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Category Archives: American

J. Alexander’s, the chain that doesn’t want to be seen as a chain, offers prime dining options

  The main attraction, a 16-oz, bone-n prime rib. Perfect prime rib and other tasty menu items are offered in the Boca Raton location of this national restaurant group. By ALAN J. WAX Recent news that J. Alexander’s has been sold sparked a visit to the restaurant group’s Boca Raton location. In case you missed […]

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 […]

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 […]

BurgerIM rapidly expands across South Florida. Should you rush in?

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CLOSED This Israeli-founded, California-based, fast-casual hamburger and chicken chain offers a terrific lamb burger, but the rest of the menu – 11 varieties of patties are offered – is less impressive.  Is trouble ahead for this fast-growing chain? Seeing.BurgerM restaurants popping up all over South Florida — and elsewhere — aroused my curiosity.  When an outlet […]

Comfort food is on the menu at long-time Delray Beach casual standby Granger’s Grille

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A favorite among long-time locals, Granger’s casual atmosphere is the antithesis to downtown Delray Beach’s haute dining scene and complements the menu filled with soups, burgers, sandwiches and more There’s nothing fancy about Granger’s Grille in Delray Beach. It’s more diner than anything else. Reservations are not taken to sit at any of the wood-topped tables […]

Finding a taste of Philadelphia in a West Boca Raton shopping mall

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Old School Philly in Shadowood Square offers authentic Philadelphia-style cheesesteak sandwiches — and more. The former owner of Direct from Philly, inside a Deerfield Beach gas station, is behind the new venture. You’ll need a big appetite, lots of napkins, plenty of cold beverages and a fork to savor the experience and the cheesesteaks at […]

A picky diner finds contentment at a fine-dining chain restaurant in Boynton Beach

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED   The Village Tavern, one of about a dozen eateries in a national chain, provides a fine-dining experience in Boynton Beach “This is a restaurant I would come back to,” my wife, one of the world’s pickiest eaters, purred contentedly as she devoured a bright pink, thick slice of prime rib […]

After 36 years, Lindburgers in Delray Beach still slinging hamburgers without the glitz

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Char-grilled, handmade burgers in a variety of configurations and fairly priced dominate the menu at this Delray Beach institution, but keep the salt shaker handy and don’t mind the kitchy decor. Before there was BurgerFi, Shake Shack, Shula Burgers, Zin Burger and numerous other burger specialty restaurants, there was Lindburgers in Delray Beach. Tucked into a […]

Artisan frozen treats carried to the extreme at Proper Ice Cream in Delray Beach

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House-made, creamy, dense treats in exotic flavors with wacky toppings and off-center cones are the specialties at two shops operated by lawyer-turned-dessert-chef Rick Felberbaum Proper Ice Cream, with two locations in Delray Beach, offers artisan ice cream carried to the nth degree. The offerings at these establishments, one Downtown, next to the iPic Theater, and […]