Stuart Magazine December 2021

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HOLIDAY STYLE Sexy-chic party looks & festive tabletop designs



The most magical cities to visit in winter

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Contents DECEMBER 2021


28 Winter Wonderlands

Magical cities that truly come alive in winter

By Lindsay Lambert Day

34 Eat, Drink, Be Merry!

Local designers herald in the holiday season with festive tabletop creations By Kerry Shorr

Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

40 Holiday Heat



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Sexy-chic style for all of your holiday shindigs Photography by Ian Jacob



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Contents In Every Issue 10 Editor’s Note 12 Publisher’s Note 53 Flavor

Local dining guide

60 Hot Shots

Photos from recent events

64 Surf Report

What’s up on



24 Dunes, Clyde Butcher

Fine art photographer Clyde Butcher, fun stocking stuffer ideas, local theater not to miss this month, and more

18 Character

A former pro wakeboarder builds a therapeutic horse facility in Jupiter Farms to help children



15 Buzz

20 Wellness

Multi-use products to protect your skin and hair this winter

22 Off the Charts

A custom Conch 25 Bay Boat for both offshore and back country enthusiasts

24 Wanderlust

Laid-back luxury and adventure in Snowmass, Colorado

Usher in the holidays at a host of December events in Vero Beach

ON THE COVER Photographer: Ian Jacob Location: Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm Beach Dress: Oscar de la Renta Diamonds: Provident Jewelry, Jupiter Yacht: Sovereign Yacht Sales




26 Vero Life

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Editor’s note

Be the magic!



hhh, December. It’s that wondrous time of year again, when city streets twinkle with lights, Santa clones are spotted at pub crawls, and jingly tunes seem to be streaming from the sky, making even the most menial everyday chores feel jolly. Christmas is back, y’all.... Are you ready for it? I think it’s important to acknowledge, though, that not everyone may be feeling the magic during the holiday season. And that’s perfectly okay. Maybe you suffered a loss last year. Maybe this COVID thing is still affecting your life in a negative way. Maybe finances aren’t what they used to be and gifting has been downsized. Or maybe you find yourself having to spend the holidays alone this year, for whatever reason. All of that is A-OK. You don’t have to spend a ton of money or attend a slew of parties to celebrate. Find your own joy, whether that be exploring a new local spot with your pet, reaching out to a loved one for a warm conversation, cooking yourself a delicious meal, volunteering to help other people or animals, or planning your next big adventure. Be your own magic. But if you are feeling it this year, hopefully this issue of Stuart Magazine will kick your holiday spirit into higher gear! On page 40, we showcase some gorgeous party looks for your fashionista pleasure. And on page 34, a few local designers reveal their stunning ideas for setting your holiday table this year. Looking to travel this winter? Check out one of our top picks for the perfect ski trip on page 24, and turn to page 28 to read about some of the cities around the world that epitomize the vibe of a “winter wonderland” for a variety of reasons. Of course, you’ll also find all of the regular content that you have come to expect each month, like the Character profile, Wellness story, Off the Charts boat review, Flavor dining section, and more. I hope to connect with more of you personally in the coming year. So please reach out to me about anything that’s on your mind. Have an idea about someone or something that might make for a great feature in the mag? Let me know! Want to offer your thoughts on what we’ve been doing with the magazine? Feedback is great! You can reach me anytime at the email below. Peace, blessings, and happy holidays to you!

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can’t believe 2021 is coming to an end. The good news is that many of us will be traveling more over the holidays and going to more festive parties and events compared to last year’s smaller gatherings. The days of staying away from everyone are over, and it’s such a relief getting back to some normalcy. Our December issue is filled with ideas on where to travel this winter season. Perhaps you’ll become inspired to make your vacation plans. I am looking forward to reading about some of the cities and luxury ski resorts on these pages. My husband and I always host Thanksgiving and Christmas at our home with our family. While we haven’t made vacation plans yet, I intend to take at least a long weekend away over this winter season. As we look to the new year, the January and February issues will feature our “Home Resource Guide” special advertising section, with plenty of ideas on where to shop for the home. As I mentioned before, many of us have taken a more vested interest in remodeling and redecorating. I am done with most of our inside renovations, so now it’s on to creating a new backyard and updating our landscaping. I would love to hear your recommendations on whom to call on for gaining some creative ideas. Feel free to email me with suggestions. As you enjoy our December issue and learn more about what makes our tri-county area so special, I hope you will also continue visiting and sign up for our Stuart Insider’s Guide weekly e-newsletter to keep up with current events and news. I want to thank you for your loyal readership of Stuart Magazine and your continued support. We are your local magazine and resource, and our upscale brand continues to serve this community we love. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime as we move into 2022. Happy holidays!

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Clockwise from top: Loxahatchee River, Cayo Costa, and Wilderness Waterway by Clyde Butcher

Achromatic APPROACH


lorida landscapes are known for their vivid color—but award-winning fine art photographer Clyde Butcher has made a name for himself capturing breathtaking images of the Sunshine State in shades of gray. This month, the artist showcases some of his work at the MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center in Port St. Lucie. The traveling exhibition—Living Waters and the Florida Landscape—will be at the center through December 23 before moving to the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Gallery in Fort Pierce (January 7 to 31). The exhibition includes 29 of the self-taught artist’s large-format photographs, which aim to drive awareness to the delicate beauty of our state’s natural resources and the threats that besiege them. —Skye Sherman DECEMBER 2021 | STUART

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The National Navy SEAL Museum earns special recognition


NATIONAL RECOGNITION Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter


Pet-Friendly Fun

POOCH PLUNGE Kick off the holiday season with a festive dip with your four-legged friend


rab a towel and head to Stuart’s Sailfish Splash Waterpark December 4 for a day of frolicking you won’t soon forget. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will host its seventh annual Santa Paws Holiday Pooch Plunge beginning at 10 a.m., including music, food trucks, a 50/50 raffle, selfies with Santa, and more. It’s the perfect way to spend the day with your family—but don’t forget to bring your pooch because this event is really about him! There are 45-minute swim sessions available to dogs who want to splash in the park ($10/ dog, pre-registration required). Guests are encouraged to bring a toy, treats, or food for House of Hope’s pet donation drive. You can also help The Humane Society by participating in the Home for the Holidays foster campaign and giving a shelter pet a warm home for the holidays (beginning December 20) or by donating to the society’s Holiday Drive to Save Lives fundraising campaign.


ort Pierce is now home to a memorial with national significance. U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy co-led an amendment to the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act that officially designates the memorial at the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce a national memorial site. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill this fall, helping to ensure our nation’s warriors are never forgotten. The museum—which exists on the training grounds of the Frogmen, the original Navy combat divers—preserves the history of the SEALs with exhibits that inform and educate on their role in protecting our country. Visitors can check out unique weapons, watercraft, and combat vehicles used by SEALs, including a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The museum’s memorial wall was added in 2009, and the memorial garden and living beach were introduced this past May.

In Memoriam



illie Daniels, one of the original Highwaymen who made national history with his art, passed away in September after a long illness. Born in 1951, Daniels quickly made a name for himself among the Florida Highwaymen, a group of 26 self-taught African-American artists who painted vivid scenes of historic Florida and sold them from the trunks of their Willie Daniels cars for $25 to $35 apiece—often with the paint still wet. “In the 1990s, the entrepreneurs earned the name ‘the Highwaymen’ for the way they sold door-to-door and along the side of the road, especially along the eastern coast of Florida on U.S. 1 and A1A,” explains AJ Brown, Daniels’ god-niece and a second-generation

Everglades Reflections, Willie Daniels

painter carrying on the legacy of the Highwaymen. Although he was a successful painter for more than 50 years, Daniels lived what Brown describes as “a meager lifestyle,” and his generosity with his art afforded thousands of antique dealers, authors, and friends the opportunity to own one of his nostalgic creations. Daniels was a humble man, yet his striking compositions can be found everywhere from homes across America to the White House.


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Emily’s Picks


Stocking Stuffers



he presents are picked out, and the big items are all spoken for…. But what about the smaller stuff? To help you fill those stockings, I’ve sourced a few showstopping small gifts— from a fashionable leather scrunchie to delicious Belgian chocolates. For the nutrition-conscious loves in your life, Clevr serves up lattes with a side of superfoods. Grab a stack of these little packets, which come in lots of different varieties. I love the look of a beautifully wrapped placemat in a stocking, and these festive finds from MacKenzie-Childs make the perfect holiday collectible. Locally, Initial Styles on Indiantown Road is full of cool stuffers like these unique exfoliating sugar scrubs. And on the tech front, I’ve heard great things about the de-stressing benefits of this new device, Xen, by West Palm Beach–based Neuvana. Here’s to a happy and stress-free holiday! XO, Emily

SEASON’S EATINGS Gingerbread forest placemats, $85/set of four, MacKenzie-Childs,

HAIR HELP Vegan leather scrunchie in fig, $32, Emi Jay,

What’s on stage this month at the Sunrise, Barn, & Lyric COURTESY OF SUNRISE THEATRE

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December 2: Friends! The Musical Parody Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $42; December 4: Sunrise Theatre & AEG Present The Outlaws with the Pat Travers Band Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $43; December 11: St. Lucie Ballet & Treasure Coast Youth Ballet Present The Nutcracker Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $40;

ZEN TECH Xen device box set, $399, Neuvana,

December 11-12: Always... Patsy Cline Barn Theatre, Stuart; tickets start at $15; December 12: “A Peter White Christmas” with Mindy Abair and Vincent Ingala Lyric Theatre, Stuart; tickets start at $42;

LATTE LOVE Superfood SuperLattes, $28 (14 servings), Clevr,

SUGAR RUSH Chocolate swatch stack, $24, Dylan’s Candy Bar,

December 12: Willjam Productions Presents The Four Tops with Special Guest Peter Lemongello Jr. Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $58; December 16: “An Intimate Evening with David Foster” Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $70; December 26: The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine Presents The Nutcracker Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce; tickets start at $48;

MINTY FRESH Exfoliating sugar scrub, $30, Initial Styles, Jupiter,

December 30: Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home for the Holidays Lyric Theatre, Stuart; tickets start at $47;


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An Equestrian Dream MARITIME ARTIST AND FORMER PRO WAKEBOARDER MONIQUE RICHTER HAS A PASSION FOR HORSES THAT HAS LED HER TO JUPITER FARMS TO OPEN A FACILITY SHE HOPES WILL HELP CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES place in the 2006 National Championship for the women’s open division and continued on a decade-long career in the sport. In 2015, however, she suffered a broken toe that forced her to retire from the sport. She switched gears, embarking on a career in boat transport in St. Thomas, eventually becoming a captain. Richter had also shown talent in her early years in another area: art. She began studying boat exteriors and, believing she could make them look better, she gave it a shot. Just like that, the multifaceted Richter with mini horses Muffin and Lil Buck (in foreground)


Floridian was on to her next big success. Mixing modern, faux teakwood painting with Old World gold and platinum leaf lettering, she creates smashing exteriors on big-ticket sportfishing boats for the likes of Johnny Depp and Jimmy Buffet, as well as a variety of international boatbuilders including Viking Yachts. She works for 53 builders in total and paints around 20 boats a month. But her love of horses never went away. She longed for the feeling she used to have as a young girl riding in Davie, and last summer, she decided to do something about it. She bought 10 acres in Jupiter Farms with the intention of transforming it into Blue Ridge Farms, her own personal horse farm—but with purpose. “I have made enough money painting boats to live my dream of being around horses and helping others understand them,” she says. She plans to use the farm and her horses to help children with disabilities. On weekends, the property will be open to the public, allowing kids to pet and interact with the horses. Once kids become comfortable enough, they can ride her miniature horses and hopefully develop fulfilling friendships with the equines. Richter plans to offer more intense horse therapy in the future. “I hope to implement equine therapy to promote children’s mental and physical health, but I need to wait a while until everything is



loved riding horses as a child,” says Monique Richter, who recently relocated to Jupiter Farms from her hometown of Fort Lauderdale. The longtime professional wakeboarder always dreamed of opening her own facility, and now that dream is coming true. “My parents sent me to horse camp in Davie during summers, and I also did dressage,” recalls Richter. But her life turned from horses to the water at age 16. A talented wakeboarder, she took second

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Richter with two of her horses, Grutski (left) and Djura

running smoothly before we begin,” she says. “My horse trainer will have expertise in equine therapy. I also want to breed mini horses and continue to implement more interaction with children and horses on a beginner’s level.” Currently, Blue Ridge Farms includes Richter’s 3,000-square-foot home, plus a 16-stall barn and a mini barn for her three beloved miniature horses. She rescued two and saved one from slaughter—and she is thrilled that they have become part of her life. “Mini horses live to be 50, and the

bigger ones can live to age 30,” she says. “It’s wonderful! I want them around for a long time.” She has enlisted the help of local horse expert Alex Bambauer to care for the horses while she is away painting boats. She plans to board other horses during the dressage season and will also have a wedding venue on the property. The oak tree–covered property is still under construction but, says Richter, “there will be lots of trees, a walk-through archway with vines, a 30-foot fountain, and we already have a lake on the property.”

“It is so beautiful here,” she continues. “I have a tropical theme and am using black and white for the colors in honor of the horses.” She is also redesigning the paddocks so the horses will be able to come right up to her house and peep through the large windows that overlook the farm. “I want to see the horses every day,” she says. “I love Jupiter Farms. I found my happy place.” If you are interested in visiting the facility, please email (Instagram: @blueridge_farms) ❖


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Although minimal in South Florida, seasonal changes can impact our skin and hair health in big ways. These multi-use items work overtime to keep skin soothed, hair smoothed, and your winter routine streamlined so you can pack light for your holiday travels. by ABIGAIL DUFFY

POLISHED UP Dull winter skin, be gone! Earth Harbor Citrine Sea Purifying Exfoliation Potion can be used in a trifecta of flaky skin–banishing ways: as a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a leave-on face mask. Fine Atlantic Ocean sea salt and turmeric brighten while jojoba oil, coconut oil, and shea butter pack in the moisture. $20, Jar the Zero Waste Shop, Stuart

EMERGENCY CONTACT If your winter skin is past the point of no return, turn to La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Therapeutic MultiPurpose Cream. This fragrance-free balm restores a broken-down skin barrier on the face, lips, body, and hands almost overnight. $16, Ulta Beauty, Stuart

BREAD WINNER If you want to pack light for a winter getaway, Bread Beauty Supply Everyday Gloss Hair Oil has your hair needs covered. It boasts Kakadu plum oil for scalp health, strengthening safflower oil, and triglycerides for silkiness. Use it as an overnight hair mask, a pre-shampoo treatment, a shine enhancer, a leave-in hydrator, or a scalp-massage oil. $24, Sephora, Jensen Beach


SWEET SPRITZ In winter, maintaining a healthy moisture barrier is key. Cocokind Rosewater Facial Toner is a soothing spray that helps balance the skin’s pH while soothing and hydrating. It also sets makeup with a dewy finish and can be used as a subtle rose fragrance. $17, Target, Stuart CULT CLASSIC There’s a reason Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream has remained almost unchanged since 1926: It’s a universal savior. The soothing viola tricolor, calendula, and chamomile in this balm-like lotion can be slathered on anything that ails you—from chapped lips and cracked skin to unruly flyaways and dry cuticles. It can also be used as a luminous highlighter or as a makeup primer. $17, Target, Stuart

KEEP IT REAL The efficient and effective RMS Raw Coconut Cream does it all: It removes makeup, cleanses the skin, and moisturizes the face and body. The pure and unrefined coconut oil carries antibacterial properties and can help nourish cold weather–tormented skin. $18,


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henever he finds time for a break from caring for pets at his busy Stuart Sound Animal Hospital, Dr. Chris Steers’ mind invariably wanders toward the water and fishing. Although formerly the owner of a pair of boats—one offshore center console and a second back country boat—the idea of having a single vessel to serve two purposes was intriguing. During a boat show visit, Steers had a conversation with the owner of Stuart-based R&R Boatworks that set his mind in motion. R&R is a custom builder of the popular Conch Boats line of


center consoles and at the time was in the development stage of a new hybrid bay/offshore model that might be ideal for this dual-purpose boat that Steers had been imagining. The thought of being involved in the custom layout of specifi




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From left: Dr. Chris Steers and his wife, Cheryl; seating in front of the console. Opposite page from top: The custom Conch 25 out for a cruise; one-of-a-kind metal work and a 7-inch Simrad EVO 3 MFD in the console.


mechanical systems and LENGTH: 25 feet fishing features appealed to BEAM: 8 feet, 9 inches Steers, as it was one of the DRAFT: 12 inches (hull) details he demanded nothing WEIGHT: 3,500 pounds short of perfection on. After (300 Mercury power) shopping many other brands, DEADRISE: 16 degrees this was the area where other FUEL: 130 gallons builders had repeatedly fallen MAX HP: 450 short of the mark for him. The ability to work directly with Conch Boats and have a hand in this aspect of the build would ultimately be a deciding factor in his decision. After numerous conversations with the builder, Steers secured a spot in line for one of the first new Conch 25 Bay Boats to leave the R&R shop. The 25 Bay Boat is custom-built in various configurations to suit each owner’s needs. For Steers, a second station was a must for sight fishing, and his one-of-a-kind metal work was designed for easy access and features steering and controls along with a 7-inch Simrad EVO 3 MFD slave unit to work in conjunction with a pair of 12-inch Simrad units mounted at the helm below. A pair of 40-gallon live wells were added for live bait fishing, a go-to technique in South Florida. For power, up to 450-HP can be added to the Conch 25, but Steers chose a 350-HP Mercury Verado that easily pushes the Conch past the 50 mph mark. A pair of 8-inch Power Pole Blades were color-matched to the boat, and a 36V

MinnKota Terrova trolling motor was installed for spot-specifi boat positioning while fishing solo. On the day his new boat was delivered, Steers was convinced that the George LaBonte, sheer aesthetics of the 25 who writes this Bay Boat alone would be column, has been enough to stop every passa charter fishing erby for a closer look. After captain in Jupiter for a deeper dive into the build nearly 40 years (edgesportfishing. quality, it was clear to him com). He also has hosted the telethat he got exactly what vision series Florida Sportsman Best he’d been after and that Boat and Florida Sportsman Project Conch Boats didn’t disapDreamboat for five seasons. point at any turn. ❖


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Clockwise from top left: Views from Viceroy Snowmass; the majestic Viceroy Snowmass; skiing beneath bluebird skies; Snowmass Base Village with a view of the rink and Limelight Hotel; après-ski at Base Camp Bar & Grill.

loridians have it made when it comes to sand, sea, and surf—but for snow, we have to travel (who’s complaining?). Aspen tops many a winter bucket list, but its chill little sister, Snowmass—elevation 8,209 feet—sits just around the corner. The gold standard of ski mountains, Aspen and Snowmass share terrain in the Roaring Fork Valley, making the scenery just as pictureperfect as the skiing. In Snowmass, however, the vibe is more laid-back: Rather than a ritzy reservation to see and be seen, après-ski here looks like playing games on an ice-skating rink (skate rentals are free!) or swinging by the s’mores cart and finding a communal firepit at which to toast your treat. Despite the regularly single-digit temperatures of Colorado high country, the environment of Snowmass is warm and welcoming. Go during the heart of winter and you’ll get a good understanding of the name “Snowmass.” The weeks that bring a royal dumping of powder are arguably the best time to visit for a welcome



IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO HIT THE SLOPES THIS WINTER, SNOWMASS, COLORADO BECKONS WITH SOME OF THE NATION’S BEST SKIING—AND A FRIENDLY, LAID-BACK VIBE change of pace. Fly out of Palm Beach International, with a quick connection in Dallas, and be from sea to snow in about eight hours; upon landing at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Snowmass. Around 95 percent of the lodging in Snowmass is ski-in/ski-out, so there are many good accommodation options, but treat yourself and book a room at the Viceroy Snowmass ( Located at the foot of Snowmass Mountain, the property is a stone’s throw from the Assay Hill chairlift. Framed by majestic peaks, the hotel was ranked the number-one resort in Colorado in the 2021 World’s Best Awards survey by Travel + Leisure. Guests love the Viceroy’s convenient location, luxe amenities, ski valet service, and supply of ski and snowboard rental equipment by Four Mountain Sports. And after a long day on the slopes, nothing rejuvenates fatigued muscles better than an Ute-inspired treatment in the 7,000-square-foot spa designed by Jean Michel-Gathy. On-mountain, the diverse 3,300-acre terrain


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of Snowmass has both challenging runs for the long-initiated and routes accessible to beginners. With 98 trails, 20 chairlifts, and three terrain parks, you’re free to roam, at least while the lifts are open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As the ski day winds down, Base Village— which recently wrapped a $600 million facelift that introduced new buildings, amenities, and public spaces—heats up. Located at the base of the Snowmass Ski Area where the Elk Camp Gondola and Village Express lifts terminate, it’s the hub of activity in Snowmass. The other main area is the Snowmass Mall, a multilevel open-air plaza with shops, restaurants, ski outfitters, firepits, live music, and more. While the distance is walkable, a gondola colloquially known as Skittles (for its cars painted in pops of primary colors) runs between the two. Breakfast is unarguably the most important meal of the day when your itinerary consists of high altitudes and heavy exertion. Pop into JÜS Snowmass ( for healthy options, The Crêpe Shack ( to load up on carbs, or Fuel ( to

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Clockwise from top left: Under the gondola in Snowmass; indulge in a tasty crêpe; take a ride on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster.

rub elbows with locals (and devour a truly memorable breakfast burrito). For lunch, grab grub on the slopes—there are seven on-mountain restaurants to choose from— then head back out there to work up an appetite for dinner. In the evening, dine at Slow Groovin Chophouse ( for mouthwatering barbecue with a killer mountain view or The Edge Restaurant & Bar ( for a menu inspired by the alpine cuisines of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland—because nothing replaces all the calories you burned on the slopes quite so deliciously as a giant pot of Gruyère and Emmentaler fondue. Equally hearty and delicious options can be found at The Stew Pot (, the oldest restaurant in Snowmass and a local institution, which offers both everyday favorites and a rotating selection of special stews and soups. Beyond eating and boarding, another thrilling Snowmass adventure is the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, which spans more than a mile through forest terrain, treating riders to untouched mountain trails at speeds of up to 28 mph (you control your own speed). A tubing hill, included in your ticket, is also nearby for the perfect day in Snowmass, sans gear. ❖

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Vero Life

There’s no shortage of local events and activities for Vero Beach residents to usher in the holidays this month b y C AT H Y C H E S T N U T


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ecember in Vero Beach brings an ideal climate that invites locals to get outside and explore the area’s parks, shorelines, downtown streets, and cultural events. This month, get out there and connect with the community, celebrate the holidays, and perhaps learn a few new skills for the new year. DECEMBER 3: FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL Stroll the galleries, shops, and restaurants along 14th Avenue. Historic Downtown Arts District, 5 to 8 p.m., free, DECEMBER 4: ANNUAL VERO BEACH CHRISTMAS PARADE A sparkling, 37-year tradition organized by the Oceanside Business Association, along with a 3K race and a holiday farmers market. Ocean Drive, 6 to 7:30 p.m., free, DECEMBER 4: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS MARKET A monthly market featuring handmade arts, crafts, food items, and more made by dynamic local youth, with proceeds benefi ting the Environmental Learning Center. 255 Live Oak Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free,

Pick Up Pickleball!

If you’ve been curious about this fun sport, you’re in luck: You can learn to play for free this month! International Pickleball Tennis Professional Association–certified teacher, referee, and trainer Dereck Prinze offers an introduction to pickleball on December 8 and 22, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., at the Indian River Intergenerational Recreation Center (free for groups of four).


Don’t miss Ballet Vero Beach’s Nutracker on Indian River at Tree House Vero Beach (above); the annual Vero Beach Christmas Parade returns December 4 (right).

DECEMBER 4: H.A.L.O.’S LOVE AT FIRST BITE Gourmet food and wine stations, the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show (as seen on America’s Got Talent), the RhythmTrail Steel Drum Band, and a live auction emceed by Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers to raise funds for H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue. Rock City Gardens, 6 to 9 p.m., $100 (includes complimentary valet parking), halorescuefl.or DECEMBER 10: HIBISCUS CHILDREN’S CENTER CANDLELIGHT BALL Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing outdoors to support youth residing at the Hibiscus Village. Bellewood Plantation, 6 to 10 p.m., $250, DECEMBER 12: ART IN THE PARK A fine art and crafts show featuring a wide array of genres and mediums presented by Vero Beach Art Club. Humiston Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free, DECEMBER 20-22: NUTCRACKER FOR ALL AND NUTCRACKER ON THE INDIAN RIVER Original, one-hour productions of the holiday classic with a Florida flora and fauna twist by Ballet Vero Beach. Tree House Vero Beach, tickets start at $10, ❖ *Please follow the most recent CDC guidelines for social gatherings indoors and outside.


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Reykjavík’s snowcapped city skyline highlighted by the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church

Reykjavík, Iceland WINTER SCENE: Iceland is one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights, but in February, its capital city comes alive with a different kind of light—the Winter Light Festival. The annual event in Reykjavík brings with it installations, outdoor art, and large-scale projections and lighting features that turn the facades of various buildings (such as Hallgrímskirkja church) into larger-than-life canvases and kaleidoscopes. Even if you don’t make it to Reykjavík for the


Winter Lights Festival, you can head to Tjornin Pond to take in the charming winter scene, where locals and tourists alike gather on the frozen surface to ice skate and play hockey.


Of course, no trip to Iceland would be complete without a dip in one of the area’s famous geothermal lagoons. There’s the ever-popular Blue Lagoon, but there are also some lesser-known gems scattered throughout the area. Last spring, the city introduced a new option, Sky


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Clockwise from top left: Harpa concert hall; Sky Lagoon; Tides restaurant at Reykjavík EDITION; Dill, Reykjavík’s must-visit Michelin-star restaurant; Borg29, one of the city’s five food halls.

Lagoon, located within Skerjafjörður fjord just a few kilometers from downtown Reykjavík. Here, visitors can soak in a 75-meter infinity-edge geothermal pool; experience a traditional, seven-step spa ritual; and enjoy Icelandic beer, tasting plates, and other treats. Art lovers won’t want to leave town without a visit to Höfuðstöðin to check out the permanent and wildly colorful large-scale installation Chromo Sapiens

by contemporary artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (who creates under the name Shoplifter). To view more contemporary art, plus modern works and sculptures, spend time wandering around all three of Reykjavík Art Museum’s well-curated sites. For a culture fix, take in a live dance or jazz performance at Reykjavík’s waterfront Harpa concert hall. Designed by Denmark’s Henning Larsen Architects and Iceland’s Batteríið Architects, with a geometric facade by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, the modern venue celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2021.



To make the most of the city’s stunning landscape views, book a room at the brand-new Reykjavík EDITION, which opened near Harpa concert hall by Old Harbor port in November. The sleek hotel overlooks the harbor, Mt. Esja, and Snæfellsjökull glacier and is within walking distance of Laugavegur Street shopping. If you don’t mind staying a bit farther from the city, head to the

ultra-luxe Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland in Grindavik, 40 minutes from Reykjavík, where you can enjoy an immersive Icelandic spa experience. Guests have exclusive access to a private section of the Blue Lagoon; sophisticated dining at the Michelinrecommended Moss restaurant; and soothing, Scandi-chic design at every turn. For the utmost relaxation, try “float therapy,” the spa’s newest treatment, which targets bone structure and joints and helps relieve spinal tension.


From moody and minimalist to theatrical and atmospheric, restaurants in Reykjavík run the gamut. Highlights include Dill, the city’s only Michelin-star restaurant, where sustainability, along with dishes prepared in modern and traditional Icelandic styles, take center stage. (Some of Reykjavík’s Michelin-recommended restaurants include Matur ogg Drykkur, Óx, and Sümac.) Also worth adding to your itinerary: a casual culinary crawl to all five of the city’s lively and tasty food halls—Borg29, Grandi-Mathöll, Hlemmur-Mathöll, Mathöll-Stjörnutorgi, and Mathöll Höfði.


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Montréal, Canada



WINTER SCENE: It’s true, this city in Canada’s Québec province can be bitingly cold come wintertime. But travelers bold enough to brave the frigid temps will be rewarded with enchanting, only-in-winter experiences—like Montréal en Lumiere (Montréal in Lights). The annual winter festival shines bright every February with light installations, performances, and a culinary showcase that brings out 500 chefs, wine producers, and speakers for cooking workshops, demos, and tastings. Traveling with family? Consider visiting in January or February for Fêtes des Neiges (Snow Festival), a family-friendly event that takes place on weekends in downtown Montréal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau—think ice skating, outdoor winter games, and cultural shows.


From top: An illuminated downtown in winter; Montréal en Lumiere happens in February; there’s lots of wintry fun to be had during Fêtes des Neiges in the city’s Parc Jean-Drapeau.


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Clockwise from top right: Montréal Museum of Fine Arts; the city comes alive with colorful light installations; a must-see art experience by OASIS Immersion at Palais des Congrès de Montréal; Vogue Hotel Montréal Downtown.


Travelers who like a bit of glitz and glam will find it at the Vogue Hotel Montréal Downtown. Even if you don’t stay in one of its contemporary rooms or suites, consider swinging by for a warming cocktail under the stained-glass dome ceiling in La Societe, the hotel’s Parisian-inspired bar. For a homestyle stay (in-unit kitchens and laundry), check in to Hotel Griffintown. The modern apartment-style hotel opened in 2020 in the former Griffi town industrial district and is just steps from art galleries,

shops, and restaurants. The Ritz-Carlton, Montréal celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022. The European-inspired hotel is home to Maison Boulud, where French dishes are prepared with seasonal local ingredients. Warm up between sightseeing stops in the hotel’s Palm Court for afternoon tea or take a dip in the spa’s saltwater pool while taking in the skyline views. C. POMERLEAU

movie theaters, restaurants, and more over a distance of 20plus miles. Stop by L’Art des Artisans du Québec, in RÉSO’s Complexe Desjardins, for locally made crafts including woodwork and blown glass. In RÉSO’s Centre Eaton de Montréal, grab a bite at Time Out Market—the popular food hall opened in 2019 and brings together some of the city’s best restaurants, including Le Red Tiger and Moleskine, in the same space. For an immersive art experience, head to the ground floor of Palais des Congrès de Montréal, where you will find a new permanent exhibit by OASIS Immersion, RECHARGER/Unwind. The visual and aural experience unfolds over three stages— relaxation, stimulation, and reconnection—and features three immersive galleries, two light installations, a lounge, and a café. If you want to get in some world-class skiing, Tremblant is just a 90-minute drive northwest from Montréal.


Montréal is often referred to as the culinary capital of Canada, and French fare is easy to find here (try Chef Simon Mathys’s new spot, Mastard, where seasonal produce and wild ingredients come together in weekly table d’hôte menus). But several international-style restaurants are definitely worth seeking out as well. Among them: Kamuy, a lively new Caribbean restaurant by Chef Paul Toussaint, and Chef Takuya Matsuda’s Okey Kyujiro, the first omakase sushi restaurant of its kind in Montréal. And why even go to Montréal if you don’t indulge in poutine? Try a straight-up classic at Paul Patates, find a luxurious lobster version at Le Garde-Manger (the dish helped Chuck Hughes beat Bobby Flay in a round of competitive cooking on Iron Chef America), or choose from a list of ingredients at Poutineville to create a custom order.


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Zürich, Switzerland

From top: Lindenhof is the historical site of a Roman castle in Zürich and overlooks the River Limmat; the city's charming cobblestone streets.


WINTER SCENE: Snow-covered spires and cobblestone streets turn Zürich into a magical scene each winter. In early winter, the city really comes alive with its twinkling Christmas markets. Highlights include Christkindlimarkt at Zürich Main Station, a 140-stall indoor market whose centerpiece is a 32-foot-tall Christmas tree decorated with thousands of sparkling Swarovski crystals, and Christmas Market Dörfli in the Old Town’s Niederdorf quarter. At the open-air winter village, you’ll find artisanal crafts, plus traditional, cheesy Swiss treats such as fondue and raclette. Even just

walking around the city puts you in the holiday spirit, as many major city streets are illuminated with colorful lights throughout the season. Don’t miss the 23,000 twinkling lights of Lucy, a kilometer-long installation that hovers above the Bahnhofstrasse; the colorful Christmas stars above Löwenplatz; and Casino Zürich, whose facade is completely sheathed in glowing gold lights.


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Kerzenwerk, at the foot of Uetliberg mountain, welcome visitors of all ages with options ranging from traditional beeswax to multicolored paraffin. (Many candle workshops are open on a limited basis, so be sure to plan accordingly.). Beyond the holidays, Zürich is an ideal base for snowy outdoor adventures. Several toboggan runs (Chäserrugg, Engelberg, and Uetliberg), ski slopes (Flumserberg and Sattel-Hochstuckli), and ice-skating rinks (Dolder open-air rink; Lachen Ice Rink by Lake Zürich) are easily accessible either in or near the city. Afterward, warm up with a steamy soak at the Zürich Thermal Baths.


Clockwise from top left: Zürich is a skier’s paradise; the majestic Dolder Grand hotel; the city streets are blanketed in festive lights during the holidays; the Michelin-two-star Pavillon restaurant, located inside the five-star Baur au Lac hotel.


Zürich’s restaurants offer everything from Michelin-star cuisine to quick, traditional eats. To experience the former in a funky setting, make a reservation at Maison Manesse. Its colorful, often veggie-forward creations are served in a cozy, contemporary dining room complete with white brick walls and an artfully paint-splattered bar. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy Haus Hiltl. Founded in 1898, the beloved Zürich institution is said to be the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant. Build your own plate at the massive buffet, order à la carte in the sit-down café, or kick off a day of sightseeing with a fresh juice or latte. Searching for authentically Swiss take-home treats? Stop by Teuscher for a box of Champagne truffles and Sprüngli for Luxemburgerli macarons and beautiful chocolate bars chock-full of everything from dried fruits to whole buttery hazelnuts.


Toss a silky chocolate truffle in any direction and you’re sure to hit an elegant, grand hotel. For a serene setting in the middle of the city, check in at Baur au Lac, which sits in its own meticulously manicured park. Try to score a reservation at its Michelin-two-star restaurant, Pavillon, and enjoy a cocktail and some prime people-watching in the lobby bar, Le Hall. Another option is the Dolder Grand, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city and a destination unto itself. Hole up in the storied hotel’s sleek, Japanese-inspired spa, which was conceptualized by master spa designer Sylvia Sepielli. If you’re an art buff, borrow an “art iPad” from the concierge and take a self-guided tour of the hotel’s 100-plus-piece collection featuring works in a range of mediums by great artists like Takashi Murakami and Salvador Dalí, among others. ❖


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Baylee Knipe, Baylee Deyon Design, Palm City

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“I wanted to create a setting that felt like Florida but with a bohemian vibe that didn’t feel beachy,” says designer Baylee Knipe of Baylee Deyon Design. On the backyard patio overlooking a preserve teeming with wildlife like birds, raccoons, squirrels, and the occasional bobcat, Knipe hung golden, arabesque-shaped ornaments in glittery mesh from the pergola above the outdoor dining table. She dressed the table with an ivory faux fur runner from Home Goods and accented it with a mélange of glass and ceramic trees, deer-shaped tea lights, bunches of pampas grass, and glass pillars filled with loose gold and silver bells and twinkling LED lights. White plates with “Merry Christmas” motifs are topped with silver and gold-starred napkins tied with eucalyptus rings; gold flatware rests upon dried, bleached palm fronds. Guests can ease back into chairs with accent pillows textured with pom-poms and spirited embroidery like “falalala.” As a finishing

touch, Knipe tied a pine wreath lettered with the word “Joy” to the backdoor of her home: “Every time I think of the holidays, that’s the word that always comes to mind,” she says.


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Traditional and Classic

Jennifer Arteaga, Jennifer Lynn Interior Design, Jupiter “Our formal dining room is a blend of contemporary and antique treasures that my boyfriend and I have purchased over the years,” says Jennifer Arteaga of Jennifer Lynn Interior Design. “It drove the design of our table, which has a kind of tartan meets Ralph Lauren feel, so I can’t really put anything beachy or modern with it.” After covering the dining room table with a simple white tablecloth and blue chargers from Tide & Table, Arteaga layered on her own antique salad and dinner plates (takeaways from an antique market in Chicago) with plaid napkins and Christmas ornaments tied with blue and green ribbons.

A mixed pine garland from Palm Beach Wholesale runs the length of the table and oscillates between crystal glassware from Ralph Lauren, nutcracker dolls, loose ornaments, pine cones, and candles displayed in varying heights and set on gold, navy, and pewter stands. The designer also created the breathtaking floral arrangements with Asiatic lilies, astilbe, Dutch hydrangeas, podocarpus, ranunculus, and red and white roses, as well as the antique sideboard nearby. “I adore fresh flowers, lovely dinnerware, and shimmering candlelight,” she says. “Together, they make the perfect holiday table.”

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Cozy with Organic Flair

Chelsey Neuhaus, C Studio Interiors & Design, Tequesta “I grew up in Chicago, where the winters can be brutal, so to me Christmas is about cozying up next to a roaring fireplace,” says Chelsey Neuhaus of C Studio Interiors & Design. “It’s also the one time of year I don’t want to feel like I’m on the beach.” To transform her clients’ formal dining room into a warm and cozy space to gather with friends and family for the holidays, Neuhaus set the trestle table with a runner made from layers of taupe linens and sheer sage-colored fabric finished with satin and velvet ribbons at either end. A centerpiece crafted from a faux eucalyptus garland from Stalk Market boasts clusters of artificial berries, allium globe flowers, and traditional pine stems for an organic touch. The designer chose warm brass elements like polished cutlery, trimmed glass chargers, and both new and antique candlesticks. Decorative beaded napkin rings with brass berry details add a festive touch. Next to the quintessential Christmas fir, Neuhaus set up a buffet table decorated with garland to match the dining table, fresh pomegranates and pine cones, mercury glass trees—and a three-tiered dessert stand loaded up with tasty treats. ❖ Shot by Stuart Magazine on location at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens



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Ralph Lauren Cyrene jumpsuit ($2,790), The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens; diamond chandelier earrings (call for pricing), vintage diamond and platinum Art Deco– style bracelet ($55,000), diamond and 18-karat white gold bracelet ($15,250), Art Deco diamond bracelet in platinum ($9,500), diamond and platinum statement ring ($14,995), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter Opposite page: Bardot oneshoulder puff-sleeve dress ($179), Nordstrom, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens; diamond and 18-karat yellow gold earrings ($12,500), necklace with citrine, emeralds, and diamonds in 18-karat yellow gold ($35,000), Ram bangle with emeralds and diamonds in 18-karat yellow gold ($12,500), diamond and 18-karat yellow gold bypass ring ($7,500), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter



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Flavor Treasure Coast Dining A Selection of Area Restaurants MARTIN COUNTY AMERICAN BONO’S BAR-B-Q & GRILL A rustic eatery serving down-home barbecue roasted over a wood-burning pit. 2290 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.0078 CASTAWAYS As a self-proclaimed “Treasure Coast craft beer destination,” Castaways serves brews from Florida and around the world. The gastropub also offers a full menu to complement your beer of choice. 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.618.3838 CHEF’S TABLE New American restaurant offering fine wine and seasonal menus in understated, rustic digs. 2313 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.287.5599 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;; 772.324.8357 FLANIGAN’S SEAFOOD BAR AND GRILL South Florida chain sports bar and grill, open until

midnight (or later) 365 days a year. 950 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.0039 FREDGIE’S WORLD FAMOUS HOT DOGS If you have a hot dog craving, Fredgie’s has your fix. Enjoy a waterfront view—and dare to try their peanut butter and chili dog. 2000 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.209.2005 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;; 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; 772.245.8587 OSCEOLA STREET CAFE Enjoy homemade breakfasts, baked goods, and specialty sandwiches at this downtown Stuart café. 26 SW Osceola St., Stuart;; 772.283.6116 PALM CITY GRILL Seafood, pizza, and burgers coexist at this understated corner eatery with a following as large as its menu. 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City;; 772.220.4745 PHILLY DOWN SOUTH CAFE Discover an array of Philly cheesesteaks, salads, burgers, and seafood at the café inside the Elliott

Museum, under owner Jim Leary. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.225.1961 PINEAPPLE JACKS BISTRO Bring the whole family to Pineapple Jack’s and enjoy a three-course dinner or a weekend brunch in a nautical setting. 1897 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.444.3550 SAUDER’S LANDING RESTAURANT A five-star dining experience in Jensen Beach known for decadent meals and an outdoor Tiki hut with marina waterfront views. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.0246 SOUTHERN PIG AND CATTLE Stop by for juicy steaks and all of your barbecue favorites in addition to a large salad bar. 2583 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.324.3141 TASTE CASUAL DINING 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;; 772.546.1129 THE CRAFTED KEG Where growlers, affordable bites, and beer flights unite. This brewpub, located inside a former grocery store, serves a wide selection of craft beer and wine along with typical bar foods, flatbreads, specials, and customizable meat and cheese platters. 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.8218


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Flavor TOWNIES TAVERN A casual yet sophisticated restaurant serving American eats and bar food in a Prohibition-era setting, with outdoor deck seating available as well. 2277 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City;; 772.291.2115 VINE AND BARLEY Quench your thirst with a pour of wine or a pint of beer (there are more than 20 of each to choose from) and stay for the tasty sampling of bites like cheese plates, local-made fish dip, and “brat dogs” wrapped in rosemary dough. 301 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.781.1717



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;; 772.692.3674 ASIAN SPICE BISTRO Contemporary Asian eatery specializing in beautiful sushi plates and boats. 1888 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.208.5164 BANGKOK BAY High-quality Thai fare and sushi served at a great price. Enjoy dishes such as red curry duck and pa woon sen vegetable 1833 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.2141 BASIL GARDEN OF PALM CITY Locally beloved, cozy Thai eatery offering a vast, quality menu. 2655 SW Feroe Ave., Palm City; 772.220.1994 BENIHANA Grab dinner and a show at this hibachi restaurant as tableside chefs prepare Japanese dishes. 3602 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.286.0740 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;; 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; fusionofec; 772.888.3171 HOKKAIDO SUSHI & STEAKHOUSE Japanese steak house offering typical Asian eats as well as extravagant sushi boats and hibachi dinners in a setting adorned with LED lights, plants, and traditional Japanese decor. 2867 SW Cafe Court, Palm City;; 772.283.5118

KRUA THAI RESTAURANT Authentic Thai dishes served family-style in an eclectically themed restaurant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.8114 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;; 772.261.8913 BUNKHOUSE COFFEE BAR Formerly a bunkhouse used to house WWII soldiers, this plant-based café offers acai bowls and freshbaked goods alongside its coffee menu. 3181 NE West End Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.261.8312 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; 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;; 772.214.1522 IMPORTICO’S BAKERY CAFÉ Specializing in pastry and breads, with additional menu items like sandwiches and coffee. 3800 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.0204 STUART COFFEE COMPANY Located in the heart of downtown, Stuart Coffee Company is the perfect spot to enjoy wraps, sandwiches, bagels, salads, and more. 55 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.8243 THE ROASTED RECORD An international, award-winning coffee roaster, café, and vinyl record store. In addition to its beer collaborations with Walking Tree and Ocean Republic brewing, The Roasted Record has 11 local craft beers on tap and a variety of both white and red wines. 600 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 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 a pizza, wings, or a salad. 4504 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 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 Right across from Stuart Beach, Ital Bowls offers organic acai bowls and cookies, smoothies, and coffees for your post-beach satisfaction. Nutritious add-ons include spirulina, CBD oil, bee pollen, and more. 650 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.905.7503 SUNSET SLIDERS FOOD TRUCK Delicious, Instagram-worthy sliders and sides with vegetarian options. 3385 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.224.0893 TACO TRUCK OF STUART Tasty Mexican fare that’s quick and convenient. Take it to-go or eat at a stool by the truck. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.486.6639 TAQUERIA SOLAVINO 2 Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, 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;; 772.334.7714

GERMAN ETHAN’S GRILL Chef Lenh offers an exciting menu featuring American fusion and German favorites such as potato pancakes and sauerbraten. 5687 SE Crooked Oak Ave., Hobe Sound;; 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;; 772.444.3697

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GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN MR. GYROS Treasure Coast chain serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean comfort food, including gyros, pitas, entrées, soups, and sides. 2383 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.463.3127 OLYMPIC TAVERNA Part of the Spiro’s empire, Olympic Taverna serves traditional Greek cuisine as well as American favorites. 2951 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City;; 772.781.8461 PORT BARNA Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with an American and Spanish twist. 3478A NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.232.6738

INDIAN BOLLY TWIST From the owners of India Palace, Bolly Twist offers Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, including tandoori dishes, meat and vegetarian entrées, dosas, biryani, and special platters. 5563 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.210.6793 INDIA PALACE Modern interpretation of classic 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 stuffed with raisins, nuts, and cheese. 890 SW Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.6262 NAMASTE GRILL Nepalese and Indian cuisine inside a relaxed, contemporary space in the heart of downtown Stuart. Menu highlights range from tandoori and grilled meats to an array of veggie entrées to goat curry with Nepalese spices simmered in a dark stew. 2500 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.5515

ITALIAN 18 SEMINOLE ITALIAN BISTRO Inside this quaint, historically preserved building lies one of the area’s most romantic atmospheres. All meals are made to order and crafted with top-quality, local seasonal ingredients. 18 SE Seminole St., Stuart;; 772.463.0059 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;; 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;; 772.223.0077 FAIELLA’S WINE BAR & RESTAURANT A cozy fine-dining option serving Italian dishes and a variety of wines within a warm ambience. 11970 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound; 772.546.2900 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;; 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;; 772.225.6444 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, as well as pizza, calzones, and stromboli, prepared to order. 3227 SW Mapp Road, Palm City;; 772.288.2121 LIZZA’S PIZZA Fast, casual eating with dishes including pastas, breads, subs, and, of course, pizzas. 3359 NW Main Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.9233 Gray/Brown


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Flavor LUNA DOWNTOWN STUART A local favorite offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as sidewalk window service. 49 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.288.0550 MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Longstanding, casual dining joint serving Italian classics with delicious and generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.6660 MICHELINA’S Modern take on classic Italian dishes and a friendly staff at this family-owned restaurant. 1835 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.3455 PEPE & SALE Expect modern Italian dishes and a focused wine list in a fine dining atmosphere inside a bistrolike setting. 101 SE Ocean Blvd. Suite 103, Stuart;; 772.872.6251 PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER Under the supervision of Chef Robert King, the kitchen puts out memorable authentic Italian dishes such as roasted Long Island duckling. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.7575 PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA A “real” taste of Chicago pizza, Pusateri’s offers thin-crust pizza topped with unique sauces and cut into squares. 221 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.288.9810 RISTORANTE CLARETTA Authentic Italian dishes in a fine dining setting. All ingredients are imported fresh from Italy, and seafood comes straight from the Mediterranean. 1315 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City;; 772.219.9940

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 vegetables. 2200 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.266.8678

MEXICAN CASA TEQUILA Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for live mariachi performances. 1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.5482 MR. JALAPEÑO STUART Authentic Mexican cuisine with bold flavor. 1602 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.8161 PUEBLO VIEJO A family-owned chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical mural setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; 772.934.6683; 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.336.5050; RANCHO CHICO Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm


setting with colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart;; 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;; 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;; 772.208.5554 TAQUERIA LOS MEXICANOS Authentic Mexican food and setting, offering breakfast, tacos, sandwiches, and house dinners. 2425 SE Bonita St., Stuart;; 772.287.7747 TAQUERIA TORRES Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and other traditional plates. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.678.9014

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

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; 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;; 772.288.4388 CATFISH HOUSE A captivatingly decorated seafood joint known for classic fried selections. 11500 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 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;; 772.334.1130 FRESH CATCH SEAFOOD GRILL Owner Eric Olson guarantees the freshest of seafood dishes and a raw oyster bar. 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.286.6711 KING NEPTUNE Serving the finest seafood soups, salads, and dishes, King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.9630 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;; 772.237.5461 RIVERWALK CAFE AND OYSTER BAR A top stop for fresh-caught seafood and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue fills up so quickly every night. 201 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.221.1511 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;; 772.229.0246 SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. 4290 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.3287 SHUCKERS ON THE BEACH Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers,locatedinsidetheIslandBeachResort.9800 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; dining; 772.229.1224 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;; 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;; 772.266.4586 TAUSHA’S SEAFOOD MARKET Tausha’s gets all of its seafood fresh off local boats each morning. It’s available for purchase in their market (along with a wide selection of sides) as well as on the restaurant menu. 4533 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.6500 THE DECK RESTAURANT Located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, The Deck is dedicated to providing diners classic favorites with a twist, like the BLGT po’ boy with bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomatoes, along with beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. 307 NW North River Drive, Stuart; the-deck; 772.692.1203 THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL A wide selection of Gulf, East, and West Coast oysters paired with wine, local brews, and cocktails. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 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;; 772.210.5154


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THE TWISTED TUNA Between the live music, waterfront views, freshcaught 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;; 772.600.7239

STEAK HOUSE LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE Classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style restaurant. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.7922 MANERO’S RESTAURANT Enjoy steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City;; 772.220.3011 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this well-known Australian-themed chain. 3101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.2622 PETER’S STEAKHOUSE Fine wines and sides like Pete’s Famous Hash Browns and fried shoe-string onions accompany the dryaged steaks at this longstanding steak house in historic downtown Jensen Beach. 3200 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach;; 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;; 772.221.9517

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY 3NATIVES Florida health chain offering smoothies, acai bowls, salads, bagels, wraps, juices, and shots in a relaxed, beachy environment. 870 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 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;; 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;; 772.247.7485 FRUITS AND ROOTS VEGAN CAFE Plant-based menu offering cold-pressed juices,

smoothies, oat bowls, salads, and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 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;; 772.291.2640 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ Get a smoothie from this tropical chain and enjoy sandwiches, wraps, and supplements. 6134 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.7377

PORT ST. LUCIE/FORT PIERCE AMERICAN 2ND STREET BISTRO This bistro’s extensive beer list features a brew to complement every meal and satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 122 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.293.9191 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

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Flavor while live music sets the scene. 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 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;; 772.344.6227 JAMMBAR WINGS For finger-licking bar food, JammBar’s wings can be customized to order, whether you prefer flats or drums, or one of the 17 different sauces or plain. 8031 S. Federal Hwy., Port St. Lucie; 772.237.4802; 2903 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.448.8670; MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Manatee Island Bar & Grill offers a variety of options, from seafood to steak to veggie burgers, all filling and all fresh. 4817 Dixie Hwy., Stuart; 772.872.7288; 1640 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.242.8460; OASIS DINER Quaint and cozy diner offering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items. 901 U.S.Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce;; 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;; 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;; 772.577. 4382 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;; 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;; 772.242.1833 WORLD FAMOUS NUNU’S SWEET SOUL FOOD Get out-of-this-world soul food—all of the favorites you know and some you may not have tried. 3210 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.828.3144

ASIAN PHO DELI Authentic Vietnamese restaurant serving options 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; 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;; 772.444.2825 SEOUL GARDEN Korean establishment serving the culture’s favorites: kimbap, short rib, han-sik, bi-bi-bop, and housemade kimchi available for market purchase. 2510 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce;; 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;; 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;; 772.800.3128

INDIAN TAJ INDIAN Curries steal the show at this establishment that offers a wide range of cultural favorites in addition to vegan and Halal foods. 529 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 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;; 772.302.3591 FRANCESCA’S PIZZA Come here for tasty pizza and even tastier apps in an unassuming environment. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 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;; 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;; 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;; 772.464.8988

JAMAICAN JERK CITY Located at an unassuming strip mall, Jerk City

offers diners the best of island specialties for lunch and dinner. Favorites include curry goat and chicken, with specials like curry shrimp. Catering is also available. 8007 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.871.2552 ONE LOVE JAMAICAN This beloved 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; 772.985.3128

LATIN AMERICAN/CUBAN DOM RICO CAFE Specializing in Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisine, this family-owned restaurant features favorites like skirt steak with chimichurri, fried mashed green plantains, and tres leches. 1180 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.204.2318 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;; 772.462.6600 PORT SAINT WICH Cuban café specializing in sandwiches, desserts, and Cuban coffee. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.266.5152 THE MOFONGO KING This Puerto Rican outpost is known for its namesake mofongo—a dish packed with fried plantains stacked high with an assortment of shrimp, tostones, and more. Bonus: Mofongo offers two-for-one draft beers every day of the week. 295 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 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;; 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 ingredients. 10501 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie; 772.345.3483; 2025 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.242.8635; TAQUERIA MONTANO’S This restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S.


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Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 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;; 772.464.7288

PORTUGUESE FERNANDO’S DOCKSIDE GRILLE Take a tour along the coasts of the Atlantic with Chef Fernando Dovale, who is whipping up authentic Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine from shrimp scampi to pork Alentejana to seared scallops. 2214 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie;; 772.337.1110 LUSO PORTUGUESE GRILLE Dishes reflecting Portugal’s coastal heritage with a focus on seafood like octopus and shrimp cooked Mozambique-style. 10511 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.303.2400

SEAFOOD COBB’S LANDING A quality waterfront dining experience, hearty servings of pasta, seafood, and meat, live entertainment, and a

buzzing mojito bar. 200 N. Indian River Drive Suite 4424, Fort Pierce;; 772.460.9014 CRABBY’S DOCKSIDE Enjoy fresh catches like stuffed grouper and hogfish snapper, plus pasta, pizza, and more. Signature drinks like the rum punch—and amazing views of the inlet and lagoon—round out the experience. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce;; 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;; 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;; 772.882.9729 PELICAN YACHT CLUB Members can expect great service and an array of dishes ranging from herb- and pistachio-crusted sea scallops to Asian-glazed short ribs. 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.464.2700 RHUMCAY BEACH RESORT AND ISLAND GRILLE A quality beachside culinary experience that is wellcoupled with oceanfront accommodations. 110 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.882.3602

STEAK HOUSE BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE Local farm-fresh ingredients and all of your steak house favorites. 918 SW Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.621.7900 MEATING STREET STEAK & SEAFOOD USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, and indulgent sides at their Tradition outpost. 10553 SW Meeting St., Port St. Lucie;; 772.348.3805 OAK AND EMBER STEAKHOUSE Upscale, classic steak house with delectable meats, sides, and craft cocktails. Try the rack of lamb and the butterflied branzino. 848 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie;; 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;; 772.882.9131

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY BEACH BOWLS FORT PIERCE Fresh fruit blended into smoothies and smoothie bowls in the heart of downtown Fort Pierce. A favorite is the Funky Monkey. 217 Avenue A, Fort Pierce;; 772.448.4097 ❖

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MARTIN COUNTY HEALTHY START COALITION DANCING WITH THE MARTIN STARS When/Where September 25, 2021 | StarStruck Performing Arts Center, Stuart






1. Cheree Ramirez, Rachel Terlizzi, Fabi Gonzalez, Maggie Slobasky, Casey Cass, Rosi Shepherd, Mike Gonzalez (kneeling), Andrea Levy, Patty Morris, Shaun Kelly, Randy Pennington 2. Genevieve and Beau George, Steve and Heather Swindler 3. Hunter Wolcott and Rita Jenkins-Wolcott, Paul Feinsinger 4. Overall winners Rosi Shepard and Casey Cass 5. Natalie and Ray Desmangles, Amy Bottegal 6. Frank Ferrari, Deena Beckett 7. Tim Kelly, Joan Landi, Gary Ober 8. Jennifer Jones, Samantha Suffich 8


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The Event: DDS4VETS BELIEVE IN THE MISSION GALA When/Where October 16, 2021 | Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina, Stuart





1. Jeanie and Frank Libutti, Kathy DeMont 2. John and Brittany Snyder, Paul and Dana Trabulsy, Christina Stamper 3. Peter Sicoli, Kevin Pearson, Alan Mentser 4. Tom Mullins, Mark Cristaldi 5. Bernard Jones, Maureen Shea 6. Kathleen Prosniewski, Gary Owen 7. Gail Kleemann, Bob and Trish Smith 8. Chris Haarer, Toby Overdorf, Travis O’Neill



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BUSCH FAMILY FOUNDATION WILD GAME DINNER When/Where October 8, 2021 | St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, Fort Pierce 5


1. Tommy John, Congressman Brian Mast, Will Armstead, Sean Boyle 2. Steve Leighton, Paul Meding 3. Carmine Izzo, Ryan Lodwick 4. Former United States Secretary of the Interior, Navy SEAL, and Congressman Ryan Zinke, Philip Busch 5. Wesley Davis, Mark Besancon 6. Clifford Brown, Braxton Westmoreland 7. Mark Piper, Paul Hamilton 8. Philip Busch, Jimmy Frietas






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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS BIG TASTE OF MARTIN COUNTY When/Where October 12, 2021 | Stuart Jet Center, Stuart 1. Josh and Deanna Folds, Jason and Denise Bunk, Dennis Fano Jr., Gloria and Dennis Fano Sr. 2. Geralyn Hoffman, Cindy Fluss, Tim Lyons, Geoff Lieberman, Harold Hurtado, Valerie Marques, Nancy Lyons 3. David and Carla Gubernick, Barney and Susan Majette 4. Suzanne Northcutt, Gary Ober 5. Marina McCusker, John Karpinski, Tony Fitzgerald, Ralph Maula 6. Vince and Courtney Nientimp, Dale Rockefeller 7. Joan and Mike Anthony 8. Iris Estrada, Sarah Baker 9. Katie Knapfel, Yvette Flores Acevedo, Dan Prinzing








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From top: Jungle Trail and Hibiscus, by Harold Newton

“Before the sun” Alissa Schey Mondina @shygirl2

Now through February 2022, the Elliott Museum presents The Highwaymen: Vistas and Visions, an exhibition that includes 70 works by the Treasure Coast’s renowned Highwaymen artists, some of which will be shown for the first time. On December 3 and 4, the museum will also host an art sale accompanied by gallery walks and presentations by renowned Highwaymen art collector and dealer Roger Lightle. For the full scoop, head over to


On the Road Again


Get inspired by a little Christmas twinkle during the Woman’s Club of Stuart’s thirteenth annual Holiday Home Tour, a live tour that takes guests to five of the most beautifully decorated homes on the Treasure Coast. Tickets to the December 12 event are on sale now ($45 if you drive yourself; $75 for a VIP bus tour ticket), and proceeds support college scholarships for local young women. Immediately following the tour, participants are invited to the Woman’s Club for a reception and silent auction. More information about the tour is available at

“My kind of bird photography” Jaci Peña @jacipena



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Disney Retreat

This year, the Walt Disney World Resort celebrates its fiftieth Ocean Key Resort & Spa birthday, and to mark the occasion, the Four Seasons Resort in Key West Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is welcoming visitors from across the state to make their way to the hotel for a magical holiday season. The resort is offering “Super Luxe Experiences” such as private character dining opportunities, coveted Ultimate Suites reservations on the top floor of the resort, and more. Learn more about the Disney staycation experience at

“Enjoy every sunrise you can” Kevin Dawson @kevdaws9

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Sponsor a Local Child AND BE THE HERO THEY NEED

Memphis / Warrior Seven year old Memphis was involved in a horrific car accident, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down. At such a young age, she has endured more hospital visits and treatments than most will in a lifetime. Despite all of these challenges, Memphis still finds something to smile about every day. To learn more about her battle and see our other incredible Warriors, visit our website.

Please Donate Today Chasin A Dream Foundation provides individualized, life-changing assistance to local families with children battling cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other lifethreatening illnesses. With your support and resources, we can help ease the stress these families are facing. Our foundation starts with LOCALS HELPING LOCALS® and investing in the health of our children. Let’s make a difference together. PLEASE DONATE AT CHASINADREAM.ORG OR CALL 561-315-7005.


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