Pictured above: 3 of Hearts’ Black Magic cocktail with stout, port wine, coffee and a chocolate ice cube. Photo courtesy of 3 of Hearts.
Your turn! New 3 of Hearts restaurant includes games
If your family grew up around a table playing card games after dinner, this new restaurant will allow you to Pass Go and win again.
First-time restaurateur Robin Popelsky has opened 3 of Hearts Game Shop + Eatery in Lake Worth. The menu has tapas-style dishes, as well as local brews, wine, sangria and all kinds of classic board games to test your skills. Prices range from $3 to $24 and include meat, seafood and vegetarian options.
Think and Drink Trivia Tuesdays start at 7:30 p.m and on Winesday Wednesdays, look for 50 percent off wine by the glass. Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., there’s 50 percent off draft beer and wine by the glass. Sunday brunch is served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
512 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth; 561/923-8573
Loch Bar Pop-Up featured at Shakespeare fest
Shakespeare wrote, “Appetite, a universal wolf.” Keep that in mind this weekend at the free Shakespeare in the Park with a production of Hamlet, all at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The show is at 8 p.m. Jan. 6, and one at 6 p.m. Jan. 7.
Along with the shows, you can tame the wolf within by trying the Loch Bar Pop-Up offering. This restaurant is scheduled to open in Mizner Park in Summer 2018, and is a classic seafood tavern from The Atlas Group, which owns Ouzo Bay. On the menu with the Bard will be oysters on the half shell ($2 each), mini crab cakes ($8), mini lobster rolls ($9), tuna poke ($9) and specialty cocktails.
2018 wine dinners announced! Here are two good ones:
Silver Oak meets Chef Autry food pairings at The Regional
Jan. 10, starting at 6 p.m., you can sit down with 59 other lucky folks at The Regional Kitchen & Public House for a four-course wine dinner featuring Silver Oak Cellars. The menu includes pan roasted black bass and 2015 Twomey Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir; Trofie Pasta with 2013 Twomey Cellars Napa Valley Merlot and grilled spinalis of beef with 2013 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. And then there’s the cheese course with another cabernet. Reservations required; cost is $175 per person, plus tax/gratuity.
651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/557-6460
Farm to Hilton dinner features Jackson wines, Swank produce
Here’s one with Swank Specialty Produce and Jackson Family Wines, at the popular Hilton West Palm Beach on Jan. 6. Starting at 6:30 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres, the $99 dinner (plus tax/gratuity) features four courses prepared by Executive Chef Miguel Santiago. Tickets available here or call for reservations: 561/231-6091.
600 Okeechobee Blvd., next to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has spent her life working 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. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.