Wining, Dining & Socializing In and Out of West Palm Beach with Delaina DixonBy Delaina Dixon | August 8, 2016 | Gals On The Town
You’ve read about our dynamic DivaGal duo’s South Florida trip at Hilton West Palm Beach. Now find out where they traveled when they left the hotel.
Our trip to West Palm Beach took us to some very cool spots in and out of town. On Friday night we joined Lori J. Durante, founder of Taste History Culinary Tours. Lori leads the non-profit sightseeing adventure that takes locals and tourists alike on a culinary exploration of South Florida communities, including Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana, West Palm Beach and Town of Palm Beach. Lori planned a special mini-trip for us in Boynton Beach.
Our first stop was Amanda James Gallery on the Avenue of the Arts. The curator Amanda Johnson, who worked on The Wire, creates gorgeous textiles which are showcased throughout the space, a few in TV DivaGal’s fave colors: pink and green! You can see some of Amanda’s work on her website.
Walking to our next destination, we got to experience some of the street art that lines the town’s sidewalks including Mr.Dudali, a humanoid pipe sculpture created by B├⌐ju LeJoBart.
We celebrated 20th anniversary cocktails at Hurricane Alley Raw Bar (also on Avenue of the Arts). We road tested three of their most popular cocktails, including the “Laguna Beach Jalapeno Margarita” and “Just Huck It,” a mix of vodka and lemonade. While TVDivaGal isn’t much of a vodka drinker, she has to give it up for their Bloody Mary: spicy with just the right kick.
We finished up with dinner at Don Che Italian and Argentine Bistro, a mix of the two cuisines. Owned by cutie couple Ramiro (executive chef) and Joanne Calomarde, we got to meet Mama Maria, who makes her own fresh pasta in the kitchen!
Ramiro had us try a sampling of everything. And everything was delicious.
The next day, after a day of Hilton West Palm Beach yoga and pool, we put on our walking shoes to check out some of the offerings within blocks of our hotel. That included an intimate jazz show at Wine Scene Palm Beach. Part gallery, part performance space, owner Tony Solo told us that he plans to turn it into the ultimate event spot … so if you’re planning something in the town book early!
On Sunday, we wanted to see Palm Beach’s beaches, and what better way to get there than by Sky Bike, West Palm Beach’s shared ride service. While TV DivaGal had a little bit of challenge getting started, once we were off and rolling the scenery was great. Cross over Flagler bridge and through tony Town of Palm Beach to wind up at its shores.
For our final night, we took our longest excursion to Jupiter, Fla., to visit U-Tiki Beach. This outdoor eatery is right on the water with stunning views Make sure to try the fried oysters!
As one of our top trips in a long time, we can say with certainty you won’t be disappointed with West Palm Beach and all its neighboring towns.