South Florida’s Indian fixation travels up I-95 to Palm Beach Gardens with Stage Kitchen & Bar. Chef Pushkar Marathe, who partnered in the restaurant with a Buccan alum, enchants diners for his family’s authentic recipes in the same manner as Ghee—where he formerly cooked—and Maska in Miami. Try interesting dishes such spiced chicken liver pâté and fish fritters with pickled mango aioli.
2000 PGA Boulevard; 561.408.3685; stagepga.com
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s dinner dance is one of the oldest fundraisers in the region. Its invite-only, 38th annual event on March 6 is even more exciting for a couple reasons. It celebrates the foundation’s 40th anniversary and the venue, Bradley Park (100 Bradley Place), highlights one of its recent beautification projects totaling $2.7 million.
311 Peruvian Avenue; 561.832.0731; palmbeachpreservation.org
Way Out West
Clay shooting has become a fun hobby that combines camaraderie and breathtaking natural settings. Okeechobee, Fla., claims one of the finest facilities in the Southeast for the growing pastime. The OK Corral Gun Club, which is named after the famous incident in the 19th-century Wild West, hosts workshops and ticketed sporting events including one on February 29.
9449 NE 48th Street; 863.357.2226; okcorralgunclub.com
Hamptons and Manhattan mainstay Almond joins the snowbirds in Palm Beach. The farm-to-table restaurant’s third location offers beloved, classic dishes for heartier appetites like spaghetti with lobster, steak frites and halal cart-served roast lamb. With so many regulars living between here and New York, it’s a natural fit for the island.
207 Royal Poinciana Way; 561.355.5080; almondrestaurant.com