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Friday Night dinner at Chops

Had dinner last Friday night for the first time in about a year at Chops, the very popular chophouse on Fifth Avenue South.  Aside from a few glitches in the seating, this restaurant is as good as ever.  Looks like a new manager in place from California Pizza Kitchen.  Another good move.  The food was very flavorful, very fresh and ...

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Love the Boulan Hotel – kind of….

During Swimsuit Week in Miami all the regular hotels were full and I had to try something new.  A couple of weeks ago I’d seen this hotel (it has the name on the roof in huge letters).  The price was good and there were rooms available and the location was amazing.  It is right on Collins across from the Setai hotel ...

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Mango update – Wednesday

Mango count for today:  Sharon 4, Rats 2 Okay that includes one really big beautiful mango to the rats.  But it inspired me to weigh these suckers and see how much they weighed.  I had no idea that they were almost two pounds each!!  Here’s some pics and a video I took of the weigh-in.  

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Swimsuit Week in Miami

I know I’ll elicit a lot of sympathy here but boy was it crowded this weekend in Miami for Swimsuit Week!  I went to support a friend Nikki De Marchi who was exhibiting her swimsuit designs for the first time at this enormous show.  It takes over the entire Miami Beach Convention Center, plus satellite shows at the W Hotel and ...

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Mango Mania!

Having a mango tree is kind of like owning chickens, or laying hens in particular.  Every morning during mango season I stroll around my yard in the general area of my mango tree looking for the ripe fruit that will have fallen.  I like to imagine that I’m looking for the eggs that have been laid overnight.  I search inside plants, ...

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Katy Perry concert notes

Went to see Katy Perry in concert last week at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.  As always the venue was fantastic.  Got great seats on stubhub.com –almost on the aisle and no one behind us.  It’s so easy to get in and out of this arena –it’s my favorite concert venue. Only glitch was the show didn’t start ...

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Where to Eat in the Everglades?

Turns out a bear was also anxious to eat at Joanie’s Blue Crab Café just before I got there last week. The screen door had been shredded, and some of the furniture on the patio had been disturbed. Hey the crab cakes are just that good! If you drive east on Highway 41 to Miami, I’m sure you’ve seen Joanie’s. ...

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