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)

Oct 212016

scary face pancake hop

This Halloween, take the kids to IHOP where they can enjoy a round of Scary Face Pancakes for free. While the Scary Face Pancakes are available all month long, on October 31 – from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. – kids 12 and under can enjoy them for free at participating locations. Start off with a Buttermilk Pancake, top it with whipped cream, a strawberry nose and play it up even more with the OREO® cookies and candy corn that come on the side. 

How’s that for a Halloween treat?

Find the IHOP location nearest you.  


Oct 202016

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:

Oct 202016

pumpkin patchesFrom haunted houses to corn mazes, Halloween is on our minds. What is your favorite part of the holiday? Today, we’re talking about pumpkin patches in Palm Beach County. If you have a favorite, do let us know in the comments. Here’s our guide:

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market
10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach
Oct. 1-30, Traditional Pumpkin Patch open every day, but Tuesday
Includes: hay rides, corn mazes, bounce house, petting zoo, face painting and more

Good Shepherd Pumpkin Patch
2341 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 561-965-4311
Open through Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Includes: pumpkin patch, storytellers on the weekdays, photo booth, bean bag toss

Pumpkin Towne
Locations in Jupiter, Wellington & Stuart; 561-697-9377
Open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Oct. 30
Includes: pumpkin patches, bounce houses, hay bales, head cutout photo ops, merry-go-round and more.

First United Methodist Church Pumpkin
9087 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561-303-8980
Open daily through October 31 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Sundays.




Oct 192016



Forget attending a haunted house this year, it’s time to make your own – and Craig McInnis the creative director of Fright Nights is here to help you out. He will be hosting a DIY Haunted House workshop this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Guests will learn how to use makeup, how to add fog and flickering lights, play with lighting, maintaining an illusion and more.

No registration is needed. Call 561-868-7701 for more information. The Mandel Public Library is located at 411 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach; wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview 


Oct 172016

lion country safariPerhaps 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. Please note that although the coupon to the right may appear to have expired, the coupon is updated on Lion Country Safari’s website on a regular basis — just follow the link on the image for the most recent coupon.

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.

More Discounts, Deals and Free & Cheap Things To Do:


Oct 172016

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.


Oct 162016


Downtown West Palm Beach is getting into the Halloween spirit by transforming their weekly Clematis by Night into a spooky stage for Clematis by Fright on Thursday, Oct. 27. This Halloween-themed event will include live music by Jason K & Signal Fire; free kids’ activities including hay rides & face painting; and even a costume contest at the Lake Pavillion for kids, adults and pets. Registration for the contests starts at 6 p.m., with the kid, family and pet costume contests starting at 7 p.m. and the adult and couple costume contests starting at 8 p.m.in the Lake Pavilion.

Clematis by Fright is part of the Clematis by Night event series so you can expect the same great vibe and delicious food will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit wpb.org/events or call (561) 822-1515.

Oct 152016

Make your way to Northwood Village on the last Friday of every month for their featured Art Night Out. This monthly event has taken over what you may remember as the Art & Wine Promenade.  From 6-9 p.m., locals and visitors alike are invited to Northwood Village (on Northwood Road, just north of downtown West Palm Beach) to enjoy an evening of art, live music and community.

Art Night Out - Northwood Village - Image

During this event, guests will enjoy meeting local artists and merchants, listening to live music, and shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries that will be open late during this event. There will also be special add-ons that will be seen throughout the year.

For more information, call 561-822-1550 or visit Art Night Out online.

Oct 122016

Chipotle / contributed

I hope you’re hungry, as Chipotle wants to feed you. That’s why they’re offering you a buy one, get one free offer that’s valid until November 30, 2016. All that it takes is a mobile phone and just a few minutes of your time.

How to get your bogo coupon –

  • Play the Chipotle Love Story Game (It’s short, so don’t worry.)
  • Enter in your information (name, email, phone number)
  • Wait for a mobile coupon valid through November 30 for a BOGO offer for burritos, tacos, bowls or salads to arrive via text.

Please note that rewards are limited and void where prohibited. Find the Chipotle location nearest you.


Oct 112016


Music for the Mind returns to the Harriet Himmel Theatre in CityPlace on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, starting at 7 p.m. The family-friendly concert features a different music group each month and costs just $10 ($5 for students) to enjoy. This month’s performers come to the Harriet Himmel from the Jupiter Academy of Music and the group will present “Bach n’ Billy.”  The concert will feature over 45 performers from a string orchestra to a rock band. The group will perform music by Bach, Beethoven and a variety of classic composers and finish off with a special tribute to “Piano Man” Billy Joel.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 866-449-2489 or visit CityPlace online. 

The Harriet Himmel Theatre is located at 700 S Rosemary Avenue in CityPlace.

Oct 092016

Halloween events

Did you know that as of today, October 9, there are only 22 days left until Halloween? That’s right. Do you know how you will be spending this spooky holiday? If you’re still in the planning stages, you’re in luck, as we have a list of some of our favorite Halloween events to attend in Palm Beach County.

Halloween Events in Palm Beach County

Fright Nights (Through October 30, Thursday – Saturday nights)
Where: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach
Time: Thursdays, 6-11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 6-midnight
Cost: $25-$30
Guests will enjoy haunted houses, “scare zones,” midway rides, food vendors, street performers and live entertainment.

Spookyville in Yesteryear Village (October 21-23 and 28-31)
Where: WPB Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach
Time: Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Halloween 5-8 p.m.
Cost: $10, children 2 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at southfloridafair.com/Spookyville or at the door.

Families with children 12 and under will enjoy their own Halloween party complete with trick or treats, rides, games, contests and art & crafts. All activities are included in the admission price. A pet costume contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 and a children’s costume contest will be held on October 23 and 30.

BOO at the Zoo (October 23-25 & 30-31)
Where: Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach
Time: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $19.50 for adults 13+, $14.50 for children (3-12), free for toddlers. Zoo members will enjoy free entrance during the day, and pay $5 after 4:15 p.m. to help with costs of entertainment and candy.

For a safe, family-friendly experience head to Boo at the Zoo where children will be able to participate in a variety of activities like trick-or-treating, character meet-and-greets, costume contests, games, pumpkin decorating, a haystack hunt and more.

Moonfest (October 29)
Where: 531 Clematis St, West Palm Beach
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $10-$100

Enjoy an adult-only Halloween-themed street party on Clematis Street, complete with live entertainment, a costume contest, haunted houses and a maze of terror.

Spooky Science Nights at the Museum (October 28)
Where: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: Member pricing – $6 for adults, free for children 3-12
Non-member pricing – Adults (13+) $13.95, Seniors (60+) $11.95, Children (3-12) $9.95, Children under 3 are free

Bring the entire family to enjoy a science-themed Halloween party at the South Florida Science Museum. This one-day event will include a Mad Scientist Laboratory, Mini Fun House, Fear Factor Heart Monitoring, Cheesecloth Mummy Wraps and more.


Oct 082016
Wreckfish with Fava Bean Succotash

Wreckfish with Fava Bean Succotash

Feast of the Sea returns to downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday, Oct. 22 for an all-day celebration of seafood and we have a discount code for you (SAVE20). For this event, guests will enjoy a selection of seafood dishes from some of the top chefs in the area, drinks and art exhibits at the festival and a portion of all proceeds will go to benefit Els for Autism Foundation.

There are two parts to this event so read carefully.

The first part of the festival begins at 11 a.m. and is a free general admission seafood festival. The participating chefs will be onsite selling samples of their dishes. There will also be demonstration stations, on-stage seminars and a bourbon and cigar bar.

The second part of the event will be the evening portion, taking place from 6-10 p.m. This part of the event will showcase the ever popular Chef’s Challenge, where 16 of the area’s hottest chefs will battle it out at Meyer Amphitheater and surrounding stages through multiple rounds of competition. The winning chef will go home with the title of 2016 Maestro del Mar and a $5,000 cash prize.

In addition to the chef’s challenge, guests will also be able to enjoy samples from area chefs, view the work of local art vendors and enjoy live entertainment.

Participating chefs in the competition include:

• Blake Malatesta – M.I.A – 2015 Champion

• Eugenio Santucci – Ristorante Santucci – 2014 Champion

• Fritz Cassel – Hullabaloo – 2015 Finalist

• Eric Grutka – Ian’s Tropical Grill – 2014 + 2015 Finalist

• Clay Carnes – Cholo Soy Cocina – 2015 Finalist

• Adam Brown – The Cooper – 2015 Participant

• Jeremy Hanlon – Benny’s on the Beach

and more.

Tickets for the paid portion of this event range in price from $50 – $225 and when you enter in code SAVE20, you will save 20%. 

For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit Feast of the Sea online.