5 & Dine: Bar Bites

Beach House Pompano Address: 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach The Buzz: The second-story bar view here is hard to beat; you’re perched high enough at the Rooftop Lounge to enjoy the exquisite sand and surf. Better still, nab one of the Crows Nest VIP booths for an even better view—availability is at a

5 & Dine: Healthy Bites

Ariete  Address: 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. The Buzz: A staple at the Coconut Grove restaurant, the Farmer is a menu item that’s been a local favorite since chef Michael Beltran introduced it at the opening in 2016. A fresh way to start any meal, ingredients change each season depending on which fruits and vegetables

Flight of Fancy

Miami entrepreneur and attorney John Ruiz had special plans for the latest addition to his private plane collection. His Boeing 767 luxury airliner, which a Fort Lauderdale company had located for him to purchase and then refurbish to his exact specifications, was ready for takeoff after a complete overhaul. For its maiden voyage with Ruiz

Life-Saving Alliance

“When a child has complex health care needs, it disrupts the entire family dynamic”

Curtain Call

By Michelle F. Solomon It has been nearly a full decade since Island City Stage debuted with The Twentieth Century Way, on Aug. 9, 2012. Back then, the company was created to focus on works by, about and for the LGBT+ community that didn’t have its own space. Island City partnered with Empire Stage, co-producing

A Tasty Tradition

Ultimately, the concept had to involve pasta. After all, Andy Cagnetta grew up in a New Jersey household where Italian food was plentiful and where the word mangia! (“Eat up!”) was as common as saying “hello.” Then there was the move to Hartford, Connecticut, where he worked at a pasta shop with his cousins. “I

Back in the Picture

The Picassos are back, and so are the Warhols. This year, there’s even art by Bob Dylan coming to Miami. Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 2-4; with VIP days Nov. 30 and Dec. 1) makes its much-anticipated return after the cancellation of last year’s event due to COVID-19. Also, back in full swing is Miami

How Captain Lee Handles Celebrity, Part 2

Sweet and Simple Despite his renown, the Below Deck star lives rather simply with wife Mary Anne in a three-bedroom home on a street where houses are tucked close together in Fort Lauderdale’s Tarpon River neighborhood. Mary Anne (who was introduced to Below Deck fans when she appeared in Season 5) says they lived a

How Captain Lee’s No-Nonsense Approach Made Him a Reality Superstar, Part 1

You wouldn’t know it from watching the breakout star of Bravo television’s reality series Below Deck helm luxurious superyachts in exotic locations while cameras are rolling for what’s now the cable network’s most-watched show. The only cast member to appear on every season of the series since it premiered (July 1, 2013) seems born to

Leading By Example

Leah Carpenter thought she had seen pretty much everything during her 30-plus years in health care, first as a registered nurse and then, for the last two decades, in hospital management—including her current role as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Memorial Healthcare System. But nothing, she admits, compares to what she’s experienced

Finding His Strength

Long before he came out as gay, Patrick Frost struggled with the intensely masculine military environment in which he grew up. He recalls the self-induced pressure to conduct himself in a way that honored his father’s standing as a chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force—because of everything he believed that represented. “I

300 Seconds of Hell

The Federal Bureau of Investigation honors its fallen on a Wall of Honor at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at field offices around the country. As of 2020, 81 agents and employees who lost their lives in the line of duty had been memorialized. Two more names soon will be added to the wall