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What's Happening on the Water

The Grateful Palate's reputation stretches across South Florida; but there's more to us than exceptional catering and events services. From insider tips to special events and more, read on to learn how to get the most out of Fort Lauderdale's favorite waterfront event center.

A Brief Background of the Intracoastal Waterway

July 14
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With its location along the Intracoastal, Grateful Palate’s state-of-the-art event space features spectacular waterfront views. The 3,000-mile waterway is an important feature of Florida’s coastal landscape and the country at large. So, what are the origins of the Intracoastal Waterway?

The Intracoastal is a natural geological feature. However, ever since the 1700s, different bodies of water throughout the waterway have been developed and improved to allow for easier transportation and travel. The Intracoastal Waterway can be organized into two sections: one runs along the Atlantic Coast, while the other runs along the Gulf of Mexico. The Atlantic Intracoastal, where our space is, flows from Boston to Key West.

The Intracoastal has long been used for commerce and the manufacturing of goods. It also offers a useful way to travel south by boat while avoiding the Atlantic Ocean’s rough seas. Today, some of South Florida’s most breathtaking waterfront houses and estates are located along the Intracoastal, which is now home to very valuable real estate.