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Restaurant News: Doc's Expires in Boynton, Wild Olives Café Wipes Out, Testa's Plans November Reopening

• Too late to dial 911 for Doc's All-American Café in Boynton Beach. The cheap-cheap-cheap burger 'n' fries joint on Congress Avenue, sister to the original Doc's in Delray Beach, is locked up tight, and its phone is disconnected after barely seven months in existence. The Delray Doc's is still packin' 'em in, though.

• From wild to mild to gone was the trajectory for Todd English's Wild Olives Café in West Palm's sprawling CityPlace mall. The smaller, cheaper sibling to Wild Olives in Boca now boasts an empty dining room and a sign on the door announcing its closure but promising rebirth in a new location. Charlie will now begin holding his breath.

Testa's, the 90-year-old doyen of Palm Beach restaurants that shut down without warning in August, will reopen some time in November. Though the restaurant was slated to go on the auction block in March of next year, an agreement with the property's leaseholder that will allow it to go back to dishing its signature crab soup and 30-ounce sirloin is reportedly close to being finalized. Charlie is getting ready to exhale.

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Bill Citara

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