Spirited Women (& Men) Wanted! 

As your Mixologista, let me be your guide to discover the latest in food trends and libations. Think of it as “Cocktail Therapy.” Try this award winning cocktail by Virginia King, “Master of the Manhattan” at Stache in Fort Lauderdale.

In a mixing glass, add all ingredients. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with the infused cherry. Squeeze lemon twist over drink, discard and imbibe!

•  1 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon

•  ½ oz. Benedictine

•  ¾ oz. Carpano

•  1 dash Angostura bitters

•  2 dashes cherry bark vanilla bitters

•  1 infused “Filthy” black cherry, for garnish (filthyfood.com) 

•  1 lemon twist, for garnish

Let’s get social: Follow my group at Rocks, Scotch & 2 Smoking Barrels: For Spirited Enthusiasts at Meetup.com to try tasting events and meet local mixologists. Tag me at Instagram/CulinarySocialista with your favorite cocktails & culinary dishes.


Burger Joint & More: 

M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom opens in Boca Raton

Following in the footsteps of its first location at mile marker 88 in the Keys, this cutting-edge restaurant smokes its own meats onsite, makes its own sausage in-house and features high-quality burgers, hot dogs, lobster rolls, and quality craft beer. Owner/Executive Chef George Patti creates the condiments and ingredients himself, from bacon and caraway-beer mustard to the homemade ice cream used in the adult milkshakes. Not to miss: Braised Pork Belly, the Duck Fat Fried French Fries and Guinness Cheddar Cheese Soup.

980 North Federal Highway




Restaurant buzz:

We arrived at the new Shooters Waterfront for some cocktails and bites and noticed the venue had been completely transformed. Gone is the pool and party vibe, replaced by a casual chic ambiance. The new menu offers upscale comfort food with a seafood theme. We ordered the Thai Mussels, Key Lime Coconut Shrimp and Angel Wings, with soy, ginger and lemongrass and the refreshing Lemon Crush Pitcher (orange vodka muddled with mint and lemons topped with club soda). Delish! Join the new team at the new Shooter’s Waterfront and Events by the Grateful Palate.  Alyssa Lovitt, Director of Sales and Mike Levine, General Manager, formerly of Timpano Italian Chophouse on Las Olas, invite you to the intracoastal to eat, drink & play.