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El Jefe Luchador - "Hardcore Mexican Street Food" - New in Deerfield Beach

The little lady and I tried out El Jefe last weekend, splitting four of their specialty tacos, an order of guacamole and a flan for dessert. A big thumbs-up all the way around.

CG Burgers now open in Kendall

They've opened another location today on 441 in Parkland or Coral Springs, too. It's in the Turtle Run Shoppes shopping center about half a mile north of Sample on the west side of the street.

waterviews and seafood south florida?

This place isn't open for dinner, but if you're looking for lunch...

Try the Dune Deck Cafe at the beach in Lantana, just north of the Ritz-Carlton on A1A. Here's a link...

Can you get good food at the Racinos?

As far as the Isle in Pompano goes, Myron's has gone downhill dramatically since it opened, which is a shame -- it quickly became one of my favorites. The steakhouse is meh -- expensive and pretty predictable. Like tongue said above, Gulfstream is mediocre at best.


For great subs in Boca, try D'Best -- about 150 yards north of Yamato on Dixie, a block west of US 1.

Penn Dutch

There's a big difference between good prices and good quality. Unfortunately, I've been completely disappointed with their meat department. But their produce has been consistently good.

Best deli in Boca/Delray/Boynton

The true location is the west side of 441 north of Lake Worth Road. The chain has several other locations in South Florida: Coral Springs on the south side of Wiles near University, and Coconut Creek on the east side of Lyons just south of the Sawgrass. There may be more.

Best Pho in the Fort Lauderdale/Plantation area?

Another big thumbs-up for Saigon Cuisine. I've never been disappointed.

Saigon Cuisine
1392 N State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063

Fried Whole Belly Clams

Having ordered the clams at both places, I'd definitely give the nod to Kelly's.

If you're more inclined toward comfort food and a night out with live music, Boston's is the real deal. But if you're dead-set focused on the highest quality seafood straight from the shore, I'd head to Kelly's.

Best Trout Dinner-Asheville

I spent a week in Asheville recently. The trout at Corner Kitchen was so good, we ate dinner there twice.

Corner Kitchen
3 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803

Oct 12, 2010
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Fried Whole Belly Clams

As a native Rhode Islander, I'd have to agree. The clams, especially, are sensational.

All you can eat sushi

I've eaten at the Coral Springs location -- a few blocks south of Royal Palm on the east side of University -- several times, often at the request of my lady, who is Asian. We've eaten at most of the area all-you-can-eats, and find this one to be among the best. Not only do they offer a wider than usual array sushi, but their prepared dishes are also above the standard. You do get a pretty good bang for your buck.

Royal Palm Cafe
1000 S Pine Island Rd, Plantation, FL

Best Chicken Parmigiana in Boca/North Broward/South P.B. County

Give Chez Porky's in Pompano a shot. The restaurant features an outstanding variety of chicken wings and Cajun dishes in addition to ribs, but the most recent time I visited, their chicken parm knocked my socks off. It was moist, tender and of ample proportions. It's located in a small strip shopping center at 105 SW Sixth St.

Cheap Yummy Eats near Delray Beach?

If you're into hot dogs and quality grilled burgers, check out Hotdogopolis, on the east side of Federal Highway in Boca, about five blocks north of Yamato Rd. As a former Chicagoan, I can voucher for the authenticity of their Chicago-style dogs. And their prices are extremely reasonable considering the locale.


Check out the bakery at the Fresh Market at Dixie and Camino Real. I've never been disappointed with their selections or quality.

Help in Delray - 3 Dinners

Amanda: Move your query -- and search -- to the new Miami board, which covers the Delray area. You're staying about 1 1/2 miles south of teeming Atlantic Avenue, which is loaded with several exceptional restaurants. A quick search on that board will provide several recommendations.

Jun 07, 2010
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St. Augustine FL faves?

If you're driving or renting a car during your visit, I'd recommend Cap's on the Water, a great location for sunset dining. It's a local treasure.

Take Ponce de Leon north out of the old town to US-, then follow the signs a short distance to A-1-A. You'll wind up on Coastal Highway. Proceed north about 2 1/2 miles and look for their sign. The restaurant is located on the west side of the island in a residential neighborhood. You'll be turning west off of A-1-A at Third Street. It dead-ends after a few hundred feet, and the eaterie will be to your right. My lady lo-o-oves their vanilla grouper, and I do, too.

May 21, 2010
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Awesome farmers market in Boynton Beach!!!

The Woolbright market is about 1/4 mile east of the exit off of I-95. You can't miss it.

Noodle bars in South Florida

...and a new noodle bar just opened in Coconut Creek. It's called MaMa, and it's located in the Promenade Shopping Center on the southwest corner of Lyons and Wiles Roads.

Noodle bars in South Florida

Try Five Spice on the south side of Yamato Road one mile west of i-95 in Boca Raton. The menu features Asian street food, but is heavy on noodle dishes, all inexpensive and cooked to order.

Any Bubble Tea Updates?

Try Five Spice in Boca Raton on the south side of Yamato Road about a mile west of I-95.

Chicago-style Italian Beef

Definitely Windy City Beef at the northwest corner of Wiles and Lyons in Coconut Creek. I'm a former Chicagoan who frequented Maxwell Street. The restaurant's owned by a former Chicagoan and serves the real deal, wet or dry, spicy or mild. The menu also includes a family-style option for takeout to build your own sandwiches at home.

Dec 17, 2009
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