Pictured above: The Regional’s fried chicken. Photo by South Moon Photography.
Super Bowl watching means super food pairings
The Super Bowl is two weeks away (Feb. 4), so no, it’s not too early to start thinking about what you’ll eat when watching the amazing commercials. What? There’s a game on, too? Oh, that explains it. But you’ll still need food. Here are some options:
- A bucket of amazing fried chicken (pictured) from Chef Lindsay Autry’s The Regional Kitchen & Public House means a sweet tea-braised bird for a mouth-watering meal. The “You must play hard and eat Regional” special is $40 for 10 pieces of chicken, six buttermilk biscuits, coleslaw, house sauce and hot sauce. And for $12 more, Autry’s yummy pimento cheese is an add-on. This is one football game meal that nobody will forget, but order by 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 for the deal. Pickup is on Feb. 4 after 10:30 a.m. Order online here. 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561/557-6460
- Lounge on the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort’s terrace pool deck (pictured below) for the game and join the watch party. That includes: VIP bottle service in exclusive lounges; large-projection screens for the game; food specials for $12 each (wings, nachos, flatbreads, pork belly sliders) and drink specials.
Hullabaloo specials celebrate 5th anniversary
We love it when restaurants have birthdays and they give us presents! The popular Hullabaloo in West Palm Beach is celebrating five years this week, and is offering some good specials, too.
Today is Jazz, Wine & Formaggio Monday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., when you’ll get half off bottles and glasses of wine, enjoy live jazz and try a $10 cheeseboard special. On Wednesday, go for a Patron Tequila dinner pairing. This is a five-course meal from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Patron ambassador; cost is $60 per person and includes a goodie bag. Friday (Jan. 26), down some $5 Monkey in Paradise cocktails. On Saturday, Jan. 27, there will be live music with Public Sounds Collective at 11 p.m., plus an open bar from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. with an ice luge. And finally, on Sunday, Jan. 28, there will be a “Blow Out Brunch.” (Here’s a gift from me: If they still have the amazing crimini mushroom pizza on the menu, order it!)
517 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561/833-1033
32 East starts last of 6 wine dinners
As 32 East prepares to shut its doors to make way for a new Louie Bossi restaurant on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue, the folks there are still hosting high-quality wine dinners. There are six more planned—and here’s info about the first one. Seating is limited to 40 diners, and reservations are required.
It is a Melville Winery dinner, the winery from Santa Rita Hills, Ca., on Jan. 27, starting at 7 p.m. The menu will include Florida blue crab cakes, duck confit tacos, oxtail au poivre and more. Cost is $100 per person, excluding tax/gratuity.
32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561/276-7868
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.