2011-12-15 / Arts & Entertainment News

Raise a glass, or take your boss to lunch


Downtown at the Gardens will host The Art of Wine from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 15 along The Boulevard. This month’s event will feature expanded hours.

Restaurants from Downtown will offer food at stores along The Boulevard, and artisans will display their works.

DJ Josh will spin tunes from the bridge, and visitors can meet WILD 95.5-FM’s Virginia.

This month’s event, presented in conjunction with winehooch.com, WILD 95.5-FM and Whole Foods Market, will benefit Little Smiles, which is dedicated to entertainment for children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters.

Downtown at the Gardens is at Alternate A1A just north of PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. For information, visit www.downtownatthegardens.com.

Tuscan wines at Grimaldi’s: For the holiday season, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is offering a Tuscan wine from Villa Antinori. This vineyard uses only grapes grown in Tuscany and has been in existence since 1928.

The bianco, or white, wine is $6 a glass, or $20 a bottle; the rosso, or red, is $10 a glass, or $40 a bottle.

The restaurant chain has opened two outposts in Palm Beach County, one earlier this year at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, and another this fall on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach.

Treat your boss to lunch: There is such a thing as a free lunch, through Dec. 31 at Russell’s Blue Water Grill in Palm Beach Gardens. Owners Russell Beverstein and Chef Charles Coe are encouraging office harmony — and fostering the holiday spirit — by asking diners to bring their bosses in for a free lunch.

“We hear about so many people who really love their jobs, and have great bosses, so we thought this would be a nice way to encourage bosses and employees to dine together throughout the holiday season,” said Mr. Beverstein. “We are dedicated to listening to our diner’s requests and to being responsive to their needs. Lunch should be a relaxing break, in the day, for everyone.”

Diners can ask their bosses to come in to the restaurant Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and they will receive one free lunch. This promotion is for a minimum of two lunches and cannot be combined with any other promotions and/or discounts. The lower priced lunch item will be free of charge. Beverages and/ or liquor, tax, and gratuity are not included in this free lunch promotion.

Russell’s is at 2450 PGA Blvd., at Prosperity Farms Road in the TJ Maxx plaza. Call 318-6344 for reservations or information.

Grille changes name: To mark a new emphasis on steaks and lobster dishes, Ironwood Grille at the PGA National Resort has changed its name to Ironwood Steaks & Seafood. Gordon Maybury will remain executive chef.

The Ironwood Grille at PGA National Resort has changed its name to Ironwood Steaks & Seafood. 
COURTESY PHOTO The Ironwood Grille at PGA National Resort has changed its name to Ironwood Steaks & Seafood. COURTESY PHOTO On the menu: the “Tomahawk for Two,” a 32-ounce cross of Wagyu and Black Angus beef that has been dryaged for 21 days. Crab-stuffed Maine lobster and locally caught wahoo also are on the menu.

Ironwood Steak and Seafood is at 400 Ave. of the Champions, PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 627-2000.

Grow your own food: Now is the time to begin planning your vegetable garden. Arthur Kirstein, coordinator of Agricultural Economic Development, will teach the workshop Farm Your Backyard Vegetable Garden at the Mounts Botanical Garden. The program’s focus is on establishing and managing small vegetable projects. Participants will receive tips on site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance and harvesting also will be covered.

MAYBURY MAYBURY The workshop will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Mounts Exhibit Hall A, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Cost is $30 for Mounts members, $40 for non-members.

Call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

Coming: Hibiscus Grille and Kokoro Sushi Bar is scheduled to open Dec. 29 in the former home to San Gennaro at Crystal Tree Plaza in North Palm Beach, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. Watch for website information at www.hibiscusgrille.com. Crystal Tree Plaza is at 1201 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach. Call 328- 8329. ¦

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