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Unique dishes blast the flavors of Asia’s Sub-Continent at West Palm Beach’s Taste of India

You’ll find rare Desi offerings at this Okeechobee Boulevard strip mall eatery that are full of flavor and worth trying. More familiar dishes on the menu, to be sure, also are aromatic and flavorful. By Alan J. Wax Not too long ago, we decided to dine on Indian food in West Palm Beach so friends […]

Savoring the memories: The best restaurant dishes that I ate in 2022

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Recapping notable restaurant dishes from 2022 that I’d return for anytime. The list includes burgers, wings, pizza, Asian dishes, crab cakes, classical French and more. The eateries dot the map from West Palm Beach south to Hollywood. By ALAN J. WAX What a year it was. I dined in dozens of restaurants, consumed countless dishes and […]

Krakatoa Indonesian Cuisine, a Southeast Asian paradise found in Hollywood

A tiny storefront eatery on Hollywood’s bustling main drag offers a rare opportunity to dine on genuine, albeit pricey, Indonesian specialties. By ALAN J. WAX We went far afield from our traditional turf for the opportunity to dine on a cuisine we’d never had before: that of Indonesia. Our recent travels took us to Hollywood, […]

The New York-style pizza is legit at Avellino’s in suburban Delray Beach

A strip center pizzeria/Italian restaurant on W. Atlantic Avenue has a nostalgic look, excellent pizzas that will make you a regular customer, and a menu of Italian-American favorites, some successful, others less so. By ALAN J. WAX Lunching recently at Avellino’s Italian Restaurant, located a few doors down from 3G’s Deli in a strip center […]

Mamma Mia Trattoria on Hypoluxo Road in Lake Worth offers lusty Italian-American cuisine

One of several related restaurants operated under similar names in Palm Beach County by members of the Lograsso clan, Mamma Mia’s Trattoria and Brick Oven Pizza in western Lake Worth stands out for its food and plentiful outdoor seating. By ALAN J. WAX Mamma Mia’s Italian restaurant often is the subject of pool talk in […]

Windy City Pizza in Delray Beach offers authentic tastes of Chicago

You don’t have to be from America’s Second City to enjoy the culinary specialties offered at this small eatery on Atlantic Avenue, a few blocks west of Downtown. Here, pizzas with cracker-thin crusts; hot dogs with neon relish and yellow mustard, among other toppings; and savory Italian beef sandwiches, delight diners’ palates. By Alan J. […]

Memories, traditions are piled high with pastrami on rye at Ben’s Kosher Deli in W. Boca Raton

The only truly kosher Jewish deli in South Florida can be hit or miss, but the menu of Eastern European specialties stirs up memories for ex-New Yorkers with traditional deli meats and kitchen offerings. Gratis crunchy pickles and crispy cole slaw are always a promising start at this fresser’s temple. By Alan J. Wax Why […]

At Sal’s Italian Ristorante in Delray Beach, expectations are met

One of a chain of eateries throughout South Florida operating under the Sal’s name, the menu is familiar at this Linton Boulevard location. By ALAN J. WAX I’ve never been big on chains. But when it’s Monday in western Delray Beach, a day when many eateries are closed, the clock is approaching 8 p.m. and […]

The Sea Southeast Asian Kitchen serves up a culinary Asian panorama in Delray Beach

An elegant eatery in western Delray Beach appeals to diners with a menu that reaches across Asia. Diners will find Korean wings, Chinese dumplings, Peking duck, Japanese ramen, Pad Thai and sushi among the far-ranging offerings. By ALAN J. WAX The name of the restaurant in the upscale strip center opposite Morikami Gardens in Delray […]

Boca Raton’s M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom is worth seeking out for unusual burgers, wings and more

This small, modern gastropub offers big flavors with such specialties as pimento-cheese-bacon stuffed burgers, smoked wings, barbecue, house made chorizo, pork rinds and beer-based milkshakes. By ALAN J. WAX M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom in Boca Raton is easy to miss. You shouldn’t! Located in a small strip center just south of the Quality Inn Hotel […]