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The Insider’s Guide To Hollywood, Florida

Make the most of your time in Hollywood, Florida with our insider's guide to navigating the neighborhood. Find local farmers’ markets, cheer on your favorite sports teams, or tuck into local hotspots for a night out. We’ll let you in on our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

The History of Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is a signature treat from the bakery at Costera, and one of South Florida’s most iconic desserts. But what are the origins of this delicious tart?

While no one knows for sure who made the first key lime pie, it was likely created as a new interpretation of magic lemon cream pie. Some claim that in the late 1800s, a wealthy ship salvager’s cook - referred to as “Aunt Sally” - was the one responsible for creating the delicacy. Others believe it was made by sponge fishermen near Key West as a ration for their trips at sea. Regardless of its origins, it wasn’t until the 1930s that the recipe was written down.

Due to a lack of fresh milk in the Florida Keys, bakers used sweetened condensed milk in the pie recipe, which came in a can and was less perishable. With the unique flavor of key limes, this is the ingredient that gives the filling its sweet taste and smooth, creamy texture. The dessert continued to grow in popularity. In the 1950s, it was promoted as the state’s “most famous treat” - a reputation it still holds to this day!

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Dance, Eat, Drink and Play Your Way Through Hollywood’s Best Events

With warm weather year-round and miles of palm-tree-lined coastline, there’s always something to do in Hollywood. If you can’t get enough EDM, head to downtown Miami March 20-22 for Ultra Music Festival, a three-day music fest where guests can enjoy live performances, check out modern art installations, and lose themselves in the music with shows by names like Major Lazer and Martin Garrix.

Prefer a day of drinking and dining? Check out the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, happening March 18-22. Taste your way through four hours of unlimited food and beverages and live cooking demonstrations at The Grand Tasting at ArtsPark Hollywood, or enjoy dinner on the ocean with cuisine from GFL’s rising chefs. Tennis fans, book your seats at the Miami Open. From March 23 to April 5, watch your favorite athletes go head-to-head while experiencing live music and entertainment, and tasting world-class cuisine and libations.

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