March 2018

There are 74 blog entries for March 2018.


Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Fest begins March 23 – 25, 2018. Venture out of the usual weekend activities on a culinary journey on the welcoming grounds of the new Wellington Community Center and Amphitheater, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington.  Socialize with friends and enjoy America’s quintessential bourbon and eat excellent bacon inspired dishes.

What is bourbon exactly? Simply put, bourbon is a spirit made from at least 51% corn aged in new charred oak barrels.  It must be bottled at 80% or more and only in the United States of America. The use of the term "bourbon" for the whiskey has been traced to the 1820s, and the term began to be used consistently in Kentucky in the 1870s.  Bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States and is

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No need to travel extensively to sample something different.  Queen of Sheeba, located at 716 North Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, has been around the Northwood Historic District for years.  They opened their doors in 2006 as an acclaimed “soul food” restaurant. 

The Queen of Sheeba restaurant was the 2014 recipient of Palm Beach County’s Best Soul Food restaurant in Palm Beach County.  Having been voted the best, and given the excellence award the owners decided to expand their menu.  It seemed a natural transition to Ethiopian food.  The food is truly unique and extraordinarily flavorful.

The restaurant offers “ageless home-style food with innovative modern twists appealing to the curious, adventureous, and the experienced foodie!” The

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With a strengthening economy, mortgage rates are rising quickly and that can make a big impact on the path that buyers take when house hunting. 

As more time goes by and rates increase, buyers are more likely to stop searching until they make more money or settle for a smaller house. According to a recent survey, 44% of buyers said if rates went up they'd settle upon a downsized house that costed less and required a longer work commute. 

Mortgage rates are the highest they've been in four years with a 4.6 percent rate on 30-year fixed loans and the feds say it's likely short-term rates will be risen this year too. First time buyers may be affected by rising home costs and interest the most because it places many of them out of the

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A fun new tapas restaurant is coming West Palm Beach. The small-plate Spanish cuisine, Basque is set to open this Thursday, March 22nd at the historic Hotel Bida in the El Cid neighborhood. 

Hotel Bida is an historic inn built in 1929 by the famous architect Belford Shoumate and is an example of Bermuda Vernacular architecture. The hotel is one of the earliest motor lodges in the United States and has been included in the National Register of Historic Places. The restaurant is part of an effort to reestablish the boutique hotel as a perfect destination for locals and out of town visitors.

Basque will feature both indoor and outdoor space with an Old-World décor and modern Spanish food. The executive Chef of Basque, Chef Miguel Angel Rebolledo served as the

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Palm Beach County's most unique breweries have teamed up with the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, in an effort to bring awareness to endangered animals. Sample South Florida's amazing beer from at least 25 local breweries.  On April 07, 2018, Brew at the Zoo 2018, between 5:30PM - 9:00PM, you will have the opportunity to tour the zoo and taste the beers these local area craftsmen have created.

Endangered species are those considered to be at risk of extinction, denotating that there are so few left of their kind that they could disappear from the planet altogether. The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society understands endangered species are threatened by factors such as habitat loss, hunting,

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Subculture Coffee is a hipster coffee roasters shop opened by two local guys in 2014. The first location opened on Clematis Street and soon became a staple spot in West Palm Beach. Now just 8 months after another shop in Delray, Subculture Coffee just opened a third location in Jupiter at Harbourside Place. 

Subcluture took off because of its tasty in-house roasted coffee, trendy shop vibes, and owner relationships in the coffee junkie community. The coffee is roasted on site in small batches at every location so you'll always get a nice fresh cup. The venues are all in great central locations and the new waterfront Harbourside one has outdoor seating, a laid back feel and will definitely be a "regulars"-type spot. Owners Rodney Mayo and Sean Scott

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The Palm Beach Post is hosting a free cocktail party on March 27th to celebrate the release of their newsletter, "At The Table."

The new weekly newsletter is written by the Post's food editor, Liz Balmaseda, and it'll keep you updated on all things food around town. You don't have to be a Post subscriber to get the newsletter and it's free.

The cocktail party is being called "Latin Night with Liz" and will have a Havana style with special drinks like the "Deconstructed Old Cuban." It'll be held at the recently redesigned Galley Bar inside the Hilton in West Palm Beach. Have some fun mingling and meeting new people on the pool-view terrace while enjoying great food.

Tickets are limited and reserved for subscribers to the new paper.

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CityPlace is a destination in West Palm Beach famous for its shopping, dining, live music and more. The downtown area is always changing things up and adding new features to keep up with people's interests; that's why "CityPlace 2.0" as President and CEO Kenneth Himmel called it, is unveiling a get-it-while-you can setup focused around the recent pop-up shopping trend.

Here are 5 new things to check out at CityPlace:

1. The Shack

The Shack is a new 300-square foot stand-alone eatery in the main plaza right by the main stage. It has a cool vibe with modern touches like string lights with industrial bulbs, chalk board menus and painted palm trees and other art on the walls. You can grab food to go or sit outside at a table and listen to live

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Quickly becoming the coolest place to hang in Palm Beach County is the booming Warehouse House District in West Palm Beach. The Warehouse District is composed of a six-building block of businesses, restaurants and things to do. Bustling with the energy of innovation, the Warehouse District is already making a splash with the locals in the community. 

The 85,000 square foot property that this district presides dates back to the 1920’s and has come a long way since Johnstone Capital Partners purchased the area. Originally, the property was full of “dilapidated” warehouse buildings and run down streets, a hard scene to look at for those with the idea of developing it into a buzzing hotspot neighborhood full of beauty. But, with the love, dedication and

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their 15th Annual TurtleFest 2018 this upcoming Saturday, March 24th. More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the free ocean conservation festival from 10 am to 6 pm.

The festival will include food, specialty drinks and craft beers, live music, yoga, a beach cleanup, educational and fun activities, shopping, sea turtles and much more. At the festival you’ll have a change to visit the sick or injured sea turtles located in the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

TurtleFest is Palm Beach County’s largest ocean conservation festival and the festival will be in Loggerhead Park located along the Atlantic Ocean. TurtleFest is free to attend and guest of all ages are welcomed.

The Loggerhead Marinelife

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