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Category Archives: Outdoor dining

Rotelli Pizza and Pasta in West Delray Beach offers satisfying Italian-American options

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Tucked into a Jog Road shopping center near Home Depot, a one-time corporate eatery has the aura of a mom-and-pop Italian/American restaurant, but an inconsistent kitchen. By ALAN J. WAX As we sat dining outside Rotelli Pizza and Pasta in Delray Beach, a woman at the next table gushed enthusiastically about the red-sauce Italian eatery […]

Red sauce is the theme at Nino’s of Delray Beach, a shopping center icon since 2004

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A shopping center pizzeria-Italian restaurant popular with local condo residents serves up familiar fare with friendly service. By ALAN J. WAX There’s no doubt that Nino’s of Delray Beach is a red-sauce joint. Proof: gallon cans of Italian tomatoes decorate the dining room’s shelves. Nino’s is the prototypical, casual suburban Italian eatery, in this case […]

J. Alexander’s, the chain that doesn’t want to be seen as a chain, offers prime dining options

  The main attraction, a 16-oz, bone-n prime rib. Perfect prime rib and other tasty menu items are offered in the Boca Raton location of this national restaurant group. By ALAN J. WAX Recent news that J. Alexander’s has been sold sparked a visit to the restaurant group’s Boca Raton location. In case you missed […]

It’s not Paris, but a Boca Raton bistro has a French accent and comfy outdoor setting

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Chez Marie French Bistro, tucked into a sprawling strip center close to the Delray Beach-Boca Raton border, is worth seeking out for an evening of satisfying Gallic-inspired dining with friendly service By ALAN J. WAX The Polo Club Shoppes strip mall in Boca Raton isn’t exactly the Champs-Élysées. But in this sprawling suburban-style, supermarket-anchored shopping strip […]

Happy Lavash, Inspired Mediterranean, is a Turkish delight in Boynton Beach

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By ALAN J. WAX There’s more to Turkish food than kabobs. That’s obvious from the menu at Happy Lavash, Inspired Mediterranean, a modern, fast-casual eatery open since the latter part of 2020 on Gateway Boulevard, just west of I-95. The menu at Happy Lavash, to be sure, doesn’t cover the gamut of foods that might […]

A real slice of New York in Boca Raton

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Aunt LuLu’s cheese pizza. Aunt LuLu’s NY Style Pizza & Kitchen, a recently opened restaurant near Century Village in West Boca Raton, should satisfy those on a quest for real Big Apple pizza. By ALAN J. WAX South Floridians’ quest for “real” New York-style pizza seems never-ending. Good New York-style pizza can be found. In […]

Upscale dining stalwart Henry’s provides comfort food and safe dining

21 years since its founding, this purveyor of upscale comfort food is meeting the challenges of the times, serving well-executed dishes while providing a safe outdoor dining experience. The result: a hesitant diner becomes a fan. By ALAN J. WAX There’s a lot of love online for Henry’s of Boca Raton, which despite its name […]