Last Update: Oct 5th, 2012
Dig delray downtown


777 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach FL, 33483
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Hours: M-Sat 8am-3pm
Attire: Casual
Parking: Private Lot
CC: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Prices: Moderate
Outside Dining: No
Reservations: Yes
Delivery: No

Critic's Review

The Greenfields move their act downtown; DIG has re-opened in the location previously occupied by the Atlantique Cafe. I predict that patrons in Eastern Delray are less likely to be fooled than the more senile crowd out west.

Atlantique inside

Review from old DIG location:

Some recent developments. Read this.

Greenfield's has been transformed into DIG, which stands for Doing It Green.

I walked into DIG at 1:15 and stood by the hostess stand for 5 minutes, with no sign of a hostess Waitresses walked by and ignored me and did nothing to summon a hostess to help me. I left and went back to my car, fully expecting to leave. I checked a few messages and then went back in; figuring I'd driven all the way up there. This time someone noticed me waiting and sat me at a booth.

Dig inside

Dig is a low budget operation from head to toe. From the cheap signs on the outside; the wobbly laminate tables, the roughly painted-over wainscoting to the cheap paintings and furniture; it reminded me of a spruced up diner. The vertical blinds don't help; it just doesn't feel like a restaurant.

I'd found their menu online but I didn't know that they have a limited menu at lunch. There are no entrees on the lunch menu; you can do a salad bar for $13, have a sandwich for $12 or $13 or you can have a $13 hamburger.

I ordered an iced tea while I decided which item to get overcharged for, and I decided on the tuna melt. This is one of those places where you're forced to get the healthy choice; the sandwiches are on whole wheat pita and the burgers on multigrain buns. The iced tea was delivered without lemon, and I almost put Stevia in it by mistake. You have the choices of Stevia, Trulia (A branded Stevia product) or raw sugar. I find the concept that "natural" artificial sweeteners are "green" rather comical (since they mess up your intestinal bacteria about the same as Splenda), but that's a subject for another day.

When I got the tuna melt it looked like a decent portion. I didn't really care for the weeds in my slaw; and the chip on the plate was a nice extra touch. Is slaw "greener" with a watercress garnish?

DIG Tuna Melt on Whole Wheat Pita

I'm not sure why you'd make a tuna melt on a pita, and this one had its issues. It was very messy; there was a lot of liquid in the tuna, which really shouldn't be the case with a "melt". The moisture should cook out and the cheese should bind to the tuna; something was wrong. So I opened it up.

DIG Tuna Melt Deconstructed

Whoever is making these has no idea how to cook. They put a not so ripe tomato in between the tuna salad and a slice of cheese. The Pita was crispy, the cheese was only slightly melted and the tomato wasn't cooked in the slightest. It wasn't a bad tasting sandwich, but I can't see why it should cost $13. Frankly, I'd rather have a ripe non-organic tomato than what they gave me here.

What you have here at DIG is someone cashing in on people's desperation to feel good about themselves. They use the 'organic' and 'healthy" buzz words to add $5 to a sandwiches and burgers worth $8. It would all be fine if it were a nice restaurant or if there was some unique or interesting recipes, but this place just seems like a big trick.

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