Friday, February 3, 2023

Staff Picks of the Week

The Rebel House

Picked by Nancy Kumpulainen, Assistant Art Director

“Every time I eat and drink here, it’s the best I’ve ever had. They’re always coming up with something new, unique and delicious and I wonder if this time can be as good as last time – it always is! This restaurant never fails to impress.”

(297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton // lifetastesbetter.com)

Funky Buddha’s Blueberry Cobbler Ale

Picked by Stefanie Cainto, Web Editor

“While I’m generally a Belgian pale ale and porter kind of girl, I’d trade in my favorites for this deliciousness. A hint of blueberry and cinnamon mixed together to make a fruit ale that’s not overwhelmingly fruity. (And yes, overwhelmingly fruity is definitely a thing.)”

(2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton // thefunkybuddha.com)

Hannibal

Picked by David Shuff, Videographer and Video Editor

The second season of this amazing adaptation was recently released for home video, but watch from the very beginning. The cast includes Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) as Hannibal Lecter, but playing the character very differently from Anthony Hopkins’ version; Hugh Dancy (Black Hawk Down) investigating at the very edge of his own sanity as FBI profiler Will Graham; and Lawrence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Special Agent Jack Crawford, head of the Behavioral Sciences division. The show is suspenseful from the start, since the audience knows who and what Hannibal is long before the other characters realize it. Warning: the show features disturbing imagery that makes Silence Of The Lambs seem quaint. But it’s one of the most beautifully shot programs ever shown on television, definitely worth viewing for those who can take it.

(nbc.com/hannibal)

Mothers and Sons

Picked by John Thomason, Assistant Editor

“GableStage, Miami’s most prestigious theater company, opens its regional premiere of this play by four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Expect a amusing, powerful and provocative script and knockout performances in this story about a mother still attempting to reconcile with her late son’s homosexuality, two decades after his death from AIDS.”

(1200 Anastasia Ave. #230, Coral Gables // gablestage.org)

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