UPDATE: The Brightline Tasting Train for Dec. 7 has been postponed, we will post the rescheduled date when available.
Take the Brightline train to the 2018 Art Basel this year and avoid the I-95 craziness. There’s a special pass for that (of course, there is), and there’s The Tasting Train with an Art Basel edition, too.
That tasting train is Dec. 7, starting at 7 p.m. from the West Palm Beach station (7:39 p.m. from the Fort Lauderdale station), with Perrier Jouet sampling on the way to Miami. Then at the station, tasting continues along with live music—all included in the tasting ticket: $200 for the train and tasting lounge in Miami; $175 just for the Miami station tasting. The previous tasting trains were sell outs (pictured). You can buy tickets here.
New venues just opened or on tap to open soon
Wellington Trophy Room: Chef Joseph Bonavita Jr. (formerly of 50 Ocean) is in the kitchen at this “New American” venue (pictured). 12300 S. Shore Blvd., Wellington; 561/793-2110; trophyroomrestaurant.com
Antoniette’s Vegan Café: Offers all-vegan products, with a small counter and everything can be made to-go. Open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday. 600 Hibiscus St., West Palm Beach; 561/334-1840; avegancafe.com
Batch New Southern Kitchen: Billed as “comfort food and artistic Southern” food, this restaurant is in the former Alchemist spot. Cocktails will be a focus here, too. Open Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 223 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/708-0000; batchsouthernkitchen.com.
Foxworth Soda Fountain: This salute to early 1900s soda fountains has hand-stirred sodas, milk shake and egg creams, and breakfast and lunch menus. Happy Hour here, from 4 to 6 p.m., means craft beer milkshakes, and adult floats, CBD shakes and sundaes. Delray Shore Pharmacy, 124 NE Fifth, Delray Beach; 561/295-SODA; delrayshorespharmacy.com.