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Thai art and elephant carvings spice up the experience at Delray’s Chaiyo Thai Bistro

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Chaiyo is a pretty place and the food is nicely plated, but for those seeking authentic Thai flavors this may not be the place Chaiyo Thai Bistro, in the Bed Bath & Beyond shopping center in western Delray Beach, specializes in Thai-Japanese food —with the emphasis on bland. Perhaps that’s why it enjoys such popularity […]

The flavors of Vietnam found in a shopping center in suburban Delray Beach

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THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED Hey Pho You has more than a catchy name. This new eatery offers tasty, full-flavored Vietnamese dishes such as pho, bun and banh xeo. The recent opening of Hey Pho You in suburban Delray Beach has definitely made dining in this fine-dining desert more interesting. Located in the Publix shopping center […]

Smoke stars at Pig-Sty BBQ in Boynton Beach

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED 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 […]

From the streets of China to Pineapple Grove, Delray Goodies offers jianbing

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A textural, flavorful mouthful can be found in an assuming storefront eatery just a short walk from Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue. Have you ever eaten a Jianbing? I never did, until I stopped in for lunch recently at the newly opened Delray Goodies in Pineapple Grove. I’m glad I did. What a Jianbing? It’s one of […]

Indus in West Palm Beach offers Indian cuisine that pleases aficionados and newbies

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Not far from the West Palm Beach outlets, Indus offers a wide range of dishes from the Asian Subcontinent that will please knowledgeable diners and those new to this exotic cuisine. The food of India not overly popular across the country, appears to be gaining a foothold in South Florida. A recent Yelp search yielded […]

Real Wok offers dim sum, authentic Chinese offerings, in a Lake Worth strip mall

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Dim sum, including chicken feet and tripe, along with egg rolls and wonton soup, can be found just 15 minutes from Delray Beach Real Wok in Lake Worth is not much to look at and the service can be variable as well as the cuisine, but this place, located deep in a strip mall anchored by […]

Ke’e Grill in Boca Raton endures with familiar fare and professional service

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Professional service, teak decor and food that won’t wow anyone under a certain age Dining trends may come and go, but never at the Ke’e Grill in Boca Raton, where the fare is familiar, the setting attractive, the service professional and the early dining specials a good value. Even on an offseason weekend evening, Ke’e […]

Summertime and the dining is cheaper

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  Discount dining deals abound during the summer in Delray Beach and surrounding town Dining out in South Florida can easily lighten your wallet, assuming you’re not the type for early bird or sunset dinners. But it doesn’t have to, especially during the dog days of summer when restaurateurs are grateful for any offseason business, […]

Tiny La Poulette offers perfect, pedigreed, pricey rotisserie chicken, but there’s a deal

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A tiny – and we mean tiny – French bistro, just north of Downtown Delray, specializes in rotisserie farm-to-table chicken How do you say rotisserie chicken in French? Try La Poulette.  That’s the name of the year-old tiny bistro at 216 NE 6th Street (Federal Highway) in Delray Beach, whose specialty is French-style rotisserie chicken. […]

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 […]