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)

Feb 082016

Wayback Wednesday Image

Max’s Social House is kicking off Way Back Wednesday this week — and you are all invited. Located in the space formerly occupied by the Falcon House — and Max’s Social House expects this to be the event of the week. For this first event, held on Feb. 10 from 8-11 p.m., guests will enjoy $5 Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas; music by DJ Fono, who will be spinning outdoors; and the first 25 people to arrive will receive a vintage Falcon House t-shirt (that were discovered in the attic of Max’s Social House. )

Max’s Social House is located 116 NE 6th Avenue in Delray Beach; sohodelray.com/


Feb 072016

The Lake Worth Cultural Plaza will be home to the 11th Annual Lake Worth Festival of Trees on Sat., Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will a variety of talks being offered on Butterfly Gardening, Proper Pruning and on the Lake Worth Lagoon; musical performances; yoga at 9 a.m.; music and story time for kids at 10 a.m.; live entertainment and more.

What: 11th Annual Lake Worth Festival of Trees
When: Sat., Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Where: Lake Worth Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
Cost: Free

Bean Scene Marketplace

To add to the event, Bean Scene Florida will be offering an all-vegan food court at the event. Taking place in conjunction with the actual festival, the vegan food court will be open on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. — and will give guests a chance to experience a selection of plant-based foods, courtesy of Bean Scene Florida’s curated selection of vegan artisans.

For the food court portion of the event, Bean Scene would like to raise $2000 for the Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach, which will go to feed over 500 delivered meals to the home-bound elderly.  Therefore, festival-goers are encouraged to bring their spare change as a donation to this cause.

Although going to the vegan food court is free, those who plan to attend this portion of the event are asked to RSVP through Eventbrite.

Feb 062016

lion countryPerhaps you’d like to walk on the wild side. Why not plan a trip to Lion Country Safari? Along with immersing yourself in the wild and filling the day with ooh’s and aah’s, a trip can even be sweeter with a savings of $6 per person? Just print out the coupon for Lion Country Safari above and start saving. Valid from now until February 19, 2016.

Lion Country Safari is located at 2003 Lion Country Safari Rd, Loxahatchee

For more discounts to other area attractions including Lion Country Safari click here.

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Feb 052016
musical swings

Photo credit: West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.

Making music in downtown West Palm Beach has never been easier, thanks to a new public, interactive art installation called “The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation.” Located at 534 Clematis Street, The Swings were created by the French Canadian design group Daily tous les jours. They act as a musical instrument and play prerecorded sounds from a piano, harp, guitar or vibraphone. When more swings are in action, more melodies are formed.

The Swings are perfect for the entire family and also work to bring strangers together. They are free to use during hours of operation and will be up until March 6, 2016.

WHAT: Making music with The Swings
WHERE: 534 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
WHEN: Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. from Feb. 4 thru March 6.
COST: Free

For more activities taking place in downtown West Palm Beach, visit downtownwpb.com.
Feb 052016

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:

Feb 032016

taxseasonAre you trying to get your taxes done, but find them a bit overwhelming. Well, there may be some help for you to get the job done. VITA volunteers are offering free tax preparation (E-filing) to individuals who earned $62,000 or less in 2015. This free service will be offered at the Mandel Public Library Tuesday – Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Individuals interested in this may call 2-1-1 for more information.

To see a list of all the happenings at the library, visit mycitylibrary.org.

Mandel Public Library is located at 411 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.


Feb 022016


Kick-start a healthier lifestyle during the 3rd Annual Fresh Fest on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach. Presented by Jackson Health Foundation, the free event features fitness classes ranging from yoga to cycling for children and adults, healthy food demonstrations, workshops, music, art and over 60 vendors. New events this year include: water activities such as paddleboard yoga, an interactive art wall project, a partner relay water course and a paddleboard race clinic.

For more information, visit freshfestFL.com or their Facebook page, facebook.com/freshfestFL.

What: Fresh Fest
When: Sat., Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St, West Palm Beach

Feb 012016

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.


Jan 312016

Dr. SeussTo go along with The Art of Dr. Seuss collection, now displayed at The Gardens Mall, the mall will host two free Dr. Seuss book readings on Feb. 4 and again on Feb. 11.

The first will take place on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Court. Four of the areas hottest chefs – Lindsay Autry of The Regional, Tim Lipman of Coolinary Café, Zach Bell of Addison Reserve Country Club, and Clay Conley of Būccan and Grato – will take turns reading Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!

The second will take place on Thurs., Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. and LPGA golfer and author, Michelle McGann will be reading Green Eggs and Ham.

Children attending the readings will enjoy a complimentary gift bag, which includes a Dr. Seuss pencil, notepad, and lollipop.

For more details, including special events, please visit the website tgmartofdrseuss.com, or call 844.GM.SEUSS (844.467.3877).


Jan 202016
California Grilled Panini

California Grilled Panini (courtesy photo)

Corner Bakery Cafe — known for its fresh, made to order baked goods, salads, sandwiches, soups, pastas and paninis — wants to say cheers to college students on Wednesday evenings. That’s why on Wednesdays — also known as College Panini night — Corner Bakery offers a bogo deal on one of their paninis or a Corner Panini Combo

This promo is available every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. and is only available to students with a college (ID). Paninis at Corner Bakery Cafe Boca Raton. Featured paninis include the Chicken Pomodori (roasted chicken, fresh basil, spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, provolone cheese, pesto mayo); the California Grill on Harvest Bread (grilled zucchini, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted tomatoes, pesto, spinach, provolone cheese); Cuban Press Panini (fire-roasted pulled pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, yellow mustard); and the Sliced Meatball Panini on Sourdough (beef meatballs, provolone, marinara).

Corner Bakery Cafe is located at 2240 NW 19th Street in Boca Raton in  the Glades Plaza

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Jan 192016
Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries from Cabo Flats

Have you heard that Cabo Flats is now open at CityPlace? Not only is this popular Mexican restaurant (they now have four locations and have others in the works) known for offering an extensive menu of Mexican food favorites and ice cold adult beverages in a hip, contemporary setting, they also offer an incredible happy hour.

Happy Hour at Cabo Flats in CityPlace is offered at the bar daily from 3-6 p.m. and again from 9-close.  Happy Hour-goers will enjoy $5 appetizers, $5 cocktails, $5 wines and $3 beers.

$5 appetizers include:

Avocado Fries
Mexican Street Corn
Beef Empanadas
Mini Burgers
Two Chicken (or carne molida) Tacos
Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cabo Flats is located in CityPlace at 550 S. Rosemary Ave; (561) 249-2818. For more information on Cabo Flats, visit caboflats.com.


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Jan 182016

jazzIf you’re looking for a little jazz music, head over to the Hibiscus Room on Tuesday evenings. From 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., NY Jazz Singer Barbara Ann Little will perform on the Front Porch. Expect a combination of Jazz/Blues, along with easy listening pop/rock.

So gather a friend or two and make the Backyard Bar at the Hibiscus Room your Tuesday night spot for live music, friendship and maybe a glass of wine or two.

Backyard Bar at the Hibiscus Room is located at 213 S Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.