Hurricane Matthew: Still boarded up and nowhere to go? Which restaurants are open/closed

Hurricane Matthew gave us a scare, but in the end spared us. In the boarded-up confines of home, that makes us grateful — and a little hungry for some good, hot grub.

So what’s open and what’s closed today, restaurant-wise? Here’s what we’ve got so far:

E.R. Bradley's Saloon bartender Sam Paolillo serves drinks to patrons in West Palm Beach Thursday October 6, 2016. The restaurant will serve food until 3 p.m. and remain open serving only drinks throughout the evening. (Meghan McCarthy / The Palm Beach Post)
Service with a smile: E.R. Bradley’s bartender Sam Paolillo. (Meghan McCarthy/ The Palm Beach Post)

SOUTH

Rapoport Restaurants, south county

All Burt Rapoport-owned restaurants will reopen at 4:30 p.m. for dinner Friday night. This goes for Deck 84, Henry’s and Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach as well as for Bogart’s in Boca Raton.

Max’s Grille, Boca Raton

The popular Mizner Park restaurant reopens at lunchtime Friday.

Beer Trade Co. cafe and beer lounge, Delray Beach and Boca Raton

Are open for business.

The Frog Lounge, Delray Beach

Is open for business.

Josie’s Ristorante, Boynton Beach

Is reopening for lunch and dinner Friday.

Max’s Harvest, Delray Beach

Is reopening for dinner Friday.

Rocco’s Tacos, all locations

They’re reopening at lunchtime.

City Oyster, Delray Beach

Is reopening Friday for regular hours.

Louie Bossi’s, Boca Raton

Is reopening Friday for regular hours.

Caffe Luna Rosa, Delray Beach

Is open for business.

Agliolio Italian Bistro & Bar, Wellington and Boynton Beach

Is open for business at both locations.

Habit Burger, Royal Palm Beach and Delray Beach

Is open for business.

Bud’s Chicken & Seafood, all locations

They are all open for business.

The Living Room, Boynton Beach

Is open for business with live music Friday night.

La Cigale A Taste of the Mediterranean, Delray Beach

Is open for business at 5 p.m. Friday

 

photo bradleys
Things start to return to normal at E.R . Bradley’s in downtown West Palm Beach on Friday, October 7, 2016, the day after Hurricane Matthew brushed the Palm Beach County coast line. (Joseph Forzano / The Palm Beach Post)

CENTRAL/WEST

Maison Carlos, West Palm Beach

Opens for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday.  For reservations, call 561-659-6524.

Havana, West Palm Beach

The iconic Cuban restaurant has reopened for business.

Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach

Will reopen at 4:30 p.m. Friday for dinner.

City Cellar at CityPlace, West Palm Beach

Is reopening Friday for regular hours.

ER Bradley’s Saloon, West Palm Beach

Is open for business.

Bistro Ten Zero One at Marriott, West Palm Beach

Is open for business.

Table 26, West Palm Beach

Will reopen at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Cholo Soy Cocina, West Palm Beach

Will reopen Saturday at 5 p.m.

Rocco’s Tacos, all locations

They’re reopening at lunchtime.

Grease Burger, West Palm Beach.

Is reopening Friday for regular hours.

Marcello’s La Sirena, West Palm Beach

Will reopen Friday for dinner. Reservations at 561-585-3128.

Cafe Centro in Northwood, West Palm Beach

Cafe Centro is open for lunch, dinner and deliveries. They will have music tonight, featuring Ray Chang.

Eau Palm Beach Resort restaurants, Manalapan

All resort restaurants reopen at noon Saturday, except for Angle, which reopens at 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

Appicella Pizza, Palm Springs

It’s open and making deliveries.

Lupita’s Tex-Mex, Lake Worth

Is open for business.

Cucina Dell’Arte, Palm Beach

Is open for business.

The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach

Will be open for dinner tonight.

Aioli, West Palm Beach

Is open for business.

PB Catch, Palm Beach

Is open for dinner tonight.

Paneterie, West Palm Beach

Is open for business.

Pistache, West Palm Beach

Is open for business.

Nick & Johnnie’s, Palm Beach

Is open for business.

Habit Burger, Royal Palm Beach and Delray Beach

Is open for business.

Kabuki Sushi Thai Tapas, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens

Reopens for dinner at 4 p.m. Friday

Buccan, Palm Beach

Reopens for dinner Friday night.

Imoto, Palm Beach

Buccan’s “little sister” next door reopens for dinner Friday night.

Grato, West Palm Beach

Reopens for dinner Friday night.

Dorrian’s Red Hand Pub, West Palm Beach

Is open for business.

Bud’s Chicken & Seafood, all locations

They are all open for business.

Kitchen, West Palm Beach

Reopens for dinner Friday night.

100616 PBDN Meghan McCarthy Royal Palm Way is nearly deserted as Hurricane Matthew approaches Thursday October 6, 2016.
Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach, as seen before Hurricane Matthew’s expected approach. (Meghan McCarthy/ The Palm Beach Post)

NORTH

Calaveras Cantina, Jupiter

The waterfront Mexican restaurant at Harbourside Place reopens for dinner and drinks at 5 p.m. Friday.

McCarthy’s Pub, Tequesta

Will reopen Friday for dinner.

Rocco’s Tacos, all locations

They’re reopening at lunchtime.

Cod & Capers Seafood Market and Cafe, North Palm Beach

Will reopen Saturday for its regular hours.

Ocean Bleu, Tequesta

Will reopen at 5 p.m. Friday for dinner.

Carmine’s Crab Shack, Palm Beach Gardens

Reopens at 4 p.m. Friday for dinner.

Evo Italian in Tequesta

Reopens Friday for dinner at 4:30 p.m., with Happy Hour served until 7 p.m.

The Cooper, Palm Beach Gardens

Reopens Friday for dinner at 5 p.m.

Kabuki Sushi Thai Tapas, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens

Reopens for dinner at 4 p.m. Friday.

Bud’s Chicken & Seafood, all locations

They are all open for business.

Salute Market, Palm Beach Gardens

Is open for business with a special “Hurricane Matthew” after party Friday

Guanabanas, Jupiter

Reopens for dinner Friday.

NOTE:

Restaurant owners and representatives: Is your restaurant operating on special hours due to Matthew? Let me know at lbalmaseda@pbpost.com.

Hurricane Matthew: Which restaurants are open, closed?

If you think every local restaurant will close during looming Hurricane Matthew, we’ve got news for you. Which restaurants are open and which are closed due to the storm? Here’s what we know so far:

Gotta eat: Not even storms keep some away from their favorite spot. (Cox Newspapers photo)
Gotta eat: Not even storms keep some away from their favorite spot. (Cox Newspapers photo)

Flanigan’s, West Palm Beach

Is open and busy Thursday, as storm approaches.

ER Bradley’s, West Palm Beach

Will be open during its usual hours, even throughout the storm.

Cucina Dell’Arte, Palm Beach

Will open during regular hours, even throughout the storm

Havana Hideout, Lake Worth

Will stay open during the storm and operate on regular hours. The kitchen works on propane. “Bring your perishables — it will be a hurricane pot luck,” says Shelly Earhart.

Havana, West Palm Beach

The iconic Cuban restaurant plans to be open as long as it can during the storm. If it has to close, management says it will reopen earliest Friday.

Table 26, West Palm Beach

Open for business Wednesday night, closed Thursday and Friday. Will reopen at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach

Open Wednesday night, closed Thursday and also at lunch Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday night, but that’s TBD.

Cholo Soy Cocina, West Palm Beach

Open Wednesday night, closed Thursday and also at lunch Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday night, but that’s TBD.

Bistro Ten Zero One at Marriott, West Palm Beach

Open during regular hours, serving a limited menu.

The Cooper, Palm Beach Gardens

Will be open Wednesday, closed all day Thursday and through lunchtime Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday.

Burger Bar, Palm Beach Gardens

Closed Thursday. May open Friday, but that’s TBD.

Evo, Tequesta

Will be open till 11 p.m. Wednesday night. To be decided after that.

McCarthy’s Pub, Tequesta

Open till 10 p.m. Wednesday, likely not open Thursday. Will reopen Friday if there’s power.

Calaveras Cantina, Jupiter

Closed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Plans to reopen Saturday, if able.

Agliolio, Wellington and Boynton Beach

Open Wednesday for regular hours, closed Thursday. Will post reopening info on its Facebook page.

Marcello’s La Sirena, West Palm Beach

Will be open Wednesday, closed Thursday. Plans to reopen Friday, if there’s no power outage.

Buccan, Palm Beach

Will be open Wednesday, closed Thursday (and The Sandwich Shop at Buccan is closed Friday as well). Friday and Saturday dinner at Buccan is to be decided.

Imoto, Palm Beach

Buccan’s “little sister” next door is closed Wednesday and Thursday. May reopen Friday for dinner, but that’s to be decided.

Grato, West Palm Beach

Open Wednesday, closed Thursday and during lunch Friday. May reopen for dinner Friday night, but that’s to be decided.

Biergarten, Boca Raton

Will open at 11 a.m. Thursday and remain open as long as possible.

Rapoport Restaurants, south county

All Burt Rapoport-owned restaurants are open all day Wednesday, closed Thursday. Friday is to be decided. This goes for Deck 84, Henry’s and Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach as well as for Bogart’s in Boca Raton.

NOTE:

Restaurant owners and representatives: Is your restaurant operating on special hours due to Matthew? Let me know at lbalmaseda@pbpost.com.

 

Jupiter cantina offers free meals to uniformed police and firefighters

There is such a thing as a free lunch – and free dinner – in Jupiter. If you’re a uniformed firefighter or police officer, that is.

That’s the forever deal at Burro Loco Cantina on Indiantown Road, says co-owner Shad DiMaria.

“This is not a short-term promotion, but a permanent policy,” he said. The offer extends to all police and fire departments. “If they’re in uniform, they eat free.”

It’s a policy rooted in gratitude, he says.

A view of the bar at Burro Loco. (Contributed image)
A view of the bar at Burro Loco. (Contributed image)

“I have a lot of friends who are police and fire. There has been a lot of publicity about the few bad apples, but nobody mentions all the good things (police officers) do,” says DiMaria. “So we decided to say ‘thank you’ with actions, instead of words.”

The restaurant serves a variety of Mexican and Central American street foods, including breakfast chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, tortas, tacos, menudo stew, enchiladas, fajitas and enchiladas.

Burro Loco is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

It’s located at 711 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter; 561-320-0040; BurroLocoPBC.com

 

 

 

Openings: Newk’s Eatery soon debuts in Palm Beach Gardens

UPDATE: The planned Monday opening of Newk’s Eatery at Legacy Place has been postponed, a restaurant publicist told The Post, citing “inclement weather.” A new opening date has not been announced.

ORIGINAL POST: If Hurricane Matthew treats us kindly, we can expect a brand new restaurant to open Monday in Palm Beach Gardens: At long last, Newk’s Eatery is set to open at the Legacy Place shopping plaza.

Newk's is located at the Legacy Place shopping plaza. (Contributed by Newk's)
Newk’s Eatery is located at the Legacy Place shopping plaza. (Contributed by Newk’s)

The new restaurant debuts in the prime, long-vacant, fountain-side space once occupied by the Java Moon café. And the casual spot’s first order of business is to offer this hot deal:

The first 50 people in line at 11 a.m. will get a free $100 gift card, plus various other prizes, to use on their next visit. The next 50 people will get a variety of Newk’s branded items.

Plus, leading up to the grand opening, Newk’s is offering special preview tastings to anyone who signs up via this link.

Newk's ahi tuna salad, and its shrimp/avocado salad. (Contributed by Newk's)
Fresh offerings: Newk’s ahi tuna salad, and its shrimp/avocado salad. (Contributed by Newk’s)

Newk’s, which gets its name from its founding family (the Newcombs of Jackson, Miss.), is a fast-casual spot serving salads, toasted sandwiches, soups, pizzas and desserts. The upcoming restaurant’s 4600-square-foot space allows for indoor and outdoor seating for 140 diners.

On the menu at Newk's: stacked club sandwich. (Contributed by Newk's)
On the menu at Newk’s: this stacked club sandwich. (Contributed by Newk’s)

The Gardens location will be the first of 10 planned for southeast Florida by the Tracy family of franchisees (led by Pat Tracy, his father Tom and brothers Matt and Ryan). Before venturing into Newk’s, the family opened eight Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties as well as an independent restaurant in Virginia.

The Newk’s national chain has 103 locations in 13 states and expects to open more than 200 others by 2019.

NEWK’S EATERY: 11345 Legacy Place Ave. (at Legacy Place plaza, off PGA Boulevard), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-626-3957; Newks.com.

Open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Swanky new restaurant coming to downtown Abacoa

Downtown Abacoa, home of frosty beer and comfort grub, is about to welcome a swanky new restaurant with a menu that includes epicurean terms like “verjus” and “nage” and “confit.”

Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar will debut Sat., Nov. 6, in the former Rooney’s Public House location.

Aaron's sauteed langoustines in a sweet corn sauce. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)
Aaron’s sauteed langoustines in a sweet corn sauce. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)

It is the namesake of Aaron Fuller, a former resort and private club chef who was most recently executive chef at Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach. An Abacoa resident, Fuller aims to bring globally inspired dishes prepared with a refined touch and often a dramatic flair.

But despite the Baked Alaska dessert that’s flambéed at tableside, Aaron’s setting will be more “farmhouse chic” than opulent.

Baked Alaska will be flambeed tableside at Aaron's. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)
Baked Alaska will be flambeed tableside at Aaron’s in Abacoa. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)

“I think this community is starving for a new experience that focuses on fresh, interesting and high-quality dishes without having to travel too far from home,” Fuller said via news release. He called the restaurant “an extension of my own kitchen and family.”

Fuller has named his Mar-a-Lago protégé, Marc Cela, as Aaron’s Chef de Cuisine. Cela hails from a restaurant-industry family – his father owned and operated the now-closed L’Anjou in Lake Worth.

On the menu at Aaron’s: bar bites ($5 and up) like avocado fries, Philippine chicken lumpia and truffle Parmesan gaufrette (wafer), starters such as port-poached pear salad, truffle-ricotta ravioli, pork belly with Thai peanut brittle and sautéed langoustines in a sweet corn nage (broth), main plates (up to $36) like roasted duck in a dark cherry gastrique (sweet-sour sauce), lamb shank braised in local IPA (by the Civil Society brewers across the street) and pan-seared bronzino with coconut rice.

Aaron Fuller, downtown Abacoa. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)
Aaron Fuller, downtown Abacoa. (Photo by LibbyVision.com)

Several dishes, both savory and sweet, are presented in jars as a nod to Fuller’s memories of his mother’s homemade jellies and jams.

One interesting daily special is one rarely offered to the public at other establishments: the “family meal,” or whatever the chef and his crew are eating that day.

As for the “wine bar” part of the restaurant, Aaron’s will pour a selection of interesting wines by the glass and bottle. The bar has nitrogen-contained wine dispensers to help keep those by-the-glass wines fresh. On Thursday nights, the wine bar will offer wine tastings.

 

Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar: 1153 Town Center Drive, Jupiter; 561-855-2628; AaronsTable.com; hours are Tuesday through Sundays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with happy hour offered from 4 to 7 p.m. On Wednesdays and Fridays starting Nov. 11, there will be live music. Dinner reservations will be taken starting Oct. 15.

 

Burgers and beer are besties, so don’t miss this exclusive dinner.

If you love a delicious hand-crafted burger and have got a thing for quality craft beer, the $55 you’d spend on this exclusive, four-course dinner will be worth it.

Burger Bar is holding its final Summer Tasting Dinner on Wednesday — an exclusive event limited to only 20 guests.

Expect a four-course tasting menu that features Twisted Trunk’s craft beers, which pair perfectly with what’s on the chef’s menu for the evening.

Photo: burger bar
Burger Bar is at Donald Ross Village, Palm Beach Gardens. (Palm Beach Post file).

Want to know what’s on the menu? Here’s a preview:

Second Course: Twisted Trunk’s Watermelon Saison served with a chili-glazed pork belly slider, pickled watermelon, sea salt aioli and micro cilantro.

To reserve your seat at the table, purchase a ticket here or call 561-630-4545.


Twisted Trunk will provide the locally brewed suds. (Palm Beach Post file)
Twisted Trunk will provide the locally brewed suds. (Palm Beach Post file)

The Deets:

What: Burger Bar and Twisted Trunk Brewing Co. Craft Beer & Food Pairing

When: Wednesday, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Burger Bar, Donald Ross Village, 4650 Donald Ross Rd, Palm Beach Gardens

Cost: $55 gets you a seat at a table for 20, and a four-course meal.

Best sports bars to watch NFL, college football in Palm Beach County

(Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)
(Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

Are you ready for some football? Want to get out of the house and celebrate your favorite team? Here are a few sports bars and restaurants that stand out for watching NFL and college football this season:

Duffy’s Sports Grill

Duffy's Sports Grill wings. (Contributed)
Duffy’s Sports Grill wings. (Contributed)

With more than 75 TVs at all Duffy’s locations, they are the ultimate sports bar. The restaurant will offer special promotions on their MVP card during football season, including the ‘MVP Big Game Giveaway’, which starts the first Sunday of NFL season and offers a chance to win tickets for two to the Super Bowl including airfare, hotel and transportation to and from the game. They also offer special ‘Football Starters’ appetizers and drinks specials.

Duffy’s Sports Grill: There are numerous locations throughout Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Check their website for more information.

Related: Football Food – Make tachos, the lovechild of tater tots and nachos!

Renegades Country Bar

Renegades Country Bar &; Grill in West Palm Beach. (Palm Beach Post file photo)
Renegades Country Bar &; Grill in West Palm Beach. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

During Sunday Fun-Day, Renegades offers happy hour all day, a 17-foot drop down screen, and comfy couches for watching your favorite team! There’s also cornhole tournaments and lots of activities and specials throughout the day.

Renegades Bar & Grill: 600 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-9555

Grease Burger Bar

photo grease burger bar
Grease Burger Bar in West Palm Beach.

The popular eatery in downtown West Palm Beach will offer up NFL game day specials on sliders, wings and beer. Fans can enjoy 14 flat-screen TVs and over 120 craft beer selections.

Grease Burger Bar:  213 Clematis St. West Palm Beach. (561) 651-1075

Johnny Mangos Tiki Bar & Grill

Johnny Mango's Tiki Bar & Grill in Jupiter is a great spot for kicking back and enjoying food, drink and sports events on TV.
Johnny Mango’s Tiki Bar & Grill in Jupiter is a great spot for kicking back and enjoying food, drink and sports events on TV.

Johnny Mangos is a tiki /sports bar, with lots of screens for watching the game. There are booths, tables, high tops and bar seating, along with an outdoors tiki bar. They offer beer buckets and wing specials during NFL and college games.

Johnny Mangos Tiki Bar & Grill: 71 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; (561) 747-1161

Kirby’s Sports Grille

Kirby's, a tropical sports bar in Juno Beach, serves delicious jumbo lump crab cakes. (Photo by Libby Volgyes)
Kirby’s, a tropical sports bar in Juno Beach, serves delicious jumbo lump crab cakes. (Photo by Libby Volgyes)

Kirby’s puts as much emphasis on fun as food. There are TVs, pool tables, video games and more. Sunday football specials include discounts on wings and beer buckets.

Kirby’s Sports Grille841 Donald Ross Road (in Plaza La Mer), Juno Beach, 561-627-8000

Bru’s Room

The interior of Bru's Room Sports Grill in Delray Beach. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)
The interior of Bru’s Room Sports Grill in Delray Beach. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

Bru’s Room offers everything that a sports bar is known for including sandwiches, salads, chicken wings, burgers and more. The spacious restaurant has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating with lots of TVs throughout for watching the games. Bru’s also offers a ‘Fantasy Draft’ team package for groups of 10 or more, which includes pizzas, beers, free wifi and reserved space.

Bru’s Room: There are several locations throughout Palm Beach County. Check their website for more information.

Old Key Lime House

Old Key Lime House in Lantana. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)
Old Key Lime House in Lantana. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Built in an 1889 pioneer house, this locals’ favorite calls itself “a proud Florida Gator Bar.” These days, tiki bars and a palm-thatched porch front the Intracoastal where boats tie up to the long dock. During college football games, a big projection screen is set up outside by the dock for game-day watching.

Old Key Lime House: 300 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana: 561-582-1889

The Old Arcade:

This hidden spot on Atlantic Avenue is accessible by walking through the Caffe Martier. During football season, special TV projectors

The Old Arcade.
Some of the ingredients used in The Old Arcade’s blackberry, mint and bourbon cocktail. (Corvaya Jeffries/The Palm Beach Post)

will be set up for watching the games.

The Old Arcade: 411 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach: 561-450-6169

Miller’s Gardens Ale House

Miller’s offers over 75 brews, including local favorites. During games, they offer pitchers of beer and beer buckets specials.

Gardens Ale House: 9800 Highway A1A Alt, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-691-1915

Did we get it right? Vote now, or tell us your favorite: (we just may update our list with your favorites!)

 

Two weeks left to snap up Flavor Palm Beach dining deals

Cafe Boulud offers a terrific Flavor Palm Beach menu. (Contributed by Noah Fecks)
Cafe Boulud offers a terrific Flavor Palm Beach lunch menu. (Contributed by Noah Fecks)

Because we are midway through Flavor Palm Beach month, otherwise known as September, it’s a good time to update our dining whim list.

We have just two weeks to take advantage of the month’s discount dining deals, the multi-course lunches and dinners offered at top local restaurants for nice prices.

Cashing in on the promotion is easy. The Flavor website (FlavorPB.com) offers one-stop-shopping in the form of links to the prix fixe menus as well as links for online reservations.

The site also shows which restaurants impose restrictions on the days Flavor menus are offered. Only four restaurants cite exceptions this year. But here’s a tip to avoid a disappointment: Before you reserve, call the restaurant to make sure the special menu is offered at the time/day of your desired visit.

The 52 participating Flavor restaurants are scattered throughout the county and include seven in Boca Raton, one in Delray Beach, 14 in Palm Beach, eight in West Palm Beach, 11 in Palm Beach Gardens, four in North Palm Beach, one in Singer Island, five in Jupiter and one in Tequesta.

Among those restaurants are some fancy chain steakhouses — you know, those special-occasion spots that may be too pricey for a routine weeknight dinner. If you’re a steakhouse fan, Flavor offers an affordable way to dine well at some upscale chain spots.

The Capital Grille, whose Flavor menu extends to both its Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens outposts, is featuring both surf – with the above Seared Citrus-Glazed Salmon – and turf, with the Dry Aged Sirloin with Roasted Pepper, Fresh Mozzarella and Arugula Salad. (Courtesy:
On The Capital Grille’s Flavor menu: Seared Citrus-Glazed Salmon.  (Courtesy: The Capital Grille)

The Capital Grille menu, for instance, is too good to pass up. For $20, you get a three-course lunch that includes a choice of wedge salad or bacon clam chowder, four tempting entrée choices and two dessert options. For $35, dinner is a deal – appetizer, entrée (options like filet mignon and bone-in NY strip), a side dish and a dessert.

Other participating chain steakhouses include Ruth’s Chris, Morton’s and III Forks.

Flavor Palm Beach menus to love

  • Considering the price, some of the special prix fixe menus are particularly inviting. Take Seasons 52, for instance. The Flavor lunch there is $20, dinner $35 – and at dinner, you get four courses, including a starter flatbread, a salad, a choice of five entrée options and dessert. Plus, there’s a wine upgrade option that offers wines normally priced from $10 to $12 for $7 a glass.
  • At $25, a three-course lunch at Café Boulud Palm Beach is a steal. One possible combo: golden tomato gazpacho with chive oil, Boulud’s Piggie Burger (prime beef patty and barbecue pulled pork), and chocolate bread pudding. The café’s lunch deal is offered Monday through Friday.
  • Lunch at the Leopard Lounge in Palm Beach is a hearty affair – for 20 bucks. One possible combo (my favorite) begins with a baby green salad with poached pears, goat cheese, candied pistachios and golden raisins in a lemon vinaigrette. It segues to an outstanding chicken schnitzel in lemon béchamel, haricot vert and French fries. The sweet finale: a knockout double-chocolate Belgian cake. The lounge serves a different prix fixe menu at dinner for $45.

 

 

 

New restaurants joined this year

Flavor founder Briana Beaty counts nine “freshman” restaurants in this year’s promotion. They include Jupiter restaurants Craft Bar Kitchen, Rustic Inn and Nitrogen, Palm Beach Gardens-based Salute Market, West Palm Beach restaurants Burger and Beer Joint and Jardin, Palm Beach-based Al Fresco and Boca Raton restaurants Tanzy and The Little Chalet.

 

FLAVOR PALM BEACH

For info, menus and reservations, visit FlavorPB.com.

Bolay to spread healthy bowl concept to Gardens, Boca Raton

Bodacious bowls: Bolay offers healthy combos and juices. (Contributed by Bolay)
Bodacious bowls: Bolay offers healthy combos and juices. (Contributed by Bolay)

One local fast-casual restaurant is about to spread its love of healthy bowls far and wide across Palm Beach County.

Bolay, the popular bowl-centric restaurant that opened in Royal Palm Beach nearly seven months ago, is ready to open locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton.

First up is Palm Beach Gardens, where a Bolay location is expected to open Oct. 29 on Northlake Boulevard in a 2500-square-foot space across the street from Costco. A slightly larger Boca Raton location will follow when Bolay opens in the former Voodoo BBQ space at the Polo Club Shoppes on Dec. 1.

030216 Bolay Juices nuThe Bolay concept is focused on clean, nutritious eating, offering a selection of grains, vegetables and meats for customizable bowls. Beyond the ordinary range of salads, the restaurant aims to build bowls that are filled with nutrient-rich ingredients, such as Peruvian quinoa, roasted butternut squash, smoky cauliflower and a variety of lean, flavorful meats. Every dish is gluten-free.

For the sipping, there’s fresh-pressed juices and herbal teas.

The restaurant was founded by Jupiter resident Chris Gannon, who owns the concept with his father, Tim Gannon, a co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and a PDQ franchisee.

The younger Gannon is quick to note special dietary preferences “aren’t special requests” at Bolay. “They’re always featured selections. Each bowl carries the perfect balance of tasty and creative zest that our guests love,” he said via news release.

BOLAY

Palm Beach Gardens: scheduled to open Oct. 29 at 3333 Northlake Blvd.

Boca Raton: expected to open Dec. 1 in the Polo Club Shoppes, 5030 Champion Blvd.

Hours: The restaurant locations will open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

 

Openings: Christopher’s Kitchen debuts new West Palm Beach juice bar

052311 (Libby Volgyes/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH GARDENS - Christopher Slawson from Christopher's Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens poses for a portrait in the restaurant.
Christopher Slawson, at his Christopher’s Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens. (Palm Beach Post file photos)

Local vegans, rejoice. The immensely popular Christopher’s Kitchen will open its long-awaited sister restaurant in downtown West Palm Beach on Tuesday.

Meraki Juice Kitchen, as the new spot is named, will serve cold-pressed juices and tonics as well as breakfast bowls, soups, salads, gluten-free baked goods, nondairy soft-serve, coffees, beer and wine.

If Christopher’s Kitchen is any indicator of Meraki’s fare, one can expect fresh-made almond “mylks” and a range of savory and sweet dishes enhanced by rich, delicious house-made nut creams and cheeses.  One can also expect generous, varied salads and unparalleled gluten-free items.

Co-owners are plant-based foods chef Christopher Slawson and his uncle Richard Slawson, who transformed Palm Beach Gardens’ Midtown plaza when they opened Christopher’s Kitchen five and a half years ago. The stylish cafe has generated a loyal following among vegans and non-vegans alike.

Smoothie by Slawson. (Palm Beach Post file)
Smoothie by Slawson. 

Christopher Slawson’s creative ways with dish flavors, dressings, sauces and textures has set the place apart from crunchy vegan places of yore.

His philosophy is referenced in the very name of Meraki Juice Kitchen, for the name means “to do something with soul, creativity or love, to put something of yourself into your work,” as the Slawsons’ explained in a press release Wednesday.

The restaurant, which will offer outdoor seating, will serve as a template for future locations. The owners have chosen a Meraki location in Boca Raton and are working to secure another in Delray Beach.

Also new is the Slawsons’ 5000-square-foot production kitchen, where they prepare juices and other items.

 

Meraki Juice Kitchen

Location: 328 Fern St., West Palm Beach

Hours: Opening on Tuesday, Aug. 16; will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.