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The Hideaway Speakeasy Bar, Offering a Glimpse Into Historic Downtown Fort Lauderdale, to Open in the Notable Bryan Building on Las Olas Boulevard in December 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan Building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway speakeasy bar will be unveiled in December 2017. Offering a glimpse into historic downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway serves artisanal cocktails, approximately 30 varieties of craft beers, a large whiskey selection, and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting, with exceptional service.

Acclaimed Designer Kurt VanNostrand, owner of 5&Dime Design, saved the historic designs from the original space in the Bryan Building, even uncovering original columns that were constructed of Dade County Pine. Offering a unique walk back in time, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. VanNostrand, who specializes in unique and out-of-the-box designs and hospitality concepts, worked in the hospitality industry himself for over 25 years.

Built in approximately 1913, the two-story Bryan Building was constructed for Thomas Bryan, a member of one of Fort Lauderdale’s most notable pioneer families. One of the first hotels in Fort Lauderdale’s original downtown district, it was one of the initial commercial buildings constructed after the 1912 fire that destroyed much of the original Fort Lauderdale.

“The Hideaway is unlike any other bar in Fort Lauderdale; it is the first in the city that is a speakeasy, New York-type bar with a history,” said Michael Tuck, owner of The Hideaway, and longtime nightclub and bar owner. “It pays homage to the exciting, multi-faceted history of Fort Lauderdale, while being a part of Fort Lauderdale’s continuing revitalization.”

Tuck has owned and operated successful establishments including Automatic Slims, a high-energy rock ‘n’ rock bar in Miami Beach; and Play and Stereo, two of the first VIP EDM (electronic dance music) clubs in Fort Lauderdale.

Mixologist and Miami native Carla Rivera brings over 15 years of experience to The Hideaway as the developer of its drink menu. An award-winning mixologist, Rivera now serves as a South Florida mixologist for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, where she specializes in on-premise cocktail development. Most recently, she served as head bartender of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s renowned modern Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan.

The Hideaway’s cocktails use fresh fruits and artisan crafted syrups, such as blueberry basil and honey pineapple. These unique concoctions were created by up-and-coming chef, Sergio Velazquez.

The drink menu entices with craft cocktails, about 30 types of craft beers, and a massive whiskey selection. It dazzles with unique concoctions, dedicated to the founding families of Fort Lauderdale. Craft cocktails range from $11 – $15. A few examples are:

  • The Hideaway: Bulleit Bourbon, strawberry & blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice
  • The Shepherd: Grey Goose, St. Germain, blueberry basil syrup, lemon juice
  • The McCrory: Knob Creek 100, Angostura bitters, filthy cherry, orange twist
  • The Sterling: Ketel One, honey, ginger, lime, basil, ginger beer
  • The Bryan: Bacardi Coconut, pineapple, mint, lime, Coco Lopez, Angostura bitters
  • The Victoria: Nolet’s, watermelon, fresh mint and lemon juice

Distinctive, delectable fare will be served at the bar starting in January 2018.

It is located at 21 W. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Operating hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–4 a.m. The Hideaway will feature nightly DJs.

The Hideaway is also a great location for private events and large group reservations. For more information, call 954-945-5545.

About The Hideaway
Located in Fort Lauderdale’s classic Bryan building, listed in the National Historic Registry, The Hideaway speakeasy, bar, and eats serves artisanal cocktails, craft beers and an eclectic rotating counter-style menu in an industrial chic setting. Offering a glimpse into historic downtown Fort Lauderdale, The Hideaway features an authentic lounge outfitted with original Dade county pine, refurbished and reclaimed décor, stamped tin ceilings, and custom period furniture. A unique addition to the Fort Lauderdale lifestyle, The Hideaway pays homage to the transformative history of the city and is inspired by the revitalization to come. Operating hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 5 p.m.–4 a.m. The Hideaway is located at 21 W. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301. For more information, visit www.thehideawayftl.com, check out its Facebook page, or call (954) 945-5545.

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa to Debut New Flagship Restaurant, Coastal, Featuring Italian-Inspired Mediterranean Cuisine, on Nov. 29

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Nov. 1, 2017 — A new dining concept is coming to The Atlantic Hotel & Spa: Coastal, featuring Italian-inspired Mediterranean coastal cuisine, along with beautiful oceanfront views. Led by Executive Chef Rocco Honig, the relaxed yet stylish dining venue serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Situated on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Coastal is slated to debut Nov. 29. The restaurant will continue to serve the Atlantic Grill menu up until that time.

Coastal, evoking a contemporary coastal feel with airy, modern pastel colors and wood grain table tops, seats 84 guests indoors, and 56 guests outdoors on the restaurant’s elegant terrace. A lively bar seats 12 guests, with front row seats to a fine selection of wine and spirits. An additional 20 seats are available in the bar area.

The menu features a robust selection of artfully prepared dishes. Not-to-miss menu highlights include the Grilled Octopus appetizer, with fingerling potatoes and greens beans ($16); the Lobster Milanese entrée with arugula, parmesan cheese, tomato and shaved onion ($38); and a made-from-scratch tiramisu for dessert ($10).

Additional menu highlights certain to entice the senses are appetizers such as Amalfi Shrimp, salads including Mediterranean Salad, piadina (Italian flatbread) including the Clams a la Vongole, and entrées such as the Seafood Cioppino. Desserts include housemade gelato and cannolis.

The Coastal Sharing menu, served family-style for tables of six or more, is a delightful option for larger gatherings. The menu includes Home Style Meatballs, platters of Italian meats and cheeses, Caesar Salad, Chicken Milanese, Rigatoni Bolognese, Sautéed Yellow Tail Snapper, desserts including cannolis, miniature tiramisu and assorted Italian cookies and more. It is priced at $80 per person.

The wine, beer and cocktail menu provides a wide range of choices for the most discerning tastes. Cocktails range from traditional favorites to new twists on the classics. The Amaro-rita is an Italian-style Margarita made with Corzo Silver Tequila, Averna Amaro Siciliano and sour. Martini lovers can try the Sapphire Limoncello Martini, made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Villa Massa Limoncello, and a lemon twist – perfection! A comprehensive wine list offers selections that pair beautifully with Coastal’s unique and flavorful menu.

Additionally, Coastal offers its signature Rosé Menu with its signature Frosé, a semi-frozen mixture of Oregon’s Elouan Rosé, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and ice ($10 per glass). Other options include French varieties such as the Fleur De Mer, St. Tropez ($10 per glass and $36 per bottle); the Italian Frescobaldi, Alie, Ammiraglia ($11 per glass, $39 per bottle); the domestic Malene, California ($10 per glass, $36 per bottle); and the French Sparkling Coeur Clementine, Provence ($10 per glass, $36 per bottle).

Ideal for larger get-togethers, Coastal’s semi-private dining room offers seating for up to 22 guests.

“When creating this new restaurant concept for The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, I knew it I wanted it to have an approachable feel,” said Chef Rocco, who has worked and thrived in virtually every facet of the South Florida culinary arts industry for 20 years. “A beach-chic restaurant for locals and visitors alike, Coastal merges the best of Italian-inspired Mediterranean coastal cuisine, a relaxing atmosphere, and extraordinary service.”

Chef Rocco, who graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a culinary arts degree, previously worked at best-in-class brands such as Café Martorano in Fort Lauderdale, Anthony’s Runway 84 in Fort Lauderdale, and Vic & Angelo’s in Delray Beach.

About Coastal

Coastal is located at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, at 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. The restaurant is open for breakfast daily from 7–11:30 a.m. (except Sunday, when breakfast is served 7–10:30 a.m.) Lunch is offered from 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (no lunch on Sunday); and dinner is served 5–10 p.m. (except Friday and Saturday, when it is offered 5–11 p.m.) Sunday brunch is served from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information, visit www.eatcoastal.com. For reservations, please call (954) 567-8070.

About The Atlantic Hotel & Spa

An AAA Four Diamond-rated property, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is the ultimate oceanfront destination for relaxation and fun in the sun. Located on Fort Lauderdale Beach, this luxury boutique hotel overlooks miles of sun-splashed golden beaches and is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio. The ever-attentive staff is devoted to providing superior service and catering to every whim. Oversized rooms and suites evoke the sense of an exclusive oceanfront club as guests are pampered at the award-winning Spa Atlantic and indulge in sea-inspired fare at Coastal, enjoy the sunny rooftop 5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace which is also home to the Pool Bar, a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool tubs, a 24-hour gym and Spa Atlantic. The Atlantic Hotel & Spa is located at 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Please connect with The Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information or reservations please visit atlantichotelfl.com or call (954) 567-8020.

Is this real life? D&CO #Dynamos Discover Virtual Reality

Last week, Miami experienced an art takeover! Fairs, parties and museum exhibitions gave residents and visitors dozens of options to explore during Miami Art Week. However, the Durée & Company Dynamos had no problem choosing which show to attend because the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami’s newest exhibition challenged time itself!

MOCA hosted an artist reception to celebrate the opening of “How to Unlock a Portal” by Swedish artist Jacob Felländer on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Attendees included Miami tastemakers and art aficionados from around the world – all enjoying cocktails, canapes and live music.

The groundbreaking exhibition mark’s the artist’s US debut and represents Felländer’s creative journey over the past 15 years. “How to Unlock a Portal” leads the viewer into another dimension by traveling through a fusion of virtual reality, painting, photography, and sculpture. By capturing not one frozen moment in time, but several, Felländer challenges the definition of time, space, perspective, and depth. Put on the virtual reality goggles and the room disappears as you deeply enter the painting in all of its degrees.

If you missed the exhibition at Art Basel Miami Beach, “How to Unlock a Portal” is on display until February 11, 2018. Grab a pair of virtual reality goggles and get ready to jump into Jacob Felländer’s world! Take a sneak peek into virtual reality here.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.