Sunfest + Food + Wine

SunFest is happening just across the Intracoastal. If you’re into it, you already know everything you need to know (or you can learn it here). If you’re not, you might still like to catch the spectacular closing-night fireworks at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 1… from our side of the bridge.

But after the rock’n’roll crowds go home, there’s a related event that’s a smidge calmer. The 5th Annual Pairings Food & Wine Event, from 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, showcases samplings from featured SunFest participants including:

  • C Street Café
  • ER Bradley’s
  • Ganache Bakery Café
  • Leila
  • Les Rendez-vous
  • LongBoards
  • Oh My Chocolate
  • Paneterie
  • Rocco’s Tacos
  • Tin Fish

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Families First, a local non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the well-being of children & families through child development programs, education and advocacy.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event, and can be purchased online, at SunFest, or at the West Palm Beach Development Authority, 301 Clematis Street, Suite 200.


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Summer Tennis on the Palm Beach Clay

It’s good to stay in town.

Phipps Ocean Park Tennis Facility_thumbFrom May 1 through Sept. 30, year-rounders (like all of us here at the Guide) can purchase a summer tennis pass that allows unlimited play at the Seaview Park and Phipps Oceanfront Park tennis centers.

Each membership includes five guest passes, so you’ll be able to fill out your mixed-doubles match if your regular partner is summering elsewhere.

Resident rates are $192 for an adult, $31 for a junior or $294 for a family. Non-resident rates are $296 for an adult, $52 for a junior and $434 for a family.

Register by calling 561-838-5404 (Seaview) or 561-227-6450 (Phipps).


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The Food Elite? Why, Yes, We Are

menuimage-dinnerWe dine properly on Palm Beach. Conde Nast Traveler has noticed.

The magazine’s just-released list, the 15 Best Food Cities in the U.S., includes Charleston, New Orleans, New York, Napa… and Palm Beach. We slipped in at No. 15, with mention of the small plates and big flavors at Clay Conley’s Buccan. Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre was lauded for “serving impeccable classics paired with an extensive collection of French and American wines.”

Also mentioned: The Cooper, a new farm-to-table experience at PGA Commons in Palm Beach Gardens. (We don’t like to split hairs, but we might have thought the Conde Nast people would be a smidge more particular about geography.) Still, it’s only just down the road, and well worth the drive.

(Photo credit: Buccan Palm Beach)


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Bravo! Carbonells Honor Palm Beach… Again

carbonell_award_wht-bkgOnce again, Palm Beach emerges as the South Florida leader in theater innovation.

Who says? The Carbonell judges, among others. Palm Beach County theaters, actors and artistic professionals took 13 of the 20 Carbonell Awards for 2016, eclipsing competitors from Broward (3) and Miami-Dade (4).

Maltz Jupiter Theatre brought home 7 of bronze orbs, designed by internationally renowned sculptor Manuel Carbonell in 1976. Palm Beach Dramaworks earned 5 and The Wick, in Boca Raton, rounded out the roster of Palm Beach County winners.

The Carbonells foster the artistic growth of professional theater in South Florida by celebrating the diversity of our theater artists, providing educational scholarships, and building audience appreciation and civic pride.

More than 25 professional theater companies participate in the awards process every year. Along with New York’s Drama Desk and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards, the Carbonell Awards are among the nation’s senior regional arts awards.

Our winners:

  • Best Director/Play: Barry Lewis, Buried Child, Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • Best Supporting Actor/Play: Paul Tei, Buried Child, Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • Best Supporting Actress/Play: Margery Lowe, Picnic, Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • Best Production of a Musical: Les Misérables Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Best Director/Musical: Mark Martino, Les Misérables, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Best Actor/Musical: Aloysius Gigl, Les Misérables, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Best Supporting Actress/Musical: Elizabeth Dimon, Billy Elliot, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Best Scenic Design/play or musical: Victor Becker, The History Boys, Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • Best Costume Design/play or musical: Brian O’Keefe, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • Best Sound Design/play or musical: Marty Mets, Les Misérables, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Choreography/Musical: Greg Graham, Billy Elliot, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Best Ensemble Production (play or musical): Glengarry Glen Ross, Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • Best Supporting Actor/Musical: Shane Tanner, Oklahoma!, The Wick

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Empty Your Pantry – For Good

Food drive logoPalm Beach’s seasonal residents have begun to pack and go north. But the contents of their pantries will be heading west – to Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay, some of the most impoverished towns in Florida.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Town of Palm Beach United Way has partnered with the Palm Beach Daily News and Palm Beach Fire Rescue in the “Empty Your Pantry” food drive.

Holiday donations at area food banks have dwindled, yet the hunger problem hasn’t gone away. Through April 25, donors can drop off non-perishable food items (as well as gift cards to Publix or other grocery store) at these locations:

  • Palm Beach Daily News, 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100
  • Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201
  • Palm Beach Fire Rescue, 300 North County Road; 355 South County Road; or 2185 South Ocean Boulevard

Checks made payable to the Town of Palm Beach United Way can be mailed to 44 Cocoanut Row, M 201, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Please put Food Drive in the memo line.

Donations will be distributed to C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantries and The Glades Initiative’s Glades Area Food Bank. Contact Gaye Hoxie, food drive coordinator, at 561-820-3800 with questions.


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Palm Beach Behind the Wheel

Auto art

During a recent al fresco lunch in Town Square, the Guide’s 13-year-old (occasional) office helper inventoried passing cars: Several Bentleys and Jags. A Rolls. A Tesla. A Maserati, black. An Aston-Martin, blue. A Ferrari, white. And a wicked crimson McLaren.

Palm Beach, you love your wheels. So motor over the bridge this weekend to the 14th Annual Palm Beach Auto Auction, presented by Barrett-Jackson at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Highlights include a rare 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner and a Thunderbird convertible from the same model year. Both are meticulously restored. Both are supercharged. Both are very, very red.

You can bid on a vintage 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible, a 1939 Bentley Zer-Green Royale Custom (pictured), or if your taste runs to speed, either a 2004 or 2005 Porsche Carrera.

The invitation-only Opening Night Gala is Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m., following a Preview Day limited to credentialed buyers and consigners. The show runs from Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10. Visit the website for more information.


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Our Big Little Book Festival

Right this very minute, even as we’re writing this post, New York Magazine editor Christopher Bonanos is moderating a conversation with actress-turned-writer Molly Ringwald. It’s one of the kickoff events of this year’s Palm Beach Book Festival, which runs through tomorrow.

This year’s festival includes panels on women’s fiction, women and film (featuring author Gail Sheehy), courtroom drama and Southern literature.

51a+gmZkzwLAnd then there’s Burt.

Our Burt. Burt Reynolds. The longtime Palm Beach County resident has released his memoir, But Enough About Me, and he’s eager to talk about it.

The book follows Reynolds through six decades as a leading man, heartthrob, and heart-breaker. But Enough About Me tells his story through the people he’s encountered along the way. In his words, he plans to “call out the [jerks],” to try to make amends for “being the [jerk] myself on too many occasions,” and to pay homage to the heroes he has come to love and respect. Reynolds told the Palm Beach Daily News, “The chart of my career looks like a heart attack. I’ve been through every career phase imaginable, some more than once.”

The discussion with Reynolds (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Norton Museum of Art) will be moderated by Scott Eyman, New York Times bestselling author and an international expert on the film industry.

Festival tickets are available online or at the Palm Beach Book Store, 215 Royal Poinciana Way.


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