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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 […]

OUT OF BUSINESS: Spadella: A slice of Italy in West Delray Beach

Margharita pizza (small) from Spadella. A small, fast-casual pizzeria owned by expat Italians offers traditional Neapolitan pizzas cooked in just a minute, house-made pastas, panini and more in a former strip center Dunkin donut shop. By ALAN J. WAX There’s a new pizzeria in western Delray Beach. Just what we need, right? Absolutely! Spadella, on […]

Inventive pizzas and more at Sicilian Oven’s new West Delray Beach location

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Wood-fired pizzas with creative toppings, charred chicken wings and a host of Italian dishes on the menu of this full-service regional restaurant chain. By ALAN J. WAX I had read many good things about Sicilian Oven on social media, but had never visited one until the recent opening of the regional chain’s newest outpost in […]

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 […]

A fellow foodie’s Chinese restaurant recommendation proves disappointing

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By ALAN J. WAX It’s been challenging to find authentic Chinese food in the Boca, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach area, so at a recent South Florida foodie event, my ears perked up when the discussion turned to Chinese food. One of the participants, someone I’d never previously met, chimed in with a recommendation for Shanghai City […]

Rotelli Pizza and Pasta in West Delray Beach offers satisfying Italian-American options

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Tucked into a Jog Road shopping center near Home Depot, a one-time corporate eatery has the aura of a mom-and-pop Italian/American restaurant, but an inconsistent kitchen. By ALAN J. WAX As we sat dining outside Rotelli Pizza and Pasta in Delray Beach, a woman at the next table gushed enthusiastically about the red-sauce Italian eatery […]