2012-04-19 / Arts & Entertainment News

Museum offers culinary tours in south, central county

FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF


Jack Nicklaus with a can of his new Golden Bear lemonade, made by AriZona Beverages. 
COURTESY PHOTO Jack Nicklaus with a can of his new Golden Bear lemonade, made by AriZona Beverages. COURTESY PHOTO Take a trip through history and journey through some of the area’s top culinary stops in the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s Taste History Culinary Tours.

The nonprofit museum’s tours began in Boynton Beach in October, and it now offers tours in Delray Beach. Look for tours of Lake Worth to soon be available.

Taste History visits restaurants, eateries and markets in historic districts and/or buildings and travels to farms to combine history, culture and cuisine.

Macy’s gave the museum a $5,000 grant to do the tours in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

The tour is a four-hour narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to 13 eateries, markets and farms for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tastings. Cuisines experienced include soul food, Caribbean, Brazilian, Turkish, ancient Italian, American, seafood, organic tea, farm-to-table and fruits and vegetables from farms.

The Lake Worth tour premiered April 14, and tours will be held year-round at 11 a.m. on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month; private group tours also are available. The culinary tours of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach will be offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month.

The Taste History Culinary Tours includes eateries, markets and farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth with some tours also visiting Macy’s Home Store Department at the Boynton Beach Mall for cuisine sampling plus discounts at Macy’s specifically for the guests on the tour.

Tickets are $35. To purchase, visit TasteHistoryCulinaryTours. eventbrite.com. Sign-up also is available at Tastehistoryculinarytours. blogspot.com, and special discounts are available for members of the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Call 243-2662 or email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org. The food tours board at the Boynton Beach Mall (south wing near Macy’s) located at 801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach.

Toothsome eatery: Sharkbite Grille has opened on West Indiantown Road between Alternate A1A and Military Trail.

The brainchild of business partners Scott Driscoll and Kevin Monti, its décor has a shark theme and its menu makes a nod to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Key West, with a raw bar, burgers, ribs and a variety of seafood.

The two men had worked together in Fort Lauderdale, and local diners may remember Mr. Driscoll’s other local venture, Sierra Grille.

Look for them at Legacy Place Food & Wine Experience, a tasting set for April 26 at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens.

Sharkbite Grille is at 250 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Phone: 747-6566; on the web at sharkbitegrille.com.

Changes brewing at coffee shop/ playground: A Latte Fun, the indoor playground and café at Downtown at the Gardens, recently introduced a new menu and a new blend of coffee. The café now is brewing Segafredo, an Italian blend seen in Miami yet not widely available in the Palm Beaches.

To launch the new menu, A Latte Fun is offering discounts and giveaways through its Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/alattefunDATG.

New menu items include peanut butter and jelly, cream cheese or butter served on a bagel or whole wheat toast, pizza and an assortment of snacks and fresh fruit. Items are served with a juice box and a side of grapes.

A Latte Fun is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 627-1782; or visit www.alattefun.com.

Grimaldi’s gives specialty pie a Buffalo twist: Through the end of the month, patrons of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria can order one of the restaurant’s favorite original, specialty flavors, the spicy buffalo chicken pizza.

The pie is made with bits of chicken breast marinated in Frank’s Red Hot sauce, topped with celery and blue cheese crumbles. Grimaldi’s has 26 locations across the United States, including Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 3101, Palm Beach Gardens; 625-4665. There also is a location at 1 N. Clematis St., Suite 110, downtown West Palm Beach; 833-8787. On the web at grimaldis pizzeria.com.

Golden Bear makes lemonade: Ari- Zona Beverages has partnered with golf legend and local resident Jack Nicklaus to produce a line of lemonades with his “Golden Bear” moniker.

In a news release, AriZona said it wanted to produce a new product line with a partner who shares the company’s strong sense of family, values and loyal roots, and Mr. Nicklaus is the ideal fit. In addition to having a winning golf career, he has been married 51 years, is a father of five and grandfather to 22.

“Family has always been No. 1, and that’s how we run this business — that’s how I see this company,” AriZona Chairman Don Vultaggio said in a statement. “Mr. Nicklaus represents those same ideals.”

The Golden Bear line features three flavors, including regular Lemonade with Honey and Ginseng, Mango Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade.

AriZona’s “Golden Bear” Jack Nicklaus products are packaged in the company’s customary 23-ounce cans.

Each can features portraits of Mr. Nicklaus and his family during memorable personal and athletic achievements. Distribution of the line began in New York in late March and will continue to roll out nationally thereafter.

For more information on this or any other AriZona product, visit www.drinkarizona.com. ¦

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