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)

Jul 282016

West Palm Beach, Florida nighttime skyline.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:

Jul 282016

duffy'sDuffy’s (duffysmvp.com) is celebrating 31 years with a dining deal on their anniversary – which is today. Stop by from open from close, today, July 28, and enjoy 31% off your food purchase. This discount is valid on the regular menu only and cannot be applied to the $9.95 Rib Fix, Menu Inserts or Beverages and cannot be combined with Afternoon Break or any other discount.

Jul 272016
Hoffman's Chocolates

Hoffman’s Chocolates Oreo Decorating / contributed

How would you like to get a behind-the-scenes look at Hoffman’s Chocolates? Well, now’s the time to have all of your chocolate food fantasies come true. From now until August 15, 2016, Hoffman’s Chocolates is hosting a Backpack Donation Drive to benefit Palm Beach and Broward County elementary school students.

What do you need to do?

Purchase a backpack.
Bring the backpack to any Hoffman’s Chocolate location between July 25-August 15.
Receive two vouchers for free Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory Tours.

What does the Hoffman’s Chocolates chocolate tour include?

When you take part in a chocolate tour, attendees will get a behind-the-scene look at what goes on in the chocolate making process. This includes learning how the chocolates are melted, molded, carved and wrapped. Attendees will also enjoy samplings of the chocolates.

Where should you drop off the backpack(s)?


  • Greenacres: 5190 Lake Worth Road
  • Lake Worth: 705 Lake Avenue
  • Palm Beach Gardens: 10957 North Military Trail
  • Fort Lauderdale: 920 East Las Olas Boulevard
  • Hollywood: 341 Sheridan Street
  • Plantation: 801 South University Drive
  • Weston: Weston Town Center – 1727 Main Street


Jul 252016

group of cocktails

Happy Hour. When you’re looking for a place to eat, you might just want to head to Clematis Street. Not only does the area offer multiple restaurants that are there to satisfy your every craving, these places also offer great Happy Hour specials that will save you money, but will not skimp on flavor. While Happy Hour used to start at 5 p.m. and be offered only during the week, many places now offer the specials daily — and the hours are expanding. It’s 4 o’clock somewhere.

Guide to Happy Hour on Clematis

The Alchemist
223 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 355-0691
Daily from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy 50% off at the bar (except bottles of wine) and a $5 food menu

Bar Louie

200 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 228-5220
Mon-Fri from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy half price drafts, wine and signature martini, along with half price select appetizers and flatbreads.

Dorrian’s Red Hand
215 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
Daily from 4-7 p.m.
Receive $2 off of anything when you order at the bar.

225 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 249-1682
Daily from open until close
Enjoy 2-for-1 drinks all day everyday.

Grease Burger Bar
213 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 651-1075
Daily from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy 2-for-1 deals on all cocktails, beer and wine.

308 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-6349
Daily from 3-7 p.m.
Enjoy a $4-6 appetizer and sushi menu, half off cocktails, $4 sake bombs and $2.50 beer

Longboards Happy Hour
519 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
Daily until 7 p.m.
Enjoy 2-for-1 drinks and $5 bar bites.

Lynora’s Osteria
207 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 899-3117
Daily from 3-7 p.m.
Enjoy 50% off drinks and $8 appetizers at the bar & high tops.

O’Shea’s Irish Pub
531 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-3865
Enjoy Happy Hour specials on drinks from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on food from 4 – 6 p.m.

Palm Sugar Reverse Happy Hour
340 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 820-9206
Sun-Thur 9-11 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10 p.m. – midnight
Enjoy deals on starters, rolls, rice, noodles and more.

Pistache Happy Hour
101 N. Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-5090
Daily from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Buy one get one free drinks at the bar.

Rocco’s Tacos
214 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 650-1001
Daily from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy $7 bar bites and $2 off all drinks at the bar.

Roxy’s Pub
309 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
(561) 296-7699
Daily from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy half price appetizers and $1 off all drinks daily from 4-7 p.m.

The Wine Dive
319 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
Tues-Sun from 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy 2-for-1 deals on house wine, beer and liquor. Sangrias and Munch-Inz are $5 each.

***Please note that these specials are current, as of July 25, 2016. If you are viewing this after that date, be sure to check with the restaurant to make sure that they are still running these same deals.

If you like these specials, visit our guide to Happy Hour at CityPlace.

Jul 252016

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 of things to do 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.


Jul 242016
Mussels at Chez l'Epicier

Mussels at Chez l’Epicier / courtesy photo

Chez L’Epicier Palm Beach, known for their French-Canadian fare, is celebrating summer with a variety of dining deals. These specials are valid until October 30, 2016 and include:

Early Dinner Specials 
50% off entrees from 5-6 p.m.

Three-Course Summer Menu
Enjoy your choice of four starters, four entrees and three desserts for $30

Thursdays – Mussels + French Fries
$22 unlimited flights of mussels & fries
Mussels are served in 4 ways

Rosé Sundays
Enjoy half price bottles of wine (up to $200 per bottle)

L’Epicier is located at 288 S. County Road in Palm Beach; chezlepicier.com

Jul 232016

bookThe Norton Museum of Art will host a Book and Art Mash Up on Sat., July 3o at 2 p.m. The afternoon’s events will include a discussion of “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman and of Impressionism. Attendees will read the book in advance (You can either download it or reserve it an any Palm Beach County Library) so they’ll be fully ready for the discussion.

This event is free to attend and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit norton.org.

The Norton Museum is located at 1451 S. Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach.

Jul 212016


Visitors to the Norton Museum of Art will enjoy free admission daily (except Mondays when they are closed) from now until December 2018. While you will be able to view the museum’s offerings, there will be some construction going on, as the museum is going through a redesign and expansion.

The Norton Museum of Art, founded in 1941, features an extensive collection of American, Chinese and Contemporary, Art, along with Photography. Featured masterpieces include works by Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Davis, O’Keefe, Pollock and more.

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

Jul 202016

bikeIf you’re looking to get into shape this summer, we have a deal for you and it comes with a day pass to Eau Spa. 

Take one of Eau Spa’s new RealRyder Indoor Cycle classes (These classes feature the RealRyder, a bike that offers one-of-a-kind design that steers, leans and balances like an outdoor bike) – and upon completion, receive a $60 Eau Spa Day Pass. That’s a $90 value for just $30 .. and everyone can use a day at the spa.

This offer is valid through September 30, 2016.

For more information and to book a class, call Eau Spa at 561-540-4960 or email concierge@eauspa.com. View the schedule of classes on Eau Spa’s website

Eau Spa is located at Eau Palm Beach at 100 S Ocean Boulevard in Manalapan.

Jul 182016
Deck 84

Deck 84, Photo Credit: Jerry Rabinowitz

If you like a good dining deal, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority will host its first annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week from August 1-7, 2016. This restaurant week will offer a variety of deals at participating Downtown restaurants that will include: Dine Out Deals (deals priced at $10 and under); 3-course prix-fixe lunches ($20 and under); 3-course prix-fixe dinners ($20-$40); and a variety of special culinary events.

As with any great deal going on, be sure to make your reservations well in advance, as they will fill up quickly. Know that these deals cannot be combined with any other deals, offers or coupons — and be sure to tip generously. The charitable partner for this weeklong event is Healthy Bellies, a 501(c)3 committed to community outreach and education for under privileged children and families in Delray Beach.

For more information about the restaurant week and to see the menus being offered, visit:  www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/RestaurantWeek


Jul 152016

wine tastingWhen you’re looking for  local produce in a chic setting,  head straight to Bistro 1001. This farm-to-table restaurant is making waves on the culinary map with their award-winning chef, Christian Quiñones & now, there are even more reasons to like them. In addition to their focus on local products, Bistro 1001 offers an amazing Friday night promotion called Raid the Cellar — and if you’re a wine enthusiast, you’re going to love this one.

Wine Deal

Every Friday night, visit Bistro 1001 and enjoy select bottles of wine for 1/2 price from 5:00 – 10:00 pm. With bottles priced very reasonably, you can easily pick up a bottle some weeks for less than $20.

Bistro Ten Zero One is located at 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach; (561) 833-1234

Jul 132016
Hababi Fried Shrimp

Hababi Fried Shrimp

If you’re looking to save money while dining out, it pays to do some advance planning. Many restaurants are offering summer specials that offer good variety — and are wallet-friendly. One such restaurant is Streb’s in Boynton Beach, where their 3-course twilight dinner special costs between $13.95 – $16.95 a person. This offer is available daily between 3 and 5:30 p.m. and for those who like to dine mid-afternoon (3 – 4 p.m.), they will enjoy early-bird specials for as low as $12.75.

Soup of the Day, House Salad or Cole Slaw (choose one)

Served with choice of one side: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Mash or Wild Rice Medley

Chicken Marsala … $13.95
Chilean Sea Bass Marsala … $13.95
Broiled or Grilled Salmon … $13.95
Twin Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes … $13.95
Swan Island Mussels Marinara or Garlic Butter … $13.95
“Fish and Chips” … $13.95
Shrimp Skewers … $14.95
Sole Francese … $16.95
Shrimp Scampi … $16.95
Sauteed Shrimp & Scallops … $16.95
1/2 Rack of BBQ Ribs … $16.95

Chef’s Choice

This offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts and an 18% service charge will be added to all checks.

Strobe’s Restaurant (strebs.com) is located at 1880 Congress Ave #190 Renaissance Commons in Boynton Beach;  (561) 375-8600

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