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From inlet to inlet, Water Pointe’s offices are situated to serve the various communities along the coast. From the Palm Beach and Jupiter inlets in northern Palm Beach County, to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County and the Fort Pierce Inlet in St. Lucie County, the firm’s associates cover the water. Through the years, “Representing the finest properties from inlet to inlet” quickly became one of the firm’s favorite tag lines. The company’s territory lies approximately 80 nautical miles from West End on the western edge of the Bahama Islands and is blessed with an average daily temperature of 78 degrees. The area provides world-class recreation, both on and off the water. The proximity to the Atlantic Gulfstream allows for incredible fishing experiences. Both on shore and offshore, the access and availability to the water is incomparable and the choices are bountiful. Whether going for a world record billfish or a little snook fishing in the river, you won’t be disappointed. For those who want to tee it up on land, a championship golf course is usually only a good 3-wood away. From the weekend duffer at the county municipal, to the PGA pro at one of the many world class country clubs, the Treasure Coast has many options. At the north end of our territory in St Lucie West, we have the PGA Golf Club, home to the Center for Golf and Learning Performance. At the south end of our territory is the PGA National Golf Club which hosts the Honda Classic every February, a favorite early season stop for many of the world’s best golfers. An additional popular attraction to our area is the many Major League Baseball teams that conduct their spring training camps here. The New York Mets train in St. Lucie County, the St. Lucie Cardinals and Miami Marlins train in Palm Beach Gardens, and, most recently, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals set up camp in northern Palm Beach County. The area that is serviced by the Water Pointe offices is made up of many vibrant communities. It is renowned for its outstanding social and cultural amenities, excellent public and private schools, world-class fishing and golf, and of course, our beautiful parks, beaches, and waterways. This region offers something for everyone! Water Pointe’s experienced associates can show you the area and prove to you that it is truly possible to feel like you are on vacation every day.

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Contents SEPTEMBER 2020

Features 28 Faces of Change

Six local leaders working to improve their communities By Skye Sherman

36 Derby Style

Head-to-toe looks for race day

Photography by Ian Jacob

40 Nude Attitude

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Dr. Dwight Dawkins, founder of The Good Samaritan Free Clinic in Fort Pierce

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Go au naturel this fall in neutral-tone fashion and a fresh face Photography by Ian Jacob

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Contents

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In Every Issue 12 Editor’s Note 49 Flavor

Foodie news and dining guide

58 Hot Shots

Photos from recent events

64 Surf Report

What’s happening on stuartmagazine.com

Radar 15 Horse Play

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Give show jumping a try at Palm City’s Treasure Coast Stables

16 Buzz

The latest local happenings

18 Game On

Expert tips to ace snook season

20 Character

Meet the couple behind Stuart’s beloved Supreme Meats

22 The Scene

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COURTESY OF GEOFFREY C. SMITH

Tasty bakeries and their must-try signature sweets

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Sculptor Geoffrey C. Smith is beautifying Stuart with his art

26 The Goods Boho-tribal decor ideas

ON THE COVER Photographer: Jason Nuttle

Shot by Stuart Magazine on location at Memorial Park in Stuart

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STUART M AG A Z I N E

Editor in Chief Michelle Ribeiro Creative Director Olga M. Gustine

Managing Editor Melissa Puppo Fashion Editor Katherine Lande Flavor Editor Elizabeth Petoniak Web and Social Media Abigail Duffy Contributing Writers Megan Ayscue, Stephen Brown, Skye Sherman, Mark Spivak DESIGN Art Director Craig R. Cottrell, Jr. Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza Contributing Photographers/Stylists Ian Jacob, Jason Nuttle, Jodi Belden-Vogl Social Photographers MaryAnn Ketcham, Liz McKinley PRODUCTION Production Director Selene M. Ceballo Production Manager Brian Beach Digital Prepress Specialist George Davis Advertising Design Coordinators Jeffrey Rey, Anaely J. Perez Vargas Digital Production Coordinator Kassandre Kallen

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Editor’s note

Power of community

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efore I moved to Florida, I had always lived in big cities. So I never really experienced an immense affinity for my “neighborhood” the way folks do down here—especially on the Treasure Coast. It’s one of my favorite aspects of life here. So many people are out there devoting their days to improving quality of life for themselves and others, and we thought now would be a good time to shine a spotlight on just a few of them. From sustainability and the arts to health care and social services, meet six leaders who are doing what they can to better their communities starting on page 28. We hope to include more profiles on amazing people like them in the future. There are also those neighbors working right down the street, supplying us with the everyday goods we need and always quick to greet us with a smile. Like John and Carolyn Del Prete, who may look familiar to you if you’ve ever stepped into Supreme Meats in Stuart over the past 30 years (page 20). Or Geoffrey C. Smith, whose gorgeous public sculptures—like the famous “Stuart Sailfish”—brighten our streets and give us all a little eye candy to enjoy as we go about our daily lives (page 24). And let us not forget all of the restaurant and bar owners who, struggling to survive in this pandemic economy, continue to feed us or craft us a much-needed cocktail after a rough week. Turn to page 49 to meet some of them and read the latest local foodie news. I hope you enjoy this issue. And perhaps it will serve as a reminder that despite the isolation we may be facing these days, we are part of a community—and we are all in this together. There is comfort in that. Peace and blessings,

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BUZZ | GAME ON | CHARACTER | THE SCENE | ARTS | THE GOODS

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how jumping enthusiasts now have a place to ride in Martin County thanks to the new Treasure Coast Stables in Palm City. The training and boarding facility offers a full lesson program, and kids and adults can ride one of the stable’s horses instead of having to bring their own horse, says head trainer JP Roukis. The property, which opened to the public in May, features a modern barn, a grass hunt field with natural jumps, an arena with all-weather footing, several grass turnout paddocks, and an equine treadmill for TCS boarders. 7395 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City; $65 for a half-hour of riding lessons (plus the option to learn how to care for the horses); treasurecoaststables.com; 516.641.7688 — Melissa Puppo

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Artsy Escape With a mesmerizing 50-foot crystal tree of life and a wishing fountain, there is lots to be seen inside Arri’s Portal, a new artist co-op that opened at The Art District of Port Salerno in July. The 3,000-squarefoot wonderland is the brainchild of Arri Wynn, who showcases the work of more than 20 local artists, including jewelry, paintings, blown glass, and more. “I began with glass blowing and wood engraving, my own creations,” says Wynn. “I started collaborating with other artists and decided to bring our magical world into our slice of paradise in Port Salerno.” Visitors may stumble upon pieces like a 400-year-old enchanted mirror, candles made from petrified wood, and robotic sculptures. Arri’s Portal also hosts social distance–conscious classes such as weekly paint and sips, yoga, drumming, jewelry making, and Reiki. 4745 SE Desoto Ave., Suite A, Stuart; arrisportal.com; 772.210.5117

ON THE HORIZON

A new cultural center may be in the future for the Treasure Coast. The idea has been part of the strategic plan for The Arts Council of Martin County since 2013, notes Nancy Turrell, CEO of The Arts Foundation for Martin County. But without a location to rally behind, plans stalled for a few years. They may have found a home for the project: The proposed cultural center would move to the historic Stuart High School on Southeast Ocean Boulevard. The foundation is already leading small crowd-funding campaigns to raise some of the initial money needed and recently submitted a grant to the State of Florida Division of Historic Resources. “We believe converting the high school into a community cultural center will provide access to and create experiences in the arts and education,” says Turrell. “The self-sustaining center will incorporate multiple mixed-use venues, including space for working artists, performances, lectures, commerce, and office

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space.” The goal, she says, is to have an agreement in place with the school district in 2021 so that the foundation can then take the project to fruition. Doing so, says Turrell, will allow for many of the area’s cultural organizations to have an affordable space and unite the sector as one. Several organizations that are currently seeking space and would benefit from the center include the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, the Treasure Coast Community Singers, and Florida Arts & Dance Company. To keep up with the latest on the cultural center project, visit martinarts.org. Plans at a Glance The proposed center aims to: • Foster public interaction with local artists through showings, demonstrations, and classes • Incorporate a SMART technology space to be shared among tenant organizations and visitors • Be an incubator for interactions between the nonprofit arts community and the broader creative sector • Provide the cultural infrastructure so essential to improving the lifestyle of Treasure Coast residents

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Drive-in theaters have been making a comeback amid COVID-19 concerns. In Fort Pierce, locals can drive out to Causeway Cove Marina on Friday and Saturday nights for Treasure Coast Park and Watch. Kyle Kneifel started the drive-in so residents could enjoy a night out from the comfort and safety of their vehicle, and movie selections are voted on by the community online. In addition to entertainment, guests can munch on snacks from a rotation of food vendors. 601 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; $5 per person; tcparkandwatch.com ❖

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SNOOK SEASON:

Up Your Game EXPERTS SHARE SOME OF THEIR TRICKS TO LANDING A SNOOK by STEPHEN BROWN

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s the first tides of September wash ashore in Stuart, so does the start of snook season. Martin County’s inshore fishery—the Indian and St. Lucie rivers—make for the ideal game fish estuary, with thousands of snook swimming the inshore haven. Still, these are some rather finicky fish! Here’s how to increase your odds of snagging a trophy.

candy,” as Woody puts it), the mullet run offers the do-it-yourselfer a chance to fill the bait bucket with a quick toss of a cast net or sabiki rig. When all else fails, a proper topwater plug will do the trick. For the waters of Martin County, Bomber brand’s Long A and Saltwater Grade Wind-Cheater or Rapala’s Saltwater Skitter Walk all come highly recommended.

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the Star VPR Inshore rod has enough bend and strength to keep the fish on without fear of snapping. For snook, light action just won’t do, so grab the 7’6” Medium Heavy-Fast ($290, starfishingtackle.com), the perfect mix of lightweight, cuttingedge technology, and functionality to land the game. Reel: Pair that Star with a Penn and look the part. For larger game like snook, the Spinfisher VI 5500 ($190, pennfishing.com) rigged with a 20-pound braid is more than adequate. This rugged, finely tuned spinning reel is the perfect addition to the quiver as an all-around fisher. Shades: When fishing, seeing is half the battle—which means a proper pair of polarized sunglasses is a must. Costa Del Mar’s 580 blue-mirrored lenses were meticulously designed with the fisherman in mind, allowing for the wearer to cut through South Florida’s harsh glare and see deep into the water to spy otherwise invisible shadows of fish. The Ocearch Reefton (from $209,

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HOT SPOTS With such a diverse array of environs— from seagrass beds and mangrovethronged shores to deep water channels and man-made structures—snook fishing in the St. Lucie and Indian rivers is worldclass. Timing is key, says Woody, who recommends structures like bridges and pylons at dawn or dusk. Work the shadows and be prepared for a run once the fish is on; they will head straight for the structure. Getting skunked? Follow the bait. With the mullet run in full swing, finding an active feeding is as simple as searching out some roiling water. During the day, jack tend to push the mullet into the seawalls, where snook sit in wait, while at night they tend to congregate near lights. ❖

KEY INFO SNOOK SEASON: September 1 to December 14; February 1 to May 31 SLOT LIMIT: 28 to 32 inches in length; one per angler per day RULES: Both snook permit and recreational fishing license required; hook-and-line only

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staple for meats and gourmet Italian goods like homemade entrées, sauces, and cheeses, Supreme Meats has been open for business for more than three decades. Pop in and you’ll likely encounter husband-andwife duo John and Carolyn Del Prete, who started the business back in 1985. “I chased her all the way down to Florida,” recalls John in a classic Brooklyn accent. The couple met while both were living in New York and eventually settled in Stuart after Carolyn decided to move south and John followed. John’s family originally hails from Naples, Italy, which instilled in him a great pride for the flavors of his homeland. “We make everything from scratch,” he says of the goods sold at their shop. “That’s why it tastes the best. I don’t cut any corners.” All of the made-to-order meals come from family recipes and utilize the freshest ingredients. “It’s all from my mom,” says John. “I used to sit in the kitchen with her and watch her cook. I learned a lot from her.” The meals are prepared right on site, with more than 150 available options—from

Supreme Meats, owned and operated by John Del Prete (pictured here) and his family, is a favorite of Stuart locals.

Italian favorites like chicken marsala, lasagna, and veal parmigiana to soups, sauces, and fresh mozzarella. Meats are cut to order as well, making for a personalized, old-school deli experience. It’s not just the food that makes the business such a success. “We have great, loyal customers,” says Carolyn. “Many of them have been shopping with us from the first day.” John recalls giving out lollipops

to customers years ago. “Now [those same customers] come here, and I’m giving their kids lollipops,” he marvels. The small shop is always bustling, leading some to wonder why they don’t expand. But John and Carolyn like it the way it is—personal and intimate. They do, however, operate another business about five miles from the deli called Supreme Pizza and Pasta.

Now 58, John is still totally hands-on. On most days, he’s at the store cooking, while Carolyn or one of the couple’s sons is taking customer orders. And they don’t intend to take it easy anytime soon. “When it’s something that you love doing, it’s hard to leave,” says Carolyn. “We’ve been here for 35 years. It just shows we’re doing the right thing.” 2026 SE Federal Highway, Stuart; 772.283.7567 ❖

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Clockwise from far left: chocolate mousse cake and other goodies from Importico’s Bakery Café; delicious fruit tarts from Importico’s; Italian cannoli doughnuts from St. Lucie Bakery; cronuts with peanut butter cream from Bomboloni Bakery.

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IMPORTICO’S BAKERY CAFÉ, STUART AND FORT PIERCE Importico’s whips up homemade American, French, and Italian delights from crusty, artisan breads to bite-sized éclairs and tarts and everything in between—including vegan and glutenfree options. Joseph Importico opened the bakery in 2003 and has continued to create best-sellers such as sticky buns, raisin swirls, and scones. His breads are all-natural and contain no chemicals or preservatives, fats, or added sugars. And with two locations in Stuart and one in Fort Pierce, sweet and savory confections are never far from reach. 3800 SE Dixie Hwy.,

Stuart; 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; 134 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce; importicosbakerycafe.com Must-try: Check out the selection of viennoiserie (French for Viennese specialties).

ST. LUCIE BAKERY, PORT ST. LUCIE Celebrating 31 years at its Port St. Lucie Boulevard location, St. Lucie Bakery is owned by Joe and Kelley Arciprete. The couple first met as teenagers at the bakery, when Joe’s parents were at the helm, and have been in business together ever since. They opened a second location on Bayshore Boulevard seven years ago, which they operate alongside their three daughters. The Italian bakeries dish out sfogliatelle (shell-shaped pastry), baked focaccia breads, and decadent pies in addition to grocery and deli items. The Bayshore locale also features a deli offering homemade dinners, soups, and salads. The Acripretes are also known for their orange cakes and cannoli sold at Sailor’s Return.

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an assortment of butter cookies filled with fruits or topped with chocolate and sprinkles, rainbow cookies, pignoli and more.

BOMBOLONI BAKERY, JENSEN BEACH The aromas wafting from Bomboloni Bakery alone will have you wanting to sample just about everything on the menu. Owners Giovanni and Henriette Tenger’s Jensen Beach outpost serves up an array of Italian favorites like the namesake bomboloni (Italian filled doughnut) and cronuts (a cross between a flaky croissant and an airy doughnut). The bomboloni flavors change daily, ranging from crema pasticcera to Nutella, while cronuts come in flavors like raspberry cream and sea salt caramel dark chocolate. The café also serves up sandwiches, soups, and salads, plus a few other regional dishes that pay homage to Henriette’s Hungarian roots. 3980 NW Federal Hwy.;

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CUBAN BLISS BABALU’S CUBAN CAFÉ, PORT ST. LUCIE Since 2018, locals have been lining up at Babalu’s Cuban Café in Port St. Lucie to indulge in the popular Cubano sandwich. In addition to traditional Cuban dishes like arroz con leche, croquette sandwiches, and oxtail, the family-owned eatery also serves an array of delicious desserts, including Cuban pastelitos (pastries) stuffed with fillings like guava and cheese and the crowd favorite classic flan. 302 SW Tulip Blvd., Port St. Lucie; babaluscubancafe.com

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t ’s nearly impossible to travel through the Treasure Coast and beyond and not spot one of Geoffrey C. Smith’s masterpieces. The Stuart-based artist’s work has become part of the fabric of the area, sculpted birds, fish, and wild animals peppering the landscape as well as residents’ private homes. “What I’m trying to do is connect people to the natural world,” says Smith, Everglades Gator

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59, who shares his explorations and creative processes through his YouTube channel. “There are still lots of beautiful and wild places, and a lot of people don’t even know they exist.” In late June, Smith set out on his paddleboard to Hole in the Wall, an estuary on the northern tip of Jupiter Island, to film a short clip for his newsletter, The Patina Journal. There, a reddish egret caught his attention. He photographed and filmed it, saving the footage for when he is ready to sculpt in his 7,000-square-foot studio in Port Salerno. “It’s all about observation,” he says. A native of northern California, Smith spent time living in Montana and would often take trips in search of inspiration. Once, during a journey to Africa, he met his fate with a layover in South Florida that would change his artistic trajectory. A fellow sculptor friend introduced him to the late Hobe Sound art dealer John

From top: Geoffrey C. Smith in his studio with an Ibis clay sculpture; Heron Duet bronze sculpture.

Payson, who would end up representing Smith and his gallery for several years. “I had enough of the cold and traveling, and

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There are still lots of beautiful and wild places, and a lot of people don’t even know they exist.”

Clockwise from top: Smith, busy at work inside his studio, which is filled with bronze sculptures and artwork; the artist takes a selfie while hanging out at Hole in the Wall estuary on Jupiter Island; his Stuart Sailfish stands at the roundabout at Dixie Highway and Joan Jefferson Way.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE Find what inspires you. “I am inspired when I wake up. I love to get up before the sun and watch the sky change colors. I love being out in nature. There’s so much nature surrounding us since the coronavirus—more animals have encroached our neighborhoods because there’s less activity.”

Montana didn’t have too many people,” Smith says. “I thought, ‘I’d rather live where my clients are.’” That was 24 years ago. Smith also owns a gallery downtown,

right up the street from his famous, 19-foot-tall, bronze Stuart Sailfish, which was donated to the City of Stuart by the late Ed Sellian in 2003. He still has all of his sculptures cast in bronze at a foundry in Montana, which he has used since his early beginnings. “One thing I get a great deal of pleasure out of is that final bit of interaction where the artwork finds a home,” Smith says. “It’s sure nice when I hear, 10 years later, that someone loves it even more than they did when they bought it.” geoffreycsmith.com ❖

Respect the planet. “We have to get along with the animals. I think the health of animals and birds is our health too. We have to figure out a way to live sustainably in the environment and make it better for all of us. The world is a better place when the birds are out there singing. Take responsibility.” Follow your instincts. “Look for the good. Look for the beauty. It’s in the eye of the beholder—something that is beautiful to one person may have no meaning to someone else. Go on crazy adventures to far-off places. That’s the story behind the art. Most importantly, be true to yourself and follow your own views.”

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Change FROM HEALTH CARE AND FAMILY SERVICES TO SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ARTS, MEET SIX LOCAL LEADERS WHO SPEND THEIR DAYS WORKING TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

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THE URBAN COWBOY:

MAYOR MIKE MEIER

Building a sustainable future for the city of Stuart

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ike Meier is far from a career politician. “I first got involved in local politics when city staff reached out to me to weigh in on a proposed backyard-chickens ordinance,” explains Meier, who grew up in Stuart. “As the local farm guy, they thought I might be able to help.” As he conducted research, helped to craft the ordinance, advocated for it, presented, and tracked its progress through city hall, he “fell in love with city government through the process,” he says. “One thing led to another, and I just kind of stuck around.” He was elected to the Stuart City Commission in 2018 and, in 2019, the 32-year-old was elected Stuart’s youngest mayor in 63 years. Becoming mayor may not have been a life development Meier expected, but neither was farming. He had been working for a tech company in New York City when he began doing volunteer work at his local community garden in Brooklyn. Eventually, he was compelled to exit tech and take up gardening. “I wanted to do something better for society and the planet rather than just for my pocketbook,” he says. “I got into farming as a way to connect people to food and also to work toward a more sustainable environment.” Meier started a small farm in New Jersey before returning home to Stuart to plant another: He cofounded Ground Floor Farm—Stuart’s first urban farm, market, and restaurant—in 2014 and remains involved today with CoLab Farms (who recently partnered with Ground Floor to create CoLab Kitchen, which is scheduled to debut this fall). At CoLab, Meier oversees the construction of new greenhouses. “Life changes,” he muses about his life trajectory. “Things inspire you and you have new opportunities, and sometimes you make drastic shifts that all work out for you.” As mayor, Meier is focused on building a sustainable future for Stuart. Already, he has helped enact a plastic straw ban and water-reduction programs, but he’s not looking at sustainability solely through an environmental lens. His affordable-housing initiatives presuppose a societal angle too. “The way I see housing and the environment intersecting is through my strong focus on infill, redevelopment, and the compact urban form—New Urbanism principles,” he explains. “Historically, our area has been all about sprawl: single-family homes covering everywhere, with lots of roads to connect them and strip malls here and there. That’s the least sustainable way to grow. If we can focus on development within our urban centers, that will give us the housing stock we need. And it will do so with much less impact on our local taxpayers and also protect the environment out beyond the urban core.” Through his efforts, Meier hopes to see more people living and working in the downtown area (and, consequently, more people walking and biking to work), a vibrant arts and culture scene, additional green spaces, and a new approach to development that takes into account climate change and the threat of sea-level rise. “I hope my legacy will be a denser, more vibrant, more sustainable downtown Stuart,” he says. cityofstuart.us

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Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Six years ago, Dawkins took his commitment to care a step further. “I used to do ER calls,” he says, meaning that when patients lacked insurance or a primary care physician, he was called on to be their admitting doctor and facilitate their stay. “What happens is, after a patient is discharged, often times they have nowhere to follow up. If they don’t have any funding, there’s nowhere for them to go. And certain chronic medical conditions require a physician to follow up and to refill medications. So it just made sense that I could volunteer to provide that service to them.” That’s where The Good Samaritan Free Clinic comes in. Dawkins was a founding physician of the volunteer-based, donor-funded community clinic that has been providing free medical care to St. Lucie County residents in need since 2014. The Fort Pierce clinic, where he continues to serve as medical director, was created on the basis of a biblical mandate to care for the afflicted—of special importance to Dawkins, who is an elder in his church. At the clinic, Dawkins provides the ongoing care that many people need but have no other way to acquire. In taking care of these patients, Dawkins sees “the purity of medicine.” Through his efforts, he also hopes to encourage lifestyle changes that can prevent people in the community from landing in the hospital and requiring invasive surgeries in the first place. “A lot of people suffer because of small things that, if they changed [their behaviors], it would prevent them from going down a path where County they end up, for instance, losing their legs or their sight,” he says. “The desire is to have a healthier Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie by making sure people have access to health care.” On the clinic’s very first day in operation, volunteers saw eight patients; today, the clinic has more than 1,000 patients on its roster. Dawkins describes his passion for medicine as a true calling: “When I say ‘calling,’ I mean I can’t think of anything else that I would be comfortable doing, apart from what I do.” thegoodsamaritanfreeclinic.com

THE GOOD SAMARITAN:

DR. DWIGHT DAWKINS

Creating a more health-conscious community in St. Lucie

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amaican-born Port St. Lucie resident Dr. Dwight Dawkins knew from an early age that he would devote his life to healing. “I always wanted to be a physician to be of help to people physically, mentally, and even spiritually,” he says. In pursuit of that goal, he attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, receiving his doctorate of medicine in 1997. After a residency at the University of Florida, he worked with Treasure Coast Medical Group for 10 years before venturing out on his own in 2010 and is currently on staff at Lawnwood Regional

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THE GRAND BRANDER:

NERISSA OKIYE

Harnessing the power of tourism in Martin County

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ative to the Virgin Islands, Nerissa Okiye is a Palm City resident by desire, not by default. After attending college in Massachusetts, she returned to the Virgin Islands to work as special assistant to the islands’ first lady— but when the governor lost the next election, Okiye was out of a job. She moved to Atlanta to work for Swissôtel, and when her manager went on to become the deputy commissioner of tourism for the State of Georgia, she brought Okiye along. She worked in economic development for nearly 13 years—and then, she says, “Snowpocalypse hit.” “I was completely tired of being landlocked—I’m from the islands,” she explains. “I thought, ‘Why am I waiting until it’s time to retire to go somewhere where you’re actually living versus existing?’” She set her sights on sunny Florida, applying for jobs with a three-year plan to move here. In just three months, however, she had landed a position with the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing—her plan was in full swing earlier than she’d intended. Since assuming the role of tourism manager in 2014 (she was promoted to tourism director last year), Okiye has developed the division and its branding, along the way garnering numerous accolades and bragging rights as she helped Stuart earn titles like “Must-Visit Small Town” and the like from preeminent publications. Coastal Living even awarded its “Happiest Seaside Town” honor to Stuart—the first and only Florida town to win. Okiye likes to tout Martin County’s “ingrained love of outdoor space and conservation” thanks to local waterways, natural beaches, wildlife refuges, and beyond. “We talk about the feeling you get here,” she says. “We have a four-story height restriction [on buildings in Martin County], which protects the county's natural beauty and is an important part of what makes our area unique. You can really feel it when you’re driving over the bridges—it’s an

exhale. Martin County is human-scale and has an eclectic collection of communities, so there are many different stories to tell.” In addition to leveraging what makes Martin County unique, Okiye is keen on supporting local businesses. “Integrating them into the stories we tell about the destination is always a priority,” she says. A perfect example is last year’s brilliant “Like a Local” campaign, which Okiye says “helped us showcase our unique attributes and directly tie in businesses.” Of course, when COVID-19 came to town, Okiye and her team were forced to pivot on a dime. The focus became “How can you experience Martin County without being here?” as the team launched initiatives like digital postcards and a meditation series highlighting local scenery. They struck gold, garnering more than $300,000 in earned media and 31 million digital impressions, all without spending a cent. Martin County even banked a spot in a travel article titled “7 American Cities Where Virtual Tourism Is Thriving.” Okiye’s future goals on the job include balancing out the season with year-round visitors, thereby supporting local businesses, but she also wants to deepen local appreciation. “Tourism is the third-largest employer [in the county],” she reveals. “We’re able to have the exceptionally high quality of life that we have as Martin County residents because a lot is offset by not having to pay additional taxes, thanks to tourism. The influx of out-of-area spending impacts all of us and gives us a greater quality of life.” discovermartin.com

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THE GUARDIAN ANGEL:

JAMIE BOND

Fostering generations of hope across the Treasure Coast

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ith a background in hospitality, management, and operations, Jamie Bond was working as general manager of a high-end steakhouse in 2010 when her life took an unexpected turn. “I learned about human trafficking and how Florida was number three in the nation,” she says. “Palm Beach County, where I lived at the time, was number three in the state. It stopped me in my tracks and made me realize there’s so much more outside of what I was doing day to day.” She began seeking an opportunity to use her talents for a higher purpose. On a chance invitation to Christ Fellowship, she heard a young man share his success story: He had gone from being homeless to earning a full-ride college scholarship thanks to an organization called Place of Hope. Moved, Bond says she knew she was hearing God’s calling. The following day, she poured her heart into a cover letter to Place of Hope’s CEO and COO. She recalls: “I wrote, ‘My background is not in child welfare or social work, but I believe this is where I belong. There is a passion lit inside of me that I didn’t know existed, and I’ll do whatever it takes to be part of the team. Here’s my résumé and everything I’ve done; put me to work somewhere.’” They hired her—and she has dedicated her life to serving overlooked and underprivileged children and families ever since. As director of advancement and development for Place of Hope Treasure

Coast and Northern Palm Beach County, she works tirelessly to honor the organization’s mission to care for children who have entered the foster-care system due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment; aged-out foster youth or otherwise homeless youth; and human trafficking victims and survivors. “In a nutshell, we’re trying to break the cycle of abuse and neglect through restoration, recovery, and prevention,” says Bond. Accepted into Leadership Florida last year and 2020 chair of the Treasure Coast Human Trafficking Coalition, Bond says one thing that drives her is witnessing disadvantaged youth defy statistics and blossom beyond their circumstances. “Hearing them say, ‘I’m not going to be a victim; I’m not going to become what my parents were’ and then seeing them break the cycle is the most rewarding part,” she says. “It’s great to see our mission really come to life.” “Everybody wants to be a Monday-morning quarterback,” she continues. “We talk about how homelessness is a detriment to society. We talk about mental illness, drug abuse, human trafficking. We talk about these things—how we don’t want them to happen in our community—but what are we actually doing about them? These young adults, these babies left unwanted in the hospital, born addicted to drugs… We as a community can do something about that, about their lives, and give them an opportunity.” placeofhope.com

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THE COUNTY CHEERLEADER:

CHARLOTTE BIRELEY

Striving for a balanced tourism economy in St. Lucie County

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preading the word about all there is to love about St. Lucie County comes naturally to Charlotte Bireley. After all, save for a stint in Jacksonville, she has lived there her entire life, attending high school in Fort Pierce. “I grew up on the Treasure Coast and, after about 11 years in Jacksonville, I was ready to move back home and raise my family here,” she shares. “I feel honored and very lucky to be able to promote and market all the activities and beauty that I grew up enjoying,” continues Bireley, who is director of tourism and marketing for St. Lucie County. “The water recreation, boating, and fishing… The culture here on the Treasure Coast is how I grew up and how I’m raising my children.” Like most areas that rely heavily on the tourism and hospitality industries, St. Lucie County is facing some challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic preventing many from traveling. But Bireley says the same Treasure Coast culture she grew up loving—a wide array of inherently socially distant activities like boating, fishing, beaches, and golf—makes the area wellpositioned to recover quickly. Still, the situation demanded a creative pivot. Together with neighboring partner agencies, the St. Lucie County Office of Tourism launched the “Don’t Come Here” campaign, which takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to grabbing the attention of potential

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visitors with taglines like “Don’t come here… unless you love stunning sunrises.” Another strategy Bireley implemented is a play on semantics— swapping out the clever but overused (and now somewhat tainted) buzzword “staycation” for “nearcation.” She explains: “With everyone staying home and staying put in quarantine, people have been getting the message ‘Stay home; stay safe.’ So we didn’t want to use the word ‘stay’ anymore.” Bireley’s marketing initiatives have consistently attracted positive publicity and public recognition. Moreover, St. Lucie County’s tourist tax revenue has more than doubled since 2009 (when Bireley came on board), and the last three to five years have been record-breaking. Ultimately, Bireley’s vision is to balance tourism with local economic impact and sustainability. “I believe there is so much natural beauty that our area has to offer, and I don’t want that to ever go away through overdevelopment,” she says. “I want to build a sustainable tourism industry so we don’t ever become overvisited or overdeveloped, but we always have this balance where all of our tourism-related businesses are sustainable, supporting the families who work hard to create these great experiences for visitors. A balanced tourism economy is what I really strive for.” visitstlucie.com

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THE ARTS ADVOCATE:

NANCY TURRELL

Cultivating the transformational magic of the arts in Martin County

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hen Stuart resident Nancy Turrell graduated from New York University in 1989, she knew exactly what she wanted to do with her marketing degree—and what she didn’t want to do. “I couldn’t see myself working in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble selling soap for a living,” she says. “I wanted to do something where, every day, I was affecting people in the community I lived in.” She worked for United Way—first in Los Angeles County and then in Martin County, as well as a local mental health facility while pursuing a master’s degree in philanthropy and development. In 1999, she found her way to The Arts Council of Martin County, where she has served as executive director for more than 20 years. “It was always important to me that the arts be in communities and available to students to enhance their education,” says Turrell. “I was a band and choir kid in high school, and I always went to museums. I was never an artist but always had an affinity for the arts and culture sector.” Turrell’s day-to-day is devoted to inspiring local participation in and passion for the arts. Two of the council’s long-standing initiatives include ArtsFest, the first and largest local celebration of the arts, and the mARTies Awards, which Turrell calls “a great opportunity for us to present stories and people who have made a difference in the arts community.” The annual show recognizes outstanding local artists and educators and grants scholarships to budding student artists; since introducing scholarships in 2014, The Arts Council has awarded $8,500 to 17 students. Throughout the years, the list of offerings gets longer and longer—including the introduction of an EcoArt movement (marrying the arts with the environment), Cultural Excursions trips, a Cultural Conversations series, and numerous musical events, exhibitions, arts education initiatives, and more. According to the council, the arts generate more than $27 million in economic activity in Martin County.

“I have seen how the arts can transform things— both people and situations,” Turrell says. “There are students I’ve talked to who, without the arts being part of their schooling, wouldn’t have even bothered going to school. They would have ended up being dropouts. But [because of arts], they found themselves and found their passion.” Turrell cites a 2006 study presented by The Arts Council, in partnership with Martin Memorial Health Systems (now Cleveland Clinic Martin Health), where a doctoral candidate studied the effect of music on post-operative open-heart surgery patients. “Her research showed that patients who had the music of their choosing were able to come off the intubators twice as fast as patients who didn’t have music in their space,” she says. “There are really powerful things the arts can do for people. That’s why I’m driven to make sure art is available to everybody who needs and wants it.” martinarts.org ❖

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PRIM & Proper Sea New York dress, Paris Texas shoes, MCM handbag, Ray-Ban sunglasses (prices upon request), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, saksfifthavenue.com; Sarah J. Curtis handmade scalloped hat ($120), Perle by Lola, Hobe Sound, perlebylola.com; Rock + Bone earrings ($145), Matilda’s, Stuart, matildaslifestyle.com.

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FLIRTY Florals Hemant and Nandita dress, Aquazzura shoes, Staud handbag, Chloe sunglasses (prices upon request), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, saksfifthavenue.com; Scala hat ($188), Coton Frais, Jupiter, cotonfraisfashion.com; Kitik Jewelry gold earrings ($434), Studio Akina Hair Scrunchie ($14), Matilda’s, Stuart, matildaslifestyle.com.

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FINE & Dandy Canali suit, Eton button-down shirt, To Boot New York shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Saks Fifth Avenue Pocket Square (prices upon request), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, saksfifthavenue.com; flask ($65), C. Orrico, Jupiter, corrico.com; Chanel hat, stylists own.

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Luggage cashmere V-neck pullover ($890), Michael Kors Collection, Palm Beach; bracelet (price upon request), Chanel, Palm Beach Gardens; Seaman Schepps gold tortoiseshell marble ring ($2,300), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter. BEAUTY: (on skin) Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundation, Sheer Healthy Glow highlighting fluid in Sunkissed; (on eyes) Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow in Mystic Eyes, Les Crayon KhĂ´l pencil in Ambre; (on lips) Rouge Coco gloss in Bourgeoisie; Chanel Beauty, Chanel, Palm Beach Gardens.

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NUDE ATTITUDE Pair subtle neutral tones with barely there makeup for a simple, fresh look that makes a bold statement photography by IAN JACOB

Luggage muslin striped crĂŞpe de chine shirt ($790), muslin wool gabardine cuffed cropped pant ($790), luggage calf trouser belt (price upon request), luggage calf monogrammed saddle bag ($2,150), Gwen runway boot ($990), Michael Kors Collection, Palm Beach; leather flower pin (price upon request), Chanel, Palm Beach Gardens.

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Charo Ruiz Ibiza maral tiered lace mini dress ($471), Lola DrĂŠ, Jupiter; Judith Ripka diamond necklace ($19,950), diamond eternity band with gemstones ($6,400), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter. BEAUTY: (on skin) Le Correcteur De Chanel in Beige, Brow Wax in Dark; (on eyes) Les 4 Ombres shadow in Lueurs Ambrees; (on lips) Rouge Coco gloss in Subtle; Chanel Beauty, Chanel, Palm Beach Gardens.

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White silk marocain tie-neck ruffle blouse ($990), Michael Kors Collection, Palm Beach; necklaces (price upon request), Dior, dior.com; blush leather Viva bow handbag ($1,250), Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach Gardens; rose gold diamond hoop earrings ($4,850), diamond eternity band with gemstones ($6,400), citrine diamond bypass ring ($2,995), rose gold diamond ring, ($2,495), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter.

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Corded top ($448), corded skirt ($698), toe embroidered knee boot ($698), Cleo embossed small bag ($648), Tory Burch, Palm Beach Gardens

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Charo Ruiz Ibiza maral tiered lace mini dress ($471), Lola DrĂŠ, Jupiter; Judith Ripka diamond necklace ($19,950), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter.

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Left: double-breasted straight coat ($4,250), Louis Vuitton, Palm Beach Gardens; bone leather Viva slingback pump ($675), Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach Gardens. Right: blazer jacket ($4,100), masculine pant ($2,340), LV Pont 9 handbag ($3,900), Louis Vuitton, Palm Beach Gardens; white leather Viva ballet flat ($675), Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach Gardens; diamond eternity band with gemstones ($6,400), rose gold diamond ring ($2,495), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter.

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White silk marocain tie-neck ruffle blouse ($990), Michael Kors Collection, Palm Beach; necklaces (price upon request), Dior, dior.com; rose gold diamond hoop earrings ($4,850), diamond eternity band with gemstones ($6,400), citrine diamond bypass ring ($2,995), rose gold diamond ring ($2,495), Provident Jewelry, Jupiter. BEAUTY: (on skin) Ultra Le Teint foundation in Beige Rose, Baume Essentiel glow stick in Golden Light, Les Beiges tint in Deep; (on eyes) Le Liner De Chanel liquid eyeliner; (on lips) Rouge Coco Flash in Feel; Chanel Beauty, Chanel, Palm Beach Gardens. Fashion editor: Katherine Lande Hair and makeup: Gina Simone using Chanel Beauty, Creative Management, Miami Models: Danielle, Dunja, and Ajahnae, Select Model Management, Miami

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Indulge in savory noodle bowls with flavorful toppings at Ramen Hana.

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Noodle Craving Culinary historians believe that ramen originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century, when Chinese immigrants brought the stringy wheat noodles with them. Locally, diners can find an authentic take at Ramen Hana & Wings. Chef-owner Hana Kaewsathitwong trained for years with Japanese chefs in New York City to learn the traditional method of making ramen, and it certainly shows. After opening the restaurant with her husband late last year, the eatery was so busy that she was forced to shut down while she quickly hired more staff. Diners can’t get enough of dishes like Hakata Tonkotsu ramen with Kaewsathitwong’s signature creamy pork broth, chashu (braised pork belly), kikurage mushrooms, scallions, nori, egg, and the house spicy red sauce. Divinely crispy wings, as well as appetizers like takoyaki (fried octopus balls) and steamed buns, sweeten the pot. 6935 Heritage Drive, Port St. Lucie; ramenhana.com; 772.444.7891 —Liz Petoniak

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Clockwise from top left: First Light draft; the vibe at Ocean Republic is industrial-meets-coastal; the brewpub offers more than a dozen unique beers on tap; mac n’ cheese egg rolls.

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Why did you choose to open Ocean Republic in Stuart? There wasn’t a brewpub in Martin County at the time, and we wanted to combine one with a full-blown restaurant. Our goal was to expand the options available to locals. What do you find so exciting about brewing? It’s the culture that comes with it—the ability to express yourself through different styles of beer that aren’t available

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NATHAN VENZARA

Chris and Amanda Cischke started making beer as hobbyists while they were also operating seven Little Caesars franchises. As they became more passionate about home brewing, they ditched their pizza endeavor and opened Ocean Republic Brewing last year. We caught up with Chris to talk about his passion for brewing, bar fare, and community. to the public on retail shelves. At Little Caesars, I was making the same product over and over again. In the brewpub, things are always developing and changing. Describe your taproom vibe. It has a coastal-industrial look and feel, with painted cement floors, ceilings exposed to reveal HVAC ductwork, and an outdoor terrace. We have a 78-foot-long bar in the shape of a wave. When you walk in, you’re about 25 feet away from the actual brewery and stainless-steel tanks, so you can watch the beer being made. We’re family-friendly and welcome kids, which most breweries don’t do. We’re also dogfriendly on our terrace. We just want our neighbors to come in and enjoy themselves. How does food fit into the picture? Food is an important part of what we do. We offer elevated pub

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From top: Ocean Republic’s cold brews are all made in-house; patrons can enjoy good eats like a pulled pork sandwich.

Supreme Meats & Gourmet Market Est. 1985

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food—unique takes on familiar dishes. The mac ‘n’ cheese egg rolls are one of our most popular appetizers. It’s a four-cheese macaroni and cheese, which is wrapped, coated with panko, then deep-fried and served with a spicy ranch dressing for dipping. We also have an amazing pulled pork sandwich. The pork is smoked in-house and served with homemade barbecue sauce. But our personal favorite sandwich is the “Smash” burger—seasoned Angus beef is literally smashed and charred on a flatiron grill.

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What are some of your best-selling beers? We’re still tinkering with recipes and trying to find our core brews, but the most popular one thus far is the Hoppy Daze Ocean. It’s a New England–style IPA, citrus-forward and juicy. We make a tropical, refreshing beer called Hello, Guava! that literally does its second fermentation on guava. We also have a light-but-flavorful German-style Krueger Kolsch that is catching on.

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What’s the plan for the future? We’d like to stay local and keep our identity. We’re trying to sell the entire craft experience, from beer to food and wines. We’re also very involved in the community and want to continue that. We do a lot of Give Back Nights, which we’ve hosted for things like cystic fibrosis, wounded warriors, and local charter schools. 1630 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; oceanrepublicbrewing.com; 772.600.5596

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Flavor A Selection of Area Restaurants

TURNING THE TIDE Nearing its first anniversary in October, TideHouse’s footing in the community stands as firm as ever. The contemporary coastal restaurant dedicated to Florida seafood pivoted successfully in response to the COVID-19 crisis while also finding ways to give back—like donating more than 400 pounds of food to House of Hope, a nonprofit organization that aims to help Martin County residents overcome hunger and other hardships. “We had heard that with the shutdown and with so many people suddenly out of work, [House of Hope’s] needs for food had increased dramatically from one week to the next,” says owner Jon Sullivan. “Giving back to our community has always been a big part of our mission, because our community is so generous to us.” TideHouse also redesigned its menu to offer more affordable options such as sandwiches and flatbreads, as well as various discounts throughout the week, to drive business and to assist those who were financially impacted by the crisis. “We tried to avoid expensive products that were experiencing a spike due to coronavirus supply issues,” explains Sullivan, who also owns Guanabanas in Jupiter. The ahi poke nachos with avocado seaweed salad and wonton chips reigns as the current favorite alongside the refreshing TideHouse “skinny” margarita. Curbside takeout is also available for both lunch and dinner. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart; tidehouse.com; 772.444.3166 —L.P

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AMERICAN 2ND STREET BISTRO This lively bistro, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, highlights local produce in its delicious dishes. The extensive beer list features a brew to complement every meal and satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 122 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; 2ndstreetbistro.com; 772.293.9191 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 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; castawaysfla.com; 772.618.3838 CYPRESS ON OCEAN Locally sourced products get a global spin at this quaint kitchen and bar. 2875 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; cypressonocean.com; 772.872.6080 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 HARRY AND THE NATIVES This longstanding 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 JAMMBAR WINGS For finger-licking bar food, JammBar’s wings can be customized to order, whether you prefer flats or drums, soft or crispy, or one of the 17 different sauces or plain. 8031 S. Federal Hwy., Port St. Lucie; jammbar.com; 772.237.4802 (second location) 2903 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.448.8670 LINDA’S TOO CAFE Homestyle breakfast and brunch and ever-changing specials. 10106 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; facebook.com/lindastoocafe; 722.281.2549 MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Manatee Island Bar and Grill offers a variety of options from seafood to steak to veggie burgers, all filling and all fresh. 4817 Dixie Hwy., Stuart; manateeislandbarandgrill.com; 772.872.7288; (second location) 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. 1, Fort Pierce; oasis-diner-restaurant.business.site; 772.828.3302 PALM CITY GRILL Seafood, pizza, and burgers coexist at this understated, pub-style corner eatery with a following as large as its menu. 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City; thepalmcitygrill.com; 772.220.4745 PELICAN CAFE This outdoor café on the St. Lucie River serves up everything from fish tacos to lobster rolls to delicious Cuban sandwiches. Bring your furry friends as well for pet-friendly dining. 351 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; pelicancafeandbeach.com; 772.283.3133 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 SONNY’S BBQ Traditional, smoky barbecue including mouth-watering pulled pork and brisket. 1961 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Stuart; sonnysbbq.com; 772.283.4150

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Flavor under Chef Olivia Binn-Ostrow. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; obistrocatering.com; 772.225.1961 x112

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Local swordfish with ratatouille at South Fork Kitchen and Bar SOUTH FORK KITCHEN AND BAR Made-from-scratch dishes, from seafood to steak, prepared by Naples native Chef Ron Kerr. 900 SE Indian St., Stuart; southforkkitchenandbar.com; 772.247.7382 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 SPRITZ CITY BISTRO Upscale American bistro featuring tapas and small plates. 61 SW Osceola St., Stuart; spritzcitybistro.com; 772.320.9100 THE CRAFTED KEG Where growlers, affordable bites, and beer flights unite. This brew pub, located inside a former grocery store, 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; thecraftedkegstuartcom; 772.600.8218

ASIAN 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 BENIHANA Grab dinner and a show at this hibachi restaurant as tableside chefs prepare Japanese dishes. 3602 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; benihana.com; 772.286.0740 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

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KRUA THAI RESTAURANT Authentic Thai dishes served family-style in an eclectically themed restaurant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; kruathaiofstuart.com; 772.600.8114 PEI WEI Health-centric Pan-Asian food served at the counter in a casual setting. 2101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; peiwei.com; 772.219.0466 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; phodelipsl.com; 772.877.2133; (second location) 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; ramenhana.com; 772.444.2825 TWIN DRAGONS RESTAURANT Conventional Chinese restaurant serving fine dining options including lobster tails served with ginger and scallion sauce as well as take-out, delivery, and catering. 2389 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.291.2102

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 O’S CAFÉ AT THE ELLIOTT Discover a French spin on breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch at the café inside the Elliott Museum,

18 SEMINOLE ITALIAN BISTRO Inside this quaint, historically preserved building lies one of the area’s most intimate and romantic atmospheres. All meals are made to order and crafted with top-quality, local seasonal ingredients. 18 SE Seminole St., Stuart; 18seminole.com; 772.463.0059 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 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 DIAMOND TEA ROOM & BISTRO Opt for the six-course high English tea, served all day, or order from an à la carte selection of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, tea cookies, and other favorites. A constantly updating bistro menu satisfies larger appetites. 3868 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; LA FORCHETTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT This family-owned gem is home to an extensive selection of gourmet pasta including lobster ravioli, penne alla vodka, and gnocchi Capri. 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 menu items like gnocchi di zucca: potato and butternut squash gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce, topped with walnut and coffee powder. 301 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; louronzoitalianfusion.com; 772.287.3334 MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Longstanding, casual dining joint serving Italian classics with delicious and generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mariositaliandining.com; 772.283.6660 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 and swordfish puttanesca. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; pietrosontheriver.com; 772.229.7575 PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA A “real” taste of Chicago pizza, Pusateri’s offers thincrust pizza topped with unique sauces and cut into squares. 221 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; bestfloridapizza.com; 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 Sea. 1315 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City; ristoranteclaretta.com; 772.219.9940

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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

MEXICAN CASA TEQUILA Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for live mariachi band performances. 1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; casatequilafl.com; 772.600.5482 PUEBLO VIEJO A family-owned local chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical mural setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; puebloviajofl.com; 772.934.6683; (second location) 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.336.5050 RANCHO CHICO Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm,

cozy setting surrounded by lots of colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart; ranchochico.net; 772.288.6741 TACO SHACK Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by Chef/ owner Julie LaFrance-Lentine. Think curry roasted cauliflower, po boy oyster, and carne asada, to name a few, in addition to shack bowls and quesadillas. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart; tacoshack.com; 772.288.9696 TACO TRUCK OF STUART Some of the tastiest Mexican fare from a food truck. Take it to go or eat at a stool just out front with options like barbacoa, chorizo, al pastor, and tripa. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; tacotruckofstuart.com; 772.486.6639 TAQUERIA MONTANO’S This Port St. Lucie restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food.Locals rave about the elote, gordita, and taco platter. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; taqueriamontanos.wixsite.com; 772.777.3406 TAQUERIA TORRES Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and other traditional plates. The menu features items such as lengua, fajita de res, and pechuga al la plancha. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/taqueriatorres; 772.678.9014

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 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 CHUCK’S SEAFOOD From New England clam chowder to shrimp Parmesan, this eatery delivers affordable seafood to every table. 822 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; facebook.com/ chucksseafood; 772.461.9484 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 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

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Flavor THE TWISTED TUNA With live music, waterfront views, fresh seafood, and a 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

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CRABBY’S DOCKSIDE Enjoy fresh catches like stuffed grouper and hogfish snapper, plus other entrees including pasta and pizza. Signature drinks and amazing views of the inlet and lagoon round out the experience. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; crabbysdocksideftpierce.com; 772.252.5672 CRAWDADDY’S Every day is Mardi Gras at Crawdaddy’s, where Cajun cuisine reigns supreme. 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; crawdaddysjensenbeach.com; 772.225.3444 DOLPHIN BAR & SHRIMP HOUSE A wide-ranging menu features plentiful seafood selections, wood-grilled meats, and home-style specials. 1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; dolphinbar.com; 772.781.5136 HARBOR COVE BAR & GRILL Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges waterfront views and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce; harbor-cove-bar-grill.business.site; 772.429.5303 KING NEPTUNE King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/kingneptunestuart; 772.287.9630 PIRATES LOFT AT PIRATE’S COVE RESORT & MARINA The food rivals the fantastic views of the marina and Manatee Pocket at Pirate’s Loft. From flavorful salads to outstanding seafood, there is something for everyone on the extensive menu. 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart; piratescoveresort.com; 772.223.5048 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; riverwalkoysterbar.net; 772.221.1511 SAILOR’S RETURN Serving fresh seafood, chops, and steaks, en-

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hanced by the most beautiful sunsets on the Treasure Coast. The restaurant offers 220 seats for indoor or patio dining, two full bars, and live music seven days a week. 625 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; thesailorsreturn.com; 772.872.7250 SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this classic waterfront gem in Stuart. 4290 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; shrimpersgrill.com; 772.220.3287 SHUCKERS ON THE BEACH Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers, located inside the Island Beach Resort. From ribs to raw oysters, every dish is perfection. 9800 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; islandbeachresort.com/dining; 772.229.1224 STUART BOATHOUSE A stunning waterfront setting, an outstanding happy hour, enticing specials, and live music all weekend make Stuart Boathouse a definite go-to on the local dining scene. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart; stuartboathouse.com; 772.266.4586 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 DECK RESTAURANT Located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, The Deck provides diners classic favorites with a twist, like the BLGT po’ boy, along with beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. 307 NW North River Drive, Stuart; harborinnandmarina.com/ the-deck; 772.692.1203 THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL A wide selection of Gulf, East, and West Coast oysters make this casual eatery a must-visit for oyster lovers. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; themagicoyster.com; 772.877.3139

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE Dig into classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style restaurant. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; longhornsteakhouse.com; 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; maneros.com; 772.2203011 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this well-known 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 fried shoe-string onions accompany the succulent, dry-aged steaks at this longstanding steak house in historic downtown Jensen Beach. 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 Ranch 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

VEGETARIAN, VEGAN & HEALTH-CONSCIOUS BERRY FRESH CAFE This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO- and preservative-free cafe serving healthy fare that tastes great and feels even better. 1429 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; berryfresh.cafe; 772.324.8287 DELITEFUL KITCHEN Artisan market, community hub, and cafe boasting healthy, organic, and farm-to-table fare. 2401 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; delitefulkitchen.com; 772.324.3413 FIRST WATCH Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this healthminded cafe chain. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; firstwatch.com; 772.220.4076 FRUITS AND ROOTS VEGAN CAFE Plant-based menu offering cold-pressed 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 A favorite among locals who enjoy a variety of juices, poke bowls, and blended bowls in a casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart; modernjuiceco.com; 772.291.2640 ❖

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