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Gregg Allman dead at 69: Road warrior played Kravis Center in 2014, SunFest in 2011

Gregg Allman dead at 69: Road warrior played Kravis Center in 2014, SunFest in 2011

Musician Gregg Allman, founder of the Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 69, according to his official website. The 69-year-old had been in poor health recently and had a liver transplant in 2010. But that didn't stop the rock icon from taking his music to the people. He was constantly on tour, including a stop at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach in January 2014. He also performed at SunFest...
Pandora: The four things you’ll experience at Disney’s new land

Pandora: The four things you’ll experience at Disney’s new land

Perhaps you’ve never seen James Cameron’s 2009 mega blockbuster “Avatar,” or maybe it really wasn’t your cup of tea as a movie. Either way, you’re going to love Pandora: World of Avatar, a new expansion at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27th. Why? Because—and you’ll have to pardon the expression—it’s out of this world. Related...
Wellington’s infamous clown murder is still unsolved 27 years later

Wellington’s infamous clown murder is still unsolved 27 years later

On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s Wellington front door wearing a clown suit. The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years. Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990. Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre...
5 steps to a better burger

5 steps to a better burger

Here are some terrific burger-making tips we found in Bon Appétit magazine editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport’s ultimate 2013 grill guide, “The Grilling Book.” 1. Great meat equals great flavor. “Look for freshly ground chuck with a ratio of 80 percent meat to 20 percent fat… Why 20 percent? Because fat equals flavor. It’s that simple.”   2. Make...
Fire up the grill: 4 easy eats for your last-minute Memorial Day cookout

Fire up the grill: 4 easy eats for your last-minute Memorial Day cookout

Simmer down, grilling fanatics. You've got plenty of time for your outdoor culinary fireworks. There's a long, hot summer ahead and ample opportunity to try out your fancy, coal-fired specialties.  That Guinness-spiked leg of lamb and that agave-glazed pork belly you're raring to attempt? They can wait. Really.  Memorial Day weekend is only the season's first official grilling holiday. Start...
7 hot stops for a daycation in Palm Beach

7 hot stops for a daycation in Palm Beach

Need a daycation? Skip the flight and the long drive. You live in Palm Beach County, my friend. That means you live a quick drive away from Palm Beach Island.... Where the palm trees make anyone with a smartphone an amateur photographer. Where the abundance of Teslas and Rolls Royces and Maseratis make the streets feel like a 24/7 car show. Where one-of-a-kind restaurants and flower-framed courtyards...
Best botanical, Japanese gardens in Palm Beach County

Best botanical, Japanese gardens in Palm Beach County

There’s more to Palm Beach County than beaches. Part of our sub-tropical heritage is a climate in which almost anything grows. From orchids so voluptuous that staring seems an intrusion to the fierce oranges and reds of June’s blooming royal poincianas to the dark shade beneath giant banyan trees, plant life here is glorious, unique and sometimes, wonderfully odd. Get a taste of South...
JFK’s 100th birthday: 100 reasons Palm Beach is a Kennedy town

JFK’s 100th birthday: 100 reasons Palm Beach is a Kennedy town

Happy Birthday, Mr. President. A hundred years ago Monday, John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second child of Joe and Rose Kennedy. A Democrat, he was elected 35th president of the United States in 1960, beating Richard Nixon. By then, the Kennedy family had established a beach head in Palm Beach, where JFK’s father had purchased a home on the island’s...
Roger Ailes’ death put spotlight on rare condition

Roger Ailes’ death put spotlight on rare condition

When former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes died this month after suffering a fall that caused a fatal brain bleed, many of us were surprised to learn that the controversial 77-year-old had hemophilia (which the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner said “contributed to his death”). But not Debbi Adamkin. No, as the executive director of the Florida Hemophilia Association since 2005 &mdash...
Who is the Boca Raton man on cover of Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album?

Who is the Boca Raton man on cover of Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album?

Fifry years later, Dion DiMucci still isn’t sure how he wound up among the more than 50 colorful and familiar faces that make up the iconic collage that is the cover of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. But from “the kind of guess work I can do about that,” he thinks it probably comes down to a shared reverance for...
Reader’s Choice: Who has the best Hot Dog in Palm Beach County?

Reader’s Choice: Who has the best Hot Dog in Palm Beach County?

It’s been a week since we asked you, the readers, to vote for your favorite hot dog restaurant in Palm Beach County. The competition was tough. Every bun, hot dog , sauce and topping is drool-worthy. However, with 57.15% of the votes as of Thursday May 25, the title of best hot dog in Palm Beach County easily goes to Ps561 Food Truck. “Man, I mean. I’m speechless to be...
Thai treat: Talay will host rare six-course dinner party 

Thai treat: Talay will host rare six-course dinner party 

Here’s a treat for Thai food lovers: North county’s top Thai restaurant is hosting a rare multicourse dinner party. Talay Thai, chef Charlie Soo’s popular Palm Beach Gardens restaurant, will roll out a six-course, wine-paired feast Wednesday night.  The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with a half-hour-long chef’s meet-and-greet over assorted sushi rolls.  A banquet-style...
Happy 40th anniversary ‘Star Wars’: Couple gets engaged in front of the real Luke Skywalker 

Happy 40th anniversary ‘Star Wars’: Couple gets engaged in front of the real Luke Skywalker 

It didn't happen a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. No, it — as in the proposal of a lifetime — happened on April 15, 2017 in Orlando at the Star Wars celebration. Alexis Pezzuto, 26, and Amanda Rivera, 25, were meeting Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) for a photo op. But then he took everything to lightspeed. He got down on one knee and asked his Leia to marry him.  She...
A Florida beach has been named the best in the country... again

A Florida beach has been named the best in the country... again

The No. 1 beach in America is only about three hours away from Palm Beach County.  Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, released his annual list of the best beaches around the country, and Siesta Beach in Sarasota ranked number one, as it did in 2011.  Leatherman said it has some of the finest, whitest sand in the world.  “The clear, clean waters along this gently-sloping...
14 ways to vacation in Orlando without the theme parks

14 ways to vacation in Orlando without the theme parks

You’re already halfway through the year, which means it’s time for a break from the day-to-day. I mean, come on, no matter how long you've been adulting, don't you need a summer vacation as much as the next grade school kid?  Yes, you do. You need a getaway. What? You’ve already spent your tax money? No worries, my friend. WalletHub released its Best Summer Vacation...
PHOTOS: Rare shots of Johnny Depp on Miami set of ‘21 Jump Street’

PHOTOS: Rare shots of Johnny Depp on Miami set of ‘21 Jump Street’

Long before he was Capt. Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp was Officer Tom Hanson on “21 Jump Street,” the Fox show that made him a teen heartthrob star. And when he came to Miami Beach in January 1990 to film a Spring Break episode of the undercover cops series, it was clear that Depp was already a major phenomenon. A Palm Beach Post reporter and photographer went down to see what all the...
Florida pizza voted one of the best in America

Florida pizza voted one of the best in America

This isn’t a list of the best authentic Italian pizzas because, for most, even bad pizza is still good pizza. No, it’s a list of the best pizza in America by state as picked by Tasting Table. 26 of the best pizzas, to be exact. Each with its own, unique... something.  And lucky for us, there’s one just a drive away. “Sir Pizza” sits on the corner of...
Spend the night with Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds

Spend the night with Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds

Spend “An Evening with Burt Reynolds.” Sponsored by Legends Radio 100.3 FM, this is an opportunity to spend a few hours with Jupiter’s favorite son and America’s favorite Bandit. The Hollywood legend will answer questions from the audience, speak about his career, and show film clips from some of his 200+ movies. He also will share personal insights and a few “dare to...
The Bacon Brothers are back!

The Bacon Brothers are back!

Kick off those Sunday shoes and get ready to cut loose! The Bacon Brothers are here. Well, they will be here, at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, on Thursday. Long before Kevin was an amazing Hollywood actor and before brother Michael became a go-to composer for film and television, the Philadelphia-based sibling duo had begun their musical collaboration. Making their official debut as a duo in 1995,...
NEW: Palm Beach Zoo’s red kangaroo, Irwin, dies

NEW: Palm Beach Zoo’s red kangaroo, Irwin, dies

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society’s nearly 13-year-old red kangaroo died this afternoon after a battle with skin cancer. The zoo announced Irwin had gone through two surgeries to remove small, cancerous masses from his body recently.  The kangaroo’s health continued to decline after the surgeries and he ultimately died today. It’s unclear when the kangaroo was...
Memorial Day 2017: Perfect spots for your picnic

Memorial Day 2017: Perfect spots for your picnic

At lunch on a recent workday, I had the need to nosh outside in the fresh air. With my delicious salad from Aioli in hand, I headed out to one of my favorite picnic spots in West Palm (pictured above). Can you guess the location? Here’s a hint: The backdrop of the Intracoastal makes for a perfect lunch companion. Give up? It’s George S. Petty Park. (You can look it up. Take your time...
Ariana Grande’s fans offer sympathy, support: ‘This is NOT your fault’

Ariana Grande’s fans offer sympathy, support: ‘This is NOT your fault’

“This is NOT your fault. please stay strong.” Twitter user Sebastian Olzanski’s simple, comforting line is only one of more than 130,000 responses to the distraught “broken” message that singer Ariana Grande sent to fans in the wake of the devastating explosion at her Manchester, England concert on Monday that left 22 fans dead and more than 50 injured. And...
Before Ivanka Trump, Dina Merrill was Palm Beach’s first blond princess

Before Ivanka Trump, Dina Merrill was Palm Beach’s first blond princess

Nedenia Marjorie Hutton was the first blond princess of Mar-a-Lago, the first beautiful little girl to sleep in the silver-leafed canopy bed of the nursery and study the rhymes written in the tiles of her bathroom. Her parents, Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton, called her “Deenie.” Deenie’s room later became Ivanka Trump’s room, and Deenie became “Dina...
Deli dissolve: Rappy’s closes, reopens as Park Place Deli

Deli dissolve: Rappy’s closes, reopens as Park Place Deli

Just five months after it opened in Boca Raton, Rappy’s, the modernized Jewish deli of restaurateur Burt Rapoport’s dreams, will close Wednesday. It will reopen under new management Thursday as Park Place Deli, a more affordable spot focused on deli classics, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group announced Tuesday.  Rapoport has brought in veteran deli man Lance Hirschhorn to operate...
Memorial Day 2017: Peanut Island Guide - Things to know before you go

Memorial Day 2017: Peanut Island Guide - Things to know before you go

Every big holiday weekend that involves beach, fun and sand has to include ‘Peanut’ That’s what the locals call Peanut Island, the 80-acre tropical island located at the west end of the Palm Beach (Lake Worth) Inlet. It’s a get-there-by-only-boat county park, where long strings of boats raft up while hundreds of people socialize in the shallow off-shore water. Sound...
Memorial Day 2017: Fun facts, info about these Florida beaches

Memorial Day 2017: Fun facts, info about these Florida beaches

We love our Florida beaches! With Palm Beach County’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. And if you like uncrowded beaches, or want to enjoy the perfect spot to grab breakfast at the beach, we found those too!  Here we break down the main attractions and facts on each beach from Tequesta to Boca Raton. Vital statistics: 15 acres...
What Trump book got this Palm Beach author a quick publishing deal?

What Trump book got this Palm Beach author a quick publishing deal?

Got a good story about President Trump in Palm Beach? Journalist and author Laurence Leamer wants to hear it. The ink is still drying on the part-time Palm Beach resident’s new contract to write “Trump’s Palm Beach,” a book about Donald Trump and the Town of Palm Beach. “The arc of the book is Trump’s journey in Palm Beach, how he changed and how Palm...
3 Things: Free ballet, an Irish play, Glass Quest 2017

3 Things: Free ballet, an Irish play, Glass Quest 2017

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 Ballet in Boca Let&rsquo...
World Turtle Day: Watch a baby sea turtle as it makes its way to the ocean

World Turtle Day: Watch a baby sea turtle as it makes its way to the ocean

It’s turtle time! Today is World Turtle Day. Each year on May 23, the American Tortoise Rescue organization host this day to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises around the world. We pay tribute to turtles by sharing staff photos and videos taken throughout the years. Enjoy! Oh, and some social media love too. A turtle hatchling on Midtown Beach  tries to make its...
Ariana Grande’s boyfriend: Who is Mac Miller?

Ariana Grande’s boyfriend: Who is Mac Miller?

When Ariana Grande returned from Manchester, England on Tuesday, after the tragic fatal bombing at a show on Monday that killed 22 people, she was greeted at Boca Raton Airport by her boyfriend, Mac Miller. Some fast facts about Miller: *Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, is a rapper raised in Pittsburgh who came to fame as a highly successful indie artist with his 2011 album Blue...
JUST IN: Ariana Grande back home in Boca Raton after concert bombing

JUST IN: Ariana Grande back home in Boca Raton after concert bombing

Ariana Grande, Boca Raton’s homegrown pop megastar, has reportedly returned home after her Manchester, England concert was the site of a terrorist bombing on Monday night. According to E! and other online sites, Grande and her mother Joan Grande were greeted at Boca Raton Airport earlier today by boyfriend and musician Mac Miller. Sources from People magazine reported that as she departed...
10 adventures for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend

10 adventures for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend

I’ve already received dozens of calls and texts from friends and family asking me for Memorial Day weekend ideas. So, I’ve decided to put together a list of fun, relaxing and thrilling activities near Palm Beach County.  But first, let’s thank all the men and women who lost their lives to ensure our safety. It is thanks to them that we are able to celebrate our freedom...
Roger Moore dead: Which of his Bond movies was made in South Florida?

Roger Moore dead: Which of his Bond movies was made in South Florida?

The death of Roger Moore is a reminder of how closely Her Majesty’s Secret Service agent James Bond is tied to Florida. He’s practically a snowbird. RELATED: ROGER MOORE TOLD THE POST HIS FAVORITE BOND MOVIE His license to thrill (and kill) has always extended to the Sunshine State: Dr. No: Bond battles the evil genius doctor, whose world domination plan centers on toppling missiles taking...
Roger Moore in Palm Beach: He told us his favorite James Bond movie

Roger Moore in Palm Beach: He told us his favorite James Bond movie

Roger Moore is shaken, but not stirred when he hears the question. “Why are you being honored by The Palm Beach Film Festival?” the one-time James Bond is asked matter-of-factly. “Why, that’s a good question,” says Moore, who has starred in only four films - none of them memorable - since turning in his license to kill as agent 007 12 years ago. “I suppose they...
West Palm’s Pairings event is your chance to taste and sip everything

West Palm’s Pairings event is your chance to taste and sip everything

The best dining experience happens when you find the perfect pairing. Every culinary explorer knows this. Think: the chicken meatballs and a Moscow Mule at Hullabaloo or the lamb kabob and pomegranate mojito at Leila.  On Thursday, May 25, so many yummy pairings will be made — all for a good cause. And we have the 6th Annual Pairings Food and Wine event to thank.  Twenty-five...
New restaurant coming to former Gulf Stream Bistro in West Palm Beach

New restaurant coming to former Gulf Stream Bistro in West Palm Beach

Between them, Delray Beach executive chef Eric Baker and Palm Beach restaurant general manager Jason Lakow have years of fine dining experience. But it is a comfort food dream that has brought them together in the Dixie Dining Corridor.  Baker and Lakow plan to open Mazie’s, a casual neighborhood restaurant serving “real approachable, homey” food, on West Palm...
The night in Havana I wasn’t expecting: When I shook Fidel Castro’s hand

The night in Havana I wasn’t expecting: When I shook Fidel Castro’s hand

In 1999, The Palm Beach Post dispatched me to Havana to photograph a historic baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuba All-Stars. A Major League Baseball team had not played in Cuba since 1959 because of the tension between the two governments. RELATED: CUBA’S HISTORY BELONGS TO ME, MY FAMILY But the countries also share a love for baseball. So restrictions were eased for this...
ICYMI: These Palm Beach County restaurants closed in 2017

ICYMI: These 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: Ocean Bleu, which was voted for having the...
Burgers near me: Best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

Burgers near me: Best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

A good-looking burger wears its accessories with pride and panache. It balances all the crowning touches stacked atop its patty without slumping into a mess of oozy ingredients.  A good-looking burger knows it has no business looking like a loaded nachos platter or a basket of garbage fries. It can stand up to a swoon of melted cheese and dribbling sauce without losing its statuesque form...
‘Dirty Dancing’ TV remake has a problem: It’s not dirty enough

‘Dirty Dancing’ TV remake has a problem: It’s not dirty enough

For a lot of movie lovers 0f a certain age, including myself, 1987’s “Dirty Dancing” represented so many real-life coming-of-age milestones, like figuring out the difference between the naive kid you were and the adult you’re becoming, an awkward but intense sexual awakening and the very real possibility that all of this is going to disappoint your daddy. “Find a Gen...
Black ‘Bachelorette’: Is there any hope she’ll be treated with respect?

Black ‘Bachelorette’: Is there any hope she’ll be treated with respect?

Monday is the premiere of the new season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” starring Rachel Lindsay, the first African-American lead in the never-ending romantic franchise. I have high hopes for Rachel, a Texas attorney who came off as level-headed and mature in the previous season of “The Bachelor,” besides the fact that she signed up to be on “The Bachelor” in...
The workout that exercise-hating President Donald Trump might enjoy

The workout that exercise-hating President Donald Trump might enjoy

Considering President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House has been wholly unconventional, why should his philosophy on exercise be any different? In a New Yorker article published earlier this month about how the legislative mechanisms for Trump’s potential ouster would work, there was this tidbit: “Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like...
Shack up your burger: Has Shake Shack’s secret been revealed?

Shack up your burger: Has Shake Shack’s secret been revealed?

Shake Shack, the national burger chain with a cult-like following and a location in Boca Raton, has published its first cookbook. Could it be that the recipe for the spatula-smashed, lightly salt-crusted, butter-rich ShackBurger, dressed in a mayo-based sauce, American cheese and veg, will be revealed at last?  Not exactly. ShackBurger devotees hoping to replicate the chain’s signature...
A nude beach in Palm Beach County? It could happen

A nude beach in Palm Beach County? It could happen

A quiet Palm Beach County beach wedged between four municipalities could become a tourist hot spot for nude sunbathing — if a local group has its way. A grassroots group of county residents wants to transform the north end of Gulfstream Park, a 6-acre destination between the coastal towns of Briny Breezes and Gulf Stream and the cities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, into a clothing-optional...
Destination unknown: 7 Florida backroad road trips you need this summer

Destination unknown: 7 Florida backroad road trips you need this summer

Start the engine. Pull back the sunroof.  Throw on the shades. Because if you like Palm Beach County’s scenic drives, you will love Florida’s backroads. And you should experience at least one before the summer ends.  Remember: Road-tripping is less about the destination and more about the journey. This is why Visit Florida’s list of backroads is on point. No shortcuts...
Watered down iced coffee is the worst, but Starbucks has a plan

Watered down iced coffee is the worst, but Starbucks has a plan

Drink your Starbucks iced coffee fast because the longer it sits, the quicker it grows a clear pond on top of the good stuff. A layer of melted ice atop a perfectly-brewed, cup of joe. No one loves that.  Hopefully soon, you’ll be able to order coffee cubes — ice cubes made with coffee instead of water. It’s a trend that smaller chains like Original Brooklyn Water...
Who has the best hot dog in Palm Beach County? One of these spots

Who has the best hot dog in Palm Beach County? One of these spots

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and the first food that comes to mind? Hot dogs! But before you make the basic ones, try one of these local faves. From traditional American dogs to Caribbean-inspired sauces, these hot dog spots may have you barking for more. After all, any dog is bound to be a man’s best friend. >> READERS CHOICE: Who you picked for the most drool-worthy dogs...
Ghost buildings: The lost movie theaters of Palm Beach County

Ghost buildings: The lost movie theaters of Palm Beach County

There was a time when going to the pictures in Palm Beach County had a special cachet. Local theaters featured elaborate lobbies with smoking rooms and painted tropical murals. One theater bragged about its giant curved screen and “Ultravision” technology. Others advertised balcony seating and “all rocking chairs.” And being South Florida, every theater claimed to have...
Brooks Robinson 80th birthday: Why my son is named for baseball legend

Brooks Robinson 80th birthday: Why my son is named for baseball legend

Sports writer R. Gordon Beard once said that, unlike Reggie Jackson, legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson “never asked anyone to name a candy bar after him. In Baltimore, people named their children after him.” So this summer, when the Hall of Famer, who played his entire 22-year career in my native Charm City, opened a letter about yet another little namesake...
Roger Ailes: Fox News chief got big break from North Palm Beach man

Roger Ailes: Fox News chief got big break from North Palm Beach man

Roger Ailes, the controversial ex-Fox News chief who died today at 77, is best known for starting the conservative news network and his outsized role in the politics of our times. But Ailes, who had been spending time recently at his mansion in Palm Beach, got his big break working for a former North Palm Beach man. One of Ailes’ first jobs was at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, where he rose from...
Who’s the lost, forgotten pioneer who created Palm Beach County movies?

Who’s the lost, forgotten pioneer who created Palm Beach County movies?

Today, the city of West Palm Beach has only one movie theater complex. Carl Kettler would probably be flabbergasted. As the 20th century began, Kettler saw limitless possibilities in the newfangled business of motion picture palaces. An irrepressible, Barnum-like booster, he opened the county’s first movie theater in 1908, creating a downtown cinema empire that no one had...
Catch classic ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ on big screen

Catch classic ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ on big screen

Dust off that Stetson, grow out that mustache, fire up the Firebird and see the Bandit ride again! Don’t the miss the 40th Anniversary showing of “Smokey and the Bandit,” the movie that took Burt Reynolds from superstar to screaming, white-hot, streaking-across-the-sky superstar. The 1977 film tells the story of modern-day bootleggers Bo “Bandit” Darville and his accomplice...
Whatever the question, bacon is the answer at Baconfest!

Whatever the question, bacon is the answer at Baconfest!

Bacon. Smokey, spicy, sweet, decadent and delicious! Mouth watering yet? Need a fix? Then get your fill at Baconfest! at Roger Dean Stadium. This family-friendly event will feature a menu of bacon-inspired fare including: bacon mac and cheese, deep fried bacon, 3 pigs burger, bacon croquets, scallops wrapped in bacon, bacon cheese fries, BLTs, bourbon-glazed pulled pork sliders with spicy bacon jam...
Cool-down treats: five favorite hot-weather foods

Cool-down treats: five favorite hot-weather foods

There’s not always a sparkling pool nearby for a quick, cool dip from the swelter. But chances are there’s a salad within walking distance. Diving into a bowl of chilled, well-dressed greens may not be the same as cannonballing into a pool, but, hey, we’ll take it in a pinch. And we’ll take some watermelon everything, a tart lemonade, a cool bowl of gazpacho and some...
Goodbye Grub: Ocean Bleu restaurant closes in Tequesta 

Goodbye Grub: Ocean Bleu restaurant closes in Tequesta 

Ocean Bleu, the charming, seafood-centric restaurant tucked into a Tequesta plaza, served its final meal Sunday. The family-owned spot closed for good at the end of the night.  Chef/co-owner Levent Yurdatap says future culinary endeavors await.  “Currently, we are doing private catering while working on a new project,” Yurdatap said via text message.  Since its opening in...
Commentary: Playmate’s body-shame trial should be a lesson for all

Commentary: Playmate’s body-shame trial should be a lesson for all

Last summer, Playboy’s 2015 Playmate of the Year, Dani Mathers, made headlines for a naked photo - not one of her, as you might expect, but one she snapped and then Snapchatted of an older woman undressing in an L.A. Fitness dressing room. Mathers apparently found the 70-year-old woman’s un-Playboy-esque body worthy of mocking and snarked “If I can’t unsee this, then neither...
Megan Fox birthday: Rare photos of star as a South Florida teenager

Megan Fox birthday: Rare photos of star as a South Florida teenager

Trivia: Did you know that Megan Fox, the ‘Transformers’ and “Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles’ star who turns 31 today, grew up on the Treasure Coast and graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High? The headline on a Dec. 31, 2001, Palm Beach Post article (with these accompanying photos) says “Port St. Lucie Teen Shoots for Stardom.” Fox’s life has...
National Barbecue Day: Which local restaurant has the best barbecue?

National Barbecue Day: Which local restaurant has the best barbecue?

Happy National Barbecue Day! A few months ago we asked our readers to pick their favorite restaurant for barbecue. And for ‘Best BBQ in Palm Beach County, our readers chose Park Avenue (PA) BBQ, the local chain with nine locations across the county and the Treasure Coast. I second that motion. PA BBQ has been my go-to spot in North Palm Beach when cravings for a smoky, pulled pork...
Florida’s Nature Coast: Weeki Wachee, Homosassa Springs, Yankeetown

Florida’s Nature Coast: Weeki Wachee, Homosassa Springs, Yankeetown

It was an embarrassing lapse. Despite decades of living and traveling throughout Florida, neither my husband nor I had ever seen the famous Weeki Wachee mermaids. Nor had we visited their isolated home habitat, the Nature Coast, that spreads across nine rural counties north of Tarpon Springs to just past the Panhandle’s deep western curve. Once known as the state’s “lonesome leg...
Lake Park pianist gave up so much for one goal: play at Carnegie Hall

Lake Park pianist gave up so much for one goal: play at Carnegie Hall

How do you get to Carnegie Hall at the unlikely age of 47? Obsessively nurture a dream for decades. Take a detour around any kind of normal life. And, oh yeah, practice. Practice the piano for six hours a day, every day. For tens of thousands of hours over the years. Practice instead of doing almost anything else. Practice until you wear out the felt hammers of your Steinway grand. Practice...
Local getaways: Jupiter, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Stuart

Local getaways: Jupiter, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Stuart

We all need a little R&R now and then to soothe the body and soul. Somewhere near the beach would do the trick. Or perhaps somewhere to reconnect with nature in a lush tropical garden. Maybe a pampering spa resort is what we need. But if you have to travel too far to get to and from your happy place, some of the newly found calm you find there can be destroyed on the long, sometimes nerve-racking...
Openings: Lynora’s Market debuts on Dixie Dining Corridor

Openings: Lynora’s Market debuts on Dixie Dining Corridor

If you happened to drive by the new Lynora’s Market in the past few days, surely you looked twice. With its bright murals, bold signs and open-air seating, the West Palm Beach pizzeria/market is a delightful, eye-catching spot. Never has a former gas station looked so spiffy. The garage doors now open to allow the interior market and Neapolitan-style pizza kitchen scene to mingle with the outdoor...
Cruise lines: Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

Cruise lines: Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

How does one navigate the world’s biggest cruise ship? One step at a time. Royal Caribbean has carefully crafted seven “neighborhoods” on Harmony of the Seas, and they can help cruisers from feeling overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the vessel. Launched in 2016, the 5,550-passenger ship makes its home in Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, sailing seven-day Eastern and Western...
Jimmy Buffett concert: Why he never gets recognized in Palm Beach

Jimmy Buffett concert: Why he never gets recognized in Palm Beach

Jimmy Buffett is not only Florida’s favorite troubadour, he’s been a part-time Palm Beacher for decades. His latest tour brings him to Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. RELATED: OUR FAVORITE BUFFETT PHOTOS THROUGH THE YEARS Our reporters have talked to Buffett several times over the years. Here are some of our favorite quotes: Jimmy on living in Palm Beach: &ldquo...
Sweet peaches and jalapeños and other Southern-Latino love stories

Sweet peaches and jalapeños and other Southern-Latino love stories

When the sweet peach met the spicy jalapeño, a border-defying love story was sparked and life was made infinitely more delicious for Southern palates.  If you don’t believe me, pick up a tortilla chip and scoop up some of Sandra Gutierrez’s peach salsa.  Gutierrez, a North Carolina-based author and expert on Latin American cuisines, has been tracing Latin threads in the...
PHOTOS: Palm Beach County residents love their mommas

PHOTOS: Palm Beach County residents love their mommas

It’s hard not to get excited over Mother’s Day. I mean, c’mon y’all! If it weren’t for all the mommas out there, we wouldn’t even be here. And we’re not the only ones excited. We hit up Clematis By Night in West Palm in April for a little, who-loves-your-momma fun. Look who found... just in time for Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day 2017: Best restaurants to take Mom out to eat

Mother’s Day 2017: Best restaurants to take Mom out to eat

We should celebrate Mom every day! But the ‘official’ day to celebrate is almost here. Mother’s Day is this weekend and it’s time to make those dining out plans. Here are some of the best options we found for Mom. The classic steakhouse offers a three-course prix-fixe Mother’s Day meal which includes salad, choice of entrées, dessert and a complimentary...
Things to do May 27-29: Here’s your Palm Beach County Guide

Things to do May 27-29: Here’s your Palm Beach County Guide

It’s May and things are heating up! There are music festivals, craft beer fest and fun in the sun to enjoy this month. Here’s your go-to guide for things to do in May. Come meet adoptable dogs and shop local vendors at the few remaining green markets of the season! When: Every Saturday until the end of May, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Old School Square Park, 51 N Swinton...
Best brunches in the country: 2 local spots make the Top 100

Best brunches in the country: 2 local spots make the Top 100

OpenTable, the well-known restaurant-reservation company, released its Top 100 Brunch Restaurants of 2017. The list features food hubs from all over the country that OpenTable diners voted best-of-the-best — just in time for Mother’s Day.  Six Florida restaurants made the list, four of which are in South Florida. And of those four, two are in Palm Beach County.  What...
Beyond brunch: 5 local gift ideas to spoil Mom for Mother's Day

Beyond brunch: 5 local gift ideas to spoil Mom for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day weekend is a serious matter for anyone lucky enough to have momma in town. If you’ve already made brunch reservations after checking out our Mother’s Day Dining Guide but still want to do a little something special with or for mom, consider one of the gifts below.  There are no chemicals, sulfates, detergents, preservatives, GMOs or Parabens in Ella Bella&rsquo...
Boynton Beach woman, inspired by blind brother, writes children’s book

Boynton Beach woman, inspired by blind brother, writes children’s book

Stories about sibling relationships always have been key to the tapestry of the human condition. Some are dramatic - think Cain and Abel. Others are more mundane - regular folks living ordinary lives with occasional drama. Then there are those that stand out because there is an element of the unusual. Elaine Sussman’s children’s book about her and her brother Mark falls into the last category...
Which Pathfinder Award winner from Wellington is now a big TV star?

Which Pathfinder Award winner from Wellington is now a big TV star?

Erin Krakow will never forget the night she won a Pathfinder Award. Naturally, it was a big honor to appear at the Kravis Center and be recognized in the annual ceremony for high school excellence. But, 15 years later, she still cringes when remembering her outfit. “I was wearing an unfortunate blue suit and plain skirt,” Krakow recalled in a phone call from Los Angeles. &ldquo...
Meet Jimmy Buffett’s ‘rebel’ sister, Lucy. She makes a mean gumbo. 

Meet Jimmy Buffett’s ‘rebel’ sister, Lucy. She makes a mean gumbo. 

To make a gumbo is to tell a story, one that flows from the soul and takes hold of each ingredient you drop into the pot. This is how Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, Gulf Coast restaurant owner, cookbook author and “rebel” sister of superstar Jimmy Buffett, makes her signature dish.   She describes the act of making gumbo as a kind of ritual that spirits her memories, hopes...
What’s hot on the dining scene in Palm Beach Gardens? Glad you asked!

What’s hot on the dining scene in Palm Beach Gardens? Glad you asked!

If you blink, you just might miss the next restaurant opening in ever-growing Palm Beach Gardens. It has been raining restaurants in the leafy city these days.  While locals still pack the favorite mainstays – like Coolinary Café, The Cooper, Café Chardonnay, Carmine’s La Trattoria, Seasons 52 and others – here are six hot, new (or new-ish) spots to try: The...
Get into the flow: Learn how to look like a professional hoop dancer

Get into the flow: Learn how to look like a professional hoop dancer

We recognize that there is an entire community of hoopers out there. Dance hoopers, that is. From those who don’t miss an opportunity to grab a hula-hoop at a party — even if they can’t keep it around their waist for more than a few seconds ...  To peeps like Casandra Tanenbaum, a professional hoop dancer who was able to teach Palm Beach Post reporters, Corvaya...
Mother’s Day advice: What a Wellington single mom taught son about life

Mother’s Day advice: What a Wellington single mom taught son about life

A few years ago, Huffington Post ran a list of essential lessons that fathers should be sure to teach their sons. While the list includes such character-building advice as ”Take him to a ball game,” “Teach him when to stand up and when to walk away,” and “Be his hero,” it doesn’t address who imparts that important advice if Dad isn’t in the picture....
A Mother’s Confession: Why I Hate Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Confession: Why I Hate Mother’s Day

I love my kids — they are my heart, my life — but I hate Mother’s Day. There, I’ve said it and it feels… good. Cathartic. And a bit traitorous. RELATED: 12 HILARIOUS MOTHER’S DAY MEMES In the American cult of Momism, we’re all supposed to feign delight at being hoisted on a pedestal for a day this Sunday and showered with corporate-sponsored symbols of our...
Martin County Shrimp and Lobster Fest promises great food, music, more

Martin County Shrimp and Lobster Fest promises great food, music, more

Go a hardcore hankerin’ for crustaceans? Well get the butter and lemon ready, you will get your chance to indulge at the Martin County Shrimp and Lobster Festival. For three days, at Memorial Park in downtown Stuart, seafood lovers can feast on some the most delicious, decadent creations known to man. Offerings include crab cakes, clam chowder, lobster quesadillas and tacos. Need something to...
Calling all Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett plays in concert in West Palm Beach

Calling all Parrotheads! Jimmy Buffett plays in concert in West Palm Beach

Fire up that tailgate blender and start cranking out those frozen concoctions, Palm Beach County’s own Jimmy Buffett is playing Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre! Though he may not have pioneered the laid-back lifestyle, this iconic song-writing, fly-fishing waterman may have perfected it. Getting his start in the early 1970s, this modern pirate has created some incredible music and practically created...
New West Palm Warehouse District makes changes to upcoming food hall 

New West Palm Warehouse District makes changes to upcoming food hall 

The Warehouse District, the art/dining/lifestyle compound coming to life just southwest of downtown West Palm Beach, is already making  notable changes.  The yet-to-open food hall portion of the eclectic village, which had been known as Grange Hall Market, will now be called Grandview Public Market, developer Chris Vila said in a news release this week.  The market, which is set to...
Mother’s Day: 5 things I learned from Mami’s Kitchen

Mother’s Day: 5 things I learned from Mami’s Kitchen

Every day that I cook it's Mother's Day in my kitchen. That's because when I cook, I tap into the many lessons I learned from watching my mother command her own kitchen. I reach for snippets of memory each time I reach for a well-worn wooden spoon, a trusty paring knife or a spice jar.  My mother was an extraordinary self-taught cook and a great believer in the process of cooking. Although...
How Trump inspired this Delray Beach rocker’s Billboard top 10 hit

How Trump inspired this Delray Beach rocker’s Billboard top 10 hit

“Sorry if you don’t agree. I’m just trying to be brave. Here in the land of free, whatever happened to the American Dream?” Bob Pressner wrote those song lyrics while in his bathrobe sitting at his home just west of Delray Beach two years before a contentious presidential election and Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency. RELATED: The Post’s complete President...
How a Boca Raton meeting led to James Patterson, Bill Clinton novel

How a Boca Raton meeting led to James Patterson, Bill Clinton novel

Long before prolific Palm Beach author James Patterson began writing a book with President Bill Clinton, he was a Clinton fan. And the feeling must have been mutual. On a shelf in the second-floor writing room of his oceanfront home, Patterson keeps a framed photo of Clinton when he was president, outside the presidential helicopter carrying a copy of Patterson’s 1998 medical thriller, &ldquo...
Dining review: La Masseria’s authentic charms (and cheesecake) 

Dining review: La Masseria’s authentic charms (and cheesecake) 

I took an unexpected trip to southern Italy the other night without a passport or luggage. In fact, I wandered the Amalfi Coast and took in its flavors without leaving Palm Beach Gardens.  La Masseria, the 4-month-old restaurant on the PGA dining corridor, has this effect on an unassuming diner. It brings a sliver of an Italian vacation, a glimpse of the authentic, to the table.  This is...
25 restaurants are giving 30 percent off during Yelp Restaurant Week

25 restaurants are giving 30 percent off during Yelp Restaurant Week

For the first time ever, Yelp Palm Beach is hosting a Restaurant Week. Twenty-five of your favorite food hubs are offering 30 percent off your total bill. Think of it as the perfect excuse to eat out all week or to go to your favorite spot and try a dish you’ve never had before.  Yelp Restaurant Week takes place Sunday, May 7 through Saturday, May 13. Unlock your 30 percent discount...
A pro wrestling dinner theater: Florida’s wildest tourist attraction?

A pro wrestling dinner theater: Florida’s wildest tourist attraction?

We all have dreams. Win the lottery, take that first trip to Paris, buy a convertible. Bryan Smith’s dream was to combine professional wrestling and fine dining, a jackalope of an idea that, on the surface, seems on par with golf course surfing. That is, two ideas with no easily understood connection. Except that Smith, 38, a former pro wrestler, wanted to open his Manor Pro Wresting...
What classic TV celebrity made movie at West Palm Beach train station?

What classic TV celebrity made movie at West Palm Beach train station?

There was no rumpled raincoat. No half-chewed cigar. No mussed hair. Lt. Columbo wore a very respectable pin-striped suit. But it was the same Peter Falk who drew a crowd of onlookers to the West Palm Beach train station in June 1985, where the classic TV actor was filming a scene for the movie “Happy New Year.” In the film, Falk didn’t play a cop but a crook who cases...
NEW: Cafe at this popular kids’ skating rink cited for roaches

NEW: Cafe at this popular kids’ skating rink cited for roaches

A snack bar at Palm Beach Skate Zone in suburban Lake Worth and a Way Beyond Bagels location in suburban Delray Beach were ordered temporarily closed last week after state inspectors found live roaches in the facilities’ kitchen areas, according to Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation reports. Palm Beach Skate Zone at 8125 Lake Worth Road was cited May 1 after an inspector...
BREAKING: Accused SunFest phone thief arraigned in court

BREAKING: Accused SunFest phone thief arraigned in court

10 a.m. Monday UPDATE: Angel Torres was arraigned in court Monday morning on 29 charges. Click here for more on this story. ORIGINAL STORY: After a rash of smartphone thefts at SunFest, city police on Sunday said they arrested a Miami man who had 29 phones in his backpack. SunFest, the annual live music event on West Palm Beach’s waterfront, began Wednesday, and West Palm Beach police said...
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