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Monday- Concerts and Ceremonies Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Concert by Gipsy Sound, An Afternoon of A Cappella, Karaoke, IMax Theater, Jazz
Thursday- Sock Hop with Joey & The Paradons, Martin & Lewis Tribute Show, Stiletto Race Kickoff Party, Craft Beer Tasting, Karaoke, Norton Museum, Theater
Friday- Joey Dale, Penquim Band, Dance Party with Music y CRT (“Classic Rock Therapy’), NY Bar & Grill Reunion Dance Party
Saturday– JA World Uncorked Event, Billy Crystal in Miami, West Side Story , Shakey T. Band
Sunday- MEGA Singles Dance Party, DuDu Fischer Concert, Country Singer Clay Adams, Polo
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Dirty Dancing; January 10: Prague Philharmonic; Jan. 13: Michael Bolton; Jan. 14: Pink Martini; Jan. 15: Jay Leno
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.
SAVE THE DATES: NOW and ONGOING
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
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
ALSO, SAVE THE DATE: April 7: 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration at the Museum-6:30 PM – 9:30 PM- For more info. SCROLL DOWN or …
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SAVE THE DATE: NOW!
Stone Crab Season! Come and get ’em! NOW till April, 2017
NEWS: NOW! New Plaza Now Open in Boca!
New restaurants are open in the new plaza at 5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton:
The Habit Burger Grill and Rappy’s Are Now Open in Boca- in New Plaza: Habit Burger opened its 5th Florida Location in Boca Raton (on December 21)-A leading consumer magazine named Habit Burger Grill the “Best Tasting Burger” in the nation out of 65 burger chains that were reviewed. Known for its signature Charburger, The Habit offers only premium fresh, never frozen burgers seasoned with our proprietary spice blend, grilled over an open flame and cooked to order. For more information, visit www.habitburger.com. The Habit is also found on social media at www.facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrill, twitter.com/habitburger, www.youtube.com/habittube, and on snapchat @habitburger.
Also visit Chipolte and Fresh Market; “Rappy’s” Deli now open in the same new plaza, is by Burt Rapoport and his group. If you love deli fare, you’ll enjoy fresh corned beef, pastrami, brisket, lox, baked knishes, cheese blintzes, potato latkes, kasha varnishkes, noodle kugle (pudding), stuffed cabbage and so many more of your favorite noshes.
Opening January 11 in the same plaza: The Fresh Market
SAVE THE DATES: January 18 to February 26
West Side Story-The Wick Theatre Presents the Enduring Classic West Side Story-This Season’s Most Requested Production Has Already Been Extended-The Wick Theatre is thrilled to present the timeless and groundbreaking 1957 Broadway smash, West Side Story. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice make it one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musicals of all-time. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins, West Side Story has become an enduring classic renowned for its enduring social relevance, exhilarating dance moves and iconic songs including “Maria,” “America,” “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” and “I Feel Pretty.” Thanks to high ticket demand, the show has already been extended one week. Audiences will enjoy this dynamic mix of drama, dance and music, which features a stellar cast and production team. The Wick Theatre is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton-Gala Opening Night: Saturday, January 14th; Matinees: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 2pm; Evening Performances: Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30 pm; Tickets: $75 & $80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333
SAVE THE DATES: January 19 to February 5
EVITA! Winner of seven Tony Awards, this compelling and captivating mega-musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice tells the story of the life of Argentina’s infamous Eva Peron as she climbed her way up the ladder of success to share the power of her country’s leader, General Juan Peron. Webber and Rice tell this fascinating story entirely through song and dance after finding success with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar. EVITA started as a double album but found its way to the stage first in London then New York. EVITA is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s most successful musicals. Preview Night is January 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ($23 & $27); Opening Night is Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ($38 – includes Opening Night Elegance); Evening and Matinee Performances will run January 21-February 5, 2017 at 8pm and 2pm. ($29 & $35); Dinner & Show Night is January 19 and includes a 6:00 p.m. pre-show dinner at Paradiso prior to the 8:00 p.m. performance.The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $72 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance.Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. Buy tickets online at http://lakeworthplayhouse.org/EVITA.html or call 561-586-6410
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/lwplayhouse TWITTER www.twitter.com/LWPlayhouse
SAVE THE DATES: January 22
Dudu Fisher in Concert-7pm-Fisher is an Israeli cantor and stage performer. He is known for his Broadway performance as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Misérables. The son of a Holocaust survivor, Fisher was born in Petah Tikva, Israel-He began cantorial studies at age 22, and took up cantorial positions in Tel Aviv, South Africa and for over 20 years at Kutsher’s Hotel in the Catskills during the Jewish high holidays. He played the leading role in Les Misérables, Jean Valjean, in Israel from 1987 to 1990, and made local fame. He then played the role on Broadway in New York and he was invited to perform before Queen Elizabeth II. He was the first actor on Broadway and in London’s West End to be excused from performing on Friday nights, Saturday matinees and all Jewish holidays. At the Sunrise Lakes Phase 4 Theater-For Tickets: Call 954- 748-3230, x1 – Box Office Hours: Mon. – Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm- The theater is located at 10102 Sunrise Lakes Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33322 For more information, click here for the website: www.sl4recdistrict.
Check out this video of Dudu Fisher, CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATES: NOW 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 on Wed., Fri., Sat., and Sun. until 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 (email@example.com / 561-445-9244).
SAVE THE DATES: NOW 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
SAVE THE DATE: January 21
JA World Uncorked + Crafted– 6:30pm to 10:30pm-A Circle of Wise Women Signature Event Benefiting Junior Achievement of South Florida-JA World is the perfect marriage of fundraising and feasting! Come enjoy tantalizing bites, premier wines, champagne, craft spirits, craft beers and indulgent desserts. Event highlights (get ready to indulge!): Sip select wine and spirits from Breakthru Beverage Florida and Craft Beers from Funky Buddha Brewery; Indulge in the “Dessert Bash”, a never-ending spread of chocolates, ice creams, rum cakes and so much more; Mix & Mingle with friends in the Culinary Courtyards and the Stache Circle Lounge; Dance to the decade-spanning sounds of the fabulous Edge Band; send selfies with interactive photo booths; Bid on Uncorked Auction Packages and raffle to win unique experiences, liquor and more-The evening features Silent Auction and Raffle, Balloon Pop, Jewelry, Trips, Dining, SPA, Concert Tickets & more! Don’t miss this Fundraising Feast! Held at JA World Huizenga Center on Broward College Campus, 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek- A 21+ Event-Tickets are $150 per person-Complimentary Valet Included- For information and tickets-JAWorldUncorked.com or for more info: contact Diana Metcalf at 954-979-7120 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE: January 26
Ghaleb! Come enjoy the music of Ghaleb, the unbelievable Pop Tenor and Classical Flamenco guitarist; He performs with special guest violinist virtuoso, Pablo Rivera-A 3 course dinner will be served at 6:30pm for only $39 plus tax and gratuity (for a total of $49)-Singles and couples welcome! (Non-dinner option: $20 cover charge at the Bar Area includes 2 Drink Tickets)-Dinner Reservations may be made at 561-912-0000 –NOTE: SPECIAL SEATING for SINGLES: No problem coming alone! You won’t be…Please feel welcome and comfortable; Join me at my table! Just ask to be seated at the Stepping Out Florida table when you make your reservation! Showtime: 7:30pm-Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, 33431, is located in the lobby of the Seeman Holtz Building (formerly The Stonegate Bank Building.) The building is about 2 stories tall and is located on the NE corner of the intersection of Dixie Hwy and Yamato Road, and has distinctive large glass sides. FREE Parking- in the lot or garage and enter the lobby to a world of music and dancing.
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: February 22 to 26, 2017
SAVE THE DATE: March 2 to 12, 2017
Festival of the Arts BOCA –See the 2017 lineup! CLICK HERE!
20% Discount for Past Ticket Buyers! We are excited to offer a special discount for our past ticket buyers. with code: PASTBUYER
The 11th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca, South Florida’s premiere literary and performing arts Festival, returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater and the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts March 2 – 12, 2017. A world-class, multi-day cultural arts event, the Festival of the Arts BOCA brings the most sought after jazz artists, classical performers, and authors to South Florida while simultaneously cultivating the stars of tomorrow. Tickets range from $9.99 to $125 per person; For program details and ticket information visit: www.festivalboca.org or call 866-571-ARTS (866-571-2787). Multi-event and full Festival packages are also available.
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
The “Bacchanalia” in Mizner Park on March 25 is Boca Raton’s best Wine & Food Festival! (2 tickets for Bacchanalia on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.is $125 per ticket); 2017 Boca Bacchanal Patron Weekend – Includes 2 tickets to the Vintner Dinners (Friday, March 24, 2017) & 2 tickets to Bacchanalia (Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.). Vintner Dinner Options TBD at Bacchus Beckons at total of $900; Tickets will sell out so get them NOW at BocaBacchanal.com
Tickets will sell out so get them NOW at BocaBacchanal.com
SAVE THE DATE: April 7
The 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration at the Museum-6:30 PM – 9:30 PM- The Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and highlight over 40 South Florida premier restaurants, an array of wine and spirits, assortment of craft beers and a silent auction. Platinum Tickets, VIP admission at 5:30 Price rises to $250 on Feb. 14th. Get yours now.
$225.00; Grand Tasting, Admission is 6:30 pm. Price rises on Feb. 14th. Get yours now. $135.00; Held at The Museum of Discovery and Science-401 SW 2nd Street-
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312-Phone: 954-713-0918; For more info. and tickets, 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 $1.00 OFF One Of Our New Pita Pizzas~ OR ~Order A Bowl Of Soup, Chowder, Chili or Bisque And Receive Double Loy Roy Points On The Bowl Of Your Choice 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)-Just print this ad and present it-Valid only Tuesday-Sunday, 1/9/17 to 1/15/17-(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!
Discounted Renaissance Festival Tickets: Muddy Waters offers discounted Renaissance Festival tickets here ($19 in instead of $21 at the gate) It begins Feb. 11th and runs every weekend until March 26th (at quiet Waters Park off Powerline.) We also offer a discount for our guests who bring in their ticket stubs after going to the festival. (Plus, we offer all the employees of the festival discounts as long as they are working in the area and bring their employee ID!)
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! February 4 ! (The FIRST Saturday of every month) Try our delicious homemade BBQ selections from 11am until it’s all gone!!! A new theme every month- Drink Specials ALL DAY; Try our Specialty Rum Runners! (No Reward Points, Coupons, or Discounts with this menu)- Check out these Chef Specials: Fall-Off-The-Bone St. Louis Ribs, The (Always Favorite) Whole Beer Can Chicken, Half BBQ Chicken (You’re gonna wish you got the whole thing!), Grilled Sausage, Peppers & Onions Hoagie, Fresh Grilled Corn on the Cob-All served with Potato Salad and our 5 Bean Supreme
Monday T-Shirt 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) Tuesday Kids Eat Free At Muddy’s! Bring the family to Muddy’s every Tuesday for this exclusive offer!!!
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 .75 cent 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 75 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/
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!
Get in-Get Wine-Get Social
Contact: JP at 561-305-5829 or email@example.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! Nirvana food! 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
Café Prima Pasta-414 71st Street-Miami Beach, FL 33141 Phone: 305-867-0106
No time? Tired? Don’t Know How To Cook?
Bolay, The bowl restaurant in Boca opened in the former Voodoo BBQ & Grill space in the Polo Club Shoppes. In Palm Beach Gardens, Bolay is 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
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, a steakhouse and international restaurant, with dishes inspired by Argentina and Spain.
Clayton Carnes’ Cholo Soy Cucina- Opened on South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Carnes just won the latest big Food Network “Cutthroat Chefs” competition.
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
Fresh Market- in Boca opened in the Park Place development on North Military Trail between Yamato Road and Clintmore-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.
Habit Burger–Opened December 21, 2016 in Boca- This is the fifth Florida Habit Burger Grill. A leading consumer magazine named Habit Burger Grill the “Best Tasting Burger” in the nation out of 65 burger chains that were reviewed. Located at 5560 N. Military Trail, between Yamato Rd. & Clintmore, Boca Raton
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.)
Rappy’s Deli at Park Place in Boca Raton, the new retail development on Military Trail, between Yamato Road and Clint Moore Road- Owner Burt 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: 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.
Rubio’s Coastal Grille– at 1535 N. Federal Hwy. in Ft. Lauderdale and at the Promenade shops in Coconut Creek, 4425 Lyons Road-Originally opened in San Diego which Ralph Rubio started as a single stand in 1983 and has grown into a national chain. Rubio discovered the fish taco on a trip to Mexico, and brought it to the United States. His original is a classic, beer-battered Alaskan Pollock served on a soft corn tortilla with shredded cabbage, salsa and white sauce.
Ruggero’s, 2701 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale
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
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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
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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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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 email@example.com 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!
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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