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Being Regular Feels So Good, You Want to Sing

Though the calendar might say otherwise, true South Floridians know that summer is here. For the most part, the snowbirds have flocked home again, and we’ve run through the last waves of spring breakers. The bars have seating again, beach parking is more available, and it’s safe to go back to all your favorite haunts. The servers and bartenders might lament the dip in tips, but for the regulars, it’s heaven. And regulars are looking for regular events, ones they can rely on week to week for the kind of Florida diversion they moved here for, like some karaoke, for instance. Taco Beach Shack (334 Arizona St., Hollywood Beach) has karaoke every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. And they have a 20-foot screen and a colorful host known as Mr. Ringleader and a Mexican menu filled with local seafood dishes. Add all that to a 32-ounce draft beer and you’ll not only forget about the annoying snowbirds (and the fact that you used to be one) but you’ll remember why you live here. Call 954-920-6523, or visit
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Starts: June 1. Continues through Nov. 30, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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