The Rebel House in Boca is Open for Easter Sunday Brunch- Hallelujah!

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My favorite restaurant in Boca, The Rebel House, will be serving brunch this Sunday for the first time with a menu they are calling “Wake and Bake” brunch.  Appropriate on so many levels for South Florida .

We’re all quite familiar with the deliciousness of their “OG Receipe Fried Chicken & Biscuits”- and I’m particularly fond of their fois gras, Berkshire Pork and Green Chive dumplings, Duck, Pork Belly appetizer, and steak.  Now I’m intrigued by the potential of this brunch with items like:

“The Wake and Bake Loco Moto”-grilled burger, fried farm egg, grits, truffle teriyaki emulsion and crispy kale.

“The Pork Belly Benedict” -poached farm eggs, bacon braised kale, griddled biscuit, chipolte hollandaise, and pickled pepper salad.

Short Rib Gruyere Frittata– forest mushrooms, leeks, smoked tomato catsup, and arugla salad.

Of course they have shrimp and grits, steak and eggs, and healthy options like egg white scramble as well as fruit on yogurt for the “safe eaters” in your party.  Then again, everything I’ve ever eaten there is delicious so every choice is safe.

Make reservations if you can right now.  I live about one hundred feet away from the restaurant and can assure you they will be completely booked if not already.  They always are.

And do yourself a favor… plan out what you want to eat ahead of time.  It will take a while to decide because you’ll want to try everything.  I know I will.

You can find their downloadable menu on their facebook page.

297 E Palmetto Park Rd Boca Raton, FL 33432 ‎(561) 353-5888

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St. Patrick’s Day Port-o-Potty Check

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I just wandered around Royal Palm Place in Boca to get a look at St.Patrick’s Day preparations.  It’s quiet, people are slowly starting to meander around in their green,the tents are up, and more importantly, the port-o-potties are out.  Everyone is preparing…(though the party is already in full swing in Delray Beach).

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I’m sure the mayhem will ensue tomorrow, and in preparation for when it does, here’s the skinny on some of my favorite Irish pubs in Boca, all centered around Royal Palm Plaza area in “downtown” Boca…and a port-o-potty report so you can be prepared.

First stop is O’Brian’s.  Start your day at O’Brian’s with “Kegs & Eggs” at 7:30am.  They will have 80 kegs ready for you and a full on block party with live bands, DJ’s, a full dunk tank, bag pipes, and apparently, three tractor trailers of green beer.  Sadly, I see no port-o-potties thus far but that’s okay, because we’re moving onto…

The Wishing Well
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When I was in college, this was usually the first stop on our  bar crawl.  The parking lot would be full of hundreds of people saturating themselves with green beer and Guinness from the many kegs they have outside.  Smells of corned beef and cabbage infiltrate even the drunkest nostril. If you didn’t grab your Irish breakfast at O’Brian’s, then you should grab some corned beef & cabbage here.

The usual tent is up and they are relatively prepared with four port-o-potties in the parking lot.  Good thinking, Wishing Well, good thinking.

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And now we move onto Holloway’s.   I love this place not only because the owner actually IS Irish (rare in Boca), but it reminds me of my old faithful in Manhattan,McCormack’s (now closed, sadly).  Live Irish music and DJ’s will be playing. If you can score a seat at the bar, it means you probably haven’t left that spot since the night before-it’s near impossible to get a seat in there on St.Pat’s. But that’s okay, most of the party will be in the parking lot, anyway.  There, you will find two port-o-potties other than the bathrooms inside.

And last, but not least, my local… The Black Rose.  I love this place and always close the night out here.  They have a large back patio area reminiscent of an
Irish biergarten, if there is such a thing.

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I noticed no port-o-potties here so schedule your bathroom stops accordingly.  Drink up, buttercup.  It’s going to be a long day…and yes, I will have my camera.

Holistic in Boca With Nature’s Symphony

I was wandering around my neighborhood the other day and stumbled across this cute little aromatherapy store, Nature’s Symphony. At first I noticed the sage sticks and the sarcastic side of me responded with “Sage sticks in Boca? How appropriate”  but then I was drawn to the organic oils, soaps, perfumes, candles, lotions, creams and even doggie soaps-OH MY!  I found heaven for a brief sweet smelling moment.  I spoke with Pat, the owner, and she explained how their oils were all organic and how aromatherapy can help in healing everyday ailments. Right up my alley.  I’m a big believer in natural remedies so we got into a very informative discussion. Next time you’re not feeling up to par, stop by and check in with Pat. She will probably have a wonderful smelling tincture for you. Enjoy!

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