Deck 84 Adds Air Conditioning—to the Deck!

For seven summers, diners on Deck 84’s dock have eaten and toasted the waterway restaurant’s live entertainment despite temps that could sear your tuna without benefit of a stove.

But no more—Deck 84 is trying something new and cool, merging air-conditioning with an outside deck!

Who needs water mist? Owner Burt Rapoport installed a 20-ton AC unit with a tubing system that layers cool air over dining tables and the bar area. Your ice cubes will last a bit longer, as will your chilling-out vibe.

Along with the AC comes summer specials here. Kids under 12 eat free Monday through Thursday with any adult entrée for lunch or dinner. Wine Wednesday means half-off any bottle of vino with an entrée. An extended happy hour goes Monday through Friday with half-price beer, wine and spirits from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Taco Tuesdays are still around, starting at 5 p.m., where you can order three tacos for $16. The summer cocktail menu will launch soon with a mojito section and a skinny cocktail section. Pull up a stool, chill out and cool down. 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/665-8484;

(Photo courtesy Deck 84)

Craft Beer Week celebrated at The Locale

Photo courtesy Locale
Photo courtesy Locale

National Craft Beer Week starts today, and that’s a great reason to celebrate on a Monday.

So draw a brew at your favorite watering hole, or drift over to The Locale. Recently opened by the former The Little Chalet owner, Ricky Marcellini, this bar and restaurant offers dishes with a Latin flavor. The bar will celebrate this week with Florida-made craft beers that include, Jai Alai, Cigar City, Tampa; Amber Lager, Copperpoint, Boynton Beach; Blood Orange Wit, Copperpoint, Boynton Beach and Floridian, Funky Buddha, Oakland Park. Plus many more on tap. 499 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/325-8000


Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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