by Jenifer Herring

Nightlife

Sushi Samba dominates the world of seafood rolls

Sushi Samba Miami/Courtesy of google images

As a person who has never liked sushi, I commend a friend of mine for taking me to Sushi Samba on Lincoln Road in Miami. The atmosphere is relaxing and there’s plenty of things to watch as you dine outside on the patio. As an avid people-watcher you will not be disappointed. The inside is great for those who prefer to avoid the South Florida heat and dine in the air conditioning. Whether diners sit at the bar or at the many tables located inside they will enjoy the techno beats of the DJ. Let me also add the most important factor that made this restaurant so amazing-the SERVICE! The service was outstanding. For South Beach, this is a rare commodity because many restaurants will include a 15-20 percent tip automatically-therefore leaving servers to care less about you and more about themselves. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone looking for a cozy spot to grab a bite in Miami.

The menu is eclectic containing dishes from Brazil, Peru, and Japan. For appetizers, we split the crispy tequitos which came with a spicy sauce and lime on the side. Inside was flavorful, juicy beef mixed with vegetables and lettuce. Next we had the shrimp seviche ($14.00) which was blended with passion fruit, cucumber, and cilantro. Not only was this my first time trying sushi, but seviche as well. I’m a new fan. Please try this dish if you’re a seviche supremist serching for something new or if you’ve never tried seviche before. It was very sweet and full of delicious tangy flavors.

Sushi Samba/Courtesy of Destinationluxury.com

The sushi that made me fall in love?  The Maya Roll ($10.00) which includes shrimp, avocado and salsa…mmmm…I’m ready to go back for more just thinking about it! Dip a roll into the shrimp sauce on the side of your plate and you’ve just experienced a piece of heaven.

I also tried the Samba Dromo Roll which wasn’t too bad either. Starting off on California Rolls, I was wary as to what this would taste like. Thankfully, it was nothing like a California Roll. The Samba Dromo consisted of lobster, mango, tomato, chive, rice, soy paper, and peanut curry. Add less then a tiny pinch of wasabi to the roll and you’ve got a great new flavor going on. If you like more of the typical sushi texture go with this roll.

My friend ordered cold sake (which I discovered doesn’t only come hot). I’m not sure what kind he ordered, but it tasted like a sweet coconut wine with a hint of alcohol. I recommend this to anyone who wants something to drink aside from water.

For more information please visit: http://www.sushisamba.com/

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PB Super Car Show ‘almost at full capacity’

A preview for this weekend’s Super Car Experience (set to take place on Flagler Drive in Palm Beach) was seen at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter. Check out me interviewing professional race car driver, Guy Cosmo and founder of the event, John Temerian.

Photo Courtesy of Collier Rice

Photo Courtesy of Jen Herring

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Duchesneau

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Duchesneau

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Duchesneau

Interviewing Guy Cosmo /photo courtesy of Ashley Duchesneau

Interviewing founder John Temerian /photo courtesy of Ashley Duchesneau

photo courtesy of Marcus Collazo

photo courtesy of Marcus Collazo

photo courtesy of Marcus Collazo

According to event planners, Saturday’s event will showcase around 400 cars and it’s “almost at full capacity”. They also mentioned super car owners are still trying to register, but Friday, February 26 is the last day they can do so.

Not only will they showcase super cars on Flagler, but they will also feature a Mercedes AMS-inspired cigarrette boat on the waterfront.

Tickets are $24.00 per person and kids 12 and under are FREE. Event will take place from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

251 Palm Beach will host an after party:

Photo Courtesy of 251 Palm Beach


Stars came out for the 2009 ‘Think Pink Rocks’

The 2nd Annual Think Pink Rocks, a charity concert to benefit breast cancer research and awareness, was a hit last night, October 3, at the Mizner Park in Boca Raton. The event had raised $50,000 before the end of the night according to BET’s 106 n Park host, Rocsi. According to WPTV Channel 5, in total “four thousand tickets were sold.”

Celebrities among the benefit included Akon, Melanie Fiona, DJ Webstar, Shontelle, American Yard, DJ Cassidy, and daughters of Nat King Cole, Timolin and Casey Cole. The mayor of Boca Raton, Susan Welchel also took time to show her support.

Aside from the musical performances of the previous top artists mentioned, other activities revealed the World’s Largest Cupcake created by Passion 4 Pastry (which was confirmed to be a shocking 1, 467 lbs. by the Guinness Book of World Records) and the presentation of Sissy, the pink Pekingese puppy.

The founder of “Think Pink Rocks”, Stephanie Robin was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in 2004 and has had a 90 percent decrease since. Robin teamed up with the president of SRC Records, Steve Rifkand who then provided the musical talent.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, BRCH Women’s Center for Breast Care, The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Reach Global/Jacob International, The Florida Breast Cancer Coalition, The H.O.P.E. Project, and University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Photos below courtesy of myself and Collier Rice. (Some pictures could not be uploaded due to sizing & Video footage will be up momentarily)

The World's Largest Cupcake

The World's Largest Cupcake

Official Certificate from Guinness Book of World Records

Official Certificate from Guinness Book of World Records

Stephanie Robin-Founder of 'Think Pink Rocks'

Stephanie Robin-Founder of 'Think Pink Rocks'

Sissy the Pink Pekingese

Sissy the Pink Pekingese

Daughters of Nat King Cole, Timolin and Casey

Daughters of Nat King Cole, Timolin and Casey

yep :) that's me interviewing these inspirational women

yep 🙂 that's me interviewing these inspirational women

one of my beautiful role models, BET's 106 n Park host, Rocsi

one of my beautiful role models, BET's 106 n Park host, Rocsi

Trina

Trina

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Rocsi & Trina

Rocsi & Trina

Steve Rifkand-president of SRC Records

Steve Rifkand-president of SRC Records

asking him the tough questions : )

asking him the tough questions : )

Shontelle

Shontelle

DJ Webstar

DJ Webstar

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DJ Webstar sampling the World's Largest Cupcake

DJ Webstar sampling the World's Largest Cupcake

Steve Rifkand and Melanie Fiona

Steve Rifkand and Melanie Fiona

American Yard

American Yard

DJ Cassidy

DJ Cassidy

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American Yard

American Yard

Akon

Akon

Akon

Akon


My published interview with actor Jeremy Piven

Remember a month or so ago I interviewed none other than comedic actor Jeremy Piven? Well the article was officially published last week in print and also online. To read the full interview click here.


My interview with actor Jeremy Piven

Down-to-earth actor Jeremy Piven gave several college students, such as myself, the opportunity to interview him on his new movie, “The Goods. Live Hard. Sell Hard.” Not only is he naturally funny, but he’s very easy-going. He is the type of guy you can sit down and talk with for hours (even about nothing) without having a dull moment. 

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Due to the fact Paramount Pictures requested I write an article to be printed in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s newspaper, The Beacon, I won’t be able to include all the juicy details, but I will mention a quote from Jeremy : ) 

Jeremy was born in New York and began being involved with in acting at 8 years old. He has an amazing resume including films and shows such as: “Rugrats,” “Heat,” “Kiss the Girls,” “The Family Man,” “Rush Hour 2” (he played the gay guy in the suit shop), “Black Hawk Down,” “Old School,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Chasing Liberty,” “Entourage,” “Cars” (voice of ‘Harv’), “Smokin’ Aces,” “The Kingdom” and many more. 

At one point he was speaking about his love for acting and how he became interested in the arts. His parents, Joyce and Byrne Piven, founded the Piven Theater Workshop. 

“If it wasn’t for the Piven Theatre, I would be selling curly fries somewhere.”-Jeremy Piven

Thank you Jeremy, for reminding us where the rest of us stand during this economy, but without a doubt, his quick wit and genuine personality make him the successful person he has become.

Look out for my article in the Fall in The Beacon campus newspaper. 🙂