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Authentic Mexican tacos have curbside appeal in western Delray Beach

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Classic Mexican food is available from Taqueria Jalapenos, a roadside food truck in far western Delray Beach. Make sure to try the tacos con lengua. Some of Delray Beach’s best Mexican food can be found as far west as you can travel on Atlantic Avenue— at the Taqueria Jalapenos food truck just west of Route 441, past […]

A small Italian restaurant in Delray Beach that exudes big charm

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Pineapple Grove Italian eatery Il Contadino stands apart from the crowd with its small space, tight menu and often delicious food  Tucked away in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove, two blocks from the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Avenue, is a tiny restaurant that exudes big charm. It’s the creation of chef-owner Mike Menna, who was […]

Sushigo in Boca Raton offers pristine, but expensive sushi in a simple setting

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You’ll find some of the freshest tasting sushi in South Florida in this tiny eatery, but be prepared to pay for it From the first time I heard about Sushigo, I had to go, if only for lunch. That’s because this small, unassuming sushi den in a strip center opposite Mizner Park on Federal Highway […]

La Nouvelle Maison in Boca Raton, where elegance is found on and off the menu

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Fine French cuisine in an opulent setting make la différence   La Nouvelle Maison is the quintessential Boca Raton restaurant. Swanky, opulently decorated with well-spaced tables, staffed by attentive professionals, a list of top wines — even by the glass, well-made French cuisine, and yes, expensive. It’s the kind of place to dine elegantly if […]

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. […]

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 […]

Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino offers a slice of Naples in downtown Delray Beach

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Authentic pies with a Neapolitan pedigree, charred crusts and buffalo mozzerella are the specialty of this small, modern eatery Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino in downtown Delray Beach is a different slice of pizza. Actually, you can’t order pizza by the slice at this bit of Italy transplanted to Atlantic Avenue. Whole pies (4-slices) only. That’s […]

Old standbys and Chef Mark Militello’s creations stand out at Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach

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Choosing an entree can be difficult with parms, meatballs and pizza as well as fois gras, rabbit, mahi mahi and porchetta-marinated pork chop on Josie’s menu Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach is not your grandmother’s Italian restaurant. This pleasant, simply designed eatery, deep in the now-under-reconstruction Riverwalk Plaza strip center off Federal Highway at Woolbright Road, shares a driveway […]

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 […]