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About Me: Robin Sing-Cunningham:

Hi, my name is Robin Sing-Cunningham. I am a real estate agent serving Broward County, Florida. I live in Fort Lauderdale with my husband and I specialize in Fort Lauderdale area real estate. I have been a real estate agent for over 7 years and I love the freedom being a real estate agent affords me.

I am a native South Carolinian and I lived in the paradise of Maui for over 10 years. I have settled here in Fort Lauderdale with my husband Barry, who is an active real estate investor and is the host of the #1 real estate related talk radio show in America, Real Estate Radio USA.

Ocassionally I make appearances on the show to talk about Fort Lauderdale real estate and to keep an eye on him. I hear he tends to be a little tough on us Realtors but he’s just a big teddy bear at heart.

I love Fort Lauderdale because it allows me to participate in my favorite sport, big-game fishing! I love to fish and there’s nothing like fishing in the waters off the coast of South Florida. Other than being on the beach, it’s probably the number one reason I live in fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Real Estate

I also enjoy boating and scuba diving. So I guess you could say I love the Fort Lauderdale lifestyle. We work hard and we play hard and if you choose to make the Fort Lauderdale area your home or if you’d like to invest in Fort Lauderdale real estate I can show you the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer.

As a local Fort Lauderdale resident and experienced Realtor, my customers feel I provide them with the best in customer service with a sincere professional attention to detail.

I specialize in the marketing and selling of residential properties in the metro Fort Lauderdale area, and my specialization area includes all of South Florida. Fort Lauderdale has some of the finest residential neighborhoods in America including exquisite homes and condos in some of the most coveted yachting, golfing, gated and country club communities.

Fort Lauderdale Real EstateI also pride myself on working with investors and buyers looking for discounted, distressed properties. Many Realtors will not work in the foreclosure and short sale niche of real estate. I actually enjoy working short sales and I have built a great team of professionals to help manage short sales and facilitate the loss mitigation of these special situations.

My mission is to provide you with unsurpassed exceptional service by keeping you informed about current market conditions, adhering to the Realtor Code Of Ethics, practicing excellent communication skills and utilizing the latest in technological advances to ensure you are professionally represented at all times.

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My Daughter, Ashley Cunningham Hodges , Had A Healthy Baby Girl!

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What can I say. I am one proud Papa and an even prouder Grandpa! Recently we welcomed little Taylor Marie into the world. She is so precious. My daughter, Ashley Cunningham Hodges is such a great mom. She already has a toddler. Tyler was our first grandchild. Now he has a baby sister.

Ashley is a teacher up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I think she is a superwoman. Teaching and managing a home with two very young children. Kudos to my baby girl. Ashley will always be her daddy’s little girl.

Enough with my gushing, here’s little Taylor Marie Hodges. (The Notre Dame logo was my addition in commemoration of their drubbing of Oklahoma. yes, it was a great weekend!!

Taylor Marie Hodges

Taylor Marie Hodges

Please excuse my departure from our normal articles, but I’m so shouting from the rooftops on this one. My daughter, my fantastic little girl, Ashley Cunningham Hodges, has blessed me with a granddaughter. I just never thought I would feel this way. So excuse me if I pop a few buttons here!

Sport Fishing In Fort Lauderdale [Videos]

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Sport Fishing in the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Market Area

Sport Fishing In Fort Lauderdale

Yes, we are lucky to live in paradise and “living the dream” is underscored by a great day of sport fishing in the waters off of the coast of Fort Lauderdale. We’re extremely lucky to be able to enjoy all of the perks of the South Florida lifestyle.

If you like fishing, and I mean big game sport fishing, we arguably have some of the best fishing in the world here. We also have, what I believe, is the best fleet of sport fishing boats in the world.

The captains and crews here in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida will make your day out on the water a whole lot of fun. And you’ll catch some fish. Some even guarantee it.

If you’re looking to go out on a fishing trip this article features some of the best sport fishing charter boats in town. So give one of them a call if you want to go out. You’ll have a great time.

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One such boat captain that guarantees you a great day and says you will surely catch some fish is the Lady Pamela 2. Check out the Lady Pamela 2 website for more information.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale area is known for its water sports, thanks to its beaches, waterways, lakes and fabulous weather year round. Deep sea fishing is extremely popular, because the Gulf Stream proximity to the coast is conveniently close to our shores.

Freshwater fishing, or inshore fishing is accessible along the waterways and in the nearby Everglades. Fort Lauderdale is known world-wide for high-stakes tournaments and is the home of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame.

There is always something new happening here, such as..“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!“.

Women have come from all points in the U.S. to participate in a “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar in Fort Lauderdale’s. The saltwater fishing and conservation skills they learned will be put to use on April 15-17, 2011, so go ahead and register today!

There were almost 50 women at this event, also known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing”(very relaxed mode of teaching), including married women, single moms, business owners, attorneys, doctors, marine industry professionals, retirees, homemakers, teachers and more.

Lynn Keller, Naples, FL brought her mother so they could escape family pressures and enjoy a weekend in the outdoors together. “Fishing was the common denominator in the room,” commented seminar Director, Betty Bauman, recipient of national awards for the program’s success.

After the reception on Friday evening, Saturday’s learning sessions were conducted on beginner and intermediate/advanced levels by local speakers: Capt. Tony DiGiulian/bluewater fishing, Capt. Wayne Conn/bottom fishing, Chuck Baldwin/inshore fishing, Twig Tolle / fly fishing and Capt. Lee Lavery/fishing basics.

The seminars utilized several “hands-on” fishing exercises on Saturday afternoon, such as spin casting, net casting, knot tying, gaffing grapefruits, conservation, boat handling, backing a truck and trailer and reeling against pressure.

After the half day fishing trip on Sunday, the event concluded with a fish fillet demonstration at the Radisson Bahia Mar dock. A highlight of the trip, described as an ‘adrenaline rush’, was a 60 lb. golden amberjack caught by a team of ladies aboard Lady Pamela.

“The whole experience was so great that we will be back again!” said Brenda Franklin, Rock Hill, SC. On the majority of the boats, practically every participant had a chance to fight a fish.

Remember, a bad day fishing always is better than a good day at work! Let’s get out and land the BIG one!!

Catfish Deweys Seafood Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review [Video]

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Catfish Deweys Seafood Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review.

Catfish has kept Catfish Deweys in business for 16 years at this unprepossessing, rustic, spot in the Fort Lauderdale area. If catfish are a bit too ambitious for you just yet, you will find plenty of other options on the menu, ranging from all-you-can-eat crab legs to a variety of other all-you-can-eat treats.

These include those catfish, of course, offered every day, along with shrimp on Monday and Tuesday and baby back ribs on Wednesday. At any time, you can try blackened shrimp, a strip steak, grilled chicken and, in stone crab season from October to May, those delectable claws.

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Here are some of the reviews from this great establishment here in the Fort Lauderdale  area:

“This is a southern seafood joint. I enjoy the clams, the snow crab, the catfish here… everything is blast-from-the-70s decor, but I like it. It feels like the real south in here, which is hard to find in the Fort Lauderdale area, (you have to go north to go ‘south’). And it’s so inexpensive compared to restaurants of comparable quality. It’s so “down home”.

Beware of the all-you-can-eat deals though. They’re only priced a dollar more for a reason…because unless you have a really really huge appetite, all you can eat is the regular sized entree. Portions are huge here, and come with lots of sides. But if you can handle it, go ahead, try the all-you-can-eat stone crab legs.

Where else can you find someplace that offers all-you-can-eat stone crab? But my boyfriend and I failed to eat much more than 2 lbs each; we about died.

Check their website for the specials of each day. At night it can get crowded at prime time depending on the special of the day.

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“We passed up stone crabs at Joe’s Stone Crabs on Miami Beach the night before because we were planning on Deweys in the Fort Lauderdale area the next night…hmmm $45 for 7 or 8 claws at Joe’s or $39 for all you can eat stone and snow crab at Deweys??? Duh!

7 of us ate here on Thursday night. We were seated quickly and well taken care of. The stone and snow crabs were awesome…and just kept coming. One of the guys had the catfish and said it was delicious. Don’t waste your time (or appetite) on the included side dishes…it’s all about the crab!!

This place reminded me of a panhandle seafood joint…laid back atmosphere with great food. Joe’s Key lime pie was better…but Dewey’s was pretty good.” By Steve S., Alpharatta, GA

“GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE. We were sent down from NY State DOT for clean up after hurricane Wilma. Once we found Deweys we went every chance we got. FRIENDLY and great atmosphere. Was the best place I have found to eat in all of FLORIDA. Went on a cruise and drove up from Miami to eat there again and it was AWESOME food. Going back for a cruise in Feb. and made hotel reservations in the area just so we could eat there again. The service was friendly and good and the food was EXCELLENT every time we went.

DON’T GO TO FORT LAUDERDALE WITHOUT GOING TO CATFISH DEWEYS. Anyone that I have taken there has loved the food and the service. Oh, and the prices are moderate, as well.

Wow, I guess they really liked the place! I know we do, Catfish Deweys  is one of our favorite restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area.. Please stop by there, the service is tremendous, food fantastic, great prices and what an atmosphere. Enjoy!!

Open daily from 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

4003 N. Andrews Avenue

Oakland Park, Florida


Chima Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review | Don’t Eat Here Until You Read This!

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Chima Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review | Don’t Eat Here Until You Read This!

There are as many as 4,000 restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area. From your fast food joints to your ultra fine dining restaurants, you will never go hungry in Fort Lauderdale.

There is a dizzying array of places to choose from, so some researching will have to be done in order for you to find the type of dining experience you are looking for. You will find New Florida taste treats-seafood straight from the sea and field-fresh fruits and veggies.

The restaurants range from tiny cafes to expansive al fresco waterfront dining. An abundance of quaint bistros, ethnic enclaves and top-rated steak and seafood houses bolster the Fort Lauderdale area as a world-class destination for pleasurable culinary exploration.

We’ll begin our series of dining experiences with one area at a time. Let’s start with the famous Las Olas Boulevard. There are a number of restaurants on this lovely, tree-lined street. Many have been in the area for years, and are well-known, established eateries.

Chima is beginning to settle in as one of the most sought-after dining experiences here. The high-quality food, service, and general overall atmosphere has become a favorite among locals.

The feel is laid-back elegance as you are walking down the street, peering into the many one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and of course, restaurants.

The al-fresco experience awaits you as you will see, there are many tables set up outside so the diners may take advantage of the Las Olas lifestyle, the great weather, and people watching.

One of the first places you will want to see is Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. Guests will find a most unique dining experience at Chima. Churrasco is the Brazilian style of barbecue.

“Churrascaria” and “rodizio” are the hottest buzzwords in today’s restaurant whirl, where the booming Brazilian population has pioneered and popularized its traditional steakhouses featuring a non-stop parade of gaucho-clad servers bearing giant skewers of meats directly from the rotisserie grill to the tables for slicing to order.

Beef in all its cuts is the headliner, but there’s also skewed sausage, pork, lamb, chicken and even some seafood on the side.

Preceding the parade is your own participation in round-tripping to the salad bar, a too-modest name for all the display of freshness and national specialties on the Brazilian buffet plus smoked salmon and soup, along with such traditional side dishes as black beans and rice, mashed potatoes and a great variety of olives.

But before attempting the huge salad bar, you should salute your good fortune at being able to be in the Pampas of southern Brazil with a classic “caipirinha,” a cocktail made with squeezed sugar cane liquor and lots of lime, sometimes with the infused additives of coconut, passion fruit and strawberry.

Desserts are well prepared a mousse made with passion fruit or a slice of rich cheesecake, Key lime pie or tiramisu, and the wine list is extensive.

The up-scale restaurant, with it’s  incredible architecture indoors as well as out is so inviting and warm. The decoration is magnificent, with a linear, simplistic-contemporary Brazilian style. They have a very extensive modern art collection as well.

Relax outside where you can sip on an aperitif before dining, and enjoy the gigantic Banyan tree over your head, the music faintly sounding in the background, as you prepare for a wonderful meal.

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
2400 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Capital Grille Review In Fort Lauderdale | Don’t Eat Here Until You Read This!

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Capital Grille Review In Fort Lauderdale | Don’t Eat Here Until You Read This!

One of the finest restaurants in the area is the Capital Grille. The Capital Grille is a Washington D.C. based steakhouse chain whose formula for success is a simple one. Offer nothing but sumptuous portions of the finest, aged beef, cooked to perfection in a high class environment by professional chefs and served by a highly trained and attentive waitstaff.

There is something on the menu to please everyone.The hors d’ouvres are memorable (try the calamari,for example). The side dishes are delectable and mean to be shared (you MUST try the lobster laced macaroni and cheese).

Have you ever lingered over dinner well into the evening? The Capital Grille is just that sort of place, where moments are captured and long remembered.

Perhaps it’s the culinary artistry of their dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal daily features. Or their celebrated wine cellar, featuring bottles from the world’s legendary vineyards. Some would point to a service team that blends finesse with a dash of surprise.

And if you are aesthetically inclined, you may appreciate the African mahogany paneling and original oil paintings, traditions that began with their inaugural location in Providence, Rhode Island, and happily, one right here in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Whatever the allure, it invites you to step into the kind of elegance that loosens its tie and laughs easily. Only then can you truly relax as the moments transform, one by one, into what you most assuredly will find to be an exceptional dining experience in the area.

The Capital Grille boasts an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and style. Nationally acclaimed for dry aging steaks on premises, the Capital Grille serves classic steak house offerings such as chops, large North Atlantic lobsters and fresh seafood. The restaurant features an award-winning wine list, professional, gracious service and premiere private dining rooms.

Let the masters of steak provide the perfect dining experience.During lunch, The Capital Grille offers notable dinner selectionsas well as a specially-crafted lunch menu in the $12 to $30 range. The Fort Lauderdale  area is very proud to have such a fine establishment here for we do enjoy the good life.

The Capital Grille offers full menu service in the bar/lounge.On-line reservations are valid in the main dining room. Should you wish to secure private dining accommodations, please call the restaurant directly and ask for Marta Larrea.

The Grille’s Signature Cheeseburger An “almost too big to wrap your hands around it” chopped sirloin burger topped with smoked bacon, Havarti cheese and our unique Jalapeno Onion Marmalade. A toasted onion roll completes the journey from All-American Classic to all new sensation.

Filet Oscar
Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Butter
Porcini Rubbed Delmonico with 8-Year Aged Balsamic
Sliced Filet Mignon with Cippolini Onions and Wild Mushrooms
Main Courses/Seafood
Dry Aged Sirloin Steak
Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak
Dry Aged Steak Au Poivre with a Courvoisier Cream Sauce
Filet Mignon
The Grille’s Delmonico
The Grille's Signature Veal Chop
Double Cut Lamb Chops
Split Roasted Chicken
Broiled Fresh Lobster
Fresh Grilled Swordfish Jardinière
Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon
Fresh Seared Salmon with Mustard Sauce
Sesame Seared Tuna with Gingered Rice

French Onion Soup Sweet onions are nestled in a delectable broth and covered by a blanket of melt-in-your-mouth cheeses.

Lobster Bisque Lumps of the sweetest lobster are sautaed just to your liking and added to a luscious bisque. Dry Sack Sherry is drizzled over the delightful affair.

And of course, check out the sample dessert menu…yummy! Enjoy your special moments at this amazing restaurant.

Cheesecake with strawberries

Fresh Berries in Vanilla Cream
Fresh Strawberries Capital Grille
Coconut Cream Pie
Homemade Ice Cream or Sorbet
Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
Classic Creme Brulee

So visit the Capital Grille and enjoy one of Fort Lauderdale’s finest restaurants!

The Capital Grille
2430 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 446-2000

Bistro Mezzaluna Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review [Video]

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Bistro Mezzaluna Restaurant In Fort Lauderdale Review

As we here in the Fort Lauderdale area know, there are so many restaurants to choose from, and we tend to be particular to whom we give our recommendations. It is a pleasure to find and share a Zagat-rated venue that will give those taste buds a buzz.

One of the most enjoyable (New)American restaurants here is the Bistro Mezzaluna. We decided to treat ourselves and four friends and give it a go, this was 7 years ago, and we went back to see if any thing had changed. Owned by Don Davis, Chef Brian Rutherford. is the venerable head of the epicurean delights we experienced.

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It had, it was better than we remembered, which is a good omen when you are talking about a restaurant that has been here in Fort Lauderdale as long as Bistro Mezzaluna has, I believe 17 years, now.

That’s a long time for any establishment, and it didn’t disappoint.

You walk into a lovely, intimate atmosphere that is conducive for an gastrointestinal delight for friends, family or a romantic interlude that will stay in your memory long after you are gone. But trust me, you’ll be back, for there is such a great selection, you want to taste everything.

If you are in the mood for the grill, then try the rack of lamb, I haven’t tasted a better one yet, crusted with just the right amount of spices, and grilled to perfection. As for the veal chop it is one of Bistro Mezzaluna’s Signature dishes, so tender and cooked exactly to order.

If you love a tender steak, then choose from their USDA Prime steak menu, you won’t be disappointed, they are perfectly aged, and grilled beautifully. The filet mignon and osso bucco should not be underestimated, as they were extraordinary.

The fish dishes I highly recommended, and I am a fish enthusiast, my family has been in the fishing industry all of my life, so I am extremely particular.

The Pan Roasted Yellow Snapper with lump crabmeat  is a another Signature dish, and is truly outstanding,  along with Colossal Stone Crabs, in season of course, or the Pinenut crusted Chilean Sea Bass, and the Salmon with a honey glaze over fresh greens are terrific for a healthy guilt-free meal, and for a favorite starter try their famous Mussels or the Oysters Rockefeller which the chef has put forth effort in creating to be unique to Bistro Mezzaluna.

As for Italian dishes, their pasta offerings are traditional, yet quite unique. The flavors are distinct, with a fresh quality. For instance, the Rigatoni Bolognesa is my favorite pasta dish there, it has a meaty consistency with a savory sauce over pasta al-dente. Perfect for my picky taste buds.

Cocktails are a focal point, as their Margarita’s and Martini’s are legendary, you should indulge in one before your meal.

As far as the wine list, they have one of the better choices in South Florida actually award-winning, we were pleasantly surprised at the extensive options.

The desserts were a delight, I had the Flour-less Chocolate Cake, and it satisfied my cocoa cravings without disappointing . We shared the dessert, as we were more than satiated, but I had to have this one! The tiramisu, creme brulee, and other offering I saw on the closer tables looked delicious.

There is a French flavor, as well as Italian and American. I enjoy the variety, to be honest, it does not take away from the feeling of a better dining experience, it actually adds to it, making you get a feel of our town, which is a wonderful mixture of cultures that we all love.

This one dining experience that you won’t be sorry you listened to me for, it is pricey, but worth it in every sense. There are times when you feel like splurging, and you are in the mood to go Italian, but with with French and (New)American flavor, this is my choice, and the choice of many local foodies. Enjoy!

Information for Bistro Mezzaluna:

Phone (954) 522-6620

Street address: 741 Se 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Hours: Sun: 5:30pm – 10pm

Mon – Thurs: 6pm – 11pm

Fri & Sat: 6pm – 12midnight

Bar is open every day at 5pm