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A real slice of New York in Boca Raton

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Aunt LuLu’s cheese pizza. Aunt LuLu’s NY Style Pizza & Kitchen, a recently opened restaurant near Century Village in West Boca Raton, should satisfy those on a quest for real Big Apple pizza. By ALAN J. WAX South Floridians’ quest for “real” New York-style pizza seems never-ending. Good New York-style pizza can be found. In […]

Upscale dining stalwart Henry’s provides comfort food and safe dining

21 years since its founding, this purveyor of upscale comfort food is meeting the challenges of the times, serving well-executed dishes while providing a safe outdoor dining experience. The result: a hesitant diner becomes a fan. By ALAN J. WAX There’s a lot of love online for Henry’s of Boca Raton, which despite its name […]

Takeout chicken is an elevated culinary experience at Flybird in Delray Beach

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This gem of a takeout joint, the creation of a former New York City chef who’s made appearances on the Food Network, serves up satisfying, flavorful poultry and comforting homemade sides. By ALAN J. WAX Throw out the cardboard take-out clamshells!  The food from Flybird Chargrilled Chicken in Delray Beach belongs on fine china. Yes, it’s that good. The […]

Taj Express in Boca Raton curries favor with seekers of Indian food to go

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Taj Express is tucked into a 7 Eleven strip center This tiny takeout kitchen, an offshoot of a well-established, full-service Deerfield Beach restaurant, offers a broad menu of flavorful Indian cuisine. By ALAN J. WAX As is often the case in these plague-stricken days, outdoor dining or takeout are a priority for many diners, including […]

Lighthouse Point’s Le Bistro is a French charmer in a strip center

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With a mostly classical French menu and a willingness to accommodate its guests, Le Bistro serves up tasty food in a charming atmosphere. By ALAN J. WAX Christmas Eve dinner has become a family tradition for us since we first arrived in South Florida seven years ago. We like to do it a bit upscale, but close to home. […]

A different kind of surf and turf at Gourmet Killer Dogs in Delray Beach

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A strip center hot-dog-stand-cum-seafood-shack excels with beefy hot dogs and sweet lobster rolls  By ALAN J. WAX Lowbrow cuisine to luxe is what you’ll find at Gourmet Killer Dogs in Delray Beach. This casual eatery in a strip mall anchored by Citibank on Atlantic Avenue, east of Barwick Road, specializes, not surprisingly, in hot dogs with a […]

A taste of Pittsburgh’s Polish heritage at Rogie Pierogies in Delray Beach

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The sign says it all at Rogie Pierogies on Congress Avenue in Delray Beach. Storefront takeout outlet doles out ready-to-heat pierogies and cooked combo plates filled with hearty Polish fare. Smacznego! By ALAN J. WAX There’s not much to see at Rogie Pierogies, a relatively new takeout shop on Congress Avenue in Delray Beach. Inside […]

Lily’s, a new Delray Beach scoop shop, dishes out creamy house-made frozen treats

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Baklava and speculoos cookie flavored ice creams, among other inventive flavors, are made by a former Israeli military cook and dished out by his parents in suburban Delray Beach. Indonesian vanilla and Belgian chocolate are key ingredients. By ALAN J. WAX It’s all in the family at Lily’s Handmade Ice Cream in suburban Delray Beach. […]

Holy Hog Barbecue offers old-fashioned smoked meats in a modern Delray Beach setting

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Texas and southern-style barbecue classics, served Chipotle fast-casual style, are on the menu at this franchised outlet of a popular Tampa Bay area restaurant group. By Alan J. Wax Holy Hog Barbecue, recently opened in Delray Beach, takes you on a cross-country tour of barbecue. Incorporating aspects of different regional styles, Holy Hog offers the […]

Martini’s Tuscan Grill & Bar offers high hopes for dining in suburban Boynton Beach

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A new Italian eatery in suburban Boynton Beach has some interesting menu offerings and a fairly priced wine list, but the kitchen is inconsistent. By Alan J. Wax My optimism was high as we sat down for our first visit to the recently opened Martini’s Tuscan Grill & Bar in Boynton Beach. The well-lit, modern […]