Page 1

MAGAZINE *

2011

M

The

men’s Issue

Around The World In 40 Beers Drinking Our Way Through Brewski Heaven

Playing Hardball

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Talks Florida Politics And The Presidential Race

A Swinging Vacation Conquering The World’s Best Golf Courses

Men’s Silent Killer When It Comes To Gender, Breast Cancer Does Not Discriminate May 2012

AT I O N

FLORIDA

BEST OVERALL

CI

Five Adventures To Nurture Your Masculine Side

AZINE AS S

O

Guys’ Day Out

AG

Life Is A Swell Of Success For Champion Surfer Kelly Slater


Experiencing Europe’s centuries-old vineyards on an updated luxury vacation. Not your usual routine? A sommelier to guide your exploration of a variety of wines. More than you expected? Dining elevated to a performance art. Did you say wow? Excellent. Because we believe every moment of your vacation should be measured by just how far it takes you from the ordinary. That’s modern luxury.◊ Access your American Express benefits here including Pay with your Membership Rewards Points, Destination Family, American Express Mariner Club, and other Cardmember Benefits. Book any 7 night or longer 2012 Celebrity cruise for a chance to win a 2013 Europe cruise. Call for details. Let Boca Express Travel help you exit your daily routine. We’ve been doing it for over 23 years. 8177 Glades Rd. Suite 14, Boca Raton, FL 33434 561-451-4511 info@BocaExpressTravel.com • www.bocaexpresstravel.com Modern Luxury is a trademark of Celebrity Cruises Inc. ©2012 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador. 12028037 • 3/2012


The Men’s Issue

05.12

contents

Photo by Todd Glaser

VOLUME IX  NUMBER 5

features GUYS’ DAY OUT Five Adventures To Nurture Your Masculine Side

AROUND THE WORLD IN 40 BEERS

62 68

Thirsty For Knowledge (And Some Cold Ones) We Drink Our Way Through Brewski Heaven

PLAYING HARDBALL MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Talks About His New Book, The Upcoming Presidential Race And The Craziness That Is Florida Politics

A SWINGING VACATION It Takes A Lot Of Balls To Conquer The World’s Best Golf Courses

MEN’S SILENT KILLER When It Comes To Gender, Breast Cancer Does Not Discriminate

LIFE IS A SWELL OF SUCCESS FOR CHAMPION SURFER KELLY SLATER

56

76 78 82


05.12

contents

VOLUME IX  NUMBER 5

departments OBSERVED HOT STUFF & THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN 19 The Buzz 24 Trends 28 La Vida Boca

19

MEDIA BLITZ THE QUINTESSENTIAL ARTS REPORT 31 On Screen 32 In Print 36 On Scene THAT’S LIFE A GUIDE TO PERSONAL GROWTH 45 Relations 48 Parents 52 Destinations TASTE THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS 103 Bites 104 Recipes 106 Review 110 Listings

24 52

HAPPENINGS THE ESSENTIAL SOCIAL DIGEST 123 Around Town 133 Calendar 138 Flash FYI COOL RIDES, LOCAL NOTABLES & REAL DEALS 145 Hot Wheels 146 Now & Noteworthy 148 At Home

104 0 133

GIVING BACK CHARITY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE 152

ON THE COVER: KELLY SLATER PHOTO BY: TODD GLASER

145 Volume IX, Number 5, The Boca Raton Observer, (USPS 024758, ISSN 1940-4239) is published monthly except for July by A&A Publishing Corp. Executive offices: 950 Peninsula Corporate Circle, Suite 1020, Boca Raton, FL 33487. Periodical Postage Paid at Boca Raton, FL and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Boca Raton Observer, 950 Peninsula Corporate Circle, Suite 1020, Boca Raton, FL 33487.


Holland Drive Industrial Park

561.997.5777 | DANBURG.COM

Modern Small Bay Warehouse, Impact Glass, 1,100 — 2,100 Square Feet, Near Clint Moore & Congress Call Us For Office Or Warehouse Space In Boca Raton From 350 — 35,000 Square Feet


publisher & ceo Linda L. Behmoiras chief operating officer

Ralph Behmoiras EDITORIAL editor

Felicia S. Levine ART art director

Scott Deal

C. GLEN GED, ESQ.

RONDA L. ELLIS, ESQ.

PRODUCTION

CARLOS A. BODDEN, ESQ.

production director

Candi Montaperto ADVERTISING director of account development

Nicole Ruth nicole@bocaratonobserver.com

Personal Injury account manager

Wrongful Death

Ronnie Kaufman ronnie@bocaratonobserver.com

pip insurance claims Real Estate & Business Law Wills, estates & trusts Asset Protection The Boca Raton Observer is published eleven times a year by A&A Publishing Corp. and is direct mailed

561-995-1966 Fax: 561-241-0812 1-888-EGB-FIRM 7171 North Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton, Florida

to affluent homes in Boca Raton and Delray Beach.

The Boca Raton Observer accepts no responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts and/or photographs and assumes no liability for products or services advertised herein. Opinions expressed by the writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Publisher. The Boca

Raton Observer reserves the right to edit, rewrite

www.ellisandged.com Offices in Boca Raton; satellite offices in cape coral, clearwater, gainesville, jacksonville, naples, orlando, panama city, pensacola, sarasota and tallahassee

or refuse material. Publisher is not responsible for typographical or production errors or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. The Boca

Raton Observer reserves the right to refuse any advertiser. Copyright © 2012 A&A Publishing Corp. All rights reserved. No portion of The Boca Raton

Observer may be used or repoduced without the express written permission of the Publisher.

8

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


CONTRIBUTORS

Summer Walks at the Morikami MAY 11 | JUNE 8 | JULY 13 | AUGUST 24 | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

MUSEUM | GARDENS | CULTURE | CUISINE 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach, FL | 561.495.0233 | morikami.org

writers Liz Best Bill Bowen Evan Berkowitz Dave Crisafi Paula Detwiller Linda Haase Emily Hall Cheryl Kane Heimlich Emily J. Minor Andrea G. Rollin Dianna Smith Richard Westlund photographers Ken Appelbaum Janis Bucher Patty Daniels Joann Dost Todd Glaser Susan Knowles Munoz Photography Michael Price Dmitry Shpurik Jeffrey Tholl

COMING SOON JUNE/JULY • THE ENTERTAINMENT ISSUE Celebrity homes, tropical vacations and fun in the sun

AUGUST • THE FAMILY ISSUE Parental advice, kids’ fashion and summer travel

MAY • THE BUSINESS & WEALTH ISSUE Savvy leaders, hot companies and office trends

10

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


Pre-Loved Timeless Luxury

Trade & Upgrade Your Timepieces Featuring over 3,000 collectable and contemporary timepieces including the following brands: Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, A. Lange & Sรถhne, IWC and many others. Service & Repair On Premise

JEWELS IN TIME SHOPPES AT THE SANCTUARY 4400 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (1/4 mile south of Yamato Road on the east side) (561) 368-1454 โ–ผ (888) 755-TIME www.jewelsintime.com Not an authorized agent, representative or affiliate of any watch appearing in this advertisement. All watch names, dials & designs appearing in this advertisement are registered trademarks in the U.S.A.


LIFE IS A Let me guide your unique journey of self-discovery and healing Individual, Couples & Family Therapy Mind-Body Skills Workshops & Groups

The Boca Raton Observer is an entertaining and informative award-winning magazine dedicated to active, trendsetting readers living and working in the Boca Raton area. Committed to a comprehensive focus on the community, The Boca Raton Observer celebrates the businesses, charitable organizations, cultural groups, schools and leisure activities that comprise the essential Boca Raton lifestyle. For general inquiries, please contact us via:

t3FMBUJPOTIJQ4FMG*NBHF*TTVFT t%FQSFTTJPO "OYJFUZ4USFTT t#MPDLTUP1FSTPOBM(SPXUI t(SJFG -PTT-JGF5SBOTJUJPOT

Mail:

950 Peninsula Corporate Circle, Suite 1020 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Phone: 561-982-8960 Fax: 561-994-8509 E-mail: info@bocaratonobserver.com Web: bocaratonobserver.com Facebook: boca raton observer magazine

Dr. Caryl Keating Licensed Psychologist

Boca Raton, Delray & Palm Beach | Call 561.859.6767 | www.drcarylkeating.com

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 14

GLASS ACT

The Contemporary Art Glass Movement Turns 50

editorial Your input and comments are welcome and appreciated. Submissions should be sent to our corporate address listed above and may appear in a future issue. E-mail messages may be directed to the following addresses: editor@bocaratonobserver.com publisher@bocaratonobserver.com Letters may be edited for style and grammar. We reserve the right to withhold any letters we deem inappropriate for publication. news, photos & events Releases and calendar items must be delivered in text format for consideration. In addition, only photographs in jpeg format with 300 dpi resolution or better that are accompanied with complete captions will be considered. Send information via e-mail to news@ bocaratonobserver.com or mail photos to our corporate address listed above. advertising Advertising information can be obtained by calling 561-982-8960 or by e-mailing sales@ bocaratonobserver.com. Publicize your business in the local lifestyle magazine with the largest circulation in Boca Raton – 34,000 copies per month. Circulation is audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

HARVEY K. LITTLETON (American, born in 1922-), Ruby Orange Mobile Arc, 1982, blown, cut and polished art glass, 14 ž x 18 ½ x 2 Ÿ inches. Permanent Collection 2008.8.2A, B. Gift of the Estate of George Epstein

501 Plaza Real | Boca Raton, Florida bocamuseum.org | 561.392.2500 Sponsored in part by:

12

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

on the web Visit bocaratonobserver.com for highlights of our publication and much more.


Come Visit the Hottest and Most Stylish Boutique in Boca Raton with a Unique Flair & Fabulous Designers STACEY UGLES, OWNER

21090 SAINT ANDREWS BOULEVARD • BOCA RATON • 561-393-0488 • STYLESBOUTIQUES.COM Extended Sizes Available In Select Styles


05.12 from the publisher

IT’S REIGNING MEN Linda L. Behmoiras

eer, golf‌ more beer.

We admit that when it comes to planning our Men’s Issue each year, our female-centric staff becomes a bit baffled. We can write encyclopedias about spring colors, wedge heels, female icons and the like, but guy stuff? Let’s just say we had some thinking to do.

linda@bocaratonobserver.com And this time, we think we nailed it. This issue truly has something for everyone. First, meet our cover subject, Kelly Slater, the world’s No. 1 surfer, who spoke with The Boca Raton Observer while in town for a charity event. Despite his great success, we found him to be humble and extremely likeable. We think you will too. Check him out in “Making Waves� (page 56). We also introduce you to another charismatic mover and shaker, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who spoke with us about his new book and the craziness of Florida politics in “Playing Hardball� (page 76). And because we believe adventure makes the heart grow fonder, we introduce you to five day trips that are sure to get your juices flowing in “Guys’ Day Out� (page 62). And golf lovers will appreciate our piece on the best accessible courses in the world, in a “Swinging Vacation� (page 78). On a more serious note, we examine a disease often not discussed among men: breast cancer. The disease is more prevalent in males than you might think. Learn all about it in “Men’s Silent Killer� (page 82). And finally, we take you on a tour around the world—of beer. The Boca Raton Observer’s Art Director Scott Deal joined two of South Florida’s most notable beer bloggers to sample and critique 40 beers (so you don’t have to). Check out “Around The World In 40 Beers� on page 68. A special thanks to World of Beer in Coconut Creek for working with us! On a separate note, we would like to wish all mothers a fabulous Mother’s Day on May 13. Enjoy spending your special day with your families and loved ones—I know I will!

14

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Photo by Munoz Photography

B


2ZQ1RZ 2ZQ1HZ 70% Sold. 100% Perfection. 200 East has become the most coveted address in Boca Raton. Call today and experience this boutique collection of sophisticated homes. 24 Hour concierge, resort style pool, gourmet kitchens, private ďŹ tness spa and extraordinary views. Private showings available by appointment only. 200eastbocaraton.com | 561.368.5105

200 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33432


We’ve all heard the old adage that heterosexual men and women cannot be friends. That, inevitably, someone will want to have sex, at which point the relationship must either turn romantic or die.

ing sex out of a relationship, vs. just 13 percent of men (20 percent were unsure) and that 64 percent of men were more likely to misinterpret the intimacy of friendship for sexual desire, vs. 25 percent of women (11 percent were unsure).

I say, not true.

Is Jessica concerned her guy pals just want to get her into the sack?

While co-ed friendships can be tricky, they also can be quite successful and satisfying (in a nonsexual way), relationship experts agree. And I know a fair number of women who prefer male friendships because they find guys less catty and competitive.

Felicia S. Levine felicia@bocaratonobserver.com

JUST FRIENDS T

his being our Men’s Issue, I wanted to point out how much I appreciate my guy friends. There’s no pettiness, no grudge holding and everything is what it seems. If one of them invites me to a movie, for example, and I say no because I’m tired, that’s the end of it. No questions, no drama. That conversation might be very different with one of my girlfriends. First, she’d try to persuade me to go, then demand to know why I wasn’t going. Was I mad? Did I make other plans? This could go on for a good half hour. While I wouldn’t trade my girlfriends for the world, sometimes they can be exhausting (in all fairness, so can I). When it comes to friendship, men are much simpler.

16

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

My childhood pal Jessica is one. She’s a beautiful woman with only male friends (I’m the exception, she says, because I was “grandfathered in�). She prefers hanging out with guys, she explains, because “they don’t size me up and aren’t sensitive about every little thing I say.� Because Jessica’s stunning looks conjure up women’s insecurities (i.e., their inner bitches), having male friends makes sense.

“I’ve had these friends for years and there’s never been any funny stuff,� she insists. “Perhaps there was some attraction on their part in the beginning, I don’t know. But now a lot of them have girlfriends or wives, and everyone knows I’m just the platonic friend. It’s all good.� Jessica is fortunate. Such cross-sex friendships can be complicated, especially when a friend of the opposite gender is married or in a relationship. Things can get hairier when that friend happens to be an ex-husband or ex-boyfriend (for more on this, check out this month’s Relations column by Emily J. Minor).

“We talk about the world—sports, business, politics. There’s no mention of how fat this one looked in her dress or how terrible someone’s haircut looks,� she says. “I hate that petty stuff.�

Ultimately, researchers point out that, to have a successful platonic friendship there must be honesty and boundary setting. Especially if the two of you were once intimate.

But can a man and woman truly be platonic buddies?

“If sex is part of the dynamic, addressing it explicitly is the best strategy� for making sure the friendship survives, said Kathy Werking, author of “We’re Just Good Friends� in Psychology Today. “The issue will fester if friends try to ignore it.�

Mark, a graphic designer, doesn’t think so. “The only way a guy is going to be interested in being friends with a woman is if he’s attracted to her,� he says. “But if he knows there’s no chance of sex, I don’t think he’ll stick around wasting time trying to build a friendship. He’ll move on to someone who will sleep with him.� He adds: “The only other way it could work is if they’ve already slept together, so that’s out of the way. Then they can begin cultivating the other side of the relationship.� The dating website Match.com polled 1,500 of its members about the subject and found that 83 percent believed opposite genders could be platonic friends (11 percent said no; 6 percent were unsure). However, the survey also found that 67 percent of women were better at keep-

In the end, PT points out, platonic friendships aren’t that different than romantic relationships: For either to work, communication is key. Here’s wishing you and all your friends an easy, stress-free May‌

Photo by Munoz Photography

05.12 from the editor


AUTOMATIC EXTENSION SYSTEM FROM 6 TO 10 SEATS

ana誰s chair tower table mag cabinet timeless sofa cygnus lamp

calligaris.com

6649 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, Florida 33487 t. 561.756.8463 - f. 561.756.8471 info@shopcalligaris.com - www.shopcalligaris.com


*UHJRU\$OEHUW0' 7DNH7KH1H[W6WHS7RZDUGVD1HZ<RX

7DNHWKHQH[WVWHSWRZDUGVDQHZ\RX

67$<,17+(*$0( 

0HQFKRRVH3ODVWLF6XUJHU\WRPDLQWDLQWKHLU DSSHDUDQFHDQGWKHLUFRPSHWLWLYHHGJH

([SORUHWKHEHQHILWVRIORRNLQJIDEXORXV 0RUHPHQDUHVHHNLQJFRVPHWLFKHOSWRJHWWKH HGJHDQGFRQILGHQFHWRFRPSHWHLQWRGD\·V VRFLHW\$VWKHRIILFLDOSODVWLFVXUJHRQIRUWKH )ORULGD3DQWKHUV+RFNH\7HDP'U$OEHUWKDV HQDEOHGDWKOHWHVDQGEXVLQHVVH[HFXWLYHVWR ORRNEHWWHUDQGJDLQVHOIHVWHHP 

0HQFRVPHWLFVXUJHU\FDQKHOS\RX

'U$OEHUWLVUHFRJQL]HGDVDOHDGHULQPDOH FRVPHWLFVXUJHU\DQGSHUIRUPVDOOPDOHDHVWKHWLF SURFHGXUHV2QHSURFHGXUHKHLVFUHGLWHG ZLWKSHUIHFWLQJLVPDOHEUHDVWUHGXFWLRQZKLFK LQYROYHVWKHUHPRYDORIH[FHVVPDOHEUHDVWWLVVXH /DUJHPDOHEUHDVWVFDQFDXVHVRFLDODQ[LHW\ DQGSK\VLFDOGLVFRPIRUW7KHFRQGLWLRQFDOOHG *\QHFRPDVWLDLVDFRQGLWLRQWKDWLPSDFWVPHQ UHJDUGOHVVRIWKHLUDJH 

$6.$%2872850$/(63(&,),&352&('85(6 Â&#x2021;1RVH6XUJHU\²5KLQRSODVW\ Â&#x2021;*\QHFRPDVWLD Â&#x2021;(\HV²%OHSKDURSODVW\ Â&#x2021;&KLQ,PSODQW Â&#x2021;6NLQ5HVXUIDFLQJ Â&#x2021;)DFHOLIW Â&#x2021;7KHUPDJH Â&#x2021;)DFLDO,PSODQWV Â&#x2021;)RUHKHDG/LIW²%URZOLIW

*UHJRU\$OEHUW0'

&HUWLILHGE\WKH$PHULFDQ%RDUGRI3ODVWLF6XUJHU\ &DOOIRUDFRPSOLPHQWDU\FRQVXOWDWLRQ

561.495.2700 ZZZ'U*UHJRU\$OEHUWFRP 'U*UHJRU\$OEHUW6RXWK)ORULGD·VPRVWGLVWLQJXLVKHGDQGKLJKO\FUHGHQWLDOHG VXUJHRQVSHFLDOL]HVLQFRVPHWLFSODVWLFVXUJHU\RIWKHIDFHQRVHEUHDVWDQGERG\ XVLQJVWDWHRIWKHDUWWHFKQLTXHVDQGWHFKQRORJLHV


observed HOT STUFF & THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN

 the buzz  trends  la vida boca

CHEF TO THE STARS: Philippe Chow

MR. OCTOBER: iconic right fielder Reggie Jackson

JOCK RAP Former New York Yankees star Reggie Jackson, who once said he was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;straw that stirs the drink,â&#x20AC;? did just that during a recent appearance at Seminole Casino Coconut Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new NYY Steak, the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first location established outside of Yankee Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship Bronx eatery. In Florida for the event, and as a special advisor to the Yankees at their Tampa spring training camp, Jackson, 66, attended a VIP dinner where he met and mingled with baseball fans, steak lovers and high rollers, regaling the masses with encyclopedic knowledge of his beloved sport. And the legendary right fielder had plenty to say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baseball has progressed economically and become biggerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even covered globally now,â&#x20AC;? he told The Boca Raton Observer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the players are not better. (Listening A-Rod?) Nothing can

PROFILE

compare to the Negro era when Jackie Robinson came in and joined all of the early 1950s baseball greats. Such an incredible group, so many great players at the same time,â&#x20AC;? said Jackson, whose career includes 563 homeruns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those days are gone.â&#x20AC;? During Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21 years with American Major League Baseballâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; starting with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics in 1967, then playing for the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and California Angels, before returning to the Oakland Athletics and retiring in 1987â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the sport was considered an art form, a ballet of talent and grace played in front of packed stadiums that had less competition from TV broadcasts and computer screens. It was a simpler time, and fans of all ages watched in awe as Jackson helped win three consecutive World Series titles with the Oakland Ath-

THE BUZZ BY FELICIA S. LEVINE



ented athlete, who participated in high school basketball, baseball, football and track and field in his hometown of Wyncote, Pa., and played baseball and football at Arizona State University. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I especially like to watch them play on ESPN from my home in Carmel, California.â&#x20AC;? letics in the early 1970s, and two consecutive titles with the Yankees at the end of that decade. Everyone knew about his three spellbinding home runs in the decisive game of the 1977 World Series (his clutch playoff performances earned him the sobriquet, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Octoberâ&#x20AC;?). These days, the Baseball Hall of Famer has other passions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like basketball, especially the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs,â&#x20AC;? said the tal-

Yes, the baseball icon now enjoys taking in games from the comfort of his own couch, and says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard complaints about parking at the new state-of-the-art Miami Marlins Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Marlins have a bad box,â&#x20AC;? he said. When not talking sports, Jackson keeps busy with other projects: He oversees his Mr. October Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to improve educational opportunities for at-risk youth, and co-owns the Charlotte, N.C.-based NASCAR racing team, HerzogJackson Motorsports. But what he most enjoys, he said, is spending time with his daughter Kimberly, 21. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is a wonderful person and wants to get into the financial world,â&#x20AC;? said Jackson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am helping her all I can. Watching her grow up is my greatest passion.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emily Hall

GOT A TIP? E-MAIL THE EDITOR AT FELICIA@BOCARATONOBSERVER.COM

M AY 2 0 1 2

19


observed the buzz

PUTS THE MAN IN MANI-PEDI

TREND

Even tough guys need a little pampering. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the premise behind

The Willow Room at The Spa in the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, a retreat for gentlemen seeking the big chill. The serene space, awash in calming earth tones and masculine accents, provides guy-centric services ranging from facials and massages to manicures and six-step hot shaves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trends show a vast increase of men in our spa due to the range of treatments we offer, as well as the privacy of The Willow Room that can serve as the ultimate luxury man cave for escape,â&#x20AC;? says Michael Perez, the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spa director. Specialties include the 30-minute shave, which begins with an aromatic warm compress followed by a rich lathering cleanse, and a Gentlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Skin Fitness and Age Defense Facial, which offers a regenerating paraben-free mask complemented by aromatic essences to elevate mood. Manicures and pedicures include soaks in warm Mandarin oil-infused water, and hairstyling services are also available. But the manly spaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular feature just may be the 50inch flat-screen HDTV. For more information, call 561-582-2800 or visit fourseasons.com/palmbeach/spa. Renee Graziano-Pagan

OVERHEARD

EVENT

MUCHO MAMAS Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that time again when women from far and wide converge on Town

â&#x20AC;&#x153;

Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! We saw Justin Bieber. I got a picture of his hat! Oh my God, it was so great!

â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Danielle Catalano, one of a posse of girls waiting in the rain for a glimpse of Justin Bieber at Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton. The teen heartthrob was at the school to congratulate fans whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d raised more than $50,000 for one of his favorite charities, Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in poor countries. Source: Sun Sentinel

20

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Center at Boca Raton as part of National Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nite Out, an evening of food, fashion and fitness. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event is Zen-themed and organizers promise the mall will be transformed â&#x20AC;&#x153;into a haven of relaxation meant to educate and inspire moms to create a healthier lifestyle.â&#x20AC;? At least, it will inside the Nordstrom wing, where the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sensory journeyâ&#x20AC;? is scheduled to take place on May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be treated to belly dancing, acro-yoga, Tai Chi and a master yoga class taught by renowned instructor Leslie Glickman. Also featured will be a Little Black Dress Vodka and Diet Coke cocktail lounge, aromatherapy sessions, hand massage lounges, visits inside a unique sound room, samples at an infused water bar and a fashion show hosted by lululemon athletica. Throughout the evening, mall retailers will also hold demonstrations and tutorials featuring healthy living products and services. For more information, call 561-368-6000 or visit simon.com.

8.9% STATS

PALM BEACH COUNTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S unemployment rate, at press time, the lowest since December 2008. Source: Sun Sentinel


Two of the Top Financial Advisors Barron’s rated them as top Financial Advisors in the U.S. The Kaufman Katz Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney R. Jo Kaufman and Cindy Katz Morton Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors ranks the top advisors on a state by state basis. This exclusive list recognizes Financial Advisors for their superior professionalism, success and dedication to clients; something R. Jo Kaufman and Cindy Katz Morton have been doing for over 50 years combined. Jo Kaufman has over 28 years experience in the financial services industry and Cindy Katz Morton has over 23 years experience in the financial services industry.

R. Jo Kaufman 2009 and 2010 Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors and Cindy Katz Morton 2009 Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors.

Contact Financial Advisors R. Jo Kaufman and Cindy Katz Morton at 800-321-1034 ext. 5028 or visit us online at www.fa.smithbarney.com/kaufmankatzgroup A Morgan Stanley Company

Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” June 9, 2008 as identified by Barron’s magazine, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 450 nominations. Advisors in the Top 100 Women have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience and $200 million in assets under management. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record, interviews with senior management, and philanthropic work. Barron’s “Top 1000 Financial Advisors,” February 9, 2009, as identified by Barron’s magazine, using quantitative and qualitative criteria and selected from a pool of over 3,000 nominations. Advisors in the Top 1000 Financial Advisors have a minimum of seven years of financial services experience. Qualitative factors include, but are not limited to, compliance record, interviews with senior management, and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not a criterion. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney nor its financial advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. © 2011 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

NY CS 6481967 02/11


observed the buzz GONE FISHING: Paul Lubbers, Newt Gingrich and Kathy G. Lubbers

POLITICS

DADDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GIRL

025419

Though all this is nothing new to Lubbers. As the eldest daughter of Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been involved in politics and electioneering since she was 10 years old. She has fond memories of passing out literature and stuffing envelopes for her father, who was first elected to Congress in 1978 as a representative from Georgia.

HOT

4 219573

For most of us, presidential election campaigns are events observed from our living room couch, either watching cable news or reading the newspaper. But not for South Floridian Kathy G. Lubbers, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spent the last year in the eye of the media hurricane that is the 2012 Republican Party nomination process.

TECH

TICKETS

4 21

9573

0254

19

Enjoy live sports but not the hefty cost of tickets? Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not alone. According to a poll commissioned by ScoreBig.com, a website that saves consumers up to 60 percent on games, concerts and theater events, while 60 percent of Americans feel exhilarated after attending a live event, 77 percent go to four or fewer a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ticket

The Lubbers moved to Key Biscayne in 1999, when husband Paul was hired by the United States Tennis Association (heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently their Director of Coaching Education at the USTA training center in Boca Raton). In spite of her southern conservative roots, Lubbers, 48, admits to enjoying some of the more â&#x20AC;&#x153;blue stateâ&#x20AC;? aspects of our region, such as the diverse languages, cultures and international flair.

prices to live events have skyrocketed by about 70 percent over the last decade, which means many Americans are getting priced out of seeing their favorite teams or bands play,â&#x20AC;? says Adam Kanner, CEO of

One of her favorite hobbies is to fish on Biscayne Bay from her 18-foot flat boat, which she has done a few times with Papa Newt. Lubbers was president of Gingrich Communications, a marketing and PR firm, for about 10 years before resigning last April to become a senior advisor in her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign, which has had its share of changing fortunes. As of press time, he was still in the race, though reports were that the campaign was on its last leg.

ScoreBig.com, whose Los Angeles-based company serves South Florida. The way it works: Members choose their own seat prices and offers are accepted or rejected instantly, making the service quick and afford-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole campaign experience is like being on a rollercoaster,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You take your hands off the rails, and sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re laughing, sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re screaming, sometimes crying. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up and down.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evan Berkowitz

ableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and there are no hidden charges. Says Kanner: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want fans back in the seats.â&#x20AC;? For more information, check out ScoreBig.com.

STATS

Nearly

4,000

22

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS men, women and children sleeping on the streets of Palm Beach County. Source: Palm Beach Post


EXCELLENCE. REDEFINED. ®

HealthGrades , the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, has ranked Boca Raton Regional Hospital in the top five percent nationally for clinical quality and named it a ™

2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for the eighth year in the row . Only 40 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals have earned such a consecutive distinction. That’s impressive by itself. This accolade adds to a growing list of honors. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is also the recipient of the 2012 America’s Best 100 Hospitals for: Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Prostatectomy and is ranked #1 in state rankings for Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment and Overall Gastrointestinal Services by HealthGrades. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is also listed by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Ranked Hospital in south Florida in 2011-2012. Now that’s excellence…redefined.

800 Meadows Road | Boca Raton, FL 33486 | BRRH.com


observed electronics trends

POWER PLAY  Get Juiced On Cool Gadgets

1

2

And Gizmos By Felicia S. Levine 1. WIRELESS TALKING BBQ AND OVEN THERMOMETER announces when your meat is perfectly cooked, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not stuck manning the grill. Available at redenvelope.com. 2. LIQUID IMAGE DIGITAL CAMERA SWIM MASK is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only dive mask to have both a camera and video recorder, so taking hands-free underwater photographs and movies is a breeze. Available at frontgate.com. 3. GENEVA SOUND MEDIUM STEREO packs a big punch in a stylish tabletopsized package with four speakers, digital amplifier, iPod Universal Dock, built-in CD slot, FM radio, mini jack and remote control. Available at saksfifthavenue.com. 3

4. GORILLATORCH AND GORILLATORCH BLADE FLEXIBLE TRIPOD FLASHLIGHTS provide high-powered beams of light, with twisty flexible legs and sturdy magnetic feet for convenient use anywhere. Available at redenvelope.com.

4

5

5. MONSTER BEATS BY DR. DRE STUDIOPOWERED ISOLATION HEADPHONES play music the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meant to be heard with an on advanced speaker design, noise cancellation technology and comfortable ear pieces. Available at saksfifthavenue.com. 6. FRETLIGHT TEACHING GUITAR is a wannabe rockerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private tutor; simply follow the lights with your fingers, mirror the onscreen video and learn hundreds of m. songs in no time. Available at fretlight.com. 7. PEDEGO CLASSIC ELECTRIC BIKE provides the option of pedaling, or letting it pedal for you at up to 30 mph, courtesy of a lightweight lithium-ion battery. Available at frontgate.com. 8. POLAR FT4 MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HEALTH RATE MONITOR WATCH establishes your heart rate, displays your target zone and sounds an alarm when your rate transcends the zone. Available at saksfifthavenue.com.

24

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

6 8 7


UP TO 70% OFF! DON’T MISS THESE DEALS!

SPRING SALE Cast Chairs as low as $199*

Genuine Teak Chairs

All Weather Wicker

**not not noott sh sshown sho hhow ho ow oown wn wn

• Immediate White Glove Delivery • Dining & Sectionals • Kinsley-Bate, Lane, Hanamint, Gloster, Outdoor Classics,

Call 800-PATIO-COM

www.patio.com

BOCA RATON 3060 North Federal Highway 561.395.8035 SHOWROOM HOURS: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm


observed fashion trends 1

2

PLAID MEN Spring Style Means Picking Up The Checks By Felicia S. Levine

3

4

1. EUGENIA KIM JIMMY FLAT CAP crafted of lightweight cotton sets a trendy tone for spring. Available at saksfifthavenue.com. 2. POLO RALPH LAUREN CHECKED SILK BOW-TIE in blue, black and white checks makes a debonair accent to any dress wardrobe and is handcrafted in fine Italian silk. Available at saksfifthavenue.com. 3. BURBERRY BARNESFIELD CLASSIC HAYMARKET CHECK BELT exudes tailored sophistication with a popular check design and metal bevel-edged logo buckle. Available at saksfifthavenue.com. 4. BURBERRY CHECK SILK TIE woven from fine Italian silk is a designer classic in shades of faded pink and blue. Available at saksfifthavenue.com. 5. ALLAGASH CARGO SHORTS in a dusty olive plaid print feature multiple convenient pockets and a lightweight cotton fabric perfect for beating the South Florida heat. Available at llbean.com. 6. L.L. BEAN TWILL SPORT SHORTSLEEVED SHIRT in vanilla is made with premium cotton and wrinkle-resistant fabric for the ultimate in comfort and ease of care. Available at llbean.com. 7. ALFANI MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CASUAL DRESS SHIRT in shades of blue plaid looks trendy paired with Alfani woven pants and a dandy fedora. Available at macys.com.

26

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

5

6

7


Diamonds

ARE A MOMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEST FRIEND

international

JEWELERS EXCHANGE 60 jewelers under one roof

AVENTURA | 19275 Biscayne Boulevard (One block south of Aventura Mall) BOCA RATON | Glades Road, one block west of the Turnpike BOYNTON BEACH | Corner of Boynton and Military Trail Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5:30pm | www.intljewelers.com


observed la vida boca HAVING A BLAST: Barry Weiss

TRASHY FUN Collecting Is A Laughing Matter For â&#x20AC;&#x153;Storage Warsâ&#x20AC;? Star Barry Weiss By Emily Hall

Y

ou could say A&Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit reality series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Storage Warsâ&#x20AC;? is garbageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just how fans like it. In fact, the show, which follows a team of bidders looking to make beaucoup bucks in the high-stakes world of storage auctions, is the networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No.1-rated program for the highly coveted 25-54 adult demographic. No oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more shocked at its success than one of its most popular players, the outspoken Barry Weiss. He admitted as much during a recent appearance at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, where he signed autographs and rubbed shoulders with fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I started this series nearly two years ago, I had been to estate 28

sales but never to an abandoned storage locker,â&#x20AC;? says Weiss, 60. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was unaware they did this.â&#x20AC;? While Weiss is something of an antique-collecting savant, he actually earned his millions running the Los Angeles-based business, Northern Produce, for the past 25 years. He sold the company to his brother about four years ago so he could devote more time to his hobby, antiquing, an avocation heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enjoyed since he was 15. His in-depth knowledge runs the gamut from classic cars to war relics. And he just loves the hunt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been enjoying retirement by antiquing, traveling around the world, including visiting friends in Florida and riding motorbikes

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

to the Keys, driving crazy cars and attending NASCAR events,â&#x20AC;? says Weiss, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s divorced with two grown children, ages 32 and 27. Weiss became involved with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Storage Warsâ&#x20AC;? back in 2010, while hosting his friend, Emmy-winning independent producer Thom Beers (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deadliest Catch,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ice Road Truckersâ&#x20AC;?) at his home for drinks. Beers asked if Weiss knew anything about storage locker options. Befuddled yet intrigued, he agreed to look into it. The rest is reality TV history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met 257 producers in Los Angeles, and finally one asks me to do a show,â&#x20AC;? Weiss quips. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said I would do it as long as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun.â&#x20AC;? So far, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having a blast. Always a show favorite, he likes to annoy, daunt and distract fellow bidders by wearing skeleton gloves and implementing gimmicks, such as bringing in psychics, dwarves on stilts or his one-eyed friend to try and get

a reading on the potential goodies waiting in the storage lockers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I do to get an appraisalâ&#x20AC;Ś,â&#x20AC;? he sighs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I get to meet interesting people on this show.â&#x20AC;? Weiss is described as a cross between Robert Evans and Jack Nicholson, but what makes him truly stand out is his quirky sense of humor, outspoken nature and clear message that for him the show is for fun, not business. This is a good thing, because some of his greatest finds are not necessarily his most lucrative. For example, he was overjoyed upon finding an engraved aluminum hard hat, a wood head sculpture and a century-old mini pocket spittoon. Not exactly cash cows, but to him, these were treasures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love old and new things so dealing with great finds is right up my alley,â&#x20AC;? Weiss says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy doing this show and will continue to do it as long as it lasts and it makes me laugh.â&#x20AC;? O


Mizner Park Center For Advanced Dentistry Advanced Restorative Dentistry Dental Implants Smile Makeovers IV Sedation for the Apprehensive Patient

Experience The Difference... Mizner Park Center For Advanced Dentistry offers Advanced Comprehensive dental care in a single state of the art office. A recognized expert in the fields of Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation dentistry, Dr Jerome Vitale is one of only a select few Board qualified sedation dentists in South Florida uniquely trained and qualified in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants SERVICES: “Boca White” Veneers ❙ 2-Visit Smile makeovers ❙ Dental Implants ❙ Advanced Restorative Dentistry ❙ Periodontal regenerative Therapy ❙ Adult Orthodontics and Invisalign

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION Jerome Vitale, DMD Board Certified IV Sedation Sustaining Member-American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Masters Level Esthetic Dentist

Mizner Park Center For Advanced Dentistry 327 Plaza Real, Suite 305 Boca Raton

561.391.3337 www.bocasedationdentistry.com


THE QUINTESSENTIAL ARTS

REPORT

mediablitz 

 on screen  in print  on scene

NYUK, NYUK, NYUK â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Three Stoogesâ&#x20AC;? Gives Men What They (Apparently) Want

O

ne of the most perplexing entertainment industry questions of the last 80 years: What was Shemp Howard thinking when he left brother Moe and original Stooge Larry Fine to forge a solo career? The One Stooge? The other big question, mostly among women: Why do men think these three idiots are so funny? The Farrelly brothers have paid homage to the American institution called The Three Stooges, who were kings of the mindless studio short comedy for most of the 20th century with their film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Three Stooges,â&#x20AC;? which is eliciting familiar belly laughs, mostly masculine, in theaters. It seems very few women will admit an affinity for the Stooges. Dr. Gina Barreca, a University of Connecticut Professor of English Literature and Feminist Theory, even has a noted speech entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Women Hate The Three Stooges.â&#x20AC;? Bobby and Peter Farrelly, who laid the groundwork for their filmmaking point of view with 1994â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dumb And Dumber,â&#x20AC;? have been largely unwavering. They remain true to the essence of the Stoogesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comedy, the best of which is represented by the 190 Columbia Pictures shorts made between 1932

and 1946 that are familiar to generations of TV viewers. And the essence of the Stoogesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; humor, which was consistently violent in a nonsensical way and too unsophisticated to warrant more than brief exposure, is slapstick (literally, often 18-slaps-per-minute), pratfalls, sight gags and fast-paced stupidity. The visual impact of Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos), Larry (Sean Hayes) and Curly (Will Sasso) will be convincing to viewers who spent countless childhood Saturday mornings watching the originals, and their voices and mannerisms are studiously correct, not to mention those characteristic vocal expressions of boastful short-lived dominance (nyuk, nyuk, nyuk), frustration (mmmuuumphh!) and frantic flight (wooooo woo-woo-woo). And the Farrellys do a good job of editing in the comical soundeffect bonks and thwacks that keep incessant eye pokes and bluntinstrument assaults seeming more cartoonish than brutal. A constant barrage of one liners perfectly resonates with the Stooges milieu, as when Larry accidentally sends a huge bronze bell plummeting 30 feet to land with a clang on the upturned head of nun Sister Mary-Mengele (played by the bril-

liantly cast Larry David), just as Curly quips: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The face rings a bell.â&#x20AC;? The plot, such as it is, revolves around the Stoogesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to raise money to save the orphanage where they spent the first 35 years of their unadoptable lives. Jane Lynch plays the Sister in charge, and other nuns are singer Jennifer Hudson (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamgirlsâ&#x20AC;?) and swimsuit model Kate Upton. A plotting trophy wife is played by Sofia Vergara (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Familyâ&#x20AC;?). Sasso, a TV veteran with recurring roles on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Less Than Perfectâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Madtv,â&#x20AC;? is perfect as Curly, with exaggerated facial expressions that

broadcast every emotion. Diamantopoulos, who like Sasso is Canadian, has had a few starring roles, in 2009â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under New Managementâ&#x20AC;? and as Robin Williams in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mork & Mindy.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Hayes might be the most recognizable of the Stooges. He was a regular on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will & Grace,â&#x20AC;? played Jerry Lewis in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Martin and Lewis,â&#x20AC;? and portrayed the executive assistant to the Jack Nicholson character in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bucket List.â&#x20AC;? O RATED PG: contains slapstick-action violence and some rude and suggestive humor, including language.

MEDIA BLITZ BY BILL BOWEN M AY 2 0 1 2

31


media blitz  in print

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A WISEGUY THING Notable Bad-Boy Stories Of Criminals And Comeuppance Who needs fiction when there are true stories like these? As horrible as it is to contemplate the murder and mayhem wrought by organized crime in the 20th century, it makes for fascinating reading as new information and ever more thorough research, along with eyewitness accounts, reveal what made these ruthless thugs tick.

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Going To Win This Thing By Lin DeVecchio and Charles Brandt Our criminal justice system often boils down to â&#x20AC;&#x153;he said, she said, they said,â&#x20AC;? and when it comes to orchestrating a believable frame-up, who better to pull it off than a corrupt police department? FBI agent Lin DeVecchio was so effective at busting organized crime in New York City for more than a decade 32

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

that mob bosses persuaded corrupt officials on their payroll, including members of the Brooklyn District Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office and a jaded FBI agent, to fabricate a corruption case against DeVecchio, alleging he paid bribes, sold information to his informant and even personally ordered mob hits. His story, co-authored by noted crime writer Charles Brandt, a former Delaware homicide prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General, is a riveting account readers will have trouble putting down

until its dramatic conclusion, when a valiant defense team averts what could have been the trampling of a good and decent man by a corrupt legal system.

Welcome To The Jungle Inn: The Story Of The Mafiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Infamous Gambling Den By Allan R. May Off the beaten path of your usual Cosa Nostra saga, which often de-


media blitz  in print

picts the nefarious enterprises in orbits around New York, Chicago, Las Vegas or Miami, this is the history of organized crime in Warren, Ohio, and a smalltime gambling casino called the Jungle Inn. The Inn was the center of operations for local mob kingpin Jimmy Munsene and his circle of wiseguys that included the notorious Farah brothers, Detroit refugee mobster Frank Cammarata and one-time Cleveland Mafia underboss Anthony â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tony Dopeâ&#x20AC;? Delsanter. Trumbull County, of which Warren is the county seat, is located in the northeastern part of the state and remained the domain of this crime machine for much of the 20th century. Author Allan R. May is an organized crime historian who has penned two other well-received true crime books (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mob Storiesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gangland Gotham: New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Notorious Mob Bossesâ&#x20AC;?) and contributed to americanmafia.com, Court TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crime Libraryâ&#x20AC;? and crimemagazine.com.

Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, The Murderous Mob Chief The FBI Secretly Protected By Thomas J. Foley and John Sedgwick Law enforcement cooperation is sometimes an elusive pipe dream, much the same as bipartisan acrossthe-aisle goodwill among our lawmakers. The truth about interagency jealousy and competition is never more painfully evident than in the revelation, just recently made public, that the infamous Whitey Bulger, an escaped gangster who was on the FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted list for nearly two decades, had been protected and assisted by the FBI during his violent crime spreesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that the feds actually helped him escape. This is the disheartening story of that sordid chapter in law enforcement, penned by Thomas J. Foley, a former Massachusetts state police colonel who was close on the heels of Bulger before learn-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;

The feds could never have caught a single wiseguy without consorting with someone on the inside. Enter 6-ft., 300-pound Ron Previte, who went from being a corrupt cop to a brutally violent mobster to an FBI informantâ&#x20AC;Ś

â&#x20AC;?

-- regarding George Anastasiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Gangsterâ&#x20AC;?

34

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

ing he was being double-crossed by the FBI, which considered Bulger a valuable secret informant. Bulgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recapture one year ago prompted Foley to write this true story, in which he relates how his hero worship of the FBI was slowly transformed by his dark discoveries.

account of the man known as Scarface, and what made him tick. Along the way, it confirms some suspicions and debunks several myths about the larger-than-life criminal.

The Last Gangster By George Anastasia

Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted Gangster By Jonathan Eig Within a few years of arriving in Chicago, Al Capone was at the head of a crime syndicate that was making more money from illegal bootlegging than many major corporations doing mainstream work. With that immense wealth, he corrupted the Chicago police and the court system, and lived the lifestyle of an international celebrity. Yet for all his flamboyance and ruthless flaunting of the lawsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially Prohibitionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he proved an elusive fugitive that even J. Edgar Hoover couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t catch. Not until President Herbert Hoover got involved could Capone be busted by a Chicago U.S. attorney and his team of investigators. Author Jonathan Eig used thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts and Al Caponeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handwritten personal letters to construct this new

The feds could never have caught a single wiseguy without consorting with someone on the inside. Enter 6-ft., 300-pound Ron Previte, who went from being a corrupt cop to a brutally violent mobster to an FBI informant who wore a wire and helped bring down the Philadelphia-South Jersey crime family in which he had once thrived. Previte was an Old School thug, and when he became disenchanted with the new breed of mobsterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cocky in designer suits and murdering as some sort of macho showâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he turned. Previte, who became the FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret weapon, used the same cold steeliness that helped him rise in the mob to help bring it down. His recordings, each of which put his life in danger, detailed the murder and mayhem that helped convict major mob bosses Ralph Natale and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skinny Joeyâ&#x20AC;? Merlino. Two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee George Anastasia, a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, recounts it all provocatively in his fourth book. O


Philipe

FORMERLY OF VIDAL SASSOON BEVERLY HILLS

PRE-SUMMER SPECIAL

50% OFF ALL HAIR SERVICES FOR NEW CLIENTS ONLY SELECT STYLISTS ONLY

GLADES PLAZA • BOCA RATON

561-368-4244 WWW.STUDIOZ-BOCA.COM


media blitz  on scene

THEY NEED YOU NOW Lady Antebellum Brings Country Pop To Cruzan Amphitheatre S

how business connections never hurt, and Lady Antebellum had them as they first tried to break into an industry they would take by storm shortly thereafter. The band, which got its unusual name from a joke someone cracked while photographing Southern antebellum mansions, won five Grammy Awards last year for its country rock smash hit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Need You Now.â&#x20AC;? Lady Antebellum, which picked up another Grammy this year for its album, Own The Night, will play at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on May 12 at 7 p.m. In all, Lady A., as fans affectionately call the band, has received 10 Grammy nominations since 2009 and six wins.

As so often happens, a high school band was the genesis of this group. Charles Kelley played drums and Dave Haywood guitar in an Augusta, Ga. group with Kelleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brothers John and Josh. After college, Josh became a solo pop star, releasing seven albums from 2001 to 2008 and marrying actress Katherine Heigl. Kelley and Haywood wrote songs together every other weekend in Atlanta and when in 2005 Kelley moved to Nashville, he persuaded Haywood to join him. Then, a fortuitous chance meeting occurred when Kelley was recognized in a bar from his Myspace page by Hillary Scott, an aspiring singer and the daughter of country singer Linda Davis.

During the ensuing conversation, Kelley invited Scott to sing with the group and Scott, a two-time unsuccessful â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;? auditioner, fit right in. A year later, in 2007, the trio released â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Live Here,â&#x20AC;? the first single off their 2008 eponymous album, which debuted at No. 1 on the country charts. Singles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lookinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; For A Good Timeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Run To Youâ&#x20AC;? followed, with the latter climbing to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Need You Now,â&#x20AC;? the game changer for Lady Antebellum, became the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second No. 1 hit, followed quickly by â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Honeyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Kind of Love,â&#x20AC;? their fourth straight No. 1 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart. O

For more information, call 561-795-8883 or visit livenation.com.

Millers Elegant Hardware 6600 West Rogers Circle â&#x20AC;˘ Boca Raton 561.994.4393 â&#x20AC;˘ www.eleganthardware.com Kitchen & Bath Faucetry â&#x20AC;˘ Bath Accessories â&#x20AC;˘ Bathtubs Floor & Wall Mounted Toilets â&#x20AC;˘ Lighting â&#x20AC;˘ Vanities Shower Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Kitchen & Bath Sinks Unique Wallcoverings â&#x20AC;˘ Fanimation Fans LARGEST SELECTION OF CABINET AND DOOR HARDWARE Millers Elegant Hardware caters to an ever-increasing customer base of Interior Designers, Builders, Architects, Developers, Plumbers and the ever discriminating homeowner. Providing exceptional customer service is our #1 priority! Our experienced staff understands the needs of our customers and strives to provide state-of-the-art quality products from hundreds of manufacturers at competitive prices and delivered in a timely fashion.

Visit our amazing new 6,000 sq. ft. showroom and see what the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miller Experience is all about!

Mention this code BOCA-5 for a FREE GIFT! 36

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


NO SHUTTERS REQUIRED

561.274.8283 975 S. Congress Ave., Suite 102 U Delray Beach, FL 33445 www.siwimpactwindows.com VISIT OUR SHOWROOM/FACTORY! Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm U Sat: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Licensed & Insured | Lic. #CBC1251294


media blitz  on scene

N E W AT T H E C A P I TA L G R I L L E :

Lunch

DELICIOUSLY DECONSTRUCTED.

SINGS HER MIND

Melissa Etheridge Performs Grammy Hits At Hard Rock Live

M

elissa Etheridge, with her raspy wail and ubiquitous Ovation 12-string guitar, is a rocker of singular conviction and courage who writes in-your-face message lyrics that promote and explain her points of view, which are typically abundantly clear. Like in 1993 when, with three albums released that netted two Grammy nominations and one win for Never Enough, speculation was so rampant about Etheridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexuality that she answered it with her fourth album: Yes I Am. It was a candid coming-out announcement that garnered another Grammy and became her mainstream breakthrough hit as well. Etheridge, who performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hard Rock Live at 8 p.m. on May 16, drew comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp with two energetic hit singles off Yes I Am: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come To My Windowâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m The Only One,â&#x20AC;? which each climbed to No. 1 on Billboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adult Contemporary chart.

C U S TO M I Z E YO U R M E A L W I T H A C H O I C E O F S O U P, S A N DW I C H A N D S I D E â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $ 1 8 P E R P E R S O N A N D S E R V E D AT T H E S P E E D O F L U N C H .

Etheridge has become an activist as well: The LGBT icon performed at a benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims to raise funds for the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Second Harvest, as well as at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert and the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She wrote an Oscar-winning song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Need To Wake Up,â&#x20AC;? for Al Goreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Inconvenient Truth,â&#x20AC;? which was also nominated for a Grammy Award.

Š 2012, RHMI

In the wake of 9/11, Etheridge performed at the benefit Concert for New York in Madison Square Garden and announced that Bruce Springsteen was her musical hero before playing an acoustic rendition of his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born To Run.â&#x20AC;? Etheridge has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and won twice. During her concert, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely to play nominated singles, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enough of Me,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Want To Be In Love,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Weakness In Meâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breathe.â&#x20AC;? 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton . 561 368 1077 thecapitalgrille.com

While recovering from breast cancer in 2005, Etheridge performed at the Grammy Awards; bald from chemotherapy treatments, she delivered a rousing and unforgettable tribute to Janis Joplin. O For more information, call 954-797-5555 or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

38

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


est 2011 B aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and c o d B 2010 e t ina rgeon m o N c Su eti m Cos

Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be nice if all decisions were so black and white?

s"OARD#ERTIlED0LASTIC3URGEON s&OUR&ULLY !CCREDITED/PERATING2OOMS s3PECIALIZINGINTHE&ACE.ECK%YES s2ECOGNIZEDASA-ASTER)NJECTOR s/VERYEARSIN0RIVATE0RACTICE s#ORNELL5NIVERSITY.953CHOOLOF-EDICINE -ANHATTAN%YE %AR4HROAT(OSPITAL 6ISITOURWEBSITETOLEARNMOREABOUT$R#ABRERA

Dr. Cabrera ... the clear choice.

561.393.6400 | 951 NW 13th Street, Suite 4A, Boca Raton, FL | www.pssbocaraton.com


media blitz  on scene

REGGAE ROYALTY

Ziggy Marley Rocks The Fillmore With Caribbean Hits

Z

iggy Marley has lost none of the hereditary magic that captivated audiences when Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers (a.k.a. Bob Marleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kids) turned out a string of popular albums in the late 1980s. Ziggy, Cedella, Sharon and Stephen Marley cut 10 albums and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Of â&#x20AC;? compilation between 1985 and 1999 as their reggae/pop sound continued to spread the Jamaican culture and Rastafari message that their legendary father had introduced to the world. When Ziggy plays The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason

40

Theater on May 9 at 8:30 p.m., heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be promoting his fourth solo album since 2003. Wild And Free includes highly danceable numbers such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to the World,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild and Freeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reggae In My Head.â&#x20AC;? He travels with an eclectic mix of a dozen musicians who play various African drums, usually with three percussionists, guitars, saxophones and electronic keyboards, and his playlist could contain a few of his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hits as well, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stir It Up,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Shot The Sheriff,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Loveâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Woman, No Cry.â&#x20AC;?

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Ziggy often opens with a moody version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal Revolution,â&#x20AC;? and his long dreadlocks sway against his knees as he sings. He may follow with hits that include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be Free,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beach in Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Is My Religion,â&#x20AC;? which won his fourth of five Grammy Awards in 2006.

also written a graphic comic book, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marijuanaman,â&#x20AC;? published last year, and has a satellite radio show called Ziggy Marleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Legends Of Reggae on Sirius/XM. He is involved in several philanthropic and activist pursuits and is a spokesperson for Amnesty International.

At this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grammy Awards, Ziggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wild And Free was nominated for Best Reggae Album, but lost to brother Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.

His shows are energetic and, as one reviewer noted, his lyrics deliver a message of personal self-reflection and love. The Fillmore will be the fourth Florida stop on Ziggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grueling tour of 24 concerts in three months. O

Ziggy, who lives in Miami and has six children with his wife, Orly, has

For more information, call 305-673-7300 or visit livenation.com.


A whole new way of seeing... The newest breakthrough technology in breast imaging... A 3D mammogram

Diagnostic Centers of America (DCA), a leader in medical imaging, is proud to offer breast tomosynthesis. It is a breakthrough technology poised to revolutionize how breast cancer is detected today.

A video-like format, instead of a flat 2D image

3D mammography takes images from multiple angles and uses highpowered computing to covert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers (images), building what is essentially a 3dimensional mammogram. Our sub-specialized Radiologists (Boca Radiology Group), can isolate one image at a time to see your breast tissue in a way never before possible through a video-like format, instead of a flat 2D image. Breast tomosynthesis does not replace the standard digital mammogram. The 2D and 3D mammogram are performed during the same compression at the same time. This new technology is FDA approved, however currently not approved by Medicare or most insurances. For women who wish to increase the accuracy and sensitivity of their mammogram, DCA will be offering this elective technology for $50.00. References: Hologic

www.dcamedical.com DCA AT BOCA RATON 2900 N. MILITARY TRAIL, #120 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 P: 561.314.2500 F: 561.314.2501

DCA AT BOYNTON BEACH 6080 BOYNTON BCH BLVD, #140 BOYNTON BEACH, FL 33437 P: 561.736.3227 F: 561.424.0888

DCA AT DELRAY BEACH 6298 LINTON BLVD DELRAY BEACH, FL 33484 P: 561.496.6935 F: 561.496.6936

DCA AT WELLINGTON 2565 S. STATE ROAD 7 WELLINGTON, FL 33414 P: 561.727.2300 F: 561.727.2333

Focused on excellence, committed to patient care.


media blitz  on scene

ReďŹ nish Your Old Patio Furniture & Transform Your Outdoors!

ROCK ON Nickelback Brings Playlist To BankAtlantic Center

T

hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason Nickelback, a Canadian hard rock band, is the second most successful foreign group (behind the Beatles) in America this decade with 50 million albums sold and packed concerts with crowds 10 times the size of their hometownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population. The reason is Chad Kroeger, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intense, gravelly voiced front man, who fashioned himself into a rock â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll scientist early in the new millennium. Nickelbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other members include guitarist and backup vocalist Ryan Peake, drummer Daniel Adair and Chadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s half-brother, bassist Mike Kroeger. The band was named for Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changemaking prowess while working at Starbucks. When the band brings its Here and Now Tour to the BankAtlantic Center on May 5 at 6 p.m., the playlist will have a multitude of choices from a selection of highly successful albums, including its third studio effort, Silver Side Up, which included the No. 1 hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;How You Remind Me,â&#x20AC;? and put this band from the tiny coal-mining town of Hanna, Alberta on the map. Nickelbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive rĂŠsumĂŠ includes a string of platinum and multiplatinum albums, including The State, Silver Side Up, The Long Road, All the Right Reasons, Dark Horse and its latest, Here and Now. Kroeger, who delivers an intense demeanor in his performances, was perhaps pondering the overwhelming success of â&#x20AC;&#x153;How You Remind Meâ&#x20AC;? in the early 2000s when he began studying hard rock hits and what makes them successful.

POWDER COATING â?&#x2122; SANDBLASTING LARGE SELECTION OF METAL FINISHES CUSTOM FABRIC CUSHIONS â?&#x2122; SLINGING STRAPPING â?&#x2122; GATE RESTORATIONS 1254 N.W. 21 STREET | POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069

954.917.2715

An online biography quoted Kroeger as saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would dissect every single song that I would hear on the radio or every song that had ever done well on a chart and I would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why did this do well?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Of course, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popularity couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been hurt by Chad and Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 collaboration on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spidermanâ&#x20AC;? hit theme, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hero.â&#x20AC;?

WWW.ABSOLUTEPOWDERCOAT.COM

Providing Services To National Furniture Manufacturers Since 1995. Now Open To The Public. Deal Direct & Save.

GO GREEN - ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Other hits to expect off the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playlist: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somedayâ&#x20AC;? (No. 7 in 2003), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Photographâ&#x20AC;? (No. 2 in 2005), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Far Awayâ&#x20AC;? (No. 8 in 2006) or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rockstarâ&#x20AC;? (No. 6 in 2007). Singles off Nickelbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bottoms Upâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;When We Stand Together.â&#x20AC;? Special guests will include Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. O For more information, call 954-835-7000 or visit bankatlanticcenter.com.

42

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


EX

C

LU

SI

V

E

Selling your home? Discover why you need to try Level first. Level provides discerning sellers a simple, fast and commitment-free way to find out if your luxury home can sell without a traditional Realtor and commission. Our premium service is the first to offer advantages of a traditional brokerage and VIP attention from Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists™ , all at a low fixed fee. • Reach

buyers quickly with MLS exposure, plus the best luxury-focused marketing and distribution to showcase your home.

• Outsmart

– don’t outspend – to sell your home. Get the features you need and professional assistance , at a fixed Level Fee. from Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists™

• Home

Sale Guarantee offers freedom to cancel any time without penalty. If at any point you decide you would rather list the traditional way, we assist you in switching to a Realtor® of your choice and refund your Level Fee once your home sells.

For a limited time only, receive a complimentary upgrade when you list your home with Level, now or anytime in 2012. Claim this exclusive offer (valued at $1,500) in May only, at levelrealestate.com/observer or call 561.202.8777.

4755 Technology Way, Suite 210, Boca Raton, FL 33431 800-797-LEVEL Palm Beach | Broward | Miami-Dade info@levelre.com

www.levelrealestate.com

O

FF

ER


Please contact your design professional for an appointment. Proudly Made for You in the USA.

1080 NW 1st Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33432 561.338.5545 Fax 561.338.2423 www.DesignNS.com


A GUIDE TO PERSONAL GROWTH

thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;slife 

 relations parents  destinations

IS THREE A CROWD? The Pros And Cons Of Staying Friends With Your Ex By Emily J. Minor

F

or years, Amanda Bentley has kept in touch with her ex-husband. Sure, they will never reunite in the long-term commitment kind of way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could never live together again,â&#x20AC;? she says. His seemingly unending emotional, mental and financial problems break her heart, and make that impossible. But they have children, albeit grown children, and that means something to her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At one time, he was a very good provider,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a human being who needs to know someone cares.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOT ALWAYS A TERRIBLE THING, BUT IT CAN

CAUSE TROUBLE.â&#x20AC;? -- Dr. Paul Wanio, psychotherapist in Boca Raton and Lake Worth

Bentley, not her real name because of the personal nature of her situation, is someone who never made a clean break from an old relationshipâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one of those people we hear about on Facebook or at the gym or at book clubâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; who still keeps in touch with an ex. But is this really something we should be doing to ourselves and to the new loves in our lives? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It depends on the nature of the breakup and the intensity of the relationship,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, a psychotherapist and author who practices in Boca Raton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had an intense relationship itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more difficult to be friends later.â&#x20AC;? M AY 2 0 1 2

45


thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life relations Down just slightly from about a decade ago, the divorce rate in America is about one in three these daysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or an estimated 1.4 million divorces in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, what those numbers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reflect are the millions of people who break up each year, having never tied the knot. Teenage romances. Gay and lesbian relationships. Common-law marriages. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to know just how much heartache is out there walking around. But Dr. Paul Wanio, a psychotherapist who practices in both Boca Raton and Lake Worth, says he sees it frequently enoughâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an ex who wants to stay in touch with an ex, and the new partner who has to learn to live with the often messy tangle of emotion.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOU CAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN EX IF YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH

THE GRIEVING PROCESS AND LET THE RELATIONSHIP GO.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, psychotherapist and author in Boca Raton

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you can imagine, this runs the gamut between comfort and discomfort,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things that pops into my head is trust. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such as huge factor.â&#x20AC;? Adds Dr. Sarkis: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to keep open communication with your spouse, especially if the boundaries are fuzzy.â&#x20AC;?

Figure out what works for this new family situation, then do it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing to look at is, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How well do you communicate with each other?â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Wanio, about the divorced or separated parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Does anger always erupt? Some of these things are so difficult, and some of them are very tough calls, but you want to keep the interest of the children as paramount.â&#x20AC;?

Fuzzy boundaries? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are they talking late at night on the phone?â&#x20AC;? she asks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you feel that your spouse is sharing things with an ex that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sharing with you?â&#x20AC;? Both Dr. Sarkis and Dr. Wanio, who say they each see this â&#x20AC;&#x153;problemâ&#x20AC;? if you will, with their patients, point out that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crucial for everyone to have some ground rules. First off, if there are kids involved, everyone has to establish that children are the No. 1 priority. The bottom line? 46

He suggests parents simply do what works. Maybe the parents have to communicate via e-mail messages or texting. Maybe voicemail is the best bet. Or maybe, when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerning the kids, the two parents can actually talk either face-to-face or on the phone. (But not always.) And the new partner? That individual really has to use his or her own intuition and decide if the exâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship is healthyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for everyone, say both our experts.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

If the ex-wife is always calling because the oven or fridge is broken and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expecting her former husband to still do the repair work, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably a problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If your partner doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something I can help you with,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; then there might be something else going on,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Sarkis says. Something else to consider? The infidelity factor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some mistrust already, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a huge factor,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Wanio, who adds that people often stay in touch with an ex because â&#x20AC;&#x153;sometimes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not really through with a relationship and we are really hoping it will still work out.â&#x20AC;? Besides holding out hopeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even subconsciouslyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that the old flame might one day burn again, Dr. Wanio says some people just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like cutting ties with someone they once loved. And the reasoning on that front can be complicated as well.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember somebody I saw in therapy for a long time and he felt this terrible obligation that he broke her heart,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Wanio recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He felt an obligation to take care of her and still send her money.â&#x20AC;? Still, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different. (The understatement of the year, perhaps.) And our experts agree itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not impossibleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;nor is it always unhealthyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to keep a relationship going with your ex. Some people keep the old better half around because the love affair died, but the friendship never did. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can have a relationship with an ex if you have gone through the grieving process and let the relationship go,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Sarkis says. Still, Dr. Wanio cautions, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always a terrible thing, but it can cause trouble.â&#x20AC;? O


Boca’s Premier Estate Jeweler

&

Randi Feder Designs Trunk show

SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 11 AM - 8 PM

BUY • sell • trade • GOLD AND DIAMONDS Regency Court at Woodfield 3011 Yamato Road, A-18 • 561.997.2033 Not an authorized agent, representative or affiliate of all watches appearing in this ad. All watch names, dials and designs appearing in this ad are registered trademarks in the USA.

Fine Jewelry Unique Gifts& Judaica

join the “elies fine jewelry & judaica” page

Not an authorized agent, representative or affiliate of all watches appearing in this ad. All watch names, dials and designs appearing in this ad are registered trademarks in the USA.


thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life parents

SO FAR AWAY

By Cheryl Kane Heimlich

Before Sending Your Kid To Sleepaway Camp, Do Your Homework

J

ust a few weeks from now, homes all across South Florida will fall uncharacteristically silent as excited kids with giant duffel bags head out for a monthâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or twoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; away from their families, friends and comforts of modern life. Some parents wait all year for this moment: a brief break from child rearing during which they can travel, dine out, listen to their own music and read their own books without interruption. Others worry about how their children will cope with homesickness, not to mention their own reactions to a suddenly empty nest. Jeremy Fingerman, chief executive officer of the New York-based Foundation for Jewish Camp, says parents shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let such anxieties 48

prevent their kids from gaining the independence and life skills that sleepaway camp can provide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camp offers a wonderful respite from helicopter parenting,â&#x20AC;? Fingerman says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a safe environment where kids can exist without technology and create new friendships. When theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sharing a bunk,

Most kids have their first experience with sleepaway camp between the ages of 8 and 10, Fingerman says. But readiness can vary widely from child to child, even among kids in the same family. Often itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the younger sibling whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eager to go,

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I MIGHT GET A 7-YEAR-OLD WHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VERY EAGER, NO PROBLEMS, AND AN 11-YEAR-OLD WHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S VERY HOMESICK. SOME PARENTS

WAIT FOR THE YOUNGER CHILD, WHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MORE READY, TO GO WITH THE OLDER Borg, Boca Raton-based camp adviser CHILD.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Lisa with The Camp Experts & Teen Summers sharing facilities and sitting at the same table together in the dining room, an instant community gets created.â&#x20AC;?

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

while the older one is more reticent. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case with one Boca Raton mom I know, whose 9-yearold daughter canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to pack her bags for sleepaway camp while the 12-year-old is dragging her feet.


thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life parents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although she really wants to go, the separation anxiety kicks in, especially since she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any friends going,â&#x20AC;? says my friend, who asked that her name not be used so as not to embarrass her daughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At her age, most of the campers have been there at least a year and already know each other.â&#x20AC;? Lisa Borg, a Boca Raton-based camp adviser with The Camp Experts & Teen Summers, says my friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation is one she sees quite often. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might get a 7-year-old whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very eager, no problems, and an 11-yearold whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very homesick,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some parents wait for the younger child, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more ready, to go with the older child.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A GOOD IDEA TO GAUGE KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; REACTIONS AND EXCITEMENT LEVELS. THEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LL RE-

ALLY GET A FEEL FOR WHICH CAMP IS GOING TO BE RIGHT FOR THEM.â&#x20AC;? -- Jeremy Fingerman, chief executive officer of Foundation for Jewish Camp

But if the older child is really uncomfortable with the idea, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would definitely send the one who wants to go, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t force the other one. Not all kids are built for sleepaway camp.â&#x20AC;?

there are no kids from their school.â&#x20AC;?

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wondering whether your own child is ready for sleepaway camp, experts say the first thing to consider is how they do on one-night sleepovers. Do they call you repeat-- Beth Katz, Palm Beach Gardens psychologist While some parents try to entice a edly when spending the night at a reticent child by offering to send grandparentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house? Ask to come them camping with a friend, Borg home early from slumber parties? cautions against that tactic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for them to show â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like the security blanket some independence in sleeping at that another child they know is other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes successfully,â&#x20AC;? going to the same camp,â&#x20AC;? she says. Borg says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the whole point of camp is to make new friends. If one girl is very â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, how independent is your social and becomes the belle of the child in general?â&#x20AC;? Fingerman asks. ball at camp, and the other is in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;What about personal hygiene? Are corner, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good situation.â&#x20AC;? they brushing their teeth, washing their face, those kinds of things? Do In addition, Borg says, attending they climb into bed with you every camp alone can offer a fresh start night?â&#x20AC;? He says the latter could be a for a child who needs one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If kids sign of attachment that suggests your have some stigma attached to them child is not ready to leave the nest. at school for whatever reason, they can totally reinvent themselves at Many children begin to ask about camp if they go somewhere where sleepaway camp after hearing sto50

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

ries from friends, neighbors and older cousins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When they start having a positive energy and excitement about the things theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hearing, that probably means theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to try,â&#x20AC;? Fingerman explains. In the end, the decision about whether to choose sleepaway camp is highly personal to every family and each individual child. No one wants to push their kid into a potentially miserable summer, especially when it comes with a price tag of $3,000 to $10,000 or more. But if your child does end up struggling with homesickness, Borg suggests making every effort not to cut a camp session short. The most dangerous moment for homesick kids, she says, is when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re allowed to make that sad little phone call to their parents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first thing theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say is, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Take me home,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Borg says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some parents fall for that. And then the kid comes home, and the next thing you know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking on the computer and seeing photos of all

the things theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re missing.â&#x20AC;? To avoid that very situation, Fingerman says more venues are experimenting with ways to attract reluctant campers. Some camps that traditionally insisted on summer-long sessions have started offering one- or two-week â&#x20AC;&#x153;taste of campâ&#x20AC;? experiences for kids who want to try things out. Others have added a late-summer week of â&#x20AC;&#x153;family camp,â&#x20AC;? at which parents and siblings join the potential camper for a short stay in a bunk and days filled with traditional camp activities. At the very least, Fingerman encourages parents to bring their potential campers for â&#x20AC;&#x153;visiting dayâ&#x20AC;? the summer before they intend to go. Actually seeing camp in actionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;preferably a few different campsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can be much more rewarding than looking at photos or brochures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to gauge kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reactions and excitement levels,â&#x20AC;? Fingerman says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll really get a feel for which camp is going to be right for them.â&#x20AC;? O


thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life destinations

SHIPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A JOY Celebrityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reflection Cruise Offers

Lots To Explore And Amenities Galore By Linda Haase

W

hen Celebrity Cruise Lines Reflection sets sail this coming October, passengers will feel like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re staying in the crème de la crème of 5-star hotelsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with a killer water view. The 126,000-ton ship, the fifth and largest in Celebrityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solstice Class, boasts 12 distinctive dining venues, five signature suites (including the lineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first two-bedroom suite) and an outdoor country club-like venue with a half acre of real grass (croquet, golf, picnicking and barefoot strolls take on a whole new meaning 15 decks above the sea). And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the beginning of the exceptional experience that awaits lucky passengers. Celebrityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company brass is determined to keep one step ahead of the pack, posing the question: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you make the best even better? Celebrity Cruises believes you break the rules, stay ahead of the curve and provide what vacationers want mostâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;often

52

before they even say they want it.â&#x20AC;? On the Reflection that translates toâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;among other thingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an additional deck, 72 more staterooms (including 34 new AquaClass suites), more seating in the main and specialty dining rooms, 245 new loungers on an expanded pool deck, 45 extra seats in the theater, brandnew culinary offerings, a hands-on interactive art studio and more. The cruise line, which is known for its modern elegance, over-thetop pampering, impeccable service, award-winning cuisine and onboard programs, has truly pulled out all the stops with the amenities on this 3,030-guest vessel. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the Reflection will impress even the most veteran cruisers, who will appreciate everything from its Reverie Dream Sleep System, which features mattresses with built-in massage, firmness and

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

elevation controls, to its resplendent, one-of-a-kind two-bedroom, 1,634-square-foot suite that accommodates up to six guests and offers a sea-view bathroom extending out over the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge, replete with veranda tub, soothing rain shower and wraparound veranda. The shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super-sized staterooms are also impressive: 34 new AquaClass suites offer 300 square feet of interior space and spacious 79-square-foot verandas, 24/7 but-

ler service and exclusive complimentary access to the highly rated specialty restaurant, Blu, known for its modern design and flavorful, healthy cuisine. The five Signature Suites, which are located on the 14th deck, are sure to wow passengers with 441-square-foot stateroom areas, 118-square-foot verandas and floor-to-ceiling windows. As divine as the rooms are, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to get out and explore this magnificent mega liner. Whether


thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life destinations you choose to relax or soak up some excitement, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all available on this floating funhouse. For some quiet respite, The Hideaway is a peaceful venue that resembles an upscale, avant-garde tree house replete with cozy, intimate lounging nests. Or head to The Alcoves, where guests can relax in eight private, Wi-Fi-equipped cabanas. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for some excitement, check out the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vibrant nightclubs and lounges, including CellarMasters, which elevates technology to a new level with its â&#x20AC;&#x153;enomaticâ&#x20AC;? state-of-the-art wine serving system, which allows guests to order vintages by the glass at the touch of a button. Sports fans can grab a comfy seat at the casually elegant Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club and enjoy a game on one of its 46-inch screens while sipping a drink (there are 50 beers from which to choose) and snacking on homemade gourmet potato chips and lightly spiced caramel popcorn. You can also take classes on food and beer pairings, pouring the perfect draft and beer glass selection. There are also Broadway-worthy shows, a first-class spa, language classes through Rosetta Stone, iLearn classes on photography, video and audio skills, wine tastings and one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest corporate collections of contemporary art (tours are offered via iPad). When it comes to cruising, everyone knows â&#x20AC;&#x153;dietâ&#x20AC;? is a naughty word. As well it should be, with irresistible options like the 56-seat Lawn Club Grill, which features the cruise industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first outdoor interactive grill. Here, each table designates its own guest Grill Master, who prepares the menu, alongside one of Celebrityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expert chefs. Now this is real outdoor cooking. The venue also offers interactive demonstrations and classes on 54

â&#x20AC;&#x153;

The atmosphere is not unlike a hip, yet luxurious, South Beach hotel filled with grand spaces, as well as intimate nooks and crannies. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fodorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel Guides

â&#x20AC;?

pizza making, grilling, preparing marinades and more. The innovation continues in Qsine, the first seagoing restaurant to offer a menu and wine list on an iPadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a food-as-theater dining experience. The pioneering restaurant presents familiar dishes from around the world prepared and served in whimsical ways. There are no courses here; diners take a culinary journey with unexpected surprises, like a trio of chilled soups delivered shot-style and spring rolls served in actual springs. Like many experiences on the Reflection, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interactive: diners can make their own guacamole or decorate their own cupcakes. Celebrity cruises, Fodorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travel Guides notes, are for those who â&#x20AC;&#x153;want to dine amid elegant surroundings in some of the best restaurants at sea, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t needâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; or wantâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to be reminded of when ac-

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

tivities are scheduled (announcements are kept to a minimum), and eschew boisterous pool games and wacky contests (these cruises are more low-key).â&#x20AC;? Celebrity also received high praise from Fodorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for its aesthetics and amenities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While most are contemporary in designâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even a bit edgyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Celebrity includes enough spaces with Old World ambiance to satisfy traditionalists. The atmosphere is not unlike a hip, yet luxurious, South Beach hotel filled with grand spaces, as well as intimate nooks and crannies,â&#x20AC;? the review reads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small refinements add touches of luxury to a Celebrity cruise. White-gloved stewards are present at the gangway on embarkation to greet weary passengers.â&#x20AC;? That red carpet treatment will be in high gear when the Reflection sets

sail on its October 12 nine-night inaugural cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona. Miami-based itineraries will include everything from the three-night Inaugural Caribbean Cruise on December 5, with visits to ports in Nassau and Cococay, Bahamas, to the seven-night Eastern Caribbean Getaway Cruise, stopping at ports in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Basseterre, St. Kitts, as well as a seven-night Eastern Caribbean Escape Cruise. Pack a bag. Paradise awaits. O

contact For more information, call 800-647-2251 or visit celebritycruises.com.


WAYNE SCHWARTZ, GINA GREENWALD AND ERIC LEE

BUSINESS DISPUTES ❙ EMPLOYEE DISPUTES ❙ SECURITIES LITIGATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION ❙ INSURANCE LITIGATION



LEE & AMTZIS, P.L. Attorneys at Law 5550 GLADES ROAD, STE 401 ❙ BOCA RATON, FL 33431 ❙ 561.981.9988


TEXT BY EMILY HALL PHOTOS BY TODD GLASER

Life Is A Swell Of Success For Champion Surfer Kelly Slater When Kelly Slater was a little boy surfing near his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla., he never dreamed he’d end up being an 11-time world champion. He loved the waves around Sebastian Inlet and spent all his spare time riding his board… still, he wasn’t so sure he could turn his passion into a career.

The 40-year-old competitive athlete has dominated the sport for nearly 25 years. His stellar résumé includes 48 Elite Tour wins, 14 Surfer Poll Awards, 11 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championships (being both the youngest winner at 20 and the

“It wasn’t until I was about 12 and winning events that I finally realized that maybe I could do this as a profession,” he says. Dude, could he ever.

BIG KAHUNA: World Champion Kelly Slater completing an incredible full-rotation aerial during the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour

56

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

oldest at 39), two ESPN X Games gold medals, the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award and a place in the Surfing Hall of Fame. (In 2007, with his victory at the Boost Mobile Pro in California, Slater had won more surfing events than any other athlete.)

And just last month Slater finished second in the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in Australia after hitting a full-rotation aerial for a perfect 10 followed with an 8.07. And he’s still leading the ASP world rankings at No. 1. Prior to competing in Australia, the surf star appeared at the Everglades Foundation’s annual benefit at The Breakers Palm Beach. Slater, who was the event’s honorary chair, autographed a surfboard and helped raise more than $2 million to help save the River of Grass. “I’m a Florida boy and enjoy coming back,” says Slater, standing 5’9” and 160 pounds and looking buff


M AY 2 0 1 2

57


“Kelly is the greatest ambassador surfing could have, his accomplishments competitively rival any athlete in the world.” – Peter Mel, 2012 Big Wave World Tour Champion

58

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


in a dark jacket, crisp white shirt and casual slacks. “I’m a huge fan of this charity and do all I can to preserve the Everglades. I’m thrilled to be here,” adds Slater, who maintains homes in Cocoa Beach, Australia, Hawaii and Santa Barbara, Calif. Also an avid golfer with a three handicap, Slater was surprised during the evening when superstar and Palm Beach County resident Jack Nicklaus introduced him to the crowd and presented him with a set of clubs. Surprised, and thrilled. “I would surf anywhere I find waves, but I also have a passion for golf,” he says. “The diligence of the game helps me grow.” Golf is not his only other interest. Although he travels most of the year surfing, he still manages to pursue other passions, including charity (his Kelly Slater Foundation financially supports social and environmental causes), business interests (such as Quiksilver surfboards and accessories) and writing books (he’s penned two). He’s also a model, actor, film producer, fashion designer and musician with an estimated net worth of more than $22 million, according to celebritynetworth.com.

Calm, pleasant and handsome, GQ magazine named Slater one of the 25 coolest jocks of all time, alongside Michael Jordan and Arnold Palmer. “Kelly is the greatest ambassador surfing could have,” says Peter Mel, the 2012 Big Wave World Tour Champion. “His accomplishments competitively rival any athlete in the world and his way of life is a

book for healthy living—mind, body and soul. They all combine to make Kelly the success and icon that many others strive to be.”

When not surfing, Slater has many projects to keep him busy, most but not all of them surfing related.

For more than two decades, Slater has had his hand in myriad entertainment-related pursuits. This includes a video game, “Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer,” with Activision, and two books: “Kelly Slater: For the Love,” a coffee-table book-style memoir, plus the best-selling autobiography, “Pipe Dreams: A Surfer’s Journey,” which has been translated into six languages. He also hosted the Sirius radio show, Radio K-OS, but has since left the gig. With his good looks, Slater has frequently appeared in TV and film projects. He starred in 10 episodes of “Baywatch,” where he played a fictional pro surfer named Jimmy Slade (while having a real on-and-off-again relationship with then co-star Pamela Anderson); produced an MTV surf special, “Kelly Slater Celebrity Invitational;” and taught reality stars Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt how to surf on their (now-defunct) top-rated E! show, “The Girls Next Door.” On the big screen, Slater was featured in the Sony Pictures animated film, “Surf’s Up,” and appeared in the Quiksilver films “Letting Go,” “Cloud 9” and “A Fly in the Champagne.” In 2010, he produced and starred in “The Ultimate Wave TaM AY 2 0 1 2

59


hiti 3D,” a film created to educate young people about ocean eco-systems and wave formation science.

Hawaii—Slater turned pro. Two years later, he won his first world title, and from then on he’d spend his days traveling the globe to surf. Naturally skilled from the beginning, he says the sport has provided him with freedom of choice and never-ending days of excitement.

As a songwriter and guitarist, Slater and his band, The Surfers, released a 1998 album for Sony called Songs from the Pipe. He’s even performed with musician pals Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder. Though, he doesn’t plan on quitting his day job. “I play music, I love the guitar—it’s a longtime hobby,” Slater says.

“I take a GoPro Camera with me and actually film the waves,” he says. “I would surf anytime, anywhere, whether I was competing or not. I love it.”

What really keeps him rolling in the green is a series of A-list advertising contracts. The über-marketable Slater has appeared in campaigns for L’Oreal, Versace, Hinano, Pentax, Mercedes-Benz, Kiehl’s, Apple and more.

Outside magazine attributes Slater with bringing an aggressive new style to surfing, with “flashy aerials and skate park-style tricks.” With a build perfectly tailored for the sport and endless focus, Slater finds good waves wherever he lands.

In addition to a current sponsorship from Surf Hardware/FCS fins, he’s been sponsored for 22 years

“I don’t think of a wave as a curved surface,” he told Outside. “It’s an infinite number of flat surfaces that link up at different angles. When you’re on your board and its pushing against one of those flat surfaces, it makes a plane. You want all of your energy to be pushing 90 degrees to that plane.”

“I would surf anytime, anywhere, whether I was competing or not. I love it.” – Kelly Slater

by Quiksilver, the world’s leading board sports manufacturer, where he consults and reportedly owns 3 percent of the company. Slater works on the design and testing of its signature series of high-performance wetsuits and board shorts. According to the Daily Telegraph in England, Slater owns a Quiksilver retail store in Hollywood’s Universal Studios that sells clothing and displays a collection of his surfboards and trophies dating back to childhood. He’s also designing a line of casual travel-oriented clothing for Quiksilver in organic and eco-friendly fabrics. “I travel so much and know that casual, clean clothing is important,” he says. “Besides, I’m a casual kind of guy.” And if all this isn’t enough, Slater is working with Channel Islands 60

Surfboards founder Al Merrick to create a new series of signature boards, and launched Komunity Project, a brand of environmentally friendly surf accessories, which he’s currently expanding.

first surfing contest upright on a bodyboard. After winning many regional and national contests in the junior categories, he pondered the idea of surfing forever.

Sounds busy? You bet. And the boy from the small town of Cocoa Beach is savoring every minute of it.

Chasing the swell has been a natural way of life for Slater since he first picked up a surfboard at 3 years old, at the urging of his late father, Stephen, a bait and fishing shop owner, and older brother Sean, who liked to challenge him at sports.

The sport became an outlet for Slater, whose father and mother, Judy, often fought in front of him, Sean and younger brother, Stephen. His parents divorced when he was 11, ending years of dysfunction. According to his “Pipe Dreams” memoir, his parents split for a variety of reasons, including his dad’s heavy drinking. Slater has said he felt lucky to have surfing contests in far-flung locales to help him forget the mayhem he experienced at home.

By age 6, he competed across the Space Coast before moving successfully into bigger competitions. Two years later, he won his

At 18—after winning so many victories he’d lost count, ranging from the tough waters of Teahupoo in Tahiti to the Pipeline in

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

He makes the sport sound easy— but most surfers admit it’s not. They credit Slater’s stellar mental capabilities, healthy lifestyle and God-given abilities for his success in the water. “He has baseball-shaped calves,” blogged surfing pro Shea Lopez on Surfermagazine.com. “The power and quickness with which these muscles direct force through his toes and onto his board is beyond comprehension to the average surfer.” But despite his great success, natural ability, love for the water and opportunity to compete in exotic lands, in 1998 Slater grew bored. Problem was, he was so far ahead of the competition that his incentive for victory flattened like a calm sea. So after winning his sixth ASP world title, Slater retired from fulltime competition.


He spent the next two years surfing for the sheer joy of it, playing music, making movies, dating supermodels Gisele Bündchen and Bar Refaeli, and hitting the beaches in Hawaii with actress Cameron Diaz, all the while broadening his business interests. According to Outside, he began spending more time in his hometown of Cocoa Beach, visiting with his brother Sean and reconnecting with his father. Up until this point, the surfing circuit had kept him traveling nonstop.

“I was heartbroken when I didn’t win in front of dad,” Slater told viewers of his rare surfing loss. “I apologized to him. Dad was crying. He said he was so proud of me that in his eyes, I did win.”

dad, he was with me. This helped me deal with everything in a good way and I was able to move on.”

While on tour in 2002, Slater was called home when his father’s condition worsened rapidly. He died that April.

These days, Slater divides his time among ASP events, surf-related business, his foundation and numerous homes. He recently bought a new apartment on Australia’s Gold Coast, located, interestingly enough, between Miami and Palm Beach, Australia.

“Right after, I went to compete in Tahiti and while surfing, a wave approached,” he told t5M. “I rode it for 10 to 12 seconds. It was my

He also enjoys spending time with longtime girlfriend Kalani Miller, 24, a former Roxy swimsuit model who has her own line, MIKOH

Swimwear. They met more than four years ago when she was a student at the University of Southern California. According to the Huffington Post, the couple recently adopted a mixed-breed rescue dog named Action. Life is good for Slater, who has yet to discuss formal retirement. When asked about a time for bailing out, he told reporters he’s basically “on it till he’s not.” As the surfing crowd would say: “Awesome!” O

Then in 2000, just as he was enjoying reconnecting with his family and contemplating a return to the ASP World Tour, Slater received some devastating news: His father had been diagnosed with throat cancer after decades of heavy smoking. For the next couple of years, the two men spent time getting to know each other even better. In a 2008 t5M TV interview, Slater spoke about his father and how happy he was when his dad flew to Hawaii in 2001 to watch him compete for the first time. M AY 2 0 1 2

61


PEOPLE CALL IT (AN) AQUA ZOO BECAUSE “A LOT OF

IT’S SO FULL OF LIFE.” – Shana Phelan, spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Divers Association

62

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


GET BEAUTIFULLY WRECKED If you and your buddies are scuba divers, a great way to spend a Saturday is exploring one of the many shipwrecks submerged off the Coast of Palm Beach County. There’s the South Sea Emperor wreck, near the Boca Inlet, a site well-known for its abundance of sea life, according to Shana Phelan, a spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Divers Association.

BY LIZ BEST

“A lot of people call it (an) aqua zoo because it’s so full of life,” she says. But the hands-down most popular wreck in the area seems be to the Mizpah Corridor, near the Palm Beach Inlet. This is a series of shipwrecks, including the Greek luxury liner Amaryllis, which sank in 1965.

FIVE ADVENTURES

TO NURTURE YOUR MASCULINE SIDE he idea of “girls’ day out” and “ladies’ night” is a pop culture institution—a gaggle of friends forget work and family obligations to spend a day or evening engaging in emotionally rewarding female fun and bonding. But don’t the men in our lives deserve some space too? We think it’s time “Guys’ Day Out” became a household phrase. And what better way to jumpstart the movement than with five thrill-seeking experiences and outdoor excursions any group of pals can enjoy practically in their own backyard? Fellas, kiss your wives and kids goodbye, unplug the laptops, turn off the cellphones and round up your best group of buddies… it’s time for some swashbuckling adventure.

Phelan says that the best way to see these wrecks is to drift dive from one to the next. Most divers are down for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on their air supply and nitrogen intake. That’s plenty of time to enjoy both the wrecks themselves, and the creatures that make their homes there. Phelan says in the Mizpah Corridor, you can see everything from very large fish to one of her favorites—tiny sea slugs she describes as the most colorful sea creatures she’s ever come across.

M AY 2 0 1 2

63


Kart racing is the offspring of the old go-cart you may have built a track for in your backyard as a boy, where you’d be lucky to hit 15 mph and didn’t care because it was so much fun.

“It’s like someone took the colors of a ’50s hot rod and painted them onto a snail. They are so tiny but they are so beautiful.” Another attractive aspect of wreck diving is the history of the sites, says Phelan. The artifact hunter may be disappointed, but for the person who appreciates both the story behind the ship and the beauty of sea life, wreck diving is perfect. “A wreck is just something totally unique,” says Phelan. “Most of the wrecks have been cleaned so there aren’t a lot of artifacts. But it doesn’t take long to become totally immersed in this beautiful underwater world.”

REV UP YOUR ENGINES Ok, guys—this adventure speaks directly to your testosterone level and that insatiable male urge to go really fast on top of anything with wheels and a steering mechanism.

But, this is not simple backyard go-cart racing. These karts are spelled with a “k” instead of a “c” and are state-of-the-art machines, capable of hitting speeds up to 65 mph. But hold on a minute, Speed Racer. Before you get too intoxicated with the thought of zipping along the track, be forewarned: “Only people who show great proficiency on one of our 6 horsepower karts can move up to a 9 horsepower,” says Elizabeth Rizzuto, marketing director at Xtreme Indoor Karting in Fort Lauderdale. “You have to qualify for a 9 horsepower.” Xtreme has a half-mile-long indoor asphalt track and races are run in eight-minute sessions. The standard 6 horsepower kart can reach 45 mph and Rizzuto says that’s usually sufficiently fast for most visitors. Something that may surprise you, however, is that driving a 6 horsepower kart is not as easy as it looks. “It’s a workout,” explains Rizzuto. “It takes strength and it takes endurance.”


It also requires closed-toe shoes or you won’t be allowed to drive, so leave the flip-flops and sandals at home. All other safety gear is supplied, including helmets. Karting is a good way to blow off steam from the stresses of daily life, Rizzuto says, adding that it’s easy to imagine yourself in a racecar at the Daytona 500 while zipping around their track, part of an impressive 90,000-square-foot facility, which also offers mini bowling lanes, an 18-hole miniature golf course, an Xtreme pro shop and more. “People don’t realize this,” says Rizzuto, “but a lot of NASCAR drivers start off as kart drivers.”

FUN WITH A GUN The words guys, guns and safety don’t normally appear in the same sentence but it is, in fact, possible to satisfy that primal need to fire ammunition at something in a safe, responsible way. And, it makes for a pretty incredible Guys’ Day Out.

At Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee, you’ll find everything from sporting clays to quail, turkey and pheasant hunting, along with a fully stocked pro shop and a 3,000-square-foot lodge made of cypress wood with a wrap-around porch, rocking chairs and a tin roof. For those who are not experienced hunters interested in live game, but just looking to have some fun with their buddies, the sporting clays are the best bet. “Shooting clays is like playing golf with a shotgun,” says Fred Fanizzi, general manager of the plantation. Quail Creek has two fully automated 14-station sporting clay courses with covered stands. Everything is provided from a shooting cart to rifles and ammunition. “If they come with nothing, we can outfit them,” says Fanizzi. M AY 2 0 1 2

65


onds. Then, the chutes go up and the next five to seven minutes are spent floating down to earth. The landing is often the easiest part. “A lot of times you land softer than stepping off the front porch,” Kurtz says. “You start off with the super extreme (freefall) followed by this peaceful floating, looking at the view of South Florida. You really feel like you’re flying.”

PADDLE IN PURSUIT OF FUN When it comes to watercraft, a kayak is one of the least expensive and most convenient ways to hit the South Florida waterways. It’s also a fun, relaxing and rewarding way to enjoy nature, according to sports enthusiasts—not to mention an excellent way for a bunch of guys to kill a Saturday afternoon. If you’re planning a kayaking trip with a group of friends, it might be easiest to contact a professional guide who can provide all the essentials such as kayaks, paddles and knowledge of the area.

On top of that, the location is beautiful, spanning 3,500 acres, located just 20 miles west of I-95. It’s a great spot to enjoy sport shooting with your friends in an unspoiled natural environment, says Fanizzi.

Dave Kaplan, veteran kayaker and owner of Kayak Dave’s South Florida Adventures in Hollywood, says that when he’s asked to lead a tour, he provides all the necessities and will meet a group wherever members want their excursion to take place.

“It’s good for the soul,” he adds. Quail Creek Plantation is the only Orvis-rated shooting lodge in Florida, which Fanizzi says is the hunting lodge equivalent of a restaurant receiving a top Zagat rating. The staff stresses safety, hunting etiquette and hospitality. And Fanizzi insists that everyone from veteran clay shooters to someone who’s never shot a gun before will be glad they made the trip. “As soon as you get off the interstate and head out here, (your) blood pressure starts to go down,” he says. “We’re easy to get to and hard to leave.”

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN The only thing better than spending a day skydiving with your buddies is being able to take in views of Miami, Key Biscayne and the Atlantic Ocean while you’re doing it. At least, that’s what Luther Kurtz, owner of Miami Skydiving Center, believes. And that’s why his company flies out of Tamiami Airport, near the city, despite the hassle of being so close to other air traffic. 66

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

“That impressive view is what we offer,” says Kurtz, who broke the world’s record for tandem jumps in 2010 when he and his sister made 105 jumps while attached, tandem-style, together in one day. Kurtz loves nothing more than helping people make their first jump from a plane. All skydivers are attached to a member of the center’s staff. After a brief training session on safety and the basics of skydiving, the group is ready to go up and make the jump. “It’s really extreme for the first timer, but it’s safe,” Kurtz says. And you may find yourself in the skydiving company of someone old enough to be your mother or father. Kurtz figures he’s worked with between 300 to 500 people over age 70 and has even helped two 93-year-olds to skydive.

“They just bring themselves and drinking water hopefully,” says Kaplan. One of the newer forms of kayaking Kaplan offers is a combination of surfing and kayaking. Appropriately called kayak surfing, it combines the thrill of riding the waves with the stability of a specialized “sit on top” kayak and paddles. Kaplan says that most beginners pick up the technique with just a few simple paddling and surfing lessons and, of course, the presence of waves. “I have found that if you can paddle a kayak, you can surf on a kayak,” he says, adding that if the conditions aren’t conducive, he will reschedule. “Or we can do another form of kayaking. South Florida weather is so fickle.”

“So all you guys in your 40s and 50s have no excuse not to try it,” he points out.

Kaplan recommends eco-tours of the Everglades or paddling trips in the Keys where you can explore mangrove swamps or take in the sunset at day’s end. Whether you choose to ride the waves or explore the waterways, Kaplan says if you’re on a kayak, you’re guaranteed a good time.

The first part of the dive is the most intense— the freefall, which lasts between 30 to 60 sec-

“It’s the funnest thing you can do with your clothes on.” O


KAYAK DAVE’S SOUTH FLORIDA ADVENTURES 305-395-0355 KAYAKTOURSFLORIDA.COM XTREME INDOOR KARTING 954-491-6265 XTREMEINDOORKARTING.COM QUAIL CREEK PLANTATION 863-763-2529 QUAILCREEKPLANTATION.COM MIAMI SKYDIVING CENTER 305-909-6860 MIAMISKYDIVINGCENTER.COM PALM BEACH COUNTY DIVERS ASSOCIATION 561-840-8750 DIVEPALMBEACH.NET

M AY 2 0 1 2

67


PHOTOS BY MICHAEL PRICE

THIRSTY FOR KNOWLEDGE (AND SOME COLD ONES) WE DRINK OUR WAY THROUGH BREWSKI HEAVEN

B

BY DAVE CRISAFI, WITH CHALIE BEATTY AND SCOTT DEAL

eer is the everyman’s affordable luxury, with the world’s best cost-

ing no more than about $20 a pop. It can be light and refreshing,

heavy and sweet—and everything in between. This is why we love it so much.

And why we decided to critique 40 beers in a single sitting. The

things we do for our readers…

All for you, and the love of brew, we

tapped into three experts—well, two respected beer bloggers and one regular guy who fervently loves the stuff—and sent them to South Florida’s beer nirvana, World of Beer in Coconut Creek (wobusa.com), which is part of a national brand that focuses solely on suds (we’re talking hundreds of types from around the globe, from Dogfish Head’s Ta Henket, the beer the ancient Egyptians drank, to a beer from Weihenstephaner, the world’s oldest active brewery at 1,000 years old).

MEET THE TASTERS DAVE CRISAFI, founder of southfloridabeerblog.com, has traveled the globe sampling beers and now focuses his attention on the South Florida scene, where he covers microbrews, celebrated bars and stores that carry hard-to-find beers. “Locals seemed to respond instantly and that made me want to learn everything there was to know. It’s just my nature.”

And then we let them have at

it: “We started from the lightest beers and worked our way up to the boldest, because we didn’t want to ruin our taste buds with a super hoppy/ bitter beer at the beginning of the tasting or when we got to the light, crisp lager, it would taste like water,” explained aficionado Dave Crisafi of southfloridabeerblog.com, who led the charge. He was joined by beer expert and blogger Chalie

CHALIE BEATTY, founder of mugofsaintarnold.com, named his blog after St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewers, and his quest for the ultimate beer experience includes writing about bars, beer recipes, breweries, home brewing and many different kinds of beer locally and around the United States.

Beatty, founder of mugofsaintarnold.com, and

NUMBER OF BEERS AT WORLD OF BEER COCONUT CREEK: 40 ROTATING DRAFTS AND MORE THAN 500 BOTTLES.

The Boca Raton Observer’s own resident beer enthusiast, art director Scott Deal, and they all rated each beer from one to 10. “We jumped around a bit within the categories, as some were a little lighter than others, and rated the beer on how interesting we thought it was, and if we could see ourselves drinking it again,” Crisafi added.

Think

drinking 40 brews in a single sitting was smooth aleing? Of Coors not. Still, our three tasters had a stein time. Duff said!

68

(Cheers)…

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

SCOTT DEAL, beer lover and art director for The Boca Raton Observer, tasted his first beer at age 10 while living in the Bahamas. His tastes grew more adventurous in college, but admits that “sitting with Dave and Chalie was a serious eye opener. It was amazing to learn how many beers there really are out there and the differences between them... and we had clearly only scratched the surface.”


ORANGE BLOSSOM PILSNER: “With

a name

WHEAT BEST BREW WEIHENSTEPHANER WHITE HOPLOSION

LAGERS BEST BREW KÖSTRITZER This was one of the last lagers we tried and it really kicked things up a notch. It’s a black lager, which means that while it has the light body of a lager it’s darker in color, with a more pronounced roasted malt flavor than the light crisp flavor of most lagers. “I was expecting it to have a bitter bite like Guinness, but it was smooth and surprising,” Scott said. Added Dave: “This is a beer to show that not all dark beers are created equal.”

THE RUNNER-UP BROOKLYN LAGER

This is another beer that has a slightly more roasted character than other lagers. The sweet malty characteristics round it out and make it a nice balanced beer. “This is good for putting a few back during a baseball game,” Chalie said. CARLSBERG: A

pretty bland beer with slightly grassy notes and not much different than what the macro breweries turn out. “Grassy, skunky with a slight hop in the finish,” Dave said. Added Chalie: “I would probably avoid this.” PERONI: This beer

is carried in Italian restaurants, though we couldn’t imag-

ine why. We found it tasked like skunky dirty water. “Why would anyone pair this with pizza?” Chalie wondered. Scott found it bitter. Surmised David: “This may be one of my least favorite beers in the world.”

This is a new beer from the world’s oldest brewery. Unlike Blue Point’s White IPA, which is an IPA with wheat characteristics, this is a wheat beer with hoppy characteristics. The hops are quite pleasant and sit nicely on top of the aroma of citrus and lemon from the strong wheat backbone. “I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what I came to find was one of my new favorite wheat beers,” Dave said. Chalie called it “well-balanced between poppy herbal hops and the sweetness of malt and lemon flavors.” Scott called it “clean with no aftertaste.”

THE RUNNER-UP BLANCHE DE BRUXELLES

With one of the most distinctive tap handles out there (the famous Brussels symbol, Manneken Pis, a statue of a small boy

peeing) this beer should be remembered for more than its logo. The fluffy head and smell of fresh lemon beckons you to taste a sip, and lemon flavors move away slightly for a hint of coriander that slides forward to finish this beer off. “This would pair nicely with a piece of baked fish,” Dave observed.

fo ick ty s t la llo pr to g w im ut? er al er on to g.

like this you pretty much get what you expect… a big burst of honey upfront with that sweetness sticking well after the beer is finished,” Dave said. This beer reminded Scott of Shock Top. Said Chalie: “I’m not sure if I would return to it.”

DO N Ca B ’T E H fro n’t H W he ere’ m a tell O OR lp s a r a PP R yo q oa lig Y u u s h Y ,

finish,” Dave said. “If you want to know what Budweiser wishes it could be, then check this beer out.” Chalie agreed it was a “solid pilsner.”

LAGER: Usually ligh lighter hter in body with a crisp, clean finish (though, as with most things, there are always exceptions). Everyday examples would be any macro-brewed beer like Budweiser, Miller, Corona or Heineken. WHEAT: Wheat is used as part of the grain when making this beer. Usually this is lighter in color and can be hazy. Most have citrus and other light fruit flavors. Everyday examples would be Blue Moon or Shock Top. PALE ALE/IPA: Pale ales have a good balance between malt and hops. IPAs are a bitterer version of pale ale. The most popular version of a pale ale would be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. BELGIAN STYLES: These usually have sweeter, fruitier (some darker, some lighter) notes to them. The most popular version is probably Chimay. PORTERS/STOUTS: Porters/ Stouts are very similar. They each have a roasty, sometimes chocolate or coffee taste to them. Guinness is the most popular style of stout. – Dave Crisafi

SAPPORO: We all agreed this beer has a clean, crisp corn flavor, though Chalie called it “a little boring” and Scott said it was “too light and thin.” Drinking this with sushi would not be out of the question, Dave pointed out. RADEBERGER PILSNER:

“This is a great example of what a real pilsner should taste like—crisp and light with a nice grassy-smooth M AY 2 0 1 2

69


WIDMER HEFEWEIZEN:

This beer was the first to demonstrate to Scott the small complexities that even a simple wheat beer can have: Coriander, lemon zest and even a bit of banana were coming through, Dave pointed out. “Light body, underlying complexity of spices and lemon zest that ends quickly,” is how he described it. “It still left me hanging, wanting more out of it,” Chalie added. Scott liked the initial orange tang.

RAISE YOUR GLASS: (ABOVE) knowledgeable bartender Christina Rondinone pours a draft; Chalie, Dave and Scott prepare for an evening of drinking and critiquing

MAGIC HAT CIRCUS BOY:

“Lemon is the first and only thing that comes to mind whenever I try Circus Boy,” Dave said. “ If you’ve ever wondered what Pledge might taste like, give this a try.” Chalie called it “onedimensional” and Scott cott said it was “a little tangy angy but boring.”

WITTEKERKE: The aroma of tart lemon followed by the first sip brought back memories for Dave of Lemonheads candies from his childhood. Chalie thought this would be a good beer to serve with eggs at breakfast, while Scott just wanted to know

IN NTS A M DIER: REBEE EAST G IN IN , HOPS,TEYR. IN WA GRA AND

where the Bloody Marys were. SEA DOG BLUE PAW

As soon as the glasses were placed on the table the aroma of blueberry waffles was unmistakable, though “you only pick up the blueberry flavor in the finish,” Dave pointed out. “Perfume-like; I’d avoid,” said Chalie. Scott was not a fan. “I’ll take my beer beer-flavored, please.”

WHEAT ALE:

SHIPYARD SUMMER: This beer was listed as pale ale on the menu, but it’s actually a wheat beer. “It’s one of the first ‘summer beers’ to hit the market every year and great for a day at the beach,” said Dave, adding that it has “a light wheat body with a touch more hops than some other wheat beers, but it’s not overpowering,” and that he liked its slight orange finish. Chalie called it “grainy and fruity” while Scott said it had “zesty flavor.”

PALE ALE/IPA BEST BREW GREAT DIVIDE 18TH ANNIVERSARY This 10-percent double IPA is aged with French and American oak, which gives the beer a nice bed of caramel and vanilla in which to lay its bitter hop bite, creating a beer that will hold you snug while rocking you in blissful heavenly sleep. “This one makes my knees weak,” proclaimed Chalie, after his first sip. “After having tried 30 different beers by this point, I didn’t think we’d find something this delicious still ahead of us,” Dave said. Scott liked its earthy quality.

THE RUNNER-UP(S) A TIE: DOGFISH HEAD 60 MINUTE AND BLUE POINT WHITE IPA

We just couldn’t decide here. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA is the IPA of IPAs, with the perfect blend of hop bitterness with engulfing floral and grapefruit aromas. “Smooth and flavorful,” said Scott. Blue Point’s White IPA is the new guy on the block: It starts out with a little bite of hops that gets right to the point; then wheat steps in to mellow things out. Dave liked its sweet finish. “I’d make it a point to buy this,” said Chalie. MAGIC HAT #9: A favorite of Scott’s, who called it “refreshing and flavorful.”

70

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


As the sweet beer hits yourr tongue the unmistakable taste of apricots comes to mind, though it’s not as fruity as Sea Dog Blue Paw. w. “A very approachable beer with little hop bitterness,” Dave said. “Your girlfriend d would even like it,” Chaliee added. BODDINGTONS PUB ALE:

This is an English-style bitter, but actually quite sweet. The nitro pour gives the beer an extremelyy light body. While the butterscotch flavor reminded Chalie of his “grandmother’s candies,” Dave said it had a light body and called it “a very approachable beer for people that are just getting into beer.”

FR EDU OTHY CATI ON

:

A CI THE B CERONE IS E OF A ER VERSIO AND R SOMMELIE N E KNOW QUIRES VAR, BEER LEDGE ABO ST THE W TO ACHIEV UT OFFER ORLD OF E. TWO-WS AN INTENBEER WHICHEEK PROGRSIVE A C WITH ULMINATESM, AN EX AM.

IPA you could drink all night and not feel like you ate a bag of hops,” Dave said. “Fresh and welcoming” with notes of “grapefruit and orange peel,” Chalie added.

ANDERSON VALLEY HOP

None of us cared for this beer. “This one tasted pretty old,” Dave said. “The hop bitterness that should have been present was lacking greatly. The malt aroma and sweet malt taste is not what you expect from an IPA.” Chalie wondered if it was from an old keg, and Scott called it “too sweet with a bitter aftertaste.”

OTTIN’ IPA:

DOGFISH HEAD APRIHOP:

This is the fruity beer for people who don’t like fruity beers, with the hoppy bitterness of an IPA and a slight apricot finish. Chalie detected notes of pink grapefruit and black pepper, and called is a “smooth spring beer.” RED BRICK HOPLANTA:

This is ideal for a first-time IPA drinker: It’s got a slight bitterness and feels like it might overwhelm, and just then, it falls away to a smooth finish. “This is an

SIERRA NEVADA HOPTIMUM: The opposite of Red Brick Hoplanta, this is a hops explosion. “The very aggressive hop aroma leads to the first sip that tastes and feels like I’m eating whole hops,” Dave said. “This is what I would expect from a West Coast double IPA. Added Chalie: “This made the beer geek in me smile.” Scott called it “too overpowering.”

STOUDT’S DOUBLE IPA:

When a beer gets old the first thing to go is the hops bitterness and unfortunately, this one was missing it. “This is a beer I’m familiar with and it wasn’t up to par today,” Dave said. “It was very viscous with lots of caramel flavors coming through without much hop bite at all.” Concurred Chalie: “Sad that it’s not in its glory.”

WORLD OF BEER’S BEST-SELLER: SEA DOG BLUE PAW. THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW SUBJECTIVE TASTES CAN N BE. WHILE WE WERE NOT FANS OF THIS BEER, PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO DIFFERENT KINDS OF BREWS TEND TO ENJOY ITS SWEET BLUEBERRY FLAVOR.

M AY 2 0 1 2

71


BELGIAN STYLES BEST BREW

S TO P I TR BATHTHEOOM:AVE 5. R IE 5; D HAL T 4; C SCOT

ST. BERNARDUS ABT 12 “The sweet taste of the dark fruit flavors intertwined with caramel malt almost reminds me of something similar to a fruitcake,” Dave said. “Even with having a pretty heavy body it finishes smooth with a light, lingering, fruity alcohol finish.” Scott enjoyed it, calling it “smooth” and Chalie said it would be on his beer shopping list.

THE RUNNER-UP(S) A TIE: DELIRIUM TREMENS AND CHIMAY CINQ CENTS (WHITE)

Decisions, decisions… Delirium Tremens has some beautiful, light, sweet applebanana fruit qualities that have a slight clove flavor. Chalie likens it to something he’d serve at a Thanksgiving dinner. Chimay White

is a bit drier with some fruity undertones, but what makes it different is that the clove and coriander spices are kicked up a bit. The Chimay’s high carbonation also makes it a great palate cleanser. I was going to pick an everyday Belgian beer to drink this might be it,” Dave said. “It has a mild sweetness with slight bubblegum flavors and finishes quite smoothly, leaving me wanting another taste.” Chalie described it as, “Yeasty, with notes of cloves and banana… a sweet, solid beer for the style.” Scott liked the smoky undertones.

This rich, dark beer smells of sweet caramelized candied fruit and its flavors are similar. The high carbonation leads to a dry finish, leaving you craving more. Chalie called it a “good introduction to Belgian ales.”

OMMEGANG ABBEY:

GOUDEN CAROLUS EASTER: Since there aren’t many Easter beers on the

market ma ark rket et we weren’t sure what to expect here. “I always think of glazed ham when I think of Easter and this was what hit me immediately after taking my first sip. A slight anise start quickly made way for root beer flavors,” Dave explained. “I would definitely pick this up for Easter dinner next year.” Chalie called it a “very unique Belgian beer… fun.”

LEFFE BLONDE: “If

PORTERS/STOUTS BEST BREW BELL’S DOUBLE CREAM STOUT With a name like Bell’s Double Cream Stout you’re expecting quite a heavy beer, but this was surprisingly light. Its roasty notes aren’t the burnt flavors some are used to (i.e., Guinness drinkers). It’s creamy, chocolaty nature brings to mind a dark chocolate mousse. “Pairing those together could be the way to any man’s heart,” Dave said. “Definitely a ‘wow’ beer,” Chalie added. “Sweet, rich but not overly filling.”

THE RUNNER-UP BRECKENRIDGE VANILLA PORTER

The slight roasty undertones of this beer sit on the bottom of the vanilla aroma and flavor that is the star of this show. “My wife’s favorite drink is a vanilla latte and I think this is the closest alcoholic version you could find,” Dave said. Chalie called it a great dessert beer and “wants to put a scoop of ice-cream in it and make a beer float.” Scott called it “thick and syrupy.”


YOUNG’S DOUBLE CHOC-

Just as the name infers, this beer features not only chocolate malt but real dark chocolate. Yet, it’s not too sweet, featuring a mocha flavor. “This would pair nice with a piece of chocolate cake,” Dave concluded. “Smooth but thick,” said Scott. Chalie thought it was a good dessert beer.

OLATE STOUT:

UNTD O M A UI : Q I L OF SUMEDER BE OZ. OF COON Z.—40 F WATER 120 80 OZ. O R. AND ER TASTE P

After all the beers we’d had this evening, this left a lot to be desired with a very watery quality compared to the other rich porters and stouts. Even Scott, who enjoys a Guinness from time to time, found it bland after 40 beers.

GUINNESS:

MISC. CATEGORY

that follows underneath. This is a great beer I could drink all night long.”

BEST BREW SAINT SOMEWHERE CAITLIN This Florida brewery has been known to make some pretty funky beers, Dave pointed out, adding that “this one was not only my favorite in this category but also my favorite of all the beers I’ve had from Saint Somewhere.” The tart orange aroma, leading almost into a sour smell, is intriguing from the beginning. The flavors of tart orange and lemon zest give the beer a bit of zing while still making it an enjoyable crisp beer. Chalie detected notes of bitter grapefruit and sour lemon, sweet malt and pepper. Scott called it “tangy with a bitter finish.” Added Dave: “I can see myself pairing it with a beautiful piece of fish this summer.”

THE RUNNER-UP BELHAVEN SCOTTISH ALE

At first glance this seems like a simple beer, but from the first sip you notice the subtle complexities and realize there’s nothing average about it. “The sweet malt hits you first and then the toffee taste starts moving in,” Dave said. “There’s a smoky, almost tobacco flavor without being offensive,

WOODCHUCK WINTER:

While this beer’s description says it’s aged on French and American oak, Dave couldn’t detect any woody characteristics. “It’s not as cloyingly sweet as the regular Woodchuck Amber,” he said. “It’s not much more than apple juice with a kick,” Scott added. ANGRY ORCHARD: A slightly more interesting cider than Woodchuck Winter, with a tart green apple flavor that comes through more naturally. “It has a clean dry finish,” Dave said. “It has a little more bite,” Scott added. ST. LOUIS FRAMBOISE:

“What is that?!” asked Scott, who was particularly alarmed by the bold red

color of this beer. “Where’s my purse?!” But after taking a sip, he was pleasantly surprised by its light raspberry fruit flavor. “It’s not sugary,” Dave pointed out. Chalie called it a good dessert beer and recommended pairing it with cheesecake.

DOGFISH HEAD TA HENKET: As soon as the glasses hit the bar the aroma of oregano in this beer was evident, as though someone was eating pasta or pizza nearby. This isn’t a beer we’d drink every day, but this beer’s Zatar spices and chamomile finish are not something you’d find every day either. “Definitely the most unique beer we had all night,” Dave said. Chalie described it as being reminiscent of an “Italian spice cabinet,” and Scott called it “interesting, but not my style.” O

HIGHESTRATED BREW: GREAT DIVIDE 18TH ANNIVERSARY.

M AY 2 0 1 2

73


KRUPS BEER TENDER is designed to tap a five-liter Heineken mini keg and features patented internal carbon technology so beer stays fresh up to 30 days (no skunky brew for you). Available at crateandbarrel.com.

BROOKLYN BREWSHOP BEER MAKING KITS in various flavors (seen here in Summer Wheat) provide all you need to create delicious beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. Available at brooklynbrewshop.com.

BEER BELTS made from silicone in multiple colors are certainly not necessary—but they’re fun and help keep track of who’s drinking what. Available at pier1.com.

OPENA CASE is the world’s first-ever iPhone4 case featuring a stainless-steel slide-out bottle opener. Even if you don’t drink, pulling it out at parties will surely bump up your coolness cred. Available at openacase.com.

HALF YARD OF ALE features a 32 oz. vintage-style glass with a sturdy wooden stand and makes a great complement to a well-appointed home bar. Available at redenvelope.com.

ORVIS LEATHER COOLER is like luggage for your beer, fitted in a manner reminiscent of the finest leather automobile upholstery. Available at orvis.com. ORVIS LEATHER BEER COZY lined in neoprene keeps drinks cold and prevents condensation. Available at orvis.com.

74

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


SIX-PACK FRAME BIKE CINCH is crafted of adjustable leather straps that securely hold your favorite six-pack while you peddle in style and comfort. Available at walnutstudiolo.com. THE BATTLE MUG is the creation of Army buddies who were inspired by the slug of M4 carry handles; the 24 oz. mug is manufactured from 6061 T6 billet aluminum and built to military specifications. Available at battlemug.com.

HOLSTAR BEER HOLSTER in westerninspired leather ensures that no beverage gets left behind—and frees up your hands for more beer. Available at theholstar.com. BEER-TASTING GLASS SET includes six pieces that are each specially designed to unlock the unique flavors and aromas of craft beer, be it Belgian lager, craft porter or stout. Available at bedbathandbeyond.com.

PERSONALIZED COASTERS with cork backings and their own holding case protect valuable furniture while adding a decorative touch to your home or bar. Available at redenvelope.com.

BREW CAVE WALK-IN BEER COOLER AND KEGERATOR is a brewski lover’s climate-controlled heaven, with enough space for more than 30 cases of beer plus four kegs, and perhaps the world’s largest beerdispensing kit. Available at kegworks.com.

GUINNESS BLACK AND TAN SET includes a pair of logo-imprinted imperial pint glasses with a black and tan spoon. Great for enjoying this quintessential stout, aka, “liquid bread.” Available at truebeer.com.

M AY 2 0 1 2

75


PLAY ING

BY EMILY HALL

HARDBALL MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Talks About His New Book, The Upcoming Presidential Race And The Craziness That Is Florida Politics

MSNBC-TV’s fast-talking news pundit Chris Matthews likes visiting South Florida, where he often sees friends, attends Miami Heat games and spends holidays with his wife, Kathleen, on Little Palm Island in the Keys. But he loves politics. Combine the two, and you’ve got a political junkie’s nirvana. Because what pundit doesn’t love the craziness that often comprises Florida politics? The fast-talking host of MSNBC’s highly rated TV talk show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews” recalls with fondness Palm Beach County’s five-week recount vote during the 2000 presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush as one of his all-time favorite political events. Who could forget the ordeal that began on November 7 and ended December 12 with a Supreme Court ruling that stopped the recount, and in the process made household names of Palm Beach County politicians such as former County Commissioner Carol Roberts, who served on the canvassing board, and former Supervisor of Elections Theresa

76

LaPore, who designed the controversial and confusing butterfly ballot that triggered a national brouhaha (hanging chads ring a bell)? “I stayed on this for five weeks,” recalls Matthews, 66, a Washington, D.C. resident, who was in Palm Beach recently promoting his book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” at a Brazilian Court author breakfast. “It was real politics on display, amazing, over-theedge backroom struggles.” Matthews, a former White House presidential speechwriter, top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’ Neill, Jr. and Washington Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Examiner, poured all his passion into the well-received book, which brings the 35th U.S. president to life. As a Philadelphia-bred teenager, Matthews was enthralled with the historic

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

rivalry between Kennedy and Richard Nixon, remembering the downtown rallies and ticker-tape parades on Wall Street in New York. He adored the colorful campaign buttons and all the hype that went into that election. In fact, it was Kennedy’s idealism that encouraged Matthews to do a Peace Corps stint in South Africa. Using top insider connections for his book, Matthews interviewed Kennedy’s prep school classmates, college pals, war buddies and political associates to give readers an up-close-and-personal peek into his coming of age. Readers also get to learn what First Lady Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy really thought of her handsome but philandering husband, with the book quoting her as saying: “That elusive, unforgettable man... All men are a combination of bad and good… His mother never loved him...” In addition to some fascinating insight, Matthews presents a hardcore discussion about Kennedy’s rise to the presidency and his tough actions as leader of the free world, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, battles with southern governors over segregation and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

“I really wanted to write this book because Kennedy needs to be remembered,” says Matthews, who’s written five other political books during his career. “People didn’t know enough about him. Jack Kennedy was a true hero. His story had to be retold. The book is one of my proudest achievements.” Still, he adds: “Writing is my strength, but I love doing TV.” Matthews’ fervor is evident on his popular weeknight talk show, where he tells— and often yells—it like it is. When it comes to the political scene, Matthews pulls no punches. “I crave my show because I love politics and get to talk about it every day with very bright people,” he says. The newsman began his broadcasting career in 1994 as host of a two-hour nightly program on the NBCowned America’s Talking network. Three years later, he launched “Hardball,” named after his 1988 bestselling handbook, “Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game.” He’s been on the air ever since, and in 2002 launched “The Chris Matthews Show,” a syndicated tamer version of “Hardball.”

During the remainder of this political season, Matthews hopes to attract some savvy young actors to his MSNBC program, especially when he takes the show on the road this fall. This includes Alec Baldwin (“My daughter loves his show, ‘30 Rock’”), Ben Affleck (“A really bright guy, wonderfully informed”), George Clooney (“I like him a lot”), Kevin Bacon (“Cool dude”) and Brad Pitt (“I loved ‘Moneyball’”). Matthews is smokin’ hot about covering the conventions this summer in Charlotte, N.C. (Democratic), and Tampa (GOP), then watching the two candidates battle their way to the November election. “Anyway you look at it, this political contest will be a nail biter,” says Matthews, who broadcasted “Hardball” from Miami during last January’s Florida Republican primary. He believes Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee to run against incumbent President Barack Obama. “I look forward to the next few months because we will all be at the edge of our seats on election night. I predict that it will be a close race.” And no one loves a good fight more than Matthews. O


â&#x20AC;&#x153;

I look forward to the next few months because we will all be at the edge of our seats on election night. I predict that it will be a close race.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;

M AY 2 0 1 2

77


A Swinging VACATION I BY BILL BOWEN

IT TAKES A LOT OF BALLS TO CONQUER THE WORLD’S BEST GOLF COURSES In compiling a list of the world’s best golf courses, our criteria ruled out the most obvious choices—Augusta National, Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, etc.—because those magnificently designed and manicured tracts have one great failing: You can’t play them. America’s greatest golf courses are private clubs too, with play restricted to “members and members’ guests.”

So for our tour, we’ve chosen—and ranked—five of the great golf courses of the world that you can actually visit and play. They comprise the most beautiful, most scenic, most challenging, and often most historic courses on the planet. On Northern Ireland’s Royal County Down, you’ll constantly be confronted by breathtaking vistas; the historic links at Scotland’s St. Andrews and Muirfield will transport you back to the origins of the game; Pebble Beach on California’s Monterey Peninsula is a national icon for Americans and Royal Melbourne in Australia delivers the top golfing experience in the southern hemisphere. Prepare for some serious tee time. 78

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

5

ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB (WEST) VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

THE DETAILS: Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West), established in 1891, in Black Rock, Victoria, Australia; 6,589 yards, par 72; designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie.

This golf club in eastern Australia has two 18-hole courses, the West and the East, which are sometimes combined for tournaments and special member events using 12 holes from the West and six from the East, and called the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Hole No. 6

Composite Course. The West course, built in 1931, was designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie, a Scot who also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point at Pebble Beach. Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s West Course has many deceptive holes and heavily bunkered greens surrounded by jigsaw-puzzle hazards. It’s a wellthought-out course with severe risksrewards that can reinforce a golfer’s limitations, should he succumb to unwarranted optimism. Sloping and rolling greens make it a challenge to get close to the pin on many holes, and the undulating green on No. 6 is the toughest on the


course, with routine double-break putts and sloping front and back that will dump your ball unceremoniously into one of seven hazards that surround it. To be in position to reach the 6th green in regulation, you need a well-placed drive of 220 yards.

Australia for non-golfing members of your party.

Eleven bunkers protect the 8th fairway and green. No. 10 tempts a long driving player with a corner he thinks he can cut. No. 11 tempts a long hitter with a bunker he thinks he can avoid. On No. 16, a 221yard par-3, there is more hazard than green. If you decide not to lay up you’re either living dangerously or a very, very good golfer.

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Cheltenham Road, Black Rock Victoria Australia 3193; +61 (03) 9598 6755, royalmelbourne.com.au.

On the two closing holes, once again, length and accuracy are necessary to reach the greens in regulation. No. 18 sits amid eight bunkers, but if you have managed to reach the dogleg with a 220-yard drive, all you need is an (extremely) well-placed 8-iron.

A HOLE T

RUTH

“The drive goes over a hill, with fairway bunkers looming for the short shot. A wood or long iron approach must be straight, as bunkers on either side of the green are trouble.” – On tackling Royal Melbourne’s longest hole, No. 4, a 507-yard par 5, according to the golf club’s website

To apply for a reservation, an online application form is available at the Club’s website. Greens fees for overseas visitors are $350 U.S.

4

dogleg right that’s well-bunkered on the left and a plunge to oblivion on the right. Your second shot must carry a steep slope, and avoid the eight bunkers on the left. “In order to play Pebble Beach Golf Links you need to be creative and have a vivid imagination,” says golf pro Dan Pasquariello. “It is a

U.S. Open there in 1972. It hosted the PGA Championship in 1977. The Monterey Peninsula is a highend destination, with many resorts, shopping districts and entertainment options. The Pebble Beach Resort has tony choices for accommodations (among the Monterey Peninsula’s 94 hotels), including

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Hole No. 7

PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS, PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA

THE DETAILS: Pebble Beach Golf Links, established 1919, on the Monterey Peninsula in Pebble Beach, California; 6,828 yards, par 72, designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant.

The cliff-perched Pebble Beach Golf Links, from humble beginnings, has become an integral part of our national golf consciousness, trod often by the world’s greatest players and America’s best-known celebrities as it hosted the U.S. Open five times, most recently in 2010, and has been the annual home of the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (now the AT&T Pebble Beach) since 1947. And yet, it’s a public course, where any weekend duffer can plunk down his cash, plus cart fee, and have a go at the course where Tom Watson outdueled Jack Nicklaus in the 1982 U.S. Open with a memorable chip-in from dense rough on No. 17.

Royal Melbourne is not a public course, per se, but a private club. However, it is not a “members only” private club like some of the other best courses in the world. Royal Melbourne welcomes golfers who are members of golf clubs and have established handicaps.

Pebble Beach has six holes on the front and two after the turn that run along cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On holes 4 through 10, a sliced ball will be lost in the most spectacular of ways, plummeting down a rocky precipice never to be seen again.

A golfing vacation at Royal Melbourne, with its proximity to one of the world’s major cities, offers a vast array of entertainment and shopping choices commensurate with an international cultural center and the second most populous city in

shot-maker’s golf course. According to today’s standards, it might not be the longest, but when the wind blows be prepared to put your ‘thinking cap’ on.” On No. 8, a 427-yard par-4, you hit your approach shot directly over the ocean, from one cliff to another. After the 10th, the holes run inland until the 18th, which has the cliff on the left. No. 14 is the toughest hole, a 572-yard par-5 dogleg right to a tiny green well-protected by sand and trees.

the Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach. Prepare to pay for all this quality: Greens fees of $495 (plus $35 cart fee) are the second-highest in America. Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach Resort, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953; 800-654-9300, pebblebeach.com/golf.

A HOLE T

RUTH

As on most championship courses, accuracy is crucial here, where fairways are narrow, greens are small and outof-bounds are populated by sea lions.

Pebble Beach was a real estate venture by Samuel F.B. Morse (a cousin of the inventor), who, to keep costs down, convinced his board the course could be maintained easily and designed at no cost by amateurs. Jack Neville and Douglas Grant laid it out, trying only to get as many holes on the water as possible.

“Pebble Beach’s No. 7 might be the best short hole in golf. You’re mesmerized by whales breeching, sea lions barking and otters frolicking in the surf. Take more clubs (than you need) and hit a three-quarter knockdown shot. Remember, when it’s breezy, swing easy.”

Hole No. 6 is the second hardest on the course, a 506-yard par-5 slight

Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach in 1961 and the first

– Dan Pasquariello, Master Instructor at Pebble Beach Golf Academy

Pebble Beach®, Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Pebble Beach Resorts®, The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, and their respective underlying distinctive images are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Photo by Joann Dost

M AY 2 0 1 2

79


3

MUIRFIELD EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND

THE DETAILS: Muirfield, home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, established in 1744, in Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland; 6,970 yards, par 71, designed by Old Tom Morris.

If your extravagant golfing vacation takes you to storied Muirfield after first having played at St. Andrews, you’ll notice the course near the Edinburgh suburbs has a more manicured look than the spartan layout to the north. Unlike St. Andrews, which was chartered in 1552 for use by the townspeople to play golf and football, and raise rabbits, Muirfield was built as a golf course in 1891 and designed by Old Tom Morris, who laid out our top three courses.

bunkers loom. Muirfield’s bunkers have funnel-like crests so any shot that strays too near is drawn in. The course’s layout is unusual among links courses in that it follows two concentric circles, with the outward nine enclosing the inward nine to create holes in which the wind direction changes on virtually every tee. Several holes play directly into the prevailing wind, including the par-5 No. 9, which has an out-of-bounds wall running up the left side and uncomfortably close to the green. Bunkers make a low, bouncing shot to the green difficult. The uphill 13th hole is considered one of the toughest in Scotland, a 193yard par-3 protected by five greenside bunkers and a back-to-front slope that

in 1892 and will again in 2013. With its proximity to Edinburgh, about 15 miles away, a variety of accommodations, many in centuriesold stone buildings, and entertainment options are available in the capital city.

Nicklaus, winner of 18 major titles, played his final round of competitive golf in the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews, paired with his old friend, Tom Watson. Nicklaus sank a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 18, ending his career in style.

An easy-to-use tee time availability system can be found on the course’s website but you’d better book quickly: peak season fills up fast. Greens fees range from 195 pounds ($312) to a winter rate of 110 pounds ($176).

When you tee it up at St. Andrews and survey the treeless, undulating, wholly unimpressive terrain, you should not, however, be thinking about making birdies. You’ll find it hard to judge distance with no trees.

Muirfield, Duncur Road, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland; +44 (0)1620 842 123, muirfield.org.uk.

2

ST. ANDREWS LINKS, FIFE, SCOTLAND

THE DETAILS: The Old Course, overseen by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, established 1552, in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland; 6,387 yards, par 72, designed by Old Tom Morris.

Muirfield, Hole No. 13

The revered Old Course on Scotland’s wind-blown East Coast is golf ’s Mecca. And it’s fairly easy for an avid golfer with a decent handicap (24 for men, 36 for women) to go there and play a round. But not unannounced. As you might imagine, Jack Nicklaus’ favorite course is a hot ticket. The undulating mounds look less stark, the bunkers look less like potholes and even the gorse has a more well-kept appearance. Muirfield is a traditional links course, overlooking the Firth of Forth, but it was built in 1891 on elevated ancient land that had been reclaimed from the sea, as evidenced still by small shells in the bunkers, so the sea vistas are from an elevated perspective. It opens with what many consider its signature hole, a 444-yard par4 described by Jack Nicklaus as the toughest opening hole in golf. It’s a slight dogleg right, and the opening drive should be placed on the left side of the narrow fairway, where four 80

A HOLE T

RUTH

“Times in the peak season from May to September are taken up very quickly and you are advised to plan well in advance. Generally we can take bookings a year ahead…” – regarding the importance of making (very) early reservations, according to Muirfield’s website

could send you spilling back into one of them… but what a magnificent panoramic view of the Firth of Forth. Muirfield has hosted the Open Championship 15 times beginning

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

St. Andrews Links, The Old Course, No. 1 and No. 18

“Some of the tee shots on the Old Course are blind or offer an obscured view of the fairway,” explains Mike Woodcock, a St. Andrews veteran of seven years. “The safest line is generally to the left-hand side where the double fairways offer bail-out options. It tends to keep you away from bunkers and trouble on the right.” St. Andrews, which has hosted the Open Championship (British Open) a record 28 times, is an austere patch of crinkled earth over which has grown treacherous gorse rough. All but four holes share a green, so there are seven double greens, and the bunkers resemble giant rabbit holes. “If you find yourself in one of the 112 bunkers on the Old Course, don’t try to be a hero,” says Woodcock. “The bun-


A HOLE T

RUTH

“Some of the tee shots on the Old Course are blind or offer an obscured view of the fairway. The safest line is generally to the left-hand side where the double fairways offer bail-out options. It tends to keep you away from bunkers and trouble on the right.” – Mike Woodcock, External Relations and Media Manager of St. Andrews Links

kers are nearly all steep-sided and some are huge. The pot bunkers are equally devilish and the best advice is to get out any way you can, even if it means going backward.” When wind whips off the North Sea, hitting low shots is best. Instead of lofting a 9-iron, take your 7 and bounce the ball to the green. Anywhere near the green, go ahead and putt—it’s easier than stopping a pitch on the hard surface. And here’s Woodcock’s best tip: “Hire a caddie.” St. Andrews is a university town with interesting medieval architecture and limited entertainment options. Diversions could include a visit to the 8th century church, St. Andrews Cathedral, which now is in ruins or the obelisk Martyrs’ Memorial. The population is about 14,000, with a third of that being students at the University of St. Andrews. According to its website, oldcourse-experience.com, through an exclusive contract with the St. Andrews Links Trust, the Old Course Experience guarantees tee-off times allowing you to make bookings months in advance with the security of start times and playing with your partners. A number of programs are available that include accommodations, transfers, lunches and more. Greens fees range from 70 pounds to 150 pounds ($240), depending on season.

Painting of Royal County Down's Hole No. 9, by artist William Grandison

St. Andrews Links The Old Course, 5/5C Gillespie Terrace, The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9AT; +44 (0) 1334 441350, oldcourse-experience.com.

AND THE BEST COURSE IS (DRUMROLL PLEASE)...

1

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND

THE DETAILS: Royal County Down Golf Club, Championship Links was established 1889 in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland; 7,186 yards, par 71, designed by Old Tom Morris, who was paid a fee of four guineas.

Northern Ireland’s premiere golf course is one of stunning beauty, overlooking Dundrum Bay and located at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne. It’s all narrow fairways and “bearded” bunkers, overhung with marram, red fescue and heather as it zigzags through the Murlough Nature Preserve. One stretch of holes, from No. 5 to No. 13, is considered the most scenic anywhere, with vistas of mountains comingled with views of the Irish Sea. The 9th hole, par 4 and 486 yards, is likely the most photographed golf hole in the world, with a 60-foot drop from tee to fairway, then ascending to an elevated green.

Accuracy is a premium here, as narrow ribbons of fairway weave through the links course and impressive sand dunes. Errant shots are punished severely by thick purple heather and golden gorse, which surround the fairways with rugged beauty, but golf ball purgatory. Not quite so punishing are the “bearded” bunkers, so called because of thick vegetation that overhangs the lips and makes escape more difficult. Royal County Down’s greens are fast and many are domed, rejecting any shot deemed too timid and rolling them back off the green. As with most links courses, the constant sea breeze puts a premium on keeping the ball low with bump-andrun shots. If you’re forced to play a well-lofted shot, you’ll have to adjust

A HOLE T

RUTH

“A world-class hole, where a par 4 always gives great satisfaction. The tee shot, if into the wind needs to be sweetly struck to reach the undulating fairway beyond the heather-clad dunes whilst avoiding the deep bunker protecting the right side.” – on tackling Royal County Down’s toughest hole, No. 8, a 430-yard par 4, according to the club’s website

your aim for the wind direction, which changes on almost every hole. Warning: Speed of play is strictly maintained and a Course Marshall will request you move to easier tees if your group lags. Off the course, the coastal town of Newcastle features several luxury accommodations, including the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, with a fourstar hotel and French restaurant, and the Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa, a three-star hotel and restaurant. The Mourne Mountains’ beauty inspired C.S. Lewis to write “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Royal County Down has hosted the Senior British Open, British Amateur, Women’s British Open, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup. Tiger Woods holds the course record with a 65 on a casual round, finally bettering the 66 shot by Ireland’s first golf superstar, Jimmy Bruen, in 1939. Greens fees must be paid 30 days in advance and range from 50 to 180 pounds ($288) or 250 pounds ($399) for two rounds in one day (greens fees conversions subject to exchange rates). An eight-day, six-course package is available at yourgolftours.com. Royal County Down Golf Club, 36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle, Co Down. BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland; +44 (0) 28 4372 3314; royalcountydown.org. O M AY 2 0 1 2

81


B

Being surrounded by females is nothing new for Harold Schwartz. He has a wife, two daughters and three female dogs. He also has a son, but they know it’s really the women who run their tight-knit family of five. And Schwartz of Vero Beach prides himself in believ-

MEN’S

disease any less significant. It’s still very real and it still can kill you— whether you’re a woman or a man. That’s what Schwartz and other male breast cancer survivors want people to know—that breast cancer does not discriminate. Everyone has breast tissue that cancer can invade and because men don’t receive annual mammograms as most women do, it’s often up to them to realize something is wrong.

Schwartz, a Lake Worth resident at the time, was in the shower when he first felt a lump in his left breast. It was about three inches long and he knew it shouldn’t be there. His mother died of breast cancer and he had a neighbor many years ago—a man—who also had the disease. So Schwartz immediately made a phone call to his doctor to get checked. Then he was ordered to get an ultrasound and a mam-

SILENT

K LLER

WHEN IT COMES TO GENDER, BREAST CANCER DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BY DIANNA SMITH

ing that he understands women as much as a man can.

But when he found a lump in his left breast, well, that was a different story. That lump landed Schwartz in what is considered to be a woman’s world, but this time, being surrounded by women didn’t feel comfortable or easy. It felt scary and strange and, in the beginning, he felt very alone. Breast cancer in men is rare—so rare that men often aren’t targeted in prevention ads and centers created for breast cancer patients are typically designed with only women in mind. Anywhere between 1,500 and 2,000 breast cancer cases are discovered in men each year, a microscopic number compared to the whopping 200,000 women who are diagnosed annually. But the rarity doesn’t make the

“Men have to be aware that it is possible,” says, Schwartz, 67, recalling the moment the doctor told him he had the cancer two years ago. “You go through denial, being angry, asking ‘Why does this happen to me?’ But I got over that very quickly and decided to deal with this. I needed to realize that I would be OK.”

SYMPTOMS OF POSSIBLE BREAST CANCER IN MEN PAIN IN THE BREAST AREA A LUMP BLOOD SEEPING FROM ONE OR BOTH NIPPLES THE NIPPLE LOOKS AS IF IT HAS SUNKEN IN

mogram, forced to go to a women’s health center where he stuck out like a sore thumb. “Women were sitting in gowns and waiting and here I come strolling in. Fortunately I wasn’t paraded around,” he says. “I wasn’t embarrassed to have the test done, but at the beginning I was embarrassed being the only man in a world of all women. I slowly got over that.” Schwartz had Stage 2 breast cancer, but fortunately it had not spread to his bones. He had a mastectomy where his left breast and nipple was removed and then lost all of his hair due to nearly six months of chemotherapy. Today he’s happy, healthy and cancer-free, enjoying retirement in his new Vero Beach home. He now speaks at events sponsored by the Susan G. Komen For the Cure M AY 2 0 1 2

83


South Florida group and more times than not he’s still the only man in the room. Fortunately, the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital recognizes that men such

Dr. Kathy Schilling (right) with a colleague

“It doesn’t go away and it can grow. The earlier you come for help, the better we can help people survive.”

Nancy Nick

as Schwartz who need breast cancer screenings want privacy, which is why a new center focusing on breast cancer will include a private entrance for men. This way, they can feel a bit more comfortable during an already stressful time. Planning for the new Boca Raton center is underway and expected to open in 2014, says Dr. Kathy Schilling, the Institute’s medical director. “That’s something we understand, that a man coming into a woman’s breast center, where we see 100 women a day … it’s just uncomfortable for them and we want to respect their feelings as well,” Dr. Schilling says, adding that the center treats an estimated five to 10 men a year for breast cancer. There’s a misconception, she explains, that men can’t get the disease because most believe they have fat in their chest instead of breast tissue, but that’s just not the case. And while breast cancer in women is usually detected through annual mammograms, men don’t receive them because the disease in men is so rare that the cost of screening would be prohibitive, she explains. If a man experiences pain in the 84

– Dr. Kathy Schilling, medical director of Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute

Harold Schwartz

breast area, feels a lump, sees blood coming out of one or both nipples or if the nipple looks as if it has sunken in, he needs to be checked, she warns. Nancy Nick, CEO of the John W. Nick Foundation, a group in Sebastian, Fla. dedicated to male breast cancer awareness, remembers when her father, John Nick, learned he had the disease. In the late-1980s, very little information was available for men about breast cancer, she recalls, and even doctors at the time told her father that everything seemed OK. By the time he actually received the diagnosis, the cancer had spread and her father was shocked. “He couldn’t believe it. He said, ‘I have a woman’s disease,’” Nick recalls. “He had six kids, played golf, was getting ready to retire. He was 58 when he died.” Nick started the group after her father’s death and since then she’s come in contact with men all over

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

the country who have the cancer. She says most of them don’t understand how they could get what is known as a woman’s disease and Nick is there to tell them that it isn’t gender specific. Just in the month of April, she lost two members of her board of directors—both men—to breast cancer. What angers Nick is that while the breast cancer movement is so strong at the moment, most of the funding goes to helping only women with the disease. The men who contact her with breast cancer are often upset because they say the drugs and treatments are mostly designed for females. Nick believes groups that receive funding for breast cancer research should help both genders. “If they don’t help men, I don’t think they should get funded,” she says. Because the disease is so rare in men, she says most of those she comes across don’t want anyone to know they have it because they’re embarrassed. They receive support through

her group and she tries to encourage them to tell others about the importance of early detection. Nick stresses that having a lump in your breast doesn’t mean that it’s poisoned the entire body, which is why if it’s caught quickly, it often can be removed before the cancer begins to spread. That’s why she and physicians including Dr. Schilling can’t emphasize enough how important self breast examinations are. Dr. Schilling tells wives, sisters and daughters to remind their men to do the self exams and encourages the women in their lives to also pay attention. She recalls one patient who realized something was wrong after a woman at a pool approached him and told him that his nipple looked like it was being pulled into his chest and that he should get checked out. “It doesn’t go away and it can grow,” she says of the cancer. “The earlier you come for help, the better we can help people survive.” Schwartz has had friends die of cancer, some of them from breast cancer, and there isn’t a day that passes


that he doesn’t ask himself why he survived and they didn’t. He compares it to being the only one left alive from a plane crash and that thought alone has changed his life. “It’s still very hard for me,” he says. “But it does motivate me to do even more.” Frank Reider, 69, has spent most of his life knowing that breast cancer could attack him just as it has members of his family. He had two great uncles who died of breast cancer and several women in his family have been diagnosed with it as well. Even as a teenager, he knew to check himself and continued to do so after he got married, had children and began his busy career of writing books about South American wines and opening GOL!, his popular Brazilian restaurant in downtown Delray Beach.

On paper, Reider seems like the last person who would get the disease. He’s healthy, works out, plays tennis and watches what he eats—yet he still got breast cancer. He wants other men to know that it doesn’t matter how healthy you think you are, no one is immune. “I think most men are ignorant about the possibility of getting breast cancer,” he says. Reider knew it was a possibility because cancer ran in his family. Just a couple of months before being diagnosed, he had tested positive for a harmful breast cancer gene mutation, known as BRCA. The blood test detects abnormal breast cancer genes and the test is usually recommended for those who meet the following criteria: if there is a family history of breast cancer under the age of 50, if

95 percent of BRCA gene carriers don’t even know they have the gene. And if a man is diagnosed with breast cancer, most of the time doctors recommend he get tested for the gene to see if it’s hereditary. A woman who tests positive has up to an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer, while a man’s risk is somewhere between 2 and 6 percent, says Dr. Louise Morrell, medical director of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute in South Florida. She says she meets many men who wonder if it’s even worth getting tested. What she tells them is this: they could pass the gene onto their children. So if a man who has children tests negative for BRCA that means his children will likely never have to take the test. “The interventions and the ability

to change outcomes have made it a much more compelling reason to get tested,” Dr. Morrell says. “It’s saving lives.” Now Reider volunteers with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure South Florida group and speaks publically about breast cancer, the BRCA gene and the importance of being tested. He’s not embarrassed by having had breast cancer, he says. If anything, he’s more grateful now than he was before. “It shakes you up a little bit. You kind of think of yourself as being immortal but when it hits you, you realize you’re not. You’re just a regular person like everyone else,” he says. “Now I’m missing a nipple and I think people would notice that, but I don’t care. I just think boy, I’m lucky. I’m a very lucky guy.” O

“It shakes you up a little bit. You kind of think of yourself as being immortal but when it hits you, you realize you’re not. Now I’m missing a nipple and I think people would notice that, but I don’t care. I just think boy, I’m lucky.” – Frank Reider, breast cancer survivor

It was in 2010 when he found the lump, just shortly after he began taking the HCG hormone to lose weight. He described it as having a cube beneath his skin and, like Schwartz, he knew something was wrong and called his doctor right away. Reider, of Boca Raton says that the HCG hormones acted as a fertilizer for the cells and activated the cancer.

Frank Reider

TRAITS OF MEN WHO MAY CARRY THE BRCA GENE Dr. Louise Morrell

In the span of just a week, he received a mammogram, doctors took a biopsy and the lump, which was beneath the nipple of his right breast, was removed. The day after the surgery, he was working in his packed restaurant, greeting guests as if the surgery had never happened. And today, he is still cancer free.

breast cancer has appeared in multiple generations, if ovarian cancer runs in the family, if breast cancer has been detected in both breasts in a relative and/or if a person is of Ashkenazi Jewish decent, a characteristic in many women with ovarian and breast cancer.

A FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER UNDER THE AGE OF 50 BREAST CANCER HAS APPEARED IN MULTIPLE GENERATIONS OVARIAN CANCER RUNS IN THE FAMILY BREAST CANCER HAS BEEN DETECTED IN BOTH BREASTS IN A RELATIVE BORN OF ASHKENAZI JEWISH DECENT

It’s estimated that between 90 and M AY 2 0 1 2

85


IN THIS EVER-CHANGING HEALTHCARE landscape, it’s not always easy to choose the

MEDICAL PR FILES

provider that best fits your needs. When making such an important decision, it’s crucial to do your research and ask for references. Looking for quality healthcare? The following is a compendium of our community’s leading healthcare facilities and practitioners. From cardiology, neurology and dentistry to orthopedics, optometry and plastic surgery services (and

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

more), you’ll find an expert in every specialty.

M AY 2 0 1 2

87


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. GREGORY ALBERT

FACING FACTS

The practice philosophy is simply: “Conti-

Dr. Gregory Albert Is A Leader In Cutting-Edge Plastic Surgery And Cosmetic Procedures

lieves that each patient has immediate

nuity of Aesthetic Care.” Dr. Albert, who advocates “Age Management,” beconcerns as well as long-term goals, and that the doctor-patient relationship is one based on trust, confidence and the

or many men and women, looking their

One cannot stress the importance of

knowledge that one’s surgeon is highly

very best is an integral part of their over-

F

choosing a Board Certified Plastic Sur-

skilled in cutting-edge technological la-

Feeling

geon for any form of plastic surgery and

sers and state-of-the art procedures.

fabulous, feeling desirable, feeling confi-

all facial cosmetic procedures, including

dent…it truly is important, and best of all, it

injectables and fillers. Gregory Albert,

Dr. Albert specializes in cosmetic plastic

is possible. At any age.

Our goal is achieving the best results possible for each and every individual… based on their goals, their wishes and their ideal.

surgery, with a concentration in minimal-

M.D, highly credentialed and well-re-

clinical papers on his specialty and won

Plastic Surgery, as well as nonsurgical

garded throughout the United States, is

several awards for excellence in his field.

procedures, is a highly personal deci-

known as South Florida’s leading board-

He has had the honor of being awarded

sion; one that should be made simply

certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon.

the Bernard B. Barney M.D. Award for

all well-being and confidence.

Dr. Gregory Albert is dedicated to attaining the best results with each and every procedure he performs, maintaining a philosophy of safety first in each and every patient.

for oneself.

possible for each and every individual… based on their goals, their wishes and their ideal.” 88

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

credentials allow him to provide superior results to his patients. Dr. Albert has published research and

achievement in the Division of Plastic,

renowned in his field, has distinguished el: “Our goal is achieving the best results

His vast experience and impeccable

outstanding interest, application and

Dr. Albert, respected and

himself and his practice on this mod-

incision endoscopic surgical techniques.

Dr. Gregory Albert is located at 6290 Linton Blvd., Suite 203, Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-495-2700 or visit drgregoryalbert.com or askdralbert.com.

Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. He has been the Official Plastic Surgeon for the Florida Panthers since 2004, and is also recognized as a leader in male cosmetic surgery procedures.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. BRANDON ALEGRE

SMILE WITH STYLE

Dr. Brandon Alegre Practices The Art Of Cosmetic Dentistry

N

o matter what your dental needs are—implants, veneers, porcelain

crowns or tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, Invisalign, or smile makeovers— Brandon Alegre, DMD, is the professional to see. Dr. Alegre, a graduate of the University of Florida, finds the artistic and creative aspect of cosmetic dentistry the most appealing and rewarding. “Cosmetic dentistry is truly an art,” he explains. “It’s a creative skill and a part of dentistry that reflects how artistic you can be. Not everyone enjoys it, but I find the outcomes very rewarding. Improving the aesthetics of someone’s smile can help

We strive to make visits as much of a pleasant and comfortable experience as possible, and look forward to continuing to meet the dental needs of our community.

them feel better and improve their selfBefore every procedure, Dr. Alegre

sive when they would visit the dentist.

makes certain that he takes his time ex-

They had a fear of the unknown, so be-

Dr. Alegre and his team use the most ad-

plaining things carefully to his patients—

ing thorough with my explanations helps

vanced technology—for the benefit of

for which they’ve expressed their appre-

my patients feel comfortable.”

all involved.

ciation time and time again.

confidence.”

Dr. Alegre looks forward to the continued “Our charts are electronic and all of our

“I feel that this is very important because

growth of his private practice in Boca

imaging is digital,” explains Dr. Alegre, a

often times, patients have felt apprehen-

Raton, while also staying involved in the

Boston native who grew up in South Flor-

community. He is most proud of the level

ida and returned after completing his

of service, skills, and care that he and his

residency at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg. “We utilize computers to take all of the X-rays. The technology simplifies procedures and helps my patients understand what treatment

The office of Brandon Alegre, DMD, PA is located at 7301 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 206B, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-347-0105 or visit alegredentistry.com.

is needed and why they need it.” SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

team provide. “We strive to make visits as much of a pleasant and comfortable experience as possible, and look forward to continuing to meet the dental needs of our community.” M AY 2 0 1 2

89


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. ALAN J. BAUMAN

HEAD OF THE CLASS Dr. Alan J. Bauman Of Bauman Medical Group A National Leader In Natural Hair Restoration

A

lan J. Bauman, M.D., is a national leader in treating hair loss and thin-

ning hair in both men and women. “More than half my patients fly to Boca from around the country for diagnosis and treatment,” says Dr. Bauman, founder and medical director, Bauman Medical Group, P.A. As one of the few physicians in the world Board-Certified by the American and International Board of Hair Restoration

a nap or using your iPad, while we go to

‘hair plug’ techniques.

You’re relaxing, listening to music, taking a nap or using your iPad, while we go to work transplanting thousands of follicles.

For each hair transplant patient, Dr. Bau-

The FUE procedure often takes many hours,

there’s no telltale linear scar, you can wear

man develops a customized plan using

although sessions can be arranged to meet

your hair short and no one will ever know.”

the latest minimally invasive Follicular Unit

a patient’s work or travel schedule. “It’s

Extraction (FUE) technique. He meticu-

like a long plane ride,” says Dr. Bauman.

Dr. Bauman also offers a medical hair-loss

lously harvests individual hair follicles from

“You’re relaxing, listening to music, taking

management program using laser thera-

Surgery, Dr. Bauman lectures frequently at medical conferences and appears regularly in the national media dispelling myths about hair loss treatments and old

NeoGraft. “By carefully positioning the hair follicles at the correct angle and orientation, we can recreate a natural hairline,” he says. “For more than 15 years, my patients have been thrilled with their hair regrowth, which lasts a lifetime.” 90

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

One of the many benefits of no-scalpel, nostitch FUE is a much faster recovery. “Three days after the procedure, you can be back in the gym working out,” he says. “Since

py, FDA-approved medications and other

the back of the scalp and transplants using an advanced instrument called

work transplanting thousands of follicles.”

Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Bauman Medical Group is located at 6861 S.W. 18th St., Suite 102, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-394-0024, visit baumanmedical.com or find Bauman Medical Group on Facebook.

effective techniques aimed at maintaining and enhancing a patient’s existing hair. “It’s like going to your personal trainer to achieve your fitness goals,” Dr. Bauman says. “Having a doctor monitor your hair loss and change what’s not working is important to keeping you on the right path.”

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. MARK L. BRODY

BRAINS MATTER Providing Hope In The Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease And Stroke

B

rain Matters Research in Delray Beach is one of the largest private Alzheim-

er’s centers in the United States. “We do pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical research,” explains Dr. Mark L. Brody, president of Brain Matters Research and the Brain Health Institute, the part of the center that optimizes brain health and attempts to prevent both Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. “We put patients in pharmaceutical trial research, monitor safety and decide if these treatments are working.” Dr. Brody, a former professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Diego, Director of the Stroke Investigational Research Program at Scripps Memorial Hospital, and Medical Director of the Stroke Center at Bethesda Memorial

The only way to know if you have Alzheimer’s or are at risk is to go to an expert whose sole focus is accurate diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge investigational treatments.

Hospital for the last 15 years, is nationally recognized in stroke and Alzheimer’s

three years in our ability to make an early, accurate diagnosis and offer potentially breakthrough new investigational treatments.” Although Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease—everybody gets worse, everybody dies; there are no exceptions—Dr. Brody wants families to be aware that there is world-class research in their own backyards.

research and the author of the book,

In Palm Beach County, Alzheimer’s is en-

“Brain Matters,” which addresses the

demic—but there is hope, Dr. Brody em-

“The only way to know if you have Al-

prevention of stroke and Alzheimer’s

phasizes. “We’re at ground zero. There

zheimer’s or are at risk is to go to an

and is a guide to successful brain aging.

has been a paradigm shift in the last

expert whose sole focus is accurate diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge

He points out some staggering statistics. “At age 85, 50 percent of people have Alzheimer’s. At age 60, 10 percent have mild cognitive impairment, 70 percent of which are going to evolve into early

Brain Matters Research is located at 4723 West Atlantic Avenue, Building A, Suite 7, Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-374-8461 or visit brainmattersresearch.com.

investigational treatments,” Dr. Brody adds. “If you know that there’s something not right about your husband, wife, mother or father, come into Brain Matters Research for a no-cost screening—before it’s too late.”

Alzheimer’s.” SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

M AY 2 0 1 2

91


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. RAFAEL C. CABRERA

JUST THE FACTS

Dr. Rafael Cabrera Tells It Like It Is—And Delivers On His Promises

W

ell-known and respected Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rafael

Cabrera has an impeccable reputation and a very loyal patient following. Besides beautiful, natural-looking results, we wondered… what is his secret to success? “I tell the truth,” says Dr. Cabrera. “Sometimes it’s not what the patient wants to hear, but it’s my obligation to be honest and upfront. I’m not sure when the truth became optional in medicine, but in my practice honesty is the only policy,” he adds. “My patients count on me to guide them through a sea of misinformation and disingenuous opinions.” Clearly, Dr. Cabrera does not practice the “let’s try to sell you something today” approach. “I am not persuaded by my bottom line. If I don’t feel that

Sometimes it’s not what the patient wants to hear, but it’s my obligation to be honest and upfront. I’m not sure when the truth became optional in medicine.

something is right for a patient, I’m not

Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton

tic Surgery. In practice for more than 14

doing it—period,” he points out. In fact,

is committed to excellence. Dr. Cabrera

years, Dr. Cabrera has four fully accred-

Dr. Cabrera will reassure you that less

is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and

ited operating suites that offer the high-

is actually more. He will evaluate what

trained with the “masters” at New York

est standard in patient safety and com-

makes you look tired, aged, stressed or

University Institute of Reconstructive Plas-

fort. He utilizes the safest surgical and anesthetic approaches and many pro-

disproportioned and then give you his honest opinion as to what options you may have. Patients find Dr. Cabrera’s observations quite insightful. “I utilize a real-world approach to elective surgery, showing patients what they do not always see,” he explains. 92

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Dr. Rafael C. Cabrera, M.D. F.A.C.S., Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, is located at 951 N.W.13th St., Suite 4A, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-393-6400 or visit pssbocaraton.com.

cedures can be performed with simple one-pill sedation. Patients appreciate this anxiety-free technique. Dr. Cabrera is committed to flattering your best features and subtly reversing signs of aging and that, my friends, is the truth.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. GLENN M. CHARLES

RESTORING LOST LOCKS Charles Medical Group Helps Men And Women Restore Thinning Hair

W

hen it comes to replicating Mother Nature, hair transplant specialist Dr.

Glenn M. Charles is a stickler for details. “Every patient’s hair loss is different and requires a slightly different approach to get natural-looking results,” he says. “I am the ultimate perfectionist when it comes to surgery.” In the past five years, Dr. Charles has transplanted approximately 1.5 million hair grafts and more than 3 million hair follicles using two main surgical procedures: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG). He carefully explains the pros and cons of each procedure to help patients make educated

decisions. The FUG procedure, in which a strip of tissue is taken from the back of the pa-

I’m at the forefront of a lot of new technology, and I’m really proud of the work we’ve done to help people improve their self image and self-confidence.

tient’s head, leaves a thin linear scar that

hair,” says Dr. Charles. “We cannot guar-

medical causes for hair loss, such as ane-

is barely detectable unless the patient

antee it will work for everyone, but we are

mia, a thyroid abnormality or a hormone

wears a military-short haircut. With FUE

confident it causes no harm.”

imbalance problem.

These days, 15 to 20 percent of Dr.

As the 2011 President of the American

Other hair restoration procedures and loss

Charles’ patients are women. Before

Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, Dr.

prevention services available at Charles

treating a female patient, he performs a

Charles is widely considered one of the

Medical Group include laser hair thera-

full medical workup to rule out underlying

top hair transplantation surgeons in the

surgery, there is no linear scar.

United States.

py, which is designed to slow hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth, and injections of the patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). “We have had success with PRP in slow-

Charles Medical Group is located at 200 Glades Road, Suite 2, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-395-5544 or visit charlesmedicalgroup.com.

ing down loss or improving density of SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

“I am at the forefront of a lot of new technology, and I am really proud of the work we have done to help people improve their self image and self-confidence,” he says. M AY 2 0 1 2

93


MEDICAL

PROFILES

THE RIGHT IMAGE

olutionize how breast cancer is detected.

Diagnostic Centers Of America Combines Quality And Excellence With Compassion And Care

ter where you have a test performed.

“Many people believe that it doesn’t matBut there is a huge difference in quality. It’s like the difference in quality between an Instamatic camera versus a

S

erving the Palm Beach County Com-

the first outpatient centers to bring digital

munity since 1992, Diagnostic Cen-

mammography to Palm Beach County

35mm camera.” While many healthcare centers today are

ters of America (DCA) continues to set

center in Palm Beach County.

Our centers provide a full range of tests, including MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, Pet/CT, ultrasound, bone density, X-ray and a full women’s imaging center.

“Our centers provide a full range of tests,

DCA also strives to provide the lowest

and now the first in our area to bring the

They do this by constantly reviewing their

including MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, Pet/

FDA recently approved 3D mammo-

protocols and by continuing to purchase

CT, ultrasound, bone density, X-ray and

gram,” he points out. “This new test will rev-

new technology that reduces radiation.

the standard for diagnostic imaging with its highly advanced equipment and large comprehensive team of sub-specialized

board

certified

radiologists

(Boca Radiology Group). DCA is the largest non-hospital owned imaging

cutting back on purchasing expensive equipment, DCA continues to invest in the newest technology in order to provide their patients and physicians with the best diagnosis available anywhere.

amount of radiation exposure to patients.

a full women’s imaging center,” explains Steve Shullman, president and CEO. “Our women’s imaging centers are the most advanced that you will find anywhere in the country. We were one of 94

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Diagnostic Centers of America is located in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington. For more information, call 561-496-6935 or visit dcamedical.com.

And, DCA has an exceptional, well-experienced staff of professionals that provide exemplary care to patients. This goes hand-in-hand with the exceptional equipment and foremost group of radiologists.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


MEDICAL

PROFILES

EYE ON PERFECTION Dr. Barry Ginsberg Delivers Top-Notch Care In A High-Tech, Boutique Setting

W

ith its impressive selection of designer frames, the latest high-tech

equipment and a veteran team of experienced professionals, Eye Doc of Boca offers top-notch service in a boutique setting. Perfection, right? But even that’s not enough for Dr. Barry Ginsberg, O.D., P.A., owner and operator of one of South Florida’s most promiDR. BARRY GINSBERG

nent optometry practices. “For me, it’s all about helping people see better,” says this Boca Raton husband and fa-

Whatever your needs, I can find a vision solution. That’s what I love. That’s my gratification.

Dr. Ginsberg specializes in astigmatism

Dr. Ginsberg is using high-resolution

room is fascinating, showing all the latest

Before coming to Florida nearly 30

equipment which maps microscopic ir-

bells and whistles that he loves to use. Dr.

years ago, Dr. Ginsberg attended Ye-

regularities of the cornea that compro-

Ginsberg offers patients a year subscrip-

shiva University in New York City and the

mise quality of vision, resulting in a pre-

tion to MedFlash.com, a centralized

Pennsylvania College of Optometry in

scription so accurate and detailed it’s

computerized filing system that provides

Philadelphia. Today, he is a member of

“almost like having custom LASIK for your

24-7 access to medical information.

the American, Florida, and Palm Beach

glasses,” he says.

His 1,000-plus designer frame collec-

County Optometric Associations.

ther. “That’s what I love to do.” For years, Dr. Ginsberg has been providing the kind of eye exams everyone deserves, changing his technique right

along with new technology. Currently,

lenses, multi-focal lenses or lenses that change the eye color. He also provides consultations for Lasik Vision Correction and Premium IOL prior to cataract surgery.

tion is spectacular. And contact lenses? But it’s not diplomas and credentials that

His boutique office in Boca Raton— where the same experienced staff has been with him for decades—has its own lab for spectacle lenses. “You can go get some lunch or a cup of coffee, then come back in less than an hour,”

Eye Doc of Boca is located at 3011 Yamato Road, Suite A17, Boca Raton (the northwest corner of Jog and Yamato roads). For more information, call 561-995-9600.

he says. A 3D TV system in the waiting SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

matter most to Dr. Ginsberg. What matters most is helping patients see better. “Whatever your needs, I can find a vision solution,” he says. “That’s what I love. That’s my gratification.” M AY 2 0 1 2

95


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. WAQAR KHAN

HEART MATTERS Dr. Waqar Khan Provides Cutting-Edge Advanced Heart and Vascular Care

F

rom comprehensive cardiac tests to advanced vascular procedures,

Waqar Khan, M.D., offers experienced personalized care for the heart, arteries and veins. “Our team stays on the leading edge of cardiac care,” says Dr. Khan, medical director of Heart and Vascular Care of South Florida, which has offices in Delray Beach and Wellington. “As a double board-certified interventional cardiologist, I can do both the initial testing and a procedure to correct the problem.” Dr. Khan is one of only a few South Florida cardiologists trained to perform ca-

We strive to promote heart and vascular health throughout all stages of life.

rotid artery stent procedures designed

gree in public health from the University

problems,” he says. “We strive to promote

to open blockages in arteries supplying

of Texas Health Sciences Center in Hous-

heart and vascular health throughout all

blood to the brain, and reduce poten-

ton, where he practiced for 14 years be-

stages of life.” Dr. Khan adds that regular

tial for a stroke. He also does angioplas-

fore moving to South Florida. Recogniz-

checkups are particularly important for

ties, implants pacemakers and performs

ing his cardiology skills, H Texas Magazine

people who have one or more of the ma-

many other interventional procedures.

regularly named Dr. Khan one of “Hous-

jor risk factors: high blood pressure, diabe-

For instance, he uses the latest radio-

ton’s Top Docs.”

tes, smoking, high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease.

frequency (RF) ablation technique for correcting painful and unsightly varicose

“I am a strong believer in preventing heart At Heart and Vascular Care of South Flor-

veins. “Unlike superficial laser procedures, our treatments get to the root cause of the problem,” he says. Dr. Khan is board certified in cardiology as well as interventional cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He also has a master’s de96

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Heart and Vascular Care of South Florida is located at 14428 South Military Trail in Delray Beach and 1395 South State Road 7, Suite 400 in Wellington. For more information, call 561-424-5555 or visit floridahearts.com.

ida, Dr. Khan provides cardiac consultations and advanced cardiology tests, such

as

echocardiograms,

vascular

studies, nuclear stress testing and pacemaker evaluations. Patients can usually be seen within 24 hours and same-day care is also available.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


MEDICAL

PROFILES JONATHAN LEVY, M.D.

SHOULDER DOC Dr. Jonathan Levy Is A Pioneer In The Treatment Of Elbow And Shoulder Injuries

H

ard work, dedication, enthusiasm and a continued drive to become a

nationally acclaimed expert in shoulder and elbow surgery all have been key to the success of Dr. Jonathan Levy, chief of orthopedic surgery at the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale. Together with a group of assistants who share this same passion, Dr. Levy and his team strive to achieve only the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Levy has the distinction of being the only South Florida surgeon named to the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, an invitation-only society composed of the leading national and inter-

People want to know they have the best chance for the best result. I spend a great deal of time developing this confidence with my patients.

national orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Levy,

cases from around the world. “It is well-

also clinical director of the Holy Cross

Performing everything from complex revi-

Orthopedic Research Institute, concen-

sion shoulder replacement surgery to rou-

known that the best results of shoulder

trates on continuing clinical research to

tine all-arthroscopic shoulder reconstruc-

replacement surgery are seen when a sur-

stay ahead of the latest advancements

tion, Dr. Levy treats professional athletes as

geon performs a high volume of surgery,”

and has published more than 30 peer-

well as weekend warriors.

he says. Dr. Levy performs more than 150 shoulder replacements a year—more

reviewed articles. As a tertiary referral center for complex

than triple the 20 to 30 a busy shoulder sur-

“I have spent a great deal of my research

shoulder and elbow surgery, Dr. Levy

geon typically performs.

efforts understanding the reverse shoulder

comes across some of the most complex But, it’s his caring bedside manner that

replacement. This has helped me to collaborate on design improvements as a member of the design team,” he explains. “The reverse shoulder replacement has been the most significant advancement in shoulder surgery in the past 25 years.”

Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute is located at 5597 North Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-958-4800 or visit shoulder-and-elbow.com.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

keeps patients returning again and again. “People want to know that they have the best chance for the best result. I spend a great deal of time developing this confidence with my patients.” M AY 2 0 1 2

97


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. JEROME VITALE

21ST CENTURY DENTISTRY Dr. Jerome Vitale Reduces The Fear Factor With Intravenous Sedation

W

hether you need a filling, a root canal or a complete smile make-

over, Dr. Jerome Vitale, DMD, at the Mizner Park Center for Advanced Dentistry can do it all. And if fear is keeping you from getting those much-needed dental procedures, look no further. “Twenty-percent of the population is afraid of the dentist,” says Dr. Vitale. “At our office, we like to say ‘Fear No More.’” Dr. Vitale is one of the few general dentists in South Florida who is board certified to perform intravenous sedation as well as surgically place and restore dental implants.

Twenty-percent of the population is afraid of the dentist. At our office, we like to say ‘Fear No More.’

For over twenty years now, Dr. Vitale has performed “2-visit Smile Makeovers” in which veneers are used to change the shape, color and size of teeth. He is known for developing the “Boca White” veneer, a customized porcelain formu-

Similar to the “twilight” sedation admin-

has completed extensive post-graduate

lation that gives patients the white-yet-

istered for other medical procedures,

training in the fields of Cosmetic, Implant,

natural-looking smile they desire.

Dr. Vitale’s intravenous sedation is much

and IV Sedation Dentistry. The renowned

more effective for the fearful patient

Rosenthal Institute at NYU has awarded

Best of all, Dr. Vitale’s boutique-style

than traditional nitrous oxide gas. “Pa-

him Master’s Level status in Aesthetic

practice makes dental visits simpler.

tients are conscious throughout, but

Dentistry.

have little to no memory of the proce-

“We’ve gotten away from the group-

dure afterward,” he says.

practice model of yesteryear where you

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Vitale did his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City and 98

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Mizner Park Center for Advanced Dentistry is located at 327 Plaza Real, Suite 305, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-391-3337 or visit bocasedationdentistry.com.

had various practitioners all specializing in different fields,” he says. “Here you get one extremely competent doctor who does everything from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, and you don’t get lost in the shuffle.”

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


MEDICAL

PROFILES DR. JACOB D. STEIGER

AN UPLIFTING PRESENCE Dr. Jacob D. Steiger Opens New Facial Plastic Surgery Center And 1001 Aesthetic Medical Center

P

atients of accomplished facial plastic surgeon Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. often

experience an emotional lift after receiving his customized procedures and treatments. Now, with the opening of the Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery Center and 1001 Aesthetic Medical Center in Boca Raton, patients are also uplifted in the lit-

Ivy League-trained and double board

“The goal is to make you look great, us-

eral sense when they visit. The two-story

certified, Dr. Steiger is an expert in help-

ing the right procedure and the right

building has private parking and a dis-

ing people look their best. After examin-

technique, customized for you,” he says.

Dr. Steiger offers a wide range of servic-

creet elevator that whisks you up to the second-floor entrance. Inside the door is a sleek, light-filled reception area with comfortable contemporary furnishings. “This center was designed and built from the ground up so we could give our patients the very best care available today,”

This center was designed and built from the ground up so we could give our patients the very best care available today.

es, including three-dimensional facelifts, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, fat transfer, eyelid lifts, chin implants, lip augmentation, skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser peels and otoplasty. He is also an expert in nonsurgical,

says Dr. Steiger. “We offer the newest in-

ing their current physiology, studying their

minimally invasive procedures such as

novations and technology and provide

photos and listening to their concerns,

Botox®, Dysport® and dermal fillers, and

the highest quality care, service and re-

Dr. Steiger develops a specific treatment

offers his own line of science-based skin

sults. This is truly a center for excellence.”

plan tailored to each individual patient.

care products.

The 5,000-square-foot building is located in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, just steps away from Mizner Park. It includes luxurious treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art surgical center and a

Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery Center & 1001 Aesthetic Medical Center is located at 1001 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-499-9339 or visit drsteiger.com.

comfortable overnight suite. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

A native of Miami, Dr. Steiger completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He received advanced training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan. M AY 2 0 1 2

99


MEDICAL

PROFILES

DR. SAMUEL ZFAZ DR. JEFFREY GANELES DR. FREDERIC J. NORKIN

ALL SMILES ®

which people have lost some or all of

which we replace failing or missing teeth

their natural teeth (and much of their

in just one day,” says Dr. Norkin. “So it is

supporting jawbone), or have a mouth-

very possible to walk in with a mouthful of

ful of decayed teeth. The doctors re-

failed implants or failing teeth and walk

store the smiles and confidence of these

out that same day with fixed teeth.”

TeethToday Periodontal Team Excels At Solving Complex Dental Problems

patients by skillfully rebuilding gum and

I

It is very possible to walk in with a mouthful of failed implants or failing teeth and walk out that same day with fixed teeth.

bone tissue and implanting permanent

The team’s foundation in periodontics,

teeth. And they do it in a fraction of the

combined with state-of-the-art technol-

time it normally takes.

ogy, advanced surgical techniques and leading-edge science is key to its exper-

n the capable hands of Doctors Jeffrey Ganeles, Frederic Norkin and Samuel

Zfaz at the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, almost anyone is a candidate for permanent replacement teeth, no matter what other

practitioners may have told them. ®

“It is really a shame that many patients

tise. Its success rate for dental implants is generally higher than 98 percent, even in complicated cases. “We do these procedures all the time on patients who are in their 70s, 80s, even 90s,” says Dr. Zfaz, who emphasizes that

“TeethToday is a trademarked service

neither age nor most medical conditions

we began more than 15 years ago in

disqualify patients.

come to us after they’ve wasted thousands of dollars, weeks of painful recovery and years of aggravation on failed procedures, when we often could have helped them much more economically, efficiently and painlessly,” says Dr. Ganeles. The team excels at complex cases in 100

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

The TeethToday Dental Implant Center has two locations: 3020 North Military Trail, Suite 200, Boca Raton, 561-939-8008 and 19495 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 402, Aventura, call 305-9442700. For more information, visit teethtoday.com.

All three doctors are board certified and active in research and international lecturing. “Very few other practices in the world can match our credentials, experience or success in doing this,” Dr. Ganeles says.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


IES OP ION C T 0 500 IS SEC INTED TH PR OF BE RE NDL TA WIL S A S GUIDE A NE ALO

The Boca Raton Observer’s

SUMMER STEALS LOOKING FOR LOCALS? The Boca Raton Observer’s June/July

The Boca Raton Observer is reaching ng

and August 2012 issues will feature

more than 160,000 local readers with th

Summer Steals, an ultimate guide to

our ABC-audited circulation. This special al

summer specials. This special section

circulation guarantees to get your mess-

will show locals summer discounts

sage out to more local affluent clientele ele

and promotions offered around town.

this summer than any other media vehihi-

If your business is looking to increase

cle in South Palm Beach County.

local traffic this summer, this is a feature you won’t want to miss!

(Product photo, 5-10 word offer, 40 word description & contact information to be provided by the client)

MATERIALS DEADLINE: MAY 7, 2012 Design subjec t to change. Contact Sales at 561-982-8960 or sales@bocaratonobserver.com WWW.BOCARATONOBSERVER.COM FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

JOIN THE “BOCA RATON OBSERVER MAGAZINE” PAGE


AV O I D T H E “ W O U L D A , C O U L D A , S H O U L D A’ S ”

H U R RY I N TO T R U L U C K ’ S ! F R E S H F L O R I D A S T O N E C R A B S E A S O N E N D S M AY 1 5 T H .

Summer Crab season is just around the corner, featuring fresh Maine Jonah Crab, Dungeness Crab and Red King Crab. “Best Service” – Boca Raton Magazine Readers’ Choice Award, 2010-2011 “Best Dessert” – Boca Raton Magazine “Award of Excellence” – Wine Spectator Magazine

In Mizner Park at

351 Plaza Real

561 391 0755

www.trulucks.com


taste

inside

Đ&#x2030;

bites  reviews listings

Where to find succulent Prime Rib, mouthwatering Mahi Mahi and decadent Belgian Chocolate Chip Pancakesâ&#x20AC;Ś

//

THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS TRĂ&#x2C6;S BIEN:

StĂŠphaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Poulet de St. Tropez

Seafood Tower The bar area

NEW CHEF IN TOWN StĂŠphaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brings French Flair To Boca Raton A

merican fare and French cuisine promise to collide in the most delicious of ways when StĂŠphaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a tony new restaurant and lounge, opens next month in Boca Raton. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the brainchild of StĂŠphane Lang-Willar, former owner and operator of Leon de Bruxelles, the first restaurant chain in France to go public, and will offer what Lang-Willar calls a â&#x20AC;&#x153;contemporary menu of sophisticated, unpretentious and affordable fare served in a casually elegant ambiance.â&#x20AC;? To ensure a unique dining experience, Lang-Willar gathered an impressive team: The multimillion-dollar spaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior was designed by Sherif Ayad, president of ID & Design International, who oversaw the sleek European decor, featuring granite tabletops, mother-of-pearl tile accents and other modern

appointments. The restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporary blueprint is offset with cozy additions, such as red velvet upholstered booths and soft recessed lighting, which create a warm and intimate setting. The restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu was crafted by Executive Chef John Belleme, formerly with Umi Fishbar & Grill in Palm Beach. Diners can expect dishes made with hormone-free meat and sustainable seafood, with appetizers including Salmon Tartare and Stephaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charcuterie, and entrees such as Roasted Prime Rib and Mediterranean Sea Bass. The eatery will also offer a raw bar and a variety of pastas, salads, soups and burgers. For dessert, homemade specialties include the mouthwatering Petit MĂŠnage a Troisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a crème brulĂŠe trio of Grand Marnier, vanilla and pistachio flavors.

Complementing the culinary offerings will be a wine program created by Master Sommelier Virginia Philip, one of only 21 women in the world to hold that title. StĂŠphaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will have more than 100 wines available with approximately 35 selections by the glass, and signature cocktails and molecular martinis also will be available at the bar. Special weekday prix-fixe lunches, gourmet curbside service and a weekend Champagne brunch (Belgian Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Bellinis, anyone?) also will be served. StĂŠphaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located at 2006 N.W. Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561893-8838 or visit stephanesrestaurant.com. O M AY 2 0 1 2

103


PIZZA

} Party } GET A PIECE OF THE ACTION WITH THESE GREAT RECIPES

Pizza lovers know there’s nothing quite like a perfect slice, loaded with cheese and tomato sauce atop a golden crust (ballgame on TV optional). When creating a pie at home, the topping possibilities are endless: From Buffalo chicken and crispy bacon pizzas to pies with scrambled eggs and gravy, these concoctions will satisfy any cravings. PEPPERED BACON FLATBREAD PIZZA This appetizer pizza features thin crispy flatbread baked golden and topped with peppered bacon and melted Italian cheese. It’s finished off with a drizzle of garlic-parmesan cream sauce, spring greens and shaved parmesan cheese. (Serves 6) INGREDIENTS 1 package (of 2) Indian-style naan flatbread ½ pound thick-sliced peppered bacon, cooked crisp, sliced into 2-inch pieces 1 cup heavy whipping cream ½ tsp. garlic and pepper seasoning ¼ cup grated (or shredded) parmesan cheese ½ tbsp. olive oil 4 oz. shredded fontina cheese (or Italian cheese blend) 1 cup fresh spring greens ¼ cup shaved (or shredded) parmesan cheese

104

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400°F. To prepare garlic-parmesan cream sauce: bring heavy whipping cream to a boil in nonstick saucepan; reduce heat and simmer 5-8 minutes, or until reduced by one fourth. Add garlic pepper and grated parmesan cheese and whisk to blend; simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Reserve sauce. Brush top sides of flatbread evenly with olive oil; sprinkle half of shredded cheese evenly over both crusts. Arrange bacon evenly over both crusts; top each with remaining shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Slice each flatbread into 6 pieces; arrange on serving platter. Drizzle 4 tablespoons garlic-parmesan cream sauce over flatbread pizza; garnish with spring greens and shaved parmesan cheese. Portion remaining sauce into a ramekin and serve on the side.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

CLUB CHICKEN PIZZA Pizza and salad make a classic partnership, so why not pair them with every bite? While the pizza, meat and cheese are baking, there’s plenty of time to mix your salad ingredients to top the pie as it emerges fresh from the oven. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS ½ pound grilled chicken (2-3 boneless skinless chicken breast filets), sliced into strips ½ pound bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp 12 oz. prepared pizza dough Cornmeal for dusting ½ cup prepared pesto sauce, divided 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 2 cups mixed salad greens 2 tbsp. prepared oil and vinegar salad dressing

2 Roma tomatoes, ½-inch dice 1 avocado, ½-inch dice ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shaved 1 cup mayonnaise PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 475°F. Roll out dough into a 12-inch circle. Place on oiled pizza pan or large baking sheet lightly dusted with cornmeal. Spread 1/4 cup pesto sauce evenly over crust; top evenly with 1 cup shredded cheese. Arrange chicken slices and bacon strips over pesto sauce. Top with remaining shredded cheese; bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven. Combine 1/4 cup pesto sauce and mayonnaise; stir to blend. Reserve. Cut pizza into slices. Combine mixed greens with salad dressing and toss to blend; arrange over hot pizza. Top evenly with tomatoes and avocado dices. Spoon pesto mayonnaise over sliced pizza.

Recipes and photos courtesy of The Food Channel. For more dishes and ideas, visit foodchannel.com.


SHAKSHOUKA PIZZA There are many variations of shakshouka, an Israeli egg and tomato dish. This traditional breakfast recipe has been modified by layering it over rustic pizza dough for a delicious brunch or “breakfast” for dinner. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 1 14-oz. prepared pizza dough ball, thawed 6 tbsp. Neptune Shakshouka Seasoning Mix 4 tbsp. oil 3 tricolor bell peppers, sliced into strips 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes, with juice 4 tbsp. feta cheese, crumbled 4-6 small eggs Cornmeal PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 450° F. Divide dough ball into 4 pieces; roll or hand stretch each into a 7-inch crust. Sprinkle one side of pizza crusts lightly with cornmeal; arrange cornmeal side down, on baking sheets. In medium sauté pan over medium heat, add oil and peppers. Cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add tomatoes and Shakshouka seasoning; mix and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until reduced to thick consistency. Spread 1/2 cup sauce evenly over each pizza. Using a spoon, make a small well in

sauce and pour one egg into each well; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon feta cheese. Repeat with remaining crusts. Bake 15 minutes or until crust is golden. If egg whites are not cooked, cover pizza and let sit an additional 3-5 minutes, or until desired doneness. Cut each pizza into slices and serve immediately.

BUFFALO CHICKEN PIZZA This is all we love about crispy chicken tossed in hot-andspicy Buffalo sauce, all piled atop a golden, bubbly cheese pizza garnished with crumbled bleu cheese, fresh-chopped green onions and even more zesty Buffalo sauce. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 1 (12-oz.) prepared pizza dough (refrigerated or purchased) 6 tbsp. cayenne pepper sauce Olive oil, as needed Cornmeal for dusting ½ cup prepared pizza sauce 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 4 tbsp. melted butter ½ package (about 12 oz.) crispy chicken strips, prepared according to package directions ¼ cup crumbled bleu eu cheese 2 tbsp. chopped green een onions Ranch or bleu cheese eese dressing (optional) al)

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 450°F. On lightly oiled work surface, roll out or hand stretch pizza dough into a 10-inch x 14-inch rectangle. Place on oiled baking sheet sprinkled lightly with cornmeal. Spread pizza sauce evenly over pizza crust; top with 6 ounces shredded cheese. To prepare Buffalo sauce: combine cayenne pepper sauce and butter in bowl; whisk to blend. Combine 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce and heated chicken strips in large bowl; toss to coat. Transfer Buffalo chicken strips to cutting board and slice

into 1-inch strips. Arrange on pizza crust; top with remaining shredded cheese. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven. Top with crumbled bleu cheese, chopped green onions and remaining Buffalo sauce. Slice pizza into 3-inch squares. Serve with ranch or bleu cheese dressing for dipping or drizzling, if desired.

EVERYTHING BREAKFAST PIZZA This hot and hearty dish offers everything wonderful about breakfast—sausage and gravy, hash browns, bacon, eggs, cheese—all piled on a crispy thin-crust pizza. (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS 1 12-inch thin-crust pizza 4 hash-brown patties, cooked according to package directions, chopped into 1-inch pieces 4 eggs, scrambled ½ cup country-style cream gravy 1 ½ cups cooked crumbled breakfast sausage ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup crisp cooked bacon, 1-inch dice Salsa, as needed PREPARATION

OPPOSITE PAGE: Peppered Bacon Flatbread Pizza THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Buffalo Chicken Pizza; Shakshouka Pizza; Everything Breakfast Pizza; Club Chicken Pizza

Heat oven to 450°F. Spread gravy evenly over crust; top with sausage, hash browns, eggs, cheese and bacon. Bake for 8 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Serve cut into wedges with salsa. O M AY 2 0 1 2

105


taste

review THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS // SEA INSPIRATION: Jellies bar; Chef Adam Gottlieb

TROPICAL DELIGHT

By Linda Haase

Atlantic Grille Serves Fresh Seafood, Steaks And Salads Amid An Island-Inspired Oasis

P

eople strolling along Atlantic Avenue often stop to marvel at the 450-gallon circular aquarium inside the Atlantic Grille. But this water wonderland is even more impressive up close, when you’re practically nose-to-nose with glowing bellshaped moon jellyfish. This is one of four aquariums at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, home to Atlantic Grille, where sea-inspired motifs are infused into every corner (the aquariums, home to 72 species of marine life, are lauded on ShermansTravel’s Top 10 Hotel Aquariums list). The seaside ambiance at this Delray Beach restaurant is the perfect backdrop for the award-winning cuisine inspired by Executive Chef Adam Gottlieb, a Culinary Institute of America grad and former executive chef at Palm Beach Yacht Club in 106

West Palm Beach. Although the menu is anything but ordinary, with its tropical-inspired mix of steak, seafood and salads, bold flavors and inspired techniques, Chef Gottlieb insists that his penchant for “simple, fresh food” is the secret to its success (diners with celiac disease will appreciate the gluten-free offerings that are clearly denoted). Meals begin with an extraordinary bread basket overflowing with cinnamon-raisin flatbread, asiago cheese crisps, sourdough and multigrain rolls. Appetizers are a must: We suggest the Lobster Risotto, a creamy mixture dotted with sweet peas and shaved parmesan, and the Grilled Tenderloin Sliders topped with balsamic onions, smoked gouda cheese and tarragon aioli. Scallop aficionados will find nirv-

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

ana with the Pan-Seared Sea Scallops, gargantuan scallops topped with artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms and celery root-sweet onion puree. The Grilled Mahi Mahi, served atop three-potato hash and applewood-smoked bacon is another delicious option. Meat lovers will savor the Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs or the 12-oz. CenterCut Grain Mustard Honey-Glazed Rib Pork Chop. Pastry Chef Carolina Martinez’s signature Carrot Cake should be the industry barometer for this classic: the pineapple- and coconut-infused eight-layer extravaganza is simply melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The restaurant offers diners plenty of options to match their moods: there’s alfresco dining, a lively bar, serene tables, circular banquettes

and the private 18-seat wine room. Live entertainment is on tap Tuesday through Saturday nights (singer/piano player Orson Whitfield, who studied voice with Jon Secada, sung backup vocals for Shakira and performed at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding, is a popular draw). Prix Fixe menus, which change monthly, include an appetizer, entree and dessert for $35. O

where Atlantic Grille is located in The Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-665-4900 or visit theatlanticgrille.com.


taste

review THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS // STEAK YOUR CLAIM: (From Left) a juicy Bone-In Ribeye; the elegant bar; huge onion rings and delectable chocolate cake

A CUT ABOVE From Superb Steak To Giant Lobster, New York Prime Does Everything In A Big Way By Linda Haase

ew York Prime’s menu touts 11 ways the Boca Raton restaurant is a cut above the rest.

N

Red, the live lobster who is wheeled around the dining room in a red wagon (and yes, he’s available for dinner).

We’d like to add a few more: Delectable steak fries practically the size of a linebacker’s hand. Crispy sweet onion rings so massive they could pass as bracelets. Food elegantly delivered on rolling carts (a la movie star treatment). Impeccable service from a team that works as harmoniously as The Three Tenors.

But it’s the menu that takes center stage at this 256-seat restaurant. Head Broiler Gildardo Paz and his team keep track of a plethora of USDA prime steaks as they caramelize to perfection in the 1700-degree broiler (the 16-oz. New York Strip is especially mouthwatering) while ensuring that everything else, from colossal Baked Shrimp to Chilean Sea Bass (lightly sautéed, then topped with garlic and a bread-crumb crust) is cooked to perfection.

And then there’s the ambiance: arched floor-to-ceiling windows, lush live plants and, as the evening progresses, an energetic atmosphere that proves that steakhouses do not have to be stuffy. The live entertainment (from 7-11 p.m. nightly) hits a crescendo during the “napkin song” (“Forever in Blue Jeans” by Neil Diamond) when diners toss napkins in the air as the piano player sings the line “money talks,” creating a cacophony of white paper. Another show-stopper is Big 108

New York Prime realizes that diners like to choose their side dishes— that’s why items from Sautéed Mushrooms to Cheese Mashed Potatoes can be ordered as individual or table portions (the Giant Baked Potato, accompanied by sweet butter, sour cream, bacon and chives

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

can definitely be shared by even the hungriest diners). The portions are generous, but don’t pass up dessert. You wouldn’t want to miss White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie, the crème de la crème of its kind. The to-die-for crust is filled with rich custard filling, then topped with sliced bananas, mounds of fresh whipped cream and shaved white chocolate. “We strive to be the Mercedes of steakhouses,” proprietor Jerry Greenbaum explains. We think they’ve achieved Rolls Royce status. O

where New York Prime is located at 2350 Executive Center Drive. For more information, call 561-998-3881 or visit newyorkprime.com.


taste

listings//

ZTHE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES

BOCA BURGER BAR200 S.

❘ 2200 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.6434 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch.

BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday,

ABSINTHEShops at Boca

Center ❘ 5150 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3754 ❘ Breakfast and Dinner daily. ATLANTIC GRILLESeagate Hotel & Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch SaturdaySunday.

BROOKS RESTAURANT

500 South Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.427.9302 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Sunday in season, off-season FridaySunday.

Cinemark Palace 20 ❘ 3200 Airport Rd. ❘ 561.544.3044 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

THE CAPITAL GRILLE

6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

BONEFISH GRILLBoca Grove

Shopping Center ❘ 21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Dinner daily.

CARMEN’SBoca Raton

Bridge Resort ❘ 999 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.9500 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday, Brunch Sunday.

BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘ 2222

Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CUT 432432 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

DADA52 North Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0122 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. GRAND LUX CAFETown Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE GRILLE ON CONGRESS 

5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

E

110

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821 S.E.

13th Annual Culinary Creations Benefits Quantum House

The evening kicks off with a Champagne reception featuring delectable hors d‘oeuvres and a silent auction where guests can bid on private chef dinners, wine tastings and other foodie-related items. Then comes the showstopper: a once-ina-lifetime four-course dinner served round-robin style prepared by 25 award-winning chefs. The evening’s menu will include delicacies such as Smoked Duck Breast Salad,

TWO GEORGES AT THE COVE MARINA1754 S.E. Third Ct. ❘

Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8000 ❘ Lunch, Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Sunday.

FOODIE HEAVEN

xquisite food, fine wines, a great cause… That’s what attendees can expect at this year’s 13th Annual Culinary Creations dinner, presented by the American Culinary Federation Palm Beach County Chefs Association. The gastronomic event, which will take place on May 21 at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, will benefit Quantum House and The Palm Beach County Chefs in Distress Endowment Fund.

Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.395.2675

THE ENGLISH TAP & BEER GARDENThe Shops at Boca

The main dining room at Tea-Licious

BITES/

CHOPS LOBSTER BAR101

HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

Executive Chef of Banquets Jeff Simms, The Breakers Palm Beach and Robi Jurney, Quantum House Executive Director

Lamb Osso Bucco Cannelloni and Crab-Crusted Local Yellowtail Snapper, presented by The Riverhouse, Eau Gallie Yacht Club, The Breakers Palm Beach, Cafe L’ Europe and other restaurants. The best part: 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds will benefit charity. “The chefs do an astounding job highlighting their talents and Quantum House is thrilled to be part of this fantastic event,” said Quantum House Executive Director Robi Ju-

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

rney. “You’ll never have a chance to have all of these award-winning chefs under one roof preparing such a gourmet feast.” Quantum House is a caring and supportive home that lessens the burden for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for serious medical conditions. It’s the only facility of its kind between Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

For more information, call 561-4940515 or visit quantumhouse.org.

Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. HOOTERS Glades Plaza ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. HOUSTON’S1900 N.W.

Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

J. ALEXANDER’S1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFE4199 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.


Zach Erdem presents...

SUMMER DISHES Seared Maine Sea Scallops tasso ham grits cakes organic spinach "fondue" / pickled carrots

Pan-Roasted Halibut lemon braised young fennel fava beans / tat soi / herbal shrimp nage

Sauteed Lamb Loin sunchoke puree / lentils du puy glazed artichokes / black truffle jus

75 MAIN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE DELRAY BEACH / FLORIDA *** NEW LOCATION *** 270 East Atlantic Ave. / Delray Beach 561-243-7975 Lunch & Dinner served Monday-Friday Brunch & Dinner served Saturday-Sunday

SOUTHAMPTON / NEW YORK 75 Main St. / Southampton 631-283-7575

www.75main.com â&#x20AC;˘ zach@75main.com facebook.com/75main

Contemporary American Cuisine with Mediterranean Accents


taste

listings//

ZTHE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS KEE GRILL17940 N. Military Tr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly.

RARE LAS OLAS401 E. Las Olas Blvd. ❘ Fort Lauderdale ❘ 954.527.3365 ❘ Dinner nightly.

LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQRegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

MARIPOSANeiman Marcus at

Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily.

MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘ 404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.6746 ❘ Dinner nightly. SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 75 MAIN270 E. Atlantic Avenue ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.243.7975 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Brunch SaturdaySunday, Dinner nightly.

SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second St. ❘

MAX’S HARVESTDelray Beach ❘ 169 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ 561.381.9970 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation.

MIA'S GRILLE2399 N. Federal

BITES /

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.6388 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, Sunday. Closed Saturday.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.9110 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

cy Court ❘ 3013 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9883 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

TEMPLE ORANGEThe Ritz-

WATERCOLORS CAFEBoca

Carlton, Palm Beach ❘ 100 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.533.6000 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. THE SUNDY HOUSE106 S. Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch TuesdaySaturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday. TRIPLE EIGHT LOUNGE AT THE FALCON HOUSE116 N.E. Sixth

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.243.9499 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

QUEEN FOR A DAY

MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

The Flagler Museum’s Cafe des Beaux-Arts To Serve Mother’s Day Tea

OCEANS 234234 N. Ocean

Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.428.2539 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.3600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

THE PAVILION GRILLE301

Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402 Plaza

Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

112

Shoppes of Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.989.1688 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILL

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly except Friday and Saturday.

CAY DA VIETNAMESE7400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0278 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3881 ❘ Dinner nightly.

5 SPICE ASIAN STREET MARKET

861 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

NEW YORK PRIME2350 N.W.

ASIAN/SUSHI

BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL

561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.7724 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Raton Bridge Hotel ❘ 999 E. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.9500 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

561.544.8100

MILLER’S EAST BOCA ALE HOUSEShoppes at Blue Lake ❘

MILLER’S WEST BOCA ALE HOUSEBoca Lyons Plaza ❘ 9244

VINNY’S ALL DAY CAFERegen-

L

overs of the gilded age will have double the chance to celebrate Mother’s Day in style when The Flagler Museum’s Cafe des Beaux-Arts serves lunch on May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and on May 13, the actual holiday, from noon to 3 p.m. The refined afternoon’s repast, which will be served in the National Historic Landmark overlooking views of panoramic Lake Worth, will include a decadent assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and sweets, all complemented by Whitehall Special Blend™, a soothing tea created specifically for the Flagler Museum. During the day, mom will also receive

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

admission to the museum, a special corsage, a keepsake photo and a $10 gift card to the museum’s store. When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald called this historic spot “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” And doesn’t your mother deserve the grandest?

The Flagler Museum is located at Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way in Palm Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 561-6552833 or visit flaglermuseum.us.

EDO SUSHI-UPSCALE JAPANESE SUSHI & PAN-ASIAN BUFFET

Waterway Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7609 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.755.3191 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. EURO FUSION RESTAURANT AND BAR6877 S.W. 18th St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1109 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily. Closed Friday night. FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca Valley Shopping Plaza ❘ 7461 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. FUSIONARIE JAPANESE SIGNATURERoyal Palm Place ❘

500 Via de Palmas, #79 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday. 561.367.3283

GARY WOO ASIAN BISTRO3400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8803 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Closed Tuesdays.

Photo courtesy of Flagler Museum

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SMOKEHOUSE GRILLE & WINGERY2257 N. Federal Hwy. ❘


taste

listings//

ZTHE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS HOUSE OF SIAM25 N.E.

Second Ave., #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.9191 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. JAPANGORiverstone Shoppes

of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Regency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.999.1263 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. KANSAI7140 Beracasa Way ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8862 ❘ Dinner nightly.

KAPOW! NOODLE BAR431

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Dinner nightly.

KYOJIN BUFFETShops at Boca

Grove ❘ 21073 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.1708 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

PHUKET THAIPalms Plaza ❘ 22191 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.8863 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. PINE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT1668 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. RISE MODERN ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI6060 S.W. 18th St.,

#108 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8808 ❘ Lunch Monday- Friday, Dinner daily. SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SPICY GINGER6020 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3388 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, Dinner Saturday-Sunday. STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILLTown Center ❘ 6000 Glades

Sushi at Saito's Japanese Steakhouse

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly. LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner daily. MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton

Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.2766 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PEI WEI1914 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 226.0290 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SUSHI RAYShops at Boca

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second

CONTINENTAL ANDREW'S99 S.E. Mizner Blvd.,

UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops at Boca

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

YAKITORI SAKE HOUSE271

YOKOHAMA9168 Glades Rd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707 ❘ Lunch daily, Dinner nightly.60 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch daily, Dinner nightly.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

FONDUE THE MELTING POT5455 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

#1 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.7939 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Brunch Sunday.

FRENCH

BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic

561.368.2340 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. CIELOThe Boca Raton Resort

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

Federal Hwy., #4 ❘ Boca Raton ❘

Sunday. Closed Monday. CAFE DE FRANCE110 E.

Atlantic Ave., #120 ❘ Delray Beach ❘

& Club ❘ 501 E. Camino Real ❘ 561.447.3222 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

561.455.2140 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

FLEMING’S BISTRO6060 S.W.

Place ❘ 416 Via De Palmas, #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

18th St., #103 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1117 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday. LE PAVILLON14812 S.E. Military Tr. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.9882 ❘ Dinner nightly. Closed Mondays. LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.7910 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6088 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

TIN MUFFIN CAFE364 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9446 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

561.997.7472

TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

114

Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday.

TIRAMISU

P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

East Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.4666 ❘ Dinner nightly.

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

St. ❘ Boca Raton 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

S.E. Mizner Blvd., #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0087 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

PHILIPPE BOCA RATON200

BARBECUE

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm

COTE FRANCE CAFERoyal Palm

Place ❘ 101 Plaza Real S., Ste. K & L ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6021 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch MondaySaturday, Brunch Sunday.

GERMAN BIERGARTENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 309 Via De Palmas #90 ❘ 561.395.7462 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

GREEK

170 W. Camino

OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday. ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades Rd.

Suite 130 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8580 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS 4997-B W. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch, Monday-Saturday. THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.

MILOS TAVERNA1600 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.6720 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

INDIAN CURRIES & MORE217 E.

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday,

Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

ITALIAN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘ 21065

Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.6600115 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


taste

listings//

ZTHE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

FRANK & DINO’S718 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954-4274909 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

ASSAGGIO DEL FORNORegency

GIOVANNI’S COAL FIRE PIZZA

ARTURO’S RISTORANTE6750

Court at Woodfield ❘ 3011 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.613.6460 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe Shops

NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BAR2240 N.W.

19th St., Suite 904 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. NINO'S OF BOCA1930

Waterway Shoppes at Parkland ❘ 7625 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.9282 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘

OVENELLA499 S. Federal Hwy. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7783 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1455 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean

IL GIRASOLETropic Square ❘

PICCOLINO RESTAURANT

CAFE MED BY BICE2096 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.5840 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

1911 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

78 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

JONATHAN'S CORNER

POSITANO4400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly.

134 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.7123 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN-

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd.

❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.268.2805 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL-

Wharfside Plaza ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th

St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch Sunday, Dinner daily 335 E. Linton Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9393 ❘ Lunch Sunday, Dinner nightly. CARUSO RISTORANTERoyal

Palm Place ❘ 187 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.7488 ❘ Lunch and Dinner, Monday-Saturday. CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.1703 ❘ Dinner nightly.

LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT AND CATERING159 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. LA LUNA BISTROThe Polo

Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.1165 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE4351 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. LILLY’S451 East Palmetto

DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0208 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner daily.

DOMINICS I8177 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

DOMINICS IIWestwinds of

RAFFAELE RISTORANTERoyal

Palm Place ❘ 508 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.1110 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal

VIC AND ANGELO’S 290

E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘

561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERY

Mizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. VINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS 114 N.E. Second St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0030 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. VIVO PARTENZA1450 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

561.750.2120 ❘ Lunch

LATIN/CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W.

ROSARIO’S RISTORANTERoyal

CUBAN CAFE RESTAURANT3350 N.W. Boca Raton

Palm Place ❘ 145 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.0758 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.8860 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.Closed Sunday.

SAPORISSIMO366 E. Palmetto

CABANA EL REY105 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

PELLEGRINO'S RISTORANTE

GOL, TASTE OF BRAZIL411 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.6565 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.2333 ❘ Dinner nightly. 3360 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.5520 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

4631 N. State Road 7 Ste. 26 ❘ Coral Springs ❘ 954.755.0941 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MEDELLIN RESTAURANT

TABLE 42 KITCHEN & WINE BARRoyal Palm Place ❘ 399

S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.2625 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

FERRARO’S8208 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.477.2750 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Sunday.

MATTEO’S RESTAURANT

TRAMONTI119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

50 N.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Second Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Dinner daily.

116

TUCCI'S FIRE N COAL PIZZA

Palm Place ❘ 99 Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.9779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

233 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.393.6715

561.362.8990

at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

TRATTORIA ROMANA499 E.

OLD CALYPSO900 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.279.2300 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday and Sunday.


%2&$%($87<%$6+ &KRRVHRQHVHUYLFHIURPHDFKFROXPQEHORZWRGHVLJQ\RXURZQGD\:KHWKHU\RXDUH ORRNLQJWRUHQHZ\RXU¶GRRUJODPXSIRUDQXSFRPLQJSDUW\ZHGGLQJRUSURP-RG\-DFN &R·V%RFD %HDXW\%DVKKDVDVSHFLDOYDOXHIRU\RXZKHUH\RXFDQVDYHXSWR²1RZWKURXJK-XQH

)25

<285&+2,&( )25

)25

5('&$53(7

5('&$53(7 29(57+(723

5('&$53(729(57+(723 $/,67(5

5('&$53(7

29(57+(723

$/,67(5

8SGR 6LQJOH3URFHVV&RORU +DLUFXWZ%ORZ'U\ î+HDGRI+LJKOLJKWV )XOO/HJ %LNLQL:D[

6SODVKRI+LJKOLJKWV IRLOV

'RVHGJH$QWL)UL]]7UHDWPHQW 0DNH8S$SSOLFDWLRQ %LNLQL:D[ (\HODVK([WHQVLRQV LQGLYLGXDO

%ORZ'U\ (\HEURZ'HVLJQ &RORURU&OHDU*ORVV 0RURFFDQ2LO&RQGLWLRQLQJ .pUDVWDVH7UHDWPHQW

&DOO1RZ7R%RRN<RXU%HDXW\%DVK 6W$QGUHZV%OYG_%RFD5DWRQ 6W$QGUHZV3OD]D_1H[WWR0DJJLDQRV

ZZZMRG\MDFNDQGFRFRP 6HOHFW&RORULVWV6W\OLVWV2QO\0XVWEH6DPH'D\6HUYLFHV0D\QRWEH&RPELQHGZLWKDQ\RWKHU2IIHUV9DOLG7KURXJK-XQH O W & O L W 6W OL W 2 O 0 W E 6 ' 6


taste

listings

PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN JERK CAFE1179 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.910.1562 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. THE SPANIARD TAPAS BAR & CAFE99 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.347.7000 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. ❘ Closed Monday.

MEXICAN BAJA CAFE UNO201 N.W. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.5449 ❘1310 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.1305 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

Boca Raton 233 S. Federal Highway | 561.392.0773 www.matteosrestaurants.com

ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BARThe Shops at Boca Center ❘

5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2131 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SEÑOR BURRITO513 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. UNCLE JULIO’SMizner Park ❘ 449 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.300.3530 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

ORGANIC APROPO KAFE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.1223 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner Wednesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. DIG5199 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach

❘ 561.638.0500 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

4TH GENERATION ORGANIC MARKET

75 S.E. Third St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.9920 ❘ Lunch Monday-Sunday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

THE GREEN GOURMETThe Shoppes at Addison Place ❘ 16950 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.455.2466 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SOPHIE N ME4251 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4899 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Monday.

PUB THE ENGLISH TAP & BEER GARDEN5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.544.8000 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

118

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


Royal Palm Place IS ˜ž›ȱ¢•Žȱ˜›ȱ’Ž ! TM

 ȱǭȱ



BIERGARTEN BOCA BREAKFAST & LUNCH CLUB CARUSO RISTORANTE CASIMIR BISTRO CHOPS LOBSTER BAR COTE FRANCE CAFE CYPRUS MEDITERRANEAN GRILL ESTIA GREEK TAVERNA & BAR FRO-YO FRENZY FUSIONARIE JAPANESE SIGNATURE GIOVANNI’S PIZZA HOLLOWAY’S IRISH PUB JAKE’S STONE CRAB LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO RAFFAELE RESTAURANT RISTORANTE SAPORI ROSARIO’S RISTORANTE SAQUELLA CAFFE TABLE 42 ITALIAN KITCHEN & WINE BAR THE FUNKY BISCUIT THE RUSTIC CELLAR THE WISHING WELL IRISH PUB TROPICAL SMOOTHIE YAKITORI SAKE HOUSE

ALLISON’S VINTAGE CLOTHING BOCA BALLROOM BOUTIQUE COUTURE DU CURE DEBORAH JAMES D’VARA JEWELERS HARRIS COMFORT SHOES HARRY’S DESIGNER JEWELS INDI-CHIC J MARK JEWELERS & ACCESSORIES LUCX BOUTIQUE RUNWAY INTERNATIONAL DESIGN SWIMLAND SWIMWEAR TITIGIRL BOUTIQUE VERDI JEWELERS VICKI SOBLE COUTURE

ȱǭȱ

  ȱǭȱ 

BACK BAY SALON BOCA NAILS BRAZELIA MED SPA ELEGANCE SPA & HAIR STUDIO GAMINE BEAUTY BAR GREEN WAVE BODY WAXING KEYANAH DAY SPA LA MIRAGE OASIS BARBER SHOP OXYGEN SALON ROYAL HAIR & SPA ROYAL PALM MEDSPA ROYAL PALM NAILS & SPA SALON 300 TIPSY SALON, SPA & LOUNGE

TM

RO AL PALM PLACE TM

Your Style For Life

TM

TM

RO AL PALM PLACE TM

Your Style For Life

TM

ART ATTACK BENNINGTON TOBACCONIST CLOUD 9 ADVENTURES D’LAROSA-LURIE GALLERY EDWARD JONES FIAT CUSTOM DESIGN FRAMING FLORAL & HEARTY FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO GERVIS DESIGN STUDIO ICON LTG JOHN M SORTINO, MD KAREN LYNNE GALLERY LEON F GERARD, DDS LG MURANO LIFESTYLES OF LYNNE GIFTS MUMMAW & ASSOCIATES PURE BARRE ROD SQUAD ROYAL PALM ACADEMY ROYAL PALM HEARING AID CENTER SHOWTIME PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE SIBERIAN FLOORS SIMPLY PERFECT - FOR THE HOME THE HEART PAINTER THE MERRY MAILMAN THE PLACE FOR KITCHENS & BATHS “THE TRADE” INTERIORS TOBI’S GROOMING TRAVEL GROUP INTERNATIONAL YAACOV HELLER GALLERY 22

ŽœŠž›Š—œǰȱ‘˜™œǰȱŠ•˜—œǰȱŽ›Ÿ’ŒŽœǰȱ’ŸŽȱ—Ž›Š’—–Ž—ǰȱ •ŠœœȱȱĜŒŽȱ™ŠŒŽȱŠ—ȱž¡ž›¢ȱŽ—Š•ȱŽœ’Ž—ŒŽœ ŽŽ›Š•ȱ ’‘ Š¢ǰȱ˜ž‘ȱ˜ȱŠ•–ŽĴ˜ȱŠ›”ȱ˜Šǰȱ˜ —˜ —ȱ˜ŒŠȱŠ˜— ˜›ȱ–˜›Žȱ’—˜›–Š’˜—ǰȱ™•ŽŠœŽȱŸ’œ’ȱ   ǯ›˜¢Š•™Š•–™•ŠŒŽǯŒ˜– ȱ˜›ȱŒŠ••ȱśŜŗǯřşŘǯŞşŘŖ ĜŒ’Š•ȱŠ›—Ž›ȱ˜

The Talk of the Town


taste

ay d ly ee r t on nd on EE En lue M a ay R T nd Va sd d N e E of 2 ser 20) e Me Tu EE se Les d $ t-Caf R F cha or cee Tex r l x 98 Pu ua o e to 4957/24/12 th q t t s wi of E (not or tex Expire d nt se re

listings

HOLLOWAY'S PUBRoyal Palm Place ❘

504 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.3618445 ❘ Lunch Saturday, Dinner MondaySunday. THE WISHING WELL IRISH PUB

Royal Palm Place ❘ 175 S.E. Mizner Blvd., #9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.5208 ❘ Dinner nightly.

a

P

SANDWICHES/DELI

Daily Happy Hour Fresh Pasta, Seafood, Tapas And Pizza 40 wines under $40 Serving Lunch And Dinner

Cafemeddeerfield.com 2096 N.E. 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach | 954-596-5840

Located Right At The Beach With Valet Parking

BEN’S NY KOSHER DELIThe Reserve ❘ 9942 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.9963 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CORNER BAKERY CAFEBoca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.6060 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. DELI ON RYE4311 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1400 ❘ Breakfast Monday-Friday, Lunch Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. GRILL TIME (KOSHER)8177 Glades

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.3699 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday, Dinner Sunday-Thursday. Closed Saturday. KOSHER MARKETPLACE22191 Powerline Rd., #5A ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.3318 ❘ Sunday-Friday, Closed Saturday. OLD SCHOOL BAKERY & CAFE

814 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.0013 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch daily.

Polo Shops ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.5903Glades Plaza ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St., #700 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4181 Regency Court ❘ 3013 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9911 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI

SEAFOOD BOSTON’S ON THE BEACH40 S.

Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.3364 ❘ Breakfast Saturday-Sunday, Lunch and Dinner daily.

CITY FISH MARKET7940 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.1600 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily. CITY OYSTER213 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.0220 ❘ Lunch daily, Dinner nightly.

120

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


taste

CHEF FRANK ROSANO & WIFE ANTONELLA

listings

Exclusively at Villa Rosano

DECK 84840 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.665.8484 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday. JB'S ON THE BEACH300 N. Ocean

Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.571.5220 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Genuine Cuisine From The Homeland

J & J SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL

The Boca Raton Observer

634 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3390 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

Best Of Boca And Beyond 2009 Boca Raton Magazine

JAKE’S STONE CRABRoyal Palm

One Of Those Fabulous Finds

Plaza ❘ 514 Via de Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1055 ❘ Lunch Friday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

Palm Beach Post-2010

★★★1/2 Sun Sentinel-2010

LEGAL SEA FOODSTown Center ❘

6000 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

561.447.2112

LINDA BEAN'S 200 East Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.2502 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 32 EAST32 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.276.7868 ❘ Dinner nightly.

CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS Monday-Saturday Lunch 11:30-2:30

Dinner Every Evening 5-10

V I S I T U S O N T H E W E B AT W W W. V I L L A R O S A N O. C O M

TRULUCK’SMizner Park ❘ 351 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.0755 ❘ Dinner nightly. THE WHALE RAW BAR & FISH HOUSE7619 State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.9190

❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

TURKISH/MEDITERRANEAN

IV E R IE S T E DME- L A R O P R 00 PM rant } O 3: C  0A FR O M 11 :0 at rear of restau { pick up and

takeout availab

le

ANATOLIA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE212 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.4000

❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BOCA SKEWERSMizner Park ❘130 N.E.

Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9961 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

EURO FUSION RESTAURANT AND BAR6877 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

561.395.1109 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily. Closed Friday night.

SINE212 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.4000

❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. O

For more information on our Dining Guide, please call 561.982.8960 or e-mail sales@bocaratonobserver.com

561-368-2900 WWW.NICKSPIZZERIABAR.COM 2240 NW 19th St.

Glades Plaza Suite 904 • Boca Raton, FL 33431

M AY 2 0 1 2

121


Call Me For All Of Your Insurance Needs KEVIN J. RADER 954-416-9704 krader@advancedins.com


HAPPENINGS THE ESSENTIAL SOCIAL DIGEST  AROUND TOWN  FLASH  CALENDAR Coach Howard and Beverlee Schnellenberger with Zelma and ZD Nichols

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been involved with this event for several years and never realized how close to home heart disease hits and how it affects the lives of family and friends.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Caren Weinberg, event chair

GILDED EVENING American Heart Association Holds 30th Annual Ball At Woodfield Country Club T

he American Heart Association held its 30th annual Boca Raton Heart Ball at Woodfield Country Club, where the theme was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heart of Goldâ&#x20AC;? and guests were treated to an evening of glamorous festivities to raise money for lifesaving services and research. During the evening, event chairs Caren and Michael Weinberg expressed gratitude for the support received throughout the Heart Ball campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been involved with this event for several years and never realized how close to home heart disease hits and how it affects the lives of fam-

ily and friends,â&#x20AC;? said Caren Weinberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also continue to learn about all of the amazing and wonderful work done by the organization with the funds generously donatedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;research grants, education, awareness and of course, advocacy.â&#x20AC;? The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction featuring more than 100 items including fine dining and entertainment packages, cultural experiences, jewelry, home furnishings and sports memorabilia. During the evening, a bidding war enAbdol sued over highly coveted items includMoabery ing a Roberto Coin heart necklace, diamond drop earrings donated by Altier

Jewelers, and a Giclee â&#x20AC;&#x153;Belaâ&#x20AC;? heart print from artist Salvatore Principe. Festivities continued in the grand ballroom with a multicourse, hearthealthy gourmet dinner and live auction, where items included a Palm Beach Driving Club experience, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinner Party Without the Workâ&#x20AC;? from Executive Chef Alan Bergman, a Napa Valley destination package with wine tastings and much more. Honorees during the evening were Marleen Forkas, community honoree; Dr. James Morris, medical honoree and Coach Howard Schnellenberger, sports honoree. Deb Brubaker and

Michael McCarthy were the auction chairs and Burt Reynolds served as honorary heart ambassador. WPTVNewsChannel 5/WFLX Fox 29 anchor Lauren LaPonzina served as mistress of ceremonies. The American Heart Association is the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases, which are Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. O

L For more information, call 561-697-6624, e-mail barbara.rogoff@heart.org or visit heart.org.

 Around Town includes news about community and social events, parties, charities, fundraisers, special recognitions and more. Have something Alonzothe Mourning youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like us to include? For consideration, please e-mail no less than 500 words about event, along with photos that include caption information, a phone number and a Web site address to editor@bocaratonobserver.com. Please write â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around Townâ&#x20AC;? in the subject line, and note that submissions will be edited for clarity and length. Photos become the property of The Boca Raton Observer.

M AY 2 0 1 2

123


around town HAPPENINGS

BEING HUMANE Philanthropic Leader Dr. Robin Ganzert Joins LIFE Board Of Directors

D

r. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association, has joined the board of directors at LIFE (Leaders in Furthering Education).

“It is truly an honor to have a national figure like Dr. Ganzert serve on our board,” said Lois Pope, LIFE founder and president. “Her outstanding work on behalf of numerous charities speaks for itself.”

Dr. Robin Ganzert

Dr. Ganzert has a long history of accomplishment in the philanthropic field. Upon joining the American Humane Association in October 2010, she began working to dramatically increase global awareness of the organization, improving its operational efficiency and enhancing the effectiveness of its programs, as well as establishing new national efforts, including the Animal Welfare Research Institute, Children’s Innovation Institute, the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM), and a groundbreaking new research study on the effects of animal-assisted therapy on children with cancer.

To increase the American Humane Association’s visibility, Dr. Ganzert established the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. and initiated extensive public awareness efforts, holding signature events in key philanthropic markets, implementing a National Humanitarian Medal program and launching a $50 million capital campaign. Prior to joining the American Humane Association, Dr. Ganzert served as Deputy Director of Philanthropic Services at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. Before that, Dr. Ganzert was Senior Vice President and National Director of Philanthropic Strategies at Wachovia Wealth Management, a division of Wachovia Bank, N.A. Dr. Ganzert currently serves as the vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Washington, D.C.-based ALS Association, on the editorial board for Advancing Philanthropy and on the advisory board for the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now. Lois Pope, founder and president of LIFE, has announced that the organization will embark on a groundbreaking new program to protect the voiceless and the vulnerable in our society—abused and neglected children and animals—with a new partnership with the American Humane Association. As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, the American Humane Association reaches millions of people daily through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. O

L

For more information, call 561-865-0955 or visit life-edu.org.

124

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


A bigThank You! presented by

Club Managers Seminole Region Charity Committee

11th Annual

Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon Biggest Heart

Abdol Moabery

Lifetime Achievement

Martin Stein

Big Hearts Helping Little Ones SPONSORS: Architect: Club Managers Seminole Region Charity Committee | West Center Enhancement Sponsor: Cathy & Abdol Moabery General Contractor: GA Telesis | Greenberg Traurig, PA | Wells Fargo Bank Project Manager: Kathy & Paul Adkins | Custom Medical Services, Inc. | Rosa & Francis Feeney | Peggy Henry

Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc. | Amy & Mike Kazma | NFP-FDR Financial Group, Inc. JoAnn & Philip Proccaci | Carrie Rubin | Maria & Daniel Staton | Denise & Jordan Zimmerman Foreman: Brown’s Interior Designs | Sonia & Bernie Finkelstein | Greenspoon Marder | Tiffany & Co. Exclusive Media Sponsor: The Boca Raton Observer | Favor Sponsor: Marie & Frank Occhigrossi Valet Sponsor: Clifford Viner Family Foundation Youth Sponsor: Toshiba Business Solutions

IN-KIND DONATIONS: Aberdeen Golf & Country Club | AdGraphics Inc. | Blue Martini Boca Raton | Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club Boca West Country Club | Bravo Brio Restaurant Group | Crown Wine Bar | CUT 432 | English Tap & Beer Garden Essential Spa & Wellness Institute | Grande Pizza Co. | Jersey Mike’s | Jonathan Edwards Salon | Joseph’s Classic Market La Stella’s | Mizner Country Club | Neiman Marcus | New York Prime | Orient House Express | Olive Garden | Outback Pinon Grille | Rise Modern Cuisine | Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sharon DiPietro | ShowTurf | Smart for Life | St. Andrew’s Country Club | Sushi Yama | The Capital Grille The Country Club at Mirasol | The Loxahatchee Club | Tiffany & Co. | Tramonti University of Miami | Whole Foods | Wild Hare | Woodfield Country Club

ESPECIALLY THE COMMITTEE: Event Co-Chairs: Jay DiPietro Jason Solodkin Kathy Adkins | Linda Behmoiras | Lynea Bostic | Julissa Caballero | Sharon DiPietro | “Skeets” Lora Friedkin Gloria Hosh | Heidi Johnson | Lauren Johnson | Amy Kazma | Karen Krumholtz | Neil Meany | Joanne Moskin Marie Occhigrossi | Carrie Rubin | Lori Solodkin | Francisco Torres | Nancy Wilkinson

All proceeds benefit Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. serving underprivileged children in Boca Raton for over 40 years.

www.ffcdc.org


around town HAPPENINGS

PAYING IT FORWARD Quantum Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Awards Breakfast

T

he Quantum Foundation, which provides grants to help improve health and education in Palm Beach County, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a breakfast at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion to honor the organizations who work to make the county a better place to live.

Judy Goodman and Lew Crampton

“We are honored to present these awards and to work with the many organizations that make a difference in our community.” – Kerry Diaz, president and trustee of Quantum Foundation

More than 150 organizations attended the event, where a highlight included the surprise announcement of three Quantum Change Leader Awards. The organizations receiving the awards were the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and The Lord’s Place. Each organization received a $5,000 unrestricted grant. A special “up and coming” leader award was given to Tomas Boiton, a young nonprofit leader who is focusing on improving education for those in need. “We are honored to present these awards and to work with the many organizations that make a difference in our community,” said Kerry Diaz, president and trustee of the Quantum Foundation. During the past 15 years, Quantum’s focus has been to improve the health and welfare of the community by concentrating on three areas: healthcare access, science and health education and community betterment. It provides support to nonprofit organizations to develop and expand programming and provides seed money and assistance to new organizations to create and grow programs that help fulfill the mission of creating a healthier Palm Beach County. Now, with nearly 1,000 grants totaling $100 million this year, Quantum Foundation continues to make great strides as it helps to improve health and education in Palm Beach County. O

L For more information, call 561-832-7497 or visit quantumfnd.org.

126

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


E AWARD GOES H T TO D AN

Claire Sheres

Coldwell Banker Family congratulates Claire on her phenomenal success in 2011…earning the prestigious designation and exclusive membership to the “International Legends Society”

Representing a distinguished group off only l 9 members b off C Coldwell ld Banker Residential Real Estate’s statewide network of 4,654 sales associates.

Claire Sheres GRI, CNS, e-PRO, Realtor ®

#1 Agent In Southeast Florida—Florida 100 Coldwell Banker does more business and brings more buyers to Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach, than any other Broker…ask Claire for the facts.

“Claire is by far the most hard working, results oriented Realtor in Boca Raton. Her sales are beyond any other Realtor, and she has the unique ability to list a home and then Ånd a buyer within the shortest amount of time. She’s totally amazing.” —Carolyn Kearns, Broker, Coldwell Banker Boca Raton

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.

561.414.4146 ChezClaire@aol.com BocaRatonCountryClubs.com WoodfieldResales.com

M AY 2 0 1 2

127


around town HAPPENINGS

NOT ALONE Hospice Of Palm Beach County Program Helps Kids Cope With Loss

M

ore than 45 Palm Beach County children and teens gathered recently at Camp Sea Star for a weekend of sharing stories and paying tribute to those they’ve loved and lost. The annual adventure-based bereavement camp was held at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Center in West Palm Beach and facilitated by Hospice of Palm Beach County (HPBC). The weekend retreat allows time for sharing, support, celebration and fun, offering children a secure environment where they can meet others who’ve lost loved ones so they realize they’re not alone in their grief. Camp Sea Star is provided at no charge thanks to the generosity of donors.

“There’s a tremendous curative factor in this group modality, in the sheer numbers. It really helps,” said Regina Di Pietro, HPBC’s senior director of clinical services. Due to HPBC’s recent expansion into Broward County, the camp will also be offered to children living in the Broward community this July as part of Hospice of Broward County’s Bereavement Program. While it may look like a traditional camp with children fishing, canoeing and toasting s’mores over a bonfire, every activity has been designed with a specific purpose and cumulative effect toward the children’s healing process. “The counselors who created this

“The counselors who created this program are highly skilled at integrating counseling support into the activities so that the process is virtually seamless to the children.” – Regina Di Pietro, HPBC’S senior director of clinical services

program are highly skilled at integrating counseling support into the activities so that the process is virtually seamless to the children,” explained Di Pietro. Upon arrival, campers are asked to pick a personal totem of an animal that represents traits or goals they hope to work on during the weekend. “I drew a moose and a bear,” said

10-year-old Brooke Dixon. “The moose is for confidence and the bear is for strength in myself.” Three years ago, Brooke’s mother died suddenly of a heart attack. “I’ve made so many friends here. All the other kids here lost someone, too. It makes me realize I’m not alone.” O

L For more information, call 561-227-5178, e-mail cjohnson@hpbc.com or visit hpbc.com.

Lyric Special Event Complimentary Lyric Screening Demonstation and Consultation Call Today to Schedule Your Appointment

561-902-1275 Offer Expires May 31, 2012 The contact lens for your ear.

Treat Yourself to the Best in Hearing

Certified Elite Lyric Hearing Professional

Nimet A. Adam, Au.D., Valerie Rossetti, Au.D., CCC-A FAAA Doctor of Audiology Doctor of Audiology

We Can Help You Hear Better www.myhearingpartners.com www.facebook.com/hearingpartnersofsouthflorida rida Invisible Lyric is the first and only 100% invisible extended wear hearing device.

Effortless There are no batteries to change or daily insertion or removal required.

24/7 Lyric remains in the ear up to four months* providing outstanding sound quality day and night.

128

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Delray Office Plaza 4731 W. Atlantic Avenue Suite B20 Delray Beach, FL 33445

Boynton Beach Medical Plaza 10151 Enterprise Center Blvd. Suite 107 Boynton Beach, FL 33437

*Individual replacement needs may vary. Placed by a hearing professional during a routine office visit. Lyric is not appropriate for all patients. See your Lyric hearing professional to determine if Lyric is right for you. **Professional fees may apply. Annual subscription begins the first day of trial. © 2011 Phonak, LLC. All rights reserved. MS017197 NEW829


If this makes you cringe, imagine what a few inches of floodwater could do.

Don’t risk your home, call me for flood insurance today.

SYLVIA JIMENEZ 561-451-2740 sylvia@seinsfl.com


around town For exclusive offers and promotions “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter EncorePlusInc

Encore Plus

RAISED THE BARRE HARID Conservatory Receives Generous Grant To Expand Facilities

B

oca Raton-based HARID Conservatory, an internationally renowned professional training school for young dancers, has received a major grant from The Chastain Charitable Foundation to expand its facilities. Thanks to the Foundation’s generous gift, HARID has transformed an unused recital hall into a spacious, fully equipped dance studio, now called the Thomas M. Chastain Dance Studio.

Come visit us at our new location! Chantal Gaudreau Ayla Habibi

281 E. Palmetto Park Road \ Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 391-3812 FAX (561) 391-3809

encoreplusinc@gmail.com - www.encoreplusinc.com

Your Ordained Rabbi/Cantor For Every Occasion Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Service • Baby Namings Weddings and Renewals • Conversions Funerals and Unveilings SMALL GROUP HEBREW CLASSES In Reading, Writing, Language, History, Customs, Ceremonies and Holiday Celebrations Taught Conveniently In Your Home Or My Office

Private Hebrew Lessons Also Available

$25 per student/lesson Preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah

30 Years Experience

RABBI CHA CHARLES ARONSON 561.496.3965 OR 561.392.2313 E-MAIL: RABBICMA@AOL.COM

A semi-permanent, state-of-the-art, sprung dance floor has been installed over the existing floor, providing a surface that’s resilient yet forgiving and perfect for dancing. In addition, new audio-visual components have been installed, including a 70inch LED TV that will provide students with extraordinary educational and recreational opportunities. In addition, 45 feet of mirror has been mounted along one wall and new portable ballet barres will allow unimpeded use of the entire space. “Much like HARID’s founding benefactor Fred Lieberman, Tom Chastain was a very private man who did his best to avoid any and all fanfare for his philanthropic efforts,” said Chastain Foundation trustee, Steven Caras, who initiated the project, along with fellow trustees. “However, we’ve made an exception and allowed HARID to name the new dance studio in Tom’s honor, since it is an institution for which he had great respect.” The HARID Conservatory is an internationally recognized professional training school for gifted young dancers. Students from across the United States and other countries are selected for enrollment through a stringent audition process. Artistic talent is the primary admission criterion. HARID students have won major awards at various national and international ballet competitions, and the school’s alumni have been employed by more than 80 professional dance companies across the United States and in Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. O

L For more information, call 561-997-2677or visit harid.edu.

130

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


M AY 2 0 1 2

131


HAPPENINGS

05.12 June 1 Neil Diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sparkly â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s-style outfits are mercifully gone, but the deep and gritty voice for which heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrated remains as strong as ever. Diamond, 71, is known for classic hits such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Caroline,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cracklinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rosie,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;Song Sung Blueâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;America.â&#x20AC;? He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Jewish-Polish immigrants and became interested in music at age 9 after receiving a $9 guitar for his birthday. He wrote his first song at 15, sang in the chorus at Erasmus Hall High School (along with fellow student Barbra Streisand) and, although he studied pre-med at New York University, dropped out during his junior year to pursue his cherished music. The rest reads like a Hollywood screenplay: Diamond performed odd jobs until a chance meeting with record producers led to a recording contract, which led to a succession of hits, which led to a series of TV appearances, which led to an extraordinarily successful careerâ&#x20AC;Ś Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s since sold more than 115 million records globally and is considered by Billboard to be the third most successful adult contemporary artist ever behind Elton John, and Streisand, his former classmate. Check him out when he performs at the BankAtlantic Center.

venues Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org MAY 2-20 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Death and Harry Houdiniâ&#x20AC;? Show times vary. MAY 6 Lily Tomlin Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com MAY 11 Mana: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drama Y Luz Tourâ&#x20AC;? Show begins at 8 p.m.

CONCERTS  SPORTING EVENTS  LECTURES  ART EXHIBITS  PLAYS  AND SO MUCH MORE M AY 2 0 1 2

â&#x17E;Ľ 133


HAPPENINGS

05.12

AutoNation® IMAX® Theater Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637; mods.org MAY 1-31 “Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World” Show times vary.

BankAtlantic Center One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954-835-7469; bankatlanticcenter.com MAY 5 Nickelback Show begins at 6 p.m. JUNE 1 Neil Diamond Show begins at 8 p.m.

Bicentennial Park 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com MAY 6-20 Volvo Ocean Race Downtown Miami Festival (Bicentennial Park) Show begins at noon.

Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5555; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com MAY 4 The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour Show begins at 8 p.m. MAY 16 Melissa Etheridge Show begins at 8 p.m. MAY 17 Joan Rivers Show begins at 8 p.m.

James L. Knight International Center 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com

601-7 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; livenation.com

MAY 13 Monica & Betty Wright Mother’s Day Special Show begins at 7 p.m.

MAY 12 Lady Antebellum: “Own the Night 2012 World Tour” Show begins at 7 p.m.

MAY 27 5th Annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Fest Show begins at 8 p.m.

Cruzan Amphitheatre

134

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

YOUNG AT HEART: The Beach Boys perform May 4 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Hard Rock Live

Marlins Park 1501 N.W. Third St., Miami, 877-627-5467; miami.marlins.mlb.com MAY 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Miami Marlins Baseball Game times vary.

Parker Playhouse 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222; parkerplayhouse.com MAY 9 An Evening with Vanessa Williams and Helen Williams Show begins at 7 p.m.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222; browardcenter.org MAY 12 David Sanchez Quartet (Miniaci Performing Arts Center) Show begins at 8 p.m.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300; livenation.com MAY 9 Ziggy Marley Show begins at 8:30 p.m.

MAY 19 John Fugelsang’s “Guilt: A Love Story” Show begins at 8 p.m.

MAY 16 Chris Cornell Show begins at 6:30 p.m.

MAY 27 The Soul Seekers Show begins at 8 p.m.

MAY 18 Jane’s Addiction Show begins at 8:30 p.m.


THEEXPERTINNEOGRAFT No Scalpel No Stitches No Linear Scar to hide

U Artistry

UÊDr. Alan J. Bauman M.D.

Minimally-Invasive Hair Transplant

The world’s leading NeoGraft FUE hair transplant expert

U State-of-the-art

U Less Downtime

Hair transplant facility in Boca Raton since 1997

You’re back in the gym in three days

Restoring a natural hairline one follicle at a time

Hair Restoration for Men and Women

www.BaumanMedical.com 1.877.BAUMAN.9

B O D Y

HAVE THE PERFECT

No pain. No surgery. No needles. No downtime.

Lose up to 9.5 inches in only two weeks!

Limited treatment slots are available, so call for your appointment today. Toll free 1-877-561-LIPO

The Revolutionary Non-Invasive

ZERONA™

BAUMAN MEDICAL GROUP, P.A.

www.bocalipo.com

Fat-Reduction & Body Contouring


HAPPENINGS

05.12 The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469; kravis.org APRIL 4 Patti LuPone: “The Gypsy in My Soul” Show begins at 8 p.m. MAY 9 Gipsy Kings Show begins at 8 p.m. MAY 16-26 “Les Miserables” Show times vary.

events MAY 3 Join the “Entourage” at the White Party Meet Doug Ellin, creator of HBO’s “Entourage.” Presented by Metro Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Takes place at One Thousand Ocean, Penthouse Two in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-6058 or visit jewishboca.org/entourage. MAY 3 Cocktails for Canines Fundraiser Ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Benefits 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida. Takes place at Breathe Restaurant & Ultra Lounge in Delray Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-330-4526 or visit breatheindelray.com. MAY 3 10th Annual JAFCO Mother’s Day Luncheon Enjoy lunch, a fashion show, prizes, a silent auction and a raffle. Presented by JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options). Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 136

561-372-0103 or visit jafco.org. MAY 3 Brunch and Boutique Spring Membership Luncheon Sip, shop and socialize while learning about lifesaving programs. Presented by the Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Takes place at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954-265-3454 or visit mhs.net. MAY 3 Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon A luncheon featuring TV personality Joan Lunden. Presented by the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. Takes place at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-6849117 or visit ewpb.org. MAY 5 The Kentucky Derby Goes Pink Partake in dinner by the bite, cocktails, gaming, derby wagers and a Chinese raffle. Benefits the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Takes place at Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton. Starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 561-955-4142 or visit brrh.com. MAY 6 2nd Annual In Jacob’s Shoes Event Bring the family for a westerninspired day with a BBQ dinner, music, dancing, entertainment, an auction, raffles, kids’ activities and more. Takes place at Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch in Weston. Starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 954-757-9030 or visit injacobsshoes.org. MAY 6 The Great Food Truck Jam Dine on cuisine from seven gourmet food trucks amid music,

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

entertainment, raffles, children’s activities and more. Benefits Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service’s Forster Family Kosher Food Pantry. Takes place at Old School Square Park in Delray Beach. Starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-8525013 or visit rrjfs.org. MAY 10 2012 Red Day Community Service Project Help realtors from The Keller Williams East Boca Raton Market Center repair, paint, plant, mulch and clean the center that provides a nurturing environment for more than 100 local children who need a place to go after school. Takes place at the Youth Activity Center (YAC) in Veterans Park in Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-271-3449 or visit youthactivitycenterboca.com. MAY 11 Sushi and Stroll Enjoy the sound of taiko drums while strolling through tranquil gardens at sunset. Takes place at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org. MAY 11 32nd Annual CBM of America, Inc. MS Golf Tournament Help raise money to support research, programs and services for more than 6,000 South Floridians affected by multiple sclerosis. Takes place at Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 954-7314224 or visit nmssfls.org. MAY 12 20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Join Feeding South Florida (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank), letter carriers and Palm Beach County residents in the nation’s largest one-day food drive. Simply

place a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox and letter carriers will pick it up during mail delivery. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 954-518-1863 or visit feedingsouthflorida.org. MAY 16 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Event Celebrate local female leaders in business, community and philanthropic fields. Presented by SG Resorts International. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Takes place at the Signature Grand in Davie. Starts at 5 p.m. For more information, call 954-537-1010 or visit bgcbc.com. MAY 19 Gumbo Limbo Golf Classic Registration includes lunch, shotgun start, putting contents, dinner, silent auction, raffle and awards. Benefits Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Gordon Gilbert Scholarship Fund. Takes place at Boca Greens Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-3381473 or visit gumbolimbo.org. MAY 26-27 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival A juried outdoor craft showcase featuring 150 artists with original works to suit all budgets. Takes place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Downtown Delray Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-7466615 or visit artfestival.com. MAY 27 Rejuvenating Retreat Dr. Esther Elishea of Hadassah Medical School will teach women how to rejuvenate their skin naturally during a complimentary demonstration. Refreshments will be served. Takes place at The Healing Center and Elishea LLC in Delray Beach. Starts at 2 p.m. For more information, call 561-4981414 or visit elishea.com. O


IS YOUR HOME PREPARED FOR A FLOOD? Most people don’t realize that just inches of floodwater can cost thousands in damage, and unlike other natural disasters, floods aren’t covered by homeowners insurance.

TOM BISHOP • 561-361-5610 tom.bishop@brightway.com Don’t risk your home, call me for flood insurance today.


Photos by Ken Appelbaum

HAPPENINGS

flash THE HAVEN’S FOURTH ANNUAL DAY AT THE RACES More than 325 movers and shakers donned derby-chic attire and gathered at Christine Lee’s in Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach for a grand luncheon buffet, raffles, auctions and thoroughbred racing. Event proceeds benefitted The Haven, which provides a safe home for boys ages 9 to 17 who are in protective state custody. 1/ Phil Procacci, Johnny Velazquez and Jo Ann Procacci 2/ Bobbie Priester 3/ Peter Baronoff and Carmel Pasquale 4/ Elaine & Ken Johnson 5/ Don Stewart and Patrick Peterson 6/ Marleen Forkas and Lisa Landers 7/ Stacey Miller and Don Stewart 8/ Laura & Frank Frione

7 138 T THHE EBBOOCCAARRAT ATOONNOOBBS SE ERRVVE ERR

1

2

3

5

6

4

8

Check out Flash Zone at bocaratonobserver.com for more event photos


Make it a Summer to Remember at Long Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award Winning Boutique Hotel.

Experience Luxury.

Above & Beyond.

800-291-8090 www.TheInnAtFoxHollow.com 7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797


Photos by Jeffrey Tholl

HAPPENINGS

flash JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY LION OF JUDAH LUNCHEON A gathering of 400 Lion of Judah members and guests met at Boca West Country Club to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary. The event’s featured guest speaker was veteran broadcast journalist Campbell Brown, and included a lavish lunch and an awards presentation. 1/ Carol Rifkin, Eydie Holz, Campbell Brown and Barbara Feingold 2/ Meryl Gallatin and Beverly Shapiro 3/ Marleen Forkas and Campbell Brown 4/ Barry Goldberg, Campbell Brown, Jason Freeman and Larry Katz 5/ Barbara Werner, Meryl Gallatin, Campbell Brown, Barbara Feingold and Emily Grabelsky 6/ Robin Rubin, Phyllis Sandler, Campbell Brown and Amy Ross 7/ Jane Kurcsinka, Campbell Brown, Linda Behmoiras and Jan Savarick

1

2

4

5

7

6 140

3

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Check out Flash Zone at bocaratonobserver.com for more event photos


12TH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT • 291 • 7 FOR ALL MANKIND • 10 CROSBY BY DEREK LAMM • AKA NEW YORK • ALC • ALEXIS • ALICE + OLIVIA • AARON ASHE • AT PIECE • BLACK HALO • BLU MOON • BOULEE • BYOD • CAMILLA • CAMILLA AND MARC • CHARLOTTE RONSON • CHASER • CHELSEA FLOWER • CLOVER CANYON • CORSON • CURRENT/ELLIOTT • CUT 25 • DAVID LERNER • DOUGLAS HANNANT PINK • ELIZABETH & JAMES • ENZA COSTA • ESCAPE BY MATHEW WILLIAMSON • ETOILE ISABEL MARANT • EQUIPMENT • GEMMA • GOLDSIGN • GRYPHON • HALSTON • HANKY PANKY • HAUTE HIPPIE • J BRAND • JENNIFER HALEY • JENNIFER ZEUNER • JENS PIRATE BOOTY • JEROME DREYFUSS • JOIE • JUST CAVALLI • LINE • LNA • LOVE SAM • LOVE QUOTES • MADISON MARCUS • MARA HOFFMAN • MASON BY MICHELLE MASON • MATTHEW WILLIAMSON • MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN • MINKPINK • MINNIE ROSE • MISSONI SCARVES & SHOES • MW BY MATTHEW WILLIAMSON • MYNE • NATION LTD • NAVEN • OF TWO MINDS • PARKER • POUR LA VICTOIRE • RACHEL ZOE • RAMY BROOK • ROBBIE & NIKKI • ROBERT RODRIGUEZ • ROMY GOLD • SON OF JOHN • SMYTHE • SPANX • STRETTA • SYDNEY EVAN • T BAGS • TOP SECRET • TORN BY RONNY KOBO • TROVE TEEKS • VEDA • VINTAGE CHANEL • WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND • WILDFOX • WINK • 12TH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT • 291 • 7 FOR ALL MANKIND • 10 CROSBY BY DEREK LAMM • AKA NEW YORK • ALC • ALEXIS • ALICE + OLIVIA • AARON ASHE • AT PIECE • BLACK HALO • BLU MOON • BOULEE • BYOD • CAMILLA • CAMILLA AND MARC • CHARLOTTE RONSON • CHASER • CHELSEA FLOWER • CLOVER CANYON • CORSON • CURRENT/ELLIOTT • CUT 25 • DAVID LERNER • DOUGLAS HANNANT PINK • ELIZABETH & JAMES • ENZA COSTA • ESCAPE BY MATHEW WILLIAMSON • ETOILE ISABEL MARANT • EQUIPMENT • GEMMA • GOLDSIGN • GRYPHON • HALSTON • HANKY PANKY • HAUTE HIPPIE • J BRAND • JENNIFER HALEY • JENNIFER ZEUNER • JENS PIRATE BOOTY • JEROME DREYFUSS • JOIE • JUST CAVALLI • LINE • LNA • LOVE SAM • LOVE QUOTES • MADISON MARCUS • MARA HOFFMAN • MASON BY MICHELLE MASON • MATTHEW WILLIAMSON • MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN • MINKPINK • MINNIE ROSE • MISSONI SCARVES & SHOES • MW BY MATTHEW WILLIAMSON • MYNE • NATION LTD • NAVEN • OF TWO MINDS • PARKER • POUR LA VICTOIRE • RACHEL ZOE • RAMY BROOK • ROBBIE & NIKKI • ROBERT RODRIGUEZ • ROMY GOLD • SON OF JOHN • SMYTHE • SPANX • STRETTA • SYDNEY EVAN • T BAGS • TOP SECRET • TORN BY RONNY KOBO • TROVE TEEKS • VEDA • VINTAGE CHANEL • WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND • WILDFOX • WINK • 12TH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT • 291 • 7 FOR ALL MANKIND • 10 CROSBY BY DEREK LAMM • AKA NEW YORK • ALC • ALEXIS • ALICE + OLIVIA • AARON ASHE • AT PIECE • BLACK HALO • BLU MOON • BOULEE • BYOD • CAMILLA • CAMILLA AND MARC • CHARLOTTE RONSON • CHASER • CHELSEA FLOWER • CLOVER CANYON • CORSON • CURRENT/ELLIOTT • CUT 25 • DAVID LERNER • DOUGLAS HANNANT PINK • ELIZABETH & JAMES • ENZA COSTA • ESCAPE BY MATHEW WILLIAMSON • ETOILE ISABEL MARANT • EQUIPMENT • GEMMA • GOLDSIGN • GRYPHON • HALSTON • HANKY PANKY • HAUTE HIPPIE • J BRAND • JENNIFER HALEY • JENNIFER ZEUNER • JENS PIRATE BOOTY • JEROME DREYFUSS • JOIE • JUST CAVALLI • LINE • LNA • LOVE SAM • LOVE QUOTES • MADISON MARCUS • MARA HOFFMAN • MASON BY MICHELLE MASON • MATTHEW WILLIAMSON • MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN • MINKPINK • MINNIE ROSE • MISSONI SCARVES & SHOES • MW BY MATTHEW WILLIAMSON • MYNE • NATION LTD • NAVEN • OF TWO MINDS • PARKER • POUR LA VICTOIRE • RACHEL ZOE • RAMY BROOK • ROBBIE & NIKKI • ROBERT RODRIGUEZ • ROMY GOLD • SON OF JOHN • SMYTHE • SPANX • STRETTA • SYDNEY EVAN • T BAGS • TOP SECRET • TORN BY RONNY KOBO • TROVE TEEKS • VEDA • VINTAGE CHANEL • WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND • WILDFOX • WINK • 12TH STREET BY CYNTHIA VINCENT • 291 • 7 FOR ALL MANKIND • 10 CROSBY BY DEREK LAMM • AKA NEW YORK • ALC • ALEXIS • ALICE + OLIVIA • AARON ASHE • AT PIECE • BLACK HALO • BLU MOON • BOULEE • BYOD • CAMILLA • CAMILLA AND MARC • CHARLOTTE RONSON • CHASER • CHELSEA FLOWER • CLOVER CANYON • CORSON • CURRENT/ELLIOTT • CUT 25 • DAVID LERNER • DOUGLAS HANNANT PINK • ELIZABETH & JAMES • ENZA COSTA • ESCAPE BY MATHEW WILLIAMSON • ETOILE ISABEL MARANT • EQUIPMENT • GEMMA • GOLDSIGN • GRYPHON • HALSTON • HANKY PANKY • HAUTE HIPPIE • J BRAND • JENNIFER HALEY • JENNIFER ZEUNER • JENS PIRATE BOOTY • JEROME DREYFUSS • JOIE • JUST CAVALLI

SHOPPES AT VILLAGE POINTE

REGENCY COURT

BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB

6006 SW 18TH STREET BOCA RATON 561-394-0899

3013 YAMATO ROAD BOCA RATON 561-394-0899

MAIN RESORT LOBBY ACROSS FROM MONKEY BAR EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEMBERS AND HOTEL GUESTS

561-347-6595

STAY CONNECTED:

FOLLOW US @ALENETOOBOCA | WWW.ALENETOO.COM


HAPPENINGS

Photos by Dmitriy Shpurik

flash STYLES BOUTIQUE GRAND OPENING At least 200 fans of fashion turned out for Boca Raton-based Styles Boutique’s premiere party, where guests were treated to great music, food, spirits and the chance to shop store owner Stacey Ugles-Siciliano’s hand-picked new spring collections. 1/ Diane Hope, Cory Chapman, Kristina Marzano, Laura Lee, Stacey Ugles-Siciliano, Julija Dimante, Jackie Salimen and Jenni Black 2/ Amy Cohen, Iris Cohen and Avi & Patty Hayat 3/ Stacey Ugles-Siciliano 4/ Mike & Stacey Ugles-Siciliano 5/ Laura Lee 6/ Larry & Christy Hierholzer

1

2

4

142

5

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

3

6

Check out Flash Zone at bocaratonobserver.com for more event photos


Photos by Susan Knowles and Affordable Affairs

HAPPENINGS

flash 1

DONNA KLEIN JEWISH ACADEMY’S 28TH BENEFIT BALL AND AUCTION Local cowboys and gals gathered at The Polo Club of Boca Raton for a Wild West-themed fundraiser that featured silent and live auctions, line dancing, mechanical bull rides and more. The event raised nearly $300,000 for DKJA’s academic and needs-based assistance programs. 1/ Stuart & Shari Wexelman, Karen Feller and Linda R. Kaminow 2/ Jamie & David Rosenberg 3/ Karen Feller and Carol Kolsky 4/ Dana Ball, Carol Kolsky, Karen Feller

and Scott Ball 5/ Michael & Marcia Beckerman and

Harold & Beatriz Jacobsohn 6/ Carlyn and Lothar Mayer 7/ Lesley & Dr. Bruce Zafran 8/ Dr. David & Jennifer Miller Morse

3

2

5

4

6

Check atNbocaratonobserver.com for more event photos 143 T Hout E BFlash O C A Zone R AT O O B S E RV E R

7

8 M AY 2 0 1 2

143


COOL RIDES, NOTABLE PEOPLE & REAL DEALSâ&#x20AC;Ś

fyi

//  hot boats  now & noteworthy  at home

HOTBOATS BAJA 35 OUTLAW

Mix head-turning looks with explosive speed and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got one wild combination. The 35 Outlaw boasts an aggressive design that matches its aggressiveness out on the water. Innovative hydrotesting, wind-tunnel technology and carbon-fiber construction make drag a thing of the past. Comfort is a major player, with an expansive cabin, enlarged head and optional air-conditioningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even when the poker run is over, the party can go on all night. With plenty of amenities and room for eight passengers and three overnighters, the whole gang can come along.

AT A GLANCE: PRICE RANGE: $178,500



FastBoats Marine Group is located at 1490 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. For more information, call 954-581-8355 or visit fastboats.com.

Promotion

375 HP (Twin): MerCruiserÂŽ 496 Magnum/375 HP/ Bravo 1/Latham Steering â?&#x2122; Fuel Tank: w/Electric Gauge and Stainless-Steel Sending Unit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 185-Gal. â?&#x2122; Bilge Pump, Automatic (2-1200 GPH) â?&#x2122; End Grain Balsa Core Construction â?&#x2122; Weight: 8,100 lbs

M AY 2 0 1 2

145


THE BOCA RATON OBSERVER’S

now&noteworthy Orangetheory trainer Jen G.

Let The Pros At Aabco Roofing And Home Repairs Get You Prepared Hurricane season is almost here. Family owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience, their commitment to customer satisfaction has made Aabco one of South Florida’s premier roofing and home repair companies. All work is performed to their professional level of excellence which ensures your satisfaction. Don’t let the rain catch you crying—call today. Aabco Roofing and Home Repairs, 271 N.W. First St., Deerfield Beach, 954-426-8500; aabcoroofing.com.

Introducing The First Listing Service Specializing In Luxury Real Estate— Level (levelrealestate.com) Orangetheory Fitness Is Now Open In Boca Raton Orangetheory Fitness in Boca Raton is a one-ofa-kind group training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Led by skilled personal trainers, participants wear heart-rate monitors to keep heart rates in a target zone, and use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX Suspension Training® and free weights, burning up to 900 calories per session. The result is the Orange Effect—more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours postworkout. Try a free session today. Orangetheory Fitness, The Commons at Town Center, 2240 N.W. 19th St., Boca Raton, 561-7500900; orangetheoryfitness.com.

After listing more than 9,000 homes since 2005, founder Todd Siegel created a better, smarter model designed to meet the needs of discerning sellers and their unique homes. Only Level has Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists™ and advantages of a full-service brokerage at a flat fee, with an intelligent money-back guarantee for ultimate flexibility. Level Luxury Real Estate, 4755 Technology Way, Suite 210, Boca Raton, 561-202-8777; levelrealestate.com/observer.

Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery Brings The Latest And Most Advanced Aesthetic Technology And Surgical Techniques To Boca Raton Recently, Ivy League-trained facial plastic surgeon Jacob D. Steiger, M.D. unveiled his newly constructed aesthetic medical center and 1001 Boca spa. The new 5,000-square-foot modern building features luxurious treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art surgical center with an operating room and overnight suite. The custom-built center will provide patients with the most innovative treatments and procedures available in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine. Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery, 1001 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, 561-499-9339 or 866-994-FACE (3223); drsteiger.com.

Promotion


Authentic Antique Posters Museum Quality Custom Framing Lithographs & Prints

Frame World Gallery Since 1981

Regency Court at Woodfield • 3013 Yamato Rd. • B-21 • Boca Raton • 561.997.0084

M AY 2 0 1 2

147




at home

the local real estate report

SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE

PRIOR

PRIOR

PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE DATE

ADDISON RESERVE

7879 TALAVERA PL

CHEVEN BARBARA A

COOK MORRIS ROBERT

$1,020,000

$1,150,000

03-MAR-03

BEL MARRA

840 APPLEBY ST

SHERLOCK SHAWN

FEDERAL NATIONAL MTG ASSOC

$331,000

$270,300

15-AUG-11

BOCA EAST ESTATES

1750 SW 4TH AVE

PATANE JOHN J

SULAK RICHARD

$845,000

$825,000

25-MAY-10

BOCA FALLS

12408 ANTILLE DR

REGAN SARAH C

PMC HOMES LLC

$389,000

$345,000

03-SEP-10

BOCA FALLS

12853 HYLAND CIR

HOOD DAVID P

SLOFKIS NEIL M

$455,000

$284,900

01-JUN-97

BOCA RATON RIVIERA

900 NE 6TH ST

GIOVANGELO RONDA KALMAN

WHIPPLE LARRY INDIV TRUSTEE

$370,000

09-JUL-05

ENCANTADA

7185 MONTRICO DR

MCCARTHY SHARON KAY

FASS JOYCE INDIV TRUSTEE

$427,000

19-APR-06

ENCANTADA

23409 SAVONA CT

DEAN PATRICIA A

FREEDMAN LEWIS A

$850,000

ESTANCIA

20788 PINAR TRL

BROWN MARK

BRAUN JASON

ESTANCIA

20963 VIETO TER

FARBER SCOTT T

U S BANK NATL ASSOC TRUSTEE

FOX LANDING

19160 FOX LANDING DR

ANUAR YELENA

CHILD RICHARD N

LA VIDA

6127 LA VIDA TER

CARUSO MICHAEL R

SOUTHEY MICHAEL

LES JARDINS

2460 NW 41ST ST

MCCABE ROBERTA

FINNIGAN TARA PERSONAL REP

$1,150,000

$535,000

01-APR-96

LES JARDINS

4535 NW 23RD TER

ARON NICOLE C

GILMORE KAREN INDIV TRUSTEE

$1,250,000

$1,230,000

04-JUN-09

LONG LAKE ESTATES

18799 LONG LAKE DR

FRECHTER GLENN

ODZER HOWARD

$1,261,000

$1,030,000

30-JUN-00

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16005 D ALENE DR

STEINBERG JOYCE

FRECHTER GLENN S

$1,200,000

$1,850,000

23-MAR-07

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16281 MIRA VISTA LN

KLEINMAN GERIMAE

BAUSELL BILLIE M

$575,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16304 MIRA VISTA LN

FRIEDGOOD ALAN

STEINBERG JAY

$775,000

$1,150,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8654 VALHALLA DR

SHTULL KATALIN

BUCKSTEIN MARK A

$640,000

$1,018,500

31-JUL-07

MIZNER GRAND CONDOMINIUM

450 SE 5TH AVE 402

HEINDL ROSE E

PURPORA RONALD A

$2,400,000

$2,500,000

28-MAY-04

$550,000

19-APR-99

$675,000

$416,000

23-MAY-01

$415,000

$558,497

26-SEP-11

$740,000

$810,000

06-DEC-04

$265,000

$260,000

20-JAN-02

07-JUN-11 24-JAN-07

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

(561) 414-4146

HELPS...

CARES...

CLAIRE CLAIRE Kind words from Claireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clients tell the stor y We were quite impressed with your hard work and dedication throughout the whole selling and buying process. Jennifer and David Oppenheim

You were straightfor ward with us on pricing, rather than simply telling us what we may have wanted to hear, just to get the listing. Rod Sheldon

Switching over to you was the best move we ever made. Howard and Rochelle Steiman

BocaRatonCountryClubs.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; WoodďŹ eldResales.com

Claire B. Sheres, PA GRI, CNS, e-PRO, RealtorÂŽ Coldwell Banker â&#x20AC;˘ 2301 Glades Road â&#x20AC;˘ Boca Raton, FL 33431 Direct: 561-414-4146 â&#x20AC;˘ 561-886-5988 Email: ChezClaire@aol.com

148

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


M AY 2 0 1 2

149




at home

the local real estate report

SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE

PRIOR

PRIOR

PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE DATE

$642,000

15-AUG-05

$4,100,000

25-APR-05

POLO CLUB - KNIGHTSBRIDGE

16906 KNIGHTSBRIDGE LN

GOLDSTEIN SAMUEL

SCHEER DEBRA S

$540,000

POLO CLUB - SAN MICHEL

6406 SAN MICHEL WAY

WEINSTEIN FREDERICK

BELLS CANDY LLC

$238,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

169 W COCONUT PALM RD

IWANOW GEORGE M

MCGRATH MICHAEL J

$3,200,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2233 DATE PALM RD

ROGERS LINDA M

TCB BOCA REO LLC

$2,275,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2291 DATE PALM RD

RESNICK HARRIET Y

SCHLEICHER DON R INDIV TRUSTEE

$2,025,000

$600,000

20-APR-10

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

1750 ROYAL PALM WAY

VASSALLUZZO KIMBERLY ANN

BERG MARK

$7,400,000

$2,700,000

16-JUN-09

$587,000

16-MAY-05

16-FEB-10

09-NOV-11

SATURNIA

19077 SKYRIDGE CIR

OKUNO MARIO WAGNER

BARROSO WILSON

$590,000

SATURNIA

19353 SKYRIDGE CIR

BERKOWITZ JEFFREY

ORLEN MELISSA H

$479,000

TROPIC ISLE

939 HYACINTH DR

DAGGETT PATRICIA

ALBERTSON BRUCE

$1,900,000

$1,700,000

23-APR-02

TROPIC ISLE

3040 JASMINE TER

VAN HORN GREGORY A

SAVAGE STEVE

$895,000

$1,100,000

14-FEB-07

TUNISON PALMS

788 NW 7TH DR

STORFER SILVINA

WELLS FARGO BANK NA

$245,900

TUNISON PALMS

701 NW 8TH AVE

SOUWED BASSAM

WELLS FARGO BANK NA

$190,000

$160,100

13-APR-11

TUNISON PALMS

498 NW 7TH AVE

DECKER ELIZABETH A

MELLUM GALE

$429,000

$435,000

03-APR-03

WATERSIDE

23277 WATER CIR

MESKILL DIANE

WOLFF ROBERT

$345,000

$270,000

05-JUN-03

WOODFIELD CC - ENCLAVE

6455 ENCLAVE WAY

STAVIS AMY M

GOLDEN MICHAEL

$1,085,000

WOODFIELD CC - ENCLAVE

6459 ENCLAVE WAY

ROJAS ELIANA

ZUCKERBERG HENRY

$1,175,000

$995,000

10-SEP-10

WOODFIELD CC - HAMPTONS

5879 ST ANNES WAY

LUCHTAN DIANA M

LUCHTAN ALBERTO

$240,000

$387,500

01-AUG-88

WOODFIELD CC - KENSINGTON

4298 NW 65TH PL

DAVIDSON AMY

BANKUNITED

$225,000

$538,800

06-JUN-11

WOODFIELD CC - SOMERSET

6510 NW 40TH CT

BIRNBACH STEVEN JAY

FOX STEVEN

$540,000

$508,750

01-JUN-04

WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB

4145 GEORGES WAY

BLAZE OLENA

BIRNBACH RANDY

$1,300,000

04-JAN-10

02-FEB-12

15-SEP-05

04-APR-03

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

Representing a distinguised group of only 9 members of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statewide network of 4,654 sales associates #1 Agent In Southeast Florida Florida 100

150

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R


NOW YOU CAN BE PART OF

THE BOCA RATON OBSERVER!

We invite you to submit photography for FLASH ZONE, our online party central. Simply visit bocaratonobserver.com and click on the FLASHZONE icon to view thousands of society photographs. THE DETAILS: Send high-res images (300 dpi or larger in jpeg format) to FlashZone@bocaratonobserver.com. For large files we encourage the use of yousendit.com. You can also submit via CD-Rom by mail to Flash Zone, The Boca Raton Observer, 950 Peninsula Corporate Circle, Suite 1020, Boca Raton, FL 33487.

Don’t forget to include a 50-word event description, including the name of the event, charity and venue, plus the date and photographer’s name.

M AY 2 0 1 2

151


giving backcharity never goes out of style

We have a waiting list that’s over 200 kids long, and over 60 percent of those are boys.

– Kara Justi, chief development officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

MALE CALL

By Emily J. Minor

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency Needs Mentors In Boca Raton And Delray Beach

I

t’s been going on since a New York City court clerk started the program back in 1904, so Big Brothers Big Sisters of America must be doing something right. Kara Justi, chief development officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, puts it like this: “We can prove that the children in our programs are more likely to get better grades and more likely to stay in school,” she says. And who doesn’t need an older sibling? Currently, the chapter that covers all of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast serves about 500 children, pairing the “littles” with the “bigs” in life situations ranging from school visits to social outings 152

to business internship programs. They always need volunteers—especially men. “We have a waiting list that’s over 200 kids long, and over 60 percent of those are boys,” Justi says. In particular, they need AfricanAmerican men to partner with young black boys, she adds. Besides the one-on-one partnership that many of us think about when we hear “Big Brothers Big Sisters”—movies, shopping, an outing at the park—the program also sponsors “big-little” visits at the child’s school. Indeed, this is usually the first step once a new volunteer signs up. All volunteers are thoroughly vetted by the agency to

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

make sure the children stay safe, Justi points out. She says the organization asks that volunteers sign up for 12 months. Usually, this involves about six or seven hours a month. “It’s a big commitment,” Justi says. “It’s not something small.” Big Brothers Big Sisters recently went through some changes in Palm Beach County when the former chapter declared bankruptcy, and the more established Martin County branch took over operations. Now, Justi says, they’re trying to get more volunteers in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. The local arm of this 501(c) charity has an $800,000 annual budget, which pays for two offices and allows for enough staff to

track the children’s progress. And while kids are no longer eligible for the program once they become adults, the strong friendships often carry on. “We do have a lot of relationships that continue once the child turns 18,” Justi says. “That’s really special to see.” Want to help? The organization always needs volunteers and funding. In addition, its newest mentoring program needs businesses to sponsor and support eligible 8th graders who are placed in the workplace for life experience. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties is located at 1700 Kirk Road, West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-7273450 or visit mentorbig.org. O


Boca Raton Observer_May 2012  

Boca Raton's Essential Lifestyle Magazine

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you