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36 44 62

REGULARS

6 From the Editor

62 City People

Juli Casale

LOCALS ONLY

8 In The News

22 Delray Under $50

PICTURES

26 On The Ave

30 In The Pineapple Grove Arts District

ENTERTAINMENT

34 Gotta Know

36 Gotta See

38 Gotta Read

HEALTH & BEAUTY

40 Pain Relief

Therapy for Neuropathy

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42 Dermatology

Have Vanquish Will Banish

(Your Fat Cells Forever)

44 Body Beautiful

Stop Eating Your Feelings!

SPECIAL FEATURES

46 The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

Fine Holiday Shopping and More

48 Seaside Builders

Making Dreams Come True

50 The Delray Tennis Center

Country Club Vibe For Everyone

52 Price Flooring and

Priceless Kitchen & Bath

Flooring And More

54 World Of Cutlery

A World Of Kitchen Glory

56 Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Delray Chamber Celebrates

Heroes of Delray on December 9th

58 Be Like Brit Foundation

Come “Tell Your Story Like Never Before”

60 Arts Garage

Keeps the Arts Alive in the Time of Covid

FASHION

64 What RU Wearing ®

DINING

74 Guide

78 Restaurant Review

Il Contadino Ristorante

80 Recipe

Seafood Al Cartoccio

82 Recipe

Filet of Beef Wrapped in Bacon with

Wild Mushroom and Rosemary Sauce

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MISC

84 PetXpert

Is It Ok to Feed My Pets Home

Prepared Food?

85 Pet Spotlight

LEISURE

86 Brain Teasers

Crossword Puzzle, Sudoko And Enigma


78 85

Publisher

David Mizen

Editor

Yvette Birdsong

Contributing Editors

Diane Feen, Nicol Jenkins,

Lisa Marie, Tom Craig

Art Director

Fabio Passere

Designer

Eduardo Passere

Senior Account Executive

Harvey Lustig

Photographers

Melissa Korman

Tom Craig

Monday ’ s

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, 2020

4pm – 7pm

Enjoy holiday cheer brought to you by the

Downtown Delray Beach businesses!

Stroll a different downtown neighborhood

each Monday, enjoy live carolers, photo

opportunities, and chances to win great gifts!

Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys

for Delray Beach Kids Toy Drive.

Be Festive & Merry

*Masks required to attend

For more information and event details, visit:

https://downtowndelraybeach.com/very-merry-mondays

or Call 561-243-1077

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from the

editor

Home for

the Holidays!

2020

the year no one will forget. First, the global

pandemic, followed by: quarantine, face masks,

social distancing, toilet paper crisis, lockdown,

work from home, hand sanitizer, virtual events, cancelled sports, Zoom,

travel bans, curbside pickup, essential workers, binge watching TV, home

workouts, e-learning, isolation, Amazon, driveway happy hours, driveby

celebrations, panic buying, Hulu, You Tube, Netflix, Tik-Tok, elections,

hurricanes, fires, and murder hornets.

Oh, what a year this has been!

Thankfully, our Village by the Sea has survived 2020 – because of our

residents and our loyalty to local businesses. We continued to support the

merchants that make our City special by ordering take out and curbside

pickup from restaurants, participating in virtual workouts from our favorite

gyms, and purchasing DIY spa and hair treatments from spas and salons.

Now the holidays are here and being home for the holidays will be

wonderful. Our Downtown Development Authority has been busy organizing

safe, socially distanced events around town. Beginning with Very Merry

Mondays Holiday Stroll. Mondays from 4-7 in a different neighborhood there

is a stroll highlighting businesses, with carolers, photo ops, and more!

We have a new Commissioner in town! Our City Person Juli Casale ran an old

school grassroots campaign, walking through neighborhoods for over three

months, knocking on 6,000 doors! This Harvard grad is an environmentalist,

tennis player, and animal lover.

Not ready to be indoors? No problem! With temperatures cooling down,

outdoors is where we should be! Dine outside, walk, and hang out at the

beach for fresh air and salt therapy.

Now is the time

to know that all

you do is sacred…

Now is the time

for you to deeply

compute the

impossibility that

there is anything

but grace.

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— Hafiz

Yvette birdsong, editor


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Make Downtown Delray

Beach Your Holiday

Destination

Join in the spirit of this magical season with a celebration of

holiday cheer! Downtown Delray Beach is the perfect destination

for Very Merry Mondays, curated Holiday Gift Guides,

live entertainment, and beautiful décor from twinkle lights and

wreaths, to store windows and a 100 ft. lighted holiday tree.

Very Merry Mondays

Experience a very merry downtown Delray Beach on Mondays

from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. during the holiday season.

Stroll the designated neighborhoods November 30 - East Atlantic

Avenue Stroll (Swinton to Bridge); December 7 – West

Atlantic Stroll (I95 to Swinton);

December 14 - Beachside Stroll (Bridge to A1A); and December

21 - Pineapple Grove Stroll (NE 2nd Avenue and North) for

shopping, performances by the Yuletide Carolers, live music

and more. Bring a new, unwrapped toy (no toy guns) or store

gift cards for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 to donate to the Delray

Beach Police Department’s Annual Toy Drive and in exchange

receive Secret Santa tickets to be entered into drawings at participating

merchants for prizes.

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DELRAY BEACH'S PREMIER ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT CENTER

“Thanks for those wonderful

ZEN treatments.”

KAMARU USMAN • UFC

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“Thanks for the Pins!”

JON BON JOVI

“I’m ready for

the Acupuncture.”

JACK EICHEL, CAPTAIN

• BUFFALO SABRES NHL

“Thank you for the Best

Acupuncture of My Life!”

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7 Years Florida Panthers (NHL) National Hockey League

Medical Team Acupuncture Physician

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“Thanks for the Healing Power.”

CHRIS ROBINSON

• QUARTERBACK FAU OWLS

“Great Relief

After Acupuncture.”

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CHAMPIONS TOUR

“Thanks for helping me

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Holiday Gift Guides

In preparation for the holiday shopping season the Delray

Beach DDA has created the Downtown Delray Beach Holiday

Gift Guides, curated with fabulous finds from unique boutiques,

salons, spas, art galleries, cultural centers, restaurants,

hotels, professional services and more. There are special gift

ideas for everyone on your list in the themed Holiday Gift

Guides to truly shop local this year: The Foodie Friend, The

Woman Who Has It All, The Cute Kiddos, The Best Dressed

Dad, The Artsy One, The Home Body, The Fitness Fiend, The

On-Trend Friend, The Adventurous Soul, and The Die-Hard

Delray Fan. Visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/holidays

to see all of the Holiday Gift Guides.

Holiday Décor Window Contest

Downtown Delray Beach is hosting a Holiday Décor Window

Contest and businesses are creating festive displays in

their windows and throughout their stores. Stroll downtown

from December 1 – December 20 and vote for your favorite

merchant.

Holiday Décor throughout Downtown Delray Beach

Compliments of the Delray Beach DDA:

- A beautiful Sphere Tree with twinkle lights at the visitor

Information Center at Atlantic Avenue and A1A;

- Twinkle lights and nautical motif on the Delray Beach Pavilion

on the beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A;

- 26 Holiday wreath displays on the NW and SW 5th Ave.

light poles;

- Twinkle lights and holiday decorations adorn the Libby

Wesley Plaza at SW 5th Ave and Atlantic Avenue;

- Pineapple painter palette displays on the light poles along

Pineapple Grove Way;

- Garland wrapped light poles with lighted wreaths and lighted

beach themed décor adorn the light poles along Atlantic Avenue

from I-95 to A1A.

For more information, contact the Delray Beach Downtown

Development Authority by phone 561.243.1077, or visit www.

downtowndelraybeach.com/holidays or www.facebook.com/

DelrayDDA..

Grand Re-opening of

The Wick Theatre!

Great Shows with Socially-

Distanced Seating

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The Wick Theatre has been keeping audiences entertained

for months now with their dynamic Supper Club Cabarets,

which take place in the grand lobby, but now the time has come

to open the doors to the main theatre!

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

Lance Lipinsky New Year’s Eve:

December 31st and January 1st

$75 5pm event

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$250 Dinner and Show/ Main NYE Event

$75 Hangover Show

Ring in 2021 with a musical history

trip! Move and groove back to the beginnings

of rock ‘n’ roll with entertainer and

songwriter Lance Lipinsky and his Chicago-based

group the Lovers in Rock Baby

Rock! Culling together revitalized sounds

from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s, this

ever-shuffling night features both obvious

and slightly less common touchstones, including

era-defining material from Elvis

Presley, Little Richard, Bill Haley & The

Comets, Chubby Checker, Ray Charles, Bo

Diddley, The Dells, Ike Turner, and Jerry

Lewis’ top tunes.

The Wick Theatre is located at 7901

North Federal Highway. Boca Raton, Florida

33487.

Arts Garage in

Delray Beach

Launches Give

Your HeART to

Save the ARTs

Like most performing

arts

venues around

both the county

and the country,

Arts Garage has

slowly but heroically

started to

re-emerge from the devastating COVID-19

shutdown. First with the popular series,

Music At Home: Live From Arts Garage, followed

a few weeks ago with Theatre Live

From Arts Garage that offered both a live

and simultaneously live-streamed performance

of a timely and thought-provoking

one-act play.

To be able to continue and expand its

transformational musical, dramatic and

artistic offerings, Arts Garage is launching

Give Your HeART to Save the ARTs, a major

fundraising campaign seeking generous

online donations through GoFundMe.

Supporters of Arts Garage can also donate

directly from the nonprofit organization’s

website https://artsgarage.org/donations.

“Our 2020 Annual Campaign, Give

Your HeART to Save the ARTs, is by far

the most important fundraising effort

Arts Garage has ever made,” says Marjorie

Waldo, the venue’s President & CEO.

“The National Independent Venue Association

announced that according to

a survey of their members, 90% of independent

venues believe they will close

over the next six months due to the pandemic.

We have worked passionately to

pivot during this crisis to make sure that

Arts Garage is not one of the casualties of

Covid-19. We want to continue providing

the music, theater and art that our audience

loves, but we need their help now

more than ever.”

With the goal of raising $25,000 through

January 31, 2021, Arts Garage will use

donations to support: Emerging Artists,

Grassroots Gallery, Diverse Performance

Schedule, Community Programming, Community

Outreach, and Volunteer & Internship

Programs.

Diversity is a hallmark of Arts Garage,

providing multicultural programming that

promotes inclusion in the arts. #Discover-

Diversity isn’t just a tagline—it is the cornerstone

of our outreach programs, staffing,

and marketing. Arts Garage is located

at 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, in popular

Pineapple Grove (33483). For more information,

call 561.450.6357 or visit www.

artsgarage.org.

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Delray Elks members Chris Edwards,

Dave Beaumont and John Lebrevelec

have joined “Father Figures” with Head

Football Coach TJ Jackson at Atlantic Comlocals

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Delray Beach

Housing Authority

Distributes more

than 600 Book

Bags to Children

Christmas Season

at St. Paul’s

A variety of safe and socially distanced

events and observances mark the

holiday season at St. Paul’s Episcopal

Church in Delray Beach.

DBHA and GoSection8 staff preparing to distribute Book Bags

The Delray Beach Housing Authority

in partnership with Richard Cupelli,

President of GoSection8 recently distributed

more than 600 book bags throughout

Delray Beach to housing participants with

school age children. This is an annual initiative,

called the “Book Bag Bash,” where

book bags are filled with school supplies,

hand sanitizer, masks, and snacks.

According to Shirley Erazo, President

and CEO of the DBHA, “By providing our

children brand new backpacks filled with

grade-appropriate school supplies, We can

ensure that our children will have some

sense of normality during this pandemic,

whether in person or virtually, they will

have the supplies needed to start the new

school year on the same level as their peers

and excited to learn.”

Please register to attend these services

by visiting stpaulsdelray.org after

12/1/20 as seating will be limited to 80

people per service to allow for social distancing.

Masks will be required for all attendees

over the age of 2. All services will

be livestreamed via our YouTube channel

“St. Paul’s Episcopal Delray Beach.”

On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December

24th at 5:00 pm there will be a family

Christmas service. A multi-generational

presentation of the traditional Christmas

story will be featured. Children who attend

will be able to participate from their seats.

At 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve, there

will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist

featuring music by organist and soloist.

The Very Reverend Paul Kane, Rector, will

preach.

Christmas Day, Friday, December 25th at

10:00 am there will be a celebration of the

Holy Eucharist featuring music by organist

and soloist.

For more information contact the office

at 561-276-4541. St. Paul’s Episcopal

Church, 188 South Swinton Avenue, Delray

Beach, FL 33444 - www.stpaulsdelray.org.

18,000 Students To

Receive Books This

Holiday Season!

Roots & Wings - Through our connection

with The Spirit of Giving Network,

we were able to receive 18,000 ABCmouse.

com hard-cover copies of the Aesop’s fable,

“The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Office Depot

and the Education Foundation of Palm

Beach County as well as other regional

partners are working with us to get these

great early readers into the hands of Palm

Beach County children, not just at the 18

schools we serve, but for every 1st, 2nd

and 3rd grader at Delray Beach, Boynton

Beach and Boca Raton public elementary

schools. Red Apple Supplies is partnering

with us to make books available to teachers

in other Title One Palm Beach County

schools. Additional books will go to special

arts-related programs through Arts Garage

and Old School Square.

3 Day Sale –

You Don’t Want to

Miss This!

Christmas Shopping Countdown!

Aqua Resortwear & ETC Gifts

561-665-4940

Tues Dec 8th , Weds Dec 9th &

Thurs Dec 10th

Sale is in both stores during normal

business hours.

The Seagate Hotel & Spa

Aqua Resortwear / Etc. Gifts

1000 E. Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33483

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Great Things are

Happening at the

Elks - Community

SPIRIT

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Kae Johnson, DelrAY Reads bOArd: Rich Pollack,

DelrAY Reads bOArd, Janet Meeks; DelrAY Elks

Member and cITY of DelrAY Beach EducATION

FouNDATION, Carol eATON DelrAY Elks Treasurer,

Cecil Broderick, DelrAY Elks ER

munity High School in Delray Beach to

mentor his rising seniors.

The Delray Beach Elks Lodge received a

$3500 Beacon Grant from the Elks National

Foundation to help their community with

Covid19 related issues. They chose to split

the funds with Living Hungry and The City

of Delray Beach Delray Reads.

Living Hungry teamed up local churches

and others to unload two semi-tractor

trailers of groceries into Delray Beach every

week - gifts from the USDA Farmers

to Families Food Boxes (FFFB) program.

Today they feed 2,774 families with 20

lbs. of fresh produce, milk, cheese and

meat weekly.

The generous donation from the ELKS

Lodge to Delray Reads, along with other

sponsors will be used to purchase 1,600

books ($4.00 each) that will be delivered to

our elementary schools so that every child

in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first

grade will have a book to call their own.

Good Times with

Friends at Lionfish

Delray Beach

Scott Diel - Marketing Director of Clique

Hospitality, all celebrating the scuccessful

launch of the Delray Beach Experince with

Jeff Dash- Chief Savings Officer of the Delray

Beach Experience.

Roots And Wings

Chosen To Receive

$25K State Farm

Neighborhood

Assist ® Grants

We are pleased to announce that

State Farm Neighborhood Assist®

has named Roots and Wings as one of 40

not-for-profits in the United States that

will receive a $25,000 crowd-sourced

grant award.

Roots and Wings is grateful to State Farm

as well as to Palm Beach County teachers

atlantic ave magazine on VAcATION

and administrators, our Board members,

volunteers, supporters, staff, friends, family,

and local State Farm agents who participated

in the 10 day on-line voting process

that gave us enough votes to win one of the

$25,000 awards. The State Farm Neighborhood

Assist® $25,000 grant will be used

to acquire Fountas and Pinnell Guided

Reading Collections for Village Academy in

Delray Beach, Rolling Green Elementary in

Boynton Beach, and Coral Sunset Elementary

School in Boca Raton.

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The Jim Moran

Foundation

Awards Grant to

Unicorn Children’s

Foundation

The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is

extremely grateful for a $20,000 grant

from The Jim Moran Foundation. Provided

in support of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation

mission, this funding is more important

now than ever before due to the

impacts of COVID-19.

COVID has had significant impact on

people with special needs and their families.

Children and young adults with special

needs have found themselves even

more isolated, unemployed and/or transitioning

to virtual education. In addition to

parenting, families have now had to figure

out how to become their child’s therapist,

educator, and sole social network with

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little to no supports or training. Virtual

learning has not been an effective modality

for many of our population as they have

difficulty sustaining attention to a computer

screen or simply cannot navigate the

technology. Nonprofit organizations face

significant challenges to obtain the funding

for programmatic and operating expenses,

all while the demands for services and supports

are exponentially increasing.

For more information visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org.

or https://www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org

Kiwanis Club of

Delray Beach’s

Swing for Kids Golf

Classic

The Kiwanis Club of Delray Beach recently

held its 38th Annual Swing for

Kids Golf Classic at Westchester Golf and

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The tournament – which included 64

golfers, raised $14,000 with proceeds going

to the Achievement Center for Children

and Families and other children’s charities.

The winning foursome (from left to

right) was Chuck Halberg, Stephen Greene,

Scott Kennedy and Jim Eaton.

Sponsors for the tournament included

Valve Research and Manufacturing, Stuart

& Shelby Development, Lebenthal Global

Advisors, iThink Financial, Island Air

Conditioning, and the Delray Beach Elks

Lodge 1770.

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It’s our

1 ST ANNIVERSARY!

Time flies when you’re having fun.

It’s been one unforgettable year since

The Club at Boynton Beach opened

its doors — and we’re sharing the

celebration with you!

1st Anniversary Savings!

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By Darien Davies

Delray Under $50

Most Fun Small Town, Most Crazy Small Town, Most Small Town that Feels

Like a Big Town. Delray has it all. With a bustling downtown, Pineapple

Grove area, and little nooks and crannies in between, there’s more

to do in Delray now than ever, with events and happenings

spanning from daytime to nighttime. While it can

seem expensive at times, there’s a great

opportunity to enjoy all the City has to offer

without breaking the bank. Here’s what you can

do in Delray Beach in December for $50 or less.

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that 2020 has been the longest

decade known to man. So now that we’re finally in the

final month and welcoming 2021 with open and

endearing arms, it’s about time that we experience the

“better to give than get” feeling. December is Safe

Toys and Gifts Month and is a great time to spread

some holiday cheer for all to hear. The Downtown

Development Authority has put together

the Very Merry Mondays and you’re invited to

visit a different neighborhood every Monday

from 4 to 7 p.m. and celebrate the holidays

with our local merchants. Everyone is invited

to bring a toy for the Delray Beach Toy Drive

and in exchange will receive Secret Santa tickets

for a chance to win some Downtown Delray

goodies. December 7 is West Atlantic Stroll,

December 14 is Beachside Stroll, and December

21 is Pineapple Grove Stroll. In addition, the

streets, storefronts, and 100-foot Christmas Tree will

be decorated and on full display to help get you in the

holiday spirit. It’s the best way to celebrate the end of 2020

in a socially-distanced yet spirited manner. Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com

or call (561) 243-1077 for more information

and specific holiday event details.

Avenue that would love to celebrate the

holiday with you. Salt 7 always offers a

good time in a happening environment

with plenty of bottles of

champagne to go around. You

could also go a little laid

back and head to Caffe

Luna Rosa and enjoy a

bottle of champagne

and the ocean breeze.

Or, if you’re looking

for somewhere in between,

grab a table on

the second-story terrace

at Elisabetta’s and

people watch to your

heart’s content with a

glass of champagne in each

hand. Whatever your pleasure,

just do the holiday all the glitter

and glory that it deserves. Cheers to

2021! Visit www.downtowndelraybeach.

com or call (561) 243-1077 for more information

and restaurant New Year’s Eve event details.

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If there’s one word that’s synonymous with New

Year’s Eve, it’s the most delicious word in the dictionary:

champagne. December 31 is National

Champagne Day and is the best day (in addition

to every day of the year) to pop the bottle and

get your bubbly on. While this year gives you

one big excuse to stay in and enjoy a bottle

by yourself or with your inner circle, if

you choose to head out and pop your

cork in a celebratory fashion, there

are plenty of hot spots along the

It’s about time to have a good time, don’t you agree?

While there’s no reason to go full-fledged social,

there’s an opportunity to take advantage of our local

playhouse’s offerings, as long as you’re masked up. It’s About

Time Week is December 25 through 31 and it’s a perfect time

to add a little enjoyment to end the year so the beginning of

2021 knows what to expect. To go out and get out responsibly,

head to the Delray Beach Playhouse and enjoy their “Lost in

Yonkers” play. Start the evening a little earlier and bring some

wine and snacks to the Lake Ida East Park and enjoy the sunset

under the pavilion with a little picnic. Then head on in and enjoy

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Neil Simon’s 1991 Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning

play that tells the story of a young father of two whose wife

recently died. When given an opportunity to work as a traveling

salesman to provide for the family, he asks for his mother,

a stern German woman who suffered terribly as a child in

Europe before immigrating to America, to watch the boys for

the summer. So begins an experience the two boys will remember

for the rest of their lives, living over a candy store

with a woman who makes the witch in “Hansel and Gretel”

look like The Good Fairy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be

uber happy that you took advantage of it being “about time”

to enjoy a night out. The Delray Beach Playhouse is located

at 950 N.W. Ninth St. and tickets are $35 each. Visit www.delraybeachplayhouse.com

or call (561) 272-1281 to purchase

tickets and learn the detailed play schedule.

I’m a firm believer that you can drink alcohol at any time

of the day as long as there’s fruit in it. Mimosas have it

easy, and Bloody Marys are a daytime favorite, but let’s

not forget about sangria. December 20 is National Sangria

Day and if you don’t have a tried-and-true recipe for this delicious

libation, don’t sweat because there’s a sangria master in

your backyard. The Papa’s Tapas family has passed their sangria

recipe down from generation to generation, all for your

drinking pleasure. No muss, no fuss, just all the sweet, sweet

reward. You can dine in and enjoy their sangria with any number

of their hot or cold tapas and entrees, or you can take

advantage of their take-out menu and get yourself a pitcher

of sangria for $24 and have a couch party. This downright

delightful sangria is a refreshing mix of fruit, wine, bubbles

and probably a secret ingredient or two, and will make you

want to make Sangria Saturday a permanent weekend happening.

The best part is that you don’t even have to lift your

mixing finger because all the hard work is done for you, giving

you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the fruits of the Papa’s

Tapas labor. Papa’s Tapas is located at 259 N.E. Second Ave.

Visit www.papastapasdelray.com or call (561) 266-0599 to

place an order or check their weekly specials.

It’s been a tough year; you deserve to treat yourself. Since

traveling is basically shunned upon, live events have gone

digital, and working from home has lost a bit of its appeal,

your option is to love your local space while living like a visitor.

You know, take advantage of those activities you might

only partake in when you have guests visiting because, news

flash, we all deserve to have fun. December is Universal Human

Rights Month and heading out for a cruise with Delray

Yacht Cruises will put all the right in your right-now happiness.

There’s almost nothing better than enjoying a cool cocktail

and a cool breeze on an outside terrace, while someone

else drives a boat that you don’t have to clean or park. Your

trip along the Intracoastal Waterway will provide you with

complete relaxation, front-row views to some of the biggest

houses in the area, and the opportunity to pretend you’re

out of town for a couple of hours. The cruises are held select

days at 1:30 p.m., as well as Friday and Saturday evenings,

for $28 per person, but it’s best to call for the schedule and

pricing. Delray Yacht Cruises is located at 801 E. Atlantic Ave.

Visit www.delraybeachcruises.com or call (561) 243-0686 for

more information and to purchase tickets.

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pictures | on the AVe

photos by melissa korman

1 2

3

1 Lemore @ Engle & Völkers

2 Paula @ Beauty Bazaar @ Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

3 Kim, Peter @ Price Flooring (Congrats Newlyweds)

4

5

4 Suzanne @ Aqua Resortware @ The Seagate

5 Steve @ Engel & Völkers

6

7 Su Su, Mia @ Hy Pa Hy Ma

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8 rebeca, Jonathan @ Our Boat House

6 Dr Nestor, Gwen, Gina, Dr. Siperstein, Stacy, Jennie,

Dr. Meran @ Siperstein Dermatology Group

9 cheryl, Cathy, Marion, Patti @ Delray Tennis Center

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2020 NW 3rd Avenue - Delray Beach

Farmhouse Elegance Meets Coastal Resort Living. This stunning, newly renovated entertainer’s paradise located in Lake Ida neighborhood

with 6 bedrooms and 6.1 baths includes a chef’s kitchen featuring a stunning Lacanche range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and 2 dishwashers.

Separate wine room with wet bar, ice maker and built-in Eurocave wine cellars. 2 beautiful master suites with luxurious bathrooms and

oversized closets. Extra-large office space and separate upstairs kids’ quarters with 2 bedrooms with ensuites separated by a large game

room/study area. 2 large family rooms, one game room/media room and one with wood burning fireplace. Oversized laundry room/mudroom

and 3-car garage built out with a GarageTek slat-wall system. Whole home command center with Sonos audio system, full perimeter exterior

security camera system. Backyard paradise includes wood burning fireplace, extensive dining area, full outdoor kitchen and oversized pool.

Generac backup generator. Impeccable design with too many features to list. This home is just a short bike or golf cart ride to Delray beaches

and famed Atlantic Avenue. A MUST SEE!

1008 Langer Way - Delray Beach

Beauty and the Beach! For sale/seasonal rental. Located steps from Delray’s beautiful beaches and a short walk to Atlantic Avenue with its

fine dining, shops and entertainment, this newly renovated and beautifully decorated light and bright 2-bedroom 2-bathroom beach villa is

ready for making memories. This property is a must see with its oversized living area and chef’s kitchen featuring brand new Bosch stainless

steel appliances including wine fridge and full-size washer and dryer in a separate laundry room. All new hurricane impact windows and doors.

Natural gas range and tankless water heater. Pets welcome.

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pictures | on the AVe

photos by melissa korman

1 2

3

1 Tony @ Acupuncture Zen

2 Jason, Antonio @ Lanzetta’s

3 marie, Frank @ BOLO

(Thank you 7 years on the ave...we will miss you!)

5

6

4 Andrew, Lee, Carl @ Delray Tennis Center

5 chris @ Sara Campbell

6 Harvey @ Douglas Elliman

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7 ryan, Hudson, Hadley, Natalee @ Lanzetta’s Barbershop

8 Amanda @ Douglas Elliman

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9 Kelly, Dolly @ Eyewear Bazaar @ Big Apple Shopping

Bazaar

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pictures | in the pineapple grove arts diSTrict

photos by melissa korman

1 2

3

1 Tom @ The Goldsmith Shop

2 Arianna @ Pineapple Grove Post Office

3 Joshua, Wendy, Jenna @ ManCave

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6

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4 Nancy, Bern, Cheryl @ Festival Management Group

7 Peggy, Stephanie @ In The Grove Salon

5 ralph, Renee @ Hair by Renee

8 Genie @ Purgreens

6 Stephen @ Conte’s Pizza

9 Daniel @ The Heart of Delray Gallery

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pictures | in the pineapple grove arts diSTrict

photos by melissa korman

1 2

1 Tom @ Purlife

2 Jessie @ Do or Dye Salon

3 Seth @ In The Grove Salon

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7

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4 Carlos, Crystal @ The Pineapple Grove Post Office

5 Don with Mango @ Pineapple Grove

6 Joe @ Delray Art & Framing

9 rosario @ Hyatt Place Delray Beach

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7 Diane @ Dianne Adams salon

8 Anthony@ Anthony Liguori Hair

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otta Know

entertainment | GOTTA KNOW

Old School Square

CORNELL ART MUSEUM

Season’s Celebrations at the Cornell

Thursday - Sunday 12pm–5pm - $20 Admission

Step into a winter wonderland and experience immersive

installations, see artwork by internationally known contemporary

artists, and do some holiday shopping in our expanded Museum Store!

PAVILION

Saturday, December 5

5th Annual Carols by Candlelight: Christmas with

The Nelsons ft. Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

NEW! Pod seating (1 pod holds up to 4 people)

Doors open 7:00pm | Music at 8pm

VIP–$400 per pod (4 chairs w/table and bar service)

Premium–$260 per pod (4 chairs w/table)

General Admission–$160 per pod (4 chairs)

General Admission (Obstructed view)–$100 per pod (4 chairs)

Not merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in,

Christmas with the Nelsons deliver Christmas classics the Nelson

family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and

state-of-the-art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely

new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.

Thursday, December 10

KT Tunstall

NEW! Pod seating (1 pod holds up to 4 people)

Doors open 7:00pm | Music at 8pm

VIP–$240 per pod (4 chairs w/table and bar service)

Premium–$160 per pod (4 chairs w/table)

General Admission–$120 per pod (4 chairs)

General Admission (Obstructed view)–$100 per pod (4 chairs)

Presented by Old School Square and Tin Roof

In 2018, KT performed sold-out intimate headline shows across

the UK and US and toured worldwide supporting acclaimed artists

including Simple Minds, The Pretenders, Barenaked Ladies, and Gary

Barlow. Since 2019, KT has been on a headline tour across the UK and

Europe with her all-female band.

Friday, December 11th

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy:

Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party

NEW! Pod seating (1 pod holds up to 4 people)

Doors open 7:00pm | Music at 8pm

VIP–$400 per pod (4 chairs w/table and bar service)

Premium–$260 per pod (4 chairs w/table)

General Admission–$160 per pod (4 chairs)

General Admission (Obstructed view)–$100 per pod (4 chairs)

For 26 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American

swing and jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world, while

their unique and spirited “Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party” has

become an anticipated annual family event.

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ABOUT NEW POD SeatiNG - A private box, with seating for up to

4 guests in a clean, socially distanced, environment!

• A $100 pod includes 4 seats. For parties of 1-4, only one ticket

necessary. Parties of 5-8, two tickets are required.

• Premium and VIP packages include private tables and bar service.

TICKETS - General Admission (Partially obstructed view) –

Admission for up to four guests and one socially distanced pod.

General Admission – Admission for up to four guests and one

socially distanced pod.

Premium – Includes amenities of General Admission, a table in

rows 4-7 with great views of the stage.

VIP – Experience comfort in the VIP section! Includes amenities of

General Admission, a table, bar service, and best views of the stage in

rows 1-3.

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otta See

entertainment | GOTTA SEE By lisa marie

December 4

► All My Life - Based on a true story, the film is about a “sweet,

fun-loving, newly engaged couple” whose lives change forever when

one of them is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Their wedding

plans are thrown off and then change drastically into something else,

but their story inspires “an outpouring of generosity and attention

from people around the world who want to celebrate the power of

love with them.” Jessica Rothe stars with Harry Shum Jr. as Jenn and

Sol, also joined by Kyle Allen, Chrissie Fit, Jay Pharoah, Marielle Scott,

and Keala Settle.

► Half Brothers - Follow the clues. Uncover the mystery. Find

your family. The story follows a successful Mexican aviation

executive who is shocked to discover he has an American halfbrother

he never knew about. The two very different half-brothers

go on a road journey together masterminded by their ailing father,

tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to

the United States. Starring Luis Gerardo Méndez and Connor Del

Rio as the brothers.

December 18

► Minari - A tender and sweeping story about what roots us.

“Minari” follows a Korean American family that moves to a tiny

Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family

home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed,

but incredibly loving grandmother Soonja. Amidst the instability

and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, “Minari” shows

the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

“Minari” is both written and directed by Korean-American filmmaker

Lee Isaac Chung.

► Wild Mountain Thyme - Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon

(Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony

Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to

have inherited a family curse and remains oblivious to his beautiful

admirer. Stung by his father Tony Reilly’s (Christopher Walken)

plans to sell their family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm),

Anthony is suddenly jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic,

moving and wildly romantic tale. Also starring Jon Tenney, Dearbhla

Molloy, Danielle Ryan, and Lydia McGuinness.

► The Father - Anthony Hopkins plays “the father,” a man with

dementia who can no longer make much sense of the world anymore.

Anthony refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages, growing

more confused. He begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind,

and even the fabric of his reality. The film “warmly embraces real

life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition;

it’s heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that

nestles in the truth of our own lives.” Also starring Olivia Colman,

Mark Gatiss, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, and Olivia Williams.

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December 25

► News of the World - This adventure western movie stars Tom

Hanks as a Civil War vet and widower who moves from town to town

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Jessica Rothe

All My Life


as a non-fiction storyteller. In the plains of Texas, he crosses

paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken by the Kiowa

people and raised as one of their own. She’s being sent to

her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees

to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they

travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness,

they face tremendous challenges of both human and

natural forces as they search for a place that either can

call home. Also starring Helena Zengel, Elizabeth Marvel,

Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji, and

Christopher Hagen.

► Soul – A Pixar film is about a jazz musician who has

lost his passion for music is transported out of his body

and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul

learning about herself. Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx

as Joe Gardner, Tina Fey as “22,” Daveed Diggs, Phylicia

Rashad, and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson.

► Promising Young Woman - From visionary director

Emerald Fennell (“Killing Eve”) comes a delicious new

take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan)

was a promising young woman…until a mysterious event

abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in her life is

what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly

cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. But

now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a

chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling

and wildly entertaining story. “Promising Young Woman”

is both written and directed by English actress-turnedfilmmaker

Emerald Fennell.

► Sylvie’s Love - This begins in the 1950s, telling the

story of a young woman named Sylvie, played by Tessa

Thompson, who works at her father’s record shop in

Harlem. There she meets Robert, played by former NFL

defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha in his first major role,

who is a jazz saxophonist with dreams of making it big.

The two strike up a romance, but as the years past they

drift apart, each trying to develop their careers. But love

and fate bring them together once again, and their story

continues many years later.

December 30

► Monster Hunter - So this technically is a video game

movie, but it doesn’t really look like one. When Lt. Artemis

and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world,

they engage in a desperate battle for survival against

enormous enemies with incredible powers. Basically,

they must fight gigantic monsters of all sorts of shapes

and sizes. This epic new Paul W.S. Anderson movie stars

Milla Jovovich, of course, along with T.I. Harris, Meagan

Good, Diego Boneta, Ron Perlman, Josh Helman, Jin Au-

Yeung, and Tony Jaa.

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otta Read

entertainment | GOTTA read By lisa marie

The Cousins

by Karen M. McManus

Released December 1st

From the #1 New York Times bestselling

author of One of Us Is Lying comes your

next obsession. You’ll never feel the same

about family again.

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins,

but they barely know each another, and

they’ve never even met their grandmother.

Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their

parents before they were born. So when

they each receive a letter inviting them to

work at her island resort for the summer,

they’re surprised…and curious.

Their parents are all clear on one point—

not going is not an option. This could be the

opportunity to get back into Grandmother’s

good graces. But when the cousins arrive

on the island, it’s immediately clear

that she has different plans for them. And

the longer they stay, the more they realize

how mysterious—and dark—their family’s

past is.

The entire Story family has secrets.

Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn’t

over—and this summer, the cousins will

learn everything.

Three Christmas

Wishes

by Sheila Roberts

Released December 7th

Three friends, three wishes — one

Christmas!

When three friends visit a shoppingmall

Santa on a lark, the jolly old elf is full

of mysterious predictions about the thing

they’re all wishing for: the perfect man. Or

at least men who are perfect for them.

Riley Erickson’s fiancé turned out to be a

dud, dumping her for her bridesmaid three

weeks before the wedding. But Santa says

that she’s soon going to meet her ideal man

in a memorable way.

And he predicts that a new man is about

to come into Jo’s life. What on earth does

that mean? She’s pregnant and already has

her hands full with the perfectly stubborn

husband she’s got.

Noel has given up completely on ever

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finding her perfect match. But apparently

Noel is going to get a good man to go with

that house she’s trying desperately to buy.

These friends are about to discover that

Christmas wishes can come true, because

in spite of romantic setbacks and derailed

dreams, this truly is the most wonderful

time of the year!

The Last to See Her

by Courtney eVAN Tate

Released December 15th

woman disappears into the dark city

A night…

Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her

cheating husband. When her sister, Meg,

has a convention to attend in the Big Apple,

she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly

found freedom. But the perfect sisters’ getaway

quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen

defiantly throws her wedding ring off the

hotel room’s balcony. Then, wanting some

fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening

walk alone and vanishes without a trace.

The investigation that follows uncovers

secrets—and betrayals—between sisters

and spouses that will twist the truth in on

itself until nothing is clear.

What really happened to Gen and who,

besides Meg, was the last to see her?

Elements: In Pursuit

of the Wild

by Rucksack mAGAZine

Released December 22nd

• The first book from internationally acclaimed

Rucksack Magazine, whose bi-annual

themed journals feature stories, photographs,

and interviews on wilderness,

travel, adventure, and escapism

• Presents predominantly new material

which has not been published in the journals

or online.

Elements, In Pursuit of the Wild, is a

powerful and moving visual journey of

discovery created by the editors of Rucksack

Magazine. In this compilation are

stories, interviews, and stunning photographs

that highlight locations where we

are overwhelmed by the beauty of nature.

These wild places embody peace and tranquility,

and exploring them requires courage,

a sense of adventure, and an intrepid

curiosity about the world. Locations featured

in this book include the Faroe Islands,

the northwest Pacific, Scandinavia,

and Scotland, among other places. Most of

the material in this book is previously unpublished,

online or in print.

Hush-Hush

by Stuart Woods

Released December 29th

Stone Barrington faces down a rival with

cutting-edge tactics in this heart-racing

thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling

author.

Stone Barrington is settling in for some

downtime in New York City when an anonymous

enemy makes himself known. This

nameless foe’s threats hit close to home,

and before Stone can retaliate, the fearsome

messages turn into very real consequences.

With the help of old friends—and a

lovely new tech-savvy acquaintance—

Stone sets out to unravel the fatal agenda.

But as the web of adversaries expands,

Stone realizes that no place is safe, and

he’ll have to flush out the mastermind

before he and those closest to him are silenced

for good...

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health & beauty | PAin relief

By dr. john conde

Evidence-Based Therapy with

High Success Rates for Neuropathy

Painful burning, tingling, and numbness are words

typically used to describe the sensation experienced by

individual suffering with neuropathy.

Neuropathy is a broad, generalized term that denotes damage

or disruption to nerves that carry vital information

either for movement, sensation, or vasculature and organ

regulation. Neuropathy can be classified by its distribution and

is broken down into two major categories; polyneuropathy and

mono or focal neuropathy. Polyneuropathy simply means that

multiple areas are affected simultaneously and mono or focal neuropathy

refers to one region being affected. The most common

type of neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy which is a type of

polyneuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by burning,

tingling, numbness, sharp pain, loss of feeling, extreme sensitivity

to touch, and lack of coordination.

There are several causes of peripheral neuropathy. Some of

these include genetic contributions, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency,

post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), infection, alcoholic neuropathy,

drugs, injury to nerves, toxins, uremia (kidney failure),

post-chemotherapy treatment, and idiopathic (spontaneous occurrence).

A thorough examination and medical history is necessary

for accurate diagnosis. Quite often blood work, imaging, and nerve

conduction studies are ordered to determine the precise etiology.

A breakthrough study in the journal of gynecologic oncology has

demonstrated a 90% success rate in the treatment of chemotherapy-

induced peripheral neuropathy with the use of photobiomodulation/class

IV laser therapy. They also found significant improvement

of functional recovery after nerve crush injuries and toxin

exposure with class IV laser therapy.

Class IV laser therapy improves neuropathy by preventing neural

apoptosis and enhancing neurite outgrowth. Basically, this means

that it helps prevent nerve cell death and it promotes the production

of more nerve synapses. It also draws water, oxygen, and nutrients

to the damaged area. During class IV laser therapy the infrared

laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic

activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients

across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular

energy that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing

cellular function and health.

The most compelling part is that researchers did not note any

complications with this treatment. This is groundbreaking, evidenced-based

medicine that can be applied immediately to help

this ailing population feel and function better.

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The Conde Center For

Chiropractic Neurology

401 West Atlantic Avenue, Suite #014

Delray Beach, FL 33444

561-330-6096

www.thecondecenter.com

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health & beauty | dermATOLOGy

By dr. thomas c. balshi, m.d.

Have Vanquish Will Banish

(Your Fat Cells Forever)

As the fall fades into winter in South Florida, the zest for diet,

exercise and alluring shape only accelerates. “If I could just be

one size smaller,” is not reserved for swimsuits. We are a people

addicted to healthy, fit bodies and beautiful contours, and now,

those of us who pine for any easy fix to love handles, muffin tops

and man boobs have a resource that seems too good to be true.

The technology is called Vanquish, a completely non-invasive

procedure to annihilate fat cells using radio frequency.

Dermatology and Laser Medicine claim it as an enormous

breakthrough. There is no surgery involved and no needles are required;

in fact, the procedure is completely pain free. The machine

never even touches the patient’s skin. Deep tissue heating

without damaging skin or muscle effects measurable

results in this FDA approved

approach to the destruction

of fat cells. Results

can be seen after just

four sessions of fortyfive

minutes each.

Vanquish fat melting

sessions are controlled and

comfortable. The dermatologist

will adjust the laser to hover over

the areas of the body to be treated, never

touching the machine to the skin. The

heat produced from the laser will feel warm,

never hot, and will resemble the sensation of

a heating pad on the belly. Sensors built into

the device “tune” the patient’s fat and customize

the energy required for each patient’s treatment

session.

The science involved is simple. Once the fat

cells have been overheated, they die off and

are filtered through the lymphatic system,

metabolized in the liver, and then excreted

through urine. For this process to be effective,

patients are asked to drink plenty

of water before and after the procedure,

aiding in the elimination of dead fat.

Some minimal redness may occur at the

site of the procedure but swelling is extremely

unlikely.

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Patients are not reporting any contraindications. They are losing

two to four inches after four treatments without changing their

diets or increasing exercise.

Of course there are skeptics, but the ease of delivery for Vanquish

speaks bundles about its ability to please patients. Unlike

the other fat buster technologies of the last thirty years,

treatments do not involve downtime or discomfort for

the patient. Liposuction, while capable

of eradicating larger volumes of

fat, requires anesthesia and

surgery and sometimes delivers

uneven results. Ultrasound,

in which a hand piece

is moved around the body to

destroy fat with deep-diving

sound waves, generally requires

pain medication. Cryotherapthy, which

freezes fat cells, does work, but is a slow

process for both the patient and the technician

and requires a significant time commitment.

Vanquish, from all sides, seems to be the fat busting

venue of the future.

Vanquish is new, exciting, and full of promise. Today

it is eliminating beer bellies and love handles.

Tomorrow it will reach to contour flabby arms and

fatty necks. From the point of view of the dermatologist,

this is very “cool” technology; from

the point of view of the patient, this may

be the hottest technique on the planet

for looking good.

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4665 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33445

561-272-6000

southflderm.com

www.balshimd.com


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health & beauty | body beAUTiful

By ashley sica-de souza

Stop Eating Your Feelings!

“If you want to eat when you’re

not hungry, you’re hungry for

something else!” - Geneen Roth

Emotional eating can take a serious toll on not only your mind,

but your body. The sneaky thing about emotional eating is that

you might not even realize you are doing it. Here are some

causes of emotional eating and ideas on how to nip it in the butt.

1. Mindless Eating

Emotional eating can be a direct result of not paying attention to

what or why you are eating. This is also known as unconscious,

or in simple terms, mindless eating. Mindless eating is when

you are done with your meal and you continue to pick at

it, slowly devouring the remaining portion that you intended

to leave behind. We have all done this. It also

includes putting food in your mouth just because it is

in front of you!

A solution to unawareness is to try to remain

mindful of what and why you are eating. Eating

on the run, eating while watching tv, and eating

while on the phone all contribute to mindless

eating. Taking a minute to stop and think before

you eat will also help you become more

aware if you are fulfilling true physical hunger

or if you are emotionally eating.

2. No Self-Love

Hating your body can be one of the

biggest factors when it comes to emotional

eating. Negativity, shame, and

hatred rarely inspire people to make

long-lasting lifestyle changes, especially

when it comes to their bodies. We

have all heard people say, “When I hit my

goals, then I’ll love my body.” To stop the

cycle of emotional eating you need to love

yourself NOW just the way you are. No shame

or guilt. When you truly learn to love yourself,

you will want to do better things for your body

and the chances of subconsciously punishing it

with junky food will diminish.

Although unique for each person, self-love

takes a lot of work, but you can start immediately

by practicing gratitude. It is easy to see

what we can’t do and all the things we aren’t.

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But try and flip that thinking around. Start with being grateful that

you are alive. That may sound dramatic, but every day on this earth is

a gift. Second have gratitude toward all the things that your body can

do, even if it is not 100%.

3. Using Food as the Only ReWArd System

Using ‘bad foods’ to reward ourselves when we are feeling low

creates a deeply unhealthy emotional relationship with food. Studies

show that over 85% of overweight people tend to use food as a

reward. The idea that we can find happiness in a chocolate bar or a

bowl of ice cream is real. One issue with using food as a reward is that

a lot of people also used food as punishment, mostly subconsciously.

Almost every emotion we experience, whether happy or sad, is being

handled with food as the answer.

If you use food as a reward ask yourself, “Is my happiness really

about consuming something?” or “Is happiness something

that comes from within?”

The best solution is finding other ways to reward and

comfort yourself. It could include things like a massage,

shopping or even an uninterrupted luxurious

bath. Anything other than food that brings you

happiness will work!

4. Inability TO Cope With

DifficULT Feelings

Eating is often an answer to quiet uncomfortable

emotions. It is somewhere to turn for “comfort”

when we don’t want to face a certain situation.

Eating foods we love gives us a quick raise in serotonin

levels (the happy hormone) making us think

we feel better, avoiding or repressing the real

situation. Food can easily take the focus off anger,

resentment, fear, anxiety, and a host of other emotions

we would sometimes rather not feel. Learning

to cope and tolerate life’s ups and downs is

essential to stop the cycle of emotional eating.

Take on these emotions, recognize that you

feel lousy or are going through a hard time and

be kind to yourself. Feel the feelings...cry, talk it

out, or even write your feelings down. This will

help you release emotions which will help you

feel better and ultimately help stop the cycle of

emotional eating.

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TrANSFOrmATion Studio

7400 N. Federal Highway,

Boca Raton, FL 33487

561-445-7445

Ashleysica@gmail.com


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The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

Fine Holiday Shopping and More

Find the Perfect Ring at “Craig’s Jewelry Service.”

By nicol jenkins | photo by Melissa korman

It’s that time of year again to find a

gift for that special someone and to

enjoy some holiday events.

The Big Apple has all your shopping needs for everyone on

your holiday list. From jewelry to crafts, essential oils and

pet accessories, the shopping bazaar offers something for

everyone for the holidays and every day!

Centrally located in Delray Beach, The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

is a family owned business that will transport guests to the

streets of New York City for food, shopping, and fun. Complete with

streetlights, brick walkways, iconic street names, and even the Statue

of Liberty prop from the 1980 Superman Movie, “The Big Apple”

provides shoppers with a variety of one of a kind Specialty Boutiques,

Fine Jewelry Showrooms, and Salon & Spa Suites all under

one air-conditioned roof.

There are some new merchants that have joined The Big Apple

family including: Fresh Oil, which offers CBD products and essential

oils; Pet Wants, which has healthy pet food, pet treats and accessories;

Gifts by Gil, which is an eclectic gift shop also offering plants;

Charms Watches & Jewelry; Cutz by Amp, offering full barber services

and Tally Cutz, a full service hair salon. Long-time vendors

are still offering great deals and products including: Beauty Bazaar,

which has the best in cosmetic and hair products, beauty and salon

supplies; Pah & Mah Jongg, is a gaming supplies store, Styles Jewelry,

has a selection of fine jewelry; Ms. Opals Wigs, offers a variety

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All Your Favorite gAMes AT “pAh and Mah Jongg.”

of fashionable wigs as well as a fabulous alternative for hair loss

as a result of Alopecia or Chemotherapy and premature hair loss;

Eyewear Bazaar, specializing in designer frames and prescription

lenses at discount prices. After guests shop til they drop, they can

stop at The World of Hummus, a Glatt-Kosher restaurant.

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The Perfect lip Color & See Through Mask at “Beauty Bazaar.”


See and Be Seen at “Eyewear Bazaar.”

Whether you are a new business or a struggling or displaced

business due to Covid-19, for the first time in 33 years The Big

Apple is offering month to month leases. They still have plenty of

spaces for any type of business including retail, salons, executive

offices and much more for lease. For new vendors, The Big Apple

already advertises on TV, radio, print and social media marketing.

Besides offering the best in retail, they make sure the shopping bazaar

follows all CDC guidelines by offering hand sanitizer stations,

cleaning, and disinfecting. The mall also requires all guests to wear

face masks and socially distance.

Guests can also shop at one or more of the many vendors offering

holiday gifts and more while socially distancing.

Save the Dates: Saturday, December 5th, they will offer a pop-up

shop event! Enjoy food from around the world from 10 different

food trucks, with a variety of food from lobster, pizza, and Caribbean

to name a few. Sunday December 13th for their Holiday Classic

Car Show from 10 am to 2 pm! Enjoy the classic cars, car related

giveaways, auto related vendors, car photo op, food trucks, pop up

shops, live music, and a toy drive! And Saturday, December 19th for

Pirates of Christmas Pop-Up Shop and Food Truck event! Kids can

enjoy a life-sized pirate ship in the parking lot, along with a Santa

Pirate to take selfies with.

There will also be a scavenger hunt inside The Big Apple with the

vendors. Pop up shops are on schedule for twice a month during

the season, offering clothing, jewelry, makeup, ladies accessories,

new merchandise, and crafts.

Vendors interested in participating in the pop up events can contact

Mari by emailing her at mari@thebigappleshoppingbazaar.com.

“We are celebrating 33 years in business, and welcome everyone

back to shopping local at The Big Apple. We have plenty of parking

for over 300 cars and we are centrally located between Boca Raton

and Boynton Beach, on Atlantic Avenue. Come shop the streets of

New York in Delray Beach!” said Michelle Elias, Administrator at

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar.

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar is open: Tuesday through Saturday

from 10 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, closed

on Mondays.

Large Assortment of Healthy Foods & TreATS AT “Pet wAnts Delray Beach.”

“Gifts by Gil”

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“Shhaydes of Blue” Precious Colored Stone Jewelry.

The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar

5283 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33484

561-421-3000 | thebigappleshoppingbazaar.com

“Fresh Oil” provides All of Your CBD Needs.

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Seaside Builders

Making Dreams Come True

By diane feen | Photo By melissa korman

Seaside Builders doesn’t just

build spectacular homes, they

create lifestyles that fit clients’

ultimate dreams.

Owners, Thomas Laudani and Patrick Whyte, delve deep

into the Delray Beach infrastructure and come up with

housing designs that wow clients with their gracious style

and architecture.

The architecture ranges from West Indies to Bermudian, California-Contemporary,

Modern, and Classic dreamscapes. Water views

are often nearby, glass walls give an illusion and illustration of Florida’s

glorious sunsets and sunrises, and interior décor matches the

infinite definition of luxury living.

Laudani and Whyte are often defined as Delray’s pre-eminent

builders. Their commitment to excellence is unparalleled and their

attention to detail never disappoints.

The new upcoming project – 1177 Moderne – will be transitional

single-level condo lifestyle. These 16 luxury condos are one block

from the ocean and steps from the intracoastal. With glass enclosures,

they range from 2,479 square-feet to 2,946 square-feet, offering

three bedrooms and three and a half baths with private terraces

and balconies.

The amenities make this new project something to brag about.

There is a spectacular water feature entrance, secured lobby, covered

parking, private fitness center, private storage for each condo

and an air-conditioned bike room.

The outside is equally as enchanting and luxurious. There is a

resort style pool with spa, outdoor pool showers, private cabanas,

fire pit sitting area, a BBQ area, dog park and pavilion.

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This project will commence Spring 2021 at 1177 George Bush

Boulevard in Delray Beach. Prices range from $1.8 million to $2

million. “Please contact Seaside Builders to make your reservation

soon.”

Laudani and Whyte are also breaking ground on a private home

in Gulfstream at 2943 Polo Drive. This island-inspired home was

created in collaboration with Richard Jones Architecture and

Leighton Design Group. The classic Bermudian home has a classic

style with a transitional twist. The elegant, comfortable details

are one of the hallmarks of a master class of builders, of which

Seaside is one.

If you want a state-of-the-art modern home on South Ocean

Blvd., check out their elegant single-family home at 914 South

Ocean Drive. This home is currently under construction offering

the sheer exuberance of modernity with unique glass and stone

elements. It has four bedrooms, four and a half baths and 6,532

square-feet of sheer domestic beauty.

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Beauty is often not all that is demanded in luxury home building.

Quality plays a big role as well. “We are so thrilled to be in our new

south Florida home built by Seaside Builders. Their knowledgeable

staff and craftsmen helped us navigate the complex ‘journey’ of

home renovation. From the permitting and design phase through

‘punch list’ phase Seaside Builders collaborated with us in practical

decision making and prioritizing expenses. The result is a home

way beyond our expectation! We feel so fortunate to have worked

with the Seaside Builder team!” said clients Fritz and Tracy Souder.

The excellent craftmanship and customer service is not happenstance

– it is the hallmark of the Seaside Builders brand. “We have a

strong project management team. And we use our years of experience

in the building business to fine tune the construction process

in order to minimize problems long after the property is sold. We

use every effort to care for our homeowners long after the home is

finished,” said Laudani.

The Seaside luxury home experience is also in full view with

their newly completed project called Cove 4. The 2,500-square-foot

condo-homes include private outdoor cabanas, a large swimming

pool, 45-foot boat docks, secured parking, private balconies and

rooftop decks located on the intracoastal.

These units offer floor-to-ceiling impact-glass windows that

make life brighter and transparent to Mother Nature. With panoramic

views it cannot help but become your special place. The

modern details and architecture of these cityscape condo homes

are built for privacy and ultra-luxury living.

They have three bedrooms and three and a-half baths with

dazzling natural light. There is also a great room that opens to

a wraparound waterfront terrace with balcony access from each

room. You will also be moments from the excitement of Atlantic

Avenue, or steps from the serenity of the sea and renounced

Seagate Beach Club.

But with 950 people a day moving to Florida from the North

and Northeast, you better hurry up. There are only two units currently

available. The success of this project is clearly the brainchild

of Laudani and Whyte’s building expertise, experience, and

attention to flawless detail.

The striking designs by Jones are designed for privacy yet offer

an open view of the majestic waterway. Where else can you live so

splendidly without the hassle and responsibility of a private home?

“This is a continuation of Seaside Builders’ progressive designs

on the barrier island in Delray. It’s one-of-a kind site is located on

the largest water basin east of the Intracoastal,” adds Laudani.

Currently Seaside Builders has over 100,000 square-feet of residential

homes and condos either under construction or in the planning

process. Their reputation is one of perfection with elegance

and grace as a model of design extravagance.

Seaside Builders

185 NE 4th Ave, Suite 104

Delray Beach, FL 33483

Phone: (561) 272-9958

Seasidebuildersfla.com

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THE DELRAY TENNIS CENTER

Country Club Vibe For Everyone

BY diane feen | photo by melissa korman

Life sure has changed. The rapid

pace most people inhabited

in their personal and social

discourse has slowed to a crawl.

But residents of South Florida seem to be coming out ahead

of this relegated social isolation. We have the sun, the seashore,

and the ability to dine outdoors 12 months a year.

We also have a class A tennis facility that welcomes everyone

with open arms seven days a week. “We are so busy now because

people don’t want to go to an indoor gym, they prefer to stay

outdoors and play tennis and pickleball,” said Jeff Bingo General

Manager of Racquet Sports for JCD Sports Group who manages

the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

Bingo is the superhero who has spent the past four years tending

to the Tennis Center’s health and welfare, while creating programming

that enables all level of players to learn, play and join

leagues and clinics. A storied champion tennis player, Bingo has

managed top notch country clubs racquet sports and has been

steeped in tennis since his teenage years.

His imprint can be seen from any angle. There are now tennis

clinics, strategy camps, tennis leagues, Friday Night Mixers,

workout sessions and a complete after-school program for

young people.

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But that’s only half of its incredible infamy. “The maintenance

of the Delray Beach Tennis Center is excellent, and they have added

more clinics and specialty camps. I have taken Jeff’s strategy

camps and it has made me a smarter and better player. They offer

clinics for all level players and the pros are excellent,” said Carmelita

Jorge, who plays on the SPBC Women’s Tennis Association.

The adult programming currently at the DBTC is comprehensive.

There are Sunday morning and Friday night Round Robin

mixers as well as Friday night Elite clinics for all age players. They

also added Wanna Work Out clinics, Tennis Mixers, Ladies and

Men’s Teams and Elite Drills & Match play clinics.

But that’s not all. At the DBTC there are eight Pickleball courts

that are currently courting players of all ages. The sport of Pickleball

is growing leaps and bounds according to Bingo. “We are seeing

a much younger generation playing pickleball and we are hosting

the first Professional Pickleball Tournament in March 2021.”

The upcoming Professional Pickleball tournament will have

amateur and professional divisions and include a $60,000 cash

prize. The finals will be televised on CBS Sports and the hosts

include the number one professional doubles pickleball team

Leigh Waters and her daughter Anna Leigh Waters. The senior

Pro Host and National Champion is acclaimed pickleball player

Steve Kennedy.

What most people don’t realize is that the DBTC courts are easily

accessible to the public. You don’t have to be a Delray Beach

resident to use them, and walk-ins are always welcome.

But membership has its privileges.

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When joining DBTC you automatically become a member

at Delray Beach Swim & Tennis Club, home of 24 Har-Tru

courts, pro-shop and locker rooms. DBTC has 14 Har-Tru, 4

hard and 8 Pickleball courts.

If you’re a diehard tennis fan – and aspire to play inside

their celebrated 8,200 seat stadium – it can be yours for a

small fee. This grandstand-style tennis court is home to the

Delray Open and other tennis luminaries (Coco Gauff, Kevin

Anderson and Reilly Opelka).

One person who knows the glory of this privilege is Michael

Mann. The avid tennis player, who hits the courts twice

a day, rents out the stadium for his Mango Nation Tournament.

He and 45 of his favorite tennis friends gather annually

for eight matches over three days. The matches reach fever

pitch and everyone gets caught up in the glory of tennis. “I

love playing at the DBTC. It’s beautiful, the tropical breeze is

amazing and everyone is so nice. I always feel welcome and

it’s my happy place. They take excellent care of the courts

and everything at this facility is perfectly placed.”

This highly respected respite from the mania of the current

underbelly of Covid has always been one of the crown

jewels of Delray Beach. But now more than ever people are

discovering its inherent beauty, amenities, and programming

thanks to Bingo and JCD Sports Group.

“Tennis is the perfect outdoor activity and stress relief

during these trying times. We follow all the safety guidelines

and disinfect all surfaces. The Delray Beach Tennis Center

and the The Delray Swim & Tennis Club are beautiful places

where people can play racquet sports, take clinics, lessons

and enjoy the camaraderie of their peers,” said Bingo.

THE DELRAY TENNIS CENTER

201 West Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL

561-243-7360

Delray Beach’s Coco gAuff gearing up AT DBTC for the AuSTralian Open

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Price Flooring and Priceless Kitchen & bATh

Flooring And More

By Diane Feen | photos by melissa korman

Price Flooring has always been to the “go-to” place to get

designer flooring of all kinds. Their selection is endless

with styles and surfaces that range from tile to luxury

waterproof vinyl, carpeting, wood, textured tile and more.

Their motto says it all: “From the moment you walk in our

doors, till you walk on your new floors, Price is right for you.”

You could say their word has been their bond with customers

and designers. So much so that they have expanded their

showroom and their ability to renovate your entire home.

Let’s face it – home renovations in South Florida can be a perilous

venture. But, if you’re working with a reputable licensed, insured and

established business you are guaranteed the work will be done right.

That is not a luxury that homeowners are guaranteed. “I hired a

contractor recommended by a friend. She said he was honest and

did good work. Two years later my home is unfinished and there

were floods due to the use of unlicensed unqualified workers. If I

had could do it again, I would hire Price Flooring in an instant.”

Ray Price knows the value of good work. He also knows that his

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The Price Family: Peter, Kim, Ray and Nicole

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customers want to make home renovation simple and non-stressful.

That is why he recently redecorated the entire showroom and

made it open and airy so you can shop with ease. They also added

an entire room to showcase their kitchen and bath selections.

“We have taken home renovation to the next level and created

a shopping experience that is easy for the customer. We give them

peace of mind and we have professional crews that handle the

whole project. You can trust us,” said Nicole Price.

Nicole is right. If you want to update your kitchen or bathroom,

Armando is standing by to guide and help you through the maze of

options. They have kitchen cabinets in all styles, colors and design

preferences. You can choose from modern to contemporary, traditional

and transitional. Countertops also come in all styles, colors

and designs to create your dream kitchen or bathroom.


Mr. Price, With a smile like this... Everyone loves Ray!

Congrats to the Newlyweds Peter and Kim Price!

Mrs. Price with a variety of Flooring Designs and Accents

“When you come into our store you will get a professional design

consultation. We also provide a user-friendly layout that will

achieve the finished look you will be happy with,” adds Nicole.

Being happy and renovating your home with ease is the Price

way. Ray knew this 33 years ago when he started in the flooring

business. He imports tile from all over the world and offers colors

and styles that fit today’s modern lifestyle. He also has the largest

selection of Shaw carpet if you chose the softer side of flooring.

One of the most popular floors right now is the luxury waterproof

vinyl. It looks like real wood without the maintenance of wood. It

can also be put right over your existing tile because it needs no

backing and is a floating floor.

The different styles, color and textures available in vinyl flooring

make it elegant and designer perfect for any style preference. And

if you have pets and children, it’s perfect.

“People don’t realize how much money they save not having to

rip up tile, which is costly and time consuming. We call it ‘peace of

mind installation’ because there is no grout needed and it’s green

friendly. We have the largest selection of hard surface flooring in

Palm Beach County,” adds Nicole.

Most of this popular Vinyl flooring is FloorScore® certified, that

is healthy for you and the environment. It also has a low-level emission

of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and offers clean

air and less chemicals in your home.

Price Flooring also prides itself on having the latest flooring

trends. Currently large format tiles are a sought-after commodity

with less grout lines and less maintenance. You can get 40x40” tile,

36x36, 24x24 or textured and sculpted wall tiles for a decorator

touch. These sculpted tiles are a good way to show off your personality

and sense of style.

That same personal touch extends to the kitchen and bath. That’s

why Price Flooring expanded the showroom to display their selection

of decorative mosaics and accent tiles. They have marble mosaic

tiles, rectangular glass tiles that look like semi-precious stones

and others with an iridescent glow.

“We have the largest selection of decorative mosaics and accent

tiles. They are designer quality and come in all colors and textures.

They’re versatile and attractive and are used in the kitchen, bathroom,

swimming pool, shower floors, wall décor and shower walls.”

Price also has a large selection of carpet in all colors and styles.

Some have Marine Grade Backing, that doesn’t allow water to seep

into the carpet. It’s also the best stain resistant choice, said Nicole.

“We call this type of carpeting ‘Life Happens’ for everyday spills or

odors. They have lifetime warranties including pet stains. They are

designed for times when ‘life happens.’”

Though Price has a variety of options for every room you don’t

have to do it alone. The Price family is ready to help you. That’s because

Price Flooring is family owned and operated. There’s Ray and

wife Nicole and Ray’s brother Peter. Peter is getting married to Kim

at the end of the month. A big congratulations to the Price family!

Making people happy in their homes is something that Ray and

his staff take pride in. They consider customer service and quality

installations part of the total package. Ray sources the finest floors

available with trends that rival designer boutiques at the best prices.

“Our staff is fully trained to help you achieve your goals. Our customers

are like family; this is a family business. We want the process

of home decorating to be stress free and fun.”

Come be a part of the Price Flooring family and accomplish all

your home renovation needs with ease.

Price Flooring and Priceless Kitchen & bATh

2001 W Atlantic Ave., Suite B

Delray Beach, Florida

www.priceflooring.com

Call for a Free Quote - 561-243-9898

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WORLD OF cutlery

A World Of Kitchen Glory

BY diane feen

You could say that Carl Polli is one sharp guy. The owner and founder of

World of Cutlery has been sharpening knives for over 50 years.

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Sharpening knives is a bit of an enigma, but to Polli it’s his heritage.

And a grand heritage it is. His grandfather started a knife

sharpening business in Boston in 1901. He sharpened knives

for restaurants, butcher shops, residences, hospitals, and country

clubs. Eventually his entire family went into the business.

Polli followed suit – and ended up in the family knife sharpening

business. Though he was in the army reserves for six years he

continued to thrive in the business that few people talk about, but

everyone seems to utilize.

“I moved to South Florida in 1986 and started South East Cutlery

in Fort Lauderdale, where we provided a cutlery exchange program.

We served professional food establishments such as restaurants,

meat markets, delis, hospitals, etc.”

From 1986 to 2019 South East built a customer base of over 3000

establishments, sharpening 6000 knives per day. They also utilized

seven drivers and seven shop employees to accomplish this feat.

In 2019 South East was sold to a national company and Polli retired

after 54 years of dedicated service to the industry he loved.

After selling his business he thought he would retire and enjoy

the good life. But as some people know, retirement is not always a

bed of roses. “It was nice to retire, but I also wanted something to

do that interested me.”

So, he did what his family has been doing for the past 119 years.

He opened a state-of-the-art knife-centric shop in Boca Raton. This

is a new 1,700-square-foot emporium of all things for the kitchen.

Not only can you buy top tier brand knives for every food group,

but they also have gadgets to cut, peel, marinate, turn, or trim with

flair. The walls are a virtual showcase (floor-to-ceiling) with the

best knives in the world. They come from Germany, Switzerland,

Japan, the US, France, Brazil, and points beyond.

They sell knives from J.A. Henkels, Wusthof, Mac, Global, Kasumi,

Shun, Swiss Army, Dexter and more.

According to Polli everyone needs five knives for their home. You

should have a French knife for chopping, a carving knife for a roast

turkey or London Broil, a serrated knife for bread, a boning knife

for trimming fat and a paring knife.

“We give advice to our customers and never oversell or push

them into buying things,” said Polli.

If you are curious about the intricacies of knife sharpening Polli

will give you a tour of their state-of-the-art sharpening equipment.

This gives your knives (and tools) a razor sharp edge.

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While you’re browsing in

the Boca Raton location you

will find things you realize you

just can’t live without. There

are artful decorated spatulas

and serving spoons (from Island

Bamboo) as well as silicon brushes, mitts, a fanciful BBQ

section, baking section, choppers, peelers, zesters, choppers

and more.

“We try to get everything for you that you needed, but you

didn’t know you needed. We feel it’s a kitchen candy store,”

said James Rosenfeld.

Rosenfeld is the master of ceremonies at World of Cutlery.

He knows – and loves - all the gadgets and knives that surround

this great space. And he can explain all the details of

each product.

In the new Boca Raton store, knife sharpening is a big deal,

but it’s not the main attraction. They have floor-to-ceiling gadgets

for the kitchen, the pantry, the cutting table and more.

If you ask Rosenfeld he will tell you they have almost every

kitchen gadget in the world.

If you don’t ask him, he will still be your host at World of

Cutlery. “I would invite anybody who enjoys the art of cooking

to come experience our kitchen candy store.”

Not only do they sharpen knives for homeowners, they also

cater to professional chefs. If you need your scissors, garden

tools, axes, nippers, clippers, mower blades and other items

sharpened World of Cutlery will do that too.

Just ask Andrew Cole. “They sharpened my blades for me

(machete and lawn mower) and did a great job. My wife purchased

a great meat thermometer from them as well. They

have a lot to offer!”

After your knife is sharpened it will be placed in a safe and

secure box. “You should sharpen your kitchen knives at least

twice a year,” adds Polli, whose gentleness and knowledge

about knives is as endearing as the huge selection of goodies

for your culinary prowess.

The folks at World of Cutlery welcome you to their safe haven

inside the Boca Valley Plaza on Federal Highway.

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7461 N Federal Hwy, B-1

Boca Raton, Florida

888-842-4704

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Delray Beach chamber of commerce

Delray Chamber Celebrates

Heroes of Delray on December 9th

BY Tiffany Mazer, Marketing & Communications Director

Business of the Year:

Dash Travel / Delray Beach Experience

Death or Glory Bar

WATS CPA, Wilson Accounting & Tax Services

Business Person of the Year:

Chuck Halberg, Stuart & Shelby Development

Amanda Perna, The House of Perna

Jamie Wagner, Trinity Delray

Nonprofit of the Year:

Arts Garage

Delray Beach Historical Society

Delray Beach Public Library

Crystal pAlm Award for Community Service:

John Brewer & Iain Paterson, Socially Distanced Supper Club

George Gann, Institute for Regional Conservation

Emanuel Dupree Jackson, Jr., EJS Project

First Responder of the Year:

Damien Ferraiolo & Arianna Ciancio, Delray Beach Police Department

Crista Mockenhaupt, Delray Beach Fire Rescue

Chief Javarro Sims, Delray Beach Police Department

Educator of the Year:

Mrs. Cassidee Boylston, Plumosa School of the Arts

Mrs. Latoya Dixon, Village Academy

Ali Kaufman, Space of Mind

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The Delray Chamber is excited to celebrate the Hometown Heroes of Delray Beach who

have really come through for our community over this past year-- a year that is certainly

one for the history books. While things have not been easy, there are many people in our

community that deserve to be acknowledged and honored for all of their good deeds. Please

join us virtually, on Wednesday, December 9th for the Delray Chamber Hometown Heroes

Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony will take place on the Delray Chamber Facebook

page: facebook.com/delraybeach at 5pm on December 9th. We will be broadcasting from Arts

Garage. Immediately following the broadcast, we will host an in-person, socially distanced

Meet the Heroes reception at the Sundy House at 6:30pm.

In early November, we opened nominations for our Hometown Heroes. We received well

over 250 nominees in eight different categories. It was truly inspiring to see all of the good

being done in our “Village by the Sea”. Our selection committee had a tough job narrowing

down the nominees to the top three in each category. In fact, the Inspirational Leader had so

many wonderful nominations that we could only narrow it down to the Top Ten. Thank you to

our Delray Chamber members and the Delray Beach community for nominating these amazing

individuals and organizations in the following eight categories.

Healthcare Professional:

Nursing Teams at Bethesda & Delray Medical Center

Dr. Marilyn Shore - Shore Chiropractic

Omardeen “Dee” Woodley, RN – Gift of Life Marrow Registry

Inspirational Leaders:

Ryan Boylston John Macatangay

Chris Ceasar

Noreen Payne

Jan Kinder

Jeff Perlman

Sharon L’Herrou Kirsten Stevens

Rob Long

Laura Simon

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We would like to thank our sponsors of this event that

include: FPL, Stuart & Shelby Development and Arts Garage.

Voting closed on November 30th so please join us virtually

at Facebook.com/DelrayBeach on Wednesday, December 9th

at 5pm as we honor the winners.

We also invite you to join us at the Meet the Heroes Cocktail

Reception at the Sundy House from 6:30-9pm the same

evening. Tickets are $95 and must be purchased in advance.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the people that made a

difference in Delray Beach over this past year! To read more

about each nominee, to purchase tickets, or to sponsor a Hero

at the Delray Chamber Hometown Heroes celebration, please

visit: DelrayBeach.com/hometownheroes.


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e like brit founDATIon

Come “Tell Your Story Like Never Before” with the

Greater Delray Beach Chamber Nonprofit Council in 2021!

“They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what

they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so

appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.”

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Three hours after Britney Gengel sent this text to her mom, a

7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti killing an estimated

300,000 people. Britney, a compassionate

19-year-old from Massachusetts, was included in

that group. She was visiting Haiti on a leap of faith

with her college – Lynn University – for a 3-week humanitarian

mission in 2010.

Her family was overwhelmed with grief at the loss of their beloved

daughter. With the impact of that text and their feet to the

fire, they set forth to turn heartache into hope. In her loving memory,

the Gengel family started the Be Like Brit Foundation, Inc. Over

the next two years, the foundation built a 19,000 square foot earthquake-proof,

non-adoptive orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti.

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Today 66 children are both living and thriving at Brit’s Home,

all receiving first-world resources in a third-world country. Each

of them has been given the opportunity to embrace their unique

passions as they grow into the next generation of leaders in Haiti.

As COVID-19 hit, Be Like Brit was forced to adapt to the changing

times. Teams of volunteers could not travel to help, schooling became

home schooling for the kids, and the continual support of the

orphanage needed to be met. But how? How could the story stay

strong? By having the kids “Telling their story like never before.”

Each Friday night, the kids at the orphanage put on a talent show

- full of singing, dancing, gymnastics, speeches, and more. Two of

the teens, Macson and Dalandya, use their public speaking skills to

host the show and guide the program along. With their annual Fall

Gala in jeopardy, could this beautiful talent show, aired via zoom,

provide a unique “visit” for everyone?

Yes it could and it DID! It was this fun, spontaneous and insightful talent

show that inspired a first-ever 2020 VITUAL Gala, opening up geographical

boundaries to allow any supporters from around the globe

to join in live -- bringing the two worlds together. Despite 2020’s challenges,

a virtual gala like this proves a story can be told in new ways.

Be Like Brit reached more people “telling their story like never before,”

helping continue the work Britney dreamed of that day in 2010.

Calling all Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit

Council Nonprofit members! We have created the perfect theme

for 2021 and we want you to join us. We will be focusing the entire

year on “Telling Your Story Like Never Before” with a 10-month series

of discussions and education built on conveying your mission

Britney Gengel

and message with new passion through storytelling.

Join us and rediscover the power of storytelling as we discuss

outlets such as newsletters, emails, social media, events, public

speaking, press releases, marketing, one-on-one conversations with

donors, grant writing, events and more. Presented by experts, each

month’s presentation will help you tell your story like never before.

Are you a local nonprofit organization not connected to the Chamber?

Contact Lynn Van Lenten, Member Services Director/Nonprofit

Council Liaison, at 561-278-0424 or lynn@delraybeach.com to become

a member and join in on “Telling Your Story Like Never Before!”

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Arts gArage

Arts Garage Keeps the Arts Alive in the Time of Covid

Arts Garage believes that the arts are transformative – and research

supports this belief - that Art and Music and Theater make us better

people, bring us together, relieve us of our anxieties, and so much more.

Photos by Dangerwing Photography

The economic impact for our community is important too. The

Arts & Prosperity V Calculator shows that our little not-forprofit

venue created 34 FTE Jobs, added $48,264 in Local Government

Revenue and another $66,028 in State Government Revenue.

There are so many reasons to support the Arts in our community.

When the pandemic closed our doors mid-March this year, we immediately

strategized. How could we continue to provide the beauty

and passion of the Arts to everyone without producing the nearly 250

events we promote in our venue annually? With little to no revenue

since the beginning of March, we knew we had to work with a zero

budget. We reached out to local and regional performers, musicians,

and artists and asked for their help. Everyone donated their time to the

series – yes, EVERYONE - and by the end of July, we had given our audience

nearly 60 professionally produced events at no cost to the viewer

with our “From Our HeARTs to Your Home” series.

By July, we reluctantly and realistically accepted that Covid-19 was

not going away and we could not just pivot – we needed to strategize

how to purposefully persevere until we could get back to a semblance of

normal which was taking a lot longer than we had hoped. By mid-August

we launched a monetized livestream series, “Music at Home: Live from

Arts Garage.” And by mid-September we opened the doors to a masked

and live audience (at less than 50% capacity with social distancing).

We have focused on equity and community too. Our most recent

Gallery art exhibit, “The Right Side of History: Black American Artists

in 2020” was powerful – so much so that we extended the exhibit

two months. We hosted Palm Beach County’s Community Policing

Forum in October. We established two advisory committees focusing

on race and the LGBTQ community so that we can continue to serve

as allies to everyone in our community.

Now eight months into what has been a terrible nightmare for so

many people and businesses, we are more determined than ever to

outlast coronavirus.

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We are small, but we are mighty. The team that is Arts Garage consists

of talented, creative, and passionate people. This team, which

includes our board and volunteers, continues to pour its heart into

our work, and each person is committed to keeping the Arts and

Arts Garage alive. Board members are raising much needed funds

and helping strategize for our future. Volunteers are giving their time

to open our Gallery to the public and handling administrative tasks

to lighten the load for the team. Because of the many furloughs, our

staff is now tiny, requiring everyone to work overtime to keep up.

Every staff member happily carries a larger share of the workload

pre-Covid, and our community continues to support us with donations

and kind words.

The CRA and the City of Delray Beach have been unwavering in their

support of us as well – both stakeholders willing to think out of the box

to find ways to help. And the Angels in our Band of Angels continue to

make their annual $10,000 donations and more.

Even with such amazing support, this pivot is not an easy one. Our

monthly ticket revenues are now equal to those of a slow day during

the high season of last year. The National Independent Venue Association

(NIVA) surveyed their members and 90% of small, independent

music venues anticipate closing permanently over the coming months

if we do not see some relief soon.

We remain determined, and we fundraise especially now with our

Annual Campaign “Give your HeART to Save the ARTs” at Arts Garage.

We had a soft launch of our GoFundMe page in the last days of

October, and before we could even market the campaign, the donations

started to trickle in. Our hope is that we will exceed the conservative

goal of $25,000 for this campaign and that it buys us time as

we wait out the pandemic.

The Arts Garage family continues to rally, finding new ways to live

our vision of connecting our community to the world through the Arts.

What a gift to be a part of the magic at Arts Garage!

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Juli Casale

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My vision

for Delray

Beach is

for it to

grow, not

mutate.

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egulars | city people

by diane feen | Photo by Melissa korman

New Delray Beach Commissioner

You could say that Juli Casale

is a fighter of sorts. The newest

Delray Beach Commissioner had

bruised knuckles to prove it.

No, she is not a WWE competitor, she is a retired businesswoman,

environmentalist, wife, mother, and tennis player.

But her gloves came off after she decided to go up

against incumbent city commissioner Bill Bathurst. But it was

not a day at the beach for this petite Guilford, Connecticut native.

“Running for a Commission seat was gruelling. My opponent

was well-known and well-funded. I ran a true grassroots campaign,

knocking on over 6,000 doors to bring my message directly

to the voters. For over three months I spent every day walking

and knocking on doors.”

Knocking on doors and covering new terrain is nothing new to

this self-made businesswoman. She worked in the cleaning and

restoration business and was the youngest female in the industry.

Though it took a lot of hard work (sometimes 80 hours a

week) Casale started at the bottom cleaning out the truck and

worked her way up to stratospheric success.

That is the trademark of this self-determined Delray resident.

It is determination that catapulted her in the business world,

and it is determination that garnered her Dean’s List status as a

Harvard University graduate.

But don’t go thinking that Casale is a brainiac. “I am persistent,

not intelligent, but I’m a hard worker,” she says. But to those who

know Casale she is not only intelligent but also quite savvy and

diligent about everything she attempts. She served on the board

of the Delray Beach Preservation Trust and was appointed to the

Planning and Zoning Advisory Board.

Her motivation for these boards – and her commission seat –

is to protect the environment that she cherishes (Delray Beach)

and to preserve the best of its culture and land development.

But her initial foray into city politics was less about being

in the epicentre of action and more about inaction. “One day I

heard about a plan to develop a 102-unit complex virtually in

my backyard. I didn’t think it was possible, but I quickly realized

this ill-conceived project was gaining traction.”

So Casale sprang into action and fought for the right to keep

the neighborhood intact. “I spent two years fighting that development

because it was the wrong project in the wrong place. I

am not anti-development I am pro-appropriate development.”

As a result of this ordeal, Casale decided she wanted to be

more involved in land use decisions. She also realized that you

need to be a Commissioner if you want to affect real change.

And so far, she has. She championed the passage of two resolutions

aimed at reducing polystyrene plastic, an environmental

pollutant used to package take-out food.

According to Casale, Polystyrene products are harmful to humans

and the aquatic environment. “Restricting the use of polystyrene

foam and replacing it with less-hazardous, compostable,

or recyclable products protects our residents and environment.

The ocean is our natural resource. We need to protect it.”

Though Casale is the new kid on the block in the Delray Beach

Commission, she has wide vista-sized visions for its future. “It

often takes a lot of work to get things done, but I am excited to

do that for the city.”

You can trust her intentions are pure and attainable. “Juli is

a very determined person. If she says something, she will do it.

Before commission meetings she researches issues to make sure

she understands them thoroughly. She wants to make decisions

that are best for the Delray,” said her friend Kelly Barrette.

Her husband Robert is also in awe of his wife. “Juli has a gracious

and endearing demeaner. She doesn’t take herself too seriously.

But whatever task she sets her sights on, you won’t find

a person more driven or determined, or who will work harder.”

She and Robert fell in love with Delray 22 years ago after attending

the Delray Pro-Am tennis tournaments. At first, they

were snowbirds, but the beckoning of the village by the sea drew

them in. Eventually they moved full-time from Connecticut.

That’s the reason Casale is so passionate about preserving the

integrity of Delray. “There is something unique about Delray because

of the way people care about each other and the quality

of life. I hope to continue to protect our environment and our

commercial tax base. It’s necessary for our long-term economic

prosperity.”

When asked what she reads Casale said mostly city documents

because of her interest in budgeting. Though this sounds quite

nerdy, she is anything but. She had dinner parties (pre-Covid)

at her house religiously and is known as a wonderful, accomplished

cook. Her husband Robert has taken cooking classes all

over the world (in his travels) and the two enjoy hosting friends

for highbrow conversation and Italian fare.

She is also known as a consummate caretaker of animals in

all its formations. “I rescued a pelican, two ducks, two turtles, a

cattle egret, a squirrel, a red headed woodpecker, and I’ve raised

at least 15 ducks.”

She raised motherless ducks by researching the internet and

coming up with caretaking skills. “The duck eggs need to be

turned every day and they require a very specific level of humidity.

My daughter and I built a makeshift incubator.”

She also adopted a dog and two cats from the street. Her motto

is: if an animal comes into their house it doesn’t leave. “I went to

purchase food at a pet store, and I saw a dog that looked so sad. I

kept going back and she was still there. I went for two weeks and

eventually I brought her home.”

Casale is also mother to 11-year-old Kiki and friend to all who

need her. Many of those include residents of Delray.

“My vision for Delray Beach is for it to grow, not mutate. Our

‘village by the sea’ feel is worth preserving. It is the essence of

our quality of life.”

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fashion | what RU © WEARING

photos by melissa korman

What RU

Wearing?

as told to Atlantic Ave MAGAZINE

©

Angel

dress Calvin Klein $40

earrings Idalia Baudo $80

Watch Movado Classic $595

Bracelet J Crew $35

ring Sirena Collection $600

Ring Wedding Set - Priceless

Shoes Karl Lagerfeld $130

Bag Louis Vuitton $1390

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Serena

Shoes Diane Von Furstenberg $119

Dress Express $89

Bag Coach $275

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fashion | what RU © WEARING

photos by melissa korman

What RU

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as told to Atlantic Ave MAGAZINE

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Shaun

Shirt Vineyard Vines $125

Shorts Vineyard Vines $98

Flip Flops Vineyard Vines $40

Glasses Ray Ban $300

Lauren

Dress Goodwill $25

necklace Boca Surf & Sail $30

Earrings Miss Monroe Islamorada $42

Shoes Rue 21 $12

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fashion | what RU © WEARING

photos by melissa korman

What RU

Wearing?

as told to Atlantic Ave MAGAZINE

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Dawn

Earrings Saks Fifth Avenue $300

Top Saks Fifth Avenue $125

Pants Celine $495

Belt Ralph Lauren $85

Shoes Neiman Marcus $395

Bag Louis Vuitton $1800

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Michelle

earrings Nordstrom $65

Top Alice & Olivia $350

Pants Nordstrom $59

Shoes Alexander McQueen $1350

Watch Movado $488

Necklace Effy $400

Bag Furst $499

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fashion | what RU © WEARING

photos by melissa korman

What RU

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as told to Atlantic Ave MAGAZINE

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Fran

Necklace Lola $499

Top Zerra $18

Jacket Rag & Bone $695

Jeans J Brand $198

Shoes Zerra $32

Bracelet Azar $250

Ring Vintage $25

Bag Foley + Corinna $695

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Su Su

Hat Hy Pa Hy Ma $25

Earrings Hy Pa Hy Ma $38

Top Hy Pa Hy Ma $65

Pants Tribal $68

Mask Hy Pa Hy Ma $10

Shoes Nordstrom $89

Bag Sondra Roberts $60

Bracelets Hy Pa Hy Ma $24-$44/ea.

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fashion | what RU © WEARING

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What RU

Wearing?

as told to Atlantic Ave MAGAZINE

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Carie

Mask Johnny Waz $22

Jacket Ralph Lauren $150

Top Zadig Voltaire $68

Pants Joe’s Jeans $120

Shoes Aqua Resortwear @ The Seagate

Earrings Aqua Resortwear @ The Seagate

Bag Jack Gomme $250

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Shannon

Dress Circe $180

necklace Circe $32

Hair tie Circe 3 for $20

Rings Circe $22

Shoes Tkees $50

Bag Circe $325

Glasses RayBan $187

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dining | guide

We at Atlantic Ave Magazine try to keep our Dining Guide

as accurate as possible for our reader’s benefit, however

this can sometimes be a difficult task. We may omit

some eateries and others may have moved or closed. If you are not

listed in this guide we apologize but please feel free to e-mail

lisa@atlanticavemagazine.com and we will get your details entered

for the following month. By the same token, if you see a listing that

is no longer there then please e-mail lisa@atlanticavemagazine.

com and it will be removed for the following month. Your help in

keeping our Dining Guide up-to-date is very much appreciated.

DELRAY BEACH

American

Atlantic Grille

1000 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

(In the Seagate Hotel)

561-665-4900

Boston’s on the Beach

40 S. Ocean Blvd, DB

561-278-3364

Brighton Beach

Bagel & Bakery

14587 S. Military Trail, DB

561-270-3771

Brulé Bistro

200 NE 2nd Ave #109,

DB 561-274-2046

Bru’s Room

35 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-276-3663

BurgerFi

6 S. Ocean Blvd, DB

561-278-9590

Burt & Max’s Bar & grill

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic & Lyons

561-638-6380

Cut 432

432 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-9898

Dada

52 N. Swinton Ave, DB

561-330-3232

Death or Glory

Restaurant & Bar

116 NE 6th Ave

DB, 561-808-8814

Deck 84

840 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-665-8484

Doc’s All American

10 N. Swinton Ave, DB

561-278-3627

Donnie’s Place

60 NW 5th Ave, DB

561-243-9996

Ellie’s 50’s Diner

2410 N. Federal Hwy

DB, 561-276-1570

END OF THE AVE

1155 E. Atlantic Ave

DB Fl 33483

561-562-8196

www.endofave.com

Gourmet Killer Dogs

4057 W. Atlantic Ave, DB.

917-656-3664

Grangers Grill

802 SE 5th Ave, DB

561-276-7881

Harvest Seasonal Grill

and Wine Bar

1841 S. Federal Hwy, DB

561-266-3239

Henry’s

16850 Jog Road

Between Linton Blvd &

Clintmore Rd

DB, 561 638 1949

Jimmy’s Bistro

9 S Swinton Avenue, DB

561-865-5774

Johnnie Brown’s

301 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-243-9911

Longhorn Steakhouse

1562 S. Federal Hwy, DB

561-278-1944

Lucilles Bad to the Bone

BBQ, Delray Marketplace

9173 West Atlantic Ave, DB

561-810-4045

MIA Kitchen & Bar

7901 W. Atlantic Ave, DB.

561-499-2200

Outback

1300 Linton Blvd, DB

561-272-7201

Park Tavern

32 SE 2nd St, DB

561-265-5093

Prime Restaurant And Bar

29 SE 2nd Ave DB

561-865-5845

Rose’s Daughter

American Trattoria

169 NE 2nd Ave

DB 561-271-9423

Salt7

32 SE 2nd St, DB

561-274-7258

Seacrest Grille

(Opal Grand Resort)

10 N. Ocean Blvd, DB

561-274-3200

SunDY House –

Historic Restaurant

106 S. Swinton Ave, DB

561-272-5678

Surf Shack

916 SE 5th Ave

(Federal Hwy.) DB

561-501-7868

The Grove Restaurant

187 NE 2 Ave., DB

561-789-8636

The Office

201 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-276-3600

The Original Brooklyn

Water Bagel

14451 S. Military Trail, DB

561-455-7490

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The Wine Room Kitchen

& Bar

411 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-243-WINE (9463)

Asian/Sushi/

Chinese/fusion

Buddha Sky Bar

217 E. Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-450-7557

China Gardens

14402 S. Military Trail,

DB, 561-498-5226

Lemongrass Bistro

420 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-5050

Shiitake Asian Bistro

4900 Linton Blvd, #14

DB 561-865-5538

Yama Japanese

Restaurant

200 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-266-9929

Ziree Thai & Sushi

401 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-276-6549

Continental/

Greek

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar

14917 Lyons Rd.

Delray Marketplace

561-501-4443

Blue Anchor

804 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-7272

Boheme Bistro

1118 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-4899

Joseph’s Wine Bar

200 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-272-6100

La Cigale, A Taste of the

Mediterranean

253 SE 5th Ave, DB

561-265-0600

Olio Bistro

42 SE 2nd Ave, DB

561-278-6633

Taverna Opa

270 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-303-3602

Taverna Trela

Greek, Seafood, Sushi

4801 Linton Blvd,

Suite 5B-8B, DB

561-359-2301

Coffee/Dessert

Ben & Jerry’s

1155 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-3112

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Start celebrating again.

Savor the season with the flavor and flair of The Atlantic Grille. Delray’s premier

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You don’t have to make dinner to make it special. To make reservations or

carry out for the holidays, call 561-693-3499, visit TheAtlanticGrille.com,

or find us on OpenTable.

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we’re taking to protect guests, visit TheAtlanticGrille.com/Safety.

Join the conversation by following us on Facebook and Instagram @TheSeagateHotel

Located at The Seagate Hotel

1000 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach


dining | guide

Coffee District

325 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-455-0541

Couture Cakes

142 SE 6th Ave, DB

561-279-1828

Cream Frozen Yogurt,

Gelato & Gourmet Coffees

1163 E. Atlantic Ave, DB.

561-303-1912

Gizzi’s Coffee

2275 S. Federal Hwy #380

DB, (561) 266-9797

Jellies at Seagate

1000 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-330-3775

Kilwin’s Chocolates &

Ice Cream

402 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-0808

Puro’s Cigar

777 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-6118

Starbucks

205 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-243-9332

Starbucks

502 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-265-3273

Health Food

Fit Food Express

302 NE 4th St, DB

561-330-4525

Nutrition Cottage

1815 S. Federal Highway,

DB, 561-734-4626

Purgreens

Inside Purlife Fitness

Center

45 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-276-7387

The New Vegan

528 NE 2nd St. DB

561-404-5301

Italian

4 Brothers Italian

Restaurant & Pizzeria

7323 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-496-3990

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

115 NE 6th Ave, DB

561-278-7911

Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria

14466 Military Trail, DB

561-638-6442

Caffe Luna Rosa

34 S. Ocean Blvd, DB

561-274-9404

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

335 E. Linton Blvd, DB

561-266-9393

Cena Cucina Italiana

9 SE 7th Ave, DB

561-330-1237

D’Angelo Pizza Tapas

16950 Jog Road, DB.

561-381-0037

Il Bacio Restaurant

& Lounge

29 SE 2nd Ave, DB,

561-865-7785

IL Contadino

Ristorante

165 NE 2nd Ave,

Pineapple Grove, DB

561-330-0004

Il Girasole

1911 S. Federal Hwy, DB,

561-272-3566

Mellow Mushroom

25 SE 6th Ave, DB

561-330-3040

Pizza Rustica

1155 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-279-8766

Pizzeria Sophia

15065 S State Rd 7 (441)

Bay 400, DB

561-359-2606

Rose’s Daughter

169 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-271-9423

Sardinia Ristorante,

3035 S. Federal Hwy, DB.

561-332-3406

Sazio

131 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-5540

Sazio Express

1136 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-276-2637

Scuola Vecchia

522 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-865-5923

Terra Fiamma

Ristorante. Pizza. Bar

9169 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Marketplace

561-495-5570

Tramonti Italian

Ristorante

119 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-1944

Vic & Angelo’s

290 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-9570

Windy City Pizza

401 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-266-2811

Latin/cAribbean/

Spanish

Bamboo Fire Café

149 NW 4th Ave, DB

561-749-0973

Cabana El Ray

105 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-274-9090

CHE!!! Restaurant

900 E. Atlantic Ave,

On the Intracoastal

DB, 561-562-5111

Papa’s Tapas

259 NE 2nd Ave

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: ( 561) 266-0599

Mexican

Cabo Flats

Cantina & Tequila Bar

Delray Marketplace

Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd.

DB 561-499-0378

El Camino

15 NE 2nd Ave, DB.

561-865-5350

Hacienda Mexican

Restaurant & Bar, 14820 S

Military Trail, DB.

561-562-5151

Rocco’s Tacos &

Tequila Bar

110 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-808-1100

Senor Burrito

142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB

561-278-5757

Pubs/Clubs

3rd & 3rd

301 NE 3rd Ave, DB,

561-303-1939

Blue Anchor British Pub &

Restaurant

804 E. Atlantic Ave, DB.

561-272-7272.

Bull Bar Inc

2 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-274-8001

Honey

16 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-270-7187

Hurricane Bar & Lounge

640 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-0282

O’Connors Irish Pub

210 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-330-0022

Delray Hideaway

1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db

561-562-5500

Sandbar

40 S. Ocean Blvd, DB

561-278-3364

Wine House Social

104 NE 2nd Ave

The Hyatt Place

561-501-0175

The London Lounge

2725 N. Federal Hwy

DB, 561-808-7138

Tim Finnegans Irish Pub

2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB

561- 330-3153

Seafood

50 Ocean

50 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray

Beach, FL 33483

(561) 278-3364

City Oyster

213 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-0220

J & J Seafood Bar & Grill

634 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-3390

Lionfish

DelrAY Beach

307 East Atlantic Ave,

DB 561-865-7066

Mussel Beach

501 E. Atlantic Ave DB

561-921-6464

Racks Fish House

5 SE 2nd Ave, DB,

561-450-6718

Sandwich/Deli

Bagel’s With Deli

1732 S. Federal Hwy, DB

561-279-4799

Big Al’s Steaks

450 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-819-1888

Brighton Beach Bagel &

Bakery

14587 S. Military trail

DB, 561-270-3771

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Checkers

450 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-278-9939

Christina’s Restaurant

263 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-278-3200

Conte’s Italian Deli &

Gourmet Market

311 NE 2nd Ave, DB,

561.501.7399

Cornell Café Morikami

Museum

4000 Morikami Park

Rd, DB

561-495-0233

Domino’s Pizza

142 SE 6th Ave, DB

561-330-0002

Dunkin Donuts

37 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-243-1196

Famous Market Deli

6570 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-495-8590

Jersey Mikes Subs

455C NE 5th Ave, DB

561-276-8949

Jimmy John’s

Gourmet Sandwiches

1911 S. Federal Hwy

DB, 561-243-1100

Marianne Gourmet

Shop, 803 George Bush

Blvd, DB, 561-278-3349

Nemo’s Fish & Chicken

943 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-865-5094

Sandwiches by the Sea

1214 E. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-272-2212

Subway

900 Linton Blvd, Ste 905,

DB 561-330-7442

Tea-Licious Tearoom

4997 B, W Atalantic Ave,

DB. 561-638-5155

The Café In Paradise

140 NE 2nd Ave, DB

561-330-3434

The Sandwich Man

Pizza Too

2001 W. Atlantic Ave, DB

561-274-7135

Tony’s Deli

Breakfast, Lunch, Hero’s

301 W. Atlantic Ave

DB, 561-276-1749

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Boca raton

American

Abe & Louis Glades Plaza

2300 W. Glades Road,

Boca 561-447-0024

The Addison

2 E. Camino Real, Boca

561-372-0568

Boca Wings & Ribs

2257 N. Fed. Highway

Boca 561 391-9110

Boca Pita Express

7158 Beracasa Way

Boca 561-750-0088

Boston Market

7020 Beracasa Way,

Boca 561-392-2795

Cheesecake Factory

5530 Glades Road.

Boca 561-393-0344

Chops Lobster Bar

101 Plaza Real. Boca

561-395-2675

Duffy’s Sports Grill

21212 St Andrews Blvd.

Boca 561-869-0552

Grand Lux Café

Town Ctr Mall, 6000

Glades Road, Boca

561-392-2141

Houston’s

1900 N.W. Executive Ctr

Circle. Boca

561-998- 0550

J. Alexander’s

1400 Glades Road. Boca

561-347-9875

Kathy’s Gazebo Café

4199 N. Fed. Highway.

Boca 561-395-6033

Kee Grill

17940 N.Military Trail.

Boca 561-995-5044

Lucilles Bad to the

Bone BBQ

3011 Yamato Road

Boca 561-997-9557

Madison’s New York Grill

2006 NW Executive Center

Circle. Boca 561-994-0808

Mariposa

Neiman Marcus at Town

Ctr-5860 Glades Rd. Boca

561-544-2320

Max’s Grille

Mizner Park-404 Plaza

Real Boca 561-368-0080

Miller’s Ale House

1200 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-998-9142

Mississippi Sweets BBQ

2399 N Federal Hwy.

Boca 561-394-6779

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Shops at Boca-5050 Town

Ctr Circle Boca

561-392-7724

New York Prime

2350 N.W. Executive Ctr

Drive. Boca

561-998-3881

Oceans 18

5801 NW 2nd Av Boca

561-994-0400

Pavilion Grille

301 Yamato Road, Boca

561-912-0000

Polo’s Restaurant

5030 Champion Blvd.,

Boca; 561-997-2920

Rebel House

297 E Palmetto Park Road.

Boca 561-353-5888

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

225 N.E. Mizner Blvd.,

Boca, 561-392-6746

Seasons 52

2300 N.W.Executive Ctr,

Boca, 561-998-9952

Six Tables

112 N.E. 2nd St., Boca

561-347-6260

Sweet Tomatoes

7110 Beracasa Way,

561-750-3303

The Capital Grille

6000 Glades Road,

Boca 561-368-1077

The Grille on Congress

5101 Congress Av. Boca

561-912-9800

Yogurt Rendezvous*

*(ORB Kosher) 7150

Beracasa Way, Boca

561-392-8384

Asian/Sushi/

Chinese

Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill

861 Yamato Rd. Boca

561-981-8986

Boon’s Asian Bistro

19605 SR7.

Boca 561-883-0202

Fah Asian Bistro

Boca Valley Shopping Plaza

-7461 N.Fed Hwy. Boca

561-241-0400

5 Spice Asian Market

Shoppes at Blue Lake

1200 Yamato Rd.

561-989-1688

Japango

3011 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-999-1263

Kapow Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real.

Boca 561-347-7311

Lemongrass Asian Bistro

101 Plaza Real South.

Boca 561-544-8181

P.F Chang’s

1400 Glades Rd. Boca

561-393-3722

Pei Wei Asian Diner

7152-B Beracasa Way,

561-322-1001

Sushi Masa & Thai

2240 NW 19th Street.

Boca 561-347-0008

Sushi Ray

Shops at Boca Ctr-5250,

Town Ctr Circle.Boca

561-394-9506

Sushi Yama

7055-33 W Palmetto Park

Road. Boca 561- 362-6416

Tempura House

The Reserve-9858 Clint

Moore Road. Building

561-883-6088

Yokohama Sushi

60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca.

561-392-9328

Yokohama Sushi

9168 Glades Rd. Boca

561-451-1707

Continental

Bakery of France

625 NE Spanish River

Blvd., Boca 561-361-4490

Casa D’Angelo

171 E Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca. 561-996-1234

Cote France Café

100K Plaza Real South,

Boca. 561-955-6021

Casimir French Bistro

416 Via De Palmas #81,

Royal Palm Place, Boca,

561-955-6001

Le Rivage

450 N.E.20th St.

Boca-561-620-0033

Mario’s Osteria

1400 Glades Road.

Boca 561-239-7000

Matteo’s

233 S Federal Hwy.

Boca 561-392-0773

Milos Taverna

1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca.

561-750-6720

Taverna Kyma

6298 N. Fed. Hywy.

Boca 33487

561-994-2828

Villa Rosana

9858 Clint Moore Road.

Boca 561-470-0112

Italian

Arturo’s Ristorante

6750 N.Fed Hwy.

Boca-561-997- 7373

Carraba’s Italian Grill

6909 S.W.18th Street,

Boca-561-544-8838

Josephine’s

5751 N.Fed. Highway.

Boca. 561-988-0668

La Luna Italian Bistro

The Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd. Boca

561-997-1165

La Villeta

4351 N. Fed. Highway

Boca-561-362-8403

Maggiano’s

21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd.

Boca, 561-361-8244

Nino’s Italian Restaurant

7120 Beracasa Way,

561-392-9075

Novello Restaurant & Bar

5999 N. Fed. Highway.

Boca, 561-994-3495

Ristorante Sapori

Royal Palm Place-301 Via

De Palmas, Boca

561-367-9779

Tanzy Restaurant

Mizner Park

301 Plaza Real

Boca 561-922-6699

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Trattoria Romana

499 E. Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca, 561-393-6715

Umbria

Renaissance Hotel 2000

NW 19st, Boca.

561-368-5252

Latin/

Caribbean

Caribbean Grill

1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd

Boca 561-362-0161

Cuban Café

3350 N.W.Boca Blvd. Boca

561-750-8860

Mexican

Senor Burrito

513 N.E 20th Street

Boca 561-347-6600

Rocco’s Tacos

5250 Town Center Circle.

Boca 561-416-2131

Seafood

Bonefish Grill

21065 Powerline Road.

Boca 561-483-4949

City Fish Market

7940 Glades Road.

Boca 561-487-1600

Deli/Cafés

Ben’s Deli Kosher

The Reserve-9942 Clint

Moore Rd. Boca

561-470-9963

Boca Beach House

887 E Palmetto Park Road.

Boca 561-826-8850

Deli on Rye

4311 N. Federlal Hwy.,

Boca 561-347-1400

Hotdogopolis

6020 N Federal Hwy.

8177 Glades Road Boca

561-998-5959

Oasis Cafe

Renaissance Hotel Boca

2000 NW 19st, Boca

561-368-5252

Saquella Caffe

82 Royal Palm Place-410

Via De Palmas, Boca.

561-338-8840

Toojay’s

3013 Yamato Road.

Boca 561-997-9911

Toojay’s Gourmet Deli

Polo Shoppes-5030

Champion Blvd.

Boca-561-241-5903

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dining | restaurant review

By diane feen | Photos by melisSa korman

IL CONTADINO RISTORANTE

Homemade Food That Delights The Senses

Passion fans the flame of

greatness. When we live our

lives and our occupations with

passion the results are clearly

spectacular.

milk and cookies prePAred BY Michael and AnnAgABriella’s Key Lime pie

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pork chop primavera

It doesn’t mean that life is perfect all the time. But you can feel the

difference when those around you have a passion for what they do.

Michel Menna is one of those people. The owner-chef of Il Contadino

in Pineapple Grove is driven to perfection behind the scenes

in the kitchen. You can feel it the moment you dive into one of his

specially prepared dishes. It’s apparent that his passion has infused

your plate with greatness.

You might feel like licking the plate (go ahead, we won’t look) because

of the incredible flavor in the nightly specials. Take the fresh

Branzino with caramelized Campari tomatoes in a light wine sauce

with roasted potatoes and a bit of cheese. The dish comes decorated

with tulips and roasted zucchini. It’s easy to make good seafood dishes

with a creative flair, but there is something extra special about a

dish that makes you want to jump for joy.

Cooking has been at the forefront of Menna’s consciousness since

he could reach the table (maybe before that). “This is what I have

done my entire life. I would create special creations and my parents

would come home and ask who catered this meal. I could barely

reach the stove yet I loved cooking as a child. It’s my creative outlet.”

And what an outlet he has. Like spark plugs on a car, Menna ignites

his passion for combining ingredients like a pro. You can tell by the

taste of the dishes set before you. The sauces are light – which we

think is important – and the flavors are artfully combined like a synchronized

symphony.

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mushrooms stuffed with baked brie

Apparently, the word is out.

Just recently Menna hosted 40 guests for an elaborate brunch usually

only seen at 5-Star hotels. Everything on the menu was homemade

and food flowed from inside and outside on the European-style

patio. There were baked frittatas with spinach and vegetables or

with meats such as sausage, bacon and ham. There was also corned

beef hash, eggs Benedict with spinach, sculptured fruit bowls, roasted

potatoes, house cured salmon, flowing mimosas and more.

Dorothy Hernandez hosted this feast. “My cousin was celebrating

his 90th birthday and Il Contadino was the perfect venue for our

weekend of gastronomic pleasures. The frittatas, French toast, bacon,

potatoes, great coffee, juice, fruit, pastries, and more - were all

terrific. We especially liked the smoked salmon, which was personally

prepared by Michel...it was so-o-o-o delicious! We were all delighted

with the meal. Chef Michel did an excellent job and surpassed

my expectations.”

Alicia Feldman from Scarsdale recently attended a dinner party for

25 at Il Contadino in honor of Lyndsey Roth’s Bat Mitzvah. She felt

the same way as Hernandez.

“I felt like we were in Tuscany. The ambiance at Il Contadino was

beautiful and the food was even better. We had baked Ziti, Penne

Vodka, Chicken Piccata, Buffalo Mozzarella and meatballs. The

creamy baked Ziti and flavorful Meatballs were the best I’ve ever had.

Everything was delicious,” said Feldman, who declared Il Contadino

a ‘must try.’

The reason for this fanfare and delight is because the food at Il Contadino

is prepared fresh on the spot with tender loving care. Nothing

is pre-made or frozen and all dishes are custom made to perfection.

The specials of the day will really astound you. Served in large platters,

that are almost as big as the table – these feasts are reminiscent

of the ancient Greek gastronomy food orgies. One of our favorites is

the Double Cut Pork Chops pounded thin and breaded. It was topped

off with baby greens, red onions, Kalamata olives and tomatoes. It

was lightly breaded, tender and flavorful beyond our expectations.

Joe Cantina was wowed by this light, yet hearty dish. The newcomer

to Il Contadino was elated at the taste and lightness of the

dish with its fresh and concise preparation. “This dish is wonderful.

The breading doesn’t overwhelm the pork chops and the greens

and dressing soaked into the pork making it flavorful beyond belief.

I never eat Pork Chops, but this tasted so much like veal I couldn’t tell

the difference. This is really a great restaurant.”

There are other supersized superb specials as well. There’s a

5-pound cowboy Ribeye Steak on a platter with onions, Hollandaise

sauce, mushrooms, red onions, homemade mashed potatoes with

gorgonzola cheese and fresh floral adornment.

House cured Salmon

But it’s the cured salmon that really has everyone swooning. “The

House cured salmon was out of this world – nothing like I’ve tasted.

It whetted my appetite for what was to follow. It was all excellent,”

added Cantina.

James of Delray Beach had a similar experience. “This is my favorite

restaurant in South Florida. Michel the Chef/Owner has the largest

wine selection in any Restaurant I’ve been to. The food is all made

to order and is the best in Delray. If you’re ever in Delray you owe it to

yourself to stop in and have dinner at Il Contadino. Want something

you don’t see on the menu? No problem. Michel will prepare anything

you want, any way you want it. Michel is a most gracious host

and goes out of his way to make your dining experience memorable.”

The desserts are also special. The Cookies and Milk was an elaborate

combination of a thick chocolate chip cookie-muffin immersed

in milk with cookies surrounding the glass.

Come to Il Contadino. The food is fresh, and the dining experience

is top notch. Call ahead if you want a special dish.

The intimate European style patio and is just icing on the cake of

perfection. Michel welcomes all to experience his culinary passion.

Il Contadino Ristorante

165 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach

561-330-0004

Catering and take-out available

Follow them on Instagram @ilcontadino_Delray

Homemade roasted vegetable lasagna

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dining | RECIPE

By Michel Menna, chef/owner

Seafood Al Cartoccio

‘Al cartoccio’ is the Italian way of saying ‘cooked in a bag.’ In this recipe

we will cook the salmon and seafood in a foil pouch. This is one of the best

ways to cook fish. Cooking “al cartoccio” is quick with an easy clean up.

INGREDients (serves 4)

4 - 4oz Salmon fillets

1lb Shrimp

12 Calms

12 Mussels

12 Cloves of garlic, sliced

1tsp Salt

1tsp Oregano

1 Pinch red pepper flakes

4 Tomatoes, diced

1oz Extra virgin olive oil

1cup White wine

1cup Fish broth

1cup Marinara sauce

12 Basil leaves julienned

Juice of 1/2 lemon

directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Using a large sheet of aluminum foil, line a baking dish.

Place all fish in the center and brush with olive oil.

Combine remaining ingredients and pour over fish.

Fold the foil to form a pocket and hold in all liquid.

Bake in oven 7 minutes, or longer for a well done fish.

Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

Open pouch carefully to avoid steam.

Serve with crusty bread and pasta al dente.

Buon Appetito

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dining | recipe

by Yvette Roulette

Filet of Beef Wrapped in

Bacon with Wild Mushroom

and Rosemary Sauce

Thanksgiving is over, now let’s enjoy beef!

A filet mignon or tenderloin is my favorite cut of beef.

It’s easy to prepare, and always a crowd pleaser.

This recipe serves 6-8.

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FOR THE BEEF

1 whole tenderloin of beef (USDA Prime or Choice only) 3 ½

to 4 lbs trimmed

Freshly ground pepper

4 to 6 oz of apple smoked bacon sliced medium thick

Kosher salt

4 large sprigs of fresh rosemary

For the sAuce

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

2 medium shallots, minced

3 oz each of cremini, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms - stems

removed, caps cut into ¼ x ½ inch strips

3/4 cup dry red wine

3/4 cup apple cider

3 Tbsp cider vinegar

1½ cups beef broth

2 Tsp minced fresh rosemary

*This sauce can be made ahead*

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make the sauce

Set a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tbsp of butter.

Add the shallots and sauté until tender, 1 - 2 minutes. Add the

mushrooms and cook until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.

Add the wine, cider, and cider vinegar; raise the heat to

medium high and reduce the liquids by about three quarters.

Add the beef broth and again reduce by half. Take the pan off

the heat. Add the rosemary, whisk in the remaining 2 tbps of

butter, and taste for seasonings.

prePAre the beef

Season the filet with pepper. Fold the thin tail piece over

itself, and if needed, shape the larger head piece into as long

a shape as possible. Wrap the bacon strips around the filet,

leaving some space between each strip (it’s tempting to want

to cover the filet completely with bacon, but resist! Too much

bacon will overwhelm the flavor of the beef). Using butcher’s

twine, tie the filet at regular intervals to keep the bacon in

place and to even the shape of the beef as much as possible. If

you’re working ahead, refrigerate the filet until half an hour

before you’re ready to roast it. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Season the meat liberally with salt and pepper. Tuck sprigs

of rosemary under the twine along the length of the filet . Set

the roast on a rack in a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet

and put it in the oven. If there are drippings, periodically use

a pastry brush or a spoon to remove excess fat that renders

out of the bacon and brush it onto the roast (the rendered fat

may cause your oven to smoke a bit). If the bacon begins to

brown too quickly, loosely tent the filet with foil for the rest

of the cooking time. After 40 minutes, insert an instant read

thermometer deep into the thickest part of the meat; you’re

looking for a temperature of 128 degrees for medium rare

(remember that the filet will continue to cook while it rests).

Depending on its thickness, the filet should take 45 minutes to

an hour. Remove the filet from the oven, tent with foil, and let

it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

TO SERVE

Reheat the sauce gently and thin with a little water, if needed.

Whisk in the rest of the butter. Cut the beef into 3/4 inch

slices and arrange on plates. Drizzle filet with mushroom

sauce, or serve on the side.

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misc | ask the petxpert

BY Bill Piechocki and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM

Is It Ok to Feed My Pets

Home Prepared Food?

In the past decade or so there has been a movement in both

human and pet health lifestyles in favor of eating healthy and

fresh, real food. People are shopping more in the outer aisles of

the supermarket, at outdoor farmer’s markets and even searching

out farm to table restaurants. Our focus and knowledge is ever-expanding

when it comes to maintaining proper health. Realistically,

we are updating and expanding on our historic foods and entrees

that our grandparents and those before thrived upon.

Today, we are constantly approached with questions from pet

owners regarding their pets’ poor health and would a change of

diet, whether it be raw, paleo, primitive selection or a homemade

cooked diet make a difference? When compared to carbohydrate

based, highly processed, low grade ingredient kibble and canned

foods, the answer is unequivocally YES. We realize that the higher

quality and more species appropriate food we consume, the more

profound results in the healthy changes we see. In past articles we

have demonstrated many toxic chemicals that our pets are exposed

to, whether they exist in food additives, drugs, or environmental

sources. All are tied directly to disease. We know that offering

proper foods will detoxify and rebalance the body.

Here is our guide to choose and create your own meal plans.

Whether you decide to do it yourself or source it commercially,

there are specific protocols you will want to follow. First of all, our

canine and feline companions are carnivores, which means their

digestive systems are designed for food exclusively sourced from

animal-based resources with small quantities of herbal and botanical

material. These resources are specific detoxifiers and naturally

provide many micronutrients and bioavailable nutrients as well.

Obviously, your base is primarily meat, fish, poultry, and eggs.

Ideal sourcing would be the cleanest available. It is very important

to remember that in nature, there is no single source like rabbit

or deer but a plethora of different foods, so rotation is imperative.

Just as important is that in nature, carnivores eat most of the

prey available including organs, muscle, bone, and cartilage. While

catchwords like free-range, grass-fed, organic, antibiotic and hormone

free are important; many suppliers just present them with

little documentation. It is best to find a good local source that you

can build trustworthy relationship. Understand that higher quality

grades of more naturally raised foods is going to be a little more

costly, however those expenditures can be offset by the health benefits

that have been known to reduce health costs.

The format you follow is up to you; whether you choose a

ground, chunk or whole prey type is a matter of personal preference.

Many of us rotate the format as well as the entrees to balance

the nutritional benefits of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes

and other essentials. If you are leaning towards home cooking, it

is best to maintain a low temperature that is below 120 degrees

so that the vital and essential vitamins and enzymes are not destroyed.

Cooking with small amounts of water is preferred with

the remaining broth used as a component of the entrees as well. A

well-researched addition of botanical and herbal components can

be then added in either a whole or powdered form.

So yes, you can and should be feeding your pets a whole natural

food rotational diet and we hope this helps all pet parents in working

to do their best for their fur babies. More to be continued in 2021…

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist, and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in

My Paleo Pet in Pompano Beach, FL, and co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe.

com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us

unparalleled vision and information that we pass on to our clients daily.

Visit us at www.PetHealthCafe.com or 800-940-7387. Call us for a free

consultation or stop by My Paleo Pet in Pompano Beach, FL 954-971-

2500, we would be more than happy to help.

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leisure | brain teasers

crossword

puzzle

sudoko

Fill in the grid so that every ROW, column and

3x3 box contains the numbers 1 tHROugh 9.

ANSWER to this PUZZLE will be printed next month.

ACROSS

1 Automatic DAta

processing (abbr.)

4 Preserve

8 Per. mystic

12 Monkey

13 ADJective forming

(suf.)

14 Adept

15 Television channel

16 Athos

18 Love (Lat.)

20 For (Sp.)

21 Urban office holder

23 Peacock blue

25 wAter (sP.)

26 Forbidden

27 Wilt

30 Son of, in Hebrew

names

31 Book (Lat.)

32 Tennessee vAlley

Authority (abbr.)

33 Cyprinoid fish

34 Tough

35 Group

36 Fr. author

37 Speck

38 Arabic (abbr.)

40 Well (Fr.)

41 Husky (2 words}

44 Chatter

47 Hill formed BY

a glacier

48 Indian nursemaid

49 Jap. fish

50 tYrol

51 Balto-SLav

52 Hoodwinked

ANSWER

TO

PUZZLE

fROm

last

month

DOWN

1 Army service number

(abbr.)

2 Flat fish

3 Inconsiderable

4 Renaissance garment

5 Rom. pin

6 Anatomical duct

7 BPOE member

8 Archfiend

9 Above (Ger.)

10 Insect

11 Noun-forming (suf.)

17 Husband (Fr.)

19 Extinct bird

21 Nakedwood tree

22 OLd

23 Priest (sP.)

24 SLeeping

26 Batrachian

27 Might

28 With (Fr.)

29 Simpleton

31 City on Tokyo BAY

35 Suggestion

36 Commander at

Ticonderoga

37 AffrAY

38 Russ. inland sea

39 Royal cAnadian

Mounted Police (abbr.)

40 Neckline shape

41 N.Z. wooDY vine

42 Wolframite

43 Stain

45 Amer. Automobile

Assn. (abbr.)

46 Invite

ANSWER to sudoko will be printed next month.

enigma

ANSWER

TO

sudoko

fROm

LAST

MONTH

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enigma cryptograms are created fROm

quotations and pROverbs fROm AROund the

world. eACH letter stands for another letter.

hint: “R” = “u”

“FZO IREASOWF BMQ FN GNRUYO

QNRT JNCOQ EW FN DNyg ef NPOT

MCG VRF ef UMAS EC QNRT

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enigma solution will be printed next month.

enigma solution fROm LAST MONTH

“An ounce of patience is WORth a pound of brains.”

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