Openings and Closings

Restaurant News: Vin 21 Debuts in Jupiter, Jacobi Versus CityPlace, Taverna Opa Gets Happy

• There's plenty of vin to go with the American bistro fare at Cesare Palazzolo's new Vin 21 Bar & Grill (251 U.S. 1, Jupiter, 561-743-7743, Some 60 wines are offered, along with classes and monthly tastings geared to all levels of oenophilia. And no, that's not a disease.

• To the world of dysfunctional relationships (Hello, Jesse! Howzit goin', Tiger?), one might consider adding that of Lirim Jacobi and CityPlace. The West Palm complex has reportedly sued the owner of Wild Olives Café and Taco Vida for eviction; allegedly, neither restaurant paid last month's rent. Jacobi's reaction? Nothing to see here, folks. Move along. At least there's no enraged blond going batshit with a golf club.

• If you pay full price for anything at Taverna Opa these days, you may need to have your head examined, as the raucous Greek eatery has introduced a host of new specials. Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. are $5 and $8.95 lunch specials. From 4 to 6 p.m. every day are two-for-one cocktails, wine and beer, plus free munchies. And Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. on, there's a buy-one-get-one-free entrée special if you bring the newspaper ad. After all, retail is for suckers.

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Bill Citara