Which Palm Beach County festival is among state’s best for food lovers?

Garlic heads rejoice every February when Garlic Fest returns to Delray Beach (Bill Ingram/Post photo)
Garlic heads rejoice every February when Garlic Fest returns to Delray Beach (Bill Ingram/Post photo)

Garlic Fest, the February weekend devoted to the stinking rose, is the 9th best food festival in Florida, declares the website onlyinyourstate.com.

The list includes 14 festivals devoted to an only-in-the Sunshine-State mix of fare that includes Fellesmere’s Frog Leg Festival, Niceville’s Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, the Kumquat Fest in Dade City and Labelle’s Swamp Cabbage Festival.

Most are held in the winter, but there’s still time to take in two this spring and summer:  The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival will be held April 29-May 1 in Fernandina Beach near Jacksonville and Key West’s Lobsterfest is August 11 – 14.

 

Florida’s best waterfront bar? It’s here in Palm Beach County

Guanabana's in Jupiter has earned another top honor. (Post file photo)
Guanabanas in Jupiter has earned another top honor.
(Post file photo)

It comes as no surprise to us locals but it’s still nice to be validated.

Guanabanas, Jupiter’s wildly-popular bar and restaurant tucked into a tropical rain forest, has been named Florida’s top waterfront bar by a website called Onlyinyourstate.com.

One of Guanabanas thatched roofs was built around existing trees. (Post file photo)

Citing Guanabanas lush landscaping, laid-back attitude, seafood-centric menu and live music, the website says the tiki-themed outdoor restaurant is “a taste of paradise.”

But we already knew that.

As our tourist season winds down, it’s also far easier to get a table this time of year.

Read:  More of our top picks for waterfront dining in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Best gunsmith and sausages in the South? In Florida, of course

The best sausages and gunsmith in the South can be found in Florida, says Garden & Gun. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)
The best sausages and gunsmith in the South can be found in Florida, says Garden & Gun. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Welcome to Florida, where you can get the South’s best sausages and custom guns.

So say the publishers of Garden & Gun (who would know better?) in their South’s Top Shops list.

The best sausages, they say, can be found at Proper Sausages in Miami, where a married couple set out to recreate proper British sausages and became one of the widest providers of sausages in the area. They even ship them overnight.

From sausages to guns, Garden & Gun say Cole Fine Guns and Gunsmithing in Naples is the place to go for custom-adorned firearms and firearm repairs.

Read Garden & Gun’s full best-of list