Fundraisers, Grand Openings and Anniversaries

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Drink a ‘Ribbon-tini’ or enjoy fondue, and help cancer patients

On Aug. 15, you can indulge your taste for fondue at the Melting Pot, and help patients in the Lynn Cancer Institute. Proceeds from this “FondueRaiser” will go toward the Patient Resource Fund for those needing help with life’s small things while they battle cancer. From 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., buy a fondue meal, cocktails or the special Ribbon-tini created at the Melting Pot (5455 N. Federal Highway; 561/997-7472).

Bay Bays Chicken & Waffles opens Boynton Beach shop

Bay Bays Chicken & Waffles specializes in, well, fried chicken and Belgian waffles in a Southern-style combo. When Bay Bays owner Israel Johnson was at home in Boynton and wanted food from his two shops in West Palm Beach, it was a drive. So he decided to open a shop closer to home, and on Aug. 19, the new Bay Bays will do business in Boynton Beach, at 326 N. Congress Ave. As well as the headliners, you can order chicken wings, collard greens, mac and cheese, grits with bacon and cheese and more.

Olympia Flame Diner celebrates 25 years with customer discount

Sticking around for 25 years with any single venture is something to be commended. When it’s a restaurant, you triple that effort! So the Olympia Flame Diner (80 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach; 954/480-8402) is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving all customers a 25 percent discount on Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. No coupons needed—just purchase a meal, and it will be discounted at the register. Happy Anniversary!

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About Lynn

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.