Sixty years is forever in Florida time -- were talking pre-central air days now people -- so for one chocolate purveyor to stay in business that long, you know its done something right. You get off easy. All you have to do to celebrate Jimmies success is give $35 at the door (a portion goes to three local charities: Care Resource, Children's Harbor, and the S.T.E.P.S. program of the Florida Youth Orchestra), sit in on yummy chocolate and wine tastings, maybe get some fun art at the silent auction, and listen to live music. Fridays party (at Jimmies Pompano Beach location, 124 W. McNabb Rd., Pompano) is an all-ages shindig, complete with a CD listening party for local favorites American Poets and live entertainment by a string quartet from the Florida Youth Orchestra. Saturdays celebration (held at the Original Jimmies, 148 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach) is exclusively for grown-ups (ages 21 and up). That affair boasts the same awesome tastings and auction, but also showcases a live performance by American Poets.
Consider it a big ol chocolate addicts support group. Call 954-922-0441 for more details. (Kiddos under 21 get in for $15 on Friday night.)
Fri., Oct. 26, 2007