Last Monday evening I was finally able to get over to the new J. Mark’s Restaurant on the corner of Federal Highway and 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale. I had the Chicken Madeira, a sautéed chicken breast topped with fresh asparagus and mushrooms in addition to a mozzarella and fontina blend. This is complemented with a Madeira sauce and Yukon garlic mashed potatoes which all just melted in my mouth.


HOT! Events in South Florida This Week

Last Week in Review


Last Monday evening I was finally able to get over to the new J. Mark’s Restaurant on the corner of Federal Highway and 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale. I had the Chicken Madeira, a sautéed chicken breast topped with fresh asparagus and mushrooms in addition to a mozzarella and fontina blend. This is complemented with a Madeira sauce and Yukon garlic mashed potatoes which all just melted in my mouth. My friend had the Chicken Fierro, which he said was scrumptious as well. We gave it a 2 thumbs up and you will be sure to see me there quite often. If you haven’t been yet, be sure to put this on your must eat at list! Tuesday was the monthly Mack Mixer at the beautiful Capital Grill at the Galeria Mall. As has been the case in the last year the lunch was sold out, so if you are interested in attending the October lunch at Tokyo Blue on Tuesday, October 5th reserve now at MackPlanet.com. Unfortunately this past weekend I caught a bad cold that kept me in bed all weekend (no, there was no hot man next to me… 9 ). However, my spy’s tell me that this weekend was filled with great parties all over South Florida.

whatshotSFL1Friday evening Sidelines celebrated the birthday of co-owner Marty and all the regulars were there to celebrate with Marty and the entire staff. Later that night the first annual Miss Cowpatty Pageant at Scandals was a hoot. Also on Friday was the return of Fuego Fridays at Blush in downtown Miami. Congrats to Lazarro Leon and the entire Fuego team for putting this night together. Then on Saturday evening it was back to Sidelines for the first week of Sidelines 2011 Sports Calendar Model Search. If you missed it, don’t worry, because you can go back next week for the final round of competition.

whatshotSFL2Later that night, my good friend Vegas Dion was celebrating her birthday at Discotekka with a Cleopatra theme. As you can see from the picture Disco went all out, as they do for all their themes. A big happy birthday to Vegas and I wish her many more years of success… MUAH!

whatshotSFL3On Sunday the Leather Masked Ball had their annual Barbecue and Leather Auction benefit at Scandals and once again it was a huge success, raising much needed money to produce their big event in November.


Thursday, September 23


Bill’s Filling Station presents their monthly Full Moon Party which will also be a birthday celebration for Electra, Miss Continental Elite 2010. Come check out which of her many characters Electra pulls out of her hat for her birthday celebration!


Broward College District Board of Trustees President J. David Armstrong Jr. and Exhibit Curator Elizabeth Erazo Baez invite everyone to the Hispanic Heritage Month art exhibit opening reception, “Faces of Latin America,” from 6 to 8 pm. Exhibit will be held at Broward College, 111 East Las Olas Blvd. – 12th floor art space in Fort Lauderdale. Exhibition runs through December 3rd. The featured artists include Jorge Arango, Natalie Baez, Elizabeth Erazo Baez, Maritza Bernal, Florencia Lopez Diez, Cristina Keller, Francisco Sheuat and Vaeta Zitman.There will be a silent auction of artworks generously donated by the artists to benefit ASPIRA of Florida. Admission is free. For information call 954-201-7690.whatshotSFL4


Starting today and going through September 29th, The Pride Factory, offers 15% off all lubricants including Swiss Navy, Wet, ID, Boy Butter, Jack Jelly, Stroke 29, ForPlay, Elbow Grease, Gun Oil, Titan Men and many more.


Friday, September 24



Living Room Nightclub presents a special event celebrating Christian’s 26th birthday and in honor of his birthday they are bringing in international DJ/producer Club Space Terrace resident Patrick M.


whatshotSFL6The Manor presents in the Epic Lounge the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 2, Tyra Sanchez, with music by DJ Daisy Deadpetals.


Club Sugar is in for the kill as they present a free CD giveaway party for La Roux’s “In For The Kill” remixes with giveaways all night long!


Saturday, September 25


Jump on over to Sidelines Sports Bar at 7 pm for the final week of the Sidelines 2011 Sports Calendar Model Search.


The Manor presents Grammy award winner DJ Chris Cox with performances by Erika Norell and no cover.


Atomic/Boom presents one of the largest Foam Parties this town has ever seen with DJ Jeffrey Jacobs.


whatshotSFL7Hombre presents a Fetish Wear Contest hosted by Mr. Ed where they invite you to live on the edge!


Blending Cultures presents recording artist Nelson Polanco in “My Place, My Songs, My Divas, Mi Corazon” with special guests Lennis Sabatino, Amy Ione Alvarado and Shelina at 8 pm at the Playground Theatre (9806 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores). Tickets are $20 in advance at BlendingCultures.net. For more information call 954-695-1163.


whatshotSFL9Sunday, September 26


The Depot Closing Party will take place from 7 pm to midnight.  Miss Kitty from Bill’s will be performing. They will be auctioning off vintage photos that are in the bar and donating the proceeds to charity. In addition they will have giveaways every hour.   Join them at the old location for this final party and they look forward to seeing you at their new location on Federal Highway October 1st.


Leather Werks presents an impact play class with Barclay. For more information or to make reservations please call the main store at 954-761-1236.


whatshotSFL10Hot Stuff


The Florida AIDS Walk is selling Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” tickets at any Out of the Closet, AHF Pharmacy, AHF NorthPoint HealthCare Center, or AHF Magic Johnson HealthCare Center. One hundred percent of the $5 ticket price benefits the Florida AIDS Walk and the coupon entitles you to 20% off almost anything in the store. Stop by, purchase a ticket and support the Florida AIDS Walk!


whatshotSFL11Jerry Schultz of Mona’s has already wrapped 502 gifts for his Xmas Grab Bag Party. Last year he wrapped 425 gifts and they were all gone by 8 pm, so you can only imagine how many gifts he will have for this year’s event. The gifts will have over $7,000 in them and one lucky customer will get the gift with $500 in it, so mark your calendars for the Mona’s Xmas Grab Bag party.


whatshotSFL8The Pride Center at Equality Park is accepting honoree nominations for Stars of the Rainbow. The event will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2011. The gala will be hosted once again by the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six which is located at 2301 S.E. 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. Nomination forms are available from now through October 1st. Honorees will be announced on November 11th. Please submit your nomination(s) in the following categories: (1) Volunteer or Activist Star of the Year, honoring individuals who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and/or activism, and who have also been a benefit to the Center and/or the LGBT community. (2) Community Star of the Year, honoring individuals or groups that represent the LGBT community in a positive light, have supported the center and/or the community, have shown a true sense of commitment and dedication and who are true STARS! (3) Business, Corporate, Media or Government Star of the Year. This category honors a business, corporation, agency, media/publication or government entity that has supported the efforts of the Center and the LGBT community. Nomination forms are available at the Pride Center or can be submitted online at StarsoftheRainbow.com


whatshotSFL13Todd Maine from Fort Lauderdale, Florida started figure skating 11 years ago when he watched Michelle Kwan win the world competition.  He was 35 years old.  He is coached by Nationally ranked figure skater Tracey D’Amigella/Lohse at Pines Ice Arena.  Tracey encouraged him to test at the first level and it all took off from there.  Four years ago he competed in Gay Games Chicago and returned with two silver medals.  In the 2010 Gay games in Cologne Germany Todd brought home 2 Gold medals; one for Adult Silver Freestyle and another for Adult Silver Artistic and a Silver Medal for Adult Silver Spotlight.  Todd is actively training at his home rink in Pembroke Pines and is looking forward to Gay Games Cleveland 2014.  Todd is partnered with his longtime companion of 24 years Gonzalo Perez who supports every stroke he takes.  Todd Maine owns The Maine Event Salon on South Federal Highway and encourages anyone who reads this article to follow your dreams to anywhere they can take you!


whatshotSFL14This is HOT


Share the memories and the merriment of one of my favorite sitcoms of all time with the hilarious and heart-warming “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The complete seventh season arrives on DVD October 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From the love and laughter of Mary’s uproarious dinner parties to the chaos and camaraderie of the WJM-TV newsroom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” will always be remembered as one of the best—and best loved—shows of all time. Created by James L. Brooks (“As Good As It Gets”) and starring Mary Tyler Moore (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”), Ed Asner (“Up”), Betty White (“The Golden Girls”), Valerie Harper (“Rhoda”), Ted Knight (“Caddyshack”) and Gavin MacLeod (“The Love Boat”), the venerated series consistently ranked among television’s top-rated programs during its distinguished seven-year run.


whatshotSFL15The final season of the enduring classic includes such series milestones as the birth of Ted and Georgette’s baby, Murray’s tenure as a producer, Mary’s date with Lou, and the show’s bittersweet final episode, where the gang bids one last farewell to WJM-TV and each other. Winner of 29 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series, and three Golden Globe Awards, the beloved show made television history by depicting a strong and independent woman fighting to make a place for herself in a man’s world and gave rise to some of television’s most memorable characters. Featuring 24 episodes, the collectible three-disc set also includes the never-before-available and fan requested “Final Curtain Call”, which aired only once on March 19, 1977. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” The Complete Seventh Season will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada. Pre-book it now.