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 032015
Photo by uhuru @ flickr

Photo by uhuru @ flickr

To wrap up the 4th of July weekend,  the City of West Palm Beach is hosting their 1st ever War Games taking place on Sunday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. This grueling fitness competition puts the branches of the military against one another in a patriotic strength test to see who comes up supreme. This CrossFit-style event consists of teams and individuals performing highly functional and demanding tasks illustrating how skilled and tough our armed forces truly are. This physically grueling competition also offers divisions for “Civilian Elite Athletes” and “Average Joes” as well as an “Adaptive Athlete” division.

Guests will also enjoy an impressive display of military operation vehicles, bag pipers, kid’s activities and more. Proceeds will benefit 22 Until None, an organization standing up to the suicide rate of veterans, which currently is 22 lives per day, and I Am Adaptive, an organization raising awareness for the adaptive movement.  For more information, visit www.WarGamesUSA.com

Guests can enjoy watching the teams participate. A group of 4 can participate from a coast of $180 for the team. Learn more about registering your team online. 

Jul 022015
Photo credit: sabrina campagna @ flickr

Photo credit: sabrina campagna @ flickr

4th on Flagler returns to the West Palm Beach Waterfront on Sat, July 4. This annual event, taking place on Flagler Drive, is expected to draw in more than 100,000 people. The event begins at 5 p.m. and includes an evening full of activities for the whole family. This includes three stages of entertainment with concerts, a patriotic ceremony and entertainment for the kids. Meyer Amphitheater will play home to local favorite, Pocket Change; the 13th Army Band from the Florida National Guard, Atlantic recording artist, Jacquie Lee, and a the headliner, Chemradery, a local pop/rock/soul band. The Palm Stage will feature a variety of country acts like The Redlands, The Silver Spurs Dance Team, Samantha Russell and the Andrew Morris Band. The Post Park Stage will have tons of kid-friendly entertainment with DJs spinning tunes all night and giant puppets by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre.

In addition to the music, there will also be a military honor ceremony, a giant flag unfurl, a kid’s area with crafts, chalk artists and food and drink vendors — and the 4th will be the last day to enjoy glow-in-the-dark mini golf an The Pool, an interactive light sculpture, on the West Palm Beach Waterfront.

At 9 p.m., guests will enjoy an impressive fireworks show, complete with 18 minutes of pyrotechnics synced to music at the Intracoastal Waterway.

Guests also have the option of purchasing tickets for the private Club 4th, available for those 21+, which will be hosted by 97.9 WRMF. These VIP tickets will get you into the Lake Pavilion from 5-10 p.m. — and the tickets include two complimentary drinks, dinner catered by Ruth’s Chris, a dj spinning his tunes and an air-conditioned space, complete with a private terrace giving you the perfect view to enjoy the fireworks. Tickets for the VIP area are available for $40 and can be purchased online at club4tickets.com.

For more information and to see the full line-up, visit 4th on Flagler online.

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Kick off your 4th of July weekend in the West Palm Beach’s northwest neighborhood (3 blocks north of Clematis) on Friday, July 3. From 5-9 p.m., guests will celebrate BBQ-themed event called BBQ, Blues & Brews.  This event, produced by the City of West Palm Beach Redevelopment Agency, will include free samplings of southern soul food (think — pulled pork, stewed okra, peach cobbler) and 10 craft beers, while supplies last. In addition, there will be live entertainment by The Natty Bos, a local blues band and Grammy Award-winning artist, Sugar Blue. Attendees to this family-friendly event will have the opportunity to help make a giant, paint-by-the-numbers, glow-in-the-dark, blues-themed mural and enjoy other family-friendly activities.

Free trolley service will be offered from downtown West Palm Beach to the corner of Rosemary and Banyan — and free parking is available at the event site, as well.

What: BBQ Brews & Blues
When: Fri., July 3 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Where: Northwest Neighborhood, 3 block north of Clematis
Cost: free to attend

Jun 302015

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During the month of July, the Mandel Public Library wants to help you digitize your old photography. Whether you have old photos, negatives or slide that you want to digitize, head to the 2nd floor in the Life Support Lab at the library on Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon or on Saturdays from 1 – 3 p.m. to make this happen. Assistance will take place in the Memory MakerSpace where computers will be available to work on photo fixes and you will learn how to fix your photos and store them online to preserve your old and future photos.

Assistance will be available during the month of July and is complimentary. Space is limited, though, and you must sign in at the desk upon arrival.

The Mandel Public Library is located at 411 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-868-7700


Jun 282015

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.

Jun 262015

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.

To keep up with latest news on deals, discounts and free events in Palm Beach County, sign up for the daily Palm Beach on the Cheap newsletter.  You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.

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

Jun 232015


Gather the kids and head to CityPlace on Wednesdays and Thursdays this summer. Starting in June and ending in August, Carmike Cinemas will be showing movies for the kids, with the featured film changing each week. The movies begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $4 and includes admission, a small popcorn and a small coca-cola product. These movies are presented in 2D and are subject to change.

Carmike Cinemas is located on the second floor in CityPlace.

Summer Schedule

June 17 & 18 – “Rise of Guardians (PG)” – 97min
June 24 & 25 – “How to Train Dragon 2 (PG)” – 102min
July 1 & 2 – “Monsters vs. Aliens (PG)” – 94min
July 8 & 9 – “Croods (PG)” – 98min
July 15 & 16 – “Megamind (PG)” – 95min
July 22 & 23 – “Shrek Forever After (PG)” – 93min
July 29 & 30 – “Marmaduke (PG)” – 87min
August 5 & 6 – “Toothfairy (PG)” – 101min
August 12 & 13 – “Spongebob: SOoW (PG)” – 92min
August 19 & 20 – “Paddington (PG)” – 95min



Jun 232015

Cabo Flats locations launched a new happy hour and it’s available twice daily. From 3-6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. until close, guests can enjoy their favorite Mexican food and drinks options for a fraction of the cost. Specials include: $5 appetizers like Mexican Street Corn, Quesadillas, Chicken or Carne Molida Tacos and Cevicho; Cocktails like El Cabo Margaritas, Exotico Tequila, Bombay Gin and Bacardi Superior Rum; and house red and white wine.

Cabo Flats has locations in the Delray Beach Marketplace, Stuart — and the soon-to-open location in CityPlace. For more information, visit Cabo Flats online. 


Cabo Flats

Jun 212015


Family Eggplant with burrata, crostini and basil; Josper Octopus with a chickpea & romaine salad; a juicy Cheddar Cheeseburger — just a few of the reasons we keep coming back to 13 American Table. Now, there are even more reasons, as 13 American Table is offering nightly dining deals that make it hard to resist.

Nightly Specials

Burger & Brew Mondays — Burger, beer and fries for $13
Taco Tuesdays — $3 Tacos (at the bar only) and $7 tequila (in the entire restaurant)
Wine Down Wednesdays — $13 bottomless wine from 5-7 p.m. in the bar only and 1/2 off all bottles of wine, all night in the entire restaurant.
Daily Happy Hour — Enjoy $7 share plates before 7 p.m.with the purchase of a beverage and 1/2 off all drinks
Late Night Happy Hour — Enjoy 1/2 all drinks starting at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

13 American Table is located at 451 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton; (561) 409-2061

Jun 192015
Photo Credit: Gyorgy Papp photography

Photo Credit: Gyorgy Papp photography

50 Ocean is celebrating the summer with a 3-course prix-fixe menu for both lunch and dinner.

During lunch, Monday through Saturday, guests can enjoy a 3-course lunch for $20 a person. Highlights on the menu include an Artisan Romaine Salad; a Chicken BLT; Surf ‘N Turf tacos; and Beignets with dulche de leche crème, blueberry compote, cinnamon dust.

For dinner, also Monday through Saturday, guests can enjoy a 3-course dinner for $29 a person from 4:45 until 6 p.m. Highlights on the dinner menu include Napoleon with roasted beets, goat cheese mousse, spiced walnuts and fried green tomatoes; Pomodoro with chicken or shrimp (see above); Wahoo grilled and steamed in a banana leaf served with curried butternut squash, roasted and toasted cauliflower, kimchee vinaigrette; fresh berries; and more.

Valet parking is complimentary for restaurant guests from 7 am–4 pm Monday- Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 7 am–11 am.

50 Ocean is located at 50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach; (561) 278-3364

Jun 182015

sun-01While we’ve been posting about summer dining deals over the past few weeks, there are plenty more around. Every year The Palm Beach Post collects the deals from area restaurants and publishes a comprehensive list that you are sure to love.  Yesterday, the list came out — so if you missed it and enjoy dining at a discount, you’re going to want to  bookmark this link right away so you can enjoy Summer Dining Deals all summer list.

Are you still looking for more? You can see our list on Palm Beach on the Cheap — or even more on Savor Tonight.

Here’s to a summer of incredible dining deals!

Jun 152015

0515_zin_kidsDinner for $3? You can do that when you dine at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar this summer — and you’re 12 and under. It’s time for you to take advantage of the restaurant’s new summer kids menu. Available for a limited time, kids 12 and under can enjoy a hamburger, cheeseburger, grilled cheese or chicken strips with a soft drink and a choice of hand-cut fries, sweet potato fries or Ranch Salad for $3 (normally $7) with the purchase of an adult entrée.

To add on to this deal, kids can add on a shake (strawberry, vanilla or chocolate) or a Root Beer or Orange Cream Float for $2.

Just one more reason to take advantage of summer dining deals in South Florida.

 To find the location nearest you, visit Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar online.