Steelpan restaurant opening soon at renovated Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Renovation of the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel includes Steelpan, a Caribbean-American restaurant concept inspired by the island flavors of South Florida. “During the renovation process, we put a lot of thought into how to best showcase the beach views we have available to us,’’ hotel General Manager Eduardo Fernandez told me. “The inspiration for […]

New clubhouse solidifies The Reserve Club’s luxurious spot in the Coachella Valley

The Reserve Club in Indian Wells, Calif., is celebrating its 20 anniversary in style with an $11.5 million clubhouse. The 700-acre club, which features a Tom Weiskopf/Jay Moorish-designed golf that hugs the Santa Rosa Mountains, is one of top private golf communities in the golf-centric Coachella Valley. “While various changes and innovations have been added […]

Lucky No. 7 at Desert Mountain Club

The growing “short’’ course trend in golf course design has reached fabled Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Desert Mountain “Seven,’’ a par 54 course will open later this spring as a 3,075-yard layout aimed at families and new golfers. Desert Mountain No. 7 joins the portfolio of six Jack Nicklaus-designed courses that have made […]

Upland Miami debuts new brunch and dinner dishes

Upland Miami, the California-inspired South of Fifth hot spot on South Beach, is offering new plates for brunch and dinner. Available daily during dinner service, Chef Justin Smillie is introducing dishes to the menu combining the refreshing flavors that the SoFi outpost is known for, including hints of stracciatella in the Green Zebra Pizza and […]