64 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida, 33483, United States
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See:Kame Shima, Turtle...
Kame Shima, Turtle Island
The tortoise, or turtle, is believed to live 10,000 years, in part due to the beard-like sea grasses that grow on the shell of some of the animals.
A common feature of some Japanese gardens, not all such islands bear as striking a resemblance to the creature as this.
Watching these fish at feeding time was quite interesting...there was a definate frenzy going on here.
Suprisingly, a sweater.
Suprisingly, you'll probably need a cardigan type sweater regardless of time of year because most restaurants and stores and totally over air-conditioned. Bring a camera if you plan to go to nature preserves. Comfortable flip flops or walking sandals, beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat with a brim, swimsuit! You won't need bug spray unless you are camping in the west, as the east cost is sprayed.
Wait till the kinks are ironed out...
Brand new restaurant next to my favorite sushi place in town- I had to check it out. Menu is much more inventive and more expensive. Decor is of the same vein, beautiful dark woods, contemporary style, but has a hip vibe with house music playing.
Food is good- inventive combinations usually work. But don't always, and for the price, every dish should be perfect. Doesn't meet the quality of my old favorite, Blowfish, which used to be in West Palm.
This place is opening a lounge which will adjoin the restaurant. I think this will be their bread and butter.. seems like it will be a hip place to go to which will be open till 2am with lite bites. Rainbow rolls were excellent and traditionally prepared. I had to ask for my usual favorite, J.B. roll, and they used smoked salmon (no-no #1) which was VERY smoky (no-no #2). We got the special which was a scallop dynamite on top of an asian potato salad. It was delicious.. wonderful sea scallops cut up on top of a asian potato salad with small apple bits in it. Spider roll was good but not excellent.
Dessert was a banana spring roll with vanilla ice cream and toasted almonds. Spring roll had "candied bananas" which were strongly flavored with cinnamon and clove. My friends liked it a lot, I liked it a little.
If you are a saki aficianado, try one of their million different types of cocktails made with saki (saki martinis too?). They have saki that costs up to $80!
Jewish Diner - Homemade corned beef hash
Bagel Twins apparently has been where it is a long time. You can see photos on the wall of, what i guess is one of the twins, wedding photos, baby pics, etc. So it's family run. Every time I go there one of the servers gets in a fight with a customer. The customer is always an old person who either wants separate checks for the table of 20, of they want to substitute on a special or whatever. It usually gets into some sort of yelling. The proprietor tries to stay out of it, which doesn't help.
Basically the servers here are cranky, slow, and somewhat rude. It always takes a while just to get asked if you want coffee and to get your order taken. But eventually you get your food. I always get the homemade corned beef hash. If you've never had it home made, and you like hash you gotta try it, it's worth the service and the wait.
Also this is one of the few places where you can get a "bialy" which is like a bagel but thinner. Almost everything comes with your choice of bagel, bialy, or toast. Must order corned beef hash. Or if you're into it they have different kinds of smoked fish, you can get the smoked fish platter.
Bagels aren't figgin awesome but they are good.
A winter's reprieve in Delray Beach
"de-icing in Delray"
I love Delray Beach for a quick winter getaway! Nestled between its more pretentious siblings, Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Delray is just right.
The Colony Hotel and Beach Club are my favorite places to stay. I prefer the privacy of the beach club over a big fancy hotel anyway.
Delray is not a quiet place, (but most of Florida is very hectic and populated these days) although you can find spots on the beach to yourself.
The art galleries, shops and restaurants on Atlantic Avenue are enough that one doesn't really need to have a car in order to see and do everything.
My favorite spots are Boston's (for drinks and the view) and Kyoto for the sushi.
I used to live in Boca Raton- so I've spent alot of time in Delray and now go there several times in the winter.
Take my advice and fly into West Palm Beach International instead of Ft Lauderdale. West Palm is smaller, more convenient and in general a more pleasant way to arrive to and depart from Delray. As I said if you are only there for a few days you don't really need a car and can take the Supershuttle from the airport to your hotel and then arrange for pick up. The supershuttle is NOT available at the Fort Lauderdale airport for trips to Delray.
But keep Delray a secret and send everyone else down to Ft Lauderdale. SHHHHHH.........
"Lounging on the Beach"
Most of the beaches in Delray have lounge chairs that you can "rent" for the day. This can be a little pricey, which is why I try to stay at The Colony Hotel (for their private beach club) or the Seagate (also have a private beach club).
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