At Kitchen, ‘grab and go’ meets gourmet


Kitchen, Chef Matthew Byrne’s slice of comfort-food paradise on the Dixie Dining Corridor, has revved into season with a new, delicious daytime feature: a new “grab and go” lunch menu at the adjacent space he calls Prep Kitchen.

This is the special-events space Byrne and his wife/partner Aliza Byrne opened last season in the former Shoppe 561 location. And while its principal purpose will be to serve private parties of 20 to 60 guests, it is also where one can find a batch of inspired salads and sandwiches, created and packed up by Chef Matthew for on-the-go customers. 

On the menu: 

  • There are $10 salads such as The Veg (quinoa, corn, chickpea, butternut, avocado, beets, greens) and Kitchen Salad (chopped greens, palm hearts, radish, tomato, toasted amaranth) with a choice of protein ($4 upcharge) and dressing. 
  • There’s a range of $12 sandwiches such as The Bubby (corned beef, Swiss, slaw, Russian dressing) and the Aubergine (fried eggplant, roasted peppers, rocket and burrata). 
  • Plus, a daily soup ($6) and a trio of desserts, including Byrne’s insane coconut cake ($5). 

Luckily for me, Prep Kitchen – and a slice of that cake – is within walking distance from my desk. 

Kitchen: 319 Belvedere Rd. #4, West Palm Beach; 561-249-2281


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Food

Holy melted cheddar! Take a peek at these sexy cheeseburgers
Holy melted cheddar! Take a peek at these sexy cheeseburgers

There’s no day better than National Cheeseburger Day to ogle some hefty patty stacks layered with melted cheese and fixings.  Cheeseburger porn, people, it’s a thing. And we have heaps of it to share. Don’t worry – it’s entirely safe for work. Find some of the best cheeseburgers in town at the spots listed...
Powerhouse chefs unite for ‘No Kid Hungry’ event in West Palm
Powerhouse chefs unite for ‘No Kid Hungry’ event in West Palm

Here’s a foodie event to put on your radar: Chef Julien Gremaud of Avocado Grill is hosting a powerhouse collab for charity next week. And his guest chefs at the “Spices from Around the World” dinner present a rare double-treat for Palm Beach County diners. Gremaud is bringing back Pushkar Marathe, the former Meat Market Palm Beach...
This salad makes good use of stale bread and not-so-pretty tomatoes
This salad makes good use of stale bread and not-so-pretty tomatoes

When you’re puzzled about what to do with leftover bread that’s getting stale, think panzanella. This Italian bread salad pairs herbs and vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers with cubes of leftover bread. Panzanella is drizzled lightly with a vinaigrette. The juices from the tomatoes and cucumber paired with the vinaigrette help...
The gas vs. electric cooking debate: Fire away
The gas vs. electric cooking debate: Fire away

As I watch forests and town on fire around the world, especially around California, I can feel to the bone the destructive power of this gift from God. Fire is probably the one thing that propelled mankind from being to a beast to this glorious stage of development. But perhaps God is giving us a very warm and vivid hint that unless we mend our profligate...
This spicy stir-fry only takes a few minutes to cook
This spicy stir-fry only takes a few minutes to cook

Five-spice powder gives this stir-fry its intriguing taste. The flavors delicately glaze the ingredients. The spice is a pungent mixture of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed and Szechwan peppercorns. You can use it to add a different flavor to other rice or vegetable dishes. The dish has several ingredients, but once they’re assembled...
More Stories