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Finding a taste of Philadelphia in a West Boca Raton shopping mall

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Old School Philly in Shadowood Square offers authentic Philadelphia-style cheesesteak sandwiches — and more. The former owner of Direct from Philly, inside a Deerfield Beach gas station, is behind the new venture. You’ll need a big appetite, lots of napkins, plenty of cold beverages and a fork to savor the experience and the cheesesteaks at […]

Gallic comfort food and a comfortable vibe make the meal at Escargot Bistro

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French husband and wife hosts, traditional bistro cuisine with a focus on snails, and a cozy dining room make this intimate Oakland Park restaurant a destination We missed the turn into Escargot Bistro’s parking lot on the way to celebrate our anniversary dinner. After turning around after having traveled a half mile beyond our destination, […]

One man’s passion for chocolate on display at 5150 Chocolate Factory in Delray Beach

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Artisan chocolate maker Tyler Levitetz makes his organic treats from scratch With his tattooed arms, brown apron, brown stocking cap and beard, you’ll never mistake 30-year-old Tyler Levitetz for Willy Wonker as portrayed on the big screen by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. But Levitetz, whose social media handle is “therealwillywonka,” shares the Roald Dahl fictional […]

A Brooklyn transplant with pizza in his blood now tossing dough in West Delray Beach

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  The New York-style pizza made by Angelo Vaccarella of Angelo’s Pizza & RIstorante in West Delray Beach is some of the best in the region Angelo Vaccarella says he’s got pizza in his blood. Vaccarella, who was born in Italy, grew up just two blocks away from the famous Brooklyn, NY pizzeria, L&B Spumoni […]

A picky diner finds contentment at a fine-dining chain restaurant in Boynton Beach

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The Village Tavern, one of about a dozen eateries in a national chain, provides a fine-dining experience in Boynton Beach “This is a restaurant I would come back to,” my wife, one of the world’s pickiest eaters, purred contentedly as she devoured a bright pink, thick slice of prime rib ‘with a baked potato.  “This […]

After 36 years, Lindburgers in Delray Beach still slinging hamburgers without the glitz

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Char-grilled, handmade burgers in a variety of configurations and fairly priced dominate the menu at this Delray Beach institution, but keep the salt shaker handy and don’t mind the kitchy decor. Before there was BurgerFi, Shake Shack, Shula Burgers, Zin Burger and numerous other burger specialty restaurants, there was Lindburgers in Delray Beach. Tucked into a […]

Artisan frozen treats carried to the extreme at Proper Ice Cream in Delray Beach

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House-made, creamy, dense treats in exotic flavors with wacky toppings and off-center cones are the specialties at two shops operated by lawyer-turned-dessert-chef Rick Felberbaum Proper Ice Cream, with two locations in Delray Beach, offers artisan ice cream carried to the nth degree. The offerings at these establishments, one Downtown, next to the iPic Theater, and […]

A bit of the French countryside transported to a side street in Boca Raton

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Le Rivage resembles an auberge, a French country inn, and serves old-school French dishes, some of them rarely seen on many modern menus. While dining in the quiet, pretty country-style dining room of Le Rivage in Boca Raton, the opening lyrics to “Dancing Check to Cheek,” an old Irving Berlin song made popular by Fred […]

Wood-fired pizza and more served in stylish surroundings with your choice of noise

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Casual dining, inside or out, at Wood & Fire on Atlantic Avenue in western Delray Beach There is a long page of menu choices for diners at the stylish, but casual Wood & Fire in Delray Beach.  And there are two choices of noise: earsplitting music combined with the din of the crowd inside, or […]

Authentic Mexican tacos have curbside appeal in western Delray Beach

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Classic Mexican food is available from Taqueria Jalapenos, a roadside food truck in far western Delray Beach. Make sure to try the tacos con lengua. Some of Delray Beach’s best Mexican food can be found as far west as you can travel on Atlantic Avenue— at the Taqueria Jalapenos food truck just west of Route 441, past […]