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West Palm Beach Restaurants: City Tap

Philadelphia sports fans will be thrilled to hear we have a new Philly bar in town! The original location is in University City, there’s another location in Washington, D.C., and now we have one here in Downtown West Palm Beach! City Tap has taken over the incredibly large space previously housed…

Healthy Drinking Options for the Holidays

Holidays are here and that means parties, which usually means drinking. If you don’t want to give up alcohol but would like to learn about the healthiest options to enjoy, then in this blog is for you. Best alcoholic drinks at the party: Organic or Bio-Dynamic Red Wine without sulfites added Red…

New Ultimate Frisbee League in Deerfield Beach

CLUBWAKA South Florida announced that registration is open for Thursday night coed ultimate Frisbee. Started in 1998 as the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA), today’s CLUBWAKA is a U.S. social club providing adult sports leagues, social activities and events. Ultimate Frisbee is new to…

Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest: Daniel and Friends

When Chef Daniel Boulud calls his friends together to toss out some dishes, you end up with a meal of many colors. That’s what happened Sunday at the Brazilian Court setting for this walk-around tasting and Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival event. There’s the gray, pearl and seaweed hues…
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The Week Ahead: Dec. 13-19

A solo theater piece re-creates “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 75 minutes, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra resurrects Christmas spirits, and Bret Baier keynotes the YMCA’s Prayer Breakfast. Plus, The Beach Boys, The Jingle Ball, “Avenue Q” and more in your week ahead.   WEDNESDAY What:…

Uptown Atlantic is Dead, Arts Garage in Trouble, and more

Uptown Atlantic is dead. Is the hope for redeveloping West Atlantic Avenue still alive? Last Thursday, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency voted 6-0 – board member Daniel Rose was absent – to terminate the agreement under which Equity Delray was to purchase roughly six acres of land…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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),…

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…

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…

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…