Our Blog

IMG_6460-e1467166505782.jpg
,

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…
i_voted_today_sticker-r5853b35a1d1f4e3d8b2299e21bc33889_v9wth_8byvr_324.jpg
, ,

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…
3155736491_eb175600fe
,

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…
old-school-square-logo.png
,

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.
turner_river_v
,

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…
lawler__louiseweb.jpg
, ,

"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…
james_cooper.jpg
,

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…
img_8831.jpg
,

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…
bm_decdish_tryst-222_copy
,

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…
old-school-square-logo.png
,

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…
randi_rhodes-3739_copy
,

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.  
al-zucaro-002.jpg
, ,

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,…
burgerbar.hotmessburger.jpg
,

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…
sun_life_copy.jpg
,

Hard Rock Stadium renovations finished in time for game Thursday

It’s hard to imagine the Miami Dolphins playing in anything but a burnt-orange monstrosity. Photo credit: Gunther Hagleitner After a media tour of the newly named and renovated Hard Rock Stadium on Monday, it appears the days of a minimal stadium experience are over. Miami faced an ultimatum…
nisi_tsavos_and_wahler.jpg
,

Two new restaurants bring serious flavor to South Florida

Nisi owners Andy Tsavos, left, and Joshua Wahler opened their Mediterranean restaurant last week. Photo contributed. Nisi restaurant latest venture for Wahler, Tsavos team Recently, we told you about an interesting concept called Born Foody, a food delivery service aimed at affordable, healthful…
img_0957.jpg
,

Whiskey Business: Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Dinner at Burger Bar

On Wednesday, August 24, Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens hosted the second tasting of its summer series. Executive Chef Nunzio Billante partnered with Heaven Hill to create a four-course meal that paired with several whiskeys. The evening began with a Gold Rush bourbon cocktail: fresh lemon juice,…
kitchen_halibut.jpg
,

New dishes, new restaurants — it's all new!

We’ve got new summer specials, new late-night happy hours, new dishes and new restaurants. The eating scene never stops here, and that’s all good news for foodies in South Florida. Here’s a taste of what’s going on: Kitchen, 319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach; (561) 249-2281: This…
tika-sumpter-parker-sawyers-southside-with-you-zoom-a9f2baf8-dbd3-4954-9730-c2a9dc1516d9.jpg

Movie Reviews: "Southside With You," "Don't Breathe"

“Southside With You” is a sweet and maddening movie about the Obamas before they were the Obamas. Written and directed by Richard Tanne, it dramatizes the POTUS and FLOTUS’ first date in 1989, which saw law associate Barack (Parker Sawyers) escorting his adviser Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumter)…
5.25_graduation_3.jpg
,

Graduations for Everyone

I’ve been to my fair share of graduation ceremonies and celebrations over the years. Mostly college, mind you, and they’re always filled with much pomp and circumstance, inspirational (and sometimes YouTube-worthy) speeches and appropriate, well-earned scholarly honors. Now as a parent of…
old-school-square-logo.png
, ,

Old School Square vision getting focused & other news and notes

Old School Square plan To understand why the Delray Beach City Commission celebrated its approval Tuesday night of the special events policy, you needed to hear the discussion earlier in the evening. At a special meeting with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the topic was Old School Square.…