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Shake Shack opening

So it looks like their attempt at experimenting with fresh cut french fries has been abandoned in Boca.

Shake Shack opening

My first visit today was underwhelming. The Boca location has been open over 2 years and the place is disorganized in it's operation.

The shackburger was small and just ok but nothing special. I ordered the shack sauce on the side. There were absolutely no fresh fries being cooked, as I watched them open multiple brown bags of frozen fries into the fryer during my 15 minute wait at the pick up counter. Crinkle fries were just ok.

I think Burger-Fi is better. And there's tons of better places than any of these chains.

Pride & Joy - - PART II

Mixon is out of Pride & Joy and has been since August of 2013. A lawsuit was filed. My visit last week was just average since the ribs were not smokey, barely even warm, and actually kind of dry. See ya P&J!

Mixons website apologizing for anyone who went and had sorry bbq

Restaurants Near American Airlines Arena

The ribs weren't as good as my first visit back in March. They were less smokey and served barely warm. Almost all bbq is served out of the warming racks, but these didn't hit the mark in temp. The 3 sauces are really good.

Restaurants Near American Airlines Arena

My last visit to Sparky's was at least 3 years ago or more. I really liked it and their unique sauces. P&J has easier access and parking from where we are coming from. My only visit there was very good but I think it's too expensive. A whole rack of ribs is 26 and doesn't include any sides which are 4 each. These were the 2nd best ribs I have had in SoFla for sure.

Restaurants Near American Airlines Arena

For anyone wanting to keep it simple, Pride & Joy BBQ is really good. We are going back again this Friday night before the concert.

Bradenton Pier 22 overpriced and small portions

Here's a review from our recent trip to Bradenton: the restaurant is on the water and you pay for it. The service was excellent at our table but not at a few others. The waiter was very friendly and we asked if the the sea bass was chilean. He said it was his favorite seafood item. The sea bass couldn't have weighed more than 3 oz and was flat and thin. All the chilean sea bass I have ever seen both fresh and served is very thick and white. For $28, we expected the typical 6 oz serving of fish. My scallops entree was good but not worth the $28 price, as the 4 scallops were smaller than average size. The only savior was the peanut butter pie and espresso.

Another table had ordered sushi and the waiter came back 20 minutes later to tell them he was sorry for the delay due to the sushi counter being backed up. They decided to not get the sushi. Their steaks came out about 20 minutes later and they had to return all of them. They all ordered medium rare but all 4 of their steaks were cold in the center. There's no excuse for that.

Out total bill for 2 entrees, dessert, and double espresso was $72 with no drinks. One of our glasses of water also had a fishy smell to it which was kind of odd. Be prepared to pay for the scene. The sunset was nice over the inlet to the Gulf at dinner time.

Jul 06, 2015
freakerdude in Florida

Pizzeria Oceano in Lantana

Thanks for the update. At least we know in advance of making any long trips.

Palm Beach county closings 2015

Grommet's Tavern in Juno has closed. The write up in the PB Post was way off mark. All of the reviews I have read are the same. Problem number one was underseasoned bland food. There's no excuse for this other than a chef who doesn't know how to use salt and pepper to taste. Problem number two was a minimal menu. Problem three was extremely slow service. Add all of that in to the 'probably won't make it' strip mall location with summer right around the corner and it was almost a certain failure.

Palm Beach county closings 2015

I've eaten at the Jupiter location too but only when I could get a Local Dines certificate. The buttered lobster roll is really good. My current cert has expired so I need to go get my face value money out of it.

Palm Beach county closings 2015

Chowder Heads in WPB on Okeechobee has closed. The location was not a good fit for their business and it was obvious it would be tough to make it.

Palm Beach County openings 2015

Guacamole with ginger - surprisingly good indeed! The short ribs shells and seared scallops were good but the curried cauliflower had more chickpeas than anything

Palm Beach county closings 2015

Hot off the press....Cantina Laredo in PBG has closed. I kind of liked this large corporate resto for a consistent mex fix that was close to where I live. It was never really crowded like J. Alexanders or III Forks though.

Poutine in Florida

Poutine Dog Cafe in Lake Worth is supposed to be really good but I have never tried anything in the poutine arena. They have been open for quite some time now.

Jun 09, 2015
freakerdude in Florida

Palm Beach county closings 2015

Just south of Harbourside past the Dive Bar on the west side of US-1.

Palm Beach county closings 2015

Cabo Flats in Downtown at the Gardens has closed and they expect the new Jupiter location to open in a few months. The Jupiter location has been one that has failed for every concept that has occupied it.

Shishito peppers

Also at TJ's Palm Beach Gardens store too

Palm Beach County openings 2015

From my other post but belongs here:

Ceviche Arigato, a new Peruvian resto that we just visited last night, is in Lake Park at Northlake and A1A Alt/10th Street. It's in the old Cardello's location. It's very good Peruvian food with Japanese sushi and actually very nice inside, although you definitely can't tell from the outside. It's pricier than most mom & pop ethnic but well within range of under $20. Don't let the plaza location fool you.

Palm Beach Shores - New Seafood? Cuban? BBQ?

There's a few new places on the scene like Avocado Grill in WPB, though I have never been. Tim Lipman from Coolinary recommends it.

Ceviche Arigato, a new Peruvian resto that we just visited last night, is in Lake Park at Northlake and A1A Alt/10th Street. It's in the old Cardello's location. It's very good Peruvian food with Japanese sushi and actually very nice inside, although you definitely can't tell from the outside. It's pricier than most mom & pop ethnic but well within range of under $20. Don't let the plaza location fool you.

Hog Snappers opened up a 2nd location in NPB on US-1 between Northlake and PGA. I don't care for this place too much but others seem to love it.

Rustic Inn crabshack opened on Jupiter inlet next to Jetty's in the old Bubba Gumps.

Harbourside at US-1 and Indiantown is now open if a Tommy Bahama's restaurant or a Brio owned chain called Bravo sounds good. I have no interest in either though. Burger-Fi is really good for a quick heavy lunch of burgers and fries.

Smoke BBQ is worth a visit if in Delray.

I need to redo Copacabana in Abacoa, as I have only been once.

Palm Beach County openings 2014

Blaze is an economical pizza place that has a very slow moving line if it is crowded. You can only order at the counter and build your own pizzas are 7.95 including all the toppings you want. They make the pizza right in front of you and then pop it in the oven. There is nothing chow worthy here when there are so many really good pizzas in PB county.

Best authentic Italian gelato

I love gelato but really have no idea what makes it authentic. Any clues what to look for? I like it better than ice cream because it is denser and has less fat.

Palm Beach County openings 2015

We visited Grommets tonight. Firstly, Loggerhead Plaza is going to kill them. General Tso's cauliflower was really good. Two of us ordered the Porkchop a'Loli. The waiter failed to mention any special. We saw one at another table and had to go ask about it. It was a pork belly flauta that was average at best. The underseasoned porkchop was cooked well but the menu didn't mention of any kind of spicy blueberry sauce. The mac & cheese had no salt or pepper whatsoever and the collard also greens needed salt and pepper. To say the sides were bland is being nice.

There's only two or three items on the menu that I would order. The lack of basic seasoning on the food is a bad sign. A few easy "should have" misses aren't worth going back for. Even an exceptional restaurant in the defunct loggerhead Plaza would be a tough sell. Classico's Italian next door has closed until October, so says the sign on the door. The summer season will be hard on them

Palm Beach County openings 2015

Roy Villacrusis will be opening Nitrogen Bar, Grill, and Sushi on Indiantown in Jupiter soon. It's in the Jupiter West Plaza. His Kubo Asiatic location in N. Palm Beach was a tough sell, hidden way in the back of Crystal Tree Plaza. His sushi menu from there looked very interesting and had several ingredients I had never heard of.

It's being touted as an Asian style gastropub with an innovative sushi bar and speakeasy lounge. I hope Jupiter will support something like this

Palm Beach county closings 2015

Hamburger Heaven closed it's relocation on Clematis from the island.

Any casual restaurant in Boca Raton area for a largish group?

Nick's didn't have a clam pizza and a fight broke out in the restaurant? Very strange but may be related....

Best Burger Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

Finally tried Burger Fi in Jupiter at Harbourside. I wouldn't say it's the best burger by any means but I like it better than 5 Guys for sure. I didn't know the burgers are double patty. I guess I didn't read them menu very well. A larger fry is too much for even 2 people to eat. Sadly enough there aren't any healthy side options. Yeah, I know....

1. Grease Bar in West Palm is still my reigning champion
2. ROK Burger
3. Burger N Beer Joint
4. Brass Ring

At MEAT, I only had the pork BBQ to date. I have never been to Le Tub, Shake Shack, or Charm City but maybe one day.

Lunch on the water between West Palm and Boca

Two George's and Banana Boat - most posts here claim these are waterfront dives with overpriced average food that is best for drinking only. Key Lime is sort of in the same boat. A price point from the OP would be helpful and if all they want is to be on the water regardless of good food.

Pride & Joy - - PART II

First visit last night before a concert. The place was crowded from the outdoor seating but not so much inside. The ribs are definitely the best I have had since Austin's BBQ in Hobe Sound shut down many years ago. All pink meat, perfectly smoked, and couldn't be any better actually. The mac n cheese was good but the 3 BBQ sauces are very good. Vinegar was my favorite, hickory house was next, and mustard was last. It was a very mustardy sauce unlike most others that are usually sweet. The sloppy joe is just OK, as it is brisket finely chopped and sauced. The onion rings are actually quite good.

The whole rack baby backs are $25.95 and sides are $3.95 each. Ribs come with no sides, so add 2 sides and a drink and you are well over $35 without tax or tip. It seems people are willing to pay well for his Q but the parking problem is not a good one, even at 6pm. Service was very friendly and helpful indeed. I only got a half rack from the full rack that I ordered and when I pointed it out to him, he corrected it and apologized.

Any food blogs covering Ft. Lauderdale to Boynton Beach?

Jeff Eats just doesn't give enough details about the food for my liking and then there's the third person thing going on. Bill Citara has been here at Boca Mag for quite some time

Rok:Brgr Las Olas

I finally made it to Rok Burger after many years of wanting to go. I rarely make it down to FTL but the Rok burger (Vermont cheddar, bacon, bourbon BBQ sauce) was excellent. The fries and beer batter onion rings were good but the ketchup was not "house" unless that is what they call Heinz.