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Double Hot News from This Very Day (6-24-2014) A hottie Friend know as Michael Lamando owner of Amicis Catered Cuisine in Oldsmar, Florida. So today I ran into Michael who is the only person I allow to call me Bren simply because he is such an awesome friend, business associate and has always supported me personally and is one of the few people in my life who has always apologized as quickly as he realized a mistake was made and that is very very rare today, anyways … I believe that covers all the hottie personal news.

Hot Business NEWS is Michael after the past two years of a very rough blow, we all have them but what is important is that we all support each other through any of these rough times!!! Michael is now back in the saddle even more tenacious that EVER and is expanding his business and is getting ready to open a new location at 205 Marlborough Street in Beautiful Oldsmar, Florida.

WHAT??? You have never heard of Amicis Catered Cuisine or Michael, shut the front door this cannot be true. Florida State Graduate with degree in hotel and restaurant management, Irish and Italian blood line Amicis is built on Michaels own personal ethics which is stellar! In 1983 Michael opened his business in a 900 sq ft deli then began his catering business which just blew up quickly into one of the Top Five Tampa Bay Catering businesses all of which I am proud to call him friend.

Michael catered our wedding plus has catered I know six weddings in the past three years from clients I have sent to him. Every one of the brides still to this day rave about Amicis and in fact one of my girls married then two years later her little sister married and their comment was Ms Brenda we are using your referral.

Professionalism, kindness, tenacity, talented staff, conscious, on time service, stay to the last minute, forward thinking and the best staff in the hospitality business. Michael and his staff CAN DO anything from lunch drop offs to elaborate dinners to casual parties to cocktail parties to mixers to themed events to dessert parties to fruit parties and if you want to create something unique My reference would be Michael. IN 2002 Michael catered an Honeymoon Island party for me as one of my Event Auction Items which Quality Thin Films of Oldsmar still talks about today to me! Awards are 2007/2008/2009 Best of Weddings The Knot; 1999/2001/2002/2006/2007 NACE Caterer of the Year; City of Oldsmar Business of year 2000; Florida Aquarium Nauti Night 2001/2002/2006 winner; and more but I want to keep this simply FUN!

SHEW … all that to say my hottie Friend and Professional Gourmet Catering company of choice is Michael or Amicis Catered Cuisine. Be watching for his grand opening or ribbon cutting coming soon the Beautiful Oldsmar and you will see me there.

Until next time … keep REAL … Real FUN that is! Brenda 🙂

July 4 Military and Veteran Discounts


In Celebration of Independence for the good ole USA and we owe a debt of thanks to those serving, have served and no longer here but served. I love sharing discounts or freebie so celebrate and be sure to thank a Military or Vet!

AMC Theatres
Watch White House Down for free for you and a guest on July 4th. Free ticket promo is on a first come, first serve basis, while tickets last. This offer is for Veterans, Retired Military and Active Duty Military. These movie theaters are also doing the same: Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, or Carmike Cinemas theater.

Bluestar Museums – Free Admission to over 1,800 museums
More than 1,800 museums across America offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, to Labor Day, September 2.

Carowinds, Charlotte, NC
July 3-4 free park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH
Any active, retired or honorably-discharged member of the United States Armed Forces can receive one (1) free regular admission ticket to Cedar Point. Free ticket valid for one-day visit to Cedar Point July 4-7.
Free Admission – Many local places are providing free admission to active duty military and veterans this 4th of July. Call ahead to confirm but parks, zoos, aquariums, amusement parks, museums, concerts, events and much more are providing free admission and discounts to family member on Independence Day.

Home Depot 10 Percent Off
A 10 percent discount is offered to all military veterans on Memorial Day to all veterans up to a maximum of $500. A year round 10% discount is available at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Must present a valid military ID.

Hometown Buffet
Throughout the month of July active-duty and retired military families receive 15 percent off on meals and beverages up to a party of four with a valid military ID.

Houston Astros
1,000 tickets to active duty United States military and veterans for Military Day on Thursday, July 4 at Minute Maid Park.

King’s Dominion Free Admission, Doswell, VA
July 4-5 free park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

King’s Island
All military members – active and retired — will receive free admission to King’s Island, and amusement and water park in Ohio July 3-6, 2014. They are also offering discounted tickets for family members.

Lowe’s 10% Discount
Lowe’s honors all Veterans on the Fourth of July with a 10 percent discount. The discount is extended to all veterans who served honorably and who present a valid Form DD214 or other proof of service.

Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon, MI
On July 3rd and 4th military personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve get free admission. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for family members at $21 each.

Military Star Card 10 Cents Off Per Gallon of Gas
July 1st through July 4th Military star card customers get 10 cents off per gallon at any Army or Air Force gas station. Any branch of service is eligible to receive this discount that has access to the installation gas station.

Old Country Buffet
July 1st to July 31st active-duty and retired military, spouses and children receive a 15% discount on all meals and beverages. Must present valid military I.D.

Outback Steakhouse
10% off discount from May 27th to July 4th to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identification: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform.

Parker’s on Ponce, Decatur, GA
20 percent off the entire check for all veterans, retired and active duty military personnel July 1 to 7 (closed July 4th).

Philadelphia Phillies
All active members of the military as well as veterans, their families and friends receive a special ticket discount to cheer on the Phillies.

July 1 to July 31 15 percent discount to active-duty and retired military families for all meals and beverages. A valid military ID is required.

CRUISE – Vacations to Go has 50 to 80 percent off travel like this one leaving from Miami to Grand Bahamas, Nassau, Cay (all Bahamas) back to Miami for $169 Per Person with Military ID. Leaves June 30 back July 4 NOW this is a deal you can’t miss, just fact!

Michigan’s Adventure
Michigan’s Adventure is offering military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve a free admission on July 3-4, 2014. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for family members at a discounted price.

Naples Zoo
The Naples Zoo in Florida is offering free admission to all active and prior service personnel July 4-7. Plus, adult and child guests can also purchase tickets at $2 off regular Zoo admission during the weekend.

Valleyfair amusement park in Minnesota is offering free admission during their Military Appreciation Days July 3, 4, 5 and 6. This includes both active duty personnel and veterans, and discounted tickets are available for immediate family members.

Thank you to those serving now, those that have served and those who are gone way too early who have served. Keep it REAL, Real FUN that is until next time! REAL FUN, Brenda 🙂