A chalkboard behind the dining room’s bar lists La Stella’s refined Italian dishes, creating a dining experience the Sun Sentinel called "sophisticated, but not pretentious." After honing her culinary talents in Providence, Rhode Island, owner and head chef Jamie Barlow relocated to Boca Raton, bringing along her passion for Italian cuisine. To secure traditional Mediterranean flavors, she relies on imported mozzarella and Italian tuna as well as house-made sausages. The freshness of her cuisine stems from the quality produce and marbled proteins she covertly hauls off the podium at the county fair's blue-ribbon ceremonies.
Clean, black lines on the walls contrast with the white dining room, which uses floor-to-ceiling windows to keep the space welcoming and airy throughout the day. At night, track lighting helps to keep the room as well-lit as a tanning bed full of hand mirrors, and swooping strings of bulbs illuminate the covered seating outside.
Zachary Goldberg founded Forever Studios with the intention of helping others create, preserve, and share their most important moments. But it's not so much what Zachary and the Forever Studios team does–it's how they do it. In addition to high-quality photo shoots, the company can produce cinematic-quality montages set to music or build custom-designed hardcover photo books. And while the the team enjoys snapping new family portraits, they can also restore old ones using digital technology.
Perhaps Forever Studios' most unique service are its movie autobiographies. In those, subjects are filmed telling their own story, all while a cinematic montage of images–such as personal photos, video clips, or mug shots–fill in the gaps between the words. The studio will even research a family's history to tell a more meaningful and complete story.
Restaurateur Pat Galuppi and his son Grant bring their experience working at a tavern and sports bar to their current stint helming Galuppi's, the restaurant for a neighboring Pompano Beach golf course. Next to a sparkling lake marked by fountains and views of the course, the restaurant is well poised to delight at least two senses—in the foreground of that resplendent scenery, a menu of steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and salads presents taste buds with many savory options. Additionally, the eatery's Sunday brunch offers a meat-carving station, waffles, and maple-syrup sprinklers, though corresponding maple-syrup slip 'n' slides don't work so well. Meanwhile, a legion of 11 high-definition TVs broadcasts various sporting affairs from the bar, whereas 10 LCD screens accompany the outdoor patio. A holiday schedule catalogs occasion-specific revelries.
Specializing in molecular mixology, the drink-makers of Best Bartenders craft rarefied cocktails with the precision of chemists, creating unique concoctions with flavored ice, syrup infusions, and alcohol-filled foams. The team steps up to parties large and small, working together with hosts to create a list of appropriate drinks, from mojitos made with fresh mint to free-standing orbs of cold cosmopolitan. Those looking to unearth the secrets behind the craft can enroll in classes, learning how to make their own drinks instead of just throwing random ingredients in a bowl and calling it "FuN pUnCh".
Inside Jump A Roos' enormous fun house that boasts tons of inflatables and multiple party rooms, kids 12 and younger can bounce, slide, and wiggle through a variety of supervised play areas. Inflatable obstacle courses stand beside slides and bounce houses in the open-play area. In nearby adult seating areas, guardians can watch TV or use free WiFi, comfortable in the knowledge that kids are enjoying activities that are as safe and engaging as a game of Duck, Duck, Naptime. For special occasions, the center's party rooms anchor birthday celebrations and playdate packages, both of which include open-play access and a plethora of food options.