Pandemic Pints: How Breweries are Serving Up Craft Beer Amid Changes

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Guide to the Best Craft Cocktails in Fort Lauderdale

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The Top 3 Beers From Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton

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4 Must-Try Fall-Themed Beers In Broward and Palm Beach County

There’s nothing like the pumpkin spice of pumpkin spice to herald the end of summer. There’s no shame if your current to-do list includes putting back as many basic-flavored brews as possible, even if they’re the hop-and-barley equivalent of a pumpkin spice latte. But if you’re looking for some great autumn releases that aren’t simply …

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Making a Difference With Delray Non-profit Community Greening

Community Greening simplifies environmentalism on a local level. By Kayla Ziadie   Saving the environment one tree at a time is part of Community Greening’s daily mission. Since 2016, the Delray Beach-based urban forestry nonprofit has planted 4,565 trees with more than 3,600 volunteers in seven cities. Co-founder Mark Cassini said Community Greening sparked from …

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Small business owners open up about lessons learned amid COVID-19. By Darien Davies   As a normal human being, living through the coronavirus pandemic is hard enough. You’re trying to juggle keeping a job or finding a job, masking up, staying safe and sane in a socially-distanced world, and figuring out how to move forward. …

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Home Garden Tips With Farmer Jay Pure Organics

By Kayla Ziadie   We’re already nine months into one of the most chaotic years ever. And truth be told, things have been hectic, so we’re overdue in starting that “find a new hobby” resolution. But, hey, there’s no time like the present to discover a new passion that could change your life for the …

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6 Best Places for Live Music in Palm Beach County

By David Rolland   2020 has been a rough go for music lovers. They might have their stacks of vinyl and an infinite content of music on the web, but for an audiophile, there’s nothing like going out to see a live show. Whether it’s to sing along to their favorite song or the chance …

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Local Brewer Fran Andrewlevich Launches North County Hard Seltzer2

Hard seltzer is here to stay. By Nicole Danna   It’s not just for summer. It’s not just for millennials. It’s not just for the calorie counters. And it’s certainly not just for girls. Categorized within the flavored malt beverage category, hard seltzers are becoming a hot sector of the craft beverage market, and everyone …

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Things To Do In South Florida COVID-19 Morikami Museum and Gardens

Cure your quarantine cabin fever. By Kayla Ziadie   In case you haven’t heard, we’re five months into an international pandemic, and the delirium of staying home is getting real. Walks around the neighborhood and weekly trips to Publix can only keep a family sane for so long. Fortunately, cases are lowering in South Florida …

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Top 10 IPAs in Palm Beach County

Ten of the best brewskis in PBC. By Nicole Danna   These days, an IPA can be almost anything. Hazy or clear. Dry or juicy. Bold or mellow. Sweet or bitter. Soft or crisp. Piney or fruity. Take your pick — there’s a style, variety, and iteration for nearly every palate preference. The Brewers Association …

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Learning from COVID Chef’s Table

Four local chefs get real on lessons they’ve learned throughout the pandemic. By Darien Davies   While the coronavirus swept through and K’d some serious A for all businesses across the board, it did — and continues to do — unfathomable damage to the restaurant industry above all. Social distancing is the antithesis of bars, …

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The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton Temporarily Closing

By David Rolland   You only have one last weekend to enjoy The Funky Biscuit. The beloved Boca Raton concert venue and restaurant announced on its Facebook page that it will be temporarily closing after its final show on Monday, Aug. 31. “It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce that …

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Flagship IPA Due South Brewing Caramel Cream Ale

The lowdown on local breweries’ flagship beers. By Nicole Danna   Due South Brewing Co.’s Caramel Cream Ale is in a class by itself. According to Doug Fairall, the brewery’s marketing director, it’s a beer uniquely situated in its own style category. The brewery’s flagship brew starts off with the clean profile of a standard …

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The Old Riverhouse Vegan Village Opens in Fort Lauderdale

Vibrant vegan eats await at The Old Riverhouse Vegan Village. By Kayla Ziadie   In the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Riverwalk is your next stop for all things plant-based, eco-friendly and sustainable: The Old Riverhouse Vegan Village. Riverhouse opened Aug. 1 in the second oldest building in Fort Lauderdale, which was built in 1903 …

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Flagship Fresh IPA from Civil Society Brewing Co

The lowdown on local breweries’ flagship beers. By Nicole Danna   While most South Florida beer lovers know Civil Society Brewing for its IPAs, according to the brewery’s co-founder, Karl Volstad, it was never intended to be a hop head’s paradise.  “When [Evan and I] first opened, it just happened that we were hop-heavy from …

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Papa's Raw Bar Papamigos

When it became apparent that the coronavirus was going to hit the States, no one really knew what was going to happen. For small business owners, and specifically local restaurant owners, the focus went immediately to losing business, what to do with employees, how the hell to survive the year with missing peak season, and …

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Palm Beach County Bars Fight for Business Despite Shutdown Struggles

The owners of Palm Beach County’s booziest spots deep dive into how they’ve stayed afloat amid the madness. By Kayla Ziadie Featured in the Digital Edition   There’s no shortage of bars and breweries in South Florida. Both locals and SoFlo transplants can quench their thirst with craft beers and artisanal cocktails at the turn …

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COVID-19's Impact on the Palm Beach County Music Industry

The New Music By David Rolland Featured in the Digital Edition Music to our ears They say hindsight is 2020, but from this side of the quarantine it seemed in early 2020 South Florida really might have had a golden age for local live music. There were plenty of great musicians, lots of cool venues, …

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Local Retail Shops Experience COVID-19's Harsh Impact

Sorry, we’re clothed. By Kayla Ziadie Featured in the Digital Edition   There’s no doubt COVID-19 had a dastardly impact on the economy, especially on local brick-and-mortar businesses that rely on in-person purchases. When the national emergency was announced March 13, most small business owners throughout South Florida had to act fast to make decisions …

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Best Places to Grab a Cocktail in South Palm Beach County

Gettin’ boozy with it By Darien Davies   We all have it. It’s the one bar, restaurant or dive bar where we flock to when we are in need of that delicious cocktail that makes everything just that much better. Whether it’s Saturday night drinks, happy hour after a sh*t day at work, or a …

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By Nicole Danna   It’s no surprise that South Florida’s service industry continues to struggle in the midst of the COVID-19 spikes. With county- and state-issued orders to cease service on various levels in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, most establishments have been forced to rethink their business models.  While restaurants have no doubt …

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Guide to the Best Craft Cocktails in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s hottest spots for the best sips. By Kayla Ziadie   You’ve channeled your inner bartender mastering quarantine margs with your trusty NutriBullet; ordered to-go cocktails and liquor from your favorite local bar; and likely ripped the top off premixed bottles to wet your whistle after a long WFH day. Don’t worry, we understand. …

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The Top 3 Beers From Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton

By Nicole Danna   Since opening in 2017, Prosperity Brewers in Boca Raton prides itself on creating small-batch beer with creative uniqueness. It’s no wonder why, then, why picking three of their “best” beers can be such a difficult task.  These days, head brewer Joel Kodner — formerly of Due South Brewing Co. and West …

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Meet Boca Raton's Own Dark Knight Artist, AKA J. Brisbee

The Dark Knight Artist: History Gets a Splash of Comic Culture By Nile Fortner   For years, comic art has crossed boundaries to enter multiple forms of mediums. Fans watch comic book adaptions from the big to the small screen and may see comic art on the walls of local museums, venues, and yearly conventions. …

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Grace's Fine Foods Offers Gourmet Sandwiches At New Juno Beach Shop

From-scratch meats and gourmet sandwiches await at the newly opened Grace’s Fine Foods in Juno Beach. By Kayla Ziadie   If anyone in South Florida is a master of meat, it’s Bradley Grace. Grace is the owner and chef of Grace’s Fine Foods, a gourmet sandwich shop that got its start at Grandview Public Market …

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Just Baked Boca Stays Strong Amid Quarantine

Can’t fake that Just Baked. By Darien Davies   Whether you’re freshly baked or in the mood for freshly baked desserts, Just Baked Boca in Boca Raton is the sweetest spot in town. Established in late 2017 as a small, specialized bakery, Just Baked quickly developed into a popular late-night spot for everyone who needs …

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Bulk Styles

The story behind the art. By Darien Davies   Mark Rupprecht, aka Bulk Styles, grew up in his mother’s art gallery. His world was immersed with different forms of art and mediums before he was even aware of what anything was. Intrigued, he started painting as a little kid and set his sights on art …

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Angela Dugan Kapow Cocktail

We gave Palm Beach County bartenders four ingredients to whip up a stellar summer cocktail. By Kayla Ziadie   One can only down so many hard seltzers and boxed wine at socially distant beach days before entirely swearing off (cheap) alcohol. Mind you, there’s still one month of summer left, and the peak of hurricane …

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How To Save Money and Spend Smarter During COVID-19

Living through a pandemic isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. By Sean Gordon   The world is facing one of the worst financial crises in history. As many of our nation’s citizens face substantial hardships stemming from pay cuts, furloughs, or lay-offs, finding ways to save extra cash is more important …

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Kung Fu Performing at the Funky Biscuit

The Funky Biscuit celebrates its ninth anniversary in quarantine. By David Rolland   This was supposed to be a great weekend for Albert Poliak’s live music venue, The Funky Biscuit. The Boca Raton music hotspot is set to host its nine-year anniversary party with two nights of Mike Zito shredding some blues guitar on Friday, …

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Your Guide to Barbecue in Palm Beach County

Must-visit spots for some of the best barbecue in the 561. By Kayla Ziadie   Nothing screams “summer” like good ol’ Southern barbecue. Ribs that fall off the bone, juicy chicken wings, scoops of baked beans, creamy potato salad and fresh coleslaw—need we say more? But the one thing that separates basic barbecue from mindblowing …

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Sweetwater Bar in Boynton Beach

Sweetwater in Boynton Beach navigates business amid COVID-19. By Kayla Ziadie   Prior to the COVID-19 completely redefining normalcy as we know it, Palm Beach County locals knew exactly where to go for a stellar sip: Sweetwater Bar. Sean Iglehart has owned Sweetwater in Boynton Beach since 2011, the area’s first in craft cocktails. Nestled …

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