New WPB Eats: Tacos & Hip Hop, Bird in the Hand

Tacos & Hip Hop pop-up at Rosemary Square

One of the new venues at the recently renamed CityPlace opens today with tapas and tacos. If the terrific tacos at Zipitios in the Grandview Public Market are any indication, the partnership of Zipitios and DJ Steve Pershad for Tacos & Hip Hop will be just as delicious.

Look for tapas such as guava and cheese beignets, avocado tostadas, asada fries and cocktails like watermelon palomas, spicy mango margaritas and lemon and sage gin cocktails. Oh, yes, please!

Tacos & Hip Hop, Rosemary Square, 550 S. Rosemary Ave. #158, West Palm Beach; 561/906-8226

Whole Foods partners with Bird in the Hand

I love when a new concept joins a good idea with an already great idea. That’s what happened this week when Bird in the Hand opened inside the West Palm Beach Whole Foods.

Collab Hospitality, which owns Hai House and TYCA on Palm Beach, put together this casual dining venue just for Whole Foods. The menu is set around rotisserie products, such as lemon rosemary bird ($14), 20-spice bird ($14), black truffle prime rib ($18), roasted cauliflower ($13), pretzel mac-n-cheese ($6) and more. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bird in the Hand at Whole Foods; 1845 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach; birdisbetter.com

Find twisted treats for National Pretzel Day

Today is is National Pretzel Day, but we don’t need an official day. Because one day isn’t enough, just as one pretzel is never enough, especially with some good mustard on top. To put some hot pretzels in your life, here’s where to get your fix:

Phlorida Pretzel

Since 2015, Phlorida Pretzel has offered daily-baked soft pretzels, party trays, dips and sandwiches made with pretzels. There are pretzel dawgs (small hotdogs inside pretzel dough), pretzel cheese dawgs, pretzel bites, pepperoni and cheese melt inside pretzel dough, cheesesteak inside pretzel dough, cinnamon twists and more. You can pick up a cup of bites ($4) for a quick fix. And you can order online for a quicker fix. You could also order a party tray and not invite anyone else—that’s my kind of pretzel party. 168 NW 51st St., Boca Raton; 561/910-1846; phloridapretzel.com

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

In 1988, Anne Beiler started what has become an international chain of pretzel shops from a stand in the Downington, Penn., farmer’s market. There are stores in most malls, a lot of airports and in 64 Florida cities, some with multiple sites. That’s a lot of pretzel dough! Items include pretzels, dips, a pretzel baking mix. Beiler no longer owns the chain, which now includes shops in more than 600 international spots. All thanks to a soft, doughy pretzel recipe perfected for a market stand. 168 NW 51st St., Boca Raton; 561/910-1846; phloridapretzel.com

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