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2nd Annual La Musa Awards

IMG_2404On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame hosted their 2nd Annual La Musa Awards hosted by Eglantina Zingg. The event took place at South Beach’s luxurious Ritz-Carlton on Miami Beach. It was a Latin Star-Studded evening of performers and songwriters nominated in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame that featured some of the greatest Latin performers of all-time like Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Diego Torres, Omar Alfanno, Ednita Nazario, Luis Enrique, Natalia Jimenez, Erika Ender, Angel Lopez, De La Torre, Desmond Child, and R&B singer Miguel just to name a few. (more…)

I Love Lucy Live on Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center!

LUCY 01Live on stage and in color for the first time, Broadway in Miami presented by Bank of America brings you I Love Lucy to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. Staged and directed by Rick Sparks, I Love Lucy Live on Stage lets you relive the most beloved television show in history. In a 1952 studio setting, the show takes you into the Desilu Playhouse in Hollywood, California as a live studio audience member that re-creates an era in transition.

Join the actors who play America’s favorite foursome Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel as they film two of the show’s episodes (The Benefit and Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined) right before our eyes. (more…)

Lhardy Kitchen + Bar | Coral Gables

IMG_1774Lhardy Kitchen + Bar is a downtown Coral Gables eclectic dining experience. You are immediately taken by the interior design of Lhardy with its Colonial 1700s decor. The interior design exuberates passion and romance for those seeking a memorable evening. The restaurant is part of a unique brand and concept of restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels with locations all over the world. As culturally diverse as the City of Miami is, Lhardy Kitchen + Bar could not have found a better location than in the heart of Coral Gables, FL. Serving an array of international cuisines, Lhardy Kitchen + Bar leaves no stone unturned.

This Fall, Lhardy Kitchen + Bar introduces new menu items which we were fortunate enough to sample firsthand. We were presented with an array of specialty drinks that included items from the (more…)

Fourth Annual Gala of Hope: Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Screen-Shot-2014-09-22-at-10.01.12-AMFerrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale is set to host this year’s Fourth Annual Gala of Hope to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The Gala of Hope to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy is an annual campaign that benefits the Families of SMA’s mission to find a cure for the leading genetic cause of death of children under the age of two. The disease destroys the nerves that control voluntary movements and decreases the ability to walk, swallow, and control the movements of the head and neck. Fiorenna Israel-Fuentes and Jennifer Miller-Smith, two mothers with daughters suffering from SMA, founded the Gala of Hope to honor their daughters’ fight for survival. The outstanding work of Families of SMA has contributed to major discoveries that include the identification of the underlying cause of SMA. (more…)

Remember: Unite Against Bullying

Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 2.24.12 PMThe star of the movie “The Blind Side,” Quinton Aaron, is presenting a compelling evening behind an amazing cause to raise awareness against bullying and its repercussions. This wonderful event’s mission is to provide courage, hope, self-confidence, and resources to kids considering suicide, or struggling against the life-long damaging effects on self-esteem and character caused by others’ actions or words.

The worldwide bullying epidemic has become Quinton’s mission. The Quinton Aaron Foundation was established to achieve their goal of ending bullying once and for all. Quinton Aaron will honor two of the bravest people that he’s ever met Rebecca Zerbo, the founder of Positive Pocket, and Jaylen Arnold the founder of Jaylen’s Challenge. Also, join Quinton as he shares some of his personal experiences dealing with first-hand struggles of obesity, and bullying.

“Unite Against Bullying” will be an evening entranced with unbelievable entertainment, music by Grammy Nominated Artists, celebrities, and (more…)

Woodystock 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 8.00.25 PMThe CFH Group and the Woody Foundation are proud to announce, and are set to kick off the 2nd Annual Woodystock benefit concert! Woodystock is a grassroots free benefit concert for music and art lovers, and created to raise money for the recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. The name of the event and foundation is in honor of James “Woody” Beckham, who suffered his spinal cord injury while making a rugby tackle in January 2011.

Proceeds of Woodystock will benefit The Woody Foundation. The main initiative of the foundation is the Woody Pack backpacks. The Woody Pack is a free collection of assistive devices for those who have suffered a spinal cord injury, or are living with paralysis. The backpacks were put together to assist in regaining a sense of independence. The devices included within the Woody Packs helps improve everyday living with items that aid in simple tasks like eating or talking on the phone that are not otherwise covered by insurance. (more…)

2015 Florida Renaissance Festival: Calling all actors and singers!

2015-LogoBobby Rodriguez Productions is seeking fresh talent for next year’s 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival taking place in Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park on weekends from February 7 – March 15, 2015. Casting calls and auditions are for the festival’s “Apprenticeship Program.” Workshops will be conducted throughout seven Sundays starting in September, and will go through every-other week until the end of December.

To audition, you must prepare a one to two-minute classical monologue, and a one to two-minute contrasting contemporary monologue. Singers must prepare 32 bars of a classical, or contemporary styled song to sing A cappella. (more…)

Sing Sing Miami Karaoke!

IMG_0791-1Prepare to sing your heart out at Sing Sing Miami Karaoke bar and lounge in Miami Beach. This karaoke bar is loaded with a total of 17 karaoke rooms for all ages, and is each equipped with a state-of-the-art remote controlled karaoke machine with a bank of over 120,000 songs in 13 different languages! Additionally, each private room is furnished with flat-screen TVs, cocktail tables, two microphones, sound-activated party lights, a bumping sound system, and relaxing couches to sit back on and watch your friends and family take it to the stage. All rooms are also set up with personal call buttons for immediate service from an incredibly super-friendly staff ready to bring you your next drink, or dish from Chacos Gourmet Chinese Tacos. If you don’t suffer from stage fright, you can take your talents to the main bar (21+) starting at 8pm. (more…)

This is OctoberFest 2014!

10553339_1466608633588865_1809823122910454514_nThe Samuel Adams’ OctoberFest makes its way back to Miami for its 5th year to host their tried and true Bavarian tradition. The 2-day event will bring the German traditional festival to South Florida that is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and will take place in Miami’s Sam Adams Castle and Beer Hall at SOHO Studios September 19 – 20, 2014.

OctoberFest will feature an array of seasonal brews that includes Sam Adams #1 selling seasonal beer of all time that goes by the same name of their popular event, OctoberFest. We can’t forget to mention the great food and entertainment to match all the great beer! This Miami funfair will feature (more…)

John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Delicious Grill Recipes

DSC023771As we approach the fifth anniversary of John Offerdahl’s Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine, & Tailgate Festival, we can enjoy some of the event’s delicious dishes in the meantime. So fire up those grills this Labor Day weekend and grill up one of these recipes from the event. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and share these delicious recipes with your friends and family!

Dwight’s Pork Belly Candied Bacon Sliders, Courtesy of Dwight Stephenson and Chef Brandon Jones from (more…)

It’s Good! Los Tacos by Chef Omar in Pembroke Pines

IMG_8764If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food in Pembroke Pines, look no further! Los Tacos by Chef Omar is a family owned business that brings the traditional taste of Mexico to the neighborhood with a variety of dishes only a chef from Mexico can bring to fruition.

Los Tacos has a bar-like setting of counter tables and high-chairs seating roughly about 20 people. The setting also offers mouth-watering Mexican cuisine recipes on the counters that you can snap pictures of to try them at home.

We’ve visited Los Tacos on a few occasions and have tried their homemade chips and salsas, Fish Tacos, Carnitas Tacos, Carnitas Burrito, and $1 tacos which were for a limited time only…all was very good!

The Fish Tacos are from Baja California and served with chipotle lime-mayo, cole slaw, and topped with pico de gallo. (more…)

John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off is back!

10323986_760239050664535_5619395119091020055_nCome join five-time All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker John Offerdahl as he celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine, & Tailgate Festival on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.

The event will pair some of South Florida’s top chefs with Miami Dolphins Legends like Dwight Stephenson, Troy Stradford, Ed Newman, Shawn Wooden, Larry Little, Channing Crowder, and many more. This year’s featured restaurants will be Truluck’s, Palme d’Or/Fontana/Cascades at The Biltmore, Casa D’Angelo, S3 Restaurant at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Darrel and Oliver’s Café Maxx, McCoy’s Oceanfront at the Fort Lauderdale Marriot Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, 13 American Table, and Grille 401.

All proceeds of the event will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation which directs funds to other organizations that “feed the needs of kids in crisis.” The Hand-Off Foundation’s beneficiaries for 2014 will include (more…)

The 2014 Burger Beast Frita Showdown Throwdown!

Screen-Shot-2014-08-01-at-6.40.46-PMBurger Beast throws it down again…as usual! This time The Beast brings us the 2014 Frita Showdown on Wednesday, August 13th at the Magic City Casino located at 450 NW 37th Avenue in Miami. If you have never had a frita before, this is the absolute perfect event to attend and indulge yourself in South Florida’s finest fritas. A frita is a seasoned ground beef patty that is oftentimes mixed with chorizo (Spanish sausage) on Cuban bread with shoestring potatoes…it’s delicious! (more…)

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy

Bank of America Broadway Across America and the Florida Theatrical Association welcomes you to the jungle with Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. It has become a critically acclaimed Broadway hit that was founded and directed by circus producer Neil Goldberg. Originally based in Pompano Beach, Florida, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy made its way to Broadway in 2008 and has been proclaimed “The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” by New York Magazine. (more…)

Buffalo Wild Wings Flies into Pembroke Pines!

IMG_8016B-Dubs has made its way and opened its doors in Pembroke Pines. The new restaurant is located at 11555 Pines Boulevard in the Pembroke Lakes Mall shopping center. This is just what Pembroke Pines was missing!

We couldn’t help but stop by during their Grand Opening week to enjoy some of their famous wings, sauces, and brews. With an endless menu of sides, wings, burgers, flatbreads, salads, wraps, buffalitos, sauces, seasonings, and desserts, every visit to Buffalo Wild Wings is a delicious experience. They have an amazing assortment of domestic, imports, and craft beers from local and national breweries, you’ll never leave thirsty. Also, with over 30 flat screen TVs making up the restaurant, no matter the sporting event, B-Dubs has a screen ready for you. (more…)

Women’s Breast Health Initiative: 2014 Summer Breast Cancer Awareness

unnamedOctober is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month but the disease affects women all year round. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die each year. The Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI) has a summer breast cancer awareness campaign offering life-saving mammograms to women in Miami-Dade and South Broward counties.

The Women’s Breast Health Initiative, Florida Affiliate, is a nonprofit organization that provides critical information and screenings to women in South Florida. Dedicated to fighting breast cancer as a deadly disease, WBHI empowers at-risk women (more…)

Casamigos Margarita Flight at Brimstone Woodfire Grill | Pembroke Pines

IMG_7621Thirsty? Join the fiesta this summer at Brimstone Woodfire Grill and enjoy delicious Casamigos Tequila in a new margarita flight special. Casamigos Tequila was developed by celebrity friends and entrepreneurs, George Clooney and Rande Gerber. The brand is known for the high-quality and smoothness of the tequila.

The Casamigos Margarita Flight features four tasty favorites including the Pineapple Mango, Blood Orange, Pomegranate, and Classic Margaritas for only $20.00 per flight. All of the margaritas have Casamigos Blanco Tequila and are mixed with only the freshest ingredients to (more…)

More Stores Coming Soon to Sawgrass Mills

Several noteworthy additions are now open and coming soon to Sawgrass Mills, further broadening the already diverse mix of more than 350 stores found at the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States.

“Sawgrass Mills is constantly updating our retail mix, bringing in the best designer and name brand stores in the industry,” said Luanne Lenberg, VP/General Manager at Sawgrass Mills. “These new additions (more…)

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa 10th Anniversary White Hot Party

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, a Ft. Lauderdale Beach luxury boutique hotel, hosted a fabulous White Hot Party to celebrate its 10th anniversary with over 300 of South Florida’s notables. The spectacular evening was hosted on the hotel’s 5th Floor Oceanfront Pool Terrace overlooking an endless ribbon of pristine, golden beach.

“We are so excited to be celebrating such a remarkable milestone,” said Heidi Dennis, General Manager of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. “Being on Fort Lauderdale Beach has been such a tremendously wonderful experience and we are so proud to be a part of this community. We hope to continue to spend the next 10 years continuing to provide our guests with superior service and accommodations, so that they are able to create lasting, memorable memories at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa.” (more…)

The Bloggers’ Crawl of the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week

IMG_80441A food blogger’s fantasy! In continuation of the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week presented by Bacardi, we were invited to attend the first bloggers’ crawl which consisted of two routes for a group over 20 of several top South Florida’s Food Bloggers. We reviewed both routes and elected to go with Route One and tagged along with Adventures of the Foodaholic, The Foodie Teacher, and several others. Each route had five stops at different restaurants participating in the 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week.

Both routes began at Swine Southern Table and Bar where all of the bloggers met to depart on their respective chosen routes. Swine is a nice hang-out spot to go after work for Happy Hour and have several of their tasty appetizers. At Swine, (more…)