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FEBRUARY 2019 EXTRAS!

EXTRA EVENTS!

There’s lots of fun to be had this February, including the Florida Renaissance Festival, a Valentine’s Day comedy show, Plants and People Day, Keeper Days  and more. Read our local events guides here…

POMPANO BEACH FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS GUIDE

LIGHTHOUSE POINT FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS GUIDE

Mrs. Kossenfloffer’s Coconut Curry Soup.

EXTRA FOXY FOOD PHOTOS!

This month our resident chef and culinary extraordinaire Mrs. Kossenfloffer really outdid herself. Among other original recipes, she made coconut curry soup, peanut butter and jelly cookies and her original broiled grapefruit with brown sugar topped with a trio of candied bacon, pineapple and jalapeño.

SEE HER PHOTOSTREAM HERE 

DECEMBER 2018 EXTRAS!

LOCAL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Chris Clews

Deerfield Beach based author Chris Clews is an 80’s pop-culture enthusiast with over 20 years of professional marketing experience in international corporate business. One day, while Clews was bemoaning some workplace difficulties, he turned to one of his favorite 80s films, “The Breakfast Club,” to cheer him up. 

A line from one of the characters inspired him and he began journaling about the lessons inherent in the film. The process sparked an idea. What if he were to write about the business lessons one could glean from watching 80s films? He wrote two articles on LinkedIn that were both well received and realized he had stumbled upon a great idea — to merge his love for 80s pop culture and his decades of experience in the corporate world to create an entertaining and informative book.

“What 80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today’s Workplace: Unexpected business lessons from ten of the great 80s movies that defined a generation” — is a series of ten lessons learned from ten different 80s films.

chrisclews.com

BUY THE BOOK HERE.

READ A Q & A WITH CHRIS HERE

FOXY FOOD PHOTOS: Crazy Uncle Mike’s, Boca’s Newest and Coolest Craft Brewery and Restaurant

  • A flight of Crazy Uncle Mike's brews, a charred cauliflower appetizer and housemade bacon croquettes.

Crazy Uncle Mike’s is Boca Raton’s newest live music venue, craft brewer and restaurant created by restaurateur Mike Goodwin. The selection of craft beers is extensive, ranging from IPA’s to stouts, sours and lagers; while the menu, prepared by Chef Tara Abrams, is first class. Point! Publishings food adventurers Baris von Coburg and Danielle Charbonneau recently dined at Crazy Uncle Mikes. Together they devoured  the zesty skirt steak with chimichurri, yucca mash and oven roasted vegetables; a Mexican street-food-inspired appetizer with charred broccoli, cauliflower, toasted pepitas and crumbled cotija cheese; the fresh fish tacos; the house-favorite bacon croquettes with a maple drizzle and maple aioli; and for dessert, “beer-misu,” made with Uncle Mike’s own coffee stout. Baris tried a flight of Crazy Uncle Mike’s craft beers (a perfect way to sample multiple brews), while the Bluesy Dan Band rocked the restaurant. Crazy Uncle Mike’s large stage, which features blues and rock bands every weekend, is the centerpiece of the brewery’s lively atmosphere. Crazy Uncle Mike’s is located at 6450 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.

A SNEAK PEAK AT OCEANIC

Pompano Beach is awaiting its second highly anticipated beach front restaurant. Oceanic will open its doors adjacent to the city’s new fishing pier. READ MORE.

LOCAL PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Dollar Rub Club

Among the dozens of delicious food tents at Pompano Beach’s Old Town Untapped celebration on first Fridays, you will find a booth for Dollar Rub Club. Get your mind out of the gutter! Dollar Rub Club is a subscription service for homemade seasoning rubs made by two local, passionate foodies, Brian and Travis. The pair of charismatic dudes founded Dollar Rub Club hoping to help others create amazing dishes that aren’t too  “thyme consuming.” Their goal is to continuously deliver a variety of globally inspired blends that are all natural, gluten free, non-GMO and MSG-free that pack flavor and versatility. The Dollar Rub Club’s Flavor Savor subscription is just $1 for the first month, then $8.39 per month, and includes one gourmet rub or seasoning to make eight to 10 servings. Or, customers can upgrade to larger packs. 

READ A Q & A WITH BRIAN & TRAVIS HERE

SIGN-UP HERE.

 

NOVEMBER 2018 EXTRAS!

FOXY FOOD PHOTOS

Point! Publishing recently dined at two incredible Italian restaurants — one a homestyle, hidden gem with a whole lot of heart; the other a Medditerranean-inspired locale on the beach. Check out this month’s edition of FOXY FOOD PHOTOS:

CASARECCIO TRATTORIA ITALIANA

  • Casareccio's dining room.

READ A DINING REVIEW OF CASARECCIO HERE

 

CAFE MED AT THE WYNDHAM DEERFIELD BEACH RESORT

Congratulations to ChemTec for their 50-year Anniversary

This year, Deerfield Beach-based ChemTec celebrates 50 years of business. The family-owned company engineers and manufactures a patented line of flow meters, flow monitors and excess flow valves. They currently support a number of different industries, including biomedical, laser technology, cell phone towers, petroleum, hydrogen and natural gas. It’s ChemTec’s goal to follow the trends of the many industries they serve, so they can stay ahead in supplying companies with the right products. Read more about ChemTec HERE.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: THE SCIENCE OF VASPER

Rebirth Fitness is a new gym in Lighthouse Point (located at 4752 N. Federal Highway) that features a new, scientifically advanced exercise machine called the Vasper. The Vasper features a cooling seat and cold compression bands that wrap around the arms and legs. The combination of cold and compression with high intensity interval training triggers the release of powerful regenerative hormones that repair, grow and balance your body. The Vasper machine also keeps your core body temperature low, which allows your body to utilize more oxygen.

READ MORE ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF VASPER HERE, or…

You can schedule  three complimentary, no obligation sessions at Rebirth Fitness HERE.

 

 

OCTOBER 2018 EXTRAS!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

National breast cancer awareness month is October, which means there are dozens of events in South Florida to support breast cancer research, honor survivors and remember lost loved ones. Here are some events to attend:

FOR ALL OF OCTOBER | Mizner Park will Paint the Park Pink. During the month of October, participating restaurants in Mizner Park will feature pink cocktails and merchandise. On Monday Oct. 8 from noon to 3pm Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan will make a stop at Mizner Park to provide early breast cancer detection services. On Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m., come sing along with a special screening of Mamma Mia! at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Free admission with chairs available for rent  for $5. For more information visit https://www.miznerpark.com/en/events/mizner-park-paints-the-park-pink-22508.html

ON OCT. 6 is THRIVE Pink at the W Fort Lauderdale (401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) THRIVE will welcome back celebrity couple Bill & Giuliana Ranic. Giuliana (former host of E! Fashion Police) fought publicly against cancer with Bill (the first winner of The Apprentice) by her side. At 5pm there will be a VIP Meet & Greet Cocktail reception; at 5:30pm is general admission seating; at 6:30pm both Bill and Giuliana will speak. For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrive-pink-tickets-49356834621

ON OCT. 13 is Race for the Cure’s Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk. Registration begins at 6:30 am at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami (301 Biscayne Blvd.). For more information visit: http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=7338&pg=entry

ON OCT. 13 the “Mammovan” will be stationed at the Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA). The Mammovan will be performing mammograms from 8am to 2pm at 3694 Airport Road, Boca Raton, FL. Visit brrh.com/mammovan for more information.

ON OCT. 25 Downtown Delray Beach will host going PINK. Local businesses on Atlantic Ave. will feature pink fashion, cocktails and events to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. For more information visit https:/downtowndelraybeach.com/events/downtown-goes-pink-breast-cancer-awareness-month

ON OCT. 26  is the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Huizenga Plaze (1 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale). Registration begins at 7am and the walk begins at 8:30am. For more information visit: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY18SER?pg=entry&fr_id=89644

ON OCT. 26, renowned producer, writer, singer and breast cancer survivor Rita Wilson will speak at the 15th annual Go Pink luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The event will run from 11am to 1:30pm. Proceeds benefit the Go Pink Challenge and the fight against breast cancer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Find out more here: https://donate.brrh.com/gopink

More Costumes!

In the October edition of Pompano! Magazine we featured an article about Costume World, the nation’s largest Broadway musical costume collection in the world, worth approximately $30 million, located in Pompano Beach. You can read that feature HERE. Below is a slideshow of photos from our tour of Costume World:

Seafood Month

October is Seafood Month! In celebration, we want to introduce you to two Pompano Beach locals, Tony and Christina Varol. The Varols own an international seafood company. Their “Fruits De Mer” brand and others are carried in Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Safeway, Costco and other national grocery stores. CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR STORY.

Business Spotlight: Good Health Starts With Good Products

Carico International believes good health is not an accident — it’s determined by five important factors: the water you drink; getting deep, restful sleep; breathing the purest air; having a regular exercise plan and eating right. The company is committed to selling products that help people improve their lives in those five areas. Their local office in Ft. Lauderdale (at 2851 W. Cypress Creek Rd.) will help you find the right products for you, including cookware, water purifiers, air filters and sleep systems. Whether it’s an orthopedic, hypo-allergenic mattress that eliminates harmful EMF radiation from electronics (with Carico’s state of the art “EMF Silver Shield”); a juice extractor to help you improve you immune system and increase your nutrient intake; or a water filtration system that offers you protection from contaminates like algae, fungi, chlorine, pesticides and mercury — Carico International products aim to improve your overall health. Read more about Carico here: https://www.carico.com/

SEPTEMBER 2018 EXTRA!

EXTRA! WEB EXCLUSIVE: Smile! JB Dentistry’s expert Jaline Boccuzzi, DMD, AAACD tells you about the health benefits of smiling in this online exclusive article “Seven Good Reasons to Smile.” Read it HERE.

 

 

EXTRA DINING: Little Italian Pizza

Little Italian Pizza is the best kind of Italian restaurant — the kind that feels like a whole-in-the-wall, but quickly grows vibrant as the large, steaming plates of homestyle Italian dishes come barreling out of the kitchen. The restaurant’s owner grew up in the Bronx working in pizzerias and New York Italian restaurants since he was a kid; he knows the heart and soul of Italian cooking well and clearly cooks with heart. The restaurant grinds their own sausage using the finest cuts of meats and bakes their own dough daily. While the small restaurant (with only about six cozy tables) doesn’t serve alcohol, they do allow BYOB (and there’s a liquor store conveniently located right next door). Families bring in bottles of red wine to cork, creating a joyous atmosphere. It feels as if you’ve gone to your Italian neighbor’s house for a home-cooked meal with the whole family — the conversation grows louder, bellies get fuller and a spirit of camaraderie enlivens the space.

The restaurant has a huge menu with Stromboli, calzone, soups, salads, hot and cold subs, 26 kinds of specialty pizzas, baked pasta dishes (including rollatini, lasagna, manicotti, baked ziti and more), five chicken and five veal entrees (including Florentine, francese, marsala, piccata and parmigiana), all your traditional pasta dishes and four desserts (New York cheesecake, homemade mini cannoli, chocolate cake and, of course, tiramisu).

This month some of Point! Publishing’s staff went out to feast at Little Italian Pizza. Together we tried the traditional, New York style cheese pizza, stuffed shells, chicken picatta, meatballs in marinara, tortellini carbonara, mozzarella-stuffed garlic rolls and homemade cannoli. After a few bites, we knew garlic would be streaming from our pores for days, but so goes the true Italian experience. And it was glorious. You can check out Little Italian Pizza and other awesome local restaurants on Point! Publishing’s online City Guide at pointpubs.com/cityguide.

Little Italian Pizza also delivers, can cater and offers take out. The restaurant is open Monday through Satruday 11am to 10pm and is located at 448 S. Cypress Road (in the same complex as Calypso) in Pompano Beach. The restaurant can be reached by phone at (954) 941-0550 or online at littleitalianpizza.net.

EXTRA! CONTENT: In the September issue of Pompano! Magazine we featured an article about Pompano Beach’s new Innovation District. Here is a whole slideshow of artistic renderings that will give you an idea of what the Innovation District might look like. Read the full article HERE.

  • Planned waterways in the Innovation district with walkable paths

EXTRA! CONTENT: In the September issues we featured an article about a newly-released comprehensive study examining Broward County’s readiness for a quickly growing population of elderly adults dubbed the Silver Tsunami. Read the synopsis of the study HERE.