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Good Friday on JanNorris.com: ZED451’s Brunch

January 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Welcome to my new feature, Good Friday. Every Friday, I’ll let you know about something good in the food and dining world: good deals, a good recipe, a good kitchen tool or cookbook, a restaurateur doing good in the community. Contact me to suggest a Good Friday item for my column.

Chicken and waffles at ZED451

Good Friday’s Deal: Sunday brunch at Zed451 in Boca

Details: Sunday brunch for $24, ($12 for kids 6-12; 5 and under, free) numerous choices to sample including crab cake Benedicts, individual frittata and bacon, Buffalo chicken and waffles, linguica sausages, panetone French toast with berries – and much more.

Don’t Miss This: Chicken and waffles. Maple syrup cools the heat of the Buffalo chicken breast fillet atop crisp Belgian waffles. A great combination of sweet-hot-spicy.

Chef Bobby Laggan

Backstory, briefly:

Chef Bobby Laggan turns out some of the most interesting side dishes at ZED451 in Boca’s Mizner Park. This is one stunning restaurant, too, with dark woods, sweeping walls, soothing lighting and comfortable private rooms.

The concept is serve-yourself sides and salads, then the meats/fishes/chicken is brought the table on skewers in an American version of a rodizio. Though I typically eschew open salad bars and buffet-like stations, I must say ZED’s Harvest Table offerings are impeccable and the combinations unique. The “cattle call” trough-like set-up at most buffets is absent  in the modern, sleek design that is neither intimidating nor cold. Stools in front of the chef’s station are my choice, or in clement weather, the outside patio.

Dinners are pricey, but this brunch is a deal. Good Friday to you!


  • 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (Mizner Park)
  • 561-393-3451; www.zed451.com
  • Sunday Brunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $24, ages 12-adult; $12, ages 6-11; free for those 5 and under.

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