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Category Archives: Casual dining

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The menu’s familiar at Delray’s Hunan Gardens

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  Mao Zedong, the most famous person from China’s Hunan Province, probably would not have recognized the dishes at this busy Chinese eatery in Delray Beach “Awesome.” “Excellent.” “It will blow you away.” “The best Chinese food around.” These are just a few of the comments recently found on a search of social media about […]

Zinger’s Deli in Boca Raton: go for the pastrami

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The smoked meat sandwich at this Jewish-style deli with a New York pedigree is worth the wait The peak-season lines at dinner time at Zinger’s Deli in Boca Raton can be frustrating. The wait can be considerable and the eatery’s tiny vestibule has no where for waiting diners to sit, nor are there seats outside. […]

Shawarma, falafel and more make for a casual Middle Eastern feast at Hannah’s Kitchen

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Forget the ambiance, this friendly Boca Raton eatery is about fresh-cooked food. A tasty bit of the Middle East has been transplanted to a down-at-its-heels strip center in Boca Raton. Found at NW 2nd Ave. and Yamato Road, midway between I-95 and Federal Highway, Hannah’s Kitchen, has the ambiance of a pizzeria, which its space […]

Conte’s Pizza may have the best New York style pies in Delray Beach

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Crispy crust  and zesty sauce make for slices that pack a wallop of flavor.   A tiny shop in a Pineapple Grove strip center three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue may sell the best slice of New York Style pizza in all of Delray Beach, if not all of Palm Beach County. That shop, with […]

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 […]

From the streets of China to Pineapple Grove, Delray Goodies offers jianbing

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A textural, flavorful mouthful can be found in an assuming storefront eatery just a short walk from Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue. Have you ever eaten a Jianbing? I never did, until I stopped in for lunch recently at the newly opened Delray Goodies in Pineapple Grove. I’m glad I did. What a Jianbing? It’s one of […]

Real Wok offers dim sum, authentic Chinese offerings, in a Lake Worth strip mall

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Dim sum, including chicken feet and tripe, along with egg rolls and wonton soup, can be found just 15 minutes from Delray Beach Real Wok in Lake Worth is not much to look at and the service can be variable as well as the cuisine, but this place, located deep in a strip mall anchored by […]