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Delray Beach’s 3G’s Gourmet Deli: Good deals are easy to find, good meals less so

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A long-time fixture in Delray Beach, crowds flock to this so-called bastion of New York-style deli for an attractively priced, wide selection of dining options. Are Sabrett hot dogs and Friedrich brand cured meats truly Jewish food?  At almost any hour, any day of the week, they wait and wait and wait—for a table at […]

A Christmas find that will mean many happy returns

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A gelateria in a Route 441 strip center in Parkland offers a rich menu of frozen treats. It’s worth the drive from Delray Beach or anywhere else. What a find! We were driving north on Christmas Night after a Chinese dinner in Sunrise and craving dessert (the restaurant where we dined offered none).  But being Christmas, […]

Comfort food is on the menu at long-time Delray Beach casual standby Granger’s Grille

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A favorite among long-time locals, Granger’s casual atmosphere is the antithesis to downtown Delray Beach’s haute dining scene and complements the menu filled with soups, burgers, sandwiches and more There’s nothing fancy about Granger’s Grille in Delray Beach. It’s more diner than anything else. Reservations are not taken to sit at any of the wood-topped tables […]

The hot new player in Delray Beach’s downtown dining scene

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Elisabetta’s, the long-awaited eatery that replaced 32 East in Downtown Delray Beach, leans on pasta dishes and Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas in a noisy destination dining scene Elisabetta’s Ristorante is hot. There’s no doubt about that as patrons filled the Downtown Delray Beach eatery’s two floors of dining rooms early on a recent Saturday evening. The restaurant, […]

A slurp-worthy dish at Delray’s 369 Ramen

The trendy Japanese bowl of noodles, pork belly and more known as ramen is the main offering at this tiny, hole-in-the-wall eatery in Pineapple Grove Delray  Beach’s Pineapple Grove has never seen anything quite like 369 Ramen, an intimate, authentic noodle parlor run by chef-owner Hiro Yamamoto (whose family also owns Ebisu in Palm Beach […]

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 […]