Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2018

Ever since I moved to Delray Beach three years ago, the events that the city puts on, and the restaurants that are contained in our little town, have been two of my favorite things about life here.  I think the first place I had lunch in Delray Beach was Mellow Mushroom, the first place I had dinner was at The Office, and the first place that I had a little too much wine but way too much fun was Park Tavern 🙂  Since then, I have tried much of what Delray Beach has to offer, but I have yet to participate in Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, which is August 1 through August 7th this year! Alas, my time has come!

This year there are over 30 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, and some of my favorites include: Dada, The Popcorn House (fun fact, we got our wedding guest gifts from them at our wedding…they did a phenomenal job, let me know if you have questions about that!), J&J Seafood, Death or Glory, Deck 84, and Brule.  A new one that I just became obsessed with this year is Craft Food Tours, which gives you an amazing tour of all of Delray Beach’s best hidden gems and special dishes from famous restaurants- this is a ‘must do’ even if you’ve lived in South Florida your whole life!

You can find the list of restaurants here, and all of them are offering either Dine-Out Deals that are $10 per person (check out Purgreens‘ Dine Out Menu….mmmmmm!), multi-course prix fixe lunches for $20 and under, and/or  multi-course prix fixe dinners for under $40 per person.  For those of you that know how good these places are, this is a DEAL.

It’s so easy to take advantage of it all- you can either book your lunch or dinner on Opentable, or go ahead and walk in and mention you are there for Restaurant Week- there’s no tickets needed…my favorite way to do things- quick and easy! 🙂

There’s also a list of Culinary Events at various restaurants, from Cigar tasting to Cocktail making classes here – I am looking forward to the Cocktail classes at one of my favorite restaurants of all time, Death or Glory!

Make the most of this week, it only comes once a year!  Bon Appetit!

True Food Kitchen – Boca Raton

Alas, one of my most favorite restaurants of all time has made its way to me! True Food Kitchen has long been a go-to for me, and it all started when I lived across from it in Newport Beach.  I would frequent there a couple of times a month, and I crave its fresh, unique foods as well as its cocktails that taste like fresh coconuts or mango smoothies. I remember meeting friends at the True Foods in Santa Monica as well.  Then, I moved to Florida, and I had a hard time finding a restaurant that had that upscale, farmhouse feel, coupled with good cocktails (muy importante to me).  Alas, Naples, my home town, got one at Waterside, and I have been jealous every time my parents tell me they went on another date night there.  Until now…

Well, Jennifer (yes, I am talking in the third person), your time is officially here!  True Food Kitchen has officially opened in Boca Raton, conveniently at the mall (which obviously I frequent very often….hehe)!  Although their concept is not new to me, I had the opportunity recently to try some menu items I hadn’t tried in California.  Let’s just say, I give all of the below items a 10/10 :).

The Matchata Horchata is one of the delicious drinks they offer… a fun green tea horchata play off of a latte!

There’s something for everyone- I mean who doesn’t love Huevos Rancheros…

Or Avocado Toast with eggs?  Call me basic, but this will NEVER get old!

My absolute favorite (although it was hard to choose) is the Poke Bowl. Probably going to go back tomorrow to get it again!

Their desserts are to die for- this was their Chia Banana Pudding!

Get yourself to True Food in Boca- or any of their other US locations ASAP!

Thank you for stopping by and reading!  What’s your tastiest healthy recipe?  I would love to know!

Prezzo – Boca Raton

I recently had the chance to go try some delicious Italian food at Prezzo in Boca Raton!  I have to tell you, I have never been disappointed with any of the restaurants in the Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, and this place is surely no exception!  Nestled in one of my favorite retail centers in Boca, this massive restaurant gives me all the feels.  It has comfortable, decorative seating, a beyond gorgeous bar, and the most savory Italian food I’ve had in a long time.

What I love about Prezzo, is that it’s new, but it’s actually been around for a while.  It had multiple locations throughout South Florida in the 80s, which were eventually sold in the 90s.  So, Prezzo is an old favorite here, but a new favorite for me.

Head Chef Mark Miitello cooked up some amazing food for me to try while I was there.

The pizza tastes just as good as it looks…

These tomato risotto croquettes were so unique and delicious…I could eat an entire bowl of these as an entree!

The wings were the best wings in Boca, hands down.  Chef Mark told me they are his top secret recipe, along with the dipping sauce.

 Make your way over to Prezzo to try it out ASAP – there’s no excuse, since they even have happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:30 to 6!

Thank you so much for reading 🙂 Let me know what your favorite type of Italian food is!