Briana Beaty started Flavor Palm Beach—a month-long celebration of good food and good living in the Palm Beaches—in 2007 after moving from Miami to Palm Beach Gardens. She had been missing the popular restaurant events she grew to love, such as Miami Spice, and decided to take things into her own hands. “I turned my lunch hour, weekends, and after-hours into Flavor headquarters,” says Beaty, a mother of three who is also the founder of “The Palm Beach Moms” blog. “I worked my tail off—lots of blood, sweat, and tears—but it came together.” Now, almost 15 years later and with restaurants still trying to rebuild from the pandemic, Beaty is excited for locals to get out there and explore and support the foodie scene. More than 40 restaurants are participating in Flavor Palm Beach 2021, which runs through the month of September. Prix fixe, three-course lunches start at $23; dinners $39-$45. Here, Beauty shares a few highlights.
What can locals expect from this year’s event?
This year, diners will have the classic Flavor experience of three courses for a set price at participating restaurants, as well as some fabulous take-out and delivery options.
Any new restaurants participating this year?
So many! La Goulue, Planta, Amar, Barcello, True Food Kitchen, Beacon, Lucky Shuck, and Almond are some of our newbies, and we are so excited about them. Barcello has this dessert, the cookie dough egg roll—it’s amazing. Beacon and Lucky Shuck are new this year, and in addition to great food, they offer incredible views.
Tell us about the partnership with this year’s benefactor, Palm Beach County Food Bank.
The Palm Beach Food Bank does so much for our community. As a mom, I am really interested in the backpacks program, where food-insecure children are sent home with a backpack full of nutritious food for the weekend that they can share with their families.