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Category Archives: Outdoor dining

Kapow Noodle Bar’s tasty culinary tour of Asia

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28-foot mural of a geisha dominated Kapow’s dining room. This trendy pan-Asian gastropub brings together addictive cuisine from all over Asia, good drinks, friendly service and an outside dining alternative for diners in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. By ALAN J. WAX We’d been long intending to visit Kapow Noodle Bar, the trendy pan-Asian […]

Top 10 picks of 2021 offering outdoor dining

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With Covid-19 cases again on the rise, many diners are opting to patronize restaurants with outdoor seating. We review some of our picks from last year that offer both good food along with outside seating. By ALAN J. WAX As we begin another orbit about the Sun, Covid-19 is ramping up anew and paranoia about […]

A tasting tour of Vietnam at Yến’s Kitchen

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A small, family-run eatery in a sprawling Lake Worth strip center transports diners halfway around the globe with a menu of flavorful Vietnamese street foods and beverages. By ALAN J. WAX Yen’s Kitchen in Lake Worth is worth seeking out for a discovery tour of Vietnamese street cuisine. Even if it means driving roughly 10 […]

A fellow foodie’s Chinese restaurant recommendation proves disappointing

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By ALAN J. WAX It’s been challenging to find authentic Chinese food in the Boca, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach area, so at a recent South Florida foodie event, my ears perked up when the discussion turned to Chinese food. One of the participants, someone I’d never previously met, chimed in with a recommendation for Shanghai City […]

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 […]