September is a month filled with promise. It's time to shed the summer lethargy and get back to school, back to work -- and back to dining at fine restaurants.
Flavor Palm Beach is a month long celebration of dining deals at some of the best restaurants from Boca Raton to Jupiter. Starting September 1, diners can enjoy a three course lunch for $20, and a three course dinner for $30-35 at one of 35 participating restaurants. Flavor, now in its sixth year, has grown from one woman's idea to a nationally renowned event.
Briana Beaty, the founder of Flavor Palm Beach, told Clean Plate Charlie she got the idea from her travels to other cities. "I used to work in hotels and would travel for work to Los Angeles and Miami and New York. I love Palm Beach and wondered why we didn't have a restaurant month here. I contacted some organizations and they said it was a great idea, but nothing happened." So, she decided take matters into her own hands.
For the first four year, Beaty (who calls herself the president, secretary, and everything else), worked on the event while holding down a full time job. "I pulled it together the first year and we just went from there."
Beaty said that since its inception, Flavor Palm Beach has grown in the number and quality of restaurants. She said in order for a restaurant to qualify for participation, it has to have the right price point, be a good value for the diner, and have a stellar reputation. "We want to work with restaurants that people enjoy and want to come to."
Participating restaurants include some Palm Beach county heavy hitters including Malcolm's - the art of food at The Omphoy Ocean Resort; The Italian Restaurant at The Breakers; Imoto; Talay Thai; Sundy House; and Red, the Steakhouse. Visit flavorpb.com for a full list of restaurants and sample menus.
In addition to the month-long dining deals, Flavor Palm Beach is holding a kick-off party on September 5 at Palm Beach Motor Cars (915 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance and $75 at the door, and all proceeds benefit Share Our Strength, with funds staying in Palm Beach county to help local children. The kick-off features food from participating Flavor Palm Beach restaurants, crafted cocktails, and live entertainment. Clean Plate Charlie readers can use code FF2013 for a $10 discount per ticket, when purchased in advance.
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