A New Hue at 1000 NORTH in Jupiter

1000 North in Jupiter, Fla., has a distinct pink glow this month – and it’s not just because of the stunning sunsets. The popular North County restaurant is supporting Susan G. Komen Florida during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lee Morris, 1000 North’s general manager and culinary director (and one of my favorite SoFla chefs) is […]

Celebrated Chef Ari Taymor to teach veggie-infused cooking class at Three in Miami

Continuing his successful Chef-in-Residence at Three, the upscale eatery located within Miami’s Wynwood Arcade, Chef Ari Taymor of Little Prince LA will debut ‘Vegetables Aren’t Just a SideShow’, a veggie-infused cooking class at In the Kitchen, the partner cooking school next to Three, on Oct. 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Focusing on his love […]

Ayala new director of culinary at The Sarasota Modern

The Sarasota Modern, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, part of Marriott International, Inc., has named J. Christopher Ayala as its new director of culinary. In this role, Ayala will be responsible for overseeing the hotel’s entire culinary operation, including Rudolph’s, in-room dining, and the catering and banquet offerings. www.thesarasotamodern.com With more than a decade of high-level […]

NFL Alumni Caring for Kids Charity Poker Tournament set for Oct, 6 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

The NFL Alumni Caring for Kids Charity Poker Tournament, benefiting SOS Children’s Villages – Florida, will take place Oct. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. SOS Children’s Villages – Florida is a foster care neighborhood in Coconut Creek that offers 12 houses and can accommodate up to 75 boys […]

Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival’s next SAVOR Dinner at Valentino Cucina Italiana

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival will host Volume 2 of its SAVOR Dinner Series on Monday, September 23, at one of my favorite Italian eateries – Valentino Cucina Italiana in Fort Lauderdale. The dinner will pair Levantine Hill Wine with a six-course pairing dinner and also will host Levantine Hill Estate’s Head […]

Urbanica The Hotels’ owners acquire North Miami Beach land for new hotel

Urbanica The Hotels’ founders, Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto, today announced their latest acquisition – a $40 million undeveloped beachfront lot in North Beach Miami, located at 6747 Collins Avenue. The duo purchased the 0.98-acre property from China City Construction with plans to develop a 20-story, 200-room lifestyle hotel. Slated to open in approximately two […]

Coral Hospitality’s “Swing for the Kids” at Brasstown Valley Resort gives back to Christ’s Starfish Foundation

Coral Hospitality-GA, recently celebrated a successful fifth annual “Swing for the Kids” celebrity golf tournament at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa – raising more than $23,000 to benefit Christ’s Starfish Foundation, which serves patient families in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta network. With 14 teams totaling more than 70 golfers, and more than 100 participants […]

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa hosting “Taste and Sip” wine event in June 2020

“Taste & Sip,” a food and wine immersion featuring three sponsoring vineyards, returns to Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, Baja California Norte, Mexico, June 25-28, 2020. Participating wineries will include Chateau Ste. Michelle, Lachini, and Clos Benoit. Chateau Ste. Michelle has received 22 “Winery of the Year” honors […]