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Krakatoa—Indonesian: “A Circus in your Mouth!”

Krakatoa co-owner John Anthony moved from Virginia to South Florida some twenty-two years ago (settling in Miami). Four-years ago John ventured to Indonesia and that’s...

Meetup with Artist Troy Giorgio

I first met Troy Giorgio at Doris White’s Art N Form Gallery (120 S. 20th Avenue). Troy had just been handed the gauntlet of the...

Bobby, the Beach and Nicks…

On the first day of the October chill I was seated stool-side at Nicks Bar & Grill on the Broadwalk (Hollywood Beach) with co-owner...

Meet Hollywood's Dolores Kirby: One Awesome Octogenarian

Eighty-six year old Dolores Kirby is every bit the wide-eyed, precocious, seductress she was 71-years ago when she won her first beauty contest at...

The Sublime Life of Mary Mathis

Gertrude Stein would enjoy the wine and the bubbles poured liberally at the “Polk Street White House,” I suspect Truman Capote would have a tipple or...

Local Lad Dreams Big(s)

Benny Torres’ baseball fate was sealed when he was 4-years old. On a spring day in 1999 at Pro Player Stadium (in Miami), the lad got...

The Case of the Director Detective

You’ve heard about cops and body cams—well, how about a detective with directorial experience—a filmmaker, right here in Hollywood!Detective Nick Patriarca has been working for...

A Tale of Two Bartenders (Part I)

The first time I moseyed up to an outdoor bar-stool at the Octopus (1942 Hollywood Blvd.), I noticed the guy sitting next to me eating...