Che Boludo Steakhouse – Coral Springs, FL

We recently celebrated a friend’s birthday at a new Latin restaurant that just opened up in Coral Springs. The place is called “Che Boludo Steak House” and they feature charcoal grilled meat dishes & rotisserie chicken with culinary influences from Argentina, Peru and Uruguay.

I’ve been dying to go back again ever since that first experience. If you live anywhere in Broward county, I highly recommend a visit to sample their food. Che Boludo is located at 11010 Wiles Rd, Coral Springs FL 33076.

To read my full review including menu item prices and pictures, click on the link or thumbnail image below.

Che Boludo Steak House Review – Coral Springs, FL?

Che Boludo Steak House Review

Village of Merrick Park – Coral Gables, FL

The Village of Merrick Park is a picturesque outdoor mall that caters to the upscale shopper. It is located in the Coral Gables suburb of Miami Florida and includes an excellent selection of retail shops and fine dining restaurants. For general visitor information and a photo gallery, click on the link or thumbnail image below.

Village of Merrick Park Pictures & Information

Village of Merrick Park Shopping Mall - Coral Gables, FL

Please also read the Village of Merrick Park Shopper’s Review.

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse Review

I recently dined at a Benihana Japanese Steakhouse for the first time. I had some idea of what to expect from seeing the hibachi chef & teppanyaki style cooking exhibition shows featured on tv shows such as “The Office” and in the comedy movie “Beverly Hills Ninja”.

To see all the pictures and read my opinion of the dining experience at the Miramar Florida Benihana restaurant location, click on the link or thumbnail image below.

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse Review

Benihana Japanese Steak House Review - Miramar, FL

Wakodahatchee Wetlands Pictures & Videos

I just uploaded all of my best shots from our several visits to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands located on Jog Rd. in West Delray Beach Florida. This 50 acre man made water recycling ecosystem contains over 140 bird species, turtles, alligators, iguanas, raccoons, rabbits and other creatures. For all of my pictures, two videos clips and some visitor information click on the link below.

Wakodahatchee Wetlands Pictures & Video Clips

Wakodahatchee Wetlands - Delray Beach, FL

Dunkin Donuts Free Iced Coffee In South Florida

My main motivation for going to the gym today for a work out was the fact that a Dunkin’ Donuts store is located right next door. A few weeks ago I saw a commercial on Comedy Central about their new promotional campaign that offered free small 16oz (ounce) iced coffee all day on Thursdays from May 22nd through June 12th. As far as I know, this freebie is only valid for South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach County).

If you don’t live in this area or you missed the promo, try making your own tasty treat with my Iced Coffee Dessert Drink Recipe.


GM Pontiac Grand Prix Fire Hazard Recall

I got a letter from General Motors a few days ago concerning a recall that was issued for my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, which features the 3800 Series II 3.8L V6 engine with an Eaton M90 Supercharger. From what I read in the notice, there is a faulty valve cover gasket that can allow motor oil seepage. Those drops of oil can be deposited on the hot exhaust manifolds under hard braking conditions and cause an engine fire.

Here’s a list of the parts they replaced for this recall which was named “Campaign 07035”.

Valve Cover Gasket – GM Part # 24503937
Grommet – GM Part # 25534749
Retainer Clip – GM Part # 12132229
Retainer Clip – GM Part # 88891792
Adhesive (Glue) – GM Part # 12345382

If you received this recall notice for your GM or Pontiac vehicle, please take it seriously and have your local dealership perform the warranty work for $0 cost.

We bought a used SUV a few years ago and were unaware of a recall for it, which resulted in our Ford Expedition Engine Fire incident.

For more information to keep your Pontiac Grand Prix running smoothly, check out some of my other car maintenance updates: Window Motor Replacement,? Supercharger Oil Change, Wheel Bearing Replacement, GM 3800 Series II Engine Oil Change, Alternator Replacement, PCV Valve Replacement, ABS TCS Off Troubleshooting Guide.

Pressure Cooker “Faux BBQ” Pork Ribs Recipe

The first dish that I prepared with our new Fagor Splendid 4 qt pressure cooker was some “fall off the bone” tender & juicy pork loin spare ribs. I made them “faux barbecue” by caramelizing some BBQ sauce on the ribs using the oven’s broiler setting. The total meal prep time was less than 30 minutes. Click on the link or thumbnail picture below to read th details and see the complete process.

Pressure Cooker “Faux BBQ” Pork Loin Spare Ribs Recipe

Bonnet House & Vizcaya – Endangered!

Ft. Lauderdale’s Bonnet House and Miami’s Vizcaya Museum & Gardens are on the 2008 list of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places,” issued today by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Bonnet House and Vizcaya Gardens were placed on the list due to encroaching high-rise developments that threaten the historic value of these sites. To read more about the problems of these endangered historic landmarks and how to save them click the link below.

Bonnet House & Vizcaya: America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens