Happy Friday! It’s going to be an exceptionally busy weekend, but let’s take a few minutes to talk before we get going with the day.
First – Remember that THERE IS NO GREEN MARKET THIS WEEK – Motivation Man, West Palm Beach’s Half Iron / Olympic Triathlon will be hitting the road at 6:15 on the waterfront! Also TACO VIDA is now open on the 300 block of Clematis Street! Check it out!
Yesterday Downtown celebrated their annual Pairings event, which is organized by the Downtown Development Authority. Despite almost non-stop rain during the day, everything cleared up for a beautiful evening.
Different people see Clematis Street in different ways. It could be the retail view during the day, or the club view on Saturday night. The Pairings event yesterday portrayed a Downtown that few people appreciate, but could be a “signature feature” of our Downtown area – the foodie Downtown.
Each restaurant ran as a finely tuned machine, serving out their specialty, from wings at Roxy’s to mini-shepherds pie (straight from Audrey’s kitchen) atOshea’s to Palm Sugar’s fabulous Pillow Soft Pork Bun and Hamburger Heaven’s great little Turkey burgers (with fantastic root beer floats). Everything ran extremely smoothly and everyone had a great time.
Pairings demonstrated what great restaurants and how many dining options there are in the Downtown area. I’d love to see hundreds of people come out each evening and and leisurely stroll down Clematis, popping in and out of our local and varied dining establishments as they worked their way down the street.
Remember how I said I’d ask a question each week? Well last week the ONLY answer I got for the Best Happy Hour Place was “WINE DIVE”! So congratulations WINE DIVE, you’re the happy hour place of the week!
Today’s question was also submitted by one of my favorite readers (extra points if you can guess who it was). Ready?
Question for the day: Where is your favorite Place to Dance on Saturday Nights?
Actually, this question is totally loaded, so I’ll go ahead and give you the answer!
Yup, it’s West Palm Beach’s favorite waterfront dance party, and it’s happening THIS Saturday! It’s the perfect place to come out on a Saturday night, enjoy food from Grimaldi’s, Hamburger Heaven, Pistache, or (my favorite) Pizza Girls while the DJ plays to an excited crowd. Always a good time.
Here’s the rest of your schedule for the VERY busy weekend.
Tonight PISTACHE is Celebrating their 5th Anniversary! Has it really been 5 years already? Anyhow, they will launch their NEW summer dinner menu as well as unveil the 2013 Tour du Monde Culinary World Tour events through the summer…. Come pick up your Passport for a chance to win a trip to Paris!!
Tonight is the Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade – Stroll the Village on Friday May 31, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00pm and enjoy free wine from Winehooch, amazing artists, great buys in our shops, free video games, live entertainment, stop by and meet Mo & Sally from Kool 105.5 and much more!
Saturday – If you want to do good while being Nautical, check out the 8th Annual Kayak-a-thon Fundraiser – Kayakers will paddle their way along a 7 mile course from the Riviera Beach Marina to Munyon and Peanut Islands then back to the marina. This annual event is one of the most exciting fundraising activities of the year for Reef Rescue. Not only does the Kayak-a-thon help raise funds to support Reef Rescue coral reef conservation projects, but it also brings together our family of supporters for a fun filled day of outdoor activity.
And if you’re in the South End Saturday evening, stop by Ken Keffer’s Plate and Pantry between 5 and 7 to meet the South End Neighbors!
That’s all for me, I’ll see you on Clematis Street!
Aaron “aGuyonClematis” Wormus!
PS: This week New Times did a great interview with Rodney Mayo (restaurateur extraordinaire), it’s worth a read! Enjoy!
PS: I’m going to be doing an The Great Summer Quest of 2013 on Saturday – I’ll be tweeting through it, but will need as much help as possible to WIN the $10,000 grand prize. If you know a lot about Palm Beach County and don’t mind getting random phone calls when I get stuck on clues, send me your number!!! Thanks 😀