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A Look Underneath The Bun By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Nathan Hamler The Hillsboro Square shopping plaza immerses you in a mouth-salivating aroma that quickly awakens your appetite. Following the smell to a small building puffing with smoke, you witness the flocks of people entering the deceptively limited area. Upon entering you see the line forming …

By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Ben Hicks Nestled along the bustling Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point, Papa Hughie’s Seafood World stands out as a beacon for delicious, quality seafood. Entering their 40th year in business, Seafood World’s popularity continues to grow. A short year and a half ago, Owner Hugh “Papa Hughie” Ganter partnered with his …

About the photographer: Jack Bates began his career as a professional photographer 3 years ago, after graduating from the University of North Florida. Bates combines his love for nature, art, and people to create his Portfolio. How I Got The Shot: In an underwater natural environment the most important factor to nailing the shot is …

How To Bake It In America by Susanna Arntz “Can I help? Mom, I want to bake with you!” Bianca asked years ago. Little did she know that as she grew up, her love of baking would never grow old. When Bianca came to America back in 2000, she says she had no idea she was …

Preparations Meets Opportunity By Cash W. Lambert Photos by Nathan Hamler Josh Douglas has calculated the risk and he thinks that it’s a risk well worth taking: moving. Going for it. Betting on himself. At least for a month or two. It’s a frequent pilgrimage conducted by South Florida action sport athletes: spending time in California …

By Savannah Sheehan Photos by Kelly Coulson America…the land of fast cars, fast internet and fast food. But “fast food” has gotten a bad rap. The word on the street is, “it is not healthy for us.” New discoveries have been made that may say otherwise. Wow! Wake up, America and smell the tacos! Sheknows.com …

Coming November 21—Register Now! Yup, runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels, it’s Turkey Trot time!  Hundreds of trotters will descend on Anchor Park on November 21 for this extremely popular 5k run/walk, entering its 29th year. According to Danielle Beardsley from the Delray Parks and Rec Department, everyone’s looking forward to another …

Dylan Cabot, Lucas Cabot, and Joey Valenti Nail First Place At 5th Annual Fall Skate and Grind Competition A 45 minute rain delay couldn’t dampen the spirits of 25 stoked skaters and over 125 fans at this year’s Fall Skate and Grind Competition at “505” Teen Center and Hobbit Skate Park in Delray.  “We got off to …

Tale Of Craft Beer Enlightenment By Doug Fairall Photos by Ben Hicks Five years ago, a brewing renaissance was born in a little tea and hookah bar in Boca Raton. Ryan Sentz, along with brother KC Sentz, moved their years old college-age-oriented lounge down the street a few blocks to formally begin the Funky Buddha …

By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson Out of many? Out of what? Popular questions for food truck owner, Haiz Miller of Out of Many Cafe. “Food with a Caribbean twist” is the slogan for this Jamaican truck.  The thought provoking name is the “motto” of Jamaica, “Out of Many, One people.” The name allows Haiz …

Kepa Mendia is 9 years old. He likes Instagram, socks, GoPros and drones and he’s the son of renown pro surfer Peter Mendia. Which has many perks… like going on sponsored surf trips and scoring. Or having free professional surf instruction. But there’s one underlying advantage that’s cherished far above these, and Kepa – even …

By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson “To look into someone’s eyes when they bite into something you made for them, well, that’s very important,” beams food truck owner Scoti Sabatino. The tenacity and passion he has invested in Parabas Grill is apparent in the versatile, constantly evolving menu. There is no one genre Parabas falls …

By Doug Fairall Laser Wolf Chris and Jordan Bellus have been slinging beers off Progresso Drive in Fort Lauderdale since 2011, where the brothers have managed to create something special. Situated in an older off-white stuccoed building with a clay tile roof, from the outside the place looks straight out of Southern California. On the …

About the Photographer: Tony Arruza is blessed to have a passion for his work and with this comes a commitment to perfection. While perfection is never attained the challenge remains and it is in this challenge that Tony blends his visual sensitivity, his compassion for humanity and his love for nature into images that captivate, …

Skaters, up for a fun and relaxed skate contest?  Then show up at the 5th Annual Skate and Grind on November 7 at the “505” Teen Center in Delray.  The action starts at 3:00pm and all age groups (5-adult) and skaters of all skill levels are welcome to come out. According to the Skate Park …

  Island Indie rock coming to you from Jupiter By Ashley Zimmerman Photos: Jack Bates Named after their high school’s old mascot, The Helmsmen, a group of twentysomething guys from Jupiter are bringing their own brand of what they refer to as Island Indie to the local music scene. Though the band’s inspirations vary across the …

P.S. 561 by Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson The hot dog stand, once an American tradition found on street corners throughout New York City, never seemed to translate well to the tropical Floridian metropolitan areas. That is until Aaron Merullo took matters into his own hands and created P.S. 561– a 16 foot kitchen on …

By Steven Gonzalez The Florida Atlantic Owls lost on Friday night to the Miami Hurricanes, 44-20, in an intra-state rivalry matchup. While the final score may have read a blowout, the hometown Owls were still able to walk away with their heads held high. FAU Stadium was at full capacity with over 30,000 fans celebrating …

Photos: The Woods Jupiter Relaxed.  Sophisticated.  Comfortable.  These are just some of the words being used to describe Tiger Wood’s new venture into the restaurant game with The Woods Jupiter. The Woods Jupiter opened on August 10 in Harbourside and features New American Cuisine consisting of great American dishes that are uniquely modified to make …

By Giana Pacinelli It’s greasy. It’s messy. It could never come in a “low-calorie” version. But whether it comes from a bucket or served up on a bun, there’s something comforting about that first bite of fried chicken. No doubt you’re now wondering: “Where can I find some authentic fried chicken?” Would it surprise you that the answer is …

Lake Park’s Central Hub For All Things Craft Beer, Music and Art By Susanna Arntz Photos: Nathan Hamler From a streetside glance or a stroll past, people see a cafe and bar setup through the large storefront windows. The name Brewhouse was cleverly appointed to the space to lend credence to its local beer and …

Just Like Home 3rd and 3rd’s Unique Culinary Experience By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Ben Hicks They say there’s no place like home. But a second-best option can be found by seeking out one of Delray’s best-kept secrets: 3rd and 3rd (on the corner of Northeast Third Street and Third Avenue). This is a place where …

Like Father, Like Son Although Greg Norman Jr. isn’t following his father’s golden footsteps on the PGA Tour, he is taking a page from the Shark’s book and pushing a sport – kiteboarding – to new levels in skill and popularity in South Florida. By Cash W. Lambert Photography by Ben Hicks I’m sitting at …

Rain is No Match for Dave Matthews Band Beats By Giana Pacinelli I was crouched in a corner of a Tiki bar, one of hundreds hiding out as the rain came beating down on the lawn chairs and blankets that were holding our place on the lawn of Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre Saturday night. The show …

By Dana Krangel Photos: Dave Earley If you’re going to bother putting on actual clothes and leaving the house after 7 p.m., well then all be damned if you’re not going to have a good time. The goal, no doubt, is to end up with a smile on your face and a cold beer in …

By Natalya Jones Imagine this scenario: You and your friends are about spent and ready to call it a night after a crazy time out. Some members of the group are carrying their shoes, everyone is drenched from the South Florida humidity, and your one friend keeps incoherently belting Taylor Swift lyrics way too loud. …

After Their First Rebuilding Season Under Coach Partridge by Steven Gonzalez Photos: JC Ridley The Florida Atlantic Owls enter Head Coach Charlie Partridge’s second season following a tumultuous, and somewhat unexpected 3-9 initial campaign. What looked to be a promising season and a squad ripe for bowl eligibility turned into a mess of mismanaged play-calling …

Photo: Ben Hicks Freesurfer and Owner of Living Water Surf School The struggle is real growing up surfing in South Florida. What was your experience like? Well, obviously here you have to surf every time there’s waves, even when it’s like knee high. What I’ve found is, if you can get good in the stuff …