Wednesday, November 25, 2009



Bob Roth is going to shoot a
Cellar to Sellar episode during dinner!

This is it Hunnies, the wine event of the year! Intimate, exciting and not to be missed, if y'all have never been to one of Miss Kitty Wagner's wine dinners, y'all haven't lived. It's at Undertow, of course, the Epicenter of Cool! Miss Kitty has a serious following when it comes to these dinners and they fill up fast, so please call now, y'all do not want to miss this event.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 6:00pm

Undertow restaurant and bar...

Welcomes you to a special Dinner featuring Rare and Limited Production Wines

Presented by Howard Ember of

C. Donatiello Winery

Pleased to Meet You

Passed Hors D’ouevres

C. Donatiello Heldsburg Ranches Chardonnay

Go Fish

Herb – Seared Wild King Salmon

Spinach and Shiitake Mushroom Sauté, Roasted Butternut Squash

Rhubarb Gastrique

C. Donatiello Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006

2750 cases

Duck Season

Crispy Chinese Five Spiced Duck Leg Confit

Spicy Chevre Polenta Cake, Baby Arugula Salad

Michigan Sour Cherry Coulis

Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005

1950 cases

Where’s the Beef?

Classic Boef Borguignon

Roasted Root Vegetables, Classic Potato Gratin

Red Wine Jus

Bradford Mountain Grist Vineyard Syrah Dry Creek Valley 2005

500 cases

Just Desserts

Champagne Laced Lemon Thyme Sorbet

Fresh berries, Hazelnut Shortbread Cookie

Chocolate Truffles

Dessert Wine form the Chef’s Collection

$ 65 per person excluding tax and gratuity

Reservations Required please call 770 – 0977

Limit of 50 guests please

If y'all have any questions or trouble, Miss Vero will be happy to help y'all out, just send us an e mail and we will personally see to it that your reservation is guaranteed !

See y'all there!



What evah is Miss Vero up to? Well hunnies, y'all will just have to be patient because our next adventure is comin' soon...

... ooohhh and it's a big one kids!

Just like Christmas, y'all better watch out, cause we are makin' our naughty and nice list, so now's the time to start askin' yourselves - which list are y'all on?


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Miss Vero is here hunnies! And not with any namby-pamby, can't spell an actors name correctly review, no! Miss Vero is here with 10 very good reasons why y'all should see The Vero Beach Theatre Guild's production of Cabaret.

#10. So we should never forget.
The history lesson of the time period, leading up to the Nazi reign in Germany and the human emotions - pride, fear, indifference, is a lesson that unfortunately needs to be reinforced and remembered. In a short interview with actor Greg Harris, he recounted how an elderly woman came up to him after the show sobbing, with her memories of that time resurrected. Yes, this production is that powerful.

#9. The lighting team of Cabaret.
Perfectly guides and shadows the actors, through gut emotions, nightclub hilarity and frequent venue changes in a seamless and vibrant way.

#8. Choreography and Costumes.
Broadway worthy, sharp, professional dance routines. Honestly, they are that good.
Costumes that make the dancers look comfortable through some difficult moves. Not to mention the integrity of the historical pieces and essential details.

#7. Miss Caitlin Harris.
Remarkable presentation when she belts out the highly emotional "Tomorrow Belongs to Me", first as an innocent Edelweiss Fraulein and later as a corrupted Third Reich recruit, the transformation is amazing.

#6. Mr. Greg Harris.
For his eleventh hour, save the day, step into the lead role of character Cliff Bradshaw without missing a beat. As Mr. Harris so humbly put it, "The show must go on".

#5. Mr. Robert Johnston.
Adorable and naughty, just the way we like 'em. Now we can't imagine any one else in the role as the Emcee. Joel Who? One day, when he is very famous and we tell folks that we saw him in a little ole play in Vero Beach, no one will believe us. We are sorry we didn't get his autograph, because this boy is going places.

#4. Miss Danielle Ferretti.
Lucky for Vero Beach that Miss Ferretti's marriage moved her here. Otherwise hunnies, you'd have to go to New York or Las Vegas to see her incredible talent. Lucky for us indeed. When she sang the title song we got a little teary eyed and swore she was channeling Miss Liza, until we recognized her own voice in the number. She brings a welcomed freshness to a familiar character.

#3. The Meet and Greet.
One of our favorite things about a Vero Beach Theatre Guild presentation is that on your way out, y'all get to meet and greet the entire cast and thank them for their hard work! This is what reminded us that it's community theater, because the quality of the production made us forget.

#2. Mr. Mark Wygonik.
For bringing an adult play to this timid little town, must we elaborate? Really, must we?

And the #1 reason to go see Cabaret? Because it will be performed during Thanksgiving weekend and if y'all need a great place to take the visitin' kin (or escape from them) this is the must do event of the week.

Tickets are still available, but hurry, call them now! 772-562-8300 or visit their website, because after the 29th, y'all will be kickin' yourselves for missin' it.

"I used to have a girlfriend
known as Elsie

With whom I shared
Four sordid rooms in Chelsea

She wasn't what you'd call
A blushing flower...
As a matter of fact
She rented by the hour.

The day she died the neighbors
came to snicker:
"Well, thats what comes
from to much pills and liquor."

But when I saw her laid out like a Queen
She was the happiest...corpse...
I'd ever seen.

I think of Elsie to this very day.
I'd remember how'd she turn to me and say:
"What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.

And as for me,
I made up my mind back in Chelsea,
When I go, I'm going like Elsie."

The Tao of Miss Vero, wouldn't y'all say?


Monday, November 16, 2009


Check in with Miss Vero's facebook and myspace pages to see our snapshots from Saturday!


Friday, November 13, 2009


Well at least at the new GreenHouse Cafe. The crowd was estimated at over 500 folks and with an open bar and free fabulous food, y'all know Miss Vero was in attendance! One of the more interesting things on the American menu was the mashed potato pizza, a savory combination with onion and rosemary. We did manage to get a copy of the new menu and prices and we think y'all will be pleasantly pleased. Appetizers from $3.95 -Deep Fried Pickles! to $11.95 for Lobster Mac and Cheese. Entrees start out at $12.95 for old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie to $28.95 for a 16oz. Angus Rib eye. Looks good kids, plenty of open space, wonderful staff, full bar ( y'all know we like that) and beautiful courtyard. Oh, and gracious hosts and owners who obviously know how to throw a party. Congratulations Olske Forbes and partners, on a wonderful addition to downtown!

Miss Bea Gardner had the best quip of the evening when she observed that it would be nice to get this many people out to vote in local elections. Local politicians on the scene included the ever present County Commissioner and Mrs. Peter O'Bryan (who we now believe can give Miss Vero a run for the money in party attendance) and Mayor Kevin Sawnick. Y'all know Kevin Sawnick, right?

He's the mayor of Vero Beach. Perhaps we should call Mr. Sabe Abell and remind him of that fact. Here's his phone number - 772-978-4700 office, or 772-231-2258 at home. Miss Vero wants everyone to read "The Political Junkie" and then call Sabe Abell. Call Now, he would love to hear from y'all, call and tell him that Mr. Kevin Sawnick is the mayor because apparently he didn't get the memo and it's always good to help our elected officials, especially when they forget who they work for. Oh wait, who does he work for?


Newly elected City Councilman Wilson has been served with a time and money wasting, court cloggin', somebody got a burr in their britches, lawsuit. Why? Because good Ole Charlie Wilson has the potential to uncover some dirty deeds at City Hall and a few folks are just not havin' that. Notice how the City of Vero Beach ( has NOT updated their website with a new picture of the city council? Apparently the photos they took on swearin' in day were for posterity. Mr. Tom White and Mr. Sabe Abell need to stop their childish behavior now! This is about a transfer of power all right and not the power plant. And just so y'all know, Mr. Ken Daige has informed Miss Vero that he is in no way a part of this suit. Let's face it folks, the status quo has got to go!


The big guns were out and about Wednesday when State Road 60 was dedicated and renamed "The Stan Mayfield Memorial Highway". Y'all couldn't swing a cat and not hit a major Florida politician. Noticeably absent, Mr. Gary Wheeler, the lone dissenting vote on the proposal to rename the highway. Funniest faux pas? When big ole Bob Solari sat in Mrs. Mayfield's front row reserved seat. Musta been the glare of that mouth metal, blinded his sight for a minute. Are those braces or a jaw wirin' to lose weight? Just wonderin'. These are the thoughts that pass through our gin soaked brain, should we say them out loud? Let's face it hunnies, y'all wouldn't be here if we didn't.

In all seriousness, Mrs Mayfield was very dignified and lovely and it was heart wrenching to learn that it was her late husbands birthday that day. We can't tell y'all how much we actually do appreciate that road, every time we are driving to the turnpike, over to Tampa and especially comin' in to town late at night from one of our many road trips. Learning that the project came in five years ahead of schedule and the genuine emotions displayed at that ceremony melted Miss Vero's heart and we have cottoned to this issue, so let's give credit where credit is due and appreciate Mr. Mayfield for a job well done.

Did y'all see the video on and read the article of our Congressman, Mr. Bill Posey touring homes in Vero with Chinese Drywall?

"Rep. Posey said that not much has been done on the various government levels since complaints started pouring in regarding the material..."There's so much unknown," the congressman said....Rep. Posey said that President Barack Obama would be traveling to China soon and is expected to discuss the drywall issue with officials there.... What might come out of that discussion remains to be..."It leaves us with a lot of balls up in the air," the congressman said."

Let's just say if Miss Vero lived in a house with Chinese Drywall and Mr. Posey came a callin' and had so little to say about how to remedy this situation... Hunnies, y'all know we would have lured him into a closet with the promise of an Obama Kenyan birth certificate and kept him captive until he could come up with a decent answer. Pussyfootin' around award to you Mr. Posey, now get to work on a real issue and give these folks some peace of mind.

Who can turn a restaurant review into a political rant and make you laugh along the way? Only Miss Vero kids. Remember keep your arms inside the vehicle at all times and enjoy the ride!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Miss Vero has had a special request to give y'all an update on what's happening this week. So, if y'all are ready to keep up here's the rundown:

Tonight, Wednesday November 11th, an opening party for a new downtown restaurant, The Green House Cafe. Just across the street from the main post office, from 5:30 - 7:30. Check out this website for more details. Actually just check out this website anyway, it's very clean and cool and we like that.

Thursday, November 12th, again from 5:30 - 7:30 at Ti Amo Sempre 1517 S. Ocean Drive,Vero Venture Networking (formerly Martini Network), bar-hopping with a purpose, no cover, no membership, no fees...Just Networking. We hear that last month's meeting was a success and we think this group may be fun, after all, we have to love an organization that gives a purpose to "bar-hopping".

Friday, November, 13th (FRIDAY THE 13TH!!??), oh well, not to be one who is superstitious, we are looking forward to the "Fest-of-Ale and Fine Cuisine" and the 6th annual Firefighter's Chili Cookoff, Saturday, November 14th, at Pointe West. Click here for all the details:

Also Saturday, November 14th, at Holman Stadium there's sumthin called the "Celebrity vs. Government" softball game. Details have been sketchy on this event, but it might be worth it to see a few ole boys, like Rhett Palmer and Mr. Joe Baird running around the bases or chasin' a foul ball. Here's what we know:

Now of course, y'all know Miss Vero saves the best for last. Saturday night, 7pm, if y'all would like to attend one of the most FABULOUS shows in all of Vero here's the scoop. There will be a special dinner and show with Miss Kelli Randell, Ruler of all Fabulocity and Drag Queen Extrodinare! And if y'all would like to get in on the fun, not to mention some amazing food, call this number, ask for Curt at Culinary Capers and tell him Miss Vero sent you. (772) 562-9194.

Go 'head call, we dare ya. Be real brave and ask to sit our table.

P. S. Hunnies, y'all know we got us a new camera. Comin' soon, pictures of all, some or maybe a few of the above events, depending on our alkeehaul intake and gin soaked brain remembering to bring along said camera.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


At the City of Vero Beach 90th anniversary celebration, back in October, Miss Vero took a total of two pictures before our little camera conked out. The first photo, which y'all have already seen, was of a man and his possum. And the other photo? Well, take a look, it's Brian and his magic shirt!

We had all but forgotten about this picture until we saw Mr. Heady's smiling, winning photo in the today and there he is, wearing another magic shirt! Those patriotic polos have apparently done wonders for his political career. Congratulations, Mr. Heady and don't change your wardrobe.

Now, Miss Vero has to ask - "Ya kin afford to buy her, but kin ya afford to keep her?" That was a question put to us by our uncle Bubba, when as a youngin, we saved up some money and purchased a pony that was destined for the glue factory. That was a very valuable lesson. Sometimes we can afford to buy something, but don't understand what the real cost is over time. So our question is - Did Mr. Heady work all his magic on gettin' elected and does he have enough magic left for the work ahead? I guess we'll find out.

Of course, y'all may have seen the first photo of City Councilman elect Mr. Charlie Wilson and his proud mama at What-A-Tavern last night. Mr. Wilson had a gathering of supporters, including County Commissioner, Mr. Wesley Davis and Vero paparazzi!

Mr. Wilson was genuinely concerned the entire evening, he never once felt that there was a sure outcome until the results were finally revealed (sarcasm alert!) by the magnificently efficient Kay Clem. As a testament to his good manners, Mr. Wilson's first comment to Miss Vero was "My heart goes out to Ken [Daige] right now". Indeed, that topic of conversation circled the room, as most of us had assumed that Mr. Daige would also be congratulated.

It is so unfortunate that the City of Vero Beach has not recognized the dedication and hard work that Mr. Daige would have brought to the city council. We know that Mr. Daige's time away from the council (and new perspective from the outside lookin' in, attending all those meetings as a concerned citizen) gave him a unique understanding that would have been quite a change from his previous position. We are convinced that Mr. Daige learned quite a lot in the past year and could have made the city the beneficiary of his learnin' had he been given the opportunity to serve again. We also know that we will continue to see the Daige's out and about and caring passionately about Vero Beach. Ken and Deborah Daige will continue to be involved in the issues of the city, Downtown, Osceola Park and the historic elements of the community, and for that, we thank them.

Now y'all will have to excuse us. Miss Vero must concentrate on more important issues, like beauty, fashion and liquid libations.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Miss Vero publishes the first picture of newly elected City Council Candidate, Mr. Charlie Wilson, with his proud Mama!

Vero media paparazzi clamorin' for Mr. Wilson's attention!

Now y'all check back tomorrow, when our gin soaked brain has fully grasped the reality of Mr. Brian Heady comin' in second, but y'all told us that didn'tcha? Just take a look at our little poll, pretty accurate huh?

Gotta go find some aspirin and mater juice...


Monday, November 2, 2009


Since tomorrow is our local election day, let's catch up with the candidates for Vero Beach City Council, shall we kids? Now y'all know that Miss Vero is just bein' generous with an opinion and in no way assumes to "Power Rank" those running for office. We like to think that with all the brouhaha about the utilities issues, that a certain blogger used the term "power" to be clever, but we've nevah seen any previous signs of cleverness to indicate that. Oh, and by the way, thank y'all very much, if that writer was not being clever, then who in the heck gave y'all the power to bestow on anyone, huh? So there, glad we've straightened that out.

Once again, Miss Vero will state the obvious, as our opinion hasn't changed since our post of September 25th, when we asked - Who will be "Vero's Hero's"?

Mr. Bill Fish and Miss Debra Fromang - Unfortunate incumbents that have had their opportunity to lead, follow, or get out of the way. Seems like they chose to follow and now, it's time to get out of the way. Sorry, but listening to both of them at many gatherings over the last few months, only reinforced our thinkin' that they were just coasting along on the Tom White/Jim Gabbard Circus Train.

Ya'll see that's the problem right? See Miss Vero has a hunch - a very unsubstantiated, we don't know nuthin from nuthin hunch, so let's be clear on that-that there's somebody drivin' the train and mostly the City Council goes along for the ride.

That is why Mr. Charlie Wilson has been challenged. He would be a very pesky thorn in Mr. White's and Mr. Gabbard's side. He has the dangerous combination of competency and tenacity to change the direction of the council and confront the powers that be.

As for Mr. Ken Daige, he brings a tremendous amount of sincerity to the job. He's focused on the historic value and small business concerns of the community. Say whatever y'all want about Mr. Daige, but we do know this - Mr. Daige and his family genuinely love Vero Beach and his commitment should never be in question. We admire the way he has taken the time to answer every comment and criticism. With his military background, Mr. Daige would be the perfect army of one to back up an forceful leader and lovable loudmouth like Wilson.

As for Mr. Shupe and Miss Viviano, we don't like to repeat ourselves, but we must. The issues facing the city are too severe and historic to allow for time to catch up. They both seem like real nice folks, bless their hearts, but we do not have the luxury of more time to study things or form committees for review. And to be real honest, we think Miss Viviano is too sweet and will be chewed up and spit out faster than y'all can say "Good Ole Boys".

And finally Mr. Brian Heady. What can we say?, we really like Mr. Heady. It's unfortunate that he isn't able to affect the change he desires. Perhaps City Council is not the place for Mr. Heady, perhaps Mr. Heady would be better off forming some sort of citizens concern group and challenge City Hall that way. Mr. Heady can form the "sandbag party" or sumthin, Lawd knows he has his own group of followers. Heck, it works for Mr. Toby Hill and those teabag folks, it can work for Mr. Heady.

Miss Vero endorses Mr. Wilson and Mr. Daige for Vero Beach City Council. Now y'all go make up your own mind and vote, cause that's the important thing really, we all have a choice.