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Le Bilboquet’s bouillabaisse, a type of French seafood stew, features red snapper, sea bass, shrimp and mussels.

 

Showcasing rich mahogany and Italian stone, the décor at Sant Ambroeus was inspired by the “Gran Caffés” of 1950s Italy.

With its pristine beaches, warm ocean breezes and endless blue skies, South Florida has long attracted those seeking a change from winter weather. Palm Beach, in particular, has held special allure for travelers since the town was founded in 1911.

It’s been three years since Barrett-Jackson was able to hold an event in Palm Beach, and since then, dozens of celebrated eateries have opened or will soon be opening locations in Palm Beach County. They provide the perfect spot to celebrate your bidding success or to simply unwind and enjoy a delectable meal after an exciting day of auction action.

At La Goulue, diners will enjoy traditional French dishes, such as Canard á L’Orange Riz Sauvage, duck breast in an orange sauce with wild rice.

“Palm Beach has the right balance of a classic yet relaxed vibe. People want to live here, and everyone wants to visit. We’re so happy to be part of this community,” says Ed Carter, operating partner of La Goulue. The bistro by famed restaurateur Jean C. Denoyer transported its French cuisine to the South Florida shores in late 2020 and has since been labeled one of the hottest restaurants in town.

A few months later, the Palm Beach outpost of chef Philippe Delgrange’s iconic French boîte, Le Bilboquet, opened to great fanfare. “Palm Beach is one of the most enchanting towns. Some of the best restaurants in the country have found second homes here,” says Dobi Trendafilova, managing partner of Le Bilboquet Palm Beach.

Whether you’re a Florida resident or visiting Palm Beach for the 2022 auction, you’re certain to find something to please your palate, from traditional French fine dining to chic al fresco fare.

Almond: With locations in New York and nearby Bridgehampton, this rustic French bistro opened in Palm Beach in early 2020. The decor pays homage to the eatery’s Long Island space, including the famous red Scalamandre zebra wallpaper, and executive chef Jason Weiner’s casually elegant menu features market-fresh ingredients. Classic dishes include steamed black mussels, roast chicken with hand-crushed potatoes and Le Grande macaroni and cheese. Raw bar selections range from a half-dozen oysters to the Plateau Royale with oysters, shrimp, lobster and more.

Swifty’s at The Colony Palm Beach evokes the spirit of the restaurant’s original New York City location with warm tropical South Florida touches.

La Goulue: Famous for its award-winning cheese soufflé, La Goulue welcomes guests with a lively French-influenced ambiance, including cushy leather banquettes, Majorelle chandeliers, pewter bar and wood paneling. The restaurant recently added a special menu for Apéro, the time of day in France between lunch and dinner to meet for cocktails and small plates. Brunch is available on weekends.

Le Bilboquet: Like its locations in Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; and Denver, CO — in addition to its flagship restaurant in New York City — Le Bilboquet Palm Beach serves a delicious menu of traditional French dishes, including Moules Marinières, Le Tartare de Boeuf and Le Chicken Paillard, as well as a selection of fresh seafood. A lush courtyard gives way to art deco French-chic decor that’s elegant yet relaxed, with velvet seating, art-lined walls and a wood-and-pewter bar. The Palm Beach restaurant is the only Le Bilboquet to offer breakfast, complete with omelets, fresh-pressed juices, just-baked croissants and perfect cappuccinos.

Sant Ambroeus: Still one of the toughest reservations to score, a meal at Sant Ambroeus is like a trip to Milan. The design was inspired by the “Gran Caffés” of 1950s Italy, mixing modern lines with rich mahogany and Italian stone. The menu includes such favorites as caviar, Pappardelle alla Milanese, Fettucini alla Bolongnese and Vitello Tonnato, alongside dishes inspired by the sea and a coffee bar and gelateria.

Swifty’s: This re-creation of New York’s now defunct Upper East Side celebrity gathering spot — itself an offshoot of the legendary Mortimer’s — has taken over The Colony Hotel’s pool patio, with a warm decor accentuated with a few tropical flourishes. Signature dishes include the Twin Burgers, Swifty’s Crab Cakes and Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf.

The Honor Bar: This casual take on the time-honored Palm Beach establishment, Palm Beach Grill, is the fourth Honor Bar location since the original

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: AFTER-AUCTION EATERIES: New Locations Of Esteemed Restaurants Serve Up A Great Dining Experience In Palm Beach
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/local-resturants-to-eat-at-the-barrett-jackson-palm-beach-auction/
Published Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 23:55:01 +0000

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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas

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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas

Written by Barbara Toombs

Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.

What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.

Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.

Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”

The Arts District

A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.

Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.

18b sign in The Arts District.

In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.

Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.

At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/beyond-the-strip-discover-the-cultural-gems-of-las-vegas-2023/
Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000

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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve

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2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve

This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.

K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-scottsdale-auction-1967-chevrolet-corvette-custom-coupe-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000

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From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition

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Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.

The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.

Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition

It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.

“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000

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