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!

 

Jay Feder Jewelers – Boca Raton

I recently had the privilege to visit the third and newest location of the Jay Feder Jewelers empire in Boca Raton!  Anyone that knows me, knows that I love a little ‘frosting’, whether it be my low key finds from the mall or my elegant gems that I’ve been given for special occasions!  So naturally, I had a complete blast trying on the most exotic, trendy, and rare gems that this unique and welcoming family business holds.

Right when I walked into their 4,200 square food showroom in Boca, I was immediately greeted by their down-to-earth but professional and poised staff.  All around me, was a setting that I could only describe as “sophistication meets warmth and relaxation”.  The showroom contains the work of over 20 unique worldwide jewelry designers, and what I especially liked, is that these pieces are at all different price points.  What appeals to me, when I shop, are stores that I can go to for more affordable and trendy looks, as well as more meaningful and staple pieces-  and Jay Feder has both.  If you’re looking for a trendy, high quality, and unique piece for your daughter’s 18th birthday, or a one of a kind high end engagement ring or anniversary piece for your significant other, this place has it all!

Not only is the quality and variety of their pieces exceptional, but the setting itself is warm, inviting, and simply a place where you just want to hang with your girls!  What I love about the setting, is that it exemplifies exactly what Marc and his wife, Devorah, wanted to accomplish…it’s the thought that “when you’re here, you’re family.”   I grew up with lots of entrepreneurs in my family, and because of that, I have always admired and supported family owned businesses.  Marc and Devorah took over this 40 year family owned business less than a decade ago, and you can really tell that they have perfectly molded being “trendy” and “fun” with being family oriented and traditional.  A large part of their showroom is dedicated to a gorgeous lounge area where you can sip champagne and hang out with your girlfriends, all while looking at the immaculate 500 gallon saltwater fish tank!  It was so much fun trying on different pieces, learning about the background of the designer (who, by the way, Devorah has a friendly relationship with each and every one of them!), and hanging out in the classy lounge with some temporary frosting on :).

Marc and Devorah provide a lot of services other than selling you jewelry (the most gorgeous jewelry, I should add!); they host private engagement parties, conduct rare gem searches, create customized jewelry, and…one of my favorite things they do, customized jewelry stylings.  Devorah told me a story of how she accompanied a bridal party the day they were prepping for the wedding, and she brought some gorgeous pieces and styled each bridesmaid, mother of the bride, and the bride the day of the wedding.  Talk about dream wedding!

Jay Feder Jewelers is a definite must-go if you, your friends, your spouse, ANYONE, is interested in jewelry and some good fun!  If you don’t live in Boca, you’re still in luck- they have two other locations in Denver and New York City!

Jay Feder Jewelers is open every day of the week except Saturday, and is located at 6859 SW 18th St, Boca Raton, FL 33433.

Thank you for reading! Let me know your favorite jewelry pieces, I’d love to hear about your favorite item and what it means to you! 🙂

 

Oliv Pit – Boca Raton

I have always always loved Greek food, but I didn’t realize that I could actually taste the difference between Greek food, and AUTHENTICALLY AMAZING Greek food, until I paid a visit to the Oliv Pit in Boca.  Right when you step into this beautiful, rustic, and charming restaurant, you are immediately greeted by the friendly and attentive wait staff, and the aroma of fresh food and spices fills the air.

Oliv Pit is great to go for lunch with a friend, or to spend a comfortable yet refined date night.  The food is traditional Athens fare with a modern twist, and what I loved so much about it is that it all tasted light and non-oily.  The menu items are affordable, and there is something here for everyone, whether you love meat or are a vegetarian.  Check out some of the yummy items I tried…

This. Dip. Trio. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!  First of all, the pita is perfectly soft and crunchy- now that’s hard to achieve in and of itself.  But, the tzatziki, eggplant, and spicy feta spread was out of this world! Far left is the spicy feta spread, and that’s what everyone was talking about when we left! SO GOOD.

What you see above this is basically the best fried food that is NOT found at a county fair- zucchini croquettes.  It’s like biting down on a crunchy, fluffy, vegetable…absolutely delicious!

Whenever I get a Greek salad served to me like this, I always know it’s authentic- am I right?

One of my favorite things about this place, is that it’s easy to get your own individual meals, but it’s always very fun and easy to eat family style here.  This is their seafood platter, all warmed, that comes with calamari, salmon, prawns, and octopus.

Similarly to the seafood platter, they also serve an OUT OF THIS WORLD meat platter.  The way Greeks make their lamb is my soft spot (hello gyros…which they have here by the way), and the shaved lamb was my favorite, although they do have some pretty amazing beefteki (kind of like meatballs but better) and a variety of skewers.  Another family style dish that serves 4 people! So fun to share!

Their feta fries were crunchy, the feta was fresh, and they are topped with delicious and fresh herbs!

My favorite dessert was their walnut cake.  I could eat this every single day!

You MUST go try the Oliv Pit in Boca- if you do not live in the Boca Raton area, this restaurant, I am telling you, is worth the drive.  If you are Greek, it’ll make you nostalgic and proud 🙂