Delray’s Beloved Savor the Avenue Is a Go on April 19!

Savor the Avenue / Photo: Delray DDA

Yay!! Savor The Avenue is back. This April. The beloved Delray tradition that makes you feel as if you’re in a European village, dining under the stars, is back. This year, there will not be a continuous five-block long table, but it will still feel the same with a series of tables designed to hold “pods” of people (for COVID safety concerns), twinkly lights, music, a great four-course dinner—right down the middle of Atlantic Avenue.

The event, which is a partnership between this magazine and Delray’s Downtown Development Authority, will have multiple safety practices going—and will be enforcing them. But that won’t stop the magic—and we can’t wait. Here’s the scoop:

Details

Where: Right on the street, outdoors on East Atlantic Ave., at tables stretching from Swinton Ave. to East Fifth Ave./U.S. 1.

When: Monday, April 19, 2021 5:30-9 p.m. is the date. Please check with DowntownDelrayBeach.com for the latest information as we get closer.

Who it benefits: Community Greening, a Delray Beach-based nonprofit dedicated to planting trees and protecting green spaces. 

How you can go:  Guests cannot buy tickets to the event; reservations must be made directly with the participating restaurant of your choice (below). Menus are available online at Bocamag.com/Savor-The-Avenue-2021 or DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SavorTheAvenue or at the restaurant by March 8.

Who’s feeding us

And here are the rock star restaurants who will be participating:

Elisabetta’s: From pastas to pizzas, this is Delray’s Saturday night central. 561/560-6699; https://www.elisabettas.com/

Cabana El Ray: Our beloved (and hip) Cuban restaurant has all the moves—and great Latin cuisine. 561/274-9090; https://www.cabanadelray.com/

Avalon: Delray’s new sumptuous seafood and chophouse is a crowd-pleaser. 561/593-2500; https://www.avalondelray.com/

Rocco’s Tacos: Tableside guac, Taco Tuesdays and an epic Avenue hangout make this a Delray fave. 561/808-1100; https://www.roccostacos.com/location/roccos-tacos-delray-beach/

Rose’s Daughter: Mom’s Sunday Italian dinner—with a fresh new spin—already has a loyal following. 561/271-9423; https://www.rosesdaughterdelray.com/

RACKS Fish House + Oyster Bar: Clams, oysters, lobster rolls and a great outdoor bar define this hot spot. 561/450-6718; https://racksdelray.com/

Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen: Food this good can’t be this healthy—but it is. And everybody loves it. 561/266-3642; http://farmhousekitchenboca.com/

City Oyster: The heart of the Avenue, with its long friendly bar and diverse menu, is a see-and-be-seen dining spot. 561/272-0220; https://www.cityoysterdelray.com/

Vic And Angelo’s: This longtime Avenue staple is great Italian on the right side of the tracks. 561/278-9570; https://www.vicandangelos.com/

Caffe Luna Rosa: This oceanside Italian bistro is a tradition for locals as well as tourists. 561/274-9404; https://www.caffelunarosa.com/

Lionfish: Delray’s buzzy new seafood restaurant has been a hit from day one. 561/639-8700; https://lionfishdelray.com/

Che!!!: You can’t beat the Intracoastal views—or the yummy empanadas—at this special Argentine restaurant. 561/562-5200; https://www.opentable.com/r/che-restaurant-delray-beach

Death Or Glory: This funky and festive bar has great food—and innovative small plates. 561/808-8814; https://www.deathorglorybar.com/

Lemongrass: This Asian restaurant is a tried-and-true Avenue benchmark, with a mean sake. 561/278-5050; https://lemongrassasianbistro.com/

This year’s Sponsors include Menin Development, 4th & 5th Delray, Engel & Volkers Delray, Atlas Party Rentals and Luminous Trees.

We’ll  have more information later, but heads up—reservations will open up March 15 and we know seats will go quickly, with an event that always sells out. (And there are even fewer seats this year due to CDC guidelines.) Reservations reserved with a credit card depend on each restaurant’s policy. So be ready to reserve when the floodgates open! Visit https://downtowndelraybeach.com/savortheave for the most current details.

And hats off to…

Finally, special thanks to the DDA’s Laura Simon and the Delray City Commission for working hard to allow a safe, fun —and much loved—community event to return.


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Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.