Restaurant Review: Beef 'O' Brady's In Ocala, Florida

The Super Bowl is likely one of the largest nation wide sporting events of the year. With that being said, football fans all over Portland are wondering where they can go to enjoy the game on a huge TV with good food, other fans, and beer. Fans have few options for Super Bowl XLVII as only a few bars have officially announced that they are hosting Super Bowl parties this year. If you are looking for a place to go to watch the game, here are some options.

Another good sweet for your family is graham crackers filled with a tablespoon of cool whip, two crackers with whip in the middle, frozen is a nice treat in the evening. Bed time snacks can consist of a slice of cheese, apple half, pear half, hard boiled egg or a slice of fat free lunch meat. Rule of thumb is to never go to bed hungry. Always keep fresh fruit and sliced vegetables available and you will find that when hunger strikes you will reach for these items instead of the high fat and sugar items you use to eat. Nuts are a good nutritious snack food also. Keep a bag of almonds or peanuts available, don't eat a lot of them but a small amount is good to help you stay alert.

A local deli makes French toast with challah. I highly recommend this. Challah is also wonderful in sandwiches with slow cooker beef roast or corned beef. Traditionally, however, it is simply used as you might use rolls with a holiday dinner.

Expanding your horizons. If there's an appliance or gadget that you have and you've never used it just because you thought it's too complicated or you might do something wrong, just give it a try. Find a book, website or video pertaining to the item in question and try it as soon as possible.You just might be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to use that juicer or how many wonderful recipes you can find for the Slow Cooker.

The offerings for delicious food at this festival are not to be denied. Consider the wonderful aroma of thousands of pounds of rib meat roasting for consumption. From blocks away the delicious odors of ribs Slow Cooking will put a rib lover's spring in your step. These people cooking for your pleasure are the top barbecue chefs in America. They are at the Ribfest to showcase their talents. Professional and amateur rib chefs compete to create the best of ribs as a tasty offering in the category of slow cooked cuisine.

Season your smoker. It's really a simple process, just like seasoning a cast iron skillet only on a larger scale. First, coat the inside of your smoking chamber with cooking oil. Any type will do, so don't use anything expensive. Next, build a fire in the firebox and add wood chips for smoke. Maintain the temperature at 250 roast beef cooking times 275 degrees F and let it go for two or three hours adding chips for smoke when needed. It's that simple. The oil and smoke will create a barrier on the inside of you smoker and protect it from rust. This is also an important step for the simple fact that it gives you a dry run on your new smoker.

Looking for something different? Why not treat your mom to a Mother's Day cruise? There are three cruise options: brunch, lunch and dinner and each with a special Mother's Day menu, complimentary beer, wine or princess punch for all of the moms and juice, soda for the kids and musical entertainment. Reservations required and tickets can be bought online. Sunday, May 8 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ticket Pricing: $39.99 to $54.99. Location: Sunset Boat Tours 645 Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 Venue Phone: 239-322-7323 or 239-332-7323. Cruise times: Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Lunch 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.; and Dinner 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.