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Green Beer, Hot Body Contests and Much More By Starlet Anne Contributing Writer

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et ready South Florida It’s that time of year again when South Florida hosts the largest and best Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day parties.

During the month of March, Fort Lauderdale beach bars, downtown and many other local bars will be hopping with the best parties and drink specials for those who work In The Biz® and all Spring Break party goers. Many bars, restaurants and nightclubs will also go ‘green’ for the biggest party of the year, St. Patty’s Day. Downtown Fort Lauderdale will have their legendary block party to ring in the festive holiday of St. Patrick’s Day complete with a parade, lots of green beer and all that is Irish. Many Fort Lauderdale bars by the beach, including Hunter’s Beach Bar, will also be having large block parties. Booby Trap in Pompano Beach will have a pre-St. Patrick’s Day VIP party on Wednesday, March 19th with free drinks from 6 to 9 pm. It’s all about the ‘green’ at the Dive Bar, which will offer live music, food and drink specials the entire St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Look out for all the Spring Break parties and events! South Florida bars will be hosting major parties with lots of fun and games. Stop in at Kaos Ultra Lounge in Fort Lauderdale for drinks and plenty of specials throughout the entire month!

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Capones in downtown Fort Lauderdale is going all out for Spring Break with a hot body contest, $10 all you can drink parties, DJ Excel’s birthday bash, guest DJs like DJ Excentric, Rey Rico, Scepter, Vinny Venditto, and of course, what they are known for- 3-4-1 drinks! It’s bikinis, togas and fishbowls at Lulu’s Bait Shack for Spring Break. There will be drink specials every night! Also check out the bikini contest starting March 6th through March 23 which offers plenty of cash and prizes. Every Thursday is Lulu’s famous toga party night with a chance to win more cash and prizes. Also, every Monday is ITB® night at Lulu’s with 50 percent off appetizers and drinks from 7 pm to 2 am. Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar is hosting drink specials all day every day for Spring Breakers. Their In The Biz® late night happy hour offers 50 percent off drinks every Sunday through Thursday 11 pm to 1 am. Don’t miss their Celebrity Beach Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, March 10th featuring several local bar teams and celebrity judges. South Florida is the place to be this Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day!

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Where do you work? Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Estonia. How long have you been InTheBiz®? I have been working in the hospitality industry for 2 ½ years What do you like best about bartending? I love meeting new people, working at Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar we have the best job, because we are on the beach and can enjoy the beautiful weather. Why did you choose to become a bartender/ server? I became a bartender because it’s something I can do before going to school, not to mention that it’s easy money :) What is the most ordered drink? Vodka and Soda is the drink that is ordered most by my customers.

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What is your favorite drink to make? My favorite drink to make are the frozen drinks, especially Pina Coladas I LOVE a good Pina Colada What can you share with new bartenders/ server to make the most in tips? Well since I am new to bartending myself, I find that if you are friendly, smile and be nice to people, they are more likely to tip you better. What would you do to improve your work environment? I would like to make the Tiki Bar much bigger, to accommodate more customers. What would you like to see InTheBiz® Magazine implement? I would like to see the magazine pick Bamboo Beach as the best Tiki Bar in Fort Lauderdale.

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Where do you work? Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar Where are you from originally? I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have been in Florida for 8 years now and love it! How long have you been InTheBiz®? I have been a bartender for 8 years now. What do you like best about bartending? Over the years I have met some great and interesting people from all over the place. Only in a job like this would I have had the opportunity to see and know all of the things I have. Why did you choose to become a bartender? I started out bartending to pay my bills while I was in school and it just became something I really enjoy. What is the most ordered drink? At the Tiki Bar, it’s all about the SHOTS!!! What is your favorite drink to make? I like to make a Raspberry Bombs, it is made by mixing raspberry flavored vodka with Red Bull

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What can you share with new bartenders to make the most in tips? Make everyone at your bar feel like you are really glad that they are there. What is the worst pick up line you ever heard? I find them all annoying, but the worst one I have ever heard is: Do you come here often??? Seriously?? I work here for goodness sake, of course I come here often. What would you do to improve your work environment? I would make myself in charge of everything! What would you like to see InTheBiz® Magazine implement? I would like to see a section where bartenders can do reviews of new clubs and bars opening in the area. I feel as though we are the best judge of service and cleanliness as well as good food and pricing.

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eed a laugh? Try a comedy like “21 and Over,” “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” or “InAPPropriate Comedy.” Rather be scared? Choose “The Last Exorcism, Part II” or “The Call.” Those who prefer thrillers or suspense will like “Phantom,” “Stoker,” “Dead Man Down,” “Olympus Has Fallen,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” or “The Host.” Even Tyler Perry gets dramatic in his film “Temptation.” Need a film for the family? Try “Oz the Great and Powerful.” From the makers of “Hangover” comes another night of debauchery in the comedy “21 and Over,” but this party is for a 21-year-old and it is his birthday. When everything goes out of control for Jeff Chang, will his friends help him stay alive through the night or will they be his undoing? For those who can’t get enough exorcist movies, here is one more – “The Last Exorcism, Part II.” This sequel follows Nell’s (Ashley Bell) journey as she suffers amnesia and tries to start a new life. But she cannot escape from the evil. Seeking a suspense thriller? Try “Phantom.” Ed Harris plays Demi, a Cold War Soviet missile submarine captain who is sent on what some feel is a doomed mission. But, can he prove everyone wrong? He has to fight the machinations of Bruni (played by David Duchovny), who is trying to get his hands on the sub’s nuke. A strange dynamic arises between an odd young girl, her emotional mother and a charming uncle who comes to live with them after his brother is killed in a car crash in “Stoker.” The tension couldn’t be higher as secrets are revealed and infatuation blooms. Look for Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman. March 8 Niels Arden Oplev (director of original “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is using Noomi Rapace again in “Dead Man Down.” This time, her character falls for a mob hit man, played by Colin Farrell, and the duo work together to seek revenge. “Oz The Great and Powerful” centers around an ordinary circus magician, played by James Franco, who makes his way via tornado to Oz and becomes worshipped as a sorcerer (Oz). Can he live up

to the legend they think he is? Look for Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. March 15 911 operator Halle Berry, troubled from a past mistake, tries to make things right when she gets a second chance to save a life in “The Call.” Look for Abigail Breslin as the girl who has been kidnapped by a man who could be a serial killer. The comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” pokes fun at the world of magic comparing old school tactics with more obscure new acts. It stars Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey. March 22 Adrien Brody, Rob Schneider, Ari Shaffir, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez deliver raunch, sleaze, perversity and more in “InAPPropriate Comedy.” Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) gets a second chance to redeem himself when he finds himself trapped in the White House under siege by terrorists in “Olympus Has Fallen.” He seems to be the only hope to retaking the building, ensuring the president is out of danger and stopping whatever the villains have planned for the country.

March 29 In the sequel “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” the G.I. Joes have a lot to contend with. Not only is their target No. 1 back for more, but their own government may be a threat as well. Look for Bruce Willis, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki and others. Stephenie Meyer (“Twilight” saga) may have a hit on her hands with “The Host.” Seeming a bit like invasion of the body snatchers, this film focuses on humans being taken over by an unseen force and a romance between two humans struggling for survival. Look for Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and William Hurt. “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” asks “Is the grass really greener on the other side?” Perhaps one of Tyler Perry’s most provacative films, this motion picture follows a marriage counselor, played by Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who seeks greener pastures than her own significant other. But is her new beau the prince charming she hopes for or a snake in the grass?

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World Wide Beer Distributor Announces New Product Unveiling at

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s of the writing of this article we are unable to fully disclose the name of the distributor due to distribution and commercial rights which are currently still being negotiated. Fort Lauderdale, FL February 25th, 2013 – A worldwide brewery announced they will unveil two new products at Lucky’s Tavern, a local Downtown Fort Lauderdale pub located in the historical Himmarshee District at 214 SW 2nd Street. These are the most exciting products to come along in the history of our corporation, said a spokesman for the company. Why all the secrecy? We asked a company spokesman to explain; “At the present time we are still negotiating with our distributors. But most importantly we are being very selective about who we contract to represent our brand. Currently we are in talks with many different celebrities ranging from musicians, actors and sports heroes”. The first product to be presented will be the 0.354 liter bottle which will be available for the company’s three major brands. We asked Jon Slack, one of the owners of Lucky’s Tavern if they would be increasing prices for this new bottle and he stated, “We intend to keep the same price point for a few weeks so our customers can take advantage of this great offer. Our goal is always to offer a savings to our customers”. The second product to be presented was invented due to many years of protest from groups such as Discrimination Against Left Handers (DALH). This is a very exciting product and long overdue, said a

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spokesman for the company. We will be displaying our new bottle solely designed for the left handed drinker. A company spokesman stated, “The new bottle has been in the design phase for many years and was supposed to be unveiled in 2009 but, design flaws caused delays and we had to seek the help of NASA engineers to perfect the new bottle design”. “We are very excited to be a part of this,to be the first in town to offer such a new and innovative product will keep Lucky’s Tavern at the forefront and a leader in cutting edge bar beverage options.” says Slack. Jon Slack also states, “We have even redesigned the way we stock our coolers so the new bottle is always at our bartenders left”. Information about the distributor will come out in a press release scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th, the same day a national advertising campaign will be launched to show the world these great new products. To be a part of this exciting unveil, stop by Lucky’s Tavern on Monday, April 1st 2013. The unveil will begin at 9pm. Monday is also Reggae night at Lucky’s Tavern so a live band will be present as part of the product launch entertainment. “Please get there early, once the nationwide commercials begin and people become aware we expect a very large crowd” says Slack. www.InTheBizMagazine.com


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n January 20th & 21st, 2013 the American Fine Wine Competition was held on the campus of the Florida International University Biscayne Bay. A total of 24 Judges tasted 632 of Americas Finest Wines deciding on the 2013 Wine Award Winners. The sommeliers evaluated and judged some of the finest wines produced in the United States. After two days of judging, the prestigious Best of Show and Best of Class honors were announced. Here are the winners; Best of Show 2013: Other White - Hagafen Cellars “Prix”, Rancho Wieruszowski-Riesling 2009 Napa Valley, Pinot Noir-The Donum Estate, Donum Ranch Vineyard 2010 Carneros, Sparkling Wines - Mumm Napa, Devaux Ranch, Carneros 2008 Napa Valley, Late Harvest - Castello di Amorosa Gewürztraminer 2011 Anderson Valley Mendocino Best of Class 2013: Sauvignon Blanc - Pine & Brown, 2011 Napa Valley, Pinot Gris (Grigio) - Solena Estate, 2011 Willamette Valley Chardonnay - Frostwatch Vineyard, Bennet Valley 2010 Bennett Valley Sonoma County Merlot - V. Sattui Winery 2010 Napa Valley, Petit Sirah - Frank Family Vineyards 2009 Napa Valley, Syrah - Bartholomew Park Winery 2008 Sonoma Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon – Promise Winston, Hill Vineyard 2008 Rutherford, Zinfandel - Paul Simeon Collection, St Sophia 2009 Lodi, Red Bordeaux Style Blend - Blackbird Vineyards, Arise 2010 Carneros, Napa Valley The American Fine Wine Competi22 • ITB • March 2013

tion, presented by Patriot National Insurance group, continued to celebrate fine wines with a series of events in February and will conclude with its highly anticipated Gala Dinner - Thursday, April 4th, 6PM – 10 PM. The wine event of the year will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Celebrating the Finest Wines produced in the United States! Guests will have a chance to taste the 632 participating wines while partaking in the silent and live auction benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute and 4Pets Charities. All the wines that have entered into the competition will be poured tableside for guests by “WineAngels”. In attendance will be notable guests including 20-30 winemakers who will pour their wines from specially made “Tasting rooms” and four renowned chefs -Chef Norman Van Aken from Tuyo Miami, Chef Angelo Elia from Casa D’Angelo, Chef Dean Max from Ocean 3030 and Chef Christina Machamer winner of the 4th Season of Hell’s Kitchen- will be cooking the four course dinner on stage. Tickets are currently available for $300 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (561) 504-VINE (8463) or visit www. americanfinewinecompetition.com Since 2007 AFWC has raised over $500,000 for local charities and helped brand local businesses through sponsorship and many small boutique wineries in the US. For more information about the American Fine Wine Competition and for Sponsorship opportunities please contact Shari Gherman, at 561-504-VINE (8463) or via email: Shari@americanfinewinecompetition.com Join the conversation on Twitter @AmericanFWC and facebook.com/ AmericanFineWineCompetition. www.InTheBizMagazine.com

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CONCERT 3rd Annual Deerfield CALENDAR Wine & Food Festival By staff reports Special to the News

March 3 Kenny G Hard Rock Live

March 7 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Hard Rock Live

March 8-9 Daryl Hall & John Oates Hard Rock Live

March 9 Coheed and Cambria The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater,Miami Beach, Florida

March 13 Matchbox Twenty Hard Rock Live

March 16 Sheryl Crow Hard Rock Live

March 20 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Hard Rock Live

March 24 Yes Hard Rock Live

March 24 Alicia Keys Set The World On Fire Tour American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida

March 30 Maroon 5 with Neon Trees and Owl City BB&T Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

March 29 – 30 Eric Clapton Hard Rock Live

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rab your significant other, your best friend or the whole gang and spend the most spectacular Friday, Saturday & Sunday a Culinary Enthusiast can imagine. Please your palate, step into your stride and mingle among the best chefs in South Florida at the 3rd Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival on Friday, April 26th, Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013. This year promises to be a festival no one will ever forget with four very special events over three days Friday night enjoy an exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars, it’s about atmosphere, it’s about food, it’s about wine, and now, four south Florida chefs are bringing their culinary talents to the table. Friday evening will include a four-course dinner prepared live to please your palate as you are introduced to perfectly paired wines by our Festival Sommeliers. VIP guests will choose the region of their choice for the evening; French, Mediterranean, Italian and American. Afterwards you’ll head to the Main Entertainment Stage for Entertainment and Dancing. VIP guests have FREE access to the Vineyard. (Limited seating for Friday night to ensure an intimate experience. The VIP “Dinner Under The Stars” tickets will sell out early). Then, Saturday top chefs from the tri-county area converge upon Quiet Waters Park for the incredible Grand Tasting event; 6 PM to 10:30 PM. The meadow will be transformed into a lavish walkway of “sailing the ocean blue” as regions come alive through a gastronomic journey of tastes, sounds and visions! Meet and mingle with the tri-county area chefs as they prepare their most beloved dishes. Premier vintners will offer tastings of some of the world’s best wines. Stroll through

the festival and enjoy live cooking demonstrations, sensory tasting classes presented by our Festival Sommelier, a garden and farmers market, and a business and retail shopping bazaar. Enjoy Live Entertainment and dancing at the Main Entertainment Stage. The Grand Tasting on Saturday will be a true Blue Wave Affair! For those of you who like to wake up on Sunday mornings to enjoy a delectable brunch we have the perfect atmosphere waiting for you! Start your Sunday at the Jazz Bubbles & Brunch. Luxuriate in the chic, European breakfast, featuring an array of brunch stations, including unique fruit preparations and fresh catch dishes. Enjoy Sparkling Wines, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, but don’t be shy...you can get up for seconds! The Urban Gypsy Band, an eclectic jazz trio, will perform a style of urban rhythms from around the world on the Main Entertainment Stage. The Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival brings you face-to-face with those who have made their lives -- their craft. This is the time for you to dine, drink fine wine and experience A Blue Wave Affair like no other! To purchase your tickets, please visit DeerfieldBeachWineandFoodFestival.com or call 561-338-7594.

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Entertainer at Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar By Starlet Anne Contributing Writer

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rian Wilk has the gift of making people have fun through music. Brian has been entertaining customers at Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar since August 2012 and making their night extra special with the dueling piano show. “I enjoy entertaining people and having fun with the crowd,” said Brian. Brian began playing the piano at just 2 years old and starting performing in dueling piano shows after college. In addition to playing the piano, he also plays multiple instruments, including the drums and trumpet. During the dueling piano show at Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar, Brian takes the extra time to get the crowd involved, brings people on stage, toasts the crowd and takes special requests. Whether it’s a bachelorette party or birthday, Brian will impress the customers with his musical talent and make the night truly memorable. “We’re the leaders of this big party, and I like when I’m able to make sure people have a good time,” he said. Some of the tricks of his trade are always having positive energy, a smile on his face and keeping the crowd entertained. “I love what I’m doing so that’s contagious. If I’m having a good time, they’re having a good time,” said Brian. “The whole show is very interactive, and the more the crowd gets into it the more we get into it. The energy we have on stage rubs off on the crowd.” He invites everyone to come out for a night of fun and entertainment. “I feed off the crowd’s energy. I make sure that people leave here with something they can tell their friends on Monday,” said Brian. Stop in Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar any night of the week and see Brian and his friends! In March, there are shows seven days a week starting at 9 pm. You can also follow him on Twitter at 2hands88keys.

Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar Entertainer Brian Wilk, left, takes a shot from longtime friend and bartender Javier Bernier.

Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar is located at 17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (at Beach Place). For more information, call 954-533-7973 or visit www.sopranosduelingpianobar.com.

Editor’s Note: There will be a column every month in InTheBiz® Magazine on tricks of the trade. The columns will be written about those who work in the industry to inform fellow colleagues about the industry.

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Red Dog Cantina • 3134 NE 9th Street - Fort Lauderdale

7 Seas Bar • 2200 SW 57 Ave, Miami, FL

Cheers • 941 E. Cypress Creek Road Oakland Park

Bills Filling Station • 2209 Wilton Drive. Wilton Manors

Muddy Waters • 2237 W. Hillsborough Blvd

Marsha’s Pub • 358 South State Road 7 - Margate

Studio Karaoke Club • 1801 Collins Ave, Miami, FL

J’s Bar • 2780 Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

My Buddy’s Place • 830 S Dixie Highway, Hollywood

Green Room • 100 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Vilage Tavern • 8002 SW 81st Dr, Miami, FL

Sports Den at Manor Lanes • 1517 Northeast 26th St. Wilton Manors

Trotter Inn • 2471 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale

The Lyon’s Den • 100 SW 15TH St, Fort Lauderdale

Gerri’s Sports Pub • 6500 W. Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Singers Karaoke • 3521 NW Eighth Ave. Pompano Beach

Cagney’s Saloon • 5983 S. University Drive, Davie

Blue Jay Lounge • 301 SW 15 Ave, Pompano Beach

MUGSHOTS BAR & GRILL OF MARGATE • 1049 N. STATE RD 7, Margate

Smarty Pants • 3038 N. Federal Highway Wilton Manors

Atlantique Cafe • 777 E Atlantic Avenue Suite c-8, Delray Beach

Da Big Kahuna • 17 S. Federal Highway, 3rd floor at Beach Place

Wave 2700 • 2700 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery • 3051 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale

Slackers Bar & Grill • 995 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL Automatic Slims South Beach • 1216 Washington Ave, Miami, FL

JB Locals • 8110 N. University Drive Tamarac Play By Play • 440 S. Cypress Road Pompano Beach

Turn 3 Sports Bar • 23032 Sandalfoot Plaza Boca Raton Dive Bar • 3233 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Packy’s • 11379 W. Palmetto Park Road Palm American Grille • 2750 Griffin Road New Moon Bar • 2440 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

DaVito’s Italian Restaurant • 19635 State Rd. 7, Boca Raotn

All Shows are subject to change, Please contact the location for times and dates. To list your location please email Karaoke@itbnation.com

DEERFIELD BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

April 26th, 27th & 28th

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW By calling: (561) 338 7594 or visit: DeerfieldBeachWineandFoodFestival.com

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Hurricanes, Gators Basketball Success This Season is Rare

By Allen Levin Sports Editor

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sually when the subject of the Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators sports comes up, one would automatically assume football. The Hurricanes and Gators are two of the most storied programs in college football history, with multiple national titles between the schools. But, basketball…? Sure, the Gators have two national championships under their belt, but they haven’t been truly dominant since 2007. And the Hurricanes have never been dominant when it comes to hoops. However, for the first time in history, both

Miami and Florida are ranked in the top 5 in the nation. As of the writing of this article, the Hurricanes sit at No. 2, while the Gators hold down the No. 5 spot. This is first time in school history that Miami has been in the top 5 in basketball, and before this season, the Canes had never even sniffed the top 10. Well, the Hurricanes have become college basketball’s Cinderella story this year, as they have absolutely played fearless basketball up to this point. They are currently the only ACC team with an unblemished league record at a perfect 13-0, and are 22-3 overall. The Canes also happen to be riding a 14game win streak currently, which includes wins over ranked Duke and N.C. State. Florida, on the other hand, has been supe-

rior in the SEC, boasting an 11-2 league record as of the writing of this article, and a 21-4 overall record. The Gators have put together a string of wins against conference foes, beating ranked Missouri, Mississippi and defending champion Kentucky in the last month. Both teams have used strong shooting and excellent play from their veteran players this season to be successful. With Selection Sunday right around the corner, both the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes have a chance to finish the season in the top 5 and receive a high seed entering the tournament. With the way both teams are playing, there is a great shot that both teams from the Sunshine State will be playing deep into March Madness.

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emember all the concerns about the Miami Heat’s road woes, lack of rebounding and overall inconsistent play?

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Well, those seem to be a distant memory these days. The Miami Heat have put any questions to rest on whether or not they’re ready to defend their title, having won nine consecutive games and four straight on the road (as of the writing of this article) as they are the hottest team in the league entering the second half of the season. As the All-Star break approached, Miami had struggled on the road for nearly the entire year. However, after a blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers on the road on Feb. 1, the Heat found their stride by routing the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder right before the midseason break. That victory opened up Pandora’s Box for the Heat, as they continued their recent road success with wins over Atlanta and Chicago to amount to a four-game streak away from home (as of the writing of this article). In addition, the Heat’s overall win streak of nine includes noteworthy wins over the Rockets, Clippers, Lakers, Blazers, Thunder,

Hawks and Bulls. Miami is no longer playing inconsistent, and looks fiercely dominant in their ninegame streak. They are forcing turnovers, playing suffocating defense and controlling the tempo of the game. It also doesn’t hurt that their MVP player, LeBron James, is playing out of this world. James made NBA history when he scored 30 points on 60% shooting in six straight games earlier in February. As a whole, James is shooting an outstanding 56.7 percent from the field this season, whilethe King has shot over 70% in his last nine contests. As for rebounding, Miami’s signing of free agent Chris Andersen has been a huge boost to the big man department, as he has helped with rebounding, blocks and energy off the bench. If the Heat continue to play the way they have recently, they will a very good opportunity of defending their championship come June. March 2013 • ITB • 37


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t’s always tequila time at Red Dog Cantina! The new Mexican restaurant and bar near Fort Lauderdale Beach serves up a tasty margarita, delicious Mexican favorites, legendary guacamole, corn on the cob, entertainment and drink specials galore. After a relaxing day at the beach, stop in Red Dog Cantina for a tasty margarita or two. Red Dog Cantina is a taco and tequila bar with authentic Mexican cuisine. Their menu is overflowing with only the best in Mexican favorites, including large burritos, tasty tacos, sizzling fajitas, corn on the cob, and their famous guacamole. They also have mouth watering burgers, wings and American traditions. Be sure to stop by Red Dog Cantina for a fun night out! Happy Hour is Monday through Friday and offers 2-4-1 drinks. In The Biz® night is every Monday with half off the entire tab! Monday nights also have live entertainment for In The Biz® night. It’s always Taco Tuesdays with 2-4-1 tacos! Try your luck on Tuesday nights by playing a hand of poker. Sing your heart out with friends on Thursday nights. Rock out to live music on the weekends. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays will have live bands playing www.InTheBizMagazine.com www.InTheBizMagazine.com

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a range of tunes from Top 40 to many favorites. During the month of March, Red Dog Cantina will be in full swing for Spring Break. They will be hosting many events and specials for their customers and visitors. And on any given night, you can try one of their specialty cocktails and margaritas that are homemade!

Red Dog Cantina is located at 3134 NE 9 Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information, call 954-440-4382 or visit www.reddogcantina. com. You can also Friend Red Dog Cantina on Facebook at www.facebook.com/reddogcantinafl and find out about their upcoming events and specials!

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collection of DJ’s throughout Germany to work together with is brand to break new artists all around Europe. Epps was voted best DJ in Miami by The Source Magazine in 1999-2000 and also received Best DJ of the year in 2003, 2010 & 2011. In 2011 he became Redbull’s Miami Champion DJ which also landed him a weekend mix show on Power 96 in Miami. Putting your feet on the pavement in search of success coupled with a lot of hard work, dedication and persistence will always lead you through to a path of greatness, Your ability to remain humble with a sound mind is critical. It allows you to stay focused with the ability to keep your eyes

fixed on the prize. DJ Epps lives his life by these words and now the corporate world has taken notice of his uniqueness, trendy styles and ability to show leadership. In 2012 Epps was welcomed onto the DJ Roster for Planet Pit. (Pitbulls roster of DJs). DJ Epps has his own party on Sunday nights at Bamboo Night Club in Miami, FL. But his energetic entertaining show is too good for just one spot, that’s why he stays traveling around the world. Check out DJ Epps on his website www.djepps.com To Book DJ Epps for your next Event Contact Kelly Voice www.kellyvoice.com or 561-809-8897.

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hen it comes down to rocking parties, DJ Epps is definitely the man to call. Born Yves Felix, A Haitian-American. He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York were during his early years found his passion to become a DJ, listening to one of New York City’s finest urban radio personalities. DJ Red Alert played the hip hop greats of the 80’s. Around the age of 14 at a house party in the neighborhood, little Yves Felix got his very first chance to rock the crowd. DJ Epps was born. Epps and his mother moved to Florida during his teenage years and once in Miami, Epps found his way to the streets and quickly became a part of Miami’s Hip-Hop culture. Epps began playing at parties for Big Rich, Owner of the Sugar Shack. Not long after that he formed his own promotion company called Nightbreederz Entertainment. Through this company, he began heavy promotions and very soon began establishing gigs all around the country like B.E.T.’s Rap City with Big Tigger or the Roof. Soon after that Epps became a pioneer in the game that helped to make Miami the nation’s hottest Hip Hop party scene. His versatile style of mixing, blending and scratching has solidified his place as one of Miami’s most talented and successful DJ’s. Not only does Epp’s flip records but he also hosts video mix shows. He also keeps you rocking in the car to his Power 96 Radio mixes. Through his hard work and dedication, DJ Epps has been able to secure different opportunities throughout the entertainment community, such as

him having the position with G-Unit as a representative supporting all of their up and coming projects, or traveling the globe to places like Taiwan, Nicaragua, and so many other countries, to showcase not only his skills on the one’s and two’s but to show his ability to function as an executive. Epps is fortunate to have worked with Interscope Records and Warner Bros Records breaking new artists, as well as street marketing and promotions. He is also a South Eastern rep for Shadyville DJ’s, a national association run by DJ Whoo Kid for Sirius Satellite radio, where he inducts new DJ’s for Shadyville to break new records in certain regions. He also has assembled a

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Drink Recipes of the month Green Dublin Appletini • 2 oz Michael Collins Irish whiskey • 1 oz sour apple schnapps • 2 oz white cranberry juice Add all three ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh apple slice.

Nicaraguan Hurricane

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2 oz Flor de Cana rum 2 oz passion fruit juice 1 oz orange juice juice of a half a lime 1 Tbsp simple syrup 1 Tbsp grenadine orange slice and cherry for garnish Shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

Bourbon Street Blitz 1 oz. Lucid Absinthe 1 oz. coconut rum 2 oz. pineapple juice In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Lucid Absinthe, coconut rum, and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass.

Irish Buck Cocktail • 1 1/2 ounces Bushmills Irish Whiskey • 1/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice • 2 ounces Ginger Ale Combine Bushmills and Lime Juice over ice in a Collins glass. Top with ginger ale or ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Line Cooks needed for New Upscale Seafood Restaurant! Come join the newest restaurant on Las Olas! Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille features sustainable and organic seafood. We are currently hiring Line Cooks with extensive seafood experience. Interested applicants may apply online at www. riversidehotel.com or email their resume to hrdept@riversidehotel. com. Servers & Line Cook The newest and hippest Mexican Restaurant offering casual dining in Boca Raton now looking for exceptional servers (with 2-3 years experience) and experienced line cook. Please apply at 133 SE Mizner Blvd - Royal Palm Plaza - Boca Raton No Phone Calls!! Mexican restaurant on the beach - Immediate Interviews Now Available! Serious inquires only! Experienced cooks, servers, bussers and dishwashers. Applicants must have previous experience. Weekends and holidays are required. We offer competitive pay and super employee discounts! Don’t miss these great opportunities! Immediate Interviews Now Available! Bring your resume. We check backgrounds. Apply in person daily!!!! 334 Arizona Street, Hollywood HIRING EXPERIENCED SERVERS (Salt Life Food Shack Coral Springs) Looking for qualified experienced servers. Please apply in person only at 2660 North University Drive Coral Springs. We are located at the South end of The Walk shopping plaza. Yard House Hallandale is Hiring! Talented Sauté and Grill Line Cook Superstars! Top Pay and Benefits! 2+ years of High Volume Experience in a similar concept required PM and Weekend Availability a MUST!! Apply In Person Monday -- Thursday 3:00pm-5:00 pm The Village at Gulfstream Park 601 Silks Run, Suite 1490 - Hallan44 44 •• ITB ITB •• March March 2013 2013

dale Beach Rainforest Cafe - Seeking hosts, bussers, cooks, servers! (Sawgrass Mills-Sunrise) Immediate Interviews Now Available experienced hosts/hostesses, bussers, cooks & servers. Applicants must have previous experience. Weekends and holidays are required. Applicant Must be available for one week of training. We offer competitive pay, excellent health and dental benefits, paid vacation and super employee discounts! Apply in person daily Rainforest Cafe - Sawgrass Mills 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 315, Sunrise Managers Needed Yolo Restaurant, Vibe Las Olas and Tarpon Bend are all looking for managers. Our company is growing and we need experienced managers to help us expand our concepts. Please send your resume to sfloridarestaurants@gmail.com Bartender in Pompano Beach Will train to tend bar. Outgoing personality bikini / lingerie / corset / booty shorts / sexy top attire sports bar/ smoking bar, shifts are afternoon 11:00am-7:30pm and evening 7:30pm-2:00am shifts available both earn about same money please call only between 11:00am and 6:00pm (954) 9730001 SERVERS, BARTENDERS, Fine dining restaurant is seeking experienced servers &bartenders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Presenting menu items, specials, and wines in a professional manner, entering orders into a POS system for kitchen staff, firing and serving food and beverages in a timely fashion, Assisting in maintaining a well-kept dining room prior to, during, and after service. Customer service oriented person with a minimum of five (5) years experience in an upscale food establishment. Basic knowledge of how to present, open and pour wine. Able to work all shifts

including nights and weekends. Open for lunch and dinner. APPLY IN PERSON 11am to 10 pm 2022 Hollywood Blvd We are looking for the best staff in the business, bartenders, bar backs, servers, greeters, kitchen, promoters, entertainment...... starting at 1:00 pm every day until we open. Come by and let’s talk. 2871 E. Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale Call 954-533-6092 WORLD FAMOUS GILLEY’S COUNTRY ROCK SALOON is opening its newest location in Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and is casting for motivated and experienced individuals to join our team. This is your opportunity to join a friendly and fun Country Rock themed environment. Now casting all positions: Gilley’s Girls & Guys, Bartenders, Bar Backs, Cocktail Servers, Shooter Girls, Security Hosts, Shift Managers, V.I.P. Host & Hostess, Disc Jockey (Audio & Video Experienced) and Porters. Experience in the nightlife/beverage industry is required. NO WALK-INS or PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Email your resume to: gilleysflorida@gmail.com, or mail to: Gilley’s Florida - Seminole Paradise - 5739 Seminole Way - Hollywood, FL 33314 Delivery Drivers Needed (Fort Lauderdale/Pompano) DeliveryRobot.com is hiring delivery drivers! Delivery Robot is a multirestaurant delivery company delivering in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano areas. Check out our website to learn more about the company. Requirements: Valid driver’s license, Automobile with up to date registration and insurance, Previous delivery driving experience is not required. To apply go to: www. deliveryrobot.com/apply Host/Hostess/Servers/Bartenders (Lauderdale-By-TheSea) Aruba Beach Cafe - One Happy Restaurant-Now hiring Host/Hostess-Must be friendly,

outgoing, Day and Evening Shifts Servers and Bartenders must have exp. with good track record apply in person Monday- Friday 9:30am to 6:00pm One Commercial Blvd Lauderdale by the Sea FL on the ocean Kaos Ultra Lounge is currently hiring for all positions, stop by the club at 2724 E. Commercial Boulevard or call 954-975-8000 for more information. Experienced Bartenders only please. Dive Bar, Fort Lauderdale Beach, hiring for all positions. Stop by and fill out application at 3233 N. Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Bahia Cabana is hiring Line Cooks for their very busy kitchen. Please call Steve at 954-524-1555 Lulu’s Bait Shack is hiring all positions. Please apply in person only to Lulu’s Beach Place, 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Monday –Thursday 2-4 P.M. 2 years expreience required. BARTENDERS, SERVERS needed for our “Award Winning” Holiday Inn. We also are looking for Guest Service Reps, Van Drivers (CDL License), Night Auditors. Please come into the hotel and apply in person for positions. The address is 2905 Sheridan St. in Hollywood. We are on the West side of I-95 and Sheridan St. exit 21. InTheBiz Magazine is hiring qualified sales staff. Must have previous sales experience, know your way around town and have the ability to work evenings. Applicant must also have reliable transportation, working cell phone and be computer literate. High commissions, bonuses and spifs… Please forward resume to Contact@itbnation.com Place your classified ad here!!! Call 800-445-3719 or email classifieds@itbnation. com www.InTheBizMagazine.com www.InTheBizMagazine.com

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All Stars Sports Bar • 954 -968-7777 • Deerfield Beach • 50% off Bar tab 10 p.m. - 4 a.m. every day Art bar • 954-525-0044 • FT. LAUDERDALE • free admission and 30% off bar tab all night every night BAMBOO BEACH • 954-566-7500 • FORT LAUDERDALE • 25% off bar tab all day every day Boca Muse • 561-367-1133 • Boca Raton • 30% off All the Time Booby Trap • 954-973-6888 • Pompano Beach • Free Admission and 25% off Sunday & Monday BOOTLEGGERS & Shooters Café • 954566-2855 • FORT LAUDERDALE • 25 % off all day every day, 50% off Weds. 7 p.m. till midnight CAPONES • 954-524-1969 • FT. LAUDERDALE • 3 FOR 1 DRINKS EVERY NIGHT Cheetah Gentlemens Clubs • Free admission and 25% of Entire Bar Tab Da Big Kahnua • 954-530-4867 • Ft. Lauderdale • 15% off all day every day Dirty Blondes • 954-728-9801 • FORT

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