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2015 South Florida Fair, January 16th - February 1st
Il Circolo Christmas Party, 2014
Thai Bay Restaurant has New Location
Tippi's Pizzeria — Delizioso!
F O O D , F U N &
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Circolo Christmas Party, 2014
Gonzalez,Marco Capoccia,Sally Valenti,
Noffsinger, Tony Phillips, James Derry
Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, combined
with Sons of Italy, Pompano Chapter, to celebrate an Italian
Christmas at Via Mizner Country Club in Boca Raton on December 7,
2014. Members were invited to bring their children and grandchildren
as activities were being planned for them. Guests brought Toys for
Tots which were given to Marines James Derry and Carlos Gonzalez to
be delivered to the local collection center. A jolly Santa appeared
by surprise to give gifts to the attending children as they gathered
around the tree. Marco Capoccia showed a video filmed in a small
town in Italy where young, costumed dancers sang and performed a
typical holiday dance.
delightful lunch was served while Gino DeMarco played seasonal
music, often with guests chiming in. Many door prizes of wines,
candies etc., donated by Tony Phillips, President of Pompano’s
Chapter of Sons of Italy, were awarded to the lucky ticket-holders,
but the big prize, a basket of wine and food, was given to Francine
Scaffidi who won the Tombola game, the Italian version of Bingo,
traditionally played by families at Christmas time.
good time was had by all due to the well-planned event orchestrated
by Chairmen Tony Phillips and Marco Capoccia and assisted by Il
Circolo’s Executive Director, Kristen DiNonno Noffsinger.
www.ilcircolopalmbeach.org for information about our next
Bay Restaurant Has New Location
Bay Food Restaurant has been a favorite of Palm Beach County diners
for the past 24 years. Formerly located on Okeechobee Blvd., west of
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
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.
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
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.
Bay has inside and outside seating and also features a complete
more information or to make reservations, please call them at (561)
832-6091. Or visit their website at: www.thaibayrestaurant.com.
Pizzeria — Delizioso!
& Story by Jimmy Shirley
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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