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Fort Lauderdale Chef Ted Inserra Headed To The Big House, Hosts Party

You know the scenes in mobster movies and television shows where the boys host a "going away" party for their friend? "Going away", of course, meaning "going to jail".


Thus is the case of Ted Inserra, Fort Lauderdale's favorite chef, who is hosting his own "going away party".


Inserra was sentenced to 30 days at Broward County Jail after being labeled a "habitual speeder" by Broward Sheriff's Office. 


What fast vehicle was Inserra driving, by the way? Was it a Porsche, Ferrari, souped up Charger?

It was a scooter. 


"A very fast scooter," according to Inserra, 

 The party is tonight, November 7, at the Original Fat Cats. Starting at 9 p.m., you'll enjoy happy hour prices all night while you dance to Reggae band the Fourth Dimension. Ted has promised to get up on stage for a rousing rendition of "No Teddy No Cry". 

Seriously, in this day and age of everyone feeling sorry for themselves and copping a "woe is me" attitude when their cell phone runs out of juice, it's nice to see someone making lemonade out of lemons. Now if only those lemons had a file hidden inside.....




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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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