Top Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast

Even though you have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you often skip it or grab something sugary on the way out the door.  Since Mom didn’t convince you to eat a good breakfast, we will try with the top 3 reasons why breakfast is so important and 3 places to get breakfast near your Pompano Beach apartment.


Why You Should Eat Breakfast?

Your Memory

A recent study found that people who had nothing or only coffee for breakfast underperformed on short-term memory tests.  You need food to fuel your brain!

Your Energy

The longer you go without eating, the more your body starts to slow or shut down.  Similar to a car without gas, food is your body’s main energy source.  If you skip eating breakfast, you will run low on energy or worse snack before lunch.

Your Concentration

Skipping breakfast impacts your concentration.  As part of our survival instincts, your brain will focus on storing energy if you go a long period of time without eating, making it difficult to concentrate!  Add hunger pangs and headaches from not eating a good breakfast and it will be hard to focus on your daily activities.

Where to Eat Breakfast

Denise’s Kitchen

2335 NE 5th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

A quaint little diner style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.

Hours: Monday – Friday – 5:30am – 3pm, Saturday 5:30am – 2pm, Sunday 6am – 1pm.


Red Fox Diner

Venetian Isle Shopping Center, 2041 NE 36th St, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064


This family owned diner has been a Lighthouse Point tradition for years.  It serves breakfast and lunch each day from 6am to 2pm.  Be sure to check out their specials board.

Hours: 6am to 2pm daily


Sadies Grill

1301 W Copans Rd A1, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Friendly breakfast and lunch spot located near your Pompano Beach apartment.

Hours: Monday through Friday – 6am – 2pm, Saturday – 6am – 1pm, Sunday 7am – 1pm

Celebrate Hollywood in Pompano Beach

February has been a busy month; an epic Super Bowl, a predicted 6 more weeks of winter and glamorous award ceremonies. Coming soon is the Oscars, one of the more popular award ceremonies and celebrations, and lucky for you, we have some of the best Oscars celebrations near your apartment in Pompano Beach.

Movies on the Lawn

Celebrate the season by heading to the Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvd for Movies on the Lawn.  Bring your chairs, blankets and pack a picnic to watch a movie on the lawn on Friday, February 17th at 7pm.  This new and fun Pompano Beach activity celebrates movies. February’s movie is Dolphin Tale.

For more information call 954-786-4111.

Oscar’s Party – Villa De Palma, 600 Isle of Palms, Fort Lauderdale

Villa De Palma will be home to an elegant Oscars Party on Sunday, February 26th.  Hosted by the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festivals in an elegant mansion, this black-tie, glitzy event includes an open bar, great food, and viewing on multiple screens.

For more information and tickets, visit FLIFF’s website.

Best Pompano Beach Valentine’s Day Restaurants

Beachcomber Resort – 1200 S Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062


McCoy’s Oceanfront 

Marriott Beach Resort & Spa – 1200 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Enjoy a heartfelt Valentine’s Day meal near your apartment in Pompano Beach.

Skip the Crowds to Watch the Super Bowl

It is safe to say that most of the sports bars in town will be packed on Super Bowl Sunday when the Falcons take on the controversial Patriots, but it can be fun to celebrate with other fans!  Here is a list of some of the best places to catch the game this year.


1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Galuppi’s is famous for their Sunday Brunch, but on Super Bowl Sunday the will be changing things up a bit!

Packy’s Sports Pub

4480 N Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

This friendly neighborhood Irish Pub will be offering a Super Bowl Buffet for only $20 with wings, pasta, queso dip, meatballs, sliders, sausage and peppers, and much more!  This is a lively crowd!

Marina 84

2440 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Marina 84 Sports Bar in nearby South Fort Lauderdale has one of the area’s premier Super Bowl celebrations!  This popular bar has TVs indoors and on the patio, plus a 90′ screen!   Tickets are $69 per person and includes a Big Game Buffet, a select premium bar, prizes and more.  Visit the website to make reservations.


Fun Pompano Beach Hot Spots

Winter is a great time to explore fun spots in Pompano Beach.  From cigar bars serving craft cocktails, to a place with a view and a hip spot to relax with kava, there is plenty to do near  your Pompano Beach apartment.


The Vega Lounge

2777 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33064

This local cigar bar serves craft cocktails and a large selection of whiskey and bourbon!  They stay open until 2am, so it is the perfect Pompano Beach late night spot.


The Rusty Hook Tavern

125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

They close fairly early (9pm), but this intercoastal restaurant has good food, decent happy hour and great views.  With all of that going for it, it sounds like you should give it a try.


Zen Root Kava

698 E McNab Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Kava is all the craze and Zen Root Kava won’t disappoint.  This cozy little place is a great place to chill.  They offer a variety of teas from across the globe, have hookahs, serve coffee and a very small menu!

The Best Family Activities in Pompano Beach

Keeping kids entertained is no easy feat, especially in a world of technology and very short attention spans.  Rather than spend another weekend glued in front of the TV, phone or iPad, take the kids to these family friendly and kid approved fun spots near your Pompano Beach apartment.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

1834 Southwest 2nd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Get a jump on weekend fun at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.  With trampolines, dodge ball, a foam pit and slam dunk basketball, there is something for everyone! Visit their website to find out about pricing, hours and age and height requirements.

Diamond Strike

2200 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
You won’t strike out with the kids if you bring them to Diamond Strike Bowling alley!  This Pompano Beach classic has over 32 lanes, a recently renovated bar/restaurant area, arcades and fun!  Perfect for an afternoon of bowling or arrange a kids or teen birthday party.  Bowling is a fun and healthy activity for the entire family.

Glacier Ice and Snow Arena

4601 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33064
While the much of the nation is in the grasp of old man winter, Pompano Beach is still warm.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little winter fun at the Glacier Ice and Snow Arena.  This 40,000 square foot facility has an NFL sized rink and a mini rink, just perfect for the family!  Kids enjoy gliding along the ice, playing in the arcade or noshing in the snack bar.  They have public skating and lessons!

Muvico Broward 18 Theater

2315 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Instead of watching Netflix, take the family to see a movie.  Some how seeing a flick on the big screen with buttery popcorn and an over sized soda is the perfect family activity!

The Perfect Pompano Beach Spots

If you are looking for fun things to do around Pompano Beach in January, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you like to explore lighthouses, enjoy music or raising money for a great cause, there are activities to fit your interests.

  • Take a boat tour of the Hillsboro Lighthouse on Saturday, January 7 from Alsdorf Park. There are three times available for shuttle boats that will take you to the lighthouse leaving at 9, 9:45 and 11:15am for a one-hour, round trip.
  • Enjoy the live, professional stage production of “From Broadway’s Best to Today’s Top Music” featuring the history of Jewish composers in American Music, including George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. There will be five performances throughout January 19 – 22 at The Countess de Hoernle Theatre in nearby Boca Raton.
  • On January 22 take part in the South Florida K9 Cancer Walk and raise money for canine cancer research. The walk takes place from 9am – 1pm at Tradewinds Park located at 3600 West Sample Road in Coconut Creek.

New Year’s Eve in Pompano Beach

New York City might have Times Square and Seattle the Space Needle and the dropping of the a ball at the stroke of midnight, but not far from your Pompano Beach apartment you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in style!


Galuppi’s Restaurant

Just minutes from your apartment in Pompano Beach you will find Galuppi’s for a four-course buffet dinner! Get more details online.



Fort Lauderdale First Night

Ring in the New Year at one of the area’s largest celebrations for the whole family!  From 4:30 to 8:30, kids can enjoy face painting, games, dancing, and the early ball lighting and countdown at 7:00 pm!  At 8:00 things get a bit more lively with live music on the main stage and the lighted orange at midnight.  Don’t forget that kiss at midnight!



Chanson’s New Year’s Eve – Gatsby Style

In nearby Boca Raton celebrate New Year’s Eve at Chanson restaurant Gatsby Style.  The restaurant has two seatings for a 5-course gourmet meal with optional wine pairings and live jazz.  Seatings at 6pm and 9pm are limited so don’t wait!


Popular Pompano Restaurants to Taste

Whether you’re in the mood for saucy ribs, sizzling seafood or steamy Italian; Pompano restaurants will cater to every palate. So the next time you visit the coast, be sure to stop in and try one of these awesome eateries.

The Fish Shack

Simple decor masks a mouthwatering menu of smokin’ seafood that will tingle on your tongue long after you’ve finished your meal. With appetizers like cracked conch and entrees like blackened mahi you’re sure to please the seafood lover amongst you with a stop off at the Fish Shack.

Calypso Restaurant and Raw Bar

For nearly 28 years, Calypso Restaurant and Raw Bar has been serving locals and tourists alike and with a menu that sports such delicacies as oysters and dolphin; even the most refined palate will have something to ponder here. On the off chance that seafood isn’t your thing, they serve up mouthwatering, juicy burgers as well.

Rock-N-Roll Ribs

The name says it all. Rock-N-Roll Ribs has a menu for the meat lover in all of us. While they may not cater particularly to the vegetarian in your group, their side dishes offer plenty of options for those who would rather leave the ribs on the pig. All in all, though, tantalizing is just one word that comes to mind when recommending this fun and friendly restaurant.

Where to Eat Out at Christmas

If you love the holidays, but not the cooking, whether you are looking for views of the ocean, a full-service dinner, buffet brunch, diner, or a little Christmas Eve fun, look no further than this list of local spots open on Christmas Day (and eve) not far from your apartment in Pompano Beach.

McCoy’s Oceanfront
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach.

This beachfront restaurant will be serving a holiday feast that is sure to please! They are open on Christmas Day from 3 to 7pm and serve a buffet with a carving station, delectable entres, chilled seafood and an array of desserts. The menu is $59 for adults and $19 for children.

Vibe Las Olas

301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate? Get out on Christmas Eve and mix and mingle at Vibe Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale at the Maztoball celebration.  Must be 30 years old.

For tickets call 212-389-9922, or visit


2821 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

This upscale restaurant is open on Christmas Day, call or make reservations online.

Denny’s and IHOP

Denny’s and IHOP  are opened on Christmas, these two perennial breakfast favorites are open all day serving breakfast (with some delicious holiday specials), lunch and dinner!


2671 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33064


851 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33064