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EatBeat: Salsafest! and International Tastes on Clematis Street Saturday

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

chilipepperGet your salsa steps ready, and your mouth set for the spicy stuff – the annual Salsafest is Saturday in Greenacres.

It’s kid- and family friendly, with a variety of activities, contests, booths for food (love the corn on the cob) and gimme-stuff, and entertainment – and in an outdoor park setting.

Cook and taste – I’ll be a judge

Here’s a quick schedule of Salsafest and the fun food events — get your kids out there to have them make salsa in a hands-on class:

  • 11:15 a.m. – La Cucina de Ninos: Kids ages 5-12 taught salsa making by Dianne Morin of Home Cooking for Kids
  • 1:30 p.m. – Mayors’ Sizzling Salsa Caliente Showdown: Mayors from the western communities face off in a salsa-making showdown. Tastings typically follow. (I’m judging and if you have any Tums, please bring them for me!)
  • 2:30 p.m. – Palm Beach Central High School Culinary Acadmey Students: Students showdown of salsa. Instructor Elissa Berman brings six students to compete. (ditto above on the Tums).
  • 4 to 6  p.m – Salsa Cooking demonstrations and tastings: Eissa Berman, PB Central High School Culinary Instructor, me – representing JanNorris.com, Gerard Salerno of Tijuana Flats. We all make our versions of salsa — I’ll be making the now infamous Lazy Loggerhead Cafe fruit salsa I’ve adapted, and I’ll have the recipe there for you, too, so stop by.


  • When: Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Where: Greenacres Community Park, 2095 Jog Road, Greenacres
  • Events: Salsa cooking contests and demos, battle of bands, Chihuahua races, kids activities, domino competitions; food, community and business booths
  • Entertainment: Anthony Cruz, Lalo Rodriguez and Rey Ruiz perform.
  • Tickets: $10, or $30 for a Family 4-pack; children under 7, free.
  • Parking: Free
  • Information: www.salsafest.net


Street Food at International Holiday Taste on Clematis


Enchilada from Rocco's Tacos

Rocco’s Tacos is only one of several restaurants appearing at Saturday’s street food event, with an enchilada on tap for the International Holiday Taste. They’ll shut down the 200 block of Clematis between 6 and9 p.m., and street strollers can sample menu items from Rocco’s Taco’s, Pistache, Forte, Leila and Grease Burger Bar.

Samples of the foods — an international smattering from Mexico, Italy, the Middle East, France and America  — are $5, and you can probably expect some special drinks at their bars, as well. The event is free; the food cost is per plate.
It’s part of the Downtown West Palm Beach Kaleidescope – a celebration of different cultures from around the world that continues through December.
International Holiday Taste on Clematis
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where:  200 block, Clematis Street, downtown West Palm Beach
  • Cost: Free admission; food is $5 per sample
  • More information: www.westpalmbeachdda.com

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