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Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Best restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Not in the mood to cook on Christmas eve or Christmas day? These restaurants have you covered. Here are a few of the best dining offerings around Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, in downtown West Palm is offering a special order-and-take Christmas dinner option. The prepared meal includes an Australian leg...
Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

Some years ago, Darrin and Jodi Swank expanded the functions of their Loxahatchee Groves farm to include seasonal, chef-driven, Sunday feasts. This season, they’ve expanded even further to host a new “Master Chef” dinner series on Saturday nights during the growing season. And they’ve also added a casual Sunday brunch series.  This promises to be a busy season beneath...
One of the best restaurants in America is right here in Palm Beach

One of the best restaurants in America is right here in Palm Beach

It’s that time of year when ‘best of’ lists for 2017 are complied for all types of things, from best bites to favorite foods. And OpenTable just revealed one of the big ones: The 100 Best Restaurants in American for 2017. The list from the online restaurant reservation service reflects the opinions of more than 12 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 26,0000...
This tiny structure is Palm Beach County’s oldest commercial building

This tiny structure is Palm Beach County’s oldest commercial building

Every day, motorists on downtown West Palm Beach’s Flagler Drive speed past a funny little building that is older than the city itself. Across 120 years, the doors of Palm Beach County’s oldest commercial building, a distinctive octagonal cone-roofed structure, have, at times, opened to bank tellers, to a kaleidoscope of grotesque Halloween masks and Santa costumes, and, over the last...
Grand Celebration set to return to Port of Palm Beach

Grand Celebration set to return to Port of Palm Beach

The only passenger cruise ship based at the Port of Palm Beach is slated to begin sailing again to Grand Bahama Island on Saturday, Dec. 23, after a three-month hurricane relief mission in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Majority owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Kevin Sheehan since last year, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line operates the 1,900-passenger Grand Celebration...
UPDATE: Popular Indian restaurant in West Palm temporarily closed

UPDATE: Popular Indian restaurant in West Palm temporarily closed

Indus, the popular Indian restaurant among the business lunch crowd in West Palm, has temporarily closed. The restaurant’s website states they are closed until further notice due to repairs and renovations. In an email from the restaurant, a representative says they hope to reopen within two weeks. The eatery, located east of I-95, just off Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, offered a diverse lunch...
2 ways to get snow in sunny South Florida

2 ways to get snow in sunny South Florida

Palm Beach County has seen real snow, believe it or not. But that was nearly 40 years ago. No, we didn't save snow from “that one time” and figure out how to reuse it during the holiday season. These winter wonderland opportunities are quite inauthentic, but fun nevertheless.  Whether you dive into one of the listed experiences with the kiddos, a group of friends or alone...
First look: New artsy French café opens on Clematis Street in West Palm

First look: New artsy French café opens on Clematis Street in West Palm

If you detect an artsy, free-spirited vibe when you enter Café Moderne, the weeks-old café on the 500 block of Clematis Street, it might be because the downtown West Palm Beach spot has a couple of siblings in Key West.  Café Moderne’s proprieters also own La Creperie and VIV wine bar in the carefree southernmost city. They landed in West Palm sometime...
Local kids got to 'shop with a cop' and it was holiday magic

Local kids got to 'shop with a cop' and it was holiday magic

Blue and red lights lit up the roads of Okeeheelee Park as sirens wailed. A motorcade of sheriffs was on the move. It’s not an emergency, just dozens of children on their way to go shopping with a cop. “Today is the biggest event of the year,” special events manager Carol Verdigi said. More than 85 officers including motor units, community police, special events staff and detectives...
Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. Where: Jupiter When: Dec. 15; 7 p.m. What: Watch The Nutcracker Ballet at the Jupiter Community Center. The ballet is a Jupiter Community...
Would you try a marijuana-infused beer? Lake Park’s newest spot has one

Would you try a marijuana-infused beer? Lake Park’s newest spot has one

There’s a new pub in Lake Park that made our heads turn this weekend. Because that’s what’ll happen to you when you hear about a marijuana-infused craft beer.  Brick & Barrel Gastro Pub calls the creation “Devour-Apricot Haze.” It’s a Berliner with cannabis oil. But don’t worry — it’s all flavor. The THC and CBD have been removed from the...
Hot spot: A December kind of bar awaits in iconic Lake Worth restaurant

Hot spot: A December kind of bar awaits in iconic Lake Worth restaurant

The scent of fresh rosemary floats above the clink of barware and finds our table at Bar Amaro, the stylish lounge located within Paradiso restaurant in Lake Worth. The woodsy herb is as fragrant as a drift of balsam fir at Christmas, which seems appropriate on this pre-holidays weekend night. This is a December type of bar, a civilized spot where the cocktails are festive and the bites are inspired...
What drugged-up rock star changed his life in Jupiter 32 years ago?

What drugged-up rock star changed his life in Jupiter 32 years ago?

David Crosby was a fugitive from justice and a freebasing cocaine fiend when he arrived at a boat dock in Jupiter on Dec. 12, 1985. It wasn’t the happiest of holidays. The rock and roll legend was “isolated, frightened, paranoid and broke,” as he later wrote in a memoir. The previous August, he had failed to appear at a hearing in Texas where he was appealing a 1983 conviction for...
Tim Tebow was in town with a message: Finish strong

Tim Tebow was in town with a message: Finish strong

It’s not every day you get to pray with Tim Tebow.  In town Monday to give the keynote speech at the YMCA’s 9th annual Prayer Breakfast, the Florida Gator champion and proclaimer of God’s Word challenged nearly 500 guests to forego concerns like wins, losses, championships and trophies, and instead “finish strong” by living a life to make the heavenly Father...
Fundraiser: This dinner will make you feel very happy

Fundraiser: This dinner will make you feel very happy

How about you go out for a great dinner and help others in need? Two local businesses have joined forces to help young adults transition into independence while serving a multi-course dinner with wine and cocktail pairings. It’s called “Supper with Celis.” Celis Produce has partnered up with Cholo Soy to make it happen. The dinner is being prepared with fresh ingredients...
Best sushi in America: 2 spots in South Florida make the list

Best sushi in America: 2 spots in South Florida make the list

Once upon a time, sushi was hard to find. Now, you can find it everywhere — even your local grocery store. That fact makes looking for good, quality, almost too-beautiful-to-eat sushi really, really hard. You know the kind that you can't stand to finish because you don't want the goodness to end? And with so many options to choose from, and honestly, probably not a lot of money to waste on a...
Tapping soon: West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault’s upmarket dreams 

Tapping soon: West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault’s upmarket dreams 

The big, snazzy sign outside the upcoming West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault may be brand new, but its vintage lettering gives the place an instantly iconic flair. Inside, as the staff puts the finishing touches on what will be an upscale brew pub, brew master Joel Kodner monitors the six fermentation tanks that nurture the brewery’s first batches of beer.  West Palm Brewery is expected...
Grandview Public Market’s food mission aims to extend beyond its walls

Grandview Public Market’s food mission aims to extend beyond its walls

The upcoming Grandview Public Market, the food hall/gathering place rising in the warehouse zone near downtown West Palm Beach, has a mission beyond its own industrial walls: to reach into the community they hope to attract, and to make it less hungry.  Weeks before the market’s expected opening, this mission has no official name, but already it has worthy gestures. In fact, on Saturday...
Best restaurants in Town Center at Boca Raton

Best restaurants in Town Center at Boca Raton

Town Center at Boca Raton has plenty of good eats. Italian food fans will find sophisticated options at DaVinci’s of Boca. Steak lovers will find their favorite cuts at The Capital Grille. And those who wish to pair their Wagyu beef with wine will find such possibilities at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. 
Best restaurants at Mizner Park in Boca Raton

Best restaurants at Mizner Park in Boca Raton

Welcome to a hungry shopper’s dream plaza: Mizner Park. In fact, food options seem to outweigh shopping options here. For an early sugar boost, try the iconic cheesecake at Junior’s Restaurant. Modern American pub grub is served at Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern. Greek specialties are served at Ouzo Bay, near the iPic theaters. Stylish classics are offered at the popular Max’s Grille...
Best restaurants near the Boynton Beach Mall

Best restaurants near the Boynton Beach Mall

Among the usual food court eats inside the Boynton Beach Mall you’ll find hot island and Haitian grub (sautéed meats, beans and rice, fried plantains) at Dutshy’s Caribbean Restaurant. At the mall there’s an Asian buffet called East West Bistro, plus other vendors. Generally speaking, dining options at this mall are slim.  But outside the mall, along the Congress...
Mall at Wellington Green: Best restaurants, food in mall

Mall at Wellington Green: Best restaurants, food in mall

Shoppers at the Mall at Wellington Green have some new options this year. The advent of the Paragon Wellington 10 theaters at the mall, there’s potential for a new dining hub. Adjacent to the theaters is Cask + Shaker Craft Bar and Kitchen, a gastro pub serving small plates, cheese and meat boards, shareable sides, hot sandwiches and a few entrées. Nearby, a location of south county&rsquo...
CityPlace: Best restaurants, food in shopping center in West Palm Beach

CityPlace: Best restaurants, food in shopping center in West Palm Beach

Downtown West Palm’s CityPlace is home to a wide range of restaurants and bars. You’ll find there are various spots for excellent burgers, delicious pizza, good pub grub, and that’s just the start of it. When food cravings hit, you’ll find there’s no shortage of dining options.  Some of my favorites:  The stylish Regional Kitchen & Public House offers worldly...
Palm Beach Outlets: Best restaurants, food near the outlets

Palm Beach Outlets: Best restaurants, food near the outlets

Some of the Palm Beach Outlets best restaurants are either freestanding or located along the plaza anchored by Whole Foods. (That strip is called the Marketplace at the Outlets.) In fact, the supermarket is like a mega-food court in itself. There’s a craft beer bar, where you can pair a local brew with an oozy grilled cheese sandwich. There’s a hot and cold buffet of a variety of prepared...
Best restaurants, food at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens

Best restaurants, food at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens

At Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens, you’ll find substantial Italian classics at Sal’s Ristorante, design-your-own Tex-Mex dish at Moe’s Southwest Grill and a freestanding Chili’s restaurant.  You’ll also find a Jimmy Johns sub shop, a Five Guys burger joint and a daylight bagel spot, Bagel Boyz. Nearby, there’s a popular gelato and coffee spot, Gelato...
This military family just became the most cheerful on the block

This military family just became the most cheerful on the block

Sergeant Fred Roach was at a loss for words when he arrived to his home with his family Thursday night. Only his wife Jenny was in on the little secret: that Florida Power & Light had transformed their three bedroom house into an energy-efficient winter wonderland by deploying a bucket truck and decorating with more than 1,000 energy-efficient LEDs and solar holiday lights. For The Wounded Veterans...
Best restaurants in The Gardens Mall

Best restaurants in The Gardens Mall

‘Tis the season for endless shopping. And looking for that perfect gift can work up quite a hearty appetite. Luckily, The Gardens Mall has plenty of top-notch options. The food court offers Let’s Talk Turkey and a full-service California Pizza Kitchen. Half a mall away from the food court sits The Gardens’ newish Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.  Buzzy as it can...
Free food, drinks at new restaurant’s debut Saturday in West Palm Beach

Free food, drinks at new restaurant’s debut Saturday in West Palm Beach

A “hurricane” of the fast-casual variety is coming to suburban West Palm Beach. That’s when Hurricane BTW, a new national chain, opens its first franchise location Saturday, Dec. 9, on Okeechobee Boulevard, west of Jog Road.  To locals, it means a new spot for burgers, tacos and wings (aka “btw”), as well as tenders, salads, shakes, wine and craft beer (including...
This big Interstate 95 display will get you in the Christmas spirit

This big Interstate 95 display will get you in the Christmas spirit

Sound barriers. Concrete overpasses. Amber alert signs. Weary commuters on Interstate 95 have little to see that pleases the eye. And, then, there he is: A smiling goofball, with top hat cocked, a corncob pipe in mouth and his gigantic green mittens hanging over the roof of the Cheney Brothers food distribution headquarters in Riviera Beach. It’s not the holidays until I-95&rsquo...
JUST IN: Opening delayed for Park Avenue (PA) BBQ at The Gardens Mall

JUST IN: Opening delayed for Park Avenue (PA) BBQ at The Gardens Mall

Park Avenue BBQ’s debut in The Gardens Mall has been postponed. The opening had been set for Friday, Dec. 8. A representative at the mall’s information desk said the opening has been moved to next week. The Lake Park-founded local chain will be located in the Counter Burger’s previous space near Sears on the mall’s lower level. When the popular barbecue spot opens, mallgoers...
PHOTOS: Check out this stunning West Palm Beach show house makeover

PHOTOS: Check out this stunning West Palm Beach show house makeover

When the local Red Cross chapter last year pulled the plug on its designer show house after 40 years, it opened a vacancy in the world of wishful thinking and aspirational home envy. Into the breach stepped the 44-year-old Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House, a New York City institution since 1973. The day after Thanksgiving, the organization opened its first designer...
Did you miss this? Here are the new restaurants opened in 2017 in Palm Beach County

Did you miss this? Here are the new restaurants opened in 2017 in Palm Beach County

Wow! From tacos to fancy Italian, 2017 has offered up many new exciting restaurants. It’s time to get out and explore the more than 50 eateries that have opened throughout Palm Beach County this year. Here are some of the highlights from north to south. (Check the bottom of the story to see the full list of restaurants that have opened this year.) *Click on the restaurant’s address...
Why does Mounts Botanical Garden have all these ‘trashy’ sculptures?

Why does Mounts Botanical Garden have all these ‘trashy’ sculptures?

From a distance, Priscilla shimmers in shades of turquoise, blue and orange, just like a parrotfish should. The large-scale 1,600-pound sculpture, with its Margaritaville colors, seems lighthearted, floating above what looks like a tropical reef, placed against a bower of flowering plants at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. Move closer, however, and admiration turns to horror. What...
Joan Rivers’ old jokes about Palm Beach discovered by author

Joan Rivers’ old jokes about Palm Beach discovered by author

Christmas in Palm Beach is different. The nativity scene in front of Neiman Marcus has a concierge, a room service cart, a manicurist… Palm Beach is one of only a few places where plastic surgery falls under the category of “City Beautification.” Contrary to popular belief, money does not grow on Palm Beach trees. Gold leaf does, though. I love The Palm Beach Post. Their international...
Diner’s Choice: Best Restaurants in Palm Beach County by OpenTable

Diner’s Choice: Best Restaurants in Palm Beach County by OpenTable

Ever sit in a restaurant for the first time and love it so much that you’re excited to write a thorough review or give it five stars on Facebook? Well, every time you do that on OpenTable, they’re watching.  Every month, the online restaurant reservation service analyzes your diner reviews (all 400,000 of them) and sorts the results by category: Best Overall, Best Service, Best Value...
What heavy metal rock star has found peace living in Jupiter?

What heavy metal rock star has found peace living in Jupiter?

“This is my place. This is my island.” There is a chance, if you live in Jupiter, that every once in a while you walk past, shop near, or enjoy an expertly prepared local fish next to a rock star, a genuine member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whether or not you’ve noticed likely depends on where you are at the time. “It happens if I’m in a record store, looking...
This local spot made Thrillist’s ‘Most Beautiful Places in Florida’ list

This local spot made Thrillist’s ‘Most Beautiful Places in Florida’ list

Remember that list of the top Instagram-worthy places in Boca and Delray? We were obviously on to something because when Thrillist released its list of Most Beautiful Places in Florida, one of most picture-perfect South County spots made it. And that spot is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.  Thrillist collaborated with Craig Pittman, author of ...
Christmas cookies: a trio of naughty cookies sure to make Santa’s ‘nice’ list

Christmas cookies: a trio of naughty cookies sure to make Santa’s ‘nice’ list

See that industrious holiday baker, the one with the reindeer-shaped cookie cutters and all the right pastry bling? Well, pan left – way left, toward the kitchen with no fancy mixer. That’s where you might find me, a cookie lover with little patience and even less pastry talent.  Each year, I crave warm, home-baked Christmas cookies, the kind I’d be proud to enter in a...
Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. Where: Wellington When: Dec. 8; 6 p.m. What: Wellington’s Christmas tree lighting kicks off the village’s Winterfest, a massive holiday celebration...
PB Food and Wine Festival: 5 new food stars are coming to town

PB Food and Wine Festival: 5 new food stars are coming to town

Hot chefs and cool soirees. In a nutshell – an organic and surely impeccably sourced and curated nutshell – that’s the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.  With its intimate events and star-studded lineup, the festival, which features a series of 13 culinary events from Dec. 14 through 17, may seem like a delicious secret in the world of American food fests. After all, it&rsquo...
Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County

Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County

Your holiday-spirited neighbors are at it again, stringing up dazzling Christmas light displays and crafting Santa scenes to get you in the seasonal mood. Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods, houses and professional displays. Display: Dozens of houses are decorated in this huge neighborhood just east of I-95. Just wind your way up and down the streets. There’s plenty to see on Hollywood...
Yoga with goats? Yep, that's a thing you can do in Loxahatchee

Yoga with goats? Yep, that's a thing you can do in Loxahatchee

At Krazy Hearts Farm in Loxahatchee, every yoga class is different. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Now, imagine... something furry rubbing against your nose. It’s Roscoe, the youngest of all his brothers, sisters and friends. He’s one of a group of friendly goats that crash every yoga session organized by Korinne Johnson on her farm. When she and her husband bought home in Loxahatchee...
Venezuelan comedians find fan base in Boca Raton

Venezuelan comedians find fan base in Boca Raton

Months after its first Spanish-speaking act, the Boca Black Box Theater continues its season of Venezuelan comedians. “We didn’t know there was a big market for Spanish material in Boca,” owner Randy Singer said. Venezuelan comedian El George Harris booked a show at the theater in May for Mother’s Day and the response was explosive. Within two weeks, the show was not only sold...
A Snowbird’s guide to dining in Palm Beach County

A Snowbird’s guide to dining in Palm Beach County

You come for the sun, the sea and the right to wear shorts in January, dear Northerner. But no amount of South Florida stone crabs can fix your cravings for the foods of “home,” wherever in the frozen tundra that may be.  This one’s for you: our local picks for tastes of New York, New Jersey, New England, Maryland, Philadelphia and Montreal. Keep scrolling for some shoutouts...
Matt Lauer, Russell Simmons: Their Palm Beach connection

Matt Lauer, Russell Simmons: Their Palm Beach connection

OK, here’s the pitch … Horse-crazed girl grows up in Welsh village, begins dancing at the relatively late age of 14, wins spot at London dance academy. She comes this close to landing a role in a West End revival of West Side Story, but when the Sharks and Jets take off without her, she jets to Miami for a cruise-ship gig. A few years later, she’s off to Detroit, New York City,...
Recipe of the week: a charred onion and chickpea salad that brightens the braise

Recipe of the week: a charred onion and chickpea salad that brightens the braise

How do you dress an earthy, slow-cooked pot roast without adding to heaviness of the dish? With a tangy little salad that presents contrasting flavors to brighten up – and spice up – the comfort classic.  Here’s a chickpea salad recipe from celebrated chef Hugh Acheson’s new cookbook, “The Chef and the Slow Cooker” (Clarkson Potter, $29.99), that does just...
LATEST: Local hospice organization will no longer air Matt Lauer ads

LATEST: Local hospice organization will no longer air Matt Lauer ads

Trustbridge, which operates three South Florida hospices including Hospice of Palm Beach County, has announced that it will no longer air commercials featuring Matt Lauer, who was fired from his decades-long position at NBC’s “Today Show” Wednesday morning. “We all learned the news this morning that Matt Lauer was terminated from the Today Show after a complaint about...
3 to See: Lake Worth murals, Jason Newsted, photo exhibit

3 to See: Lake Worth murals, Jason Newsted, photo exhibit

It’s almost the weekend — time for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to share with you the best of what our community has to offer. Each week, you get three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your “3 to See” cultural curator is Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. It’s that time of...
Matt Lauer in Palm Beach County: What he told us about his wife

Matt Lauer in Palm Beach County: What he told us about his wife

Matt Lauer, the veteran ‘Today’ show host who was fired Wednesday after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, has loved visiting Palm Beach County over the years. “Anytime it’s cold up north, I find an excuse to come down,” Lauer told the Palm Beach Post in 2000. He has a long history here, where his parents lived in Palm Beach Gardens, his dad died in Hospice...
Blind, autistic man and brother travel the world on a tandem bike

Blind, autistic man and brother travel the world on a tandem bike

Sergio Aznárez Rosado was born blind and autistic. But that didn’t stop him from traveling more than 800 miles on a bicycle from Spain to Morocco and documenting it. Sergio was born with severe microphthalmia. His eyes, no bigger than the size of pinholes, were surgically removed before he left the hospital. During his childhood, Sergio would suffer from violent panic attacks...
Restaurants with a view: 15 of the most beautiful spots in the county

Restaurants with a view: 15 of the most beautiful spots in the county

There’s just something about Palm Beach County…. The palm trees perfectly lining the streets, the pops of pink and yellow in the trees, the ocean waves acting as the perfect soundtrack to date night or family night conversation.  Whether you’ve got family and friends coming into town this holiday season, or you just need a little daycay’ing me-time, this list...
NEW: Holiday season kicks off in Royal Palm Beach with Winter Fest

NEW: Holiday season kicks off in Royal Palm Beach with Winter Fest

Royal Palm Beach’s annual winter festival returns this weekend, kicking off a busy holiday season packed with events in the western communities. This year, the village has added several new features to Winter Fest — including a holiday movie night Friday at the Sporting Center at Commons Park. “The Polar Express” begins at 7 p.m. near the splash pad. That is in addition to...
First Look: RH Rooftop Restaurant at Restoration Hardware

First Look: RH Rooftop Restaurant at Restoration Hardware

To dine on the rooftop of the new, four-story Restoration Hardware “mansion” on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach is to peer at the city through its grand, sparkly crown.  Chandeliers shimmer beneath soaring glass ceilings. Leafy ficus trees grow in handsome planters. A lavish stone fountain cascades into a circular pool, and through the blur of droplets one can see clusters...
A guide: The best 2017 holiday events in Palm Beach County

A guide: The best 2017 holiday events in Palm Beach County

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Places like CityPlace have already lit up the streets with holiday lights and gigantic snowflakes. And the decorations and festivities are spreading quickly. Here’s a list of the best holiday events and sights in Palm Beach County this year: Once again, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach are putting together a flotilla of brightly-decorated boats...
Free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. Where: West Palm Beach When: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What:  The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History...
It's National French Toast Day! Here are 7 of the best in town

It's National French Toast Day! Here are 7 of the best in town

Breakfast is all some of us crave when we wake up — and that’s no matter what time of day that happens. There’s just something about biting into warm pancakes, savory meats and popping berries with a side of coffee as chaser. And french toast is one of those “give it to me any time” breakfast dishes that makes us feel all warm and happy inside. So for National French...
Downtown West Palm Flagler Shore project “doesn’t make sense,” some say

Downtown West Palm Flagler Shore project “doesn’t make sense,” some say

Just before 8 a.m. on a recent weekday, Bodil Burnett had the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront nearly to herself. Clouds periodically blew in from the ocean over three or four people walking dogs on Flagler Drive, and once in a while someone intent on raising their heart rate huffed past, but solitude wasn’t hard to find. “This would never be the case in Copenhagen; there would...
Dining review: Pig-Sty’s smoky, meaty ways in Boynton Beach

Dining review: Pig-Sty’s smoky, meaty ways in Boynton Beach

The place has been open for less than one year and already the rustic wood-plank-lined walls seem to have a million stories to tell. That’s what it feels like when venturing into Pig-Sty BBQ anyway.  The vibe is so appropriately ‘cue joint. The no-frills space offers no distractions from the reason one visits Pig-Sty: pitmaster Bryan Tyrell’s Kansas City-style barbecue. ...
Cerabino: Floating South Florida Fair parade entries with local flair

Cerabino: Floating South Florida Fair parade entries with local flair

Here are some some marching group applications that need to be made: *** Group name: The Sauntering Snowbirds Number of marchers: More than enough. But hard to say on any given night, because of conflicts with clubhouse card games. Attire: Let’s hope so. Vehicle included?: A road-salt-caked Toyota Camry will lead the group. Vehicle subject to sudden, inexplicable stops in the middle...
Dining on a budget: The best meals for two under for $40

Dining on a budget: The best meals for two under for $40

So you and your significant other, or you and bestie, are looking for some place to eat. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, your requirements are simple: good, but cheap. And that’s not just because the holiday shopping season is in full effect. This kind of leaves you with a short list, considering the most talked about (and delicious) restaurants in town can break your...
South Florida's Most Over-the-Top Holiday Gift Guide

South Florida's Most Over-the-Top Holiday Gift Guide

Before you know it, you’ll be shopping for gifts then beautifying them with holiday-themed wrapping paper. Or you’ll spoil your loved one with an unforgettable experience. Below are the gifts someone, somewhere is going all out with. Is it you? This is not just any cake, it’s a family dessert recipe developed over many years. KYU’s executive chef, Michael Lewis...
Earth and Sugar pop-up in Palm Beach: sweets with a solid Instagram following

Earth and Sugar pop-up in Palm Beach: sweets with a solid Instagram following

One of the hottest cake designers in South Florida is preparing to “pop up” in Palm Beach next month. Janderyn Makris of Earth and Sugar will join the new eclectic stream of businesses at The Royal Poinciana Plaza.   Makris, whose supremely Instagram-able designs have caught the eye of Brides magazine and national wedding bloggers, expects to open her shop in mid-December...
Immigrant workers protest Trump’s decision to end TPS

Immigrant workers protest Trump’s decision to end TPS

Over 300 immigrant workers and protesters of different backgrounds gathered near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club Tuesday to protest the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. “It’s inhumane given the conditions where we’re sending these people back to,” Unite Here press secretary Rachel  Gumpert said. &ldquo...
Maltz Jupiter stages South Florida premiere of ‘Newsies’ musical

Maltz Jupiter stages South Florida premiere of ‘Newsies’ musical

Twenty-five years ago, after producing a string of hit animated musicals, Disney Pictures tried pumping new life into the live-action musical with “Newsies.” Featuring songs by Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”), it told the history-based tale of an 1899 paperboys’ strike against the New York newspaper owned by stingy Joseph...
Recipe of the week: Kentucky Hot Brown with a kick

Recipe of the week: Kentucky Hot Brown with a kick

Admit it. You’re already daydreaming about Thanksgiving leftovers. If you’re like me, your thought bubble is pondering bread options for that next-day turkey sandwich. (Crusty sourdough for me, thanks.)  For those who crave something a little more decadent, here’s hot, bubbly option: a twist on a traditional Kentucky Hot Brown, the sandwich with Louisville roots.  Here&rsquo...
Free things to do with kids this weekend

Free things to do with kids this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our new Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE. Where: West Palm Beach...
Saltwater Brewery: Palm Beach County Craft Beer Tour

Saltwater Brewery: Palm Beach County Craft Beer Tour

No brewery feels more like South Florida with nods everywhere to the surf and sand. Imagine the sleekest Key West bar you’ve ever seen. Saltwater experiments with different treatments of its stable of beers, especially with variants on its Belgian ale, Don’t Get Confused.
Flashback: That brazen Thanksgiving jewel heist at the Norton Museum

Flashback: That brazen Thanksgiving jewel heist at the Norton Museum

A decent art theft should display the same creativity as the works being swiped. Both panache and politesse were evident in Palm Beach County’s biggest art caper — the Nov. 23, 1965 theft from the Norton Museum of Art of priceless Oriental jade objects, and a pile of antique jewelry that belonged to the first wife of the museum’s late founder Ralph Norton. Stolen art is always priceless...
New tree, new home: Delray’s 100-foot Christmas tree goes up in downtown

New tree, new home: Delray’s 100-foot Christmas tree goes up in downtown

DELRAY BEACH — The city’s iconic 100-foot Christmas tree — well, a replacement that cost taxpayers nearly $800,000 — now towers in downtown Delray Beach. Along with the new tree comes a new home. Only the top of the lofty structure can be seen from bustling Atlantic Avenue, as the tree now sits inside the Old School Square campus at Atlantic and Swinton...
Letter from Charles Manson gave this Boynton Beach teacher ‘the shivers’

Letter from Charles Manson gave this Boynton Beach teacher ‘the shivers’

During his TV reporting career, Dave Barker saved some odd, even macabre souvenirs: crime scene tape from the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murders, a brick thrown at him during a Los Angeles riot and a packet of letters from California prisoner 833920, known to the world as the wild-eyed mass murderer Charles Manson. Manson was serving a life sentence when he died of natural causes...
Kitschy Christmas cocktail pop-up comes to Death or Glory bar in Delray Beach

Kitschy Christmas cocktail pop-up comes to Death or Glory bar in Delray Beach

New York’s “Miracle” holiday cocktail pop-up is coming to Delray Beach this season. The annual Christmas-themed bar concept lands at the popular Death or Glory bar Friday.  Miracle brings with it a slew of sips – ten cheeky cocktails and two festive shots – with names like Bad Santa, Muletide and How the Gimlet Stole Christmas. And the shots? One is Naughty...
PHOTOS: Look at all the celebrities at downtown RH opening on Saturday

PHOTOS: Look at all the celebrities at downtown RH opening on Saturday

Ever dreamed of partying in a massive, exquisitely furnished mansion with a bevy of celebrities, including an Academy Award-winning actor, but lack access to a mansion, exquisite furniture or celebrities? Then Saturday night’s unveiling of the new RH West Palm, whose 3,000 guests included Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, was the place to be. The “Dallas Buyers Club” and...
Be the real MVP of Christmas: Shop at consignment boutiques

Be the real MVP of Christmas: Shop at consignment boutiques

For warm-hearted shopaholics everywhere, holiday shopping season is our Super Bowl. Nothing excites us quite like being able to find the perfect, hand-picked gifts for our tribe — that is, our melting pot of friends, relatives, maybe even a few baes. But shopping for people who have such different personalities and tastes isn't easy. It certainly isn’t a one-stop-on-Saturday...
Where to eat while shopping at Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise

Where to eat while shopping at Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise

The Sawgrass Mills Mall is a maze with a mission. It wants to keep you tangled among billboards that scream at you: Get a new haircut! Buy tighter jeans! Achieve Victoria’s Secret pore-less skin!  It’s an all-day, one-stop experience for shopping and dining among locals and tourists. For some, it’s exciting to get new products that will make you feel like a million dollars....
Black Friday 2017 mall dining guide: Where the good bites are

Black Friday 2017 mall dining guide: Where the good bites are

Black Friday mall-trekking can work up quite an appetite. And luckily, the mall scene is on longer a wasteland of food options. Sure, you can find the expected fare at area food courts. But between those bourbon chicken giveaway bites, options are diversifying.  Here’s a Black Friday dining guide to help you find those bites you may enjoy.  There are plenty of top-notch options...
When the Rolling Stones played and partied in north Palm Beach County

When the Rolling Stones played and partied in north Palm Beach County

Dressed in a glammy cape, long red scarf and Uncle Sam hat, Mick Jagger surveyed the concert crowd. This couldn’t be what he was expecting. Two days before, he had been fronting a packed show at Madison Square Garden. Now, only a few thousand people were standing around this rural Palm Beach County race track. It was 4 in the morning. Pitch black. And really cold — temperatures...
Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a humble boy from Pahokee who overcame a stubborn stutter to become one of the greatest country music stars of all time, died early Sunday morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 85. Tillis’ daughter, singer and songwriter Pam Tillis, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that the death was “sudden and unexpected,” although he had battled...
Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Hoffman’s Chocolates opens annual Winter Wonderland

Holiday lights glistened in the background and the moon sparkled above 13-year-old Isabella Paciletti as she zipped around an outdoor ice-skating rink at Saturday’s opening of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ 27th Annual Winter Wonderland. “It’s fun to have the rink outside in Florida since it’s not that cold,” Isabella, of Greenacres, said catching her breath as she...
Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

Rod Stewart spending holiday ‘right down the road from Donald Trump’

When you’re out and about on your pre-turkey errands this week, keep an eye out for Rod Stewart, who tipped off his Twitter followers as to his Palm Beach whereabouts. Tweeting a video apology to friends Roger Daltrey and Alistair Morrison, he wrote “While I’m on holiday and couldn’t be with Roger Daltrey & Alistair Morrison at the Adoration Trilogy unveiling...
UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

UPDATE: ‘No-swim’ advisory ends at Boynton-area park, remains in Jupiter

A “no-swimming” advisory issued this week for Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge has been lifted, state health officials said Friday. A similar advisory for Dubois Park in Jupiter, however, remains in effect, since bacteria levels in the water remain high. Samples must be under 70 colonies for the advisories to be lifted, the Florida Department of Health said. It was unclear what caused the...
Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

On Saturday, over 700 people participated in St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where they raised over $70,000 for cancer treatment and research.  Hundreds were up bright and early at Flagler Shore to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Some walked alone while others formed teams. One of the top 5 fundraising teams was Hispanics for St. Jude, started by the ...
Touring photo booth puts a face on DACA repeal

Touring photo booth puts a face on DACA repeal

On Sunday, a day after anti-Trump protesters swarmed the streets of downtown, the Inside Out Project set up its photo booth truck on Flagler Shore for an art exhibit on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  If you walk down Flagler Drive, you’ll see dozens of black-and-white pictures on the road. They’re the portraits of “dreamers”...
Video: Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

Video: Hundreds attend St. Jude’s walk/run on Flagler Shore

On Saturday, over 700 people participated in St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer where they raised over $70,000 for cancer treatment and research. Former St. Jude patient Brian Quinlan and his mother, Nancy, talk about how the hospital helped them through Brian's treatment.
Out with the carpet! An Abacoa original restaurant gets total makeover

Out with the carpet! An Abacoa original restaurant gets total makeover

With a new name and a $300,000 renovation, Abacoa’s oldest restaurant plans a grand re-opening Friday. “We are buying into the growth of the local business community,” said Dennis Witkowski, a Wellington resident who has operated JJ Muggs Stadium Grill — its new moniker will be Stadium Grill — since 2001. Carpets are out and wood floors are in at the two-story restaurant/bar...
Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?

Have you seen this artist’s big ‘toys’ all over Palm Beach Gardens?

Mark Fuller was at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens one day when he struck up a conversation with a stranger. “The person said, ‘What do you do?’ “I said, ‘I do public art.’ “‘Where?’” the stranger asked. “‘That one right there,’” Fuller said, pointing to his giant sculpture of a record player turntable at the...
Recipe of the week: Best Thanksgiving turkey breast, with bacon-sage butter

Recipe of the week: Best Thanksgiving turkey breast, with bacon-sage butter

Who says you have to roast an entire turkey for Thanksgiving? Sure, a formal bird can be grand, but one of our favorite turkey-day shortcuts is just as grand in flavor.  The recipe comes to us from Tequesta personal chef Lenore Pinello, who roasts this holiday-worthy turkey breast. The white meat is made extra moist because it’s slathered with bacon-sage butter.  Her full...
New details as Bacon and Bourbon Fest moves to Wellington from Delray

New details as Bacon and Bourbon Fest moves to Wellington from Delray

A foodie festival is moving to Wellington, and bringing with it a combination of crispy treats, adult beverages, music and fun. The Bacon and Bourbon Fest will stretch across three days from March 23-25 in the area around the Wellington Community Center, organizer Nancy Stewart-Franczak said at Tuesday night’s village council meeting.  The Bacon and Bourbon Fest left Delray Beach in 2016...
‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?

‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: Remember Palm Beach County’s discos, boogie nights?

— “Night Fever,” The Bee Gees It was a riotous explosion of slinky dance rhythms and propulsive beats, accompanied by some of the most singular fashion horrors ever inflicted on the American public in the latter half of the 20th century. Forty years ago, we were all swept up in disco fever. We boogied. We hustled. We got down. We wore silk shirts, flared pants, stacked shoes...
Subscription boxes are the ideal gift this year: Here are 9 of the best

Subscription boxes are the ideal gift this year: Here are 9 of the best

Allow your holiday gift giving to be a little different this year. Subscription boxes are personal and some are even customize-able. With these cute little boxes, you skip the hassle of wrapping and waiting in long retail lines. Whether it’s a box full of themed collectibles from the hit show “Stranger Things” or a selection of gourmet foods from all over the country, a...
Three top tips to hosting a memorable friendsgiving

Three top tips to hosting a memorable friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a celebration of friendship and a time we spend with our second family: our go-to pals and our right-hand buddies. Whether it’s the usual cozy event that’s a shared effort to accomplish the good ol’ potluck dinner or you’re the host, planner and cook this year — Friendsgiving is all about creating memories among your circle of friends, indulging in yummy...
Dining out for Thanksgiving? Here are some good, tasty options

Dining out for Thanksgiving? Here are some good, tasty options

It’s just around the corner: Thanksgiving. It’s that time of year for friends and family to come together to feast and give thanks. And for home cooks, it’s the chance to show off those culinary skills you’ve crafted throughout the year. But for those of you who would rather make a reservation, than bake a turkey, we’ve got a cornucopia of dining options. Listed...
Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids

Cub Scout program helps break down barriers between police, kids

“On my honor, I will do my best….” Like their fellow scouts all over the world, the members of Cub Scout Pack 600 stand facing the American flag, with seriousness and reverence, and recite the Scout Oath, then the 12 points of the Boy Scout Law, pledging to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind and other important facets of good character. Also like other scouts, these approximately...
Hollywood sexual misconduct: Accused have connections to Palm Beach

Hollywood sexual misconduct: Accused have connections to Palm Beach

As accusations of sexual harassment spread across Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, here are some of the major players’ connections to and appearances in Palm Beach County over the years. Accused: The comedian, TV and film star has been accused by women of exposing himself and masturbating. The comedian said the allegations were true. After it was reported by The New...
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