Sunday, November 8, 2015

What are you doing Wednesday evening? How about wine, painting and cheese? Victorios Art Studio in Fort Lauderdale

Elsa Victorios has a delightful idea for your evening on Weds., Friday and Saturday.  Bring something to eat, something to drink and a smile.   Spend three hours learning how to put colors on a canvas.

Her art studio can become YOUR art studio for the evening.
Find her on Facebook

Find her on Yelp

  • 934 N Victoria Park Rd
    Fort LauderdaleFL 33304
  •  (954) 764-6968

From her Facebook page

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How do Roadlovers play? with a mobile phone, we reach out and learn what's behind a mural

Roadlovers are inquisitive.  We're curious.  We appreciate creativity. When we saw this billboard

appear on the side of a black wall (next to Fork and Balls restaurant) facing Fort Lauderdale's "best" street, we said, "Bravo for entertaining us."  So why not call the artist?

Shine your light
A short phone message or a text (look at the phone number... if it doesn't have 562, 563, 763, 762, 463 or 462, it's probably a mobile phone)...

Meet an artist for coffee
This is why a Roadlovers takes time to
(1) contact an artist
(2) say "THANK YOU FOR
and (3) buy a cup of coffee

This sign was found at Victorios Art Studio's FB page
There's probably some area of any workspace that can benefit from a small mural.  What does a mural do that a photograph can't match?  There's something in the "errors" of the artist's hand that make us appreciate the time taken to simulate reality.

Steve Voss ( made us laugh.  We've invited him to speak to a local school and we hope his inventive spirit will infect students in West Hollywood Private School.   Thanks for making Las Olas a bit more interesting.
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Friday, November 6, 2015

It's coming together at last: Family style food, Alcohol, Deli, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, breakfast, lunch, and valet parking!

Need Pastrami?  Head for the Top Hat Deli in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Got a pastrami or matzoh brie craving?  Hungry for an ambient inexpensive meal in downtown Fort Lauderdale minus the bare plastic chairs and serving ware? Until now, the downtown choice in this city was posh pricey or fast food style.
At last we've been heard!   Top Hat Deli, located in the new residential and Arts district along the Mockingbird Trail west of Federal and east of the Rail Road tracks now calls to us with it's cheery ambience, wine and beer list and...Jewish ethnic comfort food that includes healthy alternatives with good salads and quick service.
Be Nice Restaurants

Operated by the Be Nice group of restaurants, you can be assured the quality and service at Top Hat will be consistent.  Be Nice also operates more posh locales such as Coconuts, Foxy Brown and the GB Oyster Bar.  No trendy layouts, The restaurant has a back intimate section with high-back leather seating in a quiet zone for lunchtime meetings; the sunny open area of the restaurant, with glass garage doors facing west, is a  warm space for enjoying good sandwiches and excellent omelettes with friends. Cozy high-backed booths complete with WiFi.. The owner confesses to being a foodie.  "When I travel, I visit as many delis as I can." He's taken notes about what NOT to do.

Think about the typical Manhattan deli:
A typical New York Style sandwich
(which lacks veggies)

-- dark floors
-- noise all around
-- the travails of urban culture
-- guilt ridden sandwiches with pounds of meat and virtually no veggies

-- healthy alternatives
-- fun Yiddish names we cherish (LOX! to make the LEO,  Lox Eggs and Onions)
-- AHHHH Rugelach!
-- Matzoh Brie
-- blintzes
-- pastrami

The deli is at 415 NE 3rd Street, at the southern border of Fat Village (Florida Art and Technology) to the side of the Greyhound bus station.

Rugelach (/ˈruːɡələx/; Yiddish: רוגעלך‎), other spellings: rugelakh, rugulach, rugalach, ruggalach, rogelach (all plural), rugalah, rugulah, rugala (singular), is a Jewish pastry of Ashkenazic origin. Traditional rugelach are triangular cresents of dough baked crisp around a filling
Rugelach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia