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Father's Day Dining: PBC continued

Eau Palm Beach rare bourbon dinner, ‘Drunch’ and cookout Give Dad a weekend-long celebration at Eau Palm Beach Resort (100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561/533-6000), starting with a rare, small batch bourbon dinner on June 18, from 7 p.m.m to 10 p.m., for $125 per person (with Pappy Van Winkle…
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Concert Review: Frank Turner at Revolution Live

Frank Turner keeps track of his concerts. The English singer-songwriter has been touring the world since at least 2006, and his performance Friday night at Revolution Live was, he proudly announced, show number 1,906. For a musician who virtually lives on the road—he wrote a killer song about the…
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Staff Picks: Food Frenzy

Sur la Table Picked by Shellie Frai, Editorial Intern “One of Mizner Park’s hidden gems, this store/cooking school is a chef and baker’s haven. Sur la Table doesn’t just sell some of the best cookware, bake ware and cookbooks—they also offer cooking classes every day of the week,…
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Father's Day Dining: PBC

Start Father’s Day early with a cigar & whiskey night On June 15, Burt & Max’s (9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/826-1791)heads toward Father’s Day weekend with a cigar and whiskey night. For $30 per person, enjoy that and a shave or haircut! And you could be a TV star, because…
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#NoMakeUp Summer Essentials

It’s no secret: It’s piping hot this summer! Your body sticking to your car seat has become a part of your everyday life. With this kind of heat, who wants to deal with a full-blown makeup routine? Say goodbye to your foundation woes and say hello to the #NoMakeUp movement that is taking over the…
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Movie Review: "L'attesta"

“L’attesta,” the debut feature from Italian director Piero Messina opening today in Boca, is bookended by processions, each one carrying the gravity of life and death. The opening is a wordless church funeral, with a solemn, slow-motion parade of congregants paying their respects to an unidentified…
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Hillstone delays, the Chabad lawsuits & tattoos in the Village By The Sea

More delays for Hillstone? Tonight begins what could be a schedule for the Boca Raton City Council to approve a Hillstone restaurant on the Wildflower property by the end of July. Or not. The planning and zoning board has Wildflower on its agenda for this evening. The board’s recommendation…
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Q&A: Playwright Tony Finstrom

Tony Finstrom is one of Florida’s most innovative, creative and distinguished playwrights, with scripts produced by countless theatre companies throughout the state. In 2006 he was awarded the Remy Award for his outstanding service to the local theater community, and he also received a Silver Palm…
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Starry Eyed for Star Wars

Summer has awakened. And I’m not talking about the Palm Beach County school year ending or the heart-stopping realization that your kids (and mine) will be home for the next few months. Summer has awakened at Walt Disney World, and one of my family’s favorite movies of all time has come to glorious…
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Free Opportunities to Explore South Florida Nature

The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management has announced its summer 2016 “Adventure Awaits” event series, with all kinds of opportunities for the public to explore and enjoy natural areas in South Florida. Environmental Resources Management naturalists lead the free events,…
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Fresh from the Ocean

Banko Cantina starting Taco Tuesday nights If it’s Tuesday, that means the just-opened Banko Cantina (114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561/355-1399) is hosting Taco Tuesday, with all-you-can-eat tacos for $16, and all-you-can-eat seafood tacos (Maine lobster/shrimp) for $30. The restaurant…
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5 Kid-Friendly Summer Destinations

The sweltering summer season is upon us, meaning children will soon be out of school and free to explore South Florida for a few months before heading back to their desks in the fall. Kids are often looking for fun, exciting activities and places to enjoy over the summer, and Boca Raton is full of options.   1.…
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Wildflower petition, iPic issues & the tattoo parlor

Wildflower petition No referendum will appear on Boca Raton’s Aug. 30 state primary ballot to kill the idea of a restaurant on the former Wildflower property. For now, that’s the only sure thing about the issue. Last week, opponents of the plan submitted roughly 2,000 petition signatures to…
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Revisiting Ali in Miami

I can’t believe it’s been almost a decade since one of our rock star contributors (and former editor) Gaspar Gonzalez wrote a story about Muhammad Ali’s Miami years for us. Gonzalez made a documentary about Ali in that period entitled Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami. We called Gonzalez to get his…
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The Week Ahead: June 7 to 13

What: Nerd Nite Where: Funky Buddha, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: boca.nerdnite.com Nerd Nite is like a series of TED talks for the geek set, with topics ranging from quantum physics to comic books, discussed by experts at select community watering…
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Staff Picks: Good-For-You Products and Services

Venetian Nail Spa Picked by Allie Prins, Editorial Intern “I’ve been getting manicures and pedicures at Venetian Nail Spa for a few years and have always been more than satisfied. On a recent trip home from college, my mom took me for a pedicure, and instead of getting the regular pedicure,…
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Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is creeping up on us. The time is sure to fly by, so don't get caught without a gift for the dad in your life. With this guide, you'll be sure to find something that any dad would love. While most parents claim that anything from their kids would be enough, like a homemade gift or even just…
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Chef vs. Chef and some new menu items

Second Annual Chef vs. Chef plans kick-off There will be a second year for what was a successful Chef vs. Chef competition last year, and that’s all for the better. Max’s Harvest is sponsoring the event, which kicks off June 15, and has just announced competing chefs. The cook-offs will…
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Rolling with Mama Gizzi’s Suppah Club: Lake Worth

Photos courtesy of LibbyVision.com)   In a small space tucked on the east side of Dixie Highway, just south of the Lake Worth line, is Mama Gizzi’s Gourmet Pasta shop (2212 N. Dixie Highway, 561/642-9996). This is everything you think a pasta/bakery/herbs/desserts/other yummy stuff store…
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Cornell's Light-Up Exhibition a Must-See

The proliferation of visual art on the Internet has surely done museums no favors. Just as the reality of movies downloaded onto iPhones has begun to make cinemas obsolescent, so can virtual galleries make the brick-and-mortar ones seem superfluous for all but the most experiential art lovers. Unless,…