Review: Casablanca Restaurant on the Beach

OMG, in love with Casablanca.  IN-LOVE.  A lot of people collectively say that certain restaurants are really good, but I have to say I generally don’t believe them. Sometimes I just think that if something is expensive, then people in  Wilton Manors think it’s good.

I went last night with a few friends and we were SO impressed.  I ordered a glass of white wine, the sweetest of course, and had the Black Tiger Cocktail which was a plate of giant shrimp, baby greens and a white and red cocktail sauce.  It was amazing.  The shrimp were huge and simply amazing.

The views are always amazing and the service remains great and consistent which is rare in South Florida. Great to people watch as they come and go from the beach as well as the perfect mix of all types.

My friend ordered the crab cakes and a berry mojito with fresh strawberries in it.  Overall, a bill for four people came to about $130 not including tip which really isn’t so bad.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Location: 3049 Alhambra St, Fort Lauderdale,FL 33304

Phone: 954.764.3500

Kathy Griffin played at Hard Rock last Night with Mix Reviews

We have all seen Kathy Griffin on Bravo, The View, New Years Eve with Anderson Cooper and maybe even live before. Don’t forget the other dozen talk shows she has been banned from over the last 15+ years.

Well last night Kathy Griffin brought her current show to Hollywood’s Hard Rock Live. Of course the crowd was 80% gay men and 18% straight woman (leaving a very small 2% heterosexual men). These are fairly consistent audience percentages of most her shows.

The group of seven of us all had quite different opinions and feedback after the show. There were two that loved it (obviously  die hard fans that could not judge anything or hold any real critique). Another two said it was somewhat entertaining and not great nor disappointing (myself included). But the other three were quite disappointed and could not see themselves paying again to see her.

Was this the best Kathy Griffin has been…no. But like any performer who has been around (and counting back the years now she’s been around) she was still funny. For those going to expect that she will have a complete new slate of material or not intertwine it with topics and jokes of her past are being unrealistic. How many musician performers just sing all new songs when they tour…if you answered correctly the amount is zero.

Either way I left the show and had fun and would go back. Come on Kathy Griffin has been with US the entire time and has never strayed from OUR community. Here’s a big thanks to Kathy and her adorable mom for their love and support.