Bäd Ragaz Restaurant & Bar in Boynton Beach is no longer (in name, anyway). The restaurant known just as much for its huge beer selection as the food that it served has now been transformed and renamed to Lucertola Ristorante & Birreria. Billing itself as an elegant italian concept, we’re sure to see some fine italian cuisine to go with that beer selection, which is expected to stay. The former executive chef from Tramonti of Delray Beach is now in charge; leading the kitchen into its new lease on life.
Update: The new location will be in the new Trader Joe’s shopping center on 441.
Details are scant at this moment, but we’ve been alerted to the news that Flakowitz Bakery and Restaurant, known for its wide selection of baked goods, bagels and other great breakfast specials will be opening a new, third location in Wellington.
Samara Supermarket, a (somewhat hidden) treasure trove of Middle Eastern ingredients and various other wares has recently received their permit to build a bakery section within their store, located on N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. Up until this point, the year-old store has been sticking to pre-packaged goods but with permission to open things up, we should expect a wonderful selection of freshly baked goods to go.
Zinburger East is currently building out their new location at the Boca Town Center Mall, on Glades Road in Boca Raton. If you’re not familiar with Zinburger East’s brand, they’re primarily based in the northern part of the country with locations in New Jersey, Long Island, Virginia and North Carolina.
Sand Bar, located on S. Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach is an aptly named night spot that has a relaxed, college-like vibe, great nightly drink specials and a sensibly priced menu to top it off. Part of the Boston’s on the Beach group of restaurants in Delray, when the weather is right, this is one of our go-to spots to grab a drink with friends, kick off our shoes and relax.
TooJay’s Gourmet Deli’s seem to be everywhere in South Florida. Within a 30-minute radius there are 10+ to choose from, so no matter what county you live in, you’ll never be far away. Started back in 1981 in Palm Beach, TooJay’s takes the “Jay” from both of the co-founders’ names (Jay Katzenberg and Jay Brown). The TooJay’s that we recently visited is located in the Polo Club Shoppes in Boca Raton just near the ritzy Polo Club residences.
Food News: TAP Global Beer Collection Set to Open on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach
We’re watching Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach expand almost every month with new and interesting food and drink establishments. This time around, beer is getting its shot at the spotlight with the official opening of TAP Global Beer Collection, located just a stone’s throw away from the IMAX cinema. Although their official launch is this coming Saturday, we were let inside for an exclusive photo tour of the bar / restaurant and its huge selection of on-tap and bottled brew.
If you told us that Jupiter Donut Factory in Jupiter has only been around for about two years, we’d think that you were pulling our leg. Regarded highly by most South Floridians (we were literally pointed there by a few of them), they’re known for their long lines, super fresh donuts and the fact that they only stay open until they run out of product. Florida, you’d better wake up early if you’re planning on enjoying some finely baked goods.
Mussel Beach in Delray Beach is, to us, an exciting new adventure. Some of our favorite meals over the years have been at various French and Belgian restaurants that specialized in pots of mussels. We no longer have to travel long and far because as of December, 2013, Mussel Beach is open for business.