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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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Best Sandwich Shops in South Florida

Subs and hoagies and sandwiches, oh my! By Kayla Ziadie   Soggy reputations and sexist connotations aside, sandwiches deserve far more credit for the underrated food they are. You can layer it to the heavens with your favorite vegetables, cheeses, meats and condiments—and the options to hold all its deliciousness in? You name it, you …

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Rebel House in Boca Raton

Rebel House in Boca pushes past business struggles amid COVID-19. By Darien Davies   Transforming the ordinary is what the Rebel House team does best, so when faced with the unavoidable and unwelcome uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, they sharpened their knives and rewrote the menu. “Because of the sudden closure of in-house dining, almost …

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Best Tacos in Deerfield Beach

There’s no better place to cure your taco cravings than South Florida. By Kayla Ziadie   Two words, 11 letters, say it and you will make someone’s week: Taco Tuesday. Yes, we’re in complete agreement that tacos are worthy any day of the week, not just Tuesday. But there’s just something about meat in a …

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Down with COVID, Up with Creatives by Darien Davies   It’s easy to see the effect that the coronavirus had on local restaurants and service-oriented businesses, as anyone with a stomach could attest to. Not only were restaurants forced to close or change their business strategies overnight, but some larger organizations and companies saw reduced …

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6 Date Ideas For Couples During Quarantine

By Kayla Ziadie   Quarantine isn’t over yet, folks. It’s a sad reality we have to accept for the time being, especially considering Florida is becoming the new COVID-19 epicenter of the world. (Yes, you read that correctly: the entire world.) Most people fall into one of three groups: singletons quarantining alone/with family; in a …

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Conquering COVID Hopportunities Delray Beach

Amid COVID-19, a newly opened bar in Delray Beach remains hopeful. By Kayla Ziadie   When John Macatangay introduced his new self-serve craft beer bar, Hopportunities, in November 2019, its success was en route to skyrocketing. Feedback from customers was right on the money and business was as flowing as its brews. When the bar in …

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Lionfish In Delray Beach by Vincent Celano Celano Design Studio

Lionfish in Delray Beach had to put its grand opening on hold. By Darien Davies   While most restaurant owners are managing how to keep their established restaurants and staff afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, the soon-to-be favorite dining spots and watering holes were also greatly affected. Opening during Delray Beach’s peak season is generally …

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Palm Beach County Nature Photography

Growing up along Florida’s delicate and diverse coastline struck a passion for conservation in Kyle Soto. As an underwater photographer based in Boca Raton, Kyle’s life along the beach showed him not only the true beauty of the natural world, but also the value of preserving the ocean and its inhabitants. After discovering the power …

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Papamigos Opens In Pompano Beach

“Mexi-Crasian” fare comes to Pompano with the Papamigos Mobile Kitchen. By David Rolland   Everyone loves tacos, and everyone loves sushi. Soon, you’ll be able to munch on both cuisines at one convenient location. Starting Monday, July 13, Papamigos will park its food truck seven days a week in Pompano Beach. The new mobile kitchen …

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Dave Portnoy Rates Best Pizza In South Florida

Did your favorite South Florida pizza shop make the cut? By Darien Davies   If there’s one certainty in the world, it’s that when you’re in the mood for a slice of pizza, only a great, gooey, and glorified piece will work. No one ever has a mediocre and mundane piece of pie and says, …

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The Future of Fall Sports During COVID-19

Wading the waters of college sports in South Florida. By Sean Gordon   Like every other university with sports teams, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is navigating the uncertainties of proceeding with fall sports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 8, student-athletes are back on campus in Boca Raton. When asked about FAU’s …

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Preparing for Florida's 2020 Hurricane Season

Important ways to get a headstart on preparing for hurricane season in Florida. By Kayla Ziadie   As quick as it left, hurricane season is finally back. For most Floridians, hurricanes mean block parties, dusting off last year’s shutters and stocking up on copious amounts of beer and hard seltzers (Claw is law, no?).  Despite …

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The 5 Best Burgers in Delray Beach

Our go-to stops for the best burgers in Delray Beach. By Kayla Ziadie   Whether you like your burgers double-stacked, vegan, lettuce-wrapped or with extra cheese, there’s no wrong way to order one. Aside from what toppings to dress it with, the biggest struggle when a burger craving hits is finding the best place to …

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5 Ways to Cope During COVID-19

Overcoming COVID blues. By Darien Davies   We thought we were in the clear, but 2020 is staying true to its colors and pulling another fast one. Yes, we may have gone a little HAM after South Florida’s Phase One restrictions were loosened, and yes, we may have been a little too happy to temporarily …

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Flybird in Delray Beach offers the best chicken in Palm Beach County

By Darien Davies   What makes Flybird different? Quality, attention to detail, and certainly owner Michael Salmon. If not for his passion and desire to simply provide good, seasonal and creative food, the one-year-old fast-casual restaurant might have fallen prey to the COVID coop. Luckily for us, it’s soaring to new heights. The 18-seat Delray …

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West Palm Beach’s favorite Thai rolled ice cream shop opens in Delray Beach.  By Kayla Ziadie   During a time of collective uncertainty and pain in the world, a glimmer of light is shining through a Thai rolled ice cream-shaped crack. Making its Delray Beach debut in time for Florida’s hottest months is West Palm …

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Save Palm Beach Food Provides Food to Hospital Workers

By Darien Davies   It’s no secret that restaurants and the entire foodservice industry took a massive hit thanks to the coronavirus.  Many restaurants were forced to close and lay off most, if not all, of their teams. Alongside discovering new ways to generate revenue and stay afloat, it was a double whammy amid the …

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Mora Surf Boutique in Deerfield Beach

Mora Surf Boutique comes back to life post-quarantine. By Kayla Ziadie   Nestled in The Cove Plaza in Deerfield Beach is Mora Surf Boutique, a colorful shop notorious for its surfer aesthetic and free spirit feel.  A beachy chic, bohemian heaven, Mora attracts tourists and locals alike with its handmade swimwear, women’s clothing, accessories and …

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Portrait of woman complaining about food quality and taste in restaurant.

Enjoying Restaurants in a Post-COVID World By Darien Davies   Sure, quarantine was difficult for a myriad of reasons. On top of your changing (or lost) job situation and newfound solitude, you had to become your own personal chef. Heading to the grocery store once a week then ordering everything your heart desired for delivery …

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Beyond “Black Panther”: Comic Creator and Educator Jeff Carroll Encourages Ethnicity and History Beyond the Pages By Nile Fortner   Even though Black people have been portrayed in comics since the medium’s beginnings, their portrayals are often the subject of controversy. The integration of Black characters in mainstream and superhero comics has endured various obstacles, …

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Fort Lauderdale Coffee Shops

Fort Lauderdale Coffee Shops Every Caffeine Fiend Should Visit By Kayla Ziadie Java, brew, cup o’ joe, cafécito — no matter what you call it, there’s no denying coffee is the lifeline for many surviving a South Florida workday. Professionals and college students alike rely on local cafés in Broward for their caffeine fix, whether …

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Quarantine: Love to Hate it, Hate to Love it By Darien Davies   Admit it: We thought it was the end of the world when quarantine was first instated. Wait, what? You mean I have to stay inside and avoid all social contact with the outside world? Nope, hard pass.  Now that we’re (hopefully) out …

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Johnnie Brown's In Delray Beach Reopens Post-Quarantine

Johnnie Brown’s Reopens: Music to Our Ears By Darien Davies   After weeks of dealing with an abandoned downtown, Atlantic Avenue is finally reopening and shaking back to life. Everyone is welcome to sit down at their favorite table, belly up at their can’t-go-without watering hole, and join their fellow community members for a Friday …

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