Head chef Johnny Donza fills platters and tables alike with a menu of southern-Italian classics, as well as generations-old DiSalvo family recipes from Sicily. The lasagna classico lies smothered under a homemade meat sauce that mingles with mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan cheeses ($9.90 lunch, $14.90 dinner), and the chicken piccata is sautéed in fresh lemon, butter, capers, chicken broth, and parsley after first being butterflied with protractor precision ($11.90 lunch, $16.90 dinner). A side order of DiSalvo's signature meatballs ($8.90 for three) in a tomato-basil sauce arrives family style so that children receive the same handful of sustenance as adults. Diners who love the taste of tradition indulge in DiSalvo's family recipes, including the Zio Tomaso's spitini, which fills lightly breaded beef filets with imported Auricchio provolone, onions, and parsley ($17.90, dinner only), as well as the white-wine-simmered Pasquale's anelli con salsiccia, composed of anelli pasta, sausage, garlic, onions, peas, and mushrooms ($16.90, dinner only). Pasta dishes for dinner allow a house salad to warm up the crowd, and all other entrees provide a choice of pasta in addition to a house salad and an affectionate embrace.
Aladdin Mediterranean Grill lubricates belly bearings with scrumptious Mediterranean tastes, all within a casual atmosphere. Anchor incisors to the menu's palate-pleasing offerings, including salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Meal preambles start off light with orders of stuffed kibbe balls ($2.50) and grape leaves ($4.50 for five), and dinner dissertations cover meaty topics such as kafta kebab, with ground sirloin, hummus, Middle Eastern salad, and rice ($13.99), and the Chef's Special, which rests gyro meat on a bed of yellow rice and tucks it in tight with ratatouille and cucumber salad ($13.99). Aladdin also offers desserts, such as baklava and Mamoul dates, to distract sweet teeth from digging elaborate escape routes out of mandible confinement.
At Carmine's Original Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar, executive chef Alexander Sutherland's team whips up contemporary seafood and sushi dishes. In its waterfront-dining setting, patrons nibble on selections from the raw shellfish bar menu, choose from entrees such as miso-glazed sea bass and oven-roasted crispy duck, or savor robata grill dishes cooked in an authentic, ancient-style irori—a traditional Japanese charcoal-fired hearth. They also sip wine, sake, and creative cocktails such as the Asian pear martini.
Graphic swirls adorn the modern space at Yo-L? Belgian Waffle Catering, echoing the swirls of yogurt with which customers fill their cups. While customers relish traditional flavors such as country vanilla and strawberry, they can also taste of out-of-the-ordinary concoctions such as Orange Tic Tac and Cable Car Chocolate. Sweet teeth also get tempted by hot waffles and cool smoothies, and an espresso bar gives customers a charge so they don't have to lick batteries. Yo-L? also caters for a variety of professional or casual occasions, such as office parties or group breakfasts.
Roll up in a princess carriage, a trackless train, a hay wagon, or a human hamster ball. Or gallop into the soiree on a real-life pony dyed to look like a unicorn. Next, sing karaoke or get bubbly with a foam-covered dance party. Create sand- and spin-art masterpieces, or launch skyward in a bounce house that's been inflated with the air exhaled by a million "Happy Birthday" choruses. Armed with a seemingly infinite list of activities that cover nearly every aspect of a exhilarating party, planners at Miniature Dream Parties help hosts arrange their own custom bashes.
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.