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Category Archives: Outdoor dining

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. […]

At Sal’s Italian Ristorante in Delray Beach, expectations are met

One of a chain of eateries throughout South Florida operating under the Sal’s name, the menu is familiar at this Linton Boulevard location. By ALAN J. WAX I’ve never been big on chains. But when it’s Monday in western Delray Beach, a day when many eateries are closed, the clock is approaching 8 p.m. and […]

The Sea Southeast Asian Kitchen serves up a culinary Asian panorama in Delray Beach

An elegant eatery in western Delray Beach appeals to diners with a menu that reaches across Asia. Diners will find Korean wings, Chinese dumplings, Peking duck, Japanese ramen, Pad Thai and sushi among the far-ranging offerings. By ALAN J. WAX The name of the restaurant in the upscale strip center opposite Morikami Gardens in Delray […]

Dune Deck’s Mimosa Café: a trendy brunch spot in an unexpected location

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Upscale presentations of tasty brunch and lunch fare and plentiful outdoor seating make Dune Deck’s Mimosa Café in a western Boynton Beach strip center a destination. By ALAN J. WAX I’ve long wanted to visit the Dune Deck Café in Lantana, best known for its brunch with breathtaking views of the Ocean, but I haven’t […]

Pagoda Kitchen in Delray Beach offers pricey Chinese-American comfort food

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This sprawling high-end dining spot in the Delray Marketplace in western Delray Beach is a gorgeous restaurant with a menu of serviceable cuisine. It’s more affordable at early bird dining hours. You can’t beat the hospitable staff, but for authentic Chinese food, this is not your destination. By ALAN J. WAX I’d been following the […]

An Elm City native offers Delray Beach a delicious taste of his hometown at Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza

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Long-time New Haven pizza purveyor Nick Laudano is cooking up tasty piesl at a new, largely take-away venture in a strip center just off Atlantic Avenue in western Delray Beach. The white pie with clams and bacon is a must.  By ALAN J. WAX I first noticed the signs for Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza while […]

An ocean view, stylish décor and a menu of simply prepared fare make Latitudes a special dining option

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Located beachfront at the luxe Delray Sands Resort, you can dine well while enjoying a relaxing surfside panorama.  By ALAN J. WAX There are three reasons to dine at Latitudes at the Delray Sands Resort: location, location, location. This upscale restaurant’s location, right on the Atlantic Ocean along A1A in Highland Beach, is the main […]

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 […]

Papa Giuseppe, popular Italian-American eatery in Delray Beach, offers pizza, pasta and more

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Papa Giuseppe viewed from Linton Boulevard. Tasty fare, casual atmosphere, plentiful outdoor seating and prices that won’t break the bank explain the long-standing popularity of this strip mall Italian restaurant.  By ALAN J. WAX As I waited recently to pick up a pizza to go at Papa Giuseppe, Bruno the pizzaiolo told me that the […]

Arun’s Indian Kitchen offers tasty Indian food in a no-frills, fast-casual venue in Boca Raton

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The newest restaurant from top Indian chef Arun Sareen dishes up the cuisine of the Indian Sub-Continent in a strip mall storefront. The food is authentically spiced – unless, of course, you prefer it otherwise, and the meat and poultry in various dishes are as tender as can be. By ALAN J. WAX Indian cuisine […]