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…

El Paso II

Driving down US 1 in Hollywood you get to see gems from the heyday of interstate motoring of years gone by and some others like the Circ Hotel which is brand new. Along the way there are also many fine eateries that often don’t get a second glance; because they are almost hidden in plain…

Mazzi Cucina my new Italian Lover!

I found a new Italian Lover… and I want more and more! Recently while visiting a friend in close by North Miami Beach we discovered a small hole-in-the-wall Italian Restaurant. But it’s a hole-in-the-wall that is a portal into another culinary world rarely found in South Florida. The moment you step into Mazzi Cucina, that other world…

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…

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…

A night of serenading

A random Saturday evening finds me and my wife to be at Patron Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Hollywood Florida for a romantic dinner for two. Though I often find Mexican food to be a bit heavy, it’s something I can’t resist, and apparently neither can she.  Patron is located at 5181 Sheridan St. Hollywood, FL…

Hiro Maru Sushi

Once upon a time in a little town called “Hollywood”, there was the little train that could… deliver of course! And what did that train deliver? Sushi, because its South Florida and we don’t need coal here. You would never know it existed, as the small storefront restaurant is buried in the back of Park…

Shenanigan’s

Yes that man in the red bandana had a sword! Drinks are cheap, TV’s are all over and music is diverse and loud. Looking for a bar where everyone knows your name? Well, maybe that’s not here, but everyone, and I do mean everyone is here… Shenanigan’s practices the lost art of a neighborhood bar…