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 302014


Around Wellington is hosting a Reader Appreciation Day and to celebrate they are giving away free cupcakes (1 per person) on Monday, November 3rd noon until 6:00 p.m. The free cupcakes will be available at Johnson’s Custom Cakes (in Kobosko’s Crossing in Wellington).

Unfortunately, you can’t just show up and get a free cupcake — you must do 1 of the following.

  1. Print out AroundWellington’s cupcake gift certificate on AroundWellington’s website.
  2. Show that you are a subscriber, by showing the most recent AroundWellington email on your phone
  3. Show that you like AroundWellington.com and Johnson’s Custom Cakes on Facebook.

Then, enjoy.  Quantities are limited.

Johnson’s Custom Cakes is located at 9148 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington; (561) 422-0303


Oct 282014

ghostGoing out for Halloween means fun for the entire family (yes, we mean your pets too), so gather your friends, get creative and get ready for a spooky night out. Here are some options for you in Palm Beach County that won’t break your bank.

Banana Boat: Halloween Costume Costume Party
730 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL; 561.732.0400

Banana Boat is hosting at Costume Party on Friday, October 31st starting at 9:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy haunted house decor, specialty drinks and over $1000 in cash and prizes will be given away for the best female costume, best male costume and best overall costume.

South Florida FairgroundsFright Nights
9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

For a freaky, creepy, all around scary experience, head to the South Florida Fairgrounds for a great haunted house experience. While we are coming to the end of their run, there is still time to enjoy this favorite Halloween activity on Oct. 25, and from Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. Weekday hours are from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and on the weekends, the fun goes until midnight (midway hours begin a 6:00 p.m., while the haunted houses open at 7:00 p.m.).

Spoto’s Oyster Bar: Pet Howl-O-Ween Celebration
4560 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.776;9448

Bring you pet down to Spoto’s Oyster Bar for their Pet Howl-O-Ween Celebration on Oct. 31st starting at 5:00 p.m. Diners will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with the purchase of a entree and pets will enjoy a mini grilled burger or a mini grilled chicken.

Delray Marketplace: Trick-or-Treat
14851 Lyons Rd., Delray Beach.

Delray Marketplace will host a fun evening of Trick-or-Treating on Thurs., Oct. 30th from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy trick-or-treating from shop to shop, hay rides, a mini pumpkin patch (while supplies last), craft stations, face painting and more. Plus, register for a chance to win a trunk full of goodies, courtesy of VISTA BMW, including sweets from IT’S SUGAR and gift cards from some of the Delray Marketplace retailers. Although this event is free, please remember to bring your Halloween bags or buckets to collect your treats.  RSVP 

Sonic Drive-In: 50-Cent Corn Dogs

On Friday, October 31st customers at Sonic Drive-In can enjoy corn dogs for just 50 cents all day — and there is no limit as to how many you can enjoy. Add-ons are extra. This offer is valid at participating locations .

Boynton Beach Mall: Mall-O-Ween Fall Festival

Boynton Beach Mall will host a Mall-O-Ween Fall Festival on Friday, October 31st from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Sears Court. There will be trick-or-treating throughout the mall, costume contests and entertainment for the whole family. Please note that masks are permitted on children 10 and under and toy weapons are not permitted. 

Downtown West Palm Beach: Clematis by Fright

On Thursday, October 30th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., Clematis by Fright will take place. Enjoy live entertainment by local rock legends, Riverdown during the event — and remember to dress in your favorite Halloween costume, as thousands of dollars will be given away in prizes for the best costume (kids, adults, families and pets can participate).

Blue Martini at CityPlace: Gentleman’s Night Out + a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
550 S Rosemary Ave, #244 in West Palm Beach

Blue Martini in CityPlace will host 2 themed parties to celebrate Halloween weekend. On Thurs., Oct. 30th, Gentlemen’s Night Out presents Hollywood Glam. This will include a live performance by Sekond Nature, music by DJ RZSPINZ, 5 fine men for $5 (Jack – Tito – Johnnie – Captain – Jose) Costume attire is encouraged. On Fri., Oct 31st, starting at 8:00 p.m., Blue Martini CityPlace presents a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and yes, costumes are encouraged.

Oct 272014

snappersAre you looking for a new lunch stop, or just looking for a deal? It’s time to check out Snapper’s Seafood in Boynton Beach. Now through Oct. 31, 2014, customers can enjoy a BOGO (Buy One Get One) offer on fish, chicken or veggie wraps. Normally $9.99 per wrap, you can now enjoy 2 for that same price.

Diners can choose between the catch of the day, chicken or veggie burger. Each comes with lettuce, tomatoes, carrot shreds and baby field greens for toppings, Ranch or Herb Dijon Sauce and a small order of fries. This offer is for Dine In only during lunch hours (11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and is valid through Oct. 31, 2014. No coupon is necessary and this offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or specials. Snappers Seafood is located at 398 N Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach, 561.385.8600

Oct 262014


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.

Oct 202014

dining-outAre you looking to try out the Paleo diet — or have you recently started it and are looking for some new meal ideas? Whole Foods Market in Boca wants to help you out. Therefore, they’ll be hosting a Paleo dinner on Fri., Oct. 24th from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. For those unfamiliar to what it means to be Paleo, it’s a modern diet based on the diet of our ancestors from the Paleolithic era. Therefore, you only eat what your ancestors had access to many years ago. This means you avoid foods like dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils and refined sugar.

For this dinner, Chef Jimmy will be whipping up some fantastic Paleo recipes and will share his knowledge about the diet. Cost is $10 per person and will take place in the Lifestyle Center. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance through EventBrite.

Whole Foods Market is located at 1400 Glades Road in Boca Raton. For more information visit Whole Foods Market online or call 561.447.0000.

Oct 192014
Savings at Pollo Tropical

Savings at Pollo Tropical


Get your Halloween treats early at Pollo Tropical — and grab a Pollo Tropical® Treat Book. These money saving books will be on sale for $1 until October 31 at participating South Florida Pollo Tropical locations, while supplies last.  Inside the books, you will find coupons for three FREE regular size fountain drinks and a special $2 off coupon towards a Create Your Own Family Meal. These coupons can be used between Nov. 1 – 30, 2014 — and all proceeds benefit Women in Distress of Broward County.

**Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County. The organization offers crisis intervention through its 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children.

Oct 132014

Grease Burger Bar

We’re in the middle of football seasons and you know what that means — it’s time to find a place to spend your Sundays to watch your favorite team. While the energy inside is important and the ability to get a good view of “your” game, so are the food and drink specials being offered. At Grease Burger Bar in West Palm Beach, guests will enjoy a variety of deals available on Sundays during the NFL season.  These specials include: $2.50 sliders, $.75 wings, buckets of domestic beer 5 for $15 and buckets of imported beer are 5 for $20.

Grease Burger Bar is located at 213 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach; 561-651-1075

Oct 132014

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We’re nearing the end of October and that means that one of South Florida’s largest Halloween events — Moonfest — is coming soon. This annual event, held in Downtown West Palm Beach, returns on Sat. Oct., 25th starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the street party — for those 21 and over — are just $7 when purchased in advance and $10 the day of the event. In addition to General Admission tickets, RIP (aka VIP tickets are also available). These tickets include an open, premium bar, a buffet and preferred entrance to Moonfest — and cost $50 in advance or $70 on the day of the event.

Moonfest does tend to get a little wild, so be prepared for an evening complete with well-costumed characters running around, live music food and drink — definitely not for those looking for a relaxing , laid back event.

This annual event is expected to draw over 20,000 costumed guests and like last year, it will be gated and ticketed. It will take place along Clematis Street and Quadrille Blvd from 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.. There will be 3 stages, 20+ live performers, an Audioplayground Silent Disco (to scare and zombies and vampires dancing throughout the night). At midnight, there will be a costume contest, so be sure to dress up — and the winner will go home with a $1000 cash prize. For food and drink, expect to see food trucks and drink vendors scattered throughout the area + a variety of merchants and street performers ready to entertain. Area restaurants will be opened and be offering drink specials to the guests.

Essential Info:

Entrances are located at the intersections of Quadrille Blvd and Banyan Blvd, and at Quadrille Blvd and Datura St. Guests can bring in small purses, but coolers, backpacks and large purses will not be provide.

For more details about Moonfest or to purchase tickets, please visit www.moonfestevents.com or call 305-879-2906.

Oct 112014

BOGO Offer at Nick's

Celebrate National Pizza Day this month at Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar. First, you can enjoy 1 free cheese pizza flat, when you buy a 2nd — dine-in only and you can win “Apizza” for a year.

To take advantage of the BOGO offer, dine at Nick’s in either Boca Raton or Coral Springs Mondays through Wednesdays during the month of October. When you buy 1 Cheese Pizza Flat, you get a 2nd for free. You will need to present their email to get this offer and can find it on their website. Limit one offer per table. Valid for dine-in only.

Nick’s is also holding a contest this month to win some “Apizza” for a year. Head over to Facebook and enter now.


Oct 102014

The Delray Bash

Delray Bash is coming to Delray on Saturday, October 18th from 7-9:30 pm.  Get ready a culinary extravaganza filled great food, fine wine, beer, spirits and live music — all to support an excellent cause, The American Lung Association. 

Delray Bash attendees will enjoy signature creations from Palm Beach County’s most desirable and unique dining destinations accompanied by select wine samplings and spirits provided by Premier Beverage. In addition, the event will feature a wine garden, a large beer pavilion with many varieties to choose from, entertainment from local businesses and live music from the band, Box of Rocks, for entertainment and dancing.

Bombay Sapphire will be at the event with their signature cocktail lounge as well as your favorite Delray dining destinations like Caffe Luna Rosa, Dada Restaurant, Buddha Sky Bar, Mastino by SoLita Italian, Bru’s Room Sports Grill, Nature’s Way Café, Ben & Jerry’s, Pizza Rustica, Gelato Petrini, DIG (Doing It Green) and many more!

WHEN: Sat., October 18, 2014 from 7-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Old School Square Park in Delray Beach

COST: $50 in advance or $60 at the gate (if space is available). Save $15 on advance tickets with code savor tonight.


The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.  Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association of Florida’s programs, education, research and advocacy efforts in the Southeast area.  Your generous support will help us accomplish our mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.  For more information on the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lung.org.

When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

Oct 062014


If you’re looking for live music, just head to the mall, as quite a few of them have free concerts on the weekends. Here is Boca Center’ s fall line-up:

  • Friday, 10/3  from 7-9 pm –  Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
  • Saturday, 10/11 from 7-9 pm – Motown Magic
  • Saturday, 11/1 from 6-8 pm – Krush Hunger Concert
  • Friday, 11/14 from 7:30-9 pm – Simply Tina, a Tina Turner Tribute Band
  • Saturday, 11/15 from 6-8 pm – Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Concert Event
  • Friday, 11/21 from 7-9 pm – Wonderama Band
  • Friday, 12/5 from 7-9 pm – Turnstiles, a Billy Joel Tribute Band
  • Tuesday, 12/23 from 5:30-7:30 pm – Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Musical Hanukkah Lighting Event

For a list of all of Boca Center’s events and directions, visit Boca Center online.