First Watch: Fresh, Healthy Options for Brunch

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At First Watch, brunch begins much earlier than when the doors open. Chefs get to work before the sun even comes up. That's the kind of time it takes to bake muffins, make French toast, and craft pastries from scratch. But the hot dishes are all made to-order, meaning there's no use for heat lamps […]

Don’t Miss the Rotisserie Chicken at C. R. Chicks

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From the salad dressings and sauces to the bread and pies, everything at C. R. Chicks is crafted in-house. Perhaps that's why the original location has spawned six more since 1992, including one in Wellington. Like all of the other locations, this offshoot on Shore Boulevard is known for its rotisserie chicken. The bird steeps […]

Lindburgers: 50 Gourmet Burgers to Choose From

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For more than three decades, the Lindburgers chain of restaurants has treated south Floridians to juicy burgers. It began in Delray Beach with a single burger joint decorated in an aviation theme, but now there are eateries scattered all across the region. One resides in Wellington, and it offers the same selection of 50 specialty […]

Don’t Miss the Thai Doughnuts at Orient Garden

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"Bring you everyone you know!" gushes one Yelper in her glowing review of Orient Garden. She's not alone. This restaurant may not have an official website or even a particularly stunning dining room, but it does have a lot of clout among diners in Wellington. This particular reviewer points to the red coconut curry with […]

Mac and Cheese Goes Gourmet at Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille

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Macaroni and cheese is elevated to gourmet cuisine at Bonefish Mac's Sports Grille in Wellington. Instead of just serving the stuff straight from a blue box, the chefs at Bonefish Mac's whip up mac and cheese using high quality ingredients and incorporate it into some of their signature dishes. The Ultimate Mac 'N' Cheese Dog, […]

If You’re Hungry for Ribs, Go Whole Hog at Troy’s Bar-Be-Que

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Housed in a humble red roadside shack along Federal Highway in Boynton Beach, it’s easy to miss Troy’s Bar-Be-Que, especially since it’s only open Thursdays through Saturdays. Moreover, the seating accommodations are a simple red picnic table and a handful of folding chairs lined up under the front patio. It probably won’t impress you on […]

Don Ramon: A Cuban Family’s Culinary Legacy

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Ramon E. Villarino first ventured into the restaurant business in Cuba at the ripe young age of 28. The year was 1970, and he'd just been made general manager at a pizzeria in the touristy part of town. He had to learn on his feet at this high-pressure job, and that's precisely what he did. […]

Twirl a Fork Into a Plate of Pasta at Portobella

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When you dine at an Italian restaurant, you go in expecting tradition. Portobella delivers that in spades. Opened by Victor Scarpulla in 1987, this place has a quarter-century of serving up awesome food under its belt, and locals are crazy about the pizza and pasta here. South Florida isn’t really renowned as a pizza region, […]

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