Things to do in South Florida

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...
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...
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...
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...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton

Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in South Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. I love this spot for Sunday brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Not only is the Bloody Mary bar extraordinary, the view is stunning.   50 Ocean: 50. S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561-278-3364...
No tease: Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Hairspray’ is a fabulous show

No tease: Maltz Jupiter’s ‘Hairspray’ is a fabulous show

“You Can’t Stop the Beat” is the hard-driving pop rock imperative that concludes two-and-a-half hours of high energy perpetual motion in “Hairspray.” The raucous and puckish show is currently at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, where the company proves once again that it too is virtually unstoppable, particularly with major, mirthful musicals. From the opening curtain&rsquo...
Fire up the oven for full flavor, says America’s Test Kitchen

Fire up the oven for full flavor, says America’s Test Kitchen

We know all about special occasion roasts – the turkey at Thanksgiving, the glazed ham at Christmas, the lamb at Easter and roast chicken at Rosh Hashana. But if you’re like me, you barely turn on the oven between holidays.  Random days are for easy sautés or a quick toss of pasta, or maybe mindless, hands-off, slow-cooker stews. But a proper roast? Wouldn’t that require...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in western Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. If you blink, you'll miss this place as you drive past the strip plazas of State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. But sooner or later -- especially if you crave some lovingly cooked, steaming bowls of...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Jupiter, Gardens, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach

Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Jupiter, Gardens, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in North Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. Beneath vibrantly colored Mexican lanterns, hipster servers mash guacamole tableside, crispy empanadas are stuffed with delicious duck confit, and dessert means hot, fresh churros served with caramel...
Martin Luther King Day: The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida

Martin Luther King Day: The Rev. King’s fight for justice in South Florida

By Carlos Frias - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remained holed up in his Miami hotel. For two days, police had told him it was too risky to leave the Four Ambassadors on Brickell Avenue. Death threats had been made against his life during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting. Six weeks later, he would be dead. This spring marks 46 years since King, the...
How Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King mural gets worldwide attention

How Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King mural gets worldwide attention

It’s an iconic image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s expressive face, beaming with hope and purpose, his arm stretched above the rapt crowd at the Lincoln Memorial gathered to hear what will come to be known as his pivotal “I Have A Dream” speech. But as reimagined by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, King is rendered in brilliant kaleidoscopic color against the black and white...
The beerfest of champions: Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival returns this weekend

The beerfest of champions: Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival returns this weekend

It’s that time of year! Funky Buddha Brewery is rolling out its ‘breakfast in a glass’ craft beer brew.  The Oakland Park-based brewery hosts an all-out festival Saturday to mark the limited bottle release of its popular Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. The beer became a hit when it was released at Funky Buddha’s original brewery in Boca Raton in April 2011. It would come to...
This might be your chance to get married... for free 

This might be your chance to get married... for free 

By now you probably know that Palm Beach County Clerk Sharon Bock officiates a free group wedding every year at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. It’s not your movie-scene-big wedding, but it is just as beautiful and some would argue, more memorable.  Last year, Raymond Sorrells, Jr. and his fiance Chelsey Dailey, who didn’t want an extravagant wedding, tied the...
Video: Yoga with Kittens is a thing in West Palm

Video: Yoga with Kittens is a thing in West Palm

Peggy Adams is currently running a temporary “pup-up” shop at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. They’re hoping to find fur-ever homes for some of the dogs and cats as well as to get community support for the organization.
Missing fisherman: Why did search take so long? Lake O is really big

Missing fisherman: Why did search take so long? Lake O is really big

Just how vast is Lake Okeechobee? Those following the search this week for missing fisherman Nik Kayler, whose body was found Wednesday, might have wondered why the effort to find him was so difficult and took six days. After all, it’s just a lake, not an ocean. Why did it take so long? Lake Okeechobee, Palm Beach County’s avocado-shaped “western coast,” is massive. At 730...
Yoga with kittens: What’s not to love?

Yoga with kittens: What’s not to love?

There’s yoga, and then there’s Kitten Yoga. Yes, baby cats jumping all over you while you’re busy turning yourself into a pretzel.  Peggy Adams is currently running a temporary “pup-up” shop at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. They’re hoping to find fur-ever homes for some of the dogs and cats as well as to get community support for the organization...
Recipe of the week: Aran Goyoaga’s Swiss chard, pear and Gruyère tart

Recipe of the week: Aran Goyoaga’s Swiss chard, pear and Gruyère tart

When a friend brought me a bouquet of fresh chard recently for a sick-day soup, I remembered a favorite recipe by the ever-inspired cook, author and food photographer Aran Goyoaga.  Some years ago I watched the woman behind the popular “Cannelle et Vanille” blog make this Swiss chard, pear and Gruyère tart in her then Jupiter kitchen, months before she moved to her current...
Sneak-peek: Avocado Grill’s swanky, new digs in Palm Beach Gardens

Sneak-peek: Avocado Grill’s swanky, new digs in Palm Beach Gardens

UPDATE: Due to a construction issue, the opening of Avocado Grill in the Gardens has been delayed by one day. It will open Friday at 5 p.m., according to a restaurant representative. Julien Gremaud, the French chef whose fresh, buzzy bistro redefined downtown West Palm Beach dining three years ago, is ready for his new frontier – Palm Beach Gardens.  Gremaud’s second Avocado...
How South Florida Fair escape artist escaped from a horrific car crash

How South Florida Fair escape artist escaped from a horrific car crash

For more than a decade, Kristen “Lady Houdini” Johnson has made her living as an escape artist. She wriggles out of shackles in a glass box filled with water. She escapes from a straitjacket while hanging from a crane. Her stunts routinely leave fans in shock and delight. But about a year ago, she was the one left shocked, in a mangled car on a road outside the South Florida Fairgrounds...
South Florida Fair 2018: 8 ways to score cheap tickets

South Florida Fair 2018: 8 ways to score cheap tickets

The South Florida Fair goes down every year. This year, you can join the fun from Friday, Jan. 12  through Sunday, Jan., 28. What else is new? The fair theme, of course! “Magical Parades.” And yes, there will be TONS of them. Here’s how you can score free or discounted tickets to the enchanted experience. 1.  GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY  Advanced discount...
Did you know this Palm Beach music celebrity is 73 years old today?

Did you know this Palm Beach music celebrity is 73 years old today?

Happy Birthday to rocker Rod Stewart. The part-time Palm Beacher turns 73 years old today.  The singer of “Hot Legs,” “Maggie May” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”  made headline news in 2016 when he was knighted in England by Prince William for his “services to music and charity,” according to news reports.  In honor of the...
Reporter’s experience: An amazing trip to The Everglades you should do too!

Reporter’s experience: An amazing trip to The Everglades you should do too!

Reporter’s experience: It was my first time visiting The Everglades this December. An embarrassing confession since I’ve lived in Florida for more than nine years total, on and off. Though, after going, I had several locals reach out to me and admit that they, too, had never been. I realized The Everglades weren’t just a mystery to me, but to other locals as well.  The...
Openings: New barbecue restaurant to debut at Hilton near PBI in West Palm

Openings: New barbecue restaurant to debut at Hilton near PBI in West Palm

The Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel is about to become a local dining destination for rib lovers. Tony Roma’s, the national chain founded in North Miami more than 45 years ago, will debut a location at the hotel next week.  The casual, meat-centric restaurant opens Jan. 17 at the lakeside hotel in the space formerly occupied by H Bar. It will offer a menu of Tony Roma’s favorites...
Did you know this Boynton Beach music celebrity is 40 years old today?

Did you know this Boynton Beach music celebrity is 40 years old today?

Before he was A.J., he was Alex. That’s how the locals recall Alex McLean, the child actor and singer who wanted to be a star. Now, the 20-year-old has fulfilled his dream as the sunglasses-sporting member of the Backstreet Boys otherwise known as A.J. “I remember when he played Dopey in Snow White at the Little Palm Theatre,” says Margie Richards, who runs an acting studio in Delray...
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: Downtown...
Monday bar deal: Wear 80s wrestling garb, get free oysters at Parched Pig

Monday bar deal: Wear 80s wrestling garb, get free oysters at Parched Pig

Here’s a deal that might send you to dig up that vintage Rey Mysterio mask from storage: Dress up in 80s wrestling attire and get free, freshly shucked oysters at The Parched Pig bar in Palm Beach Gardens. And no double-knee armbreakers are required – unless you consider the nudging of the oyster from the half-shell a wrestling move.  The spandex garb fun and puns come courtesy of...
Openings: Bites and Backgammon? Lake Worth’s newest tapas bar is also a game room

Openings: Bites and Backgammon? Lake Worth’s newest tapas bar is also a game room

A soulful new tapas spot officially opened this week on Lake Worth’s up-and-coming Lucerne Avenue. It serves an eclectic menu of small plates, plus wine and local beers. But Three of Hearts aims to be more than a place for a quick bite or sip. It is also a space for playing board games. In fact, the menu lists 22 games – everything from Rummikub to Jenga to Scrabble to Clue – available...
Ranking: What are the top 11 movie theaters in Palm Beach County?

Ranking: What are the top 11 movie theaters in Palm Beach County?

Sure, you can watch a movie literally anywhere these days - you might be watching one on your phone as you read this - but leaving your home and experiencing that movie in the dark of a theater, shoulder to shoulder with neighbors, is still incredibly popular. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reported that tickets sales in the United States and Canada hit an all-time high...
West Palm man’s dream garden still recovering from Hurricane Irma

West Palm man’s dream garden still recovering from Hurricane Irma

Gene Joyner gingerly leads the way through the tangle of rare plants and trees known as Unbelievable Acres, his private botanical garden that’s still recovering from a brutal punch by Hurricane Irma. He shuffles slowly these days since diabetes began numbing his feet, yet he can’t stop educating visitors about the plants he loves and has dedicated his life to introducing...
Taste test: Can you buy a day’s worth of decent food at Dollar General?

Taste test: Can you buy a day’s worth of decent food at Dollar General?

It’s ironic that I never thought of giant discount chain Dollar General as a place to buy groceries, because for years it’s been my go-to for pretty much everything else. Laundry detergent? Check! Last-minute cheap Christmas ornaments for a holiday gathering? Check! An affordable throw rug to cover the stain I’m trying to hide? Big life-saving check, because that stain was hideous!...
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...
Did you know these rock, pop celebrities live from Jupiter to Boca?

Did you know these rock, pop celebrities live from Jupiter to Boca?

Palm Beach County is well-known for its richer-than-rich residents, but did you know that the staid environs of Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington and even Boca Raton have become a refuge for those who rock out? Maybe the weather lends itself to non-stop pool parties. Whatever it is, no fewer than ten members of the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have called the county home, 11 if you count 2018...
New Year’s cooking: starting the year vegan-ish

New Year’s cooking: starting the year vegan-ish

We tend to make all-or-nothing food resolutions when facing a brand new year. (I will go raw! I will go entirely sugar-free! I will go strictly vegan!)  Kudos to those who manage to obey the confines of such resolutions. I am not one of those.  Sure, I love raw foods, sugar-free foods and vegan foods. But I appreciate flexibility as well. This is why I think I found a kindred spirit in the...
5 nail salons in town to get tipsy while getting pampered

5 nail salons in town to get tipsy while getting pampered

It’s called a nail bar for a reason, right? And thank goodness, because there comes a time when a glass of champagne is just as important as a fresh manicure. You can get both of these luxuries at the same time at salons throughout Palm Beach County. So grab a girlfriend or relative this week and get pampered while getting tipsy.  When you go: Skip the traditional...
Here’s a bucket list of things to do in Palm Beach County in 2018

Here’s a bucket list of things to do in Palm Beach County in 2018

Palm Beach County certainly has a busy season, from fall through spring, when thousands of snowbirds migrate here and events seem to pop up daily. But if you’re a local, you also know that there really is no slow season: there are plenty of fun activities and extreme adventures that keep us living here year round.  To experience Palm Beach County like never before, click on the hyperlinks...
Neighborhood Gem: Giovanni's is a pizza, pasta, Sinatra kind of place

Neighborhood Gem: Giovanni's is a pizza, pasta, Sinatra kind of place

Sometimes the essence of a neighborhood gem rises and arcs in the time it takes for an old standard to play: Tidbits of light gossip exchanged on the later side of dinner service dissolve across red-clothed tables. Older couple yields the floor to the Sinatra soundtrack as it comes into focus. Could there be a more beautiful Gershwin tune? “It’s very clear our love is here to stay/ Not...
Costa’s falafel balls need to be on your 2018 Foodie Bucket List

Costa’s falafel balls need to be on your 2018 Foodie Bucket List

The small, crispy falafel balls at Costa must be the most addictive bar bites in Palm Beach. It was just one of the dishes I sampled on a visit to the newish Mediterranean restaurant that’s tucked into the second level of the 150 Worth shopping plaza. They’re not on the menu, but Costa’s executive chef, David Valencia, often makes them for happy hour – and he’ll make...
Permanently closed: We said goodbye to these Palm Beach County restaurants in 2017

Permanently closed: We said goodbye to these Palm Beach County restaurants in 2017

Restaurants come and go. But some stay in your heart forever. From a little French bistro to a newly-opened gastro pub, we said goodbye to some really good eateries this year.  Here are some highlights from north to south. (Check the bottom of the story to see the full list of restaurants that have closed this year.) After 18 years in business, La Bonne Bouche Bistro is now Dayane&rsquo...
NEW: Rocker Bon Jovi dines at Lake Worth restaurant

NEW: Rocker Bon Jovi dines at Lake Worth restaurant

Wanted … tuna tostada? That was one of the items on the menu for celebrity rocker Jon Bon Jovi during his visit to Benny’s on the Beach on Wednesday afternoon. Bon Jovi, the lead singer and the namesake of the American rock band Bon Jovi, dined at the oceanfront Lake Worth restaurant along with a party of 20. His visit was not a surprise, Benny’s manager Justin McCall said. Max...
VIDEO: This handmade nativity scene in West Palm home is one-of-a-kind

VIDEO: This handmade nativity scene in West Palm home is one-of-a-kind

When you walk inside the Zapata-Cordoba’s living room in their tidy house in West Palm Beach, you can’t believe what you’re seeing. You expect a couch, TV, or maybe a coffee table, but instead you see waterfalls, a river, mountains, caves, palm trees, animals and people, all forming a gigantic panoramic nativity scene. Horacio Zapata, 65, and Nancy Cordoba, 63, both originally from...
JUST IN: Enjoy beautiful gardens at new outdoor lunch spot in West Palm

JUST IN: Enjoy beautiful gardens at new outdoor lunch spot in West Palm

Whether it’s something you regularly do or not, everyone loves a snazzy, well-done lunch with a beautiful view. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is now open for a full dining experience. We’re talkin’ shade from surrounding rare palms and cycads and musical entertainment by the garden’s protected residents – chirping tropical birds. The luncheon service features soups...
Neighborhood Gem: Puerto Rican soul lives in a soup in Greenacres

Neighborhood Gem: Puerto Rican soul lives in a soup in Greenacres

I found Puerto Rican soul in a bowl in a small Greenacres restaurant, and I’m so glad I did. It was Good Friday and I was looking for a good fish/seafood dish and found a winner on the menu at Isla del Coqui restaurant: asopao de camarones (Puerto Rican broth-y rice with shrimp, $11.25). The place is tucked into a suburban strip mall. Few tables were filled on this particular afternoon, but...
Thing to Have: Wawa

Thing to Have: Wawa

The place: Wawa, All South Florida locations Why you’re there: People are serious about their Wawa. It’s the gas station-slash-go-to coffee house and deli with loyal customers who worship the private company's made-to-order hoagies like they’re pure gold.  You’re at a Wawa this holiday season because your eyes are being to cross from all the miles you’re driving...
Free stock art lacks diversity: Where are all the brown people?

Free stock art lacks diversity: Where are all the brown people?

Free stock photography sites like Pexels and Pixabay.com are the truth. Thanks to them, creatives and writers can add dope photos taken by real photographers to their content. And this is without asking for permission.  Just type in a couple of words and voila. Scrolls worth of quality images to compliment whatever narrative a content creator has got going. But for the "stay...
Neighborhood Gem: Your out-of-town guests will love The Alchemist

Neighborhood Gem: Your out-of-town guests will love The Alchemist

I have to admit it took me a while to warm up to The Alchemist Gastropub. First, there was the “Gastropub” title that conjured images of bar food that tries too hard. Then there was the jinxed location thing: Two restaurants closed in that same Clematis Street space in the year and a half before Alchemist’s October 2014 opening in downtown West Palm Beach. But now it has been more...
Best Noon Year’s Eve events for kids in Palm Beach County

Best Noon Year’s Eve events for kids in Palm Beach County

Midnight is a little late for kids to celebrate. So, what’s better? Ring the New Year with a Noon Year’s Eve event. There are several big ones to choose from in Palm Beach County. Enjoy! (Click on the address to open in Google Maps) Nothing says Happy New Year like a free event. Get your kids ready and head over to Downtown at The Gardens for an afternoon full of activities: carousels...
'Miracle' continues at Delray's Death Or Glory, one of the country's best new bars

'Miracle' continues at Delray's Death Or Glory, one of the country's best new bars

Death Or Glory, a downtown Delray Beach watering hole that opened in April in the historic Falcon House, has been named one of the country's "Best New Bars of 2017" by the website Supercall. The Supercall lineup includes 14 bars from craft cocktail hotspots such as New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. Death Or Glory is the only Florida locale on the list. Death Or Glory is currently...
Bonfire season in Lake Worth is here!

Bonfire season in Lake Worth is here!

Cool weather has been slipping through our state on and off like a broken AC. Luckily, though, the season highs aren’t as sticky and miserable as they were in August and September.  And you Floridians know what this slight weather drop means: Bonfire season! Woot woot. And yep, beach parties under the stars. You know Lake Worth, in all its public art and hipster magic is ready to get...
Neighborhood Gem: Get holiday comfort in a cup with Taco Chula's homemade horchata

Neighborhood Gem: Get holiday comfort in a cup with Taco Chula's homemade horchata

What’s better than digging your spoon into a bowl of creamy, cinnamon-y rice pudding? The homemade horchata at Taco Chula. Close your eyes and take a sip – it’s the essence of rice pudding, but in liquid form. You get the richness, the touch of cinnamon, the round notes we love in rice pudding. That’s because the drink is made from, yes, rice. It’s soaked in water with...
Neighborhood Gem: Neighbors Market in Gardens is easy to love

Neighborhood Gem: Neighbors Market in Gardens is easy to love

I love a good food bargain. The sight of fresh tortillas for pennies per pound or bold espresso for under two bucks or gorgeous, nice-price produce makes my Cuban refugee soul leap for joy. So when a friend told me about the deals at the Neighbors Market on Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, I ventured into the charming, family-owned market that’s tucked into the strip plaza behind a...
2017: The Palm Beach Post Holiday Coloring Contest Winners!

2017: The Palm Beach Post Holiday Coloring Contest Winners!

Thanks, kids! You really worked those pens and crayons. We got hundreds of entries (from the Treasure Coast to Miami, and even Arizona and Massachusetts), so it was tough to pick just three. But here are the winners of The Post Holiday Coloring Contest, who each receive a $50 cash gift card. And a special thanks to those school classes that participated, and for those readers in their 80s and 90s...
JUST IN: Popular barbecue restaurant is now open at The Gardens Mall

JUST IN: Popular barbecue restaurant is now open at The Gardens Mall

After a short delay, Park Avenue BBQ’s is now open in The Gardens Mall. The Lake Park-founded local chain is located in the Counter Burger’s previous space near Sears on the mall’s lower level. This location also has a nice outdoor patio and a more upscale decor. Shoppers can now enjoy some of our favorite bites including baby-back ribs, the hand-sliced BBQ Beef Brisket sandwich...
Recipe: A Christmas Eve lechón without the backyard production

Recipe: A Christmas Eve lechón without the backyard production

What is noche buena without a good lechón? Of course the Cuban tradition of roasting a pig on Christmas Eve has its drawbacks — and not just for the noble pig. It usually means tending to a roasting pit or outdoor Caja China roaster for hours. Of course, a good lechón can be had without the backyard roasting production. Here’s a recipe by award-winning South Florida chef...
3 TO SEE: ‘Charlie Brown Christmas,’ celeb photo exhibit, jazz concert

3 TO SEE: ‘Charlie Brown Christmas,’ celeb photo exhibit, jazz concert

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. Nowadays, people often...
Openings: Popular French baker debuts sweet shop in West Palm

Openings: Popular French baker debuts sweet shop in West Palm

A new French bakery cafe, Loic, is now open in downtown West Palm Beach.  The man behind the sweets is popular pastry chef Loic Autret, whose confections are well known to West Palm GreenMarket customers. The shop’s aim is to spread cheer and friendship through good pastry, he told The Post in a recent interview.   “I want it to be something people will always remember...
Where's the best sushi in Palm Beach County? It's time for a final vote 

Where's the best sushi in Palm Beach County? It's time for a final vote 

You can pretty much find a spread of gorgeous sashimi anywhere these days: from sushi menus at the fanciest restaurants to packaged rolls at your local supermarket. Because of that fact, good sushi has become a bit hard to find.  When Thrillist released its list of the best sushi restaurants in America, two Miami spots got some well-deserved shine. But what us? What about the great sushi...
Fun and free events for kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

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

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our new Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where: Boca...
A pop-up cake shop just opened on Palm Beach and it is sweet

A pop-up cake shop just opened on Palm Beach and it is sweet

One of the hottest cake designers in South Florida has officially opened a “pop up” in Palm Beach. Janderyn Makris of Earth and Sugar joins the new eclectic stream of businesses at The Royal Poinciana Plaza.   Makris, whose supremely Instagram-able designs have caught the eye of Brides magazine and national wedding bloggers, opened her shop on December 19 and plans...
Winter in Florida: Enjoy winter fun with the Florida sun!

Winter in Florida: Enjoy winter fun with the Florida sun!

It's that time of the year again. That time when we brag about our nice Florida weather while the rest of the country freezes.  But for those of you who actually enjoy the white stuff falling from the sky and wrapping up in scarves before leaving the house — ya know, the traditional Christmas vibe  — this list of winter activities, South Florida style, is for you. ...
Guide: Best Harbourside restaurants in Jupiter

Guide: Best Harbourside restaurants in Jupiter

Restaurants at Harbourside Place range from the quick and casual to the funky and bizaare. Here’s our Food Editor Liz Balmaseda’s guide to the plaza’s eateries, the hits and the misses. (Click on the restaurant’s address to open in Google Maps) Part steakhouse, part sports bar, Tiger Woods' restaurant at Harbourside Place is a game-changer at the waterfront dining and shopping...
Season to Share: How your donations are making the holidays brighter

Season to Share: How your donations are making the holidays brighter

Money cannot cure cancer. But, given joyfully with a spirit of generosity and community, it can at least greatly lift a flagging spirit. “To us, it was very amazing,” said Margaret Lennon, describing the feeling of having thousands of dollars literally fall from the sky for her family, thanks to the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office of Palm Beach County and their contribution to...
Where to eat on New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach County

Where to eat on New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach County

What’s one of the best ways to ring in the new year? How about a delicious dinner out? These restaurants are serving up some of the best New Year’s Eve specials in Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip. Click on each restaurant’s address to open in Google Maps. The stunning new restaurant in Palm Beach is celebrating the new year with two seatings...
Christmas love: Royal Palm couple brings foster kids into home, hearts

Christmas love: Royal Palm couple brings foster kids into home, hearts

Last Christmas, just as they had the year before, Sue Ellen and Suzette Calderon of Royal Palm Beach sent out bright, colorful greeting cards featuring their young sons Oliver and Christopher. But the 2016 cards were different from 2015’s in one major way - they were able to show the boys’ faces. “We had to take (the photos) from behind and write, ‘From our family to yours...
Best in dining 2017: Our Critic’s Choice Awards

Best in dining 2017: Our Critic’s Choice Awards

This was the year of “who knew?” I had excellent meals at chain restaurants. I jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon. I had good mac-and-cheese at the opening of a WAWA gas station.  Who knew?  Sure, it was the year I devoured crackers slathered with canned Easy Cheese in the throes of Hurricane Irma jitters. But it was also the year I sampled exquisite scallops in the most...
Best restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Best restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas in Palm Beach County

Not in the mood to cook on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? These restaurants have you covered. Here are a few of the best dining offerings around Palm Beach County. Prices are listed without the expected tax and tip. The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant, in downtown West Palm is offering a special order-and-take Christmas dinner option. The prepared meal includes an Australian...
The Post’s 10 favorite recipes of the year

The Post’s 10 favorite recipes of the year

  If all the dishes we made from scratch this year were contained in a virtual recipe file, which 10 creations would rise to the top as our favorites?  We flipped through our 2017 recipe file, and we learned a couple of things: First, we swooned over many a dish this year. Second, it wasn’t easy to pick just 10 favorites. But we did. From a lasagna with an unexpected twist to a Southern...
The activity that helped a disabled Boca man, 77, re-energize his life

The activity that helped a disabled Boca man, 77, re-energize his life

Arms cranking, leaning into it, Gary Elsner flies past, illustrating the art of the possible in sweat, swiftness and a three-wheel handcycle. “Speed is my thing,” he says, catching his breath after a few sprints around his Boca Raton condo community. “I like a hint of danger and adventure.” It’s a gutsy thing for any 77-year-old to say, but particularly for a man...
Christmas tamales: making masa dough and memories

Christmas tamales: making masa dough and memories

If you think about it, tamales are simply bundles of holiday love. Around this time of the year, scoops of masa filled with savory surprises are swaddled in corn husks or banana leaves and steamed. But it is the assembly process – the tamaliza or tamalada – that infuses the love. Most often, a single tamal is assembled by many hands –old and young, expert and novice.  Sure,...
NEW: Tempers flare at Flagler Shore meeting in West Palm

NEW: Tempers flare at Flagler Shore meeting in West Palm

Tempers flared Saturday at a public meeting about the city’s controversial Flagler Shore project, as angry opponents lambasted city officials for closing off two lanes of Flagler Drive since October for pedestrians and bikes. Most people behaved politely during the two-hour event, which was held on one block of Flagler Shore, at the end of Datura Street, where about 100 residents offered...
New brewpub opens in downtown West Palm

New brewpub opens in downtown West Palm

The big, snazzy sign outside the upcoming West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault may be brand new, but its vintage lettering gives the place an instantly iconic flair. Inside, as the staff puts the finishing touches on what will be an upscale brewpub, brew master Joel Kodner monitors the six fermentation tanks that nurture the brewery’s first batches of beer. West Palm Brewery opened Dec. 18...
John McEnroe to return to Delray Beach tennis event in February

John McEnroe to return to Delray Beach tennis event in February

A tennis legend will take the court in Delray Beach next year. John McEnroe, an International Tennis Hall of Famer and 17-time Grand Slam champion, will compete at the ATP Champions Tour event from Feb. 16-18 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, according to a press release. “I look forward to returning to Delray Beach for another ATP Champions Tour event,” McEnroe said in the...
Farm and dine: 3 can’t-miss events at Swank Farms this season

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Celebration set to return to Port of Palm Beach

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

UPDATE: Popular Indian restaurant in West Palm temporarily closed

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

2 ways to get snow in sunny South Florida

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim Tebow was in town with a message: Finish strong

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

Fundraiser: This dinner will make you feel very happy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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