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Contents APRIL 2021

Features 30 A Sea-to-Plate Adventure

Journey with Chef Tim Nickey as he reels in a fresh catch then cooks it up at his Palm City home By Judy Martel | Photography by Benjamin Rusnak

36 Garden Party Pair breezy dresses and delicate

jewels for a perfect spring vibe Photography by Ian Jacob

42 Taste of Spring

3 local chefs create culinary magic with edible flowers and botanicals

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Contents In Every Issue 10 Editor’s Note 12 Publisher’s Note 55 Flavor

Foodie news and dining guide

62 Hot Shots

Photos from recent events

64 Surf Report

What’s up on stuartmagazine.com

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15 Buzz

Earth Day celebrations, home design trends, must-see exhibits, poetry in motion, and more Stuart resident Tiffany Copeland on her reality TV stint and lifelong passion for conservation

20 Beauty

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JOE SEMKOW

JASON NUTTLE

18 Character

Fruit-infused, vitamin-rich skin care

22 Arts

Local poets share their talents

24 The Goods

Fun, fruit-themed accessories for your home and wardrobe Enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest at Georgia’s Sea Island

28 Vero Life

Don’t miss Ballet Vero Beach’s spectacular season finale

ON THE COVER Photographer: Jerry Rabinowitz Executive Chef Taylor Wilson shot by Stuart Magazine on location at The Gafford in Stuart

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Editor’s note

An acquired taste

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hen I was a kid, I didn’t like seafood. Well, that’s not entirely true—I loved scallops and, oddly, I also enjoyed these little mollusks called periwinkles, which are basically tiny snails. During summers spent on Cape Cod, I’d pluck them from the rocky shore, stick a toothpick into the shell, and eat the salty snail—raw. Pretty strange thing for a kid who didn’t really like seafood to do. But as years passed, I developed a taste for all kinds of fish. My family being Portuguese, a big staple in our household (especially on holidays like Christmas Eve), has always been bacalhau— pronounced “bah-kal-YOW”—which is a traditional dish of dried, salted cod, along with ingredients like potatoes and eggs, simmered together for hours in a giant pot. Not my favorite, but being exposed to it so much growing up sort of forced me to be open to the idea of fish, if that makes sense, and today there’s not much in the way of seafood that I don’t love (especially a heaping pile of fried scallops from this place Kelly’s up in Massachusetts—YUM!). Anyway, seafood reminds me of childhood—and I’m super lucky to live in a place now where I have access to some of the freshest fish around. That’s why I’m so stoked about the feature on page 30, “A Sea-to-Plate Adventure.” We got to tag along with Palm City resident Chef Tim Nickey, of Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar & Taphouse, as he spent the day on the water trying to reel in the perfect catch for dinner. He even let us follow him home to watch him transform the day’s catch into a delicious meal for his family. We’re excited for you to see how it all unfolds. Spring is in the air, and the chefs featured in another story, “Taste of Spring,” are taking full advantage. Turn to page 42 to see the beautiful dishes created using fresh, edible flowers and botanicals by The Gafford’s Chef Taylor Wilson, Evo’s Chef Erik Pettersen, and Farmer’s Table’s Chef Michael Schenk. Of course, don’t forget to check out our Flavor section, starting on page 55, to read more about what’s going on with our local food scene and perhaps find a new spot to try this weekend. Have fun digging into our Food Issue—bon appétit! Peace and blessings,

Michelle Lee Ribeiro michelle@stuartmagazine.com

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Publisher’s note

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have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of our annual Food Issue. Anytime my husband and I make travel plans, we research all of the destination’s restaurants and chefs and book reservations in advance at some of the besthidden gems. In years past, I would read about a chef’s tasting menu or one-of-a-kind dining experiences and add them to the list. Some of my fondest memories are our trips to places like Montreal, Boston, Maine, Charleston, Asheville, and Ponte Vedra Beach. Of course, I also love planning where to eat locally on the Treasure Coast—we have so much culinary talent here. Perhaps this issue will bring future travelers to our area and also enlighten our readers to try some new venues. During our travels, I recall encountering many magnificent gardens outside of restaurants. At first glance, my husband and I didn’t realize the variety of flowers, herbs, and plants were all being grown specifically for the dishes on the menu (this was long before the popular farm-to-table movement). I loved the creative and colorful presentations the gardens brought to each plate. I so wish I had a green thumb to create a garden full of options to include in my own recipes at home. Unfortunately, I do not—but the good news is, we have many nearby restaurants where we can experience delectable dishes. I’m looking forward to reading about some of our local chefs and their creations in this issue. I continue to feel blessed to be living in a place with so much culinary talent and diversity. I still have not been able to try all of the delicious, local eats (the list My husband and me in Ponte keeps growing!), but I’m sure after reading this issue, I’ll be even more motivated Vedra Beach to get out and try something new. We invite you to enjoy our April 2021 issue and to continue to visit stuartmagazine.com. While on the site, be sure to sign up for our weekly Insider’s Guide newsletter to keep up with what’s new around town. Thank you for your readership of Stuart Magazine, and please reach out to me anytime. Cheers!

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ince 1964, the Florida Oceanographic Society on Hutchinson Island has led its mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s ecosystems through education, research, and advocacy. This Earth Day (April 22), honor our planet by joining them for a beach cleanup to keep our waters and coastlines beautiful. Just visit the society’s website to register for a specific day and time, then download the MyCoast app. Upon arrival at the site (Stuart Beach, Waveland Beach, or

Jensen Beach), hop on the app and get cleaning! Students can log required volunteer hours simply by snapping photos of collected trash and uploading them to the app before properly disposing of the trash. Be sure to use a bucket (rather than a trash bag) and wear gloves for your safety. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up small items like broken pieces of plastic! Turn the page for more fun ways you can celebrate Earth Day. floridaocean.org/volunteer —Melissa Puppo A P R I L 2 0 2 1 | STUART

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GREEN FUN 2 more ways to celebrate Earth Day this month RUN LIKE THE WIND Help support Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, the nonprofit that raises funds to help the park where the state falls short, by taking part in the inaugural Earth Day 5K. During the April 17 event, participants can choose from two trail runs—the earlier time slot is ideal for more competitive, experienced runners, while walkers and families can enjoy a late-morning start. Enjoy scenes along the Kitching Creek Trail while winding through the tree-line canopies of the Loxahatchee River. Proceeds will help fund trail maintenance, educational supplies, and volunteer needs. Wave one begins at 7:15 a.m., and wave two will take place at 7:45 a.m. friendsofjdsp.org

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ominique Carpena of Decorators Finest knows the beauty of a well-curated interior. The seasoned designer has been outfitting homes for several decades in South Florida and, in 2011, opened a gift boutique component to her design studio in Palm City, selling everything from home accessories to gift options from more than 200 vendors. She has since relocated the boutique to Osceola Street in Stuart (and has another location in Tequesta). “We really are a shopper’s delight,” says Carpena. “There are many different unique items within the boutique, and we’re constantly changing our inventory.” Of note is her fragrance bar, where a variety of lovely candles from Trapp and Zodax are on display. Shoppers can also browse decorative pillows, tea towels, artwork, and more. “We try not to reorder the same artwork or accessory,” says Carpena. “We’re constantly reinventing the boutique.” Still, she says she sticks to the “tried and true” style that captures South Florida. “We have a farmhouse, country feel—nostalgic designs of old Florida—and we do a lot of coastal.” decorators-finest.myshopify.com

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LEARNING TO APPRECIATE Jump-start your kids’ interest in the environment with a trip to the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast April 24 for the return of EarthFest. Little ones can enjoy educational experiences through hands-on workshops, games, and a live presentation. The event will also feature sustainable businesses and organizations to showcase the Treasure Coast’s green community. childrensmuseumtc.org

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Shades of gray are an ideal color palette in the bedroom.

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Pantone’s Ultimate Gray. The nightstands and the charcoal shade of the headboard’s wood frame are variations of the shade, while the pale gray draperies add a soft touch. A pop of color in the yellow flowers, similar to Pantone’s Illuminating, is the perfect contrast to the overall palette of the bedroom.

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or Pantone’s highly anticipated 2021 trend forecast, the color-focused institute decided that Brighten up the kitchen using yellow accents. two is better than one, choosing Ultimate Gray and Illuminating as its colors of the year. “During this time of Covid, as well as the winter months up north, people are feeling ready for a pop of sunshine yellow in their lives to offset the dreary gray skies,” says designer Dianne Davant of Dianne Davant & Associates in Stuart. “This is a time we can all feel happy with our warm surroundings.” Here, Davant offers tips on how to bring this delightful duo of hues into your home. davant-interiors.com

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INCORPORATE THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST SHADES INTO YOUR LIVING SPACE

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COLOR Combo EXPERT ADVICE ON HOW TO

BEDROOM: Davant and her colleague, Priscilla Hyatt Councill, created this tranquil bedroom using a lovely gray similar to

KITCHEN: Soft gray hues are the perfect background for contrasting accessories. Add yellow with items such as cookware, a stand mixer, or dish towels. A bright painting like the one showcased here can also introduce happy shades of yellow.

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Learn how one organization is building community through storytelling

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f you’ve never attended a spoken word or poetry reading, make National Poetry Month your excuse to explore these art forms in April. Corina Pelloni has been hosting the Howl at the Moon Writers’ Jam in Stuart, an open mic event for local artists, for nearly a decade. The gatherings take place the third Thursday of every month at 901 Hub in Stuart and are open to anyone who wants to read poetry or essays, do standup, perform original songs, or simply observe. “We wanted to create a platform that encourages writers, especially, to share their

work in front of a small group,” says Pelloni. “Everyone benefits from having more creative content in their lives.” While the pandemic has caused a slight shift in attendance—they now offer Zoom options as well—the group continues the live monthly readings, where light refreshments are served. Check out Howl at the Moon Writers’ Jam on the online service Meetup (under the name Treasure Coast Creators Guild) or learn more via the group’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ howlatthemoonwriters). ❖

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Marine Queen AFTER TRAVELING THE WORLD WORKING ON BOATS—AND A BRUSH WITH FAME AS A CAST MEMBER ON A REALITY TV SHOW—JUPITER NATIVE TIFFANY COPELAND RETURNED HOME TO HER TRUE CALLING IN LIFE b y L I N DA M A R X

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eality TV changed the life of Stuart resident Tiffany Copeland. Born in Jupiter Farms, Copeland fell in love with manatees while kayaking and canoeing on our local waterways. From an early age, she wanted to protect the aquatic mammals, later studying their lives more closely at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. “I have had a lifelong passion for manatee rescue and conservation,” says Copeland, 35, who was third stewardess on season one (2016) of Bravo’s popular reality show Below Deck Mediterranean.

“I studied to become a marine biologist at Florida Atlantic University. After I got my degree, I learned that you can’t make any money doing it, so I started looking for other things.” She worked on dredge boats, got a job as a Marine Endangered Species Observer (which entails monitoring federally protected sea life), and served as a camp instructor in the Florida Keys teaching children marine biology. “I liked all of it, but I still wasn’t making any money,” she says. “Then, in 2015, I went on a blind date with a guy who worked on Johnny Depp’s boat in Fort Lauderdale, and he convinced me to become a stewardess so I could learn how to be a captain. Soon I began working on a 115foot boat.” When she heard about the Bravo show, the adventurous and naturally curious Copeland contacted producers in hopes of getting cast as a crew member on a yacht. “I sent a bio and pictures of myself, and they called the next day,” she says. “They said I would be a second or third stewardess. I was so excited about being able to enjoy international travel on the water.” She was assigned to the Ionian Princess, a 150-foot luxury yacht that would head out all around the Greek islands. But while the experience was certainly thrilling, she says it all became

a bit overwhelming. Naive about what to do on the yacht as part of a television show—which chronicles the crew dealing with personal issues in hopes of improving their professional lives—Copeland butted heads with Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier, who she says had issues with her inexperience as a stew. “It was trial by fire,” she recalls of the grueling month and a half. “I worked 18-hour days for six weeks, lost about 16 pounds, and dealt with constant stress. I got to see Europe, but I missed being outside.” She ended up writing Ferrier a note explaining that she felt producers were trying to pin them against each other solely to create drama. Eventually, she says, the two became friends. “We visited island cities like Naxos, Mykonos, and Santorini, and it was wonderful getting to travel,” says Copeland. “When the season ended, I returned to Florida to get my captain’s license.” She found a job as a mate and spent a season in Italy, followed by a stint on a 41-foot sailboat, before securing another mate gig on a boat in the Bahamas. In 2017, while in Saint Lucia, she met Evan Jones. They were working on boats docked next to each other and, with a shared love of the water, they would kayak, paddleboard, and party together at beach bars. In 2019, Jones—who is also a marine biologist—proposed. They were married in Asheville, North Carolina this past October, have since settled in Stuart, and are expecting a baby this summer.. While not working now, Copeland hopes to go back into marine biology and to her first love: manatees. “I have enjoyed my travels and filming,” she says. “But conservation and rescuing manatees are my real passions.” ❖

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Innovative Treatments for Cerebrovascular Disease Rapid innovation in recent years has given neurosurgeons a broad array of tools and techniques to treat cerebrovascular disease, the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a primary source of serious, long-term disability. “We have many more ways today to protect and restore blood flow and oxygen to the brain,” says Zeguang Ren, MD, PhD, a board-certified vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon with Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, who uses his unique dual expertise in open and endovascular surgery to identify and provide the best treatment options for patients. Blocked, Broken, Bulging and Tangled Stroke is the most common form of cerebrovascular disease, but other conditions affect blood vessels and the flow of blood in the brain, including aneurysms and vascular malformations. • Stroke is a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain that can be caused by a blockage (ischemic) or by bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic). While ischemic strokes account for about 80% of all stroke cases, hemorrhagic strokes are often deadlier. • Brain aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain weakens and the vessel wall balloons out. Causes include high blood pressure, fatty deposits in the arteries, head trauma and congenital defects. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. • Vascular malformations are abnormal connections between blood vessels. Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), for example, are a tangle of poorly formed blood vessels with a higher rate of bleeding than normal vessels. Untreated AVMs can cause hemorrhage and brain damage. Advanced Endovascular Treatments One recent advancement is an endovascular or catheterbased treatment for acute stroke called a mechanical

thrombectomy. During this procedure, a large bore aspiration tube can be used to suck out Zeguang Ren, MD, PhD the blockage-causing clot, or a mechanical retrieval device can be used to pull the clot out to restore blood flow. “This minimally invasive treatment can be more effective for blockages of a certain size or location than the traditional clot-busting medication,” notes Dr. Ren. Endovascular techniques are also used to treat some brain aneurysms and vascular malformations when the risk of open surgery is too high or if they are located in unreachable parts of the brain. “We can insert tiny coils or use a mesh or wire tube to close off an aneurysm in a vessel wall, use a liquid bioadhesive to seal an abnormal or damaged vessel, and divert blood flow to prevent further harm,” he adds. State-of-the-Art Imaging Much of today’s treatment advancements are made possible because of innovative imaging technology. Dr. Ren and his colleagues at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health use a neurointerventional biplane imaging system to capture 3D views of blood vessels in the brain. “This technology provides precise brain imaging, making it easier to diagnose and treat stroke, aneurysms and other cerebrovascular conditions,” says Dr. Ren. “For patients it often means a shorter hospitalization and faster recovery.” The multidisciplinary team of interventional neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurointensivists and rehabilitation specialists at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health are experts in the treatment and management of cerebrovascular disease. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org/neurosurgery or call 772.288.5862.

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The POWER of Prose Earlier this year, 23-year-old Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history when she read “The Hill We Climb” at the White House, sparking a newfound appreciation for one of the world’s oldest art forms. In celebration of National Poetry Month, we asked three talented locals to pen original works just for you. b y T R AC Y M A R C E L LO

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ABOUT GEORGIA When Georgia Heard’s father left home for the Vietnam War, the then 8-year-old used poetry to express her mixed feelings about it. “Poetry gave me clarity,” says the North Palm Beach resident. “When I watched news of the war on TV, I was afraid that my father wouldn’t come home alive. It was difficult to talk about what I was feeling so I started writing instead.” She earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Columbia University and subsequently published 19 poetry collections for children and adults. Her newest adult collection, A Field Guide to the Heart, will be published this summer. Heard has given seminars, workshops, and keynotes on writing and poetry in schools and universities all over the world. She also leads online poetry writing workshops through The Poet’s Studio (visit georgiaheard.com for details) and has been a regular at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and the Poetry-by-the-Sea event at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa. Through these avenues, the award-winning author helps others use poetry as a tool to endure their own hardships. “When we don’t pay attention to our inner lives, we become empty,” says Heard. “Poetry can help us nourish that inner space even though sometimes it’s not easy to do. People are often intimidated by poetry because of the way it has been taught, but I believe everyone starts out as a poet. It’s one of our greatest tools for living.”

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“Forgotten”

“Think and Think Again”

By Christie Page

I found myself pressed betwe en The pages of your book, like a rose A thing of beauty that you once Treasured so

By Joe Banfi

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a cup of coffee, zon from a passing storm. flashes of lightning on the hori s.” t to conclude my long waking hour I am thinking –“Maybe a quiet nigh

This silence,

embrace, the long hours I have come to what I used to dread. A familiarity has grown out of

“How odd,” I think. what I did not know?” “Why did I have disdain for

Why Worry,

I’d much rather Wonder.

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ABOUT JOE Stuart resident and retired city planner Joe Banfi never set out to write poetry. Rather, he says, the words just came to him. “I was drawn to poetry spontaneously, without any reason or explanation,” he says of the passion he discovered more than 50 years ago. “The words came and fell on paper. It was pure freedom of expression without boundaries or rules.” Others quickly took note of his talents. Recalls Banfi: “The best compliment I have ever received was from an English professor who said, ‘Joe, you have a unique and interesting way with words.’” Yet he has never felt inclined to publish his work. “It’s strictly a hobby meant for self-reflection and entertainment,” he says of his poetry, which covers a wide range of topics, from human nature to physical nature. “I hope my poetry evokes feelings and thoughts from the depths of the human soul.” He does share his prose publicly at two monthly poetry events: Howl at the Moon Writers’ Jam in Stuart and Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches, typically held in Lake Worth but currently taking place online.

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4 ways to explore the art of poetry Howl at the Moon Writers’ Jam Share your stories, poetry, or music at the open mic every third Thursday. 901 Hub, 901 SE Johnson Ave., Stuart; howlatthemoonwriters.com

And I waited for your hands, you r fingers To find their way A casual caress down my fad ed blade Hardened with your abandon Once vibrant, color drained Between forgotten pages, I prayed. “I can’t unlove you” So I remain.

ABOUT CHRISTIE In 2015, after spending more than 20 years working in the medical field, Port St. Lucie resident Christie Page decided it was time to turn the hobby she’d embraced since childhood into a career. Since then, the poet and author has had her work published in numerous journals and magazines and has been a regular at ArtsFest in Stuart, where she won the ArtsFest Literary Award in 2017 and 2018. “Poetry has the ability to show that there is beauty in everything— misery, love, loss, grief, elation, and happiness,” she says of her craft, which she hones through writing workshops throughout South Florida. “It’s a secret world where writers can insert themselves into the work of another and interpret it in any way.” Page has also learned that her current profession, much like her last, has the power to heal. “Poetry can be a powerful tool in overcoming any situation,” she says. “Writing is therapy, and it’s never too late to begin a new chapter in your story. We don’t have to carry the itinerary of our past into the future. We can move forward, unburdened, into our destiny if we are just willing to be vulnerable enough.” ❖

Poetic Persuasion A night of poetry and live music takes place the first Friday of every month. 3224 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce; facebook.com/ poeticpersuasionfl Writers LIVE! 2021: Safia Elhillo The Palm Beach County Library System will host a digital discussion with poet and

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Darkness and solitude, a long drive,

novelist Safia Elhillo, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required; pbclibrary.org/ writers-live-2021 Performance Poets of the Palm Beaches Virtual open mic sessions every month (dates posted on Facebook). facebook.com/ performancepoetsofthepalmbeaches

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ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF SEA ISLAND

From top: The Cloister; Southern live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY REACHES ITS APEX AT GEORGIA’S SEA ISLAND b y M A R Y M U R R AY

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the scene for languid days of sunbathing, adventurous excursions amid nature, and rigorous rounds on the golf course, among other pursuits. To be close to it all, book a room at The Cloister. Although the original Mediterranean-style building conceived by architect Addison Mizner no longer remains, the new iteration of The Cloister carries on its legacy, complete with a Spanish Lounge that features a ceiling, chandeliers, and stainedglass windows saved from the circa 1928 design. One nook worthy of many visits is

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Clockwise from top left: Experience falconry at Sea Island; The Lodge offers three different golf courses; guests can book a cottage at The Lodge; enjoy the soothing sounds of bagpipes in the evenings; guest suite at The Cloister.

the solarium, where the chirps of peachfaced and yellow-collared lovebirds fill the sundrenched space. On the upper floors, arcades give way to plush guest rooms and suites outfitted with hardwood floors, Turkish rugs, and beamed ceilings. From The Cloister, it’s a short saunter to the spa or the Beach Club, where guests can savor fresh seafood at Southern Tide or hit the bowling lanes at Sea Strike & Pub. Here, you can also peruse the Nature Center or embark on an outing with a resident naturalist. To learn even more about Sea Island and its inhabitants—both past and present, animal and human—reserve a bike tour with a historian, who will give you the inside scoop on a few of the 600 or so private cottages dotting the property, some of which are available to rent. Perhaps the best thing about a Sea Island vacation is that there truly is never a dull

moment (unless that’s what you’re into). From tennis to squash, falconry to horseback riding, there’s an activity to suit every interest. Over at The Lodge, golf reigns supreme. In addition to an 18-hole putting course, visitors can choose from three courses and work on their swing at the Golf Performance Center. The Lodge also houses on-site guest rooms as well as cottages nestled along the greens. Each evening, a bagpiper makes an appearance, upholding the Scottish tradition of playing the golf courses “to sleep.” And while it may be their bedtime, it doesn’t have to be yours. Head to the Oak Room to tuck into Southern comfort food with a twist. Think charred buffalo cauliflower in a tangy hot sauce; fried chicken that has been brined, sous

vide, and flash-fried to perfection; and Georgia shrimp and grits served with a lemon beurre blanc and lobster oil. Finish the evening with a nightcap from the playful cocktail menu. We recommend the Jackie-O, a mix of Sea Island Guild gin, St-Germain, lemon, cinnamon, egg white, and a dash of “presidential grace,” a trait Sea Island has in spades. seaisland.com ❖

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Vero Life

Awakened

BALLET VERO BEACH WILL CLOSE ITS SEASON WITH A SPECTACULAR FINALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS b y C AT H Y C H E S T N U T

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allet Vero Beach is not unlike the one-act April production closing its pandemic-challenged season: an awakened beauty. The Sleeping Princess, an abridged version of the timeless Sleeping Beauty, features a cast of 14 that includes the professional company’s resident dancers as well as others from its sister company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. The production promises to dazzle with intricate and thoughtful costume and set design and fluid, transcendent movement. In many ways, it is a modern-day allegory that artistically conveys the emotional release of the performing arts everywhere emerging from an isolated cocoon, just like the heroine of the iconic fairytale herself. Ballet Vero Beach Artistic Director/CEO Adam Schnell says they offered virtual programs throughout the pandemic and finally returned to the stage this past January after polling subscribers and ensuring strict safety protocols. The Sleeping Princess will offer an online option, along with one live performance on April 16 and two on April 17. Schnell says it will be the company’s most ambitious program

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to date. “We made a larger investment with The Sleeping Princess,” he says. “I learned very early in my career that if you surround yourself with quality artists and invest in quality craftsmanship, the audience immediately knows.” Schnell condensed three hours to one hour of action and kept 60 to 70 percent of the production’s classic choreography while updating the rest “to make it come together in a fun way so it’s something incredible for the dancers and for the audience to watch.” He artfully balances the tastes of sophisticated, well-heeled audiences with everyday citizens, kids, and families he aims to impact through ballet. Through his partnership with the local literacy-building The Learning Alliance, Schnell offers free matinees for Indian River County students in the first, third, and fourth grades, and The Sleeping Princess will become an alternating repertoire staple for the organization’s student, accessible, and family-friendly series. “The really cool thing The Learning Alliance has taught me is what the arts can do to reach kids,” he says. The company, currently in its eighth season, continues to focus on quality and “challenging the perception of what a professional company can be,” he adds, noting that some of his best experiences have been performing for audiences who may not ostensibly understand or appreciate ballet going into the show. “If you can win those audiences over, that’s where it really affects change,” he says. ❖

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What: The Sleeping Princess When: April 16 at 7:30 p.m.; April 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Where: Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th St., Vero Beach Tickets and information: balletverobeach.org; 772.905.2651 Online archival film access: April 23 through May 9

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Adventure

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JOURNEY WITH PALM CITY–BASED CHEF TIM NICKEY AS HE HEADS OUT TO THE ATLANTIC TO REEL IN A FRESH CATCH, THEN BACK TO HIS HOME TO PREPARE A DELICIOUS MEAL FOR HIS FAMILY By Judy Martel | Photography by Benjamin Rusnak

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otoring a 27-foot fishing boat out of the Jupiter Inlet, past stately homes, morning exercisers in the park, and sightseers on the jetty, the boat’s captain, John Share, and Tim Nickey are engrossed in plotting the morning’s strategy, comparing notes on what’s running (kingfish, wahoo, cobia, and mahi-mahi) and where to drop their lines. The two have more than a passing interest in reeling in a big catch: Share is the manager of The Tacklebox, and Nickey is the executive chef at Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar & Taphouse, two of the eateries at the new Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street complex. They are headed north, toward Martin County (where Nickey resides), then out to sea for a little offshore action. On this lovely Wednesday morning, the duo has agreed to

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spend a rare day off of work catching fresh fish, which Nickey will then turn into a tasty meal at his Palm City home. It’s clear they enjoy any excuse to indulge their love of fishing. Excitement ramps up as the boat plows through 3- to 5-foot Atlantic swells and powers a few miles east, to the edge of the Gulf Stream. “Okay, time to get serious now,” Share says, as he and Nickey bait the lines. For the first hour, the fish aren’t biting. Share points the boat toward shallower water, and everything changes. At about 70 feet, Nickey hooks a 30- to 35-pound kingfish almost as soon as his live bait hits the water. “We must have been right on top of him!” Share shouts, as they synchronize their movements around the boat,

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Chef Tim Nickey holds up his prized catch of the day: a 22-inch mahi-mahi, which he’ll use to prepare a meal for his family (opposite page).

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From top: Nickey reels in a fish; beautiful skies for a day on the water; his first catch of the day, a kingfish he’ll use for a smoked fish dip.

Nickey reeling and Share moving things out of the way to clear a path. The fish swims toward, then away from, then parallel to the boat before Share gaffs it and pulls it aboard. “I’ll make this into smoked fish dip,” decides Nickey without missing a beat. Nickey stows the kingfish in the cooler, but he still wants a mahi-mahi or cobia for the main meal, so the hunt goes on. With heavy rain in the forecast and already visible off the coast, Share and Nickey decide to troll off the back of the boat on the way back to the inlet and hope for the best. Luck is on their side today: They pull in a 22-inch mahi-mahi. Back at the dock, the two ice the kingfish and, with the mahi-mahi in the cooler, Nickey heads home to prepare dinner for his family. After a quick shower, he’s ready to get to work. His wife, Lenia, and sons Christian, 10, and Michael, 8, act as assistants and sous-chefs—Christian, in particular, likes to help, remaining by his father’s side throughout the process clad in a matching apron. Guiding his son’s hands while giving him careful instructions, Nickey lets Christian chop an heirloom tomato. Nickey is making a fattoush salad, using fresh vegetables and herbs he pulls out of a bin from the bonus fridge in the laundry room. “How much olive oil, Dad?” Christian asks, his hands

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Clockwise from below: Locked and loaded; family pup Stella smells something fishy; Nickey fillets his fresh mahi; salad prep.

hovering over the bottle of oil and measuring cup. Squeezing fresh lemons for the dressing attracts both boys to the action. Nickey’s manual citrus squeezer is at the restaurant, and the new one he recently ordered hasn’t been delivered yet, so he uses hinged metal tongs as a makeshift squeezer. Both boys get a set of tongs, place the lemon halves between them, and go about extracting juice into a bowl. Meanwhile, Lenia is busy keeping the family’s new Labrador puppy, Stella, out of the way, pulling plates from various cupboards and cleaning up the occasional pan. An accomplished cook in her own right, especially proficient at Greek recipes handed down through her father’s side of the family, she prefers to let her chef hubby take charge when he’s home. Married for 13 years, the two went to the same high school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania but didn’t start dating until, by coincidence, they both moved to South Florida in 2000. They were introduced by friends and began comparing notes on their shared past. “My mother was his fifth-grade teacher,” says Lenia. “We didn’t figure that out until we got together.” They lived in Miami at first but eventually moved to Martin County so their sons could grow up with plenty of land and a slower pace of life. Nickey began working in the restaurant business as a teenager in Pennsylvania. “I was in high school, and I needed a job,” he says. “I started as a dishwasher at Isaac Newton’s, and six months later I moved to prep cook, then line cook. I met a lot of great people I still keep in touch with today. We had a lot of fun.” A graduate of the prestigious culinary school Johnson & Wales, Nickey says he

learned even more about the trade on the job. Over the years, he perfected his skills at various eateries in South Florida—including Abe & Louie’s, Morton’s The Steakhouse, and Kapow! Noodle Bar—before being recruited for the top job at Lucky Shuck. As Nickey methodically and neatly prepares the night’s meal, he explains his techniques. The salad vegetables and herbs are chopped and ready to mix with the dressing, so he moves on to the mahi-mahi, efficiently cleaning it at the kitchen sink and slicing off fillets. “Tonight, I’m doing a crust of garlic, panko, and Thai basil,” he says. “I’m a big fan of crusting fish because it keeps it moist and preserves the flavor.” To make the panko mixture stick to the fish, he mixes mayonnaise with sambal (a spicy Indonesian chili sauce) and spreads it on the fillets before sprinkling on the panko. Fish is often on the menu at the Nickey residence when Chef is in the kitchen. Both boys are “adventurous eaters,” says Lenia.

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Clockwise from top: Nickey’s sons Christian (left) and Michael help out in the kitchen; chopping veggies; a little radish action; salad ingredients sliced, diced, and ready to go.

“They’ll definitely try everything.” But comfort food is also a big hit with the family. “I make braised short ribs, a pot of chili once in a while, meatloaf, things like that,” says Nickey. Not unlike many families with active lives, meal planning often happens “on the fly,” says Nickey. “I’ll call Lenia and say, ‘What do you want for dinner?’ Then I’ll swing by Publix on my way home.” When things are really hectic, Nickey gets innovative, always managing to pull a rabbit out of the hat. “A lot of nights, it’s like, we know we have chicken thighs, but what will we do with them?” he says. “So I just start going through the refrigerator.” Adds Lenia: “He’ll make things that are delicious, and I won’t understand how because we had nothing in the fridge. He always adds so much flavor and is so creative. I would never think to pair certain things together or add certain sauces, but it always works.” The final test of Nickey’s skill comes when everyone gathers at the large, white wooden kitchen table to sample the goods. The boys have a hard time sitting still and finish quickly, but they are more than happy with the meal. “It’s good, Dad,” says Michael, before bolting off to play with Stella. Lenia agrees: “I love eating like this because it’s light. It’s simple, but so fresh and flavorful.” ❖

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> MAKE THIS MEAL! Get the original recipe for Chef Nickey’s delicious garlic and herb–crusted local mahi-mahi and Middle Eastern fattoush salad at stuartmagazine.com/garlicherbmahi

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Garden Party Breezy dresses and delicate jewels combine for the perfect spring vibe amid Florida’s beautiful flora Photography by Ian Jacob

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Pink City Prints dress ($212), Mignonne Gavigan necklace ($150) and bracelets ($95 each), Matilda’s, Stuart; earrings ($120), Perle by Lola, Hobe Sound Opposite page: Mary Marshmallow dress ($178), Snappy Turtle, Stuart; earrings ($120), lariat necklace ($196), Perle by Lola, Hobe Sound; pink beaded necklace, stylist’s own

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Banjanan dress ($355), Perle by Lola necklace ($132), Matilda’s, Stuart; earrings ($120), Perle by Lola, Hobe Sound Opposite page: Pomegranate dress ($184), Mignonne Gavigan bracelets ($95 each), Matilda’s, Stuart; earrings ($120), Perle by Lola, Hobe Sound

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Taste of Spring FLOWERS AND BOTANICALS CAN ENHANCE BOTH THE FLAVOR AND THE VISUAL BEAUTY OF A DISH. HERE, THREE LOCAL CHEFS PRESENT THEIR EDIBLE GARDEN CREATIONS. Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

ROOT-TO-STEM FLORAL CITRUS BURST Chef Michael Schenk, culinary director at Farmer’s Table in North Palm Beach Organic garden greens with flowers, shoots and blossoms, quinoa chive tabbouleh, shaved radish, compressed watermelon, lemon balm vinaigrette “The world of greens, roots, and flowers offers unlimited flavors that enhance any dish. Vegan, vegetarian, or protein-based can be brought to the next level—especially since we have our own garden, and the possibilities are endless this time of year in Florida. This dish is not only very satiating, but it also bursts with flavor and is a beauty to look at. Garden-grown lemon balm enhances the vinaigrette with a citrusy flavor and pairs well with the sweetness of the watermelon, the earthy quinoa tabbouleh, and the spice of the radish.” dinefarmerstable.com

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BOTANICAL PASTA BLAST Chef Erik Pettersen, executive chef at Evo Italian in Tequesta Bucatini pasta “cacio e pepe” (cheese and pepper), lavender and jasmine cream sauce, 36-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, fresh marigolds, garlic blossoms, pink dahlias, fresh lavender, jasmine crown “My inspiration was the arrival of spring. I wanted to infuse a traditional Italian dish with the flavors of the season. I took something that is traditionally heavy, cacio e pepe, and turned it into a light, airy dish worthy of springtime.” evoitalian.com

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FLORIDA BOTANICAL BEEF TENDERLOIN Chef Taylor Wilson, executive chef at The Gafford in Stuart Adam’s Ranch beef tenderloin, local fennel pollen, violas, ancho chiles, pinot noir, hibachis, garden black garlic, local honey, orchids, carnival cauliflower, micro rainbow chard, Parmigiano-Reggiano, micro cilantro, popcorn shoots, nasturtiums, avocado oil, smoked jalapeños, marigolds, micro bulls blood “The inspiration for this dish was to stay 100 percent local, farm-to-table, and gardento-table while softening and enhancing the beef tenderloin. Every piece of this dish is infused with local botanicals, and for me, it’s important to use a bit of Texas flair while harvesting ingredients regionally.” ❖

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SAILOR’S RETURN, STUART Owned by Bob and Tracy Davis, with three decades in the business, Sailor’s Return is nestled on Sunset Bay Harbor and Marina with a stunning view of the St. Lucie River. Casual elegance is the watchword here: There is nightly live entertainment, happy hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and a menu that offers something for everyone. Begin with a craft cocktail such as the Porch Swing (Woodford Reserve, honey, Natalie’s raspberry lemonade, and Chambord) or Pusser’s Pain Killer (British Virgin Island rum blended with tropical fruit juices) and accompany your meal with a selection from the carefully chosen beer and wine list. 625 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; thesailorsreturn.com; 772.872.7250

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SAUDER’S LANDING, JENSEN BEACH At the only marina setting on Hutchinson Island, the Sauder family serves fresh-caught seafood in a relaxed, friendly environment inside the Nettles Island complex. Burgers and fish tacos at lunchtime give way to mahi, pecan chicken, and steaks in the evening, and every kids’ meal concludes with a Toll House cookie. Don’t miss the award-winning crab cakes. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; sauderslanding.com; 772.229.0246

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MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL, STUART AND FORT PIERCE Michael Politano and Paul Gonnella (“just a couple of old restaurant guys from the Northeast who swore they’d never move back up to the cold”) opened their first restaurant in 2010 at the end of Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno and followed that with a second location overlooking the Fort Pierce Inlet on Hutchinson Island. Proceed to either site by car or boat and experience artfully prepared food and live music under a tiki roof, along with the glory of having the breeze in your face. 4817 SE Dixie Hwy., Port Salerno; manateeislandbarandgrill.com; 772.872.7288; 1640 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.242.8460 STUART BOATHOUSE, STUART The building saw incarnations as a rooming house, a law office, and an assisted living facility before being moved to its present location in 1949. Now carefully restored, every seat has a view of the St. Lucie River. The wide-ranging menu includes a creative assortment of sushi rolls, along with favorites such as wings, pancetta-crusted diver scallops, and buttermilk-fried chicken. The new Riverwalk extension offers a scenic view of downtown Stuart. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart; stuartboathouse.com; 772.266.4586 TIDEHOUSE, STUART Perched on the second floor overlooking the Harborage Marina and Yacht Club, TideHouse faces southeast, with views ranging from the quaint village of Rio to the iconic Roosevelt Bridge. The menu is as casual as the atmosphere, and live music fills the air on weekends. Sip a World Famous Cat 5 Hurricane (dark rum, passion rum, 151, and a blend of fruit juices) as you watch passing boats. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart; tidehouse.com; 772.444.3166

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SAVORY Shrimp Chef Mark Muller of Ellie’s Downtown Deli & Catering in Stuart shares his recipe for Parmesan-crusted Gulf shrimp with spigariello. elliesdowntowndeli.com (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS: ¾ lb. Gulf shrimp ¼ cup flour 2 eggs ¼ cup Parmesan (plus 2 tbsp. for plating) ¾ cup herbed panko crumbs 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 6 stalks spigariello 8 oz. white wine

½ lb. heirloom tomatoes 2 Meyer lemons 2 Florida oranges 8 oz. jar honey Vegetable oil and olive oil Salt and cracked pepper Small jar truffle oil

PREPARATION: Peel and devein shrimp. Place flour, eggs (whisked), and panko/Parmesan (mixed together) in three separate bowls. Bread shrimp by dipping into flour, then eggs, then press down lightly into panko/Parmesan mixture. Place coated shrimp in a medium-hot pan with one cup vegetable oil and cook to a golden brown on both sides; set aside on a paper towel. Brown half of the chopped garlic with two tablespoons of olive oil, then add finely chopped spigariello and cook until tender. Add six ounces of white wine and boil down to deglaze pan until all liquid is gone. Season heirloom tomatoes with half of the chopped garlic and salt and pepper, toss in olive oil, and place on small sheet pan; set oven on broil and cook for six to eight minutes. Peel all citrus, making sure that the pith is removed; cut out segments between membranes. In a small skillet, heat honey to boil and add the citrus segments. PLATING: Place breaded shrimp in hot oven to reheat while getting plates ready; place spigariello skillet on heat just enough to warm it up; place honey/ citrus pan back on heat to boil. Once everything is warm, put spigariello in center of plate with four shrimp in each corner. Place six roasted tomatoes on each dish and pour the honey/citrus segments over top of entire dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and drizzle with truffle oil.

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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 CHEF’S TABLE Sophisticated New American restaurant offering fine wine and seasonal menus in understated, rustic digs. 2313 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; chefstablestuart.com; 772.287.5599 ELLIE’S DOWNTOWN DELI AND CATERING Located in The Creek District of Arts and Entertainment in downtown Stuart, Ellie’s serves up everyone’s favorite salads, sandwiches, jumbo wraps, and more. 18 SE 6th St, Stuart; elliesdowntowndeli.com 772.781.6605 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 MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Sample 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 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; hsmc-fl.com/philly-down-south-cafe; 772.225.1961 VINE & 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; vineandbarleystuart.com; 772.781.1717

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 CAFE BOONMA “Boonma” means good karma and that good times and things are coming— something owner and Chef Rampai lives up to at this traditional Thai spot offering wok dishes and house specials like duck with tamarind sauce. 3720 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; cafeboonma.net; 772.291.2320 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 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

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each season’s peak items, including locally sourced produce and humanely raised meats. 3224 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; elevenmaple.com; 772.334.7714

GERMAN ETHAN’S GRILL Chef Lenh offers an exciting menu featuring American fusion and German favorites such as potato pancakes, schnitzel, and sauerbraten. 5687 SE Crooked Oak Ave., Hobe Sound; ethansgrill.com; 772.210.2350 THE HOFFMANN Enjoy traditional German and American fare while relaxing at the expansive outdoor seating and barn. 3825 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; the-hoffmann.com; 772.44.3697

INDIAN 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; indiapalacestuartfl.com; 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 a hearty array of veggie entries to goat curry with Nepalese spices simmered in a dark stew. 2500 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; namastegrillstuart.com; 772.283.5515 TAJ INDIAN More than a dozen 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; tajpsl.com; 772.237.4567

ITALIAN CASA BELLA This quaint restaurant combines northern and southern Italian cuisine under one roof. Expect big flavors and beyond satisfactory Italian dishes such as rigatoni alla vodka and Pollo Scarpariello. 512 SW 3rd St., Stuart; casabellastuart.com; 772.223.0077 DOWNTOWN BENNY’S PIZZA Authentic Italian fare and New York–style pizza are the specialties at Benny’s. Enjoy fresh ingredients

on pizzas (like the Mulberry Street and vegetable) or in the other menu items, ranging from wings and Philly cheesesteaks to salads and gyros. 2230 NE Dixie Hwy., Jensen Beach; downtownbennyspizza.com; 772.232.6422 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 PEPE & SALE Expect modern Italian dishes with a focused wine list in a fine dining atmosphere inside a bistrolike setting. 101 SE Ocean Blvd. Suite 103, Stuart; pepe-sale.com; 772.872.6251 RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA This family-owned restaurant boasts authentic Italian fare from a menu of more than 70 choices, as well as daily specials. Enjoy plates ranging from chicken cacciatore to linguini with clam sauce. 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 steaks, classic dishes, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie; tuttofrescopsl.com; 772.464.8988

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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; domricocafe.com;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, empanadas, and more. 402 S. 5th Street, Fort Pierce; merviscafe.com; 772.462.6600

shrimp scampi to pork Alentejana to seared scallops. 2214 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie; fernandosdocksidegrille.com; 772.337.1110 LUSO PORTUGUESE GRILLE Portuguese outpost reflecting the country’s coastal heritage with a focus on seafood like octopus and shrimp cooked Mozambique-style. 10511 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie; facebook.com/lusogrille; 772.303.2400

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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 TACO SHACK Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by owner/ Chef Julie LaFrance-Lentine. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart; taco-shack.com; 772.288.9696 TACO TRUCK OF STUART Tasty Mexican fare from a food truck. Take it to go or eat at a stool just out front. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; tacotruckofstuart.com; 772.486.6639 TAQUERIA MONTANO’S This restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; taqueriamontanos.wixsite.com; 772.777.3406 TAQUERIA TORRES Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and a host of other traditional plates. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/taqueriatorres; 772.678.9014

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 CRABBY’S DOCKSIDE Enjoy fresh catches like stuffed grouper and hogfish snapper, plus other entrees including pasta, pizza, and more. Signature drinks like the rum punch—and amazing views of the inlet and lagoon—round out the experience at this new location. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; crabbysdocksideftpierce.com; 772.252.5672 HARBOR COVE BAR & GRILL Located inside the Harbor Town Marina, Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges waterfront views and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce; harbor-cove-bar-grill.business.site; 772.429.5303 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; facebook.com/kingneptunestuart; 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, Hutchinson Island; kylegseafood.com; 772.237.5461

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CLASSIC JAMAICAN JERK STOP Authentic jerk house offering fresh favorites like beef patties with bun and cheese and the jerk chicken served with rice and peas, plantain, or steamed vegetables. 2200 SE Indian St. Stuart; jamaicanjerkstop.com; 772.266.8678 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 to specials like curry shrimp and crab. Catering is also available. 8007 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; jerkcity.com; 772.871.2552

Sirloin and grilled shrimp on the barbie at Outback Steakhouse SAILOR’S RETURN Fresh seafood, chops, and steaks, enhanced by the most beautiful sunset 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 SAUDER’S LANDING This small fish house with a thatched-roof patio and dining room features fresh-caught seafood. Be sure to ask for an order of the famous crab cakes. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; sauderslanding.com; 772.229.0246 SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. 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 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 and remains a favorite among locals. 53 SW Osceola St., Stuart; theblackmarlin.net; 772.286.3126 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

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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 paired with wine, local brews, and tropical cocktails make this casual eatery a must-visit for oyster lovers. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; themagicoyster.com; 772.877.3139 THE 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; thetwistedtuna.com; 772.600.7239 TIDEHOUSE Dine from the second floor overlooking the Harborage Yacht Club & Marina. Expansive views span from the St. Lucie River to the Roosevelt Bridge. Fresh, Florida seafood purchased from local fishermen, plus flatbreads, prime rib, and more. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart; tidehouse.com; 772.444.3166

STEAK HOUSE LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE Classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style environment. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; longhornsteakhouse.com; 772.692.7922

MANERO’S RESTAURANT Stop in and sample an array of classic American dishes including steaks cooked to order and shrimp cocktail. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City; maneros.com; 772.2203011 MEATING STREET STEAK & SEAFOOD The Lamarra family offers USDA Prime steaks, seafood, and indulgent sides at their Tradition outpost. 10553 SW Meeting St., Port St. Lucie; meatingstreet.com; 772.348.3805 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this well-known Australian-themed chain featuring favorites like the Bloomin’ Onion. 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/HEALTHY 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, salads, and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; fruitsandrootsvegancafe.com; 772.678.6627 MODERN JUICE CO. STUART Enjoy made-to-order juice, poke bowls, and blended bowls in a casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart; modernjuiceco.com; 772.291.2640 ❖

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THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF MARTIN COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS CELEBRATION When/Where January 20, 2021 | Audi of Stuart, Stuart 5

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1. Arati Hammond, Tyson Waters, Taryn Kryzda 2. Tyson Waters, Natalie Rzeznik, Juanita Johnson, Coli Escher, Robert Beasley, Dr. John Millay 3. Leigh Anne Pike 4. Confetti and flowers 5. Aerial view of the event 6. Jeff Umbaugh, Melissa and Anthony Pastor 7. Guests popping confetti 8. Rachael Sharp, Cristina Smith

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Sweet Music!

Venues across Martin and St. Lucie counties have been slowly but steadily welcoming performers back to their stages. This month, don’t miss Jimmie Vaughan April 9 and The Ultimate Motown Experience April 21 at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre. Up in Fort Pierce, you can catch The Gin Blossoms April 9 and an Eagles tribute concert April 30 at the Sunrise Theatre. For full lineups, head to stuartmagazine.com/stuartstages.

SPRING GETAWAY

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The charm of Savannah multiplies in the springtime. Flowering trees and warmer weather amplify the coastal city’s rich history and stunning architecture and create a splendid backdrop for a (muchneeded) weekend trip. Read more about what to do and where to stay at stuartmagazine.com/

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Bunny Hop From family meals to fun egg hunts to worthy charity events, Easter celebrations take on many forms— and this year is no different. Get ready to honor the holiday April 4 by checking out our roundup of delicious brunches, fun activities for kids, and more at stuartmagazine.com/easter2021.

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