We had the good fortune of connecting with Zena Tarantino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zena, what do you attribute your success to?
When opening Revelry, it was very important to me that my personality was completely woven throughout the business. My attention to detail, desire for finesse, and propensity for displaying oddities on the walls were the most important factors for building the brand.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Revelry is like walking into your quirky friends living room. Guests are treated to visual stimulations ranging from taxidermy, avant-garde light fixtures, and even a leopard print footrest at the bar. We pride ourselves on our fabulous rotating selection of over 80 craft beers, assorted wines, and from time to time, froze. Offering artisanal home made pickles, burgers, and THE grilled cheese, the culinary delights of which (or nosh as we lovingly refer to them as) are always available from our master chef, Brando. Our events calendar is always booked solid with musicians, performers, cult classic film screenings, pop up kitchens, and the illustrious vinyl night. Bringing my eclectic flair and need for zest, is what makes Revelry a pillar of excellence in Lake Worth.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We love to support local, especially since we have such a great local following. There is no other way to start the day than with a coffee from Common Grounds. On Saturdays we have a farmers market on the inter-coastal, where vendors have fresh breads, vegetables, and an amazing assortment of handmade goods. The beach is right across the street. Lake Worth is known for its history and the eclectic homes are definitely a highlight where you can find The Birthday Cake Castle and a cottage on the same block. An entire day can be spent shopping locally and getting lost at our favorite vintage store, Stitches and Rust. Visiting our local dive bar Harry’s Banana Farm to visit Alex and then down the block to visit our favorite LGBQT bar The Mad Hatter to visit our friend Brucie. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout would most definitely go to my mother as she has served as a great source of inspiration in my life, through her business acumen and entrepreneurship. Growing up I got to witness first hand her unbridled passion for her own ventures from owning a punk rock club and recording studio in New York, to a local favorite breakfast diner that’s become a pocket of sunshine in Boynton Beach. I was able to personally see my mother’s towering dedication to her professional pursuits and livelihood. When I eventually contemplated: and then decided that I was going to pursue opening my own business, the thought and regard of my mom’s past successes fueled and ignited my final desires to go out and get started.