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Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week August 1 - 7, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:38pm

Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week

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Delray Beach, FL - (as of July 12, 2016)

Event:                   Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2016

Who:                     The 1st annual Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2016 is produced by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in partnership with the Downtown Delray Beach restaurants and merchants. 

Purpose:              To showcase the diverse dining scene and wide-array of culinary experiences in Downtown Delray Beach during the summer season - a tropical and leisurely time of year in South Florida.

What:                   Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2016 will feature special three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus and culinary experiences including wine & beer tasting/food pairing  dinners,  juicing/nutrition class, cocktail classes, chef demonstrations and more.  The week-long event provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample Downtown restaurants and food/beverage merchants at special prices. 

When:                  Monday, August 1, 2016 through Sunday, August 7, 2016

Where:                Downtown Delray Beach restaurants and merchants throughout the DDA neighborhoods:  The SET (West Atlantic), Arts & Entertainment District, Pineapple Grove, SOFA, US1, Beachside. Location - Atlantic Avenue east from 1-95 to the Beach, and the surrounding neighborhoods of Pineapple Grove and The Sofa District.

How to Take part:            Diners simply select their choice from the list of participating restaurants and merchants.  Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made directly through the restaurant/merchant. No passes, tickets or coupons required. 

Quote:                  Laura Simon, Executive Director, DDA

“The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) created Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week to highlight our award-winning restaurants within the Downtown district, while showcasing their culinary expertise & hospitality to both locals and visitors. The DDA is responsible for marketing the Downtown district and all of its neighborhoods including The Set (West Atlantic), Pineapple Grove Arts District, SOFA (South of Atlantic), Arts & Entertainment (the core of Atlantic Avenue), US1 and Beachside. All types of food and drink establishments from our cafes, juice bars, and pizza places to our casual and fine dining restaurants - encompass a significant portion (21%) of our Downtown business mix. The goal was to create a holistic dining program that all of our food establishments could participate in - and they've pulled out all the stops to make this event successful. We are thrilled to have partnered with Healthy Bellies - a program of the Delray Beach Achievement Center, founded by DADA Executive Chef Bruce Feingold - committed to educating under privileged children and families in Delray Beach on nutrition.”

Pricing:                   

Dine Out Deals:  $10 and under

Three-Course Prix Fixe Lunches: $20 & under per person

Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinners: $20 - $40 per person

Culinary Experiences & Events: prices vary by restaurant and merchant

*Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.

Restaurants & Food/Beverage Merchants:  Participants (AS OF JULY 13, 2016) include:  32 East, 50 Ocean, Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel, Big Al's Steaks, Brule, Caffe Luna Rosa, Caffe Martier, CENA, City Oyster, DADA, Deck 84, Eat Market, Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen, Honey, Juice Buzz, Juice Papi, Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza, Max's Harvest, Mellow Mushroom, Pizza Rustica, PRIME, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, Salt7, Smoke BBQ, The Office, The Old Arcade, Tryst, Vic & Angelo's and Windy City Pizza.

Culinary Experiences & Events:               

Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom - Tuesday, August 2nd from 10-11 a.m. for $10 per guest

Family-oriented step-by-step instruction from one of their pizza pros. Space is limited.

Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP.

 

Pizza Making Class at Mellow Mushroom  - Thursday, August 4th from 10-11 a.m. for $10 per guest

Family-oriented step-by-step instruction from one of their pizza pros. Space is limited.

Call (561) 330-3040 to RSVP.

 

Old Forrester sponsored Tasting/Cocktail Class followed by a Bourbon Happy Hour at The Old Arcade  - Thursday, August 4th at 6 p.m. for $25 per person followed by happy hour from 7 - 9 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to make one cocktail, sample four bourbons, and receive one complimentary drink during happy hour from 7 - 9 p.m.

Call (561) 450-6169 to RSVP. 

 

Complimentary Wine Tasting at Eat Market - Thursday, August 4th at 6:30 p.m.

A complimentary sampling of wines and light bites will be provided.

Click here to RSVP.

 

Craft Cocktail Class at Honey - Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for $30 per guest

Price includes two craft cocktails, snacks & a shrub to take home.

Call (561) 270-7187 to RSVP.

 

Four-Course Dinner & Beer Pairing with Barrel of Monks at Tryst - Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for $85 per guest (price includes tax & gratuity)

Four-course dinner and beer pairing menu available online.

Call 561-921-0201 to RSVP.

 

Sushi Rolling Class Paired with Saki at Prime - Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for $34.95 per guest

Guests will also enjoy 1/2 priced sushi all day & night at Prime on Thursday August 4th.

Call (561) 865-5845 to RSVP.

 

Juicing Class at Juice Papi - Friday, August 5th, 3 - 4 p.m. for $15 per guest

Includes: How to incorporate juicing into your lifestyle, the nutritional benefits of juicing, learn to make 3 new juices with sampling, juice recipes, and FREE Juice Papi Apron.

Call (561) 779-0014 to RSVP.

 

Craft Cocktail Class for Entertaining at Max's Harvest - Friday, August 5th 4-5 p.m. for $25 per guest

Call (561) 381-9970 to RSVP.

 

Wine Tasting & Education Class at Prime - Friday, August 5th at 7 p.m. for $39 per guest

A sommelier will be present for an educational wine class.

Call (561) 865-5845 to RSVP.

 

Whiskey 101 Class at 32 East - Sunday, August 7th at 4 p.m. for $25 per guest

Space is very limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Call (561) 276-7868 to RSVP.

 

*Reservations may be made directly through the restaurant or merchant.

 

Charitable Partner:               Healthy Bellies, a program of the Delray Beach Achievement Center, was founded by DADA Executive Chef Bruce Feingold and his wife, Amanda. Healthy Bellies is committed to community outreach and education focusing on nutrition for under privileged children and families in Delray Beach.

Sponsors:            Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week sponsors are: Gold (media) – LivingFLA.com; Silver – VUP Media; Bronze - Atlantic One; Media - Delray Newspaper.

Information:      Please visit http://downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek  www.facebook.com/DelrayDDA or phone 561.243.1077.

 

ABOUT DELRAY BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown Businesses, residents and visitors, while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.  For more information, please visit downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ATLANTIC AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN DELRAY BEACH

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:08pm

ALL ABOARD FLORIDA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ATLANTIC AVENUE GRADE CROSSING IN DELRAY BEACH

What: Crews working for All Aboard Florida will temporarily close the following intersection to perform construction improvements necessary for the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service.

Where: Atlantic Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway

When: Sunday, July 17, 7 a.m., through Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m. (extended through Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m.)

For more information on the future road closures and a map of traffic detours in the area, please visit http://allaboardflorida.com/construction/grade-crossings.

All Aboard Florida is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate, transportation, and infrastructure companies, and the corporate parent company of Brightline and MiamiCentral.

Click here to view Detour Map.

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend in Downtown Delray Beach!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 3:57pm

You don’t have to wait until the Fourth to celebrate our great nation in Downtown Delray Beach. The Holiday weekend is bringing delight to Downtown beginning Friday, July 1st and culminating in the grand celebration Beachside at A1A and Atlantic Avenue.

Friday brings entertainment for all ages and interests.  For a family friendly atmosphere join the 505 Teen Center at 4 p.m. for an Independence Day Picnic with music, BBQ, a food eating contest and outdoor games. For your style fix, pick up your “Summer Bling” at an accessories fashion show hosted by Glavidia Hair Studios in Pineapple Grove.  

If it’s the Arts you’re after, enjoy The First Friday Art Walk happening throughout Downtown Delray. After a stroll through the local art galleries, join Arts Garage for jazz vocalist LeNard Rutledge Sings The Great American Songbook. Don’t forget Arts Garage is BYOW (Bring Your Own Whatever) so pack your picnic basket!

On Saturday, get ready to put on your dancing shoes. Join Old School Square at The Fieldhouse for a Silent Disco where you can experience DJ’s through wireless headphones. Each style of music is associated with a color that lights up on the headphones and you control the volume. Tickets are $15 and a cash bar is available. 

Rest up Sunday and take a day to discover the diverse shopping and dining scene in Downtown Delray. Experience a “different type” of brunch at Salt7 or make a night of it at Max’s Harvest with their $35 three course 1.5 lb Lobster Dinner.

Before you head to the beach, enjoy a few local festivities. Join Essential Oil company 21 drops for their Red, White and Blue Launch Party. Headquartered in Delray Beach, 21 drops is excited to launch their very first retail store in Downtown. For a good old fashioned BBQ, head over to Dada where $20 will get you a heaping plate of food and proceeds support Executive Chef Bruce Feingold’s charity Healthy Bellies supporting the nutrition education of local children and their families.   

For the Grand Event head to the Intersection of A1A and Atlantic Avenue where you can enjoy live music, a splash zone, kid’s corner and Seek in the City Mini Scavenger Hunt. For the adults in the crowd, sign up for a Burger Fi Burger Eating Contest or the Sand Sculpting Contest. For the less competitive, a mini putt putt course is available courtesy of Puttin’ Around. Quench your thirst with a cold brew at the Beer Garden hosted by Burger Fi, Caffe Luna Rosa and Boston’s on the Beach and then countdown the fireworks with National Artist Daya singing her Hit Singles. The Finale kicks off at 9 pm where the Fireworks show will launch from the North end of the beach.

We look forward to seeing your Red, White & Blue throughout Downtown Delray this Holiday weekend!
 

For more information on 4th of July festivities visit: www.Julyfourthdelraybeach.com.

First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Delray Beach - July 1st!

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:53am

The July 1st First Friday Art Walk features special offers and is the best way to kick-off the holiday weekend in Downtown Delray - enjoy an evening of art, education and relaxation in an award-winning Arts Town!

First Friday Art Walk is a self-guided tour held every month, from 6 - 9 p.m.  Stroll through art galleries and working studios, and meet talented, local artists. Navigate your way through the myriad styles of art in the Downtown Delray Beach Arts District: Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley.  To learn more, visit: http://www.downtowndelraybeach.com/events

 

Special Offers & Noteworthy News from our participating First Friday Art Walk galleries & studios:

Addison Gallery - 206 N.E. 2nd Street

Summer Showcase - "Into the Deep" - opening of a group show featuring new works from John Schuyler, Michelle Y Williams and Liz Barber.

www.addisongallery.com

Attila Konnyu Studio - 358 NE 4th Street

Brand new art pieces will be debuted. 

https://www.artsy.net/artist/attila-konnyu/shows 

Black Pearl Fine Art - 514 E. Atlantic Avenue

New, rare Dr. Seuss limited edition pieces - just in! Also, enjoy 20% off custom framing.

http://www.blackpearlfineart.com/

Cacace Fine Art - 354 NE 4th Street, Suite D – Artists Alley

Enjoy wine & cheese with all of the artists:  Vincent J. Cacace, James P. Kerr & Bernard Franz. Giclees will be at the best price of the year & complimentary framing.

http://www.cacaceart.com/

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square - 51 N. Swinton Avenue

The Cornell Art Museum will be glowing during Delray’s First Friday Art Walk on July 1st!  Visitors will be treated to three art opportunities: the Extraordinary 6x6 Art Exhibit inside the Art Walk Gallery, “Lit,” the Museum’s current exhibit, and “Light the Square,” an extraordinary architectural lighting demo outside.

Art Walk, 6 - 9 p.m.

Opening reception for the 6x6 exhibit with wine & light bites. The Museum’s Art Walk Gallery will be open with the third annual Extraordinary 6x6 Art Exhibit, featuring over 250 6x6-inch artworks donated by fine artists, instructors, art enthusiasts and past exhibit contributing artists from Florida and around the country for a fundraising sale later in the month.  The main exhibition galleries will also be open with the current exhibit, “Lit,” featuring contemporary artwork by creatives working with light.

Light the Square, 8:30 p.m.

John (JD) DiDomenico, of Skyline Arts LLC, will conduct a live demonstration of how Old School Square’s historic buildings, including the Cornell Art Museum and Crest Theatre, can be transformed into architectural jewels and active public spaces at night.  Old School Square is in the process of seeking funding to acquire a lighting design package for the campus.  The demonstration has been scheduled to give the community a glimpse into the future of what could happen to illuminate the Old School Square campus, thereby creating a beautiful and safe environment for the public to enjoy.  

http://oldschoolsquare.org/events/first-friday-art-walk-6x6/

DeBilzan Gallery - 38 E. Atlantic Avenue

Offering discounted (limited) prints signed by William DeBilzan himself: prices range from $150 - $300 (approx. $1,000 value). Enjoy 15-25% off select original paintings. Beginning at 8 p.m., enjoy drinks and renowned electronic music producer "opengrass" (http://www.opengrass.com/ performing until 11 p.m. with special guest PapaLoko. 

 

Lois Brezinski Artworks - 533 E. Atlantic Avenue

Enjoy wine and light bites plus special Art Walk savings.

http://www.loisbrezinskiartworks.com/

Magnus & Gordon Gallery - 354 N.E. 4th Street Unit C – Artists Alley

Enjoy a 10% discount on all original artwork purchased during the Art Walk.

http://wp.magnusandgordongallery.com/

Walker Romaine Gallery - 345 NE 3rd Ave - Artists Alley

Enjoy wine and cheese as you view works from two new contemporary abstract painters: Lucia Gomez and Janet Siegel Rogers.

http://www.walkerromainegallery.com/

 

Full list of participating Art Walk Galleries:

Pineapple Grove (NE 2nd Avenue): Addison Gallery, Gallery at Studio 5, Delray Art and Framing, Ford Fine Art (gallery closed on July 1).

Artist Alley Studios (NE 3rd Ave @ NE 4th St): 4th Avenue Photography & Video, Amanda Johnson (gallery closed on July 1), Attila Konnyu, Cacace Fine Art, Laszlo's Painting Studio, Ona Steele Studio (gallery closed on July 1), Stacy Balmuth, Magnus & Gordon Gallery, Diane CarterJeff Whyman Studio, Studio Romaine, Walker Romaine Gallery.

Atlantic Avenue: Artists' Guild Gallery, an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artworks by Lois Brezinski; Avalon Gallery; Black Pearl Fine Art; Blue Gallery; Cornell Art Museum; DeBilzan Gallery; Extreme Art International; Lidia Tohar Studio 101; Sundook Fine Art Gallery.

For more information please call 561.243.1077 or visit http://www.downtowndelraybeach.com/events

Introducing Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week this August 1-7, 2016 – Be Involved!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:53pm

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is excited to announce the inaugural Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, August 1-7, 2016. The Downtown Development Authority, committed to marketing the merchants within the DDA district, created Dine Out Downtown Delray to showcase the diverse dining scene, energetic vibe and creative culinary experiences offered in Downtown Delray Beach during the summer season - a tropical and leisurely time of year in South Florida.

The DDA’s Mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown businesses, residents and visitors. Through our merchant programming, we have created various events that showcase our Downtown merchants. Programs like Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, Delray Beach Fashion Week, Savor the Avenue, and the First Friday Art Walk support the DDA’s mission to enhance and stimulate economic growth in the Downtown community.

Restaurant Week customers will enjoy prix fixe lunches and dinners along with special Dine Out deals and a series of culinary events & classes throughout the week at participating Downtown restaurants. This program will be advertised and marketed in Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties through several targeted platforms such as, online/web (through the DDA’s DowntownDelrayBeach.com website, purchased media placements, email marketing, etc.), purchased print placements, PR/press releases, blogging, and video/digital signage at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). We invite you to participate in this new and exciting week-long program.

Become a Restaurant Week Participant:

Participating restaurants and food establishments must offer one or more of the following promotions* August 1 – August 7, 2016:

-Dine Out Deals: $10 and under
-Three-Course Prix Fixe Lunches: $20 and under per person
-Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinners: $20 - $40 per person
-Culinary Experience or Event throughout the week: prices vary by restaurant

*Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.

How to Take Part (for the consumer): Reservations will be strongly encouraged & will be made directly through the participating restaurants & merchants. No passes, tickets or coupons will be issued.

Charitable Partner: Healthy Bellies - Healthy Bellies, a program of the Delray Beach Achievement Center, was founded by DADA Executive Chef Bruce Feingold and his wife, Amanda. Healthy Bellies is committed to community outreach and education focusing on nutrition for under privileged children and families in Delray Beach. Participating restaurants are encouraged to support this organization and attendees will have an opportunity to make a contribution as well during Restaurant Week. A suggested $100 donation to Healthy Bellies is encouraged.

Click here to participate. Please send your completed Participation Form to DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com.

 

Become a Restaurant Week Sponsor:

There are three sponsorship levels available for this year’s Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, each of which provide multi-channel brand exposure for partnering brands.

Click here to view the branding visibility & opportunities at each sponsorship level.

For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, call the DDA Office at 561.243.1077 or email DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com.

We look forward to partnering with you!

 

Current 2016 Restaurant Week Sponsors:

VUP Media – Silver Level Sponsor

Atlantic One – Bronze Level Sponsor

Delray Newspaper – Media Sponsor