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Have a Taste of Fall With These Upcoming Drink and Dining Events

Even if we haven’t seen a lot of snowbird license plates, the foodie event calendar is starting to be booked, and that’s wonderful news. Here are some upcoming fun events, so mark ‘em down! Oktoberfest at Bistro Ten Zero One, 6 breweries, Oct. 19 From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., this restaurant at…

The calm after the storm and other news and notes

Planning for the worst a good thing How lucky we were with Hurricane Matthew. On Thursday afternoon, as much of South Florida waited behind shutters and impact-resistant windows, I texted Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie at the city’s emergency operations center on Congress Avenue. Haynie said the…
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How to Jumpstart Your Child's Fiscal Education

Money. For many, it’s considered a taboo topic. But for your family, it should be a subject that is tackled early and often. I distinctly remember my father taking me to a Boca bank at the ripe old age of 11 and helping me open up my first Roth IRA. It was smart parenting. Now, even my 3 year-old has…
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Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival Returns Nov. 5

The 7th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival will happen Nov. 5, on the Sanborne Square Park in downtown Boca Raton. On Saturday, chefs from three counties team up for the Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There’s also a special place for brew lovers, too, with…
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South Florida Artist Humanizes Illegal Immigration

For most of you reading this blog, illegal immigration is an abstract issue, a distant concern, a political talking point. For the people drawn by Plantation-based artist Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) in the Boca Museum’s illuminating exhibition “Krome,” being “illegal” is their everyday reality. The…
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City Watch: "Visioning" meeting yields interesting results—and other news and notes

Visioning session Boca Raton City Councilman Scott Singer’s “visioning session” last week may have shown how making the downtown public waterfront more appealing depends on having a downtown waterfront restaurant. Or maybe more than one. Let us consider the irony. Over the summer, Singer…
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Meat Market Palm Beach Hosts Wine, Truffle Dinner

White truffle with foie gras, black truffle red wine sauce, white truffle-infused boniato fritters with blackberry truffle red wine emulsion, and whipped truffle honey. Truffle enough? Absolutely not! Those are some of the tastes you’ll find at Meat Market Palm Beach’s Sept. 28 four-course…
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2016 Feast of the Sea Kicks Off with Seafood Bake Party

While the 2016 Feast of the Sea chef challenge has changed its format from multi-day cookoff events to one big contest day on Oct. 22, there’s also a pre-event scheduled for Oct. 17. So you can start the party early! On Oct. 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m, there will be a Draw Party and Seafood Bake…

Farmhouse Kitchen Serves 'Just Good Food

Out with the old and in with the new — that seems to be the trend in South Florida when it comes to the restaurant world. Recently, Gary Racks Restaurant Management Group swapped its Southern-style downtown Delray Beach spot, Fat Rooster, for its fresh farm-to-table concept that has done quite…
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Hurricane Matthew's Potential Florida Impact

While hurricanes are understood to be a common hurdle of living in Florida, everyone has their own perspective. With the uncertainty of Hurricane Matthew, several Boca Mag staffers are preparing, while others pay it no mind. This would be the first major hurricane I would experience other than…

Dine and Discover Kicks Off at Bonefish Grill; Latin Wine & Food Festival Starts Soon

Kick off National Seafood Month (isn’t that every month in Florida?!) with a special from Bonefish Grill (21065 Powerline Road; 561/483-4949). Starting Oct. 4, a Dine and Discover menu is a different kind of deal. It offers the Bang Bang Shrimp, entrees for two people, plus dessert, for $50. Not…

Mizner 200 nearing approval & other items of note in Boca and Delray

Mizner 200 Boca Raton planners are recommending that the city approve Mizner 200. The 384-unit luxury condo, which would replace the 246-unit Mizner on the Green rental complex, goes before the Community Appearance Board today. On Thursday, it is scheduled for the planning and zoning board. It…

2016 Chef vs. Chef Champion Crowned

Congratulations to Clayton Carnes for number of things in 2016. He opened his own restaurant last week, Cholo Soy Cocina, in West Palm Beach (3715 S. Dixie Highway), and he’s the 2016 Champion of the Chef vs Chef competition, beating 15 fellow chefs in a weekly throwdown contest. But the fun…

‘Keep Memories Alive – Walking with the Stars Affair’ to Benefit FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center

Florida Atlantic University’s Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center within the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will host the 11th annual “Keep Memories Alive—Walking with the Stars Affair” on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Town Center at Boca…

Beer, Schnitzel, Brats and More Beer

Get your brats on, and gear up for Oktoberfest! Here are some local places to party, drink beer, step into the Lederhosen and do the Chicken Dance. You know you’ve been waiting for that… Biergarten, 309 Via De Palmas, Boca Raton; 561/395-7462: This is probably the closest you’ll get to…

An Insider Reflects on 'Sully'

Every one of the 155 souls on board US Airways Flight 1549 survived a January 2009 flight that had to land on the Hudson River because of dual engine failure. That heroic story is told in the movie “Sully,” and according to a pilot who flew that exact aircraft in prior years, it was a chillingly…
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Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals Breakdown, Week 4 Picks

The Miami Dolphins (1-2) will travel to Cincinnati on a short week to face the Bengals (1-2) on Thursday. Cincinnati is coming off a tough loss to Denver while Miami barely pulled out a win against the ailing Cleveland Browns. Both teams are struggling right now—each needs a convincing win. Miami…
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FAU begins project on student-centric district and many other city notes

FAU begins project to attract new students The long-awaited start of Boca Raton’s attempt to create a student-centric district near Florida Atlantic University begins today. At the city’s request, staff members of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council will begin to interview people who…
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Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in October

There’s plenty of time to get a team together, join a team or sign up to walk as an individual for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K (3.1-mile) walk in Boca Raton. The walk raises money and awareness for breast cancer. The noncompetitive event starts…
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Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals Breakdown

The Miami Dolphins (1-2) will travel to Cincinnati on a short week to face the Bengals (1-2) on Thursday. Cincinnati is coming off a tough loss to Denver while Miami barely pulled out a win against the ailing Cleveland Browns. Both teams are struggling right now—each needs a convincing win.…