13 best restaurants in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, right now

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In Palm Beach, Buccan’s ahi poke pops with coconut Thai chili flavors. (Contributed by Steven Barracos/SoFlaFoodie)

Here’s a current snapshot of the restaurants we’re loving best at the moment in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. Next month, the snapshot might be different. This unranked list, which omits eateries closed for summer break, includes only restaurants we have visited.

Grato, West Palm Beach

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Grato’s orange-apricot scones. (Photo: Liz Balmaseda)

The fab new pizzeria on South Dixie Highway has been packed every night since its debut. Evenings at Grato, opened by the powerhouse team behind Palm Beach’s wildly popular Buccan bistro, is marked by the glow of a wood-burning pizza oven. Grato’s non-fussy menu lists crostini, pizza, pasta, salad and roasted meats. The eatery serves a terrific a la carte brunch on Sundays, and has recently kicked off a lunch service.

Grato: 1901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-404-1334.

Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach

At Avocado Grill: Chef Julien Gremaud's grilled swordfish with carrot and sumac puree, fresh garbanzo beans, cauliflower, baby kale and salsa verde. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
At Avocado Grill: Chef Julien Gremaud’s grilled swordfish with carrot and sumac puree, fresh garbanzo beans, cauliflower, baby kale and salsa verde. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

There’s a good reason why Chef Julien Gremaud’s hip, sunny eatery is a busy spot at night: His small plates and shareable selections are both refined and decadent. But why limit your visit to this downtown West Palm eatery to nighttime when it serves one of the best weekend brunches in the county? Gremaud’s eggs Benedict dishes are sinful, as are his gently scrambled eggs dusted with piment d’Espelette, and his crab-avocado toast topped with an oozy egg. And if you’re lucky, that day’s special menu will include his outstanding rendition of shrimp and grits. The Jerez-spiked shrimp alone are worth the price of admission.

Avocado Grill: 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822.

Related: 20 best restaurants right now in Palm Beach County

Buccan, Palm Beach

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Paccheri with herb ricotta, Parmesan and “Sunday gravy” with braised pork shoulder, short rib and Italian sausage. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)

Whether you stop in for one of chef Clay Conley’s supreme small plates (he’s masterful with raw fish and seafood dishes) or settle in for a 14-ounce, wood-grilled prime New York strip steak and a night of people-watching, you’ve come to the best bistro in Palm Beach. Reservations are a must.

Buccan: 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-833-3450.

Kitchen, West Palm Beach

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A scallop dish created by chef Matthew Byrne at his Kitchen restaurant, a stylish and cozy eatery located on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. (Contributed by LILA PHOTO)

Chef Matthew Byrne creates refined takes on comfort classics while his wife/partner, Aliza Bryne, keeps a gracious pace in the front of the house at Kitchen. The menu is seasonally inspired and beautifully executed. In addition to the small main dining room, there’s a lounge area as well as a private dining room to accommodate larger parties. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Kitchen: 319 Belvedere Road, #2, West Palm Beach; 561-249-2281.

Jardin, West Palm Beach

At Jardin: crispy hummus with lemon aioli. (South Moon Photography)
At Jardin: crispy hummus with lemon aioli. (South Moon Photography)

This newcomer has raised the bar on creativity on Clematis Street. The food here is gorgeous to the eye – and to the palate. It’s the handiwork of executive chef and co-owner Jordan Lerman, whose credits include stints at New York’s celebrated Eleven Madison Park and Momofuku Ssam Bar. Like his talented pastry chef/ general manager/wife, Stephanie Cohen, Lerman is a chef who seems unafraid to heap excess love on a plate.

This young couple is on an adventure, one defined by seasonal harvests and whims. Their excitement spills from their menu and into their disarming hospitality style.

Jardin: 330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-440-5273.

Chez l’Epicier, Palm Beach

Chez L'Epicier's poutine. (Contributed by Chez L'Epicier)
Chez L’Epicier’s poutine. (Contributed by Chez L’Epicier)

Just as a grocer’s shop is driven by the harvest, Chef Laurent Godbout’s menu celebrates seasonality. Godbout, who owns and operates the restaurant with his wife, hostess Veronique Deneault, is an exceptional chef whose artistry is reflected in a dish’s heightened flavors as well as stunning looks. His whimsical style is evident from the welcome tray of fresh savory macaroons.

There’s a sense here that one is in good hands. The chef cooks with style and authority.

Chez l’Epicier: 288 S County Road, Palm Beach; 561-508-7030.

Ristorante Santucci, West Palm Beach

Ristorante Santucci's Carpaccio di Polpo (shaved octopus appetizer). The family-owned restaurant is located in West Palm Beach. (Daniel Owen/ The Palm Beach Post)
Ristorante Santucci’s Carpaccio di Polpo (shaved octopus appetizer). The family-owned restaurant is located in West Palm Beach. (Daniel Owen/ The Palm Beach Post)

Nicely removed from the more bustling blocks of Clematis Street, this eatery seems to exist in a city apart, one that finds serenity in polished, white-on-white décor, warmth in service and sheer pleasure in Old World dishes that have been mastered and modernized. This lustrous city is not exactly social-media obsessed, which is why you may not have heard about Ristorante Santucci.
If you haven’t been, you’re missing out on authentic, high-end Sicilian cooking. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s worth it.

Ristorante Santucci: 610 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-337-2532.

Meat Market, Palm Beach

For the carnivores: Meat Market opens today in Palm Beach at the site of the old Palm Beach Steakhouse. (Contributed by Michael Pisarri)
For the carnivores: Meat Market in Palm Beach at the site of the old Palm Beach Steakhouse. (Contributed by Michael Pisarri)

This steakhouse in Palm Beach was voted “best restaurant” in our 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards. Chef Sean Brasel has created a sleek temple of food and drink designed to wow diners beyond the carnivores. Yes, carnivores will find nirvana in a menu that offers a selection of reserve cuts, such as dramatically presented mega-steaks, all tender beneath a gorgeous char.
(Photo by Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post)

Meat Market Palm Beach: 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800.

Café Boulud, Palm Beach

Main Lobster Roll at Café Boulud in Palm Beach. (Photo contributed by Café Boulud)
Main Lobster Roll at Café Boulud in Palm Beach. (Photo contributed by Café Boulud)

Chef Daniel Boulud’s Palm Beach eatery offers more than a stylish backdrop for dining — it offers some of the best food on the island. Executive chef Rick Mace is a true star, a culinary storyteller who knows how to capture the imagination and palate with food and presentation.

Café Boulud: 301 Australian Ave. (in The Brazilian Court hotel), Palm Beach; 561-655-6060.

Okeechobee Steakhouse, West Palm Beach

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Okeechobee Steakhouse’s 26 oz Porterhouse steak.

Expect no foodie lingo here, no “artisan” this or “hand-crafted” that, no menus tripped up in adjectives. But you will find a mighty fine steak. And you will find stellar service, the kind of service that brings you back to the warm, welcoming time capsule that is Okeechobee Steakhouse. (Reopens at 5 p.m. July 28 after weeks of remodeling.)

Okeechobee Steakhouse: 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-5151.

Queen of Sheeba, West Palm Beach

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A sampler platter of Ethiopian red lentil stew and split peas in turmeric sauce is served at Queen of Sheeba, a full-service Ethiopian restaurant located in West Palm Beach’s Northwest Historic District. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

Voted the “best new restaurant” in The Post’s 2015 Critic’s Choice Awards, Queen of Sheeba is South Florida’s only Ethiopian restaurant. The Ethiopian-born restaurant owner and cook, Lojo Washington, presents the foods of her native land and the lightly sour injera bread, which serves as a scoop for stewed dishes and veggies she serves.

Queen of Sheeba: 716 N. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-514-0615.

Pistache, West Palm Beach

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Gnocchi “Parisienne” at Pistache French Bistro. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

It’s easy to see why Pistache has become a favorite on finicky Clematis Street: French favorites offered with a sophisticated touch, warm hospitality, lovely setting. The bistro never fails to impress. Come for lunch, dinner, cocktails or one of the most pleasant, a la carte Sunday brunches in central county.

Pistache: 101 N. Clematis St., #115, West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090.

PB Catch, Palm Beach

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PB Catch serves a pan roasted Snowy Grouper. (Meghan McCarthy /Palm Beach Daily News)

PB Catch not only has a terrific raw bar, where the fresh oyster selection is hard to beat, it has Chef de Cuisine Aaron Black’s fanciful “sea-cuterie” creations, as well as his beautifully prepared fish and seafood dishes. The interiors are serenely rich, the ambiance relaxed and the service polished.

PB Catch: 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-5558.

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National Oyster Day: 5 restaurants for oyster deals in Palm Beach County

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Blue Point oysters are served at Spoto’s Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

By Ashley McBride
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Happy National Oyster Day! There’s no shortage of fresh seafood in Palm Beach County, oysters included. And there are plenty of ways to eat and prepare oysters. Popular ways to eat molluscs are on the half shell, raw, baked, fried, steamed or boiled.

Here are five places to get your bivalve fix to celebrate the holiday.

Spoto’s Oyster BarDeal is $1.75 blue point oysters from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There are two locations, one in Stuart and one in Palm Beach Gardens. Check their website for more information.

Hurricane AlleyHappy hour deal on oysters, for $9 a dozen raw oysters from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hurricane Alley: 529 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach; 561-364-4008

The oyster bar at Racks Delray. (Thomas Cordy/Palm Beach Post)
The oyster bar at Racks Delray. (Thomas Cordy/Palm Beach Post)

RACKS Fish House: From Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, shell out a dollar per oyster forNational Oyster Weekat Racks Fish House.

Racks: 5 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach; 561-450-6718

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Oyster Po’ Boy at City Oyster in Delray Beach. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

City OysterEnjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or champagne with an order of a dozen oysters during lunch or dinner.

City Oyster: 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-272-0220

Meat MarketExecutive Chef Sean Brasel is serving up Black Duck Salt Oysters, $10 for 6 and Oyster Po Boy sliders for $7. At the bar, you can down $10 champagne and half-off oysters.

Meat Market: 191 Bradley Pl., Palm Beach; 561-354-9800

 

 

 

 

National Chicken Wing Day! Our favorite wings in Palm Beach County

The "Voodoo" wings at Lafayette's. (Contributed)
(Contributed)

Here’s to the chicken wing! Today is National Chicken Wing Day. Whether you like yours spicy, sweet, ‘naked’ or fried, today is your day! There are plenty of local restaurants offering deals Friday. And here is our list of some of our favorite places for wings:

Tree’s Wings & Ribs

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David and Wendy Nelson of Jupiter  at Tree Wings in Royal Palm Beach. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

There are ten choices of sauces: Mild, Hot, Extra hot, Cajun, Honey Dip, Garlic, BBQ, Teriyaki, Lemon pepper, Garlic parmesan. Prices range from $6.39 for 6 wings to $4,364.94 for five thousand wings!! Now that’s a menu! You can go boneless for no extra charge.

Tree’s Wings: 603 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach; 561-791-1535

Duffy’s Sports Grill

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Wings from Duffy’s Sports Grill. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

The ‘breaded original’ won praise from our taste-testers: “They were spicy with good flavor.” There are lots of wing flavors to choose from: BBQ, Honey garlic, Asian sesame, Sweet Buffalo, Original, Firecracker, Hot, Spicy Roasted Garlic, Mango Habanero and Atomic Ghost Chili. Prices start at $9.99 for ten boneless wings and $10.99 for ten hand-breaded or ‘naked’ wings.

Duffy’s: various locations. Check Duffy’s website for more information.

Park Avenue BBQ

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A server waits on customers inside PA BBQ’s newest location on Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter, June 7, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

These were among the highest rated wings: “They make my mouth water from far away, just the smell.” “Wet and spicy!” Wing flavors: Mild, Hot, Hot Honey Garlic, Mild BBQ, Hot BBQ, Heater and Stupid BBQ. Prices start at $10 for ten wings.

Park Avenue BBQ Grille: various locations. Check PA BBQ’s website for more information.

Bru’s Room

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The front exterior of Bru’s Room Sports Grill on NE 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

The hot, extra hot and grilled ones were the big hits all around. Our taste-testers had this to say: “Just right!” “The hot stays with you.” “Big wings, crunchy.” “Great flavor!” Wing flavors: Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Brutonium, Teriyaki, BBQ, Sweet-n-Tangy, Parmesan Garlic, Triple Threat. Prices start at $11.99 for ten wings.

Bru’s Room: various locations; check Bru’s Room website for more information.

Blue Front Bar & Grill

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10 piece wings tossed in Blue Front sauce at Blue Front in Lake Worth. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

Blue Front isn’t just a place for barbecue, they offer some tasty wings too!  Wings flavors: Mild, Hot, Hotter and Sweet Thai. Prices start at $7.49 for 6 wings.

Blue Front Bar & Grill: 1132 N. Dixie Highway; Lake Worth; 561-833-6651

 

Readers’ Choice: Who has the best ice cream in Palm Beach County? Vote now!

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(Jason Getz)

Looking to beat the summer heat? How about some yummy ice cream? We all love ice cream! And we all have our favorite place to grab the cool treat. Based on your feedback on our social posts asking for your favorites, we compiled the following list of ice cream spots. Now it’s time to vote! We’ll announce the winner in the coming weeks.

Here are some of our previous Readers’ Choice winners:

Readers’ Choice: ‘Best BBQ in PB County’

Readers’ Choice: ‘Best hot dogs in PB County’

5 best restaurants for outdoor dining in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach

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Kira the Big Red Dog checks out her human parent’s lunch at Darbster in West Palm Beach. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)

Whether you’re seated before a dramatic seascape, atop a sweeping veranda or in an intimate courtyard, a great view adds a sense of place to your dining experience.

Your view drops you in the middle of a certain paradise. That’s the essence of al fresco dining, the sense of place. Here are five great al fresco spots in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach:

Best courtyard al fresco: Pizza Al Fresco

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Pizza Al Fresco in Palm Beach. 

One Palm Beach Post reviewer put it best when he said Pizza Al Fresco is where “pizza parlor meets Palm Beach panache.”

Related: Top outdoor spots in Palm Beach County

Shaded by Mediterranean blue umbrellas, tables are scattered across a stylish courtyard just off Worth Ave. Here, pizza is served amid vintage stone fountain structures and palm trees strung with twinkling lights.

Pizza Al Fresco: 14 Via Mizner, Worth Ave., Palm Beach; 561-832-0032

Best rooftop al fresco: Banko Cantina

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The rooftop at Banko Cantina. (Photo contributed)

This brand-new, tri-level restaurant and bar boasts a sleek rooftop lounge that’s a splendid perfect urban perch. The view may not be crashing waves or bobbing boats, but it certainly establishes a sense of place: downtown West Palm Beach.

The 1921-era building itself, once the home of American National Bank, is a landmark. It’s listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1997.

Related: Best waterfront dining in Palm Beach County

The rooftop opens nightly at 7 p.m. Grab a Dragonfruit Mojito and watch dusk turn the city pink.

Banko Cantina: 114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-355-1399

Best oceanfront al fresco: Al Fresco Restaurant

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Al Fresco Restaurant at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

Located at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, this stately structure offers sweeping golf greens and ocean views from its wide veranda.

This Italian pizzeria and ristorante is sister to Pizza Al Fresco. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – with a heaping side of views.

Al Fresco Restaurant: 2345 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561-273-4130

Best sidewalk al fresco: Rocco’s Tacos Clematis

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Customers enjoy the outdoor street seating at Rocco’s Tacos in downtown West Palm Beach. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Watching the parade of nighttime Clematis Street revelers is made far more pleasurable by a heaping bowl of fresh-made guacamole and a frosty margarita. You get this along the sidewalk tables at Rocco’s, epicenter of 200-block action in downtown West Palm Beach.

Plus, you get more than decent Mexican grub. (Come back for some of the best brunch in town on weekend mornings.)

Rocco’s Tacos: 224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-650-1001

Best pooch-loving al fresco: Darbster

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Kira the Big Red Dog checks out her human parent’s lunch at Darbster in West Palm Beach. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)

This vegan spot not only demonstrates its devotion to animals by donating profits to local animal rescue and spay/neutering efforts – it welcomes pets like royalty.

It’s a laid-back, pleasant spot to devour a summer salad, weekend brunch or heartier organic fare, including a variety of raw dishes.

You’ll enjoy the food, while your furry friend enjoys the sweet attention.

Darbster: 8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-586-2622

20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County, right now

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A scallop dish created by chef Matthew Byrne at his Kitchen restaurant, a stylish and cozy eatery located on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. (Contributed by LILA PHOTO)

Here’s a current snapshot of the restaurants we’re loving best at the moment. Next month, the snapshot might be different. This unranked list, which is organized by city and omits eateries closed for summer break, includes only restaurants we have visited. — Liz Balmaseda, Palm Beach Post food editor

20 best restaurants in Palm Beach County, right now

 

Readers’ Choice: Where are the best French fries in Palm Beach County?

Cuban Sandwich at Jon Smith Subs in West Palm Beach. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)
Cuban Sandwich at Jon Smith Subs in West Palm Beach. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Last week we ranked the top 10 French fries from local fast-food restaurants in Palm Beach County. With that, we asked our Post readers their favorites. You picked your top one!

The winner is…

Jon Smith Subs in West Palm Beach! (we ranked them #3 on our list).

Jon Smith Subs has nine locations throughout Palm Beach County. Here’s a look at the winning combination that makes Jon Smith Subs such a success: “Jon Smith Subs – Daughter joins the business, franchise expansions planned.”

And how did the others rank? Here are the poll results:

Which local fast-food restaurant has the best fries?

Jon Smith Subs = 139 votes

Five Guy Burgers and Fries = 71 votes

McDonald’s = 63

Chick-Fil-A = 40

Checkers = 26

BurgerFi = 25

Burger King = 9

Wendy’s = 9

PDQ = 4

KFC = 1

Thanks for voting!

 

 

Readers’ Choice: Top 5 barbecue places in Palm Beach County

A full rack of baby back ribs with corn bread, corn, and greens prepared at PA BBQ’s newest location on Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post
A full rack of baby back ribs with cornbread, corn, and greens prepared at PA BBQ’s newest location on Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Last month we announced the winner of our latest Readers’ Choice Award. For ‘Best BBQ in Palm Beach County, our readers chose Park Ave BBQ’.

The winner was selected from our online poll which was created based on your social comments. Want to know the runners-up? Here are the top five places for barbecue, based on your votes:

Park Ave BBQ, various locations (won with 352 votes)

An excerpt from our original story ‘Best BBQ’ story:

“The centerpiece reason most people flock to PA BBQ is meat – smoky, succulent meats. Whether your plate is piled high with ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket or chicken, one thing is certain: Your choice of meat was made fresh on premises.”

Park Avenue (PA) BBQ has nine locations across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. To find one near you, visit check Park Avenue’s website.

Derrick McCray's barbecue is a Palm Beach County favorite. (Contributed)
Derrick McCray’s barbecue is a Palm Beach County favorite. (Contributed)

McCray’s Backyard BBQ (235 votes)

This local pit master, Derrick McCray, has been asked to cook his barbecue at the Super Bowl seven times. The family has been in the barbecue business for 80 years.

McCray’s has two locations: 1098 Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 1521 45th Street, Mangonia Park. Information: 561-684-1113 or visit McCrays BBQ website.

Mississippi Sweets, Wellington/Lake Worth; Boca Raton (146 votes)

This eatery has many barbecue offerings, including ‘spit-roasted chicken,’ pulled pork and other favorites.

Mississippi Sweets has two locations, for more information visit Mississippi Sweets’ website.

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Elisa Caplan, the owner of Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Lake Park, holds up a tray of barbecue dishes prepared at her restaurant, including smoked spare ribs, fried biscuits, cole slaw, mac n’ cheese, taters, collards, and succotash. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

Mrs. Smokeys, Jupiter (199 votes)

An excerpt from our previous story on Mrs. Smokey’s:

“Elisa Caplan, who has spent more than 30 years in the ‘cue business, long ago earned her nickname, “Mrs. Smokeys.” It’s the name that graces her family-owned, Lake Park eatery, where Caplan is known for her hot-smoked meats, and spicy blends of fresh-made sauces.”

Mrs. Smokey’s has two locations, for more information visit Mrs. Smokey’s website.

Carnivore city: Chef's Kitchen and Smokehouse. (Contributed by Ian Jacob)
Carnivore city: Chef’s Kitchen and Smokehouse. (Contributed by Ian Jacob)

Chef’s Kitchen and Smokehouse, West Palm Beach (133 votes)

An excerpt from our previous story on Chef’s Kitchen:

“On the menu: unique items such as a burnt ends sandwich made of pork butt and brisket and crispy fried onions, a Cubano sandwich that layers house-smoked Black Forest ham and shredded pork with pickled fennel, and fried honey cornbread croutons.”

Chef’s Kitchen: 2911 N. Military Tr., West Palm Beach; 561-530-4822 or visit Chef’s Kitchen website.

 

 

 

Father’s Day 2016: Five restaurants to dine with Dad

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Okeechobee Steakhouse’s 26 oz Porterhouse steak.

Need ideas on where to dine with Dad for Father’s Day this weekend? We have some suggestions for you:

OKEECHOBEE STEAKHOUSE

The Okeechobee Steakhouse will feature a special hand-cut 26 oz Porterhouse steak, in-house dry aged for 60 days accompanied by a butter and sour cream baked potato and house salad. ($65.99)

Okeechobee Steakhouse: 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-683-5151.

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The Counter offers a daunting range of burger options, including this bacon barbecue burger, shown here with crispy shoestring fries. (Contributed)

THE COUNTER

Treat Dad to a free burger at The Counter in Palm Beach Gardens. Any guest who announces to their server, “My Dad is a BFD,” will receive a free 1/3-pound burger.

The Counter: 3101 PGA Blvd., Suite C129, Palm Beach Gardens; 561-557-8515.

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Breeze Ocean Kitchen Cookout. (Contributed)

EAU PALM BEACH 

Eau Palm Beach hosts several events for Father’s Day: Saturday evening is a ‘Small Batch Bourbon Dinner’, which features a five-course meal paired with fine bourbons. Sunday’s events include ‘Drunch,’ a king-sized brunch buffet at Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro and a pig roast at Breeze’s Ocean Kitchen Cookout, which also features live music and $5 craft beer specials.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa: 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561-533-6000.

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Tryst’s ‘SPD’ wings. (Contributed)

TRYST

On Sunday, Delray’s Tryst will throw Dad an old-fashioned backyard barbeque with pulled pork, baked beans, corn on the cob, collard greens, potato salad and more ($19). Additionally, Tryst will feature live music with beer and whisky specials.

Tryst: 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-921-0201.

At Avocado Grill: Chef Julien Gremaud's grilled swordfish with carrot and sumac puree, fresh garbanzo beans, cauliflower, baby kale and salsa verde. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
At Avocado Grill: Chef Julien Gremaud’s grilled swordfish with carrot and sumac puree, fresh garbanzo beans, cauliflower, baby kale and salsa verde. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

AVOCADO GRILL

Avocado Grill is celebrating fathers with a complimentary cocktail (house cocktail, beer or wine) on Father’s Day. For brunch, guests can enjoy several updated brunch menu additions that include: Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad with avocado, tomatoes, orange segment, and tarragon vinaigrette; Lamb Sliders and more.

Avocado Grill: 125 Datura Street, West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822

 

 

Sample great food, beer this weekend at Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari

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Food Truck Safari is at the Palm Beach Zoo July 16.

Food Truck Safari will be at the Palm Beach Zoo Saturday, July 16. The trucks scheduled to appear include CheeseZilla, CrayZlicious, Karate’s Kitchen, Tacos Veracruz, PS561 and The Waffle Wagon.

Beer and wine will be available, featuring a Copperpoint Brewing Company tap takeover.

Related: Food Truck Guide of Palm Beach County

The gates open at 4:30 p.m., truck windows open at 5 p.m. Admission starts at $10 for adult non-members, $9 for adult members, $7 for child non-members, and $6 for children members, under 3 free. Carousel rides are free for members.