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 312014

Pollo Tropical will celebrate the Grand Opening of their newest location in Palm Beach County on August 1st from 10:15-4:00 p.m. and thetropichop_thumb.jpgy are giving away all sorts of goodies — including free Pollo Tropical Chicken for a year to one lucky winner.

The schedule of activities for the day (available at their new Delray Beach location only) include:

10:15 am to 10:30 am– Ribbon Cutting with local Officials
10:30 am – Doors open for first 100 customers to receive a FREE CYO Family Meal Coupon with purchase
10:30 am – 4:00 pm Spin and Win Tent & Robo Surfer open to public
11:00 am – Drawing for Free Chicken for a Year Raffle
11:00 am – 1 PM – WRMF 97.9 Radio Station Appearance
1:00 pm – 2:00 PM – Robo Surfer Charity Challenge
There will also be appearances by Ms FL USA pageant ladies.

The newest Delray Beach Pollo Tropical is located at 14683 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, FL 33484.


Jul 312014



The summer music series continues at Mizner Amphitheater this Friday, August 1st with a free performance by Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways ( a Jimmy Buffett tribute band). Bring out the family early to claim a spot & remember to bring with you a blanket or chair (chairs will also be available to rent for $5). Unfortunately, you’ll have to leave your food and beverages at home, but they will be available for purchase at the event. No pets will be permitted at this event.

At this event, attendees will also have the opportunity to sample craft beer from Sweetwater Brewing Company.

Preferred parking will be available adjacent to the amphitheater for $10 or at City Hall and the Downtown Libraries for free

Where: Mizner Amphitheater

When: Fri., August 1st at 7:30 pm

Cost: Free

Jul 302014

musicOn Wednesday, July 30th (and every Wednesday, thereafter), gather up the family and head to Renegades in West Palm Beach. From 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., it will be family night at Renegades, and there will be activities for the whole family, complete with food and country line dancing lessons. From 6:30 – 7:00 p.m., kids will enjoy a complimentary beginning line dancing lesson, and from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., the adults will hit the floor.

As another added bonus, kids under 12 will eat for free with an adult purchase — and the VIP room has a kid’s all-you-can-eat buffet. As always, we do recommend calling the restaurant prior to going just to be sure nothing has changed. for more information, please call 561-683-9555.

Renegades is located at 600 Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

*This weekly event is current, as of July 30, 2014.

Jul 292014
Photo Credit: Adria.richards @ flickr

Photo Credit: Adria.richards @ flickr

For a little Tuesday night activity, head down to the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach. Every Tuesday, you can enjoy a complimentary yoga class at either 5:45 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Attendees should bring their mats — and get ready for an hour of yoga with Priyanka. Remember to arrive early in order to get a good spot in the room. Although the class is free, an optional donation is accepted by the instructor.

Yoga classes take place at the Mandel Public Library in the library’s auditorium, 411 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 868-7701.


Jul 252014


Make Monday a family night at Nick’s New Haven Pizzeria. Savor one of their signature pizzas or entrees — may we recommend their White Clam Pizza or their Rigatoni Bolognese — and kids 12 and under will receive a free cheese pizza flat and fountain drink. Limit one free cheese pizza flat per adult entree. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. This offer is valid on Mondays only at both the Boca Raton and Coral Springs locations.

Nick’s New Haven Pizzeria is located at 2240 NW 19th St, Suite 904 in Boca Raton; (561) 368-2900 and at 2444 N. University Drive in Coral Springs; (954) 800-7603.



Jul 212014
Photo Credit: ginnerobot @ flickr

Photo Credit: ginnerobot @ flickr

How would you like for your children to bowl free this summer? Well, you’re in luck as there are 2 programs running that will have your children bowling like a pro in no time.

The first is the KidsBowlFree.com program, where registered children can bowl 2 free games per day. The program days may vary from bowling alley to bowling alley, so check with your nearest bowling alley to confirm all of the details. Participating bowling alleys in Palm Beach County include Jupiter Lanes in Jupiter, Greenacres Bowl in Greenacres and Verdes Lanes in West Palm Beach. Visit KidsBowlFree.com to register.

AMF Lanes is also hosting a free bowling program for kids this summer. Registered kids (15 and under), can enjoy 3 free games every weekday from open until 8:00 p.m. and weekends from open until 4:00 p.m. To find the location nearest you and to register, visit AMF Summer Games online. This offer is valid until Labor Day.


Jul 192014

This Sunday at 7:00 p.m., hop on over to Mizner Amphitheater for a live performance by The Symphonia, Boca Raton. This free performance will feature guest conductor, Terence Kirchgessner, along with works by Mozart, Mascagni, Bizet, Rossini, Beethoven and Offenbach. In addition to listening to these wonderful tunes, guests will have a chance to get up close and personal with the musicians and instruments at the “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

If you can’t make it on Sunday, there’s still to catch the summer music series, which takes place on various dates from now until August 17th.

Live Music

As always, blankets and chairs are permitted (chairs will also be available to rent) — and leave your food, beverages, coolers and pets at home.

Free parking is available at City Hall and the Downtown Libraries.

Mizner Park is located at 590 Plaza Real in Boca Raton; 561-544-8600

Jul 182014

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When Slainte, a staple in Renaissance Commons, closed it’s doors a few months back, we weren’t sure if anything could fill it’s shoes. Well, the newly opened Corcoran’s is ready  to give it a shot. This family-friendly restaurant and tavern offers a menu of traditional dishes from the British Isles, along with classic American dishes. You’re sure to enjoy their $6.95 lunch specials, daily dinner and drink specials, their bar bites and live music Thursday – Saturday.

Right now, they have a great coupon (you will need to print out the above), valid until 9/1/14 that will give you 50% off one food menu item, when a second of equal of greater value is purchased. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Corcoran’s Tavern & Grill is located in Renaissance Commons, 1500 Gateway Blvd, Ste. 150 in Boynton Beach; 561-375-9997


Jul 122014

Vic & Angelo’s is offering a new set of specials during July & August. Now, your chance to come in, enjoy their authentic Italian cuisine ( and the ever-so-famous garlic bread) and beverages — all at a discounted price.


Here are the specials for July & August

Enjoy 50% off bottles of wine priced at $80 or below.

From 3-7pm, Monday through Thursday, guests can enjoy a 3-course prix-fixe dinner (off a special menu) for 2 for $24.95. This includes your choice of 1 salad, 2 entrées and either a tiramisu or cannoli for dessert.

Enjoy our special brunch menu from 10am until 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy $5 daily drink specials all day long during July & August

Enjoy live music from 7-10pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until August 30th.

Chef Alain will offer Saturday morning hands-on cooking classes from 9:30 – 10:30 am on July 26th and August 30th. Cost is $14.95. For more information, send an email to [email protected] 

Vic & Angelo’s is located at 4520 PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 630-9899.

Jul 122014

booksTake an inside look at what’s going on in the world on Mondays at the Mandel Public Library. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino will be at the library from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. on Mondays through Aug. 18 (except July 21st ). He’ll discuss the news however funny, unpredictable and thought provoking it may be. The group will also take a look at the world, national, state and local news — from Frank’s unique and humorous perspective.

This event is free and open to the public. The Mandel Public Library is located at 401 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.

Jul 082014

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If you’re looking for a new place to check out for lunch on PGA, why not head over to Cafe Chardonnay?  They recently launched a new summer menu with tantalizing options that certainly please your palate like Shrimp Summer Rolls with tamarind cashew and Thai peanut dipping sauces; a Salmon Nicoise Salad; Chardonnay Club Sandwich with turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado and pesto mayonnaise; Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp; and more.

From now until August 1st, stop by Cafe Chardonnay for lunch. When you purchase 2 entrees, the 2nd entree (of equal or lesser value) is free. Just print out the graphic above and present it to your server.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Cafe Chardonnay is located at 4533 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 627-2662.




Jul 072014

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Have you heard? Groupon – your go-to site for finding the best deals in the area – has expanded. In addition, to offering incredible deals to your favorite restaurants, spas, professional services, etc., Groupon now offers coupons to retailers nationwide (yes, a whooping 6.296 stores). These include some of your favorite retailers like Macy’s, Sears and Target — and others, that you will soon discover.

Right now, we’re loving the $2 for $20 deal at Barnes & Noble on top paperback titles — and the one at Target, where you can save 10% on iTunes gift cards from now until July 12th. Happy Shopping!