Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Dine Out at Downtown Delray’s 2018 Restaurant Week

Calling all foodies! The 3rd Annual Dine Out Downtown Restaurant Week Delray Beach is kicking off August 1st-7th (2018). With more than 35 restaurants and merchant participants + 20 culinary experiences (and more being added daily on the website www.downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek), there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!

Restaurant Week Delray

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Keeping Dining Locale in Boca Raton

Sometimes you just gotta keep things local…or Locale in Boca Raton in the case of this blog post. 😉 One my my BFF’s from NYC came down for a visit and I couldn’t wait to have her try out this new dinner and happy hour spot with me. It’s located in the former space of The Little Chalet.

Locale in Boca Raton

The Locale in Boca Raton presents guests with a Latin-inspired menu of American classics in a “collision of quality ingredients and unbridled culinary passion accompanied by a mixologist-curated cocktail menu, craft beers and wines.” Continue reading Keeping Dining Locale in Boca Raton

You’ll Still Feel Good After Stuffing Yourself at True Food Kitchen Boca

#modernbocadad and I have kind of stopped eating out. It’s not because we’re cracking down on our budget (okay, maybe we are a little), but because we always feel so darn awful afterwards. Stuffed. Full. Whatever you want to call it. Ugh. But, I’ve finally found a local restaurant that feeds you well without you feeling so…unwell. Welcome to our town True Food Kitchen Boca Raton!

True Food Kitchen Boca

True Food Kitchen Boca
We celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary at True Food Kitchen Boca Raton!

Co-founded by integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil and nine-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year Sam Fox, True Food Kitchen Boca caters to foodie palates and preferences. It features a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails. The first True Food Kitchen opened in Phoenix in 2008. Now, the restaurant has 22 locations (including True Food Kitchen Boca Raton). 

True Food Kitchen Boca Raton’s philosophy is simple:

Food should make you feel better—not worse—and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste to live a healthier lifestyle. Every meal served up at TFK is prepared to that standard. And, it’s delicious. The standouts from the our evening?

Edamame Dumplings (VEG)
dashi, white truffle oil, asian herbs

Edamame Dumplings (VEG) dashi, white truffle oil, asian herbs

Charred Cauliflower (V GF)
harissa tahini, medjool date, dill, mint, pistachio

Charred Cauliflower (V GF) harissa tahini, medjool date, dill, mint, pistachio

Moroccan Chicken (GF)
mission fig, heirloom carrot, chickpea, olive, spinach, chermoula, greek yogurt

Moroccan Chicken (GF) mission fig, heirloom carrot, chickpea, olive, spinach, chermoula, greek yogurt

Chia Seed Pudding (V GF)
banana, toasted coconut

Chia Seed Pudding (V GF) banana, toasted coconut

Honorable mention goes to the Flourless Chocolate Cake because of the Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream. You’d never know you weren’t eating the real thing!

Flourless Chocolate Cake (VEG GF) caramel, vanilla ice cream, cocoa nibs
As for design…

Each True Food Kitchen is designed to reflect the local character of the region in an upscale and sustainable environment. Indoors, natural woods and vibrant, locally-inspired artwork add a contemporary touch to the earthy color scheme, natural elements and greenery, including indoor/outdoor garden basins filled with fresh herbs and spices.

Eco-friendly materials are utilized throughout the restaurant, such as the hardwood floors, which are made of reclaimed wood, and dining chairs made of recycled soda bottles. Cool right?

And did I mention the cocktails? Our favorites were the Citrus Skinny Margarita and Pomegranate Mule. Delicious and oh so fresh!

Thank you so much to True Food Kitchen for hosting us for dinner to facilitate this review! You can find them right in front of Town Center at Boca Raton (where valet is) the next time you’d like to indulge…but feel great afterwards!

True Food Kitchen Boca Raton
561.419.8105
6000 Glades Rd, Unit 1015A | Boca Raton, FL 33431

Rooftop Garden to Come to Boca’s Spanish River Library

To commemorate the Spanish River Library’s 10 years of service to the community, the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library presented Mayor Haynie with a gift of $50,000 at a reception on January 26, 2018. With this gift, the current Spanish River Library Rooftop Terrace will be transformed into a beautiful space for recreation, reading, and special events.

Spanish River Library rooftop
Joan Iler — Betty Grinnan — Elaine Caplan — Lilian Barria — Doreen Griffiths — Marilyn Spechler — Susan Sosin — Joanne Toulantis — Cyndi Bloom — Krista Maki — Tracy Wasserman — Victor Martinez
Spanish River Library Rooftop Terrace to feature Garden

In addition, the Friends of the Library donated a beautiful “Giving Tree” to be installed in the lobby in the spring. The Giving Tree provides library donors an opportunity to celebrate a milestone or recognize a loved one.

“2018 marks the Friends’ 28th anniversary, and we thank our members, donors and bookstore customers for their continued financial support of our organization,” stated Cyndi Bloom, President of the Friends Board of Directors. “Through their contributions, we can generously fulfill our mission ‘to support and enhance the value of the Boca Raton Public Library as it serves our community.’ The 10th anniversary of the Spanish River Library is certainly a milestone for Boca, and the Friends are happy to honor this very special occasion.”

Spanish River Library rooftop
Rene McCabe-Johnson-Deputy Mayor Jeremy-Rodgers–Andrea Levine-O’Rourke–Susan Sosin–Mayor Susan Haynie–Cyndi Bloom

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to supporting BRPL. They raise money through memberships to the Friends organization, grants, and book sales at the bookstore in the Downtown Library.

Spanish River Library rooftop
Cyndi Bloom–Susan Sosin–Scott Singer–Ann Nappa

Since the Spanish River Library opened in 2008, it has:

  • Welcomed over 3.4 million patrons and visitors
  • Provided more than 3,500 educational programs for children, tweens and teens
  • Loaned out over 1 million children’s books
  • Hosted some of the most special events in people’s lives. This includes weddings, retirement parties, birthday parties, baby showers, graduations and more!

For more information about the Friends of the Library, please visit bocalibraryfriends.org.