Mazie Interior


Mazie’s: A mad-good take on New World comfort food from owners Erik Baker (the chef) and Jason and Sandra Lakow. Jason’s the former GM of Café Boulud and Sandra is a Harvard-educated lawyer turned sommelier. Makes sense that the wine list reflects a highly educated palate. Open floor plan, exposed brick, handcrafted tables and a rebar chandelier creates a cool, casual vibe.

Juan Orellana, the General Manager of Skybike


Juan Orellana

Mac Lethal


I love pancakes. Not as much as Mac Lethal, to be sure, who paid delicious homage to them by speed-rapping about pancakes — while making pancakes. He’s also rap-raced a bag of microwave popcorn (he won) and exhaled an amazing 77-second rap without taking a breath. YouTube him. You’ll move fast to get tickets for his May 5 gig at Respectables in the 500 block of Clematis.

The Thoroughfare


Love seeing our City, CRA, DDA and the always awesome Knight Foundation collaborate in an out-of-the-box competition to bring a collection of 12 interesting new businesses to one of the highest profile locations on Clematis St. To be called The Thoroughfare, the large space now under construction will connect Clematis to

Sundance Crowds


Before SunFest, which back in 1983 was a funky collection of musicians, artists and craftsmen in tents and booths braided down the middle of Flagler Drive, West Palm’s springtime bash was called Seminole Sundance.

Midici Pizza


Hidden in plain sight, right next door to the always rockin’ Rocco’s Tacos in the 200 block of Clematis is the newly-opened MidiCi, another pizza place downtown — that is anything but another pizza place.

John Pankauski, owner of West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault


The owner of Downtown’s first craft brewery, West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault, knows how to dream big. John Pankauski, whose grandparents were immigrants from Poland, will release a special Mexican-inspired beer on May 2 called Dreamers Lager, a tribute to all the kids whose futures in the USA are uncertain — The Dreamers.

Morning People (credit: CAPEHART)


Every Friday morning, while the coffee brews and the sun rises over Subculture, a fleet of bikes, cars and the occasional skateboard delivers a group of about 20 people to the doorstep of the city’s most popular coffee shop. The West Palm Beach Philosophers, a friendly, ad hoc group of longtime residents and downtown stakeholders, was formed by architect Rick Gonzalez a little over a year ago.

Derek Jeter


The Ides of March on the Roman calendar was a time of religious observances. Yep, same thing centuries later on March 15, 2018. West Palm Beach Miami Marlins CEO and Yankees legend, Derek Jeter, dazzled a top-tier group of about 80 trustees hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and for many it was, indeed, a religious experience.

Ken Gerrity. Photo Credit: Chase Thomas


Maybe DramaWorks should put out a casting call for a reprise of the 70s musical smash, Hair! Did you know that its producer, Michael Butler, is from a Palm Beach family?