Katherine

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)

Nov 252014
 

Hotel Tonight

If you embrace Black Friday to it’s fullest — packing your bags for a day of shopping, waiting in line for the doors to open, planning a strategy for the day/night — by the end of the day, you’ll be screaming for a foot massage, a little R & R and a cocktail to welcome in the night. Hotel Tonight wants you to enjoy that moment of zen, by offering great deals on hotels (starting at just $7) on Black Friday, November 28th, 2014 — and many of them will be located near major outlets or shopping malls. These deals will be posted at 7 am local time — and they’ll go fast.

In addition to the $7 rooms, others will be available starting at $70 from Black Friday until Cyber Monday.

For those unfamiliar with Hotel Tonight, here’s a site you’ll want to download if you’re looking for discounts on hotel stays. The site works with local hotels in certain areas around the country (Palm Beach County is included) — where they give you last-minute discounts on empty rooms. Getting the best rate is guaranteed.

I’ve used this site before and it’s quick and easy to use, just remember to book before 2:00 a.m.

If you decide that this is something you’re interested in, we have a code for you — and it will save you money on your first booking.

1) Get the app  (this is available for the iphone, android and windows)

2) Use promo code KLYNCH2 when you register (yes, we’re doing a little self promotion here, but it will help both of us)

3) Get $25 off your first hotel stay (we’ll get a $25 credit, if you book a room)

4) Share the love

Here’s to finding some great deals.

 

Nov 232014
 

toydrive

Boca Center will host their 7th Annual Toy Drive on Sat., Dec. 6th with a day filled with holiday activities. Visitors are asked to bring 1 new, unwrapped toy, that will benefit The Children’s Home Society of Florida. Other activities include:

  • Breakfast with Santa at BRIO Tuscan Grille from 9-11 am . By reservation only, call 561- 392-3777.
  • Photos with Santa & specials friends from 10 am until 1 pm.
  • Performances by Yuletide Carolers
  • Snowfalls every 15 minutes
  • Learning how to make snow
  • Holiday Crafts
  • and more.

Boca Center is located at 5150 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton.

Nov 222014
 
wine-tastingWill you be one of the brave ones this year, and face the crowds on Black Friday? It that’s you, I’m sure that you’ll need a little extra “fuel” to keep you going and what better place to “fuel” up than Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens. On Black Friday, stop by for some free goodies, and by goodies, we mean coffee and wine.
Where: Whole Foods Market, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Palm Beach Garden (@ Downtown at the Gardens)
When: Friday, Nov. 28th from 8-10 am & from 5-7 pm
What: A free small coffee in the am and a complimentary wine tasting in the pm (specialty department)
Cost: Free to attend
Nov 192014
 

PBPOn Friday, November 28th, the Preservation Foundation will host a cocktail reception and book signing for Palm Beach People by Hillary Geary Ross and Harry Benson from 6-8 pm. This event will be held at the Foundation’s offices located at 311 Peruvian Avenue in Palm Beach in the Robert M. Grace Library. This event is free to attend, but space is limited. To RSVP, call 561-832-0731, ext. 111 or email scottm@palmbeachpreservation.org — Cocktail attire is requested and drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Palm Beach People written by Hilary Geary Ross with photos by Harry Benson is a dazzling portrait and insider’s view of a fabled and exclusive resort community and its high-profile denizens. It captures the essence of America’s most exclusive enclave, from the early 70s to today, in hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs complimented by revealing captions. Subjects include the Duke and Duchess of Marborough; former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife Mila; Marie Jose Kravis; members of the Fanjul family; Judy and Alfred Taubman; Georgina Bloomberg; Pauline Pitt; Mrs. Henry Ford; Leonard Lauder; Tommy Lee Jones; David Koch; Arriana and Dixon Boardman; Tatiana Smith; Mrs. Winston Churchill; Brooke Shields; Anne Slater; and many, many more.

In Palm Beach People, Benson and Ross give the reader a grand tour of America’s most glamorous watering hole. You’ll meet everyone from captains of industry, politicians, movie stars, artists, and best-selling authors to celebrated athletes and society doyenne, all captured in their exquisite private oases, often architectural masterpieces, or in other of their favorite Palm Beach settings.

Nov 182014
 

Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is honoring all teachers from November 24-26, 2014 with Teacher Appreciation Nights. This special nights are dedicated to anyone who teaches (*and their non-teachers friends can enjoy the same offer. At least one member of your group must present a valid teacher ID.

For $29, guests can enjoy a 4-course fondue — Cheese Fondue, Salad, Teacher’s Pet Entrée and Chocolate Detention. Add a shared lobster tail for $5 per person. Add in a chemistry or mixology class for extra credit and enjoy $5.95 Martini and Drink Specials and $4.95 Wine Specials.

Class starts at 3:30 p.m. and the last lesson begins at 10:00 p.m.

To continue with the teacher theme, there will be 3 assignments for those wishing to attend:

  1. Invite your friends
  2. Make a reservation
  3. Share your experience with friends.

There will also be a drawing for a dinner for 2.

This is available at participating Melting Pot locations, so please call your nearest location to make sure that they are participating.

Nov 142014
 

santaWhile this one might now save you money, it will save you time — and that’s just as valuable.

This year, if you plan on taking the kids to see Santa, you’ll want to check out The Gardens Mall’s latest promo and it’s all about planning in advance. Between November 14th and December 23rd, Santa’s FastPass will be available online. This allows you to purchase your Santa photo package online — and skip the lines.

When you purchase your FastPass online (available between now and December 23rd), you will need to select a day that you will be visiting, select your desired photo package.

On your selected date, go to Santa’s Enchanted Garden Photo Set and bring your printed FastPass to one of Santa’s helpers and you’ll be directed to the FastPass line. A printout is required — digital confirmations will not be accepted, nor are there places to print out your pass.

Santa’s FastPass line will close 30 minutes prior to break and 1 hour prior to set closing.

Purchase your FastPass Here

A list of FastPass hours is available here.

 

Nov 112014
 
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November means Movember in the world of men’s health. Are you sporting a mustache this month (or supporting those that do) ?
The Living Room in Boynton Beach is playing their part — and you’re going to want to, too, after to you hear about their very cool Movember Monday promotion.  Dine at The Living Room on a Monday in November 2014 (the 17th and 24th are still coming up), and make a donation to Movember. When you make a donation of any amount, you will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine (there are a few choices to select from) when dining at the restaurant.
This is in part to help their team — Quien Es Mas Macho — and even better, CITRIX will match the donations up to $1000. So it’s pretty darn easy to play your part.
The Movember Foundation is a global organization changing the face of men’s health (specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental healthy), where men grow mustaches for the 30 days of November to raise funds.
The Living Room is located at 1709 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach; (561) 742-4399
Nov 102014
 

CityPlace celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with their annual tree lighting and first snowfall of the season on Saturday, November 15th. Taking place on the CityPlace plaza, the tree lighting comes with a day of holiday activities — perfect for the entire family. Here’s the schedule of activities:

3:00 p.m.

  • Magicians, jugglers, living statues
  • Live DJ
  • Performance by the Miami Dolphins and Fins Force cheerleading teams
  • Visit with Santa at Macy’s from 3-9 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

  • Cirque du CiyPlace
    • Opening act by Akademia Dance
    • Cirque-inspired performance by South Florida Dance Company
  • Tree lighting
  • CityPlace’s first “snowfall” of the season

7:00 p.m.

Live holiday entertainment

In addition to the day’s festivities, visitors will enjoy a Holiday Music Series every Sunday, and a train ride will run from 3 to 9 p.m. Wed-Thurs; 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Nightly snowfalls will also occur throughout the holidays at 6 + 7 p.m. Mon-Wed; and at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thurs-Sun until Dec. 31st.

Other festivities throughout the CityPlace season include a Holiday Music Series every Sunday, and a train ride that will run 3 to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Thursday; 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Nightly snowfalls will occur throughout the holidays at 6 and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 31.

Nov 062014
 

RibFlightIf mouthwatering ribs is what you’re seeking, head over to TGI Fridays for their new Rib Flight Trio. For just $10 — guests can order the trio — and enjoy an expanded selection of ribs with a choice of 3 of 5 grilled, premium rib tastes on one plate with sides. To customize this Rib Flight Trio special,  guests can select from a variety of hand-crafted rubs, crusts and sauces — including Applewood Bacon Crust; Chipotle Smoked BBQ; Jack Daniel’s, sweet Memphis Rub or Tennessee BBQ. All are served with seasoned fries and ginger-lime slaw.

If you love the tastes and sound of this deal, you can see what people are talking about (or share your own experiences) with #FridayRibs , #RibFlightTrio and #PorkonPork. This is valid for dine-in only and for a limited time.

This offer is valid as of Nov. 5, 2014.

Nov 012014
 
Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri

Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri

If you’re looking to check out the new hotness in Palm Beach, you’ll be happy to hear that Meat Market Palm Beach just launched a new happy hour — and it’s available 7 days a week. Stop by between 4 pm and 6pm, and enjoy discounted drink and food specials in the bar and lounge area. 

These specials include:

  • $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut, Yellow Label
  • $8 Classic Belvedere Martinis
  • $7 Signature Cocktails ie. Lychee Martinis, Pimm’s Cup, MM Mojito + Highland Sandia
  • $7 Select Wines
  • $3.50 – $4.00 Specialty Beers
  • $4 ea. Chilled Shrimp with 10 thousand island dressing
  • $2 ea. Oysters on the Half Shell
  • $14 MM Slider Duo, 2 Kobe Beef Sliders with bacon + gouda
  • $14 Tuna Tartare with avocado smash and mango mole
  • MP Florida Stone Carb Clawa
  • $9 MM Ceviche, a rotating chef creation featuring the freshest seafood available

Meat Market is located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach; (561) 354-9800.

Oct 262014
 

CityPlace-Stage-web

We all love live music — and you can count on CityPlace for having a great line-up. Every Friday and Saturday in November, visitors can enjoy live music from 7-11 pm. So, get there early and grab a seat or listen in while you’re dining or shopping, you’re sure to enjoy this additional entertainment.

Nov. 1 – AbZolute, Rhythm + Blues
Nov. 7 – Solid Brass, Rock + Soul
Nov. 8 – Jeff Harding, Rock + Pop
Nov. 14 – Roadhouse, Party Country
Nov. 15 – Eclipse + Holiday Tree Lighting, Rhythm + Blues Pop
Nov. 21 – The Party Dogs, Party Favorites
Nov. 22 – The Bulldogs, Rock + Soul
Nov. 28 – Valerie Tyson Band, Rhytym + Blues Soul
Nov. 29 – Grooveline, Pop Favorites

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

Oct 222014
 

Melting Pot

The Melting Pot fondue restaurant has teamed up with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for their latest promotion — Donate + Dine. Through this promotion, guests will receive a Donate + Dine Card when they donate $10 to St. Jude while dining at the restaurant now through Dec. 14, 2014. This card will give customers $20 off a future visit of $50 or more. Better yet, 100% of the donations go directly to St. Jude to fund lifesaving research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

For more information on the promotion, please visit http://www.meltingpot.com/donateanddine.

To find the location nearest you, visit The Melting Pot online.