It’s always something in the never-a-dull-moment world of local restaurants. . .
Coming soon to downtown West Palm is Paneterie, a casual bakery-cafe from Thierry Beaud, proprietor of two well-regarded WPB eateries, Pistache and PB Catch. To be located at 205 Clematis St., Paneterie will focus on house-baked breads, pastries and chocolates, plus an array of moderately priced salads and sandwiches. More details when they become available.
Going away, at least from our little corner of paradise, is Sheila’s Conch & Wings, which has bailed from its West Palm location (where it moved after leaving Lake Worth) and has relocated to Fort Lauderdale (3026 E. Commercial Blvd., 954-245-6154). It’s still dishing up all the piquant Caribbean fare that made it an under-the-radar success in its previous spots, plus burgers and—d’oh—wings. No barbecue, though, which is a shame.
And gone, closed, shuttered, 86’d are two spots in Mizner Park. One is Karma Sushi Steakbar, which tried to blend surf ‘n’ turf ‘n’ modern Asian fusion dishes and didn’t have any better luck than any other occupant of that seemingly star-crossed location. The other bye-bye is for Spice and Tea Exchange, that despite its great selection of spices and teas, never seemed to attract much of a following. Or at least it was empty every time I stopped by. So I guess it’s back to ordering that stuff online. . .