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Charlie and Joe's at Love Street Officially Opens In Jupiter

See the full scoop on the newly opened, hottest spot in Palm Beach County - CLICK HERE.

Farmers Table - North Palm Beach

Farmers Table - North Palm Beach

Even if there are no fans in the stands of NFL games this season, you can still join ‘em at Farmer’s Table in North Palm Beach.

The restaurant’s got your ticket every Sunday for all the best games broadcast on the big screen. Drink specials? Check! Enjoy the open air and sip on cocktails, beers and buckets including $5 drinks from the West Palm Beach-founded Monkey in Paradise. And of course, what’s a game without wings? Enjoy finger lickin’ buffalo goodness - 10 for $12 or 20 for $22. See you there!


Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Football

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Harvest Grill & Wine Bar - Delray Beach

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Farmers Table - Boca

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Kesha Performs In Miami for Hilton Honors

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SAIKO-I SUSHI LOUNGE & HIBACHI RESTAURANT, BY CELEBRATED YAKITORI RESTAURATEURS, COMBINES ENTERTAINMENT-GRADE HIBACHI & AWARD-WINNING SUSHI UNDER ONE ROOF


BOCA RATON, FLA. – Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi restaurant, brought to Central Boca by Jason Zheng and Tina Wang, the husband-and-wife restaurateur duo behind celebrated Yakitori Sake House in East Boca, is South Florida’s hottest new authentic Japanese dining experience with a Pan-Asian influence to feature sushi and hibachi under one roof. Located in the Shops at Village Pointe shopping center, Saiko-i’s corner unit comes with a storied past as Boca Raton nightlife hotspot Gatsby’s, with a lively interior setting that promises the same for diners at the reimagined space. Full Press Release And Photo Gallery

Bolay - West Palm's Newest (and Best) Eatery

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Jake Miller - Back To The Start Tour - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

(Reporter and Photographer - Kiersten Pacelli) - Jake Miller closes out his Back To The Start Tour with his original fans at his home base in South Florida. The final show took place at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Hometown friends and family filled the venue, bringing all the hype and energy needed to make the evening unforgettable.

Jake’s fourth national headline tour, and his first tour without a record label behind him was an overwhelming success. His comments on Instagram following the show laid it out simply- “you guys [the fans] are my label now”. This loyal following, seen all over social media, has been coined the “Millertary”.

The vibe for the night was upbeat with a homey, locals-only feel. All three openers, including @thestolen who opened for Jake throughout the tour, brought their A-game. The night, and the tour as a whole, ended with a bang- just as Jake expected it to. Post-show he announced, “we may already be planning another tour”. Keep a lookout for Jake’s new music and next tours sneak peeks. (FULL STORY AND PICS)

9th Annual Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Festival Recap

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Lord Balfour, South Beach Review

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Review of Lord Balfour Hotel South Beach

This is a newly refurbed boutique hotel on the south end of SoBe. It is within walking distance to Nikki Beach, Story Nightclub, Joe's Stone Crab and dozens of restaurants, bars and shopping and night life along Ocean Drive, perfect location! The famed South Beach 'beach' is across the street. Excellent place to stay! http://www.lordbalfourmiami.com located at 350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-0401
Click Here For Complete Review and Pictorial

DELRAY BEACH MARKET SLIDE SHOW

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Sabor y Vino at Downtown at the Gardens

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Casa D'Angelo - Boca Raton

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The Racing Series!

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Brooks and Dunn at the Cook-off

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Taverna Opa - Delray

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Diplo to Produce His Own Exclusive SiriusXM Channel

“Diplo’s Revolution” to launch Thursday, March 22 in Miami Beach with an exclusive live DJ set for SiriusXM subscribers from Diplo and friends

NEW YORK– SiriusXM announced today that GRAMMY award winning producer and DJ Diplo will launch his own radio channel, Diplo’s Revolution, exclusively on SiriusXM.

The channel, which will launch on Thursday, March 22, will feature global rhythmic music hand-selected by Diplo, as well as regular original shows hosted by Diplo, Dillon Francis and Major Lazer members Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Diplo’s Revolution will also showcase the biggest songs in global, hip hop, experimental and underground dance culture.

The channel will air live festival coverage from the most important electronic music festivals around the world including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas and more. In addition to championing the diverse and eclectic musical tastes that have put Diplo at the forefront of music and pop culture, Diplo’s Revolution will also include songs from his solo projects, Major Lazer, Jack Ü and further upcoming collaborations.

Diplo’s exclusive SiriusXM channel will launch with a special live performance from the Faena Theater in Miami Beach on Thursday, March 22 at 9:00 pm ET. This exclusive performance, for SiriusXM subscribers, will feature DJ sets from Diplo and friends, and will air live on Diplo’s Revolution, on SiriusXM channel 52 and through the SiriusXM app.   

"I'm so stoked to be starting my own channel with SiriusXM. Back in 2012 I had a show with them called 'Blow Your Head,' and it's awesome to be back in the family launching this project together. I'm excited to share my favorite music from all over the world, and can't wait to have tons of friends on to do the same," said Diplo.

“It’s exciting to have GRAMMY winner Diplo as part of the SiriusXM family. I have no doubt that Diplo’s Revolution will quickly become a listener favorite among our already popular dance channels, especially given his work as not only a solo artist but as part of Jack Ü and Major Lazer,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “A well-respected producer, tastemaker, DJ, writer and performer, Diplo will share his singular point of view with SiriusXM listeners, exposing them to the most important dance music from around the globe.”

Diplo will host a weekly music show, Records on Records, on Diplo’s Revolution that will air on Fridays at 7:00 pm ET. The show will feature Diplo’s selections from dance music and beyond worldwide.  Additionally, Diplo will also host a monthly show, Diplo’s Wavelength, based on the cultures and music he discovers while touring the world. Diplo’s Wavelength will air the first Friday of every month.

A global superstar, Diplo has worked with some of today’s most important artists including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, and has toured the world solo as Diplo, as one half of Jack Ü with Skrillex and as one third of Major Lazer. Diplo’s new exclusive SiriusXM channel will highlight the renowned producer’s worldwide influence.

Diplo’s Revolution is the latest SiriusXM channel created with iconic and leading artists, including Eminem’s Shade 45, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, The Beatles Channel, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Garth Brooks’ The Garth Channel, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, Tom Petty Radio, Pearl Jam Radio, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, and Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard.

SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to Diplo’s Revolution, channel 52, on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more. 


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Offerdahl's Grid-Iron Griller


Friends Of Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival

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Life in Color, “The World’s Largest Paint Party"

is back and ready to take over Miami with its third edition of the paint-dropping music festival. The 1-day event will showcase the hottest acts in music, including Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack U, and inaugural festival performance by Ruby Rose, star of Orange is the New Black, and the highly anticipated EDM debut of Big Sean. From the first drip of paint to the last beat drop, attendees can expect a truly unique experience for this year’s event. The theme of the 2016 show, is Kingdom – a journey of spiritual awakening, where pure joy and happiness reign. Full Lineup to Include: Jack U, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, Special Guest: Big Sean, 3lau, Keys N Krates, Ruby Rose, David Solano, Morten, Moska, Nghtmre, Troyboi, Big Makk, Crespo, NWB, Ricky Remedy - Go to the Life In Color - Miami 2016 website for all details...

Farmer's Table Hosts Star-Spangled Extravaganza this Independence Day


Farmer's Table as the healthy dining destination hosts a star-spangled extravaganza at its North Palm Beach location.

With fun for all ages, the party will start bright and early with a live music brunch featuring the Royal Majestic (brunch begins at 10am, with music kicking off at 11am).

Then, live music heads to the lawn at 3pm where guests are invited to bring their own chairs , blankets and of course, and dancing shoes, to enjoy the lineup of local favorites including:
3pm: Sierra Lane
4:30pm: Girlfriend Material
6pm: Spred The Dub
7:45pm: The Resolvers

The Pavilion will be also open for dinner at first come, first serve. Guests can also enjoy cash bars and a tasty BBQ tent, serving up all the traditional holiday favorites like hot dogs, burgers and chicken sandwiches while a Bud Light Beer Truck dishes out cold ones, with a percentage of proceeds and all tips to benefit nonprofit organization, Live Like Jake. Additionally, VIP Tables are also available for $254 with dinner to be served at 8pm. VIP tickets include a table for four guests with prime viewing, a bottle of Prosecco (for the table), and Chef Michael Schenk's three-course prix fixe dinner (appetizer, entrée, and family-style dessert). Fireworks at 9pm will end the night with a bang!

See many more photos of the fabulous food and property HERE.

Sandals Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay - May 2021

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Jupiter Summer Wine Beer & Spirits Festival

Start summer off right with the inaugural Jupiter Summer Fest.

The amazing event will be taking place on May 22, 2021 and has two awesome sessions to choose from. Session 1 will be 1PM-430PM and Session 2 is 6PM-930PM. Get ready to try your favorite local brews, international wines, and top spirits from around the country. The event will take place at the Abacoa Town Center Amphitheatre. Guests will enjoy UNLIMITED samples of over 100 styles of beer, wine, and spirits as well as access to delicious food, and great live music.

Jupiter Summer Fest is a perfect opportunity for guests to meet and hang out with friends and enjoy the libation of their choice. Summer Fest is your all access pass to emerging and renowned breweries, wineries and spirits from around the corner to across the globe. Guests will enjoy unlimited samples for the entire session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.

With over 100 different samples to try, it's a great place to discover new brews, wines and spirits and speak to brewery representatives, sommeliers and master distillers. Enjoy everything from your favorite local brews to international wines. Summer Fest will also feature amazing food vendors.

Where you might ask: Jupiter, Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater 1260 University Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33458, United States

Discount tickets ($15 off) are available for a limited time online at: www.floridasummerfest.com. All tickets, except the "Designated Driver" tickets, include unlimited tastings live music, interactive games and more. We look forward to seeing everyone come out with big smiles!

The new DELRAY BEACH MARKET - As If Delray Beach Could Have Too Much Flavor



Delray Beach Market is an unbelievable new food hall located in downtown Delray. Just off Atlantic at 33 SE 3rd Avenue, Delray Beach Market is destined to be a community landmark for decades to come. The "tropical modern" building built from the ground up was derived from a vision of Craig Menin, and came to fruition during COVID. Its Grand Opening on April 24 debuted a combination of 27 restaurants, bars and shops. Presenting 150,000 square feet of space and four levels including a 223 space parking garage (with EV chargers), the $60 million food hall building is touted as Florida's largest. With 60,000 of those square feet devoted to its hospitality vendors. It is close to Johnie Browns on Atlantic and the Lionfish - another Menin property.

To say there is a variety of food choices would be an understatement. Each restaurant offers its own flavorful specialty. Options include Big T's [Scratch] Deli, Salvo [NY Style] Pizza, Dad's Favorite Burgers, Lovelee Bake Shop, Surry Co. Smoke House, Tekka Bar (Sushi), Tip To Tail (fresh fish daily), Vote For Pedro Mexican Cantina and Sorella's Hand-made Pasta. When I say hand-made, I mean they make the Cavtelli one noodle at a time, by hand (pictured and delicious)… There are many more options including Indian, Coffee, Vegan, Ice Cream - the list goes on and on. You won't find any chains here, just fresh and local. The"Central Bar" and "Delray Craft" are also offering Happy Hour (50% off all drinks) from 3-6PM and 9PM til close Monday to Friday.

Up in the "Mezz", there's a camera-ready chef's kitchen in the market's 5,000-square-foot second level. This is where food hall organizers hope to stage chef demos, cooking classes, live music nights and other social events. It also boasts a large seating area that can be reserved for functions and get this, at no-charge. If you desire food, they can arrange delivery upstairs, but not a requirement. It will be a great space to do private events.

Delray Beach Market is a Cashless property. If you do not have a credit, debit card or phone-based payment available, please see the concierge to purchase a 'Market Card' with Cash for use in the market towards all goods. Delray Beach Market Accepts the Following Forms of payment: Credit and Debit Cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Contactless payments - tap & phone based-payments are accepted at all of our vendors.

May of the vendors are still hiring and appears to be a great village of community and opportunity. They have also made special arrangements with Delivery Dudes by offering delivery from multiple restaurants for a single delivery fee. Please click through our images
CLICK HERE) to get a flavor of what to expect. Make plans to visit, I'll bet you'll have a hard time deciding what to try first. www.DelrayBeachMarket.com @DelrayBeachMarket.

Charlie Modica & Joe Namath Open The Long Awaited "Charlie and Joe's At Love Street" on the Jupiter Waterfront


We partook over lunch at Lucky Shucks, Jupiter's newest water side dining experience. As you can tell by the name - it is a full service raw bar restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and tap house that also serves a few great beef options, hand-helds and salads too. There is significant comfortable indoor and outdoor seating with a large raw bar counter service and separate cocktail bar. The motif is vintage nautical, that of a wharf-side design. The Riverwalk along the Jupiter Inlet and Lighthouse is picturesque and roomy. There is also a marina with many slips for boaters that would like to stop in and have lunch or dinner.

Mark (our waiter) was friendly, prompt and courteous. He offered a few recommendations that included a refreshing "Casablanca" (served as a 'Soft Cocktail" but we added a bit of rum to it) and "La Stephanie". Both pictured in our gallery.

We selected options from their extensive "All Day Menu". For starters, an order of "Lobster and Shrimp Dy-no-mite!" a very different kind of appetizer that is extremely tasty and decadent. For lunch we opted for one of the fresh catches of the day, Triple Tail prepared with the Creole Pecan-Macadamia Nut Crust and Lobster Cognac Sauce - unbelievable combo... We also indulged in the Cajun Charred Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Lucky Fries, cooked a perfect medium.

Happy Hour is daily 4-6PM with discounted refreshments and a long list of appetizers served at the bar.

Beacon, the full service contemporary American Grill. We had a quick tour of the building. This is more upscale and comfortable with great views of the Inlet and if you like and a "showpiece exhibition kitchen", you can have a front row seat with a chic modern design.

Then there is Topside, a rooftop tapas and craft cocktail lounge with an open air, tiki kind of experience with tropical décor and again, amazing views of the property and waterway. They also offer a free "open to the public" viewing area if you'd simply like to take in the view.

Lastly, there is the Tacklebox - A Jupiter Seafood boutique store in front. The catch is fresh, brought in daily from local fishermen. They also offer take out sandwiches, poke bowls and accompaniments.

Reservations are recommended and for more details and full menus, consider viewing their web site at www.lovestreetjupiter.com, 1116 Love St, Jupiter, FL 33477 and (561) 532-3280 for reservations. Visit our full photo gallery HERE to see additional photos of this location.

Royalton Hicacos, Cuba, Secures World Class Status after Multiple Industry-Leading Awards

A pearl of Royalton Luxury Resort portfolio, Royalton Hicacos entered the 2017 winter season on a high after two major international award wins. In October the resort took home three World Luxury Hotel Awards for Best Luxury Beach Resort and Best Luxury Island Resort in all of North America, along with the title of Cuba’s Top Luxury Romantic Best Resort. These impressive titles were joined by a TUI Top Quality Resort for outstanding guest ratings, the only such award given to a hotel in Cuba.

“It is an honor to lead this resort and its passionate teams to international success,” said Paulina Chahin, General Manager of Royalton Hicacos. “These awards humble us because they reflect the guest experience we’ve worked hard to perfect. We are further motivated by these acknowledgements to keep our new guests coming and our valued clients returning.”

The 404-room luxury resort enjoys a privileged location along the famous Varadero Beach, with lush resort grounds and picturesque thatch-roof buildings and ranchons. Colourful fountains and palettes of blue and white create a relaxing ambiance in a region rich with history and vibrant nightlife. The premium adults-only resort is a cut above other Varadero hotels with its contemporary all-inclusive amenities, impressive culinary options, and premium Diamond Club™ upgrades for a superior experience.

Royalton Hicacos has enjoyed high occupancy and guest satisfaction in the years since it became a Royalton Luxury Resort. Currently, the resort listed at the top of numerous guest-rated travel websites for its ability to provide a superior vacation experience in a region of Cuba well-known to tourists that offers a variety of all-inclusive options. On TripAdvisor®, Royalton Hicacos is currently ranked among the top two hotels in all Varadero with 4.5 stars from 4,500 reviews and in recent years, Royalton Hicacos has featured prominently with acknowledgements that include the Traveler’s Choice Award for 2014, 2015, and 2016. Last month, Royalton Hicacos was featured on the Best All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, as featured by MSN News.

To reserve your premium All-in Luxury® vacation at the impressive Royalton Hicacos, visit us online at www.royaltonresorts.com or contact your travel agent.

Avalon - Steak & Seafood Coming to Delray

AVALON, A BEACHY, SEASIDE STEAK & SEAFOOD CONCEPT TO OPEN ON DELRAY BEACH'S ATLANTIC AVENUE "RESTAURANT ROW" WINTER 2021

Marquee Avalon is a fresh, new, shining spot in the heart of Delray's Atlantic Avenue, right next door to Roccos Tacos. We enjoyed a pre-grand opneing meal hosted by Creator and Founder, Curt Huegel and Antonello Paganuzzi - Director of Operations. The entire staff was attentive, professional and made us feel right at home. The photos we shot in this article are what you can expect to see. The appetizers included the Lump Crab Cocktail and Angry Lobster. The crab was sweet and served with a mustard sauce, wonderfully done. The Angry Lobster was an decadent find on the menu. The lobster (halved) was fresh and the sauce was a perfect blend of spice and character. We opted to endulge in the Wet Aged Petit Filetand NY Strip. This were cooked to a perfect medium as requested, with a light drawn butter for a bit of added flavor. They do offer a house made steak sauce and a chimichurri sauce as additional accompaniments. We tried the NY Cheesecake, that melted in our mouths, not too heavy, and certainly not light.

This is a comfortable, well run establishment with a great steak and seafood menu that we expect will be around for decades to come. Be sure to tell them that South Florida Free Press recommended them to you.

Conceptualized by New York's veteran hospitality operators Host Restaurants, the 30-year visionaries behind award-winning dining institutions including Scarpetta, Campagnola, American Cut, Bill's Townhouse, and many others, Avalon will showcase the best in land and sea from all coasts with modern dishes taking star at the dinner plate inside an atmosphere designed to radiate approachable, unstuffy elegance.

Affectionately named Avalon, after the legendary island in the Arthurian legend, a place of haven and purity fabled for its restorative healing powers, Avalon will be about bringing guests who love life on the water and life by the sea to enjoy a unique new comfort-minded steakhouse experience designed to evoke an air of modern tranquility and escapism through the art of delivering upon a great quality night out.

NY Strip Steak"At Avalon, we want you to linger longer, enjoy your time here and not feel pressured to rush your meal. Dinner was made to savor; life is too short to not enjoy a great quality steak," explains Host Restaurants President and Founder Curt Huegel.

When it opens this month, Avalon will bring a robust, sustainably-sourced premium selection of prime, organic, grass fed, hormone, steroid, and antibiotic free offerings, including steaks, beef, poultry, and seafood to South Florida's dining scene, anchored by an esteemed 250 bottle wine list for wine lovers of all regions, showcasing sought after labels from unique wineries around the world. Guests who prefer spirit-centric pairings to their meal will also delight in Avalon's creatively conceived cocktails presenting inventive twists on classic libations.

Finding the perfect brick and mortar location in South Florida for Avalon was years in the making, explains Huegel. "We were waiting for the perfect spot to present itself in South Florida for the past five to seven years and were grateful to have had Menin Development offer Avalon's address on the Avenue. So many of our top patrons have second homes and extended family members whom they visit in Palm Beach, Boca, Delray Beach and around South Florida, and whenever they would return to New York, they would express their wishes and wants, sharing what was missing for them with existing concepts in town. We finally found the right space and the timing to make the move was right. We want our loyal guests to know that we couldn't be more excited to reveal Avalon, a steakhouse expressly designed with these guests in mind," says Huegel.

Avalon's beachy yet stylish interiors were also designed with intention. Bright, naturally lit and intimate, pristine and nautically-inspired, the atmosphere and palette is soft, soothing and designed to evoke the feeling of relishing in a tranquil and relaxing, stylish day at sea. Elegant neutrals and oceanic blues are topped off by the addition of picturesque coastal greens. The expansive indoor/outdoor bar was designed for laid-back and non-formal easy eating, keeping parties of one and two in mind. There will be two traditional dining levels - al fresco street dining for guests who prefer sight-seeing passerbys and second floor dining for a more intimate, social dining experience. All dining areas at Avalon will be implementing the strictest of COVID-19 protocols and are mindful of personal space and superior comfort.

"We believe that a memorable dining experience is one that should provide a relaxing, supportive, inclusive guest experience that is customer-centric without judgement or attitude. Our entire premise for any restaurant that we build, is to build for and around the guest experience. Avalon was expressly designed to deliver for the South Florida customer," says Huegel.

Cooking techniques at Avalon will take modern day guest requests into mind, "Ten years ago, the edgy steakhouse was defined by lobster mac and cheese; today the guest need has evolved. We're seeing health-minded requests and protein-centric asks. Guests are looking for clean comfort food, well prepared plates where the quality of the ingredients stand on their own merit. Avalon will present an abundance of seasonally-sourced organic meats, produce and fish that won't cut corners when it comes to quality, prepared to our guests' desired temperature, keeping everyday affordability in mind."

Avalon was designed to be the place to gather and meet your best friends, your family members, your fellow entrepreneurs. "It's about creating an atmosphere of familiarity and comfort. We'll be the kind of establishment that gets excited when our guests step into the room. We want our team to remember your name and remember what you love to eat. We're committed to accessible price points that won't compromise quality and will honor that premise by always staying innovative and fresh with weekly rotating specials and of course, everyone's fan favorite - a unique, weekly lifestyle happy hour destination where you can get excited about the fellow guests and dynamic personalities you'll connect with at our bars. We're excited to present a haven we felt the community deserved after hearing about the needs for some time."

Signature dishes at Avalon will encompass modern steakhouse classics cooked to preferred temperatures such as Filet Mignon, 28-Day Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye, 36 oz. Tomahawk for 2 , to sustainably-sourced seafood specialties including Whole Roasted Fish of the Day, 32 oz Aged Bone In "Tuna Ribeye", Scallop Carpaccio with Huckleberry Agro Dolce, Spiced Cashew, Citrus Segments Basil Oil, Marigold, Angry Lobster with Fermented House Sriracha, Ginger, Pullman Toast, to light entrees for those health minded or vegetarian such as Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini, Herb Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese, Basil as well as inventive comfort dishes including Kimchi Fried Rice.

Avalon Delray is a new coastal-inspired twist on the traditional steakhouse by acclaimed New York restaurateurs Host Restaurants. Avalon will open this winter for dinner and happy hour with brunch to come at a future date. For more information, visit www.avalondelray.com.

Candlebox Covers Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth"

THE SOUTH FLORIDA GARLIC FEST IS BRINGING THE PARTY TO WELLINGTON
March 6-7, 2021
Wellington Green Park, 2175 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington, Florida


WELLINGTON, FLORIDA, JANUARY 12, 2021 - The “Best ‘Stinkin’ Party in South Florida" is not letting COVID-19 ruin its annual community celebration of garlicky food, art and entertainment. Garlic Fest organizers are moving forward with a move to the beautiful city of Wellington, FL.

People are eager for live entertainment and something that feels normal,” says Festival Executive Director, Nancy Stewart- Franczak. “It’s a lot of work to reschedule and plan a socially distanced event, but we’ve always been ready and willing to make necessary changes to keep our attendees safe throughout the years.

The international award-winning two-day festival will take place March 6th through 7th at Wellington Green Park for its 22nd annual celebration. The festival will showcase its world-renowned Gourmet Alley, full beer and liquor bars, children’s amusement rides, live music and over 180 exhibitors selling art, products, and homemade goods.

Extensive plans have been put in place to adhere with CDC and social distancing guidelines, including, but not limited to; mandatory mask enforcement while inside festival premises, limiting the number of attendees inside the festival at one time, 10x10 “pods” drawn on the lawn at our main stage with 6 ft aisles allowing everyone to easily maintain 6 ft social distancing.  (4 to 6 guests permitted per pod), increased sanitation procedures at all touch points, temperature checks, and multiple hand washing stations.

Of course, what would Garlic Fest be without mouth-watering garlicky goodies! Attendees can get their garlic-fill at Gourmet Alley featuring over 100 garlic infused menu items. Give your taste buds a shock from garlic ice-cream to our signature dish flaming garlic shrimp scampi!  In addition to great food, Garlic Fest has brought national and international performers to grace the stages of “The Best STINKIN’ Party in South Florida” for the past twenty-one years. This year, Garlic Fest will showcase local bands and musicians who have been scrounging for gigs since the pandemic began in addition to the national tribute acts booked. On Saturday, attendees can listen to the reggae, ska and punk rock sounds of Badfish – a Tribute to Sublime and sing-along with rock and alternative classics by Red NOT Chili Peppers (a Red-Hot Chili Peppers tribute band). In addition to these great acts, local artists from all over Florida will perform both days of the festival. The full entertainment lineup can be viewed at GarlicFestFL.com.

Founded by a group of local folks looking to establish a fund-raising source for local non-profit organizations, the 22-year-old event continues to employ volunteer organizations to staff the event, raising over $670,000.00 to date.

Garlic Heads get ready to regale, rejoice, refresh and renew (6ft apart) at the 22nd Annual South Florida Garlic Fest! For more information, visit our website at GarlicFestFL.com and don’t miss the “Best Stinking Party in South Florida”.

Facebook: @GarlicFestFL
Instagram: @garlicfestfl
Tickets: https://GarlicFestFL.com
[Garlic Fest is a fundraiser for 9 local non-profit organizations and 200 volunteers who are dedicated to arts and education for youth for total of $670,000 in charitable contributions to date.]

Casa D’Angelo/Angel Elia brand is donating 100% of the sales from its gift cards to its employees.

To support its employees during the coronavirus pandemic, the Casa D’Angelo/Angel Elia brand is donating 100% of the sales from its gift cards to its employees.
A beloved Italian mainstay in the South Florida area for over two decades, gift card sales will benefit staff at 8 brand locations ranging from Aventura to Delray Beach (see below for details).
As a special incentive, all those choosing to purchase a gift card will be able to do so at a 20% discount. Gift cards can be purchased in any denomination in-store as well as online at www.angeloelia.com.

Locations where gift cards can be purchased are as follows:

Casa D’Angelo Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale: 1201 N Federal Hwy #5a, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, (954) 564-1234
  • Aventura: 2906 NE 207th St, Aventura, FL 33180, (305) 699-5500
  • Boca Raton: 171 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432, (561) 996-1234
  • Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale: 4215 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, (954) 561-7300
  • Delray Beach: 16950 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446, (561) 381-0037
  • Coral Springs: 5920 Coral Ridge Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33076, (954) 344-1233
  • Weston: 1370 Weston Rd, Weston, FL 33326, (954) 306-0037
  • Angelo Elia the Bakery Bar Location:
  • 2104 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306, (954) 566-6100

  • In addition, each Casa D’Angelo will continue to offer White Glove curbside pick-up as well as ‘personal delivery’ for small or large orders. Orders can be placed from 2pm-9pm daily by calling the main number of the location of choice. Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas remains open for in-house dining available at all locations (regular operating hours, limited to 50% capacity). Curbside pick-up and free ‘personal delivery’ are also available at each location (except for Delray Beach). Meanwhile, Angelo Elia the Bakery Bar is open for in-house dining (limited to 50% capacity) today and tomorrow from 7am until 10pm. In addition, the Bakery offers curbside pick-up and free ‘personal delivery’ to homes and residences. We encourage your readers to continue to enjoy their Italian favorites either in-house or in their own homes and support staff with each gift card purchase.

    Candlebox Rocks The Culture Room - 2020

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    NEW FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT, SAMMY J’S KITCHEN + COCKTAILS, TO OPENED ITS DOORS THIS OCTOBER
    Good Food, Good Mood: Globally-Inspired Cuisine in Boca Raton’s New Neighborhood Hangout

    BOCA RATON, FL – Sammy J’s Kitchen + Cocktails, a new full-service restaurant set inside a modern American kitchen, will open its doors in Boca Raton, Florida this October. Sammy J’s will offer internationally-inspired cuisine where guests can enjoy an appetizer while sipping on a cocktail or take a seat for a fabulous, yet comfortable dining experience.

    Founders and business partners of two years, Samir Changela and Jason Levine, bring over 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry to their namesake restaurant. “We finally had the opportunity to collectively create a concept that we believe will be new, exciting and a staple in this community for years to come,” says Changela. “After countless brainstorming sessions over drinks, a lightbulb went off and Sammy J’s was born.”

    Boasting a fresh, modern, comfortable feel with a vintage sports theme throughout, Sammy J’s Kitchen + Cocktails is a concept that truly has something for everyone. Whether you want to take in a happening happy hour, catch a game and indulge in a great meal, or take the whole family out for dinner, Sammy J’s is the go-to spot. The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor bars, a lounge-like living room area, as well as a private dining space equipped with a 120-inch projector screen, designed to accommodate private parties, business lunches, celebrations, meetings, and more.

    The upscale but casual restaurant, features worldly menu options that come together using the freshest ingredients around, in an entirely scratch kitchen. Culinary Director & Executive Chef, Randy Luedders, will head the Sammy J’s kitchen, producing recipes learned from his over 36 years in the field.

    “I envision Sammy J’s to become known for having such amazing food offerings that the guest has no choice but to tell their family, friends and coworkers how much they are missing by not frequenting our restaurant,” said Luedders. “I want it to become ‘your neighborhood restaurant and bar’ where sometimes you go for a bite and a cocktail and other times you go for an incredible dinner or brunch.”

    Additionally, the eatery will offer an extensive menu of beer and wine featuring 44 beers on draft along with a diverse craft beer list; an eclectic wine list featuring 46 wines and 17 by the glass; an exceptional whiskey, scotch, and bourbon selection, as well as a seasonal cocktail menu. Distinctive finishing touches include a chalkboard wall listing the beer, cocktail, and wine lists, as well as a digital jukebox which will play all of the latest hits. Sammy J’s also has 35 TVs throughout the restaurant, so when it comes to every game for every major sporting event – there’s a spot for everyone.
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICS OF THE FABULOUS FOOD AND DRINKS

    South Florida’s Favorite Food, Wine, Sports and Entertainment Event


    is making its return Saturday, November 9 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale online for the 10th Annual Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, bringing fans top culinary talent, a diverse beverage selection from Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, nationally acclaimed live entertainment and the chance to mix and mingle with NFL legends in a laid-back, memorable setting. 

    Founded in 2010 by Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker John Offerdahl and his wife Lynn, this anticipated annual culinary competition pairs NFL legends with 22 noteworthy, award-winning chefs from upscale restaurants like Beach House Pompano, Oceans 234 and Burlock Coast, as well as talent from some of South Florida’s hottest new spots including Bar Rita, Steelpan and Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery.

    During the 10th annual event this November, guests will be treated to a laid-back afternoon with delicious offerings from the region’s top culinary talent, along with a variety of specialty cocktails from Tito’s Vodka, Casamigos Tequila, Larceny Bourbon, a selection of fine wines compliments of Constellation Brands and craft beers from Boston Beer. Opportunities will abound to get up close and personal with 22 NFL legends including O.J. McDuffie, Zach Thomas, Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Channing Crowder, and the Marks Brothers (Mark Duper & Mark Clayton). Event attendees can also get in on the action themselves at the Toyota Cornhole Stadium, competing or cheering on their favorites as they attempt to beat John Offerdahl’s score in the Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Additionally, the celebration will include a live music performance in partnership with Live Nation.
     
    “Over the past ten years, we have experienced tremendous growth and success, continuing to surpass our expectations,” said festival founder John Offerdahl. “This year, we have really turned up the heat, adding several talented new chefs to further expand our high-end culinary offerings.”

    All net proceeds from the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation’s mission to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through direct donation to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation Scholarship Fund at Broward College and to Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge, a national initiative which matches donations by the Gridiron Grill-Off to support Feeding South Florida, a hunger relief organization that serves 25% of Florida’s food insecure population. Over the past ten years, John and Lynn have raised more than $500,000 for the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation through the support of more than 30,000 attendees.

    Tickets are now on sale and are all-inclusive, priced at $85 per person for General Admission and $125 per person for VIP. Group ticket packages are available as well. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.gridirongrilloff.com. Follow the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/gridirongrilloff/ and on Instagram at @gridirongrilloff

    Join us for the 7thAnnual Florida to Connecticut Dream Ride Rally VIP Kick-off Party Benefiting The Hometown Foundation, Inc.

    August 2019 – Please join us for our 7th Annual VIP Kick-off Reception for the Florida to Connecticut Rally on Friday, August 16th, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

    This VIP Reception kicks off the motorcycle and car Rally that begins in Florida and ends in Farmington, Connecticut for the 19th Annual Dream Ride Experience, August 23-25, 2019.
    The Dream Ride Experience is truly a labor of love – a dream imagined by Michael A. Bozzuto, CEO of Bozzuto’s Inc. – to make a difference and help people with intellectual disabilities through charitable giving and inclusive special events.

    The Dream Ride Experience has grown from a single motorcycle ride in the Connecticut countryside in 2001 to annual awareness activities, outreach, and fundraising events, including the week-long Florida to Connecticut motorcycle rally, all to celebrate the achievements of Special Olympics Athletes. In addition, the Hometown Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, founded in 2002, supports five core community needs: the military, children in need, intellectual disabilities, life threatening illness, emergency response personnel, and animal welfare. Through its signature events, The Dream Ride Experience and Dream Cars and Cocktails, The Hometown Foundation has raised more than $7.7 million for Special Olympics and other charities.

    There are numerous ways to support our efforts by attending for a $50.00 suggested donation or donating an item to the auction, or sponsoring a gift for each attendee. www.dreamride.org

    Friends Of Jupiter Beach 10th Annual Food and Wine Festival

    wandering Wines - Brandon McDougal, Adam Glasgow, Krystina Glasgow

    wandering Wines - Brandon McDougal, Adam Glasgow, Krystina Glasgow


    FARMER’S TABLE, BOCA RATON’S LARGEST HEALTH-FOCUSED DINING DESTINATION

    Farmer’s Table (www.FarmersTableBoca.com) is Boca Raton’s largest health-focused dining destination. They were established by co-founders Joseph Giannuzzi and Mitchell Robbins. “Since 2013, Farmer’s Table has spearheaded a complete way of healthy living across all facets of the guest experience. They have transformed typical dining tropes through informative servers, a seasonally-driven menu that highlights natural flavors, and an educational component focusing on all aspects of wellness,” says The Gab Group CEO Michelle Soudry. “This restaurant caters to the discerning individuals looking for a total lifestyle approach at all levels of dining.”

    Fresh, healthy and delicious are the underpinnings of any Farmer’s Table meal– whether it’s bound for the dining room, expansive banquet hall or Farmer’s Table Express, an extension of the restaurant featuring ready-to-eat signature menu items packaged in cryovac bags. Featuring menus by Culinary Director Chef Michael Schenk (pictured), all dishes at Farmer’s Table are scratch-made and center on fresh, whole ingredients devoid of excess salt, fat or toxins, with no cream, butter, deep fryer or microwave on the premises.

    “Eating well shouldn’t require sacrifice – whether that’s time, money or quality ingredients – which is the driving force behind everything we do at Farmer’s Table,” remarks Joseph Giannuzzi, who collaborates with Chef Schenk on all menus to maintain their strict adherence to quality standards. “We’re more than a restaurant, we are a destination to grab a meal, linger and celebrate a lifestyle of wellness.”

    Located in the Wyndham Hotel on North Military Trail, Farmer’s Table is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. An expansive dining room accommodates groups of various sizes, with additional banquet space and private dining areas for parties, corporate events, weddings and more.

    We had the pleaseure of dining in their out door area with a pool view. The weather was perfect which complimented a very comfortable experience. We sampled many of the "starters" - recommending the Cucumber Avocado "Tartare", where yo ucan add Seared Tuna, POke or Shrimp. The Maple Glazed Baby Back Ribs were seasoned and grilled to perfection, and lets not forget the Buffalo Cauliflower "Drummettes", a unique twist. We also tried a Cauliflower,Beets and Brie Flatbread. This was sout of the norm for me as far as flatbread go, but I can attest to the marvoulous flavor in every bite. We then stepped into 'Supper'. Among the dishes presented (pictured in our slideshow) included Seared Local Swordfish, Grass-Fed Beef Short Rib, Rainbow Trout. The Kombucha Brick Chicken is a house favorite, and lives up to its hype. The "Spasta" & Meatballs was also a flavorful dish, "Spasta" being of course being Squash Pasta along with a Ramen Bowl with a choice of Chicken or Shrimp (or Tofu or Vegan options). The deserts were also as unique and delicious, including the dairy-free Ice Cream, Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding and oh yes, the Milk Shake.

    The also have full bar service with some equally special cocktails, elixers and speciality coffees and cordials. The Elixers I just mentioned are all made in-house and can be consumed staright or mixed with your favorites liquors. You gotta give these a try.

    Keep in mind, they use 2/3rds less salt then other restaurants in all of their dishes. They never use or cook with cream or butter. The primary cooking agent is sunflower seed oil. They follow the EWG’s sourcing guidelines. All produce served from their “Dirty Dozen” list is always purchased 100% organic. They do not deep fat fry or microwave anything. All the seafood served is sustainably caught, captured, or raised. This was a mind opening experience for me and I couldn't believe the flavors were awesome (and more importantly - healthy), without all the traditional salts, oils, creams and the like. This restaurants' menus has something for everyone and I'm confimdent you will enjoy the experience. Tell 'em South Florid Free Press sent you. MORE PICS of most of the 'Goodness'

    Located in Boca Raton’s upscale Mizner Park

    Loch Bar is a classic seafood tavern. Featuring one of South Florida's largest raw bars, it will complement the state’s most substantial whiskey menu with a wide selection of craft beers and handcrafted cocktails. Loch Bar also features live music 7 days a week!

    In Mizner Park, there's an impressive raw bar and great seafood selection. I used to come here when it was the night club Spin, which was years ago. They definitely brought class in this spot. The interior is beautiful. Think large french bistro style with a long bar with plenty of seating and a spacious dining area that is tastefully decorated. There is a smaller bar outside with limited seating that is a nice gathering spot.

    The service is great, very attentive and recites the menu and its features... To start on the appetizer list, we sampled the Skirt Steak Lettuce Wraps and the Cajun Cauliflower - both very flavorful. This was followed by a Shellfish Tower, loaded with Oysters, Clams on the half shell, Mussels, Lobster Tails, King Crab Legs, Shrimp Cocktail, Yellow Fin Tuna Poke - holy smokes, bring a few people to share this wonder display of seafood. The main course included Filet MIgnon and my favorite of the evening, Maryland Crab Cakes. Perfectly done, all crab with mixed greens and remoulade - trying these are a must.

    Their homemade deserts featured Apple Crisp with Bourbon Sauce (a weakness of mine), vanilla whipped cream and a Smith Island Cake - 17 layers of decadent chocolate gonoche and yellow cake.

    All in all, a wonderful experience in the heart of Mizner. Click HERE - MORE PICS OF LOCH BAR AND ITS FLAVOR They are open all week, 11AM til midnight. Loch Bar - 346 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 - Phone 561.939.6600

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