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Category Archives: American

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED   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 […]

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 […]

Is Dada the best restaurant in Delray Beach?

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Many in the hive suggest it’s among the best, if not THE best.  It’s definitely an entertaining experience with its quirky atmosphere and some inspired dishes and cocktails Among the most frequently asked dining questions I’ve seen on social media is “What’s the best restaurant in Delray Beach?” And, invariably, among the hive’s top answer […]

Square One in Boca Raton proves to be a puzzle

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED Up-selling, out-of-date menus, a missing knife, a salty pork chop, and desserts that lacked sweetness suggest that the early  positive reviews, perhaps, were wrong Square-1, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21, is a puzzle similar to the Rubik’s Cube. The Boca Raton restaurant Square One also is […]

Smoke stars at Pig-Sty BBQ in Boynton Beach

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED Kansas-style barbecue from Smoke’s ex-pitmaster is on the menu Hours after eating at Pig-Sty BBQ in Boynton Beach my fingers still had the lingering aroma of the smokehouse in which pitmaster Bryan Tyrell produces some of fine tasting “que”. Tyrell, formerly of the now-defunct Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach and before that […]