I’ll be giving you a report and interviews with chef/owners soon on most of these.
Yakitori Sake House – Sushi and yakitori grill from Chef Ben. 271 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton. 561-544-0087.
Spicy Ginger – Those who remember Tommy Wong from the Ginger Wok in Lantana, and later, Asian Bistro in the Carefree will be glad to know he’s back. He’s just opened Spicy Ginger in Boca Raton, the former Rib Bizz spot on Federal Highway. 6020 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561-998-3388. Open for lunch at 11:30 weekdays, and dinner nightly from 4 p.m. Take-out is available.
Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton – the product of Rodney Mayo, Scott Frielich and chef Roy Villacrusis. Asiatic cuisine, done in farm-to-fork style in Boca’s Mizner Park – 431 Plaza Real; 561-347-7322. kapownoodlebar.com (open for dinner from 5 p.m. daily).
D’Angelo Trattoria and Italian Pastry, from Angelo Elia. Rustic Italian cuisine in an old house in Delray. An interview with Chef Elia before he opened is here. 9 S.E. 7th Ave., Delray Beach; 56-330-1237 (open for dinner daily at 5:30 p.m.; reservations taken for 6 or more).
SpoonFed – the permanent restaurant where the PopUp was. Glen Manfra brings out his Italian and American dishes, seasonal and farm-fresh. Bakery cases hold fresh baked goodies for take-out. In downtown Delray by the tracks. Read my interview with Manfra here. 217 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561-450-7557; spoonfeddelray.com (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 a.m.).
Bistro Bistro Bakery and Gourmet – in West Palm’s up and coming Northwood Village, this spot has French pastries and breads, salads, sandwiches, pate, and quiche. 506 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. 561-228-1801; bistrobistrotogo.com (open 10-6, Tuesday-Friday; 10-4, Monday and Saturday)
The Water Bar – by John Spoto of the nearby Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Seafood and a modern industrial setting in the Commons on PGA. Just opened! 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-776-5778; spotos.com
Burger Bar by Chef Allen – Chef Allen Susser takes the burger, fries and a drink combo to a higher level at this new hip spot in the Donald Ross Village. Full bar (indoors one and out); several burger choices and non-burger items like stone crab chowder to tempt and sea lovers. 4650 Donald Ross Road (Donald Ross Village), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-4545; open daily for dinner at 5 p.m. (Lunch service begins Dec. 5, we’re told.)
(Note correct date): Dec. 3 – The Spaniard Tapas Bar and Cafe – Chef Jorge Luis brings traditional tapas and Spanish fare to the former Moquila space in Boca Raton. Paella, flamenco dancing, housemade sangria – the works. 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-347-7000; facebook.com/TheSpaniardTapas.
Dec., soon – The Wine Dive – in downtown West Palm Beach on Clematis, from the folks at Roxy’s. If samples like ones at Taste of the Gardens are indications, they’ll do well with their small plate menus and wine pairings. Opening this month, we hear; the 800 block.