Category Archives: Casual dining

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Savoring the memories: The best restaurant dishes that I ate in 2022

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Recapping notable restaurant dishes from 2022 that I’d return for anytime. The list includes burgers, wings, pizza, Asian dishes, crab cakes, classical French and more. The eateries dot the map from West Palm Beach south to Hollywood. By ALAN J. WAX What a year it was. I dined in dozens of restaurants, consumed countless dishes and […]

The New York-style pizza is legit at Avellino’s in suburban Delray Beach

A strip center pizzeria/Italian restaurant on W. Atlantic Avenue has a nostalgic look, excellent pizzas that will make you a regular customer, and a menu of Italian-American favorites, some successful, others less so. By ALAN J. WAX Lunching recently at Avellino’s Italian Restaurant, located a few doors down from 3G’s Deli in a strip center […]

Mamma Mia Trattoria on Hypoluxo Road in Lake Worth offers lusty Italian-American cuisine

One of several related restaurants operated under similar names in Palm Beach County by members of the Lograsso clan, Mamma Mia’s Trattoria and Brick Oven Pizza in western Lake Worth stands out for its food and plentiful outdoor seating. By ALAN J. WAX Mamma Mia’s Italian restaurant often is the subject of pool talk in […]

Windy City Pizza in Delray Beach offers authentic tastes of Chicago

You don’t have to be from America’s Second City to enjoy the culinary specialties offered at this small eatery on Atlantic Avenue, a few blocks west of Downtown. Here, pizzas with cracker-thin crusts; hot dogs with neon relish and yellow mustard, among other toppings; and savory Italian beef sandwiches, delight diners’ palates. By Alan J. […]