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Eagle Grill in Greenacres isn’t fancy, but the food is satisfying, especially the crab cakes

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Unless you live or work near Greenacres, you’ve probably never heard of Eagle Grill. Despite its seemingly down-market appearance, the food is of high quality – and often a deal. By ALAN J. WAX My friend Neal urged me many times to give Eagle Grill in Greenacres a try. Nevermind that it was more than […]

Pagoda Kitchen in Delray Beach offers pricey Chinese-American comfort food

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This sprawling high-end dining spot in the Delray Marketplace in western Delray Beach is a gorgeous restaurant with a menu of serviceable cuisine. It’s more affordable at early bird dining hours. You can’t beat the hospitable staff, but for authentic Chinese food, this is not your destination. By ALAN J. WAX I’d been following the […]

Boca Raton’s Ichiyami Buffet, a wildly popular all-you-can-eat restaurant, offers a diverse selection of Asian dishes in a sleek setting

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Difficult parking and first-come-first-serve seating are not deterrents to patrons seeking to dine on dozens of sushi varieties, cooked Asian dishes and more, all at a fixed price. By ALAN J. WAX Arriving at Ichiyami Buffet and Sushi at Royal Palm Plaza in Boca Raton on a recent Sunday evening, I was taken slightly aback […]

An Elm City native offers Delray Beach a delicious taste of his hometown at Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza

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Long-time New Haven pizza purveyor Nick Laudano is cooking up tasty piesl at a new, largely take-away venture in a strip center just off Atlantic Avenue in western Delray Beach. The white pie with clams and bacon is a must.  By ALAN J. WAX I first noticed the signs for Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza while […]

An ocean view, stylish décor and a menu of simply prepared fare make Latitudes a special dining option

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Located beachfront at the luxe Delray Sands Resort, you can dine well while enjoying a relaxing surfside panorama.  By ALAN J. WAX There are three reasons to dine at Latitudes at the Delray Sands Resort: location, location, location. This upscale restaurant’s location, right on the Atlantic Ocean along A1A in Highland Beach, is the main […]

Breakfast is the draw at Delray Beach’s Bagel Tree, but so are lunch and dinner

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Dinner in a breakfast spot? Sure, while the food is not gourmet, satisfying $20 complete dinners are enticing. Breakfast is a sure thing. By ALAN J. WAX We weren’t expecting any excitement heading to breakfast recently at Bagel Tree, the venerable coffee shop in the Kings Point Shopping Center in west Delray Beach. But as […]

A dim sum adventure at Ten Ten Chinese Restaurant in Sunrise

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A brunch of authentic Hong Kong-style small plates satisfied a group of eight diners. The tab: just $188. By ALAN J. WAX It was shortly before 11:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday that eight of us arrived at Ten Ten Seafood & Grill in Sunrise. The sprawling upscale traditional Chinese restaurant, with 200 seats done […]

Jax Bar & Bistro in Boynton Beach offers al fresco dining, cocktails

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A casual strip shopping center eatery, which replaced the Jewish-style deli Katzner’s, offers respectable, largely American cuisine, a full bar and plentiful outdoor seating. By ALAN J. WAX There are few places in suburban Boynton Beach that offer what you’ll find at Jax Bar & Bistro, the successor to Katzner’s Deliterranean Café. Jax, an urbane […]

Papa Giuseppe, popular Italian-American eatery in Delray Beach, offers pizza, pasta and more

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Papa Giuseppe viewed from Linton Boulevard. Tasty fare, casual atmosphere, plentiful outdoor seating and prices that won’t break the bank explain the long-standing popularity of this strip mall Italian restaurant.  By ALAN J. WAX As I waited recently to pick up a pizza to go at Papa Giuseppe, Bruno the pizzaiolo told me that the […]

Arun’s Indian Kitchen offers tasty Indian food in a no-frills, fast-casual venue in Boca Raton

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The newest restaurant from top Indian chef Arun Sareen dishes up the cuisine of the Indian Sub-Continent in a strip mall storefront. The food is authentically spiced – unless, of course, you prefer it otherwise, and the meat and poultry in various dishes are as tender as can be. By ALAN J. WAX Indian cuisine […]