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Conquering Covid: Troy’s Barbeque

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Conquering Covid: Pumphouse Coffee Roasters

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Conquering Covid: Ramen Lab Eatery

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Anthony Barber at Troy's Barbeque with his son

Getting Back to BBQ Basics By Darien Davies To get yourself some of the best BBQ in town, all you’d need to do is follow your nose to Troy’s Barbeque. Year-round, and especially in early March, their smoker was always smokin’ hot and cooking up ribs, brisket chicken and more to feed the hungry masses. …

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Coffee pour at Pumphouse Coffee in Jupiter

How Pumphouse Coffee is Grinding Through the Covid-19 Pandemic by Alexis Paige The brothers behind the blue, white, and caffeinated Pumphouse Coffee Roasters have been rising and grinding for nearly four years now. Over that time, Christian and Alex Le Clainche along with their tight nit team established Pumphouse as a small roaster with high …

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Ramen Lab Eatery in Boca Raton

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Fueling Fears and Hurting Asian-Owned Businesses? by Nile Fortner Louis Grayson is the owner of ‘Ramen Lab Eatery’, a casual restaurant specializing in Asian dishes such as Korean Style Bulgogi and Ramen Noodles. Grayson’s family has always been a part of the restaurant business. Learning from his family and a Japanese …

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Troy Ganter of Papa's Raw Bar with his wife Cassie

Troy Ganter of Papa’s Raw Bar: Humbled but Hopeful By Darien Davies It’s basically a fact that COVID-19 has shaken up every industry, job and person under the sun. In what seems like only a few moments, to what feels like an eternity, the normalcy of day-to-day life has been flipped upside down, forcing business …

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Celis Produce in West Palm Beach

Where to get produce in Palm Beach County during COVID-19 closures  by Alexis Paige COVID-19 has wrecked weekend plans from here to, well, we have no idea. But, arguably the worst weekend outing that has fallen victim to the rona (at least in my local loving opinion) is green markets. Fresh fruits and veggies from …

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Hospitality Helping Hands

Rodney Mayo of Subculture Group Spearheads Aid for Hospitality Workers by Darien Davies  When you’re faced with a crisis and help isn’t happening fast enough, do what Rodney Mayo does. He is being the change he wishes to see, and starting where he knows best: with the power of food. Due to restrictions and regulations …

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Luff's Fish House Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp

Chef Anthony Fiorini’s Favorite Dish at Luff’s Fish House By Darien Davies Chef Anthony Fiorini is the man behind Luff’s Fish House’s culinary magic, and has been the chef since it opened in 2017. “I enjoy creating dishes and playing with flavors,” said Fiorini, who began cooking with his father and grandmother when he was …

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Leftover's Cafe Sweet Potato Crusted Beeliner Snapper

Chef Arturo “Tuna” Serrano’s Favorite Dish at Leftover’s Café By Darien Davies Even though this is the sister restaurant to Food Shack, Leftover’s Café has created an identity and reputation all its own. Opened in 2002, the concept for the Café was to serve simple, creative, fresh and playful dishes, all while pushing the envelope …

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Elisabetta's Insalata Estiva

Chef Lisabet Summa’s Favorite Dish at Elisabetta’s By Darien Davies Photos: Christopher Summa A native of Chicago, chef Lisabet Summa’s early culinary inspiration came from her mother and grandmother. She worked her way up from a modest kitchen position as a line cook to eventually finding her way to haute cuisine restaurants in Palm Beach …

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Crema Waffle Taco

Three Local Vendors Taking Ice Cream to New Delicious Heights By Caroline Bell You’re walking down the palm tree-lined streets of Boca Raton, thinking about what 2020 will bring. Your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy, but with the Florida sun beating down, suddenly you’re unable to stop thinking about cooling off with some crazy delicious ice …

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Rebel House General Tsos Chicken Wings

Chef Eric Baker’s Favorite Dish at Rebel House By Darien Davies Rebel is the name and rebellion is their game. Rebel House was created as a full service “renegade” restaurant and bar that offers diners a place to imbibe, ingest and indulge, and new executive chef and owner Eric Baker aims to continue the spirit. …

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Sassafras Hoppin' John

Chef John Thomas’ Favorite Dish at Sassafras By Darien Davies While we might all still be mourning the loss of our beloved 32 East, we can at least pick ourselves up and march on over to Sassafras where the second best part of 32 East – chef John Thomas – is dishing out Southern favorites …

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Chef Jessie Steele’s favorite dish at Dada By Darien Davies One look at Dada and you’ll understand just how “non-conformist” it is. The environment is original, unique and forces the team to step outside the box, which includes taking artistic licenses with the food. Chef Jessie Steele has been the executive chef since January 2019 …

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Papa's Raw Bar pork belly tacos

Chef Chad Wyrosdick’s favorite dish at Papa’s Raw Bar By Darien Davies You’re invited to “eat, drink and be local” at this casual, island-style, laid-back-but-professional seafood restaurant. With more than 40 years of experience in the seafood industry, they have their own fishing boats and promise the freshest stone crabs, conch and fish around. Chef …

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Photo: Jerry Rabinowitz

Elevated Italian, Made Comfortable By Darien Davies Elisabetta’s in Delray Beach is what Italian food should be. It’s inviting, comforting, and meant to be shared with friends, family, and even those hungry for camaraderie. The dishes are handmade, the portions are plenty, and the menu is vast, making it a restaurant that requires multiple visits to …

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City Oyster Stone Crabs

Top Local Restaurants to Get Your Stone Crab Fix By Caroline Bell Photo: City Oyster Stone crab season is upon us, and that means plenty of local restaurants are offering deals on this classic Florida fare. Stone crab season typically runs from October to May, which is when commercial and recreational fishers can legally harvest …

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Tucker Duke's

Let’s Get Vegan With It By Caroline Bell Veganism, gluten-free and keto diets are taking the country by storm, and many restaurants are encouraged to follow suit. Even the hamburger, a staple of the American diet, isn’t safe from this rapidly growing movement. Vegan burgers are seen as more environmentally friendly than traditional hamburgers, which …

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Lisabet Summa

Learn How it’s Delicious, Why it’s Delicious, and When You Can Get More Deliciousness By Darien Davies Feature photo: Christopher Summa Get to know the culinary master behind Delray Beach’s newest Italian restaurant, and understand her desire to make the menu appealing, approachable and absolutely delicious. It’s Italian food, made comfortable. You are now the executive …

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Bolay Bowl

Which local company packs the best? Grrrr. No, that is not a bear behind you, that’s your stomach signaling for sustenance. But, before you start to choose between healthy and quick options for food, finish reading this article. It’s 2019, damn it, and you don’t need to compromise anymore! With three great options to choose …

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DADA EXECUTIVE CHEF CUT HIS CHOPS AMONG DELRAY BEACH’S FINEST By Nicole Danna Jessie Steele is the new face behind one of Delray Beach’s most beloved restaurants, Dada, but there’s more to the inked-up chef than meets the eye. Steele, 39, is laid-back cool with tattooed arms and a calm, stoic gaze. Over the years, …

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A Smokin’ Family Tradition By Adam Sheetz Allow me to introduce you to Anthony Barber, owner and operator of Troy’s BBQ. For the past 23 years, Troy’s has become a landmark for good, quality barbeque in South Florida, and there are now two locations, in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. The concept first began in …

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By David Rolland The taco has been a favorite finger food since before Europeans settled in America. Anthropologists found evidence that native people in Mexico were eating tacos filled with small fish centuries ago. In South Florida, we’re continuing this tradition. Here are 10 places serving unique and tasty tacos. CHOLO SOY COCINA Located in …

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TYLER LEVITETZ GOES 5150 ON TRADITIONAL CHOCOLATE MAKING By Adam Sheetz Meet the real life Willy Wonka, Tyler Levitetz, the owner and mind behind 5150 Chocolate Co. His creative confections capture the culinary whimsy and charm to which most chocolatiers strive, yet few attain. But just what is it that makes him tick? Let’s find …

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Dive Right In at Oceano Kitchen By Darien Davies Photos: Piper Jones Oceano Kitchen is about as local as it gets. It’s tucked away on an unassuming street, there’s a good chance you won’t get in unless you know when to go, and you have to know what you’re in for to get the most …

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Ride the Tide to Driftwood in Boynton Beach By Darien Davies Photos: Piper Jones It seems like it popped up out of nowhere, but thankfully it has actually been years in the making. Driftwood might be a facelift of the old Scully’s place on Federal Highway in Boynton, but everything else about it is completely …

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Crazy for Mazie’s By Darien Davies Photos: LibbyVision It’s simple: comfortable setting, really nice people, and fantastic food. It’s just an all-around great place. Mazie’s was founded in 2017 by General Manager Jason Lakow and Chef Eric Baker, and features indoor and outdoor seating and a cozy bar with an open kitchen that you can’t …

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TOP LOCAL BUSINESSES THAT HAVE A FOOD TRUCK, ON THE SIDE By Darien Davies Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to stuff your face without dealing with the restaurant fanfare. This is where food trucks come in. Even though the menu is limited and seating is up to you, food trucks are mini-restaurant gems …

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Lets Taco ‘Bout PapiChulo Tacos By Darien Davies Who doesn’t like a good taco? Zero people. Fortunately for us, there are taco-wielding restaurants up and down the street, but doubly fortunate for us, there’s a new one in town. If you’re a taco aficionado, you have to check out PapiChulo Tacos, in Jupiter. Scott Frielich, …

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Serving Subs and Smiles By Darien Davies If you aren’t looking for it, you might miss D’Best Sandwich Shop. But, if you missed it, do yourself – and your stomach – a favor by making a U-turn and readying your appetite. Husband and wife team, Johnny and Susannah, have been dishing out some of the …

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One Of South Florida’s Original Specialty Coffee Companies Continues Perfecting The Bean By Darien Davies All coffee lovers unite because there’s finally a way out of the black hole of the over-roasted, burned, and way-too-sweet cup of coffee. Scott and Amy Angelo, founders of Oceana Coffee, are committed to the perfect cup o’ Joe and …

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