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FDOT Schedules Closures

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Flagler Memorial Bridge, Flagler Drive, Southern Blvd. Bridge Impacted

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has shared with the City that the agency is planning some nighttime closures of Flagler Memorial Bridge and Flagler Drive. According to FDOT, here’s what’s planned:

Flagler Memorial Bridge and Flagler Drive between Fourth Street and Seventh Street in West Palm Beach will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, for additional paving and striping.

•In addition, Flagler Memorial Bridge and Flagler Drive between Fourth Street and Seventh Street will close nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Wednesday, Aug. 23, through Saturday, Aug. 25, for paving and striping.

FDOT has expressed that the dates are subject to change.

Also, FDOT will close the westbound lane of the Southern Boulevard Bridge from 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23. Flagging crews will maintain two-way traffic in the eastbound lane as work is performed on the temporary bridge.

Grandview Public Market

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Sneak peek: South Florida’s first modern food hall rises in West Palm Beach

PB Post Liz Balmaseda
12:56 p.m Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 Dining

From left, Three Kings Restaurant Group partners David Massoni and John Bush, Grandview Public Market developer Chris Vila and celebrity chef Dale Talde stop for a photo during a tour of the upcoming food hall.

Grandview Public Market is part of West Palm Beach’s emerging Warehouse District, a sprawling complex of vintage buildings that is shaping up as an eclectic urban village of food and beverage creators, artists, fitness buffs and other indie entrepreneurs. The district will include a craft beer brewery, Steam Horse, to be opened by the master brewers behind Tequesta Brewing Company and Twisted Trunk.

. . . At first glance, the site of the upcoming Grandview Public Market did not inspire much confidence in New York restaurateur David Massoni some months ago. It was a solitary, rugged corner of the warehouse zone that stretches southwest of downtown West Palm Beach.

Massoni, a partner of celebrity chef Dale Talde, had Uber-ed in from Miami to meet the food hall developer Chris Vila. But when the driver dropped him off, Massoni wondered if he had arrived at the right place.

Fast-forward to this week: There’s no doubt among Massoni and his Three Kings Restaurant Group partners that this is not only the right place, but the right time for the ambitious project. Read More

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Plant-based Beyond Burger hits BurgerFi with meaty ambitions

Liz Balmaseda
5:03 p.m Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Dining

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.

nstead, 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, it “bleeds” for its goal. (Beet juice, that is.)

The burger’s creator, the Los Angeles-based Beyond Meat, generated buzz last year when it began selling the product at Whole Foods Markets alongside real meat. And while the “raw” mix is sold locally at Publix, Whole Foods, Walmart and Target stores (with the formed patties sold only at Whole Foods), this is the first time you’ll find them on the menu at a national burger chain.


A Short Story Dispenser at Subculture Coffee on Clematis St

West Palm Beach Becomes Second City in America Completely Lit!

By Maritza Cosano (Features Writer)

Subculture Coffee, the up and coming coffee shop on 509 Clematis Street, has a cool, good, and fun vibe; and now they also have a high-quality innovative gadget: a short story dispenser.

The sights, sounds, rhythms and art continue to move the lifeblood of our city. The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District are now looking forward to the next generation of literary exploration. And in that spirit, they spearheaded the launch of the short story dispenser, a high-quality, innovative gadget that uses the magic of the written word to enhance your experience as customer as you wait to be served.

As you enter the hip Subculture Coffee on Clematis Street, you will find a bright modern stand with elegant design that suggests: “don’t just wait, read!”

Conceived and created by Short Édition, a nonprofit community publisher based in France, this tool perhaps answers the question, “Is reading a lost art in America?”

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TO -GO MADE EASY AT CITYPLACE
Introducing the new CityPlace To-Go parking spot on Rosemary Avenue!

Ordering lunch or dinner To-Go has never been easier. Now, you can order To-Go direct from CityPlace’s great lineup of dining destinations and have a parking spot waiting for you when you arrive.

This FREE 15-minute parking space is located on Rosemary Avenue near the corner of Hibiscus Street.

1. Call the restaurant & place your order — CLICK HERE to see all restaurants.
2. When you arrive at CityPlace, look for the sign that says To-Go Parking Only
3. Park & Grab Your To-Go Order (Remember, there is a 15-mintue parking limit)
4. You’re on your way!

Feel like delivery instead? Click the icons below to order online from these local delivery services:

Go Cravy

  • Bowery Coastal
  • Brio
  • BurgerFi
  • Cabo Flats
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • City Cellar
  • City Pizza
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Moe’s
  • Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar
  • Panera Bread
  • The Regional
  • Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe


Delivery Dudes 

  • Bowery Coastal
  • Brio
  • Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
  • BurgerFi
  • Cabo Flats
  • City Cellar
  • City Pizza
  • Le Macaron
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • The Cheesecake Factory

EVENT HOST:
CityPlace

DATE & TIME:
June 1st, 2017 to June 1st, 2020

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Get your moments of Zen by visiting these 5 serene spots

There’s more to Palm Beach County than beaches.

Part of our sub-tropical heritage is a climate in which almost anything grows. From orchids so voluptuous that staring seems an intrusion to the fierce oranges and reds of June’s blooming royal poincianas to the dark shade beneath giant banyan trees, plant life here is glorious, unique and sometimes, wonderfully odd.

Get a taste of South Florida’s uniqueness with a visit to our local public gardens.

  • Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
  • Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County
  • The Four Arts Botanical Garden
  • Pan’s Garden
  • Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

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The Bohemian Vibe of Northwood Village

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The Bohemian Vibe of Northwood Village

By Sandra Schulman - WPB Magazine weekly columnist, arts writer, music and film producer.

The word on the street – and the beach and the city – is that Northwood is the “Historically Hip” place to live, shop, eat and hang out. With property values rising, and a herd of cutting edge shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants moving in, Northwood is the most buzzed-about neighborhood in the county. The Bohemian Vibe of Northwood Village has even been written up for good reasons in publications such as The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Southern Living.

  • The Art
  • The Food 
  • The Shops

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Pre-Season Service Starts Late July

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Two more Brightline trains expected to arrive in WPB together

Two more Brightline trains — named BrightGreen and BrightOrange because of the colors on their passenger cars — are expected arrive in South Florida in the coming weeks, the company announced on its website.

The first leg will carry passengers between West Palm Beach and Miami. Eventually, Brightline plans to expand service north to Orlando.

Brightline has said it will start “pre-season” service between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale in late July. Service between West Palm Beach and Miami is expected to begin in August.

A grand opening of the rail project is planned for mid-September, the company said.


Revisiting History

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A look behind the hedges of nine spectacular Palm Beach mansions.

Beyond those fierce stands of ficus stand the mansions of some of America’s wealthiest citizens.

The houses seem old and venerable today, but when their builders arrived in Palm Beach at the start of the Jazz Age, everything was brand new. That included social codes, dress codes — and much of the money. The stuffy resort life centered around the big hotels was over. New high society wanted to party at homes.

And these new mansion owners wanted those homes to be as jazzy as the age.

Architects Addison Mizner,Maurice Fatio and Marion Sims Wyeth responded, designing immense castles in the midst of the wild beach jungle, in a dizzying combination of Mediterranean styles. There, the owners of these party palaces lived in walled splendor for the three short months of the Palm Beach winter season.

Except for Mar-a-Lago, now the domain of President Donald Trump, the largest estates fell to bulldozers in the 1950s and ’60s. But many other mansions survived, even if their once-vast grounds became subdivisions.

Here’s a peek behind the hedges of nine of Palm Beach’s most spectacular remaining 1920s mansions.


New WPB Restaurant Opening Soon

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New Date: Opening The BUTCHER SHOP Beer Garden & Grill is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Friday, April 7th.

The restaurant, located at 209 6th St., will have a unique triple-play concept, innovatively blending a retail butcher shop with a full-service dining area and a German style beer garden. What to expect? You must see for yourself! For more information, visit butchershopwpb.com.

The Brightline Coming July 2017 WPB

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Attracting Millennial Workers to Florida: Transit Could Help

By Nicole Martinez
March 16, 2017

A rendering of the West Palm Beach station for the Brightline, a privately funded rail line, with service projected to begin between Miami and West Palm Beach in mid-2017.

The Brightline, set to begin service this July, has prompted a unique opportunity within southeast Florida for transit-oriented development projects, as the privately funded rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. And with over $2.2 billion in development projects now underway in West Palm Beach—including residential development and two mixed-use cultural marketplaces—the city is poised for increased economic growth.

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March 2017 as Florida Bike Month in West Palm Beach

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Public Input Sought for Bike Master Plan

The Mayor recently issued a proclamation declaring March 2017 as Florida Bike Month in West Palm Beach. The City will also host or partner with other agencies on a series of events in support of Bike-to-Work Week scheduled for March 27-31, 2017.

The City of West Palm Beach recently announced it is working with a consulting team to develop a Bike Master Plan that interconnects bike routes throughout the City. McMahon Associates is conducting the study and will make recommendations as to where the routes should be.

The City will host a series of meetings to inform the public of the Bike Master Plan study and to solicit public input. The meetings are scheduled for:
• March 15, 2017, 6-7:30pm; Manatee Lagoon on North Flagler Drive
• March 22, 2017, 6-7:30pm; Flagler Room at City Hall
• March 29, 2017, 6-7:30pm; Conniston Middle School

'Intersection Repair' Transforms Commute

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(Photo Courtesy: Max Zengage, Dreyfoos School of the Arts)


If you've driven through the intersection of Fern Street and Tamarind recently, you might have noticed the intersection has undergone a transformation into a vibrant public space. Dreyfoos School of the Arts students, volunteers and City staff spent last weekend turning the asphalt into an incredible work of art during an 'Intersection Repair' project! The project is designed to slow cars and improve street safety.

They painted a winning design titled "Walks of Life" that was initiailly created during a City-sponsored competition among students in the Visual Arts Department at Dreyfoos. The winning team includes Ania Johnson, Jessica Raise, Megan Tachev and Dani Walters.

Happy Birthday Florida 172 Years

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March 3 Happy Birthday Florida! 172 Years

We are celebrating all Month Long!

Palm Beach Post Today, my Florida friends and family and transplants, is the day. The day Florida attained statehood. That means this lovely, long-haul of a state celebrates its 172nd birthday today. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to count the things — all 172 of them in no particular order — we love about Florida.

Top 10: 

1. When it’s winter there, it’s summer here.

2. Publix (Has there ever been a greater creation than the Publix sub?)

3. Beaches. Endless beaches.

4. East coast sunrises, west sunsets

5. Weird Florida news, aka Florida Man and his many misadventures.

6. No need to spend money to visit friends and family because eventually they all come here.

7. Florida Resident rates for….EVERYTHING

8. President Trump’s pad: Mar-A-Lago

9. Home to the Best Picture Oscar Winner: “Moonlight” (Suck it, “La La Land”!)

10. Three words: Walt Disney World. (Depending on who you ask, it's the happiest place on Earth or Hell on Earth.)

Landscape

11. Miami’s neon skyline

12. Palm trees

13. Seagrapes

14. Pink flamingos

15. We’re sponge-worthy! Tarpon Springs is a mini-Greece, complete with Sponge Docks.

16. The muck! The rich soil in Belle Glade, Pahokee and Clewiston produces more sugarcane than any other spot in the U.S.

17. Driving cars on Daytona Beach

18. Canoeing the Loxahatchee River, one of two of Florida’s nationally-designated Wild and Scenic Rivers

19. Orange blossoms

20. Orange groves

21. The majesty of the Everglades

22. Giant hedges in Palm Beach

23. Sugar cane fields

24. The colors of Biscayne Bay

25. Walking or biking on the Palm Beach Lake Trail

Culture

26. Hanging chads and the butterfly ballot

27. Ultra, Okeechobee Music Fest, Sunfest (take your pick)

28. Snowbirds (We don’t always love them, but we need them.)

29. Wilton Manors in Fort Lauderdale, the gay mecca of Florida

30. Strolling on Hollywood Beach or shopping in downtown Hollywood

31. Plant City Strawberry Festival

32. Crowning the Cabbage Queen in LaBelle

33. Cruising out of Port Everglades

34. Half-girls, hammerheads and Lobster Boy. Gibsonton (near Tampa) is home to retired circus folks.

35. The psychic capital of the world: Cassadaga, Florida

36. Miami Vice

37. The Golden Girls (Thank you for being a friend.)

38. The best gangster movies: “Goodfellas,” “Scarface,” “Godfather II”

39. It’s almost always convertible weather.

40. The Big Man and the little Monkee: The late Clarence Clemons and Davy Jones called South Florida home.

41. Hurricane anxiety (We may not love it, but we have to live with it.)

42. It’s a circus. The Big Top may be down, but John Ringling’s mansion and wire-walker Nik Wallenda still thrill in Sarasota.

43. Spring Break

44. Interstate 95 (and all the random things you see there: Christmas trees, mattresses)

45. Briny Breezes, and all the other oceanfront trailer parks

46. Fishing off the bridges

47. Que Pasa USA (The TV series that taught us to speak Bilinguish.)

Parks

48. John D. MacArthur State Park

49. Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring

50. Everglades National Park (The river of grass was established as a national park in 1947 and we're all thankful for it.)

51. Big Cypress National Preserve

52. Seminole and Miccosukee Indian reservations

53. Biscayne National Park

54. Dry Tortugas National Park

55. Ringling Museum, Sarasota

56. The Gardens at The Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach

57. Canaveral National Seashore

58. Britton Hill, Florida’s highest point, stands at a whopping 345-feet above sea level in Lakewood Park in DeFuniak Springs, FL.

59. Universal, but to be specific, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal

60. LegoLand

61. Butterfly World (There are 20,000 butterflies at Butterfly World. If that doesn't do it for you, nothing will.)

62. Lion Country Safari (Founded in 1967, this park has been roaring ever since.)

Celebs

63. Andy Garcia

64. Burt Reynolds

65. The Williams sisters

66. Zora Neale Hurston — Shame on you if you haven’t read her classic 1093 novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” yet.

67. Tim Tebow

68. Tiger Woods — His restaurant, The Woods in Jupiter, received double A’s for food and service by Post Food Critic Liz Balmaseda.

69. DJ EFN, the Miami DJ who put our hip-hop on the map and is half of one of the best podcasts online right now, Drink Champs with N.O.R.E. (if ya don’t know, ya better ask iTunes.)

70. We’ve always smelled what The Rock is cookin’.

71. Ace Ventura Pet Detective

72. Lily Pulitzer

73. Faye Dunaway, who read the wrong Oscar winner, is from Florida.

74. John Lennon and Yoko Ono used to live in Palm Beach.

Landmarks/Geography

75. St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest permanently occupied city. It was founded in 1565.

76. Wynwood

77. Key West’s Southernmost point buoy

78. Henry Flagler’s home turned museum – Whitehall.

79. Worth Avenue (See how the other side lives, yacht shops and all.)

80. Don Garlits Museum of Drag racing in Ocala

81. Cape Canaveral’s NASA launch pads

82. Jupiter Light House

83. Six-toed cats at Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West

84. Sunsets on Mallory Square, Key West

85. Grand Hotel: The Breakers in Palm Beach

86. The pool at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables

87. South Beach’s Art Deco district

88. Lincoln Road Mall , the funky Miami shopping district

89. Ybor City (If you can’t afford a flight to Cuba, take a road trip to Ybor City.)

90. Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers

Food

91. Mangoes

92. Key lime pie (Is there ever such thing as too much Key lime pie? The obvious answer is no.)

93. Chocolate-covered Key lime pie on a stick

94. Oranges and grapefruit picked from your backyard trees

95. Fresh seafood

96. Stone crabs season (especially at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach)

97. Key limes

98. Cuban sandwiches (Forget the Tampa vs. Miami battle, they’re good with or without Genoa salami.)

99. Conch fritters

100. Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City (1905)

101. Florida orange juice: Sunshine in a bottle.

102. Cafe con leche

103. Maple Bacon Ale because what could be more heavenly than beer and bacon TOGETHER?

Travel

104. Winter White Houses. Palm Beach County has had two – JFK’s and Trump’s.

105. LAX? Miami? Newark? JFK? The ease of PBIA

106. New rest stops on Florida’s Turnpike

107. Diving at John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo

108. Air boat rides

109. Swimming with dolphins

110. Inner tubing on the Itchnatuckee River

111. White sand beaches on the panhandle

112. Seashell hunting on Sanibel Island

113. “Live Mermaids!” Weeki Wachee Springs show turns 70 this year.

114. What makes a mojito taste even better? A salty, ocean breeze. And that’s why our waterfront dining is everything.

115. Little Havana in Miami

116. You haven’t enjoyed a bar until it’s been a dive bar in Florida.

117. Shopping in Winter Park

118. 50 years of Lion Country Safari (Try camping there and let the roar of the lions wake you up.)

119. Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth

120. Miami’s Vizcaya and Coral Castle

121. Drinking at the Elbo Room in Fort Lauderdale

122. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has 20 oceanfront acres that are worth every penny.

123. A cold martini at the Tini Martina Bar at the Casablanca Inn in St. Augustine

124. Driving along the seven-mile bridge to the Keys (Don’t let this flat state fool you. We’ve got some scenic drives for the books.)

125. Venetian Pool in Coral Gables is the only swimming pool to have the National Register of Historic Places designation.

126. Grand hotel: The pink Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach

127. Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale

128. Juno Beach pier

129. Snorkeling and scuba diving and surfing (oh my!)

130. Artificial reefs

131. Haulover “Nude” Beach, between Sunny Isles and Bal Harbour

Animals

132. Gomek! No other state boasts a 17-feet-9-inch giant crocodile (now preserved forever at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm).

133. Riding horses on the beach on Amelia Island

134. Fire ants — ouch!

135. Great blue herons

136. Osprey

137. Flying, feeding bats at the University of Florida Bat House at sunset

138. Gators

139. The alligator

140. The Florida panther

141. The Florida black bear

142. Manatees — Look but don’t touch!

143. Sea turtles (You’ll love watching those little babies return to the Atlantic by moonlight.)

144. Lizards

Sports

145. Tailgating at Sun Life Stadium … in shorts, in December

146. Daytona Speedway

147. Polo in Wellington — If you’ve never been, trust us, you’re missing out on quite an experience, mimosas included.

148. Jai Alai — Don’t be basic. It’s pronounced “hi lie,” not “jai alay.”

149. The 1972 Dolphins – Tom Brady and the Patriots still haven’t topped that.

150. The Decision: When LeBron James joined the Heat. And the championship rings that eventually came with it.

151. Fishing on Lake Okeechobee

152. Spring training

153. Air conditioned baseball stadiums

154. Florida-Tennessee football game at the Swamp

155. Dog tracks and horse racing

156. Golf courses everywhere.

157. The 5th Street Gym on South Beach where Muhammad Ali trained — We’ll take any piece of this champion we can get.

158. Kimbo Slice, he was like a modern day John Henry but South Florida-style, ya know, replace the railroad tracks with empty swimming pools and the hammer with his fists.

159. Kelly Slater (A simple Google image search explains why.)

Music

160. Criteria Studios, where all the great hit records were made

161. Miami’s Bee Gees

162. The Doors’ Jim Morrison was born here. In Melbourne

163. The Allman Brothers Band – formed in Jacksonville

164. Flo Rida

165. Pitbull

166. Jimmy Buffett

167. Lynyrd Skynyrd

168. Rod Stewart

169. Gloria Estefan

170. Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew

171. K.C. and the Sunshine Band

172. Will Smith’s “Miami”: Come on, you know you know this hook: Party in the city where the heat is on. / All night on the beach til the break of dawn / Welcome to Miami (bienvenido a Miami)


Florida Summer Road Trip

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Destination unknown: 7 Florida backroad road trips you need this summer

PalmBeachPost 

tart the engine. Pull back the sunroof. Throw on the shades. Because if you like Palm Beach County’s scenic drives, you will love Florida’s backroads. And you should experience at least one before the summer ends.

Remember: Road-tripping is less about the destination and more about the journey. This is why Visit Florida’s list of backroads is on point. No shortcuts, no highways.

Best scenic drives in Palm Beach County

Now you’re ready. Roll down the windows, feel the sun on your cheeks and place your bare feet on the dashboard. We’re going on for a ride.

  • PALM BEACH TO WELLINGTON TO LAKE OKEECHOBEE
  • PENSACOLA TO PANAMA CITY BEACH
  • ST. AUGUSTINE TO DAYTONA BEACH
  • TALLAHASSEE TO DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
  • ARCADIA TO OKEECHOBEE TO SANIBEL-CAPTIVA
  • DAYTONA BEACH TO MOUNT DORA
  • MIAMI TO KEY WEST

Farm-hosted and farm-inspired events this season

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BEST GUIDE: farm events, from suppers to hipster jams

Liz Balmaseda l Palm Beach Post

As the local harvest season nears its winter peak, a new organic crop has sprouted in Palm Beach County. It doesn’t grow from the soil, but from the collaborations between farmers, chefs and food enthusiasts.

There’s a bumper crop of farm-hosted and farm-inspired events this season. From multi-course, chef-created feasts to casual, catered brunches to farm tribute-like dinners to farm-hosted hipster music jams.

Prices range from free to splurge-worthy.

Photo: A farm toast among guests at a mid-January supper at Kai-Kai Farm in Indiantown. Picasa

Here’s a guide:

Dixie Highway Dining

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Best Guide: Hot restaurants on West Palm's Dixie Dining Corridor

Dec 2016 Liz Balmaseda Palm Beach Post Food Editor

Move over, Clematis Street. The hottest new thoroughfare near downtown West Palm Beach is South Dixie Highway, from Flamingo Park to just past Antique Row.

This is where a string of chef-driven, indie restaurants have opened in the past three years, adding eclectic notes to the street. They join a few of the city’s iconic restaurants in what is now dubbed the Dixie Dining Corridor.

Here’s a north-to-south guide of The Corridor:

  • Table 26 1700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-855-2660
  • Coming next year:
    Patina – The husband-wife duo behind Kitchen plan an upscale spot serving Greek and Israeli dishes. Expected to open in fall 2017 at 1817 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
  • Grato  1901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-404-1334
  • Jereve at EmKo  2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-227-3511
  • Kitchen  319 Belvedere Rd. (at S. Dixie Hwy), West Palm Beach; 561-249-2281
  • Not so new, but noteworthy:
    City Diner – A retro diner that’s always hopping, at 3400 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-659-6776
  • Cholo Soy Cocina  3715 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-619-7018

Not so new, but noteworthy:

  • Belle & Maxwell’s – Quaint café that’s popular at lunch, at 3700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-832-4449
  • Rhythm Café – Neighborhood favorite, serves eclectic mix of bites and main plates, at 3800 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-833-3406
  • Dixie Grill & Bar – Offers large selection of excellent craft beers and pub fare, at 5101 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-586-3189
  • Howley’s – A diner that burns the wee-hour oil (so to speak), serving comfort grub, at 4700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-833-5691
  • El Unico  6108 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-619-2962

Not so new, but noteworthy:

  • Marcello’s La Sirena – World-class Italian cuisine, a wine lover’s destination restaurant and multiple winner of Wine Spectator’s coveted Grand Award, at 6316 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-585-3128
  • Havana – This authentic Cuban restaurant just got an exterior makeover, at 6801 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-547-9799
  • Don Ramon Restaurante Cubano – Cuban classics served with a smile, at 7101 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-547-8704
  • Aioli  7434 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-366-7741
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Two headquartered in Flagler Financial District.
(West Palm Beach, FL) – Three banks with headquarters in the city of West Palm Beach have earned the highest ratings from Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading bank rating system. First Bank of the Palm Beaches, Flagler Bank, and The Palm Beach Bank of Commerce all received five-star ratings in the data just released by the rating company.

West Palm Beach News Releases 

The Blue line trolley connecting downtown, Northwood, and the Palm Beach Outlet Mall is back on the road. Beginning this week, the blue line that began last season as a third free transit option in the city of West Palm Beach is once again up and running. The route connects downtown, Northwood Village and the Outlet Mall. Read More 

Extra Credit: West Palm Beach earned 106 points on a scale of 100!

(West Palm Beach, FL) – On a scale of one to one hundred, earning a score of 106 is pretty
hard to beat. That’s the rating given to the City of West Palm Beach by the National Human
Rights Campaign Foundation and Equality Federation for the city’s role in supporting LGBTQ
(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) equality.  Read More 

Launching on November 14, 2016, the Green Business Challenge is a year-long friendly competition open to all West Palm Beach businesses and organizations.

The program recognizes the greenest businesses in our City, and connects them with free resources to save energy, water, money, and reduce waste. Businesses are ranked based on the number/type of activities they complete as part of the Challenge. Read More

New Restaurant Coming Soon!

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Tiger Woods’ former chef to open new restaurant on Dixie dining corridor

Liz Balmaseda November 3, 2016

The husband-wife team behind Kitchen, the Belvedere Road hotspot popular with local and visiting celebs, are deep into the planning stages for a neighboring restaurant.

Chef Matthew Byrne and wife/partner Aliza Byrne will open Patina, a Greek and Israeli-inspired restaurant, on West Palm Beach’s happening Dixie Highway dining corridor. They expect to debut in the fall of 2017.

The prospect of a new up-market spot in the Flamingo Park area will likely intensify the Dixie dining corridor’s heat as a dining destination.  Read More 

Walk on Water!

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Currie Park waterfront idea stretches ‘floating plaza’ to Intracoastal

WEST PALM BEACH — A ‘floating plaza’ stretching into the Lake Worth Lagoon serves as the focal point for Currie Park’s redevelopment, under a master plan linking the public waterfront with adjacent parcels assembled by developer Jeff Greene.

This one-of-a-kind floating island in Palm Beach, Florida, uses the same technology employed in the construction of submarines to create a beautiful civic space in the middle of the lagoon. Carlo Ratti Associati designed the Currie Park waterfront to sit partly below sea level and include a pool, an auditorium, a water plaza and a restaurant with its own hydroponic cultivations.  Read More 

Winter Florida Weather

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La Nina is here, Florida’s winter forecast a big change from last year.  Warmer Weather 
October 20, 2016 | 

A feeble La Niña is here, a signal that Florida will experience a drier and warmer winter as the atmosphere responds to a subtle chill in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

Federal forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared this morning that a weak La Nina was in place and could last thruogh winter.

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2016’s Best Winter Holiday Destinations

Source: WalletHub

Top Warm-Weather Destinations

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West Palm Ranks Among Favorite Cities for Winter Vacations 

For Northerners, or our favorite snowbirds, a recent ranking agrees that Florida is the place to be once the weather gets cool.

WalletHub compiled a list of the best winter holiday destinations both cold and warm. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford was the highest-ranked Florida destination among warm-weather cities, ranking at #5 overall. Rounding out the top five warm-weather destinations were: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise , Nev. (#1); Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (#2); San Diego-Carlsbad (#3) and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. (#4).

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach made the list at #17.

Other Florida destinations that made the cut include: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (#8), Lakeland-Winter Haven (#13), Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent (#21), Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach (#29), North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (#30), Jacksonville (#31), Cape Coral-Fort Myers (#32), and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville (#33).

WalletHub Top Winter Warm Destinations

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20 Best Restaurants in Palm Beach County!

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What are the 20 Best Restaurants
in Palm Beach County?

Liz Balmaseda
October 28, 2016 dining, FeastPB, Food, lifestyles, newsfeed, pulsefeed, restaurants, Things to Do.

What are the 20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County right now?

That’s a tricky question. Every 20-best list not only is subjective and unique, but it’s also constantly in flux. New restaurants open and replace others. It’s the cycle that keeps our local culinary scene fresh and vibrant. This is why we issue a new list every few months.

20 delectable dining experiences Liz Balmaseda's list of best restaurants in Palm Beach County right now. YUM! 

Text by Liz Balmaseda/Palm Beach Post Food Editor
Presentation by Laura Lordi. Cover photo contributed by South Moon Photography. Bon appetit!

The Warehouse District

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September 25, 2016  Palm Beach Post  

Coming Soon!

Foodie central: Village for indie vendors to rise in West Palm industrial zone.

Palm Beach County’s foodie city of the moment is about to get more tasty. West Palm Beach might soon be home to a new food and drink-centric district that’s in development along the city’s industrial zone.

The Warehouse District, a sprawling complex of vintage buildings, is shaping up to be an eclectic urban village of food and beverage creators and vendors, artists, fitness buffs and other indie entrepreneurs. Developers say they hope to open sometime in December or January.

The District’s 85,000-square-foot area includes about eight buildings that were constructed between the 1920s and the 1950s.

Beebe envisions a district akin to Miami’s hip, artistic Wynwood neighborhood, “with a heavy focus on local entrepreneurs, culture, art and food – but not food in the big business kind of way.” Opening Q1 2017. www.thedistrictwpb.com

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All Aboard Florida West Palm Beach Coming Soon!

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Are you ready for a transformed travel experience? All Aboard Florida's Brightline is an under-construction passenger rail service that will connect Miami and Orlando. All Aboard Florida offers a fast, safe, relaxing transportation option for those weary of navigating interstate traffic or waiting hours at the airport.

WEST PALM BEACH’S NEW STATION

The West Palm Beach station gets travelers and commuters into the city and Palm Beach County faster and more comfortably than ever. Standing at the historic center of a project that is furthering Henry Flagler’s vision for Florida and taking another step toward bringing express passenger rail back to the state.

ADVANCED PASSENGER RAIL COMING SOON
West Palm Beach will be one of the first cities to enjoy service when trips to and from Miami begin in 2017. Full service between Miami and Orlando — with stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale — will start soon after.

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Is Belvedere Road the new “cultural corridor” of WPB?

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By Barbara Marshall - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

June 1, 2016

Rolando Chang Barrero at The Box Art Gallery on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. Rolando is a former Miami artist who started the Arts District in Boynton and now hopes to do something similar on Belvedere. He came up with the “Cultural Corridor” brand. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Build it and they will come? Maybe.

Brand it and “it happens,” says activist artist and cultural warrior Rolando Chang Barrerro.

Earlier this month, Barrero opened his third Palm Beach County gallery and studio in the midst of five stagnant blocks east of I-95 on Belvedere Road and declared the mostly moribund retail strip “West Palm Beach’s Cultural Corridor.”

The christening party for what Barrerro and his partners hope will be Palm Beach County’s newest arts district starts Friday with three days of events behind the fresh white facade of Barrerro’s 4,000-square-foot Box Gallery.

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Psst … Palm Beach County, Florida Is Actually Cool! 
By Chris Bunting
January 26, 2016 
Trendy cork-heads hit Wine Scene in West Palm Beach.
Photo: Handout

Isn’t Palm Beach County, Fla., overrun with long-in-the-tooth, snooty socialites draped in Lily Pulitzer, desperately trying to catch just one more polo match before settling in for that eternal dirt nap?

You better believe it!

But — and this might very much be the most important “but” you heed all year — geezers and geezettes aside, there is a fresher, hipper underbelly to the 5-6-1.

Some 250 miles south of where Ponce de Leon was sniffing around in the 16th century, they’ve managed to tap a true fountain of youth: craft beer, concerts, tatted-up victualers, celebuchefs, pop art, eco-minded lagoons and boutique hotels (oofa: the area generates $7.3 billion annually in tourism bucks alone).

With so much drama in the PBC, it’s not that it’s not your grandmother’s Florida anymore — because it still very much is.

It’s just that it’s not hers alone. Here’s a few places to prove it. Read More 

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