100 Things We Love About Delray

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It’s August…right around the time when it so hot and humid that you might be questioning why you live here. Don’t despair; we have a list of things to remind to get you through the dog days of summer. And the cooler weather is only 90 days away. Enjoy!

100 Things We Love About Delray…(not in order)

  1. Zucchini pancakes at Sefa restaurant in Pineapple Grove
  2. French Toast at Caffe Luna Rosa (named, sort of, after the author of this list).
  3. Open Mic Night at The Coffee District
  4. Meatloaf at Da Da
  5. Chicken Panini at Brule’
  6. The Italian Wedding Soup at Rotelli’s
  7. Pizza at Anthony’s Cold Fire Pizza
  8. The view from the top floor of the 110 Building on East Atlantic
  9. The carvings on the ceiling of the historic Old School Square gym (yes Ken Ellingsworth really did carve his name in the wood).
  10. Jazz in the Arts Garage
  11. Watching artists at work at Kevro’s Art Bar
  12. Artist’s Alley–inspiring
  13. The success of an off the beaten path Third and Third restaurant
  14. The murals and craft beer at Mellow Mushroom
  15. The Green Market—coming back soon.
  16. The gossip and laughter at Rex’s Hair Salon
  17. Empanada’s at Cabana El Rey
  18. San Gria at Phyllis’ Enigma
  19. Grilled cheese at Patio Delray
  20. The Putt N’ Around mascot
  21. The tiki bar at Crane’s Beach House
  22. Saturday night piano bar at The Atlantic Grille located at The Seagate Hotel
  23. Lunch at the Seagate Beach Club overlooking the Atlantic
  24. The cool design of The Mark Downtown
  25. Music on the porch at the historic Colony Hotel
  26. Wandering around “The Girls” Strawberry Patch (paradise on Military Trail).
  27. A cup of Mackinac Island Fudge at Kilwin’s
  28. The gardens at the Sundy House
  29. A sunset stroll along A1A
  30. Sunrise at Atlantic Dunes Park
  31. There’s something about the sauce at Scuola Vecchia
  32. Happy Hour at Cut 432
  33. Veal Chop Siciliana at Rocky’s
  34. The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships—tennis under the stars
  35. The bread at 5th Avenue Grill
  36. Brunch at Deck 84
  37. Shopping local—makes you feel good.
  38. The view from the top of the Old School Square Garage
  39. Garlic Fest (and how it benefits local charities).
  40. Delray Affair—Friday morning especially
  41. The Easter Bonnet Dog Parade
  42. The lighting of the 100 foot Christmas tree and Menorah at Old School Square
  43. The Holiday Parade (eat your heart out Macy’s).
  44. Fourth of July fireworks
  45. Cruising the Intracoastal on the Lady Atlantic
  46. Golf carts downtown
  47. The classic Donald Ross design at the Delray Beach Golf Club
  48. The Lake Ida Dog Park any day of the week
  49. The Marina Historic District neighborhood
  50. Nassau Street—old Florida mixed with new
  51. Catherine Strong Splash Park—Delray’s best kept secret if you have kids
  52. Sandoway House Nature Center—where else can you pet a shark and gaze at the stars?
  53. A long walk at Morikami Park—find some solitude amidst the tumult.
  54. The work being done at the Achievement Center for Children and Families
  55. The International Baccalaureate Program and Career Academies at Atlantic High School
  56. The tongue and groove ceiling of the Delray Public Library—a distinctive look for an important building
  57. Wakadahatchee Wetlands Preserve west of Delray Beach
  58. Reading the Sunday Times or your favorite magazine (that would be Atlantic Ave) at Veterans Park
  59. The annual teen summit, which has grown every year (shout out to Capt. Michael Coleman)
  60. Sister Cities Art Competition Exhibit at Old School Square—young talent on display
  61. Saturday mornings at Miller Field watching soccer or Little League Baseball
  62. The new Elizabeth Wesley Plaza on West Atlantic
  63. Chicken Panang Curry at House of Siam
  64. Yakiniku at Ziree’s
  65. The loyalty card and smart marketing of City Oyster
  66. The petting zoo at the Green Market
  67. The Village Academy—by the people for the people
  68. The streetscape of Northwest/Southwest 5th Avenue—art in the sidewalk check it out
  69. The Intelligence Report available on Friends of Delray’s website www.friendsofdelray.com
  70. Putt N’ Around itself. Because miniature golf is very cool.
  71. Seeing NFL Players hanging around town. Including hometown star Brandon Flowers
  72. The magnificent Crest Theatre.
  73. Delray’s parking garages. Sounds silly, but we like sure things and finding a spot in the garage is a sure thing.
  74. The Royal Palms on Sea Breeze.
  75. People watching while dining at a sidewalk cafe
  76. Catching the future of tennis at the junior tournaments at Delray Tennis Center
  77. The Green Owl counter
  78. Omelets at Christina’s
  79. The Delray Art League
  80. Little Fenway (Sorry Red Sox fans, but Bucky Dent’s home run is forever captured in Delray)
  81. The ability to view Delray City Commission meetings via the web
  82. Walking the sand and looking for baby seat turtles
  83. Delray’s historic districts—Del Ida especially
  84. The city marina—where you can fantasize about living aboard a boat.
  85. The look of Ocean City Lofts
  86. Exciting new places like The Grove, Garden of Vegan and Papa’s Tapas.
  87. How Delray collects food and all sorts of good stuff for our troops-Forgotten Soldiers Outreach
  88. Picnicking at Lake Ida
  89. The walking paths at Barwick Park and Mike Machek Park
  90. Bexley Park; proof that new neighborhoods do not have to suffer from cookie-cutter sameness.
  91. The new Frank Theatres and Cinebowl at Delray Marketplace
  92. Laughs at the Library
  93. Friday nights at Brule
  94. Unsung neighborhoods like Sabal Lakes and Delray Lakes
  95. The Beach Cam!
  96. Old Postcards from Delray’s past found on E Bay
  97. I-Love-Delray-Beach.com –Danika Dahl’s treasure trove of a website
  98. The Caring Kitchen
  99. AVDA—helping families get back on their feet.
  100. Room for your favorite—fill in the blank.