“God is good!” exclaimed the nineteen year-old Amaro, winner of X Factor USA, sister show of the X Factor UK. A native of the British Virgin Islands and a resident of Sunrise, Florida, Amaro may realize that wherever she roams she’ll call Sunrise home. It’s a city where mayor Michael J. Ryan features Amaro “In the Spotlight” on its website.
Just on the heels of Amaro’s self-declared affinity for chicken, the city of Sunrise, FL would like to ask the talented vocalist, “What’s your favorite dessert?”
There are plenty of dessert restaurants in the budding star’s hometown where the locals are celebrating her $5 million recording contract with the rest of the world this holiday season!
1) Bahama Breeze, 2750 Sawgrass Mills Circle, 33323 (954) 845-9311
Why it’s one of the best: Warm Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake & Rebecca’s Key Lime Pie; open until 8PM on Christmas Eve. To check for Christmas, New Year’s and holiday hours, find them on Facebook!
2) Kohr Bros Frozen Custard, 12801 W Sunrise Blvd., 33323 (954) 845-0813
Why it’s one of the best: Founded in 1919 by Archie Kohr, it’s yielded six generations of ice-cream lower in fat and calories than most. Notable flavors include Orange Sherbet, Vanilla & Chocolate and you can read the nutritional facts and allergen information as well as summer employment opportunities and customer comments on the web. Other locations include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts and Virginia.
3) Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, 10201 West Commercial Bvd., 33351 (954) 718-1110
Why it’s one of the best: For Christmas order Holiday Stars, star-shaped donuts with berry and creme on the inside, a Red Velvet Cake donut or the “Sprinkle the Cheer” donut topped with red icing and sprinkles; the Pumpkin donut is also available.
4) The Cheesecake Factory, 2612 Sawgrass Mills Cir., 33323 (954) 835-0996
Why it’s one of the best: Peppermint Bark Cheesecake is already SOLD OUT, but you may order Carrot Cake, Warm Apple Crisp, Tiramisu, Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake, Lemoncello Cream Torte, Black-Out Cake, Fresh Strawberry Shortcake, Bowl of Fresh Strawberries, Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake & other cheesecakes & ice cream delights. Don’t overindulge on the creamy (spiked) milkshakes!
5) Teavana, 12801 W Sunrise Blvd. Ste. 512, 33323 (954) 846-9576
Why it’s one of the best: it’s hardly a cold winter’s night in Sunrise, FL but you can still drink tea like it is! Holiday tea flavors include: Chai, Cinnamon, Toasted Almond, Fresh Mint, Opus Rouge, Zingiber Ginger Coconut and Snow Geisha White Tea.
And in nearby areas try these:
Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant, Dania Beach — Featured on Food Network and Good Morning America!
We Take the Cake, Fort Lauderdale — Ranked as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2004 for the Key Lime Bundt Cake!
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood — Almost every fifteen steps, you’ll find sweet treats!
Congratulations, Miss Amaro! Won’t you join us for dessert sometime? We’d love to have you home, not in wintry weather of course but in warm and sunny Sunrise, where holiday pool parties seem to be increasingly on the rise!