Steve Martorano is unarguably Broward County's most colorful restaurateur. For over two decades, Cafe Martorano has been turning out Philadelphia-style Italian comfort food with a side of entertainment. No matter the time of day or night, the restaurant, located on East Oakland Park Boulevard, is p ... More >>
Anticipating passage of the Florida medical marijuana amendment this fall, our favorite retired pot smuggler is hosting a conference this weekend on the business of therapeutic maryjane. Guest speakers from around the nation will spill the seed on the legal, medical, financial and probable regulator ... More >>
Everyone loves chocolate. From stocking stuffers to Valentine's Day presents to sitting alone watching movies on the couch, there's no occasion that won't be enhanced -- or saved -- from a sweet little morsel of chocolate in your mouth. In terms of gifts, we'd much rather receive a box of confecti ... More >>
After more than 20 years of waiting tables in high-end restaurants and raising three kids, Frank and Beth Becker needed a change. Satisfied with their lives but not feeling creatively fulfilled, the husband-and-wife team set out to open a restaurant of their own. The goal was to develop an artist's ... More >>
The poker player's white Nikes had just hit the concrete outside New York's John F. Kennedy Airport the night before Thanksgiving. The sky was bruising over with twilight. Terminal 5 was a hectic holiday beehive of passengers hustling for last-minute JetBlue hops. And there was Eric Riley, Jamaican- ... More >>
Steve Martorano is expanding his restaurant empire in Las Vegas. The celebrity cook already has one successful restaurant in Sin City at the Rio, but this is the entrepreneur's first foray directly on the strip. When we first learned of the new Martorano's at the Paris Hotel, there was little infor ... More >>
Courtesy Steve MartoranoSteve Martorano cooks for Kris Jenner.Looks like Steve Martorano's making the talk show circuit. First, the muscular restaurateur and cook appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, making mozzarella for, and kibbutzing, with the late night host. Read Also: - Steve Martorano Planning S ... More >>
Only a day after showing Jimmy Kimmel how to pull his fresh, warm, creamy mozzarella Steve Martorano has announced he's planning a second Las Vegas restaurant in the Paris Hotel slated for spring 2014. The 200-seat restaurant will offer a large bar and patio, with a clubby design similar to Martora ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale is about to get an influx of people from across the country who love to watch other people do it. Because after eight straight years of porno-ing it up in Miami Beach, the annual EXXXotica sex porn thing expo is hitting up the Broward County Convention Center. Featuring hundreds of ... More >>
Not content with locking up Palm Beach medical marijuana activist Robert Platshorn for almost 30 years, the federal government has now decided to rob him of his constitutional rights, restricting his ability to travel and enjoy free speech and assembly. They don't like him advocating drug ... More >>
The big business brains over at Forbes compiled a list of 200 American cities that the magazine says are the best for "business and careers."Don't get your hopes up, folks. Fort Loddy Doddy did terrible, coming in 192 out of 200. We barely beat out notorious hellhole Flint, Michigan.
Fort Lauderdale commissioners voted unanimously to complain send off a resolution saying the city's not exactly a fan of the "destination resort casino" bill in the state Legislature -- which is sponsored in the Senate by Fort Lauderdale Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff.Aside from that little rift in interes ... More >>
airplanepicture.orgHey, Spirit Airlines is good for something (probably) -- making the average airfare from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport the third-lowest in the country, at $266.The ranking was done by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which found that only the a ... More >>
flickr.comSix years ago, if you wanted to play poker in a casino in Florida, you were playing small-stakes limit poker. Each bet was $2 to $4, and unless you only had a few bucks left, you never said the words "all in." Then the state adopted no-limit Texas Hold 'Em, the kind they play in big tou ... More >>
• Only weeks after closing his Bova Ristorante when partner and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein crashed and burned, Tony Bova is back in the dining game with Vivo Partenza (1450 N. Federal Hwy., 561-750-2120) in the same Boca Raton space. The menu is a mix of traditional and more c ... More >>
Apparently, the Scots are not all thrilled that their motherland gave birth to the woman who gave birth to The Man, Donald Trump, who treated his $1 billion plan to build a golf resort in the Scot town of Aberdeenshire as a sentimental investment. That failed to win him favors in the British press, ... More >>
This dude is appearing on Hell's Kitchen 5 premiering tonight on Fox at 9pm. His name is Danny and he's from Edgewater, Florida. There are three Florida contestants this year on Hell's Kitchen 5. Danny is 23 years old and works as an executive chef. He's a self proclaimed redneck who studied ... More >>
Alright culinary-reality-fanatics, meet Giovanni, one of three Hell's Kitchen 5 contestants from Florida. Giovanni is the executive chef at Creehan's Copper Grill in Destin, Florida. Destin is a Gulf Coast beach town close to Pensacola. Pensacola's about as un-Miami as you can get in Florida, but it ... More >>
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Kim Before the Fall Okay, I took a commenter's advice from the post below and looked up Kim Raffo on Google. And just the second hit is an amazing story in the Star-Ledger about all four victims of the apparent serial killer stalking Atlantic City. In it, the real story on Raffo is told -- and when ... More >>
Well, I sort of breezed by Jennifer Mooney Piedra's story Sunday about a mother of two from Pembroke Pines who became a drug-addicted prostitute and was found murdered in a ditch near Atlantic City around Thanksgiving time. But it's caused a bit of a ruckus amongst some of the boys and girls in blog ... More >>
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