Openings and Closings

Sweet Greens Opens in Palm Beach Gardens

Looking to hit that "gourmet but affordable" sweet spot, according to proprietor Tim McGowan, is Sweet Greens Market (4807 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-624-0857), which snuck open on Wednesday but is hosting a weekend grand opening party this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7. 

The indoor market will boast an extensive selection of produce, much of it organic and as local as the seasons allow, plus a variety of upscale accouterments, from tomato sauces and pastas to wines and cheeses. Also on-premises are a fish counter; bakery turning out assorted breads, cakes and pastries; a deli offering a variety of prepared and foods to go; and all the usual day-to-day grocery suspects. 

Oh, and there's barbecue, from Swingbelly's in Long Island, NY. Not

flown-in 'cue, but smoked-cooked on premises in a gleaming stainless

steel smoker. Ribs, chicken, pork and even turkey will be on the menu,

along with whole smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving. The 12-hour smoked

brisket is a good one, as is the sneakily incendiary chili, made with

"burnt ends" (the nicely charred tips of brisket), smoked chicken and

poblano peppers. 

Sweet Greens' grand opening bash runs from

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will

be live music, food and wine tastings, prizes and all that sort of

stuff so put on your dancing shoes.

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Bill Citara