Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ruven's Restaurant & Deli Delray Beach

I tried the Corned Beef/Pastrami Combo
Ruven's is in the Publix shopping center at the NE corner of Jog and Lake Ida in a spot that has been a curse to several restaurants in the past. I have had so many bad experiences in that same location that I was a little reluctant to even try Ruven's thinking that it would be more of the same.

I pulled on my big boy undies and decided I would give it a try and I have been back three more times. My first visit was encouraged by a friend who suggested I should give it a try. He said he heard a lot of good things but had never been himself.........

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Miller's Ale House in Boca Raton

I met Dale, Sherri, Joey and Dylan for a late dinner at this place a few weeks ago. No special occasion. I got there a little early and I only had to wait a couple of minutes before they arrived. They have a few high top tables and a bunch of attached booths which this fat man found way too small.

It's your typical ale house type atmosphere with the addition of a few pool tables. There was a very friendly atmosphere and I chose to wait before ordering anything until the others got there. They have an extensive menu with all the typical sports bar finger type foods with the addition of several more substantial meals including a few steak/seafood/pasta selections so it's easy to bring the family for a nice dinner out.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gamaroff's Bar and Grill

Somehow when you go to a newly opened restaurant you get a feeling of whether this place is going to make it or not. When you go to Gamaroff's for the first time you will see that this is not their first rodeo. They know how to do it and how to do it right!

Gamaroff's is located in the high traffic area of Aventura/Hallandale Beach area where they are exposed to an abundance of locals as well as tourists and they know that in order to keep the highly critical local patronage they must offer good food, uncompromising service, and excellent prices. They do all three and do it beyond expectations.

A recent Saturday night had me jonesing  for a new place to dine when Michelle suggested that we try Gamaroff's. She had heard several positive comments about it from patrons of her salon in Aventura. I have an aversion to waiting in lines to spend my money and the place was packed but we opted to wait the 20-30 minutes that we were told. Since we were only a party of two we were seated in about fifteen minutes in a "half-and-half." A booth on the wall and a chair on the other side of the table. Works for us!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Patron Azteca

I was really in the mood for a 'Renegade Sirloin' from Longhorn but when we found out we would have about an hour wait to be seated (even with our call ahead) we opted to try the place next door.
We were on Sheridan, in Hollywood and in the next parking lot we saw this place.

"Hmmmm," Michelle said, "how 'bout some Mexican?"

I okayed it and in we went. Patron Azteca is a typical looking Mexican restaurant. Decorated in beiges, yellows and a Mariachi band on Friday and Saturday nights. They have several tables that are comfortably placed to allow plenty of room. You don't feel like you're just an extended part of the table next to you.


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