5 Gems to Liven Up Your Summer

Celebrity Chef Paul Niedermann has made Hudson a must visit restaurant.

Celebrity Chef Paul Niedermann has made Hudson a must visit restaurant.

At YourDelrayBoca.com we love exploring and finding new treasures to share with our readers.

Here are five recent finds that we love:

M.E.A.T.—Located at 980 N. Federal Highway (Cendyn Spaces Building) in Boca, M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom is a delight.

Don’t let the office building in which the restaurant is located dissuade you, M.E.A.T. has amazing food and a great selection of craft beers.

The restaurant won the 4th annual Boca Burger Battle, no easy feat and there’s always something new on the menu to delight repeat visitors.

The brainchild of Chef George Patti and Sommelier Thomas Smith, M.E.A.T. isn’t your typical burger joint; they smoke all of their own meats onsite, make their sausage in-house and even create their own condiments from scratch. (Shameless plug: we wish they had Tabanero hot sauce).

And don’t let the name fool you either. The restaurant has great salads a nice variety of veggie dips as well as healthy microbrewed soda’s and wines.

A real treasure that we expect to grow into legendary status.

http://www.meateateryboca.com/

 

Hudson at Waterway East—900 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray.

We went to Hudson in downtown Delray when it opened a few months ago for lunch and frankly we weren’t impressed.

But we went back a few weeks ago and were blown away. The restaurant has re-tooled with a new chef, excellent menu, great atmosphere and great service.

Hudson is a winner and perfectly positioned to capture those who want a lively and tasty meal without the crowds of E. Atlantic Avenue. (We still love you, East Atlantic).

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to meet celebrity chef Paul Niedermann, who captured first place in 2011 on Gordon Ramsey’s “Hell’s Kitchen” competition on the Food Network. Niedermann is a culinary talent and it’s a testament to Delray’s culinary scene that he was lured here.

Hudson has great flatbreads and it watermelon and tomato gazpacho is a hall of fame item.

http://hudsondelray.com/

 

Beer Trade Company– 145 NE 4th Ave, Delray Beach

If you love beer, there is no better little cool place than the Beer Trade Company to pass a summer evening.

Stocked with refrigerators full of delicious brews and ciders, Beer Trade is a self-serve establishment which actually encourages experimentation. Highly recommended.

Casa Tequila–located at 8228 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

Already a hot spot in Wellington, Casa Tequila is a relative newcomer to West Boca and we predict big success.

Great for dinner, but also a wonderful lunch option that offers fresh, affordable food with prices ranging from $5.95 to $8.50.

The tostada’s and veggie burritos are out of this world.

http://greatmexicancuisine.com/#/

Dosia– located at 5837 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton.

No list from Dave and Jeff is complete without at least one Italian restaurant.

Dosia is a two year old hidden gem that you will be thrilled to discover.

Restaurateur Cris Lanza has managed to pull off the trifecta, great food, really interesting atmosphere (modern) and a terrific dessert menu featuring homemade delights.

Dosia has small and large plates to match every appetite and for the diet conscious offers wheat and gluten free pasta.

Enjoy!