Local business people like to recognize each other on the civic level at the Chamber of Commerce. That's nice and all, but it's kind of small fry deal. Not a bad thing--not exactly worthy of national news. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, however, is a kind of a big deal. And the organization has reco ... More >>
It's pretty much common knowledge that opening a new restaurant comes with a bunch of hiccups. It's rare for a newly built spot to actually open according to initial schedules. As is expected, that's part of the story of the newly opened Burt & Max's. The restaurant, which was originally slated ... More >>
The restaurant world is full of uncertainty and one of the most unpredictable aspects is projecting an opening date for a new endeavor. It's a rare case of a restaurant or bar rolling out the welcome mat as quickly as they'd like. Ryan Sentz of Funky Buddha perhaps said it best when recently intervi ... More >>
Did your favorite restaurant live to see another month? Is your neighborhood getting yet another steakhouse? See who came and went in the month of giving thanks, with November's roundup of restaurant openings, closings, and other shakeups, after the jump. Know of something we missed? Sound off in th ... More >>
A recent change to the noise ordinance governing downtown Delray Beach might mean the end of live music at Deck 84. According to Burt Rapoport, managing partner of Deck 84 and president of Rapoport's Restaurant Group which owns the downtown eatery, the sudden change came as a surprise. "A policeman ... More >>
If you prefer to work in the shadows and get the job done without ever being seen (and you're looking to get some extra mileage out of that Halloween costume), have we got the gig for you. Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar (41 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton) is looking to open in early November and th ... More >>
When John Belleme took the reins as executive chef at Stephane's in Boca Raton this summer, it was hardly his first time leading a high-profile kitchen in Palm Beach County. Belleme, who has worked with Florida restaurateurs like Burt Rapoport and Dennis Max, was chef/co-owner of the highly-regarded ... More >>
Adding to the already busy summer of comings and goings in downtown Delray Beach, Atlantic Avenue welcomed yet another new dining option this week. E&J's Sandwich Shop opened on Friday at 814 E. Atlantic Ave. giving the quick-hit, beachy crowd a new spot to score snacks. The small space is ... More >>
Menu changes, renovations, face lifts, and other changes are afoot in restaurants around the area. Here's a short list of what we've learned.1) Luigi's Coal Oven is adding a patio in its parking lot, nearly doubling the seating for the restaurant. Chef Luigi DiMeo says he's not sure when it ... More >>
Assaggio del Forno, an eatery positioned to "take diners on a food journey" around Italy, is scheduled to open February 20 in Regency Court in west Boca Raton. Patrick Broadhead, formerly at Max's Grille, has been named executive chef.Translated as "taste of the oven," the west Boca restaurant w ... More >>
Visit this Las Olas location on Tuesdays and chef Adam Dombrowski of Rocco's Tacos is doing double time. Armed with appetites, patrons line the lot to valet for the $14.95 all-you-can-eat day. The Fort Lauderdale location opened a year ago this month.The crowds -- and owner Rocco Mangel's success ... More >>
You catch 'em, they'll cook 'em. That's the deal at Burt Rapoport's Deck 84, where from tomorrow, the beginning of the annual waterborne madness known as lobster mini-season, until Sunday, July 31, you can bring in your freshly caught bug and have Deck's kitchen prepare it for you in ... More >>
Chef Joey Giannuzzi is all set to open DIG on Friday.Chef Joey Giannuzzi, chef/owner of the Green Gourmet in Delray Beach, is all set to open his second restaurant, DIG (Doing It Green), with partner Robert Greenfield. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant, which takes over the Greenfield's on ... More >>
Photo by Candace West Since it's debut in November 2010, Deck 84 has been full steam ahead with Chef Chuck Gittleman at the helm. Clean Plate Charlie has learned that as of Tuesday the Delray Beach, waterfront jewel in Burt Rapoport's crown is without Chef Chuck. As a 15 year vet in t ... More >>
He helped make "California cuisine" popular in South Florida, now Dennis Max is spreading the farm-to-table gospel that originated in California to white-hot Delray Beach, where in June he expects to open his own outpost of that now-nationwide culinary trend, Max's Harvest.Max, who took a break f ... More >>
Come Sunday, February 6, there will be super parties, super food and booze, super commercials, super hype, and super hangovers. Oh, yeah. And a football game too... the Hardhats versus the Cheeseheads. Or something like that. This year, however, the football part of the annual Super Bowl ri ... More >>
Umi Fishbar's Bahamas rollOne of Palm Beach County's best-known restaurateurs has teamed up with one of Palm Beach County's best-known chefs to create a contemporary, Asian-esque eatery in the space once home to Noche restaurant-niteclub in Palm Beach Gardens. Carmine Giardini and chef John ... More >>
Bogart'sI'm a chef in Delray Beach myself, and I can tell you that the buzz in neighboring kitchens recently has been about Deck 84, the new addition to the Atlantic Avenue waterfront, by restaurateur Burt Rapoport. When I walked in to meet chef Chuck Gittleman Thanksgiving week, he was running a ... More >>
rapoportsrg.comRapoportIf you remember Busch's under the (Atlantic Avenue) bridge in Delray Beach, you know it was tough to find but worth the search. The massive waterfront restaurant is undergoing a complete transformation courtesy of local dining guru Burt Rapoport, who's set to unveil his new ... More >>
• Two big Delray Beach projects on tap for local restaurateur Burt Rapoport. First is a takeover of the now-shuttered Busch's Seafood on the Intracoastal, which Rapoport will make over as Burt's at the Bridge, a casual, affordable eatery featuring a wood-fired grill, raw bar, liv ... More >>
John BellemeTaking a cue from Seasons 52, the wildly popular chain restaurant in Boca, Chef John Belleme worked with Henry's owner Burt Rapoport to shave fats and sugars, and devise a "spa" menu. On it are entrees that don't blow the calorie budget - unless you get carried away and order two ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user Jinfinite8• A pair of West Palm Beach eateries are taking their shows on the road to the rather tonier confines of the Shops at Boca Center. Come fall, Rocco's Tacos will be slinging tortillas and margaritas in the current Big City Tavern space, the same e ... More >>
Hot on the heels of Clematis Social closing up shop, long-time South Florida restauratuer Burt Rapoport is jumping ship on his chic Boca Raton eatery Opus 5. According to the South Florida Traveler, Opus 5 had been practically giving its food away for the past few weeks, offering lunch specials for ... More >>
It's round two for Rapoport on Clematis.
Easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a poor man to get into Chops
My love affair with Nick Morfogen
In which I pursue the dumpling of my dreams
At Henry's you'll bring it on home.
For Rapoport and company, the fifth time's the charm.
Jazziz Bistro plays in the key of safe.
How about a pate on rye and a side of Liberty Fries?
At this Delray Beach joint, you'll dine fine
Brasserie Mon Ami might not be all French, but it's not half bad
Eating at Prezzo Affair, you wouldn't know the Mediterranean Sea is far from Beijing
Burt's on the Beach