The restaurant in Renaissance Commons, which opened in 2014, will close Sunday. The menu includes a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, chopped salads and side dishes. Examples of sandwiches on the menu: Loaded Potato, which is American cheese, french fries, bacon and scallions on white bread with a side of ranch dressing; and Pulled Pork, which is pork, cheddar cheese, coleslaw, pickle chip and BBQ sauce on white bread.
Davis and his family have outgrown their location in their small corner takeout spot at Federal Highway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a low-income neighborhood that city officials have for years tried to revitalize. They moved less than 2 miles south on Federal just south of Woolbright Road.
Prateek Shrestha owns the Carvel. While he’s managed other locations, this is the first he owns. He said the area needed a Carvel location. Shrestha said he has heard more people talking about Carvel and thought now was a good time to open a location.
Shrestha found out he was correct on opening day. He said customers came in and talked about growing up in New York or other places and how they grew up eating Carvel ice cream.
DELRAY BEACH — Traffic slightly alleviated on Atlantic Avenue? Available free parking downtown? Short — or better yet, no — wait at Delray restaurants?
It’s finally summer in South Florida.
“Season” is over and the snowbirds have fled north, meaning fewer cars on the roadways and bodies in local businesses.
For food lovers, that means a few popular eateries that attract out-of-towners with northern delicacies will have shorter wait-times and specials to drum up business. Here are few restaurants to visit in Delray Beach, based on specials and locations previously reviewed by The Palm Beach Post:
By the water
Boston’s on the Beach
During season, this restaurant is a northerner’s oceanfront spot for New England clam chowder, lobster bisque, Ipswich steamers, New England clambake and Maine lobster. Take advantage as it empties out slightly once May rolls around.
New to Delray Beach, Ocean One is establishing itself as a go-to in the city with hard-to-beat specials. You can get any lunch item for $4.99 every day and three drinks for $10 during happy hour. Their menu is classic American, and they’re situated at 751 E. Atlantic Avenue, just west of Veterans Park and the Intracoastal Waterway.
On the Ave
As the name suggests, this restaurant specializes in oysters and all-things-seafood. It’s popular for sushi and New England clam chowder as well. City Oyster, at 213 E. Atlantic Ave., is fairly busy year-round, but expect a shorter wait and easier time navigating Atlantic Avenue during off-season.
This gastro-pub, at 32 S.E. 2nd Ave., is a must-visit destination for Delray Beach pub crawlers. With football season behind us, traffic at the sports bar-style eatery slows, and patrons can focus on enjoying shareable bites and a wide-ranging drink menu.
Brule Bistro, at 200 N.E. 2nd Ave., is fan-favorite in Delray Beach, almost always lively and packed. The hearty, ingredient-driven dishes make it a must-visit locally, the Post’s food editor Liz Balmaseda suggests, but opt for a quiet weekday during the off-season to avoid the crowds.
This historic inn with its backdrop of lush landscape gardens and unique outdoor gazebo table, at 106 S Swinton Ave., made OpenTable’s top 100 outdoor dining restaurants in the country last year. It’s a popular — and always busy — brunch spot.
You’ll have better luck securing a reservation during off-season.
Another outdoor dining favorite, Dada’s alfresco dining area wraps around a lush centerfold banyan tree, with lights strung above the tables. There’s usually a wait at Dada, at 52 N. Swinton Ave., but many say it’s worth it.
Manager Susan Lo said the restaurant offers a new concept of Asian dining. She compared it to The Melting Pot. The customer can create their own sauces and pick whatever meat, seafood, vegetable, etc. they want to cook in the broth at the table they’re sitting at. They also serve dessert and fruits.
“It’s something different for people to enjoy,” Lo said. “It’s popular in New York and California, and now it’s growing to South Florida.”
On the menu: burgers; hot dogs; sandwiches; salads and “Spring Brothers Classics” such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Irish stew and Guinness Osso Bucco.
Spring Brothers started in 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland. That location closed in 2012, according to its website. In addition to the Boynton location, Spring Brothers has a Miami Beach spot on Washington Avenue.
The restaurant offers casual dine in and take out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu lists soups, salads, sandwiches and dinner items and says produce is bought at local markets.
“It’s a cross between Boston Market and Panera Bread,” owner James Guilbeault previously told The Palm Beach Post. “We’re going to be able to make very affordable meals which are really healthy and good. It’s going to be a nice change for Boynton Beach.”
Guilbeault said in a Facebook post that the Culinary To Go name was confusing to the public. The owner is also adding a salad bar, he said.
The fire happened Dec. 5, and caused about $100,000 in damage. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Calls made to the owners Friday were not immediately returned.
Here’s what the Facebook post says:
“With a sad, heavy and humbled heart, we will be closing doors @ LANTANA jacks for good on Sunday. It’s been one heck of a journey! Come and show your support and let’s make this the best weekend possible! Taco truck will be here @ 5 tonight!!
Live music tonight by: THE SALTY PIRATES 7-10pm Saturday:CANNON & COHEN 6:30-9:30 Sunday: Watch the NFL games in your favorite chair 1 last time ! Live music by Steve Vincent @ 5pm”