By Jeff Stolowitz
January 4, 2019
Mäi Tatro and her Band Moonlight Drive-In
headlined at Main Street Station this week for the Venerable and famous $1.00 Beer Bike Night.
Many Musicians and Bands have taken the
stage here, not many of them have made this kind of impression. The crowd was stunned.
Song after song in 3 sets they just slayed the Biker crowd.
Mai Tatro's stage presence is overwhelming as she playfully flirts with the crowd flipping her hair and using her eyes to draw them into to the music.
Gregory Davidson with his guitar is rock steady alongside the Bass and Drums of Greyson Belcher and Shane Hager.
The Bands Alternative style of Rock reflects a cross over, a little Hippie, a Little Punk, a Tad Hipster and they know how to pay homage to those who came before.
They are currently working on an Record to be released sometime this year.
While I followed Mai from the time she was 14 playing gigs solo in restaurants free, she has now grown up Rock Star style and she works hard at it still.
Mai is now booked around the area and she plays at The Shores Resort and Spa and at Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor.
The whole band will be performing at Main Street Station multiple nights.
If you missed them this past week
I suggest checking the calendar and seeing them before it costs you $50.00 a Ticket.
Main Street Station
316 Main Street
Daytona Beach, Fl 32118
By Jeff Stolowitz
Dec. 21, 2018
Performance sometimes means persitence, and
Food and Beverage Director Michael Bartscher
is just that persistent at excellence. It is one of the reasons the Hotel remains the Champion of Hotels in our area.
This years wine series at the Shores Resort and Spa was nothing short of spectacular.
The Champagne Reception this past Wednesday was a great way to finish off the culinary journey we embarked upon here in 2018
The night was fun and whimsical, the room was wide open and warmly decorated for the Holidays.
The flowing Champagne was from the renowned Perrier-Jouët in existance now since 1811 and known for being the choice of many celebrities over centuries.
Having tasted the varietals offered it was obvious what was in the Flutes was greatness but our pick of the evening was the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosè a fantastic blend of flavor with Red Rose and Orange Honey Citrus nose, a crisp finish that just ended wrapped around your tongue like cool air.
Then there were the plates of deliciousness and with the way a child looks at a gift under the tree I ate. Once again Chef Ransom danced with flavors and expertly paired them.
Venison and Huckleberry and a unique play on Melon and Prosciutto were on the menu.
Chef Ransom uses compressed Melon, a technique that concentrates the flavors then the addition of a crispy Prosciutto and the peppery Arugala.
As I exited I was reminded by the stellar Acoustics of Memory Lane of the days when I was a cook.
Yes I was a cook I reminded myself I was,
and with that thought I became acutely aware of the teamwork it takes to achieve the greatness the Staff at this Hotel achieves.
So from me to all of the staff Happy Healthy Holidays and Thank You for your hard work.
Menu December 19th, 2018
Compressed Melon Salad
Prosciutto di Parma | Arugula
Campo Cava Brut Reserve
Rye Crisp | Cranberry Chutney | Micro Chard
Campo Viejo Cava Rose
Crispy Salmon Cakes
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut
Spice Rubbed Venison Loin
Huckleberry-Ginger Glaze | Parsnip Puree
Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé
Chef de Cuisine | Patrick Ian Ransom
By Jeff Stolowitz
Photos By Jeff Stolowitz, Bill Jolley & `Sarah Kat
The Holiday Season in Volusia County is incredible
with a plethora of things to do.
Community Events, Toy Drives,
Charity Events, Christmas Lights,
Fundraisers and Parades in the Air the Waters and on the Land.
It is an amazing display of how our collective souls come together.
It truly is the Joyous Holiday Season
Happy Holidays to All!!!
The Display at 111 Pine Creek Court
Stuff a Boat Toy Drive at Atlantic Marine
Holiday Balloons at
The Local Report