Kitchen and a brewery

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Serving up seasonal style in year No. 2: Kitchen, West Palm Beach

Going to the Kitchen has never been so yummy. We’re talking, of course, about the popular 2-year-old West Palm Beach restaurant that’s celebrating its second year with an expansion. With the small Kitchen dining room (319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, 561/249-2281), opening The Den at Kitchen next door increases seating while staying all comfy and cozy. And did we mention delicious?

The contemporary space is the brainchild of Chef Matthew Byrne and his wife, Aliza, and came to fruition after they worked privately for several years for Tiger Woods. Trying to build a restaurant that mirrored an intimate, home-like setting with fresh ingredients and foodie-worthy dishes resulted in the you’d-better-book-ahead Kitchen.

The menu includes frequently changing selections, but also has some favorites that don’t disappear (except when they’re served), such as the Kitchen Salad, the burger, chicken schnitzel (pictured) and coconut cake. They’re open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Craft beers pouring all day: Saltwater Brewery celebrates second anniversary

Speaking of second anniversaries, Delray Beach’s Saltwater Brewery (1701 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/865-5373) is throwing a big party on Dec. 19 to celebrate that event. From noon to 11 p.m. that day, there will be a block party at where you can taste all kinds of brews. Examples: all-day pours include Wheat Wave and Sea Cow, among many others. Starting at 1 p.m., find Monkmosa and Tequila Sunrise and more; at 3 p.m., Hey Brah and Upside Down Cake are poured, plus brewed friends, and you get the idea. There will be live music, multiple food trucks and some holiday shopping with beer-themed gift baskets. As is the Brewery’s usual way, some of the proceeds will go to ocean-based charities.

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