Monday, April 30, 2012

Review: UdderSweets - Weston & Fort Lauderdale, FL

Serving up ice cream, shakes, chocolates, cupcakes, cookies and candy, UdderSweets is a sugarholics dream! They have something for everyone, from candy apples to bulk candy offerings including giant jawbreakers and gummy bears. The best part about this shop is that everything is homemade from the ice cream to the chocolates. The shop features 32 flavors of ice cream with the motto “we scoop it and you top it.” My favorite of UdderSweets’  is their homemade chocolates which includes chocolate-dipped oreos, truffles, caramels and fudge; but the jumbo peanut butter cup is what I die for. It is udderly delicious!! After only a few bites, you will be chocolate wasted.

They currently have locations in Weston and in Fort Lauderdale/Las Olas. I have been to both, but prefer the Las Olas location because they offer a bigger selection and since I don't go for the ice cream or the candy, I find that the selection is also fresher. Although some might find it to be a bit pricey, for me it is well worth it because I can say that there is a huge difference between the peanut butter cups I find here and what I can get at any convenience store.

1727 Main St Weston, FL 33326 
(954) 385-9033

920 E Las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 760-1883

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Mother’s Day at Morton's The Steakhouse in Coral Gables

Morton’s the Steakhouse repeats its Easter menu for Mother’s Day. For $59 per person you will receive a 3 course meal; see choices here. Morton’s is at 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables.

May 13, 2012

Morton's The Steakhouse Coral Gables
2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 305-442-1662

db Bistro Moderne introduces Burgers & Bordeaux

db Bistro Moderne Miami is offering a twist on the classic American burger and beer combination and it's a great deal. Chef Daniel Boulud suggests one of his favorite pairings for his burger is a smooth glass of Bordeaux so from May 1st – July 30th, he invites diners to enjoy a complimentary glass of Bordeaux with any db Burger ordered at lunch or dinner. Guests may order the burger alone or indulge in the $35 prix-fixe menu featuring an appetizer and dessert. The burger itself is $34, so when you throw in the appetizer, dessert and glass of wine for only $1 more it's a steal!!!

May 1 – July 30
Lunch & Dinner

db Bistro Moderne
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way

Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Rioja Grand Tasting: April 30; 6:30-9:00pm

The new generation of Rioja winemakers and winery owners will be the focus during Vibrant Rioja's 4th Annual Grand Tasting on April 30 in Miami, Florida. The most comprehensive showcase of wines from Rioja in the U.S., this year's event will highlight the rising stars from the region that are not only following in their ancestors' footsteps, but are also carving a new path of their own. Press and trade guests will have the opportunity to sample more than 200 Riojas from over 50 importers at the largest Rioja tasting in the state of Florida to date.

Benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida, Vibrant Rioja and Snooth Media will open the Grand Tasting to consumers from 6:30-9pm on April 30. In addition to a global food lounge, the tasting event will feature a deejay and Vibrant Rioja will donate $1 per live tweet generated during the consumer event to charity. Tickets are $25 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, a nonprofit organization fulfilling the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

A winemaker tweet chat on April 29 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT will kick off the Grand Tasting activities. Moderated by Gregory Dal Piaz, Editor in Chief of Snooth Media, wine lovers can follow the discussion with the official hashtag #riojabuzz. Please click here for a list of wines that will be tasted during the chat.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Restaurant Review: Davie Sub & Sandwich Cafe - Davie, FL

I was kind of excited to go to Davie Subs; the idea of the small local family owned joint that doesn't have much of an appeal on the outside but is a treasure on the inside. Although it did not turn out to be the treasure I wanted it to be, I can say that it is definitely a family restaurant that the owners take great pride in. As you enter the door, you feel at home and they work to ensure customer satisfaction, which is probably the reason they have been in business for over 30 years. The restaurant itself is very quaint, but they do have a few booths where you can sit and enjoy a comfortable meal.
They have a really big menu with lots of options to choose from. I always have trouble making up my mind so it was a bit of a distraction for me, but I did manage to choose something and being the biggest lover of Thai food, I selected the Roast Beef Thai Wrap. I must add that the Roast Beef Thai Wrap was apart of their Boars Head menu. Apparently, they are the only sub shop in Davie that sells the Boar's Head Brand. The Roast Beef Thai Wrap was good but nothing special. It had a little too much peanut sauce and I didn't appreciate the cold refrigerated meat in the sandwich. I don't know if it was because I was expecting something more but I didn't feel like Davie Subs offered me something more than what I could find at any other sub shop, dear I say like Subway. If I went to school in the area (Broward College is next door) or lived or worked in the area, it is worth coming for a quick and affordable lunch, but since none of the above apply to me, sadly, I probably will never be back.

Davie Sub & Sandwich Cafe
3940 SW 64th Ave, Davie FL 33314
(954) 587-9751

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China Grill South Beach: Drink Specials (ends Saturday, April 28)

China Grill South Beach (404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) is currently offering specials on wines, sakes and champagnes including a few notable whites (Joseph Drouhin, Pouilly-Fuisse, Beaune 2009, $40), reds (BR Cohn, Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, $40) and champagne (Dom Perignon, Epernay 2002 at $260). The offer ends Saturday, April 28.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taste of Mexico Festival - Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Taste of Mexico Festival!The Taste of Mexico Festival is a true Celebration of Mexican Food and Culture. Guests will have the opportunity to be acquainted with exhibiting Mexican restaurants and catering services, sample authentic Mexican cuisine, enjoy entertainment for the entire family, and learn about Mexico's rich culture through its gastronomy.

Mexiqueando, an online media platform for Mexicans living abroad, puts together the Taste of Mexico Festival. Our organization promotes culture, lifestyle and Mexican businesses in Miami. Mexiqueando serves as the primary source to gather the Mexican community.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and commemorates the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Contrary to popular belief, it's not the Mexican Independence Day, which is commemorated September 16. Cinco de Mayo has been unofficially "adopted" as a U.S. holiday and is celebrated more here than in Mexico.

Don't know where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Come to the festival and taste all your options in advance.

This is a great opportunity to sample signature dishes from the best Mexican restaurants in town.

When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: La Scala - 905 Brickell Bay Dr. Miami, FL 33131
How: Official Website
Cost: $5.00

Miami New Times & Zoo Miami Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, April 28th

Miami New Times Brew At The Zoo!Come celebrate Miami New Times & Zoo Miami Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, April 28th. Come out and sample beer from around the globe. The party runs from 7pm to 11pm for GA.

The VIP pass includes designated tented VIP area, unlimited beer & spirits samples and catered food and early entry to sample beer from 6pm-7pm without the hassle of any lines. Space is VERY LIMITED so get your VIP right away.

Performing Live: Alien Ant Farm Opening Act: The Spazmatics and Local Favorites King Louie and The Bushmen

Date: April 28, 2012

Location: Zoo Miami (1 Zoo Boulevard 12400 SW 152 Street Miami, FL 33177)

Time: 7pm-11pm General Admission - 6pm-7pm VIP Early Entrance

Ticket Price:
$30 Pre Sale
$40 at the Door
$70 VIP

Present your Brew at the Zoo ticket and get into Zoo Miami for FREE from April 30 - May 4, 2012 or get 50% off admission to Zoo Miami through September 30th, 2012. You also have the option of redeeming your tickets for up to a $30 credit on the Annual Pass. None of these offers are valid with other discounts or coupons.

Call 305-571-7525 or email
Caterina.Falcone@miami... to request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or a sign language interpreter (7 days in advance).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Melting Pot: A Fondue Restaurant - Girls' Night Our & The Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Girls' Night Out
Wednesday, May 2nd

A special benefit for the
Rosamystica Foundation of America

Enjoy  a three course Fondue Dinner
(Cheese Fondue, Entree Fondue & Chocolate Fondue)
Door prizes
Gift bags with a special Melting Pot Certificate
Speciality Cocktails for $6.00
House Wines for $5.00/glass
only $29.00/person


The Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29

After the show join us in the lounge for
Two for One Drinks and Free Cheese Fondue
from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Stay for dinner and receive
Free Chocolate Fondue
When you purchase any Four-Course Fondue Dinner
(mention you were at the Air Show)

Melting Pot
1135 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 568-1581

Brio Tuscan Grille - Receive 20% Off This Week Only‏

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wine Review: Stella Rosa Il Duca Imperiale 1917 (Sparkling Red)

I love this wine! It is soft, fruity and smooth with a slight fizz. It is one of those wine that are great for people that aren't really wine lovers. It might be too sweet for some but served chilled and accompanied by fresh fruit and cheese, it is exceptional. It makes a great party wine!

What makes it even more amazingly great that it is priced between $10-15.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Hiatus-Davie, FL

My friend had received a coupon for a free burger for his birthday by joining their email club, so we decided to have an early lunch at Ruby Tuesday. Since we arrived so early (shortly after opening), the place was basically empty and we were seated right away. The restaurant was very clean and so was the salad bar. I think ever diner besides us went the salad bar route, so if you are into salads, it appears that theirs is pretty good.

In not much of a fan of salad so I decided to get the Avocado Grilled Chicken Sandwich. I typically would get a burger, but since I am trying to cut back on my meat consumption I got the chicken sandwich but I was disappointed. The chicken was a thick cut that lacked any flavor or seasoning, so it just did not taste good. The chicken was cooked well but the thickness of the chicken made it hard to taste the flavors of the cheese, avocado and even the bacon. The fries were alright but the fact that I had to eat them with ketchup meant I didn't really enjoy them but they were crisp and I know that someone else would really enjoy them; I am just picky with my fries. The other side I got was the Sliced Tomatoes but I did not like that either. It was doused in balsamic vinaigrette and it was too sweet for my taste. My friend had the Boston Blue Burger which I have had before and have enjoyed. It is topped with blue cheese crumbles, crisp onion rings, and their house-made Boston barbecue sauce. It may not be the best burger you have ever had but it is still a good option at a restaurant of this kind.

On this visit, I had water but their Sangria is pretty good for only $5. The also offer a few other cocktail options for $5 all day long; no need for happy hour.     

Ruby Tuesday
The Plaza at Davie - 11590 West State Road 84, Davie, FL
(954) 472-8288

Cinco de Mayo Fiestas at Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar

Tobacco Road and Rosey Baby’s Crawfish Boil and Seafood Fest on April 22, 2012

No need to travel to New Orleans for some fresh crawdads, for the 12th year in a row Miami’s Oldest bar, Tobacco Road, will welcome 1,000 of their closest friends to peel up 1,500 pounds of the best Crawfish available, flown in Friday from New Orleans to be served right here in South Florida by the legendary Rosey Baby cooks from Fort Lauderdale.

This Sunday, April 22nd, from Noon-6pm, Tobacco Road is pulling out all the stops for this years annual Crawfish Boil, with over 30,000 Crawfish, The River Oyster Bar and 10 of Miami’s top food trucks, who will be offering their own seafood creations as well.

This family friendly event will feature a live outdoor concert with performances by IKO-IKO, The Wholetones & Nicole Yarling, plus games and arts & crafts for the kids.

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2012: April 16 - 22

Miami Rum Renaissance FairThe Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is one of the world's premier international rum events, presenting a unique and exciting celebration of the fine arts of distillation, maturing and blending fine cane spirits.

Enjoy a full week of exclusive VIP parties at Miami's most notable venues, a grand two-day exhibition of the best rum brands, the excitement of the Island Lifestyle Showcase, celebrity seminars, workshops and cocktail competitions, the annual RumXP competition and awards, an opportunity to rub shoulders with dignitaries and notable experts, and more. Check it out at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach, now through April 22nd.

Official Website

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tijuana Flats Burrito Thursdito this Thursday Only: $4.99 Burrito Meal!

Olive Garden - Enjoy a Free Appetizer or Dessert with the Purchase of Two Dinner Entrees

Click on the image below to print your coupon

Enjoy a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two Olive Garden dinner entrées

Subway - BOGO 6" Sandwich Daily Til 9AM April Only

United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival Brews & Bites Craft Beer Tasting

After its wildly successful debut in 2011, Brews & Bites Craft Beer Tasting returns as the opening event of the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival on Wednesday, April 18, sponsored by CBIZ. Guests will "tap" into 50 craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations, with beers provided by Gold Coast Beverage and Brown Distributors, among others. Selections include: Cigar City Brewing, The Native Brewing Company, Palm, Boston Beer Company, Wynwood Brewing Co. and many more. Guests will pair their beers with food samples from 30 local restaurants, including: Baru Urbano, Fado Irish Pub and Timo Restaurant.

The VIP tasting begins at 6 pm, tickets are $75 per person. General admission begins at 7 pm, tickets are $55 per person. Brews & Bites takes place at Mary Brickell Village, 901 South Miami Avenue, Miami.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Domino's Pizza: Artisan Tuscan Salami & Roasted Veggie Pizza

I had an opportunity to try one of Domino's new Artisan pizzas and out of the four choices available, I tried the Tuscan Salami & Roasted Veggie. Although I am not a big fan of pizza chains and usually opt to make my own at home, I was pleasantly surprised by this Domino's option. I have not had Domino's in a really long time but my sister was always obsessed and for a long time ordered a pie a day, so I have had my share but was never really a fan. The crust was the right combination of thin that I like; not too thick and not so thin that it is just crunchy. Although many may be disappointed that they are unable to select their own topping options, the option that Domino's preselected were the right complement to one another and I could not think of adding or subtracting anything from it except maybe some pepper flakes because I like everything spicy. But the main reason I liked this pizza was that it used white sauce instead of the typical red.

I do appreciate that Domino's is offering a more gourmet pizza that you can enjoy at home, but at the end of the day, I will probably continue to make my own pizza at home. However, if I am ever being lazy and craving pizza, I will probably call in an order of Artisan pizza.

Hooters Tax Day Special - 20 Boneless Wings only $9.99!

Get to Hooters for our Tax Day Special, all day on Tuesday, 4/17! Enjoy 20 Boneless Wings for only $9.99! Dine in only at participating Hooters locations.
Get to Hooters for our Boneless Wings Tax Day Special!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aunt Annie's - Free Signature Pretzel with Purchase of a Pretzel

“Like” Auntie Anne on Facebook to print a coupon for a Free Signature Pretzel with Purchase of a Pretzel.

$2 for 2 Starbucks’ Petites

I love Starbucks coffee, but even if you are not a fan like me, you might be a fan of their petites, if you have not tried them yet. With options like cake pops, mini cupcakes, tarts, sweet squares, and pies, you cannot resist.

They are normally priced around $1.50 each, but if you purchase two Starbucks Petites from now until April 22nd, you will get them for 2 for $2.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro Tax Relief - 15% Off on April 17th‏

P.F. Chang's

Your Tax Relief Awaits Celebrate the end of tax season and enjoy 15% off all dine-in and takeout orders on Tuesday, April 17th*. No lengthy forms or reporting required! Happy Hour and P.F. Chang's for Two are excluded.

$5 off Living Social Takeout or Delivery

Skip the lines today - order Takeour or Delivery!!! Enjoy $5 off your first order, and share $5 off with as many friends as you'd like. Post it, tweet it, have fun.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

$24 Grand Tasting Launch Party Ticket At 2nd Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival ($36.50 Value)

Tantalize your taste buds, satisfy your thirst and enjoy the sounds of live entertainment all while rubbing shoulders with the best chefs on one of South Florida's finest beaches. Grab someone you love and treat yourselves to a day of ultimate indulgence at the Grand Tasting Launch Party for the renowned 2nd Annual Deerfield Beach & Wine Food Festival! Join this exclusive event for just $24 get 1 admission to the Launch Party on Friday, April 27th! Valued at $36.50 value, your ticket includes:

• ALL food, wine & spirits tasting
• Live entertainment in their Chill Lounge
• NO additional fees

There is no better way to spend your than eating, drinking & being merry with people who you enjoy being around. Stroll through nature, sip on wine, munch on exquisite edible delights, and have a special experience you'll surely never forget.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thriller Miami Speedboat Tour - Downtown Miami, FL (Bayside Marketplace)

The wind blowing in your face. The music blaring. A ride on Thiller is as entertaining as it is thrilling.

The Thriller Miami Speedboat Tour is a 45 minute mashup of the typical sightseeing tour combined with adventure. On the tour, you will see a few of Miami's coastal sites including the downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and a few homes of the rich and famous. Now, if you are looking for an informative tour or something a little more relaxed, try one of the many other tours that departs from Bayside, but if you are looking for a fun filled high-speed ride, look no further.

Thriller Miami Speedboat Tour
401 Biscayne Blvd, Bayside Market Place, Miami, FL 33132

Monday, April 2, 2012

Largo Bar & Grill - Downtown Miami, FL (Bayside Marketplace)

The Largo Bar & Grill is located within the Bayside Marketplace in the heart of downtown Miami. One thing that cannot be denied is the view is spectacular and with plenty of outdoor seating it is a great location to come chill, have a few drinks or a meal overlooking the water! There are also plenty of TVs to enjoy watching a Heat game if you are unable to get tickets or simply cause you want a nice place to hang and watch the game.

As far as the food goes, it's not so hot. Considering Largo is suppose to be a more upscale restaurant, it was surprising that the crab cakes were mostly composed of bread crumbs and as a result tasted like mush (your could not taste any crab), and that the Filet Mignon was overcooked and tasteless. On a positive note the Mediterranean Snapper, which is served on a bed of mashed potatoes and topped with Mediterranean vegetables was actually good. It was a very generous portion and if I ever came back, I could order that again. The drinks (I had a mojito) were typical.
Largo Bar & Grill is a little expensive, but it is located inside Bayside, which is geared towards tourist so despite that, the prices are on par. If a great ambiance is your main focus then it is great place to sit by the water to enjoy the view. If the view alone is motivation enough to come and check this place out, go for a seafood or fish dish or just stick to the drinks.

Largo Bar & Grill
401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

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