• Alberto Tucci has got to be feeling pretty good this holiday season as his cozy little Boca Raton pizzeria, Tucci's Fire N Coal Pizza, was just voted one of the top ten pizza joints in the country for 2010 by Worstpizza.com, a pie-happy website that despite its name actually seeks out the best pizzas to wrap your gums around. Congrats, Alberto, and don't forget to leave a slice of pizza margherita out for Santa next year. (BTW, if you want to see the complete list, go here.)
• Raise a glass and toast Prosecco Café (4580 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-622-3222), a moderately priced bistro/tapas bar/gelateria/coffee shop from Avi Sekerel, who also owns Saquella Café in Boca. Salads, sammies, daily fish specials, and freshly made gelato are on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Palm Beach Gardens eatery.
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• As the slow season winds down and the tourist season winds up, some restaurants are getting hot and others are melting away. One of the latter is Lake Worth's Melting Pot, an outpost of molten cheese and creamy chocolate and a boon to local cardiologists. According to the restaurant chain's website, "There are no plans to re-open the restaurant or open a new Melting Pot restaurant in Lake Worth at this time," so if you want to keep your cardiologist in business, you'll have to check out the Pots in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens.