Where's the Love?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:35am

I am not a vegan, vegetarian or someone who needs to follow a gluten free diet. But, that doesn't stop me from making the Farmer's Table one of my newest and most favorite places to have lunch! This restaurant, that clearly caters to the aforementioned eaters, has a really eclectic menu that seems to offer a little bit of everything including salads, sandwiches, soups, flatbreads and various "house specialties". The difference with this "lunch-staples" menu is that all items served are part of the restaurant's farm-to-table, clean food eating philosophy. Everything is prepared in-house and no cream, butter, refined sugars or flours are used.


Monday, January 13, 2014 - 12:35pm

As soon as this place opened in Addison Place my husband and I were itching to try it. We are very big fans of Casa D'Angelo Ristorante in Ft. Lauderdale so we had very high hopes for this place, and we were not disappointed. 

 

Don't let the name fool you. While they definitely had a large selection of wines, and a nice assortment of pizzas, in both traditional and white, the menu was not heavy on the tapas plates. There are, however, quite a large selection of entree sized plates. Ironically, my husband and I, who both love to order tapas, wound up splitting an entree pasta and both ordered entrees for diner.


Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 2:31pm

Let me just start off by saying that I am a big Dennis Max fan. It started with Maxaluna (which I was so sad to see close) and Cafe Maxx, and continued with both Max's Grill and Max's Harvest. What I like about all these places is that the food is consistently good. I like the menu choices and, even at Max's Harvest where the menu changes depending on the season, I am never disappointed by what is being offered and how it is prepared. It is the first place I was ever willing to try a brussel sprout and since that experience they have become a staple both ordering out, and making at home. Therefore, I should not be surprised that Mr.


Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:28am

In an effort to support deployed USA military members during the holiday season, the City of Delray Beach, "You Are Not Alone" and "One Soldier at a Time" have come together to support the 8th Annual Project Holiday. This important Project collects and ships desperately needed items to our military who will not be able to come home for the holidays. The community is encouraged to experience the true spirit of the season by donating to this worthy cause. Donated items will be accepted at various locations around the City and at several locations in Boca Raton now thru December 6, 2013. Items will be packed for shipping on December 8th, 2013. Examples of needed items are listed below, as well as drop off locations.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:17pm

If you live in Boca Raton, especially West Boca, you can not help but be effected by the senseless death of two of our neighbors. I did not know Ian and Gemma Burlakoff, nor their 4 children personally, but I didn't have to to feel a true sadness for this family. The rumors about what may or may not have caused Ian to shoot Gemma really don't matter. Or, why Ian chose to die the way he did, only he will ever know the answer to that. But again, none of that really matters. What matters is that two parents are dead and have left behind 4 young children. Today I would like to send out my most deepest sympathies to the Burlakoff children and to tell them how very, very sorry I am for their loss.


Monday, September 16, 2013 - 1:23pm

 

When I give my sons a new toy they are very reluctant to share it. It is only after a few times of playing with it that they, begrudgingly, let the other one "see it". As I write this I can tell you that is how I feel about Butcher Block Grill. The experience I had there was so great that I am only, begrudgingly, sharing this place with my readers. But, in order to practice what I preach, I must let you "see it".

 


Friday, September 6, 2013 - 2:03pm

 

If you are a fan of this blog then you know some of my biggest gripes have been with the lack of customer service with both retailers and restaurants in our area. But today I am here not to punish but rather to praise. I had an experience last week that I just had to share with my readers. 

 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 4:35pm

 

My family loves to play miniature golf. So when I told them I wanted to try a new place, but it would take us about 40 minutes to get there, they didn't even flinch. Ahhh, the power of the putter. Off we went to Miramar, to Monster Mini Golf. I won't keep you in suspense, it was worth the trip.

 


Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:10am

 

Delray Beach is definitely not short on restaurant choices. But, moderately priced ones with really good food and drinks, those are a bit harder to come by. Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant delivers in both categories and has become a fast favorite of my husband's who likes to fancy himself a bit of a restaurant aficionado and honestly, he's become pretty good at picking winners.

 


Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 2:24pm

 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

 

I am a slave to book reviews, especially reviews of children's books. And, while I love for my kids to read the books I grew up on, there are so many things that go on today that the books that were popular during my childhood just don't address. That's why I love the reviews. They help me to find the books that are both well written, with the messages I want to send. So today I share with you a book that both my 10 year old and I loved, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (a pen name for Raquel Jaramillo).