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A slice of New York is always available at Delray Pizza

Pizza-making brothers serve up tasty New York-style pizza by the slice in a Federal Highway strip center space. By Alan J. Wax Munching on a couple of slices of what folks down here call New York-style pizza at Delray Pizza on S. Federal Highway I couldn’t help but recall my youth, standing at the counter […]

Dutchy’s Gourmet Sausages in Plantation takes diners on a culinary safari to South Africa

South African ex-pats are serving up a taste of Afrikaner cuisine, including sausages, curries, and more, at a combination restaurant-butcher-and grocery store. By Alan J. Wax After a recent lunch at Dutchy’s Gourmet Sausage in Plantation, friends and I left ecstatic about the food, and the hospitality. More than 24 hours later, our elation had […]

Plain and simple Greek cuisine makes Chris’ Taverna in Lake Worth an Olympus of dining

Nothing fancy on the menu, nor in the decor, at this popular strip mall eatery where patrons line up nightly to dine on food that is largely tasty, amply portioned, and reasonably priced. By Alan J. Wax There’s no denying the popularity of Chris’ Taverna, the Greek restaurant that’s been operating in a Lake Worth […]

A savory voyage to Nepal via South Florida

Mo:Mo: Avenue, hidden in an out-of-the-way strip center in Lake Worth, brings the flavors of the Himalayas to the region with a menu of simply prepared dumplings called momos and more. By Alan J. Wax “I think I’m going to Katmandu That’s really, really where I’m going to” — “Katmandu” Lyrics by Bob Seger Can’t […]

Curries, tandoori on the menu as 5th Element replaces a Chinese eatery in Delray Beach

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The Florida-based Indian restaurant chain offers a wide-ranging menu and a lunchtime buffet. Find it in a medical plaza near Delray iBeach Medical Center in a space formerly occupied by Mr. Chen’s Hunan Palace. By Alan J. Wax The 5th Element Indian Bistro & Bar in Delray Beach isn’t easy to find.  Amid a collection […]

Frank Pepe’s Pizza Napoletana offers a slice of New Haven in Delray Beach 

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Recently opened on Federal Highway at Linton Boulevard, this almost-century-old pizza eatery’s new location has a modern feel but offers old-fashioned tastes. By Alan J. Wax I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by a recent first visit to the newly opened Delray Beach location of New Haven’s legendary Frank Pepe Pizza Napoletana. Located […]

Iberia Bar & Grill in Greenacres offers a vast menu of Portuguese taberna fare

This casual, rustic eatery transports diners to Europe’s westernmost country with grilled offerings and seafood such as bacalhau, shrimp, and octopus. Terrific, relatively bargain-priced Portuguese wines are a plus. By Alan J. Wax Iberia Bar & Grill on Military Trail in Greenacres easily could pass for a typical Portuguese taberna in Lisbon. It’s a somewhat […]

Sande’s in Delray Beach: A step back in time with old-fashioned food and cozy surroundings

Homestyle breakfast and lunch items are on the menu and friendliness is in the air at this old-style diner on Federal Highway. By Alan J. Wax It’s a bit like walking into a time warp entering Sande’s, a classic American diner, on Federal Highway in Delray Beach. Sande’s takes you back in time with its […]

The Bistro at Kings Point offers good eating in an unlikely setting

Terrific hamburgers, salads, and special dishes are on the menu at this popular eatery inside a Delray Beach retirement community. By Alan J. Wax The Bistro at Kings Point is in as unlikely a setting as you’ll find for dining, but it’s no secret among the denizens of suburban Delray Beach and a few who […]

Green Owl Restaurant in Boynton Beach is easy to miss. Don’t!

A simple breakfast/lunch eatery with a wide variety of satisfying menu choices delivers solid food with friendly service. By Alan J. Wax Tucked into the Leisureville Center strip center on Woolbright Road west of I-95 the Green Owl Restaurant is easy to miss. You shouldn’t. It’s a gem of a breakfast joint that also serves […]