December, 2013 - A Few Headlines
Cantankerously Yours - Seventh Annual Scroogie Awards
Cultural Corner – Genius, Aptitude or Sweat?
Dog Walkin’ Wellington – What Will Be in Your Pet’s Holiday Stocking?
Florida Foodie – The Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub
Wellington Amphitheatre – Current Schedule of Events
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Santelli Orthodontics…Creating Healthy and Beautiful Smiles
By Krista Martinelli
When you meet orthodontist Dr. Brad Santelli, you can tell right away that he truly loves what he does. When you hear from his patients and see their new smiles, you know right away that he’s good at what he does. “I love having the ability to create a positive change in someone’s life,” he says. “Having a beautiful smile translates into every aspect of a person’s life and gives the person greater confidence!”
Santelli’s own positive attitude carries through to his patients’ experiences. As one Mom explains, “I finally found a 5-Star orthodontist in South Florida!… I had heard excellent reviews from friends about him before I took my son to him and now I can see why. Wonderful personal attention and care. He makes everyone feel so comfortable and never rushes. He knows what he is doing and his finished work is beautiful.”
With a new office in Wellington (located in Palomino Park) and another office in Boca Raton, Santelli Orthodontics is expanding their practice and now able to see more patients. In Wellington, Dr. Santelli’s office has a beach, surfing theme and is a very bright, welcoming space. The beautiful facility is high-tech as well, with its state-of-the-art equipment and ten iPads loaded with lots of games.
Santelli Orthodontics is a fully computerized, paperless office, offering the best in digital radiation and orthodontic technology. Dr. Santelli is an elite Invisalign® and Teen Invisalign® provider, ranked in the Top 1% of providers worldwide. Thanks to the latest in orthodontic technology, teeth can move faster into place, allowing patients to finish with quicker treatment times. See the video (below) or by going to this link about how Invisalign® works. http://youtu.be/G5qbMz13B2M</>
Dr. Santelli offers a free consultation or free second opinion. The average age of patients needing braces is between 8 and 16, although he sees many adult patients too. Some patients are missing teeth, have teeth that have changed position, suffer from TMJ or simply want to create a nice smile.
One of the keys to making patients feel at ease is having a kind and friendly staff. They show the patient exactly what’s about to happen before it happens. “I have the best staff in the world,” says Dr. Santelli. “They are vivacious and caring!”
When a parent is considering the options, “I often ask myself, ‘what would I do for my own child?’” says Dr. Santelli. It’s a good rule of thumb and helps when parents are deciding on the best possible orthodontic plan for their children.
There are many different kinds of braces to choose from – metal braces, clear braces, Damon® Clear brackets, Damon Q® braces and Invisalign®. Read more about these options on the Santelli Orthodontics website. While the metal braces are still widely used, the clear variety of braces is becoming increasingly popular. Removable braces are also ideal for those who have milder cases of misaligned teeth.
In his office, they are good about taking “before” and “after” photos of each patient’s smile. He posts these on Facebook, with the permission of his patients, in an ongoing album called “Welcome to the braces club!” You can like Santelli Orthodontics on Facebook and then enter in their current contest to win an iPad mini.
Dr. Brad Santelli lives with his wife (who is originally from Brazil) and his 15-month-old son. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting weights, running, playing golf and basketball.
He has known that he would become an orthodontist since he was a Freshman in high school. “I love what I do! To me, it’s more satisfying than dentistry. You get to change people’s smiles and change their lives!”
For a $500 OFF coupon, visit our “AW Coupons” page. To make an appointment, call Santelli Orthodontics at (561) 395-6464. Most insurances are accepted.
3319 State Rd. 7, Suite 211
The Florida Foodie
The Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub & Tap Room
By Saucy Sarah
There is a new Irish pub in Wellington! It’s definitely worth checking out and you might find, as we did, that you’ll want to stay awhile. Located in the original Wellington Mall, the Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub & Tap Room offers an impressive craft beer list and some very authentic and unique Irish menu items. The restaurant is cozy and inviting with a large and friendly outside patio area. When you add in the gracious wait staff, you can easily spend several hours here without hesitation. My party and I ended up staying for three hours the night we went to investigate. We felt right at home from the moment we arrived until almost the entire staff bade us farewell.
Our first stop was the multi-page craft beer menu featuring something for everyone’s taste. This restaurant is a prime place to stop and tour some great local artisan beers. I discovered the “Monk in the Trunk” brewed by local Due South Brewery, which is now in my top five favorite beers. Also, their Due South Carmel is spectacular on a cool night.
The highlight of our meal at Bull McCabe’s was their Celtic Rock cooking experience. A thick, hot slab of volcanic rock, heated to 800 degrees in a special oven, arrives at your table with the meat you have chosen from the menu. Then, you proceed to cut up and cook each slice of chicken or scallop, or a tender filet of beef on the hot rock. Three dipping sauces come side-car for you to try. You also get creamy mashed potatoes and a choice of Celtic corn or Brussels sprouts. Our table tried the large sea scallop appetizer ($13.00), the 8oz Filet ($28.95), and the flat iron steak ($23.95) to cook on the rock. Bull McCabe’s uses only locally sources beef from the Seminole tribe, which raises naturally grass-fed, hormone-free, choice and prime beef. I am a sucker for proprietors who choose to highlight local and sustainable products. The beef was tender and juicy with deep beefy flavors. The massive sea scallops were sweet and succulent. It was a carnivore’s fantasy. Though none of the entrees needed dipping sauces, I did try them all and found each one to be a nice compliment to the tidbits of rock-cooked beef or scallop. If you want to try out this unique and fun cooking method, please be sure to call ahead and make a reservation to ensure they don’t run out before you get there!
Some other noteworthy selections: the fish and chips ($15.50) arrives to the table looking like a meal made for three. The piece of fish was as long as my arm and was framed by mahogany wedges of deep-fried potatoes. Another impressive entrée was the Shepherd’s Pie ($13.95). Baked in individual casserole dishes, the Shepherd’s pie is enough to feed two or three people. It was piping hot and well-seasoned, something that this dish seems to lack at most restaurants.
Stuffed to the gills, we could only share one dessert between the six of us. The sweets are all made on site—a big plus in my book—and change daily. That night we had the fresh banana pie. I was happy the pie was not too sweet and tasted like fresh bananas. It was just the right thing to end the night with.
So plan a fun night out with friends and cook over a molten-hot, volcanic rock while knocking back a few excellent local brews. There is also some great authentic live Irish music, the “Fire in the Kitchen” band on Friday and Saturday nights. See this month’s “Cultural Corner” for more information about this accomplished band.
I am sure that The Bull McCabe’s will become a regular hangout spot in your repertoire after just one visit. My dinner guests were already planning to bring new friends back with them on another night. I know I can’t wait to go back again too!
In her previous life, Sarah, a Palm Beach County Native, spent ten years working in various high-end eating establishments around South Florida. She is currently a fiction thesis candidate in the MFA program at Florida International University where she also teaches creative writing and rhetoric. If that is not enough, Sarah is also the owner of Cakes by Sarah, a local custom cake shop. Sarah lives in Lake Worth with her husband and two beautiful boys. “Food, fiction, and family are my life.”
The Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub & Tap Room
12794 West Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
Open 7 Days a Week/ 4pm to 2am