Palm Beach County

Dubliner Irish Pub Boca Raton

The Dubliner or “The Dub” as the locals call it is one of the best casual dining locations in Mizner Park and maybe all of Boca Raton. You can expect excellent service, maybe even over attentive at times. The potato pancakes and the Guinness Mac and Cheese are to die for, not to mention the great live music, authentic food and atmosphere. Of course the beer is one of the biggest draws to this Irish Pub. The Dubliner Boca Raton at Mizner Park caters to all crowds, young and old. They have seating at the bar, tables inside and tables outside. At Mizner Park, sitting outside and people watching is as much fun as sitting inside and watching the crowds. The Dubliner Boca Raton does get pretty busy later into the night and especially on the weekend.

Address: 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 620-2540

Dubliner Irish Pub

Dubliner Irish Pub

Dubliner Irish Pub Happy Hour

Happy Hour is Monday through Friday Half-off Drinks from 5-7pm, $5 Fare from 4-6pm. During the $5 Happy Hour Fare you can choose from a slew of Dubliner favorites for just $5 (Irish Fondue, Honey Baked Brie, Cheese Board, Smoked Salmon Fish Dip, Chicken Drums, Boxty Pancakes, Scotch Eggs, Mini McMac & Cheese, all of the Sliders and Prince Edward Edward Mussels).

In typical Irish Pub fashion, you can expect to see the women in short shorts and tops. The noise level inside is surprisingly good even during busy hours. The bar is excellent and looks good too. The manager or owner (not sure) is always on hand to assist as needed. Parking at Mizner Park on concert nights can be tough, but then again if you are going to the Dubliner Irish Pub (for drinks presumably) you should probably take a cab! The restrooms may be the biggest disappointment! For a bar, you would expect more than one stall. If you need to use the restroom at the Dubliner you will find a line wrapped about the kitchen (another unusual aspect). Overall, great local spot, above average food, great bar, live music, awesome beer selection and the staff are excellent.

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iPic Boca Raton Mizner Park Theater

The iPic Boca Theater is an upscale movie theater experience with gourmet food and drinks. Where else in Palm Beach County can you get comfortable seating, great food and respectable movie theater goers while still afford the cost of entry. The movie theater is located in Mizner Park, close to Florida Atlantic University, and does sell out quickly so advanced ticket purchase is recommended. You can purchase iPic Mizner tickets online and never miss a show!

Address: 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 299-3000

iPic Boca Raton

iPic Boca Raton

iPic Boca Raton Review

Parking:
Mizner Park offers several parking options from on the street to multiple parking garages. There is a parking garage that is connected to the iPic Boca Raton and offers direct access. Also, the iPic Boca has valet parking available, complementary to Lexus vehicles, and minimal cost to others. Mizner Park does have several concert events (at the other end of the park in the amphitheater) that fill up many of the parking garages quickly. The movie going experience is excellent, but parking can be difficult to fine during concert events so you may want to avoid on those days.

iPic Boca Raton Experience:
When you enter the iPic Boca Raton you will find the reception desk to have a concierge service feel. You may take the elevators or escalators upstairs to the theater(s). There is a restaurant/bar area downstairs for your enjoyment pre or post movie called the Tanzy Restaurant. If you wish to pick up your food and beverage yourself, there is a Tanzy Express upstairs. The iPic Boca menu is the same at the restaurant and express. The seating in the iPic Boca Raton movie theater is separated by premium and premium plus. If you are seated in premium you get luxury leather seating, very spacious, and the option to purchase and bring in your food and drinks from the Tanzy express. Note: The first row is typically not as good as the other rows as you have to look up a bit and it can be a strain on your neck. We recommend the second row seating for premium seating. In premium plus seating, your food and drinks are served to you before and during the movie. You also have the opportunity to sit in seats that recline and pillows as well as blankets are offered. The premium seating is $10 less than the premium plus. Because the iPic theater is smaller, you will get a more intimate experience with less of the rowdy crowds that you can expect at the other local movie theaters.

Overall, you will not find a finer movie going experience in Palm Beach County. At the iPic Boca Raton the staff service, atmosphere (see photo) and seating are top notch. There are several other restaurants in Mizner Park if you chose not to eat at Tanzy, but why wouldn’t you try this one of a kind experience at the iPic Boca Raton! We highly recommend visiting the iPic Mizner Park in Boca Raton.

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Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

As a licensed practical nurse with a degree from Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations you can pursue nursing and become a health professional in Palm Beach County. There are several other nursing schools that offer LPN programs or LVN program such as Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University Schools of Nursing.

Address: 5154 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Phone: (561) 683-1400

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

We will review the nursing degree programs, student body, tuition and overall experience. There are five core programs offered at Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations in West Palm Beach that are listed below. The student body tends to be made of a diverse ethnic backgrounds, many of which are working parents. The average tuition is about $25,000 but you should contact Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations directly to confirm and tuition requirements and to seek financial aid as it is available. Like many schools, the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations will follow up with you to make sure are working after graduation. Their flexible schedules allow students to work and complete the degree programs. Although the school is very small the teachers are very involved at the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations. The school is licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education and accredited by the Council for Occupational Education (COE).

Nursing Classes and Nursing Programs

Nursing education is very popular in West Palm Beach as this area tends to have an aging population and drug rehab issues. You can choose the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations as your LPN nursing school and join the working community quickly. Here are some of the programs offered; these post secondary degrees are intend to prepare student to take the NCLEX-RN Examination and apply for licensure as a registered nurse.

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (Professional)

LPN / Paramedic to ADN Bridge

Practical Nursing

Patient Care Technician

Rehab/Restorative Assistant

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Skate Zone Lake Worth

The Palm Beach Skate Zone has 2 ice rinks and 1 roller rink. We visited mid-day on the weekend so that facility was just hitting its peak for the day. The location, on Lake Worth Road near the Florida Turnpike, makes Palm Beach Skate Zone a good all round location for birthday parties and other get togethers.

Address: 8125 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467

Phone: (561) 963-5900

Palm Beach Skate Zone

Skate Zone Lake Worth

Skate Zone Lake Worth

The price and quality of service match perfectly. You can usually find a Skate Zone Lake Worth coupon in the Palm Beach Enjoyment coupon book to reduce the cost or a Skate Zone Groupon. The food at the snack bar (Skate Away Café) is a very good price. You will not break the bank at this skating rink but it’s not free either! The music is good but I don’t think they have a live DJ. It seems that the music is on a loop because if you stay long enough you will hear the same songs all over again. But then again, I may be too picky by noticing that!

I will say the facility is not the newest in Palm Beach County. However, the locker room feel does play up to the event of ice skating a bit. I’ve never seen a kid have a bad time at this skating rink, regardless of the age of the facility or the quality of the ice. Unlike some ice rinks, the glass does not go all the way to the ceiling, so if you are just watching; plan to be cold regardless! The temperature around the ice rink is cold as you would expect. The ice rink is big but with the little kids using “walkers” on the ice, you’ll have to navigate properly. Palm Beach Skate Zone offers ice and roller skating, hockey, and birthday parties all at a reasonable price with a good location.

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Wellington Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill offers gourmet burritos and tacos at a reasonable cost. I expected fast food service with good quality food when I arrived at the Wellington Chipotle which is located in the Best Buy plaza next to the Verizon store. The location is very convenient (once you are in the plaza), but if you don’t know where you are going initially you may miss the turn from 441 (SR7) near the Mall at Wellington Green.

Wellington Chipotle Service

Wellington Chipotle

Wellington Chipotle

 

Address: 1000 State Rd. 7 Suite 2, Wellington, FL 33414

Phone: (561) 204-2816

The quality of the food is never in question at the Wellington Chipotle. The pork, chicken, etc. is always very good and hot. The staff and service as well as cleanliness are the major drawback. The location has peak times, like many fast food businesses. The one complaint I experienced and hear from everyone is that you will not get in and out quickly (see photo). The lines tend to be long and the primary reason is staffing.

We arrived at 6pm and waited in line for a good 15-20 minutes before we reached to the front counter. The line wrapped all the way through the restaurant. The turnover is high and the inexperience of staff leaves you wondering; especially when you are watching them roll your burrito (and struggle).
The seating area can use some upgrades but the seating availability is usually good. This location tends to have a lot more carry-out orders than other Chipotle restaurants in the area. For example if you visit the Chipotle on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, good luck finding a seat inside!

The Wellington Chipotle has plenty of seating even during evening peak hours. Your experience may be different from mine, so please comment and share. I enjoy the Wellington Chipotle, its good quality casual Mexican Grill food at a reasonable price.

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