Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas to Host BEST BITE FOR VETS on Thursday, November 16

Cathy Balestriere, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, today announced the sixth annual BEST BITE restaurant competition on Thursday, November 16, from 6 to 9 pm. The competing restaurants at this year’s restaurant competition will be announced soon.

For the second year in a row, this celebration of local dining excellence is being themed BEST BITE FOR VETS, because the tasty event will be raising funds for two local patriotic organizations: featuring seven local favorites: the HOW Foundation of South Florida and Project Holiday.

The culinary contenders will be offering a variety of delicious taste sensations as they compete for the title of BEST BITE FOR VETS. And this year, the participating restaurants have two ways to win:

1) by popular vote of the attendees

2) by designation from a group of celebrity judges including former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper. Food blogger Shaina Wizov from Take a Bite Out of Boca will serve as MC.

The cost to attend is only $20 per person, which will include one drink ticket, a free “chance to win” ticket for special gifts and a token to use for voting for BEST BITE winner. Every time a person buys a drink (alcoholic or not) from either of the two popular tiki bars at Crane’s, they will receive another voting token. At the end of the event, the restaurant with the most tokens will be declared the popular winner.

Best of all, $15 from each admission will be split evenly between the Delray-based nonprofits:

+ 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 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

As a bonus, this year’s BEST BITE FOR VETS is also the finale of the HOW Foundation’s 2nd annual Dine for Veterans promotion. (Learn more at:

Crane’s Beach House’s BEST BITE fundraiser will be held throughout the hotel, around both beach-like swimming pools and the two large Tiki Huts. Live jazz music & special guests will be featured throughout the evening. There will also be an assortment of desserts to celebrate “16 Years of Success” at Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas.