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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,…
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Fashion Forward: Summer Wedding Style

With summer comes wedding season, which can be your favorite time of the year—thanks to the dancing, the reuniting of friends and, of course, the open bar. It can also be the most dreaded season, because it raises an all-too-familiar question: “What do I wear?” You can get easily overwhelmed selecting…
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Arts Garage leasing proposals and news of note in Delray

Arts Garage lease discussions The Arts Garage board of directors has sent Delray Beach a proposed lease for the group’s use of city space in Pineapple Grove. The proposal suggests a modest increase in rent and a larger change in how Arts Garage operates. Arts Garage proposes a five-year lease…
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Delray magazine correction: The New Vegan

(A mushroom burger from the New Vegan) In the May-June issue of Delray Beach magazine, we incorrectly identified the owners of the New Vegan restaurant in Delray Beach. Patricia Jones is co-owner, and Rahein Jones is co-founder. We regret the error. The New Vegan entry, part of our "50+ Reasons…
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Review: Six Tables

Once in a while, you stumble upon a restaurant that almost seems too good to be true. A restaurant that surprises, delights and engages you all in one night. A restaurant that serves as the ultimate dining experience in a setting unlike any other. A restaurant like this can only be named one thing—and…
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How to Spend your Sunday if you're Under 21

If you’re like me, you’re eagerly counting down the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds until you turn the glorious age of 21. It’s a rite of passage—the official age at which people stop treating you like you’re in the fifth grade and start treating you like royalty; at least that’s…
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Mini Q&A: Randi Rhodes

When Palm Beach County-based, nationally syndicated radio host Randi Rhodes ended her program in May of 2014, it left a gaping silence on the airwaves—especially in South Florida, where for years she was the only liberal voice on the terrestrial band. Luckily for her legions of fans, Rhodes’ broadcasting…
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Healthier Asian Cuisine

While it’s a known fact that people in Asian cultures stay slim and live the longest, it is also a fact that the American version of Asian food may yield the opposite effect. If you’re craving sushi, Thai or Chinese food, here are my tops tips for indulging in these typically sodium-filled oriental…
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Fifth Annual Run for the Ribbons

It’s almost time to lace up for the Run for the Ribbons in Boca Raton. The 5K run/walk and one-mile run is June 5 at 7 a.m. Proceeds go to the League of Ribbons, benefitting the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. The 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk starts and finishes at the Lynn…
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The Week Ahead: May 31 to June 6

What: Drag the River Where: The Lion & Eagle Pub, 2401 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 Contact: 561/447-7707, thelionandeaglepub.com Country and punk music aren’t as diametrically opposed as they originally seem: Take out the cultural baggage of each…
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Wine Dinners and Bar Specials

Pop-up wine dinner, wine & food from Portugal Off Dixie Highway, and across the side street from Table 26 is the Serenity Garden Tea House & Restaurant (316 Vallette Way, West Palm Beach, 561/339-2444). Known for its delectable teas and accompanying lunches, we are also finding regular wine…
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New design for Mizner 200 and updates from elsewhere around Boca and Delray

(After) (Before)   Mizner 200 update Last week, Boca Raton received plans for the updated version of Mizner 200, the Elad National Properties condo project that would replace Elad’s Mizner on the Green rental complex across Mizner Boulevard from Royal Palm Place. The change in design…
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Even More Summer Dining Specials

Tryst’s summer specials give each night a spotlight Starting June 5, Tryst (4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/921-0201) will offer summer specials attached to different nights: Sunday brings fried chicken and a glass of bubbly for $18. Tuesdays are Wine Not nights, with 40 percent off bottled…
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Staff Picks: Cuisine and Cosmetics

Sapphire Indian Cuisine Picked by Margaret Mary Shuff, Publisher “Sapphire is the place to go for excellent quality authentic Indian food. They have lamb, lentils, eggplant and spinach—all prepared well and deliciously seasoned! The clay pot makes it. The solicitous Indian waiters will…
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Memorial Day Dining

With Memorial Day on the horizon, here are some ways to kick back on Monday, while you eat and drink well, too. Burger Bar special for Memorial Day All active duty and retired military receive 20 percent off, with military ID, from Burger Bar on May 30. The June burger of the month is the Beach…
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A Cheese Shop and a Culinary Tour

Village Cheese Shop goes way beyond cheese goodness I love finding the small shops that sell both meals and all kinds of have-you-tried-this-yet culinary finds. So, I finally cleared my schedule to try the Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe in West Palm Beach’s CityPlace. It’s right next to Panera,…
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Movie Review: "Love & Friendship"

Dating back to his 1990 debut, the patrician characters in the films of writer-director Whit Stillman have spoken with erudition unique to the upper-class milieus they populate. Whether it’s the debutante balls of “Metropolitan,” Ivy Leaguers’ discotheque downtimes in “The Last Days of Disco”…