Tap 42 Hamburger Monday

Long before anyone has heard about this blog, Tap 42 has been having its Monday burger night. While it used to be more encompassing, Monday 1/2 price burger night is still a great deal at a fantastic bar. On almost every Monday night, and just about every other night of the week Tap 42’s location in…

Stratford’s Closing

About 81 years ago when Hollywood, Florida was a sleepy frontier style town, Stratford’s opened. Sadly this amazing historical bar will soon be closed to make way for a pot shop. I would think with the many vacant storefronts available in Hollywood a pot shop could go anywhere. But here we are. While I think it’s…

President’s Day – What Did They Eat?

In honor of our “great leaders,” and President’s Day, I’ve decided to do a little food history lesson and discuss what some of our greatest as well as some of our more recent presidents have for dinner. We’ve had, including our current president, 45 presidents in this great nation and hopefully despite all of our…

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…

4 Film Cameras to Start your Film Habit

So, you want to get into film photography? A few days ago, while shooting my film camera on the Dania Beach Pier, a random guy came up to me and my wife and started talking to us… about my film camera. He was very excited to see a ‘real’ camera being used and also develops…

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…

Curry chicken noodle soup

It’s about 20 degrees outside in Milwaukee and it’s cold. But here in South Florida its about 80 degrees out and I have a cold. Go figure! Most people have their soup recipes to combat the common cold. I’m happy to say I do too. Mine is a simple recipe and hopefully, I will cure…

Macbook 12 Inch 2019 – My hopes

Just this past October the 2018 MacBook Air came out. This iconic computer could well be called “the peoples MacBook.” It is no doubt a well-designed machine, with many online reviewers saying how capable it is at editing videos and photos as well as general purpose uses. While I would love to have one of…

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…

Pizza Rustica Hollywood

As the Polar vortex is slowly exiting the northern parts of our nation, we are experiencing 70-degree temperatures. So all is well in paradise but in some ways, it is “too-well”. Especially in the case for our animals, specifically cats. Because of our year-round warm temperatures, feral cats are free to reproduce all year long. And…

New iPad Mini and the 10-inch iPad

The Apple Fan Boy (and girl) rumor mill is working overtime and we can now (almost) be sure that two “new” iPads are coming out. The first is the new mini iPad. The current mini iPad priced at $399 featuring 128GB of memory is old. Like 2015 old. Granted it was a great machine for its…

101 Ocean – Our Birthday Destination

My wife has a lot of friends, like a serious amount, so we seem to attend many birthdays. We both love these birthday gatherings as it brings our ‘groups’ together, and our friends can catch up on the details of our quickly moving lives. I’m often the group photographer too, but that’s another story. One…

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…

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…

New Sony α6400 Introduced

As many of you know I use various film cameras and my SonyA5000 as my main – and only – digital camera for this blog and my Instagram. Which of course you should really visit. I love my Sony camera and over the past few years, I have gotten to know it much better. I’m…

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…

Drinks at the Boatyard

One of the not-so-secret secrets of Fort Lauderdale is the Boatyard restaurant. Located right on the intercoastal, this is one of those see and be seen places. Well known for its half-price happy hour and ladies night specials, the Boatyard is a popular place for singles (and their friends) who are looking to meet other…