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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 […]

Delray Beach’s perennially popular Enigma Bistro perplexes with a Cuban-Italian menu

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Located along a desolate strip of N. Federal Highway (US 1), Enigma Bistro offers something for everyone at wallet friendly prices. Covered outdoor seating is plentiful. By ALAN J. WAX Were it not for the chartreuse paint on its exterior walls and the curbside sign in front, it would be easy to miss Enigma Bistro […]

Dune Deck’s Mimosa Café: a trendy brunch spot in an unexpected location

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Upscale presentations of tasty brunch and lunch fare and plentiful outdoor seating make Dune Deck’s Mimosa Café in a western Boynton Beach strip center a destination. By ALAN J. WAX I’ve long wanted to visit the Dune Deck Café in Lantana, best known for its brunch with breathtaking views of the Ocean, but I haven’t […]

Dos Amigos Tacos offers ‘craft’ Mexican fare in a colorful casual setting in western Delray Beach

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Located in the Delray Market Place in western Delray Beach, Dos Amigos’ menu lists 18 taco variations, bowls, burritos and frozen margaritas.  How about a Philly cheesesteak taco? By ALAN J. WAX You can’t beat the plentiful outdoor seating and the vibrant eye-popping interior at Dos Amigos Tacos in the Delray Marketplace at Lyons Road […]

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 […]