As South Florida's home-brew supply depot, BX assists brew masters and novices alike in their fermenting endeavors. Brewing classes lecture lager lovers and ale admirers in the fundamentals of batch brewing, providing a run down of everything from ingredients and equipment to technique and bottling, and the beer experts will brew a batch on site so suds-savoring students can easily follow along. Classes can accommodate up to 30 people, increasing the chances that singles mingling around the wort cauldron may bump into their fated stout mate or start up a bromance with a fellow hops enthusiast. Both relationships can be explored further at the group-brewing session, held immediately after the class, where local home brewers and beer worshipers meet up to socialize and discuss all things grain related.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
Birthdays, weddings, and other occasions become unforgettable events with the party-planning staff at JDC Entertainment. DJs and motivational dancers excite crowds and keep energy levels high. JDC Entertainment also rents out add-ons such as photo booths and LED dance floors, which instantly vaporize any party-crashing ghosts.
For more than 24 years, the cleaning staff at Nu Look Cleaners has been vanquishing stains and coddling clothing and other items, in addition to making repairs. A stain-disdaining staff cleanses soiled garments using advanced machines and products designed to produce no chemical odor, so that every suit, comforter, or rug that wanders through the door leaves clean and smelling as fresh as a shampooed flower. To make sure no stealthy stains have slipped under the radar, the team inspects all garments two times before sending them home. Nu Look Cleaners can accommodate patrons with same-day service, and the staff’s alterations help clothes to fit better for those who have recently lost weight from working out or lost height from wearing lead top hats.
iRepair Hut’s tech gurus gladly repair ailing phones, computers, and devices. They can replace the screens of Apple devices, tablets, and other smartphones and assess and remove computer viruses and hardware. They also offer phone accessories, color conversions, and repairs for common video-game console maladies such as the red ring of death.
For two weekends every October, the sounds of laughter and German folk music echo across a field in Lake Worth. The American German Club's traditional Oktoberfest celebration, which sprawls across 10 acres under an open-air pavilion and a tent, has been going on for 40 years now and doesn't show any signs of stopping. Each day kicks off with the parade of flags and, sometimes, a ceremonial keg-tapping. Afterward, indoor and outdoor kitchens perpetually sizzle up authentic German bratwurst, leberkäse, and pastries. Meanwhile, bartenders pour four styles of Hofbräu Bier, as well as imported liquors and domestic brews. While vendors display traditional German crafts, the festival's stages erupt with folk-dancing, choral singing, and Bavarian tunes from two German groups, Heldensteiner Band and Die Lustigen Bayern.