This West Palm Beach restaurant’s Cuban sandwich named one of the best in Florida

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Looking for the best Cuban sandwich? Well, this latest poll has done the work for you. USA Today’s ’10Best’ and Sandwich America asked readers for their favorite sandwiches throughout Florida. And the local restaurant that made in the top 10?

Havana Restaurant in West Palm Beach was voted #6 on USA Today’s list. A group of experts (based on their knowledge of  the Florida Cuban food scene) picked the initial twenty nominees and the top 10 were determined by popular vote.

Related: Which celebrity ordered takeout from Havana Restaurant

Other ones on the list, that are closest to Palm Beach County, include Zaza New Cuban Diner in Orlando and two in Key West: El Meson de Pepe and Sandy’s Cafe.

Related: Why do so many celebrities go to this West Palm Cuban restaurant?

Do you have a favorite in Palm Beach County, take our poll:

 

 

 

 

Love food, beer? Two big festivals this weekend features both

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Friends of Jupiter Beach Food and Wine Festival is this weekend. (Contributed)

Need plans for the weekend? If you love beer, wine and food, these festivals are for you:

Jupiter Food & Wine Festival

Sample dishes and drinks at the seventh annual Jupiter Food & Wine FestivalThe Friends of Jupiter Beach event will feature food and drink from over 40 of Palm Beach County’s finest restaurants, cafés, brewing companies and beverage providers. Mo & Sally from KOOL 105.5 are honorary chairs.

The event runs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 6285 Riverwalk Lane, Jupiter. Tickets start $60 for adults, $15 children.

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Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

The fifth annual Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest takes place tonight (5/13)  from 6:30 to 10:30 at the Old School Square Pavilion. Tickets — $60 VIP, $40 general admission — are good for unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft brews and ciders as well as wines. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Spring Break 2016: 5 best breakfast places on the beach

Lemon Berry Blast at Benny's on the Beach in Lake Worth. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)
Lemon Berry Blast at Benny’s on the Beach in Lake Worth. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Here are five Palm Beach County restaurants where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories):

Five best restaurants on the beach for breakfast in Palm Beach County

Related: Our full Spring Break 2016 guide

 

Jupiter Seafood Festival is at new location this weekend!

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The Jupiter Seafood Festival features fresh seafood from a dozen vendors. (Photo byLeonard Bryant Photography)

The Jupiter Seafood Festival moves to its new location at Carlin Park in Jupiter this weekend. The event had previously taken place at Abacoa Town Center.

The fun family fest, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, promises two days of fresh seafood, live entertainment, nautical arts and crafts, local retailers and kids activities.

The main stage will feature live entertainment both days with a lineup that includes reggae, classic rock and country music. Check the Jupiter Seafood Festival’s website for the full music lineup.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.

If you go: Jupiter Seafood Festival; Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21; Carlin Park, 400 Florida A1A, Jupiter; 561-847-2090.

Related: Our complete guide to the best festivals in Palm Beach County

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2015 Jupiter Seafood Festival
(Photo by Leonard Bryant Photography)

Which famous NASCAR driver was spotted at Palm Beach’s Meat Market?

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Kurt Busch stares through the windshield of his car at NASCAR.

Lots of celebrities have been spotted out lately in Palm Beach County. The latest is NASCAR champion, Kurt Busch. Busch was seen dining with his fiancee Ashley Van Metre at Meat Market in Palm Beach.

Related: Which celebrity stopped by Havana Restaurant in West Palm Beach

Related: Five stars who dined out recently in Palm Beach County

Which celebrity was spotted last night at Meat Market in Palm Beach

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Bob Barker. (AP Photo)

Bob Barker, retired host of “The Price is Right” and known animal rights activist was seen relaxing in the lounge at Palm Beach’s Meat Market Thursday night. The well-known vegetarian did not dine at the popular restaurant. Barker was seen having drinks with Lenny Lauren, the brother of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren.

A publicist for the restaurant provided the information to The Palm Beach Post.

Related: Other celebrities seen dining out recently in Palm Beach County

Meat Market chosen ‘Best Restaurant’ in Post’s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards

 

Which celebrity recently dined at Darbster in West Palm Beach?

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Actor Alan Cumming.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming, who received a 2011 Emmy Award nomination for his work on “The Good Wife” and who has starred in numerous films including “X-Men” and “Cabaret” dined at West Palm Beach’s vegetarian bistro Darbster this past weekend, according to his Instagram post.

Also from Darbster’s tweet:

Local Curbside Gourmet food truck featured in USA Today

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Curbside Gourmet food truck. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Food trucks can be found all over Palm Beach County, but USA Today says one may be better than the rest.

In a list of the “15 food trucks spinning comfort classics” over at USA Today, Palm Beach’s own Curbside Gourmet was one of the featured eateries. Other ones around the nation are Ms. Cheezious in Miami, Empanadas Aqui in Cincinnati, Taco Mondo in Philadelphia, The Burger Bus in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Rolling J’s in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The site didn’t say too much about the Palm Beach food truck other than that it “bridges the gap between fine dining and fast food” with the crab cake slider with lemon tarragon aioli as one of the featured meals.

The Curbside Gourmet rolled into Palm Beach County in 2011 and became the first gastro mobile in the county that same year. The food truck’s chefs received awards for their Skirt Steak Two Ways from “Top Chef’s” Fabio Viviani in 2012 at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.

For more information on the Curbside Gourmet, and other food trucks, check out the Post’s handy food truck guide.

National Meat Month: steak and wine deals at Morton’s The Steakhouse

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By Zach Dennis

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Celebrate the meatiest holiday of the year with a special offer from Morton’s The Steakhouse.

Throughout the month of January, the best way to celebrate National Meat Month is to enjoy a Morton’s Prime Burger or 9 oz. Prime Ribeye Steak Sandwich, paired with a glass of Raymond Vineyards “Primal Cut” Cabernet Sauvignon, for only $25.

Related: Love red meat? Check out our 15 favorite burgers in Palm Beach County

“We look forward to commemorating national meat month each year,” said Tim Whitlock, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Morton’s The Steakhouse. “We hope our customers will enjoy this special discount and share the experience with family and friends.”

Morton’s The Steakhouse opened its first location in Chicago in 1978 and has since widened to 73 worldwide locations including nearby ones in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, and Miami.

For more information, visit the restaurant’s website.