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The Dudes Abide The South Florida crusade to change delivery forever By Dana Krangel Photos: Ben Hicks Imagine today is your lazy day. The type of weekly ritual that keeps your body happily attached to the couch and your mind eternally occupied by a the hand-held screen of your choosing. Alas, it’s time to eat …

By Cash W. Lambert Photos: Leon Legot Everyone knows Jensen Callaway. We’re sitting outside of Blueline Surf and Paddle Co. in Jupiter during peak hours, and every person that walks by has to say something to him. But this isn’t surprising, because the South Florida native sticks out – anyone who surfs the Juno Pier …

Uproot Hootenanny – Way Out by Dana Krangel The string movement is alive and well in South Florida and Deerfield Beach’s Uproot Hootenanny are one of the biggest bands on the scene. On their latest record, the five-piece folk/bluegrass band stays true to the genre through heavy jam sessions and whiskey dreams. Raucous tracks like …

Speaking Volumes- Brass Tacks by Dana Krangel Lake Worth-based Speaking Volumes are stepping it up. Hot off the release of their new EP, the band announced they will be representing all things local on the big stage at this year’s SunFest (their second appearance). The recognition is deserved as just one listen of Brass Tacks …

The People UpStairs- Take It  How You Want by Dana Krangel Florida music vibes are physically embodied in The People UpStairs. Formed over a decade ago while attending Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, the local boys are making good. You have no doubt boogied your booty at one of their funktastic live shows and …

Ahh, the long awaited Day 5 of Sunfest. The final day is always jammed packed with great acts, and this year did not disappoint. Day 5 played host to SOSOS, Inner Circle, Rusted Root, Streetlight Manifesto, The Wailers, Blues Traveler, Dropkick Murphys, Alice in Chains, and Ellie Goulding. Inner Circle played some good reggae tunes …

Day 4 of Sunfest brought some great acts including local favorite Spred The Dub, big name acts including Dirty Heads, Rebelution, Pretty Lights, and much more. Spred The Dub is always great, and very cool to see on a stage like that. The Dirty Heads put on a great performance as well with good jams …

Another great 5 days of Sunfest! Day 1 started off with Vegabonds followed by West Palm born Surfer Blood. Next up was some of the great and familiar riffs of Dick Dale. From there it was over to see Cake who put on a solid performance and brought out a big crowd. Last on Day …

Surfers For Autism 2014 was another great even held in Deerfield Beach. Lots of smiles, high-fives, and good vibes. A lack of waves could’ve held up some events, but not SFA. With help from volunteers, participants were still up on boards in no time. Thanks to everyone who came out to support! Photos: Leon Legot

Charm City 1136 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach (954) 531-0300 charmcityburgers.com THE BIG SLOPPY The original Charm City was conceived as a sandwich shop, a take-out joint where you could grab a beer and some grub for a good price. But when the line started backing up with burger orders, owner and chef team Evan …

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox 1101 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach (954) 708-2035 tuckerdukeslunchbox.com You haven’t had a burger until you’ve had a Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox burger, the specialty created by celebrity chef Brian Cartenuto, a winner of Food Network Star’s  “Cutthroat Kitchen.” These massive towers of meat and toppings will require some elbow grease and an …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …