Leila’s – a destination for authentic Middle Eastern food

Located two blocks south of Clematis Street, Leila’s Restaurant has established itself as a destination restaurant featuring Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine. Chef and owner, Alex Awad, who was born in Damascus, Syria, opened Leila’s eight years ago to create truly authentic Middle Eastern dishes using family recipes dating back generations. Rest assured, Awad’s mission has been […]

Delights, disappointments at PB Catch

PB Catch Seafood and Raw Bar is the latest addition to the Palm Beach restaurant scene. Located at 251 Sunrise Ave., it’s the latest venture of the partners behind the successful West Palm Beach French bistro, Pistache. The décor is upscale modern yet comfortable and inviting, with cushy white leather setting, well-designed lighting and lots of […]

Bravo to Raffaele’s Ristorante in Boca

I recently discovered that Italian-born Raffaele Esposito — the original chef at New York’s famed Il Mulino restaurant, chef at Rome’s posh Grand Hotel and chef-owner of Raffaele in New York, recently opened a restaurant in Boca Raton. With this impressive repertoire, I couldn’t wait to check it out. We arrived at Raffaele Ristorante in […]

Franco’s brings slice of Italy to horse country

After a recent Sunday afternoon watching polo, we decide to check out Franco’s Italian Bistro in Wellington for dinner. It was recommended by some locals, and we knew the general manager was Christian Weibel, formerly of Bice’s in Palm Beach. Located in a shopping center adjacent to the The Mall at Wellington Green, Franco’s has […]

Wine Dive on Clematis Street is no dive bar

A few weeks ago, the Wine Dive quietly opened its doors at 319 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Contrary to its name, the Wine Dive’s first impression exudes sophistication on a block famous for its nightclubs frequented by the young, scantily-clad, skinny-jean, hipster crowd. The space is warm and inviting, with its exposed brick, […]

Surf’s up at LongBoards on Clematis

LongBoards, one of Clematis Street’s newest restaurants, could just be the long-awaited catalyst needed to reinvigorate the doldrums of the 500 block. This is the less-traveled western stretch of Clematis between Rosemary and Quadrille streets. LongBoards is the latest venture of seasoned local restaurateur and night club owner Rodney Mayo, whose other establishments include Dada’s, […]

Clematis Street hosts an Asian restaurant invasion

Clematis Street is experiencing an Asian restaurant explosion that’s putting a whole new spin on the strip’s menu of restaurants. Just recently, Kabuki opened on the 300 block next to Don Ramon’s. On the 200 block next to Grease, signage announcing the coming of “Fuku” (be careful) has been out for a few months. And just […]

Cha Cha, anyone? Worth Avenue restaurant does Latin, with a kick

The latest buzz in Palm Beach is Cha Cha’s Latin Fresh Kitchen and Tequila Bar. It’s a distinctive yet refreshing addition to the infamous Worth Avenue scene. The restaurant belongs to Palm Beach’s Coniglio family, whose portfolio also includes E.R. Bradley’s Salon, Cucina Dell’Arte, and Nick and Johnnie’s. Cha Cha’s design is a modern twist […]

Chroma Salon’s first annual holiday makeover contest

Chroma Beauty Salon located downtown West Palm Beach, is holding its first annual holiday makeover contest. Owner and operator, Dawn Gerulski-Chapman, who recently opened Chroma, wanted to provide someone deserving an opportunity to get a complete makeover for the holidays. “For a lot people, the holidays are a tough time of year and we want […]

Cozy French bistro a real hidden gem

Hidden in a no-frills shopping center called Emporium Shoppes, on the northwest corner of Military Trail and Okeechobee Boulevard, is the French Corner Bistro and Rotisserie, an authentic and delicious French bistro-style restaurant. To describe the place as intimate is an understatement. The dining room has seven tables and seats a total of 25 people. […]