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Cycle for the American Heart Association

The Ride for the American Heart Association is Saturday, Sept. 10. Pedals up at 7:30 a.m. at the Old School Square Park, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. There are two routes to choose: a 60-mile and a 30-mile bike ride. The 60-mile event offers an 18-mph to 21-mph option, and a faster 22- to-24…

War Dogs: The Stoner's Guide to Big-Time Weapons Dealing

I’ll start off by saying this isn’t the typical movie review. This is a subjective take on a movie, “War Dogs,” which was thoroughly entertaining. The Spark Notes version of the movie is that two high school friends, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, reunite to become arms dealers in Miami.…
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Updates: Atlantic Crossing, Chabad & Delray commission updates

Atlantic Crossing update Lawsuits in Delray Beach and Boca Raton have moved to new stages. The one in Delray is a bigger deal for the city, while the one in Boca has layers. The news in Delray Beach is that the developer of Atlantic Crossing will appeal a federal court judge’s dismissal of two…

A hydroponic tower helps a local restaurant bring dishes and drinks to life

It’s a plant, it’s a tower, it’s hydroponics at 50 Ocean If Chef Joseph Bonavita Jr. needs a garnish for a plate, he’ll now be able to stroll over to an aeroponic or hydroponic tower and pick some. What? Yes, high-tech hydroponic farming has come to 50 Ocean in Delray Beach, in the…

New Restaurants Coming to Boca Raton, West Palm Beach

t’s a destination: Lindsay Autry opens The Regional Kitchen & Public House As if there’s another reason you need to head to West Palm Beach foodie heaven. On Sept. 10, noted Chef Lindsay Autry will open her first restaurant, The Regional Kitchen & Public House, 701 S. Rosemary, on Okeechobee…

Movie Reviews: "The Light Between Oceans," "Mia Madre"

What would compel a director like Derek Cianfrance, helmer of such raw, crackerjack indies as “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines,” to write and direct a handsome prestige picture like “The Light Between Oceans?” This question lingers unanswered over the first act of this…

New Restaurants, Updated Menus and Unique Flavors

New City Tap House has football game plan I headed to the newly opened City Tap House Wednesday night at CityPlace, in West Palm Beach. In the space that was Brewzzi (second floor, across the walkway from City Cellar), not much of the layout has changed. But the walls, booths, chairs and lighting…

Restaurant Review: Jardin

Downtown West Palm Beach welcomes Jardin with wide-open arms, friendly smiles and high hopes. This new hot spot is owned by the newlywed chef duo, Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen, both with impressive culinary backgrounds — Executive Chef Jordan at Eleven Madison in New York City and Pastry Chef…
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Election day round-up: winners, losers & what's next in November

Boca election results round-up From all that I can find, Boca Raton voters made history on Tuesday. There will be two runoffs in November for the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District. Seat 1 incumbent Dennis Frisch will face Craig Ehrnst and Seat 3 incumbent Earl Starkoff will go against…

Web Xtra: Pursuit of a Poltergeist

In case our September/October feature on Robert the Doll isn’t spooky enough, we’re revisiting John Thomason’s shadowing of three local ghost-hunting organizations as they explored sites of historical or active hauntings. This feature originally ran in 2012, and will be available online through…

Web Xtra: Girl Power

Mary Wong of the Office Depot Foundation, one of the inspiring ladies spotlit in our "Girl Power" feature in the September-October issue, elaborates on the ascension of women in the workplace.

Web Xtra: The Everglades

BocaMagTV discussed the past and present of Florida's great River of Grass with Joseph Whelan, a ranger for the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Everglades' northernmost remnant. For more on the legacy of Florida's most prized national park, pick up the September-October…
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"Belief + Doubt" Plays Tricks of the Eye

What better place to start a review of “Belief + Doubt,” the NSU Art Museum’s illuminating exhibition drawn from the collection of longtime Broward art patrons Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, than with arguably its most celebrated artist? The lone photograph by Cindy Sherman, #19…

Tropical Triathlon

This is the 19th year for the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon in Lake Worth. The sprint distance triathlon, which is a quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 5K (3.1-mile) run, starts at 7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at Lake Worth beach (10 S. Ocean Blvd., at A1A and Lake Ave.). The cost for an individual…

Sometimes College Kids Need Babying Too

As the mom of a 3 year-old, I know I tend to focus on topics relating to Boca Raton’s youngest residents in this “Boca Mom Talk” column. Write what you know, isn’t that what they say? Well, something that I do know is that my daughter will be off to college sooner than I realize and I won’t…

Web Xtra: Deconstructing the Dish

For chef John Thomas’ special tips on how to make this dish, pick up the September/October edition of Boca Raton. Crispy Rice-Crusted Brioche French Toast John Thomas, executive chef, Tryst 1 large loaf brioche cut in half lengthwise then into about 2 inch slices giving you about 10 pieces all…

Web Xtra: Local Directors Explore the Art of Bad Moviemaking

In preparation for October’s annual Swede Fest Palm Beach (see our story in the Backstage Pass section of the September/October issue), fans of locally made “bad movies by good people” have four years’ worth of no-budget clunkers to sift through. Many of them will make you laugh—some even for…

Web Xtra: Randi Rhodes Returns

One of the most cherished liberal talk show hosts in the medium's history returned to the microphone this summer, and BocaMagTV was there on her first afternoon back. For a long-form interview with Randi Rhodes, look for the September-October issue of Boca.  
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Endorsement wars & other news and notes

Endorsement Wars Last week, voters received two mailers supporting incumbents Dennis Frisch and Earl Starkoff in the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District election. The mailers were labeled as political advertisements “paid for by BocaWatch PAC.” Sounds straightforward, right? Actually,…

Food and drink specials for football season

Did someone say “touchdown”? Football season is fast approaching, so it’s never too early to make plans about where to watch the game(s).   Football season food, drink specials on tap at Burger Bar With 19 screens tuned into both NFL and NCAA games this fall, Burger Bar (4350 Donald…