Friday, September 9, 2016

Liz Balmaseda's drive-by restaurant review in Lake Worth, stops long enough for hamburger entrée at CWS Bar & Kitchen

Balmaseda's review finally made the print edition today (9/9) with this banner on the front page:
Very creative. Anyhow, continue reading about CWS (hours and contact information below) and maybe we'll get another drive-by food review again in the future, like about fries or the mozzarella sticks.

Once every year or so Liz Balmaseda stops in Lake Worth long enough to have a meal and write a review. She does restaurant reviews for The Palm Beach Post. This time it was the new CWS Bar & Kitchen on Lucerne Ave. She gave our new venue a solid "B", however, ". . . the burger itself was slightly overcooked." She doesn't tell what kind of burger she ordered, medium rare, medium, well-done.

Apparently she didn't spot any condiments on the table either because her "hearty" fried rice bowl "seemed to be missing a flavor kick." Here's one paragraph from the review:
The main menu offers a mix of bites (from grilled octopus to burrata), salads (including an ancient grain salad), “grazing” items (such as charcuterie, edamame, fish dip and pork belly sliders), pub fare (wings, tacos, The Burger) and larger plates (filet mignon, chicken paillard).
Then there's this charming little musing about our City:
In a seaside city that too often fails to grasp its shining potential, a little glimmer is a welcome thing
The owners of CWS Bar & Kitchen are from Broward County. They grasped the "shining potential" of Lake Worth. That's why they invested in our City. There's another thing Balmaseda doesn't know:
The front door of CWS was barely open long enough and they were already involved in our little community of Lake Worth.
In the short time CWS Bar & Kitchen has been here in Lake Worth they've done everything they can to be a good business neighbor, going above and beyond to show their support for our City, including sponsoring the Little Free Libraries.

You see, the Post made a business decision and they shut down their printing presses and all those jobs went to Broward County. The Sun Sentinel prints their newspaper for them and then ships all those papers back north in big trucks. Palm Beach County took a huge hit when the Post closed down their presses and in many ways you can still see the damage up and down South Dixie Hwy. in West Palm Beach and Lake Worth too.

So it's nice to see some people with big ideas from Broward County picking up the slack.

Anyhow, hope your next burger is cooked to perfection in Palm Beach or Jupiter or Wellington and look forward to your next review some time next year. And hope your time in Lake Worth was enjoyable. More information from the food review about CWS:

Address: 522 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, 561-318-5637
Price range: Inexpensive to moderate
Noise level: Depends on the time. Dining room is good for conversation early in the evening; noise and lively factor picks up later.
Bar: Yes, a full liquor bar; separate bar area. Outside, the beer garden doubles as an adult playground, with ping-pong, Jenga and putt putt golf.
Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for coffee, and 4 p.m. to midnight for dinner; open Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for coffee, and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. for dinner. Open Saturdays for lunch and college football. Sunday brunch is served starting at 11 a.m.
Reservations: Accepted and can be made online; walk-ins welcome.