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New Restaurant Coming to Mizner Park, PGA Beer Bash, and a Rosé Wine Dinner

Loch Bar restaurant to join Mizner Park lineup

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Loch Bar will move into Mizner Park, where Karma Sushi and Gigi’s used to be. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

The “largest whiskey list in the state of Florida” is coming to Mizner Park! The new Loch Bar restaurant is slated to open later this year, and its bar boasts an impressive alcoholic superlative. The “seafood tavern” will go into the space at 346 Plaza Real that previously housed Karma Sushi and Gigi’s.

This is from the Atlas Restaurant Group, which also owns the recent Mizner Park addition Ouzo Bay. Loch Bay also has a flagship location in Baltimore. Plans include hot and cold appetizers, sandwiches, entrees and a large raw bar. In addition to the extensive whiskey list, there will be local craft beer, cocktails and wine.

Baltimore interior designer Patrick Sutton is honing the space and is known for designing everything from private homes to hotels and restaurants. He was just profiled by Architectural Digest in May.

Craft beer bash at PGA National Resort

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If you want to save $10 on your ticket to the PGA National Resort & Spa Craft Beer Bash on Aug. 19, then buy online by Aug. 18. The event is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will have a home brew competition (you need to buy a ticket to enter this, too), unlimited sampling of 150 craft brews and ciders, timed release tastings, food for purchase, live music and shopping. Your ticket with discount is $39, $40 on the day of the event. Buy tickets here.

Children and pets are not allowed at the event. Uber, Lyft and taxis are encouraged, and there will be valet parking for a fee.

PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens

Rosé pairing dinner at Harvest Seasonal

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Try five different rosés with a five-course meal at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar on Aug. 22. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $59. Courses and wine include a Rhode Island black bass paired with Acrobat Rosé, oven-roasted hen of the woods with Crops rosé, a lamb loin chop paired with Fleur de Mer rosé and more, all curated by Corporate Executive Chef Josh Short. Reservations are required; call 561/266-3239 and ask for Reba Larney.

1841 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach


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Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.
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No Kid Hungry Chefs’ Dinner; Restaurant Openings/Closings & More Food News

Three chefs host No Kid Hungry benefit at Avocado Grill

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Three well-known, local chefs are teaming together for another Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Chefs’ Dinner July 18 at Avocado Grill in West Palm Beach. Executive Chef/Owner Julien Gremaud of Avocado Grill (pictured) will be joined by PB Catch’s Chef Aaron Black and Owner/Chef Eric Grutka from Ian’s Tropical Grill.

Tickets are $95 and include a five-course Caribbean-inspired dinner with wine pairings. The event starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. It was a sold-out event in 2016, and reservations are required.

125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561/623-0822

Rhythm Café goes to Italy with wine dinner

Pair bruschetta with prosecco, or veggies with a Montepulciano vino, plus chicken stuffed with cheeses in a caramelized tomato sauce, then braised beef in wild mushroom gravy on a tour through Italy at Rhythm Café’s wine dinner on July 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. This five-course dinner costs $75 per person, and reservations are required.

3800 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/833-3406

Comings and goings

Coming to Delray Plaza (660 W. Linton Blvd.) in 2019 are two more chain restaurants, which will join the Pollo Tropical and Subway already there. First Watch, the popular breakfast/lunch spot, will open a new location, as will Zoës Kitchen. Mediterranean menu-based Zoës is a national chain with multiple spots in Florida, but none on the lower East Coast, until now. Also new to that plaza will be a Whole Foods Market 365.

Leaving Palm Beach are Nick & Johnnie’s (it closed two weeks ago after nine years) and island favorite Testa’s, which will close July 15. Testa’s has been open since 1947, operated for 96 years by the same family that started it. The entire block that contains these two venues is being completely renovated, so all the stores have to leave. Word is that Testa’s is looking for another location, and fans of its reliable menu hope that’s the case.


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Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.
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Tilted Kilt Slates July Fourth Bash, Unveils New Menu

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Haven’t made Fourth of July plans yet? Boca Raton’s Tilted Kilt, the only South Florida branch of this Irish-Scottish-British pub chain, is hoping you’ll celebrate at its second-annual July Fourth Block Party. The outdoor bash will offer an expanded events schedule whose proceeds will benefit vital service organizations.

The free party will begin at 5 p.m. on Independence Day. Families are invited to bring the kids for face painting, balloon art and a bounce house, while adults can enjoy a hot dog-eating contest and (for a small fee) a Craft Beer Expo. The Two Eds Band will provide live music, along with DJ spinning and emceeing from Nikko Entertainment.

Available from 5 p.m. to close, the Craft Beer Expo features concoctions from at least eight local breweries, including Funky Buddha, Barrel of Monks and Copperpoint. These fine purveyors of suds ‘n’ foam will offer three-ounce samplings—six of them for $5—with all monies raised funneled straight into the Boca Raton Police Athletic League and the Boca Raton Firefighter & Paramedic Benevolent Fund. The night culminates, of course, with an ideally positioned view of the city’s fireworks, which blast off from De Hoernle Park at 9 p.m.

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The festivities cap a busy summer for Tilted Kilt, which recently unveiled a new menu of pub grub. Specializing in European fare with an American twist, the restaurant’s new appetizers include loaded tater tots, chili con queso, pub-fried pickles and a Bavarian-style pretzel with beer cheese sauce (Fat Tire amber ale, to be precise). Salmon Vera Cruz, grilled pork chops, chili spaghetti and Gaelic chicken are among the added entrees.

I sampled a few of these items at a recent press dinner. Highlights of the media fête included sinful standbys like Shepherd’s Pie and the addictive Buffalo Mac & Cheese, whose spicy fried chicken counters the gooey goodness of the cheddar-jack cavatappi pasta.

Owner Samir Changela touts the Kilt’s “scratch” kitchen and chef-driven ethos. The restaurant’s items are more artisanally prepared than the flown-in comfort food of Applebee’s and Friday’s, though they tend to fall in a similar category.

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Like any Irish-influenced pub worth its weight in malt and yeast, The Tilted Kilt’s strongest calling card is its libations. It boasts 44 beers on draft, from the traditional Guinness and Smithwick’s imports to IPAs, shandys, cream ales and hefeweizens, many from local brewers. I tried, and loved, the dark and smooth yet punchy B. Rabbit Espresso Cream Stout, from Copperpoint Brewing Co.

The cocktail list features prickly, accessible spins on classics, including the Outlaw Old Fashioned (featuring Jim Beam and Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka), the ManMosa (with Sam Adams lager, Absolut Vodka and OJ) and the Mango Ginger Mule (Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum with mango puree and ginger beer).

Guests can enjoy their drinks at a pair of pool tables or parked in front of 60 televisions, which broadcast satellite sports from around the country (there are even flat-screens positioned atop the two urinals in the men’s room).

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Fair warning: While the July Fourth festivities are open to families, parents might want to leave the kids at home when visiting the Tilted Kilt the other 364 days of the year. Though Changela doesn’t market the brand’s “Kilt Girls” first and foremost, the eatery remains, as he cheekily described it, “a breastaurant,” whose servers’ attire would humble the average Hooters Girl. Just sayin’.

The Tilted Kilt is at 3320 Airport Road, Boca Raton. For information, call 561/338-5458 or visit tiltedkilt.com/boca-raton.

As the A&E editor of bocamag.com, I offer reviews, previews, interviews, news reports and musings on all things arty and entertainment-y in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
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Treat Dad to a Meal at His Favorite Restaurant With These Father’s Day Specials

Father’s Day is just two days away! If you didn’t see anything you liked in our Miami or Palm Beach County listings, here’s your last chance to treat Dad to a special meal at his favorite restaurant with these Father’s Day specials.

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Start with a Father’s Day special 2-pound lobster with mashed potatoes and vegetables for lunch or dinner ($38.50). Or try the buffet brunch with eggs Benedict, eggs and bacon, a charcuterie platter and more for $14.95 per person. Brunch is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and dinner is 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/776-9448

Pistache French Bistro

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A prix-fixe brunch for dads and families starts at 11 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. and includes dishes such as salmon tartare, crisp pork belly, Burgundy escargots, short rib hash, Le Pistache burger (pictured), steak frites, crab quiche, poached Maine lobster cobb and more. Cost is $65 per person.

101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

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A Father’s Day brunch features unlimited Taittinger Brut La Francaise, plus all kinds of food stations (omelet, meats, raw bar, pasta, sushi) for $89 per person.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954/327-7501

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For Father’s Day, you can buy a sushi roll and get one half-off to celebrate both Dad and National Sushi Day. Dads also get one complimentary beer.

401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/656-3663


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Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.
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Treat Papa Bear to Some Meaty Meals With These Miami Father’s Day Deals

Head South for some unusual Miami Father’s Day Deals

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If your dad does things in a big way, this may be the best idea yet—a VIP table experience that includes a three-course dinner (seafood tower, 28-ounce dry-aged bone-in ribeye, dessert) plus a special Japanese whiskey ceremony (pictured), a tour of the Fontainebleau’s wine, cigar and rum collections, plus a nightcap and cigar on the terrace. This special $165 dining experience is only available to one party per night, but it runs through June and must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/674-4780

Big Easy Winebar & Grill

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The Big Easy Braai (pictured) for Father’s Day includes a mixed grill feast for two to four, with South African sausage, a 12-ounce top sirloin, double lamb chops and Nigerian prawns. South African flavors are the highlight here for the holiday, with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

701 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786/814-5955

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

A four-course meal for Father’s Day includes Polpette in Umido, Scampi Alla Griglia and more. From noon to 11 p.m.

1014 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305/531-4833

BLT Prime

Seven dollar drink specials for Dad feature Johnnie Walker scotch whiskies. For dinner there’s a 28-ounce Tomahawk steak ($105), plus other prime meats.

4400 NW 87th Ave., Trump National Doral

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A Father’s Day brunch buffet is $125 per person, $49 per child and includes a chilled seafood/raw bar, omelettes, waffles, desserts and more.

The Ritz-Carlton, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne; 305/365-4156

Rusty Pelican

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A barbecue brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is $79 per person, $35 for kids 4 to 11, and includes a souvenir mug and special grill seasoning for fathers. There’s also a Father’s Day dinner from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with steaks, lamb, scallops and more.

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; 305/361-3818


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Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.
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It’s National Steak Month—But We Can Help Those Veggie Types Too

20141021_MeatMarket_221June is National Steak Month (who knew?) so we couldn’t help dreaming up ways to slip out of the broiling heat and into a dark clubby place with schooner-sized martinis and really good aged beef.

But who can do that all the time?

Do not get me wrong: If I am walking into a steak house I am ordering a steak. Period. But for most people, there are yummy menu alternatives if you actually feel like avoiding a big thick juicy ribeye. Here are some of our favorite menu items that are not steak at a few of our favorite chophouses:

  • The famous whole roasted cauliflower (above) – Meat Market Palm Beach, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach, 561/354-9800
  • The whole bacon appetizer – Council Oak at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, 954/327-7501
  • The magnificent dry aged meatball – Okeechobee Steakhouse, 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/683-5151
  • The blue crab dumplings – Flagler Steakhouse at The Breakers, 25 County Road, Palm Beach, 855/435-2053
  • The vegetable ravioli – III Forks Palm Beach Gardens, 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/630-3660
  • The Blue Point Oysters Rockefeller – Chops Lobster Bar, 101 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561/395-2675

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Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines.

Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

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Wine Dinner at Manor Hilton WPB; Operation Cocktails at General Provisions Fort Lauderdale

In 2017, make it a point to try new things in new places. Here are a couple of suggestions: eat well, drink well and help other people. Great formula!

Wine dinner at Manor, Hilton West Palm Beach

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In the busy area that is downtown West Palm Beach, you can always tuck into the Manor restaurant in the West Palm Beach Hilton, next to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. It’s a good restaurant where Executive Chef Miguel Santiago and Signature Chef Matthew Byrne (he’s also co-owner of Kitchen, and will soon open a Greek-inspired WPB restaurant) put together flavors you don’t normally associate with a hotel restaurant. Of course, that’s the point.

On January 25, they will host a five-course wine dinner, pairing lobster custard, shellfish consommé and caviar with a Riesling, for instance. Try a Gruner Veltliner or a Chambolle-Musigny red. And any dinner that ends with a Far Niente Dolce means a dessert to remember. If you haven’t tried those wine varietals, that’s the perfect reason to attend this dinner! New things in the new year. The cost is $150 per person, with a reception starting at 7 p.m., then dinner.

Manor is at Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/231-6000.

Operation Cocktails stars celebrity guest bartenders

Even though this is called Operation Cocktails, you’ll find wines and craft brews, too, at the Cocktails for Humanity event on January 28. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at General Provision, during Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village Art Walk, all proceeds benefit United Way of Broward County’s Mission United. Celebrity bartenders serving libations will be United Way of Broward County President/ CEO Kathleen Cannon and Senior Director of Mission United Leland Liebe.

General Provision, an event space, is at 525 NW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 305/791-5002.


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Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.
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A Sweet Misadventure to New La Gelateria Della Musica

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They say good things come to those who wait. Does that apply to two editors who desperately searched for a gelato shop and ended up waiting for hours for a tiny cup of Italian ice cream?

Absolutely.

The Journey

When Allison, Boca Mag’s associate editor, and I parked the car in Boca’s Royal Palm Place, we were happy to be in the sun and out of the office. We were going to the grand opening of La Gelateria della Musica, the first United States franchise location of a popular Milan-based gelato bistro known for its wacky flavors.

Allison is a transplant from Missouri, and I spent my life out west in Wellington, but we’re Boca girls now. Despite this — perhaps we are directionally challenged — we spent way too much time wandering the vias and mini streets of Royal Palm Place to find the shop. Eyes squinting in the afternoon sun, we began our wayward search. Why? Because the shop was serving free (FREE!!!) gelato to everyone who showed up to the opening. It was a journalistic endeavor, we told ourselves, and this was breaking news.

For those unfamiliar, gelato is basically Italian ice cream. It is softer, fluffier and creamier than ice cream, and common flavors include vanilla, chocolate, stracciatella, pistachio, hazelnut, lemon, raspberry and strawberry, among others.

After walking street after street we stumbled upon many false leads. There are three other shops that serve gelato in the Royal Palm Place area, oddly enough; Capricci Italian Natural Gelato, which only serves gelato; Cote France Café, a French café that offers about half a dozen flavors; and Saquella Café, which makes a variety of gelato flavors along with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

The Gelato

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Light and lovely sorbetto at La Gelateria Della Musica.

 

Finally, at 4 p.m. the moment had come for us to try La Gelateria Della Musica. A violinist outside the shop played classical and contemporary snippets from famous compositions. The line was short, but the owners of the shop – a father, his daughter and two sons from Italy – handed out samples like you were the only patron in line.

Each bright, smooth tray of gelato and sorbetto (water-based and mostly fruity flavors perfect for people who don’t eat dairy and those who wish for a lighter treat) called my name. Noteworthy flavors included Bud Light (literally like drinking an ice-cold Bud Light at a frat party); bread, butter and jam; banana; salted pistachio; peanut butter and strawberry jam; Nutella; and Amarena cherry.

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Left: salted pistachio and melon. Right: pineapple and Nutella.

Allison chose pineapple sorbetto and Nutella gelato, and I chose melon sorbetto and salted pistachio. Allison had never eaten gelato before. Her conclusion: It was like Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans — the gelato flavors were uncannily true to the real ingredients — and how the jelly beans from Harry Potter mimic flavors like booger and grass.

Manuela Cigala is a co-owner, and she said all the equipment used is imported from Italy. Additionally, she said all gelato starts with a powdered base, and hers comes from Italy as well.

She said that gelato and ice cream are “kind of the same thing, but different.” Both Allison and I agree with this statement, especially when judging by the outstanding products at La Gelateria Della Musica.

Our brows a little sweaty, our feet a little sore, but our taste buds appeased, Allison’s and mine misadventure turned out to be oh, so sweet.


La Gelateria Della Musica is at 117 SE Mizner Blvd. in unit 36; 954/393-6703.

 

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Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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New Restaurants and Great Deals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

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Create-your-own Poke House debuts in Fort Lauderdale

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Bringing a restaurant devoted to the trendy Hawaiian poke recipe (a fish-based dish) is coinciding with the build-your-own trend. That means The Poke House gives customers a large choice of customized meals, and the prices start at $9.95. Start with a protein (tuna, salmon, Hamachi, tofu), add white rice, quinoa or kale, and then choose a sauce and some toppings. Or choose one of the already-made recipes, such as the Cocoa Beach Florida, marinated in spicy passionfruit salsa fresca, with plantain chips, pineapple, orange Fresno peppers and quinoa. This is the first of five planned locations in Florida, and the team behind the venues includes “CSI: NY” star AJ Buckley. Executive Chef Jeremy Powell, who has worked in Miami, Kuwait and Dubai locations, will head up this new venture. (666 Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale)

James Beard Dinner replicated with prix-fixe at Kuro

In October, Kuro’s Executive Chef Alex Becker and his team were in New York at the James Beard House, where they prepared an enticing dinner. They are back in town, and presenting the same dinner to diners through Nov. 14, for $100 per person (excluding tax/gratuity). The five-course tasting menu includes Wagyu beef, lionfish (subject to availability), among other dishes. Reservations are required: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954/316-2900.

 

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Oui! New 24/7 Paris 6 opens on Miami Beach

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It’s Brasserie meets the Left Bank with the opening of Paris 6, a French restaurant featuring traditional dishes created by Venezuelan-born and Spanish-trained Chef de Cuisine Atilio Padra. In other words, totally Miami Beach!

This is a sister restaurant to six other restaurants, all from owner Isaac Azar in Brazil, which means Miami Beach is the first U.S. location. Named for the 6th Arrondissement in Paris, it’s a 24/7 restaurant, which is special all by itself. But add the beautiful Art Deco-inspired surroundings, and the portrait paintings from Brazilian artist Flavio Rossi, and those are enough reasons to try the dishes that are all named after artists, celebrities or icons. Dishes run from $20-$45, and the “Grand Gateau” desserts are created by Azar. (2200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/363-6801)

A pop-up becomes permanent: Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina

How can you lose with two of our favorite things in the name of this pop-up-here-to-stay, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina. The popular summer pop-up restaurant will now roost permanently at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach—a classy surrounding for an eatery inspired by Michael Mina’s back yard (and ours, too!).

This affordable new kid on the block will offer social hour daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and means BOGO $1 cocktails, half-priced beers and $5 wine specials. Snacking dishes cost $8-$14 and include wings, lobster corn dogs and nachos. Then you get into the burgers and pizza. And salads. And other yummy stuff. All at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305/674-4636.

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.
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50 Ocean’s ‘The Patriot’ Wins the Popular Vote

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As we learned from the famous political twosome, James Carville and Mary Matalin, in 2012, it’s not about the political parties, but all about The Cocktail Party. They teamed with Maker’s Mark Whisky in a popular series of advertisements that year.

It’s worth bringing back this year. Boy, do we need drinks with this election!

Head on to The Cocktail Party at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach, where Mixologist Millie Wilkinson has created The Patriot (pictured). It has New Amsterdam Red Berry vodka, fresh fruit and fruit juices, and blue Curacao. I think any time is the time for a blue drink, frankly. This one looks great and the 50 Ocean setting by the sea is a perfect place to hear election results. (50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561/278-3364)

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.