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Contents FEBRUARY 2022

Features

26 For the Love of Polo Players like cover model Timmy Dutta have found a home at Port Mayaca Polo Club

By Valerie Staggs

34 Game Day!

Up your pregame party with a little designer tailgate inspiration Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

40 Riding High

A guide to the best local spots for road cycling, mountain biking, and more By Kerry Shorr

46 Grand Slam

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Sporty and stylish: Bring your A game to the ballpark this season Photography by Ian Jacob

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Contents 18 In Every Issue

MADISON HORIZONTAL YOU MOCKED FOR JUP COVER

10 Editor’s Note 12 Publisher’s Note 59 Flavor

Local dining guide

66 Hot Shots

JASON NUTTLE

Photos from recent events

72 Surf Report

What’s up on stuartmagazine.com

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Buzz

CoLab Kitchen opens in Stuart, trendy yoga essentials, local events to put on your radar this month

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COLAB FOOD show food dish from colab here, not the space

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dance photo from calendar here

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Radar

18 Character At just 14, golfer Madison Moman competes in USGA tournaments all over the world and supports favorite causes like the Veteran Golfers Association

20 Off the Charts Local charter fishing captain George LaBonte on why he loves his custom SaltMarsh Heron 18

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22 Wanderlust The ultimate bespoke staycation at the reimagined The Boca Raton

24 Wellness JERRY RABINOWITZ

Soothe your post-workout aches with these self-care tools and tinctures

ON THE COVER Photographer: Steven Martine Timmy Dutta and his horse, Entendida, shot by Stuart Magazine on location at the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee

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Editor’s note

Enjoying the ride

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hen I was up at Port Mayaca Polo Club in December for this month’s cover shoot, I had such a wonderful day. For one, the whole vibe of the place is just so welcoming—Steve Orthwein and his family have created a truly unique environment at the club, and I can see why so many polo players have decided to keep farms there. Club Manager Laura Townsend made the whole event so seamless, and our cover star—20-year-old high-goal player Timmy Dutta—was so genuine and open, and one of the most mature young men I’ve ever met. We watched a practice match, Steve told us all about the property, and Timmy walked us around his farm and barn, introducing us to some of his polo ponies. I enjoy the game of polo, and I’ve been to matches in Wellington, but Port Mayaca has a much more intimate vibe that I really appreciate. Read all about it (and check out the tournament schedule if you want to drive up and watch a match) in “For the Love of Polo,” beginning on page 26. I’m also super excited about “Riding High” (page 40), which offers a ton of insight from locals on the best places to bike in our area. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how much I love biking. I think riding a bike is one of the first memories I have of feeling “free.” This was back in the days of playing Freeze Tag and Red Rover with neighborhood kids and knowing that when the streetlights came on, it was time to go home. Riding bikes was everything. I could go wherever I wanted, at what felt like warp speed, all by myself. Since then, I’ve never not had a bike. Cycling remains one of my all-time favorite pastimes, and I think it always will. If you’re more of a spectator who enjoys the social aspect of sports, turn to page 34 (“Game Day!”) for some designer tailgate inspiration to help you pregame in style. Speaking of spectating, don’t forget spring training starts later this month—so if you’re a baseball fan, head to Clover Park or Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and catch the Mets, the Marlins, and more get ready for the season! I hope 2022 is off to a good start for everyone, and I encourage you to get outside and try an activity you’ve always been curious about or maybe used to love but haven’t done in a while. Enjoy the issue! Peace and blessings,

Horsin’ Around

From left: Me in Iceland with an adorable “mini” Icelandic horse; with Timmy Dutta and Mr. Musty at Port Mayaca Polo Club; trail-riding in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Publisher’s note

Hello to new adventures! CHASIN A DREAM PHOTOGRAPHY

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lorida is king when it comes to living outdoors. We have beautiful beaches, nature trails, golf courses, tennis amenities, boating, fishing, biking, and so much more. This month’s “Sports & Leisure” issue of Stuart Magazine offers some insight into all that’s available to us in the area. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to dedicate time to trying new sports. I enjoy tennis and golf already, and of course, boat days are very special on the weekends. But a couple of activities on my list for 2022 are pickleball and taking my bike to some of the trails highlighted in this issue. What are your resolutions? One activity that my husband and I have enjoyed in the past is participating in sprint triathlons. Biking was always my favorite part, though challenging after that neverending swim. But the running segment at the end? Not so much! We completed our last triathlon in 2021, but so far we have not signed up for another one. That won’t stop us from enjoying the swimming and biking aspects of training. As we move into 2022, challenge yourself to try some new outdoor sports and leisure activities. Make this year a time to stay healthy and relish in our amazing weather. I am always thankful we don’t have the frigid winters so many people experience. We are truly blessed to be able to spend so much time in the great outdoors. I hope you enjoy our February 2022 issue and invite you to visit stuartmagazine.com to stay in the know. While on the website, be sure to sign up for our Insider’s Guide weekly newsletter to get the latest local news delivered straight to your inbox. If there is something you’d like to see on the site, let us know so our team can consider it for a future newsletter to keep our community informed. Thank you for your readership and for supporting Stuart Magazine. Please reach out anytime and let me know of any events or charities we might support. Also, if you are interested in advertising with us, please get in touch with me. We offer more than print—there are a plethora of opportunities that fit every budget. Just remember, we are here to help you get the word out about your business. As always, I hope to see you around town!

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BUZZ | CHARACTER | OFF THE CHARTS | WANDERLUST | WELLNESS

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he farm-to-table movement has been an evolution in dining that has stood the test of time. It is no longer just a trend for self-proclaimed foodies indulging in epicurean delights, rather a reasonable ideology adopted by the masses, who care both about nutrition and the environment. But what happens when the concept itself is so embedded in the English lexicon that it becomes borderline cliché? How does the next

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restaurant that features entrées made with locally procured produce separate itself from the rest? By merging the restaurant and farm into one, providing a unique experience that goes beyond what’s on the menu— which is exactly what CoLab Kitchen has done. Walking through the front doors of the new establishment in downtown Stuart, guests are greeted by a small market boasting FEBRUARY 2022 | STUART

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Clockwise from top right; The lively outdoor patio; fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies for sale; indoor dining; grab a seat at the bar; the menu has ample offerings for vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters; refrigerated cases full of homemade items.

refrigerated cases full of fresh and colorful produce and homemade items including beef and chicken broth, organic vegan glaze, vegan cheddar and ricotta cheeses, sausages, pickles, mustards, and sauces. Farm-style tables and benches are adorned with products either made in-house or obtained by local vendors like Hani Honey and The Roasted Record. To the right, patrons can order pastries, coffee, tea, and high-quality cuts of meat acquired from Florida Fresh Meat Company. Behind the market is a cozy nook equipped with sofas and love seats—CoLab Kitchen is nothing if not inviting. The decor is crisp and rustic but without an air of pretention. The color scheme is primarily taupe, gray, and white, but there are splashes of blue and turquoise to remind us that this is South Florida, after all. The menu includes ample offerings for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike. But a fan favorite seems to be the brisket. Smoked in-house and procured from Creekstone Farms in Orlando, the brisket sandwich is prepared in a horseradish barbeque and topped with tomato jam, arugula, and aged cheddar. Other popular dishes include soba noodles layered with baby bok choy, cucumber, green onion, sesame seed, soy, rice vinegar, and ginger, and a grilled cheese sandwich oozing with aged cheddar, Gruyère, and pecorino, just begging to be dipped in the

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tomato soup that accompanies it. The cherry on top is arguably the outdoor patio, an expansive area of pure relaxation. There are firepits, a full bar nestled inside an aquamarine truck, a stage for entertainment, lawn chairs for chilling, and activities like painting and cornhole. CoLab Kitchen feels much like a comfortable home, with flair. It all began when Pam Huizenga, owner of CoLab Farms in Indiantown, approached Chef Jason Stocks of District Table in Port Salerno. “Pam’s love of fresh food, natural ingredients, and healthful eating is what started this,” says Laurrie Wood, general manager of both CoLab Kitchen and District Table. CoLab Kitchen had its soft opening in November and, as of December, was easing into a full opening. “We’re being cautious right now,” says Wood. “We want to maintain the integrity of the food and provide the best guest experience. That’s the highest priority.” 100 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart; colabkitchenfl.com; 772.872.6243

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Emily’s Picks

A few things to do this month

Namaste!

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ith this issue centered on sports and leisure, I thought it would be a good time to focus my column on yoga. You sweat, you move, and practice does make perfect, right? If you’re brand new to yoga, the new year is the perfect time to give it a go. And whether you are just getting started or a longtime yogi, this curated list of products will no doubt motivate you. The most creative, chic looks I’ve ever found for yoga are at Carbon 38. The brand is all about yoga, and the bright colors and fun designs will have you feeling those happy endorphins before you even set foot in the studio! Now you’ll need some unique accoutrements to complement your outfit. Yoga mats have gotten much better over the years, but most still look pretty basic. I think I screamed out loud when I saw this powder pink yoga mat and strap from Alo. Aside from the color, what I love about this mat is that it’s nontoxic, made of formaldehydefree natural rubber—and it comes in a ton of cool colors aside from pink too. Local lady Elena Roscoe of Jupiter makes personalized yoga tumblers that can say pretty much whatever you want, and this one emblazoned with the word “namaste” is so apropos! To soak up sweat, ditch the cotton headband for this much chicer silk option from Slip, which works just as well and is gentler on your hair. Once your practice has wound down, stay zen by lighting up this green tea– infused candle from local favorite Via Coquina. Then give your tired brain a well-deserved rest with relaxing Ashwagandha, a root that’s commonly used to combat stress. Just add it to your tea or even water. Here’s to some self-love during the month of love! xo, Emily

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Wunderkind

TEEN GOLFER MADISON MOMAN IS, IN A WORD, FOCUSED—ON BETTERING HER GAME, ON MAINTAINING A POSITIVE MINDSET, AND ON HELPING OTHERS ANY WAY SHE CAN

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t seems that Palm Beach Gardens resident Madison Moman was born to be an athlete. “By the time she was 4 years old, she was great at most sports—but golf was the easy choice because we live at PGA National,” says her father, Matt. “She had an instant love for the game.” At just 6 years old, she was out there practicing her swing regularly and began

playing in U.S. Kids Golf tournaments on weekends. And by 13, she was old enough to enter the girls’ American Junior Golf Association competitions. “In sixth grade, I started getting homeschooled so I could be available for weekday tournament play,” says Moman, now 14 and a full-time golfer (when she’s not studying online). “My life is consumed by golf, and I love it.” “A great mindset and positive headspace are essential to the game of golf,” says Moman.

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Her 2021 scoring average is 75 with an average yardage of 5,700, per the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Her U.S. Golf Association (USGA) handicap is 0.3, and she finished first alternate at the 2022 USGA Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier this past September. She also had 15 top-five or better finishes within a 12-month period during the 2020-2021 season, as well as two wins, per the Junior Golf Scoreboard. In 2019, she and a partner helped Team USA win at the World Van Horn Cup when they achieved the lowest score on Pinehurst’s hole number two. That same year, the then 12-year-old got a taste of the limelight when she filmed a Citibank commercial with pro golfer Justin Thomas at PGA National Resort & Spa. These days, Moman maintains a rigorous schedule of practice, fitness, and competition. On a typical morning, she rises at 6 a.m. and hits the practice green at PGA National by 8 a.m., usually accompanied by her father. She finishes at 11 a.m., then heads to the gym for a workout (twice a week). “I do bio-mechanics for muscle training and have added strength, flexibility, and endurance,” says Moman. “I spend 45 minutes to an hour at the gym, working with a trainer for about 30 minutes.” Around 1 p.m., she resumes golf practice before heading home to do her schoolwork. It’s this routine that keeps her sharp, she says, crediting her golf game to her mental state—which she acknowledges is vitally important for a competitive golfer. “I believe the mental

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state is more important than the swing and hit,” she says. “A great mindset and positive headspace are essential to the game of golf. I do a meditation on the golf course with proper breathing, which helps me collect my thoughts and stay positive.” On the course, she excels at the short game, so currently she is continuing to work on her power and strength. She works with a few coaches, one of whom is Matt Denzer at PGA National, who assists her with her full swing. Another of her coaches, Josh Davis of Winston Trails Golf Club in Lake Worth, sees a bright future for his young mentee. “Madison is a hard worker with a great attitude who has a feel around the greens,” says Davis. “Her dedication and love of the sport enable her to do the right thing for success.” One thing Moman loves about playing in tournaments is having the opportunity to explore the country. “I am so lucky that I get to travel, meet new people, and see new places,” she says. “I love to experience new things. At my age, to have been to 20 states already is pretty unbelievable.” Her talent has also led her to enjoy some pretty “wow” moments. In 2017, she was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, appearing alongside golfers Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. “We had a chipping contest, and my team won,” she recalls. “That was one of my favorite memories of all time!” She has also met many of her idols, who include local Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Morgan Pressel, and the Korda sisters. It’s too early to know if or when she will go pro, but Moman says there is one thing she is sure about: She wants to continue to use the sport to help others. She is active in charity work and has helped raise

money for organizations like the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation by playing in tournaments and doing other promotions. But it’s the Veteran Golfers Association—for which she has raised $11,000—that is very close to her heart. “I have family members who were in the military and an uncle who died by suicide due to post-traumatic stress

disorder,” says Moman. “I want to do everything I can to help reduce stress in veterans. Eventually, I hope to create my own golf tournament for this cause.” “It’s important to play golf to benefit others,” she continues. “I have learned that you can do so much more with golf, and I want to use it to make life better for everyone. That is my dream.” madisonmoman.com ❖

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or boat buyers living on the Treasure Coast, the assortment of custom builders at your disposal provides a decided advantage when the model you’re after needs to serve some very specific requirements. For yours truly, the need for a mission-specific technical skiff to be used as a guide boat for summer tarpon charters provided a dizzying array of options. The Florida skiff market, as saturated as it is with manufacturers, resulted in an

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exhaustive tour of countless builders around the state. In the end, a builder in our own backyard offered the perfect fit for quality construction, convenience, and the ability to oversee the entire build process in person. The flagship Heron 18 model from SaltMarsh Skiffs in Fort Pierce would ultimately be the perfect platform for a custom-outfitted guide skiff. Beginning with a smooth-running hull design that poles easily and quietly due to

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her variable radius transom, the Heron’s design offers the agility of a smaller skiff in conjunction with a larger-than-average footprint for a poling skiff. Her hull dimensions provide added stability and room for two anglers to fish bow to stern on elevated casting decks. A hybrid Kevlar/glass layup schedule provides an ideal strengthto-weight ratio. The wise use of space below both forward- and rear-elevated casting decks provides storage for safety gear and fishing tackle as well as for incidental daily-use items. A roomy forward storage compartment houses the fuel tank along with an added three-bank smart battery charger and a pair of lithium batteries to power a MinnKota Terrova 24V GPS powered trolling motor used to hold position or quietly follow cruising tarpon along the beach. Two large aft compartments are located in opposite corners, one of which contains the hydraulic pump for a single Power-Pole stake anchor, and a 30-gallon live well is between them beneath the center hatch. A custom two-tone gel coat color was mixed to match provided paint chip samples for me, and SeaDek accents were added to the

poling platform deck for grip as well as beneath the gunwales for protecting rods and reels stored in the side holders. A custom-designed tarpon logo (also provided by me) was incorporated into the SeaDek as well. For nighttime dock light fishing, I added a pair of Lumitec SeaBlaze X2 underwater lights in the transom along with under gunwale Lumitec rail lights, each in RGBW multicolors. The custom-build experience was exactly what my vision for the perfect skiff required. Each of these add-ons was chosen by George LaBonte, me to suit my personal needs who writes this for a specific type of fishcolumn, has been ery, and the ability to visit the a charter fishing SaltMarsh facility every step captain in Jupiter of the way during the build for nearly 40 years process was invaluable. Per(edgesportfishing.com). He also has sonal service and an open hosted the television series Florida dialogue throughout the Sportsman Best Boat and Florida build were second to none, Sportsman Project Dreamboat for and the Heron 18 is everyfive seasons. thing I hoped it would be. ❖

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hat’s old is new again—and then some—at The Boca Raton. Formerly The Boca Raton Resort & Club, the property has embraced its original name and, with it, a return to the type of bespoke luxury that made it a coveted destination in the first half of the twentieth century. As it prepares to celebrate

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its 100th birthday later this decade, The Boca Raton is unveiling a $175 million phase one transformation that includes refreshed From top: Outdoor dining at Marisol at The Boca Raton Beach Club; accommodations, mustThe Flamingo Grill dining room; outdoors at The Flamingo Grill. visit restaurants, and exciting gathering spaces that are fireplace, while the building itself has been sure to amplify the resort’s glamor- repainted in the same white hue it donned ous reputation. in 1926. Over at MB Supper Club, diners are Top among these new spaces is the transported to the 1930s and ’40s, complete reimagined Cloister, where renova- with live entertainment, vintage dishware, tions have struck a balance between and monkey motifs galore—because every honoring architect Addison Mizner’s Mizner property must have a reference or vision and creating cool hangouts two to good ol’ Johnnie Brown. MB Supper Club is just one of the more worthy of the twenty-first century jet-setter. The Mizner Lounge, for than half-dozen new dining concepts at example, is anchored by a historic The Boca Raton, many of which are

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collaborations with New York–based Major Food Group. Leading the charge are Marisol at The Boca Raton Beach Club and The Flamingo Grill, which opened last summer and offers a retro-redux take on the American chophouse experience. Amid a chic convivial setting, patrons can sample filet mignon, Cajun snapper, Montauk pearl oysters, and fried-to-perfection onion rings that are worth the trip to Boca alone. Additional openings at the Cloister include modern Japanese and Italian eateries as well as the lakefront Palm Court cocktail lounge and Sadelle’s, a Major Food Group brunching hot spot with roots in New York City. When it comes to new accommodations, the biggest makeover is taking place at the Tower, where the acclaimed Rockwell Group has brought artistic touches to the 225 suites. Updated suites are also available at the Bungalows and the adults-only Yacht Club, which boasts personal concierges and floor valets.

Perhaps the most see-and-be-seen addition at The Boca Raton is the Harborside Pool Club. Here, hotel guests and club members can take a dip at one of four pools, engage in retail therapy at onsite boutiques, or lounge the day away in a private cabana. Kids are privy to their own club, as well as two massive waterslides and a 450-foot lazy river. All of this—and more—adds up to a new era of excellence for The Boca Raton. While retaining a reverence for the past, the resort is catering to next-gen luxury travelers, those who know that where you stay is just as important as where you go. thebocaraton.com ❖

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Radar / WELLNESS SIDE HUSTLE With 500 milligrams of pure CBD isolate, shea and mango seed butters, aloe, and rosemary leaf extract, Hustle Butter CBD Luxe Miraculous Multipurpose Cream can heal all that ails you after a long run, an afternoon on the water, and beyond. It banishes sunburn, relieves joint and muscle pain, prevents chafing, and more. $50, Ulta Beauty, Stuart

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It’s all fun and games until the post-workout aches kick in. These recovery tools and tinctures double as self-care indulgences for some serious rejuvenation.

OIL ELIXIR Castor oil is a rich source of fatty acids, 90 percent of which are ricinoleic acids, known to relieve pain and inflammation. Kreyòl Essence Haitian Black Castor Oil harnesses this healing ability in a pure formula that also moisturizes hair and skin, a necessity for those who spend lots of time in the surf and sun. $18, Ulta Beauty, Stuart

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TENSION TERMINATOR For busting backaches and smiting soreness, sometimes basic is best. The TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller’s rippling texture mimics a massage therapist’s hands, and its smaller-than-average design gets right into the hardest-to-reach points of tension (we’re looking at you, shoulder blades). $40, Target, Stuart

SPA SOAK Just add one-third cup of Milk + Honey Sore Muscle Soak to a hot bath and feel aches and pains melt away. Epsom salts, eucalyptus, arnica, rosemary, and marjoram work overtime to soothe soreness. $28, Ulta Beauty, Stuart

RHYTHMIC RECHARGE After a long day on the fairway (or a brutal spin class), the Lyric Therapeutic Massager is a sore muscle savior. Its built-in Bluetooth connectivity and app pairing create an intuitive wellness ecosystem, while its pioneering Rhythm Therapy massaging frequency provides a more relaxing and therapeutic rest-day experience. $200, Best Buy, Jensen Beach

REFRESHING ROUTINE Physical activity isn’t just for your body—the muscles in your face can benefit from a good workout too. A Gua Sha is an ancient tool used to heal tissues, drain lymphatic systems, increase blood flow, and more. Paired with an oil or a cleanser, this stainless steel Sacheu Gua Sha can help relieve tension in the jaw, cheeks, and forehead; relax overactive facial muscles; stimulate blood flow; and lift and firm the skin. $35, Ulta Beauty, Stuart

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For the Tucked away on the edge of Lake Okeechobee, Port Mayaca Polo Club is in its fifteenth year as an operating polo facility. Here, a tight-knit community of polo players and enthusiasts feel at home at the laid-back club built by the Orthwein family.

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ntering the 1-mile road that leads to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee, visitors experience the unique realization that they are entering a place like no other. The road branches off SW Conners Highway, along the shores of Lake Okeechobee, and winds east past a stone entryway along acres of picketfenced pastures. Groups of majestic equines in various hues race along the fence that borders the pavement, putting gas-driven horsepower to shame. The road leads to a gentle incline overlooking lush green fields, where these ponies and their riders compete in a sport older than recorded history. Few people even know this place exists— and that’s exactly how the Port Mayaca Polo Club likes it. Since it hosted its first polo season in 2007, Port Mayaca Polo Club has been one of the best-kept secrets in the area. Each season, spectators flock to popular polo destinations like Wellington, while Port Mayaca’s polo scene is largely unknown to the public. For players, though, the club is as close to heaven as riders and their ponies can get. Port Mayaca Polo Club was founded by Steven Orthwein Sr., an avid polo

Players have a practice match at Port Mayaca in December (opposite page left and top photo above); Mr. Musty, owned by Timmy Dutta Jr., is one of about 450 horses residing at Port Mayaca; (left) polo mallets.

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From top: Horses getting some exercise at Port Mayaca; riding boots in Timmy Dutta’s barn; more horses out for a stroll.

player and former chairman of the United States Polo Association (USPA). Orthwein’s vision was to find a place where the land had not been overbuilt, where polo families and their ponies could enjoy wide open spaces and naturally sandy soil, and where he could create a community of polo players. In 2006, he purchased 600 acres of sugarcane land owned by the Camayen Cattle Co. and developed Port Mayaca Polo Club. “Dad was the enthusiast of polo enthusiasts,” says 41-year-old Steve Orthwein Jr. of his father, who passed away in 2018. Orthwein now operates the club on behalf of his family. “Back then, Dad would be out here with no electricity just to be here,” he says. “This was a labor of love for him.” Much has changed since then. Today, Orthwein oversees eight polo fields, a stick-and-ball field, two tracks, a schooling field, and miles of trails and bridle paths on 600 acres. Like his father, Orthwein is an avid polo player himself. “My grandfather had five sons, and they all played polo so I was always around it,” he says.

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“Once I started playing, I was hooked.” When asked what he feels makes the sport so unique, he speaks enthusiastically about his love of the game: “There is this connection with you and your horse. It’s very fast-paced and requires strategy and teamwork—it’s a sport that’s very rewarding.” Orthwein delights in playing polo as often as he can. And these days, he gets to share that passion with the 14 families to whom he has sold farm parcels at the Port Mayaca Polo Club. Typically consisting of 20 or more acres with spacious barns,

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[MY FATHER] ALWAYS SAID, ‘I WANT THIS TO BE MY LEGACY.’ HE’D BE THRILLED WITH WHAT HAS HAPPENED OUT HERE.” — Steve Orthwein Jr.

Port Mayaca Polo Club owner Steve Orthwein Jr. and one of his horses, Smurfette

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Carly Persano and Steve Orthwein Jr. take a break from practice.

tracks, paddocks, and staff housing, the farms at the club are owned by families from all over the world. “Families often base in Port Mayaca and ship into Wellington to compete during the season,” says Orthwein. “We are connected to Wellington without being in Wellington.” A few of the players who own farms at the club include: Pite Merlos, Facha (Martin) Valent; Bo and Hutton Goodman; Steve and KC Krueger; the Magrini family; Gonzalito, Facundo, and Nico Pieres; Phillip Higgins; and Annabelle Gundlach. Over at Lot 7, the well-known Dutta family just completed their farm—which includes about 21 acres, a 28-stall center aisle barn, a track, a riding field, a paddock, and staff housing—in December. The Duttas are highly respected in equestrian circles. Both father and son, Tim Dutta Sr. and Timmy Dutta Jr., play polo; wife/mother Susie is an acclaimed international dressage competitor. The family also owns The Dutta Corporation, an international horse-transport business. For 20-year-old Timmy, one of the most talented young players on the high-goal polo scene, being a part of the Port Mayaca Polo Club family is an exciting new phase in his career. “There is no community like Port Mayaca,” says

the Wellington native. “It is the only place in the United States where you can play all year and have a facility where you can just walk to the fields.” His family, he explains, built their farm at Port Mayaca “to have a place to call home and to really be able to give my horses the best opportunity to succeed.”

Finn Secunda in action during a practice match

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Inside the Duttas’ barn (top and right); Timmy Dutta with Mr. Musty.

Dutta first picked up a mallet at age 12 and has played at Port Mayaca since he was 14. He has racked up some impressive accolades on the field: In 2019, he won the Triple Crown of 20 goals in Wellington as part of Team Dutta Corp (which also comprised teammates Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Gringo Colombres, and Kris Kampsen). He also captained the USA Junior Team and defeated England to win the

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Hall of Fame Cup (a subsidiary to the U.S. Open) He travels all over the world for the game— this past summer, he played tournaments in Argentina—but he’s happy to be back at Port Mayaca, which he views as an idyllic polo community. “Port Mayaca holds the essence of the sport,” says Dutta. “There is top-quality polo here, and you have the ability to produce top-quality horses. Horses need to relax, and they love being in horse country. Being at Port Mayaca gives me an edge.” He notes that polo is an ever-evolving game, which is an aspect that he appreciates. “The sport is constantly changing,” he says. “There are always new players and new horses. At Port Mayaca, there is constantly something going on polo-wise.” The young player has a busy 2022 season, including playing in the Gauntlet of Polo at the International Polo Club in Wellington with team Dutta Corp. Of course, Port Mayaca is also on his schedule. The polo season at Port Mayaca kicked off January 13 and includes 13 tournaments, culminating April 1-10. All play at the club is open to the public, and admission is free. Polo enthusiasts are encouraged to back their trucks up to the field and put the tailgate down to watch. “We are very different than what people expect,” says Club Manager Laura Townsend. “We want to keep it that way.”

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Timmy Dutta rides Mrs. Musty during a practice match.

Once a year, the club hosts a special tournament to benefit Molly’s House, a Stuart-based charity that provides housing for patients (and their families) who are undergoing medical treatment. The Twelfth Annual Polo Classic to benefit the nonprofit is scheduled for March 5 and will feature international polo players, a dressage presentation, a VIP party, a “best hat” contest, a classic car show, and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp. The event usually attracts around 2,000 attendees, says Townsend, and tickets can be purchased at mollyshouse.org. For Orthwein, the club is a fulfillment of his father’s vision. When asked about what the future will bring for Port Mayaca, he is

torn between wanting to keep the club just as it is and recognizing that, like the game of polo, the community will also continue to evolve. “I see us growing at a pace that’s manageable and attainable,” he says. “I also see us having generational players,” he adds, noting that his 5-year-old daughter Hazel is already an avid rider, taking lessons from her grandmother. For now, Orthwein is content knowing that his father would be proud of the club and the atmosphere he has created for polo lovers: “He always said, ‘I want this to be my legacy.’ He’d be thrilled with what has happened out here.” 12499 SW Conners Hwy., Okeechobee; pmpolo.com; 772.577.9078 ❖

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AT PORT MAYACA POLO CLUB February: The Woodcock, 8-goal February: USPA Heritage Cup, 14-goal February: USPA Butler, 18-goal March 1-6: Tabebuia Women’s Cup, 18- to 22-goal March 5: Molly’s House Charity Benefit March 7-19: U.S. Women’s Polo Championship, 22-goal March: USPA President’s Cup, 8-goal March: Live Oak Challenger, 14-goal March: USPA Monty Waterbury, 18-goal April 1-10: Mahogany Cup, 8-goal April 1-10: Shady Lady, 14-goal April 1-10: The 1909 Cup, 18-goal *Exact dates are released after tournament draw

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Designer Jackie Armour featured the Gypsea Blu Photo Booth Bus in her sweet setup; boho design cues steal the scene for Felicia Ramirez’s tailgate (left).

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Jackie Armour stepped out of the box and threw a “not-so-typical” tailgate with chic—and sweet—vibes. “Who doesn’t want to indulge in desserts and drink Champagne while enjoying the ambience of the outdoors,” says Armour, who is based in Jupiter. Instead of a truck, she incorporated Angie Bentz’s Gypsea Blu Photo Booth Bus (gypseablu.com), a renovated 1970 VW Westfalia, to set the scene. “Not only does the baby blue bus complement and blend with the other colors, but it will also make heads turn and have people talking about more than just about the game,” says Armour. Her tailgate featured grazable desserts ideal for enjoying at leisure. Doughnuts, a glazed lemon cake, and a coconut-encrusted iced cake sat on cake stands of differing heights for added visual impact. Convenient containers made munching on popcorn a breeze, and chocolate chip cookies with spiked rum in shot glasses proved ideal for grab-and-go treats. While food is a must at a tailgate, seating is also key. A few ottomans placed atop natural rugs helped create a casual and open space for all to enjoy at this sweet shindig.

From top: The interior of the Gypsea Blu Bus provided additional space for serving Champagne topped with cotton candy; casual but elegant seating for guests. Opposite page: Grab-and-go desserts made socializing a breeze.

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Retro Redux

Felicia Ramirez, The Magical Table themagicaltablepb.com Florida pop-up picnic and tea party rental company The Magical Table by Felicia Ramirez put together a classic, vintage-inspired game-day gathering. “I chose a retro-classic vibe since it is a unique and relatively easy tailgate for others to duplicate,” she says. “It is also a great topic of conversation for guests.” Ramirez started with classic checker-print linens in red and white to set the scene. Making use of her space in the trunk of her SUV, she added rattan accents like a utensil and napkin caddy for simple yet practical organization. Finger sandwiches were set on a cake stand and a wooden serving tray, showcasing differentiating flavors of savory and sweet. Old-fashioned Coke bottles and fruit punch in a glass dispenser made for easy sips ideal for socializing. To tie the look together, Ramirez added a vintage speaker and a Polaroid camera, along with some greenery and florals, to “sweeten up” alfresco dining. She even included a sunset treat: Hot chocolate in thermoses to cap off a day of tailgating. ❖ From top: Ham and cheese and Nutella and strawberry finger sandwiches; snacks like chips and dip, plus colorful fruits add a playful touch. Opposite page: A retro theme took center stage.

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AS JFK ONCE SAID, “NOTHING COMPARES TO THE SIMPLE PLEASURE OF RIDING A BIKE.” WITH A TRIFECTA OF IDYLLIC TEMPERATURES, ENDLESS DAYS OF SUNSHINE, AND HUNDREDS OF MILES OF MAPPED TRAIL SYSTEMS AND BIKE LANES, OUR AREA IS A PARADISE FOR CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS. WE TAPPED FOUR LOCAL RIDERS TO SHARE A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE SPOTS FOR ROAD CYCLING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, AND MORE. by KER RY SH O RR

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n addition to having dopamine-releasing abilities, riding a bike brings myriad mental and physical health benefits ranging from augmenting brainpower to strengthening the libido. And, unlike some other sports, it doesn’t age- or gender-discriminate. For these reasons, competitive cyclist Kathy Petrillo loves to burn rubber. A triathlete since she was 16, Petrillo was turned on to “time trialing,” a form of competitive bicycle racing, by her friend Susan French 12 years ago. Today, the Jupiter resident is the fastest female time trial cyclist in the state of Florida. Last summer, Petrillo set a new World Record in the ages 60-69 mixed category at the annual long-distance relay competition Race Across America (RAAM) with her four-person racing team, The Opportunists—who have raised more than $100,000 for the Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center in West Palm Beach. And just this past December, the 60-year-old mother

of an adult son with Down Syndrome—he’s an avid cyclist like his mom—took home two gold medals in her age group and won Fastest Female Overall at the Florida Senior Games, an Olympicstyle festival for 50-plus athletes that Petrillo actually helped relocate to Martin County from Fort Lauderdale. Between races, the cyclist stays in peak physical form with daily treks along Highway A1A to northern municipalities like Hobe Sound and Port St. Lucie. For Petrillo, a bonus to the cycling itself are the sweeping vistas of the Atlantic Ocean stretching to the horizon. “This is some of the best cycling in South Florida,” she says. “Whether I’m biking up to Stuart or 100 miles to Fort Pierce, I’m almost always by the water. That’s pretty cool.” Matt Goforth, owner of bike shop On Your Mark Performance Center, agrees. “The beaches are exceptional places to bike, and you’ve got these long, continuous stretches of pavement where you can really go somewhere,” he says. “I like roads to move and bend, and that’s what’s so great about riding along the beaches here in Florida—you definitely get the movement.” He notes that

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many local cyclists flock to Juno Beach, Jupiter Beach near Carlin Park, and Jupiter Island for the wellpaved roads, especially in the early morning. “We’ve rented a lot of bikes to people from out of town, and the first thing they say when they bring them back is how good our roads are,” Goforth continues. He enjoys riding around Jupiter Island, where traffic is light and coastal scenery abundant. Blowing Rocks Preserve on the island and the National Wildlife Preserve in Hobe Sound are two spots he visits often. “Everything’s so scenic, like out of a postcard,” he says. Another great option is taking A1A up to MacArthur Boulevard, where cyclists can stop at Bathtub COURTESY OF THE MARTIN COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM & MARKETING

Clockwise from above: The oakcanopied Martin Grade Scenic Highway; Kathy Petrillo cycles along the ocean; the East Coast Greenway; Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area.

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EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE

East Coast Greenway

Reef Beach and the House of Refuge. The East Coast Greenway is another stretch with panoramic vistas and landmark attractions. Extending from Calais, Maine in the north to Key West in the south, this 3,000-mile greenway jogs along A1A through most of the Sunshine State and connects with existing biking and walking paths, including the 2.5-mile Jupiter Riverwalk and the Martin County U.S. Highway 1 Sidepath, a 2-mile trail that culminates at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound. In 2020, the greenway was named the nation’s most visited park, with more than 50 million bikers, runners, and walkers using the trail. For a taste of Old Florida, hop on the Martin Grade Scenic Highway/CR 714. Nestled between Stuart and Lake Okeechobee, the 12-mile, oak-canopied road meanders past swamps, woods, grass flats, and ranchland reminiscent of Florida’s cowboy glory days. Riders can also follow the byway to the Lake

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Mountain biking at Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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espite not having any actual mountains, South Florida boasts a plethora of mountain biking (a.k.a. MTB) trails for every level. When Shannan Currier feels like mountain biking, she heads to Halpatiokee Regional Park. Named for a Seminole Indian word meaning “alligator water,” Halpatiokee is the largest park in Martin County, with 7.5 miles of biking trails.

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6230 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; ridersonlybikes.com; 561.510.6659 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. to Jupiter Island A marketing manager at Bikes Palm Beach in Juno Beach, Currier says the spot is great for working on your technical trail-riding skills. “There are a lot of roots and trees and elevations you can climb for a bit then ride downhill, which is always fun,” she notes. “It’s kind of something us mountain bikers are lacking in this area.” Airborne Mountain Bike Club of the Treasure Coast, a nonprofit MTB club that offers educational resources and mentorship programs, maintains Halpatiokee Regional Park and cares for two additional trails in the area, including Grassy Island Trail in Okeechobee and the Crossroads Parkway. The latter is a private property located in Fort Pierce near Ten Mile Creek with mountain biking trails that Airborne’s 700-plus members have consent to use. The Camp Murphy Off-Road Bicycle Trail at Jonathan Dickinson State Park is one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the state. Club Scrub, a nonprofit committee of the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, maintains the

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From top: Bluegill Trail goes through the Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area; Bluegill Trail leading to Riverbend Park.

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nine miles of beginner, intermediate, and “black diamond experts only” sections and the highest ancient sand dunes south of Lake Okeechobee. Julie Goforth, a self-described “mountain biking girl” and co-owner of On Your Mark Performance Center, notes that “the park is pretty easy and definitely beginner-friendly.” If you’re new to the sport, she recommends getting your feet wet on the novice trails first. “As your confidence grows, you can always pop on a more challenging loop,” she says.

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or a rejuvenating dose of Mother Nature, load up your bike, grab a water bottle, and head to one of the dozens of state parks throughout Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. According to Florida State Park Foundation CEO Julia Gill Woodward, Florida is blessed with one of the most extensive trail systems in the nation. “There are more than 70 cycle routes and hundreds of miles to enjoy the stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife,” she says. “That’s a win-win for cyclists and the parks and communities they traverse.” In addition to being a hot spot for mountain bikers, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which spans 10,500 acres, offers one multiuse trail and three main roads for pleasure riding.

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Popular among nature lovers and history buffs, these trails pass through a mosaic of ecosystems filled with wildlife like Florida scrub jays and gopher tortoises. Keep a sharp lookout for the remaining Camp Murphy buildings built when the park was a top-secret radar training school established by the U.S. Army during World War II. For breathtaking views of the park, Atlantic Ocean, and Loxahatchee River, make a pit stop at the observation tower on Hobe Mountain, an 86-foot-high hill accessible via Park Drive. Another popular destination, which many consider the jewel of Palm Beach County’s parks system, is Riverbend Park. Set alongside the Loxahatchee River Natural Area, many

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From top: Savannas Preserve State Park; Hobe Mountain at Jonathan Dickinson.

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of the park’s 15 miles of trails and access roads are shaded and offer regular sightings of native plant life and indigenous wildlife like deer, gators, and bobcats. Riverbend is also the hub of the Jeaga Wildways, a massive trail system connecting more than 165,000 acres of preserved public land in Palm Beach and Martin counties, including Jonathan Dickinson State Park and natural areas like Cypress Creek and Loxahatchee Slough. Not far away is Bluegill, a 10-mile, round-trip levee trail that runs along the C-18 Canal with trailheads in Riverbend Park and Sandhill Crane Access Park in Palm Beach Gardens. Straddling Palm Beach and Martin counties, DuPuis Management Area is a 21,875-acre, multiuse site in Canal Point worth a day of exploring on wheels. The protected area is home to a preserved battlefield from the Seminole War and contains miles of gravel roads as well as a trail for off-road bikers dispersed among wet prairies, ponds, and remnant Everglades marsh. A little farther north, Port St. Lucie’s Savannas Preserve State Park, the largest freshwater basin marsh on Florida’s east coast, offers 15 miles of nature trails. ❖

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Flavor Treasure Coast Dining A Selection of Area Restaurants MARTIN COUNTY AMERICAN CARSONS TAVERN This local neighborhood tavern is home to weekly live music performed by talented musicians. Stay for the late-night menu with picks like Margherita Bar Pie and SE Ocean Beach Bread. 2883 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; carsonstav.com; 772.286.7611 CASTAWAYS GASTROPUB Castaways serves brews from Florida and around the world. 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; castawaysfla.com; 772.618.3838 CHEF’S TABLE Sophisticated New American restaurant offering fine wine and seasonal menus. 2313 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; chefstablestuart.com; 772.287.5599 COURTNEY’S RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAM Come for the selection of burgers, wraps, salads, and sides, and stick around for the ice cream. 8855 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound; courtneyseatery.com; 772.546.4093 DISTRICT TABLE & BAR Chef Jason Stocks presents his creative take on everything from dry-aged burgers to sourdough pizza in a contemporary dining space. Sustainability is also a focus: All oyster shells are recycled to rebuild local reefs and oyster beds. 4665 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; districttableandbar.com; 772.324.8357

FREDGIE’S WORLD FAMOUS HOT DOGS Cure your hot dog fix at this hotspot. Sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view—and dare to try their peanut butter and chili dog. 2000 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; fredgiesworldfamoushotdogs.com; 772.209.2005 HARRY AND THE NATIVES This longstanding waterfront family business in Hobe Sound offers a selection of traditional American favorites and a casual atmosphere. 11910 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; harryandthenatives.com; 772.546.3061 JAN’S PLACE RESTAURANT Grab breakfast and lunch (a favorite is banana pecan waffles) at this local hang with outdoor seating. 1990 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; jansplacerestaurant.business.site; 772.334.9590 KYLE G’S KITCHEN This outpost is what Kyle G calls a “passion project” and features menu items such as the chopped steak burger and North Atlantic salmon. 10867 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; kylegskitchen.com; 772.807.1404 OCEAN REPUBLIC BREWING Stuart’s family-owned craft brewery known for its laid-back lifestyle and pours like Keepin’ It PC and Because Ordinary is Boring. 1630 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; oceanrepublicbrewing.com; 772.600.5596 OLD DIXIE CAFÉ NORTH Classic American diner serving breakfast and lunch in a charmingly retro setting. 11189 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; olddixiecafe.com; 772.245.8587

OSCEOLA STREET CAFE Enjoy homemade breakfast, baked goods, and specialty sandwiches. 26 SW Osceola St., Stuart; osceolastreet.com; 772.283.6116 PHILLY DOWN SOUTH CAFE Discover cheesesteaks, salads, burgers, and seafood at the café inside the Elliott Museum, under owner Jim Leary. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; hsmc-fl.com/ philly-down-south-cafe; 772.225.1961 SAUDER’S LANDING RESTAURANT A five-star dining experience in Jensen Beach known for its decadent meals and an outdoor Tiki hut with beautiful marina and waterfront views. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; sauderslanding.com; 772.229.0246 SONNY’S BBQ Traditional, smoky barbecue including mouthwatering pulled pork and brisket. 1961 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Stuart; sonnysbbq.com; 772.283.4150 SOUTHERN PIG AND CATTLE Stop by for barbecue favorites in addition to a large salad bar. Popular dishes include the smoked pulled pork and fried pickles. 2583 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; southernpigandcattlecompany.com; 772.324.3141 TASTE Taste looks just as bright and colorful as it, well, tastes. Stop by for a chill bite; there is something for everyone. 11750 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound; tastehobesound.com; 772.546.1129

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Flavor THE CRAFTED KEG Where growlers, affordable bites, and beer flights unite. This brewpub serves a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and soda along with typical bar foods, flatbreads, specials, and customizable meat and cheese platters. 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; thecraftedkeg.com; 772.600.8218

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ASIAN CHAO Mix and match Chinese entrées, sushi, and sides from the buffet-style counter takeout. Choose from a variety of classic dishes like orange chicken, lo mein, and California rolls. 3174 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; asianchao.com; 772.692.3674 ASIAN SPICE BISTRO Small, contemporary Asian eatery specializing in beautiful sushi plates, Thai, and boats. 1888 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; asianspicebistro.com; 772.208.5164 BANGKOK BAY High-quality Thai fare and fresh sushi selections served at a great price. 1833 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bangkokbaybbk.com; 772.286.2141 BASIL GARDEN OF PALM CITY Locally beloved, cozy Thai eatery offering a vast, quality menu. 2655 SW Feroe Ave., Palm City; fromtherestaurant.com/basil-garden; 772.220.1994 CAFE BOONMA “Boonma” means good karma and that good times and things are coming—something owner and Chef Rampai lives up to at this traditional Thai spot offering wok dishes and house specials like duck with tamarind sauce. 3720 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; cafeboonma.net; 772.291.2320 EMMAN’S ASIAN GOURMET Filipino Chef/owner Emman Eugenio creates small plates of Asian-fusion cuisine in a casual setting. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 105, Stuart; facebook.com/ fusionofec; 772.888.3171 HOKKAIDO SUSHI & STEAKHOUSE Japanese steak house offering typical Asian eats as well as sushi boats and hibachi dinners in a setting adorned with LED lights, plants, and traditional Japanese decor. 2867 SW Cafe Court, Palm City; hokkaidopalmcity.com; 772.283.5118 SACHI SUSHI ASIAN FUSION A contemporary space offering a multitude of sushi options, as well as Thai and pho selections. 3382 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; sachisushirestaurant.com; 772.219.0900 TWIN DRAGONS RESTAURANT Conventional Chinese restaurant serving fine dining options as well as take-out, delivery, and catering. 2389 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.291.2102

CAFÉ 3 BARISTAS Organic coffee and smoothies, as well as beans in bulk and café fare such as quiches, spinach and feta sandwiches, and various baked goods. 241 SW Monterey Road, Stuart; 561.402.5976 BOMBOLONI BAKERY CAFÉ Authentic Italian bakery and café offering pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee. 3980 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; bombolonibakery.com; 772.261.8913 COFFEE BAR BLUE DOOR Quaint downtown coffee shop serving breakfast, bistro fare, and baked goods, with flora-focused outdoor seating that’s especially enjoyable in the late hours. 38 SE Osceola St., Stuart; facebook.com/ coffeebarbluedoor; 772.221.7707 GILBERT’S COFFEE BAR Enjoy coffee, cheese boards, smoothies, and more at this charming waterfront location. Stay for happy hour and gaze as the sun sets over the water. 615 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; gilbertscoffeebar.com; 772.214.1522 STUART COFFEE COMPANY Located in the heart of historic downtown, Stuart Coffee Company is the perfect spot to enjoy wraps, sandwiches, bagels, salads, and more. 55 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; stuartcoffeeco.com; 772.600.8243 THE ROASTED RECORD An international, award-winning coffee roaster, café, and vinyl record store. In addition to its beer collabs, The Roasted Record has 11 local craft beers on tap and white and red wines. 600 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; roastedrecord.com; 772.320.9918

FOOD TRUCK BAGEL BOYZ Swing by for New York–style bagels served fresh from a custom wood-fired oven. During lunch, grab pizza, wings, or a salad. 4504 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bagelboyzstuart.com; 561.379.3771 BROTHERS’ Q BBQ Barbeque doesn’t get much better than Brothers’ Q. Try the Sunday smoked wings, three-cheese smoked mac, or brisket sandwich. 4480 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart; 484.619.1488 ITAL BOWLS FOOD TRUCK Ital Bowls offers acai bowls and cookies, smoothies, and coffees. Nutritious add-ons include spirulina, CBD oil, bee pollen, and more.. 650 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; italbowls.com; 772.905.7503 SMAC’S SHACK Located at Broward Motorsports in Hobe Sound on weekends, Smac’s Shack serves up coastal New

England favorites like lobster rolls and clam chowder. 38401 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; smacshack.com; 774.272.0347 SUNSET SLIDERS FOOD TRUCK Delicious, Instagram-worthy sliders and sides with vegetarian options. 3385 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/sunsetslidersfla; 772.224.0893 TAQUERIA SOLAVINO 2 Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, quesadillas, gorditas, and a wide selection of meat options. 10835 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; 772.485.6994

FRENCH 11 MAPLE STREET Where French country meets Florida. 11 Maple Street offers a dining experience with fare resembling art. Chef Michael Perrin prepares his plates with some of each season’s peak items, including locally sourced produce and humanely raised meats. 3224 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; elevenmaple.com; 772.334.7714

GERMAN SCHNITZEL HAUS Chef Lenh offers a menu featuring American fusion and German favorites such as potato pancakes, schnitzel, and sauerbraten. 5687 SE Crooked Oak Ave., Hobe Sound; ethansgrill.com; 772.210.2350 THE HOFFMANN Enjoy traditional German and American fare while relaxing at the expansive outdoor seating and barn. 3825 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; the-hoffmann.com; 772.444.3697

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN MR. GYROS Treasure Coast chain serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean food, including gyros, pitas, entrées, appetizers, soups, and sides. 2383 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mrgyrosflorida.com; 772.463.3127 OLYMPIC TAVERNA Part of the Spiro’s empire, Olympic Taverna serves Greek cuisine as well as American favorites. 2951 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City; spirostaverna.com/ palm-city; 772.781.8461

INDIAN INDIA PALACE Modern interpretation of Indian dishes, with creative uses of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a sampling of South Indian and Indo-Chinese specialties that pair well with oven-baked Peshawari naan. 890 SW Federal Hwy., Stuart; indiapalacestuartfl.com; 772.288.6262

ABOUT THIS GUIDE This list is compiled by our editors as a service to our readers. It is not all-inclusive; we rotate the listings to comply with available space, which means not every establishment appears in every issue. If you are a business owner who would like to submit your restaurant, please email mpuppo@palmbeachmedia.com.

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NAMASTE GRILL Nepalese and Indian cuisine inside a relaxed space in the heart of downtown Stuart. Menu highlights range from tandoori and grilled meats to a hearty array of veggie entrées to goat curry with Nepalese spices simmered in a dark stew. 2500 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; namastegrillstuart.com; 772.283.5515

ITALIAN ANNA’S PIZZA A casual pizzeria with mouthwatering pies, pastas, and subs for a laid-back experience that will leave you stuffed and satisfied. 2281 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City; annaspizza.com; 772.221.0061 CASA BELLA This quaint restaurant combines northern and southern Italian cuisine under one roof. Expect big flavors and beyond-satisfactory Italian dishes. 512 SW 3rd St., Stuart; casabellastuart.com; 772.223.0077 DRIFT KITCHEN & BAR This oceanfront restaurant features fresh seafood and Italian specialties in a contemporary space. Choose between the lounge/chef’s bar or the oceanfront veranda to dive into brick oven pizzas, house-made pasta, and house specialties like blue crab-crusted grouper. 3793 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach; driftkitchenandbar.com; 772.405.9215

FANTINI’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA Known for New Haven–style thin crust known as “apizza,” Fantini’s offers old-school Italian soul food cooked fresh to order. 1560 NW Federal Hwy., Stuart; fantinisapizza.com; 772.692.9980 GIGI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT With recipes passed down through generations, Gigi’s Neapolitan fare is time-tested and well worth a visit. 1322 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; gigisitalian.com; 772.225.6444 IAN & KYE’S PIZZA Family-owned, Chicago–style pizza served with passion for more than 15 years. 3310 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; iankyespizza.com; 772.334.5074 LA BORGATA RISTORANTE La Borgata has taken its patrons on tours of Italy’s famous dishes—no passport required—for more than 50 years. The menu features favorite Italian dishes such as calamari Siciliana and penne puttanesca, as well as pizza and more prepared to order. 3227 SW Mapp Road, Palm City; laborgataristorante.com; 772.288.2121 LA FORCHETTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT This family-owned gem is home to an extensive selection of gourmet pasta plus hand-tossed pizza pies, a warm, Italian setting, and attentive staff. 7820 SW Lost River Road, Stuart; laforchetta.net; 772.872.7333

LOURÓNZO’S ITALIAN FUSION Downtown eatery offering a unique perspective of Italian cuisine, with menu items like gnocchi di zucca topped with walnut and coffee powder. 301 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; louronzositalianfusion.com; 772.287.3334 LUNA DOWNTOWN STUART A local favorite and landmark offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as sidewalk window service. 49 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; lunadowntownstuart.com; 772.288.0550 MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Longstanding, casual dining joint serving Italian classics with generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mariositaliandining.com; 772.283.6660 MICHELINA’S Modern take on classic Italian dishes. 1835 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; michelinasrest.com; 772.286.3455 PEPE & SALE Expect modern Italian dishes with a focused wine list in a fine dining atmosphere inside a bistro-like setting. 101 SE Ocean Blvd. Suite 103, Stuart; pepe-sale.com; 772.872.6251 PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER The kitchen puts out memorable authentic Italian dishes such as roasted Long Island duckling and swordfish puttanesca. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; pietrosontheriver.com; 772.229.7575 Gray/Brown

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JAMAICAN CLASSIC JAMAICAN JERK STOP Authentic jerk house offering fresh favorites like beef patties with bun and cheese and jerk chicken served with rice and peas, plantains, or steamed veggies. 2200 SE Indian St., Stuart; jamaicanjerkstop.com; 772.266.8678

MEXICAN CASA TEQUILA Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for a live mariachi band. 1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; casatequilafl.com; 772.600.5482 MR. JALAPEÑO STUART Authentic Mexican cuisine with bold flavor. 1602 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mr-jalapeno.com; 772.287.8161 RANCHO CHICO Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm setting with colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart; ranchochicoflorida.com; 772.288.6741 TACO SHACK Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by owner/ Chef Julie LaFrance-Lentine. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart; taco-shack.com; 772.288.9696 TAKO TIKI Come to Tako Tiki for craft cocktails, nightly live music, and a menu of small plates, sandwiches, and salads. Oh, and tacos! 3340 NE Pineapple Ave., Jensen Beach; takotiki.net; 772.208.5554

POLISH POLKA EUROPEAN MARKET AND RESTAURANT An authentic, Mom and Pop Polish restaurant with a European market attached. 3950 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; 772.692.1112

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SEAFOOD BASIN SEAFOOD & FRESH FISH MARKET Fresh seafood on ice available for purchase as well as dining options and charming outdoor and indoor seating. 4150 SE Salerno Road, Stuart; facebook.com/ basin-seafood-fresh-fish-market 772.287.5771 BONEFISH GRILL A casual environment with seafood favorites like wood-grilled lobster and rainbow trout with just the right amount of kick. 2283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bonefishgrill.com; 772.288.4388 CATFISH HOUSE A decorated seafood joint specializing in classic fried selections. 11500 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; facebook.com/hobesoundcatfishhouse; 772.545.7733 CONCHY JOE’S SEAFOOD Dive into fresh seafood items such as Conchy’s Seafood Feast or the Bahamian-inspired conch salad. 3945 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; conchyjoes.com; 772.334.1130 CRAWDADDY’S Every day is Mardi Gras, and Cajun-Creole cuisine reigns supreme. 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; crawdaddysjensenbeach.com; 772.225.3444 FRESH CATCH SEAFOOD GRILL Owner Eric Olson guarantees the freshest of seafood dishes and a raw oyster bar. 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart; freshcatchstuart.com; 772.286.6711 KYLE G’S PRIME SEAFOOD & STEAKS Eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches, highest-quality raw bar, and shellfish selections. Plus, premium cuts of meat—all with stunning water views. 10900 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; kylegseafood.com; 772.237.5461 MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Boasting locations in Port Salerno and Fort Pierce Inlet on Hutchinson Island, this laid-back spot is ideal for those who arrive by land and sea. 4817 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; manateeislandbarandgrill.com; 772.872.7288 NEW ENGLAND FISH MARKET & RESTAURANT New England has you covered with fresh seafood, available for purchase in the market or as a classic meal in their restaurant. 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; 772.334.7324; 3102 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City; 772.872.7355; newenglandfish.net PIRATES LOFT AT PIRATE’S COVE RESORT & MARINA The food rivals the fantastic views of the marina and Manatee Pocket. From salads to seafood, there is something for everyone. 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart; piratescoveresort.com; 772.223.5048 SAILOR’S RETURN Serving fresh seafood, chops, and steaks, enhanced by a sunset on the Treasure Coast. The restaurant offers 220 seats for indoor or patio dining. 625 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; thesailorsreturn.com; 772.872.7250 SAUDER’S LANDING This small fish house with a thatched-roof patio and dining room features fresh-caught seafood like its famous crab cakes. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; sauderslanding.com; 772.229.0246

SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. 4903 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; shrimpersgrill.com; 772.220.3287 SNEAKI TIKI Tiki-inspired tropical eatery outfitted with a patio to enjoy live music and everyone’s favorite seafood. 211 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 1, Stuart; sneakitikistuart.com; 772.286.0565 STRINGERS TAVERN & OYSTER BAR Located at the former Pawnbrokers Grill in Harbour Bay Plaza, this new eatery captures the area’s local boating history, and its decor mimics the interior of a boat. Dive into an array of oysters served on the half shell plus surf and turf favorites. 3754 SE Ocean Blvd., Sewalls Point, Stuart; stringerstavern.com; 772.210.2876 STUART BOATHOUSE A stunning waterfront setting, an outstanding happy hour, enticing specials, and live music all weekend make Stuart Boathouse a go-to on the local dining scene. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart; stuartboathouse.com; 772.266.4586 TAUSHA’S SEAFOOD MARKET Tausha’s gets all of its seafood fresh off local boats every morning. It is available for purchase in their market (along with a wide selection of side dishes) as well as on the restaurant menu. 4533 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; taushasseafood.net; 772.288.6500 THE BLACK MARLIN Head to The Black Marlin for everything from local seafood to late-night martinis. This cozy hideaway was once the site of the oldest tavern in Stuart. 53 SW Osceola St., Stuart; theblackmarlin.net; 772.286.3126 THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL A wide selection of Gulf, East, and West Coast oysters paired with wine, local brews, and tropical cocktails make this casual eatery a must-visit for oyster lovers. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; themagicoyster.com; 772.877.3139 THE QUIET CRAB Owner and Chef Jeff Goldstein brings his Rockville, Maryland roots to this restaurant that receives steamed blue crabs weekly. 6075 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; thequietcrab.com; 772.210.5154 THE TWISTED TUNA Between the live music, waterfront views, fresh-caught seafood, and sushi bar, it’s no surprise that The Twisted Tuna is one of Stuart’s most-loved dining destinations. 4290 SE Salerno Road, Stuart; thetwistedtuna.com; 772.600.7239 TIDEHOUSE Dine from the second floor overlooking the Harborage Yacht Club & Marina. Expansive views span from the St. Lucie River to the Roosevelt Bridge. Enjoy fresh Florida seafood purchased from local fishermen, plus flatbreads, prime rib, and more. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart; tidehouse.com; 772.444.3166

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1120 PRIME STEAKHOUSE Classic steak house food and atmosphere with fresh farm-to-table salads. 11220 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; facebook.com/1120prime; 772.742.2856 MANERO’S RESTAURANT Enjoy steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City; maneros.com; 772.220.3011 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this Australian-themed chain. 3101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; outback.com; 772.286.2622 PETER’S STEAKHOUSE Fine wines and sides like Pete’s Famous Hash Browns and shoe-string onions accompany the succulent, dry-aged steaks at this longstanding steak house. 3200 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; peterssteakhouse.com; 772.225.2516 THE GAFFORD Family-run establishment with Southern hospitality and perfectly executed plates such as Mabel’s fried chicken, a local favorite. The signature “Gafford” is a 20-ounce bone-in prime Revier rib eye that pays homage to owner Rick Wilson’s grandfather and the steaks they used to cook together. 47 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; thegafford.com; 772.221.9517

3NATIVES Florida health chain offering smoothies, acai bowls, salads, bagels, wraps, juices, and shots in a relaxed, beachy environment. 870 SE Indian St., Stuart; 3natives.com; 772.266.9431 BERRY FRESH CAFE This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO- and preservative-free café serving healthy fare that tastes great and feels even better. 1429 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; berryfresh.cafe; 772.324.8287 CITY BEETS Vegan and vegetarian options are included on City Beets’ menu, which features smoothies, bowls, juices, and café fare made with locally sourced products. 2761 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; citybeets.com; 772.247.7485 FIRST WATCH Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this healthminded café chain. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; firstwatch.com; 772.220.4076 FRUITS AND ROOTS VEGAN CAFE This 100-percent plant-based menu offers coldpressed juices, smoothies, juice shots, oat bowls, salads, and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; fruitsandrootsvegancafe.com; 772.678.6627

MODERN JUICE CO. STUART Enjoy made-to-order juice, poke bowls, and blended bowls in a quick, casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart; modernjuiceco.com; 772.291.2640 TABULEH CAFÉ AT PLANET OZONE Tabuleh Café sits within the Planet Ozone market and offers organic, gluten-free, Halal, and locally sourced selections. 1601 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; planetozone.com; 772.403.2199 THE SOCIETY MARKET CAFE This restaurant has everything from smoothies and sandwiches to juices and wines. 320 SE Denver Ave., Stuart; societymarketfl.com; 772.247.7071 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ Get a smoothie from this tropical chain and enjoy sandwiches, wraps, and supplements. 6134 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; tropicalsmoothiecafe.com; 772.283.7377

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Flavor ARCHIE’S SEABREEZE This island shack–style, “no shoes, no shirt, no problem” restaurant has been open for more than 70 years. Enjoy sandwiches, seafood, and drinks while live music and the beach set the scene. 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce; archiesftpierce.com; 772.460.3888 BONEFISH MAC’S A comfortable, sports bar environment to catch a game and savor casual bites with friends. 662 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie; bonefishmacs.com; 772.344.6227 LINDA’S TOO CAFE Breakfast, brunch, and ever-changing specials. 10106 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; facebook.com/ lindastoocafe; 722.281.2549 OASIS DINER Quaint and cozy diner offering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items. 901 U.S.Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce; oasis-diner-restaurant.business.site; 772.828.3302 PICKLED Bright and spacious restaurant with late hours and flavorful eats including Wagyu sirloin, duck pot pie, truffle mac and cheese, and charcuterie boards. 201 N. 2nd St, Fort Pierce; pickledinthefort.com; 772.448.4239 SAILFISH BREWING COMPANY American warehouse–style eatery offering a wide selection of beers from the taproom, as well as appetizers and dinner eats from the pizza kitchen. 130 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; sailfishbrewingco.com; 772.577. 4382 SEAWAY SMOKEHOUSE Classic and hearty barbeque served from a charming two-story space. In-store and outdoor seating available. 101 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; seawaybbq.com; 772.577.6350 SHINDIG IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB With decor reminiscent of an old Irish pub and a menu that embodies contemporary Irish fare, Shindig transports diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; shindigpub.com; 772.785.6202 SPIRO’S TAVERNA Greek-American fare like gyros and sandwiches, along with beer and wine, in a casual setting. 1738 St. Lucie W. Blvd., Port St. Lucie; spirostaverna.com; 772.879.4083 SUNRISE CITY CAFE Located in the heart of downtown historical Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. 204 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; sunrisecitycafe.com; 772.242.1833 THE S&S CAFÉ & WINE BAR Globally inspired with an emphasis on health, the S&S offers plenty of wholesome vegan options. 148 Depot Drive, Fort Pierce; facebook.com/thesstakeout; 772.461.8354 WEST END GRILL ST. LUCIE WEST Colorful eatery with patio space and music. 1680 St. Lucie W. Blvd., Fort Pierce; pslwestendgrill.com; 772.343.1146 WORLD FAMOUS NUNU’S SWEET SOUL FOOD Out-of-this-world soul food—all of the favorites you

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ASIAN PHO DELI Authentic Vietnamese restaurant in a casual setting with a counter-serve option and dishes from pho to bahn mi. 466 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.877.2133; 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.882.9584; phodelipsl.com RAMEN HANA AND WINGS Ramen that warms the mouth and soul. Choose between small and large plates of various ramen flavors or try the namesake wings in four flavors. 6935 Heritage Drive, Port St. Lucie; ramenhana.com; 772.444.7891 SEOUL GARDEN Korean establishment serving the culture’s favorites: kimbap, traditional han-sik, bi-bi-bop, and housemade kimchi available for market purchase. 2510 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce; seoulgardenkoreancuisine.com; 772.462.6588 WASABI THAI SUSHI Stop by Wasabi Thai for good food, large portions, and a delicate ambience—plus a full liquor bar. 217 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; wasabithaisushifl.com; 772.242.1310

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN THINK GREEK First a food truck and now a restaurant, Think Greek offers Greek classics with an American twist. 644 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; thinkgreekfl.com; 772.800.3128

INDIAN TAJ INDIAN Curries steal the show at this eatery that offers a wide range of cultural favorites in addition to vegan and Halal foods. 529 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie; tajpsl.com; 772.237.4567

ITALIAN ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA Along with mouth-watering pizzas, the family-run pizzeria also offers a variety of Italian appetizers, pastas, and salads. 1126 Colonnades Drive, Fort Pierce; orderangelinaspizzeria.com; 772.302.3591 FRANCESCA’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA Come to Francesa’s for tasty pizza and even tastier appetizers. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; francescaspizzapsl.com; 772.344.4748 PIE HOLE WOOD PIZZA Pizza pub with classic pizza, subs, wings, and salads served in a vintage-style setting with dark wood, stone and brick walls, shuffleboard, and charming outdoor seating. 2510 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce; pieholewoodpizza.com; 772.971.0120

RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA This family-owned restaurant boasts authentic Italian fare from a menu of more than 70 choices, as well as daily specials. 1145 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; ruffinos.net; 772.335.2988 TUTTO FRESCO An elegant Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating featuring upmarket entrées, steaks, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie; tuttofrescopsl.com; 772.464.8988

JAMAICAN JERK CITY Jerk City offers diners the best of island specialties for lunch and dinner. Favorites include curry goat and chicken, with specials like curry shrimp and crab. Catering is also available. 8007 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; jerkcity.com; 772.871.2552 ONE LOVE JAMAICAN This eatery serves up delectable seafood platters and authentic Jamaican dishes. Indulge in corn, crab legs, blue crabs, sausage, boiled egg, potatoes, and more. 3453 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie; onelove caribbeancuisineseafood.business.site; 772.985.3128

LATIN AMERICAN/CUBAN MERVIS’ CAFÉ & GRILL This Fort Pierce establishment doubles as a USPS contract unit and serves up one tasty Cuban sandwich that has locals coming back for more. They also offer satisfying bites like sweet plantains, croquettes, and empanadas. 402 S. 5th Street, Fort Pierce; merviscafe.com; 772.462.6600 PORT SAINT WICH Cuban café specializing in sandwiches, desserts, and Cuban coffee. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; portsaintlucierestaurant.com; 772.266.5152 THE MOFONGO KING This Puerto Rican outpost is known for its namesake mofongo—fried plantains stacked high with shrimp, tostones, and more. Bonus: Mofongo offers twofor-one draft beers every day of the week. 295 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; facebook.com/ themofongoking; 772.777.4080

MEXICAN CASA AMIGOS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT A hit with the locals, visit for a dynamite meal and atmosphere. 7950 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; casaamigosrest.com; 772.204.2744 LA HACIENDITA SUPER TAQUERIA Don’t let the quaint, unassuming atmosphere fool you—this hole-in-the-wall packs a punch with intense flavor at a small price. 3211 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.801.5090 TACO DIVE Open late, Taco Dive offers craft beers with their homemade Mexican fare featuring fresh

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ingredients. 10501 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie; 772.345.3483; 2025 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.448.8477; tacodive.com TAQUERIA MONTANO’S This restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; taqueriamontano.com; 772.777.3406 ZAPATA’S MEXICAN GRILL Zapata’s has eye-catching decor and even more eye-catching drinks and meals. Drop by for tasty, authentic Mexican food. 6700 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; zapatasmexicancuisine.com; 772.464.7288

PORTUGUESE FERNANDO’S DOCKSIDE GRILLE Take a tour along the Atlantic with Chef Fernando Dovale, who is whipping up Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine. 2214 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie; fernandosdocksidegrille.com; 772.337.1110

SEAFOOD 12A BUOY Wide array of dishes in a casual setting, leaving both stomachs and wallets happy. 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce; 12abuoy.com; 772.672.4524

COBB’S LANDING A quality waterfront dining experience, the menu features hearty servings of pasta, seafood, and meat, along with live entertainment and a buzzing mojito bar. 200 N. Indian River Drive Suite 4424, Fort Pierce; cobbs-landing.com; 772.460.9014 CRABBY’S DOCKSIDE Enjoy fresh catches like stuffed grouper and hogfish snapper, plus other entrées including pasta, pizza, and more. Signature drinks like the rum punch—and amazing views of the inlet and lagoon—round out the experience at this new location. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; crabbysdocksideftpierce.com; 772.252.5672 HARBOR COVE BAR & GRILL Located inside the Harbor Town Marina, Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges waterfront views and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce; harborcovebargrill.four-food.com; 772.429.5303 ON THE EDGE BAR & GRILL Thirst-quenching drinks, splendorous seafood eats, and bar and grill favorites enjoyed waterfront with sunset views—what’s not to love? 1136 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; ontheedgebarandgrill.com; 772.882.9729 PELICAN YACHT CLUB Members can expect excellent service, beautiful sunsets, and dishes like Asian-glazed short ribs. 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; pelicanyachtclub.com; 772.464.2700

STEAK HOUSE BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE Buffalo Chophouse has all your steak house favorites with none of the compromise. 918 SW Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie; buffalo-chophouse.com; 772.621.7900 MEATING STREET STEAK & SEAFOOD The Lamarra family offers USDA Prime steaks, seafood, and indulgent sides at their Tradition outpost. 10553 SW Meeting St., Port St. Lucie; meatingstreet.com; 772.348.3805 OAK AND EMBER STEAKHOUSE Local favorite Chef Kyle G brings you Oak and Ember, a classic steak house with delectable meats, sides, and craft cocktails. 848 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie; oakandembersteakhouse.com; 772.224.2553 THE FORT STEAKHOUSE A modern take on the classic steak house executed with elegant, rich dishes and a sophisticated yet colorful atmosphere. 106 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; thefortsteakhouse.com; 772.882.9131

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY BEACH BOWLS FORT PIERCE Organic, fresh fruit blended into smoothies and bowls in the heart of downtown. 217 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; beachbowlsfortpierce.com; 772.448.4097 ❖

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Take a drive to Vero Beach this month—you won’t be disappointed. McKee Botanical Garden is currently hosting two enrapturing exhibits: The twelfth annual Motor Car Exhibition will debut February 12 with 40 must-see exotic cars stationed around the garden, including a 1958 Ferrari California Spyder and a 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the amazing Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors, on view through May 1. Learn more about these events at stuartmagazine.com/exoticexhibits.

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