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Palm Beach County openings 2014

Mrs. Smokey's BBQ will be opening their 2nd location in south Jupiter at Donald Ross and Military Trail where Red Mango was in the Publix plaza. Opening date is not planned yet as they are waiting on the building permit.

Jul 13, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca's Mizner Park

I really don't know of any dumpling places except Grand Lakes, which I cannot recommend. Service can be below average and the interior adds nothing. Maybe someone else can suggest a place for you,

Jul 07, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County closings 2014

Bizaare Avenue Café in Lake Worth closed some time ago.

Jul 07, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

MEAT Eatery and Taproom (of Islamorada) has opened in Boca just north of Mizner Park on US-1. Burgers, BBQ, sausages and duck fat fries appear to be the main items.

http://meateatery.com/

980 N. Federal Highway Suite 115
Boca Raton, Fl

Jul 02, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County closings 2014

Goodbye Bubba Gumps in Jupiter on the inlet.

Jul 02, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

No I haven't. How is it?

Jun 26, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

Carmine's Crab Shack is open and has been for some time now. It is very noisy inside and they severely need some noise dampening. This is a NE seafood style resto and there are a few large communal tables mixed in with the private tables. Crab stuffed shrimp were good and the shrimp scallop scampi was really good. There's a lot of fried seafood on the menu that I don't care for but the cornbread is excellent. It wasn't a big hit for me to warrant a return visit.

Jun 26, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

Checked out Hog Snappers new NPB digs. There's a lot of room for improvement here. The AC situation needs to be fixed as it was way too warm for indoor dining. We couldn't wait to get out of there. My snapper with krab (imitation) was an itty bitty snapper fillet that was overcooked topped with a lot of krab sitting on a huge amount of mashed potatoes with 4 asparagus spears. I felt ripped off. Their version of gumbo is different but good. The menu is all over the place aside from seafood. Tostones nachos app, a slab of bacon appetizer (?), churrasco, seafood, steak, and ribs (an odd standout). Why would they top snapper with krab then top a cheap tilapia filet with real lump crabmeat? Is it a costing decision? I doubt we will be going back, as it was underwhelming.

Jun 26, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Fresh Market

We visited the new Fresh Market in Jupiter and was not impressed. Most items are over a $1 or more than Publix. I don't buy into the organic products either. $5 for a small box of grape tomatoes? $2 for cilantro? The seafood selection was so small and everything appeared dried out.

I don't know who laid out the products, but the bread is side by side with the house chemicals, mainly deodorizers that you can smell from the aisle. The store is small and only has a few things that most need from a grocery store visit. I don't want to visit two different places for what I need on a weekly basis. We won't be going back.

Jun 25, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Trader Joes needed in Coconut Creek!!

I visited the new Fresh Market in Jupiter and was not impressed. I am still waiting for the PBG Trader Joe's to open. It's been at least 10 months now.

Jun 25, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Desperately Seeking Indian Food In PBC

I heard that area has a huge lunch crowd. Five Spice near Millers Ale House often has a 45 minute wait just to place an order at the counter

May 28, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Desperately Seeking Indian Food In PBC

I will have to check it out but fast food Indian?

May 28, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Krave - Tequesta

It has a fairly high price point but it might do well given the area it is in. I see the chef was from Jupiter Island Grill.

May 27, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Waterside restaurant Jupiter to Palm Beach

I would have to say the River House in PBG is a good bet but a bit pricey if that is fine with you. Jetty's on the Jupiter Inlet would be another great option. There's a new rest/bar called U-Tiki next door to Jetty's on the inlet but I have not heard about any food reports.

Guanabana's is a place for great atmosphere but don't expect great food. It's outdoor only so keep that in mind. Waterway is OK and Panama Hattie's has a new revamped menu but it's been years since I have been.

May 24, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County closings 2014

Pita Grille in Juno/N. Palm Beach has closed it's doors.

May 04, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

I've eaten at BJ's in San Jose and San Fran about 8 times. It is definitely average but they have a really good San Fran burger on sourdough toast. Ribs and fish are all average. Chili made with the beer is good.

May 02, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

It appears Bocce WB&T has already closed

http://tinyurl.com/l57czs7

May 01, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

The Filling Station gastropub will replace 101 Cantina (formerly known as The Mexican) in Boca

May 01, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Trader Joe's?!?

Most Publix grocery items are .50 to a whopping $1 more than exact same items at Target or Wal Mart. After I did my price comparisons of items like Heinz low sugar ketchup, Ken's dressings, and Tabasco sauces, I finally realized how overpriced Publix really was. Publix's BOGO is kind of a smoke screen for their standard high prices.

I've never heard of South African smoke....so I had to look it up.

Apr 30, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Boca rec needed for something different

Shake Shack would work for lunch. I've heard good things about the Cuban Cafe from co-workers. I have had Spadini's on my list as well for lunch, from CFB's comment

Apr 24, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Boca rec needed for something different

I always visit the same places it seems, so I need some new ideas. I would like to not go too far west of I-95 since we are going to a show at the Funky Biscuit. Here's where we usually go:

Nick's New Haven
Tucci's
Kapow Noodle Bar
Rebel House
Boca Skewers

How is American Table 13 or The Spaniard?

Apr 23, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach County openings 2014

Jon777 was spot on. Hog Snappers (Tequesta) will be opening a new location in North Palm Beach on US-1 in the old Mondo's location. it is supposed to be open this month. The planned Stuart location was getting built out early this year. Opening 2 new locations near the same time should be a challenge.

Apr 22, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Crab Shack Recommendation

The name fits the rec request perfectly!

Apr 18, 2014
freakerdude in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

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