We find swing/lindy dance venues all over the world and frequent Swing 46, The Cotton Club etc because we live in the NYC area. Initally reluctant about Platforms because it suggests 1970s disco music and that's not our interest, it seems they offer a good variety of music styles on different nights of the week. When I first walked in the stripper pole on the upper level seemed a little creepy, but after that the place is just fun. The night we were there they had Frankie Manning in HellsA Poppin playing on the tv screens along with many other great moments in Lindy. If you don't know Lindy, check out Frankie on youtube -- he invented Lindy in Harlem's Savoy nightclub in the 1930s. Even if you only like hiphop, if you can't appreciate this, you're just wrong. Anyway, the decor at Platforms is fun, the crowd is friendly and there is tons of room to dance, even if the black and white dance floor is full. Two talented warm and enthusiastic dance teachers were available throughout the night -- dancers of all levels were very welcome on the dance floor -- and seriously, some people had never tried swing dancing before and had a blast. As always with a lindy crowd, tons of young people (because it is so athletic) mix with people from that generation who know their way around a dance floor -- walk right in and feel at home.
Went there last night because I hadn't heard of this place, and I know most places in deerfield/boca/delray. Decided to meet a friend there, where the place was small and clean and looked like a very cute typical sushi place. We got there pretty late for a monday night and there were only a couple people there. However, the sushi was THE BEST I've had in a VERY long time. It was fresh and good portioned, presented specialty rolls creatively, which looked amazing. The fish didn't taste like some other places, where the fish can taste a bit fishy/bloody which is gross. We shared a tuna tartar, which was on point. I ordered a rainbow and spicy tuna roll, which were again, excellent. At the end of our meal, the sushi chef and owner Joe came over and brought us a small piece of mochi for us to share. He asked about our meal and then told us a bit about himself. It so happens, he's had MANY years of experience and worked at NOBU for years (if you know good sushi, then you'll know NOBU is on another level) as well as many finer sushi places around the country. He also told us he as a special freezer, which freezes the fish after being butchered to -30Celsius. He explained the importance of it to kill bacteria and better the quality. Awesome place and food, defintely must try.
When you walk into "Thats A Wrap", you will feel like you are outside on the streets of New York. The decor is totally amazing, original, and touching. The food is beyond good, it is AMAZING!!! Everything is fresh, and made on the premises. You can create your own sandwiches, your own wraps, and because we are all so conscious of our weight, and into healthy eating, you can also create your own salad. There are so many different varieties of wraps, pannini's, etc., to choose from, that you will never get bored. Thats A Wrap deserves a 5 star rating from its' ambiance, to its food!!! Go and see for yourself., You will not be disappointed!!