Monday, April 25, 2011

All-Day Cinco de Mayo Celebrations at Caliente Kitchen Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We really, really love Mexican (in case that wasn't already made cystal clear from our Pre-Cinco de Drinko Gab Night Out). We can't resist gas can margaritas, passing around obnoxious oversize sombreros, having the ability to smother just about anything with get the idea.

So, naturally, when it comes to celebrating our favorite things, Gab is going to know where to go for the best Cinco de Mayo party.

Correction: Parties.

Save the date this Cinco De Mayo (Thursday, May 5) for Caliente Kitchen's dual All-Day Cinco de Mayo Celebrations and discover one hot Mexican concept in two awesome locations - Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Choose your fiesta: Party at the Caliente Kitchen location you know and love on Atlantic Avenue, or check out Taylor Smith's brand new location in Boynton Beach, which is being officially unveiled to the public on May 5.

Both locations are going to have all-day South-of-the-border festivities, including Caliente's famous Mexican cuisine (if you haven't indulged at Caliente's late night taco window, you haven't lived), drink specials, authentic mariachi bands and live DJs.

Bring the niños to have some fun of their own with slides, obstacle courses, face painting, ice cream trucks, petting zoos, and more.Plus, jam out to live performances by Hot Rod, Making Faces, The Many Ones, Mixed Culture, The Mighty Quinn, and Box of Rocks.

See you for Cinco de Mayo!

Two Locations:

Caliente Kitchen Boynton Beach
Renaissance Commons
1500 Gateway Boulevard
Boynton Beach, Florida
Tel: 561-244-7335

Caliente Kitchen Delray Beach
8 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Tel: 561-450-6940

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Life Time Athletic "High Octane" Event Brings The Fire

On Friday, April 15, Gab brought plenty of untamed entertainment to Life Time's pool area with "High Octane," a special event for Life Time members and their guests. Partygoers decked out in Spring fashions arrived to the energetic sounds of tribal drummers - and the unmistakable aroma of smoked BBQ.
Smokehouse Grille & Wingery catered the event with their famous wings, pork, turkey, and signature sauces. Guests were also treated to decadent Lollie Bites, because, well, who doesn't love cake on a stick? We even caught a few people stashing extras in their handbags!

The evening's high-energy entertainment kicked off, literally, with a group of capoeira dancers, Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts artists who started the night out with splits, flips and choreographed one-on-one battles. As the sun (and several spiked Tropical Punch cocktails) went down, the night lit up with tribal-inspired fire performances.

Some performances were seductive, some were plain wild, but, judging by the applause, they were crowd-pleasers across the board. When the party ended, guests went home with a souvenir - their bodies etched in intricate tribal tattoos. $5 per person entrance donations benefited the Life Time Fitness Foundation, a 501 c3 foundation supporting healthy kids and healthy communities.

Life Time Athletic Boca Raton
1499 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gab's Picks for Easter Sunday Brunch

Looking for a great Easter Sunday Brunch spot for Sunday, April 24? Gab's got you covered.Whether you're looking for a place to have fun in the sun with the fam, indulge in locally sourced chef-driven cuisine, or step back in time to the age of decadence, we have the inside scoop on Easter Brunch from Atlantic Ave to Boca.

Deck 84
Casual Waterfront Dining
840 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483

If you're after fun, head to Deck 84 in Delray Beach for a tropics-themed waterfront Easter brunch at an affordable price-point (Burt Rapoport and Rapoport’s Restaurant Group are the owners- same owners as Henry’s, Bogart’s, Max’s Grille). Walk-ins are welcome and a specialty menu will be featured, prepared by Executive Chef Chuck Gittleman. Bring the whole family in to enjoy fantastic specialties like Broccoli, Spinach and Gruyere Quiche ($10) served with Chef’s potatoes, fresh fruit and a muffin, or the Nova Smoked Salmon Flatbread ($13) served with scallion cream cheese and tomatoes on an everything flatbread. Deck 84 boasts a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar from 12 to 3 p.m. to perfectly complement their inventive dishes. Guests choose from more than 20 ingredients to personalize their cocktail, with add-ons like grilled shrimp skewers and homemade beef jerky. Bring the little bunnies too; Deck 84 will have Cinnamon and Raisin French Toast ($4) or Scrambled Eggs and Chef’s Potatoes ($4) catered just for kids. Take 'em down to the water's edge after Brunch to to spot fish.

Piñon Grill
The Terrace at Boca Town Center Mall (next door to Blue Martini)
6000 Glades Road
Boca Raton
Reservations: 561-391-7770

Discover 4-star divine dining this Easter Sunday at this visually spectacular 8,000 square foot restaurant, which recently opened at the Terrace at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton (right next door to Blue Martini). Piñon’s Gourmet Brunch Menu offers New American, chef-driven cuisine crafted with fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Try local favorites like “Make Your Own Skillet Scrambler” ($12) and choose three whole eggs or egg whites with your choice of adventurous fillings like Beef Brisket, Gulf Shrimp, Pulled Chicken, and American Bacon, vegetables including asparagus, spinach, onions, red pepper, mushrooms, and cheeses like white cheddar, Swiss, Havarti, cheddar, and American. In a Brunch take on Piñon Grill’s Crab Cakes, the Crab Benedict ($16) is two mini crab cakes served on fresh-baked biscuits, topped with poached eggs, and finished with a hollandaise sauce and served with asparagus and home fried potatoes. Those craving a sweet midday meal can order the Piñon French Toast ($12), thick brioche bread dipped in French toast batter and rolled granola, cooked on the griddle and sprinkled with strawberries blueberries and bananas, topped with bacon and served with a side of syrup.

Pinon Grill's French Toast

Steak Sushi Seafood
110 East Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
Reservations: 561-865-5845

If you're looking for afforable luxury, try PRIME, the latest dining establishment by Steven Pellegrino (and the largest dining establishment on Atlantic Avenue). This gleaming establishment is now open for Sunday Brunch. Offering indulgent dishes that are spectacular yet affordable, the emphasis is on an atmosphere and dining experience that is thoroughly ‘prime.' Executive Chef Peter Masiello presents his A La Carte Brunch menu this Easter, featuring guest favorites like the Maine Lobster Omelet ($18) with artichokes, tarragon, and tomatoes, and the Atlantic Coast French Toast ($12) with candied walnuts and Prime’s delicate Ricotta. Prime also boasts “Delray’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes” ($10) with your choice of blueberries, chocolate chips, strawberries, or bananas topped with your choice of pure Vermont maple syrup, honey butter, or fruit preserves and jams. For those looking for a heartier selection, Prime will offer entrees like the Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon ($14) served with haricot verts, tender greens, and grape tomatoes, or the Woodgrilled Chicken Paillard Panini ($12) with arugula and fontina cheese served on ciabatta. Pair your brunch selection with signature cocktails like the Prime Mary ($9) or the Peach Nectar Bellini ($12).

Prime Mary

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Fling Anniversary Party at RA Sushi Palm Beach Gardens

When was the last time you had a spring fling?

We've got word that RA Sushi Palm Beach Gardens is having one of their own this Thursday, April 21, for their Spring Fling Fifth Anniversary Party.

Picture it: The sun's setting and you're vibing to live reggae from local fave Fresh Catch, trying to decide between the Mango Lobster Roll and Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings. Realizing they're just 5 bucks each, you order both. To complete the tropical backyard BBQ feel, you order a cold Kirin Light and 4 Orange Vodka cocktail - one for you, one for the hottie at the bar.
$5 Drink Specials
4 Orange Vodka Cocktails
Sobieski Vodka Cocktails
Kirin & Kirin Light
Le Terre Merlot
Le Terre Chardonnay

$5 Food Specials
Tropical Roll
Pacific Roll
Mango Lobster Roll
Grilled Short Ribs
Spicy Chicken Sesame Wings

To sweeten the already sweet deal, all proceeds the the sale of the Pacific Roll will be donated to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Throw on your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts and make it happen.

RA Sushi Palm Beach Gardens
Downtown at the Gardens
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens
Tel: 561-340-2112  

Friday, April 15, 2011

BRLTA Gives Kids A Head Start at Boca Helping Hands Fitness & Nutrition Event

Talk about good for the heart. On Thursday, April 14, the fitness and nutrition team from Boca Raton Life Time Athletic, the area’s premier athletic facility, taught about 40 underprivileged kids the importance of physical fitness and proper nutrition through a fun, hands-on event at Boca Helping Hands, a community-based 501c3 organization that provides food an assistance programs to individuals, families and children. The kids, who ranged from 5 to 10 years old, literally ran off the school bus to attend the event, where they learned fun exercises and the benefits of a proper diet through exercise stations and question-and-answer seminars complete with fresh fruits and veggies.

“These children and families are at the mercy of the donated food they receive” said Jim Gavrilos, the Executive Director of Boca Helping Hands. “So we wanted to show the kids how to make the right decisions by exposing them to the knowledge and amazing personalities of the fitness staff at Life Time. You simply couldn’t buy this interaction, to have someone tell the children, ‘You’re important enough for me to spend time with’ It’s a great thing.”

(T) Tom Reeves, Pat Vitale, Jojo Nicholson, Tanya Oliver, Mia Gatzala, Jason Gann, Jim Gavrilos
(B) Chris LaRocca, Sherry Hoffman, Jay Stein, Gabe Gabrielsen

Despite the light drizzle, the children worked up a sweat for 7 to 8 minutes at each outdoor fitness station, where personal trainers had the kids lifting backpacks, doing dips, mountain climbers and jumping jacks, and, most importantly, laughing nonstop. Inside, fresh fruit and vegetables were served as nutritionists educated the kids on keeping hydrated, avoiding excess sugar and salt, and opting for whole foods over processed snacks.
“I don’t know what these kids have going on in their life, what they have to deal with at home,” says Jason Gann, PT Department Head at Life Time Athletic. “I do know that right now, in this moment, all I see are smiling faces. That’s what we wanted, to teach kids that fitness is fun and that you can use exercise as a form of stress relief rather than turning to drugs or alcohol. I have a feeling this is the beginning of many partnerships between Life Time Athletic and Boca Helping Hands.”
The mission of Boca Helping Hands is to provide compassionate service through food and assistance programs to individuals, families, and children to instill dignity and break the cycle of dependence. They feature hot meals six days a week, a resource center, job mentoring, and children’s assistance. For more information, visit

Life Time Athletic Boca Raton
1499 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Butlers in the Buff Take Over the Gab Office

Our system server was down today, but that didn't matter once we got a visit from a...different...type of server.

Two Butlers in the Buff, Billy and Shane, stopped by the Gab office for a quick video shoot (We're in the process of pitching Butlers in the Buff to a slew of morning shows - talk about a pick-me-up.)

We held the shoot in semi-privacy, but still caught some coworkers sneaking glances on their way to the water cooler. It's not every day you have a bare-bootied Butler chilling in the conference room, after all.