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New trailers out for summer blockbusters
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:57

Studios released new trailers for upcoming summer movies this week, teasing everything from a new Indiana Jones installment to "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." Erik Davis, managing director at Fandango, joins CBS News to discuss the trailers and the summer blockbuster season.

Florida girl, 10, who 'fought a shark and won' released from hospital
Source:  WFLA
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:55

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A 10-year-old Florida girl who "fought a shark and won" was released from a hospital on Thursday, according to NBC affiliate WPTV.

Jasmine Carney is now recovering at home after she was bitten by a shark while visiting Hobe Sound Beach earlier this week.

“Something grabbed me. So, I’m like, ‘don’t you touch me.'� Jasmine told WPTV earlier this week. “It looked pretty big, It was grey. It hurt, so I’m like, kick it, run away.�

Jasmine was flown to a children's hospital with a severe injury to her right foot. Her surgeon, Dr. Nir Hus, said he was surprised by how calm she was.

(Photo courtesy of WPTV)

“She was very positive from the get-go,� he said.

Hus told WPTV that Jasmine should make a full recovery in one to two months.


The labor force is shrinking. Here's what's sidelining workers.
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:54

More people are unable to work due to sickness than a year ago, with retirement and child care issues adding to the problem.

KEY LARGO’S CAFE LARGO DISHES THE SECRET SAUCE FOR 30 YEARS & COUNTING
Source:  Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:53

Last Friday night was popping at DiGiorgio’s Café Largo, which celebrated its 30-year anniversary last month. 

The servers glided out of the kitchen with trays full of crowd favorites: Lasagna al Forno, Gnocchi Bolognese and the yellowtail special. Strains of diners singing “Happy Birthdayâ€� could be heard while a couple enjoyed a date night dessert of an espresso martini and tiramisu. 

And the Valdes and Espineira families were in high spirits at the bar, their Friday night ritual.

“The food is amazing,� Sonia Espineira told Keys Weekly. “From a 1 to a 10, it’s a 10, 10, 10.�

“I love this place, and my girls, Bella and Mia,� said her husband, Mario, about the DiGiorgio daughters, who grew up working in the restaurant.

In 2016, DiGiorgio’s Café Largo made an appearance on the Food Network’s hit show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives� with Guy Fieri. From left, Robert DiGiorgio; his father, Pasquale “Pat� DiGiorgio; and Guy Fieri. COURTESY OF FOOD NETWORK/Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

“It’s perfect here, from the food to the atmosphere,� said Toro Valdes, with his arm around his wife, Cat.

Bella, a senior at Coral Shores High School and the hostess, watched smiling from the side until the group pulled her in to take a photo.

According to owner Robert DiGiorgio, out of all the recipes that have contributed to his restaurant’s successful run since 1992, the most important one has the following ingredients: family, food and consistent quality. With a heavy sprinkle of hard work.

“We have a staff that’s been here long-term,� Robert said. He stood in the kitchen on the side, so as not to get in the way of the servers and cooks as they hustled entrées out into the dining room. “Chef Jesus Ruvalcaba has been here 10 years. When you keep your core base, you’ve got consistency.

In the kitchen, Chef Jesus Ruvalcaba — along with staff member Sara, right, who is peeking around his shoulder — gets the entrees ready before they are brought out to the dining room. CHARLOTTE TWINE/Keys Weekly

“My job is to get Jesus the best quality ingredients,â€� he continued, pointing at a stack of flour sacks he imports from Italy to make pasta. “We also have canned plum tomatoes from San Marzano, Italy, and certified Angus beef. So it’s the food, and it’s the family atmosphere.â€� 

Robert’s father, Pasquale “Pat� DiGiorgio, and mother, JoAnn (maiden name Maiani), both came from families who operated South Florida restaurants. Married in 1965, the couple ran their own eatery in Miami, then eventually made their way to Key Largo in 1992, along with Robert and his sister, Gina, who were grown-ups by that time.

Pat and JoAnn had purchased the current property, on which a B&G Goodyear shop stood. The family conducted an eight-month extensive remodel, and on November 4, 1992, Italian restaurant DiGiorgio’s Café Largo was born. The menu was filled with favorites created generations ago by the DiGiorgio and Maiani ancestors in Italy, such as Aunt Francesca’s tiramisu and salad dressing — the only dressing that is served, aside from olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

In 2002, Robert took over the business, and the rest is history — helped along by the hard work of staff and his wife, Angel, and daughters Mia and Bella; the consistent patronage of local clientele; and a sprinkle of stardust from the Food Network TV show called “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives� with Guy Fieri.

The cooks at DiGiorgio’s Café Largo work hard and have fun in the process; many have been on staff for years. From left: Andres, Mere and Asline. CHARLOTTE TWINE/Keys Weekly

The famous bleached-blond-and-goateed host stopped by the restaurant to film a segment in 2016. Fieri sampled — and raved over — the entrees that Robert served up. “That’s about as old-school Italian-American as it comes,� he said to the camera, pointing at the Veal Chop Cutlet Florentine.

And you can’t get more Italian-American than sauce. Angel, on a break from her duties at Bayside Grille, which is also owned by the DiGiorgio family, stopped by to chat about this menu staple.

“The sauces are an all-day process,â€� she said. “All the cooking starts at 10 a.m., and everything is from scratch.â€� 

Diners have three different tomato sauces — or “gravies,� as Italian-Americans call them — to choose from for their pastas. St. Jacques, the creamy, garlicky, breadcrumb-y topping that’s liberally poured atop the scallop appetizer, is another sauce that takes hours of preparation.

The Valdes and Espineira families hang out at the bar every Friday and have become close with the staff. From left: Host Danny Dettmann, Toro and Cat Valdes, hostess Bella DiGiorgio, and Sonia and Mario Espineira. CHARLOTTE

The hard work does not go unnoticed.

“Delicious, all the way through,� said the male of the couple who had martinis and Aunt Francesca’s tiramisu.

At that moment, Loretta “Aunt Loâ€� Dettmann swept in to pick up her son, Danny, and give a giant hug to Bella. 

“This is family,� Loretta said.

“We’re here every Friday,� said Mario, as he and Sonia were leaving for the night. “Come back.�

We just might.

This month, DiGiorgio’s Café Largo is celebrating 30 years in business. CHARLOTTE TWINE/Keys Weekly

DiGiorgio’s Café Largo is located at Mile Marker 99.5, bayside, Key Largo. For more information, call 305-451-4885 or go to www.keylargo-cafelargo.com.

The post KEY LARGO’S CAFE LARGO DISHES THE SECRET SAUCE FOR 30 YEARS & COUNTING appeared first on Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers.


Catacomb-style building re-emerges from the sand to reveal ancient Egyptian coffins
Source:  Latest South Florida News | MiamiHerald.com &
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:51

Archaeologists in Egypt uncovered a massive funeral building with ancient coffins in catacomb-style graves, photos show. Sifting through the sands of Faiyum (also spelled Fayoum), researchers excavated a huge structure … Click to Continue »

Catacomb-style building re-emerges from the sand to reveal ancient Egyptian coffins
Source:  Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | Bradenton.com &
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:51

Archaeologists in Egypt uncovered a massive funeral building with ancient coffins in catacomb-style graves, photos show. Sifting through the sands of Faiyum (also spelled Fayoum), researchers excavated a huge structure … Click to Continue »

Catacomb-style building re-emerges from the sand to reveal ancient Egyptian coffins
Source:  Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | SunHerald.com &
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:51

Archaeologists in Egypt uncovered a massive funeral building with ancient coffins in catacomb-style graves, photos show. Sifting through the sands of Faiyum (also spelled Fayoum), researchers excavated a huge structure … Click to Continue »

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff
Source:  WFLA
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:49

(KTLA) – Houston police announced on Friday afternoon that they have made an arrest in connection to the shooting death of Migos rapper Takeoff.

Patrick Xavier Clark (Courtesy: Houston Police Dept.)

In a media briefing, police said they arrested 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark, who has been charged with murder.

Police also announced that 22-year-old Cameron Joshua has been charged with felony possession of a weapon.

Joshua was charged with illegally having a gun at the time Takeoff was shot, but prosecutors said the 22-year-old is not believed to have fired the weapon. Christopher Downey, Joshua’s attorney, told reporters that he has not seen anything to suggest that his client was involved in Takeoff’s killing.

"We lost a good man,� Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said, adding that he talked to Takeoff’s family, and thanked them for their patience as the department worked through facts and the investigation ahead of an arrest.

Takeoff, 28, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was one of three people police say were shot in the early morning of Nov. 1 outside a bowling alley near the Texas city.

FILE - Takeoff arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 10, 2019. Authorities said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, that a man who has been accused of illegally having a gun at the time that rapper Takeoff was fatally shot last month outside a private party at a downtown Houston bowling alley has been charged in connection with the case. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The dispute broke out as about 40 people were leaving a private party at the alley. Police have said another man and a woman suffered non-life-threatening gunshot injuries during the shooting, in which at least two people opened fire.

Police Sgt. Michael Burrow said during a Friday news conference that the shooting followed a dispute over a game of dice, but that Takeoff was not involved and was “an innocent bystander.�

Ball was a member of the Atlanta hip-hop group Migos.

The group was best known for its hits like "Fight Night," "Versace," and "Walk It, Talk It."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Is pet insurance worth it?
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:49

Pet insurance has multiple benefits for your furry friends but it comes at a cost.

Suspect arrested in killing of Takeoff one month after shooting
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 15:46

Takeoff, who formed one-third of the Grammy Award-nominated trio Migos, was shot following a private party at a downtown Houston bowling alley last month.

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