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Sassafras in West Palm Beach

Sassafras: Southern-inspired soul food By Alexis Paige Both the Sub-Culture Group and chef John Thomas have individually made a reputation of dishing out some seriously good eats. With their powers combined, one could endlessly fantasize about what could be made. Luckily, we don’t have to use our imaginations because they have granted us Sassafras. After …

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Deliver. The. Drinks. By Darien Davies Let’s face it, there’s a good chance you’ve peaked. You might have spent the first few weeks of quarantine organizing your at-home office, cleaning out your garage, going through your closets, maybe doing a few craft projects and finally finishing a puzzle you started in middle school. But, now …

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Lucre Skate Shop

Bringing a Fresh and Modern Skate Shop to Pompano Beach By David Rolland Matthew Ricci was on his way to becoming a chiropractor when he started doing the math in his head. “I was going to go deep into debt to save up to do what I really wanted to do,” Ricci said. He then …

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Brian Trew of Uproot Hootenanny

Brian Trew began his love with the music world at age 11 when he first picked up the viola in his middle school orchestra. Instantly hooked, he and his friends created an Irish folk group, Celtic Rogues, and were heavily influenced by Celtic groups such as The Chieftains, Altan, and The Clancy Brothers, as well …

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Luff's Fish House Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp

Chef Anthony Fiorini’s Favorite Dish at Luff’s Fish House By Darien Davies Chef Anthony Fiorini is the man behind Luff’s Fish House’s culinary magic, and has been the chef since it opened in 2017. “I enjoy creating dishes and playing with flavors,” said Fiorini, who began cooking with his father and grandmother when he was …

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Leftover's Cafe Sweet Potato Crusted Beeliner Snapper

Chef Arturo “Tuna” Serrano’s Favorite Dish at Leftover’s Café By Darien Davies Even though this is the sister restaurant to Food Shack, Leftover’s Café has created an identity and reputation all its own. Opened in 2002, the concept for the Café was to serve simple, creative, fresh and playful dishes, all while pushing the envelope …

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Galentine's Day Wreath, Death or Glory

Think Outside the Box this Valentine’s Day By Darien Davies Sure, you could do the standard roses, chocolate and overpriced dinner at an average restaurant again this year, but nothing screams “romance” than doing just the opposite. If you’re in the mood to wow your special someone, spend quality time with your friends, or just …

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Elisabetta's Insalata Estiva

Chef Lisabet Summa’s Favorite Dish at Elisabetta’s By Darien Davies Photos: Christopher Summa A native of Chicago, chef Lisabet Summa’s early culinary inspiration came from her mother and grandmother. She worked her way up from a modest kitchen position as a line cook to eventually finding her way to haute cuisine restaurants in Palm Beach …

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Crema Waffle Taco

Three Local Vendors Taking Ice Cream to New Delicious Heights By Caroline Bell You’re walking down the palm tree-lined streets of Boca Raton, thinking about what 2020 will bring. Your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy, but with the Florida sun beating down, suddenly you’re unable to stop thinking about cooling off with some crazy delicious ice …

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Rebel House General Tsos Chicken Wings

Chef Eric Baker’s Favorite Dish at Rebel House By Darien Davies Rebel is the name and rebellion is their game. Rebel House was created as a full service “renegade” restaurant and bar that offers diners a place to imbibe, ingest and indulge, and new executive chef and owner Eric Baker aims to continue the spirit. …

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Sassafras Hoppin' John

Chef John Thomas’ Favorite Dish at Sassafras By Darien Davies While we might all still be mourning the loss of our beloved 32 East, we can at least pick ourselves up and march on over to Sassafras where the second best part of 32 East – chef John Thomas – is dishing out Southern favorites …

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Chef Jessie Steele’s favorite dish at Dada By Darien Davies One look at Dada and you’ll understand just how “non-conformist” it is. The environment is original, unique and forces the team to step outside the box, which includes taking artistic licenses with the food. Chef Jessie Steele has been the executive chef since January 2019 …

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Papa's Raw Bar pork belly tacos

Chef Chad Wyrosdick’s favorite dish at Papa’s Raw Bar By Darien Davies You’re invited to “eat, drink and be local” at this casual, island-style, laid-back-but-professional seafood restaurant. With more than 40 years of experience in the seafood industry, they have their own fishing boats and promise the freshest stone crabs, conch and fish around. Chef …

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Beer at Hopportunities in Delray Beach

Find Your Hoppy Place at Delray Beach’s Self Service Beer Bar By Mike Jurewicz Photos: Alexis Paige In the world of craft beer, choices are becoming plentiful. Beers that once could only be found at specialty bars can now be found at chain restaurants from coast to coast. Gastropubs and beer bars are popping up …

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The O.G. Isn’t Short For Original Gangster, But It Should Be By Nicole Danna Photos: Charlie Garcia Walk into The O.G. — short for Oceanside Grocers — at 166 S.E. Second Avenue in Delray Beach, and you’ll immediately feel as though you’ve stepped into another time and place. You see, this isn’t your average hole-in-the-wall …

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Greg Panas' photo of the Juno Beach Pier

Two local photographers bring us a different perspective on some of the area’s most known locations.              Learn more about Greg Panas here and Pierce Gainey here. 

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Ring in 2020 at some of the hottest parties in town By Darien Davies New Year’s Eve is right around the corner so it’s time to think on how you want to ring in 2020. Viable options include toasting to the good life in your jammies at home, screaming with hundreds of your local best …

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Photo: Jerry Rabinowitz

Elevated Italian, Made Comfortable By Darien Davies Elisabetta’s in Delray Beach is what Italian food should be. It’s inviting, comforting, and meant to be shared with friends, family, and even those hungry for camaraderie. The dishes are handmade, the portions are plenty, and the menu is vast, making it a restaurant that requires multiple visits to …

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West Palm Beach Musician Matt Brown

Prolific Multi-Instrumentalist Brings the Soul By David Rolland Photos by Alexis Paige When Matt Brown rattles off what he’s been up to lately, you wonder how the local soul, funk, and R&B musician has the time to conduct this interview. Besides keeping to the strict schedule of writing, producing and releasing a new single the third Friday …

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Kelsey Witkay FAU Swim

Meet FAU Swim Captain Kelsey Witkay By Sean Gordon Photos by Alexis Paige Kelsey Witkay is not only a senior at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) who is studying exercise science, but she is also the captain of the women’s swim team. “I actually hated the pool until I was 6,” said Witkay, which is not …

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John Garza

Three Local Photographers Capturing the Beauty of the Bahamas “Being based in South Florida, I feel pretty lucky to be a hop and a skip away from the Bahamas. I’ve traveled to every clear-water location in the world and the Bahamas is up there with the best! Being a photographer who creates many of my …

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City Oyster Stone Crabs

Top Local Restaurants to Get Your Stone Crab Fix By Caroline Bell Photo: City Oyster Stone crab season is upon us, and that means plenty of local restaurants are offering deals on this classic Florida fare. Stone crab season typically runs from October to May, which is when commercial and recreational fishers can legally harvest …

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Tucker Duke's

Let’s Get Vegan With It By Caroline Bell Veganism, gluten-free and keto diets are taking the country by storm, and many restaurants are encouraged to follow suit. Even the hamburger, a staple of the American diet, isn’t safe from this rapidly growing movement. Vegan burgers are seen as more environmentally friendly than traditional hamburgers, which …

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Lisabet Summa

Learn How it’s Delicious, Why it’s Delicious, and When You Can Get More Deliciousness By Darien Davies Feature photo: Christopher Summa Get to know the culinary master behind Delray Beach’s newest Italian restaurant, and understand her desire to make the menu appealing, approachable and absolutely delicious. It’s Italian food, made comfortable. You are now the executive …

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Pierce Gainey Drone Photo of Stingrays

  My name is Pierce Gainey, a.k.a the Florida Drone Dude! I am a drone pilot, photographer, aquaholic and devoted vinyl collector. I currently reside in sunny South Florida, where I call the beach my home and the ocean my muse. My passions and hobbies are diverse, but every since drones were introduced, this has …

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Beer at 3 Sons Brewing in Dania Beach

3 Sons Brewing Co. in Dania Beach is Feeding the Craft Beer Community Something Special By Nicole Danna Photos: Jose Alfonso Spicy tuna tacos. A house-roasted turkey club. A delicate watercress salad. Even artisan-style charcuterie and cheese boards. No, this isn’t the latest menu rollout at some hot, new South Florida establishment. Instead, they’re just a …

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Crossing for a Cure paddle out

To Inspire Every Breath for Those Who Suffer with Cystic Fibrosis By Darien Davies For Travis Suit, it’s all about fighting for the cystic fibrosis community and families. He feels that he owes everything to all of the “CF Warriors” who have come and gone, fighting every day, for the future of cystic fibrosis. This …

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Arilton Pavan of Dixie Divers in Deerfield Beach

Dixie Divers Spearheads World’s Largest Underwater Cleanup at Deerfield Beach Pier 633 Divers Removed More Than 2,500 Pounds of Trash in 2 Hours By David Rolland Photos: Snap Photography and Cinema  When asked how he got the idea for a world record trash removal, Arilton Pavan, the owner of the Deerfield Beach dive shop, Dixie …

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Death or Glory Bar in Delray Beach

Death or Glory, Not Just Another Story By Adam Sheetz Photos: Libbyvision  If you don’t know about Death or Glory, you should, and I’m about to tell you why. It’s one of the hippest haunts in town and sits just off the beaten path in Delray Beach, making it a little hidden, a little mysterious, …

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Team Responsible for Giving Back

Bahamian Evacuees Were Welcomed to Driftwood in Boynton Beach for a Homemade Sunday Dinner by Darien Davies Driftwood restaurant owners, Jimmy Everett and Illia Gonzalez, opened their hearts and their kitchen in an effort to feed the stomachs and souls of displaced Bahamians. They closed their restaurant on Sunday, October 6 and welcomed local chefs and …

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