Katherine is a lover of delicious food, good wine and discovering new gems in her local community. In addition to writing for Palm Beach on the Cheap, she is also the editor of Dine Magazine (dinemag.net) and blogs about her travel experiences at The South Florida Traveler (thesouthfloridatraveler.com)

Apr 192014
delrayaffairThe Annual Delray Affair returns to downtown Delray Beach from Fri., April 25 – 27, 2014. Dubbed the “Greatest Show under the Sun,” the Delray Affair is the largest arts and crafts festival in the southeastern United States. Explore the streets and discover some new art — all of which will line the downtown streets of Delray Beach & stretches from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Ave and 2 city parks.
In addition to the arts and crafts being displayed, visitors to the Delray Affair will also enjoy live entertainment and a 3-day car show.
What: The Delray Affair
Where: Downtown Delray Beach between the Intracoastal and NW 2nd Avenue
Fri., April 25 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat., April 26 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun., April 27 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Apr 182014

mftmMusic for the Mind returns to the Harriet Himmel Theatre on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. During this event, Kretzer Piano will present Palm Beach County’s premiere community-based children’s choir, which is made up of 315 singers in grades 3-12. This award-winning group is known for their highly entertaining and vocally outstanding concerts — and tours both nationally and internationally.

When: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Inside the Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace, 600 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach
Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for students

For tickets, call (866) 449-2489


Apr 172014
Photo credit: impulseart.us

Photo credit: impulseart.us

The City of Boca Raton welcomes the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Art & Craft Show on Saturday, April 19, 2014. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Sanborn Square, 72 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. This is a free event and is open to the public.

Enjoy an afternoon of arts, crafts, food and music. The work of over 30 artists will be on display featuring jewelry, ethnic jewelry, hand painted wine glasses and live “feet painting.” The new addition of live feet painting will be painted by Daniel Pontet of Impulse Art. This new form of artistic expression — using his feet — is seen as an act, rather than an object. His art performances are accompanied to music. What the site this could be!  This art & craft show will go to benefit vocational programs at Bright Horizons School.


Apr 162014

Le Metro

Le Metro Bistro in Abacoa is celebrating their 5-year anniversary this month. As a thank you to their guests, they’ll be celebrating with some wonderful specials all month long.

Mondays — Enjoy 1 appetizer and 2 dinners for $25.95

Wednesday — Enjoy their lunch menu for $6.99 on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays – Le Metro’s popular wine flight special has returned. Available from 5:00 p.m. until close in the bar & lounge area, enjoy 3 small courses paired with 3 wine samplings for $16.95

Le Metro Bistro is known for serving casual French cuisine for the entire family.  The restaurant is located at 1155 Main Street in Jupiter; (561) 429-5464



Apr 152014


So, we’re a little obsessed with Peeps. This Easter-time favorite provides us with hours of entertainment and we’ll gobble them up. Did you know that the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth also has this same love for Peeps  – and hosts an annual Peeps exhibit at the gallery. This year, the exhibit kicked off on April 4th and it will be on display until April 20th.

The exhibit features wacky dioramas created with Peeps and prizes will be awarded to non-gallery participants in the show. The top prize of $100 will be judged by Mayor, Pam Triolo and the other 4 prizes will be judged by the public. Each visitor to the gallery will receive 1 token, to be placed in a cup in front of his/her favorite Peeps display.  

In addition to the competition, there will be a Peeps Train circling the gallery. It will also include celebrity Peeps appearances, Peeps fairy tale puns and enjoyable Peeps treats.

The Clay Glass Metal Art Studio is located at 15 South J Street in Lake Worth; (561) 588-8344


Apr 132014

Sur la Table Are you looking to improve your cooking skills? If you are, you might want to wander over to Sur La Table in Mizner Park to browse through the store or take part in one of their hands-on cooking classes. This week (between Mon., April 14th through Sun., April 20th), Sur la Table is offering $20 off select cooking classes.

Discounted classes this week include:

April 14th

11:00 a.m. Easy Thai Cooking
2:00 p.m. Fresh Salad Ideas
6:30 p.m. Tour of Classic French Cuisine

April 15th

12:00 p.m. Midweek Meals Made Easy
6:30 p.m. Ultimate Bacon Menu

April 16th

12:00 p.m. Moroccan Feast

April 17th 

11:00 a.m. Elegant Easter Brunch

April 19th 

10:00 a.m. Easter Cupcakes

For the full list of classes and to register, visit Sur la Table online. 

Sur la Table is located at 438 Plaza Real in Mizner Park, Boca Raton; (561) 953-7670



Apr 132014
Photo Credit: libbyvision.com

Photo Credit: libbyvision.com

Head on over to the newly opened Bocce Wine Bar & Tapas for Sangria Sunday. Guests who dine at the restaurant (either at the bar or in the dining room) will enjoy a complimentary glass of sangria with dinner. This offer is valid during dinner only, which is available from 5:00 p.m. until close. While you’re there, try out one of their new menu items like Flo’s Clam Shack Grilled Pizza, English Cucumber Soup, Colorado Lamb Chops with polenta and gremolata or fried oysters.

Bocce Wine Bar & Tapas is located at 1760 N. Jog Rd., West Palm Beach; (561) 275-7000.


Apr 112014

BrunchWilliams-Sonoma’s free technique class series continues on Sunday, April 13, 2014. This class will teach you how you can take this year’s Easter brunch to the next level. Master some classic dishes, plus add a few new recipes to menu that are sure to add a modern flair to your brunch table.

These classes are available at all stores — the time varies from store to store, so be sure to call your local Williams-Sonoma location for further details and to register. Class size is limited. These hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes. Participants will also enjoy a 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.



Apr 102014

Mandel Public logoThe Mandel Public Library is taking the library outside for one-day only. This will take place during the GreenMarket at the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Library on the Lawn will highlight the different programs, resources and special events that take place everyday at the library – giving GreenMarket patrons the opportunity to see what the Mandel Public Library offers. 

When: Sat., April 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Where: West Palm Beach GreenMarket, Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront
Cost: Free to attend

For more information, visit www.wpb.org/mycitylibrary  or call 561-868-7709.


Apr 082014

SunFest2014Are you heading out to Sunfest this year? This annual waterfront music and art festival will return to South Florida from April 30 to May 3, 2014. Taking place on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, extending along Flagler Drive from Banyan Blvd to Lakeview Ave, SunFest is expected to attract over 165,000 visitors this year.

Headliners at this year’s event include:

  • Pretty Lights
  • Daughtry
  • Kid Rock
  • Robin Thicke
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Alice in Chains
  • Sublime with Rome
  • Cake
  • Robin Thicke
  • and more.

Before you buy your tickets, check out our list of money-saving promotions.


Discounted Tickets are available to those who buy early (by April 26, 2014) and are available for purchase online and at Publix locations in Martin & Palm Beach counties between Sun., April 13 and Sat., April 26. With this advance pricing deal, you will enjoy a 1-day pass for adults for $30 (normally $39) and a 1-day pass for children 6-10 for $8 (normally $10). Kids 5 and under are free. Discounted tickets are also available for multi-day tickets.


If you are a senior, 65 years and older, you can purchase a ticket for just $20. Senior tickets are only available at the gate — and a valid ID must be shown.

ENJOY GROUP TICKET PRICING (without having to come with a group)
Are you looking to save even more? Enjoy group ticket pricing without having to come as a group. When you enter the promotional code chamberwpb (case-sensitive), you will enjoy an additional $4 off an adult 1-day pass (this is in addition to the early bird pricing) and an additional $1 off a 1-day pass for children.


The Florida Dept of Health is sponsoring a promotion that will save you $10 off (based on the gate price) SunFest admission on Fri., May 2 making a 1-day pass just $29. This deal ends at 5:00 p.m. on Fri., May 2 and is good for admission on Friday.


Enjoy $10 off the gate price off 1-day admission ticket ($29 vs. $39) when you show your military ID with photo. This discount is available of Active Duty, National Guard and Reservists only. Limit 1 ticket per person — and this ticket cannot be transferred or combined with any other office. Valid at the ticket booths between April 30 and May 4.


Apr 072014

Family Fun Fest

Family Fun Fest returns to CityPlace on Sun., April 13th from 1-4 pm. This month’s theme is Hop Hop Hooray and will celebrate the Easter holiday — and is perfect for the entire family. This free event offers a variety of activities including:

  • Bounce Houses
  • Arts & Craft Stations
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Meet & Greet with the Easter Bunny
  • A ‘Bunny Hop’ Relay
  • Egg Coloring Stations
  • and more.

Parents and children who show their free Family Fun Fest sticker at participating CityPlace businesses will receive exclusive shopping and dining incentives. Family Fun Fest will take a break for the summer and will return in October 2014.

When: Sun., April 13th from 1-4 pm.
Where: CityPlace in Downtown West Palm Beach,  
For more information, visit cityplace.com or call (561) 366-1000.