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Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant in Boynton Beach for a taste and feel of New York

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  You might think you’re in Brooklyn at this casual eatery featuring Italian-American cuisine Take your favorite Italian spot from Brooklyn or Long Island and plop it down in in a suburban strip center in Boynton Beach and you’ve got Mamma Mia. Over the year’s it’s become my go-to place for Italian comfort food. And the crowds […]

Katzner’s Deli-Terranean Café beckons the hungry of suburban Boynton Beach

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An alternative to Flakowitz, 3G’s and Two Jays in West Boynton Beach that offers New York-style deli as well as Israeli dishes is attracting large crowds, but does it deliver? In the restaurant desert known as suburban Boynton Beach, Katzners Deli-Terranean Café, a relatively new arrival in the Publix shopping center at Jog and Woolbright,  could have been […]

Decadent, off-kilter treats at Nani’s Dough perfect for National Doughnut Day and Month

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Nani Edry produces enormous, imaginative, albeit pricey, doughnuts at his Delray Beach shop   Forget Dunkin’ Donuts for National Doughnut Day, June 1 — and for any other day. If you’re in or around Delray Beach Nani’s Dough is the place to go. A three-year-old operation, located for the past year at Commerce Avenue and […]

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 […]

Boca Raton’s Abe & Louie’s where the steak’s prime, but a rare prime rib is rare

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A swanky steakhouse with the right stuff, and no stuffiness, offering terrific steaks and then some. Looking for a swanky, sophisticated steakhouse? Look no further than Abe & Louie’s, the Boca Raton outpost of a well-known Boston Back Bay eatery. Located in a Spanish-style building in a Glades Road shopping Center, you pull right up […]

Where’s Delray Beach’s best Chinese food? A Chinese-food snob’s response: Tamarac

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When people ask me where’s the best Chinese food in Delray Beach I have one response: Tamarac. I’ve dined at almost every purported Chinese eatery in Delray, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach and with one exception (the ultra expensive Uncle Tai’s in Boca) have been disappointed by the sweet, corn-starch-laden glop that comes out of […]

Chicago-style hotdogs find a home in S. Florida

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A casual strip-center eatery  on US-1 focuses on Chicago-style hot dogs, game sausages. How about some hoisin sauce on your dog? To a New Yorker raised on Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, Hebrew National franks from a foil-covered grill at the local kosher deli or dirty water dogs from the corner Sabrett cart, chowing down at Hotdog-Opolis […]

A warm welcome, upscale pub grub and craft drink in downtown Delray Beach’s Park Tavern

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  Park Tavern. An apt name if ever there was one. Despite its SE Second Avenue address, Park Tavern can be found behind tiny Worthing Park on Atlantic Avenue in the heart of downtown Delray. And, it, indeed has all the fixings of a neighborhood tavern: simply prepared, tasty food and good drink. Park Tavern […]

32 East endures as a prime destination for Delray Beach diners. Alas, not for long

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Having dined not too long ago at 32 East in downtown Delray Beach, I could easily see it becoming one of my favorites. Unfortunately, that’s not in the cards. This trendy eatery will close its doors next May to make room for a branch of the popular Fort Lauderdale boite Louis Bossi’s. The sale was […]