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Category Archives: Casual dining

The World of Hummus offers a taste of Israel inside a Delray Beach flea market

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A family run casual eatery inside the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar is cooking up flavorful kosher versions of popular Israeli dishes.  By ALAN J. WAX Talk about a hidden gem. To get to The World of Hummus at Delray Café in Delray Beach you’ll have to drive around to the back of the Big Apple […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delray Beach’s 3G’s Gourmet Deli: Good deals are easy to find, good meals less so

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A long-time fixture in Delray Beach, crowds flock to this so-called bastion of New York-style deli for an attractively priced, wide selection of dining options. Are Sabrett hot dogs and Frierich brand cured meats truly Jewish food?  At almost any hour, any day of the week, they wait and wait and wait—for a table at […]

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 […]

A slurp-worthy dish at Delray’s 369 Ramen

The trendy Japanese bowl of noodles, pork belly and more known as ramen is the main offering at this tiny, hole-in-the-wall eatery in Pineapple Grove Delray  Beach’s Pineapple Grove has never seen anything quite like 369 Ramen, an intimate, authentic noodle parlor run by chef-owner Hiro Yamamoto (whose family also owns Ebisu in Palm Beach […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wood-fired pizza and more served in stylish surroundings with your choice of noise

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Casual dining, inside or out, at Wood & Fire on Atlantic Avenue in western Delray Beach There is a long page of menu choices for diners at the stylish, but casual Wood & Fire in Delray Beach.  And there are two choices of noise: earsplitting music combined with the din of the crowd inside, or […]