Sep 292016

Peace out, meat. It’s veggie time. Kicking off Vegetarian month in October, Hard Rock Cafe is showing off culinary skills with a new Vegetarian menu with limited time items beginning Monday, October 3rd. There’s something for the lacto and ovo vegetarian, the lacto ovo vegetarians and the pescatarians. Here’s a summary of items you’ll find on this limited time menu:


Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower “Wings” – crispy Buffalo-style cauliflower served with bleu cheese, celery and carrot sticks

Ratatouille Flatbread – a crispy flatbread topped with garlic oil, grilled ratatouille vegetables, shredded Romano and mozzarella cheeses and a drizzle of garlic aioli

Grilled Ratatouille Wrap – grilled ratatouille vegetables topped with Sriracha mayonnaise, olive oil and baby arugula, served in a seasoned grilled flour tortilla with a side salad

Fennel, Beet & Orange Salad – roasted beets, crisp fennel, fresh orange, mint, cilantro


Ratatouille Wrap

and spring greens tossed in a garlic, lime and cumin vinaigrette

Pico de Gallo Quinoa Arugula Salad – a fresh mix of pico de gallo, quinoa, lime juice and chopped cilantro mixed with arugula and topped with shredded Brussels sprouts, spicy pecans, feta cheese and craisins, tossed in a citrus vinaigrette

Cauliflower Burger – a house-made patty of cauliflower, garlic, egg, goat cheese, oregano and breadcrumbs, topped with zucchini, squash, Monterey Jack cheese, arugula, tomato and garlic aioli, served on a toasted brioche bun



  • Wascally Wabbit

    Wascally Wabbit

    Very Veggie Tini – Fresh cucumber, red onion, mint and lime juice are shaken with Greek yogurt and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

  • Wascally Wabbit – Alcohol Free, A mix of carrot juice, apple juice, orange juice, ginger and Orgeat. Garnished with a large orange sprig.


About Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood FL is located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the intersection of State Rd 7 and Stirling Road.  The Cafe seats up to 250 guests with a full menu of grilled specialties including Burgers, Steak, Shrimp  and Barbecue. Live music is offered nightly from Tuesday through Friday and is the ideal place to gather before and after concerts at Hard Rock Live, located just a few steps away.

Vegetarian Awareness Month

The new menu items celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month, which was designed to spread awareness of vegetarianism and the benefits of a meat-free diet. The International Vegetarian Union encourages individuals worldwide to spread the word and experience the vegetarian lifestyle. What began as World Vegetarian Day has blossomed into a month-long celebration of vegetarianism that involves educational events and festivities.



 September 29, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Sep 082016
smoke fire spice

Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood is honored to be one of the selected cafes to offer a limited time only menu headlined as “Smoke, Fire & Spice.”  An eclectic inspiration from the robust flavors of global street foods with an emphasis on Asia/Pacific, Middle/Near East and Latin America. the menu features appetizer and entree selections including Harissa Chicken, Kalbi Shrimp, Jamaican Jerk Pork and Satay Beef. The new menu draws inspiration from the spices, seasonings and sauces of popular street foods found around the world including Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Satay Beef

Satay Beef

Each entree includes two skewers of meat or shrimp laid over a bed of fresh grilled vegetables accompanied by naan bread, shredded Monterey Jack cheese and an Asian style sesame slaw.  Each entree is paired with a specially prepared dipping sauce which range in taste from sweet to hot and spicy.

“A big food trend this year is getting creative with robust, ethnic ingredients from places like Africa and East Asia, and Hard Rock’s Smoke, Fire & Spice menu presents an opportunity for guests to sample seasonings and spices they might not have a chance to otherwise,” said Darryl Mickler, Senior Director of Research and Development for Hard Rock International. “The grill is the perfect platform to showcase variety, from protein choice to flavor, and we believe the new items speak to consumers’ evolving palates and interest in experimenting with unique culinary profiles.”

Harissa Chicken

Harissa Chicken

As part of the Smoke, Fire & Spice menu, Hard Rock has developed a variety of specialty rubs, seasonings and sauces that guests will be able to pair with their new choice of chicken, beef or shrimp.

Harissa Chicken – grilled chicken served with Harissa – an instant pick-me-up of ancho and arbol peppers and a garlic flavor finish.

Kalbi Shrimp – Kalbi is a sweet and savory duet of soy and ginger, Korean barbecue flavor at it’s finest.

Satay Beef – Grilled steak on skewers served with Satay – a nutty remix of flavors including peanut, garlic, ginger chili and soy.

smoke fire spiceJamaican Jerk Pork– cubes of pork seasoned with a fiery mix of habanero peppers, ginger, thyme, green and yellow onions, black pepper, allspice and garlic, inspired by flavors from Jamaica


About Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Florida

Located just 10 minutes away from the Ft. Lauderdale, the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood is nestled inside one of south Florida’s premier destinations, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. More info at:


A new limited-time-only drink menu “Bold Sips” has also been introduced to the cafe at the same time which make a perfect pairing with any of the items on the Smoke, Fire and Spice menu.

Blackberry Peach Bramble

Blackberry Peach Bramble combines The Botanist Gin, fresh blackberries, Peach Real and made from scratch lemonade finished with Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur.

Mango Tequila Sunrise

Mango Tequila Sunrise – combines Cuervo Gold Tequila, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, orange juice, Finest Call Mango Purée and grenadine!

Peachy Keen Punch

Peachy Keen Punch – The irresistible flavors of Patrón Silver Tequila, Pyrat XO Rum, Peach Real, Monin Orgeat and pineapple juice


Rush On The Rocks – Crown Royal Maple Whisky, apple juice, made from scratch sweet & sour and Monin Spiced Brown Sugar served with a Cajun sugar ‘n spice rim.


Spiced Cinnamon Mule – ABSOLUT Vodka, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Monin Spiced Brown Sugar, fresh lime and ginger beer

 September 8, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 182016
Amaize Davie

Amaize, a one-of-a-kind, flavorful, fast-casual Arepa eatery, will celebrate the opening of its second location on August 22 in Davie, located at 2258 S. University Drive in the Tower Shops. As part of the opening day celebrations, Amaize will host a ribbon cutting with local area dignitaries. The restaurant will also collect donations for Spirituality for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which develops free online spiritual programs for kids based on universal spiritual principles delivered via a curriculum of engaging videos, games and art activities. In addition, the first 100 guests will receive free coffee for a year and an Amaize coffee mug. Attendees who check in on Amaize’s Davie Facebook page, post a photo and use the hashtag #AmaizeYou will have the chance to win one of three vouchers for free Arepas for 30 days.

“Over the last year, we’ve experienced great success at our first location in Doral, so expanding into Broward County was a natural next step,” said Karen Armando Cohen, president and CEO of Amaize. “We know that the residents of Davie will love our Latin-inspired cuisine, and we encourage everyone to stop by on opening day for breakfast, lunch or dinner to create their own Arepa and join our grand opening celebration.”

Amaize ArepasAmaize is the first fast-casual Arepa concept in the U.S. As with the Doral location, the Davie Amaize will feature customized Arepas and cachapas where guests can “CYO” (Create your Own) Arepas using a variety of fresh gourmet and Latin inspired fillings including shredded beef, chicken and pork. Arepas, which have been enjoyed by Latin American cultures for hundreds of years, are grilled cornmeal “pockets” made of pre-cooked P.A.N., a unique product made out of pure corn, which is gluten-free. Cachapas are a yellow sweet corn version of a pancake that features a mix of freshly grinded maize kernels and yellow ‘P.A.N. Flour.’ Guests can also order mechados that are served with white rice, baked plantains, black beans and customized with your choice of any protein or grilled vegetables. The restaurant will create 50 new jobs in the area and will also feature a Mercadito (mini market) where guests can purchase items to create their own Arepa experience at home.

Guests can also choose from one of Amaize’s specialty Arepas including popular favorites such as:

  • Beauty Queen®– Created in honor of the 1955 Venezuelan Miss World Susana Duijm, this best-selling menu item features a special avocado chicken salad
  • Shaggy® – This Arepa is filled with a mix of shredded beef and Gouda cheese
  • Mechado Mix– A mix of shredded beef, black beans, baked plantains and shredded Queso blanco
  • Caprese Latina– A vegetarian delight that includes spinach, Guayanés cheese, tomato and guasaca sauce
  • Portobello-Tofu– A combination of grilled portobellos and tofu topped off with truffle olive oil

Amaize DessertsIn addition to Arepas and cachapas, Amaize will also feature salads, soups, mechados, desserts, snacks and a variety of beverages such as aguas frescas, specialty coffee, beer, wine and sangria.

The 2,064 square-foot Davie location will have seating for up to 50 guests inside with outside seating also available. Amaize will serve guests from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sundays, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.ThursdaySaturday. To learn more about Amaize, please call the restaurant at 954-740-8999 or visit Follow Amaize on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Amaize

Amaize is a one-of-a-kind, flavorful, fast-casual Arepa eatery that serves customizable arepas for breakfast lunch or dinner. Customers can “CYO” (Create Your Own) and choose from a variety of gourmet and Latin inspired fillings or opt for one of the signature menu items available. The restaurant has two south Florida locations: 3887 NW 107th Avenue Unit 101 in Doral and 2258 S. University in Davie. Both locations also feature a Mercadito (mini market) where guests can purchase items to bring home and create their own Arepas. For more information, visit

Amaize Traditional Arepa

Amaize Traditional Arepa

Amaize Sauce Bar

Amaize Sauce Bar

Amaize Mechado Mix

Amaize Mechado Mix

 August 18, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 172016

Beginning this weekend, Galuppi’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Pompano Beach is doubling down on hosting bands on their outdoor stage, much to the delight of live music fans all over South Florida.  Since last summer, Galuppi’s has hosted dozens of free sunset concerts at their large, outdoor, patio-terrace including tributes to Aerosmith, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Journey and The Rolling Stones to name just a few of the legendary artists and bands that drew large crowds and are already on the calendar for return engagements.

Some nights were hotter than others and summer rains forced some shows to reposition musicians under the covered area of the patio-bar, but that didn’t stop Galuppi’s from doubling down on their support of live music for as long as locals continue to show up, sometimes even bringing their own lawn chairs to see some of these bands – some of who play much larger venues and require tickets when playing elsewhere.  You just can’t beat the price that is being charged to the public to see these great bands!  Full  Disclosure: There is an optional fee for anyone that wants to reserve a table for their party  to sit in a reserved area called a “Band Box” but there are plenty of other tables available on a first come first serve basis.

In addition to tribute bands, Galuppi’s will also host popular local bands such as The Wildfire Band and Mr. Nice Guy.  There will also be some bands playing specifically for the Country Music fans too.  Below, we list who’s on the schedule for the rest of August and September.  Keep in mind that once football season begins, any FSU Seminoles game may preempt certain bands currently scheduled for Friday nights if a conflict exists.  Galuppi’s has a special Seminoles Football schedule currently listed on their website.


Galuppi’s Live Music Schedule

Friday August 19th – Forever Young – a tribute to Neil Young

Saturday, August 20th – * Cold Shot –  tribute to guitar legends Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Friday, August 26th – Rock Steady (Classic Rock Covers)

Saturday, August 27th – * Lifeline – a tribute to Ann & Nancy Wilson and the music of Heart

Friday, September 2nd – * Jeffrey James Gang (Classic Rock Covers)

Saturday, September 3rd – Jaded – a tribute to Aerosmith

Friday, September 9th – * Mr. Nice Guy (Classic Rock Covers)

Saturday, September 10th – Petty Hearts tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Friday, September 16th – * Tribute to Pearl Jam

Saturday, September 17th – The Wildfire Band (Classic Rock featuring Randi Fishenfeld on violin)

Friday, September 23rd – * Rough Shot (Country & Rock Covers)

Saturday, September 24th – * Tribute to RUSH and best of 80’s Rock mini-tribute

Friday, September 30th – The Long Run tribute to The Eagles


Saturday, October 1st – * Nobody’s Fault (Classic Rock Covers)


* denotes this band as making their debut appearance at Galuppi’s

Galuppi’s is located on Federal Highway between Copans and Atlantic at 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33063

Visit their website or call (954) 785-0226 for more information.


Galuppis Catering

 August 17, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 092016
friday night sound waves
Taking place every Friday night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, Friday Night Sound Waves is a 36-week series of free concerts on Fort Lauderdale Beach consisting of a diverse mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock performers.

UPDATE 2017: Find up to date concert listings at

August 12 – David Morin as Elvis

Elvis Week (August 10-16) is a celebration of the music, movies and life of Elvis Presley.
Join us as Friday Night Sound Waves presents: David Morin as Elvis on Friday, August 12 for an evening in celebration of the King of Rock and Roll.

August 19 – SOSOS 

Displaying a diverse balance of talent that brews up catchy tunes, SOSOS captivates audiences with their smart musical melodies and lush vocal harmonies. Unusual?.. Not really. But, you could say SOSOS is a band that strays from the usual because they solely base their music around acoustic root instruments. Upright bass, pump organ, acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, djembe, drums, melodica, and even a box of rocks at times keeps SOSOS generating their own brand of energy even if the power lines go down!

August 26 – Celebration Band 

Enjoy a night of fun, high energy music and a family friendly evening with the Celebration Band, performing all your favorite sing-a-long tunes from the 70’s through today. 

September 2 – Woody and the Longboards

Grab a cold drink, leave your worries in the sand, and come hang ten with Woody and the Longboards to kick off Labor Day Weekend. Sponsored by FRLA Broward and Harbor Beach Homeowners Assoc.

September 9 – Pocket Change

In the continuation of our Salute to the Military Series, the all-veteran band, Pocket Change, brings their Funk, R&B, Soul, Motown and Party music and showmanship for all to enjoy

September 16 – Uproot Hootenanny

Following in the steps of other newgrass revivalists, Uproot Hootenanny blends bluegrass, country, folk, and jam music, with Celtic instrumentals and ballads into their sound.

 September 23 – Hot Legs: Tina Turner

Part of our Broadway to the Beach Series, Hot Legs, captures the energy, stage presence, and most importantly the voice of this rock legend, Tina Turner. Passionate, powerful and pure dynamite- these are the words that best describe the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll- the indomitable Tina Turner. Kat Riggins Tina Turner Tribute generates energy and excitement everywhere she performs.  This incredible tribute show captures the image, energy, stage presence, legs and most importantly the voice of this great rock legend.

Backed by a dynamic band, soulful vocalists and a swinging rhythm section. No matter if it’s Rock, R&B, Funk, Swing and Soul — This Tina Turner Tribute does it all! Sponsored by Travelhost of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

September 30 – Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl

Multi Award-Winning South Florida based band, Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl, bring their slick vintage Rockabilly and Chicago Blues sound that will have you kicking up your heels and swinging in the sand.

October 7 – The Shane Duncan Band

The Shane Duncan Band is a High Energy Country-Rock Band from South Florida that delivers a Non-Stop show that leaves you wanting more. (Show is pending approval by city following Hurricane Matthew)

October 14 – Full Moon Party feat. The Tom Sartori Band

Making a return visit to The Hub, The Tom Sartori Band kicks in our Full Moon Party with a high energy performance that will have you dancing the night away on the beach.

October 21 – Big City Dogs

Named one of the Top Five Bands to catch in 2016 by CBS4 Miami, The Big City Dogs, classic rock and blues band covers your favorite dance-a-long hits from the 60’s through 90’s. Sponsored by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale.

October 28 – PALO!

2015 Grammy and a Latin Grammy nominee, PALO! closes out the 2016 Mist TWST #SeasideBeats series, with their own brand of “Afro-Cuban Funk” -a unique, danceable sound blending the allure of funky beats and jazzy improvisation.
For more information and the complete schedule of performances and events, please visit or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media:,

 August 9, 2016  Posted by  Weekend Blog Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Jul 312016

Delray Beach’s most popular oceanfront destination, Boston’s on the Beach, is a winner of the 6th Annual Top 10 Best Florida Beach Bar competition hosted by!   To thank its fans and commemorate the special occasion, Boston’s is celebrating with an epic beachfront bash and award presentation on Saturday, August 6, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music by DJ Cheryl Graham, fun games, drink specials, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, prize giveaways, and plenty of cake and pink flamingos, too.
“Boston’s has been serving up great food, fun, and live entertainment for over 35 years in Delray Beach,” said Mark DeAtley, Boston’s general manager. “We are extremely proud that our fans came out and voted for us. Our commitment to providing guests with the highest level of service is something we take very seriously.”
The event is free. For more information, please call 561.278.3364 or visit us online at Boston’s on the Beach is located at 40 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach. To view the winners of the 2016 Top 10 Best Florida Beach Bar competition, visit

About Boston’s on the Beach

Located in Delray Beach, Florida, Boston’s has been South Florida’s premier sports bar, restaurant, and entertainment venue for the past 35 years. As the official home for all New England sports, as well as your hometown teams, the inviting interior features a casual atmosphere with more than 30 HDTVs, and outdoor dining. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu is sure to please everyone in any size group. Boston’s offers a variety of live musical performances, from Monday Night Reggae and Blue Tuesdays to every genre in between. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the ideal setting to enjoy casual dining, Boston’s is always the place to go.

About Sandbar at Boston’s on the Beach

Located on the south side of Boston’s on the Beach, Sandbar features unique specialty cocktails, crafted beers, and menu selections in an idyllic beach setting. Whether enjoying a beach day, happy hour, or celebrating a night out with friends at our outdoor tiki bar, always “seas” the day at Sandbar in Delray Beach.

Sandbar Delray Beach