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6 New Website 14 Art & Entertainment 24 Vote For Your Favorite Bartender 26 Spring Break Update 28 Business Spotlight: Autologic 28 Chef of the Month: T-Mex Cantina 35 Drink Recipes Of The Month 37 Tricks Of The Trade 39 Live and Loud Spotlight 44 Classifieds 46 Discounts PUBLISHER Carey Suissa EDITOR Nicol Jenkins SPORTS writer Allen Levin CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Dana Barkett, Kris McDermott GRAPHIC DESIGNERS FMB Marketing InTheBiz® Magazine is printed on recycled paper. We currently print and circulate to hundreds of bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and various other retail locations across South Florida. InTheBiz® Magazine is also available to read online at InTheBiz® Magazine, the Tri-County’s only magazine dedicated to the service industry, is published during the first week of each month by PGE. Submissions of manuscripts, photos and artwork are encouraged. PGE accepts no responsibility for lost, misdirected or damaged mail. InTheBiz® is a registered Trademark of Party Girl Enterprises. Copyright 2014 by PGE. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Views expressed herein are those of the author exclusively.

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Where can you find photos of your friends having a fun night out at your local hotspots, vote for your favorite bartender, discover unique drink recipes, find events happening in South Florida and blog about the hospitality industry? There’s just one site to logon to… http://inthebizmagazine. com. In The Biz Magazine® website is your one and only stop for the hospitality industry and beyond. In The Biz Magazine® has been South Florida’s only Service Industry and Nightlife Source, complete with the area’s best venues, events, and nightlife news to keep you up to speed with South Florida’s fast paced late night scene. Our website offers an interactive platform for servers, managers, restaurant, nightclub and bar owners, bartenders and others 6 • ITB • April 2014

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South Florida never needs a reason to party- but there will be many this month. From concerts on the beach and Fleet Week to wine and seafood festivals, residents and visitors won’t be bored during the month of April. The hospitality industry will also be hopping with lots of business and fun events.

Sing and dance along with your favorite country singers right on Fort Lauderdale beach. Back by popular demand, Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach for a two-day musical experience, April 12th and April 13th, with headliners Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Train, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, and others. The sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach will be turned into an oceanfront festival grounds, making the Tortuga Festival, a music and ocean lover’s paradise. Fans will enjoy music performances with the sun and stars above, an ocean breeze in the air, and sand under their feet. Local culinary fair, sustainable seafood as well as traditional festival favorites will be served. Admission is $165. For more information, visit Get downtown! Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is once again hosting its popular ‘Get Downtown’ event at YOLO Plaza, located at 333 East Las Olas Boulevard from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, April 24. Now in its 16th year, Get Downtown is Fort Lauderdale’s largest outdoor cocktail hour and offers the best flavors of Fort Lauderdale from a variety of local restaurants and bars. Admission includes two drink tickets, live entertainment, and an array of tastes from some of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable dining venues. Nonmembers can purchase tickets for a $20 donation (prepaid online), or for $25 at the door. To purchase your tickets online, visit For the best in food and wine around town, don’t miss this year’s Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festi14 • ITB • April 2014

val, A Blue Wave Affair. The event will take place on April 25th and April 26th at Quiet Waters Park, located at 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Grab your significant other, your best friend or the whole gang, and experience the most spectacular Friday and Saturday a culinary enthusiast can imagine! Please your palate, step into your stride and mingle among the best chefs in South Florida at the 4th Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival. New this year, enjoy a one hour VIP Wine Tasting featuring premium wines for VIP’s to ‘try before you buy’ in the Wine Store. Wine experts will be available to share their knowledge and suggest tasting notes, as attendees sample their way from booth to booth. This year promises to be a festival no one will ever forget! There will be live cooking demonstrations in IKEA Kitchen Alley, a garden and farmers market, and a business and retail shopping bazaar. Enjoy Live Entertainment and dancing at the Main Entertainment Stage & IKEA Lounge. 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! Admission is $45 and up. For more information, call 561-338-7594.

Seafood lovers will be in for a treat! The 29th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is three days of seaside fun with plenty of live entertainment, arts and crafts, local food, hot sun, cold drinks and, of course, the seafood that South Florida is known for. The seafood extravaganza will take place April 26th, April 27th and April 28th on Pompano Beach, just north of Atlantic Blvd., surrounding the Fishing Pier. The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival has brought top-notch entertainment and has fed South Florida’s

taste buds for 28 years. The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is one of South Florida’s most unique events and features just about every kind of fish and shellfish imaginable, cooked in almost every way possible. Walk along the festival’s Boardwalk Bazaar for a selection of unique, local arts & crafts while the sounds of local bands drift to your ears. For more information, call 954-941-2940 or visit Fleet week returns to South Florida! Give thanks to your military men and women during Fleet Week, from April 28th through May 5th. During Fleet Week 2014, more than 2,000 South Florida students, residents and veterans will tour the visiting Navy and Coast Guard ships. Events will also be held in their honor, including a “All Hands on Deck” Welcoming Party at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, ship tours, Run with the Military 5K and much more! Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale has an impressive lineup starting on April 8th at 8:15 pm, with the Symphony of Americas presenting Classical Favorites and the Best of Broadway. The Symphony finishes the season with familiar melodies of well loved Symphony classics. Non-stop rhythms of tunes from Broadway’s most famous shows. April 16th through April 20th, Broward Center and Matthew Lombardo present Becoming Dr. Ruth starring Debra Jo Rupp. Direct from its critically acclaimed New York run and kicking off its tour right here in Fort Lauderdale, Becoming Dr. Ruth comes to the Parker Playhouse. Starring TV star Debra Jo Rupp (That 70’s Show) as Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the play tells the story of Karola Ruth Siegel -- from surviving the Holocaust to joining the Israeli Haganah as a sniper, to receiving her doctorate and becoming a household name as America’s favorite sex therapist. It recounts her life with warmth, wisdom and irrepressible joy. Don’t miss what the New York Times calls, “An inspiring and a highly enjoyable evening of theater!” Be romanced by the sounds of musical great John Legend

ertainment astonish. Ghost The Musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. Ghost follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. on April 22 at 8 pm. Don’t miss nine-time Grammy Award-winning R&B sensation John Legend. Having the distinct honor of performing at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Legend takes R&B/soul to the next level, creating an immersive experience about romance, love, hope, commitment and optimism. On April 23 at 8 pm, Broward College presents The Fort Lauderdale Speaker Series: Soledad O’Brien. Soledad O’Brien is an acclaimed journalist and Host of CNN’s Starting Point. She leads Starfish Media in the production of documentaries focusing on the divisive issues of race, class, and poverty. O’Brien’s works include Who is Black in America?, Latino in America, The Women of 9/11, Don’t Fail Me: Education in America and the Emmy Award Winning Crisis In Haiti. If you liked Ghost the movie, you won’t want to

miss Ghost The Musical. On April 29th through May 11th, Ghost The Musical delivers a visual experience unlike anything you’ve seen before. Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie in a brand-new Broadway musical that takes you on a thrilling adventure to the afterlife. You will be amazed to see inanimate objects take on a life of their own, a person walk through a solid door right before your eyes and other special effects that will

After you’ve attended all these entertaining events, you can unwind at the movies with your friends! Be sure to check out the action adventure film of the season, Divergent. The film is set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth.

Rogers, aka Capt. America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy. In ‘Cesar Chavez’, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. Starring Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate’s Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment’s Red and Red 2). Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world. Don’t miss Rio 2! It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his fatherin-law. Be sure to attend one or more of these entertaining events!

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Spring Breakers Fill Up South Florida Bars BY Allen Levin Contributing Writer Spring break is the biggest funfilled and memorable time of a college student’s tenure. It’s a time when a student is free from the pressures of studying and graduating and gives them a week to let loose and party. Florida, being a spot of sunshine and beaches, experiences a huge turnout each year. Whether its Panama City, Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, spring breakers flock to Florida to enjoy all the amenities of the Sunshine State. With all of the extra 18-22 year olds in town, naturally restaurants and bars have seen an increase in business. Slackers, Lucky’s, Lulu’s Bait Shack, Art bar, Capones, Bamboo Beach, Elbo Room, Rock Bar, Platforms, TMex, Eleven, Galuppi’s, Xtreme Indoor Karting, Cheetah, Dive Bar and Hott Leggz are all bars and restaurants in South Florida that experience a significant increase in clientele during the spring break period. “We’ve been slammed basically every night; groups of spring breakers have been coming in,” Lauren Coll, GM of Ft. Lauderdale-based bar Hot Leggz, 26 • ITB • April 2014

said. Coll said last year was very busy during spring break season, but that Hot Leggz is encountering an even busier time this year around. “We’re busier than last year definitely. We’ve been busy every night; our business has been picking up more and more.” While some businesses are busy and noticing a pick up from last year, other restaurant, bars are seeing a packed house, but not quite as crazy as previous years.

“We’re doing good and seeing a lot of them come in, but it’s pretty much the same as last year,” Hector, manager of Lulu’s Bait Shack in Ft. Lauderdale, said. While some locations are doing better than in previous years and other’s are staying the same or taking a dip, one common theme is that It’s extremely busy and hectic at this time of the year as college spring breakers bring a bunch of business to these establishments.

“It’s not quite as packed and not the same impact as year’s past. I don’t know if it’s because it’s later in the year this year or the weather,” T-Mex Cantina Owner Chuck Bergwin said. “It’s (business) certainly an increase from the overall year, but not over the top like in year’s past. We welcome the spring breakers, and it has been good.” Other establishments are also seeing a rise in business as spring break presses on, but say it’s no different than prior years.

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Business Spotlight ‘AutoLogic and South Florida Car Buyers’ is your one stop shop for your auto needs By Nicol Jenkins Editor


utoLogic and South Florida Car Buyers is the answer to all your auto needs, from repairs to car buying and selling.

For over 34 years, families have relied on AutoLogic and South Florida Car Buyers to purchase the car of their dreams and maintain their vehicles at affordable prices. South Florida Car Buyers is your local source for affordable, quality used vehicles in South Florida. Take great comfort in knowing that all cars go through a rigorous inspection before delivery. “We stand behind our product. All cars come with 3-month or 3,000 miles warranties, 0 percent interest, no credit check, and one-year of free oil changes,” said Ariel. If you’re looking to sell your car, South Florida Car Buyers will purchase it from you at a fair market value. Let them appraise your car. Customer satisfaction has always been their top priority and you will receive the highest level of service in the industry. Ariel Chmielarz, Owner and President, and Hope Michaels, Vice President, 28 • ITB • April 2014

have been in the car business for over 30 years and take pride in the quality of their service and products. The businesses are truly a one-stop shop for auto sales and service. AutoLogic repairs all makes and models. Everything from minor services, such as oil changes, wiper blades to major repairs such as engine and transmission replacement. Ask about their fleet service for your company’s vehicles; they offer quick turnaround and discounted pricing. If you want to be impressed, check out their reviews on Google and Yelp. “What makes us unique is our attention to detail, honesty in pricing and quality repairs and service,” said Ariel.

General Manager for one of the largest dealer groups in the country. He believes that customer satisfaction is our Number 1 priority. “I appreciate the loyalty of our customers and enjoy getting to know them and their families. I have had customers coming here for many years with baby seats in their back seats, and now those kids are all grown up and coming in with their children,” said Ariel, adding, “We are honest, straight forward and we stand behind our products and service!” AutoLogic and South Florida Car Buyers is located at 608 SW Flagler Avenue Fort Lauderdale. For more information on South Florida Car Buyers, call 954767-0608. For information on AutoLogic, call 954-462-7560. You can also visit their websites at and

They have an extensive inventory of cars, and whatever they don’t have, they will get it for you! Extended warranty is available. Bad credit is no problem. Everyone is approved. “We offer financing to assist people who would otherwise not be able to get a vehicle,” said Hope. Our used car manager Haywood Tyler has been working with auto sales for over 30 years. Haywood has been the

Chef Of The Month Enrique Rodriguez Executive Chef at T-Mex Cantina

By NICOL JENKINS Editor Whether you’re hungry for nachos, tacos or a Mexican feast, T-Mex Cantina is the only restaurant where you can indulge in authentic Tex Mex favorites. For 20 years, T-Mex has been delivering delicious food and fun at its South Beach location. The restaurant and bar was such a success that owners Chuck and Lisa Bergwin also opened T-Mex Cantina, formerly San Loco, in Fort Lauderdale’s thriving downtown Himmarshee Village in 2001. With a full service bar, killer juke box, and an expanded menu, T-Mex quickly became a neighborhood favorite among locals and visitors. Homemade Tacos, burritos, Macho Nachos, Southwest salads and the famous award winning Guaco Loco are served fresh daily and made by Executive Chef Enrique Rodriguez in the Fort Lauderdale location. Regulars pack the restaurant every Tuesday for their famous Taco Tuesdays, dishing out 2-4-1 tacos. They are also known for their specialty margaritas (Cantina

only) and an extensive selection of Mexi beers. The overflowing Macho Nachos, with just the perfect mix of ingredients and spices, the Guaco Loco, a hard shell taco wrapped in a soft shell layered with guacamole, and many other specialties keep customers coming back every week. For three years, Chef Enrique Rodriguez has been cooking up this one- of-a-kind Mexican fare. With a combination of special sauces and secret ingredients, Chef Enrique knows how to make a mean chimichanga, and all that is Tex Mex. What makes T-Mex stand out from other Mexican restaurants? “We make everything fresh; pico de gallo, guacamole, refried beans, chicken, chili; everything is fresh!” said Enrique. Authenticity and variety are also on the menu. Specials change daily and anyone, even the pickiest eater, can find something on the menu. From chicken or beef nachos and tacos, to vegetarian dishes like avocado tacos, tofu tacos and, Southwest salads. And, of course, don’t forget the Margaritas. The choices are endless. “We have had our go-to staples on the menu for 15 years and customers keep coming back for that nostalgic taste. The combination of new menu items with the traditional ones really makes for a good menu. Our customers love the food. We have a dish for everybody!” said Enrique. Chef Enrique has had a passion for the culinary arts for many years. Working as a chef at various

restaurants, he knows the secret to making people happy through food. “To be a chef, you have to have the passion and care about what you do. I love cooking for people, and it makes me feel good when people like my food,” he said. Chef Enrique especially enjoys working at T-Mex. “T-Mex is a big family. The atmosphere here is great. The bartenders and servers are so friendly and have good energy,” said Chef Enrique, adding, “The regulars talk about how much fun they have with our staff and owners. Every customer feels like this is home and at T-Mex the customer is always right!” T-Mex Cantina is located at 204 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301. For more information, call 954-463-2003.

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‘Walk for the Animals’ draws dog lovers to event and local restaurants By Nicol Jenkins Editor


he 24th Annual Walk for the Animals was a huge success for the Humane Society of Broward County and for downtown Fort Lauderdale restaurants and businesses. Thousands of dog lovers and supporters gathered at the Walk for the Animals at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, and after many enjoyed lunch at the restaurants on 2nd Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. T-Mex Cantina owners Chuck and Lisa Bergwin participated in the event with their dog, and also donated a percentage of the proceeds from lunch that day to the cause. Rok Brgr Fort Lauderdale owner Mark Falsetto, also a proud dog owner, gave back to the cause by giving a portion of proceeds from lunch to the Humane Society of Broward County. All the restaurants in downtown Fort Lauderdale were packed with pet owners and their best friends. Overall, the 24th Annual Walk for the Animals, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and sponsored by PETCO Foundation, was another amazing display of giving back. More than 2,000 registered participants helped raise a net of over $518,000 for the Humane Society of Broward County’s programs and services; an additional 3,000 people showed up just for the fun of it! And all those animal lovers leashed up and brought to downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza their more than 2,500 dogs, for a perfectly cool and 32 • ITB • April 2014

sunny morning of socializing and entertainment. Chaired by Carey Morgan and John Glorieux and executed with the help of their hardworking committee, Walk for the Animals – their biggest fundraiser -- has a reputation for great people- and dog-watching, and this 24th Annual event did not disappoint. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors and personalities overran the Walk site, sniffing and wagging and occasionally jumping in the New River. Honorary Chairs for the Walk were Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News and U-Turn Laverne from 99.9 Kiss Country. They commanded the stage and kicked off the 1.25-mile walk, but only after Walk participants had the opportunity to devour free IHOP pancakes, enjoy a stage performance by ARTFORMAZ, get their faces painted, bounce in the bounce house, visit myriad vendors’ booths, play games for giveaways, and applaud Achieve Agility’s wonderful performance. FASTBOATS Marine Group had incredible boats on display and Jimmy Johns treated $500-plus fundraisers and Pack members to good eats! After the Walk, the Thunderhead Band entertained the crowd until the top fundraisers were announced. The top three fundraising individuals were the amazing first place winner Tim Miller with $10,176; the fabulous Chris Rotolo in second place with $9,420; and in third place, the wonderful Christine Forman with $8,270 raised. The top three Packs were Stilish Paws in first place with a staggering $48,514 collected; in second place, PAWS, with an incredible

$38,505.50; and, in third place, Puppy Peddlers raised an impressive $20,293. Elaine Steehler was the lucky winner in a drawing for a $1000 Target gift card. Stilish Paws supporters and pack leader Jamie Stiles was ecstatic to raise as much money as her team did to help animals in the shelter. A whopping 144 volunteers came out to help on the day! Volunteers, including Nancy Westin, said the event continues to grow each year in support of this wonderful cause. The Humane Society of Broward County also thanked all of the Walk participants and supporters for making the Walk for the Animals such a wonderful success. The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization supported by donations from companies and people who want to help us help the homeless animals. To see who needs a home or learn about volunteer opportunities, visit or call 954-989-3977. April 2014 • ITB • 32

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DaVito’s Italian Restaurant • 19635 State Rd. 7 - Boca Raotn • 561-482-2323

Dive Bar • 3233 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale • 954-565-9264

Muddy Waters • 2237 W. Hillsborough Blvd • 954-428-6577

Packy’s • 11379 W. Palmetto Park Road • 954-657-8423

My Buddy’s Place • 830 S Dixie Highway, Hollywood • 954-668-0166

New Moon Bar • 2440 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors • 954-563-7660

Blue Jay Lounge • 301 SW 15 Ave, Pompano Beach • 954-941-4616

Smarty Pants • 2400 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale • 954561-1724

Bills Filling Station • 2209 Wilton Drive. Wilton Manors • 954567-5978

Da Big Kahuna • 17 S. Federal Highway, 3rd floor at Beach Place • 954-530-4867

Play By Play • 440 S. Cypress Road Pompano Beach • 954-946-7908

J’s Bar • 2780 Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale • 954-581-8400

Cheers • 941 E. Cypress Creek Road Oakland Park • 954-771-6337

Trotter Inn • 2471 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale • 954-788-4801

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery • 3051 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale • 954-567-1672

Sports Den at Manor Lanes • 1517 Northeast 26th St. Wilton Manors • 954-566-7457

Atlantique Cafe • 777 E Atlantic Avenue Suite c-8, Delray Beach • 561-272-1170

Wiley Street Pub • 1819 Wiley St. - Hollywood • 954-921-9459

Marsha’s Pub • 358 South State Road 7 - Margate • 954-969-9779

7 Seas Bar • 2200 SW 57 Ave, Miami, FL • 305-266-6071

Sandbar Fort Lauderdale • 900 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale • 954-990-7578

Green Room • 100 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL • 954-727-0950

Studio Karaoke Club • 1801 Collins Ave, Miami, FL • 305-695-1770

Gerri’s Sports Pub • 6500 W. Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL • 954-972-6266

Village Well • 1023 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale • 954-524-2531

Murphy’s Law Irish Pub • Hard Rock Hard Rock • 954-791-4782 Goal Line Sports Bar • 6969 Taft Street, Hollywood • 954-399-8156 JD’s Bar & Lounge • 10311 W Sample Rd Coral Springs 954-7523227 Hunters Beach Bar • 235 Almond Ave - Fort Lauderdale • 954-467-9166 The Oasis Pub • 3224 W Commercial Blvd. - Tamarac • Red Dog Cantina • 3134 NE 9th Street - Fort Lauderdale • 954-4404382

Jesse’s Xtreme Sports Bar • 5442 W. Atlantic Blvd. Margate • 954-917-2855 MUGSHOTS BAR & GRILL OF MARGATE • 1049 N. STATE RD 7, Margate • 954-974-4420 Slackers Bar & Grill • 995 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL • 954-530-4758 Automatic Slims South Beach • 1216 Washington Ave, Miami, FL • 305-672-2220

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Drink recipes of the month Summer Punch

1 ½ parts Effen Vodka ¾ parts Dekuyper Watermelon Liqueur 1 part Lemon Juice 1 part Simple Syrup Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl over ice and stir. Garnish punch glasses with lemon peel and watermelon cube.

Frisk Cocktail

2 oz Purity Vodka 1/8 oz Wash of aquavit 3 Slices of cucumber 1 Small sprig of dill Add the aquavit to a cocktail shaker glass and roll around. Shake out any excess. Drop in the cucumber slices and press with a muddler to release the juices. Measure in the vodka and fill with ice. Cap and shake vigorously. Double strain into a martini glass and garnish with a small sprig of dill.

Jump Into Summer

2 parts Pinnacle Cucumber Watermelon Vodka ½ part fresh squeezed lime 1 part Triple Sec Liqueur Splash Agave Nectar Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fruit.

New-Fashioned 3 oz Purity Vodka 1 sugar cube Peach Bitters Angostura Bitters

Muddle sugar cube*, add Purity Vodka, and muddle again. Add ice and stir until sugar is dissolved, garnish with peach skin and sour cherry. *On an old-fashioned (rocks) glass, place a cocktail napkin with a sugar cube on top. Simultaneously drop peach and Angostura bitters onto the sugar cube until they bleed into the napkin. When liquid is all absorbed into the napkin, drop sugar cube into the glass and wipe the rim of the glass with the bitters-soaked napkin and discard.

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Dan Doherty Bartender and Head Server at Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar By Nicol Jenkins EDITOR For 8 years, Dan Doherty has been the one to turn to when guests at Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar in Fort Lauderdale want to have the most enjoyable experience while on vacation or staycation. Dan has been a fixture at Bamboo Beach and has held many roles, as the head server, bartender, and trainer among wearing many other hats. “I get to help people that I don’t even know just a little every day. Even if it’s with something small; helping people is rewarding and you get paid for it,” said Dan. Everyone knows Dan, as Dan the Man, the guy who always has a smile and is a people person eager to make sure his guests have a fun and memorable time at Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar. “We have a lot of repeat guests and we take care of them. We see them year after year and get to see their kids grow up. I try to make it as pleasant as possible for them. They save up all year to come on vacation, and it’s important for me to make sure they have a good time while they are here,” said Dan. If anyone could make sure Bamboo Beach guests are having the time of their life, it’s Dan! He has been in the hospitality industry for 16 years working at various restaurants and bars in South Florida, including Mulligan’s, Fubar, which his family owned, and others. Dan was also among the group that started the hospitality End of Season Bash! Dan says Bamboo Beach is the perfect hideaway for locals and a paradise for vacationers.

“We are the only tiki bar right on the sand and we can serve drinks on the sand,” said Dan, adding, “I look forward to working there every day. I enjoy the variety and excitement of working at Bamboo Beach. There is something different every day. You get to see people in the day time having fun and then people dressed up at night having a moonlight dinner. Plus, there’s camaraderie among long-term employees.” There’s plenty of great food and specials for those who work In The Biz®. Hospitality employees receive 25% off their checks all the time, and 50% off the entire check Wednesday starting at 8 pm. Happy Hour is from 4 pm to 7 pm Monday through Thursday with half off domestic beer, wine, and well drinks. Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm is half off all drinks. The food is also unbeatable! On Wednesdays, it’s all you can eat lobster for only $49.95; on Mondays, it’s fresh mozzarella night. Every night, their fish and all their meals are always made fresh! Besides the delicious food and tropical drinks, Dan is a main attraction at Bamboo Beach. His trick of the trade is really no trick at all! “I really enjoy that the guests are here. It’s not a show for me; it’s real life. It helps if you are real, and I’m always there first and know before my guests need anything. It’s the little things that matter!” said Dan. Come see Dan anytime! Bamboo Beach is located in the Ocean Manor Hotel at 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. For more information, call 954-566-7500.

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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BY Luke Rohenaz Contributing Writer

People started in 2011 as a four piece band and has transformed over the years

this band ablaze while they sold CD’s and

being self titled and the other is titled ‘A

shirts to every enthusiastic fan who came

Better Way to Live’ and ultimately an al-

across their music. They largely resemble

bum titled ‘Event Horizon’. Nowadays,

and pull influences from Modest Mouse,

featuring Jesus Arteaga (vocals/guitar) Joey

Tame Impala, and The Doors. They have

Cerrito (backup vocals/bass) and Dustyn

managed to put out two EP’s. One of them


into a three piece psychedelic/indie band

Murphy (drums). Through this transformation they went through many different members trying to find their sound and what they arrived at is a unique blend of talent that brings fans from all over the tri-county area to shows to witness what is now “People”. This band started as a locally and made headway in September

People is working on new material and will be in the studio within the month to begin laying down some sweet, sweet jams. You should check them out on bandcamp for some ear candy and Facebook to keep up to date with upcoming shows. Good things are ahead for these guys. If you’d like to have People perform at your bar, contact them via Facebook or Bandcamp:

2013 when they arranged a tour making it


through the sunshine state all the way up


to New Orleans. This thirteen day tour set

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Miami Heat Struggling as the Playoffs Approach

By Allen Levin

Sports Editor

On last season’s road to a second straight championship, the Miami Heat went on a 27game winning streak during the second half of the season and entered the playoffs scorching hot. This season, it’s a different story for LeBron James and company. With the playoffs a mere few weeks away, the Heat are playing their worst basketball of the season, having lost eight of their past 13 games (as of the writing of this article). The Heat have struggled on the defensive end, allowing 100 or more points in seven of their last 14 games. And it’s not like their getting lit up by the elite teams in the league; Miami has been knocked off by New Orleans, Boston, Denver

and Utah recently, which are all lottery bound teams. On top of that, they all but wasted a prime opportunity to snatch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference from Indiana, who has also lost eight of its past 13 games (as of the writing of this article). Miami is having issues with motivation, and appears to have problems with its normally sturdy chemistry as they have been forced to use a number of different rotations this season due to injuries and adjusting to opposing defenses. The Heat’s role players have also been subpar this year, as Ray Allen, Norris Cole and Shane Battier have all slumped throughout the season. It has resulted in Miami’s Big Three taking on extra slack, especially LeBron as he is

forced to carry a bulk of the offense. That being said, the Heat are still the No. 2 seed and sport one of the best records in the league. But, if defending champs want to hang onto their crown, they will need to right the ship before the playoffs start. History has shown us that they are fully capable of working out the kinks.

Dolphins Offseason Moves Encouraging after Turbulent Season The Miami Dolphins endured a tumultuous season that was highlighted by a bullying scandal that all but derailed a decent 2013 season on the field.

Brent Grimes and defensive tackle Randy Starks with multi-year deals. It was also announced that Miami signed former Denver runningback Knowshon Moreno to a one-year deal. The Dolphins had plenty of troubles in their run game, and Moreno could certainly help after having the best season of his career, posting 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Dolphins were the subject of media scrutiny and the headlines were more on the team’s off-the-field manners than their on-the-field ones. But, the organization is attempting to move past that nonsense and get back to winning on the field.

With the free agent singings, the Dolphins addressed some glaring holes from last year’s 8-8 campaign and gave themselves a very competitive roster heading into the 2014 season.

And they’ve started out the offseason on the right foot. Given that they fielded one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last season, the Dolphins made bolstering their line a top priority heading into the offseason.

year contract and offensive guard Shelley Smith to a two-year deal.

Right out the gate, Miami inked Pro Bowler left tackle Brandon Albert to a five-year deal to help with some of its line issues.

On the defensive side, the Fins signed free safety Louis Delmas to a one-year contract, while making headlines by locking up controversial cornerback Cortland Finnegan to a two-year deal.

The Dolphins finished shoring up their o-line by notching nose tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-

Miami also resigned some key free agents from last season, bringing back Pro Bowl CB

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The team still has work to do on the offensive side of the ball and face questions, none bigger than third-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who will be expected to become a reliable starter who can lead Miami to the playoffs. Regardless, the Dolphins have had a very strong offseason that gives them a competitive team and a good opportunity to make the playoffs next year.

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If you are looking for a position in the hospitality industry, we are the place to post your information. Send us your information along with a head shot. Whether you are looking for a job as a bartender server, manager or any position. Send us up to a 40 word classified posting. We will put your information in the magazine. Please do not include your phone number. Send us your experience and any pertinent information about you, ex.: I am John Smith, I have been bartending for 15 years in south Florida. I’m very personable. Currently working and references are available upon request.. Name and Email address. Send classified postings to This is a free service to InTheBiz® workers. ______________________________ Kaos Ultra Lounge is currently hiring for all positions, stop by the club at

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2724 E. Commercial Boulevard or call 954-975-8000 for more information. Experienced Bartenders only please.

commissions, bonuses and spifs… Please forward resume to Contact@

Dive Bar, Fort Lauderdale Beach, hiring for all positions. Stop by and fill out application at 3233 N. Ocean Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

T-MEX Help Wanted for busy restaurant in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, FOH & BOH (servers, bartenders, prep cooks). Please apply in person only after 2 p.m. Monday –Thursday at T-Mex, 204 SW 2nd street, Ft Lauderdale, Fl.

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. 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

90 Gallon Pre Drilled Fish Tank Asking $75 or best offer. Call 954-6388328 for appointment to see this product. Lauderdale Grill Lauderdale Grill is always looking for qualified individuals to work in their fast paced family owned restaurant/bar. All applicants must have experience, good work ethic, be punctual, and have reliable transportation. Apply in person between 2:30-4:30 p.m. 1901 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale. Inside the Harbor Shops Next to Publix.

Gimme A Burger in Deerfield Beach is currently looking for OUTGOING, ENTHUSIASTIC, ENERGETIC and DEPENDABLE people who love working in a fast paced environment to join their team. If you have a big smile, a passion for teamwork and love the restaurant business, then we want to hear from you! Alcohol guidelines require servers to be at least 18 years of age. Apply in person between 2-5 p.m. 1200 East Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield WAITRESS/SERVER Tremendous Opportunity for an Experienced Server. Knowledge of POS System. Candidates should be Motivated, Enthusiastic, Self Starters with a Positive attitude. You must apply in person only between 2:00pm to 4pm ! Nosher Restaurant and Deli 7134 N Nob Hill Road, Tamarac Place your classified ad here!!! Call 800-445-3719 or email

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