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New Weekly Party is Brainchild of Local DJ Kasha McKee By David Rolland   “People get intimidated when they hear house music or electronic dance music. I wanted to have a night where we just break it down to dance music. We want to play music with melody and big bass beats,” said Kasha McKee …

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Chase was born and raised in south Florida and currently lives in Delray Beach. He is a published photographer and has his landscape work displayed in several local businesses in the Delray Beach area. His early professional career began as a civil engineer after graduating with a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. Quickly realizing …

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Serving Subs and Smiles By Darien Davies If you aren’t looking for it, you might miss D’Best Sandwich Shop. But, if you missed it, do yourself – and your stomach – a favor by making a U-turn and readying your appetite. Husband and wife team, Johnny and Susannah, have been dishing out some of the …

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One Of South Florida’s Original Specialty Coffee Companies Continues Perfecting The Bean By Darien Davies All coffee lovers unite because there’s finally a way out of the black hole of the over-roasted, burned, and way-too-sweet cup of coffee. Scott and Amy Angelo, founders of Oceana Coffee, are committed to the perfect cup o’ Joe and …

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Viceland Show “Dopesick Nation” Spotlights The Local Opioid Crisis By Darien Davies Amidst the sparkle and glamour of life in downtown Delray Beach is a heroin epidemic. Happening about a block over in any direction, the situation is both obvious and not obvious at the same time. A new documentary on Viceland, Dopesick Nation, is …

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Chef Clayton Carnes And His New BBQ Spot By David Rolland Clayton Carnes has to laugh that his last name is Spanish for meats. “My name is a funny coincidence. My family teases me about it,” the chef and restaurateur chuckles. Born in Michigan, Carnes’ family moved to West Palm when he was a kid, …

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If you surf or are just a casual fan, you’ve likely visited the Surfing Florida Museum which was originally housed in Delray Beach, and more recently, Lake Park. However, this special place now has new, larger digs at The Warehouse District in West Palm Beach. From an amazing collection of vintage boards to historical photos …

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Does it help playing this close to your hometown of Deerfield Beach? I wouldn’t say it helps, but it is a good thing. You know, I have a lot of family support right up the road so, I wouldn’t say it helps, but it’s good to have. How did the nickname Motor come about? It …

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West Palm Lounge Offers Unique Food & Drink Menu By David Rolland You probably know Voltaire for it’s intense music programming that brings great local and national bands to West Palm. But the lounge has also put serious thought into it’s food and drink menu. “We noticed a serious lack of cocktail bars in our …

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Crazy Uncle Mike’s: Brewing a Good Time By Darien Davies In a land of breweries without good food, restaurants without good beer, and music venues without either, we finally have a spot with it all, and it makes total (and damn tasty) sense. Crazy Uncle Mike’s is a brewery, restaurant and music venue located on Federal Highway …

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Authentic Peruvian Food, No Passport Required By Darien Davies If you’re tired of the avocado-toast, breakfast-pizza and poke-bowl food train that’s been barreling through town lately, and want something different, head to La Panza Latin Bistro. This Peruvian restaurant might be small in size, but packs serious amounts of flavor. Owner Rodolfo Mendieta has a …

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Producing Highly Technical Beers For A High Temperature Climate By Mike Jurewicz When thoughts of South Florida and adult beverages are mentioned, beer is not typically the first thing that comes to mind for most. Fruity, bright colored cocktails with little umbrellas and tons of garnishes tend to fit the stereotype. When one does think of …

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Revolutionizing West Palm’s Music and Retail Experience By David Rolland When Danni Zelaya moved back to her hometown of West Palm after years of art school in New York City, she found herself feeling a little down. “I was excited to be back with my family and my then boyfriend, now husband, but I was …

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Poke It To Me By Darien Davies Let’s be honest: it’s too hot to cook. It’s pure insanity to even think about turning on the oven or grill when it’s pushing 90-plus degrees outside. The good news is, you don’t have to. Thankfully poke bowls have become a household name, and there’s a few primo …

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What was it like growing up in Lake Worth? It was pretty chill, kind of a beach vibe not a whole lot going on so everyone knows everyone. Its super-hot and humid in the summer so we never wanted to leave the house but we always ended up at the beach. There aren’t too many …

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The Plastic Problem and What We Can Do About It By Darien Davies Does anyone get the feeling like they are drowning in a sea of plastic? If not, take a look at your beach and you can almost guarantee that within a few feet you’ll spot some straws, cigarettes (that’s another issue!), plastic cups …

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Bucs, Beer and Barrel of Monks: Special event with a special release By Darien Davies Hall of Fame Tampa Bay Bucs defensive lineman and Super Bowl Champion, Warren Sapp, and the crew at the Barrel of Monks have teamed together to create a special beer, and you’re invited to the release. Held this Saturday, October …

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Guanabanas Brings The Irie Vibes In A Big Way by David Rolland Guanabanas Restaurant and Bar is going to be jammin’ on Sunday, October 7. Starting at 12:30 in the afternoon, the Jupiter hangout will be hosting the 6th annual Dirty River Reggae Fest. The free event is open to guests of all ages has …

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Get Ready to Rock Saturday, September 29 by David Rolland Last year Downtown Abacoa deicded to put a hard rocking spin on Oktoberfest with Rocktoberfest. Everyone had so much fun they decided to double down and hold a second annual Rocktoberfest this Saturday, September 29. Starting at 2 p.m. the free event will start rocking …

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by Darien Davies  Driving is overrated, especially if you want to party in transit. Thankfully, TriRail’s beautiful stepsister, Brightline (no relation), has pretty much thought about everything to transport you in style to a few key locations in Florida. So if you’re looking for the ultimate weekend away, look no further than the yellow speeding …

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Ocean Ties and Cleanly Drawn Lines by David Rolland After years of hard work David Lavernia is starting to think he might have made it as artist. “I just flew into Barbados. A client paid for me to take a surprise surf trip. I checked in on Instagram that I was in Barbados and not …

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by Darien Davies  If you’re looking for a sleeper, you’ll find one in the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa. Located just up the street at 3800 N. Ocean Drive, the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort boasts all the amenities but is intimate and comfortable enough for a weekend staycation. You’re invited to …

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by Tom Greene of Custom Rod & Reel  September and October are good months for fishing.  Finally, it’s not 99 degrees outside, it’s only 91.  It’s the time of year we get the mullet run and it normally hits Palm Beach and Broward County on October 15 and lasts 30-45 days.  What the mullet run …

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Meet Delray Beach’s Piano Man by David Rolland It all started with a vacation, SpiderCherry says, on how he became Delray Beach’s preeminent keyboardist. “My family moved to Boca. I was down here on a vacation playing some open mic nights,” remembers the English born and bred musician. “I played Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the …

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Don’t Call It A Comeback By Darien Davies What was once a 15,000 square foot warehouse just on the outskirts of the downtown district has now been transformed into arguably the hippest and most forward-thinking art destination in Delray. The CRA’s Arts Warehouse is located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District and technically opened in …

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Let’s Roll Crema Rolls Ups The Ante On Thai Rolled Ice Cream  By Darien Davies Gone are the days of a basic cone of ice cream. CREMA, located in the Grandview Public Market, has officially rethought what this delectable desert can be, and elevated it for your sensory pleasure. Even though the concept has been …

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My name is Chelsea Erwin and I am a destination wedding, fashion and underwater photographer. I’m lucky enough to travel all over the world to photograph in love couples! I am based in South Florida where I live with my husband on a farm with our goats, pig, dogs, cats and bunny. I have been shooting photos for as long …

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by Danny Wright I’m a music nut. Always have been. Most of my waking hours are spent digging into streaming service’s high-res audio to listen to stuff I’ve loved all my life or researching new music and artists I’m just learning about. I heard The Pets had a new album out and I was anxious to …

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Wood Fired Goodness In Many Forms by Darien Davies Let’s face it. Pizza tastes great at all times of the day, regardless if it’s 4 a.m. when you’re beer burping, or at 2 p.m. when your aunt decides to split the check. Thankfully for us, we can omit the Papa John’s and Pizza Hut pizzas …

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How Oceana Coffee Helps Merge Two of America’s Favorite Drinks by David Rolland While not quite reaching the level of popularity of peanut butter and jelly, the craze of coffee infused beer has shown yet again that two great flavors can prove to be even greater together. For the last eight years Scott Angelo’s Tequesta …

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