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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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”…

Fashion Forward: Summer Trends

Not that we’re one for following uptight fashion rules, but Memorial Day does mark the official start to summer, and for most people that is carte blanche to start wearing their white looks. Really, this just means that your #SceneGirls are going crazy over summer trends. Our summer calendars are…
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Local Getaway: Sanibel Island

A two-and-a-half-hour drive straight across the Florida peninsula from Boca Raton is an island safe haven called Sanibel. The island is home to approximately 7,000 residents, and there are no high-rise buildings or chain restaurants in sight. Sanibel gives every person an authentic and tranquil beach…
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Hillstone talks, an excruciating council discussion and more Boca updates

Wildflower property hearings Boca Raton at last has scheduled hearings on the proposal for a restaurant on the Wildflower property. Aside from the city council’s collective frustration at the negotiations taking so long, the delay has created another potential problem. More about that in a moment. The…

Summer Reading

Finally, it’s the summertime, aka your time to relax, unwind and lay back. But what if you already binge-watched all your favorite Netflix shows, and sitting by the pool has become all too boring all too fast? This, my friend, is why they invented “the summer book.” Reading a great book will exercise…

West Boca Medical Center Excels in Stroke Care

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized West Boca Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center for excellence in stroke care. Specifically, West Boca earned the Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor…

Culinary Tours, Food Festivals and More

Holiday weekend kicks off Taste History Culinary Tour series Try a Taste History Culinary Tour this holiday weekend, as the summer series for this tasty pastime kicks off on May 28. For $45-$60 per person (children under 14 are free), you’ll spend four hours exploring historic districts with…
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The latest on the city/park district dust-up, the Mayor talks height, Delray's iPic update & more

Boca vs. Boca Beach & Park District After tonight, the argument between Boca Raton and the Boca Raton Beach and Park District may not be over, but the two sides may know what they’re arguing about. District Board Chairman Robert Rollins told me last week that he hopes for approval at the…