Most South Floridians have had a dangerous -- and highly intoxicated -- experience on the notorious bus loop. That's great when you're 21 and all, but if you've passed that mark by a few years, there's probably a good chance you -- and your insides -- just can't hang anymore. There are, however, some more sophisticated and less painful motor-vehicle touring options.
On Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., the third-annual Toasts, Tastes, and Trolleys event will be chugging -- or driving, really -- its way around downtown Boca Raton. Starting at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the night begins with some civilized champagne and hors d'oeuvres before making its way around town for samples of light bites and, more important, elegant cocktails. New stops include the new Downtown Boca Raton Library, which is featuring an exhibit of renowned Everglades photographer Clyde Butcher; the Sonoma House, which has been transformed from the Ellenville Garden Center; Jazziz Nightlife; the Palm Lounge; and Royal Palm Properties' "Morada Bonita." The evening will conclude with dessert and dancing at the Boca Raton Resort. The cost to attend is a $125 donation to the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum. Tropical casual attire is recommended. Complimentary goody bags from Lord & Taylor will be given to all participants. The Boca Raton Resort & Club is located at 501 E. Camino Real in Boca Raton. Call 561-395-6766, ext. 101, or visit bocahistory.org.
Fri., Sept. 27, 6-11 p.m., 2013