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May is National Hamburger Month

April 25, 2015 9:59 AM0 comments
May is National Hamburger Month

  Sea Level Restaurant + Ocean Bar The contemporary seaside restaurant at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa boasts a massive chalkboard – Chef Jason Connelly’s “playground,” as he calls it – featuring a daily array of locally-inspired specials. Celebrate National Burger Month, with Chef Connelly’s famous fish burger with fennel slaw, saffron aioli on a brioche bun ($18). The burger will be available for lunch and dinner, served daily from 11 AM to 10 PM; the bar […]

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Words Are The Heroines In Thinking Cap’s “Vita And Virginia”

April 24, 2015 9:32 AM0 comments
Barbara Sloan as an expansive Virginia Woolf entertains Niki Fridh as Vita Sackville-West in Thinking Cap Theatre’s Vita and Virginia  (Photo by Nicole Stodard)

“Words. Words. Words.” —Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 24, 2015 – In theory, Eileen Atkins’ play Vita and Virginia details the relationship between Bloomsbury icon Virginia Woolf and writer Vita Sackville-West. But the real romance is a profligate, glorious love affair with words, with language, with literate expression. Superb performances by Niki Fridh and Barbara Sloan impeccably shaped by director Nicole Stodard luxuriate like their bodies lounging on the elegant chaises in Thinking […]

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park cabins make it easy to explore a great park

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“Cabins”at Jonathan Dickinson State Park are small modular houses in a beautiful wooded setting.

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 24, 2015 – Jonathan Dickinson State Park is such a big, varied park with so many natural wonders nearby that you could spend days there and not run out of things to do. Now, it’s easier than ever to do that. Even if you’re not a camper, you now can stay overnight in the park, thanks to the re-opening of its cabins. Ten new cabins began accepting reservations in Jonathan Dickinson in 2012. […]

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Satire Skewers Pursuit Of Celebrity In “The Little Dog Laughed”

April 23, 2015 9:46 AM0 comments
Michael Uribe and Chris Crawford try to make a connection in The Little Dog Laughed  (Photo by Robert Figueroa)

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 23, 2015 – Can a meaningful relationship blossom in a world where cynicism and self-interest seem to trump integrity and burgeoning affection? Island City Stage’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s hilarious and touching The Little Dog Laughed explores the conundrum set amid the pragmatism of 21st Century seekers of fortune and fame in the shallows of a celebrity-centric culture. The solid cast under Michael Leeds’ direction mines both the copious Dorothy Parker-style wit […]

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Palm Beach: Full of history & manicured beauty

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Fountain in a courtyard off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. (Photos: Bonnie Gross)

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 23, 2015 – The island of Palm Beach is the exclusive winter home of billionaires and their poorer colleagues, the multi-millionaires. For the rest of us, it’s a fun place to gawk at mansions, ficus hedges sculpted into works of art and learn a little history. In the summer, you can snag luxury accommodations at discounted prices and fill your weekend with exploring, snorkeling, biking and visiting museums. The opulence of Palm Beach […]

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Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

April 22, 2015 9:35 AMComments Off
A brown pelican with one wing takes a splash.

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 22, 2015 – Next time you head south on the Overseas Highway for an outing in the Keys, take a few minutes to stop at MM 93.6 in Tavernier. Wander along a boardwalk through a mangrove forest and visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, a volunteer-run facility with an informal, backyard sort of feel. The center is free, though after seeing the work being done, we wanted to stuff some dollars into […]

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The Magnificents Is Old Fashioned Entertainment

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Dennis Watkins, star and playwright of The Magnificents from The House Theatre of Chicago playing at the Arsht (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 22, 2015 – A full moon hangs high above stage left, birds chirp. It feels as if you’re out in the middle of nowhere. The time? Somewhere back in time. The quiet is interrupted by Carnies, three carnival act types who hoot and holler to the audience and begin to show off their wares. You’re in the middle of a sideshow, and these are the players: There’s the strong man, the clown […]

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One-night-only dinner celebrates global cuisine at Mignonette

April 21, 2015 10:11 AM0 comments
One-night-only dinner celebrates global cuisine at Mignonette

Chef Daniel Serfer is partnering with Chef Deme Lomas of the Catalan-inspired concept, NIU Kitchen, on an exclusive Migniukitchenette culinary experience at Edgewater’s seafood mecca, Mignonette. Recently nominated by Food & Wine magazine as one of the People’s Best New Chefs, Lomas along with Co-owner and General Manager Karina Iglesias will bring their eclectic take on authentic Spanish cuisine to the one-night-only epicurean gathering on Monday, April 27, 2015. Both restaurants, each in their first year of operation, have been […]

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The X Run Returns to Miami!

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The X Run Returns to Miami!

MIAMI, FL  … Following the success of the inaugural X Run event, the sexiest event in the themed-races circuit is returning to Miami! The X Run will take place on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Dr, Miami, FL 33149. To register for the event, please visit http://www.thexrun.com/.  Don’t miss the fun run of your life! After an exciting and thrilling inaugural event in 2014, The X Run will once again offer a day of […]

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Slow Burn Theatre’s Ambitious Rent Pays Off In Spectacle

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No day but today: The cast of Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Rent (Photo by Gemma Bramham)

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 21, 2015 – Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Rent is ambitious, daring, electric and 2 hours and 30-something minutes of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll — a no-holds barred, take chances, go-out-on-a-limb spectacle. But when stripped of the aforementioned spectacle, the characters in this Rent, some of them facing death, with others living in the shadows of HIV/AIDs, lack life. Rent is an ambitious project because of the scope, for sure (large cast, through-sung, […]

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Evening Star’s The Addams Family Gamely Delivers The Goofy Giggles In A Flawed Script

April 20, 2015 9:39 AM0 comments
George Macia and Samantha Streich make an odd couple in The Addams Famly at Evening Star Productions  (Photo by Carol Kassie)

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 20, 2015 – The difficulty sorting out the virtues and flaws in Evening Star Productions’ The Addams Family is separating the admirable, ambitious and unflagging efforts of this fledgling troupe and what can be laid off on a congenitally flawed piece of material. There’s enough giggles and grins delivered by these game, committed thespians to keep this production mildly diverting, but they still are finding their artistic chops and they still are chained […]

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Key West chickens: Noisy, colorful, just like Key West

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Chicken in Key West cemetery: See why I like them? Lots of personality.

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 20, 2015 – Key West has a lot of off-beat charms, but one of my favorites has always been the chickens. The feral fowl that frequent the streets and alleys of Key West seem like the perfect metaphor for Key West -– historic, colorful, sort of wild, a little noisy and occasionally annoying. You don’t have to work hard to spot Key West chickens  —  you hear them crowing and see them strutting […]

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