Phillip Valys covers general arts and entertainment for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com. Though his focus is on the visual arts and music scenes, he's easily distracted by food festivals. An FAU graduate, his work has appeared in Forum Publishing Group's chain of weeklies, the Miami Herald ...
South Florida’s newest food hall is 1-800-Lucky, a buzzy Asian marketplace hidden behind a bodega and record store in the Wynwood Art District. The 10,000-square-foot space, opening to the public Tuesday, Nov. 28, will boast seven local and international food vendors offering distinct Asian cuisine, including dim sum, sushi, bao buns, Chinese barbecue, Peking duck and banh mi sandwiches.
Last December, Miami author Les Standiford and bookseller Mitchell Kaplan stood on a soundstage in Dublin, waiting to hear the name of a certain miserly recluse: Ebenezer Scrooge. The pair were watching a scene from the new film “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” based on Standiford’s 2008 book of the same name, in which Dickens is at home writing his soon-to-be famous novella “A Christmas Carol.” “Scrooge,” Dickens says to himself, chewing over the name.
Bust out those ugly holiday sweaters: Delray Beach drinking den Death or Glory is morphing into Miracle, a pop-up Christmas cocktail bar. Starting Friday, Nov. 24, the bar will become a throwback party palace, stocked with tacky tinsel, shiny garlands, plastic roof Santas (with reindeer) and other Christmas trappings. But the best reason to soak up the holiday spirit?
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Selecting a term
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