The best thing in life: options!
Yes, it’s dawning on us that we won’t be returning to our “normal” life just the way it was, well, ever. That means coming to grips with what we want to do, what we need to do and what we can do.
Restaurants realized that a few months ago, and our creative local restaurateurs keep coming up with new ways to feed us within the confines of craziness all around us. Here are a few new options, and I’m sure there will be more coming our way. Our hats are off to innovation!
The Cooper’s BBQ-in-a-Box
Takeout has become second nature to many now, so finding something that makes life a little easier is a good thing. Labor Day will be here before we know it, and while it’s a bit hot to grill outside, we still like ribs!
The Cooper, Craft Kitchen & Bar in Palm Beach Gardens has packaged slow-cooked, St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork and brisket, with smoked chipotle barbecue sauce, fresh rolls, potato salad, baked beans and mac-and-cheese. Plus cookies. You just have to heat up the meat, and instructions are included.
The box deal (pictured above) is available for pickup only, every weekend through Labor Day. Cost is $55 for a small BBQ box, $95 for a large. Call to order.
The Cooper, Craft Kitchen & Bar, 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/622-0032; https://www.thecooperrestaurant.com
The Capital Grille’s Generous Pour is back–this time to-go
A yearly special at The Capital Grille’s venues is The Generous Pour, where diners can sample many wines from a selection during their meals. This special is back, along with a To-Go feature!
There are seven wines chosen with the restaurant’s menu in mind, and servers help with the pairing event; cost is $28 with dinner. If you want takeout, then The Generous Pour @Home means you can order from all seven wines, and includes a Stolzle crystal wine glass per entrée and a take-home guide that includes access to short, exclusive films about Dave Phinney, the winemaker who chose the wines. (He was named Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Maker of the Year.)
All Capital Grille locations; https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/home
Seasons 52: Rosé All Day, All Summer
Through Sept. 14, Seasons 52 celebrates that most SoFla-ish of summer wines, rosé with its Rosé All Day, All Summer event that spotlights four drinks, two rosés and two rosé cocktails.
The Vanderpump Rosé, Jansz Brut Rosé, Rosé Lemonade and Rosé Sangria pair with the restaurant’s roasted corn and bacon flatbread, for instance. The rosés are also available to-go by the bottle. It’s a light way to cool off and eat well.
All Seasons 52 locations; https://www.seasons52.com/home