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Local contestant Carl King sizzles on ‘The Bachelorette’

 

He made it through the first round! But it will be awhile until we know whether Carl King is a keeper on The Bachelorette. We’re just happy we get to watch him again next week. The tatted-out firefighter who lives in the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale area appears ready for the long haul. According to his bio on ABC.com: He’s 30, six foot three and loves his American bulldog, Archie. On his Facebook page you see a picture of King with his arm around his adorable pup on the beach. Oh, and King’s favorite flower is a lotus, not a rose. Hmm.

A lot at steak

Make sure you eat a light breakfast Wednesday if you stop by Beer 360. The craft beer bar and steakhouse in Sunny Isles Beach is throwing a grand opening event and swears it is offering free, three-ounce servings of the signature picanha steak (aka top sirloin cap) from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Grab a $3 draft to wash that meat down. There will be live entertainment starting at 2 p.m., and two-time Super Bowl champ and Fort Lauderdale native Asante Samuel on site for the 6:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting. The party rages until 2 a.m., so maybe just plan on calling in full to work the next day. You do not have to RSVP to attend, but if you don‘t believe this deal is true, e-mail events@thegabgroup.com or call 561-750-3500. Beer 360: 18090 Collins Ave.; 305-466-4599.

‘Fried & True’

SoBe Wine & Food Fest founder/director Lee Brian Schrager is celebrating the release of his second cookbook, Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for America’s Best Fried Chicken and Sides (Clarkson Potter, $22.50) 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Caterer Stephen Starr Events will replicate five recipes from the book while guitarist Martin Hand plucks Southern-style favorites. Tickets cost $175 for museum members, $200 for nonmembers, and the price includes tax and tip as well as a signed copy of Fried & True. Call 305-375-1704 for tickets or more info.

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