Saturday, August 13, 2022

A Biking Booze Cruise Headlines This Week’s Dining To-Dos

Ride in support with this “Booze Cruise”

With the weather (kind of) heading into fall, and everyone wanting to get outside, as well as support local restaurants, this new idea brings that all together. In Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, the Bike Boutique by Villain at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens has started the “Local Villains,” a group of bike riders supporting restaurants. 

Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a group of riders gathers at 7:30 p.m. (advance reservations are required!) for a “Booze Cruise” – actually a leisurely evening ride for about 15 miles that lasts three hours. You can bring your own bike and helmet, or rent an electric bike from Villain for a discounted rate. You’ll stop at about three venues, such as Paddy Mac’s, Twisted Trunk, Das Biergarten, The Cooper, Salute Market, Rocco’s Tacos, Voodoo Bayou, Scusi and more. The ride is free; you pay for the food purchases. 

For more info, and to make reservations for a ride, call Bike Boutique by Villain at 561/629-7507. Hint for other areas: This sounds like a perfect idea to replicate all over the place!

A (Culinary) Night in the French Riviera

Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach has enlarged its outdoor dining, with covered areas overlooking the park at the east end of Clematis Street. You can eat here as if you’re on the French Riviera this Sept. 25, with a special menu, music and wine, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Chef Isaac Cerny will produce dishes such as Moules de Pernod au Safran ($15), Espadon Provencal (char-grilled swordfish; $34), Long d’agneau grillee (char-grilled lamb loin; $36) and more. 

Pistache French Bistro, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-5090;

“The Great British Bake-Off” is back!

For fans of this fun – and occasionally funny – baking show, you can grease your cupcake tins now. Season 11 starts streaming in the U.S. on Sept. 25, three days after it airs in the U.K.

Until the first scenes unroll, here’s a great trailer about the season to watch:

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Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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