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6 End Of Season Still On 14 Art & Entertainment 20 Vote For Bartender Of The Month 22 Bartender Of The Month: Rochelle 27 Business Spotlight: Ocean Manor Resort 30 Entertain Your Customers with Flair Bartender 33 Drink Recipes Of The Month 35 Tricks Of The Trade 36 Classifieds 37 Sports 38 Discounts PUBLISHER Party Girl Enterprises, Inc. EDITOR Nicol Jenkins SPORTS writer Allen Levin PHOTOGRAPHERS Dana Barkett, Nicol Jenkins, Kris McDermott GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Eduardo Passere and Fabio Passere 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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ITB End of Season Bash is still on ®

and bigger and better… with a NEW Location at Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar By Nicol Jenkins EDITOR


t’s that time of year again… hospitality’s biggest end of season bash is back and at a NEW location with bigger events, more drinks and lots of fun! The In The Biz® End of Season bash will no longer be held at Bahia Cabana--- but directly on the beach at Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar in the Ocean Manor Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. With two great days- Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17- the hospitality industry is invited to unwind and party with their fellow co-workers and friends after a long season. More than 20 vendors- beer, liquor, giveaways and more- will be on hand for the two days starting at Noon, then a delicious BBQ buffet from 2 pm to 4 pm. Monday will continue with a fun volleyball competition and other games, including beer pong, Jenga, and much more around 3 pm. Following at 4 pm is the popular bikini contest with prizes for best bikini bod. At 8 pm on Monday night, the ITB® Hall of Fame alumni are invited to an awards cocktail party at the Ocean Manor Hotel penthouse. This is the perfect time for the alumni to mingle and reminiscence.

On Tuesday, all the fun and games will be back! Vendors will offer more liquor tastings and giveaways for bar owners, bartenders, waiters, and all industry employees. On Tuesday, there will also be a special Flair competition by with a chance to win cash prizes. Both days will offer 25% off drinks and food at Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar, and hotel stay discounts! The End of Season Bash has been held in Islamorada in the Keys but having it in South Florida will bring it back to its local roots! Besides the fun, the bash also provides the perfect 6 • ITB • June 2014

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atmosphere for networking among hospitality workers. “The End of the Season party is about supporting people in the hospitality industry and thanking them for a whole year of service,” said Carey Suissa, Publisher of In The Biz Magazine®. Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar is the perfect venue for this party. “We have the ‘in the Keys’ feeling without being in the Keys. It’s perfect because there’s plenty of space, it’s a classy establishment, and we are located right on the beach,” said Michael Orlando, General Manager for Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar. See you on the sand at the famous End of Season Bash!

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Art & Enter

By Nicol Jenkins Editor


ou won’t have to travel far to be entertained this summer… South Florida is kicking off its sizzling season of events, shows, movies and parties to keep locals and visitors having fun this June. If you enjoy jazz music, this event will keep you feet tapping! The Caribbean Jazz Matazz will take place on June 8 at 7 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, located at 201 SW 5 Ave, Fort Lauderdale. With an impressive lineup of topnotch performers, Caribbean Jazz Matazz delivers a mesmerizing fusion of jazz, reggae and calypso music for an unforgettable evening of island sound. Featuring Myrna Hague, one of Jamaica’s top female jazz performers. Also appearing Richie Stephens backed by Eugene Grey and his band. Special guest appearance by Trinidad’s Charmaine Forde and George Tandy. Admission is $40, and VIP is $60. For more information, call 954-4620222. Golfing for a cause! Take a swing to raise funds for local charities. Bahia Cabana in Fort Lauderdale is hosting its 2014 Golf Tournament on June 9th with a shotgun start at 1 pm. The event will still be held at Inverrary Golf Course on the West course. Cost is $100.00 and that includes: 18 holes, golf cart, beverages on the course, prizes and a fantastic dinner to be served after at the Bahia Cabana. Funds raised at the Golf Tournament will benefit area charities. To sign up, please contact Ryan


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Hillstrom at Some of your favorite bands are coming to Pompano Beach. The Summerland Tour will take place on June 13 at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog will be performing right in your own backyard. Tickets range from $16 to $96. Visit http://www. for more details. The Second Annual Art of Sound Fashion and Music Festival will be held on June 14 from 11 pm to 4 am at Dapur, Asian Tapas and Lounge Fort Lauderdale, located at 1620 N. Federal Highway. Enjoy this nice intimate setting with a live band, DJ Bre on the 1’s and 2’s, and other live entertainment. Asst Clothing will be presenting the longawaited Spring/Summer 2014 Collection as well as other featured designers and artists. You will be infatuated with the rhythmical talents, word slinging poets, electrifying dancers, and flamboyant pieces. It will definitely be a mind blowing experience. Admission is $25 to $40. If you are a fan of good comedy, don’t miss the International Food & Comedy Festival! The event is the first of its kind to be produced at the War Memorial in downtown Fort Lauderdale on June 14, with the food festival from 5 pm to 8:30 pm and the comedy show from 9 pm to 11 pm. The festival concept is a fusion of International Cuisine and comedic talent marketed to the diverse residents of South Florida. The line up consists of local

and national headliner comedians from various international backgrounds, including Haitian, Puerto Rican, American, Trinidadian and Jewish. The purpose of the event is to create an experience built around International food, fun and laughter. Local restaurants, caterers, food trucks and private chefs will provide samples of food from countries of the similar cultural background of the comedians in the show. The headliner comedians include: Michael Blackson, The African Kind of Comedy- Marc Theobald, The Trini Comic- Jason Andors, The Jewish comic- Sara Contreras, The Latin Diva of Comedy- Mike Yard, Jokes for the Yardies- Larry Dogg, South Florida’s Funny man. Admission to the festival is free with the donation of a canned or packaged good donated to Joshua’s Heart Foundation; Sampling (advance purchase $10.00); Comedy Show tickets range from $29 to $79, and VIP tickets are $85. For more information, call 877-419-0502. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Parker Playhouse will host a sensational line-up this month, featuring performances by stars from NBC’s hit TV show The Voice, popular Caribbean music, powerful modern dance, ballet productions and much more. An Evening of Spirit with James Van Praagh will be held on June 11 at 8 pm at Parker Playhouse. The awe-inspiring James Van Praagh bridges the gap between two planes of existence, that of the living and that of the dead by providing evidential proof of life after death via detailed messages. You will be amazed when you see James select people for the audience to participate in the calling of spirits. Tickets range from $49 to $81. Fans of the hit NBC show The Voice can see their favorite contestants perform live when this season’s talented top finalists and favorite past stars take the stage as part of The Voice Tour on Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater, presented by AEG Live and the Broward Center. Stars from the past six seasons, including this season’s winner and runner up, season five champion Tessanne Chin and season one runner up Dia Frampton, will perform favorite moments from their seasons and showcase their spectacular talents. Tickets are $35 to $65. Visit for more information. The hottest sports fitness stars in the world will

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ertainment compete at the 15th Annual Fitness Universe Weekend on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at 9 a.m. in the Amaturo Theater. This exciting, two-day event will feature fitness, sports modeling and natural bodybuilding competitions with more than 400 world-class athletes throughout Florida, the United States and the world as part of the Fitness, Model and Musclemania World Tours that have been featured on ESPN International for 25 years. One day passes are $50 for general admission and $75 for VIP, and two day passes are $100 for general admission and $150 for VIP. For more information, visit Make plans now for your Fourth of July fireworks! The City of Fort Lauderdale and neighboring communities will once again host spectacular July 4th fireworks shows and community events on their breathtaking beaches. South Florida bars, restaurants and nightclubs will also have fun patriotic parties and drink and food specials! Be sure to check out these events to kickstart your summer of entertainment! If you want to cool down this June, bring your friends to one of these summer blockbusters! “Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal- an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom— and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. In the film, The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. In ‘Think Like a Man Too, the highly anticipated sequel inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think

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Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. In the film, ‘22 Jump Street’, after making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. In ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, when Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage’s fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens. ‘Jersey Boys’ is a musical biography of

the Four Seasons- the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group- with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public. ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is about five years that have passed since Hiccup and Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk. Now, they spend their time charting the island’s unmapped territories. During one of their adventures, the pair discover a secret cave that houses hundreds of wild dragons -- and a mysterious dragon rider who turns out to be Hiccup’s long-lost mother, Valka (Cate Blanchett). Hiccup and Toothless then find themselves at the center of a battle to protect Berk from a power-hungry warrior named Drago. June 2014 • ITB • 15

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Rochelle My name is Rochelle, some people call me “Roro”, I am originally from San Antonio, Texas I work at 4:30 Boardroom Bar and I have been bartending for 12 years now, but I have been InTheBiz® for 13 years. When I am not at work I like to watch movies, I make jewelry (and sell it on Etsy), I enjoy hanging out with my friends and going to live music events at Unity 88. Skate boarding to the beach is another of my favorite things to do, and of course hitting up my local bars! I became a bartender because I always wanted to get paid to socialize and have a good time so I found a way to do it. Plus I love having a good time and what better way to spread that love. I’m a Texas girl so a beer and a shot of whiskey would be my drink of choice! I think I am a good bartender because I am able to multitask such as carrying on a conversation while making multiple drinks. Plus I’m super social ;) And have a degree of patience!! With a minor in sarcasm. As a bartender I like to offer words of wisdom to newbies, so my advice to a bartender just starting out would be to be patient, and be yourself, always remember to leave your problems at the door, the customer is out to get away or celebrate their lives not to hear all about yours. And most of all have fun! My favorite drink to make would probably be A Hawaiian Iced Tea, with my least favorite being anything frozen or muddled.. Well that is all about me, come see me at 4:30 Boardroom Bar and mention this article, maybe I will even autograph your copy of the magazine!

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Business Spotlight

Management takes

Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar & Tokyo Blue to new heights! By Nicol Jenkins Editor


ustomers will have much to look forward to this season when they visit the Ocean Manor Hotel, which is home to both Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar and Tokyo Blue. Located right on breathtaking Fort Lauderdale Beach, both restaurants and bars have much to offer to their guests and locals--- and now management will be adding more items and special events to wow customers. Tokyo Blue is the only sushi bar and restaurant where you can dine on mouthwatering sushi rolls while overlooking the water. Besides their already well known menu and popular cuisine, Tokyo Blue has added new features to their menu and new management, who are experienced in the hospitality industry, to take the restaurant a step above. Adrian (Ace) Torralvo, the new General Manager for Tokyo Blue, has many years of experience in the industry. He has managed Galanga Thai Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Tee Jay Thai Sushi, and other restaurants. Adrian will bring his expertise to making the sushi bar and restaurant an even better place to dine and hang out with friends. They are looking to add more staff to continue to make their customer service the best in the business. Tokyo Blue will also continue its most popular night on Wednesdays, which offers $49 all you can eat Maine lobsters. In addition to their delicious sushi rolls and seafood, steak and more menu, Chef Mai, from the landmark Miami Asian restaurant Nobu, will incorporate more specialty items on the menu. “There is no other place where you can eat sushi and overlook the ocean. There are a lot of sushi restaurants but they don’t have the option of a full liquor bar,” said Adrian, adding, “Guests will always have a great experience at Tokyo Blue. We don’t only have Thai and sushi on the menu but a full menu of Peruvian food, seafood, and steaks.” The Ocean Manor Hotel is also home to

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Michael Orlando, Kacee Natale and Adrian Torralvo tacular events and is a perfect location to host your special day. Such as weddings, receptions to anniversaries, birthday parties, Sweet 16 parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, showers, corporate events, charity fundraisers and networking events, Ocean Manor is your one-stop shop for all your special occasions. The dedicated events team, including Enza Di Natale Cooper and Kacee Natale, guide each of their clients through the event planning process and make sure that their day runs smoothly. Hosting countless events at the location, they are experienced in the field and alleviate any worries of their clients. They will take care of everything including the minor details on each event and party. The events staff at Ocean Manor truly works for you and will personalize your party so it makes a lasting impression. You can have your event at multiple locations inside or outside the hotel, including the Starlight Ballroom, our 4,000 sq ft penthouse with panoramic views and one of the only places you can have a beach-side wedding. They can even bring a portable tiki hut to your event, inside or outside of the venue. More events are also something that patrons can look forward to at Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar. Start marking your calendars now for charity events, DJs, Happy Hours, Ladies Nights, themed events, VIP parties and much more, according to

Michael Orlando, General Manager for Bamboo Beach Club & Tiki Bar. In addition, Adrian Ace Torralvo and Tokyo Blue will be hosting the new Sunday Cabana Parties, which will be held every Sunday from noon - 6 p.m. at the Cabana Deck with $100 bottle specials, a brunch menu, sushi and omelet stations, DJs and more. Ocean Manor and the two restaurants will have a more upscale look and atmosphere. The hotel rooms are being completely renovated and updated. Michael will also continue to bring his hospitality expertise to the establishment. He has worked in the industry for many years at various hot spots, including the Ale House, Off The Hookah, Copacabana and more. “Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar and Tokyo Blue is the hidden gem of Fort Lauderdale. We are located right on the beach. We have a tiki bar, sushi lounge and cabanas all on the beach,” said Michael, adding, “Our motto is it’s better at Bamboo Beach.” Hospitality industry workers get 25 percent off their check every day! Be sure to check out the new and improved Bamboo Beach and Tokyo Blue this month! Ocean Manor Resort is located at 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. For more information, call 954-566-7500. June 2014 • ITB • 27

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financial planning BY William Banks

Pay Yourself First

Problem: At the end of the month, most people don’t have anything left to save. Solution: At the first of the month, before you pay anyone else, write a check to yourself for 10% of your income. Paying yourself first may be the single most important concept in this series of article’s.


ts Not What You Earn, Its What You Keep Put yourself at the head of the line. Treat your savings like any other recurring bill that you must pay each month. Dedicate the appropriate amount from your paycheck and set it aside. While most people think nothing of sending enormous amounts of money to credit card companies on a regular and systematic basis, they balk at the idea of paying themselves first! Change that mindset. Cut up your credit cards and put those payments into your own saving. Make a commitment to pay yourself first! Calculate how much you’ve earned- and how much you’ve saved. Average annual income (estimate): A) Times number of years worked: x B) Equals total amount earned = C) Amount of personal saving D) Divide D by C = E) This equals your percentage of income saved.

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The Three Accounts You Need To have a complete savings program, most people need three types of accounts. 1. Emergency Fund: This is your reserve fund in the event of a unforeseen emergency, job loss or an unexpected expense. A good rule of thumb: Set a goal of having three to six months’ salary in your emergency fund. 2. Short-Term Savings: This account is for the money that you set aside for expenses you want to purchase within a short-term time frame. For example, here is where you would save for a new computer or perhaps a vacation. 3. Long-Term Savings/Investments: This is where your retirement savings will go. Because these savings have more of a long-term time horizon, you can use investment vehicles with a potential for a higher rate of return, such as equity mutual funds. June 2014 • ITB • 29

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Entertain your customers by mixing it up with

‘Flair Bartending’ By Nicol Jenkins EDITOR


uggling or flipping bottles, flame throwing tricks and bar magic are just some of the ways you can spice up the night at your bar. Flair Bartending continues to take bartending to the next level and bring more money to bartenders and bar owners. The wow factor of the tricks keeps customers at your bar much longer and keeps them coming back and bringing friends to see the show. “Flair Bartending creates an unparalleled energy behind the bar that instantly attracts and connects your guests enjoying a shared experience. It creates a unique conversation starter for your guests that would otherwise be searching for the right words to start a conversation,” said Rob Husted of Bar Wars LLC, adding, “The happier people are at a bar, the longer they stay and the more money they spend, making the venue and the bartender more money. It is a great tool to entertain your guests for very little financial cost. You can get a Ketel One and cranberry at the bar down the street, or you can come into our bar and order that same Ketel One and cranberry for the same price but be entertained with a higher level of service.” But it’s not as easy as it looks… Not anyone can just instantly flip a bottle like Tom Cruise’s character in the film, Cocktail. Flair bartending takes a lot of practice and dedication to the trade. But it can pay off with big tips! Customers would rather see an attentive bartender with flair and will frequent that bar more often than others. “Most professional Flair Bartenders spend thousands and thousands of hours practicing at home in their garages, backyards, parks and beaches for the few short minutes you get to see them on stage. I can’t think of another profession (besides a professional athlete) that on their time off continues to work and become better at their craft, while constantly honing their skills and raising the bar for themselves with their level of service, knowledge and entertainment,” said Rob. Rob will bring his business, Bar Wars LLC, and Flair Bartending fun to the End of Season Bash to be held on June 16th and 17th at Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar in Fort Lauderdale. This is an event not to miss! At the “End of Season” party at Bamboo Beach, they will focus on the entertaining side of Flair, as well as the craft of Mixology. Bartenders will be on stage entertaining attendees with Flair, while still making quality craft cocktails showcasing Finest Call Premium Mixes’ new “REAL” craft bar line of “fruit infused syrups’. “It’s going to be a great showcase of what professional bartenders are capable of today and how you can benefit from incorporating Flair and Mixology in your venue. Flair Bartending adds an instant recipe for a successful party at your event with people that have a disposable income and aren’t afraid to spend money and have a good time. Add to that the element of competition, pumping music, networking and camaraderie that is hard to beat!” said Rob. Don’t miss the outrageous Flair Bartending Tricks at the End of Season Bash at Bamboo Beach on June 17th at 4 p.m. End of Season Bash will be held at Ocean Manor Resort’s Tiki Bar June 16th and 17th starting at noon each day. To reserve your space or your room please call 954-566-7500

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Wiley Street Pub • 1819 Wiley St. - Hollywood • 954-921-9459 Sandbar Fort Lauderdale • 900 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale • 954-990-7578 Murphy’s Law Irish Pub • Hard Rock Hard Rock • 954-791-4782 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 • Marsha’s Pub • 358 South State Road 7 - Margate • 954-969-9779 Gerri’s Sports Pub • 6500 W. Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL • 954-972-6266

Jesse’s Xtreme Sports Bar • 5442 W. Atlantic Blvd. Margate • 954-917-2855

Singers Karaoke • 3521 NW Eighth Ave. Pompano Beach • 954785-1945

MUGSHOTS BAR & GRILL OF MARGATE • 1049 N. STATE RD 7, Margate • 954-974-4420

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

Slackers Bar & Grill • 995 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL • 954-530-4758

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

Automatic Slims South Beach • 1216 Washington Ave, Miami, FL • 305-672-2220 7 Seas Bar • 2200 SW 57 Ave, Miami, FL • 305-266-6071

Cheers • 941 E. Cypress Creek Road Oakland Park • 954-771-6337 Sports Den at Manor Lanes • 1517 Northeast 26th St. Wilton Manors • 954-566-7457

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

Turn 3 Sports Bar • 23032 Sandalfoot Plaza - Boca Raton • 561-483-1964

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trotter Inn • 2471 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale • 954-788-4801 Atlantique Cafe • 777 E Atlantic Avenue Suite c-8, Delray Beach • 561-272-1170

Marina 84 Sports Bar and Grill

• 2440 W. State Road 84 Fort Lauderdale • 954-734-2424

DaVito’s Italian Restaurant • 19635 State Rd. 7 - Boca Raotn • 561-482-2323 Muddy Waters • 2237 W. Hillsborough Blvd • 954-428-6577

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Drink Recipes of the month Coconut Mule

2 oz. SKYY Vodka 2 oz. bottlegreen Elderflower sparkling pressé 1 oz. Coconut Water 1 oz. Lime juice ½ oz. Simple syrup 5-8 Mint leaves Muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and shake all ingredients except bottlegreen. Pour into a highball glass filled with crushed ice and top with bottlegreen. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Summer Peach

2 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur 4 oz. Peach Tea Peach Slice In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, peach tea, and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice cube filled highball glass and garnishwith peach slice.

Summer Fizz

2 oz. Vikingfjord Vodka 2 oz. Blood Orange Juice 1 oz. Champagne / Dry Prosecco .5 oz. Aperol Press two blood orange slices into bottom of wine glass. Add 1/3 full of crushed ice. Add blood orange juice, Aperol and Vikingfjord vodka. Fill another 1/3 with crushed ice. Add champagne. Top with crushed ice, add straw.

EFFEN 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.

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Kelsey Roberts

Bartender at Capones By Nicol Jenkins EDITOR


he moment you step foot into Capones in downtown Fort Lauderdale, you can’t help but feel pumped up.

The pulsating beats, shot girls dancing on the bar, DJ spinning and overflowing 3-4-1 drinks set the upbeat mood of this high energy nightspot. So it’s no surprise that bartender Kelsey Roberts fits right in. Her bubbly and upbeat personality draws new and regular customers back to Capones on a daily basis. “I love my customers, the environment and the people I work with at Capones,” said Kelsey. Kelsey has been serving up smiles and cocktails in the hospitality industry for many years in South Florida. You might have seen her working hard at one of these local hot spots, including the Brick in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Mojito Bar in Miami, Automatic Slims, and Living Room in Fort Lauderdale. Most recently, customers can find her at Capones, where she has been working now for three years. “I have worked in the hospitality industry for seven years in South Florida. I like the party scene and how it’s always busy at work. Plus, the atmosphere is always fun, and it doesn’t feel like I’m working,” said Kelsey. The local bartender also likes being able

to talk to her regular customers and get to know them. “I smile and just have fun with them. I always have good energy because no one wants to go out and have bad energy. Some customers come in every day, it’s the industry and they share their stories!” said Kelsey, adding, “The perks of being in the industry are the benefits of getting to know people. Everyone helps each other out, and it’s fun! I have a lot of regular customers, and the atmosphere at Capones is very lively.” Stop in to Capones any day of the week and meet Kelsey! Also you are guaranteed a drink special and a fun night out on the town! Capones offers 3-4-1 drinks every night till 11 pm, Ladies Nights on Thursdays with girls drink free till 2 am, hospitality discount with 50 percent off on Wednesdays, and 20 percent off Thursday, Friday and Saturday, also Fridays are Happy Hour from 5 pm to 11 am with their famous 3-4-1 Drinks! “Capones is a staple in South Florida, and it just gets better and better. They are putting more money into the place and continuing to improve the establishment and everyone is happy about it!” said Kelsey. Capones is located at 310 Himmarshee St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. For more information, call (954) 524-1969.

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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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 E-mail address. Send classified postings to classified@itbnation. com. This is a free service to InTheBiz® workers. ________________________________ Shift Managers & Cashiers Needed For A Busy Fast Casual Restaurant (downtown Fort Lauderdale) 35 North Federal Highway. Full Time Cashiers needed for a fast casual Mexican Restaurant. Looking for high energy, people oriented people to help grow

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our concept. Room for growth and advancement is achievable depending on your willingness to learn the skills. Only looking for people oriented people. Job Duties Include: Order Taking, Money Handling, Food Handling, Pre Bussing, Maintaining Salsa Bar, Basic Cleaning Duties, Shift Manager Duties: Inventory, Cash Control, Cashier. Apply in person ONLY no emails or phone calls. If you want the job come in person. Salsa Fiesta, 35 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303 Kaos Ultra Lounge is currently hiring for all positions, stop by the club at 2724 E. Commercial Boulevard or call 954975-8000 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. 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 2007 Chevy Avalanche LTZ for sale $19,000 This truck is in excellent condition with leather interior, brand new brakes and it is Fully Loaded including a DVD player with drop down screen. Email for appointment to see vehicle. 90 Gallon Pre Drilled Fish Tank Asking $75 or best offer. Call 954-638-8328 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 punc-

tual, 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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Miami Dolphins Strong Draft Class Hoping to Shore Up Last Year’s Issues By Allen Levin Sports Editor


eading into the 2014 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins had some widely known issues that they needed to repair from last season. After second-year starting QB Ryan Tannehill was pummeled at the line last year, recording the most sacks against him in the NFL, the Dolphins knew they needed to protect their quarterback. So, the focus of the draft was to get better at the line as well as shore up some other holes. In the first round, Miami selected offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James from Tennesee with the 19th overall pick. James is supposed to make an impact immediately and help protect Tannehill’s blind side. The other O-Lineman that the Dolphins

picked was Billy Turner from North Dakota State in the third round. He could take a while to develop but he is a good sleeper pick who had a strong collegiate career. Some of the team’s other early picks were a bit perplexing, such as LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who the Fins took in the second round. Considering the Dolphins have one of the deepest wide receiver corps in the NFL, it seemed they could have taken another need that high in the draft. However, Landry had three great years with the Tigers and can be a good slot receiver for the Fins. The Dolphins took cornerback Walt Aikens from Liberty in the fourth round, while taking tight end Arthur Lynch from Georgia in the 5th round. After that, the Dolphins took three small school players in the final rounds that they are hoping will be hidden gems, including a WR, a

defensive end and linebacker. As of right now, it’s too early to tell how the Dolphins performed in the draft. This draft class has a lot of potential, but that doesn’t matter until we see results on the field. At the very least, we can assume that Tannehill will be much more protected this season at the line with the 6’6” 311-pound James looking out for him.

Miami Heat Advance to Fourth Consecutive NBA Finals


ven with all the trials and tribulations that the 2013-14 regular season presented to the Miami Heat, they were able to withstand the challenge and obtain their ultimate goal: Play for a NBA Championship. The Heat battled injuries, advanced age, media naysayers and motivation issues to ad-

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vance to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals, something that hasn’t been done since the Boston Celtics did it from 1984-87. Miami knocked off the Indiana Pacers in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals and have a chance to make history if they can win their third straight title. The Heat are set to play the San Antonio Spurs for a second straight year in what will be rematch of their epic 7-game series from last season. If the Heat can top the Spurs again, Miami will become just the fourth franchise to pull off a “three-peat,” joining the legendary likes of the Celtics, LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls. It wasn’t always easy for the Heat this season after they finished with their worst regular season record in the Big Three era and came into the playoffs as the two seed. While they were still the favorites in the Eastern Conference, skeptics questioned if they could advance past

the Pacers and if they had fallen off from last season’s historic run. Despite the noise, the Heat steamrolled through East competition, taking a 12-3 record into the championship round and staying relatively unscathed. Still, there is a lot of work to do for the two-time defending champions as they look to complete their quest to become back-to-backto-back trophy winners. The Spurs present a lot of challenges and will be hungry after last year’s devastating loss that saw Ray Allen hit a Game 6 three-pointer to tie the game in the closing seconds and ultimately lift the Heat over San Antonio in seven games. Regardless of the outcome, Heat fans should relish the fact that the team already made history by just returning to the NBA Finals for a 4th straight time. And with a little more good fortune, they could cement themselves in history as one of the best teams ever. June 2014 • ITB • 37

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