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Meaty spareribs, crispy noodles and a side order of culinary education are found at a popular Chinese-American eatery

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Bird Nest Tree, a 40-year veteran of the dining scene serving residents of western Delray Beach’s condo communities, seems an anachronism. A friendly server made dining enjoyable. By ALAN J. WAX The first time we went to Bird Nest Tree, a neighborhood Chinese restaurant in western Delray Beach, eight years ago, I swore it would be […]

J. Alexander’s, the chain that doesn’t want to be seen as a chain, offers prime dining options

  The main attraction, a 16-oz, bone-n prime rib. Perfect prime rib and other tasty menu items are offered in the Boca Raton location of this national restaurant group. By ALAN J. WAX Recent news that J. Alexander’s has been sold sparked a visit to the restaurant group’s Boca Raton location. In case you missed […]

Nana Noodles Sushi & Thai offers tasty, affordable fare in a hidden neighborhood setting

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This neighborhood Japanese-Thai eatery in West Delray Beach has lots of fans for its well-priced, flavorful dishes, cozy inside, outside tables and delivery By ALAN J. WAX It’s easy to miss Nana Noodles Sushi & Thai in Delray Beach. This neighborhood eatery occupies a small storefront at the derrière end of the Marketplace of Delray shopping […]

Taqueria Huetamo, a hole-in-the-wall taco joint, dishes out authentic Mexican street food

Low prices and legit tacos are the attraction at this small eatery in a Delray Beach strip center. By ALAN J. WAX Talk about a hole-in-the-wall taco joint. That’s what Delray Beach’s Taqueria Huetamo really is. Tucked into a strip center anchored by a Latino-oriented Presidente supermarket on Congress Avenue, just north of Linton Boulevard, […]

It’s not Paris, but a Boca Raton bistro has a French accent and comfy outdoor setting

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Chez Marie French Bistro, tucked into a sprawling strip center close to the Delray Beach-Boca Raton border, is worth seeking out for an evening of satisfying Gallic-inspired dining with friendly service By ALAN J. WAX The Polo Club Shoppes strip mall in Boca Raton isn’t exactly the Champs-Élysées. But in this sprawling suburban-style, supermarket-anchored shopping strip […]

Ordering from Death By Pizza in Delray Beach, once a lottery, now as easy as pie

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This pop-up pizzeria from the folks at Two Fat Cookies Bakery has brought Detroit-style square pizza with its crispy outside, fluffy inside crust to downtown Delray Beach, You’ll have to order online and pay in advance for a pie that you won’t be able to pick up for several days.  By ALAN J. WAX Snagging a pie […]

Uncle Pinkie’s Delicatessen offers modern interpretations of Jewish-style deli classics

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Eric Baker, a South Florida top chef, has a new Boca Raton eatery that stands the traditional Jewish-style deli on its head with house-cured meats and more. Anyone for a black truffle laced potato knish or a Manischewitz margarita? By ALAN J. WAX If a Jew wandered into Uncle Pinkie’s Delicatessen in Boca Raton would he recognize the fare? […]

A different kind of Chinese cuisine on the menu at Mr. Chen’s Hunan Palace in Delray Beach

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An ownership change and the addition of a dim sum menu at this long-lived eatery have made it a standout in an area where most Chinese restaurants feature the usual Chinese-American fare. To be sure, the old favorites remain at Hunan Palace.  By ALAN J. WAX Dewei Liang wants to make Mr. Chen’s Hunan Palace […]

The World of Hummus offers a taste of Israel inside a Delray Beach flea market

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A family run casual eatery inside the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar is cooking up flavorful kosher versions of popular Israeli dishes.  By ALAN J. WAX Talk about a hidden gem. To get to The World of Hummus at Delray Café in Delray Beach you’ll have to drive around to the back of the Big Apple […]

Happy Lavash, Inspired Mediterranean, is a Turkish delight in Boynton Beach

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By ALAN J. WAX There’s more to Turkish food than kabobs. That’s obvious from the menu at Happy Lavash, Inspired Mediterranean, a modern, fast-casual eatery open since the latter part of 2020 on Gateway Boulevard, just west of I-95. The menu at Happy Lavash, to be sure, doesn’t cover the gamut of foods that might […]