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Yeasty Brews Artisanal Beers: Making a Name for Itself

Yeasty Brews is located just outside of Oakland Park, in the neighboring district of Lauderhill. This brewery is a first for the city. It is part of the City of Lauderhill’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Economic Development initiative to create a Commercial Arts and Entertainment District on NW 38th Avenue. This initiative includes over […]

Chainbridge Distillery Racks Up The Medals For Their Outstanding Spirits

ChainBridge Distillery, located in Oakland Park’s Culinary District, is a unique and quaint business, that has called Oakland Park home since 2019.  While they are the only business of its kind in Oakland Park,  that’s not the only thing that makes it unique and quaint. Their spirits are the culmination of years of distilling experience brought […]

Park Place Spa: A New Med Spa Debuts in Oakland Park

Park Place Spa makes its debut in Oakland Park, and it couldn’t have come soon enough, especially after the ups and downs we’ve experienced in the past year. I jumped at the opportunity of learning more about their new business in Oakland Park. I was thrilled that I now With Park Place Spa in downtown […]

7 Safety Trends for Outdoor Activities

Over the past year, many people have started walking and cycling more and more. Younger people in particular (i.e. “Millennials”) are driving fewer miles, waiting longer to get driver’s licenses and using public transportation more frequently. In fact, the increased demand for bicycles has created a shortage of bicycles. Many of us that didn’t own […]

NYC Stylist Launches Mobile Salon Services in South Florida

2020 brought many changes to the way several of us do business. Most companies have created new business models to adapt to the needs of their clients. For instance, we’ve seen mobile pet grooming and mobile car detailing in place of going to a pet groomer or a car wash. Many restaurants started offering curbside […]

Search Continues For Suspect That Broke Into Calusa Coffee Roasters

The search continues for a suspect that broke into an Oakland Park business on March 15th. Calusa Coffee Roasters, located at 161 East Commercial Blvd, had experienced a break-in overnight and a couple of weeks later, the suspect is still at large. Living in Oakland Park recently featured this local favorite because of its popularity […]

Gianni’s: Great Italian Food for Italian Food Lovers

Growing up in an Italian household, Sunday night pasta was a must-have in our home. With a father that was a culinary expert and worked in Italian kitchens since he was a teenager, I can say I grew up as a connoisseur of Italian foods. I’m from Northern NJ and I dare say that this […]

In Wilton Manors, Love Wins

Wilton Manors, just outside of Oakland Park is known as the Island City. If you have not been there yet, then you really should go! Its main street corridor, Wilton Drive, is lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars, many neighborhood favorites. Although the City was incorporated into a city in 1953, it […]

La Mexicana Taco Bar: More than Just Tacos!

Hidden in Wilton Manors, just outside of Oakland Park, at the Wilton Yard at 2430 NE 13th Ave is a little gem, known as La Mexicana Taco Bar.  Pronounced La Meh-hee-ka-naIt this little gem is much more than a simple taco bar. It offers a unique dining experience with quality food, a picturesque ambiance and music.  On their […]

Neighborhood Journals: Spreading Joy Through Words Around Oakland Park

Just a few weeks ago, Oakland Park resident Layla Hinson had the novel idea of creating Neighborhood Journals for Oakland Park and its surrounding areas. The concept is simple: Layla purchased a variety of pens/pencils/markers, smile stickers, and plastic zip bags for this initiative. With materials in hand, Layla set about creating the journals with […]

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