Of course, in typical garlic fashion, it isnt content with simply doing good inside your body, it wants to help others as well. Sixteen organizations profit from the three-day affair, even the Boy Scouts get into the action so you dont have to feel guilty if you get seconds (or thirds) on the ice cream. Garlic would want it that way.
In addition to great food, expect more than a hundred vendors selling everything from fine art to fun, trinkety collectables, and an education courtesy of Garlic University in what makes this herb so very cool. Chillax with a glass of merlot in the Cloves & Vine Wine bar, or shake what you got in the live music area. Saturday is the most active one of the festival; its the first round of the Chef Competition, in which local culinary masterminds from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach show off what they can do with a bunch of cloves. Theres also a long list of rockin bands scheduled to perform before headlining act Blues Traveler takes the stage at 8 p.m. It all goes down at and around the Delray Beach Historic Old School Square (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach). Tickets cost $10 a day but are $20 for those arriving after 5 p.m. on Saturday. Visit www.dbgarlicfest.com.
Fri., Feb. 8; Sat., Feb. 9; Sun., Feb. 10, 2008