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In an area eating scene that’s popping with plenty of “new” (new restaurants, new chefs, newcomers), it’s at all times good to discover the brand new in a neighborhood favourite spot. And there’s plenty of it to seek out on some newly polished menus.

Here’s what’s new:

Lewis Prime Grill’s new weekend breakfast

Great information for brunch lovers in the western communities: This new favourite Loxahatchee dinner-and-drinks restaurant kicks off a luxurious new breakfast/brunch service Saturday (April 1). And by luxurious I imply one can order a 6-ounce New York strip steak ($17.99) as a breakfast side dish.

Then again, such meaty details are to be expected at this restaurant, which is a sister establishment to the iconic Okeechobee Steakhouse.

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The morning menu, which shall be offered on Saturdays and Sundays, is all in regards to the classics: Eggs Benedict on a buttermilk biscuit with sugar-cured ham, cheddar and hollandaise ($17.99), breakfast sandwiches layered with ham, eggs, cheddar and smash browns on a brioche bun ($13.99), biscuits and sausage gravy on buttermilk biscuits ($11.99), amongst other breakfast favorites.

In addition to recent juices and occasional, there are bottomless mimosas for $18 and a Bloody Mary cocktail that’s made with bacon-infused vodka for $14.

Weekend breakfast hours: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lewis Prime Grill: 7040 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd., Loxahatchee, 561-619-5115

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Deck 84’s new sushi bar (and more)

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Restaurateur Burt Rapoport’s freshly revamped waterfront restaurant has introduced a sushi bar and a brilliant, new tropical search for its inside eating areas and bar. There’s additionally a new chef de delicacies serving to to boost the kitchen on the downtown Delray Beach mainstay. You may acknowledge chef Katt Dreyfuss’ name from her massive win last month on Guy Fieri’s Food Network sequence “Guy’s Grocery Games.”

Dreyfuss, together with government chef Addam Actis, has added a creative touch to the sushi menu. New dishes embrace a wahoo tiradito with ají amarillo, charred scallion oil, corn salsa and crispy rice pearls ($20), a ceviche roll with wahoo, shrimp salad, pickled pink onion, coconut leche de tigre, avocado and spices ($26), and a tuna poke bowl with diced tuna, passion-miso vinaigrette, gochujang, curry-pickled bean sprouts, coconut sticky rice and crispy shallots ($26).

The sushi menu is offered from Thursday by way of Sunday at lunch and dinner.

Deck 84: 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-665-8484

Tavern Pi’s new burgers and rolled-back prices

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This Abacoa pizzeria has not solely added tempting new menu objects and gluten-free pizza, it has lowered its costs. Chef/owner David Schroeder says customers deserve a break amid inflation. The nice prices embrace quite a lot of customizable, scratch-made pasta dishes offered for $8.99 for a half-portion and $12.99 for a full portion, each sizes served with garlic knots and a salad.

Schroeder, who also owns the neighboring Brick and Barrel Pub, has returned to the kitchen to hold out the menu update. And if you realize the chef, you understand meaning some decadent burgers.

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Among his new burgers are the Italian Job burger (ground pork patty, broccoli rabe, provolone, basil French dressing, $12) and, Schroeder’s personal favorite, the Pizza Burger (smashed, half-pound meatball, melted mozzarella, pepperoni, house pizza sauce, $15), both served on a brioche bun with crinkle fries.

‘Wich Wednesday deal alert: On Wednesdays, Tavern Pi’s sandwiches are half-price.

Tavern Pi: 1209 Main St. in Abacoa, Jupiter, 561-776-5448

Grato’s new bites

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If you frequent the Norton Museum area in West Palm Beach, you might know this Flamingo Park restaurant, a sibling of Buccan Palm Beach, lately added a takeout window that provides Buccan’s well-liked sandwiches. I stopped by the window on Saturday and ordered a beef carpaccio sandwich (carpaccio, arugula, Parmesan, crispy and balsamic onions, lemon French dressing on a fresh baguette, $15.75). I loved the contrasts of flavor and texture and the lemony touch.

Chef/co-owner Clay Conley additionally has added new dishes to Grato’s dinner menu. They embody a handmade orecchiette tossed with Florida rock shrimp, fennel, roasted cherry tomatoes and wine ($19 small, $38 large), a snapper ceviche with ají amarillo, leche de tigre and corn chips ($21) and a carrot hummus with carrot tabbouleh and pita ($17).

Grato: 1901 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, 561-404-1334

Quick Bites

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Close, however no finalist slot. When the James Beard Foundation introduced its chef and restaurant awards finalists Wednesday, it named just two Florida chefs/establishments, neither of them in Palm Beach County. In January, no fewer than 5 local cooks had made the semifinals record. While nationally the finalist ranks present tremendous variety, all of them however ignored some of the culinarily diverse and thrilling areas within the country, South Florida.

Only Miami baker Zak Stern of Zak the Baker made the reduce. He deserves to be there, but so do different proficient cooks who had earned semifinalist positions earlier this year.

I consider Palm Beach County is lengthy overdue a James Beard Award. It was due any of the instances when chef Zach Bell earned repeated finalist slots throughout his Café Boulud years. It was due any of the times cooks Clay Conley of Buccan Palm Beach and Lindsay Autry of The Regional made the semifinals. It was due throughout years when no native cooks were named.

This year, the county’s rich food cultures shone by way of during the semifinals round:

Chefs Jeremy and Cindy Bearman’s local-farm-fresh cuisine at Oceano Kitchen in Lantana.

Chef Pushkar Marathe’s Indian-meets-global dishes at Stage Kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens.

Chef Rick Mace’s Florida-style barbecue at Tropical Smokehouse in West Palm Beach.

Chef Lojo Washington’s genuine Ethiopian dishes at Queen of Sheeba, also in West Palm Beach.

Perhaps to the country our semifinalists showed Palm Beach County’s breadth of expertise. To us, the local dining fanatics, it was something we’ve known for years.

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Yelpers have spoken. A new batch of native eating places are amongst Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in Florida” list for 2023. Interestingly, the crowd-sourced evaluation site didn’t listing any of final year’s “Top” locations from Palm Beach County. Yelp’s algorithm is a moody factor.

And in this week’s Guy Fieri information: He poured tequila at Rocco’s Tacos. That’s the tweet.

Have a scrumptious weekend!

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