Ceviche’s four-buck drink special:
Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant, the tapas eatery housed in the historic home where Falcon House once operated in Delray Beach, is pouring $4 martinis throughout summer. Included in this deal are dirty martinis such as the Pepino Sucio (a spicy, pickle-infused martini), and Cosmos, apple-tinis and others, all made with Russian Standard vodka. Ceviche: 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach; 561-894-8599; Ceviche.com; Facebook.com/CevicheDelray
The Little House’s four-buck lunch special:
Boynton Beach’s charming Little House tavern is celebrating the Fourth of July early, serving $4 featured lunch items until the Fourth. The featured dish will change daily. The special runs from Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through the holiday.
Speaking of which, Little House owner Chrissy Benoit notes that the tavern’s patio is a good place to watch July 4fireworks – she says you can see fireworks from Boynton, Delray Beach and even Lake Worth from there. (With or without her specialty sangria.) The Little House: 480 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 561-420-0573; TheLittleHouseBB.com; closed Mondays
Maison Carlos’ BOGO:
Summer means BOGO nights at Maison Carlos, the popular neighborhood bistro on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. If you buy one entrée, you’ll get another of equal or lesser price free. The special runs from Monday through Thursday, from opening to closing time. (It cannot be combined with other offers.) Maison Carlos: 3010 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-659-6524; MaisonCarlos.com; closed Sundays
Curbside Gourmet, the popular food truck serving hungry West Palmers at Dixie Highway and Flamingo, is now closed on Mondays through October. The truck chefs are still serving lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Curbside gourmet: CurbsideGourmet.com; 561-371-6565; on Twitter @CurbsideGourmet
First Watch, the national chain of breakfast-lunch eateries, opened a location in West Boca on Monday. The 3,700-square-foot space, equipped with an open kitchen, is now home of the sixth Southeast Florida location, the second one in Boca Raton.
In other First Watch news, the location at Boca Village Square will move to another, larger space in the same plaza (21200 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton) by the end of July, offering additional seating and patio dining.
In recent months, the Bradenton-based chain opened eateries in Wellington, Orlando and Brandon, bringing its Florida count to 41 locations.
First Watch West Boca: 20401 State Road 7, in the Mission Bay Plaza; 561-883-0088; FirstWatch.com; open daily from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; free Wi-Fi and newspapers are offered.
Russell’s Blue Water Grill, the seafood-centric restaurant on PGA Boulevard and Prosperity Farms Road, closed its doors Saturday.
“I want to thank you for your support over the last 2 1/2 years. Many of you have been very good to us and we so appreciate that,” owner Russell Beverstein wrote in a newsletter sent out to customers last week. “This turn of events illustrates how difficult it is for a sole proprietor to compete with the corporate restaurants of the world.”
Regulars filled the bar for the closing party Saturday, singing along to Motown tunes by entertainer Larry Johnson.
According to Beverstein’s announcement, those who still have unclaimed gift certificates can mail them to this address for reimbursement: 643 U.S. Highway 1, #14358, North Palm Beach.
The family behind Cosa Duci bakery, whose Boca Raton shop helps support Multiple Sclerosis charities, was handed a $75,000 loan from Whole Foods Market Monday.
The low-interest loan comes thanks to Whole Foods’ Local Producer Loan Program. The six-year-old bakery, founded by Giovanna Cimino after her son Giuseppe was diagnosed with M.S., bakes all-natural Italian-style biscotti, cookies and cakes, many of which are sold at Whole Foods’ Florida markets.
The family plans to use the loan to buy equipment to help the bakery’s operations more efficient.
Cosa Duci Bakery: 141 NW 20th St., # B21, Boca Raton; 561-393-1201; CosaDuci.com