Families gathered at the Clematis By Night water show in West Palm Beach.
Are you ready to get out and enjoy the last bits of marvelous cool weather? Here are a couple of starting points to get you moving in April.
The West Palm Beach Green Market, by far the finest in Florida, will be open until April 17. If you haven’t visited recently, it’s absolutely worth a trip downtown.
Bring a mask and shop at all of our favorite local vendors. Grab a walk-around cone of cider donuts or some baked goodness from Aioli or Le Petit Pain. Need lunch? I suggest one of the 28 flavors of savory artpies or a bagel sandwich from Makeb’s Bagels.
Come enjoy the cheese, pickles, olive oil, boba tea, offee, candles, kombucha, seafood, garlic, plants, orchids, ceviche with guacamole, straight-from-the-farm produce, and so much more!
Walk, ride your bike, or drive into town and take advantage of the free parking.
Clematis By Night and Sunday at the Waterfront give patrons the ability to enjoy a chill evening of music on the waterfront in a safe environment at the Meyer Amphitheatre.
The seating area is broken up into pods that are spaced 6 feet apart from each other. Pods can be reserved and will be accepted until noon on the day of the concert. There are a limited number of pods, so call ahead to make sure you get one!
If you want a VIP experience for $25, you can reserve a pod seating closest to the stage with a high-top table and unlimited free popcorn. Head over to WPB.org to make your reservation.
On Thursday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., the high energy South Florida band, Wonderama, will jam out to today’s chart-topping songs from the Billboard Hot 100 playlist.
From 4 to 7 p.m. on April 25 the Carribean Chillers will turn Sunday at the Waterfront into “Margaritaville” as they pay tribute to the local great Jimmy Buffett.
Finally on the 29th of April, Roots Shakedown will bring their mix of rock, reggae, and dub to close out Clematis by Night for April.
New lunch and dinner places are opening up.
Alchemy Juice Co & Market at 527 Clematis St. opened in the beginning of March and is a labor of love by Jen Wesley. Jen was born and raised in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has now officially adopted the 500 block of Clematis Street as her home.
The company has been producing their intentionally crafted cold pressed juices since 2014. With this unique space they are expanding with a wide menu of soups, salads, bowls, sandwiches, smoothies, and more.
The decor is unique, and the indoor/outdoor space makes it the perfect place to enjoy a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or you can enjoy the “beautiful ritual of tea” at their tea bar. Alchemy Juice Co & Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tropical Smokehouse quietly opened at 3815 S Dixie Highway in January. The space on Antique Row, formerly home to Mazie’s, is now smoking up tasty treats.
Based on the name and the executive team you may be expecting one of two things: a gritty BBQ joint where you can feast on ribs soaked in BBQ sauce or chic fine dining with valet service and a long wait for reservations. You’d be wrong on both counts.
Chef Rick Mace left the pomp of Café Boulud in Palm Beach and is putting a tropical twist on the southern fare with an environment and price that will satisfy everyone. The menu has traditional meats and sides and includes exquisite salads, smoked fish, and an incredible dessert list.
There are no reservations. Ordering takes place on their app, and the meal is promptly served. There is a full bar that includes everything from craft cocktails to Bud Lite. They have an impressive beer, wine, and whiskey list.
I hope this gives you some good ideas for everything that’s happening in April. Remember to stay safe, get your Covid-19 vaccine, and then shoot on downtown to enjoy the fun.