Friday, May 24, 2024

Kapow Noodle Bar is Coming to Clematis

500 block of Clematis Street undergoing a facelift

The 500 block of Clematis, home for the past five years to innovative, hip restaurants, murals, public art displays and shut-it-down block parties, is home now to a lot of blank storefronts.

Longboards is gone, a Rodney Mayo restaurant that was next-door sister to Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is still there, and still has fab pizzas, among other things. The windows are telling us Kapow Noodle Bar, Mayo’s Boca Raton Mizner Park restaurant, is opening a second location there soon.

Other new areas crowding around the soon-to-open All Aboard train station include Wine Scene at 530 Fern St., which opens at 4 p.m. with wine, various gourmet nibbles and live jazz music. It’s part of a multi-purpose space that will be home to a green market, has an art gallery (Nicole Henry) and will host special events.


Think you could be a barista? Test it at Oceana contest!

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On Sept. 22, Oceana Coffee (150 S. Highway 1, Tequesta; 561/401-2435) is hosting a Barista Throw Down. For $5, your coffee will be judged by Chris Marshall from Hampton Forks Kitchen & Table, Jason Stocks from District Bar and Table, and Jim Madden from Evernia Coffee House. These three pros will judge based on balance, symmetry, use of space, color contrast and definition and overall impression.

Spectators are allowed in free of charge, but can pay $2 for a people’s choice vote for best art and best-tasting specialty coffees. Grand prize for latte art is $150, and second and third places split the rest of the pot. The barista who wins the best creative coffee contest wins $50. All starts at 6:30 p.m.

Oceana will also host Java & Juice, a food, coffee and wine pairing, featuring a menu from Chef Chris Marshall, with wines paired by Angus Mitchell of Mitchells’ Wines from South Australia’s Clare Valley. Tickets are $45 per person.

Lynn Kalber
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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