It’s an oft-quoted line; “Cooking is art and baking is science.” Alton Brown proves that it’s all about the science! The Food Network host and resident food nerd brings his one-man show, “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” to the Broward Center on Apr. 19. With a perfect blend of science, food and music in two hours of pure entertainment, James Beard Award-winner Brown dishes out exciting experiments, sizzling puns and delicious delicacies, combined with interactive fun that gets audiences members involved. Tickets range from $45 to $125.

Beehive Kitchen recently opened at 6312 N. Andrews near Cypress Creek. The 

casual restaurant features bowls filled with an array of vegetables, grains, proteins and sauces. Diners create their made to order meal by choosing a base ingredient, such as lemon basil quinoa or sweet potato glass noodles and choice of proteins such as; ahi tuna poke, soy charred steak, or almond crusted chicken and vegetables. The menu offers a variety of gluten-free options and also features fresh, cold-pressed juices, prepared daily in-house. In addition to the Cypress Creek location, Beehive Kitchen plans to open locations in Coral Springs and on Las Olas. For more info go to or call 954-541-8787.

So much for, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”!  Long named as one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, the popular Beauty & The Feast in The Atlantic Hotel, will change its name, menu and brand image. The hotel’s management has taken over management and ownership of the dining space, dumping its former operator. The new name is the imaginative, Atlantic Grill. The new menu demonstrates an equal lack of creativity. Among the items being touted on the “new” menu are such tired and clichéd dishes as; coconut shrimp, seafood pasta and lobster mac & cheese. The one smart idea that has been retained is that Sunday brunch will continue to feature q bottomless supply of champagne, mimosa, Bellini, Prosecco, bloody Mary and screwdriver cocktails for $18. For more info, go to the hotel’s web site, or call 954-567-8020.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, where my sister spent most of her high school years getting stoned, has a new restaurant, which she would have appreciated when she got the munchies! Park & Ocean, sits amid a shady grove along A1A, and features its own in-house brewery, Shady Brewing. The brewery will begin by offering cold-brewed coffee, teas and will soon introduce craft beer. The Park & Ocean menu features twists on classic bowls and salads, such as the Superfood salad made with quinoa and kale and the Acai Bowl topped with gluten-free granola, honey drizzle and shaved coconut. The menu also boasts a variety of handheld treats including tacos, gourmet grilled cheese and burgers. The extensive bar list will include beers, cocktails, wine and frozen drinks. For more information, check out or call 954-357-2606. 

SuViche, the Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant, is introducing a new bar concept and revamped menu. The restaurant has introduced 15 new craft cocktails and shots, at both its Wynwood and Las Olas locations. New cocktails include the Lucid Dream with gin, anise macerado pisco and mint, and the Twisted & Bitter, which combines reposado tequila, Amaro Lucano, Campari, Lillet Rouge, chocolate and orange. Six new dishes, all inspired by the restaurant’s Japanese-Peruvian roots, have been added to the menu. Camote, a specialty sushi roll includes torched sweet potato, fresh tuna and cucumber. Those not fond of raw fish will enjoy the Butcher’s Roll, which features juicy steak with a touch of garlic cream cheese. Among the entrée options are causa saltado; crispy panko breaded causa paired with choice of chicken, shrimp or steak, and salmon Nikkei which stacks seared salmon on a bed of mixed quinoa and vegetables with rocoto pepper vinaigrette. For more information, go to 

Remember that episode of Golden Girls where they attend a murder mystery dinner? Here’s your chance to do your best Blanche (or Dorothy or Rose or Sophia, whomever you identify with). The Embassy Suites at Miami International Airport will host a series of murder mystery dinners on Saturdays, Apr. 22 and May 6 and 13 which feature a seated four-course dinner. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening. For more information call 866-496-0535.

A Fort Lauderdale landmark since its opening in 1957, Ernie’s Bar-B-Q, 1843 S Federal, closed after being sold and its future is uncertain. A handwritten sign posted on the door read, “Closed for repairs.” Orange traffic cones blocked the parking lot entrance at 1843 S. Federal Highway.