Living In Oakland Park

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A Warm Welcome to The Mason Jar Pub

Many locals know of restaurant owner Ernesto Rado’s chic Mason Jar Cafe in Fort Lauderdale for its interpretation (and presentation!) of delicious American comfort food. The place consistently garners positive reviews by locals and is continues to be a must see for tourists and travelers. The establishment has always combined a modern elegance with American […]

Parade of Orchids: Honoring Our Loved Ones and Helping the Ecosystem

Taking time out of your day to say “thank you” or “I appreciate you” to someone who needs to hear it is a powerful thing. Thinking about others makes us feel good—plain and simple; otherwise we wouldn’t give gifts during the holidays. Altruistic thinking brings many benefits, and in a time when our society is […]

Feral Friends to the Rescue

For whatever reason, we have many feral cats roaming our street daily. Doug and I, along with our neighbors, enjoy a cacophony of breeding and fighting cats with our nightly television shows. Despite the wretched noises we hear from outside we often wondered how terrible could it be? Hopefully they’re keeping the rodent and iguana […]

Find It in Oakland Park: #LiveLikeALoakl

On June 5th, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued an addition to the Phase One opening for the County. You can find the details of the guidelines at the link at the end of this piece. In a nutshell, I can tell you that it still includes facial coverings, groups of ten or less, and […]

Save The Florida Distilleries

The governor announced that all of Florida is expected to open by the end of May. As dubious as I may feel about continuing life as I used to know it, the show must go on and I yearn for it. What will it all look like? Will we be safe? Will this all be […]

Dick’s Service Station: Service On Another Level

I’ve been getting my haircut at Dick’s Service Station since it opened a couple years ago. I love how it’s conveniently located on Main Street, just a block walk away from our home. It’s incredibly affordable for the job they do and it’s super clean. More importantly is the vibe you get when you walk […]

All Aboard the Meal Train

Life will go back to “normal” one day, but I have a feeling it will look a little different than it used to. What I know will remain the same, because our very lives depend on it, is the tireless work and dedication our first responders and medical workers provide us with on a daily […]

David Bowles of Elite Home Staging Sees a City on the Move

When David Bowles and his husband were looking to move from Wilton Manors, they found the perfect house in Oakland Park. They saw the city’s connectivity and growth potential in the downtown area and decided it would be the perfect place to raise their family. It’s not like David was a stranger to the city, […]

Chainbridge Distillery: A Family Tradition Celebrates its First Year in Oakland Park

For the past year, the city of Oakland Park has been honored to be the home of the Náhori family owned and operated Chainbridge Distillery, located at 3500 NE 11th Avenue in the Culinary Arts District. This local distillery, named after the Széchenyi bridge in Budapest, Hungary, specializes in quality fruit brandies, specialty spirits and […]

Main Street Will Soon Have It All: Lock, Stock, and The Butcher’s Barrel

For the last seven years, Patrick Little had been hard at work on an oil field with a thirty-days on, thirty-days off schedule. As grueling as the thirty-days on was, the time off gave him the flexibility to unwind and pursue his passions: seeing the world and all its sights, visiting ancient cities and tasting […]

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