breaking news

PBSO: Two shot at high school football game in Wellington; no shooter in custody

What’s hot in south county? New crop of restaurants ready for spring


Over the past few months, new restaurants have popped up all over south county. From Mediterranean fresh to decadent Italian, these five new spots have added an undeniable layer of flavor to Boca and Delray


Osteria Salina, Delray Beach 

Inspired by an island off the coast of Sicily, Osteria Salina landed in Delray Beach via the Hamptons in mid-December. Executive chef Cinzia Gaglio and husband Timothy Gaglio opened the restaurant in the vintage, home-like structure that once housed D’Angelo Trattoria and later Cena. 

Read all about it here


Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, Delray Beach 

An authentic sliver of Sardinia has emerged in a southern Delray strip plaza in subtle but sensational ways. A sister restaurant to Miami Beach’s 12-year-old Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante, the wine-loving spot made its quiet entrance in Palm Beach County last October. It is the handiwork of Sardinian native chef Pietro Vardeu and restaurateur Tony Gallo, who brought the exact SoBe menu to Federal Highway. Then again, why fix what’s worked well? 

Read my review here.  


Prezzo, Boca Raton

There’s a James Beard Award-winning chef in the kitchen at this buzzy spot. Chef Mark Militello is a veritable rock star. He partnered with restaurateurs Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max to open Prezzo, a remake of their popular 90s upscale-casual Italian restaurant. 

Read all about it.  


True Food Kitchen, Boca Raton

Good news for health-seeking followers of Dr. Andrew Weil, America’s best-known advocate of anti-inflammatory foods: Weil’s True Food Kitchen opened a location in Boca Raton last month. 

The holistic foods restaurant debuted Feb. 21 in Boca’s Town Center, making it South Florida’s first True Food Kitchen. The chain has a location in Naples. 

In Boca, the concept co-founded by Weil and Phoenix restaurateur Sam Fox nearly a decade ago inhabits more than 7200 square feet at the mall, offering indoor and outdoor dining areas serviced by an open kitchen. 

Here’s what you need to know.  


Olive Pit Athenian Grille, Boca Raton 

They call it Oliv Pit because the restaurant uses olive-pit briquettes to grill its meats. This method provides a smoke free, chemical free heat. 

The 84-seat restaurant is located in Boca Raton’s Shoppes at Village Pointe. 

Read all about it


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Food

New Steam Horse Brewing throws a block party this weekend in West Palm
New Steam Horse Brewing throws a block party this weekend in West Palm

Like the frothy head on a pint of European lager, Steam Horse Brewing adds a crowning touch to West Palm Beach’s burgeoning Warehouse District. The urban dining and lifestyle complex that includes Grandview Public Market welcomes the craft beer brewery and bar Wednesday, Aug. 15.  And thanks to the brewery’s north county...
Make your own avocado toast with tips from top Twin Cities chefs

Like all obsessions, this one started quietly, and then quickly snowballed. Earlier this year, I was reading “On Vegetables” (Phaidon, $49.95), the fascinating garden-to-kitchen tour guide written by Los Angeles chef Jeremy Fox, and the recipe on page 55 struck a chord. “Avocado toast is ubiquitous on Southern California menus, and...
Chemical engineer turned baker offers tips for bread
Chemical engineer turned baker offers tips for bread

The smell of freshly baked treats greets patrons as they step into the newly opened Village Oven at 1407 Union St., in Brunswick.  The brand new bistro, just five weeks in operation, was formerly the site of a car wash, but has found new life as a Euro-inspired cafe. The latest locale to join the ranks of the downtown business is the brain child...
From Maritime Bairrada in Portugal, wines of natural freshness
From Maritime Bairrada in Portugal, wines of natural freshness

For many Americans, the wines of Portugal are a great unknown. Unlike those of France, Italy or Spain, Portuguese wines do not carry with them much of an identity. A mention evokes no particular image except perhaps for port, the famous fortified wine. The problem is, few Americans drink fortified wine anymore. If consumers do, my impression is that...
Try this updated version of the classic Waldorf Astoria salad
Try this updated version of the classic Waldorf Astoria salad

Crunchy apples, celery and walnuts mixed with turkey make a crisp, cool salad perfect for a hot summer night or anytime. The original combination of apples, celery and mayonnaise was served at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City over 100 years ago. This updated version still has the pleasing combination of textures and flavors that has made...
More Stories