This week, reviewer Eric Barton tries to get comfortable at American Social Bar & Restaurant on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale and found it lived up to its name. As a social place, it's great environment where food is "ready to share, passed around by a group of coworkers or friends marveling at the key fob beer taps."
While the world will be looking to the athletes in London for the the XXX Olympiad, you don't have to look very far from South Florida to find some of the best athletes in extreme or fringe sports. This week, we profile a few who call our sandy shores home.
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The deafening screams coming from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise were for British-Irish boy band One Direction. The quintet wrapped up their current Up All Night tour in South Florida, but, not to worry girls, they'll be back in 2013.
Read about the tweets during One Direction's final show.
The national premiere of Magic Mike may have debuted this weekend, but locally there was some competition. Friday night, the magic men of Lake Worth's premiere (and only) burlesque troupe, Hurly-Burly, enticed the crowd at Speakeasy Lounge. Photos of mustached/bearded, tattooed men wearing...
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr stopped by his "Galleries on the Art Tour," on display at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, to sign memorabilia before taking the stage at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Read the review of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band at Hard Rock...
Fans went wild as Action Bronson brought his rap skills to the stage at Green Room. Openers Robb Bank$ and MeRcy set the mood for what was to be one crazy night.
Read the review of Action Bronson at Green Room.
Kansas City native Tech N9ne and Cleveland wild boy Machine Gun Kelly brought their Hostile Takeover Tour to Club Cinema in Pompano Beach. The stop was part of an aggressive tour schedule to do 90 shows in 99 days, being touted as "the longest consecutive tour in rap history."
Read the review...
Revered South Florida musicians and Boise Bob and His Backyard Band members Dan Hosker and Lori O'Quinn (AKA Tex Merlot) were greatly affected by a car accident this past May. This Saturday, the rest of the twanging, comical swampy act is hosted a benefit concert to help O'Quinn at Pompano...
The notoriously wacky hype man for politically charged Long Island hip-hop group Public Enemy, Flava Flav stopped by Seminole Casino Hollywood on Saturday to meet with fans. Check him out by browsing this slideshow.
Photos by Alex Markow.
Better Block, a pop-up urban design exhibit from Texas came to Florida for the first time on Saturday, June 16. Scroll through this slideshow to see the transformation of FAT Village.
Photos by Alex Markow.