The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted its 19th annual food and wine festival, Expo Alfresco on April 15th at the Arts Park in Young circle in what turned out to be a beautiful, sunny, South Florida day. Local restaurants in Hollywood served up delicious samples of their best cuisine to more than 3,000 residents and visitors. The event included an “Iron Chef” style cook-off between four firehouse divisions, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Hallandale, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami with Hollywood coming in at number one! Among the restaurants, Expo Alfresco also featured rows of business vendors along the corridors of the park accompanied by live music from local musicians at each corner of the promenade.
Family fun took center stage at the Muzart Kidz Corner we sponsored where children participated in arts and crafts activities throughout the afternoon. The kids’ corner was a big hit with parents and children alike. The activities kept children busy while giving parents a few minutes to enjoy the food and beverages from more than 30 restaurants in Hollywood. Volunteers and staff from Muzart Creative Arts Studio supplied children with plenty of options from live art and games, to their very own drum circle. As Hollywood residents and business owners, we understand how important it is to be involved with the local community. Our restaurant has been part of the Hollywood community for over 18 years. It sits against the shoreline of the intracoastal and just across the street from the Hollywood Broadwalk, voted one of America’s best boardwalks by Travel and Leisure magazine. The incentive to give back to the people who live, visit, and dine here is ingrained in our restaurant’s culture like the salt in the sea.
Expo Alfresco is a great way to put Hollywood on the map as a leading travel destination and it’s a good example of the community events we’re proud to be engaged in. This past December, we were a sponsor in the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual Golf Tournament too. The event took place at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club where 120 experienced and aspiring golfers came out to play and support the community. Networking, friendly competition, and a silent auction rounded out the day for local business owners and executives who took part in the event. Family, friends, and the community helped us build our business and we welcome the chance to give back by participating in events like these. If you’re looking for a place to wine and dine with owners and staff members who care about the community as much as we care about your dining experience, this is the restaurant for you.
When we aren’t hard at work running the restaurant, the seafood market, and our wholesale fish market, we try to take the time to make an impact on the South Florida community that will ensure Billy’s Stone Crab remains a cornerstone in Hollywood for years to come.