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editor’s letter

Every year we talk about how Delray fared over the past 12 months, and the reviews are mixed. BY MARIE SPEED


hot list




Pineapple Grove’s The Banyan Restaurant & Bar is Delray’s newest entry into the sidewalk dining scene. BY LYNN KALBER


We’re following you … here are a few places we found you out on the town.



Here’s your style guide for art strolls, clubbing, brunch and beyond. PHOTOGRAPHY BY AARON BRISTOL

Learn how to lose that “text neck,” try a new art experience, dress a killer dog and a few other things we’ve discovered out and about in Delray.




calendar/top five

The snowbirds may be on their way out but Delray is just heating up with the craft beerfest and Buffet, Trevor Noah and the Juneteenth party. BY RICH POLLACK


out & about

Delray dazzled this winter season, with parties and benefits, networking and more. BY SHAYNA TANEN

up close

Meet a young man who sends shoes around the world and a woman who’s fighting the drug crisis right here at home.


dining guide

Our review-driven dining guide features the best restaurants in and around Delray.



48 delray 2016-17: year in review


It was a rocky year in Delray, between politics and growing pains—but the city still shines with promise and possibility. BY MARIE SPEED AND RANDOM CONTRIBUTORS


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Healthy and refreshing by day, these drinks get a second wind after dark.

my turn

The author recalls when letting go became the best way of holding on. BY JOHN SHUFF

96 community connection Danielle Linscott has decided to feed Delray—one homeless person at a time. BY RICH POLLACK





Ring in the long and lazy summer with this chic trend in home décor. BY BRAD MEE



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In Loving Memory of my dear Father Eugene Sullivan

contributing photographers emiliano brooks thierry dehove group advertising director rebecca valenza, advertising consultants gail eagle, special projects manager bruce klein jr., corporate accounts manager lorey reed, senior account executive lorraine manfre, account executive


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SERVICES DIRECTORY Delray Beach magazine is published six times a year, with January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October and November/December issues. If you have any questions or comments regarding our magazine, call us at 561/997-8683. We’d love to hear from you.

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For any changes or questions regarding your subscription, to purchase back issues, or inquire about distribution points, call Kat Algeo at 877/553-5363.

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Take advantage of Delray Beach’s prime advertising space—put your ad dollars to work in our award-winning publication. For more information, contact Rebecca Valenza (

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Your thoughts and comments are important to us. All letters to the editor may be edited for style, grammar and length. We reserve the right to withhold any letters deemed inappropriate for publication. Send letters to the address listed below, or to Marie Speed (editor@bocamag. com).

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Where to go, what to do and see in Delray Beach. Please submit information regarding fundraisers, art openings, plays, readings, concerts, dance or other performances to editor Marie Speed ( Deadline for entries in an upcoming calendar section is three months before publication (e.g., to list an event in July/August, submit info by April 20).

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Our independent reviews of restaurants in Delray Beach. A fine, reliable resource for residents and tourists. For more information, contact Marie Speed. A photo collage of social gatherings and events in Delray Beach. All photos submitted should be clearly identified and accompanied by a brief description of the event (who, what, where, when); photos will not be returned. Email images to Or mail photos to:

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[ editor’s letter ] B Y M A R I E S P E E D

Year In Review Our love for Delray is conditional, but it endures


very year we sit back and take a look at what’s happened in Delray over the last 12 months—its dramatic moments, missteps, new businesses, emerging stars—the good along with the not-so-good. We invite a small group of community residents, some activists, some worker bees, all with a vested interest in the future direction of the city, and its treasured history, to speak with us. Every year, after all the trash talk (they have to be a little twisted), the article always comes out like a mash note. Somehow, all is forgiven in light of a great Christmas concert or a new burger place. That says something about Delray’s resilience (and its sentimentality) in the face of mounting challenges—the foremost among them an accelerating transformation from a sleepy the-way-we-were “village by the sea” (time for new branding, kids) to a bustling “scene” of hot restaurants, burgeoning club life and the demise of mom-and-pop retail. Is it all good? Probably not, but it’s not all bad, either. It’s part of the evolution of a small town into an entertainment destination. I think we all have mixed feelings here, especially those of us who have lived here for decades. It will be up to the new city government (more collegial, we are hoping) and the residents to plot the course this year, and next, and the year after that. To walk that fine line between spiraling into Ocean Drive, or withdrawing into ho-hum, like Las Olas did. Either way, all of us have to find a place between irreverent poking fun and blind acceptance to get the kind of town we want. And want to keep. That I think is what is at the center of our Year In Review—a lighthearted look at our scorecard for Delray—and what we need to work on to preserve the culture. Enjoy this issue, and we’ll see you in July.

Marie Speed


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5 (MORE) THINGS I LOVE ABOUT DELRAY: [ 1 ] The sales room at C. Orrico [ 2 ] Bottomless Bloody Marys at City Oyster [ 3 ] A table in the projector room of DADA so you can watch a movie if you are dining alone [ 4 ] The orange chicken in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s [ 5 ] The bumpy way the Gulf Stream looks on the horizon during the last cold front of the year

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Discover what’s new in Delray including the Spice boutique, a Killer Hot dog and an art experience.

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The new Atlantic Avenue boutique Spice is filled with eclectic art and home décor with global reach and exotic style. Table linens hand blocked in India, porcelain diffusers that look like lotus blossoms, glassware and cocktail recipe books mingle with original works of art, Domji fertility dolls (left), Buddha candles and handmade jewelry. Everything has a story from the buffalo horn salad tongs (made from naturally shedded buffalo horns only) to pillows and ponchos woven from an indigo fabric from Mali. Curator and Chief Officer of Aesthetics, Susan Altschuler, wants each visit to Spice to be a whole new experience. “I purchase one-of-a-kind and small numbers of items that are best in their class and offer a wide variety, so you won’t see the same things over and over again in my store,” she said. 521 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/562-8869,


There’s a hot new yoga spot in Delray where all levels of yogis can get their sweat on. Each 90-minute class at Anuttara Yoga Delray is held in the Hot Grand Tapas Hall. To clarify, the use of the word ‘tapas’ has nothing to do with Spanish-style shared plates. (But the word hot is universal.) At first glance this large room looks heavenly with its wall of mirrors and billowy white sheers, but then you notice a dry heat, equivalent to grilling outside in August. All there is to do is surrender, follow the instructor through the gentle flow of poses and breathe. Anuttara Raja Yoga is a class that’s different from other hot yoga. It’s 95 degrees, which is about 15 degrees cooler than most and it’s a flow, not a set rotation of poses. This gentle form of practice is de-stressing and who doesn’t need more of that? Classes are offered all day to accommodate busy schedules. 2219 Seacrest Blvd., Delray Beach, 561/265-5189,

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ART MADE PERSONAL Meridian Art Experience (mAe) is a new gallery in the Pineapple Grove Arts District aimed at making art more approachable, affordable and experiential. Connecting Delray with new artistic talent are owners James Blumenfeld and Susan Romaine. “We believe there is a vibrant, but under-served community of art enthusiasts who are interested in fine art that isn’t homogenized,” said Blumenfeld. “They are seeking to learn more and are hungry for experiential ways to do so. In fact, they are eager to engage in the fine art of living with art.” “We believe our clients are interested in how art fits into their personal design aesthetic rather than in designer art,” added Romaine. “[The Meridian] is the perfect place for them to experience the

mid-career and emerging art community and to participate not only in its evolution but also in the evolution of their own art collections.” Each month, a featured artist exhibition will kick off during the First Friday Art Walk in Pineapple Grove. The Meridian Art Experience offers a full range of professional services including how to buy, manage, collect and consign art, framing, installation and in-home consultation and event space rental for parties and fundraisers. The gallery is open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday; and by appointment on Monday and Tuesday. 170 N.E. 2nd Ave., 407/921-6931,

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When a boy from Brooklyn nicknamed ‘Hot Dog’ becomes a boxer known as ‘Killer’ then meets a girl from New England, the result is a hot dog joint, Gourmet Killer Dogs. Its unique menu features several varieties of oversized hot dogs and homemade sausages—even a vegan sausage—dressed with delectable and unexpected toppings like mac ‘n cheese, BLT, avocado, pineapple and Canadian bacon. Paired with a side of hand-cut fries and a seasonal selection of brewskis from Saltwater Brewery then finished with homemade Italian ice, it’s a meal and a half. If you’re craving something more surf and less turf, it offers Maine lobster rolls and Ipswich clam rolls that are wicked good. Killer Dogs has the added bonus of plenty of free and convenient parking. Cash only. 4057 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 917/656-3664,

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Park Tavern is tucked behind the tree-lined Worthing Park, a cozy, brick-walled restaurant with a huge bar offering plenty of seating and a large patio in the park. Happy Hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every night with a generous selection of dishes all for $5: pulled pork sliders, fish tacos, pretzels, deviled eggs, handmade chips, chili fries and more. For another $5 you can have a signature cocktail like an old fashioned, daiquiri, Gin-Gin Mule or a raspberry margarita as well as a selection of wine and $3 beers. Bartender Alex Bisson said what makes Park Tavern such a draw for a wide variety of people from 21-year-old college kids to professionals is that everyone feels welcome. Moreover, no matter how crowded it may be, you can still get one of the most intricately built drinks in town. “Based on your spirit choice, I can gauge pretty well what kind of cocktail you would enjoy. While old fashioneds still remain popular, more people are shifting to tequila because of the supposed ‘health’ attributes, but if you want to drink what industry pros are drinking try fernet branca, an Italian appetif that’s slightly bitter and licorice tasting.” With great food and friendly service, it’s easy to see why Park Tavern is such a popular spot. 32 S.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 561/265-5093,

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ate Volman is part civic booster, part motivational speaker, part women’s advocate and co-host of a live morning show, “Delray Morning Live.” She is the founder and host of her own show “Inspired Action,” every Monday at 6:30 p.m. You can find her videos on GoDaddy’s online publication, The Garage.


All of the wonderful shops, amazing and eclectic restaurants (DADA is one of my faves) and cultural gems like the Cornell Museum, Crest Theatre and Arts Garage. There is always something fun to do downtown and I love the organizations that coordinate these activities: the DDA, Delray Marketing Collaborative, Old School Square. The leadership of each are so passionate about Delray Beach and the work they do.


I love the energy of Delray. Business owners support each other and are very open to collaboration. The Delray Chamber helps everyone stay connected and provides many opportunities for businesses to network and grow. There is a lot of hidden talent and inspiring stories here, and I believe Delray Beach will one day be known as an entrepreneurial hub.


I love grabbing a coffee or tea at a local coffee shop and then strolling down the Ave with a friend while enjoying an interesting conversation. The people watching is great.



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I would love to see our community embrace the idea and creation of an active co-working space. Having a place where business owners and creatives can work together to brainstorm, connect and create opportunities would be amazing.



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So the next big (bad) thing seems to be “Text Neck,” pinched nerves in the neck and spine caused by people spending extended periods of time staring down at cell phones, iPads, computers and other handheld devices. But local doctor Lynn Midgal is on it, with a grassroots movement called “Looking Up” dedicated to educating children, teens, parents, teachers, school administrators and doctors about the posture problems modern technology is causing. With a little education on healthy posture, “Text Neck” can be avoided. One natural solution is as simple as bringing your device to eye level and looking up, as opposed to down. And “dancing with your cell phone” is another way: raise it to eye level, which is a much healthier alternative than staring down at it. Take your own creative and funny photo showing a bad posture and a good posture then share on your social media and use tags #lookingupthemovement or #textneck.

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n Palm Beach County, heroin and other opioids are having a devastating impact on our children and our community. These drugs are also having a dramatic impact on our first responders and emergency room staffs who are seeing young people dying from overdoses almost every day. In Palm Beach County, the number of overdoses-and subsequent overdose deathsis spiraling out of control. Just this year, Palm Beach County hit an ominous milestone in March with 10 overdose deaths reported in a single day. In Delray Beach alone, overdoses have skyrocketed from one in February of 2015 compared to 55 in February of this year. In 2016 there were close to 700 overdoses in Delray Beach compared to around 200 the year before. In addition, there were 65 heroin deaths in Delray Beach in 2016 and nine during the first two months of this year.

Paramedics in Delray Beach alone respond to an average of two overdoses a day. Since March Delray Beach police officers have used Naloxone – better known by the brand name Narcan – to help revive individuals who are overdosing. In just the last 10 months of 2016, Narcan was used 80 times by police officers to revive those who were overdosing. “Our first responders are undervalued and their work during this heroin epidemic is often overlooked,” says Sidney Gordon, founder of the Core Medical Group. “Our community should be grateful for the efforts of these men and women.” As a way of showing thanks for the work of first responders and help them cope with the stress that comes with dealing with overdoses on a daily basis, Core Medical Group – with the help of APS Pharmacy – is donating 100 vitamin IV infusions between May 15 through June 30 to Delray Beach and Boca Raton first responders. The infusions deliver vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients into the bloodstream quickly and can


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This is taking an emotional toll on those in the community who witness first hand the tragic deaths of mainly young people at the hands of potent drugs.


help improve energy levels and mental clarity while also enhancing sleep. Gordon praised the work of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force, a group of local representatives from businesses and the recovery community who work hand in hand with community leaders to address issues related to the drug epidemic. He is also urging others in the business communities of both Delray Beach and Boca Raton to support the first-responder community. While there is no way of measuring the emotional toll this epidemic is taking on first responders, community leaders say they are sure many are impacted. In Delray Beach, Police Chief Jeff Goldman is so concerned that he has brought in a mental health counselor to meet with officers. There is a special concern for young officers who are repeatedly seeing the traumatic sight of someone dying before their eyes – over and over again. In some cases, the officers aren’t much older than the victims. What can you do to help? The best thing you can do, according to police and fire chiefs, is remember to thank your first responders. “That means a lot to them,” one law enforcement official said.

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Jennifer Meng and Michelle Kaplan at the Delray Chamber’s ribbon cutting ceremony for Harvest Seasonal Grill + Wine Bar.

Karen Granger, Suzanne Spencer and Kelli Freeman at the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership luncheon.

Jennifer Radney models evening wear from Swatches & Rags at the opening night of Delray Beach Fashion Week.

Jenna Tuomi models designer wear from downtown Delray’s Oh My Bod at Delray on the runway during Delray Beach Fashion Week.

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Sets in the West

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Where: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens When: May 12 and June 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. About: It’s a walk in the park and then some. One Friday night each month from May through September, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will host Sushi & Stroll, a chance for visitors to amble leisurely through 16 acres of beautifully manicured Japanese gardens as the sun sets. Visitors will have a chance to explore six diverse gardens, each inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Listen to Taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko throughout the night at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a $2 additional charge on top of admission. Throughout the night, the museum’s Cornell Café, with views overlooking the gardens, will offer a variety of Pan-Asian cuisine for sale. Beer and sake will be available for an additional cost. The café offers a variety of craft sake selections, including sweet, sparkling and others that aren’t found anywhere else in South Florida. Although the museum galleries are closed to the public during the event, the museum store will be open. Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children from 4 to 10. There is no admission charge for museum members or children under 4. Contact: 561/495-0233,


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Where: Northwest Fifth Avenue When: May 20, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. About: History, culture, events and games for kids come together at Sets in the West, a free community street festival on Northwest Fifth Avenue presented by the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative in conjunction with the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Now in its third year, Sets in the West will be open to the public. It is designed to highlight the city’s Set district and African American history and culture. There will be plenty for children to do, including mini-tennis in the street and a variety of activities at the Avenue Church Kids Korner. Old School Square will host a Mini Masterpieces area where kids can show off their coloring and painting skills. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment by local band Spider Cherry and local musician Drew Tucker with host Ian Caven. Local artist and Palm Beach County resident Jason “JaFleu” Fleurant, whose work is displayed at the Blueprint Gallery at the Milagro Center, will be painting live. Plenty of food will be available, thanks to several food trucks. For those interested in learning about the community’s history, the Spady Museum will have an open house. Cost: Free Contact: 561/279-1380,

Where: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts When: Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. About: Trevor Noah is best known as the popular host of the “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. But he’s also a Renaissance man. His latest one-hour stand-up special, “Afraid of the Dark,” debuted on Netflix earlier this year and comes after the success of his previous special on Comedy Central, “Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation.” His Showtime comedy special, “Trevor Noah: African American,” premiered in 2013. He was nominated for Personality of the Year at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, and he won it in 2015. Noah has hosted numerous television shows, including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late-night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.” In November, he released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. He is also the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film “You Laugh but It’s True,” which tells the story of his childhood in post-apartheid South Africa. Cost: Tickets start at $39.50 Contact: 561/832-7469, 800/572-8471

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Where: Old School Square When: May 12; general admission, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; VIP, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. About: Lots of excitement is brewing in anticipation of the sixth annual Delray Beach Craft BeerFest hosted by Old School Square. Try some of the best craft brews in South Florida and a few from outside the area. All guests receive a commemorative tasting mug that has unlimited fills of 4-ounce samples. BeerFest includes music with a DJ followed by a live band, pub bites from local restaurants available for purchase, a photo booth and games. Pretzel necklaces are welcome and will be available for sale to those who don’t bring their own. In addition to beer, a few wines will be available for sampling, and there will be a water station where guests can clean their palates between tastings. BeerFest, held outdoors in Old School Square’s pavilion area, features an open bar with mixed drinks but not beer. Guests who pay extra for VIP tickets can get into BeerFest an hour early. Cost: Advance VIP tickets, $55; advance general admission, $40. Gate prices are $65 for VIP tickets and $45 for general admission. Contact: 561/243-7922, may/june 2017

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Where: Old School Square Fieldhouse When: Monday, June 19 About: The eigth annual Juneteenth Festival, produced by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in conjunction with Old School Square, will feature music, food, arts, storytelling and more. The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of freedom—one commemorating the end of slavery, both in Florida and in the United States. Visitors to the festival at Old School Square will enjoy live music, artistic expressions and demonstrations, speakers and food inside the comfort of the field house. This year, Juneteenth welcomes the return of storyteller Margaret Newton and the Pasco Baker Concert Choir; local artist Sharon Koskoff; local youth group performances; spoken word performances; and Old School Square budding artists displays. “The Spady Museum’s goal is to make sure the events surrounding this time period are not lost forever,” said Charlene Farrington, the museum’s director. “Younger generations should at the very least be aware of these important dates in our shared history.” Cost: $10. Children under 12 admitted free. Contact: 561/279-8883,

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MAY 3-14: “BEEHIVE: THE ‘60S MUSICAL” at The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with 2 p.m. matinee Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; $75 and $80; 561/9952333; This exciting and colorful stage show salutes women who made the music of the 1960s so special—from Lesley Gore and The Shirelles to Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin.

film and more will be presented with docent-led tours and Curators’ Conversations. Art workshops and demonstrations are part of the fun. MAY 4-6: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Theatre Lab at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; beginning at $10; 561/2976124; FAU’s professional resident theater company presents six readings of exciting new plays. A discussion with the playwright follows each reading, covering topics from process to inspiration. Playwright and host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” Peter Sagal closes the festival. MAY 5: TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m.; $48 and up; 561/7958883; Florida favorite and 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with what Petty said could be their last nationwide tour. With special guest Joe Walsh. MAY 5-6: CARL PALMER at the Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave.; 8 p.m.; $45-60; 561/450-6357; Voted by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of All Time, Palmer has sold more than 50 million records. In this special concert, he pays homage to the super-group Emerson Lake & Palmer.

MAY 4: ART AFTER DARK at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 5-9 p.m.; free; 561/832-5196; Culture and entertainment meet at the Norton every Thursday evening as this popular weekly program continues into the summer. An eclectic and fascinating mix of art, music,


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MAY 5-6: REGGIE WILSON/FIST AND HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; evening performances at 7:30 p.m. with 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday; $32; 561/832-7469; kravis. org. Choreographer Reggie Wilson boldly blends contemporary dance and African traditions, drawing from the blues, slave and gospel cultures to create provocative works that both honor the past and break new ground. MAY 5 AND JUNE 2: FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK at Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley; 6-9 p.m.; free; 561/243-1077; This self-guided tour invites you to explore the heart and soul of Delray’s art scene. Visit art galleries and working studios, meet talented local artists and enjoy a beautiful evening in downtown Delray. Maps and a list of participating galleries are available online. MAY 6: SMART – WATERCOLOR WONDERS at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 10 a.m.; free with museum admission; 561/3922500; This is the first in the new SMART, short for Saturday Morning Art Series, which offers studio workshops designed for families and intergenerational groups of all ages to learn, create and enjoy the visual arts. MAY 9-14: “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; $29 and up; 561/832-7469; The hills are alive again in this new production of the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family. Directed by three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien.

MAY 11: BLUES ON THE SQUARE at Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave.; 7:30 p.m.; $5 at the gate; 561/243-7922; The Jay Blue Band adds its brand of rocking blues and soul to this open-air series featuring some of Florida’s best blues bands, food trucks, beer, popcorn and ice cream. Bring your chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. MAY 12-13: NICOLE HENRY at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave.; 8 p.m.; $30-45; 561/450-6357; The jazz vocalist and Soul Train Award winner has a repertoire that includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz titles, contemporary standards, blues and originals.


MAY 3-7: SUNFEST along the waterfront in West Palm Beach; 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-1 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday; $47 and up; 800/786-3378; The lineup for this annual music and arts festival includes Blink 182, Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespread Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, Ziggy Marley, Tori Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper, 3 Doors Down, The Strumbellas and more.

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MAY 14: CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave.; 2 p.m.; $30-45; 561/450-6357; artsgarage. org. Mother’s Day Special Event Sunday. Lisa Rock and her six-piece band pay tribute to Karen Carpenter. For an additional $10, enjoy a pre-show Mother’s Day champagne reception at 1 p.m. MAY 14 AND JUNE 11: MUSIC IN THE MUSEUM at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 3 p.m.; free with museum admission; 561/392-2500; The museum, at the northern end of Mizner Park, can be a delight for the ears and eyes. Enjoy world-class musical performances with the Contrast Duo: Yasa Poletaeva and Darren Matias on May 14 and the Culturas String Quartet on June 11. MAY 16: JIMMY BUFFET at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m.; $47 and up; 561/795-8883; Parrotheads rejoice! Turning 70 last December hasn’t stopped Buffet from bringing fans a ray of sunshine and a taste of island life. The veteran performer will, as always, be supported by the talented Coral Reefer Band.

Comedian, former Miss New Jersey and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard shines in this hilarious solo comedy show about the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage. It’s 80 minutes of side-splitting sass. MAY 19–JUNE 4: “THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN” at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; $66; 561/514-4042; In this darkly comic play by Martin McDonagh, a handicapped young man seeks to escape the bleakness of his life by participating in the nearby filming of a Hollywood movie. MAY 19–JUNE 4: “MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT” at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday; $45; 561/832-7469; MNM Productions presents the delightfully madcap, Tony Award-winning musical about King Arthur and his rollicking round table. Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Kimberly Dawn Smith, with Silver Palm Award-winner Paul Reekie serving as musical director. MAY 20: STACEY KONWISER MEMORIAL SAVE THE TIGER 5K at the Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 7:30 a.m.; $35; 561/547-9453; It’s estimated that there are fewer than 300 Malayan tigers left in the wild. You can help save them when you sign up to run or walk through Dreher Park and into the zoo. Race registration includes T-shirt and zoo admission.

MAY 19-20: ONE FUNNY MOTHER at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.; 8 p.m.; $41/$31; 561/243-7922;

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MAY 20–JUNE 4: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at the Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St.;

Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee Saturday and Sunday; $30; 561/272-1281; delraybeachplayhouse. com. A potential family tragedy turns comic for three middle-aged siblings, the family housekeeper (a voodoo priestess) and a “boy-toy” named Spike in this Tony Award-winner. MAY 25: BLUES ON THE SQUARE at Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave.; 7:30 p.m.; $5 at the gate; 561/2437922; Experience classic American blues with Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants as part of an open-air series featuring some of Florida’s best blues bands, food trucks, beer, popcorn and ice cream. Bring your chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. MAY 25 AND JUNE 22: CANVAS & COCKTAILS at the Creative Arts School at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.; 7 p.m.; $35; 561/243-7922; Unleash your inner artist while enjoying a nice glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail. Great for a girls’ night out, date night or group activity. Each month offers something different. Materials and one drink ticket included. Reservations required.

away as he leads his phenomenal band in a high-voltage celebration. JUNE 9–SEPTEMBER 17: BUILDING A LEGACY: GIFTS FROM THE MARY GRIGGS BURKE COLLECTION at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road; Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Adults $15; 561/495-0233; More than 60 examples of Japanese art from the renowned Mary Griggs Burke Collection will be featured, including paintings, prints, ceramics, lacquer ware and textiles that reveal the range and quality of this distinguished collection. JUNE 10-11: ASHLEY COOPER at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave.; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday; $40; 561/4506357; “Ashley the Entertainer” performs hits from the ‘40s, ’50s and ’60s with explosive energy. The show is part song, part dance and all fun.

JUNE 11: NICHOLAS REYES & TONINO BALIARDO–THE GIPSY KINGS at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 8 p.m.; $29 and up; 561/832-7469; Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers continue to celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition.

JUNE 2-3: TITO PUENTE, JR. at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave.; 8 p.m.; $30-45; 561/450-6357; Tito Puente Jr. flawlessly carries on the musical legacy left by his father with charm and grace. Be prepared to mambo the night

JUNE 17: DIERKS BENTLEY, COLE SWINDELL AND JON PARDI at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m.; $44 and up; 561/795-8883; Don’t miss your chance to see these artists bring a unique touch to country music.

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SWEETEN THE DANCE FLOOR AT HONEY NIGHTCLUB Joie shoes, $285, Monaco fur wrap, $480, both from Nicole’s; necklace, $250, Tammy Child bag, $195, and “Party” bag, $90, all from Unique Boutique; Pellemoda shoes, $190, from Wish & Shoes; two rings, $49.95 each, and clutch, $139, all from Blings & Things.


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[ style ] BREEZE THROUGH BRUNCH AT SUNDY HOUSE Necklace, $365, small Samoe bag, $150, large Samoe bag, $175, Haishita scarf, $125, all from Unique Boutique; Lilly Pulitzer wedge heel, $198 from C. Orrico; Stuart Weitzman ankle-strap heel, $398 from Wish & Shoes; Brixton hat, $44, Dita sunglasses, $374, both from Elektrik Boutique; pearl necklace, $79.95, from Blings & Things.

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GET GROOVY AT THE DELRAY BEACH PLAYHOUSE* Flower tote, $345, from Wish & Shoes; scarf, $38 from Trilogy; Quay Australia sunglasses, $40, from Elektrik Boutique; flower clutch, $99.95, and two tassel necklaces, $69.95 each, all from Blings & Things; Joie shoes, $285, from Nicole’s. *Feelin’ Groovy-Musical Backstories, May 24


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EARN YOUR STRIPES AT LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Basler raincoat, $410, Johnston & Murphy sneakers, $138, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel camo bag, $250, all from Wish & Shoes; sunglasses, $239.95, from Blings & Things; Sol & Solene backpack, $90, from Trilogy.

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The Banyan Restaurant & Bar

This tree-shaded restaurant in Pineapple Grove is a new local winner.


ineapple Grove used to be a quaint off-the-beaten-path little sister to Delray’s Atlantic Avenue, but it has emerged as a serious dining destination and a respite of sorts from The Madness due south. Its latest addition is The Banyan, which practically snuggles up to a handsome old banyan tree someone had the foresight to save in the push for downtown sprawl. Proprietors and Delray residents Joseph LoRe and Miles Moriarty have ambitions that spread as wide as the banyan branches shading their patio. They built out the space with a charming contemporary vibe (we love the sleek, dressy little bar inside) and hired Chef James Skarulis in his first head chef job after working at Seagate Hotel and Dada. The menu features small plates and a large selection of crafty cocktails. My pretty blue Aviation gin cocktail tasted as good as it looked, with Bombay dry gin, luxardo, crème de violetto and lemon. It was a promising start to a high notes/low notes dinner. In the process of shaking up the menu, Skamay/june 2017

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rulis has a hodgepodge of offerings, with seafood (calamari, Maryland crab bites, Yum Yum shrimp, and blackened scallops), next to sliders, tacos, mac trios and flatbreads. We stuck with seafood. The Maryland crab bites were full of crab chunks with a zesty, but not overly spicy Chesapeake remoulade. Think of a French dressing meets Thousand Island dressing combo. The popular Yum Yum shrimp, with a spicy-sweet Sriracha aioli, were lightly dusted with breading, and the crunch-then-sweet-end-dip was an addictive combo. The seafood net had one hole in it: The Marinade Mahi evidently skipped the marinade stop, and was as bland as an oyster cracker; even the grilled pineapple salsa couldn’t rev it up. Then came the crème brulée cheesecake; talk about a happy ending. It was light and airy, the dense creaminess of the cheesecake sweetened by the crackly, torched sugar of the brulée. Made by an outside baker, this cheesecake is worth the trip all by itself. delray beach magazine


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Suzanne Spencer This civic activist brings hope to area schools.


uzanne Spencer may have once been a beauty queen (she competed in the Miss World pageant while representing the British Virgin Islands) but it’s her work with young people today that puts her center stage. Spencer has helped young women build self-esteem and forego the focus on body image. And she’s been a driving force in bringing people together on both sides of Delray Beach’s sober homes issue. Through it all, there has been a consistent message. “Everything I’ve done has been about hope,” she said. Spencer is a fearless optimist when it comes to difficult challenges. She serves as executive director of Living Skills in the Schools, a Delray Beach-based group that brings substance abuse prevention programs into schools throughout Palm Beach County. Spencer is in her third year leading the nonprofit organization. She has guided the program from reaching 3,000 students annually to more than 20,000 daily. It was her role as the volunteer executive director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force that led her to Living Skills in the Schools. “I just found a passion for helping those with substance use disorder and for helping communities address substance abuse issues,” she said. Spencer used her strong organizational skills to help a floundering, small group of community leaders find focus in tackling the city’s drug epidemic between 2012 and 2016. The task force now numbers about 60 members. She was the driving force behind programs such as After Narcan, which looks for ways to help those revived by the drug following an overdose. She also spearheaded Project Trailblazer, which helps those in recovery find jobs. It addresses the sober home issue and helps bridge the gap between residents’ concerns and those of legitimate sober home operators.

“I’m proud of the way in which those with opposing opinions were able to come together in a room and find solutions,” she said. Another of Spencer’s accomplishments is the creation of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Talks, a community program designed to educate the public, governments and providers with ways to address substance use disorder. “In about everything she does, Suzanne gets the most out of the people around her,” said Marc Woods, a City of Delray Beach code enforcement officer and longtime task force member. “Her legacy is that of cooperative problem solving by getting a team to push in the same direction and address issues that hadn’t been discussed before.” Spencer said her background as a beauty queen and self-esteem coach led her to work in the substance abuse arena. After working as a cruise ship social director and as a special events producer for some large nonprofit organizations, she volunteered for the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. She visited Palm Beach County schools and spoke to girls about the value of believing in themselves. “From my beauty queen days, I wanted to share with young girls the importance of self-esteem versus body image,” she said. “I started being known as the self-esteem lady.” She is now taking on a new volunteer role as vice chair of education for the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and has been instrumental in setting up programs to make it easier for businesses to support local schools. “We have to make education our business,” she said. It’s her passion for Delray Beach, she said, that keeps her involved in the community. “This is where I fell in love with my husband and where I fell in love with the vibrancy of the city,” she said.

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Most recently, Rubsamen and Shoes2You sent 99 pairs of shoes to orphans and impoverished children who were playing tennis barefoot on a makeshift dirt court in Africa. “Joseph is an exceptional kid,” said Peggy Gossett-Seidman, a family friend who helped arrange shipping the shoes to Africa. “He couldn’t believe there were kids in the world who didn’t have shoes, and it broke his heart.” Rubsamen’s mother, Merilynn Rubsamen, remembers how her youngest son couldn’t stop thinking about the barefoot people he saw in Nicaragua during that trip seven years ago. “When we got home, he said, ‘I’m going to send the shoes that I don’t wear anymore to Nicaragua,’” she recalled. Before long, Rubsamen and his mother were setting up the nonprofit organization with a local CPA and putting shoe collection bins at the student dropoff area at Unity School in Delray Beach, his school at the time. “By the third day, there were four bins overflowing with shoes,” Merilynn Rubsamen said. Unity continues to help Rubsamen collect new and gently used shoes, as does Oxbridge Academy. Earlier this year, the program received 1,700 pairs of shoes from Davenport School of the Arts in Winterhaven. He receives donations from the community and from retailers such as Nomad Surf Shop. “The more that people help, the more people are affected,” he said. “It’s a chain reaction that leads to a better quality of life for everyone. It’s just a better world.” Learn how to donate at

“The more people help, the more people are affected. It’s a chain reaction that leads to a better quality of life.”



or Joseph Rubsamen, a family trip to Nicaragua at age 9 was more than just a vacation. It was an eye-opener. As Rubsamen, his parents and two brothers drove to the coast from the capital of Managua, they passed through areas of extreme poverty lined with windowless, rundown shacks. Rubsamen saw something else that hit him hard. “I noticed that no one had shoes,” he said. That observation in 2009 eventually led Rubsamen to start a nonprofit organization, Shoes2You. Since then, Rubsamen has collected about 6,500 pairs of shoes for children and families in Nicaragua, Indonesia, Kenya and here in Palm Beach County. The 16-year-old sophomore at Oxbridge Academy has seen the impact his program has on those he reaches after personally delivering several hundred pairs. During one trip to Nicaragua, Rubsamen and his family delivered six bags of shoes to a small school, clinic complex, and to a women’s diabetic center. That is the best part, he said—the joy of seeing people get a pair of shoes and how it changes their lives. During a trip to Bali, he visited a school that received more than 400 pairs of shoes—shoes needed for children to attend the school. “The shoes are giving someone a chance to get an education,” he said. A resident of Delray Beach, Rubsamen recognized that there are many in South Florida who can’t afford new shoes. He’s organized shoe drop-offs at health-department locations in Delray Beach and Lantana and delivered shoes to the Paul’s Place after-school program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach.

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Ziree Thai: Great parking, excellent servers, decent prices, and everything from sushi to pad woon sen.

Egg burger from Rok:brgr

Best new restaurant Delray hasn’t had one of those rock star chefdriven restaurant openings this year, (although everyone is waiting for Chef Blake Malatesta’s new MIA opening later this summer.) Still, a few new places are gaining ground. Che!! may be the only waterfront restaurant you can get into these days, with yummy empanadas and a great outdoor bar. Seasonal Harvest Grill + Wine Bar is packing them in with non-GMO food, an extensive menu of vegetarian dishes and a section billed as “mostly under 500 calories.” Don’t overlook the 50 stellar wines available by the glass. Rok:brgr already has fans devoted to its fancy burgers, and Banyan is a new neighborhood hang out in Pineapple Grove. (Maybe that should be Pineapple Groove.)

Places we’ll miss Subculture Coffee. Tryst, Tryst, Tryst. And what was with the demise of Max’s Social House? It was innovative, edgy, delicious—with a great tuckedaway courtyard we loved. The good die young sometimes. Or are the high rents killing small businesses in Delray? The debate rages on.

Cocktail of the year The smoky Old Fashioned (try it at Park Tavern) is still hanging in there but our cutting-edge mixologists are all raving about the untapped potential of tequila. Stand by.


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Salt 7's brunch dance party

Decadent brunch Not sure if you can call what happens at Salt 7 “brunch,” as it routinely involves glow sticks and table dancing, but we know it starts with some kind of food. Other local faves for whiling away a long weekend afternoon include Max's Harvest, 50 Ocean, Latitudes and Sundy House.

Overpriced but we still love it Max’s Harvest may not be wallet-friendly but that hasn’t stopped its legion of loyal fans from landing there for Chef Eric Baker’s exquisitely wrought entrees and small plates. The goat cheese croquettes and deviled eggs have their own fan pages by now, but entrees like the diver scallops and lamb Molisano are always swoon-worthy.

Papa’s Tapas: Ditto on parking and prices, with family-owned ambiance and warmth plus outstanding Cuban food and homemade sangria. City Oyster: This is where people go for what passes as a “power lunch” in Delray. The menu is boundless and the Bloodies are bottomless on weekends. Christina’s: For breakfast. Forever. You’ll see everyone you know. J&J Raw Bar & Grill: We remember when it was smaller, a little funky and no one knew what an inspired impresario John Hutchinson was. Now it’s always packed with regulars, and there are a gazillion specials every night.

Food trend of the year The Bowl is bowling us over. Acai bowls, poke bowls, grain bowls. Forbes Acai bowl said bowls (a trend inspired by centuries-old Hawaiian dining) can actually “make you psychologically more prone to mindfulness.” We aren’t sure about that one but we are seeing bowls taking over whole restaurants these days. Will the bowl unseat the high-end burger? Only time will tell. Try Bear’s Food Shack in Delray for a taste of the trend. Also coming on strong: Bao buns, steamed Chinese and Vietnamese bread rolls filled with yummy ingredients like BBQ pork or pickled veggies. (Try them at Salt 7.)

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Delray Year in Review 2016-2017 Our annual takedown of the last 12 months of Delray, from dining to dysfunction, things we loved and those we lost—all with a reverent and enduring dose of hometown pride. It’s crazy and it’s fun and it has problems as well as promise—but it’s all ours. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Written by Marie Speed on behalf of a twisted (and anonymous) committee of insiders, outliers, boosters and babes. (You know who you are.)

The arcade bar scene is here and it’s big. Ours is the Silverball Museum. It’s a kind of twilight zone for people who grew up on pinball and PacMan—an eighth dimension where they can disappear for hours in a world of Skee Ball and cold beer, far away from the oppressive universe of car payments, yard work and receding hairlines.

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Tasty and good for you The popular New Vegan, operating with a minimal kitchen and a whole lot of heart (and heart-healthy options) serves up raw and vegan dishes from a tiny place off the Avenue on Second Street. Chef/owner Rahien Jones and his wife, Patricia, right, cousins of the late Corey Jones, have a devout following; favorites here include the falafel burger, curried rice and a legendary carrot cake.


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Public place that feels like a private club

Level II at Buddha Sky Bar is this year’s you-have-to-know-someone-and-be-über-cool-to-evenget-in place. Well, you knew this was coming. Delray is Pretty people at Level II already attracting high-end diners and wannabe hipsters; the spillover Miami club crowd was not far behind. Billed as “Delray’s most exclusive nightlife,” this small second-floor club with VIP bottle service is just what the New Delray needs. Or not. Be prepared for small space, expensive libations, lots of 5-inch heels and even bigger attitude.


Best comeback

John Fitzpatrick

Josie’s Ristorante at Woolbright and Federal ratchets it up several hundred notches when James Beard award-winner and former Mango Gang rock star Mark Millitello suits up in the kitchen and transforms both menu and quality. Faves so far: porcini ravioli, chicken scarpiello, San Francisco cioppino, to name a few. And with Sarah Roehrig manning the pastry miracle machine, this is the sleeper dining destination of the year.

Porcini ravioli at Josie's (below)

Menu items we need to lose

Solve all the problems of the world—and then some—with legendary barman John Fitzpatrick— aka “Fitzy”—at 32 East. It is especially inspiring if he is conducting one of his Sunday night whiskey tastings.

Go-to comfort food

The Spaghetti squash entreé at Farmhouse Kitchen is perfect for the healthy eaters but we die-hard cholesterol warriors go straight for the meatloaf at Granger's or Cut 432's Lobster mac‘n cheese (although some like theirs truffled). Cut 432's truffled mac and cheese

Move over kale; make room for new IT veggies like seaweed, beet greens, chard, mustard greens and carrot tops. And octopus? We are so over you in every menu we open. Ditto truffle fries and Brussels sprouts with bacon. Others: avocado toast, “curated” menus, gluten-free everything.

Waiter you ask to sing Happy Birthday to your shy and retiring friend

Kevin Berg at City Oyster gets louder and louder. And more and more off key. This will not stop until even the people at the sidewalk tables outside start clapping. Better a table with Kevin than those silly candles you can’t blow out.


Cheaper than a therapist

Oysters at Rack's

Five menu items we love

• The white chocolate croissant at French Bakery • Bagel from Bagel Twin • The Italian ricotta torte at Bedner’s • Mussels with blue cheese sprinkles at J&J • The oysters Rockefeller at Rack’s Fish House

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Business, retail, etc.

5 clothing trends we are ready to forget

washes off the stress of everyday life in about 15 minutes. A Monju green tea ice cream afterward in the Cornell Café is a perfect topper.

City-wide event(s) we do not want to lose

Hottest new accessories

Savor the Avenue and Delray Affair

Julie Murphy leading yoga nidra

Woo woo practice of the year It’s a tie between Lynn Midcal's breath work (which was called rebirthing in the 1970s) at Beyond Fitness and Julie Murphy’s yoga nidra (guided meditation, complete with pillow and binkie) at Simply Yoga. Both practices will take you to a place far, far away—unplugged, rebooted, renewed.

Three up-and-coming neighborhoods SoFa: For the young professional with money to spend and a penchant for fitness and take-out. West Settler's District: For those who relish that small town-y and historic neighborhood ambiance East Delray used to have. Osceola Park: The Next Big Thing for people who appreciate a touch of bohemian charm; comes complete with its own artist alleys.


New businesses we love


Clifton Sepulveda and Mar Martinez opened a Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 247 S.E. 6th Ave. in Delray, and the locals are kicking up their heels. This may be the new, more civilized answer to working out in the summertime for those ready to drop CrossFit and go boldly into tango. We love Dizzy Rock Furniture on North Federal Highway with its crazy fun home furnishings and the larger-thanlife gorilla standing guard outside.

SoFa luxury apartments

•Crop tops •Athleisure wear •Cold-shoulder tops •Tight pants on men •Beards

•Labradoodle •Alexa •Insta pots •Light-up sneakers for adults Karen Granger, Mar Martinez, Clifton Sepulveda and Laura Simon

Workout trend Luxury gyms, wellness retreats, group personal training

Favorite Saturday morning pastime The Delray GreenMarket at Old School Square on N.E. 2nd Avenue was started in 1996 by the CRA. It's still the gathering place with more than 65 vendors selling everything from produce to homemade jams, soaps and more. (Our hometown doggie rescue, Dezzy’s Second Chance, even shows up with four-legged rock stars.) The winter GreenMarket is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the end of October through May. It shifts to a smaller summer green market in early June and moves to the eastern half of the Tennis Center parking lot through August. Dizzy Rock Furniture

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1 We all need an occasional walk on the wild side on the Marsh Trail at Loxahatchee Preserve, followed by a stop in Bedner's for the best Gulf shrimp in Delray (from the guy with the cooler in the parking lot.) 2 The Delray Marketplace has it all, from great dining at Apeiro or Burt & Max's to bowling, movies and now Hoffmann's Chocolates. 3 The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens never disappoints; a walk through the gardens

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Politics/city A few businesses (and people) who give it all back

Three biggest unsolved issues

Delray is a great pitch-in-and-let’s-all-make-itwork town, but we have to give a shout out to the following for their consistent community support of small events and big causes:

Eyesore environmental move

Craig Spodak and Spodak Dental Group: Spodak Dental Group led by Craig Spodak is an integral part of the Delray community through its participation and sponsorship of events and heartfelt initiatives like its Freedom Day USA event, where it provides dental care to military veterans and its public school student All-Star Smiles programs. Crane's Beach House, Cathy Balestriere and the Crane family: Balestriere currently chairs the Chamber board. On Crane’s behalf she has supported and sponsored Chamber events, the Tree Lighting, events in The Set and Fourth of July celebrations, among other things. Chuck Halberg, STuart & Shelby: Halberg and his firm are big supporters of the Achievement Center and Arts Garage and can be counted in supporting events in The Set plus numerous events all over town. Halberg is known for “putting his money where his mouth is.” Putt 'N Around, Elise Johnson: They donated the new ice skating rink to the city and support causes around town throughout the year. Johnson is on the Old School Square Board and is always working on fundraising ideas. Delray Beach Marriott, Ocean Properties, the Walsh family: Becky (left) and Mike Walsh supported Delray Beach holiday events and Fourth of July celebrations for many years, as well as the Delray library, among other local institutions and causes. Aric and Jessica Gasper, Delray Buick GMC: Annual auto sponsor for the DBMC events including the Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July celebration, Sets in the West and Grove Week.

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1 The two Atlantics: Uptown Atlantic (dead in the water) and Atlantic Crossing (the debate drags on) 2 The rehab industry/sober house crisis 3 Traffic on Linton and Federal



Dais shenanigans (how many times city government embarassed us)

Delray’s signature sea grape tunnels leading to the beach are razed to promote “dune health” but in this case, saving the dunes ended up losing their charm. Or, sometimes what’s good for the environment can be bad for the view.

Almost every other Tuesday night but low points include 1 the infamous Jordana Jarjura vs. Mitch Katz conflict-of-interest throw down and 2 the commission’s inability to reach consensus about a replacement commissioner for Al Jacquet’s vacated seat.

The town that saved Christmas

Poison from the podium

Delray siphoned the beer out of St. Paddy’s Day, but it saved the Christmas tree and decided to replace the iconic (but rusting) tree with a new aluminum version that will cost almost $800,000. The bad news? The tree will lose its highly visible Old School Square front lawn position and be moved elsewhere on the property. (We The 100-foot hear the Festivus Pole Christmas tree will stay.)

This year marked a new low in contentious city commission meetings. So far, vitriol has been lobbed with equal opportunity to the following: the Arts Garage, CRA, Chamber of Commerce, Delray Beach Open, the DDA, the Delray Public Library, Old School Square and more. Chaplain Anneze barthelemy, a candidate for city commission, told the Palm Beach Post: “When you have commissioners going at it right on the dais in front of all those present at a commission meeting, it says a lot about incivility. Not many people would want to work in that type of atmosphere.” It is one reason cited for the revolving door when it comes to top city employees: Chief Financial Officer Jeff Snyder, City Manager Don Cooper, Assistant City Manager Francine Famaglia, city attornies Noel Pfeffer and Max Lohman, City Clerk Cevelle Nubin, among others. Time to knock it off, ladies and gentlemen— return manners to the meetings.

People who want to be mayor Anyone who shows up at City Oyster for lunch on Fridays.

2017 Dread List el schedule

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Delray victory laps go to… The Delray Downtowner—the on-demand free ride service using 100 percent electric vehicles— goes nationwide, with new service in Tampa, Aspen, Colorado, and Newport Beach and Manhattan Beach, California.

Delray Downtowner

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which has great live music Wednesdays through Saturdays with great food thrown in the bargain. The late John Paul Kline set the friendly, hip tone for this “underground” neighborhood hangout, and his vibe is still alive and well.

What we need more of Manners, shoe stores, parking—and not in that order.

Best concert of 2016

Music venues we love

“Carols by Candlelight,” a holiday concert which originated in San Diego, came to Old School Square and featured the Little River Band on the Pavilion Stage singing seasonal favorites and pop and country hits. A VIP ticket included reserved seating, light bites, a cash bar and a meet and greet with the performers.

Vintage tap has stepped into the void left when Elwood’s closed, with a funky intimate venue housed in a 1930s-era building on West Atlantic. It’s a no-frills bar (they like to think of themselves as a juke joint) with music ranging from blues to rockabilly. It has a great beer selection at a lowkey hangout. Locals also love Third and Third,

Biggest sign that the arts are struggling in Delray You could shoot a cannon through Artist Alley these days, after the building was sold and the rents skyrocketed. Most of the artists decamped from what was a burgeoning arts scene, and the “Cube” idea is still struggling as it seeks a managing team. The arts have been a foundation of Delray’s eclectic persona. People are wondering if that ship has sailed in favor of more high-end restaurants, retail and apartments.

Up and coming arts star Eric Biddings, a rapper from Delray Beach, releases his fifth album since 2009, “The Local Café.” This year, Miami New Times described him as a “South Florida staple like Piles and Trick Daddy.” Even though the late great Subculture Coffee was his hang-out, we think he’ll find another place soon to bust a few rhymes and belt out a song or two when the spirit moves him.


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Matthew Farmer continues to bring great programming to Old School Square. The Free Friday night concerts during the spring and fall are always a crowd pleaser, but the Doo Wop Project last February was a complete sellout. The program was described as a “journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons, all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.” The concert featured stars of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical and Their Hot Band,” and by all accounts, knocked the roof off the Crest Theatre.

Arts Advocate On his own time, Jarrod White, events manager of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) has been working on having a mural painted in Pineapple Grove (think Wynwood Walls). He’s collaborated with the Pineapple Grove Board, Site Plan Review and Appearance Board (SPRAB), Public Arts Board, building owners and artists to bring this to fruition. He’s always sourcing new artists for Delray events and was instrumental in bringing Grammy awardwinning artist Daya to headline Delray’s Fourth of July celebration.

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Ramp up that fresh daytime beverage for a festive after-five imbibe Written and photographed by Libby Volgyes

It’s a delicate balance, the transition of day-to-night drinks. Even more so when you’re trying to, say, simplify your life. Of course, you could just drink Perrier during the day and do shots all night. But then again, we’ve been evolving quite a bit lately. We want more than lemon in water. More than shots of tequila. (Okay, tequila shots have their place and time but you can’t do tequila shots all night). We want cocktails. And—dare I use the word—mocktails. What if there was a drink—a super-refreshing, thirst-quenching drink that you could batch out for a special day and sip on at the pool or beach or swank party, or just treat yo’self on any given Saturday? Then, when the sun set or the time felt right, you could add a bit of booze and transform it into the plushest, greatest cocktail ever?  Is that even possible?  To find an answer to this idea, we turned to three local bartenders. We challenged them to come up with a drink that goes from day to night, mocktail to cocktail. The only requirement was the “day” drink couldn’t include alcohol.  “People are living a very healthy lifestyle,” noted Bob Higgenbotham, beverage director at 13 American Table. “Despite what might happen when the sun sets, people are really taking care of themselves during the day throughout Palm Beach County as a whole. Look at what people eat and what people drink.  I think people are a lot more health-conscious when the sun’s out.”  So without further ado—here are your drinks:

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Running on Fumes Fizz

(pictured on preceeding page) 2 ounces beet, apple and ginger juice blend 3/4 ounce activated charcoal honey syrup 1/2 ounce lemon juice 2 healthy-sized mint sprigs Sparkling Water Glass: Collins Garnish: Mint Combine all juices and honey syrup in glass. Slap one mint sprig and add to liquids. Fill glass halfway with crushed ice and swizzle. Top with more crushed ice and sparkling water. Garnish.


Purple is the New Charcoal 1 1/2 ounces Hendrick’s gin 1/2 ounce The Bitter Truth elderflower liqueur 1/4 ounce Dolin Blanc vermouth 3/4 ounce beet, apple and ginger juice blend 1/2 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce activated charcoal honey syrup 1 egg white  Glass: Coupe Garnish: Cracked Five Pepper Blend Dry shake all ingredients to foam up egg white, then shake again with ice to chill and dilute. Double strain into coupe and garnish.

It’s got a lot of different things going on. For me, my drinks can be complicated but not by too many ingredients. It’s the process, but I keep the ingredients relatively simple. This one got away from me. I didn’t dial back but went forward.” – Bob Higginbotham


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Here [at Max’s] we always try to do a fresh fruit as a mixer. Each one of our cocktails has a garnish and a fresh fruit modifier.” – James Longstreth

Max’s Grille

James Longstreth, bartender

Blackberry Lemonade

4 muddled blackberries Rosemary sprig 1 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice Soda water Muddle blackberries and add simple syrup and lemon juice.Top off with soda water and garnish with rosemary sprig.  


Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

(offered on the menu on weekends and during the day), simply add 2 ounces Buffalo Trace Kentucky bourbon.

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Jamin Stilley, beverage manager/sommelier


Muddle two limes and a handful of basil leaves. Fill with ice. Add 1 ounce Coco Lopez Shake 30 seconds, top with soda water, pour into highball glass.


Sobe at Night Add 1 1/2 ounces white rum.

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It’s light and refreshing but still has roast-y and spicy notes to it. It’s a nice easy sipper during the day but add some tequila to get the party going. Tequila has a party reputation but it can be so much more than that. Tequila now is more mature and clean. It’s more robust.” – Hayden Gartzman

Rebel House Hayden Gartzman, bartender  

Snowbird Season 4 grilled orange slices 2 basil sprigs Top with ginger beer Muddle basil and orange Add ice and ginger beer


Florida Winter

Simply add 1 1/2 ounces tequila to muddled step, followed by ice and topped with ginger beer. For an added kick, add 1 ounce of Ancho Reyes.

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dining guide

Your resource for Greater Delray Beach’s finest restaurants

staff pick Yaxche™ Tearoom + Emporium 14 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 561/865-7618


arm, intimate and saturated with the scent of incense, the Yaxche Tearoom is a tiny gem for people who like a cozy-earthly-worldly vibe. Dream catchers, stones, cacti and other hippie trinkets are displayed on wooden shelves and dressers to occupy your attention while waiting in line. You wait because everyone receives a personal tea selection consultation. The back wall is lined with more than 100 different loose-leaf teas, and if you make the effort to go to a place like this, you don’t settle for the same-old, go-to tea. First, an employee will ask whether you like your tea with or without caffeine. Then: fruity, earthy or sweet? Next, she will examine the wall, choose a jar and let you take a whiff. This process goes on until you have selected The Chosen One. One more question: hot or cold? (Note, hot teas are served in glass mason jars, which arrive burning hot.) This is not a high tea. There are no doilies or finger sandwiches. But there is avocado toast, a variety of soups and salads, empanadas and all manner of excellent cakes, loaves, cookies and other sweets that are overwhelmingly gluten-free, vegan or both. All are locally made. The Yaxche Tearoom is committed to the notion of a healthier earth. All drinks are made with specially purified Goodwater™ and a portion of all sales goes toward pure water initiatives. —Shayna Tanen

IF YOU GO HOURS – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday PRICES – $0.75 to $13.95. Tea is $4.75 on average with re-steep. WEBSITE –

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DINING KEY $ Inexpensive: under $17 $$ Moderate: $18 to $35 $$$ Expensive: $36 to $50 $$$$ Very expensive: $50+

DELRAY BEACH quirky, individualistic, obscurely located little place is one of the most important restaurants in Delray. The menu changes frequently, but hope the evening’s fare includes plump scallops with caramelized mango sauce, stunning delicious roasted cauliflower with Parmesan mousse and bacon, and wicked-good espresso panna cotta on it at your visit. • Dinner Mon.–Sat. 561/303-1939. $$

32 east—32 E. Atlantic Ave. Contemporary American. There are trendier, flashier, more celebrated restaurants than this beacon of vibrant modern American cuisine in downtown Delray, but there are no better restaurants anywhere in South Florida. The menu changes weekly, but still look for items like the sublime black truffle-Gruyère pizza and the venison-wild boar sausage duo, which is the stuff of carnivorous fantasies. For dessert, the chocolate-peanut butter semifreddo is truly wicked in its unabashed lusciousness. • Dinner nightly. 561/276-7868. $$$

50 ocean—50 S. Ocean Blvd. Seafood. The former Upper Deck at Boston’s on the Beach is now the more upscale, seafood-oriented spot. The menu ranges from familiar to slightly more inventive, from a classic lobster bisque and crisp-tender fried clam bellies to rock shrimp pot pie and baked grouper topped with blue crab. The cinnamon-dusted beignets are puffs of amazingly delicate deep-fried air and should not under any circumstances be missed. • Lunch Mon.–Sat. Dinner nightly. Brunch Sun. 561/278-3364. $$

angelo elia pizza • bar • tapas—16950 Jog Road. Italian. Nothing on the menu of Angelo Elia’s modern, small plates-oriented osteria disappoints, but particularly notable are the meaty fried baby artichokes stuffed with breadcrumbs and speck, delicate chickenturkey meatballs in Parmesan-enhanced broth, and Cremona pizza with a sweet-salty-earthy-pungent mélange of pears, pancetta, Gorgonzola, sun-dried figs and mozzarella. • Lunch Tues.–Sun. Dinner nightly. 561/381-0037. $


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apeiro kitchen & bar—14917 Lyons Road. Mediterranean. West Delray diners have another reason to stay in their neighborhood with this stylish, contemporary Mediterranean eatery. Apeiro’s menu spans the entire Mediterranean, with dishes like Moroccanspiced lamb ribs, 14-ounce double-cut pork chops, and fluffy meatballs adorned with tomato sauce, ricotta and pesto. The apple crostata, baked in a wood-burning oven, is one of the best desserts in town. • Dinner nightly. 561/501-4443. $$

atlantic grille—1000 E. Atlantic Ave. Seafood/ Contemporary American. This posh restaurant in the luxurious Seagate Hotel & Spa is home to a 450-gallon aquarium of tranquil moon jellyfish and a 2,500-gallon shark tank. Savor inventive cuisine that takes the contemporary to the extraordinary. Bold flavors, inspired techniques and the freshest ingredients make every meal a culinary adventure. • Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sat.–Sun. 561/665-4900. $$

brulé bistro—200 N.E. Second Ave., Suite 109. American. This chic and casual bistro tucked away in the Pineapple Grove district of Delray Beach serves modern American cuisine, artisan wines, craft beers and handcrafted cocktails. This intimate neighborhood bistro has the culinary IQ of a very fine restaurant. It is local Delray at its best, with entrées like Snake River Kobe flank au poivre to Maine lobster bisque with fennel pollen. • Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sun. 561/274-2046. $$

buddha sky bar—217 E. Atlantic Ave. #3. Pan Asian. Don’t miss a meal at this stylish Asia-meets-industrial chic spot with a view of the Delray skyline. Chinese-ina-

fluenced dim sum is inspired, while rock shrimp tempura and Tokyo beef skewers with twin chimichurri sauces touch the heart and the taste buds. Veggie fried rice is exemplary thanks to the kitchen’s application of wok chi. • Dinner nightly. 561/450-7557. $$

burt & max’s—9089 W. Atlantic Ave. Contemporary American. Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max have struck gold with their first collaboration in years, bringing an accessible and affordable brand of contemporary comfort food to west Delray. A few dishes from Max’s other eatery, Max’s Grille, have made the trek, like the hearty chopped salad and bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Other dishes are variations on the comfort food theme, including a stellar truffle-scented wild mushroom pizza. • Dinner nightly. Sunday brunch. 561/638-6380. $$ cabana el rey—105 E. Atlantic Ave. Cuban tropical. Little Havana is alive and well in Delray. The menu is a palette-pleasing travelogue, including starters like mariquitas (fried banana chips) and main courses such as seafood paella (think mussels, shrimp, clams, conch, scallops and octopus). • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/274-9090. $$

cabo flats—Delray Marketplace, 14851 Lyons Road. Mexican. Mexican cuisine often has more personas than Madonna. This highly stylized cantina adds another— that of California’s Chicano culture. All your favorite Mexican dishes are there, as well as enormous margaritas, but also niftier items like the crispy tuna tacos. Try the restaurant’s famous avocado fries with garlic and cilantro, and finish off with Captain Crunch deep-fried ice cream. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/499-0378. $ may/june 2017

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[ dining guide ] caffé luna rosa—34 S. Ocean Blvd. Italian. This favorite is always lively, and alfresco dining is the preferred mode. Entrée choices are enticing, but we went with the housemade pasta with pancetta, tomato and basil. Also delicious was the costoletta di vitello, a center-cut 14-ounce veal chop lightly breaded and served with San Marzano tomato sauce. For breakfast, indulge in a crab meat benedict, and for dessert, you can’t go wrong with the cheesecake imported from the Carnegie Deli. • Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. 561/274-9404. $$ cena—9 S.E. Seventh Ave. Italian. Like death and taxes, heat and humidity, Italian restaurants are a certainty in these parts. Most prize comfort and satisfaction over ambitious feats of culinary derring-do, as does this small but stylish restaurant in a space once occupied by one of Angelo Elia’s stable of eateries. Tender artichoke bottoms bathed in garlicky olive oil are a worthy starter, as is a salad of peppery arugula with figs and mild, creamy goat cheese. Sun-dried tomato-crusted halibut with Chianti sauce is a break from the familiar. Tiramisu, though as familiar as apple pie, is exceptionally well done. • Dinner Tues.-Sat. 561/330-1237. $$ city oyster—213 E. Atlantic Ave. Seafood. This stylish mainstay of Big Time Restaurant Group serves up reasonably priced seafood that never disappoints, such as shrimp and grits with jumbo crab cake and jalapeño cheddar grits. • Lunch Mon.–Sun. Dinner nightly. Outdoor dining. 561/272-0220. $$

cut 432—432 E. Atlantic Ave. Steak house. Hipper decor, a more casual vibe and an inventive take on steak-house favorites make this sleek restaurant just different enough to be interesting. Starters such as ceviche (prepared Peruvian style) and ultrarich oysters Rockefeller are first-rate, while the wet-aged beef is appropriately tender and tasty. • Dinner nightly. 561/272-9898. $$$

dada—52 N. Swinton Ave. Contemporary American. The same whimsical creativity that spawned Dada the art movement infuses Dada the restaurant, giving it a quirky charm all its own. The comfort food with a moustache menu has its quirky charms too, like shaken-bake pork chops with sweet-savory butterscotch onions, and a brownie-vanilla ice cream sundae with strips of five-spice powdered bacon. The wittily decorated 1920s-vintage house-turned-restaurant is, as they say, a trip. • Dinner nightly. 561/330-3232 $$

location just seems to make everything taste better. • Lunch Mon.–Fri. Brunch Sat.–Sun. Dinner nightly. 561/665-8484. $

fifth avenue grill—821 S. Federal Highway. American. Since 1989, this upscale tavern has been a Delray favorite. The straightforward menu focuses on entrées like lamb osso buco and tenderloin brochette teriyaki. Add a lobster tail for good measure. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/265-0122. $$

the grove—187 N.E. Second Ave. Contemporary American. Chef-partner Michael Haycook and chef Meghan O’Neal change their menu biweekly, turning out dishes exhilarating in their freshness, creativity and elegant simplicity. An appetizer of octopus with olive oil, crushed potato aioli and lemon is outstanding. • Dinner Tues.–Sat. 561/266-3750. $$ henry’s—16850 Jog Road. American. This casual, unpretentious restaurant from Burt Rapoport in the west part of town never fails to delight diners. Expect attentive service and crisp execution of everything— from meat loaf, burgers and fried chicken to flatbreads and hefty composed salads. • Lunch Mon.–Sat. Dinner nightly. 561/638-1949. $$

house of siam—25 N.E. Second Ave., #116. Thai. The normally riotous flavors of Thai cuisine are muted at this family-friendly downtown spot, but that seems to suit diners just fine. Dishes, well-prepared and generously portioned, include steamed chicken and shrimp dumplings with sweet soy dipping sauce and crisp-fried duck breast in a very mild red curry sauce. • Lunch Mon.–Fri. Dinner nightly. 561/330-9191. $$

il girasole—2275 S. Federal Highway. Northern Italian. This South Florida classic is not trendy, but it offers a level of comfort and consistency that has been

bringing people back for more than three decades. The food is fine hearty Italian, with excellent service. Try the veal Kristy or the calves brains. • Dinner Tues.– Sun. 561/272-3566. $$

j&j seafood bar & grill—634 E. Atlantic Ave. Seafood. This local favorite on Atlantic Avenue—owned by John Hutchinson (who is also the chef) and wife Tina— serves up everything from burgers and wraps to a menu brimming with seafood options. Don’t forget to inquire about the stunning array of 10 specials—every night. • Lunch and dinner Tues.–Sat. 561/272-3390. $$ jimmy’s bistro—9 S. Swinton Ave. Eclectic. Best bets are a lovely salad of ripe tomatoes and fresh, milky house-made mozzarella; a rich, elegant version of lusty Cajun etouffee; and caramelized bananas in puff pastry with silken vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. • Dinner nightly. 561/865-5774. $$

la cigale—253 S.E. Fifth Ave. Mediterranean. True culinary professionals turn out gently updated and classically oriented dishes notable for the quality of their ingredients and careful preparation. Sweetbreads in chanterelle cream sauce are glorious; a barely grilled artichoke with mustardy remoulade is gloriously simple. Watching your server skillfully debone an impeccably fresh Dover sole is almost as satisfying as eating it. • Dinner Mon.–Sat. 561/265-0600. $$

latitudes ocean grill—2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. Contemporary American/Coastal. This seaside restaurant at the Delray Sands has been given a new lease on life by Chef James King, who is delivering arguably the best coastal cuisine around. The “simply prepared fresh fish” choices alone are a breath of fresh (seaside) air. Combine near-flawless food with the jawdropping view, and we have a winner. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat. Brunch Sun. 561/278-6241. $$

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[ dining guide ] lemongrass bistro—420 E. Atlantic Ave. PanAsian. Casually hip ambience, friendly service, moderate prices and a blend of sushi and nouveau pan-Asian fare make this a popular destination. The quality of its seafood and care in its preparation are what gives Lemongrass its edge. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/2785050. (Other Palm Beach County locations: 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton, 561/544-8181; 1880 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, 561/733-1344). $

max’s harvest—169 N.E. Second Ave. Contemporary American. Dennis Max, instrumental in bringing the chef and ingredient-driven ethos of California cuisine to South Florida in the 1980s, is again at the forefront of the fresh, local, seasonal culinary movement. Max’s Harvest soars with dishes like savory bourbon-maple glazed pork belly. • Dinner nightly. Brunch Sat.–Sun. 561/381-9970. $$

the office—201 E. Atlantic Ave. Contemporary American. Your office is nothing like this eclectic gastropub, unless your office sports more than two dozen craft beers on tap and a menu that flits from burgers and fries to mussels. Don’t miss the restaurant’s winning take on the thick, juicy Prime beef burger and simply wicked maple-frosted donuts with bacon bits and two dipping sauces. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/276-3600. $$ out of denmark—2275 S. Federal Highway. Danish/ Continental. Reprising the restaurant he closed in 2006 to care for his ill wife, chef-owner Jorgen Moller is back with his signature brand of Danish-inflected and continental dishes. The look, feel and menu remain

very old school, the way his loyal patrons like it. The restaurant is perhaps best known for its Danish koldt bord, an array of small bites served on a three-tiered stand. Entrées are more familiar; both rack of lamb and Wiener Schnitzel are well-prepared and flavorful. • Dinner Tues.–Sun. 561/276-2242. $$$

park tavern—32 S.E. Second Ave. Contemporary American. The guys from Cut 432 have done it again with this hip, casual modern American tavern. The menu is tightly focused and tightly executed, whether Maryland crab cakes featuring fat chunks of succulent crab or the behemoth slab of tender, juicy prime rib for a near-saintly $29. • Dinner nightly. Brunch Sat.–Sun. 561/265-5093. $$

prime—29 S.E Second Ave. Steak/Seafood. Prime is aptly named for its heart of the action location, classy neo-supper club decor, extensive wine list and roster of designer steaks. Starters and desserts fare better than entrées, especially plump, crabby Maryland-style crab cakes and indecently luscious chocolate bread pudding. Service is a strong suit too, so with a bit of work this good-looking restaurant will fully live up to its name. • Dinner nightly. 561/865-5845. $$$

racks fish house + oyster bar—5 S.E. Second Ave. Seafood. Gary Rack, who also has scored with his spot in Mizner Park, certainly seems to have the restaurant Midas touch, as evidenced by this updated throwback to classic fish houses. Design, ambience and service hit all the right notes. Oysters are terrific any way you get them; grilled fish and daily specials are excellent. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/450-6718. $$$

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scuola vecchia—522 E. Atlantic Ave. Neapolitan pizza. This bright pizza and wine place makes a certified and serious Neapolitan pizza—according to standards set forth by The Associazone Pizzaliola Napolentani (APN). That means light flavorful dough, spanking fresh imported ingredients—and about as far away as you can get from the American smeary cheesy greasy version. • Lunch and dinner Tues.–Sun. 561/865-5923. $ smoke—8 E. Atlantic Ave. Barbecue. With famed pit master Bryan Tyrell manning the smoker, this joint smokes every other barbecue spot in South Florida. Pretty much everything that comes out of Tyrell’s three-wood smoker is good, but his competition-style ribs are porky-smoky-spicy heaven, the Sistine Chapel of rib-dom. Crisp-greaseless house-made potato chips, meaty baked beans and plush-textured banana-coconut pudding are also excellent. The ambience is an inviting blend of Southern hospitality, urban chic and sports bar. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/330-4236. $$

sundy house—106 S. Swinton Ave. Contemporary American. It’s fine dining served in arguably the most beautiful restaurant and gardens in Delray. Menus are seasonal and imaginative. Try any of the fresh local fish dishes. • Lunch Tues.–Sat. Brunch Sun. Dinner Tues.–Sun. 561/272-5678. $$ terra fiamma—9169 W. Atlantic Ave. Italian. The pleasures of simple, hearty, well-prepared ItalianAmerican cuisine are front and center at Wendy Rosano’s latest venture. Among the pleasures you should enjoy are delicate, pillow-y veal meatballs in Marsala sauce; lusty chicken Allessandro with mushrooms, spinach and artichoke hearts; and a finely crafted tiramisu that’s as satisfying as it is familiar. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/495-5570. $$

tramonti—119 E. Atlantic Ave. Italian. In a world where restaurants chase trends with the relentlessness of Casanova in full Viagra heat, Tramonti stands out as a classy, classic outpost of authentic Italian cookery. Not trendy hardly means stodgy, however, as evidenced by expertly crafted, robustly flavorful dishes like the signature spiedini di mozzarella Romana, spaghetti al cartoccio and braciole Napoletana. Torta della nonna is a triumph of the highly refined simplicity that lies at the heart of true Italian cuisine. • Lunch Mon.–Sat. Dinner daily. 561/272-1944. $$$ vic & angelo’s—290 E. Atlantic Ave. Italian. Giving oldAARON BRISTOL

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LANTANA the station house—233 Lantana Road. Seafood. If you’re hungry for Maine lobster, plucked live out of giant tanks and cooked to order, this modest replica of a 1920s train station is the place to go. Lobsters come in all sizes (up to 6 pounds) and are so reasonably priced that getting a taste of one without reservations is highly unlikely. • Dinner nightly. 561/547-9487. $$$

BOYNTON BEACH bar louie—1500 Gateway Blvd., #100. Eclectic. Attempting to split the difference between happening bar and American café, Bar Louie in the sprawling Renaissance Commons complex mostly succeeds, offering burgers, pizzas, fish tacos and a variety of salads, all at moderate prices and in truly daunting portions. In South Florida’s world of trendy and expensive bistros, this is a welcome relief. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/853-0090. $

Josie’s—1602 S. Federal Highway. Italian. Famed chef and South Florida culinary godfather Mark Militello has been working his mouthwatering magic in the kitchen of this cozy, old-school Italian restaurant. His influence is mostly felt in the lengthy roster of daily specials, but old favorites like beefy short rib meatballs, an upmarket version of the classic San Francisco cioppino, and Josie’s signature veal Bersaglieri (veal medallions with artichokes, olives and roasted peppers in lemon-white wine sauce) don’t fail to satisfy either. • Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner nightly. 561/364-9601. $$ prime catch—700 E. Woolbright Road. Seafood. Waterfront restaurants are few and far between in our neck of the woods, and those with good food are even more rare. Prime Catch, at the foot of the Woolbright bridge on the Intracoastal, is a best-kept secret. The simple pleasures here soar—a perfectly grilled piece of mahi or bouillabaisse overflowing with tender fish. Don’t miss one of the best Key lime pies around. • Lunch and dinner daily, Sunday brunch. 561/737-8822. $$

sushi simon—1614 S. Federal Highway. Japanese. It’s been called “Nobu North” by some aficionados, and for good reason. Local sushi-philes jam the narrow dining


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room for such impeccable nigirizushi as hamachi and uni (Thursdays), as well as more elaborate dishes like snapper Morimoto and tuna tartare. Creative, elaborate rolls are a specialty. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/731-1819. $$

LAKE WORTH couco pazzo—915-917 Lake Ave. Italian. Despite the name, there’s nothing crazy about the cooking at this homey eatery. It’s the hearty, soul-satisfying Italian cuisine we’ve all come to know and love. Spaghetti Bolognese is a fine version of a Northern Italian classic. • Dinner nightly. (Tues.–Sun. during summer). 561/585-0320. $$

paradiso ristorante—625 Lucerne Ave. Italian. A Tomasz Rut mural dominates the main dining room, and there is also a pasticceria and bar for gelato and espresso. Chef Angelo Romano offers a modern Italian menu. The Mediterranean salt-crusted branzino is definitely a must-try. Plus, the wine list is a veritable tome. • Lunch and dinner daily. 561/547-2500. $$$

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[ dining guide ] marries East and West, plus a roster of more traditional Thai dishes and inventive sushi rolls. Menu standouts include tempura-fried rock shrimp or calamari cloaked with a lush-fiery “spicy cream sauce.” Among the newer items are panang curry and duck noodle soup. Expect neighborly service and reasonable prices. • Lunch Tues.–Fri. Dinner Tues.–Sun. 561/588-7768. $

PALM BEACH bice—313 Worth Ave. Italian. Bice continues to hold the title of favorite spot on the island. The venerable restaurant offers a marvelous array of risottos and fresh pastas and classic dishes like veal chop Milanese, pounded chicken breast and roasted rack of lamb. The wine list features great vintages. • Lunch and dinner daily. Outdoor dining. 561/835-1600. $$$

buccan—350 S. County Road. Contemporary American. Casual elegance of Palm Beach meets modern culinary sensibilities of Miami at the first independent restaurant by chef Clay Conley. The design offers both intimate and energetic dining areas,

while the menu is by turn familiar (wood-grilled burgers) and more adventurous (truffled steak tartare with crispy egg yolk, squid ink orrechiette). • Dinner nightly. 561/833-3450. $

café boulud—The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave. French with American flair. This hotel restaurant gives Palm Beach a taste of Daniel Boulud’s world-class cuisine inspired by his four muses. The chef oversees a menu encompassing classics, simple fare, seasonal offerings and dishes from around the world. Dining is in the courtyard (not available during summer), the elegant lounge or the sophisticated dining room. • Dinner nightly. 561/655-6060. $$$

café l’europe—331 S. County Road. Current international. A Palm Beach standard, the café has long been known for its peerless beauty, the piano player, the chilled martinis and the delicious Champagne and caviar bar. Try one of its sophisticated classics like Wiener schnitzel with herbed spaetzle, grilled veal chop and flavorful pastas. • Lunch Tues.– Fri. Dinner nightly (closed Mon. during summer). 561/655-4020. $$$ 561.571.BURN (2876) • 95 SE 4th Ave • Delray Beach, FL 33483 PerformanceFitness_dbm0117.indd 1


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chez jean-pierre—132 N. County Road. French. Sumptuous cuisine, attentive servers and a see-and-beseen crowd are hallmarks of one of the island’s premier restaurants. Indulgences include scrambled eggs with caviar and the Dover sole meunière filleted tableside. When your waiter suggests profiterolles au chocolat or hazelnut soufflé, say, mais oui! • Dinner Mon.–Sat. 561/833-1171. $$$

cucina dell’ arte—257 Royal Poinciana Way. Italian. The wide range of items on the menu and the great quality of Cucina’s cuisine, combined with its fine service, ensures a fun place for a casual yet delectable meal—not to mention being a vantage point for spotting local celebs. • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Outdoor dining. 561/655-0770. $$

echo—230A Sunrise Ave. Asian. The cuisine reverberates with the tastes of China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. The Chinese hot and sour soup is unlike any other, and the sake list is tops. This offsite property of The Breakers is managed with the same flawlessness as the resort. • Dinner nightly (during season). 561/802-4222. $$$

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[ dining guide ] hmf—1 S. County Road. Contemporary American. Beneath the staid, elegant setting of The Breakers, HMF is the Clark Kent of restaurants, dishing an extensive array of exciting, inventive, oh-so-contemporary small plates. Don’t depart without sampling the dreamy warm onion-Parmesan dip with house-made fingerling potato chips, the sexy wild boar empanaditas, chicken albondigas tacos and Korean-style short ribs. The wine list is encyclopedic. • Dinner nightly. 561/290-0104. $$ imoto—350 S. County Road. Asian Fusion/Tapas. Clay Conley’s “little sister” (the translation of Imoto from Japanese) is next to his always-bustling Buccan. Imoto turns out Japanese-inspired small plates with big-city sophistication, like witty Peking duck tacos and decadent tuna and foie gras sliders. Sushi selection is limited but immaculately fresh. • Dinner nightly. 561/833-5522. $$

jové kitchen & bar—2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Contemporary Italian. Jové is named for the Italian god of the sky, and when the folks at the tony Four Seasons de-

cided to remake their premier restaurant, they reached high to offer the kind of food, service and ambience that would appeal to both their affluent older clientele and a younger, hipper, foodie-oriented crowd. Mission accomplished with dishes like the inventive take on octopus marinated and grilled with baby fennel, red pepper sauce, artichoke and olives. Desserts sparkle too. • Dinner nightly. 561/533-3750. $$

leopard lounge and restaurant—The Chesterfield Palm Beach, 363 Cocoanut Row. American. The restaurant offers excellent food in a glamorous and intimate club-like atmosphere. In fact, it’s advisable to make early reservations if a quiet dinner is the objective; the place becomes a late-night cocktail spot after 9. The menu is equally decadent. • Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner daily. 561/659-5800. $$

m.e.a.t. market—191 Bradley Place. Steakhouse. “Meat Market” may be an inelegant name for a very elegant and inventive steak house but there’s no dissonance in its food, service or ambience. Multiple cuts of designer beef from multiple sources can be gilded with a surprising array

of sauces, butters and upscale add-ons. Whole roasted cauliflower is an intriguing starter, while a meaty Niman Ranch short rib atop lobster risotto takes surf-n-turf to a new level. Cast your diet to the winds and order the dessert sampler. • Dinner nightly. 561/354-9800. $$$$

nick & johnnie’s—207 Royal Poinciana Way. Contemporary American. Expect flavorful, moderately priced California-esque cuisine in a casual setting with affordable wines and young, energetic servers. Keep your wallet happy with five-dollar dessert specials. • Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat. Breakfast Sun. 561/6553319. $$ renato’s —87 Via Mizner. Italian with continental flair. This most romantic hideaway is buzzing in season and quietly charming all year long with Italian classics and a Floridian twist—like the sautéed black grouper in a fresh tomato and pernod broth with fennel and black olives and the wildflower-honey-glazed salmon fillet with crab and corn flan. • Lunch Mon.–Sat. Dinner nightly. 561/655-9752. $$$

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Letting go: one person’s story

Sometimes the best way to build a relationship is by giving it some room.


’ve always been a fixer, a meddler. My mindset from day one has always been that there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved, for every setback there’s an opportunity, when one door closes another one opens. That was until I ran into a problem with my son I couldn’t fix. I remember the day I entered the psychologist’s small, uncluttered office feeling the kind of queasiness I associate with dread. Uncertainty. I had always been a man in control, and here I was feeling helpless and vulnerable. I was there to begin the process of breaking away from my son—pure and simple. The doctor was one of the country’s prominent psychologists dealing with patients with Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD). At 8 years old, my son David had been diagnosed with ADD. And all these years later here I was in this stranger’s office to begin to separate from my son, exiting from the life of a person I cared so much for and trying to understand what everything meant. For the first 25 years, my son had had many successes. He followed his lifelong dream and moved to Japan shortly after graduating from college and taught young students English for four years. (He studied Japanese in college.) This triumph by itself should have convinced me of his independence—but I totally underestimated his determination and resolve. During the four years he was away, my wife Margaret Mary and I saw David only once. When he finally moved back home, we noticed a change in him. His personality was flat, dead flat. He did not seem to have a game plan, and he had difficulty assimilating into one job or another. Margaret

Mary and I thought he must be confused, or that he was not consistently taking his ADD meds. Maybe he needed a better support system, or a psychologist or a mentor. I took it upon myself to tell him how he should proceed, based on my career objectives for him. I thought I was helping, and I thought things would turn around—but they only got worse. That was when I decided to remove myself from the equation, figuring if I was not part of the solution, I was part of the problem. And now here I was gripped by fear in a small doctor’s office wondering how I was going to begin the process of letting go. In retrospect, I realize that it wasn’t just me who had to move on—it was also my son. It was his whole family—not just me—who would always be his anchor, his point of reference, the people he could turn to. In the grand scheme of things, I simply wasn’t that important—and it was time I realized that. I grew up in the doctor’s office that day, and in the days afterward. I came to the see that I hadn’t been a bad parent but rather one who needed to change course now. I needed to let go, to give my son some much-needed space. I learned, as Gibran said, that our children are not our possessions. They are ours for only a brief period. We must prepare them for delivery into an uncertain world, and it’s up to a team—mom, dad, sisters, brothers—to get the job done. There are no “most valuable parent” awards needed in any family. Sometimes the best gift is simply letting go. Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day.

I came to see I hadn’t been a bad parent—but one who needed to change course.


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[ community connection ] B Y R I C H P O L L A C K

Danielle Linscott Co-founder, Feeding Delray THEN:

Danielle Linscott had an idea late last year after she kept noticing homeless men and women when she rode her bike through Delray’s Veterans Park. A marketing representative for a California wine company, she collected soaps and bottles of shampoo and conditioner from hotel rooms and never used them. A few days before Christmas, she put about 175 hygiene items and $5 dollar store gift cards into 65 bags and passed them out to individuals along with sticky buns and granola bars. “I wanted to start the New Year off on a positive note,” she said.

NOW: Since that first effort, Linscott

has organized two events. She and community volunteers—recruited through the “Delray Raw” Facebook page—have provided meals to the homeless. On Christmas day, she organized a hot breakfast of eggs, sausage, oatmeal, grits and coffee. On Super Bowl Sunday, she coordinated with Cason United Methodist Church and Whole Foods Market to host a party with hot dogs and chicken wings. She and another community volunteer, Randy Marcin, are in the process of creating Feeding Delray, a nonprofit organization that will continue to provide meals for the homeless community. “Our plan is to do quarterly feedings until we can build up our resources and then offer hot breakfasts every weekend.”


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