New Chocolate Shop and Brew Released

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Chocolate Spectrum covers the sweets while helping others

How about some handmade chocolate pastries and a chance to help adults with autism at the same time? The new Chocolate Spectrum Boutique and Academy (6725 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter), brainchild of owner Valerie Herskowitz (pictured here with her son, Blake), provides that and more. It will offer a formal 12-month chocolate, pastry, barista and restaurant services vocational training program to adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. But you’re probably really interested in the truffles, and chocolate-covered Oreos, and the chocolate-covered pretzels and … you get the idea. Yumminess with a purpose, and a benefit.

It’s a Cat 4 Hurricane Party at Due South Brewing

In honor of the brewery’s Category 4 red IPA, which is a limited run of this brew, Due South Brewing (2900 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach; 561/463-2337) is throwing a Hurricane Party on July 1. It includes getting tickets each time you order a Cat 4 IPA pint, or buy a Cat 4 can pack. A raffle drawing at 8 p.m. means you could win a portable generator, and other prizes in keeping with the hurricane theme. The other brews for this party are Cat 3 and Cat 5, of course, and variety packs of all the Cats will be available. To top off the hurricane preparedness, meteorologist Michael Ehrenberg from Channel 12 will make a guest appearance today at 7 p.m. And Piggy’s BBQ & Seafood food truck will be on hand from 5 to 10 p.m.

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