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The Week Ahead: Aug. 2 to 8

What: The Go-Gos Where: Broward Center, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale When: 8 p.m. Cost: $25-$115 Contact: 954/462-0222, browardcenter.org For all-female rock bands—the kind that actually want to write and perform their original music—the ceiling-shattering contributions…

Early August Dining Events

City Tap House opens in CityPlace Finally, the space that was Brewzzi will become City Tap House at CityPlace, as this new restaurant opens Aug. 3 across from City Cellar. City Tap House has locations in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., too, and serves American-regional cuisine, with an emphasis…
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New plans for an old school & chabad update

Old School Square—looking forward Many in Delray Beach argue persuasively that the city’s rebirth began neatly three decades ago with Old School Square. So negotiations between that non-profit organization and the city, from which Old School Square leases its land, are one of this year’s biggest…

Concert Review: Dave Matthews Band at Perfect Vodka

[NOTE: The Week Ahead will run on Tuesday this week.] Green rental chairs, tallboys and iconic fairy tattoos were a few clues that Dave Matthews Band was at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. Die-hard groupies mingled with DMB newbies, all awaiting the start of the band’s annual tour stop in West Palm…

Restaurant Rendezvous

Eating out never looked so good or so affordable This is the best time of year to get out and try new restaurants, or visit old favorites. While you should make reservations when possible, you can also walk into a lot of places and be seated pretty quickly. No snowbirds. So get on out, save money…

Staff Picks: Serendipity and Sicilian Oven

Sicilian Oven Picked by Megan Kearney, editorial intern “Pizza is undoubtedly my food of choice, but Sicilian Oven takes my obsession to an unparalleled level. Not only are their gourmet wood-fired pizzas delicious, but everything else on the menu is just as tasty, too. There are tons of…

Taste History Culinary Tour: Part Two

As I explained in the opening part of this blog that appeared Tuesday, the culinary tour took us first to a Jamaican restaurant and then to a hip coffee house on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. By now, I was starting to feel full, but we crossed Atlantic Avenue to Cabana El Rey (105 E. Atlantic Ave.,…

Fashion Forward: Olympic Couture

For all the fashionistas, watching our favorite athletes win gold medals at the 2016 Olympics (Aug. 5-21) isn’t nearly as exciting if we don’t look like winners too. Ditch those tacky, over-the-top team name T-shirts for this year’s chic and subtle Olympic-ready outfits. Whether you’re cheering…
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"All Florida" Returns With a Bang

This, folks, is the way to do “All Florida.” The 65th edition of this statewide assemblage of art by Floridians, on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art through Sept. 25, has been renewed and rejuvenated. For the first time, instead of one juror selecting the entire corpus of work based…
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Feds throw out Atlantic Crossing suit and the rundown on Old School Square

THIS JUST IN: Federal judge Donald M. Middlebrooks has dismissed all of the federal claims brought by the developers against the city in Delray Beach’s Atlantic Crossing case (in excess of $40 million). The Court, in light of its ruling, then declined to exercise jurisdiction over the state claims…

Movie Review: "Cafe Society"

To cut right to the chase, “Café Society” is Woody Allen’s best comedy since “Midnight in Paris.” This isn’t to suggest that it even approaches any of the peaks in his erratic line graph of a career, nor is it a meaningless superlative: “Midnight in Paris” was pretty great, and “Café…

Water Dos and Don'ts

The summer heat is upon us, and it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. While water is essential to our wellbeing, there are some water dos and don’ts that need to be addressed. QUANTITY When it comes to figuring out how much water to drink, I suggest listening to your body and looking…

Local Veteran to Cycle 2,500 Miles in Route 66 Race

When Pompano Beach resident Gavaskar Josephs gets on his bike this October, it will be for anything but an ordinary ride. He’ll pedal 2,500 miles, from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., with a purpose. Josephs, an Army ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan from 1999 to 2004, is no stranger to…

Taste History Culinary Tour: Part One

The small group filed onto the air-conditioned coach bus in the heat of the summer. “Welcome to the Taste History Culinary Tour!” With that, Lori J. Durante, executive tour director and guide extraordinaire, is off on another of her popular culinary tours. The tours, which happen the first through…

The Sunglass Lowdown

Summer sun means one thing: sunglasses. It’s difficult for me to wander through a department store without somehow finding myself in the sunglass section. It’s impossible to ignore all of the fun shapes, colors, styles and designers. It’s time to say goodbye to your old, boring frames, and hello…
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Remembering the Countess, Chabad, and more on the Wildflower site

Sympathies Talk about karma. In 1992, the Boca Raton News ran a story alleging that one of Boca Raton’s most generous philanthropists—Henrietta de Hoernle, known throughout the community as Countess de Hoernle—basically had bought her title. Reaction was caustic at best and vile at worst. On…
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The Week Ahead: July 26 to Aug. 1

What: “African Art: Highlights of the Permanent Collection” Where: NSU Art Museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5-$12 Contact: 954/525-5500, nsuartmuseum.org The art of sub-Saharan Africa is immeasurably rich, with unearthed objects dating…

Thanks for the Countess

For as long as I’ve lived here, Boca resident the Countess Henriettta de Hoernle has been a legendary philanthropist—with a decidedly down-to-earth demeanor despite the title. She lived relatively modestly, was not above shaming her peers into giving more, and lived by the motto: “Give while…

Upcoming Prix Fixe Dinners

It has been, and continues to be, an interesting summer of special, prix fixe meals. If you read this space, you’ve got a good list going already. It’s time to remind you about the July 28 four-course dinner, paired with Languedoc wines, at Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-6060).…

Staff PIcks: Burgers and Rock

Shake Shack   Picked by Megan Kearney, editorial intern “It’s hard to resist a burger, fries and a shake every once in a while. Luckily, Shake Shack fills that craving immediately with its simple-yet-scrumptious burgers, crinkle cut fries and a multitude of frozen custard treats and shakes…