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After reading all of the 1 star reviews on Yelp, you'd wonder why anyone would come here. So when I saw the nearly full parking lot, I really started to wonder what kind of crowd would be inside. It starts out similarly to the Golden Corral, with a winding area meant to accommodate a line to enter. No line today at 2pm. With bottomless beverage, the price for an adult comes to $11.11.
The place is one big room, with half of it the buffet and the other half booths and tables. The dining room is similar to Sweet Tomatoes.
The buffet area is more like a chinese buffet, with rows of buffet tables. One table is "comfort food", one has specialty items, there's a salad bar and a table with salsas and sauces, and theres a table with tacos, enchiladas, pasta and potato salads and fruit. [Full Article]
If you haven't been to Timpano in a while; you'll barely recognize it. Unfortunately, the changes are largely negative. Two years ago, Timpano's owners, E-Brands, were in bankruptcy. For a period of time, nobody knew if the place would survive. The Samba Room, also owned by E-Brands, had closed. Things were so bad that they stopped ordering matches. When Tavistock Group purchased the Timpano brand, there was great hope. The deep
If you haven't figured it out yet; The Royal PIg Pub is the new "it" on Las Olas. Teaming with ex-YOLO regulars, there's a new place in town for the grown ups to hang out, and it's taking Las Olas by a storm. Previously the Samba Room; The Royal Pig is a complete remake of the space, from a dark, clubby space with a smallish bar to a mega bar that runs from the rear kitchen to 20 feet from the front door. The Royal Pig is the first place
Tap 42 opened last fall and I went there just after it opened. Most people agreed that the service was terrible, and that chatter continued for months. They don't really have any dinner entrees, so I never thought of going there for dinner. I recently saw that they had a Beer Cheese soup, which reminded me of a place called the 56th Fighter Group on Long Island; the only place that I can remember on LI having it. So I thought I'd do lunch. Something
Anthony's is one of those places that presents a conundrum to me; it reminds me so much of Long Island that I want to stay away; the whole Gumba attitude; it's like an episode of The Sopranos without the gangsters. At night, this place can be a zoo, and it's one of those places where "friends" get preferential treatment. And there are a lot of friends. So you can see your 20 minute wait stretch to 45, as some VIP gets your table. It's enough so
I'd heard about this place somewhere and since I was up in Delray Beach I figured I'd give it a try. It's a storefront in a strip mall; a modest place with typical pizzeria decor. But it is a restaurant with tables and booths, so you could eat in. I ordered a take out pizza, 1/2 sausage. I got there about 15 minutes afterwards and it was just coming out of the oven. One thing that struck me is that they really seemed to hope that I enjoyed
With the big Presidential debate in Boca Raton, I thought I'd take a drive up to Boca and cross a big restaurant off of my to-do list; I've been meaning to check out Abe & Louie's for a while. With crushingly high dinner prices, and largely the same food available for less at lunch, lunch was a better option. The same company that took over Timpano's bought out Abe & Louie's; I don't like what they've done with Timpano's menu, but I'd never
Dickey's claims to be the largest BBQ franchise, which doesn't necessarily tell you anything. It means that there that they have a lot of locations. One good thing about franchises is that they're usually not dreary spaces that open with no printed menus and only part of their menu available; part of the franchise deal is usually decorations and posters, printed menus, and inventory. Dickey's is slightly subterranean; it's a small