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ROK:BRGR 208 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale (954) 525-7656 rokbrgr.com ROK:BRGR owner Marc Falsetto and Executive Chef Robbyns Martinez put the mark in downtown Fort Lauderdale with ROK:BRGR, the area’s first gastropub, which just so happens to have one hell of a burger. While the menu offers a variety of stellar items, today it’s best …

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3rd & 3rd 301 NE 3rd Ave., Delray Beach (561) 303-1939 3rdand3rd.com A great burger is not just comfort food. Once you’ve had one, it’s like a right of passage into gastronomy. When 3rd & 3rd owner John Paul Kline opened his Delray Beach restaurant just over one year ago, the first thing he put …

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The Steak Bomb Photos: Nathan Hamler Known for their amazing pizza, Boca’s Best has been a household name in SoFlo for quite some time. If you haven’t had a slice, it’s well worth the trip, especially since they are open until 2am – and serve some tasty craft beers to boot. But the pizza isn’t …

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Cali-Wrap Photo: Joaqin Anico Zona Fresca has defined itself for whipping up Mexican food you can enjoy every day. The fresh and light meals are made fresh daily, not over seasoned, and let the ingredients do the talking. Word is spreading fast as the Delray Beach location is open for business and their Fort Lauderdale …

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Roasted Pork and Porcini Risotto Photo: Nathan Hamler The Sub-Culture Group keeps churning out fabulous, unique restaurants in south Florida and Hullaballo joins the family.  The place is already receiving rave reviews and they are just getting warmed up. What’s the big fuss and commotion about?  For starters, this Italian Gastropub is serving up some …

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Photos: Nathan Hamler When you consider what restaurant to visit, one usually considers what kind of food is served up.  With Sweetwater Bar & Grill, not only is the food amazing, but their drinks almost steal the show. The bar is one of the most interesting around, and the bartenders could pass as mad chemists, …

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Tortuga Music Festival played halfsies with rain and shine this year. Day 1 had great performances from Ziggy Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Eric Church, and more. It was definitely a hot one, but the coconut water and Naked Turtle Rum came to the aid of many. That was after waiting in line for 30 minutes or …

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The New Vegan By Dustin Wright Photos: Nathan Hamler To get this out of the way first, I am not a vegan. That being said, Rahein Jones has me convinced that eating vegan can be pretty damn good. Located in Downtown Delray, The New Vegan is a unique spot that fits the scene well, and …

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The Boat 58’ Andy Mortensen, twin turbos, 3 fighting chairs Two staterooms and heads, fully air conditioned Flat screen TV’s and killer sound system State of the art electronics, including advanced sonar CHIRP technology, boat is constantly upgraded   A Poseidon Adventure Indeed  “A friend of mine told me, “price is soon forgotten when quality …

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A South Florida Artist That Knows No Boundaries By Nicole Danna “All Things Creative” Not only is it Craig McInnis’ own personal commandment – it’s also the way he approaches both life and work. Leave no canvas unturned, no blank wall unpainted. And as a freelance artist in South Florida, it means McInnis covers a …

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Ketchy Shuby- Still Making It Look Easy (S.M.I.L.E.) Five-piece Miami power house Ketchy Shuby knows how to do two things all too well: record fresh music and play irresistible live shows. Stirring up their signature brand of ‘downtown soul,’ Ketchy is back a funk-tastic new record that shows off their unspeakable passion for getting down. …

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The Hard Richards- Nu Derection When it comes to local South Florida bands, few are as legendary as The Hard Richards. Representing Boynton Beach, this ska/punk group has been playing live since 1994– that’s nearly two decades of twisted, mosh worthy jams. Through the years, front man Steve has remained the only constant with a …

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The Old Fashioned- Urgency By Dana Krangel Writing original songs out of Margate, FL, The Old Fashioned is a post-punk trio doing exactly what everyone should be, making music they love. Fairly new to the scene, The Old Fashioned popped up in 2002 playing as part of stacked lineups at gritty venues. Now signed to …

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Jacuzzi Boys- Jacuzzi Boys By Dana Krangel The new self-titled full length from these Miami wonderboys has been a long two years in the making for Jacuzzi Boys fans everywhere. Album opener Be My Prism is a bouncy but mellow jam with an infectious drum backbeat and longing lyrics: “I breathe, I wanna see the …

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Phantomime- The Heist By Dana Krangel The second release from five-piece Boca Raton band Phantomime takes the listener on a darker, swirling journey through six tracks of ramped up, Panic! At The Disco inspired sound. Opening song Masquerade officially welcomes the listener The Heist and is also serving as the record’s lead single and Phantomime’s …

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Stop the Presses- Eskandalo by Dana Krangel Who knew that Hialeah, FL could produce such tasty ska tunes? Homegrown four-piece band Stop the Presses show big SoFla pride on Eskandalo, their skank-alicious new 7-song EP that was recorded and pressed in their hometown. While lead singer Ali Culotta’s vocals take you back to the days …

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Bushwood Tidal Wave By Dana Krangel Let’s be real, there is no shortage of reggae bands making the rounds in South Florida. So what makes Bushwood standout from the rest? They are polished. Their live show is on point, and now their recordings match up. Tidal Wave, the band’s second release, oozes breezy jams worthy …

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the band in Heaven Caught in Summer Swell by Dana Krangel the band in Heaven have long instilled a sense of pride in the hearts of South Florida local music connoisseurs with solid live shows and bi-coastal appeal. So it might seem odd, but Caught in a Summer Swell is the band’s first full length …

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The Short Straw Pickers Upon That Hill by Dana Krangel Like their band name implies, The Short Straw Pickers special brand of genre twisting goodness comes with an extra dose of twang. Self described as “Jamboogiebluegrassicana,” their unique blend of sound results in a jamtastic fiddle party on the trio’s debut album. Lead singer Jack …

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Thanks again to everyone who came out to Guanabanas for the Issue 10 Release! The People Upstairs put on a great show and Guana’s played awesome hosts. Photos: Nathan Hamler

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The issue 9 release at Saltwater Brewery was a blast. Big thanks to Delivery Dudes for sponsoring the event and for Future Prezidents for entertaining. Next party will be in early April at Guanabanas in Jupiter. Stay tuned for details!

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By Cash W. Lambert Photo: Chris Garrison Age doesn’t define Steel Lafferty. You’d think the all-pro wake boarder is an older, tenured vet because he’s invented 3 different tricks. That means he’s done something that no one else has ever done in the history of the sport. Amazing. And with all the traveling he does, …

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Extreme Kayak Fishing w/ Joe Hector by Danny Floyd Photos: Perrin James “You are the Captain, the Navigator, the First Mate, and you are in control of yourself.  It’s all on you.” —Joe Hector, Extremekayakfishing.com I must admit I’d never used the word fishing and kayak in the same sentence before.  Kayaking to me was …

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Sensory Deprivation By Dustin Wright Sensory Deprivation: An experimental situation in which all stimulation is cut off from the sensory receptors In today’s world, it can be quite difficult to find some peace and quiet. There always seems to be something distracting us. Whether it’s the ticking of a clock, the dog next door, the …

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Thanks to everyone who came out to support at the annual Movember Mustache Party! Saw some classic Mo’s and everyone was having a great time. Also BIG thanks to Delivery Dudes for sponsoring the photo booth. Make sure you check out their ad on the back cover of Issue 8 and mention Atlantic Current for …

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JaFleu Discovers The Power of Art Charity in South Florida By Adam E. Smith @theadamesmith   Painters are naturally philanthropic without trying. They all release invaluable contributions to the creative sphere, but a limited kinship of unrelated artisans that push past defaulted altruism. Their mediums are more than just platforms for impassioned socio-political messaging. They …

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  Remember when little Johnny would get called out in class for drawing scribbles on his classwork?  Ever think many years later that little Johnny would turn his habit into a full time artistic profession? Meet local artist Andrew Swan, who creates some magnificent pieces of art, featuring some of our all-time favorite musicians.  We …

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