Sweet! Chocolatier Tyler Levitetz joining Bubble and The Beatles pairing dinner at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach

50 Ocean restaurant in Delray Beach is adding a fifth member to its band of well-known South Florida chefs for the Aug. 16 “Bubble and The Beatles’’ pairing dinner with luxury wine producer Moët & Chandon. http://www.50ocean.com Now,  chocolatier Tyler Levitetz, the main behind 5150 Chocolate, a soon-to-open, “bean-to-bar” chocolate factory in Delray Beach, will […]

Toro Toro: A good (and delicious) start to Miami Spice

Miami Spice begins Aug. 1, so let’s begin with one of my favorite Miami restaurants – Toro Toro at the InterContinental Miami. Celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse never disappoints with a deep menu of ceviches, steaks and Executive Chef Jean Delgado’s signature dishes, including Grilled Spanish Octopus (a must-have for octopus fans), Chipotle Miso […]

Vince Gill to perform at this year’s Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival

The team behind John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival has revealed details surrounding the competition, which will this year become , weekend-long food, wine and music event. Making its return to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater beginning Friday, Nov. 9, the festival will include three nights of live concerts, a new BBQ Pit […]

Darin Riggio new director of sales and marketing at Reunion Resort

Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has appointed Darin Riggio as director of sales and marketing at Reunion Resort near Orlando. Riggio will oversee the  property’s sales and marketing strategies, including driving business, revenue and overall brand awareness to the resort.  www.ReunionResort.com. Riggio joins Reunion Resort from Hyatt Regency […]

New Managing Partners at Ouzo Bay in Boca Raton

Atlas Restaurant Group has made a management change at its Ouzo Bay restaurant in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. www.ouzobay.com. Hospitality veterans Laura Huron and Brian Bagley have been named Managing Partners of the its Mediterranean-themed restaurant. Huron and Bagley have key positions for 23 years and eight years, respectively, with Dennis Max and Mizner Park’s […]