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Jon Marante: Bartending—And Goaltending—With A Grin

Posted on 04 February 2015

Jon Marante is all about goals—setting, making, and tending them, to be precise. The Miami-born special events bartender at Rosie’s Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors recalls one of the first ones he set: “I couldn’t wait to ‘come out’,” he says with a laugh. “I attended a small, very conservative, non-denominational Christian school in […]

Aaron Adams Of Hunters

Posted on 22 December 2014

By Cliff Dunn I wouldn’t exactly say that seeing Aaron Adams incites your “fight or flight” response (granted, there are probably a few other responses that he incites at first glance, but that’s my business). At first blush, it’s possible to think that the friendly and popular bartender at Hunters Fort Lauderdale nightclub would take […]

INTERVIEW: Gym-Now-Pizza & Wings Kingpin Bryan Nosal

Posted on 15 December 2014

By Cliff Dunn Riddle me this: How does one of the most-seen guys in the Gayborhood turn into the Invisible Man practically overnight? “Open a restaurant,” Bryan Nosal jokes. The owner of Kingpins Pizza & Wings in Wilton Manors is celebrating one year in business (okay, so it hasn’t been exactly “overnight”), and what a […]

William Patrick: A Northside Chicago Boy Comes to South Florida

Posted on 09 December 2014

By CLIFF DUNN — It wouldn’t be fair to say that William Patrick had no idea what he was in for when he moved from Chicago to help open Progress South Florida as its lead bartender. Still, his first sight of the place—I’m talking his VERY FIRST SIGHT EVER of South Florida—was from the airplane […]

On Solid Ground: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Endorses Marriage Equality

Posted on 05 April 2013

TAMPA — On Thursday, April 4, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) announced that he has reversed his official stance on marriage equality, telling the Tampa Bay Times editorial board in a statement, “(T)o discriminate against one class and not another is wrong for me. If we are endowed by our Creator with rights, then why […]


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