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Condo News Online - Food, Fun & Entertainment Page

On This Page:

• Theatre and Restaurant Reviews 

by Philip Chase

• Thai Bay Restaurant has New Location

• Il Circolo's Christmas Luncheon 2013

• Tippi's Pizzeria — Delizioso!

F O O D ,  F U N  &   E N T E R T A I N M E N T

Last updated: 07/31/2014


Restaurant & Theatre Reviews

 

By Philip Chase


Legally Blonde: The Musical 

An appreciation by Philip Chase

The Lake Worth Playhouse chose a real winner with their spiffy version of Legally Blonde which was presented July 10th through 27th. Much of the musical’s zestful energy may be attributed to director and choreographer Ricky Nahas whose innate creative sense with the dance numbers so well cast and executed kept the audience involved in the tale of an inept gal who follows her boyfriend to Harvard and winds up graduating valedictorian.

Yes, Legally Blonde: The Musical, a retelling of the successful movie worked excellently as a stage musical, Stephanie Smith and Keagan Tanner leading the dancing ensemble. Interestingly, you’ve seen many of the players in other LWP productions. Caiti Marlowe, best remembered from Spamalot as Laker Girl, is vacuous heroine Elle. Talented Joel Miller, who played Elle’s original boyfriend, you’ll remember from In the Heights; was good to see (and hear) him once more. LWP newcomer Brian Varela scored big as Elle’s potential legal and romantic helpmate Emmett, and let’s hope to see him again on stage. Diane Tyminski as Elle’s new found pal Paulette, whom your bound to remember from Barnum and Hairspray, as well as Austin Carroll who excelled in the background ensemble as well as Kyle - both leeft terrific memories from their performances and the overwhelming "Ireland" number.

I’d like to compliment Richard Iverson, who was so memorable in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, for his non-singing appearances in this production. Also note that singer Michael Cartwright, so loved as King Arthur in Spamalot, put in a villainous cameo as Elle’s Harvard professor.

The cast was so large with many parts being taken by talented ensemble members, space precludes naming all of them. However I do wish to include Bruiser and Rufus, the delightful dogs playing Mouse and Esther, who upstaged everyone during their appearances!

Be sure to look for future presentations by the Lake Worth Playhouse, located in downtown Lake Worth at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460. For more information, please call (561) 586-6169 or go to www.lakeworthplayhouse.org on the Internet . 

 


Thai Bay Restaurant Has New Location

By Betty Thomas

Thai Bay Food Restaurant has been a favorite of Palm Beach County diners for the past 24 years. Formerly located on Okeechobee Blvd., west of I-95.

They have moved to 1000-A Old Okeechobee Rd., West Palm Beach. Owner/operator Boon Som has been serving up some of the best Thai food in the county for 24 years --- all home made with fresh vegetables, spices and her own sauces and over 100 menu items to choose from.

This writer had the pleasure of dining there Saturday night and I can assure you that you will be totally pleased. The service is courteous and efficient.

My favorite Thai dishes are the curries. I had the chicken vegetable red curry. So-o-o-o good. My co-taster, Jimmy, had the broccoli stir fry with shrimp in a brown sauce. Both our entrees were scrumptious. Soup came with our dinners. He had wonton and I had the hot and sour. Delicious.

Their prices are moderate and their menu is a full menu for lunch and dinner complete with appetizers, beverages, desserts, and, of course, Thai Bay Specialties.

Thai Bay has inside and outside seating and also features a complete take-out menu.

For more information or to make reservations, please call them at (561) 832-6091. Or visit their website at: www.thaibayrestaurant.com.


Il Circolo's Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 2013

Lucia Maggiore, Jean Toscano, Lori Mugavero, Joanne Croglio

Natcha Kobova, 

Judge Peter Giovine

Antonio Salamone,

Chris Salamone

Kristin Di Nonno

Christina Finizio, Paul Finiizio

Joe Castro,

Tina Wiegand

 

Gino De Marco

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, held its annual Christmas luncheon at Atlantis Country Club on December 14, 2013. Greeting the guests was a table of appetizers, including bruschette and assorted cheeses with mimososas or champagne to drink.. As they found their seats, Gino De Marco’s music put all in the holiday spirit.. Hugs and kisses accompanied the Buon Natale wishes and President, Paul Finizio’s welcoming message added to the spirit of comraderie.

Throughout the luncheon service, Kristen Di Nonno and Lou Galterio sang solos and duets and after the dessert of cannoli and sfingi, everyone chimed in with them singing familiar Christmas tunes.

Thanks to Jean Toscano for chairing the event and to her committee, Joanne Croglio, Lori Mugavero and Lucia Maggiore.

A special thanks to Colavita USA for always supporting Il Circolo and for the traditional holiday panettone they contributed to our annual Christmas luncheon.


Tippi's Pizzeria — Delizioso!

Photo & Story by Jimmy Shirley

A business profile

Tippi Redzepi

Tippi’s Pizzeria is an established business on Okeechobee Boulevard, across from Century Village. Tippi Redzepi, an immigrant from Albania, first moved to New Jersey more than 30 years ago, where he opened two pizza stores.

He moved his family to Florida in 1991 and opened a store at Belvedere Road and Georgia Avenue and ran it with his son, Reggie. Eleven years ago, they moved to their present location at 5778 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

They offer a wide range of Italian-type foods, such as spaghetti, calzone, parmigiana, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and so on. This writer has sampled their meatball sandwiches, their Greek salads, and of course their pizza. It can honestly be said you won’t find better fare around.

The late Sam Koppleman, long time adv. salesman for the Condo News, was a frequent patron of Tippi’s. He used to use his quirky sense of humor on them when he would complain they had not properly arranged the beans in his soup, or that they had inadvertently placed the sauce under the cheese on his pizza.

Tippi’s Pizzeria is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm, Saturday from 11am to 12 midnight, and on Sunday from 12 noon to 10pm. They offer take-out, delivery, and limited sit down, and catering. Call them at (561) 681-9224 or just stop by the next time you want to eat Italian. And, please tell them you saw their ad in the Condo News.


 

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