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Happenings Groups founder and local host Rick Tobin sat with Sidewalk Chef Kitchen owner, 5-Star Executive Chef Shashank Agtey!


Over the years, Chef Shashank has cooked for the wealthy, celebrities, and large-scale events. At the age of 34, he had the distinct honor of being selected to cook for President George Bush Senior and President Bill Clinton. In 1988, Chef Shashank was inducted into the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an elite gastronomic society, and was the recipient of its 5-Star Award.


Read more about Chef Shashank here and click below to watch the interview! You can start at timestamp 0:25 to go right into the interview.

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Shop Local! The East Broward area is chock-full of small businesses. Get to know and support your neighbors like Vincent and Christina, a brother and sister team that opened Sobol, or Denitsa Georgieva, the owner of Keese's Greek Cuisine.

Sobol | Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Smoothie & Bowl Shop

Sobol, in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, is owned by brother and sister team, Vincent & Christina. Originally from Long Island, Vincent moved down to FTL to bring a Sobol to this area!

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Very Boutiquey & Show Off Straps in LBTS

Very Boutiquey® is a fun store to browse around for gifts, home decor, art, fashion jewelry, accessories, shoes and fashions from XS to Plus sizes. Stop by today! 

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Keese's Greek Cuisine in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

A marvelous restaurant in Lauderdale by the Sea Uptown Keese's Greek Cuisine aspires to captivate guests through its elegant ambiance and its traditional Greek fare featuring a selection of shared plates, sophisticated mezzas, and exceptional homemade desserts all passionately created by owner Denitsa Georgieva.

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Socolapasta Bistro in Fort Lauderdale

Scolapasta is a family-owned farm-to-table Italian bistro that marries old-world Italian cooking traditions with a modern flare. We want to share some of our age-old family traditions with your family. Our traditions date back to a time when all of the ingredients for a meal came from a family's backyard or fresh from the local market.

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Day Trip Idea | Discover Hiking at Big Cypress National Preserve

Leave the city in the rearview and escape for a day of sun, swamp, and hiking in the Real Florida at Big Cypress National Preserve!


Easily accessible via Tamiami Trail and neighboring the Everglades, Big Cypress National Preserve offers adventure seekers and nature lovers an immersive and exciting array of uniquely Florida outdoor activities in a natural tropical environment encompassing five different habitats to immerse you in the Real Florida...Continue Reading Here.

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Everglades National Park Biologist-Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat

Explore the real Everglades with a master naturalist on this full-day adventure. Enjoy a Ten Thousand Islands boat tour to spot birds, manatees, and dolphins; and a master-naturalist-led dry nature hike in Big Cypress National Preserve.

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Everglades Kayak Safari Adventure Through Mangrove Tunnels

Experience this abundant ecosystem by kayak during this half-day excursion. Join a small group and paddle through the mangrove forests to observe local wildlife including alligators, turtles, & several bird species. While you paddle, learn about conservation efforts from your guide.

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Small Group Boat, Kayak and Walking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this small-group eco-adventure. Explore a variety of lush landscapes by foot, kayak, & boat looking for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, bald eagles & more. Hike along the beach, dunes & mangroves, and kayak to Barrier Island Beach.

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Curated Area Events

Pre-Event Price Ends Friday, Buy Tickets Today to Save 25%! - Ft Lauderdale Air Show

Purchase Tickets Today during our Pre-Event Sale and Save 25% on Drop Zone or a reserved Sand Box for up to 4 people! Go VIP on the beach and Save $90 on Flight Line Club.

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Steve Martin & Martin Short: You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today! at Hard Rock

Steve Martin and Martin Short's "You Won't Believe What They Look like Today!" a show by two of the funniest, most influential & acclaimed talents of the past century.

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Bergeron Rodeo Grounds | South Florida Spring Festival


Come enjoy a fun-filled day @ Bergeron Rodeo Grounds with your family this weekend April 28 - 30. Petting Zoo, Carnival Rides, Pig Races, Cowboy Circus, Hay Rides, Pony Rides, & More! Learn More

Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING | Pérez Art Museum Miami


Japanese contemporary art superstar Yayoi Kusama unveils her largest & most immersive kaleidoscopic environment this spring at Pérez Art Museum Miami. Learn More

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