| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:22 PM
In Leesburg, a small group of folks with questions and criticisms about the Leesburg Partnership are using social media to draw attention to their concerns and get some answers — and it's working.
The city has set up a meeting later this month for...
| Jul 12, 2014
Forget that Saturday's returning Boca Burger Battle will have 20 restaurants vying for meaty supremacy, and forget that steel-stomached eaters will compete to chow down the most frankfurters during Sunday's Hot Dog Fest. The real struggle this weekend...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Before Bruce Springsteen shifted into high gear on Thursday in Tampa, he offered a holiday greeting:
“Happy May Day,” Springsteen told the crowd at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, after strolling to the spotlight with his guitar....
| May 6, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Mardi Gras Casino is known for its Fat Tuesday promotions with large cash prizes. And this May, players can win up to $10,000 every Tuesday playing Candy Machine of Cash.
Earn 10 points for a chance to dispense the Candy Machine at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Even though people play solitaire on their phones, their computers and with real cards on their kitchen tables, it's not usually found in casinos.
That is changing: A solitaire machine created by a Boca Raton company debuted last month at Mardi Gras...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Before you focus on the cards or the slots at Mardi Gras Casino, take a look at the poker-themed paintings in the entryway.
They're the creations of Robby Becker, one of the Hallandale Beach casino's dealers.
The Hollywood artist, 42, combines...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Tuesday is Earth Day, and Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) is trying to make the world better by giving away an environmentally friendly car, a Nissan Leaf. The promotion runs...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Years ago, when one yearned for home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen, they'd head for Barron's Family Restaurant.
The late Edith and Gordon Barron ran the business in several locations for more than 50 years and almost 40 years on...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:03 AM
March is going out like a lion at Central Florida theme parks. Special events are in full swing, and with spring breakers now motoring around town, expect full parking lots as well. Our advice: Leave plenty of time to get there, to park and to maneuver...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Charity tournament: Some poker sharks like to jump into charity tournaments because plenty of novice players participate simply to support the cause. So if you're looking for fish, Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach will host a charity poker tournament...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Mardi Gras Casino offers a $20,000 drawing on April 29, and a bonus play promotion on April 20.
100 finalists for the $20,000 drawing are selected every Tuesday -- Mardi Gras calls it "Fat Tuesdays" -- as well as 100 winners of $100 cash. The drawing...