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Round Two: Delray Versus Lauderdale and West Palm/Lake Worth Versus Western Broward

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We pitted the eight of our best food areas against one another last week, and a whole lot of you weighed in on your favorites. More than 1,600 votes were cast in our first Food Town Throwdown.

And now it's on to the final four. It just so happens that the two best food towns from Broward County now face off against the two best of Palm Beach County. Cast your vote in the poll below.

But first, the results from the past week:

Delray Beach: 861 votes
Pompano/Deerfield: 299 votes

The city

that boasts Atlantic Avenue's great dining scene managed a big win over

Pompano/Deerfield, even though the loser in that face-off managed to

collect the second-highest number of votes in the contest.

West Palm Beach/Lake Worth: 134 votes
Wilton Manors: 111 votes

It seems Wilton Drive just couldn't compete with Clematis, CityPlace, and downtown Lake Worth.

Fort Lauderdale: 85 votes
Boca Raton: 81 votes
Boca Raton led most of the week, with Fort Lauderdale eking out a victory in the end by just four votes.

Western Broward: 27 votes
Hollywood: 24 votes
Not

a lot of you voted in this contest, and western Broward, with its

plethora of great ethnic dining, surely goes into round two as the

underdog.

So here then is our second round: Delray Beach versus

Fort Lauderdale, and western Broward versus West Palm Beach/Lake Worth.

The winners of this weeklong contest will land in our final round next

week, with the winner to be declared on this blog and in the New Times

print edition on February 23.



Eric Barton is editor of

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