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Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest: Southern Revival Charm

It was billed as a Southern Revival lunch, and it revived even the weariest, hardest-working folks on Friday when Chefs Lindsay Autry, Michelle Bernstein, Stephen Stryjewski and Virginia Willis took over at The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach. One of the events of the Palm…
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A Trip to Panther Ridge Conservation Center

It’s excruciating to obey the low speed limit on the long road to Panther Ridge Conservation Center. At the same time, it is rather serene gazing at the lush grounds where horses walk, trot and learn how to master their game. It is most definitely horse country out there. Just when you think you’ve…
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Buccan Receives Rave Reviews at Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

As a first timer experiencing the annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest, I can honestly say the bar for next year has been set extremely high. On Thursday evening, the festival kicked off in a few locations around Palm Beach. I found myself at Buccan. There was a bustling crowd, music blaring and…
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Kuro Chef Prepares Amazing Dishes, Recently Opened "Olla" is Worth the Visit

A seven-course, prix-fixe tasting menu will change nightly at Kuro, a new-style Japanese restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Executive Chef Alex Q. Becker will start with cold/sashimi dishes, then hot/tempura/robata dishes, then sushi, then dessert. I love leaving the food choice…
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Update on Congress Avenue Corridor, More Fake News from BocaWatch and more

Delray Beach’s attempt to redevelop the Congress Avenue Corridor is showing signs of success – part of it at Boca Raton’s expense. That coup is the move from Boca to Delray of Kaufman Lynn Construction. In an interview, CEO Michael Kaufman said the company, which has 125 employees, has outgrown…
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There's No Holiday Like a Disney Holiday

As a blogger, I occasionally get invited to do some cool things. One of these things recently was being invited on my first ever Walt Disney World media trip to preview all things holiday at the parks. The No. 1 thing I learned? No one does a holiday like Disney. Holiday cheer is everywhere at…
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A Review of the Riptide Music Festival

Saturday was full of non-stop action, as the Riptide Music Festival got kicked off at around 10 a.m. The promoters didn’t release the lineup times until the night before, so I didn’t know what to expect until Friday at 5 p.m. In typical weekend fashion, I woke up at 10:30 a.m. but that still…
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The Week Ahead: Dec. 6-12

A beloved foodie fest converts to 3D, a holiday boat parade lights up the Intracoastal, and the Norton’s Art After Dark looks for new blueprints. Plus, Hasan Minhaj, Michael Chabon, “The Brand New Testament” and more in your week ahead.   TUESDAY What: “Meaning & Metaphor: Seen…
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New Dishes and Brunches Galore

With the season upon us comes rollouts of new tastes, and 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale has a lineup of creations by Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier and Executive Sous Chef Brooke Mallory. The new dishes include starters such as grilled oysters with tasso butter (oh yum!), littleneck clams with…
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Uptown Atlantic update, FAU's student district, replacing Al Jacquet & other items of news and note

Uptown Atlantic This could be the make-or-break week for Uptown Atlantic. Or not. On Nov. 23, with closing on the property a week away, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency notified the developer that the project was in default for not providing a letter of credit or a performance bond.…
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Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Event Information

Attention, foodies! The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival starts Dec. 8! Here’s a roundup of the tickets available; go here to purchase tickets: http://www.pbfoodwinefest.com   Thursday, Dec. 8 At PB Catch, 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach: Meet with Chefs Anita Lo, George Mendes (pictured),…
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The Jimmy Connors Tennis Fantasy Experience

I had a chance to speak this afternoon with former No. 1 tennis player Jimmy Connors, who is self described as someone with “passion and fire and not afraid to show it.” While it’s hard for Connors to match the competitiveness that he felt during his run at being the best tennis player in…
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A Walk on the Wild Side

I’ve never been one to go on a hike or explore the outdoors much. However, after writing several articles about the plight of African wildlife, my dad asked why I was not focusing on the wildlife in my own backyard. I grew up in western Pennsylvania where wildlife consisted of deer gracefully walking…
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Deli-Inspired venue, Rappy's, Opens Tuesday

Add a “delica-restaurant-tessen” to the list of Burt Rapoport’s restaurants, with Rappy opening in Boca Raton on Dec. 6. Part of the Park Place plaza, at 5560 N. Military Trail (between Clint Moore and Yamato), this deli-inspired venue will be open for lunch and dinner. Brunch and breakfast…
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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants: Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille

Nestled inside the 75-year-old Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard is a beautifully decorated, progressive American seafood restaurant by the name of Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. The restaurant is gorgeous. If I were staying at the Riverside, I would be sure to visit for lunch or dinner, and would…
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Five Best Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts

Did you know that by buying from local and eco-friendly businesses you can create a tremendous change in our community? In this blog I want to share gift ideas that will make your loved ones happy, support our environment and help entrepreneurs who are passionate about making this world truly a better…
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Three Offers for Boca's Western Golf Course, the Mystery of Uptown Atlantic and more

Call it the 19th hole of the Boca Raton City Council’s Nov. 21 discussion about selling the western golf course and possibly acquiring the Ocean Breeze course. Council members had concluded their business. They had decided to consider two offers for the city course. They would add a third the…
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Run or bike in the Treads and Trainers for Charity Event

Whether you like to run or ride a bicycle, you can do your part this holiday season to make sure local kids in need have access to donated, new bikes and running shoes. The Treads and Trainers for Charity event, by Fleet Feet Sports Delray Beach and Doghouse Performance Cycling Center, is Saturday,…
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Give to Nicklaus Children's Charity and Eat Well, Too

Today is #GivingTuesday, to kick off the charity season. One of the ways to help do that, and eat well, is by having dinner tonight (Nov. 29) at The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens. The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation will receive 10 percent of proceeds from dinners there tonight. So it’s…
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The Week Ahead: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Courtney Love rocks the Arsht, Truman Capote holds court at Dramaworks, and Christmas comes to the Flagler Museum. Plus, Art Basel, Stanley Clarke, “The Who’s Tommy” and more in your week ahead. WEDNESDAY What: Opening night of “Kansas City Choir Boy” Where: Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne…