candy. For Valentine’s Day I’d rather be taken out for dinner. I don’t want to shop, cook, serve and clean-up on the 14th. For those of us in South Florida, Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food is featuring a lavish platter for two for Valentine’s. OMG – The Plato de Amor has […]

The Traveling Plate


Here’s a riddle for you… What is both sweet & savory, casual & elegant, friendly and inspirational, and gets you more than you give? I found out when I attended a FABULOUS dinner set outside on the New River in Fort Lauderdale at the historic Stranahan House recently. The food was inspiring, the service elegant, and the tunes […]

The Mexican – Boca’s newest restaurant

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Sometimes you have a craving for a little Mexican food, and sometimes you want to sit down and enjoy an entire fiesta in a big way. Whichever it is that you’re in the mood for, Dennis Max has it all plated for you and ready to enjoy in a cool as can be California style […]