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Category Archives: American

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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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 […]

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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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 a puzzle. Open less […]

Smoke stars at Pig-Sty BBQ in Boynton Beach

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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 at the award-winning Oklahoma […]

Ke’e Grill in Boca Raton endures with familiar fare and professional service

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Professional service, teak decor and food that won’t wow anyone under a certain age Dining trends may come and go, but never at the Ke’e Grill in Boca Raton, where the fare is familiar, the setting attractive, the service professional and the early dining specials a good value. Even on an offseason weekend evening, Ke’e […]