Today we’re launching a new series called Blogger Bite. Once a month we will feature a local, food-loving lifestyle blogger who will take us on a culinary journey around town to their favorite restaurants.
Destiny Beck kicks off the series with an exquisite expedition that features both popular destinations and locals-only joints. Originally from Pennsylvania, Destiny is a dedicated hospitality publicist, dog mom and live music fan who has been enjoying the many evolutions of the South Florida food scene for 15 years. She’s the one to text for dinner recommendations and her Instagram feed will always make you hungry.
Rising in the morning with enough time to ride her bike to her local Delray Beach Purlife Fitness Center, Destiny starts off her morning with a workout followed by a Purlife Café Pur Protein shake. She says the blueberry, spinach, almond milk, raw oats, peanut butter and vanilla protein concoction sustains her throughout the morning. 45 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach; 561/826-4300; purlife.cafe
After a morning of client meetings or visits to one of the Float8 floatation therapy centers that she co-founded with her husband, Destiny pops into Eathai on the border of Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Having already sampled nearly the entire menu, she can attest it’s all legit Thai food. She enjoys the steamed tofu with a ginger double mushroom sauce because the melt-in-your-mouth tofu makes a perfect light lunch choice.
1832 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; 561/270-3156; eathaiflorida.com
After a few more hours at the computer, it’s time for a drink. Destiny’s go-to happy hour spot is Death or Glory. “I love the two owners. They are super involved in the community and they have an awesome happy hour.” She orders the chickpeas that she says taste like Cheetos and pairs the snack with an Old Fashioned cocktail. She’s tried the drink in several places around Delray Beach, but says this is the best one. “Bourbon has really grown on me over the last couple of years, and I really didn’t start liking them until getting them at Death or Glory.”
116 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach; 561/808-8814; deathorglorybar.com
Chef Eric Baker’s dynamic menu at Rebel House keeps Destiny coming back for more – but it’s also the ‘90s hip-hop music that’s piped into the east Boca restaurant and its welcoming staff. Her favorite dish on the menu now is the lobster meatballs with ricotta gnocchi. This hearty shareable plate is topped off with vodka sauce and pancetta making it a cheesy, spicy and crunchy start to the meal. She orders a Right On Top of That Jill specialty cocktail that’s a fun nod to Baker’s wife Jill and made with Código 1530 tequila, passion fruit, lime and fresh cilantro.
297 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton; 561/353-5888; rebelhouseboca.com
After Dinner / Late Night
For one final drink (and maybe a final snack too) Destiny heads to Crazy Uncle Mike’s for a live music show and a pint of beer. She orders a License To Pils Czech pilsner and pairs it with a roasted veggie taco.
6450 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/931-2889; crazyunclemikes.com
For more delicious bites, follow Destiny on Instagram.