Thursday, October 28, 2010

2010 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Week 8

Another 40% of my remaining pool was eliminated last week primarily due to the Browns win over the Saints.  The Ravens barely came through for us.

Tennessee, Green Bay, New England, New Orleans, Indianapolis, NY Giants and Baltimore are of the board.

Week 8 is going to be another difficult week.  I was leaning toward Dallas before the injury to Romo. Kitna steps in for a Dallas team that has to win this one.  
Another option is Kansas City at home against the win less Bills.  I suspect that a lot of people will go with the Chiefs this week.  This one scares me.

My J-E-T-S are coming off a bye week and are at home against the injury plagued Packers.  The Jets are a good play but I want to hold onto them for a better matchup.

Tough week

Official Pick is...

Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders :: Getty Images

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kids, Cupcakes and Halloween

Macy’s Home Store at Aventura Mall:

WHO:        Macy’s Home Store at Aventura Mall will host Alisa Romano, Founder and Chef of Alisa’s Painted Bistro. Chef Alisa Romano will demonstrate how to make pumpkin and vanilla cupcakes and teach you how to decorate your sweets like a pro.  Kids will get the opportunity to use their creativity to decorate their own cupcakes with different Halloween icings and toppings, all with the help of Alisa’s Painted Bistro Cupcake Masters!  Samples of mini pumpkin and vanilla cupcakes will be served while supplies last.
        The first 50 kids who come in costume will be able to participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.  
WHERE:                The Kitchen at The Cellar
                        Aventura Macy’s Home Store- Second Floor
Aventura Mall
                        19535 Biscayne Boulevard
                        Miami, Fl 33180

WHEN:                Saturday, October 30th, 2010

TIME:                        1:00 p.m.

Macy’s Home Store at Dadeland Mall:

WHO:        Macy’s Home Store at Dadeland Mall will host Chef Mischa of Mischa’s Cupcakes for a festive cooking demonstration and tasting. Chef Mischa will prepare ghoulishly good desserts and a spooky hot mocktail!  Samples will be served while supplies last.

        The first 50 kids in costume will receive a Macy’s trick or treat bag!
WHERE:                The Kitchen at The Cellar
                        Dadeland Macy’s Home Store- Second Floor
                        Dadeland Mall
                        7675 SW 88th Street
                        Miami, Fl 33156

WHEN:                Saturday, October 30th, 2010

TIME:                        1:00 p.m.

CONTACT:        Please contact Dori Robau  at (305) 577-1973 or via email at to schedule media interviews in advance.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2010 NFL Survivor pool Pick Week 7

Back to back wins by the Manning boys for us.

Tennessee, Green Bay, New England, New Orleans, Indianapolis and the Giants have been used and are off the board.

Baltimore returns home after a tough loss in OT against the Patriots to face the Bills.  Need I say more??

Official pick is...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cocktail Therapy @ Lola's on harrison 10/19/10

cocktail therapy
Sit back, unwind, and leave the day's stress behind.....

October : "Fall Flavors" 
Tuesday October 19th - Cocktail Tasting

$ 20 Per Person- 2 Person Minimum

Designed by guest request- we have created a cocktail sampling party.  Join our mixologist Jennifer Lancaster as she serves up tastings of her hand crafted artisanal cocktails.  Price includes a three cocktail sampler that our chef/owner Michael Wagner has paired with some great appetizers.  Tax and Gratuity not included.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2010 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Week 6

It's always nice having Peyton on your side.  The Chiefs are on the rise and should contend for a playoff spot but didn't have enough to beat the Colts at home. 

40% of my pool was eliminated last week thanks to the Bengals, Cowboys, Chargers and Saints.

Tennessee, Green Bay, New England, New Orleans and Indianapolis are off the board.

Two options for us in week 6.  The Steelers are home against the Mangina led quarterback less Browns.  The Steelers are coming off a bye and Big Ben returns.  The only way this game is close is if Ben is really rusty. 

The surging Giants return home to face the 1-4 Lions.  The Lions are an awful road team.  They may keep this close early but Eli should be able to take advantage of their suspect secondary.  Giants roll.

As you know, I advocate taking the best game every week and avoid looking ahead.  However, I'm going to change it up this week and make a strategic move.  A significant amount of people used the Giants in week 1 in my pool.  Thus, I anticipate a lot of play on the Steelers.  The Steelers have some strong home games down the road and the Giants have none.  If the Giants win and the Steelers lose you will be in great shape.

Official pick is....


Art of Cigar & Bourbon Pairing @ Bourbon Steak 11/1/10

Art of Cigar & Bourbon Pairing at BOURBON STEAK Miami

To celebrate the launch of its new cigar menu, BOURBON STEAK invites the public to become connoisseurs during the first chapter of a monthly interactive series to be held at Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s popular Miami restaurant on Monday, November 1 starting at 6 p.m. Participants will be immersed in the same extensive training the restaurant team. During the educational class, attendees will learn everything from the history of cigars, etiquette, selecting, cutting and handling cigars to lighting and smoking them, as well as accompaniments and flavor profiles.

The cost to participate is $20 per person and includes a cigar, a complimentary cocktail and a 10 percent savings on any cigars purchased that evening. Participants will also be entered into a contest to win a 150ct lacquered ebony humidor valued at $250.

Stay for dinner and enjoy half-priced bottles of wine and complimentary valet parking. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling (786) 279-6600. BOURBON STEAK Miami is located off the main lobby of the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle. Outdoor seating with full menu is now available.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Charity + Food x 2 = 10/17/10

I would recommend skipping breakfast and lunch this Sunday in order to take advantage of two local food events for charity.
Proceeds benefit Friends of the Fisherman
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Book online at

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
3250 NE 1 Ave, Miami

Save some room and head North for a family style Sunday dinner at Timo.  The dinner is being hosted by Next Food Network Star contestants Aria Kagan and Herb Mesa from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The three-course Italian-style Sunday dinner costs $50 for adults and $25 for children 10 and under. Kids 3 and under are free. There will also be a silent auction.

Proceeds benefit Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Call 305-936-1008 for reservations

Timo Restaurant & Bar
17624 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles, FL 33160

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 NFL Survivor Pool Pick Week 5

We were due for a close game after three easy wins to start the season and boy did we get one.  One is enough for me...

Tennessee, Green Bay, New England, and New Orleans have been used and are off the board. 

There are not a lot of great home team options in week 5.  I think a lot of people will give serious consideration to Cincinnati this week.  They are home against Tampa Bay and will most likely win that game but I think Tampa's defense keeps it close enough to have a shot at the win.  I'm staying away.

Baltimore may be the best team in the league and should beat a Denver team traveling East again.  However, Baltimore is coming off a tough road game against their division rival and could come out flat.

The Kansas City Chiefs head to Indianapolis looking to remain undefeated.  The Chiefs are on the rise and coming off a bye week. The Colts are not playing great so this game may be closer than initially anticipated.  That being said, I'll take my chances with Peyton at home coming off a loss. 

Official pick is....