Stuart Magazine July/August 2020

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Over the years, Water Pointe Realty Group has proven itself to be a leader in the local luxury real estate market on the Treasure Coast. Whether you are looking for a starter home, shopping for the perfect home in one of our gorgeous golf course communities, or renting through, our expert associates are here to help. From course to coast, we’re more than just waterfront. Representing the finest properties from four convenient locations. Jupiter/Tequesta Office 393 Tequesta Drive 561.747.3377 Stuart/Hutchinson Island Office 660 NE Ocean Blvd. 772.225.0110 Stuart/Willoughby Office 960 SE Indian Street 772.220.7877 Sewall’s Point Office 3727 SE Ocean Blvd., Ste. 100 772.220.4343
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From inlet to inlet, Water Pointe’s offices are situated to serve the various communi ties 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.



26 Cultural Cuisine

Local restaurants and markets to satisfy a curious palate

30 Dog Day Adventures

3 fun ways to spend hot summer days By Kerry Shorr

34 Feel the Heat

Up your poolside style game with these inspiring swim looks Photography by Gio Alma

42 Dream Home

A Fort Pierce native transforms the house he has loved since he was a child to suit his own family

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STUART | JULY/AUGUST 20206 ON THE COVER Photograper: Ian Jacob Shot by Stuart Magazine on location at Fernando’s Dockside Grille in Port St. Lucie 24 18 42 16 22 In Every Issue 12 Editor’s Note 59 Flavor Foodie news and dining guide 66 Hot Shots Photos from recent events 72 Surf Report What’s happening on Radar 15 Flying High Summer is the perfect time to give kiteboarding a try 16 Character Local surfing superstar Zoe Benedetto shares her favorite neighborhood haunts 18 The Scene Find the perfect cup of java around the Treasure Coast 20 Arts Meet the Stuart couple behind the rebranding design for the city’s new arts & entertainment district 22 The Spot Exciting expansion plans are underway at CoLab Farms 24 Play Insider tips to help improve your game at three area golf courses Contents RON ROSENZWEIG
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Editor’s note

Eat, drink, explore

As we enter July, many of us have no idea exactly what our summer is go ing to look like. We’ve been cooped up for what feels like an eternity. Communities are march ing in support of social justice. And while much of our state is inching its way toward getting back to busi ness, COVID-19 remains a very real threat. There is civil unrest across the globe right now for all of these reasons and more.

It can be tough to put together a monthly magazine during times like these. Since our team works on issues months in advance, it’s impossible to properly cover the topics that matter so very much. Who knows what our world is going to be like even a few weeks from now? So we continue on, providing our readers with what is hope fully a little respite and highlighting some of the things we love about our community. Because after all, the world keeps turning....

With that in mind, we’ve decided to devote this issue to food. Our local businesses have taken a hit—and that is certainly true for the food and beverage industry. We hope you’ll consider getting out for a meal (when you feel comfortable doing so). They could really use our support.

For our cover story on page 26, we focus on cultural cuisine—Portuguese, Jamaican, German, and more. If you haven’t yet tried some of these restaurants, go for it! You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.

We also spotlight the local coffee scene (page 18), give you the scoop on CoLab Farms’ plans for expansion (page 22), and offer expert grilling tips and refreshing cocktail recipes in the Flavor section, which begins on page 59.

Of course, it’s summertime, and we wouldn’t leave you without some fun ideas to spend a day outside—check them out on page 30. We also talk surfing, kiteboarding, and swimsuits, plus a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy.

Peace, blessings, and happy summer!

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The Treasure Coast is the ultimate spot to give kiteboarding a go

If you’re looking to entertain your inner thrill seeker, one way to get your adrenaline pumping is kiteboarding. Just ask Jeremy Lund, owner of New Wave Kiteboarding, who got started in the sport at 18 in the snowcovered fields of Colorado. He has since traded white powder for surf and opened his Stuart-based business in 2007, helping locals and visitors alike learn about the fast-growing water sport that blends wakeboarding, surfing, and sailing. Riders glide on a board similar to a wakeboard wearing a bodyweight harness that gives full control of the kite through the wind. Lund likes to take trainees out to Indian River Lagoon, which he deems “the ultimate flat-water destination that makes for a more comfortable and safer approach to the sport.”

Newbies to the sport first join Lund on land to learn about kite setup, control, and etiquette before moving on to a lesson in body dragging, where the kite is used to propel through the water in the desired direction without use of the board. It’s then time to perform a water start (standing up and actually riding on the board), followed by harmonizing kite and board control for longer rides. Riders are also radio-equipped with a helmet, allowing for real-time instruction from Lund. Private and group lessons are offered year-round. — Melissa Puppo



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Jeremy Lund offers yearround lessons at New Wave Kiteboarding in Stuart.

Golden Girl


At just 14 years old (she turns 15 in August), Palm City resident Zoe Benedetto has amassed a local and national following as a professional surfer. With her sun-kissed blonde hair and signature pink surfboard—made by her coach, Shea Lopez—Benedetto spends most days catching waves both locally and around the country. She’s a Ron Jon Surf team rider and represented the United States at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships last fall. She placed second in the world on Team USA’s U16 girls, earning an individual silver medal and helping Team USA win a gold medal in the process. Benedetto was also a part of the four-person ISA Aloha Cup team—and won gold. At home in Palm City, the young athlete enjoys bak ing, fashion, and playing soccer for the Jupiter United 05 girls’ team. Here, she shares some of her favorite things about living on the Treasure Coast.

SURFING SITE: Fort Pierce North Jetty. I have been surfing there since I was little, and love the park and all the gopher turtles on the paths. It’s a pretty good break too—but if you visit here to surf, please remember always to respect the locals.

BRUNCH SPOT: 3 Natives in Palm City. I love to eat healthy. My favorite [food item] is The California on a plain bagel. And I love the Berry Natural smoothie— it totally refreshes me after surfing or working out.

LOCAL BOUTIQUE: Style Encore [in Stuart]. I love purses, and it’s great to be able to shop for quality designer bags and not pay full price.

ZEN LOCALE: The dock across from the House of Refuge. I can watch the sunset and dip my toes in the water, which totally relaxes me.

FOOD TRUCK: Ital Bowls. Hands down, it has the best acai bowls in the entire U.S.A. (It parks at 650 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart.)

Clockwise from top: Zoe Benedetto; yummy acai bowl at Ital Bowls food truck; the calming dock at House of Refuge; “The California” bagel sandwich at 3 Natives; local surf hangouts include the Fort Pierce North Jetty.

NEARBY BEACH: Stuart Public Beach— the south end, where the dirt road ends. It reminds me of the endless summer days of surf camp and just being a little kid in the ocean.

WORKOUT GO-TO: Barwis Sports Training in St. Lucie West. Brian Wright is my trainer, but I work out with Antonyo [Woods] as well. I love it there because everyone is so positive, and they all support me and push me to be a better athlete and person.

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Situated in a house with a white picket fence, Cool Beans Brew is easy to mistake for someone’s home. Sure, it’s a house—a coffeehouse! Relax inside with a hot coffee (or cold brew) or watch the world go by outside on the porch. Cool Beans also offers free meeting spaces for local groups and nonprofits.

Fresh factor: Feel at home in a cozy rocker in the fireplace room.

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Sip a small-batch brew in this beloved coffee shop’s new digs, located in the former space of Slocum-Weber Florist. Roasted Record decided to keep the 1960s architecture to maintain a mid-century, vintage feel—the perfect atmosphere for a coffeehouse with a vinyl collection. Peek through the windows at the roasting process or head outside to the patio for live music and entertainment.

Fresh factor: Throw on a record and enjoy a cup of joe for a cool, retro experience. 600 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.320.9918


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ne of my first jobs was right in The Creek District, but it wasn’t The Creek District then,” recalls Stuart resident and self-taught artist Heather Ivins. “So it’s kind of fun to be working on this project so many years later.”

That project is the rebranding campaign Ivins and her husband, John Ciambriello, recently created for the city’s colorful downtown region dubbed The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment. The couple was originally tasked with redesigning the Art Walk map—but they immediately saw a bigger opportunity. “We wanted to show the board the potential we saw for the district’s identity and how a strong, cohesive brand could elevate their communication and strengthen their efforts,” Ivins explains. The duo assembled an end-to-end branding sweep, including a map, slight rewording of the district’s name, marketing materials, and signage.

“Heather and John presented their ideas at a board meeting, and we all loved it so much we didn’t even seek out any other de sign [pitches],” explains Stephanie Hutton, president of The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment board. “One of the taglines for the district is ‘Where creativity flows,’ and their design shows that. They nailed it.”

Ivins and Ciambriello moved to Stuart’s downtown area in 2018 from New York City, where both had successful careers in design. Ivins—who actually spent her

Clockwise from top left: Bird, by John Ciambriello; Phoebe, by Heather Ivins; Ivins and Ciambriello; the couple’s design for the new district banners.

teenage years on the Treasure Coast—worked as a senior graphic designer for AOL in New York before deciding to go freelance as a designer, custom illustrator, and fine artist after the birth of her son. Ciambriello was employed as a high-end photo retoucher for Hearst Publications and has also lent his talents to advertising agencies, pre-press companies, and more (he recently did some work for the upcoming film Wonder Woman 1984).

During his Manhattan-Brooklyn commute, Ciambriello would often draw standing up on the subway; for Ivins, it took a bit longer to return to her artistic roots. “In 2014, I started drawing with colored pencil, but it wasn’t until we moved to Stuart that I started showing my work and getting involved in art events,” she says.

When they began working on the district’s rebranding materials, they looked to Stuart itself for inspiration. “We were

walking around the area, which is really colorful, and something that really stood out to us were the speed-limit signs,” says Ivins. “They’re black and white and really bold sans serif. We took that as inspiration for the branding.”

The logo features a slight curve to the “S” in “DISTRICT,” a nod to flowing water that also stresses the “S” for Stuart. The simple design and color palette were also carefully thought out. “We went strictly with type and kept it black and white so it was strong yet wouldn’t compete with the artwork it might be placed near,” Ciambriello says.

Ivins says she looks forward to seeing more street banners hanging around town once they are all installed. “It’s not that the banners are the most elaborate part of this design; they’re actually the simplest thing we did,” she says. “But having them up there to designate the area—that’s exciting to me. It signifies a major change.”;


A Growing Business


Growing up, Pamela Huizenga Alexander remembers wandering through watermelon fields and exploring orange groves across South Florida with her family. She spent summers on her grandfather’s farm and nursed her own gardens while living in Fort Lauderdale. A fourth-generation Floridian whose father was the late businessman H. Wayne Huizenga (founder of Blockbuster Video),

Alexander says she has been drawn to “growing things” for as long as she can remember.

When she moved onto her par ent’s property in Palm City about three years ago, her green thumb gradually morphed into something bigger—until she “accidentally” turned the family garden into a fullscale farm. “I decided to expand the garden area for fun,” Alexander recalls. “But I expanded it a little bigger than what I could manage on weekends.” To help run the farm, she sought out someone experienced in organic gardening and small-scale farming and found Allison Linn, a master gardener with a budding honeybee business.

Alexander’s garden-turned-farm was the catalyst in creating CoLab Farms in 2018. The organization now oversees a collection of farms focused
Left: Stuart Mayor (and CoLab’s di rector of farm operations) Mike Meier with farmhand Stacey McCue at the Stuart Green Market NATHAN VENZARA COURTESY COLAB FARMS COURTESY COLAB FARMS NATHAN

Clockwise from top left: Pamela Huizenga Alexander and CoLab cofounder Allison Linn; Mike Meier prunes a tomato plant; new greenhouse space at CoLab Farms Indiantown; leafy greens. Opposite page: various fresh vegetables grown at CoLab Farms.

on growing organic and sustainable produce for local communities, includ ing CoLab Farms Indiantown and CoLab East, with more locations on the way. “CoLab is a play on the word ‘collabora tion,’” says Alexander. “We collaborate both internally, growing the best possi ble produce, and also with other local farms to build food communities.”

The original CoLab Farms, in Indiantown, is currently in its second growing season after undergoing a major renovation. The farm now includes 17,000 square feet of greenhouses, says Alexander, who is also working on creating a mushroom area and expanding the beehives. CoLab East, on Linden Street in Stuart, features a similar state-of-the-art facility, which is expected to be completed this summer. In addition to greenhouses, it includes a botanical event space and a forthcoming catering company. CoLab also recently partnered with Ground Floor Farm in Stuart to create CoLab Kitchen. When it debuts this fall, the space will include an indoor market, a restaurant and bar, and various urban farm areas.

With three locations, Alexander and her team will have even more space to grow, as well as offer workshops, cooking classes, and other agriculturerelated events. “CoLab Kitchen will be a much larger, full-service marketplace,”

she says. “We’ve gone in and completely renovated the interior of the building. What’s going on at all three of our loca tions is very exciting.”

Alexander is also in the process of renovating and reopening a seafood restaurant in Jensen Beach—but her main focus is CoLab Farms, with dreams of transforming the way people eat in Stuart and beyond. “My dad’s best advice was to surround yourself with people smarter than you,” she says. “I’m partnering with people who are experts in this, and together we’re building a really strong team of individuals dedicated to sustain able farming and building communities.” v





The Confidant: Shane McGuire, general manager

Rookie mistake: Playing the tips. Unless you’re long and consistently straight, you can get into a lot of trouble that way.

Most treacherous hole: Eight is a longish par-3 with a good bit of carry and hazards on all sides. Approach this hole with a straight iron aimed at the center of the green, but land it in front and let it feed up.

Personal fave: Nine—because it is a great risk-reward hole. Place your tee shot in the right place, and it leaves you a clear shot over the water and onto the green.

Bonus tip: Every hole on this course allows for a safe layup. Most golfers hate to lay up, but on this course, it could be the difference between a birdie or a bogey.


The Confidant: Steven Barney, head golf professional Rookie mistake: Choosing the wrong tee box to play. Whatever yardage you typically play, move up one tee box for the first round.

Most treacherous hole: Hole 6 is our number-one handicap hole. If you hit your tee shot left of center, you’ll end up in the water or have an awkward lie.

Personal fave: Sixteen is a typical Fazio risk-reward hole. The conservative approach: Hit a long iron and only have about 80 yards to the green. Or risk hitting a driver and fly the marsh onto the green, or just left of the green, with only a chip shot left.

Bonus tip: With a narrow fairway, water down the left side, and out of bounds on both sides, hole 1 is one of the most intimidating starting holes in the area.


The Confidant: John Bolton, head golf professional Rookie mistake: Playing from wrong tees, as yardage is not long but hitting fairways is at a premium.

Most treacherous hole: Five is our number-one handicap hole. To combat the challenge, make sure to be conservative off the tee.

Greatest potential for ball loss: Hole 1. Play the tee shot down the left center of the fairway, as everything kicks the ball toward the water.

Personal fave: Fifteen. It’s a very tough, very scenic hole that plays into the wind most of the time. To make par, keep it down the left side to stay away from the water.

Bonus tip: A critical club for this course is a wedge. All the greens are elevated, so a great short game is a must. ❖

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Fernando’s Dockside Grille (clockwise from top left): traditional Portuguese marisqueira with lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari in a tomato lobster sauce, served over linguine; warmed pastéis de nata (custard tarts) with powdered sugar, strawberries, cinnamon, and whipped cream; grilled branzino with garlic and oil, served with broccoli rabe and roasted potatoes.



Dining options on the Treasure Coast are becoming more interesting and diverse all the time. While there has always been a fair share of Italian, Mexican, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai restaurants, new cuisines continue to expand both the community’s world view—and taste buds. Pair that with a selection of ethnic markets catering to the home cook, and it’s no longer necessary to travel elsewhere for an exciting meal. Here are some local options for foodies who like to experiment.


The Portuguese are known for their amazing fish and shellfish dishes, as well as meats with zesty sauces and potatoes. In Port St. Lucie, two dining establishments have turned the area into a hub for those seeking a taste of Portugal. At Fernando’s Dockside Grille, Chef Fernando Dovale—a veteran of the Hyatt hotel chain and Manhat tan’s Rainbow Room—has brought his Mediterranean cooking to the tropics. Signature dishes include pork Alentejana (marinated and fried tenderloin with littleneck clams) and bacalhau (salt cod), the European nation’s most traditional dish, prepared several different ways.

Over at Luso Portuguese Grille , the menu reflects Portugal’s coastal heritage with a focus on seafood like octopus, cod, and shrimp cooked Mozambique-style. Meat dishes include the traditional bifé (black angus New York strip with a special molho, or, sauce) and picanha (thinly sliced and grilled top sirloin).

From top: octopus at Luso Portuguese Grille; Chef Fernando Dovale of Fernando’s Dockside Grille; Chef Fernando’s steak Siciliana with caramelized Vidalia onions, Gorgonzola cheese, and Port wine sauce, served with grilled asparagus.



The dean of Jamaican cooking in the area is, by all accounts, Kevin McLean. Owner of Classic Jamaican Jerk Stop, with locations in Stuart and Palm City, McLean’s best-selling oxtail, curried goat, and jerk chicken and pork are available to-go or on-site in the small dining area. “Many of our customers have traveled to Jamaica,” he says. “We use only imported spices for authenticity. When Jamaicans taste our food, they feel like they’ve come home.”

In Port St. Lucie, One Love Jamaican & Seafood definitely satisfies a craving for seafood: At this quaint spot, crawfish,

snapper, blue and snow crabs, and shrimp are prepared many different ways—curried, in a garlic sauce, or combined with lobster, corn, and sausage. Lunch specials include tra ditional items such as brown stew chicken and roasted pork.

Also in Port St. Lucie, Jerk City serves classic island specialties out of its Mangrove Square location, as does The Spot in Fort Pierce.; 561.856.3823 (The Spot)


Taj Indian Restaurant and Bar in Port St. Lucie features one of the most comprehensive Indian menus in the area, along with a full bar and a lunch buffet featuring a live dosa (similar to a crêpe and made with rice batter) station. In addition, the kitchen grinds all of its spices in-house and uses them to formulate proprietary blends noted for freshness and flavor. “The way we use spices makes our food much closer to what you would experience in India,” says co-owner Suman Subedi. “It’s similar to the difference between canned and fresh spinach.”

In Stuart, two more restaurants offer a wonderful over view of the Indian subcontinent’s cuisine. The menu at Namaste Grill is inspired by the culture of India as well as Nepal, with biryani rice dishes and a variety of items cooked in a traditional tandoor oven. India Palace specializes in modern interpretations of classics, including delicious entrées from South India and Indochina.;

IAN JACOB COURTESY OF TAJ INDIAN RESTAURANT AND BAR Oxtail entrée at Classic Jamaican Jerk Stop Chicken tikka at Taj Indian Restaurant and Bar


In addition to her American fusion menu, Chef Lenh prepares a range of German specialties at Ethan’s Grill in Hobe Sound. Think: sauerbraten, roulade, goulash, red cabbage, strudel, and schnitzel pounded to order. German wines and beers are available, along with typical cocktails such as the Hugo—a variation of a mojito with prosecco, elderflower syrup, and muddled mint.

At The Hoffmann in Jensen Beach, Thomas Hoffmann has created a waterfront setting with the atmosphere of a Bavarian biergarten. Like Ethan’s Grill, the menu is divided between American fusion and traditional German dishes, with German beers such as Bitburger and Hofbräu on tap. Enjoy them with a view of the Indian River.


The Huynh family emigrated from Vietnam to Port St. Lucie in 1993 and opened Pho Deli, where they specialize in the national dish of Vietnam—pho—a maincourse soup that varies according to region of origin. Their signature “Pho Deli” dish features rare beef eye round, well-done flank steak, brisket, and meatballs in a broth that takes two days to make. Chicken, seafood, and vegetarian versions are also available. “Our soup is rich in flavor,” says owner Tam Huynh. “It’s comfort food and perfect when it’s chilly outside or when you’re not feeling well.” Pho Deli has as second location in Fort Pierce as well.

You can also get your pho on at Pho Now in Port St. Lucie and Pho 772 in Jensen Beach, which serve the staple as well as a variety of other Vietnamese dishes such as bánh mì, stir-fry, and rice platters. 772.777.4116 (Pho Now); 772.261.8240 (Pho 772)


Get a great Cuban sandwich and mail your packages at the same time at Mervis’ Café & Grill. The Fort Pierce establishment, founded in 2001, doubles as a USPS contract unit. “We had customers who were local mail carriers, and they mentioned they were look ing to open a contract unit in the area,” says owner Ivel Sierra. “We had enough parking, so we won the bid.” Sierra makes the most popular Cuban sandwich around, the same way his father taught him to in the 1970s: ham, swiss cheese, fresh-roasted pork, mus tard, pickles—and a whole lot of love. ❖


Looking to whip up an exotic dish of your own at home? These local grocers and markets carry those hard-to-find spices and unique ingredients you’ll need. (Note: Some of them double as restaurants, with a small eating area inside.)

Planet Ozone, Stuart

The area’s largest Mediterranean market is attached to an environmentally friendly gas station and features foods from the Middle East, as well as the organic Tabuleh Café. “Most of our products you can’t find unless you travel to Miami or Orlando,” says owner Mohammad Hussein. Such items include preservative-free hummus made from scratch, lamb and chicken kebobs, and shawarma. An on-site certified Halal butcher offers hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. 1601 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart

Polka European Market & Deli, Jensen Beach

Last August, the Tomaszewskis celebrated their tenth anniversary serving authentic Polish delicacies like golabki (cabbage stuffed with pork, veal, and rice), pierogi with 24 different fillings, and genuine Polish kielbasa (either fresh or smoked). There’s also a small restaurant inside with a selection of European beers. 3950 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach

Brazilian Food Market, Port St. Lucie

This is your headquarters for all things Brazil: specialty meats such as picanha (the national steak) and chourico sausage, plus sardinhas (sardines) and favas (beans). Wash it all down with a Guaraná Antarctica, a soft drink made from a fruit native to the Amazon rainforest. 1742 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie

India Spice, Port St. Lucie

If you’re homesick or just want to try your hand at Indian cuisine, head for this specialty grocery store. It carries a wide selection of both fresh and frozen foods, spices, and produce from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—with Halal meats butchered on-site. 7145 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie

Welcome Oriental Food Market, Stuart

The selection here is truly pan-Asian, with ingredients from China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines. In addition to exotic spices, fish sauces, noodles, and cooking implements, this market sells a wide variety of sushi-grade fish. 1282 NW Federal Hwy., Stuart

Cuban sandwich at Mervis’ Café & Grill Indulge in traditional German schnitzel, potato salad, and beer at The Hoffmann. COURTESY OF THE HOFFMANN COURTESY OF MERVIS’ CAFÉ & GRILL

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During the summer months, it’s nice to be able to get your art fix without being cooped up inside a museum or gallery. Why not spend a Saturday or Sunday on a treasure hunt for applause-worthy public art that informs, surprises, and delights? With so many meritorious works on display, the question won’t be where to start but when to stop.

Like a fine wine, Martin County’s Art in Public Places keeps getting better with each passing year. Established in 1997, this evolving civic project has funded more than 15 prolific structures and installations,

including Sue Lampert‘s Manatee Pocket Gateway, a waterfront pedestrian plaza that augments an otherwisebland stretch of SE Dixie Highway in Port Salerno. In Jensen Beach, visit the Hoke Library on Jack Williams Way to view Dam de Nogales’ stunning, nearly 8-foot steel and bronze sculpture, The Poet , commissioned in 2001 to commemorate the library’s opening.

Art enthusiasts seeking aesthetic enrichment can consult area organizations like The Arts Council of Martin County ( or Martin County’s municipal website ( for a complete roundup of public art ranging from sculpture to stained glass and displayed outdoors between Hobe Sound and Jensen Beach.

For starters, visit the Florida Mural Trail, which runs through Fort Pierce, Hobe Sound, and Stuart. Nearly 40 artists collaborated on Hobe Sound Murals, a paint-thetown initiative spearheaded by artist Nadia Utto in 2009 that resulted in 17 large-scale displays spread across Hobe


Sound. Grab a mural map at the Chamber of Commerce ( and head out on a self-guided tour or book a private one with Utto herself, whose oral narratives bring the works of art to life ( . In Fort Pierce and Stuart, some of the two-dozen-plus murals doubling as graphic, indoor/outdoor wall art for area businesses and city landmarks serve as portals to the cities’ storied pasts. Others bring attention to social causes, like Lynne Barletta’s painting, Catch the Wave of Hope , which she created to raise awareness about human sex trafficking. More information about these parts of the Florida Mural Trail is available on the Main Street Fort Pierce ( and Stuart Main Street ( websites.

Intrigued by Old Florida? You won’t want to miss the Highwaymen Heritage Trail in Fort Pierce. This walkable sojourn introduces visitors to the inspiring world of the Florida Highwaymen. Mostly Fort Pierce natives, these 26 African-American segregation-era painters earned the nickname from the scenic coastal landscapes and native flora they painted and sold along U.S. Highway 1 and A1A between 1950 and 1970. Beginning at the Seven Gables House, the 10-stop tour includes visits to Eddie’s Place, a stillstanding tavern on Avenue D where painter Alfred Hair sadly

met his demise, and Pine Grove Cemetery, the burial site of five Highwaymen whose graves are adorned with mosaic replicas of their past work. Discover additional imagery, history, and videos on the city’s website (

From top: Morning Backwater, Highwaymen artist Willie Daniels; Eddie’s Place, Highwaymen artist Harold Newton (the site where Highwaymen founder Albert Hair died in 1970). Opposite page from top: Catch the Wave of Hope, Lynne Barletta; The Poet, Dam de Nogales. COURTESY OF ROGER LIGHTLE COURTESY OF ROGER LIGHTLE/COLLECTION OF TIM AND EILEEN JACOBS COURTESY OF LYNNE BARLETTA


Ever since Spanish gold from the 1715 Treasure Fleet, one of colonial Spain’s biggest maritime disasters, was discovered off the coast of Vero Beach, the area has been luring treasure hunters, beachcombers, and divers to its shipwreck-dotted shores. While many wrecks require a

boat to access, the Georges Valentine , which rests in shallow waters 100 yards south of the House of Refuge Museum on Hutchinson Island, is beach-accessible. One of 12 underwater archeological preserves in Florida, the wreckage of the three-masted barkentine is home to soft corals and an array of sea life, including lionfish, moray eels, parrotfish, sharks, and stingrays. Divers and snorkelers can explore the site on their own or with a guide, which requires open-water certification.

If you don’t want to go it alone, Stuart Scuba (, which has been leading wreck dives in the area for years, offers a daily dive package of the Georges Valentine site with a divemaster (one-tank $90/person; $65 each additional person). If you don’t have your own equipment, the dive shop also rents combo packs ($35) with a buoyancy compensator, regulator, and pressure gauge.

After your dive, be sure to spend some time in the Elliott Museum (, where you can peruse the permanent display of rare archeological artifacts, including shipwreck treasures. Or take a tour of the House of Refuge (, the last of 10 stations built along the Atlantic Coast in 1876 by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as lifesaving havens for marooned sailors.

The House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island Wreckage from the Georges Valentine in 1904, off the coast of Hutchinson Island. The House of Refuge stands in the background. COURTESY OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MARTIN COUNTY COURTESY OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MARTIN COUNTY


Catching a glimpse of Florida’s native wildlife on its home turf is a thrill that’s hard to beat. Biking or walking the county’s 93,000 acres of conservation land and parks has its perks (like viewing a crocodilian-crowded wetland from the protection of a conservation deck), but taking it all in on horseback is an experience not to be missed.

There aren’t many places where you can ride a horse on the beach—but you can in Fort Pierce. Tours on Horseback ( trots folks over to Frederick Douglass Memorial Park on south Hutchinson Island for one-hour coastal rides ($45 per person). From atop an equine, you may spy sea turtles, manatees, and dolphins at play in the surf or flocks of brown pelicans diving for their next meal. If you’d prefer to get off the sand, try one of the company’s customized preserve expeditions. Ride through local state parks and nature sanctuaries like Paleo Hammock, an 80-acre habitat in Port St. Lucie whose basin swamps,

depression marshes, and forests of ancient oak, palm, and elm provide refuge to deer, ibis, turkey, and avian varieties like barred owls and heron.

If you’re interested in checking out the vistas and rolling scenery that early pioneers would have witnessed, amble over to Sunny Time Stables ( in Palm City for an hour-long excursion in Savannas Preserve State Park ($40 per person). Owner Linda Sistarelli conducts single-line formations through the 50-acre area, which stretches between Fort Pierce and Jensen Beach and is teeming with wading birds, gopher tortoises, eagles, and the occasional alligator sighting. Riders are paired up with steeds from Horse Haven Rescue Inc., Sunny Time’s nonprofit that retrains, rehabilitates, and “bomb-proofs” (an equine term for animals who won’t spook at frightening sounds or situa tions) horses that have experienced abuse, abandonment, or neglect. The bucolic setting is ideal for selfies, so don’t forget your camera or phone—and a bottle of sunscreen. v

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The original Colonial-style home had a brick veneer facade that was replaced with white-painted stucco.


Fort Pierce native Timmy Grimes bought the St. Lucie Village home he had loved since he was a child and gave it a face-lift to suit his family’s modern lifestyle

“The first time I visited my neighbors’ home as a boy, I thought, ‘I’d give anything to own such a nice home one day,’” says Timmy Grimes of the Colonial-style house he long admired in Fort Pierce’s St. Lucie Village. Nearly 40 years later, his dream came true when he and his wife, Jennifer, purchased the very same home for themselves and their teenage sons, Jackson and Cooper, and two dogs.

The four-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot dwelling is situated in an ideal locale, on an expansive two-acre lot overlooking the Indian River. It included a four-car garage and separate guest quarters, and was perfect for the indoor-outdoor lifestyle the couple craved. The only issue was the qualities that appealed to Timmy when he was a kid were now dismally out of date, and the home needed some serious TLC to make it work for his family.


The Grimeses called on their longtime friend, interior designer Kerry Allabastro, to help. Allabastro had worked with the couple on their previous home, which happens to be situated right next door to the new one. “She is the basis of every decision we made,” says Jennifer. “She’s the pro, and what she says goes—we trust and adore her.” According to Allabastro, however, both husband and wife were very clear about their priorities. “They love to entertain and often host get-togethers for extended family members and friends who live nearby,” she says. “So they wanted an open floor plan with indoor and outdoor spaces that were casual and relaxed. With two teenage boys and two dogs, they also needed easy-to-maintain furnishings and finishes that would be virtually indestructible.”

From top: a white and blue palette gives the living room a contemporary feel, while repurposed furnishings honor the Colonial home’s spirit; the Schumacher wallpaper in the dining room was the inspiration for the home’s color scheme.

The home’s original formal living room was transformed into a casual sitting area. Opposite page from top: one of the kids’ bedrooms (artwork by the Highwaymen in custom frame); Somerset Bay barstools add a pop of blue to the fresh, white kitchen.

After studying the floor plan of the house—which was originally built in 1979 and organized in a classic Colonial style, with formal living and dining spaces on one side of the central entrance foyer, the kitchen and living room on the other, and bedrooms located upstairs—Allabastro made her recommendations. She suggested removing the walls that separated the dated kitchen from the living room, raising the ceiling, repositioning the kitchen, adding a new door to the backyard, and opening up the foyer to bring more natural light into the upstairs bedrooms.

Before any of these suggestions could be addressed, however, the couple needed to completely upgrade the infrastructure, including installing new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and hurricane-rated windows and doors. Since Timmy and Jennifer run a successful local business, Grimes Heating and Air Conditioning, they could handle much of that aspect of the makeover themselves. And with so many subcontractor friends in

the construction business, they were able to easily enlist the right people to take care of all the other layers of the upgrade, including replacing the old red brick veneer on the exterior with white-painted stucco, raising and improving the landscape, adding new exterior railings, and installing a brand new patio and pool in the backyard.

As the guts and the exterior shell of the house were nearing completion, Allabastro worked with the Grimeses to refresh the interiors. They started by gutting every room, most of which were still outfitted with the same shag carpets and floral wallpapers their neighbors had installed 40 years ago. “Jennifer found a fresh new wallpaper from Schumacher that she loved and asked if we could use it somewhere,” says Allabastro. “It was perfect for the dining room, and it also served as the inspiration for the blue and white color palette that we used throughout the house.” Relying on the new wallpaper as a starting point for the decor, the trio worked to bring the old interiors into the present with a crisp, clean scheme, first by adding character-building elements—white-painted Craftsman-inspired millwork on the walls of living and dining spaces, new railings and newel posts on the staircase, X-beams on the ceiling in


the kitchen (which was completely revamped and moved to a more pragmatic location on the other side of the main floor leading out to the patio), shiplap and beadboard on the walls of bedrooms and baths, and a super-durable, wide-plank white oak floor throughout the main level.

While the blue and white palette gives the interiors a contemporary feel, the furnishings bridge the traditional Colonial spirit of the home’s past with its fresh new aura. “We repurposed some of the furnishings from their previous home and paired them with new ones,” says Allabastro. In the living room, for example, a pair of Bergère chairs were recovered in a Lee Jofa ikat fabric, and Pearson swivel chairs were newly upholstered in


fabric from Cowtan & Tout. A new sofa table and cocktail table from Somerset Bay share the space. In the kitchen, the couple’s original barstools around the island are set off by new pendant lighting fixtures from Hudson Valley.

From top: the scrollwork in the master bath is made from cut tile; the travertine patio and pool area with furnish ings from Kingsley Bate.

The living area leads out to the new travertine patio and 20-meter pool flanked by a pair of flaming torchères. “As soon as I saw those torchères, I knew we had to have them,” says Timmy. Allabastro refitted a lanai with a new floor and grill and introduced outdoor seating from Kingsley Bate on the patio for lounging and socializing. Overlooking the pool and located above the four-car garage, the separate guest quarters—where guests often stay for the weekend or the boys play video games and watch television with friends— were refreshed with a new kitchen, custom cabinets, and a low-maintenance linoleum floor.

In the less-frequented public areas of the house on the opposite side of the entrance foyer, Allabastro took the same fresh and casual approach. The former formal living room now serves as a cozy sitting area, where an existing

The sun-washed blues and whites in the master bedroom emit a soothing vibe (art work by D.S. Kim).

loveseat and an ottoman recovered in fabric from Cowtan & Tout are set off with a new driftwood table and built-in shelves lined with blue grasscloth wallpaper from Schumacher. In the dining room, above new custom wainscoting, the walls are enlivened with the Schumacher wallpaper that inspired the home’s overall color scheme. A sea glass chandelier from Currey & Company brightens existing furnishings, including a Hooker buffet and Bausman and Company dining table. “We used several variations of blue hues to ground the clean, white spaces throughout the house,” notes Allabastro.


The varying shades of blue also set a unique tone for each space: In the master bedroom, a mix of dreamy, sun-washed blues brings a soothing vibe. An Emerson Bentley bed outfitted in luxury bedding from Eastern Accents anchors the space beneath a sculptural light fixture from Palecek; a blue Lex ington dresser follows the color scheme. Alternatively, in one of the son’s bedrooms, deep navy and indigo set a more “boyish” tone.

Timmy recalls the reaction of his sons when he and Jennifer first bought the home and saw the condition of everything: “They asked me, ‘What are you doing , Dad?’” But now they love the place they’ve called home since moving in this past December. And, adds Jennifer, “so do the dogs.” v


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We used several variations of blue hues to ground the clean, white spaces throughout the house.”
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The following section presents helpful information provided by prominent private schools in our area.

All listings include a brief synopsis of the schools’ achievements, curriculum highlights, and many important details that families look for when selecting the best education for their children.

This handy resource is designed to help you make informed decisions at a glance.





-Grades: PK3 12th

-Denomination: Independent -Tuition Range: $11,800 - $31,550 -Students: 1,051 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

11000 Ellison Wilson Rd. North Palm Beach, FL 33408


At The Benjamin School, we see a multitude of talents in each child and join with parents to discover, nurture, apply and celebrate each student’s unique gifts. Beginning with our 3-year-old program and continuing through Upper School, we offer a wide range of possibilities for students across broad horizons.

In addition to our strong academic program, the School encourages involvement in the visual, performing and creative arts and in a robust athletic program. Each year, 100% of our seniors are accepted into many of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.


-Grades: K-10 Grade -Tuition: $13,365 -Students: 30 (max.) -Student-Teacher Ratio: 5:1

198 Seabrook Road Tequesta, FL 33469

1 Main Street Tequestra, FL 33469 561.768.9250

The Harvey Academy offers a concierge education where K-10th grade students of all learning styles have the opportunity to succeed through tutoring, small group instruction, and a customized learning path.


-Grades: 9th - 12th -Denomination: Catholic -Tuition Range: $15,000 - $16,000 -Students: 540

-Student-Teacher Ratio: 25:1

512 Spencer Drive

West Palm Beach, FL 33409


Established in 1961, CNHS is a coed college-prep Catholic high school attracting students of all faiths from Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Students may choose to challenge themselves in the International Baccalaureate Degree Program, Ad vanced Placement courses, Honors classes and College-Prep classes. Challenged to continue the winning CNHS tradition, athletes participate in 15 sports. Students are exposed to a sense of religious values and family life that guides their lives long after graduation. The school mission is to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit.


-Grades: Junior K - 8th -Denomination: Jewish

-Tuition Range: $14,000 -$22,700 -Students: 120 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

5225 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561.686.6520

Meyer Preparatory School is a state-of-the-art Junior Kinder garten through 8th Grade college preparatory and IB Jewish day school serving Greater Palm Beach. Combining academ ic rigor in general and Judaic Studies with top-notch arts and sports programming, Meyer Prep prepares students for lifelong achievement. Our school aims to use the Jewish ethos of hard work and study to produce grad uates of the highest caliber, ac cepted to the most prestigious high schools and institutes of higher education.

To educate the whole person: spirit, mind, and body, and to help all students develop their God-given talents according to the gospel values of Jesus Christ. 512 Spencer Drive, West Palm Beach 33409 • • 561.683.6266 College Preparatory Classes offered including Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment & International Baccalaureate Courses, 22 Championship Athletic Teams BUILDING LIFE’S CHAMPIONS CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL MISSION


-Grades: PK2 - 9th -Denomination: Non-secular

-Tuition Range: $14,420 - $34,650

(need-based financial assistance available for Grades K-9)

-Students: 405 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

PK2 - 3rd: 1901 S. Flagler Dr. 4th - 9th: 241 Seaview Ave. 561.655.1188

Celebrating its 100th year in the ’20-’21 school year, Palm Beach Day Academy is a top-ranked, co-ed day school that expects and honors personal effort, genuine achievement, and thoughtful character from its students. PBDA prioritizes exceptional teaching in order to create a personalized path for each student, further achieved through small class sizes. Teachers are committed to finding the proper balance of nurturing support and challenging academics for each student. 98% of PBDA graduates are accepted into their 1st choice secondary school. PBDA is located on two campuses 1.3 miles apart in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.


-Grades: Early Childhood - 8th -Denomination: Catholic

-Tuition Range: $9,947 - $19,025 -Students: 365 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

807 North Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.345.3106

Offering an accelerated education, starting in our Early Childhood Montessori Program (12 months-5 years) and through the Lower School (K-4th) and Middle School (5th-8th), Rosarian Academy has been committed to educating the whole person for life for 95 years. We foster each student’s unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs at every developmental stage. Known for academic excellence, a welcoming faith-centered community, and small class sizes, Rosarian’s curriculum is enhanced with unsurpassed athletic and fine arts programs and meaningful service opportunities. STEM, coding, art, drama, Spanish, and music theory begin in kinder garten. Bus service is offered throughout Palm Beach County. Conveniently located to downtown West Palm Beach.


K - 12th


- $24,500


12350 SE Federal Hwy. Hobe Sound, FL 33455

The Pine School is a college preparatory, day school that serves students Kindergarten through Grade 12 on a beautiful 142-acre campus (the largest in Florida) in Hobe Sound. Highlights include students being selected for the prestigious Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant (the only school in Florida), an award-winning Arts Program with students being selected as Best Visual Artist at the mARTies Awards and for national photography exhibits, a thriving K-5 program that focuses on creative problem solving, and Athletics with numerous teams competing at the Regional & State level. The Pine School also boasts Per sonalized Digital Portfolios to track growth and success – an excellent tool to complement our College Counseling Program that has seen 92% of our graduates receive acceptance to their top-choice college.

The Pine School - “Education At Its Most Exceptional”


-Grades: 3-12 & Post Grad

-Tuition Range: $26,000 (small group) $52,000 (one-on-one)

-Students: 70 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

3901 Design Center Drive

Suite 200

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.626.2662

Score Academy specializes in cus tomized education in intentionally small classes, including our signature class size of one student/one teach er. We create an individual education plan and schedule for each student based on academic needs, learning style, and personality. With year-round enrollment and flexible scheduling, we support student success with core and elective courses at every level: regular, honors, AP, and remedial. We offer summer school and individual courses for credit all year long, so stu dents can enhance their curriculum or improve their GPA. More than 90 per cent of our graduates have continued in four-year universities across the na tion. Accredited by AdvancED/Cognia.

-Denomination: Non-Denominational -Tuition
-Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
772.675.7005 (The Pine School’s generous Flexible Tuition Program makes this investment affordable for all families)
EXPERIENCE THE MEYER PREP DIFFERENCE! 5225 Hood Road • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 • 561.686.6520 • For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Natalie Barak at 561- 238-9008. Inside and outside the classroom, we motivate, challenge and support each student to set and achieve individual goals. Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year including our NEW Junior K Program! • 100% of Meyer Prep students are accepted into their first-choice high schools including: Suncoast, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Oxbridge Academy, William T. Dwyer IB Programme, American Heritage, and The Pine School. • International Baccalaureate Middle School • Advanced Dual Curriculum, Individualized Learning and Personal Growth • 3 High-Tech Innovation Labs, where Students Learn Coding, Robotics, 3D Printing, Engineering and Design • Outstanding Performing Arts and Athletics
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-Grades: PK2 8th -Denomination: Episcopal -Tuition Range: $5,778 - $17,787 -Students: 465 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1

3395 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.622.1504


-Grades: 1-12 and post-secondary gap year -Tuition Range: $29,950-$35,000


-Students: 80 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 3:1

102 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL, 33444 561.894.8772

St. Mark’s is a tradition-rich Episcopal School, where we gracefully integrate the development of faith and charac ter into our educational experience. We offer a safe and welcoming com munity for children of all faiths. Edu cators cultivate the best in each child through nur ture and challenge. Small class sizes allow us to be nimble, re sponsive and provide personal atten tion to our students as well as build strong partnerships with our families. Celebrating 40 years of superior aca demics, tradition and innovation, our graduates gain admission to top area high schools and leave with a sound foundation for life, lifelong friends, and many happy memories. Envision your child’s future at St. Mark’s.


Space of Mind (SOM), a modern schoolhouse, is based in Delray Beach and has been redefining education through social homeschooling for stu dents, families, and communities since 2004. Designed for students in grades 1 to 12, as well as post-high school graduates, SOM is a boutique educa tional experience for our global and social world. Programs focus on full and part-time in-person schoolhouse programs, individualized home educa tion curriculum, extra-curricular enrich ment, and college admissions, as well as private and group coaching, classes, workshops, travel, educational consult ing, and professional development.

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In addition to imparting a purple hue, acai berries are packed with antioxidants.

Smooth Moves

Contrary to popular belief, smoothie bowls did not rise from the desire to create an Instagram-worthy breakfast— although the app did help its popularity. Brazilians have been enjoying frozen acai since the ’90s, long before the trend made its way stateside. In Stuart, the superior acai smoothie bowls at Fruits & Roots Juice Bar + Vegan Café are made by blending frozen acai with banana, berries, house-made cashew milk, dates, water, a pinch of salt and vanilla, and topped with banana,

berries, granola, and coconut. “We make everything from scratch, and we have talented people in the kitchen who love to explore their creativity,” says Amber Eichling, who founded the café more than five years ago. Every dish at Fruits & Roots starts with quality organic ingredients including produce from nearby CoLab Farms. Says Eichling: “I wanted to make food that people can enjoy whether they’re vegan or not.” 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart,, 772.678.6627

—Liz Petoniak


Grillin’ & Chillin’

Even if you’re a self-proclaimed grill master, you can still learn something from the pros. We recently caught up with Taylor Wilson, executive chef at The Gafford and a fourth-generation restaurateur, who shared some of his wisdom with us.


Wilson recommends gas over charcoal for three reasons: You don’t have to wait for the temperature to build up, it’s less messy, and you’re likely to grill more often if you don’t have to clean up afterward. Plus, it’s more cost-effective in the long run.

TIP: A three-burner gas grill with a side warmer is the most versatile choice. You can purchase a high-quality version for under $500 at most hardware stores.


A spatula and tongs, a good grill brush, and a non-adhesive, olive oil–based spray


“I always marinate chicken, but not beef or seafood,” says Wilson. “Chicken takes on whatever flavors it’s exposed to. Marinated

fish will stick to the grill, and a marinade will overpower the natural flavors of beef—a dry rub of garlic, salt, and pepper will bring those flavors out.” His go-to chicken marinade is equal parts garlic, basil, rosemary, and parsley. Add a half-cup of each to two cups of olive oil, purée the mixture in a blender, and let the chicken marinate overnight.

TIP: Never use salt in your marinade—it will dry out whatever you’re trying to marinate. Instead, salt your protein just before putting it on the grill.


Regulating grill temperature is crucial (yet another argument for gas over charcoal). Keep temperature constant between 300400 degrees Fahrenheit; swings in temperature may result in unevenly cooked food. —Mark Spivak


1. Never take ingredients straight from the refrigerator to the grill. It will shock them and disturb their molecular structure. Let your beef, fish, or vegetables gradually warm up to room temperature before you begin cooking.

2. Don’t just spray the grill. After seasoning your ingredients, give them an even coating with a non-adhesive olive oil spray as well. Spraying only the grill will cause the meat or fish to stick.

3. Don’t eat immediately. When you take meat off the grill, rest it for five to eight minutes before serving. This will allow the meat to reconstitute and the juices to come back.

4. Shake off excess marinade oil before grilling chicken or vegetables; otherwise, the grill can flare up and burn the ingredients— or worse, you.


Sipping Pretty A Selection of Area Restaurants

Three summery cocktails from local bars and restaurants to make at home

Not So Basic B

District Table & Bar, Stuart


6-8 mint leaves, plus more for garnish Sugar cube

1 oz. Tito’s vodka

¾ oz. orange blossom honey syrup (recipe below)

¾ oz. lime juice

Angostura bitters

Crushed ice

DIRECTIONS: To make orange blossom honey syrup, combine 6 oz. of orange blossom honey with 2 oz. water and stir. Let cool. Gently muddle mint leaves and sugar cube in a shaker. Add vodka, honey syrup, lime juice, and ½ cup of crushed ice to shaker and whip. Pour into rocks glass and top with more crushed ice and four to six dashes of bitters. Garnish with more mint.

Peachy Palmer

2nd Street Bistro, Fort Pierce


1 ½ oz. Crown Royal peach whiskey 2 oz. lemonade

2 oz. sweet tea Peach slices, for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with a peach slice.

Tito’s Punch

Thirsty Turtle Seagrill, Port St. Lucie


¾ oz. Malibu coconut rum

¾ oz. Tito’s vodka

1 oz. pineapple juice

1 oz. sour mix

Splash of grenadine Myers’s dark rum


Add Malibu, Tito’s, pineapple juice, and sour mix to a shaker with ice. Shake to combine. Strain into an ice-filled glass and leave room for floaters. Add a splash of grenadine and Myers’s to complete.



This lively bistro, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, highlights local produce in its delicious dishes. The extensive beer list features a brew to comple ment every meal and satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 122 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.293.9191


A comfortable, sports-bar environment to catch a game and savor casual bites with friends. 662 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie;; 772.344.6227


As a self-proclaimed “ Treasure Coast craft beer destination,” Castaways serves brews from Florida and around the world. The gastropub also offers a full menu to complement your beer of choice. 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.618.3838


Locally sourced products get a global spin at this quaint kitchen and bar. 2875 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.872.6080


Chef Jason Stocks presents his creative take on everything from dry-aged burgers to sourdough pizza in a contemporary dining space. Sustainability is also a focus: All oyster shells are recycled to rebuild local reefs and oyster beds. 4665 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.324.8357


This longstanding family business in Hobe Sound offers a selection of traditional American favorites and a casual atmosphere. 11910 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 772.546.3061


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;; 772.237.4802; (second location) 2903 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.448.8670


Homestyle breakfast and brunch and ever-changing specials. 10106 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 722.281.2549


Seafood, pizza, and burgers coexist at this understated, pub-style corner eater y with a following as large as its menu. 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City;; 772.220.4745


Manatee Island Bar and Grill, a laid-back eatery accessible by boat, offers a variety of options from seafood to steak to veggie burgers, all filling and all fresh. 4817 Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.872.7288; (second location) 1640 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.242.8460


Quaint and cozy diner of fering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items. 901 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce;; 772.828.3302


This cozy 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 petfriendly dining. 351 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.283.3133


With decor reminiscent of an old Irish pub and a menu that embodies contem porary Irish fare, Shindig transports diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.785.6202


Traditional, smoky barbecue including mouth-watering pulled pork and brisket. 1961 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Stuart;; 772.283.4150


Dishes including seafood and steak, made from scratch and prepared by Naples native Chef Ron Kerr. 900 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.247.7382




Greek-American fare like gyros and sandwiches, along with beer and wine, in a casual setting. 1738 St. Lucie W. Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.879.4083


Upscale American bistro featuring tapas and small plates. 61 SW Osceola St., Stuart;; 772.320.9100


Located in the heart of downtown historical Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. 204 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.242.1833


Where growlers, affordable bites, and beer flights unite. This brewpub, 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;; 772.600.8218



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


Filipino Chef/owner Emman Eugenio creates addictive small plates of Asianfusion cuisine in a casual setting. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 105, Stuart;; 772.888.3171


Authentic Thai dishes served family-style in an eclectically themed restau rant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.8114


Health-centric Pan-Asian food served at the counter in a casual setting. 2101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.219.0466


Authentic Vietnamese restaurant in a casual setting with a counter-serve option and dishes from pho to Bahn mi. 466 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.877.2133; (second location) 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.882.9584


For ramen that warms the body and soul. Choose between small and large plates of various ramen flavors or try the namesake wings in four flavors. 6935 Heritage Drive, Port. St. Lucie;; 772.444.2825


Conventional Chinese restaurant serving fine dining options as well as takeout, delivery, and catering. 2389 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.291.2102



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


Discover a French spin on breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch at the café inside the Elliott Museum, under Chef Olivia Binn-Ostrow. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.225.1961 x112



Inside this quaint, historically preser ved 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;; 772.463.0059

Supreme Meats& Gourmet Market Est. 1985 “A Cut Above the Rest” (772) 283.7567 2026 S.E. Federal Highway • Stuart, Florida 34994 ServingtheTreasure Coastfor35years


Along with mouth-watering pizzas, this family-run pizzeria also offers a variety of Italian appetizers, pastas, and salads. 1126 Colonnades Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.302.3591


This quaint restaurant combines northern and southern Italian cuisine under one roof. Expect big flavors and beyond satisfactory Italian dishes. 512 SW 3rd St., Stuart;; 772.223.0077


Authentic Italian fare and New York–style pizza are the specialties at Benny’s. Other menu items range from wings and Philly cheesesteaks to sal ads and gyros. 2230 NE Dixie Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.232.6422


La Borgata has taken its patrons on tours of Italy’s famous dishes—no passport required—for more than 50 years. The menu features favorite Italian dishes such as calamari Siciliana and penne put tanesca, as well as pizza, calzones, and stromboli, prepared to order. 3227 SW Mapp Road, Palm City;; 772.288.2121


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 and attentive staff. 7820 SW Lost River Road, Stuart;; 772.872.7333


Fast, casual eating with dishes including pastas, breads, subs, and, of course, pizzas. 3359 NW Main Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.9233


Downtown eatery offering a unique perspective of Italian cuisine, with menu items like gnocchi di zucca (potato and butternut squash gnocchi with gorgon zola sauce, topped with walnut and coffee powder). 301 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.287.3334


Longstanding, casual dining joint serving Italian classics with delicious and generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.6660


A modern take on classic Italian dishes and friendly staf f at this family-owned restaurant. 1835 SE Fed eral Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.3455


Under the supervision of Chef Robert King, the kitchen puts out memorable authentic Italian dishes such as roasted Long Island duckling and sword fish puttanesca. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.7575


A “real” taste of Chicago pizza, Pusateri’s offers thincrust pizza topped with unique sauces and cut into squares. 221 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.288.9810


Authentic Italian dishes in a fine dining setting. Ingredients are imported fresh from Italy, and sea food comes straight from the Mediterranean Sea. 1315 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City;; 772.219.9940


This family-owned restaurant boasts authentic Italian fare from an expansive menu. 1145 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.335.2988


An elegant Italian restaurant with indoor and out door seating featuring upmarket entrées, steaks, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.464.8988



Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for live mariachi band performances.

1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.5482


Authentic Mexican cuisine with bold flavor 1602 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; 772.287.8161


A family-owned local chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;;

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772.934.6683; (second location) 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.336.5050


Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm setting with colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart;; 772.288.6741


Open late, Taco Dive offers craft beers with their homemade Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredi ents. 10501 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.345.3483


Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by Chef/ owner Julie LaFrance-Lentine. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart;; 772.288.9696


Tasty Mexican fare from a food truck. Take it to go or eat at a stool just out front. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.486.6639


This restaurant offers small plates and Mexican comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; 772.777.3406


Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and other traditional plates. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.678.9014


and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.429.5303


Serving the finest seafood soups, salads, and dishes, King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.9630


The food rivals the fantastic views of the marina and Manatee Pocket at Pirate’s Loft. From flavorful sal ads to outstanding seafood, there is something for everyone on the extensive menu. 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart;; 772.223.5048


A quality beachside culinary experience that is wellcoupled with oceanfront accommodations. 110 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.882.3602


A top stop for fresh-caught seafood and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue fills up so quickly every night. 201 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.221.1511



Discover a wide array of dishes in a casual setting, leaving both stomachs and wallets happy. 22 Fisher mans Wharf, Fort Pierce;; 772.672.4524


From New England clam chowder to shrimp Parme san, this eatery with water views delivers affordable seafood to every table. 822 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.461.9484


A quality waterfront dining experience, Cobb’s features a menu with hearty servings of pasta and seafood, along with live entertainment and a buzzing mojito bar. 200 N. Indian River Drive Suite 4424, Fort Pierce;; 772.460.9014


Dive into fresh seafood items such as Conchy’s Seafood Feast or the Bahamian-inspired conch salad. 3945 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.334.1130


Every day is Mardi Gras at Crawdaddy’s, where Cajun cuisine reigns supreme. 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.225.3444


A fine waterfront retreat with panoramic river views. A wide-ranging menu features plentiful seafood selections, wood-grilled meats, and home-style specials. 1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.781.5136


Located inside the Harbor Town Marina, Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges waterfront views

Serving 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;; 772.872.7250


Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. 4290 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.3287


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;; 772.229.1224


A stunning waterfront setting, an outstanding happy hour, enticing specials, and live music all weekend make Stuart Boathouse a go-to on the local dining scene. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart;; 772.266.4586


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;; 772.286.3126


Located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, The Deck is dedicated to providing diners classic favorites with a twist, like the BLGT po’ boy with bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomatoes, along with beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. 307 NW North River Drive, Stuart;; 772.692.1203


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;; 772.877.3139


Between the live music, waterfront views, freshcaught seafood, and sushi bar, it’s no surprise that The Twisted Tuna is one of Stuart’s most-loved dining destinations. 4290 SE Salerno Road, Stuart;; 772.600.7239


Dine from the second floor overlooking the Harbor age Marina and Yacht Club. Expansive views span from the St. Lucie River to the Roosevelt Bridge. Fresh, Florida seafood purchased from local fisher men, plus flatbreads, prime rib, and more. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.444.3166



Classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style res taurant. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.7922


Enjoy steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City;; 772.2203011


Fine wines and sides like Pete’s Famous Hash Browns and fried shoestring onions accompany the suc culent, dry-aged steaks at this longstanding steak house in historic downtown Jensen Beach. 3200 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.225.2516


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. 47 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.221.9517



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;; 772.324.8287


Artisan market, community hub, and cafe boasting healthy, organic, and farm-to-table fare. 2401 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.324.3413


Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this healthminded cafe chain. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.4076


Plant-based menu offering cold-pressed juices, smoothies, juice shots, salads, and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.678.6627


Enjoy made-to-order juice, poke bowls, and more in a quick, casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart;; 772.291.2640 ❖




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Event: PLACE OF HOPE ANNUAL SEA OF HOPE LUNCHEON When/Where February 13, 2020 | Harbour Ridge Country Club, Palm City 1. Ann Young, Linda and John Loewenberg, Elizabeth Barbella 2. Jessica and Jeremy LeMaster 3. Debbie Mueller, Terri Cole, Debra Shah, Shirley Wiegold 4. Sarah Lamm 5. Jessica Bohner, Nannette Walsh, Mary Inglima 6. Kelly Dotts, Crystal Brooks 7. Cyndi McDonald, Anne MacArthur 8. Hal and Melanie Fenner, Bev and John Martin
JULY/AUGUST 2020 | STUART 67 1 2 4 3 5 7 6 8 LIZ MCKINLEY The Event: HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE TREASURE COAST PAWS AND CLAWS GALA When/Where February 22, 2020 | CoLab East, Stuart 1. Charlene and Jeff Sabin, Kelly and Jay Cashmere 2. Nick and Rachel Schroth 3. Susan and Rex Sentell 4. Cathy and Joe Connelly 5. Dana and George Coates 6. Karen and Scott Eccleston 7. Musical entertainment The Chase Band 8. Tables set under the tent at CoLab East
STUART | J ULY/AUGUST 202068 Hot Shots 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 LIZ MCKINLEY The Event: THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF MARTIN COUNTY AN EVENING OF EXCELLENCE GALA When/Where February 15, 2020 | Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart 1. Andrew Kennedy, Lisa Rhodes, Sarah and Rich Testa 2. Ian Cotner, Ryan and Johnnie Nelson 3. Chris and Kim Singley 4. Bob and Leslie Kristof, Linda and Chris Fitzpatrick 5. Tyson and Jennifer Waters 6. Laurie Steiger, Art and Arati Hammond 7. John and Brittany Snyder, Rina Shpiruk, Wendy Duncan, Rob Gluckman 8. Frank and Joan Harvey, Peter and Angela Wernick, Sharda and Ken Gorin, Tiann and Barry Berhoff
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STUART | J ULY/AUGUST 202070 Hot Shots 1 2 3 4 5 76 8 MARYANN KETCHAM The Event: THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE TREASURE COAST LADIES’ NIGHT OUT When/Where February 13, 2020 | The Mansion at Tuckahoe, Jensen Beach 1. Kate Cotner, Amy Brunjes, Stacy Ranieri 2. Kristi Jo Brown, Denise Faherty, Katie Makemson 3. Fun flamingo centerpiece 4. Sally Stetson, Randi Zabriskie 5. Aileen Fornuto 6. Kelley Decowski, Shaun Kelly 7. Katie Crews, Krista Singleton 8. Courtney Buckel, Paula Hundt


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Event: YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF MARTIN COUNTY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BRUNCH When/Where March 8, 2020 | The Manor on St. Lucie Crescent, Stuart 1. Brittney Gatins, Becky Camacho, Naomi Alfonso 2. Jennifer Richards, Regina Rice, Candace Callahan 3. Kristal Rutland, Kristin Lewis 4. Daniel Green, Jennifer Ripperger 5. Table setting 6. Morgan Murphy, Courtney Buckel, Christina Stamper, Lainey Muenich 7. Jordan Newell, Lucie McGuire, Whitney Lima, Sarah Tobin


As of press time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that people wear face masks when leaving home. While masks may help reduce the spread of COVID-19, they can throw off the skin’s pH balance and cause friction-induced irritation that physicians have dubbed “maskne.” Combine this with summer days spent in the sun, and it can spell trouble for our skin. Dr. Jacob Steiger, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers tips on how to treat maskne and achieve healthy, glowing summer skin.

With many of us wading back into traveling, the thought of hopping on a flight or leaving the state may be a little daunting. Hence, this summer is the (unofficial) season of the staycation. Hotels and resorts across Florida are doing their part to welcome local travelers back for weekends of R&R, days by the beach, and exciting outdoor excursions. Read more about where to book your staycation and get a few travel tips at


The Treasure Coast is an angler’s paradise with hot spots across its beaches,

traffic among these precious resources can quickly deplete the

surface. Read one Florida fisherman’s

beds while reeling in the big catch.



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