Tin Fish on Clematis Street Debuts Healthy Menu

TinFishSalmononSlawWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 16, 2013) – Tin Fish, a neighborhood seafood spot located at 118 S. Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, has unveiled a revamped menu featuring new lower-calorie options to complement its signature lightly breaded & deep fried fish platters, tacos, crab cakes, corn chowder, and more. New items focus on fresh, grilled fish that still offer bold flavor at a lower calorie count.

Guests can easily identify Tin Fish’s healthy dishes by looking for the Tin Fish icon branded with a heart at each Healthy Choice item on the restaurant’s menu boards. The menu now includes items such as grilled salmon, mahi-mahi, shrimp, tilapia and chicken on slaw. Each is cooked with the perfect amount of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Tin Fish’s homemade, low-calorie slaw is the product of a nearly 30-year old recipe created by Tin Fish founder Joseph Melluso during the popularity of the Scarsdale diet, which uses white vinegar and onion instead of mayonnaise.

“We are grateful that guests consider our fried fish among the best in the area, however we have recognized our guests dining habits at Tin Fish are evolving,” said Andy Noonan, co-owner of the Clematis Street location, “Over the last year our grilled dishes have accounted for a larger portion of sales, and there is a growing demand for additional lower calorie menu options to complement our current offerings.”

Tin Fish’s expanded salad options include seared Ahi tuna and a catch of the day.  All house salads each are served with chopped tomatoes, mandarin orange segments, toasted almonds, with a Tin Fish balsamic vinaigrette.

Tin Fish will also offer a lower-fat version of several varieties of its award winning fish tacos. Each grilled fish taco will feature three ounces of grilled protein, such as mahi-mahi, scallops, shrimp, and salmon, topped with fresh classic salsa, chopped cilantro finished with a squeeze of lemon juice. By removing the cheese and ranch dressing from Tin Fish’s original recipe, Tin Fish’s grilled fish tacos will range from only 110 – 290 calories.

“Our focus on healthier dining, with a handful of well-tested signature recipes is already making the locals happy, from the runners to the downtown professionals who patronize us during lunch or dinner”, said Noonan, “It’s been rewarding to see.”

Tin Fish is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday, and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. The casual eatery also runs Top of the Fish, aptly named for its convenient location above Tin Fish, which features an impressive selection of  handcrafted cocktails and nightly drink specials. For more information, visit www.tinfishclematis.com or call 561.223.2497.

 

Downtown Summer Gallery Series “Pops Up” on Clematis Street

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2013) ¾ Arts and culture enthusiasts will have a new reason to visit Downtown West Palm Beach this season when a free pop-up gallery launches with a rotating series of carefully curated artwork on Clematis Street. The Downtown Summer Gallery Series will showcase four-day exhibits in June, July and August. The shows will be in the historic “Anthony Building” at 312 Clematis St. and hosted by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in a partnership with WG Compass Realty andMcMow Art Glass.

Each month will feature artwork from regionally and nationally renowned artists. In addition to the art showcase, each exhibition will open with a cocktail reception on Friday evening. This creates an opportunity for guests to meet and engage with the artist and collectors. Throughout the series there will also be presentations on art-related topics by exhibiting artists, historians and other industry professionals.

The series kicks off with the inaugural event Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30 with a solo exhibit by Chisolm, who is known for his abstract, figurative and landscape pieces filled with energy, movement and layers of contrast. On the evening of Friday, June 28, Chisolm will also present a painting he is donating to the Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches that will be auctioned at the organization’s annual Stonewall Ball that occurs the following evening. Chisolm’s work can also be currently found at DTR Modern Galleries in Palm Beach and Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Next on the agenda is spectacular glass work by Rick Eggert featured from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28. His sculptures have been exhibited around the world and he now operates a glass studio in Stuart, Fla. where he is busy teaching classes and working on new pieces.

The final exhibition in the series is an array of historical Florida artists from Thursday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Sept. 1, from the collection of Phil Materio of McMow Art Glass. The showcase will include iconic art by the famed Florida Highwaymen that highlights the state’s nature and local culture. At the opening reception on Friday, Aug. 30, a painting by a Highwayman artist will be presented to the Palm Beach County Historical Society.

“The murals and decorated utility boxes ‘popping up’ around downtown have been so well received that we’re making a concerted effort to continue to bring our residents and visitors innovative ways to experience art and culture,” said Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the DDA. “The Downtown Summer Gallery Series not only adds another layer of entertainment during the summer months, but it also helps show off one of Clematis Street’s incredible retail spaces and recognize some of our top local art personalities.”

The pop-up gallery’s hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday during the designated weeks each month.

For more information about Downtown West Palm Beach or the Downtown Summer Gallery Series please call (561) 833-8873 or visitwpbgo.com or westpalmbeachdda.com.

 

BAK Middle School Student Takes His Art Outside the Classroom to Star in an Opera

While many 13 year-olds are playing video games and text messaging with friends, Sidney O’Gorman is rehearsing for his role in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. O’Gorman sings the role of Miles, a young boy who has a large part this ghost story.

This isn’t the first Palm Beach Opera role for the young singer; he was in Carmen, Tosca, and Brundibar. O’Gorman is also an active and touring choral member of The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and is active in both theater and singing at BAK Middle School of the Arts.

The Turn of the Screw runs April 12 and 14, 2013 at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University Campus in Boca Raton.

Based on the Henry James novel, this haunting ghost story tells the tale of a governess who accepts a job caring for two young children in the country. When the ghosts begin to appear, their bucolic simplicity turns into a chilling struggle for the lives of the children. Hear Palm Beach Opera’s talented Young Artists in the lead roles accompanied by the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra for this exciting collaborative production.

Tickets start at $45 and are available at 561-237-9000 or www.lynn.tix.com.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Salome – Chillingly erotic. Dangerously seductive.

by Richard Strauss
March 15-17 at the Kravis Center

Chillingly erotic. Dangerously seductive.

Salome is a 90-minute powerhouse of unrelenting force and chilling eroticism that is just as shocking today as it was when the opera first premiered over 100 years ago.

In the depraved court of Salome’s stepfather Herod, the nubile Salome performs the wanton “Dance of the Seven Veils” only to demand that he show his gratitude by rewarding her with the head of John the Baptist who rejected her advances. Erika Sunnegårdh, one of the most versatile and exciting sopranos on the world stage, performs the title role along with several other important artists making their company or role debuts.

Understand every word with English translations projected above the stage.

TICKETS: 833.7888 or pbopera.org

Dunkin’ Donuts Brews Excitement – and Creativity – on Clematis

Palm Beach County Artist to Develop Dunkin’ Donuts-Inspired Installation from Coffee Cups Feb. 25

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 21, 2013) — Those who live, work and play in Downtown West Palm Beach will soon have a new spot to help jump-start their days, as Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Clematis Street on Monday, Feb. 25. To welcome the delicious global brand to the downtown community, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is sponsoring local artist, Marc Beauregard, to create a spectacular outdoor art installation – an image designed with more than 1,200 coffee cups – the day of the opening.

America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods will open its restaurant at 407 Clematis St., with access from both the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach and a street-side storefront for foot traffic coming in directly from the district. The Downtown West Palm Beach location will offer a delicious menu of Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality, great-tasting food and its full beverage line. Menu items include a wide variety of hot and iced coffee, lattes and Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® Packs, plus an assortment of bagels, donuts, muffins and croissants. Guests will also enjoy seasonal items, such as two varieties of heart-shaped donuts, serving up the new Brownie Batter Donut and bringing back the fan-favorite Cupid’s Choice Donut and Dark Chocolate beverages to keep customers up and running any time of day.

Open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Dunkin’ Donuts’ downtown location will employ approximately 14 crew members. The restaurant will seat more than 20 people within its indoor space that includes a new interior color palette, as well as an outdoor patio area. Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the store.

“This corner of Clematis Street is the right kind of location for us. It’s pedestrian-driven has a great energy, and we are excited to partner with our new neighbors – the library, the City and the DDA – to serve the downtown community our coffee and other treats in a fast, friendly environment at an affordable price,” said Dan Bowers, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee.

To celebrate the grand opening of the new location, Beauregard will create a dramatic Dunkin’ Donuts-inspired installation just outside the storefront on the corner of Clematis Street and Dixie Highway. This project will add a fresh new twist to Beauregard’s impressive résumé that already includes award-winning murals, exhibitions and other innovative artwork located in tourism destinations, private homes and corporations across Florida and the northeast United States, as well as in Europe and the Caribbean.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit DunkinDonuts.com or follow the brand on social media at facebook.com/DunkinDonuts and twitter.com/DDSofla.

For more information about Downtown West Palm Beach, contact the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority at (561) 833-8873 or visit WPBGO.com or westpalmbeachdda.com.

Palm Beach Opera partners with Palm Beach County Food Bank to host food drive

Palm Beach Opera is working with the Palm Beach County Food Bank to collect nonperishable food items at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the family opera performance of Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella. 

The Palm Beach County Food Bank will also be hosting an education station in the lobby before the performance where children can work on art projects while learning about food insecurity in Palm Beach County.

In Palm Beach County, there are over 100 agencies that take on the responsibility of feeding the hungry.  These agencies range from operating small food pantries (that distribute canned goods and perishable food) to larger soup kitchens that prepare at least one hot meal per day.  These organizations are the customers of the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Any food bank should aspire to distribute as much food to its customers as possible.  The Palm Beach County Food Bank, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Florida corporation and receives 100% of each contribution.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

Contact: Ceci Dadisman
Director of Marketing & PR
561-835-7550 Office / 412-523-8861 Mobile
cdadisman@pbopera.org

Amanda Kahan
Marketing & PR Associate
561.-835-7575
akahan@pbopera.org