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Category Archives: Deli

Memories, traditions are piled high with pastrami on rye at Ben’s Kosher Deli in W. Boca Raton

The only truly kosher Jewish deli in South Florida can be hit or miss, but the menu of Eastern European specialties stirs up memories for ex-New Yorkers with traditional deli meats and kitchen offerings. Gratis crunchy pickles and crispy cole slaw are always a promising start at this fresser’s temple. By Alan J. Wax Why […]

Jax Bar & Bistro in Boynton Beach offers al fresco dining, cocktails

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A casual strip shopping center eatery, which replaced the Jewish-style deli Katzner’s, offers respectable, largely American cuisine, a full bar and plentiful outdoor seating. By ALAN J. WAX There are few places in suburban Boynton Beach that offer what you’ll find at Jax Bar & Bistro, the successor to Katzner’s Deliterranean Café. Jax, an urbane […]

Jacob’s Deli in Boynton Beach offers specials that appeal to value-conscious fressers

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This no-frills strip center Jewish-style deli, oft derided in the past on social media, is being revived by a new owner, its chef of 25 years, Jose Mendez, who is dishing out traditional Eastern European Jewish fare. Some of it is pretty good. A three-course dinner for $16. By ALAN J. WAX The first time […]

Uncle Pinkie’s Delicatessen offers modern interpretations of Jewish-style deli classics

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Eric Baker, a South Florida top chef, has a new Boca Raton eatery that stands the traditional Jewish-style deli on its head with house-cured meats and more. Anyone for a black truffle laced potato knish or a Manischewitz margarita? By ALAN J. WAX If a Jew wandered into Uncle Pinkie’s Delicatessen in Boca Raton would he recognize the fare? […]

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 […]