Coleen Bokamper, Wife of Dolphins Great and Restaurateur Kim Bokamper, Dies at 57

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Colleen Bokamper, wife of Miami Dolphins legend and restaurateur Kim Bokamper, died last Friday morning at her Plantation home. She was 57.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Mrs. Bokamper was diagnosed with colon cancer several years back but kept her illness under wraps, asking her husband to respect her wishes and do the same.

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American Social Armed Robbery: Police Nab Four Suspects After High Speed Chase

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American Social was the scene of an armed robbery.
Besides a few drunk people behaving rowdy, Las Olas Boulevard is basically a safe place to be on on a Friday night, which is why the news of an armed robbery at American Social is so shocking.

Early this morning (Friday, February 7 at around 1 a.m.), three armed suspects approached two employees at the rear of American Social Bar & Restaurant.

According tho the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the suspects "brandished firearms and demanded their belongings." After taking the contents of an employee's pants pockets (a cell phone, cash, and car keys), the suspects jumped into a white, four-door Stratus and drove away.

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White Glove Drivers Wants to Give Justin Bieber Free Rides for a Year

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Red's not his color.
Unless you live under a rock, you've seen Justin Bieber's mug shot. The pictures, taken by Miami-Dade Corrections instead of the usual paparazzi, show the singer in red jail garb instead of his usual baggy jeans and tank top.

Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach after police witnessed two luxury sports cars drag-racing on a residential street. Bieber was booked on charges of DUI, driving with an expired license, and resisting an officer without violence. His bond is listed at $2,500.

See also: Justin Bieber's Mug Shot

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Police on the Lookout for Subjects in Brutal Burger King Incident (Video)

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Police are searcing for a man who brutally attacked a woman at a Pembroke Pines Burger King.
Pembroke Pines Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in a brutal incident that occurred last Sunday evening at the Burger King at 8913 Taft Street in Hollywood.

According to police, a witness observed a man follow a female victim into the ladies bathroom. The witness overheard a "commotion" and entered the bathroom to find the victim on the ground with her head being pushed into the toilet by the suspect.


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Universal CityWalk Plans Expansion; Food Lovers Will Be Pleased

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CityWalk is getting a face-lift.
If you're a South Floridian like us, chances are you've got an annual pass to at least one Orlando attraction. The ride to middle Florida is relatively short, hotels are inexpensive, and there's always something to do. Plus, roller coasters, superheroes, and people in giant animal heads never get old -- do they?

That's why Universal Orlando's planned CityWalk expansion is such good news. The mega-attraction that caters to a slightly more adult crowd than the other "mouse-related" resort is especially exciting for food lovers.

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The Grind Brings Coffee Back to Downtown Fort Lauderdale

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Wake up!
While the news of Brew Urban Cafe closing its Himmarshee location last week has simmered down, a new caffeine spot, the Grind, has popped up on the scene.

Dry those tears, coffee friends: The Grind is here. Currently, this new coffee shop is serving as a mobile caffeine service on the patio of Stache, located at 109 SW Second Ave. in downtown Fort Lauderdale, just a block north of Brew's former location. Once Stache opens its doors, the Grind will move inside and set up shop.

Grind owner Yoni Martin and his barista crew want to ensure that Fort Lauderdale doesn't miss out on quality coffee.

See also: Brew Urban Cafe in Himmarshee Shutters Its Doors

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Martorano's Reopens For Fall Season With Digital Tablet Menus, OpenTable Reservations

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This is a way to get your mouth watering.
For years, Steve Martorano did what he wanted to at Cafe Martorano. The restaurateur/cook served food his way without substitutions (which is clearly noted on the menu), didn't take online reservations, closed the restaurant for a much-needed summer break, and spun tunes when the mood struck.

The restaurant has reopened from its annual three-week summer hiatus and, while some things never change, like Martorano serving as DJ and making his own style of down-home Italian cuisine (would you even want to screw with that?), the muscular cook has moved into the 21st century with two significant changes.

See also: Ten Best Italian Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties


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Dr. Feelgoods Manager Assaulted; Suspect Taken to Jail

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Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill
Things seem to be getting a little frisky again at Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill in downtown West Palm Beach as the manager was assaulted last Thursday and the suspect led off to jail.

According to the police report, Feelgoods bouncers were escorting a man, identified as Michael Elias Salha, out of the bar Thursday night around 3 a.m. when he allegedly assaulted Michael Piegaro. Police officers on foot patrol witnessed the altercation and placed Salha under arrest for Affray -- or fighting in a public space.

See Also: A Dose of Feelgood: Vince Neil and friends bring back that old feeling to West Palm

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Urban Farmer Opens Farmers Market in Jaco Pastorius Park

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Since the opening of Oakland Park's highly lauded Funky Buddha Brewery, we've been eagerly awaiting more news of culinary progress.

Fortunately, that moment has come. The first step of the urban farm park has recently been implemented; the Urban Farmer has set up its farmers market in Jaco Pastorius Park, just steps from the brewery.

See Also: Oakland Park City Commission Approves Urban Farm in Jaco Pastorius Park


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This Week in Beer News: Penthouse Magazine Makes Beer, Iraq Vets Start Brewery, and Craft Beer Defeats Big Oil

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A day without beer is a day not worth living, except that day could be spent finding more beer. Same with beer news. You got to stay on the up and up or else you'll be drinking swill your whole life.

This was a good week for beer, as Bell's Brewery wins a battle against an oil company wanting to place an oil dredge near the brewery and an even bigger victory goes to Iraq War veterans who are set to open their own start-up brewery next month.

See Also: This Week in Beer News: Instant Beer, Avocado Ale, and Cigar City to Bring Nitro Taps to Florida Bars


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