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Category Archives: Sandwiches

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 […]

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Up-selling, out-of-date menus, a missing knife, a salty pork chop, and desserts that lacked sweetness suggest that the early  positive reviews, perhaps, were wrong Square-1, also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 […]

A taste of Philadelphia, inside a gas station

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Sorry Big Al. I’ve found a new place to get my Philadelphia cheesesteak fix: Direct from Philly, in Deerfield Beach. Until recently, Big Al’s Steaks on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach was the only place that I knew where you could find something that resembled a Philadelphia cheesesteak in or near Delray Beach, but after […]

V&S, a New York-style Italian deli, offers crusty subs with line-out-the-door popularity

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From the moment we entered the doors for the first time of V&S Italian Deli in Boca Raton more than four years ago, my wife was is trouble. The pungent aromas of aged Italian cheeses, spicy meats and pickled peppers overwhelmed her delicate nasal receptors. For me there was no better sign that V&S was […]