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I love Miami. Some say I'm obsessed. I like to say passionate. I'm always looking for the next adventure in my life. I love to be out doing things! I think miami.com is a great place to find out about what's going on and what people think of these places and events. I hope many more people participate!
Ft. Lauderdale Beach, north of Sunrise Blvd.
Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
The Marlins (and the Mets, because I have to)
Bark Park, Fort Lauderdale
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June 10, 1983
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Posted on Wed, 07.07.2010 @ 20:57The loves of my life!!
Posted on Wed, 05.26.2010 @ 14:30I think that The Delano hotel is beautiful. I had a great time at the bar out back. For me it was wonderful to sit out there, on a warm night just enjoying the tropical atmosphere. It is truly the reason that I moved to Miami. The actual hotel is beautiful as it the outside courtyard/pool/bar. Everyone must see this place at one time or another. I think it is one the best hotels in South Beach. ... Read more
Posted on Tue, 03.23.2010 @ 11:24I can't wait to go see Chelsea Handler. You may remember her from Girls Behaving Badly, and now she has a late night show, Chelsea Lately. Her new book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, came out a few weeks ago and is quite funny. There is an additional show at 10:30 and I will be in the audience, a few rows back from the stage. If you can still get tickets, go!!... Read more
Posted on Tue, 03.23.2010 @ 11:12Oh, I can't wait to catch this truck! I've wanted to try this ever since I saw it on TV. And I loved your article. It made me laugh and I'm even more excited that you said it was worth all you went through! Update: I finally found the truck!! The posted opening time was 11am. I showed up around 11:20am and waited until about 11:45am for them to start taking orders. I chatted with some girls who were also waiting for them to open so the time went by pretty fast. Then I got my burger and OMG was it great! Definitely, definitely worth the wait. It was sweet with a hint of spice, juicy, and so flavorful! I can't wait to catch the truck again and try the tacos.... Read more
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 11:13Be sure to try the Bang Bang Shrimp. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food from a chain restaurant. I have gone back again, and I rarely do that with chain restaurants. ... Read more
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 11:11Anyone who reads my reviews knows that I'm not a complainer. I did not like like this place. I thought the food was mediocre at best and the waiter took forever to come to our table. To top it off, there was water dripping on me from the ceiling and they acted like it was my fault and such an inconvenience to slide the table over.... Read more
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 11:00Elaine, thank you for this article! Having spent five years living up near New Orleans, I am always looking for good Cajun food. I look forward to trying these places.... Read more
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 10:52Great concept!
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 10:31I like to think of this as a warm up for Calle Ocho.
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 10:29Can't wait to go! I just did the Behind the Scenes tour in New York this past weekend.
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 10:03I had no idea that there were seminars. Some of these seminars look very interesting. I recommend checking out the full schedule on the film fest website.... Read more
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 09:44Yes! Please, can we really do this?! And to all of you who are reading the article, be sure to watch the slideshow.
Posted on Fri, 03.05.2010 @ 09:30I am looking forward to going and seeing these this weekend.
Posted on Wed, 11.18.2009 @ 15:28Shecky's presents an enjoyable evening to get out of the house and hang out with your girl friends!
Posted on Wed, 11.18.2009 @ 15:23This Thursday and Friday, November 19th and 20th, will be Shecky's "Girl's Night Out" at the Catalina Hotel on South Beach. Attendees can shop through vendors at highly discounted prices, have free cocktails all night long, and you get a free goody-bag worth about $100. I went to the one in April at the Moore building and it was a fun night! We enjoyed the shopping and drinks, and we went out to dinner afterward. It is a very enjoyable night!!... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 23:17I haven't eaten here, but I will update that when I do. I loved this place! We went on a Saturday night. It was packed by the time we got there. There was a live band and a show and I just loved both of them. I had never seen anyone salsa on a bar until then, but they sure did it. They had mostly females dancing on the bar, but would also do the salsa, and occasionally the guys would get up there and dance (my favorite part, of course!) This place was just sexy and I hope I get the chance to go back soon! ... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 23:12I enjoyed going to this place. It has large booths, a nice bar area, pool tables, something for everyone to feel comfortable. The people who were there and the people who worked there seemed very down to earth. We had planned on stopping in for just one drink but I enjoyed it so much we ended up staying the whole night.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 23:08Loved it! This is "Drag Dining" where you go for dinner and are treated to a drag show. We went for Sunday brunch and it was great. Although, I must admit, I was nervous eating in front of a drag queen, I just felt like I was opening myself up. Andrew Zimmern was recently at Lips to do a spot to be featured on his new show, "Bizarre World" I look forward to going back for one of the dinner shows.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 23:02I was hesitant to go here because it just screamed touristy to me. And it was. There's even a gift shop. But, I actually liked it more that I thought I would. I had the shrimp appetizer since I wasn't very hungry and it was just delicious. The show was interesting, but it was pretty much exactly what you see on TV. I had a pole in my way, so be sure to specify where you would like to sit when making a reservation. The drinks were fun and I enjoyed watching all the tables around me receive their drinks. I would recommend going when you have company coming to visit.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 22:51I love this place! It's so cute and the food is great. Definitely order the fried pickle appetizer. Everything I've ever had on the menu is great and it's always a hit with the people I bring there. It makes me miss the time I spent living up on the Gulf Coast.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 22:45This place is always packed. My burger was pretty good but nobody else I was with really liked their food. Our waitress was slow. We went in the afternoon when there weren't that busy. I don't know if they were understaffed or what, but if that's the service we got when they weren't busy, I can't imagine what it's like when they are busy.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 22:41A cute little place. I thought the chips were a little overcooked, but I did like the fish. The entire place was charming and even though we went for lunch, it was dark like a pub so it put us in that pub-mindset. ... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 22:17This place wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything to get excited over. There's a lot of stuff all over the walls, you can sit inside or outside, and they have live music. It took a while to get our food, and the food was really just average. It's coincidental that the author of this review and I both had the reuben; I agree with his review. The other people in my group had salads, and commented that the salads were just average.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 21:50A suggestion for Broward residents: Alegria Tacos on Andrews and 38th St. mmmmm... now I know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow!
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 21:47Funny and interesting too!
Posted on Sat, 09.19.2009 @ 21:31Burn Notice is such a great show. You should really be watching it if you're not already!! I love to figure out where in Miami they are. They even have a map of Miami on their website that has different locations on where they did filming. What great publicity for Miami! I hope they come back to Miami for the next season. ... Read more
Posted on Sat, 03.14.2009 @ 10:25Finally!!!! It's here!!!
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Posted on Thu, 02.05.2009 @ 21:56Count the tiny little specs on the horizon. Those are the sailboats.
Posted on Thu, 02.05.2009 @ 21:55I love the placement of the sun and the clouds in this photo. It's different.
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Posted on Thu, 02.05.2009 @ 21:55The colors could be a little more vivid. You have to see these lifeguard stands for yourself.
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Posted on Thu, 02.05.2009 @ 21:53The first hotel I ever stayed in. The first hotel I saw in Miami. I love the Park Central.
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Posted on Thu, 02.05.2009 @ 21:52I love this photo. I especially love jet skiing!!!
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Posted on Wed, 02.04.2009 @ 23:31I really enjoyed this article. As someone who has been contemplating switching to an organic lifestyle I found this article very uplifting. It's not going to be easy switching to all organic, but this gives me hope that there are restaurants and stores out there that accommodate this lifestyle. It's making the decision seem a lot easier. ... Read more
Posted on Wed, 02.04.2009 @ 23:11I'm RSVP-ed! I can't wait to see what's up for the rest of the month. It's really great you're not telling us, I would sit at work thinking about it all day!... Read more
Posted on Tue, 02.03.2009 @ 21:23Great article. I love the super informative ones. They present more of a challenge of things to do and see. It also helps to break down the area so I can find a location that suits what I am looking for.... Read more
Posted on Tue, 02.03.2009 @ 21:19We'll help fill the American Airlines Arena! Seriously I just listened to his myspace page. Go check it out he's pretty good.
Posted on Tue, 02.03.2009 @ 21:14La Caja China - that's great. I learned about that on an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay. I'm glad I did because it made the whole paragraph make sense. Cute.... Read more
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 21:38I hear you. The only time change should be rounded is when it's in the customers favor. The waiter could have given your beaux 50 cents; same with the gelato lady. It's just unethical to jip customers like that.... Read more
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 21:34Great article! I'm really excited about these videos too. Can't wait to watch them!
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 21:24Thanks for these suggestions. I never go over to Miracle Mile because I never know where to go. I'm going to try out some of these places and hopefully this adventure will lead me to find some places that haven't been mentioned (or that are bridal or stationary stores.)... Read more
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 21:12It took me a while to warm up to Anthony Bourdain. I had a friend that really liked him so I tried to watch his show once or twice and didn't like it. I recorded an episode of him in Spain and I fell in love with him and the show. I like his brashness and I love how his voice over narration sounds like words out of a book instead of straight thoughts. I think it's a nice twist on voice overs and narratives.... Read more
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 21:04This sounds like a pleasant time. Has anyone been?
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 21:00I won't be here for the one this month, but if anyone goes will they post a review? I'm interested in going to the one in March and I'd like to know what everyone thinks.... Read more
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:56Tell everyone you know. I'm sending out mass emails to everyone I know.
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:55Does anyone know what this is?
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:54This is the other event I will be attending this weekend. I love Greek Fests and I'm excited to go to my first one in South Florida!
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:52So I thought I was going to be the dorkiest person when I suggested going to this. Turns out I've got the biggest group of people for this one!! I have my roommate, my friends, my neighbors, and my co workers that have agreed to go. I hope it's as fun as I am expecting it to be! ... Read more
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:49Sounds fun. I love learning about areas and history. I'll try to make it down there and do a review.
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:47Miami Spice is the cheapest time of the year to do reviews!
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:46The Delano is fabulous!! Everyone, visitor or not, should go visit the Delano.
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:45Has anyone been to this? Is it a good night to go? I haven't found anyone who has been, but I may be talking to the wrong people.
Posted on Mon, 02.02.2009 @ 20:43Wow! I really loved the artwork of Carlos Luna. His work was so weird and fantastic. I was in awe of it. There was so much to take in in each piece. I highly recommend it.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 20:06We will be leaving for this in two hours. I'll post back tonight with some details on what it's like since there isn't much in the description. It looks pretty good; I've seen the ads in City Link and New Times for the last week or two. I just hope I don't freeze to death!!! This was much bigger than we all thought it would be. There were many interesting booths to see. I enjoyed seeing all of the creative things people have done. We received free entrance into the Museum of Art, where I discovered a new artist I like. (He isn't a new artist, he's just new to me) Everyone was out strolling around, a lot of people brought their dogs, and they even had easels set up for you to work at. Now, I don't consider myself an artsy type of person, but even I felt inspired by all of the art around me. If I had had some paint, pencils, or even crayons I may have started drawing! If you have the chance to go tomorrow, be prepared to have a nice relaxing Sunday morning. (oh, and I only froze when I was in the shade)... Read more
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:57I am excited about this. I have seen the flamencos in Spain; I am excited to see them again. I know that there are a few days and a few different performers. Does anyone know what the best day to go is or who the best performers are? I would like to go with a few of my friends but nobody knows what the best performance is. ... Read more
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:54This seems very intriguing. Is there anyone who knows a little more about this other than the little blurbs in the newspapers? It seems like a very lively interactive show. Has anyone seen it?... Read more
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:52Can anyone tell me the size of this farmer's market?
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:51Can anyone tell me the size of this farmer's market?
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:51Can anyone tell me the size of this farmer's market?
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:49I have seen Annie plays numerous times. From middle school plays all the way to Broadway. Sure some are better than the others, but seeing Annie is always a good time. You can't help but walk away in a good mood (and with all those songs stuck in your head!)... Read more
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:46Does anyone have correct information on the date?
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 19:27Wish I didn't have plans for tonight. I'd love to go to this.
Posted on Sat, 01.31.2009 @ 09:03We will be leaving for this in two hours. I'll post back tonight with some details on how it is. It looks pretty good; I've seen the ads in City Link and New Times for the last week or two. I just hope I don't freeze to death!!!... Read more
Posted on Tue, 01.06.2009 @ 00:19Uugghh! The same day as the BCS Championship?! How am I going to choose?? I will be upset about this one. I fell in love with Kevin James after his 1 hour special on Comedy Central called: Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff. If you haven't seen it you must. It's hilarious. As far as the new movie, I hope they didn't show all of the funny parts on the trailer because it looks like that movie is going to be funny. I hope I can figure out a way to go to work, see this, and go to the BCS game!!... Read more
Posted on Tue, 01.06.2009 @ 00:13I love to take visitors to Riverwalk. There's the movies, the water, restaurants, and bars. Then they can have their pick of what they want to do. There's also the Science Museum and IMAX a few blocks away and right near Las Olas. I just tell them 'here we are' and let them decide where they want to go. I have spent many casual evenings and a few afternoons there and I have always had a pleasant time.... Read more
Posted on Tue, 01.06.2009 @ 00:10This is so cute. I loved the lights on everything. It was nice to enjoy the warm evening nights, take a stroll, and look at all the pretty lights. It was a wonderfully relaxing evening. ... Read more
Posted on Tue, 01.06.2009 @ 00:05I wish I knew this went on here. I'm so sad I didn't find out until today. I won't be able to make it this year, but it definitely will be on my list of things to do next year. It sucks that I have to wait so long! Be sure to check out the website. If anyone goes, please let me know how it was. ... Read more
Posted on Tue, 01.06.2009 @ 00:02You can't beat free admission!
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:52We are going to try to go to the performance on Jan. 16th. That particular performance is going to be picketed anti-gay activist Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. These are the people that gained notoriety for picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepard. We need to be out that night in support of gay people. Please spread the word that these horrible people will be in town. Besides, the play looks fantastic!! Not to mention hilarious!... Read more
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:43I didn't know all this was going on! We were going to be there tailgating anyway but this is the icing on the cake!
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:18This is a nice museum to spend a nice afternoon in. If you go on the weekends you'll have to watch out for the kids running around. I always look forward to the new exhibits that come and are on display. I enjoy seeing the IMAX movies. We usually get the joint ticket so we get into the museum and the movie at a discounted rate. There is also a section for kids to play around and learn. Truth be told, even we enjoyed this interactive section. We did enjoy without guilt as there were other adults without kids playing in that section, too :)... Read more
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:17So cute!! I wish I had my puppy then! He would have totally been wearing all the Obama gear I could have found!
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:15I will never take a four month sabbatical again!!
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:09I was very excited about this exhibit. I have always been fascinated by frogs. I enjoyed the exhibit even more than I thought I would. I enjoyed learning about all the different types of frogs; I especially enjoyed the colorful ones!... Read more
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:06I saw this in the regular Regal movie theater and then I saw it in IMAX. It is 100 times better on that huge IMAX screen. I enjoyed it so much more the second time it was worth every penny!... Read more
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:04You can't beat free admission!
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:03You can't beat free admission!
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 23:03This exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science was very nice. I enjoyed looking at and learning about all of the minerals, rocks and ammonites. The display is upstairs, and not exceptionally large, but it did hold my interest. Be sure to check out the ones that glow in the dark! ... Read more
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 22:55This exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science was very nice. I enjoyed looking at and learning about all of the minerals, rocks and ammonites. The display is upstairs, and not exceptionally large, but it did hold my interest. Be sure to check out the ones that glow in the dark! ... Read more
Posted on Mon, 01.05.2009 @ 22:49We are excited that Miami is hosting the BCS Championship!! We weren't able to get tickets, but we will be out tailgating! Hope to see everyone out there!... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:44A cute little place right next to the water, we stopped in for a quick lunch. The service was good and the food was tasty. They had decent sized portions; I think we all ended up taking food home. Reasonably priced this place was a good place to eat and grab a beer. ... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:40This place threw us for a loop. The decor is elegant looking but the $2 beer is what drew us in. We were even more shocked looking at the menu. We went around 4:30pm on a Saturday. $2 beer, 3 for $7 Martinis, and most of the food was $4.99 or $6.99. What a deal! The food was okay, but the drink made the mediocre food better. Definitely a great place to start the night! ... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:31We decided to go out to lunch for work and before we knew it we had a group of twelve. After trying to go to Chili's (but there was too long of a wait so we couldn't stick around) we ended up at Champps. I'd always noticed the groups of people around lunch and then around six, so when we needed someplace close I recommended Champps. They were super busy but still made room for us to sit inside and we were seated within five minutes of arriving. The staff was friendly and helpful and everyone enjoyed his or her food. We all said we would go back again and hopefully we will, just hopefully the next time for drinks after work.... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:26This place is always so packed I sometimes have to wait to turn down the street. I finally went and I can see why. The place looks small from the outside, but there are tons of tables inside. Don't plan on going during a weekend night and getting a seat though. This place always has a line. It's not too hard to see why though. Instead of complimentary bread, we received complimentary hushpuppies. They were good and we couldn't wait to get our hands on the catfish. Perfectly fried this hit the spot. There's a more extensive menu then I would have guessed, and yes, you can order something other than catfish. But for a restaurant that has devoted itself to catfish, this place knows how to do it. Give it a try on a laid back night, and bring the whole family, from the grandparents to the kids.... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:25This place is always so packed I sometimes have to wait to turn down the street. I finally went and I can see why. The place looks small from the outside, but there are tons of tables inside. Don't plan on going during a weekend night and getting a seat though. This place always has a line. It's not too hard to see why though. Instead of complimentary bread, we received complimentary hushpuppies. They were good and we couldn't wait to get our hands on the catfish. Perfectly fried this hit the spot. There's a more extensive menu then I would have guessed, and yes, you can order something other than catfish. But for a restaurant that has devoted itself to catfish, this place knows how to do it. Give it a try on a laid back night, and bring the whole family, from the grandparents to the kids.... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:02So I missed it this year because I hadn't moved yet, but you failed to let me know if I'd be able to find a husband there? I guess I'll have to check it out next year :)... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 10:01I agree with this review. This is a major city, how do we not have some of these places. How can there be an H&M in the Poughkeepsie Galleria in Poughkeepsie, NY (less than two hours from NYC) but we don't have one in Miami? And the closest Sonic is in Boynton Beach? Please! What about Whataburger or Zaxby's? Let's get some of these places down here! ASAP!!!... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.24.2008 @ 09:54The meatballs with lingonberry are fantastic. Try whatever you want at the cafe, but you must try the meatballs at least once before you decide whether or not you like this place. And I always forget about the food downstairs. I get half way through place and then decide I need to eat before I brave the lower floor. At least the place is big enough that there's a good chance it'll be lunchtime while you're upstairs, then dinnertime by the time you get to the registers!... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.09.2008 @ 09:37I really liked this movie. It moved along nicely, so I didn't get bored. It was pretty funny, and although it was a lot stupid humor and like cort said over the top antics, it wasn't stuff that had been done a million times before. Very Funny!... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.03.2008 @ 21:29This article is fantastic!! It has everything I want to know about all the beaches. It is wonderful for a visitor and for people who just moved here. Even more, I can choose what type of environment I feel like being in and go to that beach. Thanks for the fantastic information!... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.03.2008 @ 21:24The movie was pretty good. I'll agree, the effects weren't the best and the story line was pretty predictable. But on a rainy day with not much else to do it was something to do. I don't think the ten dollars a person is justified though, so unless you're one of those people who has to see action movies on the big screen, I'd wait until it comes out on video.... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.03.2008 @ 21:20I liked this article. I truly enjoyed reading about how Mr. 3-0-5 is still a pretty down to earth person. I hope he gets out of that awful contract and gets signed on with a large company, like Universal. The Spanish influence in music is just beginning and I think Pitbull is definitely one of the people who could make it HUGE. (Oh, and the heels thing is pretty funny. I'd like to see that happen)... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.03.2008 @ 21:15I think Will Smith is a truly wonderful person. I think he is a great actor and a great person. I look forward to seeing his work in the future, and I definitely wouldn't mind bumping into him on the street :) I enjoyed this article, it was an enjoyable read.... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.03.2008 @ 21:07Fantastic article. I've been looking for some good Latin clubs since I moved here. I will definitely have to go and check these out! And if anyone knows of some other good ones (especially less touristy ones) let me know!... Read more
Posted on Sun, 08.03.2008 @ 20:59I had gone to Boom once, the first week after moving here. It was on a Sunday and it was dead. Eventually I went again, on a Saturday. Wow! What a difference. The place was hopping. The music took me back a little bit, to when I first started hanging out with gay men. It was a blast though. Everyone was having a great time and the music, even being a little dated, kept everyone dancing all night long. Be sure to pick the right night and I'm sure you'll have a good time.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 23:10It is a Hard Rock Cafe. Just like all the others, but being in Miami makes it better of course. (j/k) I enjoy trying different cocktails whenever I go to Hard Rock, it give me something to look forward too. Definitely a tourist destination, and a Hard Rock collectors destination.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 23:07I love Chipotle! I used to work next to one and live across the street from another one. Now, I have to drive far to get to one but it is so worth the drive. I get the burrito bowl, then add some chips and eat it like a "dip" if you will. It has it's own taste, so don't go in expecting Mexican food and I'm sure you'll love it too.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 23:01I enjoy stopping by Zona Fresca on my lunch break. The food is decent and the prices are reasonable. You don't leave feeling stuffed or like you just ate a bunch of greasy fatty food. Every time I've been here it's been pretty busy, but they keep the food coming so you don't have to wait long. You go right in and order (there's a limited menu with a lot of variety) so you're not spending twenty minutes trying to figure out what to eat.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:58I love to grab some lunch with my friends at Panera. I don't even mind going by myself. I'll just grab some lunch and get on my laptop. I enjoy the half soup half sandwich combo. I also enjoy the pineapple upside-down cake. A friend bought it for me once and I've been hooked ever since.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:56Everyone must go and try the meatballs. They are a treat, especially since this restaurant is in a retail store. So, for a few bucks and some fun shopping, grab the meatballs and be sure to dip them in the red sauce. It brings such a different flavor to them!... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:52From the commercials, I imagined that this place would have no children there. But there was. Other than the little kids running around it was fun to play games to earn tickets. The food was okay, it wasn't the best but it was better than I thought it would be. It was silly when it came time to redeem our tickets, but we grabbed a couple of shot glasses by which to remember our experiences. ... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:27I enjoyed staying at the Park Central when I visited a few years ago. I live here now and I still want to pop in every now and then and spend the night. I don't know if it's still the same, but it looks like it is. ... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:23I have enjoyed my many trips to Georgie's. I've eaten at the restaurant, and gone out for drinks in the evening. The staff is always friendly and nice. The food was pretty good. There's always good music playing and everyone always seems to be enjoying themselves at Georgie's.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:13It's cute. It's not the best of Will Ferrell, but it's not the worst either. If you're looking for a few good laughs go and see it, but don't expect too much. And I agree with Cort. I liked Seth Rogin's appearance in the movie.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:11You can pretty much find anything at Sawgrass Mills! Go during the change of seasons for the best deals. I also like to find out the days that my favorite stores change their promotions. My best piece of advice: Avoid it on the weekends at all costs! Early morning is the best.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:04I went on a Thursday evening for some dancing. It was a very nice place and quite enjoyable. The type of music wasn't my type of music, but the place was nice, the people were fun, and there was a good energy running through the place. They had a band play which was a nice change of pace and the music was fun. The place was expensive, but worth it, to spend a fun evening with friends.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 22:01In my opinion, Dolce needs some work. The space is nice there is a lot of potential for this club. The music was jumpy, hopping from one genre to another without little transition (the type of music that can clear the dance floor or bring everyone to it with just one song) The "dance floor" was in the middle of the room with an unknown path of how to get anywhere and even more bothersome was the pole directly in front of part of the bar. A 'VIP' section was set up in the front of the dance room. The whole thing seems like a logistical nightmare should this club become popular. We'll see though. I'll give it some time and try it again.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 21:55I lived in Orlando for about two years before coming to Miami. It's a fun place to see and there are a lot of things to do. It's also a little less expensive than Miami as far as restaurants and concerts and so forth. However, with gas and turnpike fees it doesn't make sense to go just for that. Plan a whole weekend and get your money's worth. Orlando has a lot to offer, so be sure to do some research on what you're going to do when you go. Orlando has somewhere in the 5000 range of restaurants so there's plenty of places to eat. They do have plenty of theme parks and the God-forsaken wheel that they are trying to erect in downtown Orlando. There isn't a lot going on in downtown, but if you do your research you can find a cool place to hang out. If you can't find anything local, I've always had a good time at City Walk, and there's something for everyone. It's also less expensive than Disney's Pleasure Island. Anyways, I could talk about Orlando all day, let me know if there is something specific you're looking to find out.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 08.02.2008 @ 21:37I thought this was a very cute restaurant. We passed by it and on a whim turned around and pulled it. You would never guess about the cute interior design or the type of food by the outside of this restaurant. The waitstaff was polite and attentive. The food was good as well. My sister had the carne asada, which was tasty, albeit a little chewy. I had the achiote pork tenderloin which was just a delight. It was cooked to perfection and had a nice flavor. We enjoyed the sweet plantains, and admittedly I am not an expert (yet) on sweet plantains but they were some of the better ones that I have tasted. The decor was very cute. There was a fountain in the middle of the restaurant which I thought would end up being annoying by the end of the meal, but it wasn't. The restaurant is reasonably priced especially for the food you get. I recommend giving it a try. ... Read more
Posted on Mon, 06.30.2008 @ 21:51I thought this place had great potential. I was highly disappointed. I will start by saying that three people in our group had been tho Nexxt before and liked it. They weren't as pleased this time. Here goes my review. The meal started out with drinks. I had a Mojito which was terrible. Mint water is what I was drinking. Pomegranate Martini next, better but not great. I had the Avocado Wantons, which I highly recommend to anyone. They were delicious. Then we had food. Terrible, bland, flavorless food. It wasn't just mine. I sampled a few things to make sure before writing this review. It was everyone's food, and we were all in agreement that the food was very bland. Service was slow; it took forever to get anything from our waitress. I waited at least 20 minutes each time my water ran out. Our waitress seemed bothered each time we asked a question or asked for something. And believe me, we barely asked for anything. Other waiters and waitresses kept bumping into the backs of our chairs. Oh, and the bathrooms were dirty and NOT air conditioned. **Update: My sister and a friend who went the other night went back again (2 days later) and they said it was much better. Overall: 2/5 **This is per my experience but because of good reviews by other people at different times, I have given it three stars.... Read more
Posted on Sat, 06.28.2008 @ 03:10This is a really great place to go grab breakfast. The food is pretty good and the atmosphere is fun and casual. Overall: 4/5
Posted on Sat, 06.28.2008 @ 03:10This is a super fun burger joint. In the heart of Wilton Manors, there is a fun casual atmosphere that promotes an almost bar-like setting with dining. The food is pretty good and the place is reasonably priced. For me, I enjoyed the casualness, but with valet. I enjoyed the food, but with the club music in the background. I enjoyed the bar, the restaurant, and the deck that made you feel like you should have been overlooking the water. I guess it appealed to both sides of my personality :) Overall: 4/5... Read more
Posted on Sat, 06.28.2008 @ 02:17Lulu's Bait Shack is a decent time. I'd be more likely to go and have a drink after work on a Friday evening, than to go back for dinner. The food is average. None of the four dishes we had was terrible, but it was nothing to write home about either. Cajun, yes. Let me put it this way. You know how you can get pasta at Fridays, but you wouldn't really recommend it for Italian food? Same goes for Lulu's and Cajun food. The restaurant looked like a Cajun Fridays, too. There is a lot of stuff plastered all over the wall, just with a Cajun theme. The one thing it had going for it was the indoor/yet outdoor seating. Overall: 3/5... Read more