In 1947, a 22-year-old B.B. King hitchhiked to Memphis to pursue his dream of becoming a professional tunesmith. A year later, his deep voice and expressive guitar playing could be heard beaming from the city's radio stations and blues clubs, jumpstarting a legendary career that would spawn more than 50 albums. When the blues icon decided to open his own club, he came back to the place where his success in music took off, returning his debt to Memphis by founding the first B.B. King's Blues Club on historic Beale Street.
Today, the club has since added locations in Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, filling each city with the sound of live music and the aroma of traditional Southern dishes, ranging from hickory-smoked ribs to gumbo. Each location's house band keeps visitors entertained throughout the night, and occasionally surprises audiences with hand-buzzer handshakes and special guests that have included Eric Clapton and Lenny Kravitz.
"It took them five years before they would let me handle the fish," says sushi chef Jo Clark about his extensive training. He began his culinary journey at 13 years old and spent a decade in an apprenticeship at the Japanese restaurant Yama. There, he honed an ability to prep rice and sauces, wield a knife, and select sushi-grade fish while shadowing chefs from different regions of Japan. In his spare time, Jo enjoys paddle-surfing and once skillfully maneuvered alongside a lively school of sharks.
At the restaurant, however, he deftly manages cuts of salmon, flounder, hamachi yellowtail, and shellfish to craft more than 40 inventive sushi rolls. He toys with the traditions of sushi, wrapping some rolls with thin slices of European cucumber and creating a sashimi pizza on a tortilla crust. The aromas of ginger, eggplant, and garlic wander from pots of Thai-style dishes in the kitchen and out into dining rooms. Though each location has distinct decor, diners mingle among elements such as exposed-brick bars, hardwood floors, and hanging Japanese paper lanterns in the exciting bright colors of a furious traffic cop viewed through a kaleidoscope.
It's easy to both start and end a night at Blue Martini. During the early hours of the evening, guests can catch the last rays of sun on the patio as they dine on light fare such as fruit-and-cheese plates and flatbread pizzas. This lightness is necessary, because once the sun goes down, guests have to be light on their feet as the lounge turns into a full-on dance party. From then until closing time, guests can keep their energy up with glasses of wine or one of the house's 42 signature cocktails. The bartenders shake, stir, and blend together ingredients to make these drinks, which range from skinny-raspberry mojitos that contain less than 250 calories to the lightly flavored key-lime-pie martini or cucumber lemonade.
For fresh maki, West Palm Beach's Saito's Japanese Steakhouse has got you covered.
Come prepared to feast at Saito's Japanese Steakhouse — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Saito's Japanese Steakhouse won't disappoint.
Families will feel right at home at Saito's Japanese Steakhouse with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Saito's Japanese Steakhouse can seat both large and small groups.
Saito's Japanese Steakhouse provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Saito's Japanese Steakhouse — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Saito's Japanese Steakhouse cater for you.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Meals at Saito's Japanese Steakhouse are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
Cuisine Type: American
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Prime Rib
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Karaoke bar and mechanical bull
For premier pizza in West Palm Beach's Downtown West Palm Beach area, head to Domino's Pizza.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Folks tend to dress down at Domino's Pizza, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Domino's Pizza also offers catering.
Delicious food doesn't have to be expensive, as shown by the delicious fare coming out of Domino's Pizza's kitchen.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Domino's Pizza offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.