reviews

  • Food: Taco Loco

    Check out these places on your next Taco Tuesday adventure

  • Food: The Brunch Bunch

  • Food: Viva Las Olas

    It’s no secret that there’s lots of plastic surgery in South Florida, but no “facelift” has been more successful than that of Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Blvd. When it was constructed in 1917, Las Olas was just a dirt road crossing swampy wetlands. Post World War II it was developed as a commercial district and became famous in the movie “Where the Boys Are” In the 1980s, Las Olas went through a major renovation program and in the last 15 years has developed a nationwide reputation for high-end boutiques and trendy restaurants.

  • Food: What the Truck!?!?

    Once upon a time, food trucks only showed up at factories and construction sites and provided little more than a few cold sandwiches, doughnuts and coffee. However, in the last decade, gourmet food trucks have become a full-fledged phenomenon serving up everything from cupcakes to ethnic and gourmet creations. No doubt the popularity has as much to do with food as with pricing, most trucks offer dishes priced low enough that you can sample a few and still have change from a twenty.

  • German And Japanese Films Stress Acceptance, Depict Taboos With Haunting Realism

  • Himmarshee Village After-Party Dining

    Pride is over, now let’s eat!

  • Hundreds of Protesters at Kentucky Clerk's Hearing

    Hundreds of protesters have filled the street in front of the federal courthouse in Ashland as they wait for a hearing to start on the gay marriage case in Kentucky.

  • Nebraska AG Opposes New Request in Same-Sex Marriage Case

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska attorney general's office is objecting to a new effort by a civil liberties group to have both same-sex spouses listed as parents on their children's birth certificates.

  • On DVD: New Gay Films Challenge Stereotypes

    Hot Guys With Guns’

    Film imagines If Bogie and Bacall were both guys

  • Out on the Trail: Benson Launches Judicial Campaign

    Betsy Benson, a longtime public defender, launched her campaign for Broward County Court Judge during a well-attended function at her offices in Coral Springs on Thursday evening, Oct. 8.

  • Philadelphia Appeals SEPTA Discrimination Ruling

    In a 35-page petition filed last week, the city asked the state Supreme Court to review a lower-court ruling exempting SEPTA from adherence to the city’s LGBT-inclusive antibias rules.

  • Reform Jews Poised to Pass Transgender Resolution

    When Rabbi Elliot Kukla became the first out transgender rabbi ordained in the Reform Jewish movement almost a decade ago, he would get questions from other rabbis along the lines of "There's a transgender congregant coming to services. What should I do?" He would tell the other rabbis to greet them with, "Shabbat shalom," the traditional welcome for anybody.

  • Review: “Taken by the Wind: A Jane Lawless Mystery” by Ellen Hart

    “Taken by the Wind: A Jane Lawless Mystery” by Ellen Hart
    c.2013, Minotaur Books
    $25.99 / $29.99 Canada
    320 pages

    Your bag was packed.

    There wasn’t much in it except for the necessities: your two favorite toys, a clean t-shirt, the stuffed animal you couldn’t sleep without, and $2.31.

  • Reviews: Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Kicks Off

    SFGN had the opportunity to preview several of the films being showcased during the first weekend of the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Oct. 10-12. Be sure to check next week’s issue for reviews of films from the second weekend, Oct. 16-19.

  • Reviews: Queer Bloodsuckers: Vampires Come Out

    Queers are now everywhere, even in the crypt of the living dead. Here are three classic films, all available on DVD and/or Blu Ray, to enhance your Halloween celebration.

  • Reviews: The Very Truth and Nature of Love in Alan Brown’s Films

    Gay film festivals are wonderful events, but it’s a fair bet that few people can attend all of them or view each of their rich offerings. Luckily, many gay independent films appear eventually on Netflix or Amazon, streaming or on DVD, and viewers can watch them at their leisure. To be sure, some offerings are rather lame, and after only a few scenes one can sign off. But occasionally under the slag lies molten gold, and so it is with Alan Brown’s recent films about love between young men.

  • SFGN’s Bookworm Gives 7 Must Haves for Our Bookshelf

    Check, check, check.

    For the past couple weeks, that’s all you’ve been doing. Making out checks, checking your balance on your plastic, and checking names off your gift list.

  • Theater Reviews: Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street

    Wizard of Oz — A Classic Reimagined

    Wizard of Oz, one of the most iconic musicals of all time, is playing at Broward Center for the Performing Arts through Jan. 19.

    Don’t worry about knowing the storyline because this brand new production keeps the basics intact for a familiar and nostalgic feeling, but reimagines enough of it to keep the timeless classic fresh.

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation is more comical, more gay, and introduces new songs such as “Red Shoe Blues,” “Farewell to Oz” and “Already Home.” Unlike the movie this version gives songs to both witches and the wizard. The only one that really stood out though was Already Home, sung by Glinda (Robin Evan Willis).

    Gay audiences will especially love the Cowardly Lion, who is even gayer than the original, at one point proudly proclaiming that he’s a “friend of Dorothy.”

    Visit BrowardCenter.org for tickets and prices.

    42nd Street — A Nostalgic Look Back

    Wick Theatre continues its inaugural season with 42nd Street, a 1980 Broadway musical following Peggy Sawyer, a newcomer to Broadway. And like most newcomers she hopes to become a star. It’s a classic story of new talent verse old.

    Several classic songs come from the show such as “We’re in the Money” “Forty-Second Street” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” But it’s the amazing tap dancing scenes that wowed the audience had them moving in their seats. As soon as the curtain slowly rose in Act 1 to reveal the cast’s tap dancing feet the audience cheered. That moment was pure magic.

    Boca Raton audiences should love this look back on the 1930s, and if Wick continues to produce high quality shows such as this one, they should have no problem staying open for many seasons to come.

    Visit TheWick.org for tickets and prices.

  • What To Eat: Rick’s Reviews

    Check out all of Rick Karlin's restaurant reviews here.