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Rushing toward Coldplay, eating up Fort Lauderdale | The Monday Hit List

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(Photo: Talia J. Medina)

1. Hang time 

It's not a beer party until someone attempts a feat of strength, as Talia J. Medina discovered this past Saturday at the Wynwood Beer Festival in Miami.

Recommended listening: "Lower Worlds" by Rainer Maria 

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2. Great, greater, greatest

Crave GFL is the unappetizing new name for the Fort Lauderdale-based restaurant promotion formerly known as Dine Out Lauderdale, which Mike Mayo reports begins this Friday and runs through the end of September. "GFL," of course, is short for "Greater Fort Lauderdale," a term I can't recall ever having used or heard in casual conversation. No matter. The 11th annual restaurant month finds at least 45 Broward County restaurants offering three-course dinners for $37. "It allows some diners to step out of their comfort zones and try restaurants they otherwise could not afford," writes Mayo, who has recommended 12 of them.

Recommended listening: "Machinist" by Japanese Breakfast

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3. Bee aggressive

Twenty-two bands, many of them from South Florida, will perform this Saturday at the returning Bumblefest street festival in West Palm Beach. Phillip Valys has the full list of artists.

Recommended listening: "Despierta" by Filthy Friends

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4. Back to the start

"Perhaps no band offers a better road map for the dynamic overhaul of the pop chart during the first decade and a half of the century than Coldplay," Ben Crandell writes in his preview of the hitmaking British group's sold-out concert tonight at Hard Rock Stadium. "New fans who have gorged on the soulless knob-twirling that the Chainsmokers bring to their current club-friendly Coldplay collaboration 'Something Just Like This' may not even recognize the wan, young Chris Martin mooning over lost love in 'Yellow,' a gentle, indie-rock ode released in 2000." Visit SouthFlorida.com Tuesday morning for photos from the show and Crandell's review.

Recommended listening: "The Scientist" by Willie Nelson

 

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5. The most romantic restaurant in South Florida ...

 Doesn't have a drive-through. Go figure.

Recommended listening: "The Night David Bowie Died" by Lilly Hiatt

 

— compiled by SouthFlorida.com editor Jake Cline, Twitter.com/jakefloridaFacebook.com/JakeCline 

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