3 New Restaurants In FTL

Coming soon: Tap 42 (pictured above) is set to open off of Andrews Ave. and SW 14th St in September. They recently took part in the Seminole Hard Rock Rock N Roll Beer B Que (pictures here) and seem to already have a following, considering this is “just two brothers who are opening a new bar, and want to make it a cool place for you, and us to hang out”, according to their page on Facebook.  The venue will have 42 beers on tap and 100+ bottled (largely crafts), live music nightly, food, and an outdoor patio. A quick visit to their website and you can sign up for their mailing list and send over your personal beer suggestions.   Sounds like Tap 42 is making a genuine effort to become the area’s newest neighborhood bar.  Located at 1411 S Andrews Avenue, FTL.

Open: In the spot that used to be Barbara Young Bake Shop, and a different cupcake place before that, East End Eats has opened up.  The cafe has breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, pastries, coffees, and more and is open Monday through Saturday 8:00am-5:30pm and Sundays 8:00am-3:00pm. East End Eats is at 1523 Las Olas Blvd, FTL.

Coming soon: The much-anticipated, and needed since Bluejays’ closing, Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House that we posted about in June will be opening Friday, August 5.  Where Village Pie never opened, O-B House is just about ready to go with their breakfast menu and plan to be open 7 days a week.  While a little pricey and no coffee refills, they do have some interesting choices such as the “D-Clawed”: soft, fresh, free range egg O-B omelet filled with jumbo lump crab, cream cheese, fresh, chopped cilantro, and served with O-B oven roasted Yukon golds or cheese grits and O-B toast ($14). Located at 333 Himmarshee St, FTL.

The 6th Annual Red Eye Has Arrived

Tonight, ArtServe in Sunrise will be lending its 20,000 square-foot space to host the 6th annual multi-platform art event known as Red Eye.  View  live painting, bands, body painting, spoken word, 175 pieces of art, a graffiti challenge, short films, fashion,  and  various eats including three food trucks, all for a $5 donation.  Below is a taste of what you might see (click on the photos for more artist info):

Live painting by Kazilla

Henna Tattoos By Lori

Watercolor By Tatiana Suarez

Grilled Cheese From Ms. Cheezious

Graffiti By Virginia Cuellar

Body Paint By Way Wicked Art

Red Eye Main Event is Friday, July 22, 2011 from 6-9pm.  It’s $5 and is at ArtServe which is located at 1350 E Sunrise Blvd., FTL.  Free parking at ArtServe, War Memorial Auditorium (800 NE 8th St), and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (815 NE 15th Ave.)

The Week’s Happenings

We’ve missed the past few weekend’s posts, so here’s something to hopefully add a little fun to your upcoming workweek. Make sure to click on the links for more details about the events. 


Sweeter Days celebrated the release of the last Harry Potter movie by baking up a batch of  butterbeer cupcakes.  They were supposed to last only through the weekend, but it’s definitely worth a call in to find out if there are any left:  (954)396-3979


Been meaning to check out The MoA FTL photography exhibit “The Art of Caring”? “Like” The Salvation Army of Broward County on Facebook, then head over to the museum Tuesday from 11am-6pm, mention the Salvation Army, and get in for free.


Poor House is debuting it’s new monthly event Sliders and Spirits. For $15 (if you click ‘Attending’ on Facebook) or $20 at the door, you’ll get 3 sliders, 1 desert slider, a couple Jack Daniels drinks, a live cooking demo, and live music by Chris Horgan, Lavola, and Young Circles. 

How about checking out “the largest Drive-in in the world”?  Screen 9 is said to be the original screen which debuted in 1963.  Do a Google search for “swap shop drive in” for showtimes or click here.


All Together Now is bringing local screenprinters to The MoA FTL from 6-9pm.  Bring a shirt and choose from several designs for free while supplies last.

Fight Like Animals and Lavola will be featured at this week’s Digital Love at Green Room. Doors at 10. Free drink token before midnight if you mentioned “FTLC”.


One of Ft Lauderdale’s biggest annual art shows Red Eye is happening at ArtServe. The event is a fusion of varying types of arts including (but not limited to) paintings, poetry, installations, live artistic performances, short films, music, and graffiti artists. The event runs from 6-9pm. More info on their Facebook event page

The Bubble is having their second annual Itty-Bitty Blazar Gala, a live music and fashon focused event. There’s a whole bunch of stuff going on at this event, I recommend checking the Facebook invite for all the details. 

Twilight Notes celebrates three years with a charity event at the Rooftop Sky Lounge of Nu River Landing downtown appropriately named Skyline. $25 includes an open bar, apps, an auction, and DJs through the night which runs 7-11:30pm. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.


Cinema Paradiso is hosting another Indie Craft Bazaar. This one has an extra clever title, Bohemian Craftsody. The event runs from 1-6pm. $4 to get in, free swag bags to the first 100 people.

Gallery Saturdays at Green Room is having a fashion trunk show with 3 different designers, Camelopardus, Marta Dero, and Sur Real. Young Circles will be the featured band of the night. There will also be new artwork by local artists on both the 1st and 2nd floor galleries. Doors at 9pm. No cover. Free champagne from 9-11 if you mention “FTLC” at the door.

Let Us Help You Find Nirvana (No, We Don’t Mean The Band)

Even cats know it's good for 'em

Love yoga but not sure if you can commit to a monthly membership anywhere?  If you didn’t already know, our community has various forms for you to choose from for a small donation or sometimes even nothing at all.  Most classes are for all levels and don’t require great amounts of strength or prior knowledge so long as you are able to mimic the positions modeled to you.  If you find something you enjoy below, look into making it a regular habit to allow improvements in your mind and body to be more evident.

The Riverwalk Trust sponsors yoga in Esplanade park (20 N New River Dr, FTL) from 6:30-7:30pm. Click the link for contact info.

Bombay Room (2737 E Oakland Pk Blvd Suite 103H, FTL) offers a slow-flow community class from 12-1:30pm.  “Focusing on proper alignment and positioning, with deeper attention being paid to the foundation of your yoga practice, your instructor will guide you through the basics of Vinyasa Flow.” *Donations accepted.

If you’re in need of a lighthearted break or are just looking for a unique experience, “laughing yoga” might be right up your alley.  Though it may take you a little while to adjust, you might find yourself surprisingly refreshed in the end.  No mat required, just bring your hehes and hahas and be able to stand through the class which meets in Hollywood Beach (1301 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood) at 7pm (also on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in TY Park).

If chanting and/or meditation is more your thing, help bring “peace and harmony” to the world through Yoga Warehouse (508 SW Flagler Ave, FTL) from 7:30-7:55am

Wind down and get yourself ready for the coming workweek with some sunset yoga on FTL beach (A1A and Sunrise). Have your mat or a towel ready on the sand at 6:30pm. *Donations accepted, plus $1.25 for parking.

More free meditation is brought to you by Yoga Warehouse, this time the guided kind and paired with a short reading.  From 7-8:30pm.

*Also be sure to follow Red Pearl Yoga (918 NE 20 Ave, FTL) and the Yoga Community of South Florida on Facebook for monthly schedules, class offerings, and events.  When and if you decide to commit, make sure to ask about discounts as many places offer various forms- bike there, bring a friend, be a public school teacher, first timer, etc.