Palm Beach Gardens

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Free Seminar: Are The Toxins in Your Home Keeping You From Losing Weight?

    Are the toxins in your home keeping you from losing weight? It's a question Angela Tompkins, founder of Quality Life and Wellness, will be addressing today during a free health seminar aimed at helping people discover how the toxins in their home could be affecting weightloss goals -- and future he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Trader Joe's Announces Wellington Store

    For years now, we've been hoping and praying for Trader Joe's to open in southeast Florida, going so far as to start petitions and promise to rename our cities after the grocery chain that offers both the exotic and everyday in a Tiki setting. We're certainly getting our wish. First the company a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Fourth of July Specials at Vic & Angelo's, The Office

    Ahh. Fourth of July: another wonderful day off from work to celebrate good ole' 'Murica. Traditionally, it's supposed to be celebrated by drinking cold beer and noshing on piles upon piles of barbecue. That's the idea, anyway. Times have changed for many, whether you live in an apartment, are too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Earth First! Activists With Puppets and Costumes Marching on Kolter Group to Protect Briger Forest

    Spring this year begins with a multifront burst of activity by local lefties -- on the environment, on GE foods labeling, and against the moral corruption of academia by the GEO Group private prison corporation.See also: -GE Foods Labeling Faces Political Calculus-Arbor Day Protest in Palm Beac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2013

    "Chopped, the Tease Me Tequila Cocktail Contest" Hits Palm Beach Gardens

    Chopped has inspired a lot of copycats, but when that emulation leads to a tequila-based competition, who really cares about whose idea it was? At long last, Palm Beach County will get a boozed-up "culinary" showdown when Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican in Palm Beach Gardens hosts the "Chopped, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Red Tapas Bar and Grille Grand Opening Tonight: Free Food and Drinks

    With all of the restaurant openings going on lately, it almost isn't news when a spot is hosting a grand-opening party. Still, it's hard to turn down an excuse to celebrate -- and get free stuff.Red Tapas Bar and Grille in Palm Beach Gardens is finally hosting its grand-opening party this Wednesday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Five South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Stone Crab & Seafood Festival and More

    In case the near-perfect weather forecasts for the weekend aren't enough to lure you out of the house, perhaps the chance to chow down and drink up in new and interesting ways will do the trick? After the jump, find a roundup of some of the food and drink activities taking place this weekend in Brow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    South Florida Dining and Drinking Events This Week: Cigar City Night and More

    Lots to eat and drink (mostly drink) this week in South Florida, so let's get right to it. After the jump, find a roundup of food- and drink-related events happening this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties. See Also: - Plantation to Get a New Weekly Food Truck Rally Beginning in October - Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2013

    RA Sushi Featuring New Year's Resolution-Friendly "Skinny Pairing" Menu

    Here's the thing about New Year's resolutions: Hanging a new Twilight calendar on the wall doesn't give one any special powers to quit smoking or stop dropping F-bombs with the kids in the car. But even if you're the sort who'd never vocalize a resolution, there's a good chance that come January, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2012

    Holiday Cookie Decorating Contests at Prosecco Cafe and Saquella Cafe: Open to Kids of All Ages

    Got a kid who's a total Picasso in the pantry? A real Kahlo in the kitchen? Or simply a child who has enough self control to resist chowing down on a cookie that's placed in front of them? This weekend, your budding pastry chef can show off their talents in a cookie decorating contest, complete with ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Election Day 2012 Deals: Free Food and Free Drinks in South Florida

    Before you hit the bar on Tuesday night to watch the election results roll in (and either toast to victory or drink away defeat, provided this doesn't turn into the ongoing shit-storm some are predicting) why not put a little food in that belly? A few local restaurants and bars will be rewarding S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Rabbit Tacos and Alligator Sausage: On the Menu at Coolinary Cafe

    Rabbit tostadas. Gator sausage. Wild boar tenderloin. They're all on the menu -- or have been -- at Coolinary Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens, which opened in March.Tim Lipman, the 32-year-old chef/owner, and his wife, Jenny, are the cool kids behind this hip 47-seat eatery. Lipman has an arsenal of stan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    South Florida Dining Events This Week: New Times Pairings and More

    There's this little thing happening this week called the Fifth Annual New Times Pairings. Perhaps we've mentioned it? And as if you need any other activity (you don't) to keep your spirits up as you slog through another week at the office, there are plenty more wine, beer, and dining events from For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Due South Tap Takeover, Taste in the West, and Other Food Events This Week in South Florida

    The closer it gets to summer, the quieter the event calendar in South Florida. While the spiking temperatures and afternoon showers are enough to drive you inside for the next five months, there are a few fun happenings this week that should encourage you to (temporarily) brave an exit from that air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2012

    Summer Green Market Every Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens

    Sometimes it seems like south Florida packs up for the summer, not realizing that there are people who live here year round.  Many green markets close for the season, partly because of snowbirds flying north, but mostly because the growing season is over and many farmers either take the summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Mardi Gras Events, TacoStock, and Other Food and Drink Events This Week in South Florida

    ​Happy Mardi Gras! Today is your excuse to down an entire box of glorified doughnuts without anyone being in any position to judge. It's also a day to dine on an insanely sugary cake loaded with food coloring and stuffed with an asphyxiation-sized plastic baby, all in the name of tradition and cel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Celebrate Singles Awareness Day At These Places

    ​Yeah, yeah...we know February 14th is Valentine's day. The card aisle at CVS reminded us of this fact as we were on our way to buy some cold medication.But did you know that in a fit of irony, it's also Singles Awareness Day?  If Wikipedia says it, we know it's the gospel truth.  That's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Calling All Servers, Line Cooks, Bartenders, and Hosts: Burger Bar, Steak 954, Old Calypso, and Sugarcane Need You

    ​Burger Bar by Chef Allen, slated to open November 15, seeks servers, bar backs, hostesses, runners, line cooks, and dishwashers. The space is across from Scripps, offering indoor and outdoor seating. It's the second of his burger restaurants, with the first located in the airport. Susser's custom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Hiring All Positions: Chef Allen's Burger Bar, Caliente Kitchen, Tap 42, a New Organic Brewery, and a Butcher Shop-Restaurant Combo

    ​Chef Allen's Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens is hiring for all positions: line cooks, servers, hosts, and bartenders. Come by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays to apply. For more information, check it out here. An organic brewery that's opening in Hollywood is looking for ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Halloween 2011: This Weekend in Broward/Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale

    Dr_Xeno on Flickr Creative CommonsWe know the feeling. Too much pumpkin beer has the same effect on us. ​Halloween comes but one day a year, but that doesn't mean the party is confined to a 24-hour-period. The Halloween 2011 festivities in South Florida have been underway for at least a week, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    New Restaurants Need Staff: Kapow! Noodle Bar, The Water Bar, Las Olas Wine, East End Brasserie

    ​Today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kapow! Noodle Bar is hosting an open house for  back of the house positions, including line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers. Click here for requirements, which include at least a year of experience. Sit tight bartenders and servers: they're hirin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Win a Copy of Anne Burrell's Cookbook, Cook Like A Rock Star

    ​With holiday entertaining fast on the approach, perhaps you'd like to stretch your culinary cred by cooking up a show-stopper: braised short ribs, rack of lamb, or a whole fish, for example. Celebrity chef Ann Burrell walks aspiring home chefs through each recipe in her how-to book, Cook Like a R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Field of Greens to Open in Palm Beach Gardens

    ​There may not be many gardens in Palm Beach Gardens (not many beaches, either). But there is a new Field of Greens (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Dr., 561-340-1600), scheduled to open tomorrow in the resurgent Downtown at the Gardens mall.  The family-owned chainlet of local eateries (West Pal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Free Burgers Today at CG Burgers

    Flickr/ Reynolds.James.E​In early June, we told you about CG Burgers planning a grand opening of its newest location in Coral Springs. (The others are in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens.) Well, the big day has arrived, and you can get your

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Restaurant News: Harold's Coffee Lounge Debuts, Christopher's Now Has Beer and Wine, Hollywood to Get Margaritaville

    ​• Suck my beans, Starbucks. West Palm Beach's latest ode to caffeinated beverages is anything but another corporate purveyor of designer coffee. Harold's Coffee Lounge (514 Northwood Road; 561-833-6366) pours a nice cuppa amid local art, occasional live music, free WiFi, and pastries from the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Talay Thai's Chef Charlie Soo: Interview, Part II

    My Hot Chefs Chef Charlie Soo​We're continuing our interview with Talay Thai Chef Charlie Soo. Part I of the interview can be found here. Clean Plate Charlie: You've worked in a lot of different cities -- why did you open Talay Thai in Palm Beach Gardens? Chef Charlie Soo: Miami may have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Farm-to-Table Verdea Opens in PBG Embassy Suites

    ​Road warrior staple Embassy Suites isn't usually in the forefront of culinary trends, but the Palm Beach Gardens hotel is going for it with the debut of its fine dining restaurant, Verdea (4350 PGA Blvd.; 561-691-3130), which touts itself as a farm-to-table eatery that promises "ingredients that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    Homemade arepas in just a few, easy steps.​Corelino's Pizza opens in Lantana beach.A great milkshake is only a few steps away with these pictorial instructions.We go behind the line with a homeless chef. Here's the inside scoop on the closure of Soma Center's West Palm location.Our review thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Michael Blum Debuts Holy Smoke's in PBG

    ​After a controversial stint in Hollywood and a less-than-satisfying one in Sunny Isles with a pair of Michael's Kitchens, local top toque Michael Blum has landed in Palm Beach Gardens, where he's heading up the kitchen of the new Holy Smoke's American Bistro & Bar (2650 PGA Blvd., 561-624-742 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Restaurant News: 'Top Chef' Gilbert Leaves PGA, Ice King Comes to Wellington, Williams-Sonoma Offers Classes

    ​•    It's "pack your knives and go" time for former Top Chef contestant Kenny Gilbert again. This time, though, it's by his own choice. It seems that less than two months after he signed on as chef at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, he's signed off to move to Jacksonville and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Morning Juice: Dog Days, Dog Nights; Stick-Up Note F-Ups; Witness Removal Program

    ​We've felt some of the hottest temperatures of the year during this past week -- some pure meteorological brutality. Conversely, we've been rewarded (punished?) with some of the coldest air conditioning imaginable. Lucky for us, the local dailies keep dishing plenty of entertaining stories, most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Free Roll at RA Sushi Friday -- If You "Like" Them

    ​In honor of International Sushi Day this Friday, RA Sushi in Palm Beach Gardens and Pembroke Pines is offering anyone who "likes" them on Facebook a coupon for a free Tootsy Maki roll. It's kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber, rolled in crunchy tempura bits, and drizzled with a sweetened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Wine and Cheese Tastings at Whole Foods (Some Free!)

    ​Man does not live by barbecue and beer alone, even in the summer. Sometimes he needs wine and cheese.  Man -- that would be you, bunky -- is therefore in luck, as over the next several weeks, five local Whole Foods Markets will be pouring their top ten summer wines, each paired to a differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Top Chef Cooks for Haiti

    ​The 24-hour news cycle has long since moved on from the January earthquake that devastated Haiti and the agony of its aftermath, but for Haitian native and former Top Chef contestant Ron Duprat, forgetting is not that easy.  So he's teamed up with four South Florida Whole Foods Markets to ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Hookin' Up at Yard House in Palm Beach Gardens

    Photo by Flickr user DogbiteWhere there are a hundred beers on tap, there are men.​Back when I was on the prowl, and even now that I'm fully entrenched in coupledom, I often get asked where the boys are. Meaning, where should a great gal go to find some available, fresh male meat? The truth is, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Foodie Events This Week

    ​Zon-te: That (not Zan-te or Exan-te or whatever) is how you pronounce Xante, a brand of Swedish cognac that's moving stateside with this utterly LOL-tastic ad campaign. Note the image to your right -- that was not Photoshopped, folks. This is what ad execs think makes you want to buy liquor. Anyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009


    Flickr:"Truth About Vegas" winners of last month's Battle of the Bands last month in Palm Beach Gardens.​

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Battered Businessman Gets His 350-Grand From Palm Beach Gardens

    photo: pbgfl.orgPalm Beach Gardens City Hall​Frederick Sancilio had to sweat a little more than he might have expected, but last night the founder of a failed biotech in North Carolina managed to get the $350,000 loan he wanted from Palm Beach Gardens. The South Florida Business Journal reports th ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008

    Steaking a Claim

    Can Amazonia survive the glut?

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007
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    November 29, 2007
  • Dining

    August 30, 2007


    Cantina Laredo sells mole to the middle

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Subtropical Spin

    Far From Gone (Self-released)

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    Boxed In

    Are YOU ready to rumble?

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    Bug Out

    Who are you calling a lepidopteran?

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2002

    Screen Scene

    The PBGIFF keeps its film offerings short, sweet, and homegrown

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Presumed Guilty

    Shoddy police work. A hyperbolic press corps. Overzealous prosecutors. All part of the ruined life of accused pedophile Tom Tornatore.

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