Racks- Boca Raton

I don’t even have the energy to write a good post about this. I reviewed a restaurant that is owned by Gary Rack called Table 42.. and I really enjoyed their unique pizza & salads. One would think that his namesake restaurant would be just as great, but I was displeased by the pizza. […]

Hot Pie- West Palm Beach

I always like to ask people which pizzeria is their favorite, especially in cities outside of Chicago. At my client’s office in West Palm Beach, pizzerias are plentiful, but they are not always the best. One week, Tricia, one of the project managers, suggested we eat lunch at “Hot Pie.” It is located near cityplace, but away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown atmosphere.

Hot Pie on a sunny day!

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Luigi’s- West Palm Beach

Last week, our OIC (project lead) was in town and our team met for dinner in downtown West Palm Beach. We wanted to avoid the crazy chaos of CityPlace, so we settled for Luigi’s, an Italian restaurant at the end of Clematis Street and close to the water.

Our waiter was a friendly guy and very accommodating to our large group of eight. Then again, the restaurant was nearly empty. We were promptly served Garlic Knots and the team chowed down with much happiness.

Garlic Knots

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Grimaldi’s-Palm Beach Gardens, FL

My parents drove up to Palm Beach Gardens last week to meet me at Grimaldi’s new pizza location– the famous pizzeria that originated in Brooklyn. The coal brick-oven pizzeria has been around for a while, and they recently expanded to Florida. Jamie Culliton, a winning pizzaiolo who I met at the Orlando Pizza Show, helps make awesome pizza at the Palm Beach Gardens location.

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The Orlando Pizza Show

I really got lucky with my project in Florida… Just a few hours driving from my office is the magical Orlando, Florida, filled with Disney, dining, waterparks, Universal, and … pizza? Yes, pizza! Every year, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show takes place in Orlando. The Orlando Pizza Show has a space at the venue filled with vendors and a competition area. This three-day event brings in 450 booths and a ton of restaurant owners & operators… and me! I was able to make it to the show for one day and I attended the American Pizza Championship.

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