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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekend getaway: Florida Keys & Key West travel guide

A sensational summer getaway is easy, breezy and just down the road in the Florida Keys. The string of tropical islands stretches about 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida.  Thinking about visiting Key West, Florida? The town's Key Lime Festival takes place during the 4th of July weekend and features a Key lime pie eating contest, rum tastings and a fireworks display on the fourth...
Nicole Brown Simpson’s ex-beau, now in Jupiter, recalled O.J. stalking

Nicole Brown Simpson’s ex-beau, now in Jupiter, recalled O.J. stalking

Keith Zlomsowitch was driving in to Dorrian’s Red Hand, the West Palm Beach restaurant of which he’s a partner, when he found out that O.J. Simpson has been granted parole in Nevada. And while Zlomsowitch, who dated Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole off and on a few years before her 1994 murder and testified before the grand jury when the former Hall of Fame football player was accused...
Dining review: an Indian lunch buffet worth exploring

Dining review: an Indian lunch buffet worth exploring

I’m not the buffet type. Buffets make it too tempting to clutter one’s plate with a hodgepodge of scoops and flavors, one running into the next. I prefer a more orderly plate, one in which the elements enhance one another.  That said, I had no hesitation to pile all kinds of goodness on my lunch plate recently at Aroma Indian Cuisine. Located in West Palm’s Village Commons plaza...
Ever had a Chocolate Old Fashioned? Ladies, let’s talk whiskey

Ever had a Chocolate Old Fashioned? Ladies, let’s talk whiskey

Ya know what’s silly? We go with what’s easiest when we’re out having a drink with our girls.  “Oh hey, bartender, I’ll take a margarita on the rocks. She’s having a Tequila Sunrise.” And if its just one of them days, “We’ll both have a Jack and Coke ... no judgement. Thanks.”  Ah, the infamous “Jack and Coke.” It&rsquo...
Cheers! One of West Palm’s largest beer festivals is this weekend

Cheers! One of West Palm’s largest beer festivals is this weekend

The Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest pours into the South Florida Fairgrounds Saturday. Beer lovers can sample more than 200 craft beers, all in air-conditioned comfort! The beer bash includes the following participating breweries: Twisted Trunk Brewing, Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks, Ookapow Brewing Company, Devour Brewing Company, Saltwater Brewery, Barrel of Monks Brewing, Bangin’ Banjo...
Openings: Kapow Noodle Bar debuts West Palm Beach location 

Openings: Kapow Noodle Bar debuts West Palm Beach location 

The second location of restaurateur Rodney Mayo’s Kapow Noodle Bar hosted its official (VIP) grand opening in downtown West Palm Beach Thursday night.  With a modernized, generically Asian menu (from Vietnamese wings to Thai style jerky to Peking duck), Kapow has been packing in crowds since its opening in November 2011 in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. The West Palm location...
The new coffee shop in CityPlace may surprise you

The new coffee shop in CityPlace may surprise you

Wait a minute readers. So y’all know Capital One, right? The financial corporation. The one you may have banked with in the past? They just dropped a Capital One Cafe into West Palm Beach — at CityPlace, directly across from Mellow Mushroom. Yep. They want you to come in, to get comfortable, to hang out in their spot. But would you honestly kick it in a bank? Could...
The ‘restaurant on wheels’: A guide to food trucks in Palm Beach County

The ‘restaurant on wheels’: A guide to food trucks in Palm Beach County

These so-called food truck rallies are going on somewhere in the county every day of the week. In Wellington, it’s every Thursday night. The biggest, a rally of more than 40 trucks, gathers in Jupiter’s Abacoa once a month.  Food trucks usually specialize in one style of cuisine: It could be sliders or tacos, it could be Pan-Asian fare or Argentine parrillada, it could...
Hot Dog Day: Who has the best hot dog in Palm Beach County?

Hot Dog Day: Who has the best hot dog in Palm Beach County?

Did you know today is Hot Dog Day? Not to be confused with National Hot Dog Day which is Sunday, July 23. So, before you make the basic ones to celebrate, try one of these local faves. From traditional American hot 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...
This North Palm Beach restaurant is a must-try neighborhood gem

This North Palm Beach restaurant is a must-try neighborhood gem

Do you think they’ll make it?” a middle-aged man asked his dinner companion during a conversation I happened to overhear inside a small north county restaurant. He was referring to the restaurant, a lovely Thai-sushi spot tucked into an old roadside inn on U.S. Highway 1. The place is a neighborhood gem, but it was virtually empty. The hush allowed me to appreciate the clean lines of the...
CityPlace has done something special for your dog

CityPlace has done something special for your dog

You already know that you can walk your dog around CityPlace in West Palm Beach at any time of the day. No problems, no pet-owner's guilt. But the local hot spot has gotten even more welcoming thank to a new addition. "Pet Park at CityPlace" caters to your spoiled canine in the best way. It’s not a gated dog park, or a playground. Instead, Pet Park is a small,  patch of grass...
Dining buzz: 8 new restaurants on deck, from Boca to the Gardens 

Dining buzz: 8 new restaurants on deck, from Boca to the Gardens 

That buzzing you hear is the sound of new restaurant kitchens in construction, of booths and bars and floors getting spiffed up as new spots prepare to make their debut. Some openings are slated for summer, others for later in the year. Here’s how the new dining landscape is taking shape:  A couple of burger-centric Boca Raton chefs are within weeks of opening a new upscale, Florida-inspired...
WATCH: Behind the scenes of a McDonald’s photo shoot 

WATCH: Behind the scenes of a McDonald’s photo shoot 

If you’ve ever wondered why fast food looks more appetizing in advertising than it does in store, McDonald’s has some answers.  While a burger made in store takes about a minute to make, a burger prepped for a photo shoot takes several hours.  Ingredients that are typically hidden under the bun, are pulled to the foreground for marketing purposes. Photographers even use...
Why did Trump compliment French first lady’s figure?

Why did Trump compliment French first lady’s figure?

Brigitte Macron is in great shape. We can all see that. The first lady of France is as buff as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. “You’re in such good shape,” President Trump told her Thursday during his first state visit to France, then he turned to her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron, and repeated: “She’s in such good physical shape.” After Trump nodded...
Starbucks Reinvents Flavored Iced Tea with Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions

Starbucks Reinvents Flavored Iced Tea with Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions

Starbucks introduces Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Infusions, containing tea, fruit and botanical blends, slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar. These new shaken iced teas are made without artificial flavors and sweeteners and are 45 calories for a Grande-sized (16 fluid-ounce) beverage. Pineapple Black Tea, Peach Citrus White Tea and Strawberry Green Tea will be available year-round at participating...
Your guide to 10 of the best beaches in Florida

Your guide to 10 of the best beaches in Florida

If you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway this summer, look no further than Florida.  Home to some of the best beaches in the United States, the state of Florida is your perfect summer escape. Whether it's long weekend or an entire weeklong vacation, you'll easily find the ideal spot to clear your mind and refresh from the stress of the daily grind. After all, lounging by the ocean...
Bastille Day 2017: Best restaurants in Palm Beach County to celebrate French holiday

Bastille Day 2017: Best restaurants in Palm Beach County to celebrate French holiday

Bastille Day is celebrated in remembrance of the beginning of the French Revolution. Restaurants around the county are honoring the French holiday with great deals and fun celebrations. The French restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach will host a three-day celebration which kicks off today. The special menu, which is offered Friday and Saturday, includes small plate options of Escargots de Bourgogne...
4 places to dine in Palm Beach County and benefit a charity

4 places to dine in Palm Beach County and benefit a charity

Dining in Palm Beach County is always a good time, but it’s a great time when part of your bill is being donated to people, children and charities in need. This summer, you have the opportunity to do your part by dining at several of the following places. Here are 4 restaurants donating to great causes this summer. Avocado Grill opened in 2014 in West Palm Beach but has already become a staple...
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day: Guide to the best ice cream, gelato and ice pops in town

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day: Guide to the best ice cream, gelato and ice pops in town

National Ice Cream Day is officially Sunday, July 16. But for Floridians, everyday can be Ice Cream Day.  As temperatures rise, so do cravings for ice cold sweets. Palm Beach County has plenty of options to cool you off, from gelato and frozen margaritas to popsicles and shakes. Here are a few options by city: More than 42 old-fashioned ice creams, yogurts, sorbets and sugarless treats...
For National Ice Cream Day: Readers pick 3 best local ice cream spots

For National Ice Cream Day: Readers pick 3 best local ice cream spots

Jessica and Mimi doing their best ice cream scooping at Sloan’s in CityPlace. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post) Sunday, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day. To celebrate, we recall the results from our Readers’ Choice poll for the best ice cream in town. Original story posted in 2016: A few weeks ago we announced the winner of our latest Readers’ Choice Award. For...
BREAKING: Restaurant manager facing deportation gets 3 month reprieve

BREAKING: Restaurant manager facing deportation gets 3 month reprieve

Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the manager of the Pizza Al Fresco restaurant on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue who was facing the risk of deportation under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy, has been given a 3-month reprieve, his attorney announced on Thursday. Gonzalez was scheduled to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Broward County on Friday...
The real Kramer: He didn’t play him on ‘Seinfeld,’ but he’s making up for it now

The real Kramer: He didn’t play him on ‘Seinfeld,’ but he’s making up for it now

It’s been nearly 30 years, but the comedian still remembers the conversation. His former neighbor, a successful television writer, had created a sitcom and based one character after the comedian, even giving him his last name. Great, said the comedian — as long as he got to play the part. Nope, sorry, the neighbor said. The part went to another guy — but Kenny Kramer managed...
Just in: Palm Beach Zoo's oldest cat, Sharon, dies

Just in: Palm Beach Zoo's oldest cat, Sharon, dies

The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society’s 23-year-old ocelot died today after a battle with kidney disease. The zoo announced Sharon had been under close watch following what appeared to be a mild seizure in mid-May.  “Sharon was the most senior feline in our care, she was very loved, and she will be missed,” said Nancy Nill, the Zoo’s associate curator. Sharon...
Meet The New Yorker, Junior’s new freakish dessert

Meet The New Yorker, Junior’s new freakish dessert

The newest dessert at Junior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton wants to be your sweet tooth’s everything. It’s a decadent cheesecake. It’s a frothy milkshake.  It’s a hefty slice of Junior’s strawberry cheesecake stacked on top of a frosting-and-graham-cracker-rimmed strawberry milkshake. It’s a needy dish – it screams “I will not be ignored!&rdquo...
National French Fry Day: 4 best restaurants for french fries, including free fries

National French Fry Day: 4 best restaurants for french fries, including free fries

Who doesn’t love a crispy, slightly salty french fry? National French Fry Day is the day to indulge in those greasy mounds of carbo-loading love. And restaurants around the county are offering deals to celebrate the day.  For the lovers of poutine, Chez L’Epicier offers a side of the gooey goodness with their Thursday all-you-can-eat mussels and frites special ($24). The...
Go old school and ‘hang tough’ with NKOTB

Go old school and ‘hang tough’ with NKOTB

When they started out in 1984, they were the newbies in the musical world. But the New Kids On The Block took the world by storm and became a mega-popular boy band with more than 80 million records sold worldwide. Fans clamored for more of their music and the “boys” responded with a string of hits that dominated the charts. Though they disbanded in in 1994, they reunited in 2007 and it...
Sam Hunt ready to rock at Perfect Vodka Ampitheatre

Sam Hunt ready to rock at Perfect Vodka Ampitheatre

Sam Hunt has made a name for himself as a country singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist. But he might have been on a gridiron instead of a stage if things had been different. He was a standout player in high school and went on to be the quarterback for the University of Alabama Birmingham. Though he was a great athlete, Hunt’s dreams of playing professionally never materialized. Luckily for...
Recipe of the week: French crepes filled with apricots and vanilla honey

Recipe of the week: French crepes filled with apricots and vanilla honey

Of all the vehicles for savory or sweet, French-style crepes rise to the top of my favorites. Encasing savory fillings, like melting cheeses or saucy mushrooms, crepes can lend contrasting sweet notes. Wrapped around sweet fillings, they double-down on decadence. That sweet filling doesn’t have to be a cloying one. As the recipe below illustrates, sometimes the best fillings are the most natural...
Hungry? Here are 10 terrific summer dining deals 

Hungry? Here are 10 terrific summer dining deals 

You know it’s deep summer in the Palm Beaches when prices drop and hard-to-get tables open up. That’s when we, the deal hunters, pounce on the prix fixes. Lucky for us, there are plenty of summer deals – from full menus to smaller promos – to keep us out and about in the off-season. Here are ten terrific deals:  This stylish, usually pricy spot has several summertime...
Kids eat free (or almost free) Wednesday at these local restaurants 

Kids eat free (or almost free) Wednesday at these local restaurants 

We love our children, we really do. But let’s be real: Our babies are expensive! And now the kiddos are home for summer... probably bugging you about things to do and what to eat for lunch. No worries. We’ve compiled a list of places where kids eat free every hump day.   TEDDY’S WING SHACK, 1 free kids meal per adult entree purchase all day. Address: 1632...
The Thing to Have: at Cooper’s Hawk in The Gardens Mall

The Thing to Have: at Cooper’s Hawk in The Gardens Mall

The place: Cooper’s Hawk, Gardens Mall Why you’re there: You’ve heard great things about the wine, and possibly the delicious tuna entree. But save those items for when you’ve got time to dine in. Today you’re at the restaurant and winery — that you’d easily forget is in a mall — because you need fuel before your next shopping splurge or drive...
View our paradise: Best restaurants for outdoor dining in Jupiter 

View our paradise: Best restaurants for outdoor dining in Jupiter 

Even if it’s brutally hot outside, a table with a good view will lift you from the swelter.  Your view drops you in the middle of a certain paradise. That’s the essence of al fresco dining, the sense of place. Here are some of the best restaurants with outdoor seating in Jupiter from which to view our paradise: A mainstay at the Jupiter inlet, the sprawling wooden deck at Jetty&rsquo...
Kids eat free (or almost free) Tuesday at these yummy Palm Beach County restaurants 

Kids eat free (or almost free) Tuesday at these yummy Palm Beach County restaurants 

We love our children, we really do. But let’s be real: Our babies are expensive! And now the kiddos are home for summer... probably bugging you about things to do and what to eat for lunch. No worries. We’ve compiled a list of places where kids eat free Tuesday of the week.   TOOJAY’S, Kid’s meals are free through August 30th with purchase of adult entree....
This South Florida sandwich made the ‘Best Sandwiches in America’ list

This South Florida sandwich made the ‘Best Sandwiches in America’ list

 Rating sandwiches, subs or any other combination of meaty goodness and rabbit food (veggies) against each other sounds unfair; considering there are so many variations and flavors that make each creation uniquely delicious. However, the editors at Tasting Table have decided to choose the best sandwiches from coast to coast.  This South Florida one made the list. A Cuban favorite...
Kids eat free (or almost free) Monday at these local restaurants

Kids eat free (or almost free) Monday at these local restaurants

We love our children, we really do. But let’s be real: Our babies are expensive! And now the kiddos are home for summer... probably bugging you about things to do and what to eat for lunch. No worries. We’ve compiled a list of places where kids eat free Monday of each week.   IHOP, Kids eat free from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Limited to one child per adult.  Address: ...
Happy National Piña Colada Day: Delray has them!

Happy National Piña Colada Day: Delray has them!

If you ever need a tropical island in a cup, piña colada is the cocktail to order. It's been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978.  Ladies love piña coladas, especially when dining or hanging by the ocean in places like Florida. These are also those fruity drinks that some guys avoid ordering in public (unless he's there to review them for work, like I did).  Rocco&rsquo...
Dave George: Tim Tebow phenomenon shows no sign of lessening

Dave George: Tim Tebow phenomenon shows no sign of lessening

If you think Tim Tebow is trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat with his professional baseball career, consider the magic trick that the New York Mets are attempting to execute. When it’s time to sell tickets and $28 specialty T-shirts, Tebow is the featured brand, driving attendance beyond all Florida State League norms wherever he plays. When he’s on the field, however, the Florida Gators...
Three-peat: La Sirena snags new Grand Award from Wine Spectator

Three-peat: La Sirena snags new Grand Award from Wine Spectator

Here’s an honor that should come as no surprise to local wine lovers: Marcello’s La Sirena has earned a rare Grand Award from Wine Spectator magazine for the third year in a row. The magazine announced the prize this week, prompting La Sirena chef/owner Marcello Fiorentino to celebrate on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “Our greatest accomplishment in business! Joining only...
Hey, United! A kid sitting on his mom’s lap is NEVER a good idea!

Hey, United! A kid sitting on his mom’s lap is NEVER a good idea!

Pop quiz! When is a child too big to safely sit on a parent’s lap? A) When they’re older than 2, in which case the airline makes you buy them their own seat. B) Never; it’s always safer for them to have their own seat with an approved safety restraint. C) Whatever age they are when the airline decides they want to sell their already-purchased seat to someone else. According...
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...
What famous celebrity did this Jupiter woman represent as an agent?

What famous celebrity did this Jupiter woman represent as an agent?

Dolores Dioguardi is an expert in reinvention. In her 89 years, she’s been a Long Island housewife, a movie extra, a talent agent for up-and-coming actors, including a certain “Mission: Impossible” and “Top Gun” star (yes, that one), a champion club golfer and a second-time blushing bride in her 60s. And now, she and her 97-year-old husband Philip want to reinvent...
Dear Lobster Grilled Cheese... I love you. Sincerely, Always Hungry.

Dear Lobster Grilled Cheese... I love you. Sincerely, Always Hungry.

My obsession with grilled cheese started at childhood. I watched family members put way too much butter in a pan only to throw a couple slices of bread and American cheese on it as it sizzled. My brother would press those babies down with his spatula. He he was the Hulk of cheesy villains in my eyes.  There was always a loaf of Wonder Bread and Kraft singles in the house. A hot, grilled...
Rocco’s Tacos’ specialty spice headed to Publix

Rocco’s Tacos’ specialty spice headed to Publix

For every time you’ve been to Rocco’s Tacos and swooned over that special spice they sprinkle on their tortilla chips, here’s a nugget of good news:  Rocco’s has bottled the stuff.  In fact, Rocco’s Spice hits the shelves at Publix starting Friday. The proprietary spice blend will be sold in 3.7-ounce bottles for $5.99 at all 1,146 Publix stores.  The kicky...
National Fried Chicken Day: 5 places to celebrate 

National Fried Chicken Day: 5 places to celebrate 

Crispy, tender fried chicken, a dish so delectable it should have its own national holiday.  Oh, wait, it does – and it happens to be today.  What do we do with our fried chicken cravings on National Fried Chicken Day? We take them to any of these five local spots, where crispy bird is the word.  Chef Lindsay Autry’s famous fried chicken is front and center...
5 reasons to fall in love with Lake Worth’s newest beer and wine bar

5 reasons to fall in love with Lake Worth’s newest beer and wine bar

Downtown Lake Worth is an easy place to chill. With its pastel walls, it is a lovely example of the easygoing vibes that come with coastal Florida. You walk slower in downtown Lake Worth. Maybe you even laugh a bit louder and you definitely order that second and third drink as the palms sway in the wind.  And if you're not in a Florida state of mind, there's a way out, through a door that's always...
Why is Val Kilmer going to be at Palm Beach Improv?

Why is Val Kilmer going to be at Palm Beach Improv?

A movie star is coming to the Palm Beach Improv for a special presentation. And the work is literally legendary. Val Kilmer, best known for his work in films like “Top Gun,” “Batman Forever,” “The Doors” and “Tombstone,” will host a screening Sunday of “Cinema Twain,” a filmed version of his one-man show “Citizen Twain,” in which...
Recipe of the week: Celebrate Fried Chicken Day with crispy tenders

Recipe of the week: Celebrate Fried Chicken Day with crispy tenders

Making fried chicken from scratch is a mission, even on National Fried Chicken Day (July 6). The brining, the marinating, the breading, the frying, the fretting about overcooking or undercooking the bone-in chicken parts – it requires patience, not to mention serious skill.  To which I say there’s no shame in finding delicious shortcuts. Ditch the bone-in bird; go for the tenderloins...
Plant-based Beyond Burger hits BurgerFi with meaty ambitions

Plant-based Beyond Burger hits BurgerFi with meaty ambitions

When I took a bite of the buzzy Beyond Burger, which made its fast-food-joint debut at BurgerFi Monday, I expected the patty to taste fairly veggie, anywhere between carb-loaded and herbaceous.  Instead, I got a wallop of meaty texture and traditional burger flavors.  That’s because the Beyond Burger is a veggie burger with beefy ambitions. It not only dreams of tasting of meat...
What’s the best cheap activity in Jupiter this weekend?

What’s the best cheap activity in Jupiter this weekend?

William Shakespeare wrote about 38 full-length plays, but most theater companies that do the Bard’s work only deal with a handful or two of them. Beyond “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Comedy of Errors,” there are many worthy, but rarely staged scripts like “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” which the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival tackles...
The 20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County right now

The 20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County right now

Here’s a current snapshot of Palm Beach County restaurants we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different. This list, which is organized by city, includes only restaurants we have visited. When you least expect it, dinner at this newish restaurant just may transport you to Italy – a funny thing considering La Masseria hails from New York. The...
Summer fun: 8 dog-friendly beaches in Florida

Summer fun: 8 dog-friendly beaches in Florida

If you live in or visit Florida often, you know how awesome the beaches are. The water is warm and clear. And the chillaxing experience shouldn't be ruined with pet-owner's guilt. You know, leaving your dog behind. Thank goodness for Florida's beaches because there plenty are pet-friendly.  JUST REMEMBER: Take frequent breaks in the shade, ask your vet if your dog...
NEW: Fireworks, Fourth on Flagler lift community spirits

NEW: Fireworks, Fourth on Flagler lift community spirits

As thousands gathered Tuesday under clear skies in downtown West Palm Beach to walk along the Intracoastal Waterway, listen to live music and indulge on street vendor food, the spirit of the annual Fourth on Flagler event was alive and well. For the hundreds of people who camped out in lawn chairs along the Intracoastal Waterway in anticipation of the evening’s 18-minute firework display, Tuesday...
July 4th: Best fireworks, things to do in Palm Beach County

July 4th: Best fireworks, things to do in Palm Beach County

Fireworks + fun = Fourth of July. Here are the top things to do for the holiday. This downtown West Palm Beach extravaganza features three stages of entertainment, art exhibits, putt-putt golf, food and an 18-minute fireworks display. It all takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. at the east end of Clematis on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Free. Lake Worth will feature live performances starting at...
4th on Flagler: 4 things you need to know

4th on Flagler: 4 things you need to know

Hey, Palm Beach County! This is an Independence Day celebration you can’t miss. Head over to Downtown West Palm Beach and attend the 29th annual “4th on Flagler,” Tuesday, July 4 starting at 5 p.m.  Thousands of people attend this FREE, family-friendly and interactive event every year. This is just one of many 4th of July events happening in Palm Beach County...
Dining review: Oceano Kitchen does local in big, delicious ways  

Dining review: Oceano Kitchen does local in big, delicious ways  

When top local chefs are telling their friends to check out some tiny, cash-only spot in Lantana with no dining room and barely any oven space, something remarkable must be going down in the kitchen.  And they are right – something extraordinary is happening at Oceano Kitchen, where a bright yellow awning shades the restaurant’s 10 small tables and where the oven is just large enough...
Venus Williams crash: Five other celebrities in fatal car accidents

Venus Williams crash: Five other celebrities in fatal car accidents

The fatal crash involving tennis superstar Venus Williams in Palm Beach Gardens is not the first time that tragedies have occurred with a celebrity behind the wheel: RELATED: VENUS RESPONDS TO CRASH: ‘I’M DEVASTATED AND HEARTBROKEN’ These celebrities have also been involved in car accidents that took a life: MATTHEW BRODERICK: In 1987, the “Ferris Buller&rdquo...
Parents respond: Should it be illegal to take pics of kids in public?

Parents respond: Should it be illegal to take pics of kids in public?

On a sunny, sultry morning at South Olive Park’s splash zone in West Palm Beach, Peg Langan is trying to keep tabs on three running, jumping, soaking wet grandchildren under 3, a job akin to squeezing jello. “After a morning here, they take nice long naps,” she said, with a laugh, while rinsing off one wiggling child in the shower. Asked how she’d feel if someone sitting on...
Politically correct 'Pirates'? Disney changing scene in iconic attraction

Politically correct 'Pirates'? Disney changing scene in iconic attraction

An infamous scene on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction at three Disney theme parks around the world will be re-imagined to tone down its sexist portrayal of rampaging buccaneers, according to a post on the Disney Parks Blog.  The "Wench Auction," which dates back to the original 1967 Disneyland version of the animatronic boat ride that spawned the multimillion-dollar...
BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County

BBQ: Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County

For the love of authentic barbecue, Americans have trekked to fragrant, smoky regions from sea to shining sea. Each region celebrates ‘cue in its own way, with local wood that defines native flavors and nuanced sauces that complete the bite. But what about our own local barbecue scene? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or...
Help Venezuelans this weekend by going to a concert

Help Venezuelans this weekend by going to a concert

The Venezuelan community in Palm Beach County is hosting a benefit concert for the citizens of Venezuela. The money raised will especially help the children and elderly who can’t find basic needs such as medical supplies. A group of Venezuelans who live in Palm Beach County have organized the concert, “We are Venezuela.” It'll feature Venezuelan musicians and food will be available...
BBQ, Brews and Blues: A free, family-friendly event to start July 4th weekend

BBQ, Brews and Blues: A free, family-friendly event to start July 4th weekend

Free food, free brews, free music? It’s all happening. Head over to the historic Northwest District in West Palm Beach for ‘BBQ, Brews and Blues’, a patriotic, family celebration. The free event kicks of Fourth of July celebrations in downtown West Palm Beach. We’re talking traditional barbecue and pulled pork, Southern soul food, mash potatoes, ribs, corn and sweet potato...
July 4th: You don’t want to miss these holiday dining deals

July 4th: You don’t want to miss these holiday dining deals

THE COOPER  At the popular PGA Corridor spot, Chef Adam Brown is rolling out a July Fourth menu that includes crispy cornmeal fried green tomatoes ($15), grilled summer peach salad ($15), BBQ St. Louis Ribs ($25), New England Clambake ($30), Barbecue Bison Burger ($18) and a variety of desserts.  The Cooper: 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-0032   This Clematis Street...
7 things to do on Miami Beach beyond beaches and clubs

7 things to do on Miami Beach beyond beaches and clubs

About 70 miles south of the compliant confines of Palm Beach County, a little island rages all night long in the Atlantic Ocean. Meet Miami Beach. You know, the place that’s always in the news for rising seas and weird Florida crimes. The place the Kardashians have “taken.” The place to enjoy reckless nights and topless days under the sun, even when it doesn't suit your...
The dish: Chefs on the move and on the rise

The dish: Chefs on the move and on the rise

You know it’s summer on the dining scene when the dish is less about the food and more about the chef. That’s because there’s been plenty of action in local kitchens in recent days: chefs on the rise, chefs on the move, chefs doing noteworthy chef-fy things. Game-changing Palm Beach chef Clay Conley (Buccan, Grato) returns this week to the Miami kitchen that launched him as a South...
Goodbye Grub: Le Rendez-vous bids adieu to Datura Street

Goodbye Grub: Le Rendez-vous bids adieu to Datura Street

Le Rendez-vous, Datura Street’s sweet, boho spot of French café dishes, jazz nights and easy weekend brunch, has closed its doors in downtown West Palm Beach.  A lease dispute led to the closing, says Olivier Delrieu, who co-owns the restaurant with his brother, Edouard Delrieu.  That’s not to say the concept is no more. The brothers say they have plans to reopen a restaurant...
National Handshake Day: What’s it like to shake Donald Trump’s hand

National Handshake Day: What’s it like to shake Donald Trump’s hand

Editor’s Note: June 29 is National Handshake Day. Really. And is there anybody whose handshake has been more scrutinized than President Donald Trump? Here is an excerpt from Barbara Marshall’s story on what she remembers about the times she shook the future president’s paw while visiting Mar-A-Lago: Shaking hands once repelled our part-time Palm Beach County neighbor to the point...
America’s Best Beach Towns to Live In: 3 in Palm Beach County make the list 

America’s Best Beach Towns to Live In: 3 in Palm Beach County make the list 

The by-the-beach life may be as much a part of the American dream as the white picket fence. And many don’t realize just how affordable living in the best beach towns is because of the assumption that these places are more expensive than landlocked ones.  Well, WalletHub says differently. The personal finance website compiled a list of the best beach towns and cities to live in...
Whitney Houston’s West Palm Beach bodyguard recalls tragic end

Whitney Houston’s West Palm Beach bodyguard recalls tragic end

Although Kevin Costner’s the first person that comes to mind when you hear the words “Whitney Houston” and “bodyguard,” there’s at least one guy in West Palm Beach who had that job off-screen. David Roberts, who worked protecting the late Houston in the late 1980s and mid-’90s, is one of the people interviewed in “Whitney: Can I Be Me?,” a documentary...
July 4th 2017: Perfect spots for your picnic

July 4th 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...
Get a taste of Ambrosia Saturday at Boston’s on the Beach

Get a taste of Ambrosia Saturday at Boston’s on the Beach

Need a dose of fantastic music and a bit of nostalgia? Then don’t miss Ambrosia Saturday at Boston’s on the Beach. Formed in 1970, the four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles explored the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences. Rooted in the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound...
Vans Warped Tour ‘17 stops in West Palm on Sunday

Vans Warped Tour ‘17 stops in West Palm on Sunday

Looking for good time? Looking to get the most bang for the buck as well? Then get over to Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre and jump into the pit at the Vans Warped Tour ‘17! This massive concert will feature seven stages and dozens of amazing bands. When the show started 23 years ago, the focus was mostly punk rock, but it has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip-hop, reggae...
Revolutions’ lawsuit: CityPlace ripping us off, not keeping center safe

Revolutions’ lawsuit: CityPlace ripping us off, not keeping center safe

Is it last call for bowling balls at CityPlace? Not if Revolutions Bowling Bar & Grille can help it. The upscale bowling alley and CityPlace are locked in litigation, a battle that once again raises questions about the West Palm Beach center’s continued problems keeping tenants. This month, CityPlace Retail filed two lawsuits against Revolutions: an eviction over alleged non-payment of $363...
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Why is "Pride" in June? A West Palm transgender woman explains

In case you missed the memo, June is ‘Pride Month’ in the United States. From the Empire State Building in New York to Houston’s Montrose bridges in Texas and Wilton Manors Drive in Florida, buildings and city monuments across America have been dipped in rainbow-colored lights in honor of the LGBTQ community. This year, millions of people have attended marches, parades, pool...
Recipe of the week: Southern grilled peach salad

Recipe of the week: Southern grilled peach salad

Here’s a dish that’s a true peach. It reminds me of two of my favorite local salads – which are, essentially, peach parties on a plate. Recently I swooned over a wood-fired peach salad at Lantana’s Oceano Kitchen, where chef Jeremy Bearman completed the dish with a plump orb of burrata, speck ham shavings, arugula, a savory granola accented by pecans and pink peppercorns, and...
JUST IN: Twitter photo shows fake Trump Time mag cover at Mar-a-Lago

JUST IN: Twitter photo shows fake Trump Time mag cover at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump, who often derides the mainstream media as producing “fake news,” has an actual bit of fake news hanging in the entrance to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Among a collection of framed awards and magazine covers hung on the estate’s 15th century Portuguese tile is a fake Time magazine cover from March 1, 2009 featuring the then-reality TV star...
Ivanka Trump: My Mar-A-Lago memories and favorite places in Palm Beach

Ivanka Trump: My Mar-A-Lago memories and favorite places in Palm Beach

Before she was a special assistant to the President of the United States, advising him on everything from climate change to bombing Syria, before she was married to Jared Kushner and had three children, a then-single, 24-year-old Ivanka Trump talked to The Palm Beach Post about her childhood memories of Mar-A-Lago and what she liked to do in Palm Beach. Some excerpts: Favorite watering...
3 TO SEE: July Fourth festivities; Safari Nights; comedy on stage

3 TO SEE: July Fourth festivities; Safari Nights; comedy on stage

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 Celebrate the flag...
Best beaches in Palm Beach County: Fun facts, info about your local beaches

Best beaches in Palm Beach County: Fun facts, info about your local 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...
Celebrity grave robbing: Why thieves tried to steal these stars’ bodies

Celebrity grave robbing: Why thieves tried to steal these stars’ bodies

In the news this week: The body of the great surrealist artist Salvador Dali is to be exhumed because of a paternity suit by a woman claiming to be his daughter. Dali is far from the only celebrity whose body has been unceremoniously dug up after burial. But at least it’s being done through legal means. These celebs had to be exhumed because people were trying to steal their bodies. *ELVIS...
Look closely: Why are tiny doors popping up all over West Palm Beach?

Look closely: Why are tiny doors popping up all over West Palm Beach?

What’s on the other side of the door? That question has driven hundreds of horror movies, home tours and the longevity of The Price is Right. But if those doors, decorated and artsy, were shrunk down to the size of cell phones and placed discreetly among places where we conduct our everyday lives, then the doors themselves might become enchanting portals to the imagination. At least, that&rsquo...
Why were police chasing cows through the streets of North Palm Beach?

Why were police chasing cows through the streets of North Palm Beach?

An 800-pound Black Angus cow and her 3-week-old calf led a frantic posse of police and paramedics on a slow-speed stampede through the streets of North Palm Beach Monday before they jumped off a sea wall into the Intracoastal Waterway. Police borrowed a boat and finally managed to rope the animals as they swam toward Singer Island. The animals, who had walked away from a pasture in Riviera Beach...
Delray's new Colombian Coffee House smiles in the face of Starbucks

Delray's new Colombian Coffee House smiles in the face of Starbucks

Never mind that its tough competitor — Starbucks — sits right across the street. Colombian Coffee House in Delray Beach is using its Bogota-inspired charm to bring customers inside. The coffee shop officially opened in March on Federal Highway, just off Atlantic Ave. “People kept telling us that we were being too risky, too crazy,” said Camilo Vaca, one of the owners...
I’m on a boat: 6 water experiences to fall in love with Palm Beach County

I’m on a boat: 6 water experiences to fall in love with Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County is a beauty. Even more so when you look at it from new places, different angles, and locations that you don’t often visit. Hop on one of the these catamarans and, from the water, fall in love with Palm Beach County all over again.  Here are some of the best boat rentals around town: This 3 hour excursion on the Hakuna Matata takes you snorkeling at Peanut...
What celebrity star is quietly performing at West Palm comedy club?

What celebrity star is quietly performing at West Palm comedy club?

Kevin Hart is coming to West Palm Beach! The motor-mouthed actor and comedian, recently heard voicing a character in the hit animated film “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” is headed to the Palm Beach Improv at Cityplace Monday and Tuesday as he “works out new material,” according to an email sent by the theater. Hart, who has used his fast-talking funny style to...
Game night Monday on waterfront green

Game night Monday on waterfront green

Aesop’s Tables. (Contributed) Blogger, Tweeter and international man of mystery Aaron Wormus will host a free community game night at 5 p.m. Monday, June 26, at West Palm Beach’s waterfront green. Wormus, the “guy” behind the aGuyonClematis Twitter account and blog, will lead the event at the city’s outdoor art exhibition, Aesop’s Tables...
Kenny Chesney has mad love for this bar in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney has mad love for this bar in Delray Beach

Kenny Chesney, the People’s Superstar and country sangin’ legend, showed Palm Beach County a lot of love recently. The multi-award winning artist announced on his Sirius XM radio channel, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, that Delray’s own Boston’s on the Beach is one of his faves.  In a weekly segment called Kenny Chesney’s Bar at the End of the World...
JUST IN: 'A’ rated restaurant officially closes in downtown West Palm Beach

JUST IN: 'A’ rated restaurant officially closes in downtown West Palm Beach

Jardin, the unique restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach has officially closed, according to the eatery’s Facebook page. "It has been a great year meeting so many great chefs from the South Florida area...It has now come time for our chefs and owners to move forward on to new adventures. Jardin has closed its doors, but stay tuned to hear about the new endeavors that our chefs and...
How does a Pahokee rabbit hunt help kids become NFL football stars?

How does a Pahokee rabbit hunt help kids become NFL football stars?

Filmmaker Patrick Bresnan’s inside look at Pahokee High School’s prom got him his first invitation to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. But it is his follow up, documenting a Pahokee family hunting rabbits as the critters flee burning cane fields, that has opened the door to competing for an Academy Award. “The Rabbit Hunt,” which runs just over 11 minutes with no narration...
Why was John Wayne Bobbitt at a Palm Beach Gardens hot dog contest?

Why was John Wayne Bobbitt at a Palm Beach Gardens hot dog contest?

Patience, people. Patience. John Wayne Bobbitt’s long white limo was supposed to pull up in front of The Abbey Road Grill & Sports Emporium a whole half-hour ago, but the lunch crowd inside is being extremely patient. In fact, this burger-munching, beer-sipping lunch crowd’s patience is so heroic, so sublime, that a careless observer might mistake it for indifference. Outside, in the Wednesday...
West Palm's short story dispenser will surprise and delight you

West Palm's short story dispenser will surprise and delight you

What happens when you’ve exhausted the shelves at the Mandel or you’ve lost the charger to your Kindle?  At Subculture on Clematis St. in West Palm Beach, there’s no need to resort to mindless newsfeed scrolling. With the press of a button you can get your fix from a short story that takes your mind away from the tedious tasks of everyday life for at least a minute...
How to navigate around the world’s largest cruise ship

How to navigate around the world’s largest cruise ship

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...
Boca Raton theater hopes ‘Beauty and Beast’ will make kids love theater

Boca Raton theater hopes ‘Beauty and Beast’ will make kids love theater

“Where’s Beast?” my kid whispers. The house lights have just gone down inside Boca Raton’s Wick Theatre, and the dramatic voice over prologue has just begun. But already, first-time theater goer Brooks, 3 1/2, has questions. He knows that he’s about to enjoy the story of “Beauty and the Beast” or, as he calls it, “Beast and The Belle,&rdquo...
Why was Army hero killed in botched prisoner escape plan?

Why was Army hero killed in botched prisoner escape plan?

Thirty years ago, two ex-cons hatched a brazen, murderous scheme to free their imprisoned buddy during a trip to a doctor’s office in West Palm Beach. Before the bullet-riddled afternoon ended, one prison guard was dead, another was wounded and a 12-car police chase and shooting spree ranged from Olive Avenue to Palm Beach International Airport. And it all happened because James J. O’Brien...
Best Rooftop Bars in America: 2 Florida spots make the list

Best Rooftop Bars in America: 2 Florida spots make the list

There’s something about enjoying a fresh cocktail with some of your favorite people. But every satisfying part of that experience is taken to the next level when done from a rooftop. In a beautiful city, at that.  Thrillist curated a list of the best rooftop bars in America and two spots in our neighboring city, Miami, made the cut.  At #12, Sugar is highlighted for its backdrop view...
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