Published On: Thu, Oct 18th, 2018

Crane’s Beach House in Delray Beach to Host 7th Annual BEST BITE Restaurant Competition


Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas to Host 7thAnnual BEST BITE Restaurant Competition on Thursday, November 15

Last Year’s Co-Champions, Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub and Avant, Will Once Again Compete for the Title, Along with Previous 3-Peat Winner Café Luna Rosa, and Other Delicious Delray-Based Eateries

Boca Raton, FL – Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, today announced that this season’s third Tastings at the Tiki will also be the 7th annual BEST BITE Restaurant Competition, a fundraiser for two local patriotic organizations: the HOW Foundation of South Florida and Project Holiday.

The tasty event will be held on Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 9 pm, and RSVPs can be made online at

About 250 hungry patriots attended the annual event in 2017 in which seven local eateries competed for the prestigious title of BEST BITE FOR VETSTim Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Delray Beach, which finished in second place in 2016, won the popular vote last year, edging out three-peat winner Caffe Luna Rosa. Avant was named number one by the VIP Tasting Judges.

All three winning restaurants will be back for BEST BITE this November, along with other competing restaurants that will be announced prior to the event. This event also will include a special  beer tent from Saltwater Brewery, Delray Beach’s first local production microbrewery, selling amazing craft beers and ales.

The cost to attend BEST BITE is only $25 per person, which will include one drink ticket, a free “chance to win” ticket for special gifts, and a token to use for voting to select the winning restaurant. Every time a person buys a drink (alcoholic or not) from either of the two popular tiki bars at Crane’s, he/she will receive another voting token. At the end of the event, the restaurant with the most voting tokens will be declared BEST BITE 2019.

Funds raised at this event will be split evenly between:

Project Holiday, which supports local families who have loved ones serving in the armed forces around the world.

HOW Foundation of South Florida, which increases to increase awareness about the medicinal benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and raises supplementary funds for helping wounded warriors and other individuals receive treatment for HBOT indications not typically covered by insurance. For more information, please visit

About Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas:

Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas creates a real tranquil environment for guests, even though the boutique hotel is just steps away from the shops and restaurants along Delray Beach’s popular Atlantic Avenue. The two poolside tiki bar are stocked with an array of tropical drinks, wines and both domestic and imported beer, with a music-filled happy hour from 5 to 9 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

In addition to winning the prestigious #LOVEDBYGUESTS Award from a few months ago, Crane’s has been admitted to the TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame and to the prestigiousExpedia Insiders Select List™ of “the world’s best hotels” as judged by the experience of Expedia® travelers. Crane’s also is a repeated recipient of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association’s prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence and exceptional service.

For more information please contact Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas at561.278.1700 or visit the website at

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