Florida's playground for the rich and famous can be amazingly inexpensive and accessible. We show you Palm Beach for the rest of us.
Grab a bite at Jade Kitchen, a quaint sidewalk cafe with to-die-for lobster rolls. Order the iced tea; it comes with fresh mint and a lemon icicle for a swizzle stick. 422 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407; (561) 366-1185. Lunch for two around $30.
Cafe Centro's extensive menu of Italian specialties will win you over. Start with La Classica Margherita pizza, and then move on to chicken piccata--the yummiest version this side of Rome. 2409 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407; www.mycafecentro.com or (561) 514-4070. Dinner for two about $50.
For a picnic of the "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams" caliber, stop by co-founder of BET Sheila Johnson's Market Salamander Palm Beach. This epicurean playground, the perfect place to get your spread for the polo match, stocks everything from foie gras and baked snapper to chicken salad. Fill a picnic hamper with charcuterie, olives, smoked salmon, and the like. 155 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480; www.market-salamander.com or (561) 659-6772.
photo: Sit outside, shaded from the Florida sun, at Jade Kitchen and enjoy the mouthwatering lobster rolls.