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After Broward shooting, local parents wonder: Should I homeschool?

After Broward shooting, local parents wonder: Should I homeschool?

Forgive me for speaking on behalf of the masses. But I’m positive that thought ran through the mind of every parent who, like me, watched frantic mothers and fathers searching for their children in the carnage of a Valentine’s Day afternoon, some of whom listened helplessly as their sons and daughters hid from bullets as their classmates and teachers were massacred. Logically, I knew that...
SunFest 2018 lineup: Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and more big acts!

SunFest 2018 lineup: Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and more big acts!

Pitbull, Nick Jonas, DNCE with Joe Jonas, Incubus, Zedd, Logic, Living Colour, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Toots and the Maytals and Billy Idol are among the entertainment acts announced Wednesday morning for the 35th anniversary edition of SunFest on the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront from May 3 - 6. Pitbull, Zedd, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Incubus, Nick Jonas...
Ways to find your inner Bourdain at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Ways to find your inner Bourdain at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach’s annual food-and-drink bacchanalia can prove overwhelming to even the geekiest of food geeks. Facing a schedule of 85-plus events and countless food and drink personalities, how does one begin to devour this thing?  More pressing question: With so many prime events sold out, can one still find tickets to any events worth attending? (Short answer: Yes.)  The good news is...
LISTEN LIVE: West Palm chorale keeps Negro Spirituals alive 

LISTEN LIVE: West Palm chorale keeps Negro Spirituals alive 

There’s an award-winning chorale in West Palm Beach that’s keeping awareness of African-American heritage alive through performances of Negro Spirituals, not just locally, but around the world. Negro Spirituals are considered a genre of music. And it’s not the same as Gospel music, according to the chorale’s founder Dr. Orville Lawton. That’s a common misconception...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and 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. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where:...
‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’

‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’

“What are y’all wearing to ‘Black Panther?’” The call went out weeks ago across social media, particularly on Twitter, about the premiere of director Ryan Coogler’s highly-anticipated cinematic version of Marvel’s King T’Challa and the fantastical kingdom of Wakanda. Immediately, fans, whether readers of the original comic, followers of the Marvel Cinematic...
Which rock celebrity got a key to the city from West Palm Beach mayor?

Which rock celebrity got a key to the city from West Palm Beach mayor?

A lot of weird things have happened in city politics over the years in West Palm Beach. But this is still one of the weirdest: The day in February 2010 when then-mayor Lois Frankel gave a key to the city to Ozzy Osbourne. No, we don’t know exactly why. But it rocked. The Black Sabbath singer, reality TV star and the man who put the Ozz in Ozzfest was visiting Palm Beach County to sign copies...
Grandview Public Market: County’s first food hall opens  in West Palm

Grandview Public Market: County’s first food hall opens  in West Palm

An eclectic new food hall has transformed a once-stark, 14,000-square-foot warehouse in industrial West Palm Beach into a space awash in the aromas of a hot pizza, sizzling taco meats and freshly brewed coffee.  Grandview Public Market, the county’s first food hall, opens Tuesday.  The transformation from warehouse to urban marketplace (formerly known as Grange Hall) came...
2018 Honda Classic: Best food and drinks in Palm Beach Gardens

2018 Honda Classic: Best food and drinks in Palm Beach Gardens

Starting today, the eyes of golf fans at PGA National will be fixed on the players competing for millions in prize money at this year’s Honda Classic. But a fan can’t live on golf alone, especially when there are decent culinary reasons to stray from the PGA greens during the week-long tournament.  And while the PGA National Resort offers excellent dining and drinking options...
NEW: 3 cool, fun things in Lake Worth this weekend

NEW: 3 cool, fun things in Lake Worth this weekend

1. Street Painting Festival, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m., downtown Lake Worth: More than 600 artists will use the asphalt as their canvas to change the streets of Lake Worth into an outdoor art gallery. The paintings – made only of chalk – remain until traffic returns to the streets and the tires act as giant erasers and the next rain washes them away. 2. Evening on the Avenues, Friday...
Just in: Funky French bar opens in Northwood Village  

Just in: Funky French bar opens in Northwood Village  

The spirit of the South of France has come to Northwood Village in the form of Pétanque Kitchen & Bar, a funky restaurant and lounge that aims to be thoroughly “unconventional.” That’s the description offered by co-owner Olivier Delrieu, who dreamed up the place with this brother, Edouard Delrieu, as a tribute to their childhood summers.  The casual new spot opens at...
Festival time: One of the top art shows in the nation is this weekend in Jupiter

Festival time: One of the top art shows in the nation is this weekend in Jupiter

Voted one of the top 50 art shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, Artigras is a premier art event for families and art collectors alike. You’ll find plenty for the kids to do, lots to snack on and great art to get lost in. While animals aren’t allowed, there is free a Doggie Day Care center so you don’t have to leave BF alone at home (any donations support Big Dog Ranch)...
Jack Black plays Palm Beach County’s ex-con polka king in Netflix film

Jack Black plays Palm Beach County’s ex-con polka king in Netflix film

The Polka King learned to rap in prison. Jan Lewan, a Polish immigrant now living in Palm Springs, became the king of American polka music in the 1980s and ’90s. Along the way, he picked up a few other titles. Grammy nominee, millionaire, friend of Pope John Paul II, con man, convicted felon. And more recently, he became the subject of a Netflix movie starring Jack Black called “The...
Local trend: Three fine dining restaurants offer new takeout lunch options

Local trend: Three fine dining restaurants offer new takeout lunch options

It’s a trend that pairs the posh with the pragmatic: local fine dining restaurants opening casual, grab-and-go counters.  Consider the newly opened market at Costa, the Mediterranean restaurant at the Esplanade plaza on Worth Avenue. The upscale, second-floor spot offers build-your-own bowls, sandwiches, salads, spreads, breads and juices – all for prices lower than what it would...
Social media reacts to mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Social media reacts to mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Social media quickly reacted to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the second worst school shooting in modern U.S. history.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Their have been several fraudulent <a href="https://twitter.com/gofundme?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"...
JUST IN: Video shows students hiding as gunfire erupts outside classroom

JUST IN: Video shows students hiding as gunfire erupts outside classroom

This video was posted on Snapchat during the Broward school shooting Wednesday. It allegedly depicts scenes from the mass shooting inside Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The video shows the chaos inside the classroom as the gunman opens fire. * Warning: the video contains graphic content and language.  <iframe width="459" height="344" src="...
Going to the Okeechobee Music Festival? Here are some etiquette tips you should follow

Going to the Okeechobee Music Festival? Here are some etiquette tips you should follow

The time has come for Okeechobee Music Festival, the ‘Coachella’ of the East Coast. But before you put on your best fringed outfit and head to the middle of nowhere, there’s some festival etiquette you to need to know. A festivalgoer’s best friend is deodorant. If Florida is known for one thing, it’s the heat. Mix that with being outside and dancing all day...
Lunch bell: Our favorite lunch buffet is delicious, healthy and raw

Lunch bell: Our favorite lunch buffet is delicious, healthy and raw

My favorite local all-you-can-eat buffet offers no mac and cheese, no carved meats and no decadent desserts. Still, I can’t get enough of the spread at the Hippocrates Institute in suburban West Palm Beach. It’s surprisingly varied in options and flavors.  There, in a health-focused retreat that sprawls across 50 acres of tropical foliage with an often crunchy, new-age vibe,...
Fish Fry-Day: a crispy fillet that’s perfect for Lent

Fish Fry-Day: a crispy fillet that’s perfect for Lent

There’s a subtle culinary dimension to one of the holiest seasons of the year: Lent, which began Wednesday, loves its fish and seafood dishes. The Christian tradition of abstaining from meat of warm-blooded animals nudges the meat-eating faithful toward the sea for sustenance. And the possibilities are not simply nourishing – they’re delicious.  How does one move beyond the...
Happy Valentine’s Day: Eat your heart out with these sweet deals

Happy Valentine’s Day: Eat your heart out with these sweet deals

Valentine’s Day is made for dining out. Whether you want to spoil your sweetie or feast with a friend, here’s a list of indulge-worthy options. The three-course prix fixe feast includes Florida stone crab, oyster Rockefeller, Chilean seabass, Kona crusted veal chop, and desserts such as strawberry delice with pistachio jaconde. Cost is $175 and includes house Champagne. Offered from 5...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and 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. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Boynton...
First look: Tony Roma’s barbecue restaurant at Hilton in West Palm

First look: Tony Roma’s barbecue restaurant at Hilton in West Palm

Chasing 1980s Miami memories of delicious baby back ribs, most of them consumed with a glass of “Burgundy,” we ventured to the new Tony Roma’s restaurant in West Palm Beach on a recent night. The new spot – Palm Beach County’s first Tony Roma’s location in a decade – is tucked into the Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel in a space that’s anchored by a large...
WPTV-Channel 5 meteorologist and morning anchor have surprise side job

WPTV-Channel 5 meteorologist and morning anchor have surprise side job

OMG babies, amiright? They’re so ridiculously cute, with their little fat arms and legs, their teeny tiny socks and shoes, and their sweet baby smell. They’re ridiculously adorable that it’s almost impossible not to reach into their strollers and just give them a kiss, or squeeze their little baby hands. It’s almost impossible. But WPTV-News Channel 5 meteorologist and father...
See which celebrities attended party at 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan

See which celebrities attended party at 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan

Before the Feb. 12 opening of 1000 North, the new Jupiter restaurant partly-owned by Micheal Jordan and Ernie Els, hosted a birthday party.  That party was for Burt Reynolds’ 82nd birthday which was Sunday, Feb. 11. The star’s personal friends, some who are partners at 1000 North, attended the intimate gathering.  Some of the star-studded guests included, musician Kid Rock...
Why are Jay Leno and Tim Allen coming to Boca Raton?

Why are Jay Leno and Tim Allen coming to Boca Raton?

Start your engines! An over-the-top car show and party is coming to Boca Raton Feb. 23 through 25 with celebrity car collectors Jay Leno and Tim Allen in tow.  The 12th Annual Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance is a three-day extravaganza with events at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport and the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Aficionados and auto enthusiasts from...
Maltz Jupiter mounts ‘Inspector Calls’ with melodramatic flourish

Maltz Jupiter mounts ‘Inspector Calls’ with melodramatic flourish

Police procedurals have long filled the broadcast airwaves, but in 1945 – before television took over our living rooms – playwright J. B. Priestley employed an inspector’s interrogation of an upper-class British family to plumb the socio-political implications of their shared guilt over a young woman driven to take her own life. If that sounds heavy, it is, but at the Maltz Jupiter...
Restaurant tipping: Did you cheat your server?

Restaurant tipping: Did you cheat your server?

Your go-to neighborhood restaurant is running a free appetizer special and you’re eager to snap it up. You get a 10-buck starter for free. Good deal for you. But is it a good deal for your server? Not if you’re a pathetic tipper. You’re a pathetic tipper if you punish your server by tipping on the reduced amount on your bill. That’s assuming you had decent service, of...
Vinyl memories: Palm Beach County’s lost, forgotten record stores

Vinyl memories: Palm Beach County’s lost, forgotten record stores

Music lovers have it made nowadays. You log into Spotify, find a song, click on it. Stick in your earbuds. Done. So why do we persist in a nostalgic reverie about the good old days of vinyl, when you actually had to get in your car and drive somewhere to buy music? When you needed a weirdly-shaped yellow plastic insert to play a 45 rpm single. And when you pretty much had to buy an album...
Is assistant state attorney last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln?

Is assistant state attorney last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln?

Tim Beckwith doesn’t want to talk about it. The Palm Beach County assistant state attorney has turned down numerous requests over the years by The Palm Beach Post — including for this story — to discuss a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with his legal work, but which makes him one of the most historically interesting men in America. On the old television game show ...
Good mourning: in appreciation of soulful, Southern funeral food

Good mourning: in appreciation of soulful, Southern funeral food

In times of grief, thoughts and prayers are comforting. So is sweet tea bread. Glazed, lemony and looking so pretty on a platter, how can it not bring warmth to a bereaved family’s heart?  This is a story about funerals, but I promise it won’t be sad. There are enough carbs involved to soak up the tears. That’s because it’s a story about Southern funeral food. It would...
Try these new pizza restaurants and deals for National Pizza Day

Try these new pizza restaurants and deals for National Pizza Day

Who doesn’t love a good cheesy pie? Whether you prefer thin and crispy, or thick and chewy, Neapolitan or New York-style, there are plenty of pizzerias around town. And today, for National Pizza Day, we’re highlighting some tasty newcomers and delicious deals to celebrate. The California-based MidiCi chain opened a few weeks ago on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm.  The restaurant&rsquo...
Palm Beach divorces: Handelsmans are only latest in celebrity splits

Palm Beach divorces: Handelsmans are only latest in celebrity splits

High-profile divorces have long been a spectator sport in Palm Beach and Martin County courtrooms. Who can forget the lines for seats at Roxanne and Peter Pulitzer’s sensational 1982 divorce? Or the media frenzy surrounding the split between Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson in a Stuart courtroom in 1993? So, when the bitter divorce drama of Burt and Lovey Handelsman in a West Palm Beach...
Racks Boca kicks off Sunday ‘lunch hall’ with DJ, cocktails 

Racks Boca kicks off Sunday ‘lunch hall’ with DJ, cocktails 

Don’t call it brunch. The new “Sunday Edition” feast, which kicks off this weekend at Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern in Boca Raton, aims for more of a lunch-hall feel. Sure, the prix-fixe feast has food stations and “bottomless” brunch cocktails. But restaurateur Gary Rack’s newest dining feature is all about exploring the culinary gifts of some interesting American...
Birthday surprise: 'Grandma of the Year' surprises grandson with Brightline party

Birthday surprise: 'Grandma of the Year' surprises grandson with Brightline party

There are limos, party buses and even cycle parties to celebrate your birthday. But could Brightline birthdays be the new trend? If one South Florida 5-year-old has anything to do with it, then the answer is a definite yes.  On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Jonathan Lowell Alperstein, who turned 5 that day, was surprised with a one-of-a-kind birthday adventure on the Brightline train by his grandma...
8 ways to celebrate a healthy life with Freshfest  in West Palm

8 ways to celebrate a healthy life with Freshfest  in West Palm

Fresh Festival 2018 couldn’t come at a better time! We’re past holiday binge-eating, and hopefully have started consuming cleaner food and taking care of our bodies. If not, then this event will be your motivation. It’s time to get our minds and bodies ready for the summer. The 5th Annual Freshfest is happening on Saturday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown West...
It’s time! The South Florida Garlic Festival is this weekend

It’s time! The South Florida Garlic Festival is this weekend

Festival time is here and one starts Friday that is definitely stinky, but in a good way. Who doesn’t like garlic-everything? The South Florida Garlic Festival, long a staple in Delray Beach but now in Lake Worth, has rides, chefs cooking right in front of you, drinks and food, games and much more.  And the music lineup is...
An extreme chocolate cake that’s perfect for Valentine rebels

An extreme chocolate cake that’s perfect for Valentine rebels

Like a big buzzkill, Valentine’s Day falls on the first day of Lent this year. (Seriously, calendar?) For those who vow to give up chocolate this year it means you’ll have to find dessert love elsewhere on Feb. 14 and the 39 subsequent days.  Of course, it doesn’t mean you can’t have your chocolate love cake before Wednesday. In fact, a pre-Valentine’s cake is a...
Rocco’s Tacos owner: How I’m fighting multiple sclerosis one year later

Rocco’s Tacos owner: How I’m fighting multiple sclerosis one year later

In January 2017, Rocco Mangel, the energetic, charismatic owner of the Rocco’s Tacos chain, announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease of the central nervous system. It’s a scary, serious diagnosis, one that could result in weakness, mobility issues, paralysis or, in extreme cases, death. But at the time, the then-43-year-old...
Openings: Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen comes to Boca Raton

Openings: Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen comes to Boca Raton

Here’s some good news for health-seeking followers of Dr. Andrew Weil, America’s best-known advocate of anti-inflammatory foods: Weil’s True Food Kitchen will open a location in Boca Raton later this month. The casual, holistic foods restaurant debuts Feb. 21 in Boca’s Town Center, making it South Florida’s first True Food Kitchen. The chain has a location in Naples. ...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and 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. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: West Palm...
Why did all the celebrities on TV’s ‘Match Game’ hug this Jupiter man?

Why did all the celebrities on TV’s ‘Match Game’ hug this Jupiter man?

It was all on the line for Jupiter’s Barry Rosenblum: a possible $25,000 in cash and winning the Jan. 30 episode of ABC’s star-studded revival of the TV show “Match Game.” And when host Alec Baldwin read the final question, Rosenblum was sure he had “the perfect answer” that would match the quippy responses written on cards by celebrity guest stars including...
Food news: Pollo Tropical embraces ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ trend

Food news: Pollo Tropical embraces ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ trend

Following a poultry industry trend away from antibiotic use, Pollo Tropical recently announced it would use only “No Antibiotics Ever” (NAE) chicken at all its locations.  In embracing the NAE movement, the Miami-based national chain, known for its Caribbean-style, citrus marinated chicken, joined poultry industry leaders like Tyson Foods and Perdue and fast-food giant McDonald&rsquo...
One of Florida's must-try restaurants of 2018 is in Jupiter

One of Florida's must-try restaurants of 2018 is in Jupiter

This isn’t a list of the best restaurants in Palm Beach County. — but we have one of those here. No, this is about just one place, thanks to Only in Your State who named the 2018 hit list. That’s the restaurants you must try this year throughout the state of Florida.  So who made the cut from our county? Guanabanas of course.  No surprise here. Guanabanas is quite...
TV personality shares photo at famous Jupiter bar on Instagram

TV personality shares photo at famous Jupiter bar on Instagram

Television personality Shep Rose visited a tiki bar along the Jupiter Inlet on Saturday.  In an Instagram post, Rose shared a photograph of himself and his “old palm beach Aussie friends” hanging out at the Square Grouper Tiki Bar in Jupiter.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="...
Super Bowl 2018: Best restaurants, bars, takeout food for watching the big game

Super Bowl 2018: Best restaurants, bars, takeout food for watching the big game

Are you looking for a fun place to watch Super Bowl 52? Or want some tasty takeout food for your big game party? We found lots of sports bars and restaurants offering Super Bowl specials. Here are few that stand out:  Chef Clay Conley and partner Piper Quinn are hosting an all-inclusive Super Bowl party at Grato. From 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., the event includes all-you-can-eat and drink...
Openings: Osteria Salina brings Sicilian flavors to Delray Beach

Openings: Osteria Salina brings Sicilian flavors to Delray Beach

Inspired by an island off the coast of Sicily, Osteria Salina landed in Delray Beach via the Hamptons in mid-December. Executive chef Cinzia Gaglio and husband Timothy Gaglio opened the restaurant in the vintage, home-like structure that once housed D’Angelo Trattoria and later Cena. The Gaglios own Osteria Salina in East Hampton, where they count celebrities (like Bradley Cooper, Jimmy Fallon...
Openings: What is unique about this new Greek restaurant in Boca Raton?

Openings: What is unique about this new Greek restaurant in Boca Raton?

Opa! A new Greek restaurant is now open in Boca Raton and it’s a unique one. Oliv Pit Athenian Grille is one of the first eateries in America to use briquettes made from olive pits for grilling its meats The olive pit briquettes are popular in Greece and Europe because they are smoke free, chemical free and burn hotter than traditional charcoal. Oliv Pit can’t get more authentic -...
Happy birthday, Jupiter! Check out what beach, roads used to look like

Happy birthday, Jupiter! Check out what beach, roads used to look like

Happy early 93rd birthday, Jupiter! The town’s official incorporation date isn’t til Feb. 9, but the party kicks off this Saturday with the annual Jupiter Jubilee. Of course, if there hadn’t been a bilingual misunderstanding, we’d all be going: Happy birthday, Jobe! Or Jove. Depending which story you believe, the area was originally named for the Hobe Indians, which also...
Dining review: Don Chepo’s brings hipster tacos to Wellington

Dining review: Don Chepo’s brings hipster tacos to Wellington

Taco shops give me menu anxiety. Too many choices send me into default mode: al pastor, please. That’s pretty much how it played out on a recent lunch break at Don Chepo’s, the newish taco joint that operates in the former Seahorse Fashion Cuisine space in Wellington. Also a member of the Fashion Cuisine family (Oli’s, The Grille, White Horse), Don Chepo’s is the decidedly...
Video: Brightline is here. Check out what it's like.

Video: Brightline is here. Check out what it's like.

Palm Beach Post reporter Julio Poletti took a Brightline train to Fort Lauderdale during its grand opening. He went with one mission: To get to the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Here's his vlogger-style account of how it went down (with a little iPhone flare for kicks).
Race for the Cure: How it helps teach my son compassion

Race for the Cure: How it helps teach my son compassion

“So why was it important for your son to be here with you at the Komen Race for the Cure?” My official answer to this question, posed by cheerful WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchors Kelley Dunn and Michael Williams, is that I wanted my 4-year-old-son Brooks to be a part of his community. So he served as my co-Grand Marshal for the 1-Mile Family Fun Walk at the annual breast cancer awareness event...
Black History Month: Meet the black architect who secretly designed a local landmark

Black History Month: Meet the black architect who secretly designed a local landmark

The temple-like building in downtown West Palm Beach has kept its secret for 90 years. In the midst of the South’s Jim Crow era of the 1920s — at a time when Florida had more lynchings per capita than any other state — a supremely talented but unheralded African-American architect designed one of the city’s most beautiful buildings: the 1928 First Church...
13 can’t-miss February events in Palm Beach County

13 can’t-miss February events in Palm Beach County

Is it me or does feel like January has been slow to end? It’s exciting to know February is finally here because there’s lots to do. We’re talking some seriously, can’t-miss things to do. Not to mention, think about all the delights another Super Bowl brings: Hello, chicken wings, and don’t forget the beer!  Sure, it’s a short month, but there are still ...
10 top places to wing-it on Super Bowl Sunday

10 top places to wing-it on Super Bowl Sunday

Where will you wing it on Super Bowl Sunday? Sure, chili is fine and ribs are lip-smacking good, but it’s not Game Day without a hot batch of tangy chicken wings. Where does one find a legit batch? Here’s a combined list of favorites – staff picks and reader raves. Now, pass the hot sauce. When Hurricane BTW opened in December, it meant a new spot for burgers, tacos...
Local Neil Diamond tribute artist ‘really sad’ about singer’s disease

Local Neil Diamond tribute artist ‘really sad’ about singer’s disease

What does it take to be Neil Zirconia? The Neil Diamond tribute performer — and alter ego of Delray Beach resident Chuck LaPaglia — takes to the stage Thursday in Wellington for a performance during the village’s weekly free concert series. LaPaglia — or is it Zirconia? — is known as “The Ultimate Faux Diamond” and has been a staple of the South Florida...
Super Bowl 2018: Make these super simple game-day eats

Super Bowl 2018: Make these super simple game-day eats

There are cooks who look forward to Super Bowl Sunday, a day when they’ll devote long hours to smoking ribs, slow-cooking chili or finessing the chicken wings for a crowd, all before kickoff.  Those cooks are great friends to have on game day. Their kitchen marathons allow the rest of us to focus on the easy contributions: the snacks, the sides, the beer.  To that end, I offer a couple...
Gravesite Tour: The Dead celebrities of South Florida

Gravesite Tour: The Dead celebrities of South Florida

You can’t take it with you, and that includes your sense of humor. So actor Leslie Nielsen left his behind to give us a chortle. A fart joke adorns the otherwise dignified Fort Lauderdale headstone of the actor, best known for comedic roles in absurdist spoofs such as “Airplane” and the “Naked Gun” movies. Jackie Gleason is buried beneath a marble temple in...
Miami City Ballet celebrates Jerome Robbins with tribute program at Kravis Center

Miami City Ballet celebrates Jerome Robbins with tribute program at Kravis Center

Dance companies around the world are celebrating the centennial of director-choreographer Jerome Robbins’ birth. Miami City Ballet is no exception, but the company has an advantage that many others don’t. Artistic director Lourdes Lopez danced for Robbins for 23 years at New York City Ballet, where he shared ballet master duties with George Balanchine. She retired from the stage...
Wellington man’s suicide spurs family to promote mental health drive

Wellington man’s suicide spurs family to promote mental health drive

“No one likes to talk about it.” When Justin Merrell’s father John committed suicide in 2012, after years of battling long-term depression and coping with family illness, well-wishers who knew what happened struggled to find words to comfort the family. So instead of deflecting the awkwardness, Justin decided to let them know it was alright to discuss it. And almost without fail...
What are those weird sounds inside the ex-Macy’s building at CityPlace?

What are those weird sounds inside the ex-Macy’s building at CityPlace?

They gave him a key, and 24-hour access. He walked into the abandoned Macy’s building at CityPlace with microphones and a camera attached to his baseball cap. He wandered around the cavernous, empty space for days at a time. He looked. But, mostly, he listened. And from it all, internationally renowned sound artist Stephen Vitiello, whose work has ranged from the World Trade Center...
Lake Worth: 8 reasons we love the new brewery in town

Lake Worth: 8 reasons we love the new brewery in town

There’s a new brewery in Lake Worth transforming the city’s drinking culture and attracting beer aficionados. Just check out the “Untappd” app; people are reviewing the company already.  It’s called Mathews Brewing. And for owner David Mathews, who’s been home-brewing for more than 20 years, it’s a dream come true. This guy is basically...
Inside look: 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan, Ernie Els

Inside look: 1000 North restaurant, part-owned by Michael Jordan, Ernie Els

You may be tempted to refer to the grand new restaurant and club on the Jupiter waterfront as “the Michael Jordan restaurant.” After all, the former NBA superstar is the most famous partner of the high-profile partners at 1000 North, which quietly opened last weekend to private-club members and their guests.  But here’s what you need to know about the upscale establishment...
‘Hamilton’ coming soon? Kravis Center unveils 2018-19 Broadway series with tease for 2019-20

‘Hamilton’ coming soon? Kravis Center unveils 2018-19 Broadway series with tease for 2019-20

Rock music fans will perk up when they see what the 2018-19 Kravis on Broadway series has in store. Three of the seven musicals will feature rock scores: Rock of Ages, On Your Feet! and School of Rock The Musical. Classic musical aficionados will warm to revivals of Hello, Dolly! and Les Miserables. Those inspired by girl power might find their hearts stirred by Waitress...
Jupiter Jubilee is expected to draw about 5,000 on Saturday

Jupiter Jubilee is expected to draw about 5,000 on Saturday

About 5,000 visitors are expected to attend Saturday’s Jupiter Jubilee, an annual community event that features entertainment, educational and cultural events. The event at the town’s Community Center on Military Trail is free and open to the public. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter here About 50 civic associations, 20 sponsors, 30 businesses and...
Lake Worth’s Street Painting Festival getting bigger, busier

Lake Worth’s Street Painting Festival getting bigger, busier

Ask Maryanne Webber, executive director and artistic coordinator of the 24th Annual Street Painting Festival , why she’s still so involved in the event after more than two decades and she’ll tell you. “Because of the inspiration the festival gives to the young,” says Webber. “That’s something that’s so different with our festival...
Check out The Shack in CityPlace for fresh flavors and outdoor dining

Check out The Shack in CityPlace for fresh flavors and outdoor dining

The Shack, the newly revealed little sister of Field of Greens in West Palm Beach, could be healthy or not-so-healthy. The new CityPlace spot is whatever you want it to be.  It offers a little bit of this, a little bit of that. You can get a chocolate cookie or a healthy salad. You can choose an immune booster juice or a Nutella-stuffed acai bowl. There's something for everyone’s hunger...
3 TO SEE: ‘Tosca,’ stone sculptures, Mary Fisher exhibit

3 TO SEE: ‘Tosca,’ stone sculptures, Mary Fisher exhibit

There’s always something to do in The Palm Beaches! That’s why every week, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Openings: new Aioli debuts in downtown West Palm Beach

Openings: new Aioli debuts in downtown West Palm Beach

The freshly baked goodness of Aioli, the daylight café and bakery known for its sourdough breads, sumptuous sandwiches and sinful sweets on South Dixie Highway, has spread to downtown West Palm Beach.  Owners Michael and Melanie Hackman opened their long-awaited Olive Avenue location this week. On Thursday, late-morning customers lined up for an assortment of sandwiches, salads...
Hot new pizza restaurant opens in downtown West Palm

Hot new pizza restaurant opens in downtown West Palm

Downtown West Palm has a lot to offer. But one thing missing is a ‘fast-fine’ pizza joint. Not anymore. The California-based MidiCi chain (tagline “The Neapolitan Pizza Company”) opens Friday on Clematis Street.  “Pizza is not meant to be just eaten, but shared among friends and family,” said local franchise owner Pedro El Khaouli in a press release. The...
Passwords: Hawaii’s governor isn’t the only one who can’t remember them

Passwords: Hawaii’s governor isn’t the only one who can’t remember them

What’s your password? No, no, don’t tell us. Chances are you might not even remember it, or if you do, you’re stumped as to which letter you capitalized, whether there’s an exclamation point or question mark at the end, or whether you used your birthday, anniversary or the year you graduated from college. OK, you have it now? Good. You should probably change it. The results...
Dining review: Honor Bar rocks ‘The Royal’ in Palm Beach

Dining review: Honor Bar rocks ‘The Royal’ in Palm Beach

I know the menu at The Honor Bar like the back of my hand. No great feat – one could write the full menu on the back of one’s hand. Eight snacks and sides. Five sandwiches. One omelet. Three salads. Plus a minimalist selection of cocktails, wine and beer. That’s all she wrote.  But let’s not confuse spare with lacking. The offerings at Hillstone’s newest tenant...
Is it possible to make a vegan Caesar salad? You bet. Here’s how.

Is it possible to make a vegan Caesar salad? You bet. Here’s how.

Is it possible to make a good Caesar salad without that dreamy, lemony emulsion of egg yolk, Parmesan and anchovies? Is it even a Caesar without the traditional dressing? More importantly, can a Caesar salad be – gasp – vegan?  Here’s a recipe that makes a good case for a Caesar that’s egg-free, Parm-free and anchovy-free. The creamy texture and umami notes are left to...
Looking for Saturday brunch? Here are our favorites in West Palm Beach

Looking for Saturday brunch? Here are our favorites in West Palm Beach

Lucky for you, we’ve found some of the best Saturday brunches in downtown West Palm Beach.  From yummy avocado toast to Nutella-stuffed French toast, there are lots of options for a weekend treat. At this small, much celebrated restaurant in downtown West Palm, Chef/owner Julien Gremaud serves three delicious varieties of Eggs Benedict. We also love the avocado crab toast that's served...
7 dreams from 7 new U.S. citizens sworn in at the South Florida Fair

7 dreams from 7 new U.S. citizens sworn in at the South Florida Fair

It was muggy and grey on Tuesday morning at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach when hundreds of people started lining up outside Gate Two. Men, women and children arrived around 10 a.m. to witness a meaningful celebration that will forever change their lives: the U.S. citizenship ceremony.  By noon, everyone was inside the big white tent, drenching in sweat and using flyers as...
More than 500 people attend U.S. citizenship ceremony in West Palm Beach

More than 500 people attend U.S. citizenship ceremony in West Palm Beach

It was muggy and grey on Tuesday morning at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach when hundreds of people started lining up outside Gate Two. Men, women and children arrived around 10 a.m. to witness a meaningful celebration that has forever changed their lives: the U.S. citizenship ceremony. By noon, everyone was inside the big white tent. Rows of chairs were lined up in front of a stage with...
Anniversary of Butch Trucks’ death: Allman Bros. drummer on rock, drugs

Anniversary of Butch Trucks’ death: Allman Bros. drummer on rock, drugs

_ In 1969, Butch Trucks was ready to give up his rock and roll dreams and head back to Florida State University. “I was going to be a math teacher,” said Trucks. Then, Duane and Gregg Allman and three other friends dropped by his Jacksonville house to jam. Five hours later, the six musicians had gelled as the Allman Brothers Band, which would become one of rock’s most influential...
This restaurant has the best service in Palm Beach County

This restaurant has the best service in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Liz Balmaseda picked the best in dining for 2017 in the Critic’s Choice Awards. The picks are subjective and based on her 2017 dining experiences. There’s a reason a table at the Palm Beach Grill is still one of the toughest to score on Palm Beach. Loyal customers reserve one month in advance. The service here is superb. It’s the factor that keeps the...
Neil Diamond’s first concert in Palm Beach County might surprise you

Neil Diamond’s first concert in Palm Beach County might surprise you

A song sung blue: Neil Diamond announced Tuesday that he will no longer tour because he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His last South Florida concert was in April at the BB& T Centre in Broward County. But you might be surprised about one of his first concerts in Palm Beach County: It was a benefit show for candy stripers. Diamond was the musical attraction at the Candy Stripers&rsquo...
Do you love farms? 3 must-try events at Swank Farms this season

Do you love farms? 3 must-try 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.  It’s a busy season beneath the...
National Pie Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

National Pie Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

We’ve got pie on the brain today since it’s National Pie Day. Our thought bubble says “banana cream” or “Dutch apple” right now. We all deserve a sweet slice. So, go forth and eat pie today. Here are some exceptional local options:  This Lake Worth shop is pie heaven. If you can read through the menu without ordering every pie, you are a monument to will...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and 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. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Delray...
How selling Girl Scout cookies taught women important life lessons

How selling Girl Scout cookies taught women important life lessons

They are a dream sales force, about 8,000 highly motivated individuals. From a few week’s work, they make more than $6 million locally each year. They’re meticulous, courteous and responsible. And they have cool sashes. They’re the Girl Scouts of America, of course, and they hit the streets, the sidewalks in front of grocery stores, their parents’ places of employment and anywhere...
National Southern Food Day: Where to find legit soul food in Palm Beach County

National Southern Food Day: Where to find legit soul food in Palm Beach County

Today is National Southern Food Day. So, if you are looking for good southern food, or soul food today, we found that for you!   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...
Trump wedding anniversary: the president’s extravagant gifts

Trump wedding anniversary: the president’s extravagant gifts

Editor’s note: This story originally published Jan. 22, 2017.  Whatever else you say about our newly inaugurated president, one thing’s for sure: Donald Trump knows how to give anniversary gifts. For the 10th anniversary of his Palm Beach wedding to his wife, Melania, he presented her with a blinding 25-carat diamond ring, far blingier than her huge 12-carat engagement...
Jimmy Webb: ‘Special night of music,’ salute to Glen Campbell in Delray

Jimmy Webb: ‘Special night of music,’ salute to Glen Campbell in Delray

He’s not searching in the sun for another overload. He’ll just settle for some sun. Singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb, the man who wrote “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get to Phoenix,” “MacArthur Park” and many other hits, is appearing Wednesday at the Crest Theater in Delray Beach. “I’m looking forward to escaping the bomb cyclone New York...
Clean your digital house in 2018: It's time to unfriend people

Clean your digital house in 2018: It's time to unfriend people

It’s a new year, so for those of you who broke a sweat with end-of-the-year tidying but forgot to sort through your baggage to really clean house, this message is for you.  To be direct, for those of you who cleaned your physical house but not your digital one for 2018, this message is for you. Something called Unfriend Day was dubbed a holiday in 2014 when Jimmy Kimmel challenged...
Eat like a food critic: Introducing our new restaurant reviews dining guide

Eat like a food critic: Introducing our new restaurant reviews dining guide

She doesn’t have a pop name, like Alexa or Siri, but she’s a beauty – with knowledge and opinions for days. Want to find a brunch spot in West Palm Beach? Just ask our new friend. We call her Palm Beach Post Eats. She’s our new digital dining data base, a repository of our restaurant reviews, my special recommendations (of non-reviewed restaurants) and just about...
Wellington’s making moves in the world of ‘slow fashion’

Wellington’s making moves in the world of ‘slow fashion’

Art can be inspired by many things, but for fashion designers Anabella Montgomery and Kate Hannah the inspiration comes mostly from people and places. And lately, their muse can be found in Palm Beach County. The two women own Elizabeth, a Colorado-based label sold at Hannah’s store, Tula. The women’s clothing brand focuses on “slow fashion” made of high-quality...
Jupiter’s leader of Grand Funk Railroad: I’m a ‘weekend rock star’ now

Jupiter’s leader of Grand Funk Railroad: I’m a ‘weekend rock star’ now

Most weeks, from Monday through Thursday, Don Brewer is living the South Florida life. You can find him in his Jupiter home, hanging out with his wife, playing granddad, and enjoying the mild weather. But Friday through Sunday, he’s a rock star. RELATED: Did you know these rock stars live from Jupiter to Boca? Scratch that: Brewer, a co-founding member and backbone of the Michigan-born Grand...
This is happening: 3 reasons to check out ArtPalmBeach

This is happening: 3 reasons to check out ArtPalmBeach

Today, ArtPalmBeach opens its annual modern and contemporary art fair, and if you didn’t get to check out Miami’s Art Basel then here are a few reasons not to make the same mistake twice. »Love art? Check out Art a la Carte to keep the inspiration going 1. A perfect night out With a location in the middle of downtown West Palm Beach, there are plenty of things to do before...
Burt Reynolds: The real reason I walk with a cane nowadays

Burt Reynolds: The real reason I walk with a cane nowadays

For those who’ve wondered about actor Burt Reynolds walking with a cane in recent years, he’s got a simple answer for you: It adds style to a senior’s step. “I have no health issues at all now,” Reynolds told “The Desert Sun” newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif. “I have a cane, which I use, not to hold myself up, but for character. I’m at that stage...
Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”

Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”

Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, cartoonist Shannon Wheeler  was trying to put together a book of his work that had been published in “The New Yorker,” “Mad” magazine and “The Onion.” “But my heart wasn’t in it,” said Wheeler, who said at the time he was still thunderstruck by Trump’s election. “I was...
3 TO SEE: “Masterfully Human,” life-size sea sculptures, photo exhibit

3 TO SEE: “Masterfully Human,” life-size sea sculptures, photo exhibit

There’s always something to do in the Palm Beaches! That’s why every week the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County helps you with three ideas — one that’s free, one that’s affordable and one that’s a splurge. Your events curator is the Cultural Concierge, a free service that provides customized cultural recommendations and more at palmbeachculture.com/concierge...
Recipe of the week: easy, cheesy, beer-spiked fondue

Recipe of the week: easy, cheesy, beer-spiked fondue

Who doesn’t love a good throwback recipe, one that’s both comforting and communal? Here’s one that just may have you digging up your old fondue pot. It is inspired by the work of culinary author Janet Fletcher, whose 2013 book “Cheese & Beer” was recently released in paperback. Fletcher is a cheese expert from Napa whose husband is a winemaker. So why the beer pairings?...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and 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. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Wellington ...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Hobe Sound

Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Hobe Sound

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in the Treasure Coast. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. When wanderlust strikes, you don't have to go far to satisfy a craving for Old Florida road food. The fresh grub and scene at Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound will transport you to a time when portions...
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