El Bohio Offers a Mix of Cuban and American Cuisine in Lantana

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Nicole Danna
Seafood ceviche at El Bohio in Lantana.
In Palm Beach County, we know good Cuban food. From Jupiter to Boca Raton, there are literally dozens of establishments that specialize in peddling meat-filled empanadas, hand-pressed cuban sandwiches, homemade pulpeta (Cuban meatloaf), velvety flan and a colada.

Luckily, the area also boasts a wide range of Cuban concepts, everything from authentic upscale restaurants to small, family-style eateries. But it's the casual walk-up counter spots -- the cafe Cubanos open all hours of day and night -- that seem to present the most authentic experience. And that's exactly what you'll find at El Bohio, a long-time Cuban pit stop off Federal Highway in Lantana.

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The Nutrition Cottage Moves to Boynton Beach, Expands Hours

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Nicole Danna
It's no secret -- especially for native Floridians -- that Delray Beach has changed dramatically in the past few years. What was once a small-town downtown strip full of mom-and-pop shops and a few quaint dining options has become a trendy, hip destination with dozens of shops, restaurants, and bars.

However, as downtown Delray Beach continues to grow, those same shops, restaurants, and bars that once existed during its less-glitzy days are now giving way to vibrant new concepts and high-end names.

Among them: The Nutrition Cottage, one of South Florida's oldest family-owned and -operated natural health food stores. Formerly located off Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, the store has permanently moved to its 25-year-old Boynton Beach location as a result of too much growth.

See Also: Delux Celebrates Final Weekend in Delray Beach, New Concept Honey Opening This Fall

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Treasure Hunt Promotes Inaugural "Feast of the Sea" Festival in West Palm Beach

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Festivals. We love them. Whether they're specialty themed, or weekend-long events with food and drink, it seems a new one pops up every year. To add to the growing list of seafood festivals in South Florida, Palm Beach County will be celebrating its very first annual waterfront Seafood Festival known as Feast of the Sea, taking place this September in downtown West Palm Beach. And, unlike many festivals, this one will offer free general admission.

To promote the event, festival organizers have partnered with local restaurants and retailers to begin a three-month-long hidden treasure hunt for prizes, gift cards, VIP tickets and even cash, each placed in envelopes throughout Palm Beach County. Through social media, Feast of the Sea creators will be leaving clues to help followers located the hidden "treasures."

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Yogurtland Plans Expansion in South Florida

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If there's one thing that goes really well together, it's hot weather and cold soft-serve frozen yogurt. After all, we're hot but we're in bathing suits, so we need a cold delicious treat that we can convince ourselves is still "healthy." 

Which explains why the self-serve frozen yogurt chain known as Yogurtland has plans to add several new locations to its South Florida market this year, adding to the existing 11 establishments already in operation.

As one of the nation's first and largest self-serve frozen yogurt brands, Yogurtland has grown more than 160 percent over the past three years, opening a total of 76 stores in 2013.

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Crowd-Funding Campaign Started for Gato Café, South Florida's First Cat Café

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Photo courtesy of Xeni Jardin on Flickr
Two Boca Raton sisters have started a crowd-funding campaign to open South Florida's first cat café.
South Florida may be getting its very first cat café, a coffee shop where the main focus is on its feline inhabitants and not the caffeinated beverages.

The idea to bring a cat café to Palm Beach County is the work of sisters Adriana and Andrea Montano, a pair of young South Florida entrepreneurs -- as well as self-described cat appassionatos. They believe South Florida is the perfect place to build a cat café, what they say will be a "safe haven for humans and kitties alike."

They've dubbed their concept the Gato Café, and if crowd funding is successful, the establishment would function as a cat shelter as well as a coffee and tea shop. Funding for Florida's first cat café campaign began May 14 on Indigogo, and so far, the feedback has been positive, according to both women. The group has more than 4,000 Facebook followers -- and growing.


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Jamba Juice Launches New Juice Menu in South Florida, Focus on Local Sourcing

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The local, sustainable, whole food mission is a growing trend. If it isn't fresh, organic or GMO-free, most of us aren't buying it. And the same holds true for a few big food chain operations like Chipotle -- which vowed earlier this year to serve "food with integrity" as it transitions to GMO-free foods. Next up: Jamba Juice.

Beginning this month, Jamba Juice is launching a new line of fresh juices that focus on the "buy local" trend, and lucky for us South Florida is one of the few markets that will be offering the innovative new menu of drinks outside of Jamba's home state of California.

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Another Broken Egg Café Opening in Boca Raton, Hosts Preview Fundraisers

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Another Broken Egg
Double R Restaurant Group has announced plans for a new Another Broken Egg Café location, which will celebrate its grand opening on Monday, June 9th in Boca Raton's Royal Palms Place.

The Broken Egg Café is an award-winning restaurant with more than 30 restaurants located across the southeast, California and Indiana. Founded by Ron Green in 1996, the first Broken Egg opened on Girod Street in Old Mandeville, Louisiana. Since then, the restaurant has become well known for its Southern-inspired menu and six varieties of eggs Benedict.

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"Tri-County Thursdays" Begins Today at California Pizza Kitchen to Promote Pet Adoption

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California Pizza Kitchen-Town Center at Boca Raton General Manager Michael Hanzas; Tri-County Animal Rescue Board Member Sharon DiPietro; TCAR Executive Director Suzi Goldsmith; TCAR Assistant Director Amanda Chussler; and Jon Kaye of Kaye Communications.
Boca Raton-based Tri-County Animal Rescue, the region's largest nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue, is teaming up with California Pizza Kitchen at Town Center at Boca Raton to co-host six weekly "Tri-County Thursdays" starting today. The weekly event has been organized to raise much-needed funds to support the mission of the animal rescue.

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Former MLB Player Takes Ownership of Family-Owned Seaside Deli

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Former owner Richie Podvesker will remain behind the counter at Seaside Deli for several months as new ownership takes over.
After two generations, and more than two decades in business, Boynton Beach's favorite sandwich shop, Seaside Deli and Market, has new ownership. Former major league baseball shortstop Rafael Belliard recently purchased the market and convenience store from longtime owner (who asked that he not be named) and son Richie Podvesker.

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3rd & 3rd in Delray Beach Celebrating One Year Anniversary Friday With Free Appetizers

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The Delray Beach bar and restaurant will be hosting its one-year anniversary tomorrow, February 21st.
Perhaps one of Delray Beach's most underestimated hangouts, restaurant and bar 3rd and 3rd is coming up on its first year of business. Still no sign, you'll need good directions -- or the help of a friend who knows the spot well -- to find this clandestine, low-key hangout. That is if the crowd gathering both in and around the building doesn't draw your attention first. To celebrate a successful year in business, 3rd and 3rd will be hosting an anniversary party this Friday, February 21 from 4:30 p.m. to close.

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