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AUGUST 2016 A WORLD OF HEALTH NORTH BROWARD PREP INTRODUCES ITS GLOBAL WELLNESS CENTER TO STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL GOODS NUTRITIOUS RECIPES FOR KIDS NOW OPEN 4 NEW MODELS FROM THE UPPER 400s Amazing 55 resort-style living 24 000 Sq. Ft. Lifestyle Center Grand Ballroom Fitness Studio Two Pools with Cabanas Tennis Courts Putting Green and much much more Future 24 000 Sq. Ft. Lifestytle Center EXPERIENCE PARKLAND S ONLY 55 COMMUNITY AT OUR NEW INTERACTIVE SALES CENTER SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY 954-951-8524 Parkland PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 VISIT US ONLINE 2 WWW.LMGFL.COM Pricing availability and eligibility are subject to change without notice. All homes within the community are subject to an age restriction whereby the homes are restricted to use and occupancy by at least one person of age 55 years or over and with no permanent resident being under the age of 19. 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BIG LEAGUE DREAMS DEPARTMENTS 12 14 16 18 22 36 38 40 42 A VIEW FROM THE TOP News from Coral Springs and Parkland MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF Raising standards and reducing crime DATEBOOK Events for everyone in your family AROUND TOWN Community highlights THE GOODS Back-to-school fashions and supplies MOMMY MOMENTS Kicking off a stress-free school year MOVE WITH MAX Why you should try traveling solo NUTRITION e key to healthy hair and skin 44 BEAUTY Lip enhancements are popular but are they for you DINING Customer satisfaction fuels innovation at Mozart Cafe RESTAURANT GUIDE Dishing up some of the best eateries SNAPSHOTS Special moments 46 48 50 PETS SPOTLIGHT Cat call Adopt Jordan the tuxedo kitten On the cover Kendall Evans and Gigi D errico students at North Broward Preparatory School photo by Downtown Photo This page Shanghai roll at Mozart Cafe 2049 N. University Drive 754.702.5383 photo by Evelyn Robles 6 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 Should I feel guilty about being so happy that school is back in session Nah MeTime ThePromenade SHOPPING DINING ENTERTAINMENT 35 STORES & BOUTIQUES 13 RESTAURANTS Voted Best Shopping Mall in Broward 2013 2014 By South Florida Parenting Readers LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF LYONS & WILES RD. 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The entire contents of Parkland Coral Springs Life is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher. Parkland Coral Springs Life accepts no responsibility for products or services advertised herein. We reserve the right to edit rewrite or refuse submitted material. 8 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 9 10 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 11 a view from the top Coral Springs News H CORAL SPRINGS MAYOR SKIP CAMPBELL ope everyone is having a great summer so far. It s hard to believe school starts again soon. We have some construction updates and news about upcoming events that I d like to share with all of you. It s been busy in Coral Springs. We broke ground on several construction projects including the new Safety Town building the Crime Scene Investigation expansion the Humane Unit building the new municipal complex and fire stations 43 and 95. Many of those projects would not be possible without voter support on the 2014 Public Safety GO Bond issue. We thank our residents for their vote of confidence and we are committed to keeping those projects on track. We also had a ribbon cutting for the Downtown Pathway project. If you haven t seen it it s located along Coral Hills and Ben Geiger drives. is pedestrian bicycle pathway will connect downtown with Mullins Park the Center for the Arts and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. is year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. To honor the victims and heroes of this national tragedy join us on Sept. 10 at 7 a.m. at Northwest Regional Library for the Sept. 11 Remembrance 5K. You can register on active. com-- 25 for adults or 15 for participants 19 and under. On Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. the city will honor the victims by laying a wreath at the 9 11 Memorial outside Northwest Regional Library followed by a tribute service inside the Coral Springs Charter School auditorium. Take a trip with us to Vietnam at the city s annual International Dinner Dance Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay. Guests are encouraged to wear multicultural dress at the event which will include lots of food dancing and live entertainment. Tickets are 55 and available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information call 954.344.1005. If you would like to discuss city issues feel free to visit me on the second Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the city commission office in city hall. To make an appointment call 954.344.5911. Don t forget to like the city on Facebook (cityofcoralsprings) and follow us on Instagram and Twitter ( coralspringsfl). Parkland News PARKLAND MAYOR MICHAEL UDINE s many of you may be aware I intend to become a candidate for Broward County Commission District 3 during the Nov. 8 election. erefore in accordance with Section 99.012 of the Florida Statutes I hereby resign my office as mayor effective Nov. 2. Although it may be a bit early to share my final thoughts I felt the timing was appropriate as the news has been announced. It has been my honor and privilege to serve Parkland residents over the last 13 years. It is my hope and belief that my service has had a lasting positive effect on the city. I am so proud of some of the accomplishments over the last decade including the acquisition of the wedge property the building and expansion of our parks our famous farmers market and the completion of multiple public safety buildings. All this was done in a fiscally disciplined manner paying attention to the environment and adding significant green space to the city along the way. As I complete my service the city has virtually no debt no legacy pension issues one of the lowest millage rates in the state one of the highest satisfaction ratings and is among Florida s safest cities. Parkland also is rated as one of the best cities A to raise a family and I am gratified to leave with our schools being A -rated. Additionally with land set aside for two more schools and Parkland s commitment to finance more than 10 million in enhancements for our elementary schools Parkland is truly investing in future generations. I realize none of this was accomplished alone and I express my thanks to every elected official board member and volunteer I have worked with. It was hard work and teamwork over the years that allowed us to succeed and flourish. I strongly believe our city commission is one of the best around. It has been my highest honor to serve with each of you. To the dedicated city employees past and present from the city manager s office down through every department I express my deepest gratitude for your hard work. To our great residents thank you for allowing me to serve as your mayor. It has truly been a labor of love. In the meantime I value your feedback. Feel free to friend me on Facebook (michael.udine) or follow me on Twitter ( michaeludine). And if you have any questions or concerns please email me at mudine PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 12 WWW.LMGFL.COM At we re experts at connecting people and businesses to the financial solutions they need to get ahead. ATTENTION Real Estate Professionals Mortgage Loan Officers Tax Preparers Financial Advisors... Turnkey Business-in-a-Box Financial Solutions for Your Business. Credit Correction Student Loan Consolidation Credit Card Debt Help Tax Resolution Loan Resources Financial Tools PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 Visit today or call 800-810-0989 for additional information. 13 WWW.LMGFL.COM message from the sheriff the force of change Raising standards and lowering crime W Sheriff Scott Israel is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement. His leadership and experience earned him the support of Broward County residents and in January 2013 he became the 16th elected sheriff of Broward County. He can be reached at ask_the_ sheriff hen I talk with community residents I m often asked if the Broward Sheriff s Office has been able to make real improvements to keep our county and its 1.8 million residents safer and more secure. e short answer Absolutely yes When I became sheriff in January 2013 Broward was in the midst of a public safety crisis. Crime had soared to unacceptable highs our homeless and mentally ill were being treated as criminals we were sending far too many kids to jail and we had an agency that both failed to resemble our diverse community and struggled to connect with it. What a difference almost four years of hard work and innovative ideas can make. anks to BSO s amazing sworn and civilian personnel and the agency s progressive law enforcement initiatives violent crime is at its lowest level in decades. We ve reversed the long trend of rising crime through exceptional police work while incorporating proactive approaches to crime fighting including intelligence-led policing. Our Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response (VIPER) Unit a crime-fighting initiative that targets Broward s most dangerous violent criminals and the Burglary Apprehension Team (BAT) which targets criminals who break into homes and vehicles are two successful examples. Since 2012 violent offenses are down 18 percent while burglaries have plunged a stunning 42 percent. BSO has also been quick in confronting unforeseen new law enforcement challenges. When the highly dangerous designer drug flakka suddenly appeared and became an out-of-control scourge in Broward we met it head on. Within months we effectively stamped out the deadly drug from Broward s streets. Yet while a strong response is warranted during certain circumstances I am also mindful there is no one-size-fits-all approach to public safety. rough the Juvenile Civil Citation Program and P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Program thousands of students have been kept in the classroom and out of the courtroom avoiding criminal records while being given a chance to turn their lives around. We have also made dramatic strides with our Homeless Outreach Initiative which connects the homeless to social services--treating them with dignity and respect instead of arrests and costly jail space. BSO also has worked diligently to bring transparency and build community trust by embracing a community policing model where law enforcement and members of Broward s diverse communities work hand in hand to improve public safety services and make their own neighborhoods safer. Amazingly we have accomplished far more by working with far less. As good stewards of taxpayer dollars we have become more streamlined smarter and efficient in tackling the public safety issues. In the years to come I vow to continue to advance the mission and goals of BSO. My top priorities include the expansion of our body-worn camera program so all deputies are equipped with the technology the further development of the Civil Citation Program and increased fraud protections for senior citizens. Now Ope n E nrol grow. play. learn. Specializing in the Development of Your Child s Self Esteem Social Interactions and School Readiness. Ages 8 Weeks to 5 Years (including Voluntary PreK) l Tod ay Qualified dedicated and professionally trained teachers Spacious inviting classrooms and playgrounds Nutritious meals Open Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Safe clean and secure environment Academic S.T.E.A.M. curriculum spanish lessons computers Smart Boards iPads and gardening Enrichment programs including piano music ballet soccer and karate S.T.E.A.M Summer Camp in June and July for both toddlers and preschoolers featuring on-campus animal shows a science lab water play and much more Call (954) 688-9398 today to schedule your personal tour. 7505 N. State Road 7 PaRklaNd License No. 46774 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 15 LOCATIONS CORAL SPRINGS AQUATIC COMPLEX 12441 Royal Palm Blvd. Parkland 954.345.2121 EQUESTRIAN CENTER AT TEMPLE PARK 8350 Ranch Road Parkland 954.757.4105 PARKLAND LIBRARY 6620 University Drive Parkland 954.757.4207 library PINE TRAILS PARK 10555 Trails End Parkland 954.757.4105 RUNNER S DEPOT 5679 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.575.2090 ADULTS SILENT PEACE WALK What Hosted by the Coral Springs Multicultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United participants are invited to walk in silence for 20 minutes while holding thoughts of peace. The walk will be followed by coffee and conversation. When Sept. 3 7 a.m. Where International Peace Garden at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts Cost Free ADULT COLORING BOOK ART What Coloring is a great way to decompress and let your mind wander. Come out for a creative morning with your neighbors and experience soothing music and light snacks. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. When Aug. 16 10 30 a.m. to noon Where Parkland Library Cost Free CORAL SPRINGS PARKLAND RUN CLUB What Looking for a challenge Joining this CORAL SPRINGS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs 954.344.5990 coralspringscenterforthe CORAL SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER AT SARTORY HALL 10150 NW 29th St. Coral Springs 954.345.2209 CYPRESS HAMMOCK HALL 1300 Coral Springs Drive Parkland 954.345.2200 run club may help to put a little pep in your step. All levels are welcome to participate in 2- 3- or 4-mile courses. When Thursdays at 6 30 p.m. Where Runner s Depot Cost Free YOGA IN THE PARK What Find your center with Pamela Leal and her growing community of yogis. This all-levels class is open for novices and gurus alike. When Saturdays at 9 a.m. Where Pine Trails Park Amphitheater Cost 10 per class KIDS CORAL SPRINGS YOUTH SOCCER What Register your child for Coral Springs Youth Soccer. The league s season starts in November. For more information or to register online visit When Aug. 27 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where Cypress Hammock Hall Cost Ranges from 85 to 100 per player registration fees vary depending on division TINY TOTS SOCIAL TIME What This 45-minute session consists of playtime for children 9 months to 4 years old. Kids are encouraged to play together with toys puzzles and books while the adults get to socialize. When Aug. 17 10 30 to 11 15 a.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free FISHING DERBY What Children up to age 13 may participate in a community-wide fishing tournament. Don t forget your bait poles and bucket. For more information call 954.757.4113. When Aug. 13 8 to 10 a.m Where Pine Trails Park Cost Free 16 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 END OF SUMMER ICE CREAM SOCIAL What Celebrate the end of summer at this all-ages event filled with activities crafts books a sweet treat and a special visit from a surprise guest. A Parkland Library card is required. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. When Aug. 9 6 to 7 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost free EATS N BEATS What Sing and dance with your neighbors at this family-friendly concert featuring Leave It to Us and Jive. Food truck fare will be available for purchase. For more information visit eb or call 954.757.4105. When Aug. 20 5 30 to 9 30 p.m. Where Pine Trails Park Amphitheater Cost Free LASER TAG BASH What The library will transform into a laser tag battlefield. Try something new and participate in this interactive after-hours activity. Refreshments will be provided. Library card required. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. When Aug. 12 7 30 to 9 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free SENIORS STITCHING FOR CHARITY What Make items to benefit charitable organizations such as those that provide clothing for needy mothers and infants or helmet liners for soldiers overseas. Bring your own supplies for either knitting or crocheting. For more information call 954.345.2209. When Thursdays at 11 a.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free STRETCH AND FLEX What This class offers low-impact range-ofmotion exercises in shallow water to support the body and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury. When Mondays and Wednesdays 8 30 to 9 30 a.m. Where Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Cost 3 per class 30 for 12 classes FUNCTIONAL FITNESS What This class is aimed to help improve balance strength and all-around fitness. When Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 3 p.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 17 around town PARK NEWS new playground in parkland Pine Trails Park continues to grow. A 6 500-square-foot addition will be accessible for children with special needs. This certified inclusive playground will be wheelchair-accessible and will include sensory physical and social activities ensure multiple levels of challenge within each activity and provide cooperative play cozy spaces and vestibular motion to support children with autism. 18 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 around town FAMILY FUN 35 Years of Experience Fighting Insurance Companies INJURED american artwork NO Fees or Costs If NO Recovery Hablamos Espa ol On Aug. 13 the Coral Springs Museum of Art [2855 Coral Springs Drive] continues its Family FunDay series with a class dedicated to learning about American artists. Starting at 3 p.m. the group will explore the museum and create a themeappropriate art project for kids ages 3 and up. The class is 5 a person. For more information call 954.340.5000. Auto Bike Boat and Pedestrian Accidents Motorcycle Nursing Home Neglect Trip or Slip and Fall The only Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with the main office in Coral Springs. Past President Broward County Trial Lawyers Association. DAN IRVING CYTRYN Bilingual. More than 10 years experience EDGAR VELAZQUEZ Call Now For a Free Consultation (954) HELP OTHERS We can come to your home or hospital LAW OFFICES OF CYTRYN & VELAZQUEZ P.A. 2825 N. University Drive Suite 350 Coral Springs FL 33065 255-7000 back-to-school donations needed SOS Children s Villages-Florida a foster-care community in Coconut Creek is accepting donations to prepare their students for school. Items needed include backpacks mechanical pencils notebook dividers trifold project boards poster board earphones USB flash drives scientific calculators and standard calculators. To donate call Vickie at 954.420.5033 or email vwalter To learn more about SOS visit PHOTO BY SEEKING SMILES PHOTOGRAPHY CONGRATS another first for douglas state champs This summer the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball team was named Baseball America s high school team of the year--No. 1 in the nation on the heels of its state title. There s not one boy on that team that didn t step up during the season. Everyone was selfless--it was phenomenal says Jennifer Welker mother of shortstop Colton Welker who recently signed a rookie contract with the Colorado Rockies. WWW.LMGFL.COM 19 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 around town STORY TIME creative writing pizza party On Aug. 10 the Parkland Library [6620 University Drive] hosts a pizza party for teens. From 6 to 7 p.m. the group will discuss what their favorite book characters might have on their day-to-day agendas. (Maybe Harry Potter has a list of chores to get done or Katniss Everdeen needs to adjust her bow.) It s a chance to be imaginative. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. PROTECT YOURSELF self defense classes The Coral Springs Police Department [2801 Coral Springs Drive] is hosting a four-week self-defense course for women and girls 13 and older. The class meets Aug. 16 23 and 30 and Sept. 6. The fee is 25 a person a refund will be issued to those who complete the course. Space is limited to 20 people. To download the course forms visit living events r-a-d-self-defense-classes. BACK TO SCHOOL preparation is key Help your teen become proactive this school year by visiting the Parkland Library on Aug. 17 for a crash course led by academic coach Kathleen A. Matchunis. The lesson will introduce strategies high school students can use to make the most of their academic experience. To register visit cityofparkland. org library or call 954.757.4207. 20 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 We can relieve chronic knee pain. MINN SAING Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine PAUL I. MELI Orthopedic Surgeon Knee Shoulder AYISHA LIVINGSTONE Orthopedic Surgeon Hand & Upper Extremity RICHARD ZAVOYSKI Orthopedic Surgeon Hip Knee Replacement M. LEE EBERSBERGER FORMERLY MELI ORTHOPEDIC CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Orthopedic Surgeon Trauma Fracture Care Orthopedic Surgeon Foot Ankle and Lower Extremity MIRYLSA COLON MARK MORAN Orthopedic Surgeon Pediatric and Scoliosis GAYAN POOVENDRAN Sports Medicine PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 21 the goods Roll it Up It may look like a menu offering at Chipotle but the Digital Burrito Pouch by JanSport is actually for storing electronic cords power bricks and other daily essentials. The case folds up perfectly to fit inside a backpack. 17.99 Staples 7500 W. Commercial Blvd. 954.748.4230 Lunchtime Replace those plastic bags with the Yumbox. This environmentally conscious alternative to brown-bag lunches is lightweight leakproof and trendy enough to carry on its own. It s made from BPA- and phthalate-free materials and has a removable tray for fast and easy cleanup. To make portion control a breeze we suggest the six-compartment style. 28 Back to School By Elyssa Schwartz Photos by Evelyn Robles In Your Face Take your child s emoji fascination to the next level with this expressive backpack ( 40). Spring for the matching lunch box ( 22) and they won t be able to contain their emotions. Mona s Clothing 4614 N. University Drive 954.346.0805 This year s backpack must-haves Hydrate Heavily Wrapped in a protective silicone sleeve this 16-ounce glass water bottle by Lifefactory is slim and mobile. With a variety of lids to choose from our pick is the straw cap designed for spill-proof sipping. This dishwasher safe bottle is BPA- BPS- and phthalate-free. 24.99 Lucky s Market 9184 Wiles Road 954.603.9139 Hot Tropics Is your child already nostalgic about summer break Let them reminisce about the family vacation while taking notes in class with this Summer Vibes Notebook offering patterns of toucans flamingos and pineapples. 3 Staples 7500 W. Commercial Blvd. 954.748.4230 Reach new heights in this season s latest bomber jacket ( 58 to 68). Featured in magazines such as Seventeen and Vogue this runway item comes in solid patched and embellished prints such as camouflage. Pair it with solid-color knee-length shorts ( 46) in denim black or white--dress code-approved Teen Angel 5671 Coral Ridge Drive 954.510.7474 teenangelclothingboutique Take Flight Peace & Love They re back Chokers are this year s hottest must-have in teen fashion. This 1990s style staple comes in more colors and materials than ever with fun charms such as peace signs stars hearts stones pearls and hamsas. From 15 to 20. Fannie s Finds 7363 N. State Road 7 954.346.8111 24 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 Walter Hussey executive chef for FLIK Independent School Dining shares healthy eating tips with NBPS students Kendall Evans fourth grade and Gigi D Errico fourth grade. HEALTH NORTH BROWARD PREPARATORY SCHOOL OPENS A GLOBAL WELLNESS CENTER Photos by Downtown Photos PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 25 A WORLD OF Yoga and other wellness courses will be offered in the new center. Here Luke Lehman third grade and Cassidy Lehman fifth grade participate in a yoga session. 26 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 I Our vision is to give our students the tools to create wellness strategies that will last a lifetime. Elise Ecoff headmaster n September North Broward Preparatory School announced the opening of its Global Wellness Center. e 39 691-square-foot building is designed to serve as a place for students to explore health physical fitness wellness and mindfulness approaches. Over the past decade we have all acquired a greater understanding that health and fitness are important life skills says Elise Ecoff the school s headmaster. Our vision is to give our students the tools to create wellness strategies that will last a lifetime. is building is just another example of our holistic approach to education and is a reflection of that vision. As studies increasingly show the connection between optimal health and academic and career success schools and other organizations are investing more in health and wellness centers--and the programs they offer. e two-story center will serve as a community hub with dance and yoga studios two practice basketball courts one main basketball court a 3 000-square-foot weight room five state-of-the-art global classrooms six locker rooms athletic administration suites and a gymnasium with an open viewing platform. We are thrilled that our elite athletes and our athletics programs will have access to such an amazing new training facility says Mike Ostrowski the school s athletics director. But the new building will also serve as a multidisciplinary space that will have a positive impact on the entire student body with dynamic learning environments featuring health and wellness sessions related to stress management positive body image and healthy choices. roughout the year the center will host speakers authors and events focused on health-related issues and wellness topics such as eating disorders social media safety positive life choices and mindfulness. e building is expected to open in December. AT A GLANCE Here s a look at North Broward Prep s Global Wellness Center Two-story 39 691 square feet 3 Basketball Courts 5 state-of-the-art global classrooms Open viewing platform into the gymnasium PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 27 IT S EASY TO TAKE A NUTRITIOUS APPROACH TO PACKING AND SNACKING By Natalie Cacciatore Photos by Darren Altman Photography I t s 6 a.m. and you re standing in your kitchen staring blankly into the fridge wondering What am I going to make for my kids lunch today that s fast healthy and something they will actually eat It seems making anything healthy is so much work. You think to yourself How bad could those conveniently packaged items be e packaging says made with real fruit and all natural and contains whole grains. So they must be healthy right After packing their lunch boxes with a few of these items--accompanied by a sandwich made of processed deli meat and cheese--the kids wake up and groggily ask you what s for breakfast. You still have to organize backpacks comb out bed-head knots and make sure they walk out the door with shoes on. You place a colorful box of cereal on the counter with a halfgallon of milk and check one more thing off your list. Sound familiar PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 28 WWW.LMGFL.COM BOX BUILDING A BETTER LUNCH Natalie Cacciatore is a serial entrepreneur who found a healthier way of life almost through necessity after climbing the corporate ladder for years--and nearly killing herself with stress in the process. With more than 15 years experience in health care the Palm Beach County resident brings her passion for helping others reach optimal health and wellness to clients all over the world through her company BAM BAM BODY. She practices living life to the fullest and believes that seeking progress over perfection is the first step to getting your BAM--your body and mind--back. Say hello at mybambambody A healthy and balanced diet is crucial for a child s brain function energy levels strong bones and muscles and other proper development. Packaged foods are loaded with unhealthy ingredients such as refined sugar artificial colors and flavors preservatives and other additives that have been linked to health-related issues such as Type 2 diabetes attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder and behavioral problems. If your child lacks energy is gaining weight has trouble focusing or suffers from ADHD then it s time to reevaluate his or her diet. Your kid s meals are the fuel they put in their tank and if they fill up on the wrong kind of fuel it will be difficult to achieve their full potential. So what is the right kind of fuel Here are six tips to help you get your kids properly fueled up for a successful school year and a happy and healthy body and mind. Time Management Spend a few hours on Sunday to prepare food for the week. Some ideas baked or grilled chicken quinoa brown rice legumes roasted or saut ed vegetables and fresh hummus with veggie sticks. ese items can be used to make many different meals such as sandwiches wraps salads and power bowls to ensure your kids won t get bored with their weekly lunches. Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail Pack lunches the night before so you re not rushing in the morning. Also knowing what you are making them for breakfast beforehand saves time. Ditch the processed cereals or baked goods and instead truly nourish their bodies with a healthy smoothie or scrambled eggs with your prepped veggies. Or get creative and make some overnight oat jars or chia seed pudding. Feed Your Kids the Rainbow We re not talking about Skittles. Multicolored fruits and vegetables are not only beautiful but they are a result of the availability and concentrations of nutrients. It s important to get enough variety for balanced nutrition and it s also important to consume them in whole form. Fruit juices might look healthy but most commercially available juices are pasteurized and the fiber has been removed. e fiber is what delays the body s absorption of sugar helping avoid blood glucose spikes. Many fruit juices are only slightly better than eating a mouthful of refined sugar. Buy Organic Conventional produce is loaded with residual pesticides. If you re on a budget and must be selective about the fruits and vegetables you buy then purchase organic versions of the ones on the Environmental Working Group s Dirty Dozen list (available at is list contains many common foods peaches apples celery strawberries and kale. It s also best to consume organic pasture-raised animal products and wild-caught seafood to avoid hormones antibiotics and pesticides as well as genetically engineered components. Become a Teacher Help your kids understand that healthy foods have super powers that can make them smarter and stronger. Read up on the ingredients you re using for their meals and explain the benefits to them. If possible get them involved in making breakfast and lunch with you. ey will be excited and engaged as they discover the importance of nutrition and how it affects their lives. Be a Food Label Detective It s always best to eat whole foods-- those that don t require a label because there s only one ingredient. (For example a fresh banana.) Processed foods containing multiple ingredients are required to have labels. If you don t recognize an ingredient on those labels then your body probably won t recognize it either. Scrutinize everything you feed your kids--they get only one body each so take good care of them. 30 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 BREAKFAST PREP TIME 5 MINUTES Many parents encourage their kids to make healthy choices but unfortunately many kids are finicky about what they eat. Sometimes it s the texture of the food or perhaps the color. That s where smoothies come to the rescue. They re the perfect way to sneak in extra nutrients such as greens. Almond milk adds a milky texture without using dairy. Banana adds creaminess while strawberries hide the color of the spinach. There is no need for additional sweetener as the smoothie is sweet enough simply from the fruit. STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS 6-8 organic medium-sized frozen strawberries 1 cup unsweetened organic almond milk 1 ripe organic banana 2 tablespoons organic Greek yogurt 1 2 cup organic spinach 4-5 ice cubes DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until completely smooth. OAT CEREAL PREP TIME 5 MINUTES Cereal is a breakfast staple. It s quick easy and only takes a few minutes to eat in the morning. Unfortunately most breakfast cereals have a huge amount of additives and sugar. This cereal can be made in big batches and stored for later use. It uses gluten-free oats raw nuts and a touch of sweetener. You can add carob chips coconut flakes or any dried fruits to the mixture. INGREDIENTS 2 cups organic gluten-free rolled oats 1 2 cup raw organic pumpkin seeds 1 2 cup raw organic walnuts 1 2 cup raw organic pecans 2 tablespoons melted organic coconut oil 2 tablespoons Grade A maple syrup or honey Optional add-ins Carob chips unsweetened coconut flakes dried fruits of choice DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. 2. Mix all ingredients together. Place on baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes stirring the mixture halfway through baking 3. Remove from oven and let cool for one hour. 4. Once cooled you can add any additional ingredients such as dried fruits coconut or carob chips. BAM Breakfast Parfait PREP TIME 5 MINUTES This will be your morning savior. It s quick and easy and can be made the night before. (It s also a superb snack option.) Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier in texture and has more protein than standard yogurt. Many of the yogurts that contain fruit have a large amount of sugar. You can use store-bought granola or you can make your own. Add fresh fruit to the parfait for a kick of vitamins and nutrients for the day. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 INGREDIENTS 1 cup organic Greek yogurt 1 cup organic fruit of choice 1 2 cup organic granola DIRECTIONS In a glass or bowl alternate layers of yogurt granola and fruit. Garnish with more fruit. WWW.LMGFL.COM 31 LUNCH KID S QUESADILLA PREP TIME 5 MINUTES COOK TIME 10 MINUTES Quesadillas are a favorite of adults and kids alike. Use precooked chicken breast to make this recipe in just 10 minutes. Free-range rotisserie chicken can be used here with the rest stored for use later in the week. INGREDIENTS 2 sprouted whole-grain wraps 1 cooked organic chicken breast shredded 1 cup organic cheddar cheese 1 organic avocado sliced 1 2 cup organic hummus 2 tablespoons organic spinach 1 4 cup organic sour cream 1 tablespoon olive oil DIRECTIONS 1. In a pan heat olive oil over mediumlow heat. 2. Place the wrap in the pan. Add chicken cheese avocado hummus and spinach. Place second wrap on top. Cover with a lid for 2 minutes. 3. Flip the quesadilla and cook for another 3-4 minutes watching it closely. 4. Remove from stove and cut into slices. 5. Serve with sour cream BAM Banana Sushi PREP TIME 5 MINUTES Kids will go bananas over this sushi roll. Not only is it made with plantbased protein it s fun and nutritious. Look for wraps that include sprouted whole grains to promote good digestion. Almond butter has essential fats for energy and the hemp hearts are full of protein. INGREDIENTS 1 sprouted whole-grain wrap 1 organic banana 1 2 cup organic almond butter 2 tablespoon hemp hearts DIRECTIONS 1. Spread 1 4 cup of almond butter on the wrap. Place banana in the center and roll the wrap very tightly around the banana. Cut into slices. 2. Dip each slice into almond butter and then roll in hemp hearts. Almond Butter and Blueberry Jam Wrap PREP TIME 5 MINUTES Your kids will love this creative spin on the classic PB&J sandwich. If your child isn t a fan of blueberry jam you can use any other berry jam such as strawberry or raspberry. INGREDIENTS 1 sprouted whole-grain wrap 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 tablespoon blueberry jam 1 banana sliced DIRECTIONS 1. Place wrap flat on a plate. Spread on almond butter and jam then layer on the banana. Fold in half slice and serve. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 SNACKS FRUIT LEATHER PREP TIME 5 MINUTES COOK TIME 4 HOURS Kids love anything sweet and chewy. Store-bought fruit snacks can be labeled as natural yet filled with processed sugars preservatives and additives. These fruit snacks also can be costly so why not make your own Fruit leather is dehydrated pureed fruit and it s good for hiding healthy ingredients such as chia seeds and hemp hearts for a boost of fiber and protein. You can get creative with the flavors such as apple beet and pear berries and spinach or mango and pineapple. Frozen fruit works well here as does seasonal fresh fruit. INGREDIENTS 1 cup organic blueberries 1 cup organic raspberry 1 2 cup organic strawberries 1 4 cup organic spinach 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds DIRECTIONS 1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. 3. Pour mixture onto baking tray and spread the pureed fruit into a thin layer. 4. Bake for 4-5 hours or until mixture is set and is not wet to the touch. 5. Remove from oven and let cool for 1 hour. Store in an air-tight container for up to month in the fridge. Oatmeal BAM Balls PREP TIME 5 MINUTES If you re like most parents you tend to keep a stash of granola bars somewhere in the house for a quick and healthy snack for your kids. Unfortunately many premade granola bars are full of sugar and additives. This recipe has only six ingredients using natural sugars from dates which are a good source of energy and fiber. Walnuts support brain health and contain antioxidants to keep bodies strong. Gluten-free oats are more easily digestible than traditional oats and will ensure your children get maximum energy without feeling tired. INGREDIENTS 6 organic Medjool dates pitted 1 cup organic walnuts 1 cup organic gluten free rolled oats 1 2 cup organic raisins 1 2 tablespoon organic cinnamon 1 8 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS 1. In a food processor pulse walnuts until they become crumbs. Add dates cinnamon and salt. Blend for 30 seconds. 2. Transfer mixture into a medium size bowl. Add oats and raisins. Using your hands or a spoon make sure all ingredients are well combined. 3. Dish out mixture with an ice cream scoop. Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to set. They will last two weeks in a sealed container in the freezer. Dirt Cups PREP TIME 5 MINUTES Although all of these snacks can be considered treats this better-for-you take on the traditional dirt cup will satisfy any sweet tooth. This recipe is ideal for an after-school snack and is super easy to make. It s the healthiest pudding your kids will ever eat INGREDIENTS 1 ripe avocado 1 4 cup raw cacao powder 1 cup dates 1 cup walnuts fresh mint as garnish optional PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 DIRECTIONS 1. In a food processor pulse walnuts until they become crumbs. Add dates cinnamon and salt. Blend for 30 seconds. 2. Transfer mixture into a medium size bowl. Add oats and raisins. Using your hands or a spoon make sure all ingredients are well combined. 3. Dish out mixture with an ice cream scoop. Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to set. They will last two weeks in a sealed container in the freezer. WWW.LMGFL.COM 33 Jesus Luzardo pitcher Colton Welker shortstop 34 WWW.LMGFL.COM dreams By Michelle F. Solomon big league TWO STONEMAN DOUGLAS GRADS BEGIN THEIR PRO BASEBALL JOURNEY PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 hey are the ultimate boys of summer-- two 2016 graduates of Stoneman Douglas High School. Colton Welker and Jesus Luzardo were selected in Major League Baseball s amateur draft in June--Welker by the Colorado Rockies and Luzardo by the Washington Nationals. Both 18 years old they bypassed substantial scholarship offers from the University of Miami a tough choice for both the boys and their parents. Jesus Luzardo Sr. says he and his wife Monica agreed to support their son s dream to play professional baseball. He has made a commitment to us that he s going to complete his college education says the elder Luzardo. Not necessarily right now or in the short term but he s going to start taking some online classes. Likewise Welker s mother Jennifer says it was difficult for her because her son had received a scholarship offer from UM when he was 16. Welker and Luzardo grew up about a mile apart in Parkland and first started playing together when they were 8 with the Parkland Pokers. As they got older Luzardo says they would joke about being drafted. We would have conversations about what we would do--go pro or go to UM he says. When it came time to chart a course however we made our decisions separately but we both ultimately decided to make the same choice. On draft day both families watched the announcements on television at home. Luzardo got a call from his agent that Washington was going to pick him in the third round the 94th overall pick and a few minutes later the announcement was made. I didn t have a clue that they were going to pick me until that morning says Luzardo a left-handed pitcher who injured the elbow on Welker tags out a Colombus player at the state final game in Fort Myers. T his throwing arm and had surgery in March. He s now in Viera near Melbourne where the Nationals hold spring training. I haven t done much yet with the team he says. I m mostly in rehab for my injury. His father says he s expected to start throwing again this month. Welker a shortstop was taken in the fourth round 110th overall and had to report to Grand Junction Colo. He was drafted on a Friday morning and Jesus Luzardo pitches during his senior season at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. we had to fly to Colorado on Wednesday Jennifer says. He s the Rockies this season. living the dream and loving it. For both players growing up in Parkland was Welker s father Dale died in 2007 and instrumental in their path toward pro baseball. Jennifer says life for her and her son became e coaches at Stoneman Douglas really got me about baseball. Before my husband passed away prepared for this. ey got me ready for the big he told me that Colton was special. He s got leagues says Welker who acknowledges he still something that s raw talent. And I promised him must climb up the ladder to get to his ultimate I d keep Colton in the game. Being a lover of goal of playing in the big leagues. sports myself it became part of our daily routine ere are a lot of competitive sports teams and it became my whole life. in South Florida and living in Parkland put With her son gone Jennifer says she has only me in touch with that Luzardo says adding her two English bulldogs at home. ankfully that baseball is part of his DNA. His mother I have work and the gym and friends in the area and father are from Venezuela where the elder but it has been tough she says. Luzardo says he played baseball until his early Welker says he already has bonded with other college days. All of our family from both sides are players including Stoneman Douglas graduate baseball fans he says. John Valek III a pitcher from Louisiana State e younger Luzardo says he always admired University who signed a free-agent contract with Venezuelan major-leaguer Johan Santana who pitched for the Minnesota Twins and the New York Mets from 2000 to 2012 and won the Cy Young Award twice (in 2004 and 2006 with the Twins). Luzardo hopes to create his own major-league history. He was born in Peru where his family lived for his father s job before coming to the United States and settling in Parkland. Major League Baseball records show no Peruvian-born players in the big leagues. Loving the game of baseball is in my blood but being a professional baseball player I credit it to hard work and the support of my family Luzardo says. His advice for younger kids who have a dream of being a major-leaguer Always work hard in the shadows when no one is watching because it will eventually pay off. WWW.LMGFL.COM 35 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 mommy moments PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES forget the stress THE PTA SAVES THE DAY AND SENDS YOUR KIDS PACKING (WITH SUPPLIES) By Tonya Evans hile summer break is my favorite time of year I am anxious to get back to my regular workouts eating regimens bedtime routines and school. For moms back-to-school time means stress. ere s the miraculous feat of getting the little angels back on their schedules. ere s also backto-school clothes shopping which-- thank goodness--is easier with uniform policies. en the teacher meet-and-greets. And the flurry of emails with information on the first few weeks of class and changes to school policies and procedures. Finally there s the annual ritual that takes place across this nation-- the trek down the school supply aisles at Wal-Mart Kmart and Target. is event is courtesy of the supply list necessary for little Johnny to have a successful school year. But it s just a list right What s the big deal you ask For starters the number of mommies doing their school supply W shopping is amplified by Florida s tax-free weekend. It s a great concept that sends thousands to stores to get the best back-to-school deals. Sounds great but imagine thousands of moms converging on a store for a deal ... you get the picture. As soon as you ve capped your shopping cart there are those superspecific items that have moms racing to teacher supply stores or setting up GroupMe conversations to share the location of a hard-to-find object. ankfully moms there is help. An emergency break-the-glass shortcut provided by the PTA. It s those neatly packaged grade-specific supply boxes ready and waiting for your little one on the first day of school saving you time and sanity. Sure it costs more than what you d spend to gather everything on your own (there is a convenience fee) but there is extra stuff I would have passed on. It s worth every dime to skip the lines avoid the mommy rat race and press the easy button. Do it ... you ll be so glad you did. FINALLY COMES TO CORAL SPRINGS Mind Your Own Biscuits And Life Will Be Gravy Live Entertainment Every Fri & Sat Specials Every Day 6240 Coral Ridge Dr. 100 Coral Springs Fl. 33076 954.510.1099 36 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 SOCCER CLUB PARKLAND FALL SOCCER SEASON PROGRAM ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN WWW.PARKLANDSOCCER.NET New players need a birth certificate and 2 proofs of residency. Returning players need 2 proofs of residency. Non residents must have City of Parkland sports card. Coaches assistant coaches and team sponsors are always welcome and needed Referee state certification classes will be posted to the website. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 2016 2017 WWW.PARKLANDSOCCER.NET 954-410-5172 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 37 move with max personally motivated A Max Pankow is a Parkland blogger health and fitness coach and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. Pankow helps individuals get healthy crush their goals and create a life they love. s the sun rose from behind the canyon s rim time stood still. I took a deep breath a joyful tear rolled down my face and a faint whisper escaped my soul I did it. I. DID. IT. ere I was 5 000 feet above the Grand Canyon basking in all its glory--just me all alone. Have you ever wanted something badly yet never made time for it A moment an experience an opportunity that you simply let slip away Why What stopped you I booked my flight six days before I left for the Grand Canyon. I planned the entire trip that week. And as a hiking novice I read obsessively about the trails and researched everything I d need to know about hiking especially since I d be going alone. I asked myself over and over again Am I really doing this Will I be safe ese questions leading up to the trip flooded my mind as I sat on the plane. I reminded myself I can do anything. And more important I wanted to do this. I wanted to go alone. I didn t want to share it not this time. is was for me. I started this experiment with a trip Why I traveled solo--and why you should too to the beach alone followed by a visit to Bonnet House Museum and Gardens--then I took myself skydiving. (Because why not ) By then I was pretty confident I actually could enjoy time with myself--and I was right. After six strenuous days hiking the trails I have never felt more alive. I encourage you to get out and spend time with yourself. Find what fuels your soul. Whether it s a six-day hiking trip through the Grand Canyon a six-hour tour of the Everglades or 60 minutes at goprogirl your first yoga class it s time to start doing things just for you With a few weeks left of summer I challenge you to take time for yourself. Explore new things and get uncomfortable. Go on a date with yourself. Shut your phone off for a day (as I did). Make new friends. Get lost. Get found. Find you. How did you grow this summer Remember lessons aren t only learned during the school year. FITNESS PICK OF THE MONTH Are you a CrossFit girl but dread flaunting those hideous barbell bruises on your chest Fear not we ve got the perfect solution. 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Ofstein & Associates L.C. is a registered and licensed dietitian who provides services locally and globally to individuals health professionals direct media and corporate companies. xperts say if you feed your body well on the inside you may reap the rewards of looking better on the outside. Preserving your skin and hair starts early but it s never too late to find a healthy glow. Focus on incorporating the following foods to lead you toward a more youthful and vibrant self. E SALMON Not only is this fish nutritious and ORANGES GRAPEFRUITS LIMES AND LEMONS ese citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C which helps reduce skin damage (such as wrinkles) caused by free radicals--naturally occurring molecules that break down collagen and elastin). delicious but it s said to have major benefits for hair and skin. Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which help protect against cognitive decline and memory loss and also support scalp health and the production of skin oil. If you are deficient your hair can lack that shiny glow and you might have other skin problems. Mackerel flaxseed oil and seeds can also do the trick. ese crunchy morsels contain zinc selenium and omega-3 fatty acids to keep your scalp healthy and vitamin E to keep skin smoother and more youthful. Eat more nuts to help reduce the effects from the sun. To help condition the hair reduce hair loss and retain a nice shine eat more walnuts cashews pecans and almonds. NUTS CANTALOUPE CABBAGE AND CARROTS ese C foods are rich in vitamin A an antioxidant that helps repair skin tissue and helps produce healthy sebum (natural oil) found in the scalp. TOMATOES e beta-carotene helps protect skin against sun damage. Lycopene the natural chemical that gives tomatoes their red color helps make skin less sensitive to damage from ultraviolet light which is said to cause fine lines and wrinkles. BERRIES Besides being refreshing berries benefit your skin. Strawberries blueberries and blackberries are high in antioxidants which are substances that promote cellular health and guard against premature aging. WHOLE GRAINS is food comes with a bonus benefit better nail health. Whole grains provide selenium a trace element that helps protect skin from sun damage as well as biotin and zinc to help reduce hair loss. Studies show skin already damaged by the sun can improve with selenium in the diet. EGGS Eggs contain protein and biotin a form of vitamin B that s important for overall skin nail and hair health. Without it dermatitis and hair loss can occur. WATER Our bodies are more than half water so it s important to replenish what we lose. Consuming enough water daily can help keep your skin and hair from drying out. 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All Rights Reserved. Q Is there another longer-lasting option Or even a permanent solution to thin lips A ere are soft silicone lip implants that can be implanted easily into the lips under local anesthesia. Some patients find them to be too stiff if it becomes too bothersome the implant can be removed. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 WWW.LMGFL.COM 43 dining 2049 N. University Drive 754.702.5383 Mozart Cafe Sushi Sandwich CUSTOMER SATISFACTION FUELS INNOVATION AT MOZART CAFE 44 WWW.LMGFL.COM By Keren Moros Photography by Evelyn Robles PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 creative cuisine f necessity is the mother of invention then creativity is its fairy godmother--especially at Mozart Cafe Coral Springs newest kosher restaurant. Making the culinary creative decisions is head chef Ohad Namir who has worked at Mozart Cafe for a few months. Originally from Israel Namir worked in New York as a sous chef at an American-style grill. Dedicated to using fresh and natural ingredients his favorite dishes to make are healthier options. But no matter what he s cooking Namir enjoys thinking of creative ways to present food so the dishes will not only taste good but look good. I want to manifest my imagination on the plate Namir says. An example of Namir s creativity is the crispy sweet potato salad which he says is one of his signature dishes as well as one of the most popular. A salad of feta cheese cucumbers mixed greens onions peppers and cherry tomatoes is artfully crowned by a delectable mound of fried sweet potato crisps. As the name suggests Mozart Cafe is the place for classic good eating--a casual setting with simple decor televisions and large photos of food that serve as billboards for coming attractions. Its large selection of vegetarian items and fish dishes are all kosher with options such as specialty pastas pizzas sandwiches and salads. Manager Eliyahu Talmi s personal favorite is the Power Breakfast which includes eggs avocado tuna salad cottage and feta cheeses a bagel and Israeli salad made with cucumbers tomatoes and olives. I I m playing with all the food that I have. I m a fusion guy Ortega says adding that his style is not traditionally Japanese. Ortega brought his culture into the creation of the Shanghai roll and was inspired by other sushi designs. Prompted by the texture of the rice he experimented by combining it with the tortilla and dynamite topping (imitation crab with mayonnaise). When those flavors worked well he mixed in spicy tuna to add a little bit of a kick. Talmi attests to the creativity he sees in the kitchen. I come Crispy sweet potato salad in and see [Ortega] making something and he ll tell me Put this in the display case. It s today s special Tamil says. To me it s like poof. ere it is. Adds Ortega We come up with different items every day. Why not make it the special of the day Fueling this kitchen creativity is a dedication to the restaurant s patrons. As customers become regulars and Ortega learns what they like he offers VIP treatment and goes off-menu. Special occasions also spur new ideas if someone is celebrating a birthday Ortega will make a sushi cake. Inspired by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey Ortega likes to create designs with food as well molding roses and other shapes out of his culinary career seven years ago as a kitchen helper to support his bodybuilding hobby and was salmon tuna and other foods. I ll look at [Namir] and say Let s do a pizza chef before he came to Mozart Cafe. something different for them. Let s make them I m just enjoying what I m doing every day happy Ortega says. Ortega says. I like to make customers happy. at s the most important thing. One of Ortega s latest creations is the Shanghai roll a Mexican twist on classic sushi using tortilla instead of seaweed. Some days I just eat that and it lasts me the whole day. I m not even joking Talmi says. Sushi also is on the menu. ough Mozart Cafe s other locations in Boca Raton and Sunny Isles serve sushi as well each location s menu reflects the individual styles of the sushi chefs. At the Coral Springs location (the newest which opened in late March) the sushi menu and specials are created by Gabriel Ortega who didn t expect to become a sushi chef. He started PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 Take a look at what goes into the Shanghai roll. AVOCADO Thinly sliced on top DYNAMITE TOPPING Inspired by a crab salad it includes imitation crab mixed with mayonnaise SUSHI RICE Ortega says sushi rice is sweet combining nicely with the tortilla TORTILLA WRAP He uses a large soft flour tortilla SPICY TUNA Ortega says it gives the dish a kick CUCUMBERS Diced to add a fresh crunch ROE Salmon eggs IMITATION CRAB A processed seafood alternative to non-kosher crab BITE BY BITE WWW.LMGFL.COM 45 restaurant guide Dining well is one of Life s great pleasures. We hope you ll make some fabulous restaurant discoveries on this page that you might not have known about or revisit some old favorites. Eat drink be merry and make each day a day to celebrate See full menus and reviews at BIG ROOSTER S SOUTHERN TABLE 6240 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.510.1099 Sunday ursday 11 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to midnight is country-cooking down-home restaurant serves up Southern-style food with a twist. For starters try the Colossal Southern pretzel with mashed potatoes pulled pork and mac and cheese or go for the loaded cornbread a Southern rendition of a loaded nacho tower with all the fi xins. Wash it all down with a sweet tea mimosa. BRGR STOP 4301 Coconut Creek Parkway Coconut Creek 954.975.8459 Monday ursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday noon to 10 p.m. Known for its craft burgers craft beer and funky foods Brgr Stop is a must-try. Its extensive menu includes items such as a peanut butter and jelly burger and Captain Crunch chicken fingers. Good thing there s always room for dessert--the restaurant s lengthy milkshake menu which includes a Little Debbie cupcake shake will leave you wanting to try them all. CIAO CUCINA & BAR e Promenade 4443 Lyons Road Coconut Creek 954.601.1234 Sunday Wednesday 11 30 a.m. to 9 30 p.m. ursday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to 11 p.m. is restaurant will have you at hello with its welcoming marquee lights on the side wall spelling out Ciao e menu has a Mediterranean flair offering pizza homemade pasta sustainably sourced locally caught seafood high-quality meats and seasonal vegetables from local farms. JAPANGO 7367 State Road 7 Parkland 954.345.4268 Lunch Monday Friday 11 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. Dinner Sunday ursday 5 to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 5 to 11 p.m. Kevin Lee owner and executive chef of Japango specializes in sushi and Asian cuisine. Japango offers a unique menu (including vegan sushi items) and a complete Chinese food menu. MOZART CAFE 2049 N. University Drive Coral Springs 754.702.5383 Sunday ursday 8 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday 8 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 9 p.m. to midnight One of the newest food joints in town this kosher caf serves up fresh quality fare in a contemporary artistic atmosphere. e menu offers a selection of vibrant dishes such as avocado egg rolls and fresh salads along with a wide range of cultural dishes such as pizza gnocchi and falafel. e restaurant also serves smoothies and hosts a brunch buffet on Sundays. THE WHALE RAW BAR & FISH HOUSE 7619 N. State Road 7 Parkland 954.345.9190 Monday ursday 11 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday noon to 9 p.m. e Whale Raw Bar & Fish House offers an extensive menu of delicious sandwiches salads and seafood as well as a full raw bar menu. Customer favorites include local fish prepared in various styles such as the Killer Whale Style Mahi-Mahi Reuben New England Lobster Roll Steamed Clams Seafood Platter and more. e Whale Raw Bar also has a full liquor bar great happy hour specials and a children s menu. 46 WWW.LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE AUGUST 2016 BOSS PET GROOMING & SPA Upscale Pet Care Center & Spa Existing Customers 5.00 OFF ALL SERVICES DEEP DENTAL 35.00 ( 250 VALUE) With this ad. We will beat all competitors coupons. Must present at drop-off. All discounts and coupons are valid before 10 30am. Not Valid with any other offers. Expires 8 31 16. PCL Your Dog Deserves a Spa Environment No Recycled Water No Overheated Small Environment No Stressed Out Groomer No Extra Charge Or Obligated Tips No Generator Vibration & Fumes Ask about our Boarding Dental Vaccination Exclusive New Membership Program With this ad. We will beat all competitors coupons. Must present at drop-off. 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