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Lily’s, a new Delray Beach scoop shop, dishes out creamy house-made frozen treats

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Baklava and speculoos cookie flavored ice creams, among other inventive flavors, are made by a former Israeli military cook and dished out by his parents in suburban Delray Beach. Indonesian vanilla and Belgian chocolate are key ingredients. By ALAN J. WAX It’s all in the family at Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream in suburban Delray Beach. […]

Holy Hog Barbecue offers old-fashioned smoked meats in a modern Delray Beach setting

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Texas and southern-style barbecue classics, served Chipotle fast-casual style, are on the menu at this franchised outlet of a popular Tampa Bay area restaurant group. By Alan J. Wax Holy Hog Barbecue, recently opened in Delray Beach, takes you on a cross-country tour of barbecue. Incorporating aspects of different regional styles, Holy Hog offers the […]

Martini’s Tuscan Grill & Bar offers high hopes for dining in suburban Boynton Beach

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A new Italian eatery in suburban Boynton Beach has some interesting menu offerings and a fairly priced wine list, but the kitchen is inconsistent. By Alan J. Wax My optimism was high as we sat down for our first visit to the recently opened Martini’s Tuscan Grill & Bar in Boynton Beach. The well-lit, modern […]

A frosty taste of the Midwest in Boca Raton

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A go-to treat popular for a century with Midwesterners, frozen custard, now is available in a variety of flavors at Whit’s Frozen Custard on Federal Highway in Boca Raton Frozen dessert in the middle of winter?  Why not? It’s almost always cold treat weather in Florida. For most of us, that means ice cream, or […]

BurgerIM rapidly expands across South Florida. Should you rush in?

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This Israeli-founded, California-based, fast-casual hamburger and chicken chain offers a terrific lamb burger, but the rest of the menu – 11 varieties of patties are offered – is less impressive.  Is trouble ahead for this fast-growing chain? Seeing.BurgerM restaurants popping up all over South Florida — and elsewhere — aroused my curiosity.  When an outlet opened […]

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 Frierich 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 […]

Gelato with an real Italian pedigree is at home in Parkland

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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 […]