Rock the Guac in Cocoa Beach is home of real guac stars
Have you ever met a guac star? Well, I have, right about where the Cocoa Beach Causeway meets the the sand at Rock the Guac. Rock the Guac is a bright, cheerful place, with a suitably beach-friendly vibe.One wall sports the image of a vibrant, happy, ...
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Boyzone tour gave me life-threatening hernia, reveals Keith Duffy
Now, three incisions are made - one in the navel, one an inch below and another an inch below that, through which the camera and surgical instruments are inserted. Modern techniques also involve a fine plastic mesh prosthesis placed over, or under, the ...
July 18, 2009
Rock the Guac is a bright, cheerful place, with a suitably beach-friendly vibe. One wall sports the image of a vibrant, happy, rock'n'roll burrito playing a guitar. But the real guac stars are manager Russell Krause and Drew Renzetti, who take care of a steady stream of lunch customers, even well past 2 p. m. When we visited, several workers from nearby Ron Jon were coming in for piled-high burrito bowls. The place has done pretty well since opening in late May, said owner Ron Abeles. Choose your instrument (burrito, tacos, burrito bowl, etc. choose your rhythm (white rice, brown rice, beans). choose your melody (steak, chicken, pork). choose your tempo (up to five toppings). Good guacamole is tough to beat, and Rock the Guac ha some seriously good guac. Russell showed me how it's done. First, he shook a generous portion of salt, pepper and garlic salt into the bottom of a metal mixing bowl. Next, he added a couple of tablespoons of chopped tomatoes and chopped onions into the bowl, along with about 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro. Rock the Guac's guacamole is hand-smashed. Wearing gloves (of course), Russell began mixing and mushing the ingredients together with his fingers.
At the age of 34, Keith Duffy could be forgiven for feeling daunted at the prospect of a reunion tour with the boyband that made his name almost two decades ago. 'Dancing around without your shirt in front of an audience of screaming girls is all very well in your teens and early 20s,' he says. 'That really hurt,' says Keith. During the band years, I trained a lot. 'You don't realise the weight going on, it happens so gradually. But to be brutally honest, I had gone from a 32in waist to a 38in. '. So, before heading back out on the road, along with bandmates Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch, Keith hit the gym - but, as he was to discover to his... The singer, who lives in Dublin with his wife Lisa, 38, son Jordan, 13, and daughter Mia, nine, first noticed something was wrong while he was running the Flora London Marathon in April to raise money for the National Autistic Society. The charity has been close to his heart since Mia was diagnosed with the learning disability, which can affect speech, behaviour, motor and social skills, in 2002. 'In hindsight, along with the all the weight training I was doing to get back in...