A Successful Savor the Avenue!

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Cheers to a successful 7th Annual Savor the Avenue 2015! A projected weather event did not dampen the spirits or the reservations as the date moved to Monday, March 30th. Downtown Delray Beach on East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to East Fifth Avenue (U.S. 1) was once again the place to be for this not to be missed event as 1,100 guests sat down for dinner together at the one quarter mile long dining table. This culinary tradition, made possible by the Delray Beach Magazine’s partnership with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and hosted by Steve Weagle of WPTV NewsChannel 5, showcased many of fine dining establishments located within the downtown area. The City of Delray Beach’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading non-profit was the beneficiary of $3,360. Each guest reservation included a $3 contribution to assist in funding books and tutoring programs that will prepare children for life. The 19 restaurants preparing four-course dinners included: Tryst, 32 East, Cabana Nuevo Latino, Salt 7, Prime, Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar & The Fat Rooster, The Office, Taverna Opa, City Oyster & Sushi Bar, Vic & Angelo’s, Caffe Luna Rosa, Solita Delray, 50 Ocean, Max’s Harvest & Max’s Social House, D.I.G, Lemongrass, Cut 432. The wine was donated by local beverage distributors to each restaurant. For the third year, the Savor the Avenue restaurants competed in the “Best in Show” table décor contest. The winners were: 1st place: Salt 7, 2nd place: 32 East, and 3rd place: 50 Ocean. “Savor The Avenue is an economic development focused program for the DDA, and as such, guests were asked to participate in a survey, said Marjorie Ferrer, Executive Director, DDA, Those guests completing surveys were entered into a drawing for two tickets to the 2016 Savor the Avenue and dinner for two at any Downtown Delray Beach restaurant. “We greatly appreciate everyone’s support for this unique and SOCIAL dining experience.” Savor the Avenue sponsors were: Delray Beach Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, Atlas Party Rental, Delray Garden Center, Grimes Events & Party Tents, Seaside Builders and Vista BMW. For more information, please visit downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077. To view photos taken at the event visit facebook.com/delraydda.