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Pompano! Our time in the sun

July 2018


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Indoor Adrenaline

Feeling stir crazy with all the rain? Need more excitement in your life but reluctant to leave behind the comfort of air conditioning? In this extended version of Urban Adventure, Danielle Charbonneau gives you her guide to indoor activities sure to spike your adrenaline this summer.



Nautical Nomads

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July 2018

Can making a croquembouche cure your fear of failure?

Your guide to 4th of July fun. Plus, summer concerts, boredom busters for kids and other exciting events happening this month.

Headlines this issue: Pompano Beach is hiring a new team to run the CRA; the City will use a floating barge to set off fireworks this year; and Pompano Beach’s Fire Chief awarded for his efforts to promote work place diversity.

Pompano Beach insider Jeff Levine talks burgers, buildings and beaches.

Dawne Richards visits Cape Cod.

Cafe Brie gets new owners. Plus your guide to local dining options.

Take a look at this year’s Fishing Rodeo.

A local college student shares his qualms regarding the university application system.

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Croquembouche Fail I learned one of the most valuable lessons of my lifetime in ninth grade English class. One day as we sauntered into the classroom, our teacher, Mrs. Robbins, directed us to pull out pen and paper and commanded us to write. Naturally, we asked, “Write what?” “Write anything,” she declared, “just write.” And so we did. I have no recollection of what I wrote about that day. But from time to time, we would arrive in class ready to discuss “Macbeth” or “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” only to be told to sit down and write something — anything. Finally, we collectively asked Mrs. Robbins what the deal was with all of this aimless writing? To paraphrase her answer, she said something like this, “People are afraid to write. A blank page is intimidating. But if you sit down and just write something — anything — you realize it’s not scary after all. You can go back and change it. You can rewrite it. You can write about something completely different. But just write. Do not be afraid.”

Julia Cerreta and Angelina Conforti with their croquembouche

She went on to say that no matter what path we choose in life, we would surely have to write something. The irony here is I remember thinking to myself “Ha, not me.” The true value of Mrs. Robbins’s lesson transcended


writing. It was the larger lesson about overcoming a fear of failure. As a risk averse person, I have found myself replaying her words “don’t be afraid,” many times over the years. On a recent Sunday afternoon, one of my teenage daughter’s friends casually mentioned she wanted to make a croquembouche. For the uninitiated baker, a croquembouche is an inverted cone-shaped tower constructed of creme puffs and held together by caramel. I love to cook so I agreed to the challenge — after all, the three of them planned on using my kitchen. I sent them out to procure the ingredients and pastry bags. We started with the pastry creme as it would need time to set in the refrigerator. We all tasted it and agreed that nine egg yolks, sugar, milk and a vanilla bean is a miraculous combination. We made pate au choux (the dough) and the girls piped the puffs-to-be onto the cookie sheets. Into the oven they went.  After two hours in the fridge, the pastry creme was not even close to thick. The girls valiantly tried to pipe the soupy creme into the puffs only to watch it leak out the bottoms. Failure was upon us. By this point, we were seven hours into “adventures in baking.” I suggested we build the tower using our unstuffed puffs and serve the heavenly, albeit soupy, creme on the side. The girls agreed.  The final step in croquembouche construction is to build a caramel “cage” around the structure of puffs. This didn’t work either. Perhaps BuzzFeed was not the best source for a complicated recipe. I’d like to think that maybe the girls learned a lesson on that rainy Sunday. You want to bake a croquembouche? Bake a croquembouche. Our creme was too soupy, we couldn’t seem to engineer the tower to be the majestic confectionery structure we envisioned and the caramel cage was a flop. But in the end, when we dipped the hollow puffs into our homemade pastry creme and drizzled it with the warm caramel — the combination was extraordinary. So I decided to write about it. Mrs. Robbins would be proud.


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Independence Day Celebrations

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Pompano Beach The City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating the Fourth of July this year with a Fireworks Extravaganza at the beach near the Fishing Pier. At 5pm live music will begin with “Nostaljah,” a reggae band, followed by the main act “L Tribe,” an R&B band. At 9pm fireworks will illuminate the sky, shot from a floating barge in the ocean near the end of the fishing pier. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; however personal fireworks, glass containers, alcohol and pets are prohibited. In case of inclement weather, there will be a rain date for the fireworks show of Thursday, July 5. Parking is available in the lot at the very east end of Atlantic Blvd., on the street, and at the new Pier Garage north of Atlantic Blvd. on the east side of Ocean Blvd. Lauderdale by the Sea’s Fourth of July Family Fun Day & Parade Lauderdale by the Sea’s Fourth of July Parade is a festive affair from 10 to 11am along El Mar Drive between Pine and Hibiscus Avenues. Kids are encouraged to bring treat bags to catch candy. Fire Trucks, BSO vehicles, stilt walkers, Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam will entertain. Following the parade, a family fun day will take place in El Prado Park (4500 El Mar Dr., Lauderdale by the Sea). Entertainment includes a giant water slide, DJ, live music, clowns, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade. Fireworks will be shot off from north of El Prado Park between 9 and 9:20pm. To see the parade route and find more information about transportation, visit

Fourth of July Festival at Deerfield Beach Come on down for a free Fourth of July Celebration at Deerfield Beach’s main beach parking Lot (149 SE 21st Ave.). Starting at noon, live music, food vendors and festivities will help you celebrate Independence Day beachside. There will be three entertainment stages — the main stage at the main beach parking lot; a side stage at Hillsboro Blvd. and Ocean Way; and another side stage at Third St. and Ocean Way. Parking on the island is extremely limited, but a complimentary shuttle will be available from the Cove Shopping Center (1580 SE Third Court), Sullivan Park (1701 Riverview Rd.) and St. Ambrose Catholic Church (380 S Federal Hwy). Shuttle service will run continuously from 11am to 5:45pm. The Hillsboro Blvd. Bridge will be closed to car traffic between 5:45 and 11pm, so the shuttle will not run during those hours and the bridge will remain in the locked down position for pedestrian traffic. The shuttle will resume at 11pm and run until midnight. The fireworks will start around 9pm from the end of the pier. For more information visit Pompano Picks contains information originating from other organizations. While every attempt is made to ensure all information is accurate, schedules do change. We recommend confirming events prior to setting out on your adventure.


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Free Tree Giveaway in Pompano Beach

Everyone will be re-leafed to hear the free tree giveaway is back. Thousands of native trees will be given away to the Pompano Beach community. The trees were originally purchased by the City as seedlings and cultivated by Public Works City Nursery until they reached two to six feet. The City of Pompano Beach will give away two trees per residence on a first-come, firstserved basis. To qualify for a free tree, you must live within the city limits and provide identification, such as a driver’s license or water bill to verify your residency. WHEN: Saturdays, July 14 and July 21 from 8am to 3pm WHERE: City of Pompano Beach Nursery, 1000 NE Third Ave. For more information call 954-545-7014.

Pompano Beach & Deerfield Beach Enforce Short Term Rental Regulations BY DENNICA WORRELL If you are a Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach homeowner who rents out their property for six months or less, then you are required to have a Short Term Rental Permit. Pompano Beach residents had until June 1 to register their homes or be subject to fines. If Pompano Beach property owners operate their rentals without applying for a permit, they face up to $1000-a-day fines for violating the city’s ordinance. All short-term rental properties are subject to inspections by the city. According to a representative for Deerfield Beach’s Planning and Zoning department, Deerfield Beach homeowners wishing to rent properties shortterm can begin registering on October 1. Owners of rentals are expected to provide the city with a 24/7 contact person who is responsible for managing the property. Additionally, owners are prohibited from holding outdoor musical performances and must take necessary tenant screening measures to ensure their homes aren’t being rented out to registered sex offenders. The rules also state that no more than one

automobile can be parked overnight per bedroom, and no more than two people can stay per bedroom. According to a report in the Sun Sentinel, Deerfield Beach estimates there are about 350 short-term rental properties in the city, while Pompano Beach has about 400. Both cities have reportedly implemented software programs to scour short-term rental sites for addresses within their city limits so they can monitor and regulate short-term rental properties. Pompano Beach’s short-term rental application can be found online at short-term_rental_app.pdf. The initial fee is $675 for a single family or Duplex; and $750 for a triplex or quadplex. Deerfield Beach’s short-term rental application will be made available Oct. 1. You can call the City’s Planning and Zoning office at 954-480-4206 on, or after, Oct. 1 for an application, or visit the City’s website at

Bonsai Ceramic Pot Workshop

Try your hands at making an artistic, yet functional item in clay. This introductory class covers traditional hand-building and surface treatment. The class includes three hours of hands-on instruction, all materials, glazing and firing. WHEN: Saturday, July 14 from 10am to 1pm WHERE: Urban Craft & Folk Art School, 205 NW 16th St., Pompano Beach COST: $65 for three-hour workshop. Sign up online at

Annual Strike Out Child Abuse Family Bowl-a-Thon

The Pompano Beach Exchange Club is hosting it’s Strike Out Child Abuse fundraiser. Lunch is provided for all bowlers including burgers, hot dogs and soda. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. Prizes will be awarded for: best dressed team, most enthusiastic, best team score, worst team score, best male and female bowlers. For the kids, there will be a photo booth, magician, face painting and balloon artist. Adults can enjoy live and silent auctions, plus raffles. All funds raised will support the Exchange Club, which gives money to a variety of local non-profit organizations. WHEN: July 22; Check in and lunch begin at 11:30am; practice begins at 12:45pm; bowling tournament begins at 1pm; silent auction closes at 4pm; and awards ceremony is at 4:30pm WHERE: Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 N University Dr., Tamarac COST: A team of four bowlers is $400. Participants can register their teams at exchangeclubbowling Additional sponsorship packages are available. Check online for details. For people who do not wish to bowl, but would like to attend the festivities, tickets can be purchased for $15 per adult and $10 per child. For more information contact Steve Izzi at 908-202-9986 or by email at

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A Summer of Music The Smokin’ Aces Friday, July 6 The Smokin’ Aces are a six-part band that hails themselves as “the best of rock, pop, punk, dance, disco, country and funk.” Join their madness by the beach at the BRINY IRISH PUB (3440 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach) on July 6 from 9:30pm to 1am.

Classic Rock Therapy Saturday, July 7 For about seven years, Classic Rock Therapy (CRT) has been one of South Florida’s favorite party bands. CRT is now back in rotation at GALUPPI’S RESTAURANT (1103 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach). The band will be rocking the patio from 8-11pm on July 7.

month’s Music Under the Stars features B Side Jones, a funk-rock band. THE GREAT LAWN, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvds. Free.

Donny Ray Evins Saturday, July 14 Enjoy a night of the biggest R&B and soul hits by legends including Ray Charles, James Brown, Barry White, B.B. King and more.  Donny Ray Evins started his career touring with The Platters. He went on to share the stage with legends including Tony Bennett, George Benson and Dionne Warwick. The concert begins at 2pm at THE WICK THEATRE (7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton). Tickets range in price from $75-$85. For more information visit or call 561-995-2333. Crystal Visions: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Friday, July 27 This Fleetwood Mac tribute band will perform from 8 to 11pm at MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER, (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton). The concert is free and open to the public. Jaded Aerosmith Tribute Summertime Saturday, July 28 This rockin’ Aerosmith tribute band will perform on the patio at GALUPPIS (1103 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach) Saturday July 28 fro 8 to 11pm.

Smoky Mountain Hop Tour Saturday, July 7 After a week of performing in Orlando, Chapel Hill, Knoxville and Tampa, the professional touring house bands from multiple Schools of Rock will end their summer 2018 tour in Pompano Beach at 26 DEGREE BREWING COMPANY (2600 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach) July 7 from 2 to 6pm. These bands will blow you away. All ages are welcome and admission is free. 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul: Rock & Roll Express Tour With special guests Soul Asylum Tuesday, July 10 The concert will take place at MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER (590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) at 7pm. Tickets range from about $60 to $80 and can be purchased at Pompano Beach’s Music Under the Stars Friday, July 13 Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy open-air music. This

O.A.R. with Special Guest Matt Nathanson Friday, Aug. 3 With close to two million albums and more than two million concert tickets sold (including two sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado) O.A.R is planning another exciting summer tour, including a stop at Pompano Beach’s Amp. The band’s upbeat rock tunes with catchy rhythms, positive lyrics and energizing saxophone create the perfect soundtrack for a happy summer. “It feels like everyone could use a little extra summer fun this year,” said lead singer and songwriter Marc Roberge in a press release. “The song and tour really catch that feeling. We’re looking forward to getting out there, playing what people want to hear, and having as much fun as possible along the way.” The concert begins at at 7pm at THE POMPANO BEACH AMP, (1801 Sixth St., Pompano Beach). Tickets range between $35.50 and $65, plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased online at either or; by phone at 561-223-7231; or at the box office, which is located inside the Pompano Beach Cultural Center at 50 W Atlantic Blvd. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm. On Aug. 3, the Amp’s onsite box office opens at noon.

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PompanoPICKS Boredom Busters for Kids

Vacation Bible School At the Pink Church’s Vacation Bible School students will discover an interactive, Biblebased program. A high energy opening assembly greets participants before they make their way to the Bible Story Station. After learning about the bible, kids will participate in activities including art, crafts, music, science and recreation. Snacks will be provided. WHO: Rising kindergarteners up to rising sixth graders WHERE: The Pink Church, 2331 NE 26th Ave., Pompano Beach WHEN: July 30 – Aug. 3, 9am to 12:15pm COST: $15 -$20 per camper. Register online at Maker Fantasy Day-Camp Does your pre-teen or teenager love Harry Potter? Do they enjoy arts and crafts? Are they a hands-on learner? This five-day maker day-camp is geared toward the

10-15 year-old interested in creative activities and crafts with a fantasy theme. During the five days, ten workshops will take place. Each workshop follows the fantasy theme, such as: blacksmithing (forging a steel cloak-pin); glass working (making a glass marble); welding (welding a dragon); wood carving (hand-carving a magic wand); pewter casting (casting coins); leather-working (making a leather coin pouch); and soap making (hand-made magical soaps). Please send lunch with your child. The guild has a refrigerator/microwave and complimentary bottled water. The instructors at the guild can assist with re-heating lunch if needed. Children may arrive between 8:45 and 9am and must be picked up between 4 and 5pm WHEN: July 23-27, from 9am to 4pm WHERE: Urban Craft & Folk Art School, 205 NW 16th St., Pompano Beach COST: $795; Can be booked online at For more information call 954-998-3473 or email

Mondays - Splash Pad Play Dates This play date organized by Mommy n’ Me at the Pompano Beach splash pad is the first Monday of every month at 10am. The play date is a great opportunity to bring your kiddos and meet fellow moms. Bring a towel, chairs or blanket, plus some yummy snacks. Don’t forget sunscreen. WHERE: At the Pompano Beach Splash

Pad on the far east end of Atlantic Blvd. by the beach (20 N Pompano Beach Blvd.)

Tuesdays - Kidding Around with Yoga Kidding around with yoga is perfect for children between the ages of 5 and 12. The class incorporates yoga, dance, music, games and positive activities. WHEN: Every Tuesday in July from 4 to 5pm; Subject to at least three children in attendance, so call first: 954-580 5973 WHERE: Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach COST: $15 Pompano Beach Dive in Movies Splash in the pool while watching a movie. August’s movie is “Coco,” an animated movie about a 12-year-old boy, Miguel Rivera, who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician, great-greatgrandfather to return him to his family among the living. Snacks and refreshments will be available For more information call 954-786-4116 WHEN: Friday, Aug. 10 at 8pm WHERE: Houston Sworn Pool at Mitchell Moore Park, 901 NW 10th St. COST: Free

2018 Teacher of the Year Awards

The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce was once again honored to award Teacher of the Year to 25 local educators. Pompano Beach High School’s Nicole Hanna (pictured at left) and Principal Hudson Thomas (right) joined the Chamber at John Knox Village for the Celebration. Principal Thomas was also the featured speaker.

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Re-Occurring Events Intro to Wild Beer & Odd Breed Brewery Tours Every Saturday from noon to 1pm Odd Breed Wild Ales, 50 NE First St., Pompano Beach $10 (includes two beer samples)

Learn how Pompano Beach’s Odd Breed Brewing company uses wild fermentation and oak barrels to create unique craft beers. Enjoy a tour of the brewery and sample wild ales.

Friday Night Cruise Ins Re-occurring Fridays (check Facebook for exact dates) from 6 to 9pm Precision Auto Works, 318 SW 14th Ave. #1, Pompano Beach

This auto show and mini street fair sponsored by Precision Auto Works, Lowther Automotive and Fab Haus Garage, is a fun time to see awesome cars, trucks and bikes while enjoying music, food and drinks in an up-and-coming auto shop district.

Untap Your Potential First Fridays, 6 to 9pm, July 6 Pompano Beach CRA 100 W Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach Free

Are you a current restaurant/retail business owner looking to grow in Pompano Beach? Are you a commercial real estate agent with clients looking to make Pompano Beach home? Do you currently have a business within the Pompano Beach CRA district and want to learn about programs and incentives? On the first Friday of every month, join Pompano Beach’s economic development team for an educational walking tour. After the walking tour, stay for Old Town Untapped, Pompano Beach’s monthly food and brew festival (see below). For more information email

Old Town Untapped at BaCA First Fridays from 6-9pm, July 6 Bailey Contemporary Arts 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach. Free

Fun-filled event featuring beer tastings, food trucks, live music, vendors and art exhibits.

Pompano Pier Food Truck Round Up Third Fridays from 6 to 10pm, July 20 Pompano Beach Fishing Pier 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd.

Enjoy food trucks (there’s over 15 to choose from), music and fun. Bring blankets and chairs. A full bar is available. The street just south of the new Pier parking garage is where all the trucks will be.

New Palm Aire Farmer’s Market Tuesday afternoons from 2 to 7pm Herb Skolnick Community Center 800 SW 36th Ave., Pompano Beach

This brand new farmer’s market will gather local artisans and growers. Fruits, vegetables, local honeys and multi-cultural cuisines will be represented including barbecue, Indian, Greek, Venezuelan, soups, organics, street foods and more. For more information call 954-786-4590.

Open Mic Night at 26 Degree Brewing Third Mondays at 9pm, July 16 2600 E Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach

26 Degree Brewing hosts a monthly open mic night on the third Monday of every month from 9pm until close. All acts are welcome, from comedy to poetry, juggling and music. Drafts are $1 off.

Indoor Artisan Market Saturdays and Sundays 9:30am to 6pm, Festival Marketplace 2900 W Sample Road, Pompano Beach

This Indoor Artisan Market at Festival Marketplace takes place every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy handcrafted goods and artisan foods all on the east side of the mall.

Yoga on the Beach Sundays from 9-10am, beachside, on far east end of Atlantic Blvd., by donation

Juliana from Yoga4Life Studios teaches yoga by the beach on the patch of artificial turf near the fountains. Bring water, a towel and yoga mat. For more information call 754-307-9489

Pints & Poses, Yoga & Brews First & Third Sundays at 10am and Second & Fourth Wednesdays at 6pm

26 Degree Brewing, 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach Take a yoga class and enjoy a beer afterwards. Classes on Sundays start at 10am; Classes on Wednesdays start at 6pm. Cost is $15 and includes the hour class and a beer of your choice.

Lyrics Lab at BaCA First & Third Wednesdays from 8-11pm Bailey Contemporary Arts 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach, $10 Lyrics Lab is an open mic night for all creatives. Poetry, music, live painting, comedy, magic — all are welcome. Beer, wine and kombucha are available for purchase.

Lunch with Art Every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15pm Bailey Contemporary Arts 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach. Free

Nourish your creative side. Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) invites you every Wednesday to bring your lunch and sit down for an hour in the galleries with art and artists. Each week will feature something different — special guests, artist speakers, simple hands-on activities, or just a calm break. If you don’t have your own lunch, Blooming Bean Coffee located on the first floor of BaCA has coffee and small snacks for purchase.

Soulful Sunday and Brunch After Dark Second Sundays at 6pm, July 8 Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd., $5 Enjoy live music and a tasty brunch after dark.

Ali Slam N’ Jam Fourth Thursdays from 8 to 10pm July 26 Historic Ali Cultural Arts 353 Martin Luther King Blvd., $10

Want your shot in the spotlight? Take center stage at Ali. All levels of singers, musicians and poets are encouraged to jam alongside the house band, Ali Soul Connection. Slam poetry, live music and workshops included.

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Pompano Is Hiring New Team To Run Its Community Redevelopment Agency The City of Pompano Beach is in the process of hiring employees to developing job descriptions and advertising for the positions, and run its new Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) department. is currently overseeing interviews, said Harrison. The new position Plans to restructure the CRA began after Redevelopment of CRA Director will be filled first, and then the project managers, Management Associates (RMA) — the firm that had managed the who will work directly for the CRA Director. CRA since 2009 — announced this January it would terminate its “We’ll start with a skeleton crew to see how we can make it contract with the City, effective at the end of April. function,” said Harrison. The CRA, under RMA’s management, was instrumental in the RMA employees who have been working at city hall are transformation of Pompano’s beachfront area, including the welcome to apply for openings within the city department, said development of the Pompano Beach Fishing Village, which is home Harrison. However, the application process is open to all qualified to the newly opened Beach House restaurant, and when completed, candidates. will be filled with other new restaurants, retail shops and a Hilton The intention is to keep RMA on with a consulting contract for hotel. support staff work, such as urban design, economic development, The CRA has also created a cultural hub in the downtown planning, architectural, finance, marketing, graphic design, area, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey housing and real estate acquisition and sales. RMA’s services Contemporary Arts (BaCA) and Historic Ali Cultural Arts. The CRA would no longer include a management role, which will be handled has also been planning the development of an Innovation District, by the CRA city department.   which will be part of their vision for a revamped downtown. “There’s a variety of things that we would lean on them to help The initial plan was for RMA to us with, or we would have to go out and try to hire someone else to work with the City during a 90-day do it,” said Harrison. transition phase, which would have The CRA Board, which is made up of the City Commission ended on April 30; but City Manager members, would have to approve a continuing services contract Greg Harrison extended the transition with RMA, which could be an amendment to the master agreement period. He is able to do so under the or a whole new contract. Harrison said he will get input from each master consulting agreement between board member regarding the RMA contract options, once the the CRA and RMA, which has not been hiring process for the in-house CRA team is complete. terminated, and is in place until 2020. At the beginning of the year, when Briesemeister and Brown Pompano Beach City “We’re Manager Greg Harrison following that “We’re following that contract until the city has completed contract until the city has completed formalizing a city department that will be the in-house CRA. We formalizing a city department that will can’t really set an exact time frame on that, so the natural option be the in-house CRA,” said Harrison. “We can’t really set an exact time frame on is to continue operating the same way as we have been.” that, so the natural option is to continue —Greg Harrison operating the same way as we have been.” The only difference is that RMA’s principals, Kim Briesemeister announced their intention to terminate RMA’s contract, they said it and Chris Brown, stepped down as co-executive directors of the was due to a “hostile” work environment created by two of the city CRA on Feb. 1, and Harrison now serves as the CRA Executive commissioners. Director. Under the master consulting agreement, RMA provided “I believe that the City Manager is doing a very good job at 10 staff members, and 11 others with support staff responsibilities. trying to create an in-house team of city staff members and that As part of the transition to an in-house team, the City’s Human RMA will offer their consulting services on an as-needed basis once Resources Department has gone through an extensive process of his team is in place,” said Briesemeister.


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Pompano Beach Fire Chief Honored as Trailblazer in Promoting Diversity

Pompano Beach Fire Chief John Jurgle was recently recognized by the Professional Firefighters Association of South Florida (PFASF) as a “leader in hiring the most diverse group of firefighters annually.” Across the nation, only 2 to 3 percent of firefighters are African American, and the percentage of female firefighters is about the same, while roughly 5 percent are Hispanic. In Broward County, about 5 percent are African Americans, said PFASF President Keith Martin. In the Pompano Beach Fire Department, 14 percent of the 204 fire service personnel are African American, while the city itself is 31.8 percent African American (according to the most recent census). Additionally the department personnel is 13 percent

Pompano Beach Fire Chief John Jurgle (right) accepts diversity award

Hispanic, 9 percent women and 2 percent “other,” which includes Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander. The PFASF is made up of firefighters from the tri-county area. Its goal is to foster and improve the opportunities for all minorities to get hired within the fire service profession. Jurgle was among 10 honorees to receive the association’s first annual Trailblazers of the Fire Service award in May.


“We chose Chief Jurgle because he partnered with our organization back in 2014, and has worked with us to host over a dozen community firefighter orientations at the E. Pat Larkins Center,” said PFASF President Keith Martin. “His fire department is the only one in Broward County with greater than 10 percent of African Americans.” Jurgle, who joined the Pompano Beach Fire Department in 1981, said the push for diversity has been an ongoing process. “As the fire chief for the last five years, it has been something I’ve been committed to, and even prior to that, as the assistant fire chief,” he said. “I was recognized, but in reality, it is our department, and it is our city, for what we’ve accomplished as far as diversity in our work force, and fire rescue specifically. I’m proud of what we have attained.” With its Trailblazer awards, the PFASF also wanted to honor the first African American firefighters, who endured adverse treatment and discrimination, and “paved the way for us, and upon whose shoulders we stand,” said Martin. Back in the ‘60s, these pioneers weren’t allowed to share the same bunk rooms as white firefighters, eat off the same plates, drink from the same cups, or use the same utensils. One of the recipients of the award was Bobby G. Glenn, the first African American firefighter hired in Broward County in 1970, who advanced to lieutenant. Glenn is a graduate of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach. He retired from the Ft. Lauderdale fire department in 1992. Jurgle said the department is currently in the process of hiring 13 people, four of which will be African American, one will be female and several will be Hispanic.

City Will Pay for Barge to Keep Fourth of July Fireworks on the Beachfront

This year, the city won’t be able to launch its Fourth of July fireworks from the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier because it is undergoing reconstruction. However, to keep the fireworks display on the beachfront, the city will rent a barge that will be stationed directly off the end of the pier and used as a launch site. The barge, which will cost the city $20,000, will be brought to the pier by tugboat from Port Everglades, said Mark Beaudreau, the city’s Recreation Programs Administrator. The barge will be floating, not anchored, to avoid damaging two protected coral species – the elkhorn and staghorn. The fireworks, which are scheduled to start at 9pm, will be choreographed to patriotic music, and deployed electronically by one person, known as “the shooter,” who has remote access on the barge. The cost to fire off the 2,600 “shells” that comprise the 22-minute-long display is $35,000. About 10,000 people gather on the beachfront for the fireworks each year, said Beaudreau. This won’t be the first time fireworks have been deployed from a barge. In 1995, the City began using a barge because the previous year’s fireworks display backfired on the pier during the finale, killing one man and critically injuring two others. The explosion also did significant damage to the pier. In 2012, the city went back to setting off the fireworks from the pier, but it plans to use a barge from now on, said Beaudreau, so the new pier won’t be damaged. The pier reconstruction project, which will cost $11.5 million, is 50 percent complete, and moving well, said Horacio Danovich, the City’s capital improvement program manager. Final completion is planned for mid-March 2019. Anyone who comes to the beachfront to watch the fireworks should be aware that the bridges will be closed from 7pm till 10:30/11pm, said Beaudreau, and it will take about an hour to exit the area. He added that the city does not allow alcoholic beverages or personal fireworks, and beachgoers should be careful to avoid sea turtle nests, which will be clearly marked, as it is nesting season.

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A FEW MONTHS BACK, WE WERE ELATED WHEN BOTH MONEY MAGAZINE AND EXPEDIA.COM NAMED POMPANO BEACH AMONG THE TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN THE UNITED STATES. Well, Money has come up with an updated list of the “14 Best Beaches in the World.” And, guess who they picked as the #1 spot in the country? Yup, Pompano Beach! They praised Pompano as an “affordable and family-friendly alternative to other South Florida hotspots.” “Affordable” — a great word to keep in mind as our community leaders work to balance the terrific upscale projects that are now regularly being added to our city landscape. Speaking of new projects, let’s take a look at a few of the latest that are on the drawing boards, have recently received city approvals or are currently under construction. • The Adache group has proposed a 10-STORY MIXED USED PROJECT in the “Old Town” district just off Dixie Highway. The development will include commercial space and almost 300 apartment rentals. The apartments would target millennials with modern amenities, a downtown walking vibe and relatively small units starting at under 500 square feet. The building would border on NE First Ave. between NW Second and Third Streets. • ANOTHER NEW RESTAURANT AND BAR is being planned just around the block from the Adache project at 165 NE First St. The location is also right by the recently opened Odd Breed Wild Ales brewery. Both are part of the city’s plan to build the Old Town area into a destination spot for dining and drinking. • Further east, there are a few projects in the North Federal Highway area. Local builders, the Karam Family, are planning to build over 300 APARTMENTS AND SOME RETAIL SPACE on the current location of a strip center on NE Sixth St. The location is right by the Emma Lou Olson Civic

Center and the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. The Karam Family site is just a couple of blocks away from Avery Place, the eightstory building on NE Fourth St., which expects to be renting its 145 apartment units early next year. With all of the new construction underway, you might wonder how that will affect the value of existing property in the city. So far, it doesn’t seem to have had a major impact. According to 2018’s first quarter stats, overall value increased by 6.8 percent in Pompano Beach, slightly higher than the Broward County average of 6.2 percent.

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Just up the road, I love to drive A1A from Pompano to Deerfield Beach to look at the homes on the Hillsboro Mile to knock me back down a peg as I realize that some of the single-family homes there are worth more than all of the condo units in my 15-story building. Ever wonder what the most expensive home on that pricey strip of mansions is? It’s the PALAIS ROYAL AT 935 HILLSBORO MILE. The 60,000-plus square foot shanty is valued at over $85,000,000, the highest of any single-family home in Broward County (and possibly all of South Florida). Reports from the Sun Sentinel and other sources indicate the estate includes the world’s first in-home IMAX theatre, a $2 million staircase, a 4,500 square foot infinity pool, a 10-car air conditioned garage, 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. Plans for an ice skating rink, an indoor go-cart track, and a nightclub seem to be on hold. Annual property taxes are estimated at $1.5 million, but don’t worry because it is eligible for a homestead exemption. So, who lives in the house? No one. Construction has been underway for almost a decade, the house was put up for sale multiple times; there were several construction and permitting delays and Recently, the Burger Beast blog and Mike Mayo Jacks’s Hamburgers the property still has not passed it’s “turtle of the Sun Sentinel compiled their top ten lists lighting” inspection. of the best burgers in all of South Florida. I’m proud to report that three Pompano I’m sure you had to read the $85 million Beach restaurants made the lists! Their favorites included the burgers at: The Foundry (Harbor Village Shoppes on East Atlantic Blvd.), Burgers N Suds (East McNab Rd.) and price tag more than once to make sure you local tradition Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburgers (South Cypress Rd.). counted the zeros properly. Believe it or not, So, what do you think? Tell us your favorite hamburger spot in Pompano Beach. Email that is a mere pittance compared to the $159 me your choices and why: If we get your responses, we’ll followmillion that the owners were asking for the up in an upcoming edition of Pompano! magazine. As for the best burger in all of South property a few years back. If the price keeps Florida — it’s just up the road in Deerfield Beach — Charm City Burgers. dropping at that rate, I may actually be able to put my bid in for 2046. Y

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and when I say “limited” I mean “there’s one flight a week, at 2am.” No, not really. But close. According to the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, the Cape Cod region would make us happy. Sign us up! Who goes on vacation with the intent of becoming depressed?


We timed this trip carefully; it was a delicate dance between avoiding “weather” (Nor’easter, anyone?) and spilling into the summer tourist season. This effectively left one weekend that avoided both of these. We boarded our flight to Boston on a Thursday morning, excited about our trip. That excitement lasted until the rental car terminal, which requires a frightening shuttle bus trip over roads that may have last been improved for Paul Revere. OK, that’s not fair. Maybe Babe Ruth. This, however, turned out to be the highlight of the rental car experience. I’m confident that the rental car terminal line was longer than the line for…actually, I can’t imagine a longer line. We waited an hour in line to pick up the car. Tip: Although the agent assured us “it’s like this every day, until about 2am,” we don’t believe him. What we DO believe, however, is that there may not be any good weekend to make this trip, since the one acceptable weekend (see above) is also the weekend that every single university in the Boston area holds its graduation. Finally, we were en route. Know before you go: The Cape is…remote. Really, really, really remote. To make a long trip/story short, all told, it took us about nine hours (NINE! HOURS!) to arrive at our destination. And we were nowhere near the tip. My colleague/friend has the most amazing guest quarters I’ve ever seen, and is a far more thoughtful host than I will ever be. My “welcome guests” is pretty much, “Here’s your room. There’s the kitchen. Make yourselves at home.” She could give Martha Stewart lessons in both décor and making guests feel welcome. It was amazing. We had a lovely, fun, restorative weekend, so I guess they were right: The Cape made us happy. When we return the favor next year, and host our friends, I can’t guarantee happiness, and I can’t even guarantee our motto, “Hello Sunny.” But I CAN guarantee that you should make yourselves at home, rain or shine. Y

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IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE ME, you’ve been getting rather stir-crazy with this stubborn and incessant rainy weather. The hours spent cooped up inside have given me a glimpse of why Jack Nicholson’s character lost his mind in “The Shining.” Too many hours spent trapped inside is enough to make me tear out my hair. And in those glorious moments when the clouds do part — when the rain dries up and the sun finally breaks through — then I find myself enduring the sticky hot air of South Florida summer, wiping the sweat from my forehead, obsessively applying deodorant and teasing my greasy, humidified hair. On those days, I’m equally prone to hiding out in the air conditioning. While I admit I’m a fan of Netflix marathons, there are only so many hours I can spend zombified in front of a screen before my eyes begin to bulge. So, this summer I’ve decided to build up a list of indoor activities sure to spike adrenaline. I present you my list...



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While there’s lots to do at Xtreme Action Sports — including roller skating, bowling, a massive arcade, escape rooms, laser tag, roller derby games and a ropes course — by far the most adrenaline-pushing activity is the racetrack. Xtreme Action Sports has a fleet of European Race Karts including three different models — the Biz Kart Junior Cadet, Biz Kart EVO3 Pro and Bowman Arrow Super. The cadet and pro karts can reach 45mph on the straightaways and the Supers 65mph. The racetrack has 48,000 square feet of track space (a half mile in distance) and 10 fast-paced turns, including one hairpin curve. The track is professionally timed; and the experience is probably the closest an amateur will get to being a race car driver.

Prices The Cadet race sessions are $10 per race. The Pro race sessions are $20 per race; $50 for three; or $80 for five. And the Super race sessions are $25 per race; $65 for three; or $125 for six. All gear is included.



413 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach 954-603-3259 | Lazerland’s 40-player lazer tag arena is straight-up awesome. It has custom, glow-in-the-dark graffiti on the walls, two stories to play on, tons of laser lights, bumping music and two ways to play — on teams, or every-person-for-themselves. There’s also a dodgeball arena and an arcade. The arcade has the classics like ski-ball, air hockey and clown ball toss, plus the newer, more hi-tech games with motion seats. Lazerland has multiple rooms for birthday parties, a snack bar and prize counter. With discretion parents can drop children off at Lazerland if they first fill out a waiver. Waivers can be found online at

The pricing packages at Lazerland are very reasonable: FOR THE ARCADE:

$12.99 for an hour of unlimited games; $21.99 for two hours and $28.99 for three hours. FOR LAZERTAG: $9 per game; or unlimited play Monday through Friday for $19.99 FOR DODGEBALL: $4 a game; or $19.99 for unlimited play FOR BOTH DODGEBALL AND LAZERTAG: unlimited play Monday through Friday for $24.99 FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, Lazerland provides a party room for 1 hour and 45 minutes, pizza,

unlimited drinks, invitations, paper goods, set-up, clean-up, glow-in-the-dark face paint, two lazertag sessions and $5 arcade cards for 11 guests for $309 on weekdays and $359 on weekends. Upgraded packages are available. Check online for a full list of options.


Escape Rooms Try N Escape

3350 NW Second Ave., Suite A2, Boca Raton 561-409-4930 Private rooms are $90 between two and ten players; frequent discounts can be found online and on Groupon Try N’ Escape currently has two rooms: “Hang Em’ High” (a western themed room) and “Sara’s Got a Secret” (a mystery about a missing girl). A third room called “Monkey See” (set in a secret animal testing facility) is currently under construction.

Q-Quest Games

717 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach 954-951-2829 qquestgames. com $28 per person Q-Quest is one of the oldest escape room facilities in the area. Q-Quest currently has two rooms: “Chainsaw Bob” (based on a chainsaw murder) and “Room Amnesia” (centered around someone who has suddenly lost their memory).


6466 NW Fifth Way Fort Lauderdale 754-200-6047 $27 per person EscapeTopia has three rooms: “Zombie Escape,” “Escape the Beast” and “Carnival Macabre.” This place goes all-out on immersive, horror themes.

When I first heard of escape rooms, I imagined something like a haunted house with live actors…scared souls scrambling to escape zombies, or run around like rats in a maze. I really had no idea what to expect, but the mystery intrigued me. The butterfly-inducing fear of the unknown and unexpected was electrifying. What I came to find out is that escape rooms are not so much a horror experience, as they are an energizing mental challenge. The basic idea is that participants enter a themed room — anything from a wild west theme, to zombies, mummies, bank robbers or murder mysteries — and are tasked with uncovering puzzles using the contents of the room (for example — the tee shirts hanging in the closet, the paintings on the walls, books, decks of cards and knick-knacks placed around the room). The puzzles unlock a series of combination locks, each leading to more clues, puzzles, locks and eventually additional rooms. Some escape rooms have only two rooms, while others can have three or four, sometimes with hidden rooms, blacklight rooms or secret entries. The idea is to beat the clock (generally 60 minutes) and make it out the other side (without killing your teammates or filing for divorce). Working with others, of course, can be challenging; so the experience can be a great team-building exercise. As the momentum progresses from one clue to the next, the rush is palpable. You’re

mind goes on hyper-drive, focusing on every little detail of the objects and room. Good escape rooms have a variety of types of puzzles — some can be physical (such as using a magnet to guide something through a maze, tossing a hook to retrieve a set of keys or pumping water to push out a container of clues) while other puzzles deal with numbers, making connections between objects, recognizing patterns, using logic or playing word games. Each clue challenges the mind in a different way. If your team gets stuck, a walkie-talkie is provided to ask the room operator for clues and hints along the way. I will warn you: escape rooms are semi-addicting. Be prepared to develop a craving for the mental rush.


More fun indoor activities include: Painting with a Twist 1185 S. Federal Highway Deerfield Beach deerfield-beach 954-482-0515 Oh the adrenaline triggered by a blank canvas! Learn to paint. Canvas and all supplies are included for $35 per person.

Indoor Sky Diving at iFly 11690 West State Road 84 Davie 954-280-4349 Free fall from 13,000 feet – without jumping out of a plane. The latest immersive experience from iFLY combines virtual reality technology with the real rush of skydiving over some of the world’s most incredible bucket-list destinations. This indoor simulation of sky diving has participants floating on a giant air bubble. The price is: $79.95 per person for two flights; $101.95 per person for three flights; $127.95 per person for four flights or $149.95 per person for five flights.

Ice Skating at Glacier Ice and Snow Arena

4601 N Federal Highway Pompano Beach 954-943-1437 Now this is the ultimate escape from the heat. Put on your mittens and go ice skating at Pompano Beach’s Glacier Ice and Snow Arena. Normal admission during public skate times is $9. Check online at for public skate hours. Skate rentals are $3. Or, attend one of the public “Cheap Skate” sessions, during which admission is only $6 per person. “Cheap Skate” hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:20 to 10pm.


Lion Country Safari 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee 561-793-1084 |

OK so this activity isn’t exactly indoors, but it is in an air-conditioned car. Lion Country Safari is basically a drive-through zoo with over 1,000 wild animals including giraffes, wildebeest, rhinoceroses, ostriches, monkeys and the kings of the kingdom — lions. The drive-through park is divided into seven themed sections and is accompanied by an audio tour (either via CD or the park’s app). The animals are active in wide-open-spaces, so the experience feels much more authentic than a traditional zoo. Lion Country Safari made USA Today’s top-ten drive through safaris list. After completing the driving tour, visitors can go to Lion Country Safari’s water park (which includes five rides, a thrilling water slide and water spray-ground); Or meander the walking park, which has dozens more animal displays, such as a monkey island, sloth tree, flamingo pond, porcupine zone and alligator area. Complimentary shows occur all day at various animal exhibits, and at the Animal Theater, a covered venue space for educational talks and showings. There is an animal petting zoo, restaurants and snack vendors. The park recommends leaving four to five hours to do both the drive through and walk through zoo. The drive-through safari took my group about 90 minutes.

Admission Prices Admission is $35 for anyone between the ages of 10 and 64, $31.50 for seniors 65 and older, $26 for children ages 3 to 9; and free for toddlers. Parking for the walking zoo is $8 per vehicle. If you book online, parking is free and every ticket is discounted $2. Coupons for various other discounts are also available online.

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he Amitié is a 130-foot Westport luxury yacht replete with a main salon, two queen bedrooms, a kids room with two twin beds (plus a pull-down bunk), a master king bedroom, BBQ deck, dining room, living room with library, multiple bars and decks, a second story hot tub, inflatable slide, jet skis, paddle boards and gym. The vessel is finely crafted with elegant fabrics, mahogany panels and designer bathrooms. It’s spotlessly clean — the epitome of opulence. Stepping aboard makes one instantaneously crave a bubbling flute of Champagne. The stay-aboard crew of the Amitié playfully calls their yacht the “Love Boat.” The vessel is home to their seven person crew — three couples and a self-proclaimed “seventh wheel.” There’s Captain Adam Huemoller and his wife Tonya (the ship’s talented chef); Judy Le Riche-Dicks (chief stewardess) and her husband John Dicks (first mate); Heather Steele (stewardess) and her boyfriend Trevor Marshall (the bosun); and the seventh, Ben Cilliers, an engineer whose girlfriend (an honorary member of the Amitié family) lives in West Palm. The crew lives below deck in tiny (literally closet-sized) cabins and one small kitchen. Captain Adam and his wife get a slightly bigger room with an almost-full bed (perks of being the Captain), while the other couples each have their own room with a bunk bed. The couples share the top bunk, using the bottom bunk for storage. Ben gets his own. While the living quarters are astonishingly tight, none of Amitié’s crew complain. Each and every one express a deep affection for the yachting lifestyle. The perk — getting paid to travel the world aboard a luxury yacht among friends — far outweighs the challenge of cramped space.


CAPTAIN ADAM HUEMOLLER AND HIS WIFE CHEF TONYA Captain Adam Huemoller has worked aboard the Amitié for five years. He

attended the University of Hawaii where he was a sports fisherman, taking guests to


fish for Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Tuna. After school, he moved to Colorado where he was land-locked for seven years. When his longing for the ocean grew too strong, he drove to Florida to pursue his captain’s licence. He walked the docks, learning, determined to find a job aboard a boat. Eventually he was hired as a maintenance engineer. “That was 13 years ago,” he said. “Now I’m in the captain seat here.” He met his wife Tonya while working aboard a fractionally-owned yacht that moved in between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Tonya was the private chef aboard. Since then, the couple has traveled

the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, Croatia, Spain, France, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and New England. He hopes to get the Amitié to Alaska next year. “The best part about my job is that I get to travel all over the world. I don’t have to pay rent or for food. I get to go to all these places that everyone wants to go to,” he said. “What I really like about it is the memories and camaraderie it creates with the clients and the crew. They are a part of your life for the rest of your life.” Captain Adam has lived aboard boats for ten years. In the last three, he and Tonya have had a home in Lighthouse Point. When the Amitié is docked in Ft. Lauderdale, the couple gets to go home to their dog. Being married aboard a boat can be challenging, he said, but it has also “helped with communication and having things out in the open all the time.”


The Amitié is owned by a Washington, DC businessman. Captain Adam said the owner and his family spend about ten weeks a year aboard the Amitié, while the vessel is chartered (mostly to families) for about eight. In off season, the charter cost is $98,000 a week, not including fuel or goods. During peak season, it can go for $120,000. The crew works for tips, usually between 10 to 25 percent. Right now, the Amitié is primarily making trips around the Bahamas. Chartered guests generally fly into Nassau by private jet before cruising around the crystal clear waters surrounding the Exumas and other remote Cays. The Amitié and its crew, however, have made trips all over the world. Captain Adam and his wife have traveled the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, Croatia, Spain, France, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and New England. “The best part about it is that I get to travel,” Captain Adam said. “What I also really love are the memories and camaraderie we create with the clients and the crew. We create experiences they never forget. Whether I take them fishing for lobster or Marlin, or show them a unique part of the Bahamas where there’s crystal clear water and you can watch the sharks down below the boat… The best part is the friendships the boat develops.” When the Amitié is docked off Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale for short stretches in between trips, Captain Adam and Chef Tonya return to their home and dog in Lighthouse Point. Ben visits his girlfriend in West Palm, and the two remaining couples stay aboard. The crew gets about 42 vacation days a year, but

JUDY LE RICHE-DICKS (CHIEF STEWARDESS) AND HER HUSBAND JOHN DICKS (FIRST MATE) Judy Le Riche-Dicks, the chief stewardess aboard the Amitié, is married to the boat’s first mate, John Dicks. The couple is from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Judy studied hotel management and was working at Delaire Graff Estate, a Relais & Chateaux property, when her itch to travel grew too strong. She explored working aboard a cruise liner, but when a childhood friend told her about a career in yachting, she was sold. After completing her courses, she flew to Ft. Lauderdale in September 2012. About a year later she convinced her high school sweetheart John (who was playing professional soccer at the time in South Africa) to join her. “He came out and fell in love straight away,” she said. “I think he’s more in love with it than me.” John said the skill set he learned while playing soccer helped him adapt to the yachting lifestyle. When working with a crew, communication and teamwork is essential. The couple has now seen much of the world together. “We’ve done the northern seas, went all the way up to Russia, done the whole of the Med a couple of times; we’ve done New England, all of the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas,” Judy said. “I’m not sure we’re used to anything else anymore. Its normal for us to work together. Obviously sometimes we have our differences, especially with our different positions...every now and then we have to reprimand each other, but it’s normal.” Judy said the toughest part about the stay-aboard lifestyle is developing any sort of routine when the crew’s schedule is completely at the whim of guests. The best part: traveling and learning from other cultures. “For me, the best part is seeing all these amazing places and being able to, in a short period of time, get to know the guests and the different places they come from,” Judy said.



HOW TO PURSUE A STAY-ABOARD LIFESTYLE If the image of living on a yacht at a marina and walking down the dock with your coffee in-hand to say good morning to your neighbors is appealing, then this article is for you. The days of raggedy sailboats huddled in a corner of the bay at anchor has passed, and the prospect of living a portion of the year on your vessel at a dock with full amenities has arrived. If you are pursuing a lifestyle as a part-time “stay aboard” or “nautical nomad,” there are a few things to think about. As a realtor who has specialized in dockage sales and marina development in South Florida and the Caribbean for over 20 years, I have encountered many requests. In this column, I will help you navigate the topics you should explore when pursuing your dream of living at sea. The first thing you need is a boat. There are several options: You can own one, become a fractional owner, charter a vessel, or book a dockside yacht Airbnb rental. In light of the shared economy, the opportunities are endless, as long as the marina has space and you have the budget. The upside of chartering or renting a boat is that both options generally eliminate the need for you to secure a dock, which can be difficult. While staying aboard an Airbnb or docked rental boat is a unique little getaway, it does not offer you the opportunity to take the vessel to sea. This requires a yacht charter, which comes with a completely different contract and pricetag. Some resources for smaller boats and day charters I recommend include:,,, moorings. com, and Be aware, companies that offer “bareboat charter” are usually very busy, so book well in advance.


If you plan on cruising a chartered boat more than once a year, I recommend joining a boat club that allows you to charter periodically. This is a great way to live the “nautical nomad” lifestyle without owning a boat or securing marina space. If you do decide to own — or fractionally own — a yacht, you might be thinking you can just rent a dock behind someone’s home and stay aboard occasionally. Many people have this idea, but stay aboards are not allowed in about 95 percent of the waterways and canals due to city ordinances regarding waste water and other environmental hazards. The boats you see behind the 400 miles of residential waterfront in Broward County belong either to the owner of the property, a friend, or are boats for sale listed by yacht brokers. If you’re going to own, then I recommend finding a home-port marina you love and then traveling from there. This way you can be assured of the services and have a safe place to leave the boat until you return. Many marinas also offer what’s called a “Passport Program” to their annual marina guests, which includes discounted dockage and amenities. For example, Marina Life’s Crusing Club, which is an organized and social program that has been in existence for 15 years plus ( South Florida marina space is, unfortunately, limited and challenging to find. In 2005 we had a slip crises in South Florida and many of the marinas had to use their slips or lose them. The Department of Environmental Resources and Management (DERM) kept a close watch on the number of slips in use to satisfy the Friends of the Manatees, Department of Wildlife and Army Corps of Engineers who manage the waterways and ecosystems. In short, DERM regulates the marinas, and most of them are at their maximum allotment, without expansion opportunities. There does, however, seem to be some resurgence in marina developments. Suntex Marinas is a new chain of smaller boat marinas along both the eastern and western coasts of Florida with a stay aboard program. If you have trouble finding a local marina, you might consider exploring other areas. For example, IGY Marinas has many properties including in the Northeast (if Montauk is in your plans), in Turks and Caicos and at other Caribbean destinations. Westrec Marinas also has numerous locations in the US and accommodate the local boater with dry stack facilities as well. Consult for many of these programs and rates. Yacht clubs are also an option when traveling as many have reciprocation programs. You can find the list in the Yachting Clubs of America register at Finding a marina as a boat owner, especially one who wants to stay aboard, can be challenging, but not impossible. A real estate agent who specializes in marina properties can be extremely useful. I assure you, with the right planning, the yachting lifestyle is obtainable, even for those without experience or ownership. Ginger Hornaday is local South Florida Native and a licensed realtor of 15 years. She specializes in waterfront homes and operates her own Yacht/Charter Brokerage business, Aquamarine Global Yacht. She has knowledge of both markets and can assist you with any residential, commercial or yachting needs. Consult her for STAY ABOARD recommendations at 954-682-2196 or; or visit


the schedule is always spontaneous, last-minute and determined by the boat’s booked charters. Working and living aboard is thus a lifestyle, not a job. “It’s 24-hours-a-day with those seven people, so the dynamic of the boat has to be set up so that the crew loves each other,” said Captain Adam. “If they have a problem or something that is bothering them, they have to come out with it right away so we can get rid of the problem quickly. A lot of times you have to exercise forgiveness and be kind so we can function as friends and workers.” Captain Adam was in charge of assembling the Amitié’s crew. While many captains frown upon having couples aboard, Captain Adam said the setup aboard the Amitié has worked well. Plus, he said, coupling sometimes happens whether the captain plans for it or not — choosing existing couples gave him a certain level of control. The crew says they are “like family.” Y


BEN CILLIER (ENGINEER) Ben Cilliers, Amitié’s engineer, jokingly calls himself “the seventh wheel.” “It’s not difficult at all to be the seventh wheel — not at all actually. I kind of prefer not having to share my cabin,” he joked. While he doesn’t have a romantic partner living aboard, his girlfriend does live in West Palm and has become an honorary member of the crew when the Amitié is docked. “She’s basically part of the crew. She comes over and she’s just part of the family,” said Judy, Amitié’s first stewardess. When Ben gets a few days off at one of the boat’s destinations in the Caribbean or Bahamas, his girlfriend often travels to meet him. Ben is from South Africa where yachting is a popular industry. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, which lent itself well to working aboard the boat. “When we’re on charter, my engineering goes on the back burner and I’m more guest services, which allows me to go on excursions,” he said. “I get to see a lot and do fun things with the guests…You’re also talking to people who have, in society’s terms, reached success. It’s always nice to talk to them and get ideas and mentors — to learn how they think. Hopefully it rubs off on me somehow.”


HEATHER STEELE (STEWARDESS) AND HER BOYFRIEND TREVOR MARSHALL (THE BOSUN) Heather Steele was working in corporate real estate in New York when she met a yacht crew at a bar. “They were really fun and we got along really well,” she recalled. “They invited me

to a BBQ at their yacht to talk about the industry. I was looking for travel and to

make a little more money. That was it.” Six months later Heather sold all her stuff and flew to Ft. Lauderdale where she got her first job working aboard a 50-meter Westport as third stewardess. “I was green — totally fresh. I learned a lot on that boat,” she said, “especially detailing, service and boat etiquette 101.” To work in yachting, Heather said, you have to have a very “go-withthe-flow personality.” “You’re with guests for upwards of ten days, a month sometimes. You have to learn to regenerate your attitude and let things go.” Heather’s boyfriend of about 18 months is Trevor Marshall, Amitié’s bosun. They met while working aboard another boat. The couple took a vacation in Australia for five weeks before coming to Ft. Lauderdale to find jobs.

“This one just happened to be destiny because we got it very quickly,” Heather said. “Couples jobs are very hard to find.” The couple’s relationship, she said, has been “completely on fast forward,” “You get to know each other so much faster… we share a four-by-two tiny cabin and my closet is his closet, so you have to be really laid back with your space,” she said. “You learn a lot more about each other, and about yourself. You strip away all your stuff, which is really nice.” Trevor is from Greenville, SC. He attended Chapman Maritime academy in Stuart, FL and has been working in the industry for four years, including one year aboard the Amitié. Among his many other tasks as bosun, Trevor has the distinct joy of setting up the inflatable slide for guests. “Kids absolutely love it. We put soap on it and do all kinds of crazy stunts,” he said. “We’re the fun people on the boat that keep it fun.”



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POMPANO BEACH Aconchego Bar and Grill. BRAZILIAN A taste of Brazil  in the heart of Pompano Beach. Open for lunch and dinner.  7 SE 22nd Ave., 954-782-8040. $ Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. PIZZA • WINGS You can credit this

place with bringing the whole “coal-fired pizza craze” to South Florida. Pizza and chicken wings — do you need anymore? Try the cauliflower pizza — good and good for you. 1203 S. Federal Highway, 954-942-5550 $$

The Beach Grille. AMERICAN Delicious eats near the beach with the capability to order online. 3414 Atlantic Blvd., 954-946-6000 $

Beach House. AMERICAN • CRAFT COCKTAILS Newly opened beachside dining on Pompano Beach. Casual and relaxed with rooftop deck on the second floor. 270 N Pompano Beach Blvd. 954-607-6530

Bella Roma Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. ITALIAN • PIZZA

Tasty dishes, large portions and delivery is available. 40 SW 15th St., 954-784-3696 $$

Bobby Rubino’s. BARBECUE • AMERICAN Specials and coupons are posted daily and catering is available. The restaurant also has a large bar room where you can dine at the bar or booths. This place is a Pompano Beach icon. 2501 N. Federal Highway, 954-781-7550 $$ Brew Fish. BAR AND GRILL Dine outside in the tiki hut overlooking a canal right in Pompano Beach. Comprehensive menu and attentive staff. 200 E. McNab Rd., 954-440-3347 $$

Briny Irish Pub. IRISH • BAR FOOD At the end of East Atlantic Boulevard, steps from the ocean, is Briny’s Irish Pub. There is a large beer selection plus the regular and, dare we say, unique

New owners at Cafe Brie

Alex Shvalov and Vladimir Starodubets have taken over at Cafe Brie. They plan on keeping the menu the same along with several new additions. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention their fig and goat cheese sandwich — two kinds of goat cheese, fig preserves, red pepper jelly and bacon on grilled rosemary focaccia. 2765 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach



mixed drinks. The kitchen offers an array of bar food as well as some classics like bangers and mash and fish-n-chips. The casual atmosphere is created by an immense array of nautical artifacts and oddities that fill every inch of the pub. Music plays constantly, often live with a dance floor if one is inclined. 3440 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-942-3159 $

Bru’s Room Sports Grill. AMERICAN This spot is home to the Seminole Club of Broward County. Wings and other bar food available. 235 S. Federal Highway, 954-785-2227 $

Calypso Restaurant and Raw Bar. CARIBBEAN Since they

opened their doors in 1990, Calypso has been a local favorite. This gem of a restaurant is known for their fresh, wild caught fish, Bahamian conch dishes, Jamaican jerk and American favorites too all served with an island flair. On any given day, look around and you’ll see fellow diners devouring their house special cutter (sandwich)—sautéed shrimp with garlic butter, mushrooms and cheddar all stuffed into a hollowed out kaiser roll. Check out the special board for a variety of locally caught fish with everything from grouper to snapper to wahoo among others. Plenty of land lubber options are also available including filet mignon. For island comfort food, don’t miss one of their curries or rotis. Fresh oysters and clams are also available. Wash it all down with a draft beer, a glass of wine or choose from over 40 different bottled beers. So if you are in search of high-quality ingredients, inventive cooking and a very welcoming staff, head over to Calypso. 460 S. Cypress Road, 954-942-1633 $$

Casareccio Trattoria Italiana. ITALIAN Wow! What a find. This small but impressive Italian eatery is delightful. We can’t really tell you what to try because the menu changes daily. However, we are willing to bet you will fall in love with this place which feels like it just plopped into Pompano straight from the hills of Tuscany. 1386 S Federal Highway, 954-998-3642 $$$ Checkers Old Munchen. GERMAN Sprechen sie Deutsch? You

don’t find many German restaurants around town. So when you’re looking for a change in your restaurant rotation, take a trip back to the old country at Checkers Old Munchen. The restaurant’s exposed wood framing is reminiscent of the German half-timbered architectural style and the walls are lined with classic German beer steins. For a traditional German meal, try the wienerschnitzel — it’s divine a lightly breaded veal cutlet sautéed in lemon butter and topped with homemade brown gravy. The spaetzle (German noodles) are a real homemade treat and not to be missed — throw a little of that brown gravy on them and they could be a meal unto themselves. The red cabbage is both classically sweet and sour and there are other side options too including potato dumplings, potato salad and even hot potato salad. As you look around, you can’t help but get the feeling that most of the patrons are returning customers. And the next time we get a hankering for some schnitzel, we know where to go. Imbibe to your hearts content with their wide assortment of German beers. 2209 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-785-7565 $$

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Chef Dee’s. SUSHI • SEAFOOD A small neighborhood place with plenty of charm. Impressive sushi rolls and a varied menu with something for everyone. 3919 N. Federal Highway., 954-582-4444 Cypress Nook. GERMAN This place has been in business for 38 years — talk about staying power. It’s open for three meals a day and there’s nothing like a little knackwurst with your eggs. 201 SE 15th St., 954-781-3464  $ Darrel & Oliver’s Cafe Maxx. INTERNATIONAL This restaurant is an anchor of the South Florida fine dining scene. 2601 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-782-0606 $$$$ Dos Amigos. MEXICAN When you feel the hankering for a fajita, this Pompano Beach spot fits the bill. Try the margaritas too. 1308 N. Federal Highway 954-781-1955 $$ Fish Shack. SEAFOOD A small, roadside seafood shack, for a small seafood town. This is truly one of those best kept secrets. With only a handful of tables, we’re selfishly hoping not too many people get in on this gem in Pompano Beach. 2862 NE 17th Ave., 954-586-4105 $$ Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill. SEAFOOD • AMERICAN Get green with a deal every day. 2500 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-3762

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The Foundry. AMERICAN • CONTINENTAL Seating options galore, from bar seating to lounge seating and good old-fashioned casual dining seating. 2781 E. Atlantic Blvd., 754-205-6977 $$ Galuppi’s. AMERICAN What could be more entertaining than

watching golfers swing and blimps ascend as you sip a drink at an outdoor bar? 1103 N. Federal Highway, 954-785-0226 $

Gianni’s Italian Restaurant. ITALIAN Enjoy traditional Italian

fare at this family owned and operated establishment, serving everything from pasta to gourmet specialties like Chicken Gianni’s and fresh seafood. Pair your dish with a bottle of wine or cocktail from their full bar. They also offer daily lunch specials Monday – Friday starting at $9.95. Don’t skip the romaine salad with the blue cheese. 1601 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-942-1733 $$

Great Indian Grill. INDIAN If you like Indian food, this place

should go on your “must-try” list. Everything we sampled (and we ate quite a bit) was packed with tantalizing Indian spices and flavors representing the many different regional styles of Indian cooking.. 2692 E Atlantic Blvd., 954-532-7872 $$

The Gyro Joint. MIDDLE EASTERN Eat in, or carry out. It’s all Greek to me. 165 S. Cypress Road, 954-946-9199 $

Houston’s. AMERICAN Enjoy this contemporary eatery for lunch or dinner. Outdoor bar and seating on the Intracoastal available. 2821 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-783-9499 $$$ J Mark’s. AMERICAN A relaxing, modern restaurant and bar with food and service to match. 1490 NE 23rd St., 954-782-7000 $$$

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DiningOUT Kings Head British Pub Pompano Beach. PUB Fish and

Mediterraneo Cucina Siciliana. ITALIAN True Sicilian food served for dinner only. Closed on Mondays. 420 N. Federal Highway, 754-222-9174 $$

La Forketta. ITALIAN Full Italian menu with all the classics. 3003 N. Federal Highway, 754-222-8059 $$

Miami Masala. INDIAN Enjoy classic Indian dishes as well as a

chips, bangers and mash, savory pies and other British classics are all made on premises. 900 E Atlantic Blvd., 754-222-8671 $$

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Get your shopping done while you take care of your appetite. Enjoy weekly deals with plenty of beers on tap and wines by the glass. For something different, try the sweet southern swine pizza — a light and crispy pizza topped with pork belly, arugula and cheese. Or try one of the plethora of meatballs — all are a satisfying treat. The truffle fries are great with anything. 2411 N. Federal Highway, 954-942-8778 $

La Veranda. ITALIAN The atmosphere is elegant, yet comfortable and warm. Inside or out, one can enjoy a truly special evening in the Tuscany-inspired surroundings. Be it drinks from their full bar, a bottle from the copious wine selection or naturally the Italian food, everything is served perfectly. Expect to be delighted. There is a big selection of pasta, entrées and traditional dishes, with new favorites to be discovered that the wait staff will happily explain. You can taste the love in their homemade desserts. If you’re looking to celebrate or simply treat yourself to an evening of superior dining, La Veranda is an excellent choice. Reservations are suggested. 2121 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-7390 $$$ McCoy’s Oceanfront. AMERICAN Located at the beautiful Mar-

riott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, dine indoors or pool-side on the covered patio with the beach as your backdrop. 1200 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-782-0100 $$

few more inventive ones with an Indian twist. The stuffed Hungarian peppers appetizer, while not being a classic Indian dish, had all the flavors fans of the cuisine crave. Great service by a friendly staff. Try the Indian crepe — crazy good. 900 E Atlantic Blvd., 954-317-1371 $$

Nikki’s Orange Kitchen. CONTINENTAL Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy salads, sandwiches and entrées all with a Mediterranean influence. Organic and gluten free options available. Enjoy the location right across from the Pompano Fishing Pier. Have dinner and take a stroll — it’s why we live here, people. 1 N. Ocean Blvd., Ste 102, 954-532-2771 $$-$$$ Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar. AMERICAN Beach front dining at the Beachcomber Resort — go for the view. 1200 S. Ocean Blvd. 954941-7830 $$$ Pho Lavie. VIETNAMESE If you have never had Vietnamese food,

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Ruby’s by the Sea. ITALIAN Italian by the sea is more like it. 2608 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-785-7700 $$

Rusty Hook Tavern. AMERICAN Located on the Pompano In-

tracoastal, sit inside or outside, just keep in mind that the word tavern means a local place to gather around the table. 125 N. Riverside Drive, 954-941-2499 $

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Seaside Grill. SEAFOOD • AMERICAN Enjoy a view of the Atlantic while enjoying fresh seafood and an ice cold cocktail. Don’t worry if you’re not a fish lover — there are plenty of entrée choices from the land. Located at Lighthouse Cove Resort on the ocean. 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-783-3193 $$ Sette Bello. ITALIAN This is a true gem just south of the Pompano

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Shishka Lebanese Grill. MIDDLE EASTERN It’s not easy to make a good falafel (chick peas, fava beans garlic and cilantro seasoned and deep fried, served with tahini sauce) but the ones at Shishka are worth every single calorie. There are plenty of other choices too from the classic hummus to baba ghanouj to chicken and meat shawarma. 1901 N. Federal Highway, 954-943-2999 $$ Spanx the Hog BBQ. BARBECUE Using only natural ingredi-

ents, dine in, take out, or order custom catering. 147 S. Cypress Road. 954-590-8342 $

Sunset Catch. ITALIAN • SEAFOOD Fresh seafood served daily, and they even have their very own “wine doctor.” 101 N. Riverside Drive, 954-545-0901 $$ Table 2201. MEDITERRANEAN • SEAFOOD Everything at Table

2201 is made on the premises — even the desserts. Start with the pygros, a tower of eggplant, potatoes and ground beef topped with a cool yogurt sauce. Finish off with the Greek yogurt mousse, a lightly sweetened cloud with a hint of cocoa and a strawberry sauce to compliment. Table 2201 has a menu full of your Greek favorites without all of the hooplah. So if you are looking for a genuine Greek dinner without having to dance on tables and yell “opa” — not that there’s anything wrong with that — Table 2201 is a good choice. 2201 E. Atlantic Blvd., 718-600-2236 $$

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Umberto’s of Long Island. ITALIAN • PIZZA When a pizza is named Grandma’s Pizza — you must order it. And trust us, you won’t regret it. There is family tradition baked into every bite. 2780 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-784-7110 $$ Valentino’s Italian Cuisine. ITALIAN • PIZZA An abundance of

Italian fare served for lunch or dinner. If you can’t make it over to dine in, fret not, they offer free delivery. 427 S. Federal Highway, 954-545-4881 $$

Wings ‘N Things. WINGS • BARBECUE It doesn’t look like much from the outside but it’s worth trying. 150 S. Sixth St., 954-781-9464 $

Yakuza. JAPANESE • THAI The contemporary Asian anchored dé-

cor is a feast for the eyes: warm, inviting and totally unique. The attentive servers address each table with personal concern. Central to the dining room is a large classic sushi bar, displaying the fresh fish offerings. But sushi is only part of their menu. Yakuza has a brilliant selection of Japanese and Thai specialties. We were impressed by the freshness and variety of tastes offered. Modern is a fair descriptor as Yakuza offers unique approaches to tra-


ditional Japanese and Thai fare, making them new, unique and their own. Try their specials. 2515 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-951-6077 $$

Brendans. SPORTS BAR Burgers, wings and more — you get the picture. 868 N. Federal Highway,  954-786-0033

Zuccarelli. ITALIAN • PIZZA This place is more than just a pizza joint. From eggplant Parmesan to shrimp fra diavolo, you will leave quite satisfied. The portions are generous and come with a fresh house salad. Bring your breath mints because their warm garlic rolls are on point. 1340 N. Federal Highway, 954-941-1261 $$

Burgers & Suds. BURGERS • HOT DOGS • SANDWICHES. Unique eats, like a burger served between two glazed donuts. Yes, donuts. 360 E. McNab Road, 954-772-8007 Cafe Brie. SANDWICHES • SALADS A little gem of a place that serves fantastic sandwiches, salads, quiche and desserts. 2765 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-532-7800

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Alice’s Xpress Mediterranean Grill. MEDITERRANEAN Fresh-

ly made and authentic regional cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. 103 NE Third St., 954-941-0410

Antica Roma Caffé. ITALIAN CAFÉ Serving classic cappuccino or espresso along with a plethora of Italian panini and desserts. Cannoli anyone? 1915 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-366-4346 Bella Monte Italian Deli. SANDWICHES 2688 E. Atlantic Blvd.,


Big Louie’s. ITALIAN • PIZZA A South Florida chain offering classic Italian dishes. 2190 N. Federal Highway, 954-942-5510

breakfast, lunch or a latte. 1631 S. Cypress Road, 954-933-3453

Chi-Town. ITALIAN BEEF • CHICAGO HOT DOGS Get your Chicago

Cafe Sportivo. CAFE Cash only, but don’t let that stop you. They are family owned and operated with a variety of espresso drinks. 2219 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-782-6672

Dandee Donut Factory. BAKERY • PASTRIES From the classic old fashioned sour cream to Boston cream, these babies are just begging to be dunked. Bagels, breakfast and lunch also available. 1900 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-785-1461 Jack’s Old Fashion Hamburger House. BURGERS • HOT

DOGS Enjoy a burger and tunes on the ol’ jukebox as you sip your milkshake. Top your burger with their secret sauce. 591 S. Cypress Road, 954-942-2844

Jersey Dogs. HOT DOGS • ITALIAN Grab a seat at the counter and devour a double Italian which is two all-beef hot dogs tucked


DiningOUT away in pizza bread and topped with sautéed peppers, potatoes and onions — add a touch of their homemade spicy relish for some kick. And if you are as smart as we are, you’ll buy a jar of relish to take with you because you will want more of that addictive relish. The restaurant also has a seafood night on Wednesdays and an open-mic night on Fridays. Call ahead, the place fills up fast. Yes, this a hot dog joint that accepts reservations. 3330 E. Atlantic Blvd., 754-800-7006

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and potatoes and beets are just a few of their inventive salads. They are also serve ceviche, soups and sandwiches with meat prepared sous-vide style. Try the Chilean hot dog version with avocado, heirloom tomatoes and homemade mayonnaise. 1384 S Federal Highway 954-648-1512

Jukebox Diner. DINER Bright, classic seating, jukeboxes, and that old-school diner feel. 2773 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-960-5882 Lester’s Diner. DINER American comfort fare in a retro setting. 1924 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-783-2109 Lighthouse Cove Tiki Bar. AMERICAN Seaside eats and happy

hours. 1406 N. Ocean Blvd., 954-784-2804

Little Italian. PIZZA House-made sausage and fresh veggies on their pizza. Plus salads, pastas and Italian favorites. 448 S. Cypress Road, 954-941-0550

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Pasquale’s Pizza. PIZZA Family owned and operated serving

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Phil’s Heavenly Pizza. PIZZA Seating indoors and outdoors with gluten free pizza options. 2647 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-9270 Pudgies Cafe. DELI FOOD • SANDWICHES Serving breakfast and lunch daily, stop in for a burger or an omelette any time any way. 2301 NE 16th St., 954-941-1430 Rocket Pizza. PIZZA In addition to all your typical pizzas, they also serve a BLT pizza among other original offerings. 601 N. Federal Highway, 954-943-5387 Shane’s Rib Shack. BARBECUE Warm and welcoming staff serving up all of your barbecue favorites in an atmosphere reminiscent of a roadside joint. Of course, try the ribs, but don’t miss the smoked half-chicken. 1151 S Federal Highway, 954-942-3334 Steak Shop & Deli. SANDWICHES Everyone needs a cheese steak now and then. Order one here and you’ll think you’re in the heart of Philly. 1801 E. Sample Road., 954-941-5790 Stingers Pizza. PIZZA • AMERICAN Dine in or order delivery. They will bring your pizza to the beach—a million minds making the world a better place. 1201 S. Ocean Blvd., 954-782-2344

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