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Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

Located on a prime corner of downtown Lake Worth, Lilo’s Streetfood and Bar is the sister restaurant to Lilo’s All American Cafe in Delray Beach. There is an inviting beachy vibe as you enter the eatery with walls painted ocean blue and tables with accents of white. It has that neighborhood feel with it’s bar located in the center of the restaurant. Even during a week...
New study: Do millennials think classic movies are ‘boring’?

New study: Do millennials think classic movies are ‘boring’?

One more thing millennials reportedly don’t like: classic movies. According to a report in the New York Post, a new study by Fye.com has found that less than 25 percent of millennials polled had seen a movie from the 1940s or 1950s in its entirety. It rises slightly — to a third — when it comes to the movies from the 1960s. RELATED: The 27 things millennials hate (and the one thing...
Thousands from Jupiter to Boca pause to watch total solar eclipse

Thousands from Jupiter to Boca pause to watch total solar eclipse

The moon threw some shade on Palm Beach County Monday afternoon, but those hoping for celestial drama had to settle for a slight but distinct dimming of the afternoon sun and maybe a crick in the neck. The far bigger spectacle was the sight of tens of thousands of people from Jupiter to Boca Raton pausing their quotidian activities for an hour or more to stand outside in the blistering heat to...
Solar eclipse 2017: Restaurant, bar deals to celebrate the eclipse today

Solar eclipse 2017: Restaurant, bar deals to celebrate the eclipse today

Today is the day. The solar eclipse of 2017 is almost here. Restaurants and bars around the county are helping celebrate the celestial event. Here’s a roundup of deals for eclipse day: The Harbourside eatery is offering a special margarita paring for ‘Margarita Monday’. Enjoy shrimp and calamari diablo pared with the smoked old-fashioned margarita. The specialty margarita is only...
Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel

Leslie Jones: She tweeted “Game of Thrones” from West Palm Beach hotel

Where was “Saturday Night Live” star and “Game of Thrones” fanatic Leslie Jones doing her weekly GoT tweets from Sunday night? A West Palm Beach hotel. And before regaling fans with her weekly Twitter impressions of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” she made a brief but lasting impression on cancer survivor and activist Barbara Abernathy during...
What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?

What are the seven best cities for hipsters in Palm Beach County?

On the surface, Palm Beach County, with its tony island dwellers and western horse set, doesn’t automatically come to mind as a haven for hipsters, the authenticity-conscious connoisseurs of carefully curated experiences. But there are corners of the county providing places to eat, drink and do stuff with a youthful, iconoclastic flavor. The words “curated” and “artisanal&rdquo...
Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County

Photos: When Jerry Lewis made a really bad movie in Palm Beach County

Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, was no stranger to South Florida. He made one of his best movies here — “The Bellboy” was shot at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. When he made one in Palm Beach County, though, it was one of his worst. And Palm Beach County didn’t make it easy for him, either. In 1979, he came here to star in and direct &ldquo...
Sneak peek: South Florida’s first modern food hall rises in West Palm Beach

Sneak peek: South Florida’s first modern food hall rises in West Palm Beach

At first glance, the site of the upcoming Grandview Public Market did not inspire much confidence in New York restaurateur David Massoni some months ago. It was a solitary, rugged corner of the warehouse zone that stretches southwest of downtown West Palm Beach.  Massoni, a partner of celebrity chef Dale Talde, had Uber-ed in from Miami to meet the food hall developer Chris Vila. But when...
Best guide: Where to find legit soul food in Palm Beach County

Best guide: Where to find legit soul food in Palm Beach County

If you think there aren’t enough soul food restaurants around the county for a guide, think again. And guess what? The establishments that serve what you’d get from Grandma’s kitchen are steeped in history and family traditions, like the ones that inspire Ms. Wylene Jackson’s memorable sweets at Jack-Ham’s Soul Food Restaurant in West Palm Beach.   The local...
The best restaurants in Palm Beach right now

The best restaurants in Palm Beach right now

Here’s a current snapshot of restaurants in Palm Beach we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different.  This list includes only restaurants we have visited. The salt-crusted branzino at this newish Mediterranean restaurant is one of the most delicious bites we’ve had this year. Tucked into the second floor of the 150 Worth shopping plaza, Costa...
What Disney theme park food did ‘MasterChef’ Shaun O’Neale crave as kid?

What Disney theme park food did ‘MasterChef’ Shaun O’Neale crave as kid?

Shaun O’Neale is one of America’s hottest celebrity chefs, thanks to his win on season 7 of Fox’s “MasterChef” last fall. The former Floridian also happens to be a Disney buff who grew up with a powerful Disney food memory: He craved the giant turkey leg sold at the Magic Kingdom. “I’d beg my parents to let me have that damn turkey leg!” he laughed in...
Last total solar eclipse 1918: What was Palm Beach County like then?

Last total solar eclipse 1918: What was Palm Beach County like then?

The country was gripped by fear, suspicion, paranoia and threats from abroad. And then the afternoon turned unnaturally dark, and the moon blotted out the sun. RELATED: Complete eclipse coverage from the Post’s Kim Miller The year was not 2017. It was 1918 — the last time a total solar eclipse cast a shadow across the entire width of the mainland United States. “All America Stops...
What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody’s talking about?

What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody’s talking about?

Keep your umbra, penumbra and antumbra. Same with shadow bands, and Baily’s Beads, too. When it comes to contagious catchphrases that have become part of the dialogue during this season of eclipse fever, the best has to be “The Path of Totality.” We just can’t shut up about it. It’s like we’ve become a nation of overnight astrophysicists. For the...
Hot concerts update: Shania Twain is coming to South Florida!

Hot concerts update: Shania Twain is coming to South Florida!

There are some really big names coming in concert this fall and next year. Shania Twain announced today she will go on tour in 2018 to promote her new album, “Now.” Fans in Florida are in luck. She’ll make her South Florida stop at the BB&T Center June 1, 2018.  American Express card holders can buy pre-sale tickets Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. through Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. Tickets...
The 7 best restaurants in West Palm Beach right now

The 7 best restaurants in West Palm Beach right now

Here’s a current snapshot of restaurants in West Palm Beach we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different.  This list includes only restaurants we have visited. There’s a good reason why Chef Julien Gremaud’s hip, sunny eatery is a busy spot: His small plates and shareable selections are both refined and decadent, and the place serves...
Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style

Seven fun ways to celebrate total solar eclipse, pop culture style

No matter how you celebrate the August 21 total solar eclipse, the rare heavenly occurrence lends itself to some sort of celebration (unless it’s the kind of eclipse that brings the zombie Apocalypse.) If you’re looking for a playlist, here’s a selection of eclipse-related songs, movies and TV shows to get you in the mood for some magical, temporary darkness. Unless there are...
West Palm Beach’s eclipse expert geeked out for Monday’s sky show

West Palm Beach’s eclipse expert geeked out for Monday’s sky show

Eclipse T-shirt? He has it ready. Special eclipse viewing glasses? In multiple pairs. Weather? Fingers crossed. Beach ball and tennis ball? If he needs them. When Marc Wiskoff leads the eclipse viewing party Monday at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach, he’ll be streaming a live NASA feed showing the eclipse as it sweeps across the country. The feed will...
What Palm Beach County school was once monument to Confederate leader?

What Palm Beach County school was once monument to Confederate leader?

As the nation confronts the issue of Confederate monuments in the wake of Charlottesville and President Trump’s divisive comments, it’s a reminder that Palm Beach County grappled with another aspect of the Confederate legacy in 2005. RELATED: RICK CHRISTIE: Removing Confederate monuments is not removing history
Recipe of the week: The Kitchen Prep blog’s Mango Salmon Bowls with Coconut Rice

Recipe of the week: The Kitchen Prep blog’s Mango Salmon Bowls with Coconut Rice

Food blogger Dianna Muscari fills her Instagram feed with clean, colorful images that seem to be kissed by the Jupiter sun. The flavors of her cooking are just as vivid and fresh. On the savory side, the Palm Beach County native and author of The Kitchen Prep blog (TheKitchenPrepBlog.com) favors well-balanced, veggie filled dishes that pop with fresh herbs. On the sweet side, she posts plenty of homespun...
Palm Beach County Jewish leaders ‘deeply concerned’ over Nazi symbolism

Palm Beach County Jewish leaders ‘deeply concerned’ over Nazi symbolism

To many people, the sight of neo-Nazis openly marching through an American city, particularly some 72 years after Allied forces fought Hitler in World War II, is unfathomable. RELATED: Charlottesville victim’s Florida father:’She died doing what she loved’ But to some members of the local Jewish community, the disturbing events last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. are evidence not...
Neighborhood gem: Brazilian Coffee Haus lights up Lake Park

Neighborhood gem: Brazilian Coffee Haus lights up Lake Park

The Brazilian sun has come to a nondescript corner of Lake Park. It arrived in the form of bold coffee, savory snacks and sweets, and an energetic proprietor named Rosemary Jackson.  Jackson, who hails from Rio de Janeiro, opened the Brazilian Coffee Haus three months ago in the small, free-standing structure most recently inhabited by Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q. Jackson furnished the...
What celebrity music legend was booted from a West Palm Beach bar?

What celebrity music legend was booted from a West Palm Beach bar?

One afternoon in 1956, a young musician had time to kill between shows in West Palm Beach. So, he took a stroll downtown looking for some liquid refreshment. When he ambled into Dude Dodge’s Marine Show Bar at the corner of South Dixie Highway and Evernia Street, he ordered a beer.
The best restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens right now

The best restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens right now

Here’s a current snapshot of restaurants in Palm Beach Gardens we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different.  This list includes only restaurants we have visited. When you least expect it, dinner at this newish restaurant just may transport you to Italy – a funny thing considering La Masseria hails from New York. The flavors here are fresh...
Elvis Presley: Lake Worth teen keeps the iconic musician alive

Elvis Presley: Lake Worth teen keeps the iconic musician alive

Swiveling his hips while strumming his guitar, the 14-year-old Elvis Presley impersonator brings smiles to crowds during performances all over Palm Beach County. On weekdays, Matthew “Matt” Stone is like every other kid his age: he’s a freshman at Park Vista High School who does his chores and gets good grades. But on weekends, he transforms into a suave kid with a confident...
Why is ex-NFL cheerleader performing on stage in Palm Beach Gardens?

Why is ex-NFL cheerleader performing on stage in Palm Beach Gardens?

“I see my story,” Sandy Gelfound says, “as ‘Rocky’ meets ‘Annie’ meets ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ meets ‘Cinderella.’” That’s a perfect, intriguing description of Gelfound’s “true-ish, Jewish” autobiographical one-woman show “The Kosher Cheerleader,” running at the PGA Arts Center until Aug. 27 It&rsquo...
Taking pictures of sex offenders convinced artist to make Glades home

Taking pictures of sex offenders convinced artist to make Glades home

Sofia Valiente leads the way through sticky black muck to the lone tree left amid miles of shoulder-high sugar cane, glowing a hallucinogenic green in the blistering noon sun. Get lost here in Belle Glade’s cane fields and rescue would require a helicopter, if our phones had signals to call 911, which they don’t. But Valiente is an assured guide. We approach an ancient-looking cypress...
Elvis Presley: The 27 songs he sang in West Palm Beach before he died

Elvis Presley: The 27 songs he sang in West Palm Beach before he died

August 16 marks our annual celebration of celebrity mawkishness: The date when The King left the building in 1977 at age 42. For some reason, we pay attention to Elvis Presley’s death date more than his birthday. Seven months before he died, a sweaty, overweight but still energetic Presley performed an hour-long final concert in Palm Beach County on Feb. 13, 1977 at the Leaky Teepee, the old...
The best restaurants in Delray, Boynton Beach right now

The best restaurants in Delray, Boynton Beach right now

Here’s a current snapshot of restaurants in Boynton and Delray Beach we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different. This list, which is organized by city, includes only restaurants we have visited. At first glance, you’ve entered a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Boynton Beach. And the menu – at first glance, it also appears to hit all...
7 hot things to do this week in West Palm, Jupiter, Gardens

7 hot things to do this week in West Palm, Jupiter, Gardens

We’ve got a roundup of things to do in West Palm Beach, Jupiter and Gardens. When it comes to this weekend, time will fly by so grab a relative, a friend or a lover for fun, tasty and romantic things to do in your city.  Bring your own mat to a free, all level yoga class outdoors.  When: Thursday, Aug. 17 Where: Elizabeth Ave Station; 1500-C Elizabeth Avenue...
Dog park news: My dog is in love with this dog lake!

Dog park news: My dog is in love with this dog lake!

There’s a dog park in Dania Beach with a lake so clear that it looks like a natural spring. You’ll be tempted to jump in with your pup. Tigertail Lake South Dog Park is a gated section on the south side of Tigertail Lake in Dania Beach. What’s cool about it being a lake is the space is smaller than a dog beach so it’s easier to chase after your four-legged friend...
This Boca Raton restaurant is a must-try neighborhood gem

This Boca Raton restaurant is a must-try neighborhood gem

As soon as some customers walk inside this quaint restaurant in Boca Raton, you hear: “Is that Italy?”  “Could it be Greece?” “Armenia maybe?” The visitors aren’t asking where the food’s from, but about the large mural on the back wall.  “Look at the old man sitting there. It’s very Mediterranean,” said Nick Sarkisyan...
Woodstock anniversary: Two ‘hippies’ remember the mud, music, drugs

Woodstock anniversary: Two ‘hippies’ remember the mud, music, drugs

August 15 marks the 48th anniversary of the festival concert by which all rock concerts will forever be measured. In August 1969, some 500,000 hardy souls appeared at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, to attend three days of peace, love and rock, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. In 2004, on the 35th anniversary, we found two Palm Beach Post “hippies” who were there &mdash...
Boynton Beach, your wait for Bay Bay’s Chicken and Waffles may be weeks long

Boynton Beach, your wait for Bay Bay’s Chicken and Waffles may be weeks long

Israel Johnson knows there are Boynton Beach residents hungry for the crispy signature dish at his Bay Bay’s Chicken and Waffles – because he’s one of them. But the restaurant owner says it may be four weeks before he can fix their cravings. The most recent location of Johnson’s popular spicy fried chicken concept, has been closed since June, due to a mold issue at the Oakwood...
Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?

Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?

In a recent online Vanity Fair article about the bucolic character of Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump is spending his 17-day vacation, the magazine took a swipe at Palm Beach. Trump, cloistered in his private club in the town, hasn’t changed its quiet, horse-country flavor, said the writer. “It isn’t faux cosmopolitan, like Trump Tower, or a...
The best restaurant in Boca Raton, right now

The best restaurant in Boca Raton, right now

Here’s a current snapshot of a Boca Raton restaurant we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different. Somewhere between the fries and the caviar, the menu here lists the best chicken schnitzel around. It’s buttery, nutty, crispy. It wraps you like a hug. And it’s only the start of the delights of this place with the strange name and far-flung menu...
Happy birthday, Steve Martin: Wild & crazy photos before he was famous

Happy birthday, Steve Martin: Wild & crazy photos before he was famous

Happy birthday, Steve Martin! The polymath actor-comedian-author-playwright-art collector is 72 years old on Monday, Aug. 14. We found some old photos of him from 1976 early in his career. He’d been on the Tonight Show, but had yet to star in a movie or make a comedy album. As these photos show, though, he was already a wild and crazy guy. In an interview between his 1976 shows in Miami...
This family’s amazing 37-year tradition on the first day of school

This family’s amazing 37-year tradition on the first day of school

Four years ago, Katie Scalisi not only celebrated her official First Day of School as a kindergartner, but cemented her place in a now 37-year-old tradition. The tradition of five girls, the first day of school and one blue dress. In 1981, Katie’s grandmother Joyce Johnston of Lantana bought a pretty blue and white dress for her daughter Nicole to wear on her first day of school. And...
Goodbye Grub: Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles’ original location closes in West Palm Beach

Goodbye Grub: Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles’ original location closes in West Palm Beach

Standing proudly on Okeechobee Boulevard in a coat of ketchup red and mustard yellow, the squat, free-standing chicken joint took on the patina of a longstanding community favorite.  But Bay Bay’s Chicken & Waffles’ original location has closed after barely five years in business. Owner Israel Johnson says the place has accomplished its goal: to serve as a template for his planned...
Exploring SoSo: Taste of Europe Deli brings tradition, comfort food to the neighborhood

Exploring SoSo: Taste of Europe Deli brings tradition, comfort food to the neighborhood

There’s a European deli in “SoSo” — the West Palm Beach neighborhood south of Southern Boulevard — that keeps family traditions and childhood memories alive. It’s the kind of place where you can sit down and enjoy slices of cured meats, liverwurst and cheese. Where Europeans and their descendants come to sweeten their taste buds with childhood favorites like...
Why did this celebrity rock superstar wear a bear costume on stage?

Why did this celebrity rock superstar wear a bear costume on stage?

When a certain rock and roll superstar stops at the BB+T Center on Saturday night, you can expect to hear searing guitar solos, melodic love songs and a bit of the blues. But will you hear those songs while the performer is in a bear costume? Probably not. But the folks who were at a memorable October 2006 concert at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre will never forget it. We know Sheryl Crow ...
Boca-born Funky Buddha Brewery sells to Corona parent company 

Boca-born Funky Buddha Brewery sells to Corona parent company 

Funky Buddha, the beloved Boca Raton-founded brewery that set off the county’s current local craft beer wave, has been sold to the Fortune 500 company that owns Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Negra, Robert Mondavi, Kim Crawford and other mega beverage brands.  Funky Buddha’s sale was announced Thursday by beverage giant Constellation Brands, though terms of the deal were not made...
NEW: Is South Florida safe from North Korea nuclear missile strike?

NEW: Is South Florida safe from North Korea nuclear missile strike?

At least South Florida seems safe. Amid the bellicose threats this week from President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, scientists are trying to figure out the unthinkable: how far could a North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) travel? All their estimations leave Florida out of range, although that might be cold comfort in the event of a nuclear strike on...
Recipe of the week: S’mores treats a la Hamptons

Recipe of the week: S’mores treats a la Hamptons

Who says s’mores must be messy? Sure, the favorite campfire treat, with its oozy chocolate and melted marshmallow, is not easy to contain. (And sometimes that’s what we love about it.) But it’s not impossible.  Consider Annie Falk’s Gourmet S’mores. The Palm Beach philanthropist and author fashions more of a s’mores tartlet than a gooey little sandwich. The...
Seven music acts that Donald Trump should break up before Journey

Seven music acts that Donald Trump should break up before Journey

After waiting decades to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will the members of Journey find themselves going their “Separate Ways”…because of President Donald Trump? Co-founder and guitarist Neal Schon took to Twitter to express his dismay at an unofficial visit by three band members to the White House, after a long-standing agreement to keep politics and religion...
Flashback: Why were Boca Raton students running naked at FAU in 1974?

Flashback: Why were Boca Raton students running naked at FAU in 1974?

— “The Streak,” Ray Stevens To this day, can anybody explain the streaking craze of 1974? On college campuses, on sporting fields, and even the Academy Awards, the desire to doff your clothes and run bare-bottomed in public was the Me Decade’s definition of “letting it all hang out.” And, of course, Palm Beach County couldn’t resist. Or at least...
Flavor Palm Beach now taking reservations for September deals

Flavor Palm Beach now taking reservations for September deals

The bargain-bites spree is not over, dear diners. Summer has seen some excellent dining deals, but the county’s largest restaurant promotion is yet to arrive.   Flavor Palm Beach, which enters its 10th year, kicks off September 1 and runs through the end of the month, offering special prix fixe menus at some of the county’s top restaurants. The Flavor website (flavorpb.com) is...
Glen Campbell: My early days fighting in clubs, meeting John Wayne

Glen Campbell: My early days fighting in clubs, meeting John Wayne

The iconic TV star and singer — and great Wrecking Crew session guitarist — Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Forty-five years ago in August 1972 — at the height of his TV popularity — he came to play a show at the former West Palm Beach Auditorium. He talked to the Post about growing up, his early years in the...
Is Donald Trump breaking up the band Journey?

Is Donald Trump breaking up the band Journey?

By Jim Harrington East Bay Times (TNS) Can Journey survive Donald Trump? That’s the question some fans are asking. And things definitely look iffy for the multiplatinum-selling San Francisco area band right now, in the wake of guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon taking to Twitter to blast certain bandmates for a recent trip to the White House. RELATED: PALM BEACH POST COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP...
Why the Moscow Mule could be poisoning you

Why the Moscow Mule could be poisoning you

Cocktail connoisseurs beware.  If you’re a lover of the fresh, chilled Moscow Mule, make sure your mug isn’t copper.  High concentrations of copper are poisonous and have caused foodborne illness, according to a new warning from Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Division. Essentially when copper and copper alloy surfaces contact acidic foods, the metal could leach into...
The best cheap seats at Coral Sky Amphitheatre - and best party, too

The best cheap seats at Coral Sky Amphitheatre - and best party, too

Somewhere down there, people are sitting in reserved seats close to the stage of Coral Sky Amphitheatre, where former Eagles guitarist Don Felder is winding his laid-back way through that band’s “Take It Easy.” Those people may be carefully holding expensive snacks, afraid to get up and dance lest they drop their food, or anger the guy in the row behind them. But back here on...
European heat wave called Lucifer: What should we call South Florida’s?

European heat wave called Lucifer: What should we call South Florida’s?

Europeans have been enduring a summer from hell, so they’ve named their heat wave Lucifer. Surely, say residents of Italy, Spain and France, who have been roasting in record heat, nothing but the devil himself, possibly playing a fiddle while doling out hell’s punishments of fire and brimstone, could explain such temperatures. It’s adorable, isn’t it? Europeans and folks...
JUST IN: Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach officially closes  

JUST IN: Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach officially closes  

The rustic barbecue restaurant, Smoke BBQ Delray Beach has officially closed today, as announced by co-owner Scott Kennedy via a Facebook post on the “Delray Raw” closed community group.  “It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the closing of Smoke BBQ Delray Beach effective immediately,” he wrote. Smoke BBQ opened its doors in 2014 in Downtown...
PHOTOS: Never-seen images from 1967 Riviera Beach riots, fires

PHOTOS: Never-seen images from 1967 Riviera Beach riots, fires

The Palm Beach Post recently discovered a cache of half-century-old photos in our archives of the Riviera Beach riot that took place the night of June 30, 1967. We found them too late to include in our 50th anniversary story of the riots, but wanted them to be part of the visual memories of what was known as “the long, hot summer,” when riots scarred cities across the country. In...
Hey, ‘Real Housewives’: Here are 6 ways West Palm and Palm Beach differ

Hey, ‘Real Housewives’: Here are 6 ways West Palm and Palm Beach differ

Between drunken catfights and “completely spontaneous” conversations that are totally non-scripted (yeah, right), members of “The Real Housewives of New York” reality TV series recently debated the age-old question: What’s the difference between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach? Besides one having a “West” in its name? Glad you asked! 1. When West Palm...
Nick’s Tomatoe Pie closes: What we’ll miss about Jupiter restaurant

Nick’s Tomatoe Pie closes: What we’ll miss about Jupiter restaurant

The news that Nick’s Tomatoe Pie on Indiantown Road in Jupiter has closed must be a shock to the system of regulars who packed the place nearly every night, ensuring a wait if you arrived after 5:30 p.m. (The only people happy about this might be grammar sticklers who never understood the extraneous ‘e’ in tomato. You say tomatoe…etc.) Here are three things we’ll miss...
The new name for Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre sounds very familiar

The new name for Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre sounds very familiar

Confused concertgoers beware: It’s Coral Sky. Again. Just when we all got used to the name Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, the name of the South Florida Fairgrounds concert venue has reverted back to its original name: Coral Sky Amphitheatre. RELATED: The 20 best shows ever at the Changing Names All The Time Amphitheatre This happens every few years when the corporate branding sponsorship lapses...
Openings: 2 new restaurants debut in south county, another on deck 

Openings: 2 new restaurants debut in south county, another on deck 

What’s blooming in south county?  Restaurants.  Here are two new openings and a third on deck:  After a year of planning and prepping, former 50 Ocean chef Blake Malatesta has debuted MIA Kitchen and Bar in suburban Delray Beach.  MIA, which stands for “modern, inventive, authentic,” officially opened Thursday in the Tuscany Shoppes plaza, a few doors down from...
If you build it, they will come: Kafe Hub is the coffee/co-working spot you need in your life

If you build it, they will come: Kafe Hub is the coffee/co-working spot you need in your life

It's a sweltering Tuesday. Your car's A/C blowers soundtrack your commute. Florida's heat pulls at you from the concrete. It's always this kind of summer — except this year, it's not a Starbucks parking lot. And it's not an aproned barista behind the bar.  It's Kafe Hub. And the guy behind the counter? It's Beethoven Francois. He approaches the table of a newcomer, a woman happy to...
Dining review: A meal from your grandmother’s frying pan at Las Americas Restaurant

Dining review: A meal from your grandmother’s frying pan at Las Americas Restaurant

This was the second time I’ve met the little restaurant in the easy-to-miss plaza on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. My first encounter was when I had a tasty tres leches cake from El Unico a few months ago. This time, I was walking into Las Americas No. Dos.  You’re probably familiar with Las Americas No. Uno. The best-known Dominican restaurant in Palm Beach County is gushed for...
National Oyster Day deals to slurp up on Saturday

National Oyster Day deals to slurp up on Saturday

Go ahead, slurp. It’s National Oyster Day.   Where to celebrate? Here are four places offering bivalve bargains:  The PGA corridor’s favorite oyster bar, Spoto’s is serving up $1.75 Blue Points during happy hour (3:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Saturday. And because it’s National Oyster Day, diners who order a half dozen oysters ($17.75) or more at lunch or dinner get a free...
Why I’m skipping ‘Detroit’: Seeing blacks murdered on screen too painful

Why I’m skipping ‘Detroit’: Seeing blacks murdered on screen too painful

Whenever a movie about the Civil Rights movement came out, I’d ask my late granddaddy if he was planning to see it. His response was always the same. “Why would I want to see that?” he’d say. “I lived it. Wasn’t fun the first time.” I’m pretty sure Granddaddy would not be lining up to see “Detroit,” Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow&rsquo...
He’s spent 30 years building an Irish castle in Wellington. Why?

He’s spent 30 years building an Irish castle in Wellington. Why?

Bruce Woods wanted a castle. Not a romantic fairy tale castle, like the one at Disney World. Woods longed for a stout Medieval citadel, inspired by the gatehouse of an Irish castle built in 1184. “I saw a book on castles at the library and found Lohort, which is a small castle,” explained Woods. “I said, ‘Hey, I can build that.’” And so he has, laboring...
Did you know these 14 Palm Beach County restaurants closed in 2017

Did you know these 14 Palm Beach County restaurants closed in 2017

Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to some really good restaurants this year. One that closed was voted the best place for brunch by our Palm Beach Post readers and another was voted for having one of the best views in Palm Beach County. From Jupiter to Boca Raton, we said farewell to these: Bowery Palm Beach, the upmarket restaurant...
7 quirky Palm Beach County homes you must see

7 quirky Palm Beach County homes you must see

Whoever said a home has to be a house? Why can’t it be a former fire station? Or a church? Or eco-friendly corrugated shipping containers made livable with plywood and plumbing? Or a castle out of a childhood fairy tale? When we went looking for Palm Beach County’s quirkiest houses, we found eccentricity rendered in concrete, steel and wood. Back in the 1980s, Bruce Woods decided...
Dining review: Costa’s splendid Mediterranean take

Dining review: Costa’s splendid Mediterranean take

There’s a certain genius to the tapas-grazing way of dining. Sharing small plates and appetizers not only nudges us away from claiming entrée ownership. It relaxes boundaries, allowing a meal to fulfill its true communal intentions.  But what happens when all that communing is halted by an exquisite flavor note? What happens when the bright dots of avocado cream on the fresh hamachi...
Six uses for peanut butter, other than breaking out of Alabama prisons

Six uses for peanut butter, other than breaking out of Alabama prisons

Peanut butter: You can do more than eat it. Or break out of jail with it. On Tuesday, Martin County Sheriff’s deputies captured a 24-year-old fugitive from an Alabama prison. The Palm Beach Post reported that he was one of a dozen inmates accused of busting out of the hoosegow by spreading peanut butter on a door number, and tricking a guard into opening it. Who knew that peanut butter...
Goodbye Grub: Bowery closes at CityPlace

Goodbye Grub: Bowery closes at CityPlace

Bowery Palm Beach, the upmarket restaurant and club that debuted at CityPlace seven months ago, has closed.  When it took over the former BB King’s/Lafayette’s space in December 2016, the brand contained two concepts in one: Bowery Coastal restaurant and Bowery LIVE music venue.  Partners Joe Cirigliano and Karena Kefalas, reality TV stars and restaurateurs, named the...
The 27 Things Millennials Hate (And The One Thing They Love)

The 27 Things Millennials Hate (And The One Thing They Love)

It’s possible the trend of blaming millennials for killing everything from cherished traditions to entire industries may be a bit overblown. Millennials, also called Generation Y, are generally considered the generation born from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s or early 2000s. In recent years, a slew of articles have blamed millennials for pretty much everything wrong with the United States...
Post readers weigh in: Who has the best chicken wings in Palm Beach County?

Post readers weigh in: Who has the best chicken wings in Palm Beach County?

Last week we posted a list of some of our top restaurants for chicken wings in Palm Beach County. And what did we learn? Post readers LOVE chicken wings and were very outspoken about their favorites. We asked you what you thought and you didn’t hesitate to tell us! Which ones should we have included? Readers weigh in: Comments: “No Thirsty Turtle? How can one take this newspaper...
3 TO SEE: ‘Brilliant Summer,’ art teacher exhibit, reef program

3 TO SEE: ‘Brilliant Summer,’ art teacher exhibit, reef program

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. FREE Art teachers get...
Eating out in West Palm Beach: 2017 Clematis Area Dining Guide

Eating out in West Palm Beach: 2017 Clematis Area Dining Guide

Clematis Street, the main street and historical heart of downtown West Palm Beach offers many things: lovely shops, lively entertainment and lots and lots of dining options. In this guide, we explore the many tastes of downtown. This new neighborhood bar already is a Datura Street late-night hotspot, serving square pizza, salads, sammies, beer, wine and cocktails. A lively spot, where chef/owner...
Boogie nights: Who remembers the old disco clubs of Palm Beach County?

Boogie nights: Who remembers the old disco clubs of Palm Beach County?

— “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...
5 best places to find Venezuelan-style arepas in Palm Beach County, ranked

5 best places to find Venezuelan-style arepas in Palm Beach County, ranked

Nothing says Venezuelan food more clearly than an arepa. A grilled or fried corn pocket, stuffed with avocado, beef, chicken, tuna or any other meat, cheese or vegetables, arepas are the bread and butter of Venezuelan cuisine.  Think of it as similar to an English muffin or a Mexican gordita. (Cue the complaining Venezuelans for that reference.) I was born in Venezuela....
Best Guide: Where to fill your belly for under 10 bucks

Best Guide: Where to fill your belly for under 10 bucks

Your growling belly has the appetite of a professional athlete, but your depleted wallet has the funds of a poor college student. How do you reconcile the two? We’ve created a guide for that. Feast on any of these tasty meals for $10 or less. You’re welcome! The spot: Sabor Latino Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens The meal: Sancocho de Res (short rib stew) Fill up here on an ample, soul-warming...
How is this ‘amazing’ Delray Beach man still working at 104 years old?

How is this ‘amazing’ Delray Beach man still working at 104 years old?

According to CNN, as of 2014 there were more than 70,000 living Americans who’d celebrated their 100th birthdays. While it’s hard for some of us to imagine what we’ll be doing if we’re ever lucky enough to reach that milestone, it probably goes without saying that “going to work” wouldn’t be our first answer. Which is why none of us are Charles Carroll. &ldquo...
Food Shack hits the road in shiny, new mobile kitchen

Food Shack hits the road in shiny, new mobile kitchen

Jupiter’s rock-star dish is about to hit the road. The sweet potato-crusted fish dish that helped turn Little Moir’s Food Shack and Leftovers Café in Jupiter into local icons is no longer the domain of those brick-and-mortar establishments.  That daily-catch fillet, served over zestfully dressed greens, is now on the menu of Little Moir’s new, custom-built gastro-mobile...
National Chicken Wing Day: Top chicken wings in Palm Beach County

National Chicken Wing Day: Top chicken wings in Palm Beach County

Saturday is National Chicken Wing Day. Time to celebrate! We found some tasty chicken wings around West Palm Beach and other areas of Palm Beach County. Whether you like yours spicy, sweet, 'naked' or fried, we have the list for you!  Here are some of our favorites (ours and Post readers): Offered up in a tiki-style restaurant, Teddy’s wings can’t miss! Flavors include Teriyaki...
Get cheesy for National Cheesecake Day! Local cheesecake deals

Get cheesy for National Cheesecake Day! Local cheesecake deals

Sunday is National Cheesecake Day! Who doesn’t love moist, gently-chilled, rich and creamy cheesecake? Here are three sweet places that’s serving up a cheesecake deal. This weekend, let’s eat dessert first. THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY The Cheesecake Factory is offering 50 percent off any slice of cheesecake. That’s not even five bucks for a slice of perfectly baked red velvet cheesecake...
Kids book on ‘heroes’ Venus, Serena Williams out as fatal crash probed

Kids book on ‘heroes’ Venus, Serena Williams out as fatal crash probed

Well, this is awkward timing. A flattering children’s biography portraying Venus and Serena Williams as heroes is due to hit bookstores  at a time Venus Williams is under scrutiny for her role in a fatal car accident. On June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens, Venus Williams’ SUV struck a car in which Jerome Barson, 78, was a passenger. He died two weeks later and his family is suing Williams...
UberEATS expands to Palm Beach County with Boca being the first stop

UberEATS expands to Palm Beach County with Boca being the first stop

Al dente linguine in a creamy carbonara engulfing smokey bacon bits and spring peas. A buttery-toasted chicken panini pressed with fresh, crisp kale and tomato. Are you drooling yet? This meal is what tricked my taste buds into thinking I was dining on the shores of Capri… at least for a second. Alas, I was nowhere near a European vacation. Instead, this was my lunch spent in a dreary, cubicle...
Mobs, fires fueled summer of riots in Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach

Mobs, fires fueled summer of riots in Riviera Beach, West Palm Beach

In 1967, the Blue Heron bar was a Riviera Beach jook joint near the Port of Palm Beach known for its regular menu of stabbings and shootings. A fight that began there 50 years ago briefly propelled Riviera Beach into national news during the nation’s long, hot summer of 1967, when race riots swept the United States. Across the country, young blacks who had grown impatient with Dr. Martin...
Take a foodie road trip from PB County to Tampa

Take a foodie road trip from PB County to Tampa

Can one zip over to Tampa for a head-snapping 48 hours, by car, and make it count as a foodie get-away? Totally.  Sure, 72 hours would be swell. But when you’ve got a two-day window for a 561-to-the-813, round-trip escape, snatch it.  Taking a culinary angle will help focus your travel plans – plus, it will boost the trip’s delicious factor. And taking Florida State Road...
Lobster mini-season: From the gear and the catch to the meat and the meal 

Lobster mini-season: From the gear and the catch to the meat and the meal 

Every July, the adventure begins. Hopeful divers swarm the South Florida coast for lobster mini-season — a two-day affair to tickle and take home 12 spiny lobsters. Thinking about participating? Here’s a video guide to everything you need to know: from the gear you need to catch lobster in Florida and how exactly to tickle and catch the lobster; then head to the kitchen to learn...
RIP June Foray: Her secret to working on the Bullwinkle and Rocky show

RIP June Foray: Her secret to working on the Bullwinkle and Rocky show

RIP to the wonderful June Foray, whose voice work as Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on the “Bullwinkle” show was beloved by Baby Boomers growing up in the ’60s and ’70s. In a 1991 interview with The Palm Beach Post, here is what writer Peter Smith wrote about her: Rocky’s boyish voice and the deep, sultry tones of Natasha were both provided by June Foray...
How did Palm Beach Gardens woman go from homeless to home store owner?

How did Palm Beach Gardens woman go from homeless to home store owner?

The first time Cynthia Heathcoe saw the residences at The Lord’s Place, she was dropping off a mother and child she’d rescued from a rainy bus stop, who were in desperate need of help. The second time she saw them, she was the one needing help. “I get goosebumps thinking about it,” Heathcoe, 49, says, two decades after that fateful day when she arrived, with her youngest...
Time to get Fido in training for Annual Surf Dog Classic

Time to get Fido in training for Annual Surf Dog Classic

Going on surfari? To stay? Well, then make sure the whole family is up to speed in the ways of walking on water, including that plucky pooch. Get out on the water the next few Saturdays and Sundays and see if that pup likes cruising in style on a longboard or prefers to shred on a shortboard. If they love the water, enjoy being on the board and have a bit of a competitive streak, owners can sign them...
Beyond Star Wars: Disney World poised for 50th anniversary with new attractions, hotels

Beyond Star Wars: Disney World poised for 50th anniversary with new attractions, hotels

When guests arrive at Walt Disney World for the Orlando resort's 50th anniversary in 2021, they'll find a totally updated theme park landscape. A new Star Wars land and hotel! A Tron roller-coaster at the Magic Kingdom! Elevated cable cars to take you to Disney World resorts! Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway instead of The Great Movie Ride! And that's just the beginning of the changes announced...
This ‘bad to the bone’ barbecue restaurant is now open in Boynton Beach

This ‘bad to the bone’ barbecue restaurant is now open in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach is now home to two Lucille’s Bad to the Bone BBQ restaurants. The second location is now open in Renaissance Commons, at the southeast corner of Gateway Boulevard and Congress Avenue. The other Lucille’s location in Boynton Beach was recently featured in The Palm Beach Post’s Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County. At that location, signs in the restaurant promise...
From bowls to pizza, these fast food restaurants have gone custom crazy

From bowls to pizza, these fast food restaurants have gone custom crazy

Once upon a time well before the age of build-your-own burrito bowls, Burger King posed this audacious concept in a sticky jingle: “Have it your way!”  The slogan stuck around for 40 years, but the concept broke all the fast-food rules of its day (circa mid-1970s). Here was this burger giant challenging devotees to customize their orders. “Hold the pickles, hold the...
It's all love at 2 neighboring waterfront restaurants in Boynton

It's all love at 2 neighboring waterfront restaurants in Boynton

You’d think neighboring business would be in fierce competition, especially when they’re both on the water serving similar menu options. But that’s not the case for two waterfront restaurants in Boynton Beach. Two Georges and Banana Boat face each other in location, but not in competition. Each has its own loyal fan base.  Divided only by a rectangular...
Off the Menu: legit DIY Mediterranean ‘tacos,’ anyone?

Off the Menu: legit DIY Mediterranean ‘tacos,’ anyone?

There’s a quaint Mediterranean deli located on 5th and Olive in West Palm. If you drive too fast, you’ll miss it. Look for a red building with a small parking lot.  After circling the block a few times, I finally spied it. I walked in and felt like I was in the middle of Brooklyn. Everyone was moving fast, and the place smelled like family. I had just stepped into a room...
The thing to have: When skipping breakfast is not an option in Boca

The thing to have: When skipping breakfast is not an option in Boca

THE PLACE: Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry, Boca Raton WHY YOU’RE THERE: Sometimes we wake up hungrier than a lion and lazier than a sloth. When cooking breakfast would take too long, Tom Sawyer becomes an easy mark. During a work assignment a few weeks ago that required me to drive in the early morning from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton, a case of predator-hunger quickly took over...
Recipe of the week: Vietnamese chicken and mint salad

Recipe of the week: Vietnamese chicken and mint salad

These scorching days of summer make me want to dive into a vast bowl of salad at mealtime. I crave fresh-upon-fresh flavors, the good crunch of veggies, the layers of substantial, never weak ingredients, and all those cooling colors. So pretty much, I wanted to dive into the Vietnamese chicken and mint salad that’s gorgeously displayed in Adam Liaw’s “Adam’s Big Pot,&rdquo...
Lovely local lemonades to quench your thirst from the summer heat

Lovely local lemonades to quench your thirst from the summer heat

Who doesn’t love refreshing lemonade on a hot summer day? And we are talking about the drink, people, not Beyoncé’s album. Although that can quench your thirst for hot music any day!  Most lemonades traditionally are made from lemon juice, water and sweetened with cane sugar or honey. The ones we found around town went a step further to include flavors like lemongrass...
Some of the best tacos in town just got better because full bar

Some of the best tacos in town just got better because full bar

Once upon a time, Jimmychangas was one of West Palm Beach’s best kept secrets. The quaint takeout spot that lived across the street from Wells Fargo on Banyan Blvd. was a go-to for locals, professionals and even Serena Williams. But lately, it’s seem that the secret’s out.  Some West Palmers knew it was just a matter of time, while others... well, others may be surprised...
Dining Review: El Black Bean Cafe keeps it light and welcoming

Dining Review: El Black Bean Cafe keeps it light and welcoming

As soon you walk inside El Black Bean Cafe in West Palm Beach, the framed family pictures on the walls, the turquoise and red Mexican accents on pottery vases and the fully bloomed natural flowers on the tables whisper “bienvenido.” Because shouting it wouldn’t be as cute. This counter-service, family restaurant is neat. It's sense of earthiness, freshness and pride — sort...
National Tequila Day deals and tips

National Tequila Day deals and tips

Taco Tuesday, step aside. Tequila Monday is here. For today, that is.  The fact that National Tequila Day falls on a Monday must be a message from the universe, like, “Drink up. You’re gonna need it this week.”   If that’s the case, some local, tequila-loving spots are at the ready with 5-buck margaritas.   All Rocco’s Tacos locations (West Palm...
Nicole Simpson’s ex-boyfriend: ‘I felt so guilty, that he had beaten her, because of me…’

Nicole Simpson’s ex-boyfriend: ‘I felt so guilty, that he had beaten her, because of me…’

When Keith Zlomsowitch saw the blonde across the Aspen ski slopes in the early winter of 1992, “I turned to my friend and said, ‘That’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen,’” he remembers. Before long, he’d made his way over to chat her up, and that night he had dinner with her and her young kids and the friend with whom they were staying. As he got...
National Junk Food Day: What’s your favorite junk food? Here are ours:

National Junk Food Day: What’s your favorite junk food? Here are ours:

Hip-hip-hooray, it’s National Junk Food Day! And while that shouldn’t necessarily give one carte blanche to gorge on sugary, salty, fatty snacks, do we really need an excuse to discuss our favorite treats from the junk aisle? We asked around the newsroom: What’s your favorite junk food? Grippos potato chips. (Photo by Greg Lynch) Samantha Ragland, digital...
Why is alt-right king Milo Yiannopoulos going on a LGBTQ radio show?

Why is alt-right king Milo Yiannopoulos going on a LGBTQ radio show?

Tom Hantzarides knows why you might hate Milo Yiannopoulos. He’s read the Facebook comments that believe that his decision to host the highly controversial alt-right personality on his local LGBTQ radio show is giving “a platform to bigots.” He’s heard the calls for boycott, and knows that some people feel that hosting provocateur and former Breitbart editor Yiannopoulos...
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