Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Lamb chops from Longhorn at Linton & Federal in Delray Beach

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Great Place: Sal's Hagen Ranch Rd

I've been here more times than I can count and have always had a tasty, economical meal. They have all the usual Italian fare and their pasta fagioli is exceptional!

Ask for your pizza "thin and crispy" and it will come to you exactly that way. One of my favorites is the "chicken scarpariello." Michelle loves the "chicken parm" with a dollop of ricotta cheese which makes a richer, sweeter flavor. It is definitely worth a try.

Seven dollar large pizzas on Mondays and Tuesdays or try my favorite "the New Yorker" and order it thin and crispy, just like the picture.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Taco Shack - Stuart

Today I was in Stuart, Florida and had a few minutes to kill so I thought I would get a bite to eat. It was too late for lunch and too early for dinner so I asked for a suggestion from a local who quickly chirped, "the Taco Shack - right across the street, and they have tacos to die for!"

It sounded good enough for me so we took the thirty yard trek across the street and entered the Taco Shack. Music was playing and we witnessed Julie, the Taco Queen, bouncing around the half dozen or so tables. Later we found out that Julie, the proprietor, was in the midst of a new taco creation.

There is nothing that I like more than enthusiasm and Julie is enthusiasm on steroids! You can tell that she loves what she does and she goes out of her way to make sure that everything is done right!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Shula Burger - Delray Marketplace

Everybody knows who Don Shula is. The former Coach and owner of renowned Shula Steakhouse of course. The winning est coach in the NFL. And I am sure you have heard of the upscale hamburger chain that now wears his moniker also.

It was a balmy mid May evening when Michelle and I were trying to think of a place to pickup a quick hamburger when we decided to go to the almost newly opened Shula Burger in the almost newly opened Delray Marketplace on West Atlantic Ave and Lyons Road in Delray Beach. Live music softly filled the air and a slight breeze made the night super comfortable. Comfortable enough that we decided to order a couple of burgers and drinks; and eat at one of several vacant tables which adorned the sidewalk in front of Shula's.

Since it was 9 pm, we didn't have to wait. Michelle grabbed a flavored water from the cooler on the counter and proceeded to order her "make your own" cheeseburger as she took a sip of her drink. I was still pondering my selection.

"My drink is warm" she stated to the young man taking our order, "could I have a cup with some ice, please?"
"I'm sorry," he replied, "we are out of ice."
"Then I don't want the drink," said Michelle
"But you already opened it!" Marcus replied.

We had a little argument and as I was ready to walk, when an older, wiser, and more business like, 18 year old jumped in and appeared with a cup of the "very last bit of ice" in the building. I ended up ordering the "French Onion" double burger and we selected a table outside where we waited for our burgers on this magnificent evening.

French Onion Double Burger
Our burgers were delivered in a short time and tasted just as good as they looked! Michelle said this was the best burger she ever had. I enjoyed mine just as much. We were both very happy with our selections and we will be sure to return. The prices were moderately high, a bit more than the average burger joint, but should be expected for the quality and taste of the burger.

Make Your Own Burger with Multi Grain Bun

Turn offs: When a place is out of something, like ice, they should bend over backwards to accommodate a customer request, rather than argue with them. Because it was within an hour of closing time the staff were scattering about doing their side work so they can hit the highway as soon as possible after closing time. The bathroom looked like it hadn't been attended to all day.

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