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Review: Tap 42 Not Just Beer and Burgers

When you think of the popular gastropub Tap 42, the first thing that comes to mind is probably its burgers and beer, right? Wrong. Not for me, at least. When I think of Tap 42, I think of crispy calamari and grilled salmon, roasted Brussels sprouts and one of the best veggie burgers I’ve ever…
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Boca Downtown and Midtown Updates and Delray News of Note

Downtown observations Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie says of Al Zucaro, “I see a very different city than he does.” Zucaro, the former publisher of BocaWatch who is running against the mayor, believes that “we’re in peril,” Haynie told me. “I see a city that is moving in the right direction”…
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Take Advantage of the Weather and Go Moonlight Paddleboarding

Go moon bathing for a change Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach is offering stand-up full moon paddle tours. The 3.5-mile scenic route takes paddlers along the multimillion dollar homes on the Intracoastal, just in time for sunset. Upcoming dates for the full moon paddles are in February…

The Week Ahead: Jan. 17-23

Miami City Ballet visits the early computer age, the Palm Beach Jewish Film Fest is a slam-dunk, and the Titanic cruises again in Broward. Plus, Mike Doughty, Bobby Slayton and more in your week ahead. THURSDAY What: Opening night of Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Where: Kravis…

Review: Tucker Duke's Perfect for Parents and Pee-Wees

My favorite kids menu in Boca Raton right now Believe it or not, I’ve found it’s shockingly difficult to find a local restaurant with a kids menu that’s as good as the food offered to the parent. Sure, the average kid culinary options typically include chicken fingers, pizza and grilled cheese,…

Hoffman's Will Give You a Free Wedding; and Power Lunches at Table 26

Lights, camera, action will win Hoffman’s wedding contest If you’re getting married and wouldn’t mind doing it on Feb. 11 under a gazebo in the gardens at the Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory, Shoppe and Gardens in Greenacres (the place is gorgeous!), then get out your video camera or camera.…
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RHONJ star Siggy Flicker to Talk Fairy Tale Relationships at Hyatt Place Boca Thursday

We’ve all seen movie tropes of fairy tales like “A Cinderella Story” (come on, you know the one, with Hillary Duff) and “Enchanted.” Everything is all fine and dandy in the movies, which try to convince you that your life, too, can be fairy tail-esque and the right man will just fall into…
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Zucaro says he and Boca Watch will part ways and other election news and notes

Zucaro and BocaWatch Apparently, Al Zucaro believes that what worked for Donald Trump could work for him. Last week, the BocaWatch publisher challenged Mayor Susan Haynie in the March election. In an email announcing his candidacy, Zucaro said, “City hall has changed. Our city council has changed.…

West Side Story at The Wick a Don't-Miss!

I was a little worried that The Wick would not be able to pull it off. “West Side Story” with its sophisticated choreography alone seemed like a tall order for this little community theater. Boy, was I wrong. This may be the finest production yet at The Wick, with stellar direction and choreography…
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Three Wine Dinners to Look Out For in January

The year is wine-ding along, pardon the pun, and that’s my favorite way to start the year. Here are wine dinners worth booking: Luscious Justin wines featured at Bistro Ten Zero One Those of you who are regular readers know I’m a huge fan of the Paso Robles’ Justin Winery. I like to let you…

Wine Dinner at Manor Hilton WPB; Operation Cocktails at General Provisions Fort Lauderdale

In 2017, make it a point to try new things in new places. Here are a couple of suggestions: eat well, drink well and help other people. Great formula! Wine dinner at Manor, Hilton West Palm Beach In the busy area that is downtown West Palm Beach, you can always tuck into the Manor restaurant in…
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Delray Beach Fashion Week; New Events and Fashion for All

It's that time of year again -- Delray Beach Fashion Week! DBFW is one of our favorite weeks of the year because it gives us the opportunity to connect with all of the great fashion and beauty businesses in Delray Beach. That being said, these opportunities aren’t just limited to the fashion…
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A Sweet Misadventure to New La Gelateria Della Musica

They say good things come to those who wait. Does that apply to two editors who desperately searched for a gelato shop and ended up waiting for hours for a tiny cup of Italian ice cream? Absolutely. The Journey When Allison, Boca Mag's associate editor, and I parked the car in Boca’s Royal…
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City Watch: Three elections and other news and notes from Boca-Delray

  Zucaro files for mayoral run If nothing else, Al Zucaro’s decision to challenge Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie in the March election removes any remaining pretense that BocaWatch is anything but Zucaro’s personal political website. As publisher of BocaWatch, Zucaro not only regularly criticizes…
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Bethesda Hospital Site for Nationwide Heart Failure Study

  Bethesda Heart Hospital in Boynton Beach is one of 150 research sites in the United States chosen for a study on a state-of-the-art heart failure treatment. The recent deaths of George Michael, Florence Henderson and Carrie Fisher have put a spotlight on heart health — specifically, congestive…

Top 5 Immunity Boosting Remedies For Flu Season

Have you ever noticed that the “Flu Season” is always around (or right after) the holidays? It is not an accident. Simply put, when we eat sugar, processed foods, excess meats and dairy and drink alcohol, our immune systems get weaker. According to many sources, including WebMD, sugar in particular…
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ForBoca files suit, Delray South asks for more time and other notes and news from Boca and Delray

ForBoca files suit It sounds like Archstone 2.0. On Friday, the ForBoca group filed a lawsuit against Boca Raton, claiming that the waterfront ordinance voters approved in November amounted to an illegal rezoning of the Wildflower property. In essence, the lawsuit asks a court to declare the ordinance—which…

Zen Cocktails and a Delicious Murder Mystery

Cocktail books plus wine and murder – both recipes for a fun evening! In the continuing “let’s try something new for 2017” spirit, we bring you two different kinds of entertainment in the upcoming weeks. “Zen and Tonic” author mixes concoctions, collaborations What do you get when a…
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Review: "Baroque Brilliance," Symphonia Boca Raton

The Symphonia Boca Raton is back in session for its 2017 Connoisseur Concert series. The world-class chamber orchestra performed its second show at Roberts Theater in Boca on Sunday led by guest conductor Brett Karlin. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida. Entitled…