Wine and Dine at Downtown West Palm Beach Hot Spots for Second Annual ‘Pairings’ Event

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2013) — Downtown West Palm Beach residents and visitors will have the chance to experience the finest flavors of the Clematis District’s international menu during its second annual “Pairings” event. This progressive dinner tour will take place on Thursday, May 30 featuring a wide variety of delicious samplings from some of downtown’s most desirable restaurants and other exciting activities. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of light appetizers, entrées and desserts paired with specialty cocktails, wines and coffee. The event is offered by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Little Smiles, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children affected with cancer.

More than 15 restaurants will offer guests the chance to wine and dine on signature menu items from 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Patrons can indulge in dishes and drinks that range from turkey burger bites and mini root beer and orange ice cream floats from Hamburger Heaven, to Middle Eastern chicken kabobs and Arak Lebanese liquor from Leila Restaurant. The Tin Fish Clematis will serve shrimp with corn chowder and Tin Fish Tea, Palm Sugar will offer its famous pork buns and Coastal Vines pinot noir, and Cabana Nuevo Latino will have authentic anticucho steak and caipirinhas. Other participating restaurants and cafés include The Backyard Bar, Best Darn Kettlecorn, Bistro Ten Zero One, Café Sweets Bakery, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Hullabaloo, Irie Island Cuisine, LongBoards, Off the Hookah, O’Shea’s Irish Pub, Roxy’s Pub and The Wine Dive.

Pairings patrons can purchase advance passes online at wpbgo.com/pairings for $25, or by visiting the DDA office located at 301 Clematis St., suite 200, and the SunFest office at 525 Clematis St. On-site tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $30 at the ticket booth tent outside City Center at 401 Clematis St. Tickets include entry and sampling at each of the participating restaurants, a map of the downtown district, and a VIP dining card that can be used for 10 percent off the check price at downtown restaurants during future visits in June 2013.

Trolley transportation will be provided by the DDA to take guests from one bite to the next, and there are other activities and experiences Pairings patrons can take advantage of in between tastings. Joshua Isla from the new downtown business, Portrait Therapy Studios, will be on site creating portraits for interested guests, and spray paint artist Manuel Trujillo will wow the crowd with his designs. DreamShare photographers will also be located around the Clematis District to capture the evening’s festivities on camera, which visitors will be able to have emailed to them directly for instant sharing.

Pairings sponsors include the DDA, SunFest, Palm Beach Illustrated, Onli Beverages, SavorTonight.com, LocalDines.com and Atlas Party Rental. For more information on the West Palm Beach DDA, call (561) 833-8873 or visit westpalmbeachdda.com or WPBGO.com.

About the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.

Plan a B&B Getaway and Combine Pairings Food and Wine Event- Downtown West Palm Beach

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Combine Memorial Weekend, the exciting annual Pairings Food and Wine event,
and a few relaxing days at our tropical AAA -Four Diamond
Casa Grandview West Palm Beach.

Reserve your accommodation for travel May 27-June 4.

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Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free
(B&B Inn Historic Guestrooms-includes complimentary gourmet breakfast)

Stay 5 nights and get 2 nights free
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Includes complimentary bike rentals, DVD movies, parking, and Wi-Fi  with two custom outdoor heated pools, LCD HDTV, iPod docs, plus much more!

Call 1.877.435.2786 or reserve online with Promo Code PAIRINGS
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Pairings Food and Wine Event

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Thursday, May 30 5:30pm-9pm

Do Not miss out on our annual Pairings Food and Wine Event on May 30 from 5:30-9:30pm!

Downtown West Palm Beach’s finest dining establishments invite you to sample signature tastes and specialty cocktails.   (Casa Grandview is located only 1.5 miles south of the event.)

TICKETS $25 IN ADVANCE/ $30 DAY OF EVENT

The free downtown trolley can take you to your next bite!  Participating restaurants include:

  • Leila Restaurant
  • Cabana Nuevo Latino
  • Duffy’s Sports Grill
  • Fuku Modern Asian Cuisine
  • Hullabaloo
  • Longboards
  • The Backyard Bar
  • Palm Sugar
  • O’Shea’s Irish Pub
  • Cafe Sweets Bakery
  • Best Darn Kettlecorn
  • The Tin Fish
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
  • Hamburger Heaven
  • Bistro Ten Zero One

Stay tuned for updates on participating businesses! A portion of the proceeds of this special night will go to our charity partner, Little Smiles.  2013 Sponsors:  Palm Beach Illustrated, Sunfest, WPB Downtown Development Authority, and Little Smiles.  To purchase tickets, click here.

About Casa Grandview
Casa Grandview Luxury Historic Inn, Cottages, and Suites offers all the modern conveniences of a downtown historic sophisticated city retreat, the privacy of a luxury vacation home, state-of-the-art modern amenities and services of an exclusive luxury boutique hotel, and the unique character of an intimate charming bed and breakfast inn, tucked away in a casual tropical island luxurious Old Florida style resort setting, in a prime West Palm Beach “trendy” urban location, anchored between CityPlace, Clematis Districts, and two miles to Palm Beach.

1410 Georgia Ave.  West Palm Beach, FL  33401
1.877.435.2786    Property:  inquiries@casagrandview.com
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Casa Grandview Sunfest Savings!

Book Your Tropical Casa Grandview West Palm Beach
1-3 BR Cottage Accommodation for Sunfest
by April 15th and Save 10%!

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Book Your 1-3BR Private Cottage at Casa Grandview for SunFest by April 15th and Save 10%! Located only 1.5 miles from event ! Promo Code SUNFEST

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May 1, 2013 – May 5, 2013
Flagler Drive Downtown West Palm Beach, FL

Casa Grandview is located 1.5 miles from the Sunfest  Waterfront Flagler Drive. Book by April 15th and save 10% on your reservation. Rates starting from $300 Night! 1-3 BR Accommodations. Promo Code SUNFEST. Book online or call 1.877.435.2786.  

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About Sunfest

SunFest is big time! There is no doubt summer kicks off right here. It may be hot outside, but inside the festival gates, the over the top musical lineup makes every one of the festival’s five days even hotter on three live stages. Listen to tunes, sip cold drinks, and scope out the vistas around downtown West Palm Beach’s waterfront and Lake Worth Lagoon.

Choose from the urban boutiqe style AAA Four-Diamond Collection:

  •  Historic B&B Inn Guestrooms and Suites with complimentary breakfast
  • 1-3 BR Private Luxury Cottages with fully equipped kitchens
  • 1-2 BR Art Deco Cabana Suites with fully equipped kitchens

Casa Grandview is located at 1410 Georgia Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401 in Grandview Heights Historic District between CityPlace and Clematis.  1.877.435.2786.     Two custom pools, complimentary bikes, WiFi, and parking, grilling and lounging areas, plus more!

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Burst of Color and Culture in Downtown West Palm Beach

Downtown West Palm Beach has always been a little more colorful than the average city, but lately local artists are literally painting the town red – and a spectrum of other colors too. Clematis District art

Public art projects like the massive, al fresco murals by Eddie Mendieta are beautifying the Clematis District. The wall outside Macy’s at CityPlace showcases up-and-coming talent through photography and other art forms selected by Eg2 art gallery, a showcase for Palm Beach County’s most artistic students. Downtown West Palm Beach’s newest galleries are also making a splash, with Kenneth Plasket Gallery offering originals by the art world’s most famed players like Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, and Lois Brezinski Artworksfeaturing tropical prints to suit the Florida lifestyle.

Visitors looking to fit in some extra culture this weekend should check out the third annual CityPlace Art Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 31 and Sunday, Apr. 1. With specially selected glass pieces, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, life-size sculptures and more that range from $25 to $20,000, the Howard Alan production offers something for both browsing beginners and experienced collectors. It’s free and well worth the visit. We found this quirky little table here last year, and added it to our office lobby. Go to cityplace.com for a sneak peek.CityPlace Art Fair table

The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority plans to launch “Glass Front Gallery” exhibitions with the County Cultural Council of Palm Beach County this Spring. The Downtown “collective” will display two-dimensional art, sculpture and installations by local artists and groups in storefront windows throughout the Clematis District. The street-side art will be unveiled in May; stay tuned for more details at wpbgo.com.

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on First New Property to the Palm Beaches Since 2009

The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau today joined Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Kolter Group, LLC as they broke ground on their newest Hyatt Place hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach at 104 N.E. 2nd Avenue.  The new hotel will be the second Hyatt Place in The Palm Beaches— the first of which opened in February 2009 in downtown West Palm Beach— and the first new property developed in the County since the Seagate Resort & Spa in November 2009, also located in downtown Delray Beach.

In addition to its many hotel properties, Delray Beaches’ downtown district also boasts more than 130 restaurants, dozens of cultural institutions including the Morikami Museum, major annual events such as the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, two miles of white sandy accessible beach, over 350 shops and 20 galleries, and an outdoor arts district, Pineapple Grove, further demonstrating that Delray Beach is truly one of the most thriving destinations in all of South Florida.

The property will be constructed and developed by Kolter Commercial— headquartered in Palm Beach County— and will feature 134 spacious guestrooms, all of which will include a spa-inspired bathroom, 42-inch HDTV, and an eight-foot sectional sofa-sleeper.  Complimentary continental breakfast, property-wide Wi-Fi, an elevated outdoor pool, and secured parking will be available to all hotel guests. The new Hyatt Place will also feature a full-service lobby bar and mixed-use retail space, as well as executive boardrooms and flexible meeting space for business guests.

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