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Rick Shaw, first South Florida DJ to play the Beatles, dies at 78

Rick Shaw, first South Florida DJ to play the Beatles, dies at 78

Rick Shaw, a radio veteran of more than 50 years and the first disc jockey in South Florida to play the Beatles, has died at age 78. Shaw, a Cooper City resident who spent 46 years as a DJ in Miami, passed away on Friday, the Miami Herald reported. Shaw began his DJ career in 1956 in St. Louis, coming to Miami in 1960. While working for WQAM in 1964, Shaw was the first radio DJ in South Florida...
Irma left many with that same empty feeling

Irma left many with that same empty feeling

Hurricanes force us to do a lot of things we ordinarily wouldn’t do. For example, I spent a hot, steamy night in a tent in the Keys with a man who’s not my husband. Covering Hurricane Irma’s march across the Lower Keys, photographer Lannis Waters and I had no place to stay in the storm’s powerless, waterless aftermath, so we ended up pitching a tent in an Islamorada park where...
Florida Keys: Local rum maker needs your help cleaning up paradise after Irma

Florida Keys: Local rum maker needs your help cleaning up paradise after Irma

Many of us think of Key West as a small piece of paradise. The second we see that blue wall of water, a weight is lifted from our shoulders. But for Ben Etheridge, who was born and raised in Royal Palm Beach and now owns Black Coral Rum distillery, the sight was different. In fact, it was the exact opposite because his most recent trip to “paradise” came after...
Review: Buccan specializes in complex tapas-size offerings to share

Review: Buccan specializes in complex tapas-size offerings to share

There's a current of cool that sweeps throughout Bûccan, the delightful bistro that has been the buzz of Palm Beach since opening earlier this year.   The aromas of an open kitchen stream out into the bustling dining room and bar, where most seats are filled well before 8 p.m. Getting a table here in season is a feat, which is why we wound up sitting at the long, high-top communal...
Goodbye Grub: This restaurant has closed in Jupiter Farms

Goodbye Grub: This restaurant has closed in Jupiter Farms

Tabica Grill, a north county institution for two decades, closed its doors earlier this week. The restaurant, popular for its beer and wine dinners, had relocated to Jupiter Farms last spring from its 20-year location some five miles east on Indiantown Road.   The move proved difficult. The recent storm delivered the final blow, according to the announcement posted on the restaurant&rsquo...
Micheladas: What they are and why you need one right now

Micheladas: What they are and why you need one right now

So I walk into a bar a few weeks ago in downtown West Palm Beach. I order a Michelada (mee-che-LAH-dah). I wait. I hadn’t indulged in the Mexican Bloody Mary in more than a year. The waiter comes with a tray in hand, only to deliver an enchilada to my table instead. He had no idea what I was talking about.   With Hispanic Heritage Month having started on September 15, I just can&rsquo...
The Thing to Have: BBQ brisket at Stuart’s Fish & Pig in Stuart

The Thing to Have: BBQ brisket at Stuart’s Fish & Pig in Stuart

The place: Stuart's Fish & Pig, across the street from Martin County Courthouse Why you're there: You’ve decided to experience Martin County’s annual main attraction: The Stuart Airshow. And what’s an air show without some of the best barbecue in South Florida? The thing to have is: A barbecue plate. Opt for the Texas Style Beef Brisket ($14), which is considered their...
Respectable Street’s 30th Anniversary Party: How club transformed West Palm

Respectable Street’s 30th Anniversary Party: How club transformed West Palm

When Rodney Mayo, then 24, returned to West Palm Beach from California’s Occidental College, he brought back with him a new love for the alternative music he discovered in Los Angeles. Finding nowhere locally to experience that sound, he decided that Salvation Army building, bordered by other closed buildings and a corner store, would be the perfect place for the club and cafe he wanted to open...
It’s almost autumn. Can you tell in South Florida?

It’s almost autumn. Can you tell in South Florida?

Every year, there’s one day in mid-September when Florida’s fall arrives. Officially, that day is Friday, Sept. 22, but I noticed it early one morning last week. Stepping outside at about 6:30, it felt, well, not cool but slightly less oppressive. There was a breeze and the low that morning had dropped to an almost glacial 77. It felt like hope. When I left work that evening, it was...
Celebrity history: F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed in Palm Beach in 1938

Celebrity history: F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed in Palm Beach in 1938

In January 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald sat down with a reporter from The Palm Beach Post and explained his dilemma: Should he spend his last day of Florida vacation relaxing at The Breakers? Or should he fly down to Key West to see his old friend Ernest Hemingway?
After Irma: What Florida Keys bars, hotels, landmarks survived storm?

After Irma: What Florida Keys bars, hotels, landmarks survived storm?

While reporting on Irma’s aftermath in the Florida Keys, we noticed something odd. Irma smashed trailers, boats and docks, but most of those giant statues outside tourist attractions stood tall against the winds and the storm surge. Not even an antenna was bent on that gigantic spiny lobster statue outside the Rain Barrel Village in Islamorada. Two giant conch statues, at Shell World in...
Reporter’s pick: Top 7 Airbnb rentals in West Palm Beach 

Reporter’s pick: Top 7 Airbnb rentals in West Palm Beach 

Cooler weather and awesome events are just around the corner. And in West Palm Beach, there will be plenty of things to do this fall, such as Dinner en Blanc and the GreenMarket. If you have friends and family in town looking for a staycation — you know, to kick it at the beach under the Florida sun, to drink cocktails in a pool and to party till the break of dawn &mdash...
Finding my past: How a DNA test uncovered my family’s roots

Finding my past: How a DNA test uncovered my family’s roots

My most important Father’s Day gifts are ones I appreciate every single day – two wonderful children whose relatively smooth transition to adulthood has been a joy to behold. But that doesn’t mean a man can’t enjoy a little Daddy swag. So my Father’s Day kicked off this year with one of my daughter Ashley’s omelette specials and a couple other gifts that were...
Did you know these 33 celebrities lived in the Wellington area?

Did you know these 33 celebrities lived in the Wellington area?

It makes sense that Wellington, the winter playground of equestrians and the horses who love them, would attract the celebs. After all, those well-fitted riding outfits and well-appointed barns aren’t cheap, and that kind of fabulousity attracts fabulous people. The Western communities have seen their share of the rich and famous taking up residence, like the following folks: Vanilla Ice...
Recipe of the week: Genius Ginger Fried Rice

Recipe of the week: Genius Ginger Fried Rice

I could live on rice. It may seem an unnecessary declaration coming from a woman of Cuban roots – my people are rice-obsessed, as you may know. But my rice cravings stray well beyond the white, long-grain variety that’s de rigueur on Cuban tables.  Granted, few dishes are more perfect than a fluffy mound of white rice that’s drizzled with a touch of good Spanish olive oil. And...
Jake LaMotta dies: When ‘Raging Bull’ punched up Palm Beach County

Jake LaMotta dies: When ‘Raging Bull’ punched up Palm Beach County

The late 1950s were not good years for boxer Jake LaMotta. As anybody who’s seen Martin Scorsese’s masterwork film “Raging Bull” can attest. In that 1980 film, Robert De Niro played the volatile middleweight champion from his brutal determination to win the crown in the ’40s to his disreputable fall a decade later running a nightclub on Miami Beach’s Collins...
After Hurricane Irma: What celebrity’s home was destroyed in Key West?

After Hurricane Irma: What celebrity’s home was destroyed in Key West?

There’s no more wondering “Where the Sidewalk Ends” at the late poet and author Shel Silverstein’s former Key West house. Hurricane Irma uprooted a large ficus tree that crushed the 1901 Greek Revival home on William Street, demolishing much of the wooden two-story house and taking a portion of the street’s sidewalk with it. RELATED: KEYS COUPLE SURVIVES STORM ON POOL...
How to get into 13 of the best museums in South Florida FOR FREE

How to get into 13 of the best museums in South Florida FOR FREE

The hashtag #MuseumDayLive may be all over your feed this weekend because Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live takes place on Saturday, September 23. Museums around the world are participating by granting you FREE admission.  There are several museums in Palm Beach County participating and some other favorites in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. And yes, we absolutely...
Why is this Palm Beach Gardens trio cute, naked and on Instagram?

Why is this Palm Beach Gardens trio cute, naked and on Instagram?

Instagram’s naked darling peers obstinately from her coconut bedroom. “Rhea! Come out of there,” says Fabiana Guagliardo. “Si, si. I see you nodding your head at me. But you need to come out of that coconut.” Maybe she wants to wear one of her cute outfits before meeting her public? No, “Rhea the naked birdie,” as the featherless lovebird is known to her thousands...
‘Salt Bae’ chef will bring his steakhouse (and sprinkling skills) to Miami  

‘Salt Bae’ chef will bring his steakhouse (and sprinkling skills) to Miami  

Welcome to Miami, Salt Bae. Make yourself at home. Sprinkle your dramatic stardust on a dining scene that often takes itself too seriously. They need you, Bae. They’re drowning in overly branded hipdom. Branding – you know branding, Chef Nusret Gökçe. You’re a lean, meme-generating machine. Many will chuckle when you open your first U.S. steakhouse in Miami next month...
President Trump can use ‘Rocket Man’ lyrics for more than Kim Jong Un

President Trump can use ‘Rocket Man’ lyrics for more than Kim Jong Un

Apparently, he’s not the man we think he is at home. Oh, no no no. Who figured that President Donald Trump, in his gold-plated Trump Tower aerie or in the private residence of the White House, was spinning Elton John tunes? Trump seemed more like a Tony Bennett/Billy Joel/Toby Keith kind of guy. After all, he invited Bennett and Joel to his Mar-A-Lago wedding reception, if you&rsquo...
Adam West birthday: You’ve got to see most adorable Batman photo ever

Adam West birthday: You’ve got to see most adorable Batman photo ever

For Boomer kids who grew up in the ’60s, there was only one Batman: Adam West, who was born on this date. He played a not-so-Dark Knight on TV’s campy, iconic series, long before Michael Keaton, George Clooney or Ben Affleck donned the cape. But West, who died earlier this year at age 88, admitted that after the series ended, he had a long stretch of not being able to escape the role....
After Irma: Local chefs team up to help Florida Keys storm victims (UPDATE)

After Irma: Local chefs team up to help Florida Keys storm victims (UPDATE)

The Florida Keys have long provided culinary inspiration to chefs in and out of state. Now a battalion of local chefs have gathered to send a heap of inspiration – and donations – to those hit hard by Hurricane Irma in the Keys.  Several chef-driven efforts are underway:  Chef Julien Gremaud of Avocado Grill has invited fellow chefs Clay Conley (Buccan, Grato) and Clay Carnes...
After Hurricane Irma: How Gardens family juggles storm, Rosh Hashanah

After Hurricane Irma: How Gardens family juggles storm, Rosh Hashanah

Jennifer Sabin and her daughter had always planned to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, with her parents in New Jersey this week. But because of Hurricane Irma, it’s the second time they’ll have made that trip in two weeks. And she didn’t think twice about it. RELATED RECIPE: A cookie baked apple pie for Rosh Hashanah “I think it’s important for my daughter...
Holy melted cheddar! Take a peek at these sexy cheeseburgers

Holy melted cheddar! Take a peek at these sexy cheeseburgers

There’s no day better than National Cheeseburger Day to ogle some hefty patty stacks layered with melted cheese and fixings. Cheeseburger porn, people, it’s a thing. And we have heaps of it to share. Don’t worry – it’s entirely safe for work. Also, who says Mondays are boring? Pick up this Prime Office Cheeseburger with a side of fries and a choice of draft beer...
After Hurricane Irma: Keys couple survive storm hanging on pool floats

After Hurricane Irma: Keys couple survive storm hanging on pool floats

The water rose quickly. “It was bubbling up from the floor. We’re sitting on mangroves here,” said R.J. Potter. He and his girlfriend, Susan Aldrich, hadn’t counted on that when they decided to ride out Hurricane Irma’s rampaging winds in Mangrove Mama’s restaurant on Summerland Key, about 5 miles from where the hurricane’s eye howled ashore Sunday morning...
Rosh Hashanah dining: local restaurants offer menus, takeout options for Jewish holidays

Rosh Hashanah dining: local restaurants offer menus, takeout options for Jewish holidays

With Hurricane Irma throwing local calendars off track, who has had time to make elaborate plans for the Jewish holidays?  Hopefully those who observe the Jewish New Year, which arrives Wednesday night and runs through Friday night, have found ample time for family and community celebrations. If that’s not the case, fear not – several local restaurants are cooking Rosh Hashanah...
After Hurricane Irma: How we shared through Facebook, even breast milk

After Hurricane Irma: How we shared through Facebook, even breast milk

When Jillian Christian initially suggested starting a Facebook page for Palm Beach Plantation, the Royal Palm Beach community where she and her family live, her neighbors were skeptical, she says, “because they were afraid there was going to be drama.” But they eventually agreed, and while Palm Beach Plantation Neighbors Helping Neighbors has been instrumental in connecting residents...
After Hurricane Irma: Ice is hand-delivered to some of Lake Worth's most vulnerable

After Hurricane Irma: Ice is hand-delivered to some of Lake Worth's most vulnerable

From the outside, Palm Beach Mobile Homes in Lake Worth appear unaffected by Hurricane Irma. Inside, though, the senior residents are facing a nightmare.  They’ve been without power in Lake Worth since the weekend. Many of them can’t drive and can’t charge their phones to call relatives. And several have health conditions. “I’ve had diabetes for 25 years, and...
Where to get free home-cooking in Lake Worth after the storm

Where to get free home-cooking in Lake Worth after the storm

While thousands of Lake Worth residents are still without power, there’s a group of volunteers giving away free food to anyone who walks by.  The food giveaway is called Food not Bombs and is made up members from the group Democratic Socialists of America, Migra Watch and other local volunteers.  Since Hurricane Irma slapped Palm Beach County, Food not Bombs has served dozens...
After Irma: local restaurants show their generosity

After Irma: local restaurants show their generosity

They may be hard to perceive amid the fallen branches and post-storm debris, but there have been quite a few not-so-random acts of kindness in Hurricane Irma’s wake. From free dinners and discounts for first responders to ambitious ice-delivery missions, many in the local dining scene have stepped up to help the storm-stricken. Here’s a good batch of examples. If you know of more, let...
After Hurricane Irma update: Key West suffering as rays of hope emerge

After Hurricane Irma update: Key West suffering as rays of hope emerge

After 25 years in Key West, Jim Gilleran knows residents need a cold beer, a hot meal and a place to reconnect after a hurricane. While most bars and restaurants remain shuttered on Duval Street, Gilleran opened his 801 Bar hours after Hurricane Irma smashed past the island. He’s kept his generator operating since, serving nearly 700-800 free meals a day. On Thursday, the bar stools were...
Events this weekend: Here’s what happening and what’s canceled

Events this weekend: Here’s what happening and what’s canceled

Hurricane Irma may have come and gone, but the aftermath of her destruction still lingers across the state. If you had tickets to an upcoming event, you may need to get a rain check.  Listed are a few major events in South Florida that have been cancelled. Keep scrolling for deets on smaller events at local venues that are open and kicking this weekend.  Boca’s Walk to end Alzheimer's ...
UPDATED: What restaurants are open today in Palm Beach County? 

UPDATED: What restaurants are open today in Palm Beach County? 

Despite power outages, water shortages and blinking stoplights, there’s an increased sense of normalcy in the local restaurant scene today. As more neighborhood spots opened, increased options helped to mitigate the discomfort of returning to homes without power. Some restaurant delivery services are also powering back up today, with Delivery Dudes and Cravy ready to come...
Recipe of the week: Cookie Baked Apple Pie for Rosh Hashanah

Recipe of the week: Cookie Baked Apple Pie for Rosh Hashanah

Shortly before the Jewish New Year some years ago, I visited local food blogger Betsy Cohen in her Palm Beach Gardens kitchen for a baking tutorial. The aromas rising from her oven were insane – butter, apples, spices, all warm and tempting. There, turning golden in a large springform pan, was her adaptation of one of her favorite desserts: a “cookie-baked” apple pie. Think huge...
Vandalism or Angry Irma? Johan’s Joe still brewing after window shattered

Vandalism or Angry Irma? Johan’s Joe still brewing after window shattered

Johan’s Joe Swedish Coffee is fully operational today, even after dealing with a mysterious shattered window on Monday after Hurricane Irma blew through town. The shop’s owners posted about the vandalism in the Engage West Palm Facebook Group, a closed Facebook community for West Palm residents. While saddened by the incident, the owners kept their poise and their humor. &ldquo...
Hurricane Irma: New photos show paradise destroyed in Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma: New photos show paradise destroyed in Florida Keys

You can smell Hurricane Irma’s leftovers before you see them in the Florida Keys. The powerful storm surge that roared over the Middle Keys left the main highway covered in seaweed, tiny crabs, shrimp and fish, now decomposing in plowed mounds by the side of U.S. 1. A roadblock at Florida City is preventing anyone but residents from traveling down the single road in and out of the string...
Hurricane Irma: AC is down, but in Lake Worth coffee sales are up

Hurricane Irma: AC is down, but in Lake Worth coffee sales are up

Update, 9/12/, 2:18 p.m.:The WI-FI is up and running at Common Grounds Coffee and Bar. The owners have placed a tent outside the shop to shield customers from the sun. Hours of operations are 7:30 a.m. to at 6 p.m. until power is back on.  It’s been several days without power at the locals’ favorite Common Grounds Coffee Bar is Lake Worth. They lost electricity on Sunday at 3 p.m...
Hurricane Irma: When Mother Nature calls and says, “It’s baby time”

Hurricane Irma: When Mother Nature calls and says, “It’s baby time”

I promise this isn’t one of those Telenovelas you see on Spanish-language TV. This actually happened to a Lake Worth family. It’s Saturday morning when the Velasquez-Perez family heads for shelter from looming Hurricane Irma. German Velasquez, 35, and Elvira Perez, 28, pack their bags and their two kids and head to a relative's house in Lake Worth. With typical-Guatemalan food...
Hurricane Irma: Folks who fled now sweating how they’ll get back home

Hurricane Irma: Folks who fled now sweating how they’ll get back home

When Vicki Webber left town Wednesday to flee Hurricane Irma on a hastily booked flight to Minnesota, with her daughter and grandkids in tow, she says she had two immediate thoughts — how lucky they were to leave, and when they were going to be able to come back. “It’s very frustrating,” said Palm Springs resident Webber by phone from Stillwater, a small town about a half-hour...
Hurricane Irma: Area restaurants power back to life

Hurricane Irma: Area restaurants power back to life

Done with cabin fever and storm whiplash, restaurants have started opening for business in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Duffy’s Sports Grill announced it had opened six locations in Palm Beach County. (See list below) Both Vic & Angelo’s restaurants (Palm Beach Gardens and Delray Beach) will open to 7:30 p.m. Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach was churning back...
Hurricane Irma: Here’s what to do after the storm

Hurricane Irma: Here’s what to do after the storm

We’re all counting down till Hurricane Irma passes us by, but here in Palm Beach County, we’ve still got several hours to go. The latest reports state that we’ll experience 80-100 mph winds until midnight. Still, is it ever too early to start planning how we’ll get back to our normal  lives? Not at all. The American Red Cross has put together several tips to keep...
For undocumented immigrants, Hurricane Irma isn’t the worst storm of their lives

For undocumented immigrants, Hurricane Irma isn’t the worst storm of their lives

There are storms of the earth and storms of the heart. Walter Villa Toro knows this too well.  This is why the 30-year-old undocumented immigrant from Guatemala packed up his young family, boarded up their rental apartment in Lake Worth and sought shelter at Forest Hill High as Hurricane Irma loomed.  Villa Toro says he doesn't want to lose a family again. He left his hometown...
Hurricane Irma reporter’s notebook: view from Forest Hill High shelter

Hurricane Irma reporter’s notebook: view from Forest Hill High shelter

A view from Forest Hill High School as Hurricane Irma looms: Everything seems surreal. One day you’re out and about and the suddenly you’re cramped inside a shelter with thousands of other refugees. Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach is one of the places designated as a shelter during Hurricane Irma. People started forming the long lines around 10 a.m. on Friday to secure a spot...
Hurricane Irma: Updates from shelters around the county, some residents are leaving

Hurricane Irma: Updates from shelters around the county, some residents are leaving

While Hurricane Irma is looking like less of a direct threat to Palm Beach County, various city officials still urge residents to stay put and stay safe.  Irma can still deliver tropical storm winds and even hurricane-force gusts to the county. As of 12:30 p.m. today, there were roughly 16,000 people in county shelters. With the county-wide curfew closing in at 3 p.m., most shelters...
Hurricane Irene: Tales of escape from PBIA

Hurricane Irene: Tales of escape from PBIA

Kathy Peeples was supposed to be leaving Florida this weekend. But not like this. “I’ve been here 60 years, and I’m moving to California,” the Lake Worth resident said early Friday morning, sitting in the Southwest Terminal of Palm Beach International Airport. “But I didn’t plan on a hurricane.” Peeples was sitting with people, most of whom probably had booked...
County’s coastal treasures at risk from Irma’s fury

County’s coastal treasures at risk from Irma’s fury

The county’s most iconic places are all on the coast, vulnerable to high surf, storm surge and Irma’s history-making winds. Popular with both locals and tourists, most are cultural touchstones of the country’s history, or reflect the county’s reputation as a tropical paradise. Here’s just some of what we hope Irma spares: The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the county&rsquo...
Hurricane Irma: What will Florida’s Turnpike be like on the way back?

Hurricane Irma: What will Florida’s Turnpike be like on the way back?

It was around Hour 5 of the Irma Refugee Crisis when I started to worry about hallucinations. Ahead of me was an endless caravan of vehicles stretching north on Florida’s Turnpike, their red taillights glowing like a string of Christmas decorations in the dark. In the rear view mirror, my bleary eyes and pallid face resembled something out of a zombie apocalypse movie. Was this ever going to...
Hurricane Irma: Scenes of desperation, weariness in PBIA ticket line

Hurricane Irma: Scenes of desperation, weariness in PBIA ticket line

“Don’t worry! You’ll get a seat!” It’s 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, at Palm Beach International Airport’s Southwest Airlines ticket counter, and for an hour I’ve been trying to get my mom and son on a plane away from Hurricane Irma. The man standing in front of me is trying to be reassuring. He and his wife have booked on the flight we want, but because she drove...
Hurricane Irma: Flights out of Florida are $99 on JetBlue 

Hurricane Irma: Flights out of Florida are $99 on JetBlue 

If you want to evacuate Florida before Hurricane Irma arrives, consider booking your ticket with JetBlue. The airline hasn’t just added flights but is also capping ticket prices at $99 for flights out of Florida.  Daytona Beach, DAB Fort Lauderdale, FLL West Palm Beach, PBI For Meyers, RSW Sarasota, SRQ Tampa, TPA Orlando, MCO  The $99 spent will include government taxes.  The...
Hurricane Irma: Palm Beach County restaurants offer special deals

Hurricane Irma: Palm Beach County restaurants offer special deals

How’s Hurricane Irma impacting local restaurants? Some are planning hurricane specials, others are finalizing storm hours. Here’s a roundup of restaurant updates as we get them: Due South Brewery: A tweet from the Boynton Beach brewery says they are filling growlers and containers with filtered water for free. Growlers for those without containers will cost $1.50. Grato: Starting Wednesday...
Recipe of the week: hurricane salad

Recipe of the week: hurricane salad

Few dishes are as storm-ready and adaptable as a good tuna and cannellini bean salad. Although it’s easily tossed together using canned or jarred pantry staples, it’s a dish that tastes fancy and fresh.  You can thank good olive oil, citrus and/or vinegars for this, as they contrast the cannellinis’ buttery notes. Add slivered onions and celery, cracked pepper and whatever herbs...
Hurricane Irma: A vegan’s shopping list to prepare for the storm 

Hurricane Irma: A vegan’s shopping list to prepare for the storm 

Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Are you committed to maintaining a plant based diet? Here are some healthy food suggestions you can purchase in preparation for Hurricane Irma.  For the latest storm updates, follow The Palm Beach Post’s incomparable Kimberly Miller on Twitter, @kmillerweather, for Hurricane Irma coverage. Water Ice - Consider freezing water in Ziploc bags and using...
Hurricane Irma: How our Florida lifestyle is about to turn against us

Hurricane Irma: How our Florida lifestyle is about to turn against us

Now, we wait. Related: Everything you need to know about Hurricane Irma Those that are leaving will be gone any minute now. The rest of us, buttoned up and battened down, mark time by the latest National Hurricane Center’s updates on Hurricane Irma. Cocooned inside our cool-for-now aluminum and plywood caves, we’re stress-eating Doritos and chocolate. Those with impact-resistant windows...
Hurricane Irma update: Loggerhead sends 50 turtles to Atlanta aquarium

Hurricane Irma update: Loggerhead sends 50 turtles to Atlanta aquarium

In the steady stream of vehicles heading north Thursday to flee Hurricane Irma, there was one truck containing 50 unusual Palm Beach County residents. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach packed up 10 turtles and 40 hatchlings and transported them to safer shelter at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. It was the first time the marine center had ever undertaken such an operation, said Loggerhead...
Hurricane Irma: Is it too soon to plan the post-storm pasta party? Here’s an UPDATE

Hurricane Irma: Is it too soon to plan the post-storm pasta party? Here’s an UPDATE

UPDATE: Mama Gizzi’s pre-storm wish has come true. She has a brand new generator, thanks to the pasta-loving folks at Barilla U.S. Makers of popular pasta and sauce products, Barilla offered Lake Worth pasta-maker Leah “Mama” Gizzi a generator in response to a Post story earlier this week.  “I'm reaching out on behalf of Barilla -- we saw the article about...
Hurricane Irma: Dread, panic and hope in Home Depot parking lot

Hurricane Irma: Dread, panic and hope in Home Depot parking lot

Dread and an adrenaline-fueled hyper-vigilance. Panic, nervous acceptance and magical thinking that we’ll still shrug off the bullseye on our backs. That was the range of emotions in just one Home Depot parking lot Tuesday, as Palm Beach County residents do what they can to mitigate what could be a big punch from Hurricane Irma this weekend. RELATED: Our complete Hurricane Irma coverage Michael...
Hey Dolfans, check out the new grub at Hard Rock Stadium

Hey Dolfans, check out the new grub at Hard Rock Stadium

There are new reasons to celebrate football season at Hard Rock Stadium – even before the Miami Dolphins step on the field to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday’s season opener.  These reasons involve old-school Miami soul food and barbecue, groovy tacos, homey pancakes, Nicaraguan churrasco and a rock star chef’s killer fried chicken sandwich.  Just in time for...
Okeechobee Steakhouse rolls out expansive new catering operation

Okeechobee Steakhouse rolls out expansive new catering operation

West Palm Beach’s iconic Okeechobee Steakhouse may be nearly 70 years old, but it continues to make itself hip to the times. Florida’s oldest steakhouse has unveiled a dramatic expansion to its catering operations. Just days ago, owners opened 1947 Catering in an extensively remodeled, 7000-square-foot facility located on the steakhouse grounds.  Okeechobee’s third-generation...
‘Cash Me Outside’ teen breaks into rap under ‘Bhad Bhabie’ name

‘Cash Me Outside’ teen breaks into rap under ‘Bhad Bhabie’ name

Danielle Bregoli, who first gained fame for her "Cash Me Outside" catchphrase, is branching into rap. How bow dah? The 14-year-old from Boynton Beach announced her first single this afternoon on Instagram, boasting "Now da whole game scared" and adding a link on her account to a 30-second sample of the song, "These Heaux." WARNING: Some may consider the lyrics...
UPDATE: Serena Williams gives birth to girl in West Palm Beach

UPDATE: Serena Williams gives birth to girl in West Palm Beach

Serena Williams is usually in New York for Labor Day weekend, competing in the U.S. Open, the major tournament she has won six times.  This year, she welcomed a greater prize: her first child, a baby girl born Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center, a source close to the Palm Beach Gardens resident said. No name was disclosed. <div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media"...
Serena Williams: Other celebrities had babies in West Palm Beach, too

Serena Williams: Other celebrities had babies in West Palm Beach, too

The Internet is buzzing over reports that tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to a child at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Gardens legend is not the only celebrity to have children here. And not the only one at St. Mary’s, which appears to be the go-to hospital for celebrity births. TIFFANY TRUMP: The daughter of President Donald Trump and...
9 of the best patios in Palm Beach County

9 of the best patios in Palm Beach County

Whether you want enjoy a meal with an ocean view, have a drink in the middle of street art or converse over dessert surrounded by beautiful greenery, there’s an outdoor patio in Palm Beach County for you.  Located at 8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-586-2622 Located at 512 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth; 561-444-9636 Located at 4 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach...
Breakfast on the beach: Here’s 9 of our favorite spots

Breakfast on the beach: Here’s 9 of our favorite spots

Here are some Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories): The almond-coated, thick-cut French toast earns raves at this small, casual beach shack. Those watching their waists might want to order the Lighthouse Breakfast: choice of muffin, bagel or toast with fresh fruit cup and coffee. Open...
Labor Day sales: You won’t believe these prices from 40 years ago

Labor Day sales: You won’t believe these prices from 40 years ago

While it’s supposed to be a day of rest from work, the Labor Day holiday often involves working to find a last-chance bargain in stores. For the fun of it, we decided to see what kind of deals were advertised in The Palm Beach Post on Labor Day 40 years ago — Sept. 5, 1977. Read ‘em and weep. Literally. You’ll never see prices like this again. Sofa at Zayre’s —...
Here’s the gyro we need on National Gyro Day

Here’s the gyro we need on National Gyro Day

Who doesn’t love a classic Greek gyro? Even those of us who aren’t quite sure how to pronounce the word will subject ourselves to judgmental stares, just to order the foamy pita pillow wrapped around thinly sliced, spit-roasted lamb and tangy fixings. Muddled pronunciations aside, today (Friday) is National Gyro Day. We were reminded of this fact by Your Greek Cousin, the casual West Palm...
BurgerFi adds ‘meaty,’ plant-based Beyond Burger to all locations  

BurgerFi adds ‘meaty,’ plant-based Beyond Burger to all locations  

UPDATE: After testing its plant-based Beyond Burger in eight locations nationally, BurgerFi will add the acclaimed, beet-juice-bleeding burger to all its locations nationwide on Monday, Sept. 4, the fast-casual chain announced Thursday.  We sampled the Beyond during at the start of that taste test in July. See story below for full details. When I took a bite of the buzzy Beyond Burger, which...
Flavor Palm Beach: 10 pricey restaurants to visit for September deals 

Flavor Palm Beach: 10 pricey restaurants to visit for September deals 

At any ordinary time, a meal at a swank spot like Sant Ambroeus in Palm Beach might cost about $40 per person or more. But this is no ordinary time – it’s Flavor Palm Beach month. You can feast on three lunch courses at Sant Ambroeus for $25. Which means the stylish Palm Beach ristorante is on our must-visit list this month.  We pored over the dozens of Flavor Palm...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton

BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Boynton Beach, Boca Raton

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and south Palm Beach County....
Love inspired lawyer to raise $1 million to help kids’ dreams come true

Love inspired lawyer to raise $1 million to help kids’ dreams come true

If life can be measured in milestones, Patricia Lebow counts March 31, 2007, as one for the books. It was her husband Alan’s 80th birthday. They had just thrown “an incredible, very very special dinner party” at Club Colette in Palm Beach and were driving home on A1A when Alan noted that Patricia’s 60th birthday was coming up that August. Two big birthdays in one year &mdash...
You’ll never guess the chewy food that Florida hates the most

You’ll never guess the chewy food that Florida hates the most

We figured it would be something fishy. But apparently Floridians really hate…licorice. The Hater dating app, culling information from the dislikes of its 600,000 users so they can be more properly matched hate-for-date, has produced a breakdown of the food each state disdains the most. And Florida has it in for licorice. SEE THE UNITED STATES OF HATE FOOD MAP HERE Now, black licorice, we understand...
Labor Day: 11 ways to enjoy the water this holiday weekend

Labor Day: 11 ways to enjoy the water this holiday weekend

There’s nothing more awesome in Florida than our outdoors. So this year’s Labor Day weekend, go outside! The list of things to do on the beach and in the water is deep. And you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy paddle boarding, camping, horseback riding or snorkeling. Simply put on your swimming suit and jump in (or on).  Of course, for those of you who’s rather not get...
Recipe of the week: sweet potato galette that’s rustic and savory

Recipe of the week: sweet potato galette that’s rustic and savory

Pity the sweet potato. Too often we confine its talents to fall or winter, brand its identity with baking spices, crush its soul with mini-marshmallows. But just in time to derail our sweet tuber clichés comes Mary-Frances Heck’s cookbook, “Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made Into Pie” (Clarkson Potter, $16.99), which goes on sale Tuesday.  A food editor...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach and west Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE: This...
‘Leaky Teepee’ at 50: West Palm arena had circus, wrestling, Elvis, U2

‘Leaky Teepee’ at 50: West Palm arena had circus, wrestling, Elvis, U2

The first time Randy Carrillo saw the Leaky Teepee, he was about to interview for a job there. He wasn’t sure what he was looking at. “I pulled up with the taxi driver and said, ‘What is that? It looks like a spaceship,’” remembers Carrillo, who for a time was the executive director of the West Palm Beach Auditorium, which garnered its nickname because of its pointed...
WOW, $69 flights from Miami to Europe? Yes, please.

WOW, $69 flights from Miami to Europe? Yes, please.

Have you been craving an authentic, lukewarm Guinness from Dublin? Perhaps a flawless Eiffel Tower selfie in romantic Paris (Pa-ree)? If Europe has been on your bucket list, there’s never been a more perfect time to just go. WOW, an Icelandic low-cost airline, announced flights from Miami International Airport to eight European cities for as low as $69 each way.  From September to November...
BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth

BBQ guide: Best barbecue in West Palm, Lake Worth

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and central Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE...
What Palm Beach County city made list of nation’s top sunrise spots?

What Palm Beach County city made list of nation’s top sunrise spots?

Hey, we didn’t need a national list to tell us that Palm Beach County is a great place to see a sunrise. At the Palm Beach Post, we take sensational sunrise photos nearly every day. RELATED: Our gallery of 52 spectacular sunrise photos in Palm Beach County But it was nice to see that Juno Beach was ranked No. 8 on the Top 10 spots to view a sunrise on the East Coast by the online web site Next...
What Wellington celebrity is celebrating her 28th birthday today?

What Wellington celebrity is celebrating her 28th birthday today?

A happy birthday to Wellington High’s Cassadee Pope. The “Voice” winner turned country music star, who was born in West Palm Beach, is 28 years old today. RELATED: DID YOU KNOW THESE SUPERSTARS LIVED IN JUPITER? Over the years, she’s played everywhere from CityPlace, Clematis By Night and the Trump International Golf Course to opening for other country music superstars at Coral...
BBQ Guide: Here is some of the best barbecue in Jupiter

BBQ Guide: Here is some of the best barbecue in Jupiter

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here is our findings in Jupiter and north Palm Beach County. THE ‘CUE: Mrs. Smokeys stands proudly in a...
Sexiest movie made in Palm Beach County came out 36 years ago

Sexiest movie made in Palm Beach County came out 36 years ago

It’s probably the best — and undoubtedly the sexiest — movie ever made in Palm Beach County. Certainly the sweatiest. Thirty-six years ago, on Aug. 28, 1981, the murder-for-lust thriller “Body Heat” was released, putting downtown Lake Worth and Hypoluxo on the moviemaking map. It made stars out of William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Ted Danson and Mickey Rourke. And to think...
Did you know these 23 celebrities lived in the Jupiter area?

Did you know these 23 celebrities lived in the Jupiter area?

Palm Beach County has its share of famous people who have called it home. Here’s the first of a series, Who Are The Celebrities In Your Neighborhood, starting with Jupiter and its ritzier neighbors Jupiter Island and Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, and the people who live there, lived there or were born there. Burt Reynolds:Jupiter’s favorite son has been all over the area, including...
Dining review: Wine-loving Cooper’s Hawk brings bold flavors to The Gardens Mall  

Dining review: Wine-loving Cooper’s Hawk brings bold flavors to The Gardens Mall  

Cooper’s Hawk has that gauzy quality of heavily branded restaurants that are neither from here nor from there. The menu skips across the globe, Epcot-style. The wines and tasting room component, a centerpiece of the restaurant’s concept, aim for a Napa allure. The four-month-old Palm Beach Gardens restaurant is welcoming and approachable. The spacious, upscale setting is stylish and comfy...
National Dog Day: Where does Florida rank among dog-loving states?

National Dog Day: Where does Florida rank among dog-loving states?

Have you ever turned to smile at the diner next to you and realized they were drinking from a water bowl on the floor rather than eating off a plate? RELATED: My dog loves this dog lake! Then you might not be shocked to learn that Florida apparently ranks as the fifth-most dog-loving state, according to a survey by researchers at National Today, in honor of Saturday’s National Dog Day celebration...
NEW: Live music club Voltaire opens in downtown West Palm Beach

NEW: Live music club Voltaire opens in downtown West Palm Beach

The 500 block of Clematis street in downtown West Palm Beach gets a new live music venue when Voltaire launches this weekend with three free grand opening concerts. The new nightclub and lounge is tucked away above the recently revived hipster pool hall Lost Weekend. Tonight (Aug. 24), catch Public Sounds Collective of West Palm Beach playing an eclectic mix of funk, jazz and soul....
The thing to have: When getting your car repaired, enjoy a waffle (or two)

The thing to have: When getting your car repaired, enjoy a waffle (or two)

The Place: Donna Road in West Palm Beach Why you’re there: When it comes to getting your car fixed, polished, or tuned, Donna Road in West Palm Beach is a one-stop destination. There's more than 15 shops to spoil your vehicle.  My visit to the auto repair shop last month wasn’t the best. Not just because car problems are so annoying, but because I got hangry while waiting...
Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival tickets on sale, finale returns to The Gardens Mall 

Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival tickets on sale, finale returns to The Gardens Mall 

Food-fest lovers, Christmas has arrived in August: Tickets for this year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival went on sale Thursday morning, says festival organizer David Sabin. And the fest website has posted a slew of discounts, offering packages with savings of 10 to 25 percent off ticket prices. The festival runs from Dec. 14 through 17, packing 13 events – from walk-around tastings to...
National Waffle Day: A waffle worth a road trip! 

National Waffle Day: A waffle worth a road trip! 

For National Waffle Day, we recall a road trip a Palm Beach Post reporter made for the perfect waffle. We’re in luck. This location is only about four hours from West Palm Beach! Ever have an intense craving for something and you just can’t get it out of your head? Well, that happens to me pretty often, and I’m not particularly good at ignoring the feeling. Especially when it...
Goodbye grub: Another CityPlace restaurant has closed

Goodbye grub: Another CityPlace restaurant has closed

City Tap House, the craft beer-centric restaurant at CityPlace has closed, according to a customer service representative at CityPlace. The gastro pub was located across from City Cellar in the former Brewzzi space. Open just under a year, the eatery was part of the Philly-based Table 95 Hospitality Group and it was the first of the City Tap restaurants to open in Florida. Craft beer aficionados will...
Flashback: When Tim Tebow’s name, photo first ran in Palm Beach Post

Flashback: When Tim Tebow’s name, photo first ran in Palm Beach Post

Tebowmania is getting a reprise Friday when college football legend turned minor league baseball legend Tim Tebow returns to Roger Dean Stadium when his St. Lucie Mets play the Palm Beach Cardinals. It got us thinking: When was the first time Tebow’s name appeared in The Palm Beach Post? It wasn’t front-page news, that’s for sure. On January 15, 2005, his name was in a box on page...
Local family reunited with missing cat after 10 years: ‘There’s no way!’

Local family reunited with missing cat after 10 years: ‘There’s no way!’

For the last decade, Fifi has been on a mysterious journey, one that ended mere miles from where it began. But it is a journey that will likely remain unknown. RELATED: Forty kittens flown from West Palm to Long Island Because Fifi is a cat. And even if he could talk, he might not tell you anyway. All you need to know is that he — and yes, Fifi is a “he,” which is another story &mdash...
Lion Country Safari history: Animals bit, gored and mauled visitors, staff

Lion Country Safari history: Animals bit, gored and mauled visitors, staff

Fifty years ago, visitors lined up for miles for the opening day of Lion Country Safari , a drive-through wild animal park that was the country’s first cageless zoo. In its half-century history, the park in rural Palm Beach County has been a favorite of local residents and of famous chimp researcher, Jane Goodall, who still visits once a year to study the park’s chimp population...
Recipe of the week: Blueberry Bacon Waffles

Recipe of the week: Blueberry Bacon Waffles

Waffles aren’t just for Sunday brunch. They’re the yin to fried chicken’s yang, a blank canvas for our fruitiest whims and flavor vehicle for a vast range of batter infusions.  But here’s the most realistic reason to indulge in weekend-worthy waffles on a weekday:  Waffles freeze well.  Make them in advance and let cool, then seal them in a freezer-proof bag...
South Florida dining stars bring back Boca’s Prezzo

South Florida dining stars bring back Boca’s Prezzo

We can call this bit of restaurant news a blast from the past, Boca-style. And we mean it in the most promising of ways: Rock star chef Mark Militello will join restaurateurs Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max when they reopen their 90s-era trattoria Prezzo.   The restaurant’s expected November opening will mark the coming together of three South Florida dining icons. Rapoport and Max&rsquo...
Post readers: This is the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County

Post readers: This is the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County

Today we celebrate the Cuban sandwich for National Cuban Sandwich Day! A few months ago we polled Post readers to find out which restaurant has the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County.  The winner, Havana Restaurant in West Palm Beach, was also picked as having one of the top Cuban in Florida by USA Today in 2016. Havana Restaurant won with 610 out of 966 votes. Havana Restaurant is located...
Dining review: Tasty tacos, streetfood are a hit at Lilo’s in Lake Worth

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

Located on a prime corner of downtown Lake Worth, Lilo’s Streetfood and Bar is the sister restaurant to Lilo’s All American Cafe in Delray Beach. There is an inviting beachy vibe as you enter the eatery with walls painted ocean blue and tables with accents of white. It has that neighborhood feel with it’s bar located in the center of the restaurant. Even during a week...
Chef on the rise: He plans modern Indian restaurant in Gardens – but first, he heads to Miami hot spot 

Chef on the rise: He plans modern Indian restaurant in Gardens – but first, he heads to Miami hot spot 

One of Miami’s hot-spot restaurants has snagged a top Palm Beach chef – for now.  Pushkar Marathe, chef de cuisine at Meat Market Palm Beach, will head south to help expand Ghee Indian Kitchen, the four-month-old hotspot brought to life by his longtime friend, chef Niven Patel.  “It’s a dream come true for me,” says Marathe, who worked alongside Patel a decade...
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