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Brasserie Central getting ready to open at The Village of Merrick Park

October 30, 2014 1:31 PM0 comments
Brasserie Central getting ready to open at The Village of Merrick Park

Award-winning Chef/Restaurateur Pascal Oudin, of Coral Gables’ highly-regarded and long-standing, upscale modern French eatery, Pascal’s on Ponce, is gearing-up to open Brasserie Central, a brand new haunt for affordable and authentic French faire, located at The Village of Merrick Park. Slated to open this fall, the 3,000 square-foot, 147-seat indoor/outdoor Parisian style bistro will serve lunch and dinner, with eventual plans to add grab-and-go options, as well as a weekend breakfast and Sunday brunch, later down the road. Designed to […]

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Gilda’s Club SFL presents Carnival of Venice (Video)

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Gilda’s Club SFL presents Carnival of Venice (Video)

By EyeOnSouthFlorida.com, Oct 30, 2014 – Gilda’s Club South Florida’s Annual Casino Night: Carnival of Venice, benefiting Gilda’s Club South Florida, transported attendees, this past Friday night to the Venetian Carnival and featured cuisine, gaming tables, live and silent auctions, and the beautiful cars of Ferrari and Maserati. Host Jessica Koussevitzky was on hand for this spectacular event and it was all for a great cause. Gilda’s Worldwide: Gilda’s Club is named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner – one of […]

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Strange Bedfellows: Hedda Gabler and The Seven Year Itch

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Strange Bedfellows: Hedda Gabler and The Seven Year Itch

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 30, 2014 – The magic of serendipity: It’s difficult to imagine — without being boxed into it as Miami Theater Company was — how an artistic director would thematically put together a season encompassingHedda Gabler and The Seven Year Itch. Certainly, MTC founder Stephanie Ansin and collaborator Fernando Calzadilla never considered in advance pairing Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 proto-feminist classic drama and George Axelrod’s 1952 rarely-revived social comedy about a man dreaming of philandering, […]

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Boca Grande: Old Florida island on the Gulf is worth the trip & toll

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Boca Grande: Old Florida island on the Gulf is worth the trip & toll

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com Oct 30, 2014 – It may have hosted Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Audrey Hepburn and the George H. W. Bush family, but the elite island of Boca Grande is still a place where regular folks can have a grand Old Florida experience. I have to admit, I was always put off by Boca Grande. First, it seemed like this island on the Gulf coast was far off the beaten path. (It’s not; it’s a 40 […]

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Knaus Berry Farm: Beloved sweet spot in Homestead opens

October 29, 2014 9:27 AM0 comments
Knaus Berry Farm: Beloved sweet spot in Homestead opens

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 29, 2014 – Knaus Berry Farm is how folks in the southern tip of Florida know cool weather has finally arrived. From late October to mid-April, the line forms for the best fresh cinnamon buns and pecan rolls in Florida – some say the world. The Knaus family has operated a farm and bakery in the rural Redland area south of Miami for 50 years. The roadside store is only open in winter. […]

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Love orchids? Free tours at R.F. Orchids in the Redland are a must

October 25, 2014 10:17 AM0 comments
Love orchids? Free tours at R.F. Orchids in the Redland are a must

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 25, 2014 – Most folks who love the subtropical foliage of Florida soon learn to love orchids – the native ones but also the splendiferous variety from around the globe that thrive in our climate. If you have fallen for orchids, you owe it yourself to visit the Redland, the surprising rural enclave south of Miami where several orchid growers are located. It makes a great day trip that is also full of […]

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Fantasy Fest continues in the Keys with Masquerade March (Video)

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Fantasy Fest continues in the Keys with Masquerade March (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, Oct 25, 2014 – KEY WEST, Florida Keys – With a rain-producing weather system moving away from Key West, thousands of costumed revelers are expected to parade through the island city’s historic Old Town Friday evening during an offbeat Masquerade March. The march is a highlight of the island city’s Fantasy Fest celebration, a lavish annual masking and costuming festival that continues through Sunday with more than 40 events. The 2014 festival is themed “Animeted Dreams & […]

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Let’s get crackin': Stone crab season opens with Naples fest this weekend

October 24, 2014 6:53 PM0 comments
Let’s get crackin': Stone crab season opens with Naples fest this weekend

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 24, 2014 – NAPLES — This is the fifth year for the Naples Stone Crab Festival, which celebrates the opening of the stone crab season on the waterfront in upscale Naples. Sponsored by the Old Naples Waterfront Association, the festival shows off the historic center of Naples and the bayfront businesses that are this city’s signature destination.  It helps that this stretch of the Gulf Coast, especially nearby Everglades City and the Ten […]

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When birds migrate, they perch on Merritt Island

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When birds migrate, they perch on Merritt Island

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 24, 2014 – The visitor is greeted by a cacophony of tweets. These are real birds, not tweeple, mostly red-winged blackbirds, and they gather by the hundreds around the Visitor Center at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge — a must stop, especially for newbies, on this 140,000-acre preserve at the doorstep of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. This sprawling island may be the most important of its kind in Florida, featuring […]

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Windridge Yacht Charter “Pop-Up Restaurant Series”

October 23, 2014 11:04 AM0 comments
Windridge Yacht Charter “Pop-Up Restaurant Series”

 The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions’ Chef/Owner Cesar Zapata is hosting the debut of Windridge Yacht Charter’s new “Pop-Up Restaurant Series” on Wednesday, November 12, from 7 to 10 p.m., with 6:30 p.m. boarding. Inviting Miami’s most innovative chefs to the spectacular South Florida waterways for a one-time only dining cruise event on its flagship yacht, Lady Windridge, the vessel will cruise along Biscayne Bay as guests enjoy a multi-course menu, signature cocktail pairing, beer and wine, DJ entertainment and more. […]

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Stripsteak To Open At Fontainebleau In November

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Stripsteak To Open At Fontainebleau In November

(Miami Beach, FL) – Almost a year to the day that Michael Mina 74 – Chef Michael Mina’s high-energy, modern bistro concept – premiered at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the James Beard award-winning chef is preparing to unveil his second restaurant at the iconic hotel. The Miami Beach outpost of his extremely successful, award-winning Las Vegas restaurant, STRIPSTEAK – an innovative and contemporary steakhouse concept – is slated to open November 2014. STRIPSTEAK will offer a dynamic dining and bar scene […]

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Fall Outings: Birds hold court at Wakodahatchee Preserve & Green Cay

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Fall Outings: Birds hold court at Wakodahatchee Preserve & Green Cay

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Oct 23, 2014 – There may not be a more accessible environment to observe our feathered friends than two man-made wetland preserves west of Delray Beach. And while all manner of birds and other wildlife hold court here year-round, these wetlands are especially lively during the fall and spring migrations. Best time to visit is early morning. And bring your camera. The  Green Cay Wetlands and Wakodahatchee Preserve are just two miles apart, making them an […]

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