Leslie Gray Streeter

Leslie Gray Streeter is a pop culture writer, columnist and reviewer for the Palm Beach Post, which means that if it's about music, movies, nightlife, food, drinks, TV, books, weird celebrity hijinks or something that's fun, she's probably got something to say about it.  

Latest from Leslie Gray Streeter

Fall for these festivals in and around South Florida
 Up north, you know it’s fall when the leaves start changing. But in South Florida, the sure tell that autumn’s arrived is an uptick in cool festivals for food, culture, music and more. And the cooler temperatures make it all the more festive to be there. SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, October 16-20, Miami Beach Join celebrity...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Up north, you know it’s fall when the leaves start changing. But in South Florida, the sure tell that autumn’s arrived is an uptick in cool festivals for food, culture, music and more. And the cooler temperatures make it all the more festive to be there. SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, October 16-20, Miami Beach Join celebrity...
Boo! Best Halloween events in Palm Beach County
 Whether your idea of a Happy Halloween is carving pumpkins or crying terrified in the corner of a haunted house, we’ve got you covered for fall holiday activities for adults and families. Palm Beach County’s annual haunted house extravaganza returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring four different themed haunted...

Posted: 3 days ago

Whether your idea of a Happy Halloween is carving pumpkins or crying terrified in the corner of a haunted house, we’ve got you covered for fall holiday activities for adults and families. Palm Beach County’s annual haunted house extravaganza returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds, featuring four different themed haunted...
Local baker on Food Network Halloween baking show: ‘It’s been so much fun!’
 Regulars at West Palm Beach’s Ganache Bakery who noticed the brief absence earlier this year of co-owner Jamal Lake may have been told that he was at a cake conference. But those who’ve tuned into the Food Network over the past few weeks have probably figured out the truth.  “So I was not at a cake conference,&rdquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Regulars at West Palm Beach’s Ganache Bakery who noticed the brief absence earlier this year of co-owner Jamal Lake may have been told that he was at a cake conference. But those who’ve tuned into the Food Network over the past few weeks have probably figured out the truth.  “So I was not at a cake conference,&rdquo...
‘A Star Is Born’: Local married musicians talk about the intersection of art and love
 There’s something irresistible about the heady intersection of show business and romance, which is why Hollywood keeps remaking “A Star Is Born,” this time starring  Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This $38 million version opens in theaters today. Why are audiences repeatedly drawn to the story of talented and impossibly...

Posted: 10 days ago

There’s something irresistible about the heady intersection of show business and romance, which is why Hollywood keeps remaking “A Star Is Born,” this time starring  Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This $38 million version opens in theaters today. Why are audiences repeatedly drawn to the story of talented and impossibly...
Reese Witherspoon’s cookbook memoir: Local Southern chefs discuss how their heritage flavors their food
 Whiskey in a teacup. Like the term “steel magnolias,” it’s an evocative phrase that conjures the sometimes deceptively formal air of the quintessential Southern woman, that hides a solid spine.  In her new culinary memoir “Whiskey In A Teacup: What Growing Up In The South Taught Me About Life, Love and...

Posted: 14 days ago

Whiskey in a teacup. Like the term “steel magnolias,” it’s an evocative phrase that conjures the sometimes deceptively formal air of the quintessential Southern woman, that hides a solid spine.  In her new culinary memoir “Whiskey In A Teacup: What Growing Up In The South Taught Me About Life, Love and...
Latest: Beaches remain closed due to ‘airborne irritant’ 
 “What’s this all about?” An unhappy man was pointing at the row of empty parking spaces along Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, near the lifeguard stand at Midtown Beach. On a normal Sunday, beachgoers would have been fighting for such premium spots, but the deserted street on this day was explained by a note taped to a parking...

Posted: 15 days ago

“What’s this all about?” An unhappy man was pointing at the row of empty parking spaces along Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, near the lifeguard stand at Midtown Beach. On a normal Sunday, beachgoers would have been fighting for such premium spots, but the deserted street on this day was explained by a note taped to a parking...
Boca Raton family displaced after Saturday afternoon house fire 
 A Boca Raton family of two, along with their four dogs, were displaced Saturday afternoon when their home caught fire, according to the American Red Cross, whose volunteers assisted the family. According to the Red Cross, the home was located on Ocean Mist Drive. The Red Cross assisted in finding emergency assistance for the family, and is...

Posted: 15 days ago

A Boca Raton family of two, along with their four dogs, were displaced Saturday afternoon when their home caught fire, according to the American Red Cross, whose volunteers assisted the family. According to the Red Cross, the home was located on Ocean Mist Drive. The Red Cross assisted in finding emergency assistance for the family, and is...
‘I WAS RAPED’: West Palm Beach psychologist on why it took her nearly two decades to speak publicly
 I WAS RAPED  I have never spoken publicly about my sexual assault. Actually, I have only said those three words—I was raped—out loud three times since it happened 18 years ago, and that was two years ago (first to my cousin, then my therapist, and lastly to my parents). At first I didn’t even want to believe it myself...

Posted: 17 days ago

I WAS RAPED  I have never spoken publicly about my sexual assault. Actually, I have only said those three words—I was raped—out loud three times since it happened 18 years ago, and that was two years ago (first to my cousin, then my therapist, and lastly to my parents). At first I didn’t even want to believe it myself...
Boca Raton firefighter brings taste of South Florida to national chili competition
 What does a city taste like in chili form? If the city is Miami, and the chili maker is firefighter Alex Callegari of Boca Raton’s Fire Station #8, it’s all about texture and spice, something South Florida knows a lot about. “My flavors make sense,” explains Callegari, a veteran with both the fire service and chili...

Posted: 28 days ago

What does a city taste like in chili form? If the city is Miami, and the chili maker is firefighter Alex Callegari of Boca Raton’s Fire Station #8, it’s all about texture and spice, something South Florida knows a lot about. “My flavors make sense,” explains Callegari, a veteran with both the fire service and chili...
Miss America: Social media reactions to Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson winning third runner-up
 Close but no tiara! Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson, 23, seemed to have the support of the Atlantic City crowd and a lot of people on Twitter, but was still named third runner-up at the annual Miss America competition. Tyson, who delayed entering law school at Stetson University this fall to compete, was formerly Miss South Florida Fair, the...

7:27 PM Friday, Sep. 14, 2018

Close but no tiara! Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson, 23, seemed to have the support of the Atlantic City crowd and a lot of people on Twitter, but was still named third runner-up at the annual Miss America competition. Tyson, who delayed entering law school at Stetson University this fall to compete, was formerly Miss South Florida Fair, the...