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)

Sep 272016


The Mandel Public Library is home to many things and on Sunday, Oct. 2, it will be home to everything Puerto Rican. Starting at 1:30 p.m., guests will enjoy Echoes of Puerto Rico, an afternoon of Puerto Rican music, dance and culture at the library. This event is presented by the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Palm Beach County as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, call (561) 868-7701

Mandel Public Library (wpb.org) is located at 411 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach


Sep 252016

Rock the Vote

It’s that time of year, election time that is. Will you be voting in this year’s election? Voting Day lands on Tuesday, November 8, but you must register to vote a minimum of 29 days before the election. Are you registered?

If you are not or are unsure of your registration status, here’s what you need to do

Check if you’re registered. If you are not, download and print the voter registration form and fill it out. Send in the form by October 11, 2016 to:

The Florida Division of Elections.
Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

If you are registered, then you’re all set, just bring an accepted form of ID.

To vote —

Take part in early voting from October 24 – November 6 at designated voting locations.


Vote by Mail (absentee)


Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at your designated precinct


Sep 242016
Delray Beach Yoga / Discover the Palm Beaches

Delray Beach Yoga / Discover the Palm Beaches

Discover the Palm Beaches will kick off the Inaugural Spa & Wellness Month on October 1, 2016. For one-month, some of the best spas in the area will offer spa treatments and wellness services for a fraction of the cost. While these treatments may not necessarily be cheap, they are certainly discounted from their normal price. So take some time this October to treat yourself like royalty.

Discounted services include:

Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre
The Signature Facial – $79 (usually $109)

Cosmo and Co. at 360 Beauty, Health, Wellness
Fire & Ice and Eye Bright Facial Treatment – $99 (usually $155)

Eau Spa
Sea Salt & Honey Pumpkin Polish and Mask – $150 (usually $295)

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
The Pink Moon Massage – $125 (usually $170)

Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Tropical Coconut Scrub – $149 (usually $175)
Day Pass + Traditional Ritual Bath Package – $50 (usually $79.80)

For more information on the inaugural spa and wellness month, visit Discover the Palm Beaches online.


Sep 232016

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:

Sep 222016


Get pampered for just $50 during Spa Week. This bi-annual event — taking place in April + in October — is focused on improving the personal health and wellness of consumers. While various spas are participating throughout the country, here’s what taking place in Palm Beach County. Only select treatments will be available for $50. You can book online at spaweek.com or by calling the individual location.

Palm Beach County

Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort + Spa (Manalapan, FL)
– Custom Facial – 50 min
– Eau Spa Pedicure

Eden Day Spa (Boca Raton)
– Sweet Cream Buttered Rum Body Bliss Back Buff + Body Massage – 50 minutes
– Pick me up facial and revital-eye infusia eye treatment – 50 minutes
– Sugared Brand Pear or Spiced Whipped Honey Farmhouse Fresh Specialty Pedicure with Sole Softening Glycolic Pedi Peel + Brow and Lip Wax – 55 minutes

Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa (Palm Beach)
– Classic Pedicure with Tropical Fruit Infused Lotion + Glass of Champagne – 50 minutes
– Gel Manicure with Tropical Fruit Infused Lotion + Glass of Champagne

For more information, visit Spa Week online.

Sep 202016

West Palm Beach, there’s a new Happy Hour in town and it comes to us from City Tap House® West Palm Beach. Located on the second floor in CityPlace in the space previously occupied by Brewzzi, City Tap is soon to become your go-to spot for gathering with friends, enjoying sophisticated gastropub fare and of course, imbibing on their generous selection of craft beer.

While the food and drinks at City Tap are enough to bring you in, we like it even better for the Happy Hour deals. Stop by Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. and enjoy $1 raw oysters, $3 select beers and $4 house wines. Not a bad way to get your night started.

For more information, visit www.citytap.com. City Tap is located at 700 S Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach

Sep 192016

ellman - happy hour

We love our happy hours and know that you do to. So this week, we’re taking you to CityPlace and giving you a guide on where to drink and eat when the clock turns 5 (or in some cases, 3:30 p.m.). Whether you’re hungry or thirsty, or are just looking for a place to chill — take a look at our guide to happy hour in CityPlace.

Blue Martini CityPlace
Daily from 4-8 pm
Enjoy discounted food & drink specials.

Brio Tuscan Grille
Monday – Friday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Monday – Thursday from 9 p.m. to close.
Enjoy a special menu starting at $3.95.

Burger & Beer Joint
Monday – Friday from 4-7 p.m.
Half-off drafts, well cocktails & house wine. Specially priced appetizers.

Cabo Flats
3 – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – close
Enjoy a discounted food & drink menu

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
(561) 366-0071
Daily from 4-7 pm at the bar
Enjoy half-price drinks.
City Tap House 
Monday – Friday from 4-7 p.m.
$1 raw oysters, $3 select beers and $4 house wines
Daily from 3-7 p.m.
(561) 404-4101
Enjoy discounted food and drink items (salads, bites, brick oven pizzas, and select drinks) from 3-7 p.m. daily.
Sun-Thurs from 3-6 p.m.
Select appetizers for $4.95, along with well select drinks for $5.
Lafayette’s Music Room
Daily from 3 – 7 p.m.
$3 select drafts & bottles; $4 select house wells & wines; $5 select calls and $8 bites
Monday – Friday from 2-7 p.m. and all day Sunday

50% off select drafts, house wine, well drinks and select Munchies.

Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar Happy Hour
Daily from 3 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy $4.99 tapas & special pricing on drinks.

Ruth’s Chris – Ruth’s @ the Bar
Sun-Fri, 4:30-6:00 pm
(561) 514-3544
Enjoy food and drink specials.


Sep 182016

music (2)Head down to the waterfront on the 3rd Sunday of each month for Sunday on the Waterfront. Held at Meyer Amphitheatre from 4-7 p.m., guests will enjoy listening to a variety of bands on Sunday evenings. Come alone or bring some friends, as all are welcome at this family-friendly event.

What: Sunday on the Waterfront
Where: Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach
When: 3rd Sunday of the month from 4-7 p.m.
Cost: free to attend

Upcoming schedule

September 18: Craig Campbell – Country
October 16: B-Side Jones – Funk Rock
November 20: Bárbara Padilla and the Palm Beach Atlantic University Symphony Orchestra – Classical

Sunday on The Waterfront is produced by the City of West Palm Beach, Division of Community Events. For more information: http://wpb.org/events.

Sep 132016
Tommy Bahama No Kid Hungry

from tommybahama.com


September is all about helping others out, or at least it should be, that’s why we’re excited about the No Kid Hungry campaign that Tommy Bahama’s is running. Visit any Tommy Bahama Restaurant (or full-priced retail location) during the month of September, make a donation of $5 or more and receive a $20 promotional voucher to use during  October 2016 at any Tommy Bahama Restaurant location (there’s one in Jupiter), a full-priced retail location or on tommybahama.com. Those who donate $1 will receive an orange Tommy Bahama-branded wrist band as a thank you.

Last year, Tommy Bahama (tommybahama.com) raised over $200,000 for No Kid Hungry, and this year they expect to bring in even more.
Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising program held every September bringing thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers together to help raise funds for this often over-looked issue.
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Sep 122016
Photo Credit: Muffet @ flickr

Photo Credit: Muffet @ flickr

While young babies and infants are the last demographic that you would expect to have vision problems, they still should be checked out. You can get free comprehensive vision and eye exams for children under age of one with  InfantSee, a free program that provides comprehensive vision exams for children ages 6 months to 1 year of age. Early detection of eye conditions is the best way to ensure your child has healthy vision for successful development. This program is designed to help families who don’t have vision insurance, but also don’t qualify for public aid have their babies eyes checked. You can read more about the program, and search for local doctors who support InfantSee here.

– from Sonoma on the Cheap

Sep 092016

cocktailIf you’re looking for free drinks and you’re a lady, you’re in luck, as Ladies Night is alive and well in CityPlace. This go-to dining, shopping and entertainment destination in West Palm Beach not only offers a lively atmosphere for you to enjoy any night of the week, it also gives ladies the opportunity to drink on the cheap. Welcome to ladies night in CityPlace (cityplace.com).

Here are some venues offering ladies night specials:

Burger & Beer Joint
On Wednesday night from 7 p.m. until close, ladies can enjoy glasses of wine and champagne for just $1.

Revolutions Bowling. Bar. Grill
On Thursday nights, ladies bowl for free and can take advantage of Revolutions’ BOGO specials on domestic draft beers and house wine from 8 p.m. – close.



Cabo Flats
Celebrate ladies night at Cabo Flats on Thursday nights and enjoy great music and free house drinks, margaritas and draft beers for the ladies from 8-9 p.m. Stay into the night and all guests can take advantage of Cabo Flats’ late night Happy Hour starting at 9 p.m. – meaning $5 drinks, $3 beer, and $5 appetizers.

Mojito Latin Cuisine & Bar
Ladies who visit Mojito on Thursday evenings will enjoy free margaritas and cosmopolitans.

Mellow Mushroom
Come to Mellow Mushroom on Thursday evenings for Party on the Patio. A DJ will be spinning tunes from 8 – 11 p.m. and ladies will receive 2 drinks for free.

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

 Posted by on September 9, 2016  Food & Drink  Comments Off on Ladies Night Specials in CityPlace
Sep 072016


Flavor Palm Beach has returned to Palm Beach County and will offer discounted dining deals until Sept. 30. Discover new restaurants or revisit some favorites — all at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy a 3-course lunch for $20 or dinner for $30 – $45. Participating restaurants include some of the top in the area including:

  • The Capital Grille
  • The Cooper
  • Cafe Boulud
  • Cafe Chardonnay
  • Imoto
  • PB Catch
  • Jardin
  • The Italian Restaurant at the Breakers
  • … and more.

For more information, and a description of the offers, visit Flavor Palm Beach online.



 Posted by on September 7, 2016  Food & Drink  Comments Off on Flavor Palm Beach Offers Discounted Dining Deals