Openings and Closings

Restaurant News: Goodbye to Anthony's in Boynton, Ta-Ta to Amici in Palm Beach, See Ya Later to Old Homestead at Boca Resort

•    Here's a shocker: a trendy, coal-fired pizzeria actually closed. That would be Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza in Boynton Beach, across Gateway Boulevard from the sprawling Renaissance Commons retail-residential complex. No word on what will take over the space but this Tony's is gone, gone, gone.

•    Also gone to that great restaurant dumpster in the sky is Amici, the long-time favorite of Palm Beach's society-ladies who lunch-gentlemen who drive around slowly in their Bentleys set. It seems even rich people aren't spending as much dining out as they used to. Don't cry too hard for them, though. They're still rich. Just not quite as.

•    And while we're on the subject of people with more money than you, Old Homestead steakhouse has departed from the tony enclave of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. It's been replaced by the more casual, less expensive 501 East, which emphasizes burgers and sandwiches and salads and homey entrees like meatloaf and rotisserie chicken instead of steaks costing twice as much as the Indians got for Manhattan.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bill Citara