1.  The 20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County right now

Palm Beach Post: Here’s a current snapshot of Palm Beach County restaurants we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different. This list, which is organized by city, includes only restaurants we have visited.

 

2. Dining out? Restaurants in Palm Beach offer sweet summer deals

Palm Beach Daily News: Dining out on the town is a bargain these days — at least relative to high season — so if you hunger for sales, now is the time for a feast.

As restaurants seek to lure diners during the off-season and thank year-round patrons after winter residents’ exit, deals abound. They range from lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus to meal discounts, bring-your-own-wine nights, $1 oysters and more.

 

3. New West Palm brewery to include 12,000-bottle wine vault, Tuscan food

Palm Beach Post: You could argue that if every Crossfit gym converted into a craft beer brewery, there’d be a lot less pain and a lot more gain in the city, and less weight to lift, if maybe more around the hips.

We’ll get to see if that proves true, as West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault, under construction downtown at 332 Evernia St., is scheduled to open Oct. 1.

 

4. Why is it so hard to develop West Palm Beach’s most visible site?

Palm Beach Post: From the world’s tallest building to a high-end medical campus, a digital animation studio and a financial tower of undulating glass topped with a spire, the site at the confluence of Okeechobee Boulevard and Dixie Highway has stirred developers’ imaginations with concepts ambitious and unusual.

 

5. What’s in PBC’s $4.5B budget?
Eye on PBC blog: Palm Beach County staff members have put their final touches on a $4.5 billion budget, which commissioners are now mulling in advance of Tuesday’s meeting, when they will set property tax rates.

 

6. See which new store just opened at CityPlace
Malled blog: Natuzzi Italia has opened a 9,000-square-foot store at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, a move that signals the shopping, dining and entertainment center continues to boost its home furnishings offerings.

 

7. West Palm Beach Bike Revolution Takes Off
City of West Palm Beach: The City of West Palm Beach will soon release a Bike Master Plan designed to make it easier for cyclists to ride from one end of town to the other, and all points in between. Many residents are already riding their bikes to work, especially those who live and work in downtown West Palm Beach.