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…

Hiro Maru Sushi Hollywood – Revisited

It’s Valentine’s Day and my wife and I are in one of our most romantic restaurants. We are back at Hiro Maru Sushi in Hollywood Florida. We’ve been here many times before, even last Valentine’s Day, but this visit has been one of our best. I’m about to do something I do very rarely; write a…

Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas for Guys and Girls

Well, guys, it’s Valentine’s Day once again. A day of romance and commitment to the one you love. While this holiday is quickly becoming way too commercialized, it can also be a great way to tell the one you love how much you love them. I’ll show you some easy ideas on how you can…

Sushi time at Quarterdeck in Dania Beach

I’ve wanted to go fishing off the pier in Dania Beach for quite some time now. Of course not having any fishing equipment, or knowledge of how to use fishing equipment is keeping me from that goal. But why should I let a lack of knowledge about how to catch fish keep me from eating…

Indian Butter Chicken in the Instapot

I don’t have too many cooking toys, but my favorite one after my coffee maker of course, is my Instapot. Or do I call it an Instant Pot? That might lead to some misinterpretations. Back to the point, I think that Instapot’s do very well with stews as well as other hearty dishes and Indian…

Ouzo Bay in Mizner Park

It’s been many months since we’ve seen our friends living far to the north of us on the edges of Boca Raton. So for this special occasion, we need a special restaurant. We agree to meet halfway at Mizner Park which is known for its fine dining. In this upscale mall, Ouzo Bay is a…

Flanigan’s Seafood And Bar

So “winter” has arrived in South Florida, and that means at least two things will happen. One, my mother-in-law will stay in town for the next few months and two, we’ll all go to Flanigan’s. Sadly it won’t snow. With 23 South Florida area locations, Flanigan’s is hard to overlook, and I think I am…

How To Make Eggplant Parmigiana

In Italian food there is no dish as famous as Eggplant Parmigiana — sometimes just referred to as Eggplant Parm. This hearty dish could run you upwards of $20 at any nice restaurant and maybe $12 or more at the takeout, or you could easily make it at home like I did for under $5 per…

Kelly’s Landing

One of the great ideological divides of our time is conservative vs. progressive, no, actually even greater is the divide between those who like Manhattan Clam Chowder and those who like New England Clam Chowdah’. Yes, I spelt it that way because that is the way it is properly pronounced. Chow-dah. Just maybe you feel…

Mare Mio Restaurant

It’s the middle of one of the most massive tourist seasons here in South Florida, and we are on the parking lot better known as I-95 thinking about where to take our relatives from the UK. They mention Lincoln Road, which on many days is a wonderful place to go. With so many shops and…

Circ Hotel and Olivia Restaurant

As my wife would say, South Beach has finally come to Hollywood. The Circ Hotel is definitely bringing a high class ‘South Beach” vibe to the circle in downtown Hollywood Florida.  With a hotel, two amazing bars and a restaurant that I’ll talk about in just a minute, the Circ Hotel and Apartments is a…

Kale Cranberry Pecan Artichoke Salmon Salad

It’s Monday and that means its time for a healthy meal to make up all the indulgences of the weekend. So, to start this week off right, we are going to “eat clean.” One could even say “paleo” but I don’t know if I’ll go that far. In any case, we are saving money by…

Paolo’s Three’s Company 

  Rather quickly it seems South Florida is recovering from Hurricane Irma. We are thankful that we fared far better than our friends on the West Coast, including Naples and Tampa and were spared the utter devastation of the Florida Keys. I’m hoping I can return to the Keys sometime soon. In the meantime FPL is doing…

Shooters Waterfront 

It’s only September, and the season for Birthday Parties and other celebrations has begun, and I don’t think this will stop until after the holiday season. Tonight, eight of us gather to celebrate our friend’s birthday… Celebrate in style… Shooters is one of Fort Lauderdale’s finest dining experiences. Inside or on the extensive dock with killer…

Sake Thai & Sushi Bar

Close to the neighborhood of Emerald Hills in Hollywood, Florida on Sheridan Street, you’ll find the Sake Thai & Sushi Bar. With great appetizers and even better entrees, this restaurant is the one to go to when you and your dinner companions are unsure if you want sushi or Thai food, or better yet – Both! With…

Hemingway Bistro

Hemmingway’s Bistro is one of the most undervalued and underappreciated fine dining restaurants in the Hollywood — Dania Beach Area. I think the patrons actually want to keep it a secret. Inside, you are reminded of a small Italian village. You know, the one you’ve always wanted to visit but somehow never got around to it….

La Huaca Peruvian 

It was just another Wednesday evening and we thought we deserved sushi because you know – Sushi! But our plans were changed when we saw La Huaca on Harrison Street in downtown Hollywood Florida. Perhaps because it is more frequented by tourists, Hollywood boulevard is always busy. Surprisingly many restaurants come and go even with…

At Home

Yes I can cook on my own, the fact that I can makes me enjoy all the restaurants that I find myself and my soon to be wife in. Not only is cooking at home typically much cheaper, it’s also much healthier. Stopping by our local Safeway, I was on a mission for dinner. After…