The Verdict Is In :: What To Do In SoFL 7/8 – 7/11

Friday, July 8thSushi & Stroll at the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach) Stroll the beautiful gardens at your leisure while indulging in the delicious fare from the Cornell Café. Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 children; 561-495-0233 or http://www.morikami.org
Restaurant SuggestionBlueFin Sushi and Thai Grill, 6694 Parkside Drive, Parkland or 861 Yamato Road, Boca Raton

Saturday, July 9th“Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television” at the Norton Museum (1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach) every week Tuesday through Sunday. Get up close and personal with costumes from popular movies like Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. There will be special presentations every Thursday and film viewings on Saturday. Admission is free for museum members and children 12 and under, $5 for visitors age 13 to 21, and $12 for adults. Call 561-832-5196, or visit norton.org.
Restaurant SuggestionBuccan, 350 S. Country Road, Palm Beach

Saturday, July 9th – Sunday, July 10th -Celebrate Mangos of Hawaii at Fairchild’s 19th Annual International Mango Festival (10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy lectures, indulge in tropical smoothies and take part in the world’s only mango auction. Admission is free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under. Non-member tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children ages 6-17. For more information call 305-667-1651.
Restaurant Suggestion: On Saturday only, Miami’s top restaurants, caterers and businesses alike will be sampling their best mango dishes and products. Arrive early for this free sampling as this is the festival’s most anticipated event.

Sunday, July 10thRiverhouse Ghost Tour at the Stranahan House (335 SE 6th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale) at 7:30 p.m. Tour the historic Stranahan House and hear tales of the life during the great depression. The tour starts in Frank Stranahan’s home and includes a river boat ride where you’ll hear even more unforgettable stories of Fort Lauderdale’s greatest ghosts, including one who haunts the Downtowner Saloon to this very day. You must reserve your spot in advance by calling 954-524-4736.
Restaurant SuggestionRocco’s Tacos, 1313 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Monday, July 11thFlying Yoga at the South Florida Circus School (15161 NE 21st Avenue; North Miami Beach) Fly through the air with the greatest of ease with the help of master-level circus performers. The aerial fitness classes cost $25 and are held daily at 9 a.m.
Restaurant SuggestionLime Fresh Mexican Grill, 14831 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami

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Follow That Truck :: Curbside Gourmet – West Palm Beach

When we got word that Curbside Gourmet was back on the road we grabbed our keys, candelabra, and bistro table and headed north. The Palm Beach County food truck returned from a short hiatus and we were not letting them evade us again.

So, we drove 40 miles north to the abandoned Carefree Theater for a spur-of-the-moment lunch featuring seasonally fresh and local ingredients. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly group of patrons and promptly served by the Curbside crew. They even brought our food to our table. Now that is gourmet service!

Buttermilk Fried (to perfection) Chicken Sandwich

What we ordered: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Balsamic Mustard  Words cannot describe the bliss we experienced after biting into the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich. It was A.maz.ing. The chicken was plump, juicy and flavorful, the breading was light and seasoned to perfection, and the balsamic mustard was the icing on the cake.  At just $6 dollars this sandwich is worth every penny.

Mojo Pork Tacos with Fresh Homemade Tortillas, Pico De Gallo and Avocado There was no shortage of ingredients in the Mojo Pork Tacos. The combination of the fresh homemade tortillas, pico de gallo, avocado, and Mojo Pork (love this marinade!) mingled perfectly together. And 2 for $5 is such a steal!

Crab Cake Slider and Mojo Pork Tacos

Crab Cake Slider with Lemon Tarragon Aioli  The  Crab Cake Slider was heavy on crab, light on filler and slightly crispy on the outside. Topped with herbed aioli, roma tomato slices, and fresh scallions on a soft potato bun, this slider was perfectly balanced in the flavor and texture departments.

Refreshing Orange and Fennel Salad

At the end of our meal we were presented with the special of the day, a refreshing Orange and Fennel Side Salad (on the truck house).  This citrus salad was a bright ending to a superb lunch.

What we thought: The Curbside crew makes a fabulous lunch with very reasonable pricing, but it’s their fantastic service and hospitality that will keep us coming back. We are so glad this food truck is back on the road and suggest you try them out.  You will not be disappointed.

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