Shopping for a cause at Macy’s

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There’s nothing like a charity event hosted by a great department store, and that’s what the scene was last night at Macy’s in Fort Lauderdale (located on Sunrise Blvd in the Galleria) as The Real Housewives of Miami’s favorite drag queen Elaine Lancaster stepped up onstage to host a South Florida community shopping event to benefit Broward House, […]

Bring on the bacon

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Just another Saturday night in South Florida? HARDLY! If you were driving down Rte. 95 or the turnpike from Palm Beach County into Broward, I’m CERTAIN that you could have smelled it. The scent filled the air and made tummies rumble. I pulled in to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, left the car at the […]

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 […]

Star struck by Chef Todd English

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At exactly 8:46 last night I dialed my “sorta-sister” Sandy. I had just left Palm Beach Gardens, where I had spent the evening interviewing and taking part in an extraordinarily FUN DIY pizza-making demo by world class Chef Todd English. By 9:00 pm she stopped my babbling and simply said “I’ve never heard you talk […]

The Traveling Plate

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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 […]