Category Archives: Fast-food

Savory pastries – and some sweet ones – to go at Ana’s Killer Empanadas in Delray Beach 

A takeout shop in a Congress Avenue strip center offers traditional stuffed pastries and numerous variations of the Latin American meat pocket. By Alan J. Wax I was a bachelor for an evening. My wife was out with friends, meaning I could dine on something she wouldn’t ordinarily eat. What would it be? Pizza was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Culver’s, more than a burger chain, offers a taste of the Midwest in South Florida

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Culver’s, a Midwestern gem that’s a major step up from your average fast-food chain, appeals to both savory and sweet taste buds. There are three locations in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, each with a menu built around ButterBurgers, crispy chicken and pork loin sandwiches, cheese curds and frozen custard. By ALAN J. WAX I’ve joined […]

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 […]

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 […]

CLOSED 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 […]

Authentic Mexican tacos have curbside appeal in western Delray Beach

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Classic Mexican food is available from Taqueria Jalapenos, a roadside food truck in far western Delray Beach. Make sure to try the tacos con lengua. Some of Delray Beach’s best Mexican food can be found as far west as you can travel on Atlantic Avenue— at the Taqueria Jalapenos food truck just west of Route 441, past […]

CLOSED: Conte’s Pizza may have the best New York style pies in Delray Beach

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  THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED   Crispy crust  and zesty sauce make for slices that pack a wallop of flavor. A tiny shop in a Pineapple Grove strip center three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue may sell the best slice of New York Style pizza in all of Delray Beach, if not all of Palm […]

From the streets of China to Pineapple Grove, Delray Goodies offers jianbing

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A textural, flavorful mouthful can be found in an assuming storefront eatery just a short walk from Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue. Have you ever eaten a Jianbing? I never did, until I stopped in for lunch recently at the newly opened Delray Goodies in Pineapple Grove. I’m glad I did. What a Jianbing? It’s one of […]