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Bobby Blair Publisher Mark Haines Founder of Mark’s List Kevin Hopper Executive Editor Editorial Alex Vaughn Editor-in-Chief Stephen R. Lang Managing Editor Bob Young Proof Editor Contributors Troy Maillis, AJ Cross, Bob Kecskemety, Tom Bonanti, Tim Slivinski, Paul Rubio, Eric Christian, Brad Casey, Charlie Rocafort & Max Jiminez Production Mangia Media Group Creative Director Dennis Dean Editorial Photographer Stephen R. Lang Mad Paparazzi Chief Toby Blades Mad Paparazzi Assistant Administrative Jamie Forsythe General Manager Chris Hamel Administrator Sales & Marketing Cliff Dunn Director of Sales - 407-744-1456 Brad Casey Director of Sales - 954-554-4912 Keith Chamlee Classifieds Manager - 954-465-1563 - 954-903-4781 ext. 507 Internet Sales Keith Norris - 727-743-7581 Alex Monge - 954-232-7672 National Sales Rivendell Media National Ad Representatives 212-242-6863 Display Advertising 954-903-4771 Display Ads Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Fridays, Noon Classifieds Ads Text Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Placement Ad Deadline: Thursday, 5 p.m. Camera Ready Artwork Deadline: Fridays, Noon Main Office 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 Phone 954-903-4771 Fax 954-607-5712,,

contents 20 Summer Music 22 Mad Paparazzi 32 Fashion & Style 36 Scoop 38 Mark’s List

41 Bar Guide 47 Dining 56 Travel 60 Fitness 68 Classifieds

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Summer Slams

13 Tracks Heating up the Dance Floor The one place hotter than beaches this summer is our nation’s dance floors. Here’s a selection of the blazing new jams you should be slamming to.

“Taste the Night” Dalal

A song about sexual tension in the dark, “Taste the Night” was originally written as a ballad. It’s an artful song with powerfully heartfelt and romantic lyrics. However, when combined with Dalal’s exuberant vocals and Tony Moran’s hard thumping beats, the ballad flourishes into a surefire club anthem.

“Can I Love You More” Tony Moran (featuring Trey Lorenz)

Tony Moran’s love note to the dance floor is everything clubbers expect it to be: euphoric, lush, hard-pounding and exhilarating. Penned by the Grammy-nominated producer and remixer, the celebratory track features power house vocalist Trey Lorenz and hard-hitting remixes by Ralphi Rosario, Loverushuk and longtime Moran collaborator, Warren Rigg. Tony Moran’s love for dance music shines in this record and will surely inspire others to hear the beauty in the beat.

“See the New Hong Kong” Josie Cotton

“See the New Hong Kong” is another superior crafted, brilliantly executed, expertly produced and highly intelligent pop track from the artist that first rose to fame in the eighties with “Johnny R U Queer”. Josie Cotton is as absurd, outlandish and as much a vocal dynamo as Cyndi Lauper. Remixes are by Love Rush U.K., CCW and Baggi Begovic.

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“All About Sex” Sariah

“All About Sex” is prime Sariah, packed with aggressive house beats, playful melodies and a colorful hook. The single recalls the synth ambience of Britney Spear’s Blackout, one of the most influential pop albums of the last five years. Like Spears, Sariah’s lyrics are craftier than they appear, packed with hidden meanings and double entendres. Sariah’s digitally processed moans are particularly alluring; especially when she sings, “I can’t even try to take him in away.” The song will inspire clubbers to swap sweat on the dance floor and isn’t that all we all really want in a song?

“I Miss You” Maniacalm featuring La La

The sonically stirring “I Miss You” is the follow-up to “Never Forget You,” LaLa’s debut track that caught fire in dance clubs and rose to #5 on the Dance Radio Airplay charts. The song is reminiscent of Dido’s “White Flag” but with its own brand of fierceness that will speak to an entirely new generation of dance music fans.

“Mr. Romeo” Emii (featuring Snoop Dogg)

Emii’s latest track is a fast-thumping party pleaser with playful lyrics that encourage clubbers to look past Mr. Right for Mr. Right Now. Snoop Dogg lays down a couple of slick rhymes, but it’s Emii’s polished vocals and the song’s melodic verses that are the real showstoppers in this summer treat.

“Fetish” Faith Michaels

It’s one thing to admit you’re into fetish, it’s another to sing about it; but when you do both,

and go so far as to admit it is feet you are into, now that’s pop visionary. Faith Michaels knew if she was going to get the attention she deserves on today’s crowded dance floor, it was time to crank up the scandal, and she doesn’t hold back. “Fetish” is this generation’s “Erotica”. Like Madonna’s ode to kink, Faith Michael’s track is dark, underground, seedy and devilishly delectable. It dares you to submit to it and once you do, you will be begging for more.

“Fade” Kristine W

The artist Billboard Magazine named as one of the top three dance icons of the first decade is back with her seventh and final release from the Power of Music album. “Fade” is patented Kristine W, complete with soaring vocals, stomping beats and superior dance production. Just try to stand still while Miss W is tearing through the speakers; you won’t be able to. Maxi single includes productions by Buzz Junkies, Johnny Vicious, Royaal, Alex Acosta, Subgroover and DJ Chico.

Twist of Love Kimberly Davis (D1 Music)

“Twist of Love,” featuring club remixes by John Rizzo, Twisted Dee and Keith Kemper, is a feverishly catchy dance anthem that is redefining the ‘twist’ track for the twenty-first century. It landed on Billboard’s top ten a few weeks ago and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Enjoy it while you can; great twist tracks only come around once every fifty summers.

“When the Lights Go Down” Grace

It’s easy to see what drew American Idol’s Randy Jackson to discover Grace. Her debut dance track

unleashes a throbbing bass line and pulsating kick drum that put her in league with Kesha’s “Blow” and Brit’s “Til the World Ends”. It’s a crowd pleasing single, balancing club-ready verses and a soaring pop chorus with steamy lyrics like “Your lips could be my lipstick” and “You’ll see what I can do with a microphone when we’re alone”.

“Trying To Leave Now” Aiden Leslie

“Trying to Leave Now” proves Leslie is no one-hit wonder. The lyrics to his follow up of “World’s Away” may try to push us away, but the song’s soulful rhythm lures listeners in. It’s complicated, but Leslie proves so are the contents in his head. He pours out another smart, smooth love groove with an extremely catchy chorus that is way above most other summer tracks in its musicality, yet leaves us questioning Leslie’s emotional availability.

“Gave Up on Love” Kelli

Kelli gives new meaning to the term bitch track in this erotically charged, flavorfully angry unlove dance anthem. The former reality star (Bravo’s “NYC Prep”) sings how she’s not only fed up with love, she is ready to do whatever she has to in order to stamp a dramatic end to it. Kelli’s no-nonsense lyrics are paired with soaring grooves and ferocious beats courtesy of two masters of the remix, Michael Grant and Tony Moran.

“Beautiful” D Alexander

Following this season’s Glee invasion comes the first male solo artist to boldly go where no male artist has ever (successfully) gone before: Divadom. A few years ago (maybe even months ago), a song like Beautiful would not have been taken seriously. A guy singing “move to the beat, I intend to get naughty”? But this is the age of Darren Criss’ Blake serenading Kurt and dance floors are ready to recognize talent in whatever package it comes in – especially one as attractive as D Alexander.

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fashion&style By Eric Christian

Groom out the Heat

Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Men to Beat The Summer Heat As we all know, living in South Florida has its advantages and, well, disadvantages. While many of us enjoy the sun, tanning, going shirtless and, of course, the beautiful beaches, during the hot, humid summer months this time of the year can be very harsh on our skin and appearance. Everything from sunburned skin to wrinkles plays a major role in this situation. After carefully researching and taking consideration to the products currently on the market, here are my top five “beauty” picks that can help you survive these hot, summer months:


Jack Black All-Over Wash $14 This is a 3-in-1 combination for the active man. It’s a non-drying body wash, conditioning shampoo with UV filters and a face cleanser as well. It’s important to opt for a non-drying face wash during the summer months to retain moisture and avoid peeling. Kiehl’s Acai’ DamageMinimizing Cleanser $25 Style Concierge recommends this product because it’s 100% ecofriendly and is a natural cleanser for the skin. It’s perfect for the heat and restores and repairs damaged skin with the help of the “power” antioxidant acai’. Peter Thomas Roth Uber-Dry Sunscreen SPF 30 $26 This is a lightweight sunscreen that provides both UVA/UVB protection while leaving the skin feeling smooth and dry.

Anthony Logistics Self Tanner With Anti-Aging Complex $30 www.anthony. com Style Concierge recommends this product because it allows you to have a sun-kissed glow without being exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. This tanning formula helps erase the signs of aging by providing antioxidant protection. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 $7.50 I personally use this product because it does a great job at protecting the lips from the sun, with soothing effects of shea butter, vitamin E and green tea. It’s also great for the brows, as well. Style Concierge urges you to be smart about your skin and the damage the sun and heat can cause. This way you will continue to look healthy and handsome all year long. For fashion, styling, editorial, and tips on where to shop, contact Eric Christian at and www.

the scoop Grumbling Over Stonewall o By Brad ‘Scoop’ Casey

Even though the recent Stonewall Street Festival is considered a success, drawing upwards to 25 to 30 thousand people, there is some grumblings from local businesses along Wilton Drive who had their views from the street blocked by booths and, thus, a loss in revenue. There are also complaints about outdoor tents that were ordered taken down by overzealous code enforcement officers at businesses who had applied for tent permits weeks before the event as a formality, only to find out on festival day no permits had been issued. Furious business owners say they will take their complaints to the next city commission meeting. From my perch, it looked like a well orchestrated event. My only minor complaint was there were long gaps in the parade between entries, thus dragging out the parade. Other than that I loved it.

Johnny’s Miami Opens, Draws Power Crowd

The VIP/Press opening of Johnny’s Miami, last Wednesday night, brought out the power crowd. A beaming Sean David, AJ Cross, and Uncle Al greeted hundreds of people who jammed into Miami’s first all-gay male dancer’s club in years and located in Miami’s Entertainment District. From my perch, I spotted a many movers and shakers, such as Johnny Moses, founder of Johnny’s, looking great, Mark Lowe and Christian Leonard of the trendy Living Room, Paul Hugo and Brett Tanenbaum of the famed Manor, a bubbly Victor Zepka of Boardwalk, and Joel Stedman of Twist... Entertainer Nicki Adams, Mark Magazine and Florida Agenda’s Cliff Dunn, financier Richard Giorgi, well-known interior design specialist Michael Beemish, real estate wizard Pat Burnside, Dr. Edward Ferdon and we could go on. DJ Miik was spin master. Sean David has a winner on his hands and we wish only success to this hard working entrepreneur.

Miami Is Alive I was in the Northeast section of Miami twice last week. It’s been several years since my last visit, even though I was born and raised in the Magic City. I was impressed with what I saw. A thriving area, I say. I spent a couple of hours in the Miami Design Center and the surrounding area with good friend Bruce Bogan of Copy This. I didn’t see a For Rent sign anywhere in the design center, and saw valet service at a Target! I was amazed and have decided I want to spend a week in Miami and visit old stomping grounds in Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana and maybe a drive over to Key Biscayne. I can’t wait. On the way home from the Johnny’s party, my

companions, Richard Giorgi and Dr. Edward Ferdon, and I stopped for dinner at Soyka, a large neat bistro, on Miami’s Eastside. Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, great service and I can’t wait to go back.

OOPS A New Times Goof

Last week, I mentioned that New Times neglected to have a Best Gay Bar in their Best of Broward/ Palm Beach but they did and for reasons unknown neglected to publish it. The winner was Georgie’s Alibi. Congrats, ALIBI!


Copy This celebrated its 4th anniversary over Stonewall Weekend. My friend Bruce Bogan threw an open house and invitees were treated to a feast provided by The Wine Cellar. Copy This is the printer of Wilton Manors. Congrats, Bruce! Thanks for picking us up this week and remember: To have a friend, you must first be a friend.


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Who will be the next Miami Mr. Gay? Find out on Saturday, July 2 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hosted by Tony Ferro, Michael Stanley and Brian Gorman. For bottle service and table reservation call (305) 4552231. To be held at the Lords Hotel South Beach, 1120 Collins Avenue.


Victor Calderone at Friends Pool Party at Surfcomber (Doubletree, 1717 Collins Avenue on South Beach) on Sunday July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 21+. Victor Calderone with The Martinez Brothers, Behrouz and Rony Seikaly. Get tickets at aspx?eventId=90985, use promotional code “TRAVIS ROGERS” to save $5 off each ticket. For more information, contact Travis at (954) 536-4377 or email”.


Sunday July 3 from 6 p.m. to a.m. at Dream, 1532 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach. The biggest party of Miami Beach Pride returns for the July 4th long weekend. While Dream is one of

the most sought after venues on the beach, with superb sound and lighting, they are severely limited in the number of people they can accommodate. Therefore only 500 advance tickets are being made available, with the first 100 priced at only $20. Prices will increase on a tiered scale, so the sooner you buy tickets, the more you will save. 21 and over. Get tickets exclusively with ShowClix, http://getik. it/52098?f


Opening July 26. A very special pre-sale and discount opportunity to see Cirque Éloize ID at the Adrienne Arsht Center this summer. Cirque Eloize, in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil is a spectacular, mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance. Tickets start at $25 - Go to and enter code: PREMIUMCIRQUE to receive a 15% ticket discount exclusively for MDGLCC members. Following soldout engagements in Montreal and Toronto, worldrenowned Cirque Éloize presents the criticallyacclaimed new production Cirque Éloize.


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bar guide Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors ALIBI

2266 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors Gayborhood tradition since 1997. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere with indoor video bars, outdoor drinking and dining. Drink specials all week, with mammoth 22-ounce Long Island Iced Teas for $3 on Thursdays


2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors The bar with two names features a dance club and Gayborhood bar. Drag Bingo on Mondays, karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays, dance music Fridays and Saturdays, and (indoor) Sunday T-Dance.


2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors Videos, pool tables, dart boards, dance floor, happy hour, live shows, Tuesday and Thursday karaoke – and great burgers, to boot. Fun and friendly truck-stopthemed bar, great staff.


1721 North Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale Over 100 of the sexiest men from all over the world. Go-go dancers, cages, billiards, 2-4-1 Happy Hours. Drag emcees and did we mention the Boys?


1915 N. Andrews Ave. Wilton Manors Friendly atmosphere, unpretentious clientele and staff. Next to Island City Pizza (so you can get your drink AND your slice on).


823 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale Butch bar and grill with a rockin’ daytime crowd (and a fun nighttime one, too). Fifty cent pool, 2-for-1 drinks all day every day, video games, hot movies on HDTV and DirecTV. Thursdays it’s Bare Bear Chest Night, and every Friday and Saturday the fur flies with Hot Bears on Poles (where their Grizzlies Grind)!


2935 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale Adjacent to the America’s Best Inn and Suites. Pool open daily - No Cover or Day Pass. Great food, daily happy hour, Sunday afternoon T-Dance Poolside. Karaoke and live music. Open daily at 11:30 a.m.


3270 N.E. 33rd St. Fort Lauderdale Men dancing for men. Hot go-go boys in an upscale atmosphere, piano lounge for more quiet interludes. Steamy shower shows.

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1116 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Club, bar, lounge. Male dancers and the men who love (to ogle) them. Sunday amateur strip contest (and karaoke!).


1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Oakland Park The Ultimate in Drag Dining. Dinner and shows six nights a week. Sunday Gospel Brunch with the Sisters of Sequins.


300 S.W. 1st Ave. Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Arts & Entertainment District meets South Beach. Friday nights they’re here, they’re queer, and they drink free from 10:30(ish) to Midnight. Only House Music club in town with its own Classical (and classicallychiseled) violinist.

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2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors WeHo vibe (think: LA’s The Abbey) in the heart of the Gayborhood. Dine, drink, dance, play, mingle. Theme rooms (salsa and meringue every weekend in the Latin Quarter!). Live dancing and dining.


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bar guide o Fort Lauderdale / Wilton Manors MATTY’S ON THE DRIVE

2426 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors Drink specials, billiards, and a chill gay- borhood vibe. 75 Cent drinks on Wednesdays. No Drama, No Smoking.


2740 N. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale Cozy neighborhood bar. Karaoke, drags shows, Patio Bar – and open at 9 a.m. daily.


502 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Cocktail Lounge in the heart of Searstown. Fun customers, fun bar- tenders and fun proprietor (the Leg- endary Jerry). Outside patio. Wednesday karaoke, Thursday Speed- ball Tournament.


2039 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors Relaxing, friendly, hip, unique- the alternative gathering place on Wilton Drive. Wine tastings and events. Tuesday and Wednesday Late Night In the Biz.


924 N. Flagler Drive Fort Lauderdale Interracial Private Social Club. Bottle club memberships. Get your groove back on Wednesday nights with $2 drinks.


1508 N.E. 4th Ave. Fort Lauderdale Voted World’s Favorite Leather Bar. Pig Dance first Saturday of the month – South Florida’s Busiest, Craziest Monthly Party (with caged hunks at Midnight on Saturdays – is there a downside to this?).


2829 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Nexus of the A-Gay List. Be Seen in the Scene (without making one). Food, folks, libations, and a killer Sunday Funday.


3073 NE 6th Avenue Wilton Manors A line-dancin’, tight blue jeans-wearin’ good time. Country and western music,


two-steppin’, three-steppin’, pool tables, and themed events year ‘round. Cowboys and Indians was never this much fun, Pilgrim.


2031 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors Where Sports come first. Nationally known destination sports bar with TVs streaming NFL, MLB, NBA and college games. Pool tables, dart boards and large indoor (and now smoke-free) facility. Outdoor patio features area for smokers. Mixed crowd of gay men and women (who would have thought?). Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and recommended by LOGO.


321 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Private Men’s Club. Pay cover, then uncover. Monday In the Biz, Thursday Leather Nights. They bring the party (and the mattresses), you bring the booze.


2400 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Cozy neighborhood bar with daily happy hour, and regular patrons. Show night Thursdays at 9 p.m. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights, and with matinee on Sunday afternoon.


205 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Levis-and-leather neighborhood bar, where the Bears line dance and the cowboys are VERY friendly.


2829 W Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Dance, shoot pool, drink til 4 a.m., 7 nights a week. Doors open at Midnight; dance til Dawn.


401 N. Fort Laud. Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale In the W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, downstairs it’s the elegant Whiskey Blue, up- stairs the luxe Living Room: hot dance and social settings in a distinctive atmosphere with signature cocktails and upscale patrons. Indoor and outdoor lounges.

bar guide o Miami / Miami Beach BAR 721

721 N. Lincoln Lane Miami Beach Plush, lush and flush, a luxe, sexy décor that includes soft carpeting, comfy couches and a Grown Up Playroom equipped with a flat screen TV for video games, pool table, ceiling-mounted speakers. Enjoy 5 to 10 p.m. happy hours including $6 premium drinks.


777 NE 79 St. Miami With an urban vibe on the weekends, a diverse crowd and a diverse musical format, including Hip Hop, R&B, House, Reggae, Soca, Latin and Old School. Gogo bois and drink specials.


2301 S.W. 32nd Ave. Miami Gay Latin scene, with Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and House music always playing.


950 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Hot music, hot scene, hot bartenders, and hot patrons in the hot heart of Downtown Miami.


1625 Michigan Ave. Miami Beach On Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road, never a cover. Drink specials all week long, live DJs, high energy music and a fun crowd getting their dance on til late.


1200 Ocean Drive Miami Beach This bar and restaurant in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Mouthwatering burgers, boys (and girls!). Weekend cabaret shows Thursday through Sunday.


727 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach Dance, drink, party all night on Miami


Beach’s Lincoln Road. Tons of events throughout the year, including fundraisers for Winter Party, White Party, and Miami Beach Gay Pride.


34 NE 11th St. Miami Mingle and mix with gays and str8s in the heart of Downtown Miami. Indoor dance floors and outdoor rooftop bar, spectacular light show.


1057 Washington Ave. Miami Beach Great music, friendly staff, hot tourists and locals. Never a cover, always a groove. Bungalow Bar = Hot Men. In SoBe’s Art Deco District.


3215 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Urban, sophisticated and chic in Midtown Miami with a bar that ices over. New York pedigree meets Miami attitude. Nightly DJs, never a cover.


dining By Tim Slivinski A Tasty Touch of Old Floirda... With a View If you are looking for a taste of Old Florida and he pronounced its blue cheese dressing as and what defined this area before “the ‘simply delicious’. boom,” then take a trip up A1A to Pompano After reading through the menu options several Beach and have dinner at The Riverside Grille. Open times and hearing the day’s fresh catches, we were since 1993, this unassuming restaurant along the ready to select our entrees. I chose Almond Crusted Intracoastal offers a wide selection of good food Snapper, while my cohort opted for Key Lime Grilled without being fussy or pretentious. If it’s a breezy Grouper. When my plate arrived, the lightly crusted summer evening, ask for a table outside and enjoy a and herbed snapper was succulent and fork tender. beautiful sunset as boats travel by on the waterway. The almonds provided not only a bit of flavor, but It may seem a bit touristy, but some added texture with so what? We all need to be their crunch. I ordered black tourists in our own backyard beans and rice as my side, once in a while. and the portion was more On a balmy evening, my than generous and tasty partner and I sat at a table on without being overly spicy. the deck as the sun played Cohort’s grouper was a nicely behind the clouds. A recent grilled filet, and he loved the brief rain shower had cooled drizzle of key lime, cilantro the air a bit and a gentle and citrus that offered a zing breeze made it a pleasant of flavor to the moistly grilled South Florida evening. We grouper. He had a side of each ordered a cocktail and mashed potatoes that were began to peruse the menu. perfectly home-style and both The Riverside Grille leans plates offered green beans as heavily toward seafood, as a veggie accompaniment. you might expect from its As the sun set and created a location. If you are a shellfish puzzle with the clouds, our devotee, the Riverside offers palates were both happy with raw bar selections of oysters seafood dinners on the water and clams. In addition are — how utterly South Florida! several cold and hot appetizer If your dining partner or options. We decided to try the Clams Casino from friends are not seafood eaters, fear not, for the the hot starter menu. Topped with herb butter Riverside Grille also offers menu options in steak, crumbs and applewood smoked bacon, we drizzled chicken, pork chops – and even vegetarian; many a little lemon and enjoyed the play of citrus, smoke of these dishes are created daily by the restaurant’s and brine that each clam contained. chef, depending on what is fresh and We were off to a good start! available that inspires his food muse. The Riverside Grille Given our location on the water and We did not order it, but a nearby table 125 N. Riverside Dr. Pompano Beach the Riverside’s large seafood options, was raving over a cup of clam chowder. 954-941-2499 we both decided that something from For the summer, the Riverside Grille the sea would be our entrée choice. I is offering an amazing deal if you are decided to begin with a small Caesar salad. I was a lobster lover. For $49.95, it’s a Dinner for Two impressed when a beautiful green salad arrived with Feature. Each person receives a whole steamed the dressing completely on the side. (Overly dressed lobster along with the potato and vegetable of the salads are a pet peeve of mine.) The Riverside day, as well as a bottle of featured wine. We saw automatically allows you to dress your greens as several tables happily enjoying their lobster with lightly or as heavily as you desire. Impressive. It is also their lobster bibs tightly in place. worth noting that the salad arrived with shavings of In addition to dinner, the Riverside Grille is open thinly planed parmesan. Why any restaurant uses for lunch daily. It is a great reminder of the Florida of that powdery stuff in the canister on a Caesar salad days past before restaurants became so corporate. is beyond me. Impressive again. All salad dressings Next time you feel the need to revisit those days are made on the premises, and this one was tangy and enjoy a lunch or dinner on the Intracoastal, take and creamy and clearly not out of a bottle. Finally, the drive up to Pompano Beach and enjoy delicious the croutons were cut and toasted from their own seafood at the Riverside Grille. bread. This was a real salad. Likewise, my partner View more food reviews: opted for the traditional wedge salad, his favorite,







travel By Paul Rubio

Crazy 4 Key West Though Key West failed in its formal claim of independence from the United States, the iconoclastic “Conch Republic” never really took well to dictated conformity and authority. Distance and demure allowed the two-by-four-mile island to evolve as an isolated refuge for those who deviated from supposed societal norms, and by the late 1970s, Key West had become a Mecca for wild times, unadulterated freedom and unapologetic homosexuality. The concept of “One Human Family” has always governed everyday life in the Conch Republic, where everyone “around the world is entitled to equal rights, dignity and respect.” Nowadays, this concept has been branded and distributed on 1.3 million bumper stickers, reminding the greater U.S. of the Keys’ exemplary philosophy. Prom King or pariah, everyone is welcome in Key West. While most American cities tend to follow slash and burn trends, Key West’s predictability and reverence for history is a welcome respite. The gingerbread houses, coconut palms, bougainvillea and lucid waters that inspired Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway forever remain “Old Key West”. The larger than life, eccentric personalities and unwavering spirit of the island’s residents contrast modern society’s desperation to “fit in”. A drunken stupor through the “Pink Triangle” invariably ends up in a random bed (or the Island House hot tub). And both the sunsets and sunrises


seem to grow more breathtaking over the years. Key West boasts remarkable offerings of quaint gay guesthouses and full-scale resorts. Just recently, Equator Resort (www.equatorresort. com; 305.294.7775) added an upper sun deck for tanning all your Lever 2000 body parts, while Pearl’s Rainbow, (, 305.292.1450) once exclusively female, became all-welcoming. The Island House mayhem rages on 24/7, nary a shortage of foreskin and alcohol taking center stage around the pool. The intense summer heat means fewer reasons for remaining clothed; and summer break means more college cuties breaking through their white-knuckled anxiety, giving into the temptations of the House! One of the island’s top resorts, the Hyatt Key West (; 305.809.1234), has become a new GLBT favorite for those looking to experience the Conch Republic’s latest offerings of modern luxury. While it’s a well-known fact that all of Key West is gay-friendly, the Hyatt Key West has pro-actively courted the GLBT market with pride packages and gay-centric marketing campaigns. Contrasting the palm-tree print/Tommy Bahamas style of most Keys’ hotel rooms, the Hyatt Key West is a blend of contemporary design and Florida color and flavor (delightfully without the overkill). All guest rooms flaunt private balconies, ideal for enjoying the sea breeze with a glass of bubbly or Chardonnay. The pool is everything and anything


you’d expect from a high-end resort and the hotel’s signature restaurant, SHOR American Bar and Grill (, offers sensational, waterfront dining with a daily catch direct from the docks! Across the water from the Hyatt at beautiful Sunset Key, Latitudes ( latitudes; 305.292.5300) has unveiled the results of a protracted facelift, revealing a new, sleek, modern edge that spills onto Sunset’s downy sands, doling out even more of the delicious local seafood dishes that originally made this beachfront gem famous. Though the abundance of fresh seafood keeps the island’s top chefs at the top of their game, there’s definitely more than just amazing fruits of the sea to be had around the island. La Creperie (www.; 305.517.6799) serves authentic northwestern French delicacies and crepe creations for both breakfast and lunch. Smack in the heart of Fleming Street’s “guesthouse row,” Azur (; 305.292.2987) has expanded its already vast, mouth-watering Mediterranean menu to include homemade gnocchi, tapas and more Greek-influenced dishes. The perfectly executed “toasted gnocchi with

pine nuts, arugula and truffle oil,” and the divine “charred octopus marinated with garlic, lemon zest and Italian parsley” showcase the diverse gastronomic talents and evolution of chefs Michael Mosi and Drew Wenzel. After dinner, Front Street teems with partygoers and inebriation opportunities, with essentially four main bars and clubs to seek a night of promiscuous fun. Divas rule at Aqua Nightclub (711 Duval Street, (305) 294-0555,, where the city’s renowned drag queens take center stage, attracting straights and gays alike. Come 11 PM, most gay life has converged at the riotous and frisky Bourbon Street Pub (724 Duval Street, (305) 296-1992,, spread between the two bars in the front and the poolside bar in the back. Saloon 1 (801 Duval Street, (305) 2944737), Key West’s only Levi, leather and uniform bar, regularly hosts a weekend contest awarding a prize to the biggest or most attractive shlong in the house. Now, I’ll toast to that!


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muscles a more steady supply of protein if you are working out. Sure, this takes effort and planning, but so does every worthwhile project in life. Finally, HALT before you act. From now on say, “HALT” before you eat. “H” stands for genuine hunger or habit. If you’re physically hungry, then eat. But often you eat out of habit – stop it now! The remaining letters refer to other wrong reasons for eating: “A” because you are anxious; “L” because you’re lonely or sad; and “T” because you’re tired. Think before you eat and you’ll be surprised by the changes in your shape! There they are, five simple tips to melt off the pounds that are keeping you from showing off that pumped up body you’ve been working out all year long. Tom Bonanti is a certified personal trainer and owner of Punp’n Inc Gym at 1271 NE 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. For more tips on pumping up and leaning out contact!




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