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)

May 222015

golf_thumb.jpgAs part of West Palm Beach’s Summer in Paradise (S.I.P.), a collective marketing initiative to showcase West Palm Beach as a destination full of events, activities, culture, art and entertainment, the downtown area will offer 30 days of events of activities between June 4 and July 5 — and then, host special events around the city for the remainder of the summer. One of these events, Glow Fore it Mini Golf, will give guests the opportunity to play 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway.

This attraction is open from June 4 to July 5 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Cost is $2.50 per person per round with a $2.50 refundable ball and club deposit.

May 212015

Are you looking for some things to do this weekend, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Check out our list of the top free and cheap things to do this weekend in Palm Beach County.

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Here are our top picks for free and cheap weekend fun:

May 212015


This weekend, head over to Tijuana Flats and get your fill of your favorite Tex Mex offerings. From Fri, May 22 until Sun, May 24, guests will enjoy 4 entrées and 4 drinks for just $30. So when you’d rather spend time outside than in the kitchen cooking, this offer is for you. This offer is valid when you order to go — and only when you order online. In order to get this deal, you must show the offer below when you pay in the store.

Tijuana Flats

May 202015

Art Festival

Head to Delray Beach this weekend for the Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival. Taking place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Saturday, May 23, 2014, a bundle of talented artists will gather together for an outdoor-juried event featuring a full spectrum of craft media with pieces that have a broad appeal and work for every budget. In addition, a green market will offer exotic plants and orchids, body products, gourmet spices, jams, dips, spreads and more.

When: May 23 & 24 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Where: Delray Beach Tennis Center in Downtown Delray Beach – Atlantic Ave & SW 3rd Ave (Type in 201 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach if using GPS)

Cost: Free and open to the public

For more information, visit artfestival.com.


May 192015


The Downtown Showdown Fishing Tournament and Saltwater Festival comes to the West Palm Beach Waterfront this weekend, May 22 and 23, 2015. This tournament and festival was started by four local fisherman who took their friend Scott’s dream — who was tragically killed in a car accident — and made it a reality.

This tournament is expected to draw over 150 boats — who will compete for a guaranteed cash prize of $10,000 in the “Big Fish Overall” Category.  Other cash prizes will be awarded.  While the fishing tournament is only part of the weekend celebration (and yes, there’s a $350 fee to compete), the event also includes a variety of free family-friendly activities for the community to enjoy.

The event kicks off with a Captain’s Meeting and dinner on Friday night from 6-10 p.m. and the tournament and festival take place on Saturday, with the festival beginning at 11 a.m. Festival-goers will enjoy watching the fishing tournament and a variety of other activities like a food truck invasion; a Kid Zone; live music; Lauren’s Kids education and activities; SuperCar Week car show; Pirates of the Treasure Coast pirate antics and more.

As a tribute to Scott, proceeds from the event will go to Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit organization that educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world.

What: Downtown Showdown Fishing Tournament and Saltwater Festival
Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront
When: Saturday, May 23 starting at 11 a.m.
Cost: Free to attend the festival

May 182015


If there’s a Visa Signature credit card in your wallet, here’s a way to save money on movies. Through Friday, August 21, cardholders can get 2-for-1 movie tickets from Fandango (up to $19.50, including Fandango’s convenience fee) every Friday. The offer is only valid for the same showing on each respective Friday with no advance purchases allowed. If you have a Chase Visa Signature Card, you can buy your tickets for Friday starting on Wednesday.

If previous years are any indication, the limited number of weekly tickets sells out quickly (especially during the summer months) – so plan ahead. Finally, there’s a limit of one FREE ticket per 30-day period, per credit card. Remember, you must use a Visa Signature credit card to make your purchase.


May 172015

Sliders chicken

The Office, known for their gourmet burgers, lively atmosphere and daily happy hour, just launched a new happy hour menu and I think that you’re going to like it. In addition, they just switched over to their new summer hours, so now you can enjoy happy hour daily from 3 – 7 p.m. with food & drinks specials and from 10 p.m. – close with drink specials and a new late night bar menu.

Drink Specials

Bottle Beer … $3
Draught Beer … $4 (some exclusions apply)
Wines by the Glass … $4 (on select wines)
Sangria … $5
Spirits … $5 – $8

Food Specials (available 3 – 7 p.m. daily)

Angus Beef Sliders … $3/ea
Chicken Salad Sliders … $3/ea
Pulled Pork Sliders … $3/ea
P.E.I. Mussels … $10
Caesar Salad … $6
Miss Piggy Goes to the Office … $8
deep fried donut, white gravy, maple sriracha, fried egg, bacon
Deviled Eggs … $4
Flatbread of the Day … $5
Corn Dog … $4
Fig Vincotto Bruschetta … $4
Deep Fried Mac & Cheese … $5

The Office is located at 201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.



May 162015


Enjoy live music at CityPlace every Friday and Saturday in May starting at 7 p.m. and on some Sundays, too. Bring your family and friends for an evening of shopping, dining and some live entertainment.

Here’s the schedule for May:

May 16 | Tairon & The Latin Beat Band (Latin)
May 17 (1-5 p.m.) | Jason Colannino Band (Folk Rock)
May 22 | Gypsy Lane (Modern Pop)
May 23 | Solid Brass (Rock & Soul)
May 29 | Monique McCall (Country)
May 30 | Wonderama (Pop Rock)

CityPlace is located at 700 S Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.


May 152015
D@TG Music

Photo Courtesy of Downtown at the Gardens


Enjoy live music every weekend this summer at Downtown at the Gardens, thanks to Rock ‘N Roll Summer, a family-friendly concert series featuring more than 10 rock tribune bands. This free concerts series brings live music to D@TG every Friday evening from 7-10 p.m. from June 5 to August 21, 2015. Bring out your chairs or blankets and enjoy this exciting line-up. While the restaurants will be open for dining in, they will also be offering take out so guests can enjoy great food, while listening to the sounds. Coolers are also allowed.

2015 Schedule

Keep the Faith: The ultimate Bon Jovi tribute experience
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Barracuda: Tribute to Heart
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

After the Beatles: Let “The Beatles” take you back to 1979 with their solo and big band hits!
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Turnstiles: Tribute to Billy Joel
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Shindigs: Catch a wave… it’s a tribute to the Beach Boys.
Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Pearl Jamz: Grunge lives again! Tribute to Pearl Jam
Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

BIG CITY NIGHTS: They will rock you like a hurricane! The #1 U.S. tribute to the Scorpions
Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

CROSSROADS: A rockin’ tribute to the career of Eric Clapton
Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The Boss Project: The Bruce Springsteen show
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

IDOL GENERATION: More More More! Tribute to Billy Idol
Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

FLEETWOOD MAX: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information about Downtown at the Gardens and its events, visit www.downtownatthegardens.com or call 561-340-1600. Downtown at the Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens.



May 142015
Photo Credit: Jerry Rabinowitz

Photo Credit: Jerry Rabinowitz

Summer menus are starting to come out and here’s one that we really like and it will take our palate on a trip to the Mediterranean – or at least to Apeiro Kitchen & Bar.  This summer, patrons to Apeiro can enjoy a 3-course dinner special Sunday through Thursday for just $20, plus tax and gratuity.

Say hello to summer and summer dining deals. While the deals are just starting to come out, the summer promotions at Apeiro Kitchen & Bar really stood out — and we thought that you should know about it. Apiero will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe dinner special Sunday through Thursday for just $20.

Apeiro Kitchen & Bar is located at 14917 Lyons Road, Suite 100 in Delray Beach; (561) 501-4443

3-course summer prix-fixe

Small Plates (choose 1)

hummus, eggplant caponata, pistachio yogurt, wood-oven baked pita

puffed pastry, prosciutto, stracchino cheese, truffle honey

tomato sauce, basil pesto ricotta, toasted brioche

tetilla cheese, grilled sweet peppers, pomegranate-agro-dolce

oven-dried tomatoes, parmesan, focaccia croûtons

heirloom tomato, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, romaine, barrel-aged feta

saffron cream, oven-dried tomatoes, grilled ciabatta bread

sofrito sauce, manchego cheese, chorizo

heirloom tomatoes, olive oil croutons

MAIN PLATES (choose one)

zucchini, oven-dried tomatoes, english peas, kalamata olives, spinach

parmigiano reggiano, tuscan olive oil

florida corn, zucchini, tomato, red onion, basil pesto, mozzarella

sofrito sauce, koshari rice

tzatziki sauce, koshari rice, green onion salad

prime rib, tzatziki sauce, onion, tomato, shredded romaine

acqua pazza sauce, koshari rice, herb oil

roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, red onion, goat cheese, spiced marcona almonds, romaine, mustard vinaigrette

apple mostarda, roasted baby carrots, tuscan kale

DESSERTS (choose one)

seasonal selection

nutella chocolate, salted caramel & strawberry-basil

May 112015

palmtreeAre you looking for some free and cheap things to do this week? We have compiled a list to help you out of some of our favorite free events, discounts and deals to keep you busy this week in Palm Beach County. Whether you’re a seasoned local or are just down visiting, this list is sure to liven up your week.

Please note that some events may require advance registration, and some deals may end before the events occur, so remember to plan early. We’ll add more to our list, as we hear about them — and you can always check out our complete list on our Calendar page. If you know of a free or cheap event that you think we should know about, email us the details.

You can get free daily email updates of all the free and cheap events, plus deals and discounts on entertainment and dining, by subscribing to our daily newsletter. For even more cheap fun, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Here’s our list of the top free events, discounts and deals to have fun in Palm Beach County this week.

May 032015


Palm Beach County residents will enjoy free admission to the Norton Museum of Art every Saturday starting on June 6th, thanks to a gift from Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa. This gift ensures free Saturdays for residents of Palm Beach County for the next two years. In addition to free admission, those who want to participate it the museum’s popular Family Studio art class every Saturday, can do so for only $1 a person. This is great news for all those who appreciate the arts and for those wanting to become more active in the art community. A special shout out to the Palm Beach Post for letting us know about this ticket deal.

The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1451 S Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach; (561) 832-5196