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Close up of guitarist and bassist of Surfer Blood performing live.

West Palm Indie Faves, Surfer Blood, Paddle into their Second Decade By David Rolland Growing up in West Palm Beach, John Paul John was writing songs as soon as he picked up a guitar. “Once I learned I could record my music on a computer I never looked back,” John recollects to Atlantic Current. When …

The Brians of Uproot Hootenanny sitting in front of a white backdrop sheet with their instruments.

15 Years of Good Pickin’ By Darien Davies If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll have spent your life living out your passion. If you’re one of the ultra-lucky ones, this would entail traveling, jamming out on stage, sharing good vibes with thousands and thousands of people and making life-long friendships — all in …

Golden Juicery interior. Jupiter, FL

The Story, and the Face, Behind the New Jupiter Juice Spot By Ava Bourbeau Photos by Nothing Negative Co. Ethan Jaudas grew up racing dirt bikes. He even ended up going pro and being pulled out of school at 13-years-old to pursue the sport as his career. After an injury in 2013, his journey was …

Drew Thompson, owner of Soul Rebel, and Chris Morgan, Michelin-Star chef. Setting is Soul Rebel in Jupiter, Florida.

Still Rockin’ Steady By Ava Bourbeau Comfort food isn’t always deep-fried. At Soul Rebel, it’s pressed in-house, fresh caught, and served with purpose. This is a nonnegotiable standard to owner, Drew Thompson, who said, “Ethically sourced, organic foods are important to us for the same reasons kindness is important. You’ve got to be kind in …

Person bent over picking up a aluminum can to put in her mesh trash bag. Part of a beach cleanup effort in Palm beach County by Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

LMC Gets Down and Dirty to help Clean our Beaches By Ava Bourbeau You probably know Loggerhead Marinelife Center for their turtle rehabilitation, but let’s get to know some of their other conservation efforts. The latest is “Tour de Trash,” a progression of traveling beach cleanups. Volunteers are encouraged to show up and join the …

A red cocktail in front of a red and blue spray-painted wall with Kapow! 's restaurant logo. Boca Raton, FL.

Kapow! Noodle Bar Set to Open New Location in Mizner Park By Darien Davies Kapow! lovers can finally relax. After much anticipation, Kapow! is moving into their new location. On Friday, September 16, just a few spots from their old location, the delicious doors will open. The restaurant, a staple in Mizner Park, has been …

The Gringo Delray chef and owner Alan Solari Brown making empanadas.

Delray Beach Empanada Shop is Already Making a Name For Itself By Nicole Danna Just five months in business, and The Gringo in Delray Beach has already earned itself a handful of five-star Yelp reviews. Everyone seems to agree: the empanadas here are amazing. Although The Gringo has only been open a few months, taking …

Goat yoga at Groovy Goat Farm in Jupiter Farms, FL. Goat is being pet and looking at the camera.

Namaste Outside the Box By Ava Bourbeau If you’re looking to spice up your usual yoga practice, or if you want a low-barrier introduction to it, these unique experiences will help. 1. Paddle Board Yoga Feel like testing your balance but don’t have the stomach for slacklining? Paddle board yoga, or SUP yoga, functions as …

Chef Rick Mace taking a big bite out of his favorite dish, the smoked chicken, at Tropical Smokehouse in West Palm Beach, FL.

Chef Rick Mace’s Favorite Dish at Tropical Smokehouse By Darien Davies If you’re on the hunt for great barbecue, close your eyes and follow your nose. If you’re lucky enough to be hungry in West Palm Beach, there’s a fantastic chance that your snout will direct you straight to Tropical Smokehouse. The team of barbecue …

Remi Aliseo, owner of Thirdeye Studio in Jupiter, Fl., tattooing a client.

Thirdeye Studio in Jupiter, Florida By Ava Bourbeau What’s black, white, — or color — and red all over? A fresh tat. At Thirdeye Studio in Jupiter, angry red skin — from tattoos and/or microblading — is the only sign of animosity. The studio has been curated to function as an oasis filled with greenery, …

Costa Tequila bottle being opened with two hands. A grapefruit and glass of juice out of focus in the foreground.

Costa Tequila shares 6 cocktail recipes Costa Tequila shares 6 cocktail recipes that are perfect for leisurely summer sipping. The recipes were created by Chef Meredith Ouzounian. Costa is the first tequila that combines agave from Mexican highlands and lowlands. This creates a unique blend of each locations’ signature flavors. After the agave hearts are …

Johnny Debt performing in the listening room at Steel Tie Spirits.

West Palm Beach Distillery Mixes Sounds with Drinks by David Rolland When Steel Tie Spirits first opened its doors in West Palm Beach, the focus of founders Ben Etheridge and his father, Clint Etheridge, was on the drinks they served. As their website — steeltiespirits.com — proudly proclaims, “Step into our historic West Palm Beach building and …

Salmon dish at Bar 25 in Delray Beach, Fl.

What to know about Bar 25 in Delray Beach By Ava Bourbeau Downtown Delray Beach has recently welcomed a new age gastropub-cocktail bar into the mix. We’ve seen the “coming soon” signage out front for some time since bidding farewell to Mellow Mushroom — and now — it’s time for a first look. Bar 25, …

Guavatron members, Conor Crookham (bassist) and Adonis Frangiskakis (guitarist) on stage performing at Leftovers in Jupiter, FL.

Guavatron Releases Momentous Debut Album By David Rolland It was a long time coming, but after nearly a decade of being Palm Beach County’s preeminent jamtronica band, Guavatron finally released a proper album into the world with the release of “Momentous” on April 28, 2022. “We had a lot of funny things happen to us …

Bumblefest's musical festival banner.

West Palm Music Fest Spotlights Indie Music By David Rolland The sixth annual Bumblefest will take over the 500 block of Clematis Street in West Palm Beach on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3 beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are available now at eventbrite.com with a one day pass going for $20 and a weekend pass for …

Bartender pouring a drink at The Falcon in Delray Beach, Florida.

The Flight of the Falcon By Darien Davies If you’ve spent any time enjoying the late nights of Delray Beach in the early 2000s, you would certainly (kind of, mostly) remember some hazy evenings at The Falcon House. It was where you went if you wanted a little more of an upscale, locals-only, see-and-be-seen-but-don’t-remind-me-about-it-tomorrow kind …

Close up of an amber ale with the Stromhouse Brewing logo emblem on the pint glass. Another beer is in the background, out of focus.

Forecasting Hazy IPAs and a Chance of Burgers By Nicole Danna Summer in South Florida can be sweltering. The sun, the humidity, and those oven-like temperatures can make anyone want to seek shelter — especially at the bottom of a pint of beer. For the dog days of summer, there’s nothing like an ice-cold beer …

Straight on shot of the espresso machine at the Lokomotive in Jupiter, FL. The machine is stacked with white coffee cups and surrounded by an exposed brick wall.

Coffee and Community, Full Steam Ahead By Darien Davies Coffee is just coffee, right? Wrong. For The Lokomotive owners Johnathon Pezzino (JP) and Sydney Jacobson, it’s about community in a cup. “The vision was always to bring the community together. We found an opportunity through our passion for coffee and customer service to accomplish this …

Cover of Darin Back's book "East Coast Surfers." The cover features young surfer, Shane Konrad

Cocoa Beach Photographer’s New Photo Book Portrays East Coast Surfers By: David Rolland Maybe it was because he was born in landlocked Minnesota, but photographer Darin Back has always been fascinated by the beach and the people who spend their days there. When Back’s family moved to Florida, many of his school friends ended up …

Vaughan Dugan, founder of Boca restaurant, Kapow!, looks over plans.

Flipping the Script on Mizner Park, Again By Nicole Danna Restaurateur. Creative. Relationship Broker. These are all words to describe Vaughan Dugan, one part of the South Florida hospitality masterminds behind the Boca Raton-born restaurant Kapow! And — coming soon — Penelope and Shaker & Pie. To those outside the industry, however, Dugan is also …

Dennis Friel paints details on a fish mural.

All Things Connected by Water By David Rolland “Not a week goes by where I don’t get two or three texts from people saying ‘I’m on the water and I’m passing by your artwork,’” artist Dennis Friel says in amazement as he takes a break from his studio to chat with The Atlantic Current about his life …

Catherine Girard shapes surfboard in Boca Raton

Shaping Her Future, One Board at a Time By Darien Davies It’s almost one of those stories of “who found whom?” or “who saved whom?” but this version involves the ocean, longboards and purpose. Catherine Girard spent the beginning part of her life in Québec before moving to Florida at the age of 19, where she began …

Temperance Training owner, Anthony Fazio faces away from the camera during a CrossFit class.

Passion. Community. Progress.  By Rhys Arden Sobriety can be a difficult road, especially if you have to go it alone. In fact, according to American Addiction Centers, recent drug relapse statistics show that more than 85% of individuals relapse and return to drug use within the year following treatment. So what makes those practicing sobriety …