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How to Cinco de Mayo with Downtown Delray

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 2:42pm

Spicy flavors that warm the heart and refreshing drinks that soothe the soul...  Downtown Delray has got you covered for Cinco de Mayo! 

This year, Cinco has gone curbside with pick up and delivery options from many of the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants.  Looking for some festive options to celebrate at home?  Check out our Cinco de Mayo Downtown Delray guide:

 

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar, 110 E Atlantic Ave, downtown Delray Beach

Rocco’s Tacos will be offering guests a Cinco de Mayo celebration from home with tacos and drink specials for online ordering, curbside pick-up and delivery. 

Cinco de Mayo special: Taco Box or Cinco Fiesta Box
Taco Box - 10 or 20 tacos starting at $45
Cinco Fiesta Box- 12 tacos (3 choices of protein), yellow rice and black beans, guacamole, salsa and Rocco’s seasoned chips and churros for $65. Pre-orders for the Cinco Fiesta Box begin Thursday, April 30th. 

Of course, no Cinco celebration is complete without tequila and Rocco’s is offering refreshing housemade margaritas or bottles of tequila for purchase, ranging from $25 to $55 per bottle. 

Cinco Fiesta Box pre-orders start Thursday, April 30th. Orders can be placed at www.roccostacos.com for delivery or curbside pick-up on Cinco de Mayo May 5th. 

Open for lunch and dinner. Order online at www.roccostacos.com or by calling: 561.808.1100

 

El Camino, 15 N.E. 2nd Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Special: Celebrate with a Taco Box and/or Margaritas!

Taco Box
12 Spicy Chicken Tacos | $35
12 Gringo Tacos | $35
12 Carnitas Tacos | $42
Comes with rice and choice of beans
 
Margaritas
(1 Liter) Serves 9 Drinks
Watermelon Jalapeno | $45
Guava-Habanero | $45
Passion Fruit | $45
50/50 | $45
Pineapple-Coconut | $45
Classic Margarita | $35
(BUY 5 CLASSIC MARGARITAS GET 1 CLASSIC FREE)

Call to order 561.865.5350 or find us on Delivery Dudes or Uber Eats!

Cabana El Rey, 105 East Atlantic Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Special: Taco Kits and Margaritas
 
Taco Kits | $45
Choice of your filling (beef, chicken, shrimp), rice and beans, and churros 
Margaritas | Choice of Passion fruit, classic, or Strawberry 
($5 for a glass, $25 for a pitcher with the taco kit, $45 for a pitcher alone)

We will throw in a complimentary cabana hot sauce with your order!
Order now through delivery dudes, by phone 561. 274.9090 or on our website https://www.cabanadelray.com/

 

Papa’s Tapas, 259 NE 2nd Ave, downtown Delray Beach

Cinco de Mayo Special:  $15 for each meal including yellow rice, refried beans and sour cream - Beef Burrito, Pork or Chicken Enchiladas, Homemade salsa and guacamole with chips, Papas Taco Salad, Pollo Mole, Beef Tacos and Pork Chimichangas

*Place order by Tuesday May 5 at 10am, pick up May 5 from 11:30am-8:30pm.
Call 954-410-6755 to place order.

 

Senor Burrito142 SE 6th Ave

Cinco de Mayo special:  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us!  Offering take out LUNCH and DINNER!
Margarita TO-GO Pitchers Special $18
Made to order Guacamole and all of your favorites at Senor Burrito (FULL MENU available for take out) 

Open 12:30pm-9:00pm.  Call 561-278-5757 to place your order.  

 

Salt 7, 32 SE 2nd Ave, downtown Delray Beach

Cinco de Mayo special:  Taco Tuesday Home Kit
For 2 people - $30  |  For 4 people - $60.
Taco Kit includes the following:  Ground Beef(Raw), hard and soft taco shells, taco seasoning, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, sour cream, homemade salsa, homemade guacamole, and add a quart of margarita mix that comes with limes and salt and serves 6 people for $29.

Available every Tuesday including Cinco de Mayo.  Call 561-274-7258. For more information, click here.

 

Tin Roof, 8 East Atlantic Avenue

Cinco de Mayo Specials:
$4 Tacos
1 TACO + 1 PATRON MARGARITA + 3 TACOS $12 
CHIPS & QUESO + 3 TACOS + 3 PATRON MARGARITAS $35
FIRST 10 ORDERS ARE FREE!!
 
Available Tuesday May 5th 5pm-9pm
Pre-order in advance by emailing christina@tinroofbars.com and include the day, time, food & beverage items and car make, model & color if you're doing curbside.  During our operating hours, please place your order by phone at (561) 265-5310 or ORDER ONLINE HERE.
 
Pick up your order on our sidewalk or pull directly in front of us on Atlantic Ave, call us, and we'll bring it to your car! 
*All CDC sanitation & distancing recommendations will be followed.  See ya at the Roof....to go!

 

The Office, 201 E Atlantic Ave

Cinco de Mayo Special: Taco Box or Bundle Package
Taco Box
6 Tacos | $14 | Fish, Ground Beef, Shrimp or Chicken
Bundle Package
6 Tacos + Patron Margarita or Milagros Tequila Bottle | $44
 
Take-out/Delivery visit https://www.theofficedelray.com/ for full menu and order details.

 

Haagen-Dazs, 40 East Atlantic Avenue, downtown Delray Beach

Cinco de Mayo special:  5 De Mayo Sandwich Kit 
Kit includes:  Six cookies, 1 pint any flavor, choose three toppings for $17

Valid from May 1 to 30. Takeout only – call 561-501-6211

 

Wine House Social, 104 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Cinco de Mayo Special: Cinco Charcuterie DIY Special- includes 2 meats, 2 cheeses, Salas and Tortilla strips, a Mexican chocolate for dessert, and a complimentary Jose Cuervo Especial Blue Agave mini Tequila bottle for $25. Add a bottle of Pebble Lane wine (Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Rose) for $10 dollars extra.

Order online here.  Must order 24 hours ahead. Pick up or local delivery available on May 5th.
Call if you have questions: 561.501.0175

 

We hope you all have a safe and delicious Cinco de Mayo! This guide will continue to be updated so don't forget to check back for updates, as more downtown (virtual) fiestas are planned!

 

Downtown Delray Beach Businesses Show they Care

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:20am

Downtown Delray Beach Businesses are there for you and they are creating opportunities for you to be there for others!

As our businesses adjust to this turbulent time, many are trying to find ways to help others - read on to see customer service at its highest level.

Below are downtown businesses that are putting their efforts towards helping those on the front lines and those in need. They invite you to join them with your donations! If you are a Downtown Delray Beach business also fighting the good fight contact us at dda@downtowndelraybeach.com so we can get the word out there and band together during this unprecedented time!

 

FIRST RESPONDER  DEALS and CHARITY EFFORTS

CAFFE LUNA ROSA  15% off all Purchases for First Responders and Healthcare (Not valid with other discounts, offers or special packages) 

GARYS RACK'S FARMHOUSE KITCHEN  Offering 20% off all food items for first responders.

PAPAS TAPAS  Offering 25% off to first responders. In addition, they have been running a donation effort to provide FREE meals to first responders. If you donate $10, a meal goes to a worker on the front lines:  call for details! 561-266-0599 

RAMEN LAB EATERY  50% off checks with a valid I.D. for first responders.
In addition, customers can purchase a meal for a first responder.  When you buy a donation meal, Ramen Lab will match and donate an additional meal. Contact store for details.

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO  50% off checks with a valid I.D. for first responders.
In addition, customers can purchase a meal for a first responder.  When you buy a donation meal, Lemongrass will match and donate an additional meal. Contact store for details.

TIN ROOF "First Responder Fridays"  Each Friday, Tin Roof will be donating meals to first responders based on sales from the prior week.  Support local and donate by ordering take out from Tin Roof throughout the week. 

HOPPORTUNITIES Inspired by @eatpalmbeach's #savepbfood intiative, Hopportunties decided to donate what they thought would be much appreciated by first responders - CAFFEINE!  What started as one keg of coffee being donated to the night shift at a medical center, turned into 4 more coffee kegs being donated on separate occasions.  All of these donations happened organically through people and organizations who loved this cause.  If you are interested in helping donatE coffee to first responders, contact Hopportunties: @hopportuntiesfl

TWO FAT COOKIES/BREGGFAST    Locals have been calling in catering orders to donate to first responders for breakfast.  If would like to host breakfast for first responders one morning, contact Two Fat Cookies.  Two Fat Cookies has also donated pastries to Hopportunities for their efforts to caffeinate first responders on the night shift.  We love seeing our businesses come together! 

REAL CONNECTIONS SOFLA  FULL online subscription for $20 (normally $50)

ALOFT  Rates starting from $79 per night, grab & GO breakfast, FREE self parking and WiFi

HYATT PLACE  $79 plus tax rate for all first responders.

 

 

 

CHARITY EFFORTS

AMANDA PERNA BUY A MASK, GIVE A MASK

Local Designer, Amanda Perna (brand: House of Perna) is creating masks for those who need them. Buy yourself, a loved one, a first responder or anyone you know who might need one and one gets donated to first responders and those on the front lines! She also has created a sewing pattern so you can sew masks at home and take part in this wonderful cause. As well, she is taking donations to buy more fabric. Head to The House of Perna website for more information!

 

HELPING HANDS (H3)

Hospitality Helping Hands (H3) is a recently organized network of three established Delray not-for-profits (Living Hungry, the Delray Beach Homelessness Task Force, WiseTribe) and two established restaurants, Dada and Subculture Coffee. Together they are cutting through the complexity of closed schools, social distancing, job loss, and disrupted supply chains to deliver food to those most in need.

The concept is simple. Restaurants and not-for-profits band together to establish community kitchens to produce and distribute healthy, nutritious meals to children, the elderly and the needy and at the same time provide some limited employment to our suffering restaurant colleagues. We are striving to take the fear of “where do I get my next meal” away from everyone who is suffering emotionally and financially.

 DETAILS FOR WARM HEARTY MEALS from Restaurant Chefs To-Go to You:

DADA is working with H3 to serve meals daily 

"Come get a warm meal" - Anyone can go through the drive-through and get a Free Meal Monday- Friday 1:00-6:00 PM @ Dada Restaurant, Drive Through, up to 10 meals per car

 Dada Large Group Meals (50-150) Pick Ups @ Dada Restaurant  - Pick up by Appointments (RSVP Maura @ 561-400-2712), Monday- Friday 1:00-6:00 PM @ Dada Restaurant, "Charity Pick-Ups" Parking Spots. We start at 250 meals today and will build up to 1,000 meals a day. 

Cason Methodist - HQ for Living Hungry H3 small group meal pickups and drive through Mon-Friday 1:30-2:30 PM 

 

Groceries for You To-Go to You:   

A Free Set of Groceries with Farm Fresh produce and goodies you need to stay healthy, which you want to eat! Drive through pickups Saturday at Dada, Time TBD.

 

 

PAST PROMOTIONS THAT WE ARE PROUD OF!

 RESTAURANTS FEEDING SENIORS

From March 18th—20th, downtown Delray Beach restaurants: Prime Delray, Pizza Rustica, Tin Roof, The Office Delray, Sazio Express, Two Fat Cookies, Caffe Luna Rosa and Rose's Daughter donated 300 meals to homebound seniors who normally visit Pompey Park and Veterans Park Monday through Friday for complimentary lunch. With the newly implemented social distancing requirements due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), these complementary lunches were put on hold. These restaurants stepped up and all meals were delivered by Delray Beach's Freebee cart and the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation department assisted with the delivery of meals to 100 homebound seniors. 

Thank you to the restaurants donating 100 meals a day for our local seniors!

 

DEATH OR GLORY BAR

Hospitality Industry Meal Giveaway on 3/27

"To our industry family, we have a special care package headed your way. This Friday (3.27) we are giving away 2 Paper Planes, 1 appetizer and an entree for two. Vegetarian options also available, offer is valid while supplies last. #paperplanetogo"

See the Death or Glory Bar Instagram account for more details

Swinton Ave. Resurfacing Project

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:10pm

Swinton Ave. Resurfacing Project in Delray Beach begins contract time this Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020. No lane closures are expected through this first week, as the contractor will be focusing on installing signage, mobilizing equipment and prepping to begin work activities.

 

Swinton Avenue Resurfacing Project

Description: This 1.5-mile roadway improvements project is expected to begin Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020, in the city of Delray Beach. Work includes milling and resurfacing, adding 5-foot wide sidewalk on the west side of the roadway from S 10th Street to S 3rd Street, drainage, signage and pavement marking upgrades including roadway striping for shared use travel lanes, and minor signalization improvements to existing equipment.

Cost/Completion: $1.4 million. Completion is expected in early 2021.

Traffic Impact:

·       All lanes are open. Please see project info flyer attached. For more information, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Meredith Cruz at 561-641-6440.

FAQs of Unemployment

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:28pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING UNEMPLOYMENT

 

I’ve lost my job or my hours have been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can I get unemployment benefits?

 

Yes. Go to https://connect.myflorida.com or call 1-800-204-2418 to apply. Those who are eligible will be able to get up to $275 per week for up to 12 weeks in state unemployment benefits, as well as an additional $600 per week for up to four months in federal benefits.

 

I’m having trouble getting through to Florida’s unemployment benefits website. What should I do?

 

This is a frequent complaint due to the large number of applicants. The Governor’s office is in charge, and they told us they are working urgently to improve the site. I will continue to press the issue.

 

I am self-employed or an independent contractor. Do these benefits apply to me?

 

Yes, thanks to a new federal law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Go to https://connect.myflorida.com or call 1-800-204-2418 to apply.

 

My small business is suffering as a result of the pandemic. What resources are available to me?

 

There are a number of different opportunities. The new Paycheck Protection Program provides assistance to employers to maintain their payroll and expenses during this public health emergency. These will be available retroactively from Feb. 15, 2020.

 

Beginning on April 3rd, businesses can go to a participating SBA 7(a) lender, bank, or credit union, apply for a loan, and be approved on the same day. These loans feature eight weeks fully forgivable funds to cover payroll, rent, utilities, and mortgage interest.

 

Small businesses are also eligible to apply online for immediate relief through Economic Injury Disaster Loans for an advance of up to $10,000 within three days, and Emergency Bridge Loans to help bridge the short-term gap in resources available. Subscribe to SBA emails for updates on available webinars and other resources.

 

I heard the government will be sending checks to people. How do I know if I qualify and when will I get my payment?

 

If you make $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples) or less per year, you will receive a payment of $1,200, with an additional $500 per child (16 and under). This payment decreases as incomes increase and stops entirely at $99,000 ($198,000 for married couples).

 

Payments will be issued by the IRS via direct deposit and will be based on your 2019 tax returns. If you have not filed for 2019 yet, then it will be based on your 2018 filling. If the IRS does not have your bank account information on file there will be an opportunity to submit this information to the IRS online. If you do not typically file a tax return, you will likely need to file a simple tax return to receive the economic assistance.

 

I’m on Social Security. Will I still get a stimulus check?

 

Yes. Everyone is eligible for the payments as long as they have a social security number and meet the household incomes limits listed above. This includes Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, disability, survivor) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. You will receive this money the same way you receive your Social Security payments.

 

COVID-19 Emergency Loans -- Small Business Guide and Checklist

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:30am

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program.

In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.

Here are the questions yo may be asking--and what you need to know.