Take A Bite Out of Boca Travels to PGA Commons with Savor Our City

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Shaina from Take A Bite Out of Boca had never been to PGA Commons until Savor Our City started doing tours there. There was lots to see and do during the Savor PGA Commons Tour!

Savor Our City Culinary Tours is bringing its historical food tours up to Palm Beach Gardens so even more South Florida foodies can join in on the fun. The inaugural tour was on Wednesday, July 30th and will continue to take place on the last Wednesday of every month.

Denise is on a roll with her culinary tours! I was pumped to be able to go on the first ever tour at PGA Commons, a quaint outdoor shopping and restaurant area very similar to Mizner Park, located in Palm Beach Gardens. This is the perfect spot to host a walking tour — there are so many different kinds of restaurants to try and we even got to check out a gorgeous art gallery too! Savor PGA should be described as more of both a food AND wine tour, because we were lucky enough to receive pairings at EACH restaurant!

This tour was the biggest group Denise has had thus far, which was super exciting. Despite the stormy weather, 26 people joined together under the outside awning at Vic & Angelo’s where we all met up to get acquainted with one another before spending the next three hours together eating, drinking, learning fun facts about the area, and forming new friendships. 

Once our name tags were handed out and the skies started to open, we headed inside to be seated for our first taste of the tour. I had just experienced Vic & Angelo’s in Delray Beach for the first time and loved it so I was happy to be back here to try something new. They served us our choice of a Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon (I went with red — I like to drink red wine when I eat Italian food) and of course had a plate of their  signature garlic bread on the table for us to start with. That bread…so garlicky and topped with a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese, fresh out of the oven and crisped to perfection — I’m not sure I’ve ever had garlic bread quite like theirs before.

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

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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