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Palm Beach County openings 2014

I think it has opened from the cars in the parking lot last Sunday. I drove by there 4 few weeks ago and they already had the sign up.

Apr 08, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

Rocco's Tacos plans on opening in Delray on Atlantic around winter time of this year.

Apr 08, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

recs please for downtown stay 3 nights

It was a great time eating in Boston thanks to everyone here. First I have to comment on my "no seafood...we have fresh seafood here in Florida" comment. Man was I wrong and you can tell we have never been to Boston, as most places we ate at were seafood oriented and great at that.

English Standard - excellent place with old style interior and probably our favorite dinner. The bar had great service and bartenders mixing drinks are on a completely different level than here. Excellent oysters, seared salmon with brussels was very good, and the Daube de Boeuf with curry was something we have never tried before. This place was spot on everything and great service. Fresh ground medium roast pulled espressos...none of the months old pre ground plastic pod junk here!

Union Oyster House - very good lunch spot with the "We can say we ate at the oldest resto in America" flare. Clam chowder was excellent as were the oysters but the fried oyster sandwich was killa!

Island Creek Oyster House - younger more hip crowd than ES and the food was right on par with it as well. Again, excellent bartenders serving us. Excellent tilefish with ricotta gnochi and great oysters. Cool decor inside.

Neptune's Oyster - excellent selection of oysters and the hot buttered lobster roll was top notch! Small and cozy inside and again, great service at the bar.

Five Napkin Burger - good lunch spot across from the hotel and I knew of one other in Miami.

Thoronton's - close by and served a purpose...cheap breakfast. We never at at Brasserie Jo though

ES and ICOH take mixed drinks to a new level. We have never seen a place hand out so many cocktail menus to people behind us while at the bar. And these guys are extremely knowledgeable about their drinks too!

Thanks again everyone, we ate at some excellent restos with your help!

Apr 01, 2014
freakerdude in Greater Boston Area

Boca area Steakhouses: Chops/Cut432/Abe & Louie's/New York Prime?

Red's has closed, so it's definitely not the best!

Apr 01, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

recs please for downtown stay 3 nights

Thanks oc, we are going to give it a try. All of the recs we have followed on here have been excellent. I'll give a report when we return Tuesday.

Mar 30, 2014
freakerdude in Greater Boston Area

recs please for downtown stay 3 nights

Neptune sounds good and we might try it on Sunday before the Celtics game or Aquarium. Is it possible to do a walk in and get a bar seat on a Sunday 5pm? Thanks

Mar 28, 2014
freakerdude in Greater Boston Area

Deborahs Place Lake Park Northlake blvd

Is this just east of Prosperity Rd on the north side of N'Lake across from Bike Street and the Mexican restaurant?

Mar 28, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

recs please for downtown stay 3 nights

Thanks everyone for the detailed responses. We will be sightseeing and probably do the Fenway tour, maybe the Aquarium, and maybe Skywalk observatory nearby. Is there something else that needs to be on the list? (in short and disguised in food based reply since topics can't stray on here)

Public trans maybe during the day if a train is near but bus probably not. We don't plan on getting a car since parking is $50 per day at hotel. Food trucks probably will be out since it's too cold for us to eat outside, even if it's 55 degrees (it appears to be on it's way).

I quickly browsed all of the recs on here and many fit the bill. The Cambridge recs look excellent and on a different level of menu offerings. Drinks aren't big on the list. There's quite a few standouts so I will have to do some more investigating on their menus. Thanks again to everyone!

Mar 24, 2014
freakerdude in Greater Boston Area

recs please for downtown stay 3 nights

I am a south Florida Chowhounder visiting Boston for the first time this coming weekend March 28. We are staying at the Colonnade near the public library and Fenway. I am interested in good food and the atmosphere can be almost any type. 3 nights are needed with some breakfast and lunch spots as well. Any cuisine will do and we have plenty of fresh seafood here (although not counting it out completely). Casual dress is preferred with nothing where we'd have to get too dressed up. A walk or short taxi ride is preferred. Thanks!

Mar 23, 2014
freakerdude in Greater Boston Area

West Palm Beach Favorites

I was at tacos al carbon this weekend after a long hiatus. The green sauce is good on anything. Try Carmella's Italian in the Bluffs (same center as Lanna Thai) and Chris' Taverna in Boynton Beach. I think it's much better than Mr Gyro with bigger portions and better ingredients.

Mar 17, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Dinner on the way from Jupiter to BB&T Center

For Cruzan, you have Taste of India and a new tapas place that I have never been to called Bocce Wine Bar and Tapas. Both are just west of the Turnpike off Okee Blvd.

Mar 13, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Dinner on the way from Jupiter to BB&T Center

Here are some options I use for BBT. Rock n Roll Ribs Sate Road 7 or Anthony's Cola Fired on University both off of Sawgrass. But Korean sounds much better!

CFB meant take Turnpike to Sawgrass....

Mar 13, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

I've only been once to RR in Cali and thought it was good but def not on the level of grease or relish. I think 5 guys is mediocre but RR has lots of options in comparison. Ok, 'good' may have been a stretch. BJs Brewhouse is definitely mediocre

Mar 07, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Weekend in Jupiter Inlet Colony - Food in surrounding area?

Get to JDF early because they sell out of cronuts and other specialties quickly. It's a small mom n pop place that has been taken over a while ago but still maintains the quality

Mar 07, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Weekend in Jupiter Inlet Colony - Food in surrounding area?

Coolinary and Leftovers for sure! Hog Snapper's is in Tequesta right near JIC but I like the others better. Go to Guanbanas at night after dinner and check out the music with no cover. Night time or any time there is paradise. Then walk on over to the Square Grouper aka Castaways for more outdoor live music on the Jupiter inlet.

There's not much street food in Jupiter that I know of but the original Tacos al Carbon location in WPB would fit that bill if you want to drive.

Hurricane Cafe or Juno Beach Cafe have great breakfasts and you will wait at either one. They are across the intersection from each other. Guana's would be nice since it's all outdoors.

I can't think of any bakeries in Jupiter but Kilwin's at US-1 and Indiantown has some good chocolates and ice cream. The Jupiter Donut Factory on Center street is a place you probably don't want to miss.

Mar 06, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Desperately Seeking Indian Food In PBC

Have either of you tried Indu's near the new WPB Outlet Mall? It has been a while since I have been but I liked it as much as Taste of India.

www.indusdine.com/

Mar 02, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

Zinburger will be opening in Boca Town Center mall later in spring. It has gourmet burgers paired with wines.

http://tinyurl.com/ppqcnef

Feb 28, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Birmingham recs needed please

Thanks for the recs. We will stay away from GR. We will have a lunch and dinner spot open. If we need to find a Valentine's Day spot that is not too dressy, is there anything worth trying to get a reservation for? The places Candy mentioned look to be too high end menu wise for our taste. We don't want to dress up too much, so hopefully casual please.

Feb 09, 2014
freakerdude in Central South

Birmingham recs needed please

I'm a southeast Florida chowhounder here hoping to get some help. I have read most of the recent B'ham posts and am looking for the best BBQ joints and other places in town. We prefer mom n pop BBQ instead of the chains. We will be staying just south of Trussville and have about 3 days there. We are also interested in anything outside of BBQ except seafood and will drive up to 20 miles. Thanks!

Any input on these from the posts I have read?
Saw's
Golden Rule
Jim n Nicks

Feb 03, 2014
freakerdude in Central South

"Real" Mexican Restaurants near Delray, Boynton, etc???

The menu appears to be Ameri-mex. No al pastor or cochinita pibil but they have a mole negro to top their Americanized burritos. Berkshire pork and Murray Farms chicken are mentioned on the menu. Sourcing local ingredients is highlighted.

Jan 19, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Trader Joe's?!?

The renovation is going extremely slow. Tenants had to move within the plaza to make way for TJ's. The building space has only been demolished but no new construction yet.

Jan 11, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

West palm eats

Zuccarelli's on Okeechobee serves up some very good old school Italian and is family owned.

Jan 11, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Food-Focused New Yorker Seeks Great Food in PBCounty

Taste of India in West Palm Beach on Okeechobee Blvd just west of the Turnpike is the best Indian I have had locally. Coolinary Cafe between PBG and Jupiter is a must and just 1 mile from it is Leftover's Cafe for the best seafood in PBC.

Jan 01, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best barbecue in Broward?

Renegade BBQ at the Hard Rock closed around a year ago. It was my pre-concert go-to place there.

Dec 09, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings for 2013

Malakor in Northwood is much more casual than Talay. They use their family recipes and I really like it when I am near WPB. The volcano shrimp is really good but a bit sweet. Give it a try sometime.

Here's the write up about the new place and some info on Malakor http://tinyurl.com/lc86uhm

Dec 05, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings for 2013

The folks from Northwood's Malakor Thai have opened Bangkok Jam in Royal Palm Beach at RPB Blvd and Okeechobee Blvd. Malakor is easily one of the best Thai restaurants in PB county

Dec 05, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Delray Beach - Coming Soon, New Openings This Fall!

I am not a big fan of Rocco's food but if you are into a party atmosphere and happen to get hungry while you are there, it will work.

Nov 22, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Delray Beach - Coming Soon, New Openings This Fall!

If you don't get many replies here, you may want to start a new post. For top notch Italian pizza, I can suggest Nick's New Haven and Tucci's Pizza in Boca, along with Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino in Delray. Vic & Angelo's in Delray serves up quality Italian but there may be other ideas from other people. Even though I have never been, I hear Abe & Louie's in Boca on Glades Rd. serves up some of the best steaks around. Also in Boca is Red, the Steakhouse but haven't heard any reports. For Latin, are you looking for Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian or anything other?

Nov 09, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Barbecue in Miami

A high 5 on Sparky's with their unique sauces and Ga. Pig has good bbq pork with a standard tomato-y mustard sauce. Both are your usual bbq dives inside.

Can anyone give an update on Byron Mixon's Pride & Joy? Their website is being reconstructed.

Nov 02, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Coolinary Cafe in Jupiter

Tonight they had a skewered shrimp, homemade ginger pork sausage, horseradish cheese grits, and squash slaw that was awesome. There's not a ton of great places here but you do have to seek them out and it's not that difficult. This forum is definitely your best resource for finding them.

Nov 01, 2013
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale