Ala Turca Mediterian Cuisine – Hollywood

Ala Turca Mediterian Cuisine has been in Hollywood for over five years now and yet somehow they seem to be just under the radar. But not anymore. Located on the Southwest side of Young Circle, the restaurant is an upscale culinary delight. On a recent visit for a work gathering, we were treated to a…

Grill tools for men and women who love to cook over the open flame.

It may not look like it, or even feel like it, but old man winter is packing his bags and Mr. Summer and Spring is getting ready to move into your neighboorhood. And that means… It’s almost grilling season! If you like hamburgers, steak, hotdogs, fish and shrimp on the grill there is just one…

The Original Pancake House – Aventura

It’s Sunday Morning and we all are getting into the Studebaker for a drive into the mountains of Oregon, but before we leave Portland we have to make just one stop… The Original Pancake House.  Wait, this isn’t 1953, and we are not in Portland Oregon or even Portland Maine for that matter. And I’m…

Everything Wrong with the iPad Air 2019 7th Generation & iPad Mini 5

So Apple has finally updated the “entry-level” iPad and the iPad Mini 5. What they did is a complete disappointment at least to me.  First the New iPad… It’s clearly no longer “entry level”. At a starting point of $499, Apple has taken an entry-level product and made it into a premium product. Of course,…

Jack’s Hollywood Diner AKA the Cop Diner!

There is nothing more comfortable and nostalgic than the “Old-School” diner. The kind you would find while driving down Route 66, or perhaps on some forgotten highway in the Midwest, or right here in Hollywood Florida, on US-1, one of the most historic roads in the USA. Jack’s Hollywood diner has character, not just with the…

Stay hot this winter with your own Sasquatch! The YETI Rambler 20 oz

Polar Vortexes and pummeling sideways snow blizzards have been hitting the midwest especially and across most of our nation this winter, and it shows no sign of slowing down. But you can tell climate change and “old man winter” who’s the boss this year with your own personal Yeti… No not the snowman version of…

Don’t panic about high Cholesterol – Do this instead!

Yes, you can dramatically lower your cholesterol levels — without drugs — if you eat right, and the first easy step is Oatmeal. It’s scary to be told that your Cholesterol Levels are too high and that you’re going to need Cholesterol Medication. But there are natural ways to fight bad Cholesterol. According to our…

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood – March 30-31

Dania Beach will be hosting it’s 7th annual Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration at Frost Park on Saturday, March 30th (from 11-8) and Sunday, March 31st (from 11-6). This free event will feature some of the best seafood in all of South Florida. They will also have Artists, Crafters, and a Chef Showcase. Craft…

Apple to release more stuff, I think…

So Monday, March 25th will bring us a new Apple event and invitations have gone out to the press (with the exception of SFFA). It’s called the Apple Special Event. Or the Apple March 25th event. Or the way too long clapping event. As their hardware sales have been declining, one because they are so…

Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival – March 22-24

UPDATE! Thank you to the City of Hollywood and well as Kip Hunter Marketing for making a spectacular  Greater Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival. This is one amazing show which featured numerous liquor brands, many of which were from South Florida as well as some of the finest restaurants in our area.  I can only…

Cook like a man with a Cast Iron Frypan

Is cooking really “women’s work”?… No, my brother no. In fact, the overwhelming majority of professional cooks are men. So when you cook in the kitchen or over the open flame you are in good company.  The late Anthony Bourdain, Jamie Oliver, “Bobby” Flay, Martin Yan, and many more men all show how the kitchen…

Make a Tuna Melt Sandwich on the Stove

Every hometown diner has it… The Tuna Melt with Fries. It’s beloved comfort food for just about everyone including myself and especially my wife. So, on her late night at work, I decided to surprise her with her favorite comfort food upon her arrival home. It’s actually a very simple dish to make so here…

Why I’m selling my Minox 35GL

I love the concept behind the Minox 35GL series of miniature ‘pocket’ cameras. They are full-size 35MM cameras, but they are made so small that you can actually fit them in your pocket. This means you are always able to carry a camera, as opposed to your Canon or Minolta SLR’s. As we all know,…

How to drink like an Adult on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is next weekend (Sunday, March 17th)  and millions of Americans will be out, overindulging and celebrating their “heritage” for a day. Recently found I that I am 1% Irish/Scottish from Ancestry.com. Therefore I can give my opinion with 1% authority.  This year I’m hoping you can forget about the green beer and…

City of Hollywood Florida – St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

UPDATE! (see original story below)The City of Hollywood held a successful parade with excellent weather and large crowds.  Marching bands from Hallandale, South Broward, and many other schools were featured along with the Shriners, various dance groups, military vehicles, civilian jeeps, fire departments, police departments and so much more. Here are a few photos from…

Greater Goods Digital Food Scale

Thinking about taking your love of cooking and recipes to the next level? Then you no longer have just wing it — like I do. The Greater Goods Digital Food Scale can measure down to a single gram and up to 11 lbs. Now you can have exact measurements every time you prepare that special…

See Thai & Japanese Hallandale

Sometimes the very best neighboorhood restaurants are tucked away so discreetly that you would never know they existed, even if you lived right next door. But when you do find them, its ‘heaven’, ‘nirvana’, and ‘paradise’ all rolled into one. On the way back from feeding a friend’s cat — our lives frequently revolve around cats —…

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Deals & Surface Pro 7 Rumors

I’ve stated my love for the 12 Inch MacBook in quite a few previous posts. I love the form factor, the small size, the fanless and quiet design, and the quality build. The ecosystem is great as well. But I do have my temptations…  The Surface Pro 6 is the alternate MacBook for those who love…

Davie Jazz Festival

The town of Davie, Florida, best known for its country western theme will be hosting its first Jazz Festival on Sunday, April 28th. Doors open at 12:00 noon and the music begins at 2:00 pm.  This, hopefully, will be the start of a long tradition and YOU are needed to stand up for Jazz in…