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Monday- Beyond Art Basel, Donnie & Marie Osmond, Karaoke, Jazz
Tuesday- Holiday Party + “It Takes Two” Band, Expo, Rappy’s Opens, Karaoke, Free Admission to Norton Museum, An American in Paris
Wednesday– Ballroom & Latin Night, , Learn About Tropical Fish, Theater, Karaoke, Food Trucks
Thursday- Latin Night, Theater
Friday- Joey Dale, The Christmas Carol, Bethlehem Revisited, Theater, Karaoke
Saturday– Paul Revere & the Raiders Tribute, Ice-Skating, Alligator Feeding, Theater, Green Market in Delray, Holiday Parade in Delray, Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Margate Under The Moon
Sunday- Inter-generational Orchestra, Theater Matinees
Something New: Wealth in Wine! (Delivers To Your Door)
This is the hottest wine club to hit S. Florida and it promises to be the largest soon in the U.S. The club brings wines from over 2,000 boutique vineyards all over the world, for example, Argentina, Spain, Italy, and, of course, Napa Valley in California and delivers right to your door.
The company is partnered with a charitable foundation. Call us about doing a complimentary wine-tasting at your office, gallery, spa, car dealership, etc. Become a wine club member and enjoy the wines OR make $ in a new career….Check it out!
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Contact: JP at 561-305-5829 or email@example.com
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Click Kravis.org to see what shows are coming!
Also, individual tickets just went on sale on August 27 for the first 3 Kravis on Broadway productions in the Kravis Center’s 25th Anniversary Season: “An American in Paris’, December 6 to 11; and Dirty Dancing
The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach- For upcoming shows, call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org.
Purchase tickets either at the Kravis Center Box Office at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach or order tickets online through the Center’s official website at kravis.org; or by phone at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.
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Organiste-Join the Arts Community-Concerts: Jazz, Classical, El Piano Romantico (Romantic Piano), Chorale Sing-Alongs, more- Check out Organiste: http://www.organiste.net/join-us
RAINY DAY DEAL: SAVE THE DATE: NOW to November 30
When It Rains, We Pour—-Shooters Waterfront has announced a new rainy day deal in conjunction with the start of hurricane season. The restaurant’s special Happy Hour will rely on Mother Nature as its cue beginning Wednesday, June 1. Guests can cozy up to colorful cocktails and waterfront views to beat the rainy day blues. Shooters will serve a Hurricane cocktail, house wines by the glass, its signature house ale,selection of seven sushi rolls and four flatbreads for 50 percent off when it is actively raining outside. Reopened in February 2014, the new Shooters Waterfront, boasts 340 feet of dockage and complimentary valet parking; guests are welcome to arrive by land or sea. Shooters Waterfront-3033 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308- For more information, CLICK HERE or call 954-566-2855- Note: From June 1st to November 30th (Hurricane Season), offer honored upon rainy day request.
When It Rains, It’s 40% OFF Everything—-At Oceans234 (for VIP Beach Club Members)-Located at 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach- Located Directly on the Ocean www.Oceans234.com
SAVE THE DATES: NOW to December 18
Christmas Pageant-Back for its 33rd year, this Broadway-style stage show features an all new opening number commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the United States entry into World War II-This new number also pays tribute the the Armed Forces and will take you back in time to a WWII era USO show-For tickets:888-952-4806 or ChristmasTickets.com
SAVE THE DATES: NOW to December 31
To see the complete lineup for Festival of the Arts, BOCA
March 2 -12, 2016 CLICK HERE: www.festivalboca.org
20% Discount for Past Ticket Buyers! With Code: PASTBUYER
through December 31, 2016 (excludes early bird)
Early Bird Tickets Only $39* For select Amphitheater events
*limited availability, plus handling fees
Early Bird Valid through December 31, 2016
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SAVE THE DATES: NOW to December 2018
FREE ADMISSION: There’s much to celebrate at the Norton this month: The Museum reopened on July 5 after a five-week hiatus to re-install galleries and prep for construction. And admission is FREE for all through December 2018! Be sure to visit the reinstalled galleries to view your favorite works in a new context. Also on view is a video installation by artist Mark Fox, Giverny: Journal of an Unseen Garden, that offers a new perspective of the lily ponds in Giverny, France that Claude Monet made famous in his paintings. Programs such as Art After Dark resume this week, and are free as well! Don’t miss the French Horn Collective during the annual Bastille Day celebration on July 14. Scroll down for details. And welcome back!
For info. on Exhibitions, Programs, Tours, Art After Dark, Theater Lab (new), and more, CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATE: IMAX RE- OPENED AND IT’S BETTER THAN EVER!
IMAX 3D- Located at 401 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale-Phone: 954-713-0930
NOTE: The AutoNation IMAX Theater was closed until 9/30/2016 to upgrade our projection and sound system to IMAX with 4K Laser; wait till you see the new IMAX with laser system! Groundbreaking movie projection technology will transform the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater experience into one of the most extraordinary theater experiences in the world.
Starting September 30, 2016, the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater will be the only place in Florida, and one of only a few in the world, to offer 2D and 3D movies using the new IMAX WITH LASER system. For current movie SHOW TIMES, CLICK HERE
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Stone Crab Season! Come and get ’em!
SAVE THE DATE: Now to December
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SAVE THE DATES: Now to December 11
Sweet Charity-A Tony Award Winning Musical, A story of Ups and Downs, Optimism, Love and Romance! While working at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, Charity Valentine is often exploited by men, and has been strung along in a series of bad relationships. Nonetheless, she always holds out hope — and she seems to have finally met a decent fellow in Oscar. Charity however remains hopeful although concerned that he will reject her because she is not honest about her profession. Wednesday Matinee at 2pm; Friday, Saturday, Sunday performances-At the Broward Stage Door Theater-8036 W. Sample Road-Margate 33065 For tickets, Call: 954-344-7765 or CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATES: Now to December 23
Sister Act- At The Wick Theater in Boca! The show’s star, Patrece, brings both a classically trained voice and years with the church to this performance! She is going to knock your socks off!!
This musical comedy, the 2nd show of the season, is based on the hilarious 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. It’s filled with toe-tapping songs and show-stopping dance numbers. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty And The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies), this uplifting show is a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.
The Broadway version of Sister Act varies a little from the movie, but follows the same premise. When wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look–a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris turns the convent’s lackluster choir into a musical powerhouse. And as she helps them discover their voices, she finds her own.
The production numbers are filled will 70’s disco, funk, Gospel and blues. Audiences will love the soulful energy, dazzling costumes, flashy choreography and huge cast including many local actors. The show runs from now until December 23; Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat: 7:30pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat, and Sun: 2pm; Tickets: $75-$80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333
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SAVE THE DATE: December 5
Palm Beach Jewelry- Antiques- Design Show; A Prestigious Event Featuring International Exhibitors-Held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center-650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach 33401- For more info: CLICK HERE For TWO Complimentary General Admission Tickets to Attend, CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATE: December 6
Rappy’s Deli Opens Today-There’s a new cheesecake in town – and I’m not talking about Junior’s Restaurant & Cheesecake. Amazing as it is, Junior’s Restaurant & Cheesecake’s fluffy, cake-crust, New York cheesecake will meet its match today. That’s when Rappy’s Deli opens at Boca’s new Park Place Plaza adjacent to the Office Depot Headquarters at 5560 N Military Trl Boca Raton FL Restaurateur Burt Rapoport, who created the Rappy’s concept as a tribute to his late grandfather’s New York Jewish deli, will be offering cheesecake which is the same recipe that was brought to Rapoport’s, his grandfather’s lower east Manhattan deli, by a Swedish pastry chef. The rest of the menu is just as rooted in the New York deli concept, but presented with a modern spin. A Reuben is turned into a spring roll for Rappy’s Pastrami Spring Roll appetizer, which is stuffed with caraway-scented braised cabbage, Gruyere and Thousand Island dressing. Don’t fret, traditionalists, there’s a classic Reuben as well. The menu is extensive, with offerings for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner: caviar, shareable “noshes,” soups, entrée salads, large plates, blintzes and latkes, a mountain of hot/cold sandwich options, dogs and wursts (hello, pastrami-wrapped dog!), burgers and melts, Reubens and Rachels, “Bubby’s chicken in a pot,” shakes and desserts, plus a full bar. Rappy’s will first open for lunch and dinner on Dec. 6. Brunch begins on Saturday, Dec. 10. Breakfast will be served starting Monday, Dec. 12. For more info: RappysDeli.com Park Place- 5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496-Phone:561-314-6840
SAVE THE DATE: December 6 to 11
An American in Paris- A New Musical- Music and Lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin- At the Kravis Center in Ft. Lauderdale-Call 561-832-7469 or Kravis.org
SAVE THE DATE: December 8 to 18
December 8 to 18-The Who’s “Tommy”–Released in May 1969, the album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend of “The Who,” as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and his relationship with his family. The show runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm-For tickets: 866-811-4111 or www.OutreTheatreCompany.com Performances at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33434
SAVE THE DATES: NOW to December 31
Symphony of Lights-At Gulfstream Park in Hallandale-6pm to 11pm- FREE event to walk around….The holiday tradition’s centerpiece is a 50-foot pine tree decorated with thousands of lights synced with festival music; Also featuring selfie photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and train rides; Opening Night will have a stilt walker, jugglers, face painters, tattoo artist and a coloring station from 5pm to 10-pm-Located at 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009- Phone: (954) 454-7000
SAVE THE DATES: December 9 to January 22
Vegas: A Night on the Strip–The show dives into the rich history that made the city of Las Vegas a hot destination for entertainers from around the world. Featuring music from some of Vegas’ most memorable icons – from the Rat Pack and Elvis to the modern-day Cirque-type spectacles; from showgirls to headliners; from high-rollers to high-flying acrobatics… “with maybe a Vegas wedding thrown in!” says producer Kevin Black. This is a history of ‘The Entertainment Capitol of The World’, through the construction and implosion of those iconic hotels on The Strip, and the entertainment that graced their stages. Six vocalists pay tribute to this great city with nods to numerous Vegas icons – not only the Rat Pack, but legends like Celine Dion, Elton John, Tom Jones and Wayne Newton, and the lavish cirque -style shows that dominate The Strip today. The show runs from December 9 – January 22 at Stage Door Theatre, located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available. For more info. or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org For more information about the show, visit www.stagedoorfl.org, or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
SAVE THE DATES: December 15 to January 29
My Son, The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy-New York’s Hilarious Comedy Hit–Direct from its 15 month Off-Broadway Engagement-Actor/Comedian Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to ‘make it’ as an artist-This is the story of Zimmerman’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York. One-part standup, one-part theatrical, and all parts uproarious My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy has garnered rave reviews wherever it has played, including sold out runs at the Northshore Theatre in Skokie, Illinois, and the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, this past summer. His perseverance and hard work eventually did pay off, and Zimmerman went on to act ., and to become the opening act for a number of well-known entertainers, including George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Julio Iglesias, and Joan Rivers-At the Mizner Park Cultural Arts center-201 Plaza Real-Boca Raton 33432 Showtimes: Thursday 2pm and 7:30m; Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2pm +7:30pm; Sunday 2pm-Tickets: $40 – $65 Phone: 844-448-7469
On Line: MySonTheWaiter.com
CHRISTMAS DAY AND HANUKKAH
SAVE THE DATES: NOW to January 8
Panthers in the Park Ice-Skating Rink-The Florida Panthers and the City of Fort Lauderdale have teamed up this holiday season to transform Fort Lauderdale’s Huizenga Plaza into Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, a 5,760-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and enchanting holiday display. Located at One East Las Olas Blvd., Panthers in the Park will be open to the public from November 29th through Sunday, January 8th and will be the largest outdoor public REAL ice skating rink in South Florida.The outdoor ice skating rink will be built on site at the park and will be fully enclosed by a tent. The temperature in the rink will be controlled with chillers to keep the ice cool at 32 degrees and will be constantly shaved and replenished to provide the best skating experience for guests. Ice skating tickets are $13 each for both adults and children for a 90-minute skate session. The cost includes skate rental. Group sales for rentals by the hour for corporate events, special occasions and birthday parties are also available. Hours of operation for Panthers in the Park Ice Skating Rink presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates will be: Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m-10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Additional hours for holidays and school break, along with any special event programming will be announced via web and on Facebook. For more information, please call 954-835-PUCK (7825) or go to the website floridapanthers.com/panthersinthepark. Follow Panthers in the Park on Social media at Facebook, Instagram & Twitter @PanthersParkFTL
SAVE THE DATE: December 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE!
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SAVE THE DATE: December 31
Legendary musician Billy Joel will return to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida for a New Year’s Eve performance on Saturday, December 31, 2016. For the second year in a row, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will perform a spectacular New Year’s Eve Concert in South Florida.Billy Joel in Concert at the BB&T Center-For info. and tickets, CLICK HERE
For more New Year’s Eve Happenings, CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATE: Until January 4, 2017
Were you a “Dead Head”? That is, were you a fan of the Grateful Dead? Now’s your chance to see photographer Robbi Cohn’s collection of pictures of the band. The first photographer officially licensed by The Dead, she shot as many as 400 different concerts. Her iconic photos have been on CDs, hang tags for Jerry Garcia ties, and in numerous magazines, books and newspapers. Special commemorative posters of The Dead Images exhibition at the Photo Center will be available for purchase. At the Palm Beach Photographic Center, 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach-For info: 561-253-2600 or www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org
(Photo on the right: One of Robbi Cohn’s many photos of The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia)
SAVE THE DATE: February 22 to 26, 2017
SAVE THE DATE: February 10 to 12, 2017
South Florida Garlic Fest-The best stinkin’ party in town is moving to John Prince Park in Lake Worth, Florida! That means we are going to take everything you have always loved about Garlic Fest and make it bigger and better than ever before! So start stocking up on mints…Our Internationally Award Winning Event brought home another nine awards this year and continues its focus on local community group volunteer involvement with a dedicated team of 20 non-profit organizations comprised of over 550 volunteers. The festivities include live national musical entertainment, artists & crafters, professional level cooking competitions, amusement rides and garlic-infused cuisine that permeate the air. The three-day event crosses all cultural boundaries and ages, providing something for everyone featuring; National Act Musical Entertainment, the Cloves & Vines Wine Garden, full liquor bars, Garlic Chef Stadium, garlic-inspired gourmet food, over 200 unique vendors, children’s activities and amusement rides, professional level cooking competitions and Home Depot Garlic University. Last year we topped $585,000 in charitable contributions to date for the 18 organizations and the 550 community volunteers they represent.For more information, visit www.sflgarlicfest.com and don’t miss the “Best Stinking Party in South Florida”.
SAVE THE DATE: March 2 to 12, 2017 (Get Discounts NOW)
Festival of the Arts BOCA Announces 2017 lineup! www.festivalboca.org
20% Discount for Past Ticket Buyers! We are excited to offer a special discount for our past ticket buyers. (excludes early bird) 20% off Tickets Until December 31, 2016
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Early Bird Tickets Only $39* For select Amphitheater events
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SAVE THE DATE: March 24 & 25, 2017
The fabulous Boca Bacchanal—Indulge in a weekend of fine wine, food and Luxury! for more info, CLICK HERE
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Want to know the TOP 10 Florida BEACH BARS? Click on “HAPPY HOUR” at the top of the page—see “Happy Hour’ up on the “Navigation Bar”? Or just CLICK HERE
Want to know one of the TOP Deli’s / Italian Markets? Check out GUIDO’S MEAT MARKET-
So what makes this market so different from others? GUIDO! …..But read my review anyway, submitted to Yelp: To: Dominic Guido: I had heard that if you love Prosciutto
P.S. I also made the Pasta a la Vodka recipe he verbalized
P.S. Worth the drive! Come in and experience “old fashioned service!
P.S If you aren’t married to an Italian, there’s always Guido’s!
News! HotNews! RESTAURANTS! (scroll down to see those that are OPEN & CLOSED)
Muddy Waters Restaurant- 2237 W. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach 33442
Phone: 954-428-6577 or www.MuddyWatersRestaurant.com
The Best Karaoke on Thursdays!
Weekly Email Deal:
Enjoy 15%off of any Purchase of $50 or more With This Email! (Regular priced menu items only-Not valid with Lunch Express, Early Bird, Happy Hour, or Clams & Oysters, Specials or Market Priced Items)-Valid only Monday-Sunday, 11/28/16 to 12/4/16-(Must present this printed email-One discount per email address per table-No multiple copies; One time use-No Reward Card points will be applied with discount; cannot be combined with other offers, coupons, Reward Points or discounts.) $7.99 Lunch Specials Mon-Fri, 11am to 2pm
Calling All Pokemon Trainers: We are a Pokestop! Every 5 minutes, you can spin a PokeStop which generates more items such as Poke Balls and potions, or you can drop a Lure and attract Pokemon. The more time spent here, the more items you can acquire!!! Fun for the whole family while enjoying the best food and drinks in South Florida!
NHL & NFL Sports Package For The Entire Season! Also SEC Channels and BIG 10 College Football, Too! Come Watch Your Games at JByrd’s Muddy Waters on our 22 HD TV’s!!! Let Us Cater Your Game Day House Party or Pick It Up Here for Takeout! We Have The Packages For The Entire Season!!! Never Miss A Football or Hockey Game Again!!!
SATURDAY CHARCOAL BBQ! December 3 ! (The FIRST Saturday of every month) Try our delicious BBQ selections from 11am until it’s all gone!!! A new theme every month- Drink Specials ALL DAY; This month BBQ specials feature: “Just Like Mom’s-Traditional Turkey Platter”, “Island Style Whole Grilled Snapper,” “Classic Smoked Turkey Sandwich” and more- Try our Specialty Rum Runners! (No Reward Points, Coupons, or Discounts with this menu)
T-Shirt Monday Special: Get a FREE DRINK of your choice when you wear a Muddy’s T-shirt or retail item during your entire visit (on Mondays only-Domestic bottles, domestic drafts, well drinks, call drinks and house wines only. No premium drinks)
P.S. Happy Hour (called “Havoc Hour” here!) Tuesdays -Saturdays from 4pm to 7pm; on Sundays and Mondays from 4pm to close) with 1/2 off select cocktails and house wine; $2.50 select Draft pints & Domestic bottles-Home of the .69 cents raw clams and oysters!
Enjoy our Pet-Friendly Tropical Patio Seating with misters to keep you cool in the Florida heat!!!
2237 W Hillsboro Blvd,, Deerfield Beach, FL 954-428-6577 -OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Kitchen Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11am-10pm, Thursday to Saturday: 11am- 11pm muddywatersrestaurant.com
P.S. Even 8 year old “Mateo” enjoys the 69 cent oysters and clams on the half shell!! ALL DAY-EVERYDAY!
NEWS: Dating, Romance and Companionship Website for Single Boomers & Seniors age 50+ now provides Date-Coaching. The site is created BY Seniors, FOR Seniors. Click here: http://50plusconnects.com/
FEATURED RESTAURANT: THE TUCK ROOM
This is a guaranteed jaw-dropping experience from the moment you enter Miami’s new drinking den and intimate gastro lounge. You’re in for a treat of delicious bites and also extraordinary sips thanks to Adam Seger, Tuck Room’s Master Barman and rated Top Three Mixologist in the country by Playboy Magazine. Have you tried a drink made with liquid nitrogen yet? How about a Tuck Mojito made with read sugar cane juice squeezed as you watch? The Tuck Room is “tucked away” inside the iPic Theater but it’s not what you think—it’s more…it’s separate and with gorgeous decor (think “Tanzy” in the iPic in Boca.) This place is intimate and chic, classy and seductive, unique and fun. Stop in for Happy Hour or have some sharable plates and handcrafted cocktails before of after the movies, or just to try it. Cheers!
The Tuck Room is located at 3701 NE 163rd Street at the Intracoastal mall in North Miami Beach. Call 786-563-7061 to make a reservation- For more info: www.TheTuckRoom.com
“Life is a Cabaret!” That’s what you’ll be singing after you experience “Jazz Brunch” at the National Hotel in Miami Beach. Wherever you live in South Florida,that is, regardless of your distance from South Beach, it’s worth the drive. Why? Because you will have a unique experience that tantalizes all your senses: you’ll see the exquisite $12 million renovations to an historic hotel treasure; you’ll smell and taste an elaborate brunch buffet of fresh, gourmets foods while listening to amazing Broadway quality voices as you dine—-and here’s the fun part: it’s your servers and bartenders up there belting out the tunes!
And check out 25 photos on Stepping Out Florida’s Facebook page! CLICK HERE
National Hotel-1677 Collins Avenue- Miami Beach, FL 33139 Phone:305-423-7211 www.NationalHotel.com
FEATURED RESTAURANT: CAFE PRIMA PASTA in Miami Beach
OMG! The nirvana food! The impeccable service! The trendy decor! The New York Times rated Best South Florida Happy Hour! No wonder this legendary restaurant has thrived for 22 years and attracts celebrities like Matt Damon, Lenny Kravitz and Dwayne Wade. Go there once and it’s guaranteed that you won’t stop thinking about it till you get back there again– but be sure to make reservations! Everything at this place is, seriously, perfect! (Even the Gen. Mgr., Giuseppe, (right) is movie-star gorgeous! LOL)
Read my Restaurant Review: CLICK HERE
And check out 25 photos on Stepping Out Florida’s Facebook page! CLICK HERE
No time? Tired? Don’t Know How To Cook?
B Square Burgers & Booze, 1021 E. Las OIas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, is dishing up trendy burgers, wings and hot dogs, including an American Kobe beef wiener going for $17.95
Bubbles + Pearls, a raw bar featuring Champagne and other beverages, is shucking it up at 2037 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. It is the first venture for Josie Smith Malave, another former “‘Top Chef” contestant.
Che- (in the former Hudson location in Delray)- This is the first U.S. restaurant in the brand Che(on the Intracoastal at 900 E. Atlantic Avenue), this will be the 16th Che, and will be a steakhouse and international restaurant, with dishes inspired by Argentina and Spain.
Dal Cantadino Trattoria, 2775 E. Oakland Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale
Fi’lia- 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, in the SLS Brickell Hotel, opened by famed Miami chef, Michael Schwartz
Il Posto Ristorante- 4525 Hollywood Blvd., a cute little place run by a charming couple with very good food and a tricky parking lot
Junior’s–Deli from NY (in the former Ruby Tuesdays location in Mizner Park)-–CLICK HERE
Kitchen & Public House-Lindsay Autry, a “Top Chef” finalist and Michelle Bernstein protégé, cooks up a mélange of American, Floridian and Mediterranean cuisine at The Regional Kitchen & Public House in CityPlace in West Palm Beach (At 701 S. Rosemary, on Okeechobee Boulevard in CityPlace -561-557-6460)
Nisi, a modern Greek restaurant from chef Joshua Wahler and manager Andy Tsavos, who teamed at Estiatorio Milos in Miami Beach, has opened at 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale …
Pesce & Pasta, 2022 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (which opened in the spot formerly occupied by the ill-named FACE.)
Ruggero’s, 2701 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale
Bolay, The bowl restaurant, will open on Dec. 1 in Boca in the former Voodoo BBQ & Grill space in the Polo Club Shoppes. In Palm Beach Gardens, Bolay will be at 3333 Northlake Blvd., and opened Oct. 29. The “nutrient dense super food bowl restaurant” features a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) menu. You choose a base (for example, noodles or quinoa), then add vegetables and a protein (such as tuna or chicken) and then a sauce. The options are endless. At 5030 Champion Blvd- Boca Raton FL 33496 Phone: 561-609-1781 Visit: www.EatBolay.com
A second Fresh Market- in Boca early next year-going into the Park Place development on North Military Trail just past Yamato Road-The Boca market will be the 43rd in Florida for the North Carolina-based upscale grocer, known for its extensive array of prepared foods and fresh produce, and variety of gourmet food products. The other Boca Fresh Market is on West Camino Real.
Burt Rapoport-plans to open Rappy’s Deli at Park Place in Boca Raton, a new retail development slated to be built soon on Military Trail, between Yamato Road and Clint Moore Road-expected to open in late 2016-Rapoport says Rappy’s Deli will be a modern spin on the classic Jewish style deli, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. It also will offer take out and catering, he said. (Restaurants in the Rapoport Group include: Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton , Henry’s on Jog Road in Delray Beach, Deck 84 on the Intracoastal in Delray Beach, and Burt & Max’s and Apeiro, both in the Delray Marketplace)
The Regional Kitchen & Public House, with celebrity Chef Lindsay Autry- due to open at 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Clayton Carnes’ Cholo Soy Cucina- Opening in the next month on South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Carnes just won the latest big Food Network “Cutthroat Chefs” competition.
Baba Ghanouj, Davie; Bake Shack, Dania Beach; Blue Bar Grill, Hallandale Beach; Bolay, Royal Palm Beach; The Burning Oak, Fort Lauderdale; Cantina Max, Boca Raton; Cena Modern Italian Restaurant, Delray Beach; The Chickpea, Boynton Beach; Choices Cafe, Weston; Crepe Cafe, Boca Raton; Dorrian’s Red Hand, West Palm Beach; Ends Meat, Hollywood; First Watch, West Palm Beach; Fresh Kitchen, Boca Raton; Gandhi’s, Lake Worth; Grilled Cheese Gallery, West Palm Beach; Hurricane BTW, Ft.Lauderdale; I Heart Mac & Cheese, Ft. Lauderdale; Jardin, West Palm Beach; Juice Papi, West Palm Beach; La Frutera Garden Bar, Wilton Manors; New York Grilled Cheese Co, Boca Raton; OoFusin, Lake Worth; Paneterie, Delray Beach; The Parisian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Jupiter; Pete’s Place, Coral Springs; Pincho Factory, Pembroke Pines; RiceUp Asian Kitchen, Weston; Roasting Buddies, Pembroke Pines; Saxon, Boynton Beach; Sicilian Oven, Plantation; Sons & Daughters Farm & Winery, Lake Worth; Sweet Tooth Shavery, Davie; Thai Haru, West Palm Beach; Tijuana Flats, West Palm Beach; Tijuana Taxi Co., Deerfield Beach; Tucker Dukes Lunchbox, Boca Raton; Vivace Gourmet Pizza & Pasta, Plantation; What the Pho, Pinecrest; Wine Story, Hollywood; Your Greek Cousin, West Palm Beach
For More Details, Click on the “THE LATEST IN RESTAURANTS” Go to The Boxes up above, on your right or CLICK HERE
NEWS: Meatball Room on Yamato Road in Boca
Carousel BBQ, Deerfield Beach; Dapur Asian Tapas and Lounge, Fort Lauderdale; The Filling Station and Garage Bar, Fort Lauderdale; Fork & Balls on Las Olas in Ft. Lauderdale; Hickory Sticks BBQ, Plantation; Hudson, Delray Beach; Knucklehead Burgers, Davie; Meatball Room, Boca; Oaki Steakhouse, Oakland Park; Sweet Tomatoes, Plantation; Tap Global Beer Collection, Delray Beach
OUR TICKET GIVEAWAYS….SO FAR…
STEPPING OUT FLORIDA has given away tickets to Sisters of Swing, Kick’in It Country, The Last 5 years, Waist Watchers Musical and a Free Month Gym Membership to Michael’s Gym in Boca!
AND WE HAVE GIVEN AWAY MORE!
We also gave away 2 pair of tickets to ‘What’s New Pussycat?” and to “Baby Boom Baby’—Congratulations to all the winners!
THANK YOU to the many readers who are entering the contests. We are going to be giving away MORE FREE tickets so just watch for our emails! Please continue to use and enjoy Stepping Out Florida and share with friends!
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JOBS-Networking, Job Boards, Job Fairs
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Banko Cantina, (bankocantina.com) is hiring. Seeking people in the restaurant industry who are looking for a position, read this:
Join our team! Banko Cantina, 114 S. Olive in West Palm Beach, is hiring for all front of house and back of house positions: servers, bartenders, bar backs, hostess, line cooks, dishwashers. Stop by anytime to the restaurant or email your resume to email@example.com
Nick’s Pizzeria & Bar- Nick’s New Haven Style Pizza has all positions available, so apply in person at: Glades Plaza-2240 NW 19th St. -Suite 904 Boca Raton 33431 Phone: 561-368-2900 OR Royal University Plaza, 2444 N. University Drive, Coral Springs 33065-Phone: 954-800-7603 www.NicksPizzeriaBar.com
Musicians Wanted: The American Legion Symphonic Band of Fort Lauderdale will be accepting new members during the month of April, 2016. There are openings for clarinet, percussion, french horn, bassoon, euphonium and tuba. Join us and play some challenging and fun music! Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at American Legion Post 222 in Oakland Park. For more information, call Jim: 954-647-0700 Or check out the website at www.legionband.org
The Casino at Dania Beach is open and hiring for all positions. That includes entertainment talent, casino hosts, food and beverage managers, housekeeping managers and personnel, cage cashiers, slot auditors, attendants and technicians, cocktail waiters and bartenders, poker dealers, security and surveillance. The casino plans to re-opn in early 2016 with slots, poker, live ai-alai, entertainment and dining. For info www.DaniaCasino.com
Muddy Waters Restaurant- NOW HIRING: Low to Mid-Level Managers-Come in and apply before 11am or after 2pm.-2237 W Hillsboro Blvd.- Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: 954-428-6577 visit: www.MuddyWatersRestaurant.com
JOB OPENINGS: Photographer’s Assistant-Accompany photographer on photo shoots and carefully write down names of guests in each photo shot. Pay is $10 an hour; The majority of jobs are just for 1 or 2 hours and are held in Boca. Contact: Janis at email@photosbyJanis.com
Boca Resto Lounge is hiring all positions: servers, bartenders and kitchen staff, apply in person Tuesday through Friday between 3- 6 PM; At 3360 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton -1/4 mile south of Spanish River Boulevard on the east side of Federal highway. Directly next-door to Santos buffet
JOBS FOR KIDS!
Do you know a middle or high school student, age 11-18, who is interested in starting his own business – but has no idea on how to get the ball rolling? If so we’re here to help. The Boca Chamber’s Golden Bell Education Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA! is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications are accepted, and student interviews are conducted, on a rolling basis. YEA! will grant admission to a maximum of twenty four students annually. Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be accepted until the class cap is achieved. Click Here to download the online application. For more information please visit www.bocachamber.com, or call the Program Manager Sonya Deros, at (561) 395-4433 ext. 232.
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At BB&T Center-1 Panther Parkway-Sunrise, FL 33323 954-835-7000
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The schedule: www.MiamiDolphins.com
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Delray was just named the Most Fun Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today! CLICK HERE: http://www.visitflorida.com/insiders/beaches_and_adventure/action.blog/7239-rand-mcnally–usa-today-name-delray-beach-most-fun-small-town-in-america)
Like West Palm Beach? Have you visited Downtown West Palm Beach lately?
Well, what are you waiting for? There are 10 new dining spots and plenty of new retail shops that are waiting for you! Not convinced yet? The 200 block of Clematis St. recently won 4 out of the 9 categories in The Miami Herald’s “Best Block in South Florida” competition. Pretty big deal! Come see what Clematis St. and the entire Downtown has for you. Visit WPBGO.com
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LIST OF DANCE PLACES, DANCE LESSONS, -EVERYWHERE! (Tri-County)–
AND THE TOP COUNTRY & WESTERN DANCE SPOTS (Think Line Dancing!)
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What’s coming to BBT Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center) in Sunrise? CLICK HERE and then scroll down
What’s coming to Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood? CLICK HERE and then scroll down
What’s coming to The Fillmore in Miami Beach? CLICK HERE and then scroll down_
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NEWS: Tri-County Animal Rescue is in great need of DOG WALKERS! We have several hundred dogs in our shelter, and they all need to be walked. PLEASE come in- Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun-10:30am to 4pm—come and help.
Tri County Animal Rescue- 21287 Boca Rio R0ad-Boca Raton 33433-Phone: 561-482-8110 – www.TriCountyAnimalRescue.com
Personal Note: I just took the one Sunday “class” to learn their procedures. Sign up! It’s available at 8:45am every Sunday- It helped! I walked a couple of adorable, loving dogs today–it feels so rewarding to volunteer!
Try it! P.S. They desperately need gently used towels and blankets for the puppies
P.S. The dogs at Tri-County are dangerously low on canned dog food. Pedigree Traditional Meaty ground dinner with Chopped Chicken Canned Dog Food- Please help us by bringing in canned dog food to the shelter, as soon as possible.
I JUST “ADOPTED” a wild dolphin–His name is “Wonder”- I received a “Certificate of Adoption”, a brief life history and color photograph of my dolphin–and a hard copy of the book “An Ocean of Inspiration”–The John Olguin Story. Each dolphin has its own Facebook page (and there are 300 yet to be adopted.) All this for only $30 + $5 for shipping in the U.S. ( Or, perhaps, just get a copy of this wonderful book for $15 + $3 for shipping in the U.S. ) This makes a gift that truly supports a great cause. (Note: You will be helping a dolphin scientist with further exploration, observation and research to help preserve these special mammals. Support the Palm Beach Dolphin Project- For info: email@example.com or 561-762-6473 Click here to watch this video of a dolphin show- CLICK HERE Note By Scientist, Explorer, Author, Dolphin Researcher-Dr. Stefan Harzan: If you have an opportunity to swim with dolphins…why not do it in the open ocean? There, the dolphins may stay close or have the freedom to swim away. It is so much better, because we meet them on their terms.
Contact to adopt your own dolphin: Harzen @Taras.org or 561-762-6473
OUR WILDLIFE REFUGE
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE? (It’s RIGHT HERE IN BOYNTON BEACH!)
ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Hiking, Guided Bird, Butterfly and Wildflower Walks, Early Morning Bird Walks on the Marsh Trail, Early Morning Bird Watch and Walk – Fly Out, Swamp Strolls, Roving Naturalist on Cypress Swamp Boardwalk or Marsh Trail, Tram Tours of the Marsh, Guided Canoe Trips, Full Moon Guided Canoe Trips, Annual Photography Contest, Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions, Friends and Family Spring Fling Folk Music Festival, monthly meeting of the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group (featuring speakers, group kayak or canoe outings)
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge preserves a portion of the once vast northern Everglades. It provides habitat and protection for endangered wildlife such as the snail kite and the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator.
The main entrance and Visitor Center are located at: 10216 Lee Road – Boynton Beach, FL 33473 It is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7. Contact: 561-734-8303 or more info: CLICK HERE
MORE THINGS TO DO: (COMMUNITY CALENDARS)
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BOYNTON BEACH: CLICK HERE
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WANT TO BE PUBLISHED? Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is putting together a cookbook- The cookbook committee is hoping to get 75 of you to send in your recipes so that we’ll have enough for the publisher to print our cookbook. The cookbook will be sold in the Friends gift shop in the Visitor Center. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Please e-mail your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to: Friends of Loxahatchee Refuge, 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 333473, using this format: www.loxahatcheefriends.com/upload/LoxFriendsRecipeForm.pdf
The cookbook committee eagerly awaits!
NEW RESTAURANT -SEE WHAT’S COMING TO BOCA IN SEPTEMBER (SCROLL DOWN!)
PALM BEACH COUNTY’S FIRST ORGANIC WINERY IS OPEN–Wines are free from additives and tannins so it’s less likely to make you regret downing an entire bottle the next day-At Sons and Daughters Farm and Winery, located west on Lantana Road, there’s a tasting room and market retail space that offers guests a chance to sample the couple’s homemade wine made from fermented hibiscus flowers grown on their organic farm. Several taps also offer fruit-flavored kombucha including passion fruit, lemon, and ginger. Before it became Palm Beach County’s first winery, for many years the 17-acre plot of land was used as a commercial nursery; today there’s a pig and a few dozen chickens, and a rotating selection of seasonal organic crops that include figs, pomegranate, sorrel, banana, carrot, passion fruit, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, and okra available for purchase and also organic rice, turmeric, yuca, and edible flowers like hibiscus and nasturtium-Come try the early- and late-harvest hibiscus wine. While each pour a clear, blazing pink-red and have sweet and fruity notes, the early harvest offers a dryer flavor profile. Both wines pack a punch, as well-On a mission to create a sustainable organic farm that encourages the natural, symbiotic relationship between plant, animal, and man, they’re doing it while making some pretty good wine. Sons & Daughters Farm & Winery is located at 5926 Fearnley Rd., Lake Worth. Hours are Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 305-613-8039, or visit sd-farm.com.
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JUST FYI—--MICHAEL JORDAN’s NET WORTH REACHES $1 BILLION ON HIS 53RD BIRTHDAY! CLICK HERE