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Nov 032015
imagine no hunger

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hard Rock is kicking off the season of giving by helping to nourish children and families worldwide with IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER. Inspired by John Lennon and his iconic song “IMAGINE,” the global campaign strives to turn his dream of a world with no hunger into a reality. For the eighth year, Yoko Ono Lennon joins Hard Rock International and WhyHunger in support of that mission. Proceeds from Hard Rock’s campaign will directly benefit WhyHunger and its grassroots partners worldwide, working to advance long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance.

“Hard Rock’s IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign challenges us to help change the lives of hungry children and families all across the globe,” said Yoko Ono Lennon. “Together, we can work to create a hunger-free existence for all, and realize the peaceful world my husband, John Lennon, envisioned.”

With Hard Rock’s support through the years, IMAGINE has helped communities grow enough food to provide more than 9.8 million nutritious meals in 31 countries. The campaign has supported programs that taught more than 47,800 community members techniques for sustained food production and has raised more than $6.8 million to help fight childhood hunger.

“Through the IMAGINE campaign, we are taking action and fighting for the worldwide human right to nutritious food,” said Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International and Global Ambassador for WhyHunger. “With the help of all of our guests, Yoko Ono Lennon and the team at WhyHunger, we can make a difference with real, sustainable solutions.”

“We have seen firsthand the impact teaching young people how to grow their own food can have on families and communities around the globe,” said Noreen Springstead, Executive Director, WhyHunger. “Together with our partners Yoko Ono Lennon and Hard Rock International, we can meet our goals and help raise millions to end worldwide hunger and poverty.”

Show Your Support

IMAGINE-Hotel_500x500socialTrue to Hard Rock’s mottos, “Love All – Serve All” and “Take Time to be Kind,” philanthropy has been the soul of the brand since its founding in 1971, and now guests can join in the fight against childhood hunger and poverty. Beginning on Monday, November 2, 2015, Hard Rock will offer limited-edition IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER merchandise, including a bracelet and T-shirt. For a $2 donation, guests can choose from an assortment of colored bracelets with 100 percent of funds raised benefiting WhyHunger. Additionally, 15 percent of the retail price of the IMAGINE T-shirt, which features the inspiring words “IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER” alongside a peace sign, will benefit WhyHunger. Merchandise is available for purchase at Rock Shops at Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel and Casino properties around the world and online at www.hardrock.com.

Stay to Give Back

Hard Rock Giving TreeGuests and fans of Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos are invited to let their wish be heard with the IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER Wish Tree. Guests can make donations in the Rock Shop for a Wish Tag, then write wishes down and place it on the hotel’s Wish Tree. Funds raised through the purchase of each Wish Tag will go directly to support sustainable agriculture education and nutritional feeding programs around the world, through the partnership with IMAGINE. Wish Tag donations can be any amount, including $2 to feed a child for a day, $5 to feed a child for a week, $10 to start a family or community garden and $20 to start a school garden program.

As part of the 2015 IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign, Hard Rock encourages fans to show their support by using the‪#‎ImagineNoHunger‬ hashtag on social media. Whether sharing photos of Hard Rock’s IMAGINE merchandise or how they support the IMAGINE campaign, Hard Rock looks to its guests to join the fight and utilize the #ImagineNoHunger hashtag in their social media posts this season.

 November 3, 2015  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Oct 202015
Halloween Coral Springs

Halloween 2015 is going to be NUTS – knowing that it falls on what is usually the busiest night of the week for party-goers even if it wasn’t a so-called holiday for those of us who like to dress up and pretend that we are someone else for one night a year. From Hollywood Beach all the way up to West Palm Beach, you can be sure that thousands of dollars will be given away as an incentive to get you and your friends into your neighborhood drinking establishments. Do your best not to spill your drink all over that costume you spent weeks preparing or lots of money buying for this annual trick or treat event.

This year, we are relying to a certain extent on the graphic artists and visual composers who make up those creative flyers you see online in order to present each venue’s offerings for October 31st, 2015, even though many will have Halloween themed parties all weekend long too.  Browse the images which range from Broward to Palm Beach County.  Every party below features one or more favorite local bands – so get out there and support our local music scene, in costume or not.

Note: These flyers will be continuously updated as we approach the magic number of 10-31-2015.

Premier Billiards Halloween Oct 31
Omalleys Halloween

Far from Grace Oct 31
Spank Oct 31 Halloween

Crush Halloween Oct 31-500Bootleg Oct 31Scattered State Oct 31

Stone Mojo Oct 31

Payback Leftys Oct 31Kahuna Oct 31Whiskey Tango Halloween

Sister Sparrow Halloween Contest-500
Pipers Halloween
Halloween 2015 elmos
Pavillion Grille Halloween Week

Bamboo Room Halloween

Oct 062015

After a year of anticipation, the ArtWalk is almost complete!  Bring your family and friends to the ArtWalk Grand Opening on Friday, October 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. This outdoor event will feature live entertainment, local art, craft beer from Funky Buddha, food trucks and much more! Proceeds from Beer & Wine sales will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Mouth Tape acoustic Trio will be there to celebrate the Grand Opening from 7-9pm.  A live art performance featuring fusion of music and painting will take place on the East Side at 7:45 p.m. Artist Daniel Pontet will be painting with his feet, inspired by the rhythm of Resurrection Drums.

Ribbon Cutting 5:30 p.m.
Beyond Artwork Unveiling 7 p.m.
Local Artists • Live Music • Food Trucks

Craft Beer, including a limited supply of “seasonal Sweet Potato Casserole” by Funky Buddha Brewery in addition to Wine will be available for sale to anyone 21 and over with ID.

The ArtWalk is located at 9405 NW 31st Court, between University and Coral Hills Drives. Parking will be available at the Coral Springs Financial Plaza, MedArts in the Springs, and City Hall South lots. NW 31st Court will be closed to vehicles during the event.

Coral Springs ArtWalk Banner

 October 6, 2015  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Sep 292015

Hard Rock Cafe and WQAM Sports Radio welcome Miami Dolphin and New Yorks Jets fans to “Rock The Game From Wembley Stadium” with a watch party on Sunday, October 4 at 8:30am. Guests will be able to watch the game from a big screen set up on stage and flat screen televisions throughout the Cafe, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. An elaborate breakfast buffet and drink specials will be available during the event.

Breakfast Buffet to include:Farm fresh eggs, omelette station, bacon and sausage, breakfast potatoes, shrimp & grits, assorted yogurts, fresh fruit, granola, bagels, cream cheese, preserves, assorted juices and freshly brewed coffee for $25.00 per person.

Join radio personality Big O from WQAM Radio and their street team for a morning of give aways and fun for everyone, especially football fans.

Eggs and Keggs

Reservations are being accepted by calling 954-315-9108 during business hours or email [email protected]com

This is an event you don’t want to miss!

For more information, visit: www.hardrock.com/cafes/hollywood-fl/event-calendar

Buffet Breakfast


 September 29, 2015  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
Sep 232015
Hard Rock Octoberfest

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hard Rock is bringing Munich’s favorite tradition to the States, with a brand new burger and beer pairing that pays homage to the biggest fall celebration – Oktoberfest! The Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger, an authentic menu offering straight from Germany, will be perfectly paired with Samuel Adams OctoberFest beer and available at cafes around the nation beginning on Tuesday, September 22 through Saturday, October 31, 2015.

Hard Rock Cafe’s Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger features a lightly breaded tender pork schnitzel, Samuel Adams OctoberFest-infused beer cheese sauce, topped with smoked bacon, tangy sauerkraut, whole grain mustard and fresh arugula, served on a pretzel bun.

As a global brand, Hard Rock has the unique capability to pull inspiration and ingredients from its local cafes around the world. The limited-edition Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger was inspired by Hard Rock Cafe Munich’s Local Legendary Schnitzel Burger* and features a lightly breaded tender pork schnitzel, Samuel Adams OctoberFest-infused beer cheese sauce, topped with smoked bacon, tangy sauerkraut, whole grain mustard and fresh arugula, served on a pretzel bun. The Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger and Samuel Adams OctoberFest beer will be served with Hard Rock’s seasoned fries and a side of Samuel Adams OctoberFest-infused beer cheese.

“Hard Rock and Sam Adams worked together to create a burger and beer pairing that pays tribute to the original Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, while perfectly capturing the flavors of fall,” saidDarryl Mickler, Senior Director of Research and Development at Hard Rock International. “The rich and sweet flavors of Samuel Adams OctoberFest pair well with the pork schnitzel, while the beer-infused cheese works to balance the nuanced notes of the brew.”

The new OctoberFest burger and beer pairing capitalizes on German-inspired flavors for fall that balance the deep and smooth malt finish of the beer. The duet is an extension of Hard Rock’s year-long line of burger and beer pairings, following the successful launch of the Rebel Legendary™ Burger and the Goose Island Tropical Bacon Burger earlier this year.

“We have been brewing our fall seasonal beer, Samuel Adams OctoberFest, for more than twenty five years,” said Jim Koch, Brewer and Founder of Samuel Adams. “When Hard Rock Cafe came to us with the opportunity to bring this fall favorite to a new level, we were ecstatic. What resulted is an authentic and captivating dish that guests will only be able to find at Hard Rock.”

The Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger and beer pairing is available at cafe locations nationwide through Saturday, October 31, 2015. Guests can stop by Hard Rock Cafe to try out the latest items or visit www.hardrock.com for more information.

* Each cafe is given the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the local flavors of their city and is only available at that cafe location.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 203 venues in 64 countries, including 156 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Busan, South Korea. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, andShenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visitwww.hardrock.com.

About Samuel Adams and the Boston Beer Company
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation’s great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.

Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the ‘extreme beer’ movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker’s perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world’s most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America’s leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visitwww.samueladams.com.

 September 23, 2015  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
Sep 152015

Many people have noticed the carnival rides popping up on the corner of 441 and Margate boulevard and have been looking for more information about this event online so here it is!   The Margate Firefighter’s Benevolent Health Fair and Carnival is taking place all this week through Sunday, Sept. 20th  at 1000 N. SR 7 with something for everyone.

* Hands Only CPR Classes
* Health Screening from North Broward Health & West Boca Hospital
* Spinal Screenings
* Free Blood Pressure Checks
* Vitas Give-a-ways

The American Heart Association Hands-only CPR class will be offered between 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19th and Sunday, Sept. 20th. The 15-minute training is free and open to all ages.

Join us to learn how to save a life and have some fun while you’re there too!

 September 15, 2015  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »