LPGA International’s Jones Course re-opens after greens renovations

 LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla., has re-opened following a summer greens renovation project.  LPGA International installed TifEagle Bermuda, one of the newer strains of Ultradwarf grass that it says will ensure golfers enjoy a “premium’’ putting surface throughout the year. The greens were also restored to their original sizes. “The renovation went perfectly, and […]

215 Speakeasy at Dorrian’s Red Hand brings back days of vintage drinking establishments

Speakeasy’s are trending these days as many bars and pubs are trying to create – ore re-create – the the legendary drinking venues of the 1920s and ‘30s. Nobody does it better than Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C., whose downstairs Speakeasy serves specialty drinks to guests at only a few tables. The Apothecary, […]

Parched Pig in PB Gardens unveils new Fall menu items

The Parched Pig, one of my favorite Palm Beach Gardens craft brew spots, is offering a new Fall menu with seasonal “comfort food” flavors. The new Signature BBQ Beef Sliders, for example, are a “must have,’’ and come with  fresh Pullman rolls, coleslaw and a  horseradish pickle. Other small plates include: Roasted Olives Butternut Squash […]

Hanse-designed Streamsong Black debuts at Streamsong Resort in Central Florida

The wait is finally over at Streamsong Resort in Central Florida. One of the more anticipated course openings in recent years took place as Streamsong Resort debuted its third course,Streamsong Black, designed by Gil Hanse, architect of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course. Streamsong Black will open to the public on Sept. 29, making the resort the only […]

Fairmont golf resorts make great Fall destinations

Summer 2017 has officially come and gone, but there are still plenty of opportunities for warm-weather golf. Here are some of my favorite Fairmont resorts with amazing golf courses and experiences: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess   The resort recently refreshed its 69 Fairmont Gold Junior Suites with new Southwest chic furnishings that give the rooms a […]

Okeechobee Steakhouse celebrating 70 years in style

Nobody can say my friend Ralph Lewis doesn’t know how to throw a party. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of his family-owned Okeechobee Steakhouse in West Palm Beach (Florida’s oldest steakhouse), Lewis on Oct. 9 is offering guests a 70-day, dry-aged Tomahawk steak to share between two people for $115. http://www.okeechobeesteakhouse.com Each meal will be […]