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Category Archives: Outdoor dining

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 […]

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 […]

Kapow Noodle Bar’s tasty culinary tour of Asia

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28-foot mural of a geisha dominated Kapow’s dining room. This trendy pan-Asian gastropub brings together addictive cuisine from all over Asia, good drinks, friendly service and an outside dining alternative for diners in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. By ALAN J. WAX We’d been long intending to visit Kapow Noodle Bar, the trendy pan-Asian […]

Top 10 picks of 2021 offering outdoor dining

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With Covid-19 cases again on the rise, many diners are opting to patronize restaurants with outdoor seating. We review some of our picks from last year that offer both good food along with outside seating. By ALAN J. WAX As we begin another orbit about the Sun, Covid-19 is ramping up anew and paranoia about […]

A tasting tour of Vietnam at Yến’s Kitchen

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A small, family-run eatery in a sprawling Lake Worth strip center transports diners halfway around the globe with a menu of flavorful Vietnamese street foods and beverages. By ALAN J. WAX Yen’s Kitchen in Lake Worth is worth seeking out for a discovery tour of Vietnamese street cuisine. Even if it means driving roughly 10 […]