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Category Archives: Sandwiches

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 […]

Publix subs offer speed, convenience and good value. They’re tasty too.

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The deli counters at the supermarket chain’s ubiquitous stores sell sandwiches that have developed a cult following. By ALAN J. WAX The first time I ever bought a hero – sub, hoagie, or whatever you care to call it – at a grocery store I was a youth in Brooklyn.  It was at Pat’s Superette, […]

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? […]

The World of Hummus offers a taste of Israel inside a Delray Beach flea market

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A family run casual eatery inside the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar is cooking up flavorful kosher versions of popular Israeli dishes.  By ALAN J. WAX Talk about a hidden gem. To get to The World of Hummus at Delray Café in Delray Beach you’ll have to drive around to the back of the Big Apple […]

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 […]

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 […]

After 36 years, Lindburgers in Delray Beach still slinging hamburgers without the glitz

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Char-grilled, handmade burgers in a variety of configurations and fairly priced dominate the menu at this Delray Beach institution, but keep the salt shaker handy and don’t mind the kitchy decor. Before there was BurgerFi, Shake Shack, Shula Burgers, Zin Burger and numerous other burger specialty restaurants, there was Lindburgers in Delray Beach. Tucked into a […]

Square One in Boca Raton proves to be a puzzle

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED Up-selling, out-of-date menus, a missing knife, a salty pork chop, and desserts that lacked sweetness suggest that the early  positive reviews, perhaps, were wrong Square-1, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21, is a puzzle similar to the Rubik’s Cube. The Boca Raton restaurant Square One also is […]

Smoke stars at Pig-Sty BBQ in Boynton Beach

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THIS RESTAURANT IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Kansas-style barbecue from Smoke’s ex-pitmaster is on the menu Hours after eating at Pig-Sty BBQ in Boynton Beach my fingers still had the lingering aroma of the smokehouse in which pitmaster Bryan Tyrell produces some of fine tasting “que”. Tyrell, formerly of the now-defunct Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach and […]

A taste of Philadelphia, inside a gas station

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CLOSED Sorry Big Al. I’ve found a new place to get my Philadelphia cheesesteak fix: Direct from Philly, in Deerfield Beach. Until recently, Big Al’s Steaks on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach was the only place that I knew where you could find something that resembled a Philadelphia cheesesteak in or near Delray Beach, but […]