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Taste Atlantic Avenue

Savor Our City covered some great Delray mainstays on its Taste of Atlantic Avenue tour on Nov. 26.

City Oyster

You would think that a restaurant with “Oyster” in its name would only have a decent seafood selection, but the breakfast panini we sampled proved that brunch is also one of this eatery’s prime games. The pesto and mozzarella beautifully complemented the egg and pieces of bacon.

The Bloody Mary was scary good – the kind of good that happens when you can barely taste the alcohol in the drink. City Oyster knows how to blend great drinks with delectable entrées.

The Office

At The Office, we tried the Prime CEO Burger with parmesan truffle fries. The bacon and arugula on the burger brought out the tenderness of the patty, and the fries had all the greasy, truffle-y goodness you could want.

The best way to make vegetables delicious is, of course, by adding meat, and the Brussel’s sprouts with bacon turned out to be a great side.

Delray Beach GreenMarket

Gratitude Garden Farm, located in Loxahatchee, showed our group the benefits of eating microgreens such as sunflower seed sprouts and pea sprouts. These delicious plants would go well in a salad or just as a snack.

The siblings behind Frik & Frak Artisanal Sauces offered delicious batches of their homemade tomato sauces, including Holla Vodka and Cognac. The GreenMarket truly showcases the best of what Palm Beach County local cuisine has to offer. Check it out every Saturday through May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old School Square Park.

The Old Arcade

Known as The Arcade Tap Room in 1908, The Old Arcade started out as a secret watering hole for patrons during the Prohibition era. Hidden in and only […]

Historical Walking Tour: Why Ancient Egypt was Ahead of its Time

Hello Foodie Friends,

Ancient Egypt contributed so much to aid the way we live today. Thanks to their innovations, we now go by 365 day-per-year calendar, work to mathematical numbers, as well as adopt basic construction concepts that the world still relies on today, such as utilizing levers and ramps.

However, aside from the well-publicized inventions that Ancient Egypt contributed to the world, they also made significant findings in culinary arts. They didn’t just cook their food using an open fire. Ancient Egyptians baked and made liquor way ahead of any other cultures.

Egyptian bakers made bread from wheat and barley. Unlike other societies that cooked bread using pots and stone, Ancient Egyptians used closed ovens to let the bread rise and cook. In addition, they used honey, fruits such as dates, as well as butter in order to give their bread texture and better flavor. They also used sesame seeds to garnish to their bread. With their ways with bread, perhaps it’s safe to say that the Ancient Egyptians were the first bakers who made artisanal pastries.

In addition to good baking, Egyptians also grew grain for the purpose of producing beer. When they drank, they didn’t just pour them into cups. They made beer jars that were for strictly made for drinking. The existence of these beer jars is evident on the graves of the departed. Ancient Egyptians placed beer beside graves for their loved ones to take to the after life.

Ancient Egyptians are still honored today because they have made so many contributions to modern society. No one really knew how they were able to start conceptualizing something as forward thinking as the pyramids using archaic and basic tools.

In addition, who told Cleopatra, the most […]

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    Boston – The Park May Be Common, But The City’s Unique! (Part 1)

Boston – The Park May Be Common, But The City’s Unique! (Part 1)

Hello Foodie Friends,

Some of you who are following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram know that I have just returned from a trip to Boston; an exploratory trip, that is. I went there to accomplish two things: 1. Get to know Boston, a city that we will soon be operating a series of private group culinary tours and then 2. To share my wonderful FoodFinds with you.

My trip began with a great deal flying Spirit Air thanks to a friend of mine who works for the line who was able to extend a friends/family rate to me. I am thankful that the stand-by status paid off as I don’t know what I would have done if it hadn’t since I had my hotel room booked and meetings & interviews and even a food tour lined up. But thankfully, it was seamless. So I arrived at Boston Logan Airport and exited through the bag claim area and proceeded outside to the center area marked ‘Shared Van Service’.  I was staying at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, thanks to the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau who helped to make the connection. The hotel did not have a pick up service at the airport, so after reviewing my options of getting from the airport to the hotel (I was only staying in town a couple nights and everything I needed to do was close enough to walk or Uber, so I did not rent a car), I opted to reserve a seat on Go Boston, a shuttle I ended up sharing with just one other gal.  When I got to the hotel, I realized I didn’t have any singles on me. When the driver said he didn’t […]

Pat’s Wine Bar & Grill

Lisa from Garlic + Zest is back to tell us all about her delicious 5-course meal from Pat’s Wine Bar & Grill! Read it HERE.

Savor Our City – Boca Raton

Lisa from Garlic + Zest joined our latest Savor Downtown Boca, “A Taste of Royal Palm Place” and shared her experience with us!

Read her full review on her website HERE.

On this tour, we visited Boca Raton GreenMarket, Broken Dish,Biergarten Boca Raton, ROOTS Italian Gourmet Kitchen, True Boca Raton, Pat’s Wine Bar & Grill & Crepe Cafe

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FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR CITY!

 

Erika from ESSENTIALLY ERIKA, a blog where she shares her natural remedies and homemade concoctions, recently joined our culinary tour of Delray Beach! “Overall, this tour was fun, informative, and most of all.. delicious! It’s a wonderful way to rediscover your city, and a perfect introduction for newcomers or visiting guests.” Read all about her experience and the adventure we shared on her post here.

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    Take A Bite Out of Boca Explores Atlantic Avenue with Savor Our City

Take A Bite Out of Boca Explores Atlantic Avenue with Savor Our City

Shaina Wizov of Take A Bite Out of Boca recaps her very first experience with Savor Our City Culinary Tours.

Delray Beach is so rich with culture and cuisine, it’s about time someone starting showing it off! My good friend Denise has introduced a new concept to the area, Savor The City Culinary Tours. Denise is famed around town for putting together great pairing events with her company “Denise’s Foodie Events,” so she is a natural choice for leading these tours. Her  first tour “Taste Atlantic Ave” takes you up and down the avenue, where you get to sample food and drinks from four restaurants and visit two gourmet specialty shops. Aside from the food, you also get to hear stories and fun facts about Delray Beach and its history from Denise. She interviewed local families and historians to find out some really cool info to share with her tour guests.

A group of ten of us joined Denise this past weekend. Among our group was Shanna from Boca Locals who puts together the ABZs Networking Crawls, and Stevie, a former chef and fellow local food blogger at Fork Notes. Gotta love when foodies unite for fun food-centered events!
 
The day started off at The Office, where we were served a bit of an indulgent sampling of their menu items: their Prime CEO Burger with sweet onion and tomato confit, bleu cheese crumble, gruyere, arugula and bacon, truffle fries and a beer. Yes, this was at 11:00 in the morning. Breakfast of Champions!

Read the rest of this review and see more pictures here!

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FOOD TOURS Eat and stroll: delicious stops at PGA Commons

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By Leslie Gray Streeter
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

By |September 10th, 2014|food, walking, wine|0 Comments|
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    “Savor”ing our cities: the most delicious sort of tourism

“Savor”ing our cities: the most delicious sort of tourism

By Leslie Gray Streeter

 

I’ve been to PGA Commons myriad times, walking the pretty brick thoroughfare up and down PGA Boulevard West. Most of the time I’m hurrying to meet somebody, barely looking up except to check my phone and make sure I don’t trip over a tiny dog or a kid with an ice cream cone. But last Wednesday, I and a small group of other foot travelers strode the Commons with a purpose – and some fancy paper fans – for the latest installment of the Savor Our City tour.

The fun of the Savor Culinary Tours, led by PR guru and foodie Denise Righetti, is two-fold: to get the hungry and the curious to literally savor the goods at selected restaurants in a designated area, including PGA Commons and Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove, and also to stop and see the area itself in a different way. Between the meatballs at Vic and Angelo’s, oyster shooters at Spoto’s Oyster Bar and spicy edamame at Kabuki, Righetti drops some savory knowledge about the origins of the area’s settlement, or the specifics of the art pieces that color the walk.

Righetti alternates the tours, which include samples of food and drink at each restaurant, every week. For more information, visit Savorourcity.com

 

By |September 10th, 2014|food, walking, wine|0 Comments|
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    Take A Bite Out of Boca’s take on Savor Our City™ Culinary Tours

Take A Bite Out of Boca’s take on Savor Our City™ Culinary Tours

Friend and fellow food blogger, Shaina Wizov has been with us every step of the way, literally, as we launched a new tour in a each city. We are excited to share her reviews with you as she covered our inaugural “Taste Atlantic Avenue” tour and “Pineapple Grove” tours in Delray and our “Savor PGA Commons” tour in Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy…

By |August 14th, 2014|food, walking, wine|0 Comments|
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