Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Sept. 23, 2010

Restaurateur Burt Rappoport has been wowing South Florida diners since 1980, including Bogart’s at the Cinemark theatres, Max’s Grille in Mizner Park and Henry’s in Delray, but opening by the end of October is what he hopes will be his “signature” achievement. Called Deck 84, the 260-seat, 15,000-square-foot eatery at 840 E.. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach will have 150 feet of dock space on the Intracoastal. The spot was formerly home to Busch’s Seafood. Chuck Gittleman, executive chef at Bogart's, will add Deck 84 to his responsibilities.
West Boca Chamber of Commerce fourth Thursday network will be Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Caldwell Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway. Come and mingle with Chamber members and guests while enjoying delicious hors’doevres and libation in the beautiful theatre lobby. Tickets are $10 for Chamber members and first time guests, $35 for returning guests, if reserved by 4 p.m. on September 22; $15 for Chamber members and first time guests, $40 for returning guests, if reserved after 4 p.m. on September 22 and $20 for Chamber members and first time guests, $45 for returning guests at the door. Additional information and membership applications at RSVP to or call 561.482.9333.
The West Boca Chamber of Commerce will hold its first West Boca Women in Business Luncheon on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM. The luncheon will be held at City Fish Market Restaurant, 7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Elaine Simmons, Image, Etiquette and Body Language Consultant and President of Exclusive Corporate Image will be the guest speaker. In her presentation, Business Etiquette: How to Make an Entrance and Work the Room, Elaine will explain the etiquette of how to use the entrance to ones advantage. She says “Its your window of opportunity!” The West Boca Women in Business luncheon was started to bring together business and professional women and provide them with a forum to learn, network and build business relationships in an effort to foster growth in the local business community. The luncheon will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and will feature a guest speaker.
Networking begins at 11:30 with lunch to follow at 12 PM. Cost for West Boca Chamber of Commerce Members and first time guests is $25 and all others are $40 with advanced reservations by Friday, 10/1/10. For reservations after 10/1/10 cost is $30 for members and $45 for all others. PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 BY CALLING 561-482-9333 or email
Come to the Cabaret, old chum, come hear the music play! Thats the invitation issued today by theatrical producer Vicki Halmos, founder of the Palm Beach Principal Players, whos new production company the hot and hip EntrActe Theatrix will be presenting the Tony Award-winning, Kander & Ebb musical CABARET, October 14-24 at the Count de Hoernle Theatre (Caldwell Theatre) in Boca Raton. Tickets are $30 each for Center Circle seats and $25 for all others. If available, a special $10 Student Rush price will be offered on day of show. For groups of 15 or more, the price per ticket is $20, and 16th ticket free.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Caldwell Theatre box office at 561.241.7432 or online at or at
Mark your calendars and plan to attend The Fall Festival at The Waterway Shoppes of Parkland, (7499 N State Road 7) just south of the Palm Beach County line, on Sunday, October 24th. 10 am- 5pm. This event offers old fashioned family fun for all ages with cars and shopping for mom & dad and pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids. Win all day passes to Boomers, get goodies from WRMF, take fall family photos in our "pumpkin patch"and decorate a trick or treat bag with Gard Gallery. Free performances, plus food, music, and more! Free admission, free parking. All donations and net proceeds benefit local pet rescue.
Movies opening this week include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, You Again, Anton Chekhov's The Duel, Bran Nue Dae, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and The Virginity Hit.

Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is and his email is His blog is also on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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