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Pairing Perfection! QPQ’s Top 7 Culinary Creations



A former Banker, self proclaimed Media Socialista and now culinary Judge. Those that know me are not surprised, as my facebook is full of recipes and cooking adventures. I inherited my culinary talents from my Sicilian Grandma (heritage also includes French/ German/ English) and have a passion for food.  With a few successful events under my belt, I really enjoyed Judging this timeDuvel!

Last night we had the pleasure to attend and judge New Times’ Pairings. The event was well planned, and the culinary offerings impressive! Truly outstanding culinary dishes and Pairings last night! Bravo to Jackie Carlson and her team at New Times. I was part of an impressive judging line up that included New Time’s Laine Doss, South Florida Food & Wine’s Christine Najac and  James Carras (his Greek Festival rocks!). We sampled over 40 different offerings and QPQ’s favorite 7 (my lucky number!) are …. Read On …

Posted in Events and QuinnProQuo by on September 14th, 2012 at 1:08 pm.

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Don’t miss the New Times Pairings Event benefiting Jack & Jill Children’s Center!



Jack & Jill SPECIAL!!!!  RECEIVE $10 OFF WITH PROMO CODE: JJ2012 

GA $40 / VIP $80  *Valid September 7th – September 9th*

The fifth annual New Times PAIRINGS, in partnership with Wine Watch, returns on September 13, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Culinary creations will be featured by more than 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants expertly paired with fine wines from around the globe, craft beers and specialty cocktails.

The event will bring together 1,500 young professionals, local businesses, event goers and foodies alike for an evening of gourmet selections, tasty libations and fun. A portion of the event’s proceeds will support the Jack & Jill’s Children’s Center’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty for children of low-income, working families in Broward County through family-oriented child care services and family intervention and support. Read On …

Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on September 8th, 2012 at 11:02 am.

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Las Olas Gems Tasting Benefiting JA South Florida



Cheers for Charity | Las Olas Gems Tasting Benefiting Junior Achievement

Cheers for Charity Las Olas presents a unique culinary evening to benefit the programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida. Enjoy food and wine pairings with such wineries as Beckstoffer, Husic Vineyards, Bodega Rancho, Alexana Family Winery, Sodaro Estate Winery, Gamble Family Vineyards, St Helena Winery and Blue Rock Vineyards. Special Opportunity! Some of these wines are not available in stores! Wines will be available to purchase that evening to take home!  See their Facebook Event Link for more information.

The Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard
Monday, October 8th, 2012
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tickets are $125 per person
Purchase at http://www.jasouthflorida.org/

Special Opportunity! Some of these wines are not available in stores! Wines will be available to purchase that evening to take home!

Posted in Circle of Wise Women by on September 8th, 2012 at 10:22 am.

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Caribe Arts Fest comes to Riverfront at Downtown Fort Lauderdale



Caribe Arts Fest 2012Caribe Arts Fest brings a free community event featuring indie films, art, music, food and much more of the Caribbean to the historical Riverfront along the New River on Downtown Fort Lauderdale!

Caribe Arts Fest will be held in Downtown, Fort Lauderdale on Friday, September 28 till Sunday, September 30, 2012. A three day celebration of Caribbean artistic expressions from talents across South Florida and the Diaspora. This first of its kind festival will showcase multimedia creations representing and encompassing the culture, essence and creativity of the Caribbean Diaspora. A display of the latest trends in painting, photography, sculpture, performance arts, film, multimedia and much more awaits.

Caribe Arts Fest is organized by artists, competent in artrepreneurship and experienced in producing professional, successful exhibits and music festivals in South Florida. This upscale affair will introduce artists to mainstream markets that support and develop their work. Read On …

Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on September 8th, 2012 at 9:54 am.

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Golden Anniversary of Christmas on Las Olas



Premier Beverage Presents the 50th Annual Christmas on Las Olas

“Save the Date” for the Golden Anniversary of Christmas on Las Olas – celebrate 50 years of our urban Winter Wonderland on Tuesday, November 27th 2012 at East Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Ave to SE 11th Ave. Free to the public. . . come one, come all!

Over 40,000 people gather on Las Olas Boulevard each year to celebrate the unofficial start to the winter season.  The experience is a rare winter wonderland – snow showers down from the rooftops, children climb Anidjar & Levine’s  Snow Mountain & ice skate in our rink, while CEO’s, city officials, celebrities and other VIP’s mingle with you and your family.

Local choirs from schools and churches fill the air with the sounds of the holidays from 3 stages while strolling carolers delight the crowd who fill their bellies with sips and sweets!  See more at their Facebook Page.

This holiday season will also feature the debut of Premier Beverage’s “Christmas Karameltini” a specialty Stoli Salted Karamel cocktail, only found this holiday on Las Olas Boulevard.  Stoli Salted Karamel is the newest addition Stoli’s innovative flavor portfolio.

“Premier Beverage Company, a longstanding supporter of Christmas on Las Olas, is happy to once again be the presenting sponsor of this wonderful community event.  It is very important that we give back to the communities where we do business and also provide an important reminder during this fast-paced season of festivities to make responsible serving and consumption a priority on your holiday checklist.

Posted in Events and Fort Lauderdale by on September 7th, 2012 at 5:05 pm.

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✈ ✈ ✈Exclusive Special Offer: ‘Ban Cancer’ Concert Tickets



LastMinute Lauderdale is offering YOU a Fan Club Member Ticket Price…  LastMinute of course!

  • Ban Cancer Fan Club VIP Tickets: $99 (Reg $125) BUY TICKETS HERE>>
  • Gen Admission $30 (Reg $40) BUY TICKETS HERE>>

 

 

Claim your piece of the grass under the stars for a great night of fun, music, & food! The Richard J. Fox Foundation will kick-off prostate cancer awareness month with an outdoor concert, BAN CANCER: Worth It All…for a Cure. The event will feature award-winning Jazz and R&B artists Roberto Perera, Terry Wollman, Melanie Taylor, The Blue Fire Band, White Collar Crime, and Unusual Suspects. In an effort to promote awareness of all cancers, the Richard J. Fox Foundation is teaming up with the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale to host this event.

 

BAN CANCERVIP Tickets: $99.00 (Regularly $125.00)

  • Reserved seating will be provided close to the stage.
  • Exclusive merchandise
  • Martini bar provided by Johnny V’s
  • Food provided by Ernie’s Bar-B-Q.

 

General Admission Tickets: $30.00 (Regularly $40.00)

  • First come, first served seating on the grass.
  • Please bring blankets or LOW beach chairs. 2 drink tickets provided
  • Additional beer, wine, and food from Gourmet Food Trucks will be available for purchase.

 

See Website for more DETAILS

Posted in Events and Fundraisers and Riverwalk Trust by on September 4th, 2012 at 2:28 pm.

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