We live in paradise! The Florida Suncoast is a very special place. Every so often it’s nice to get away and see what the rest of our wonderful state of Florida has to offer. A few weeks ago, we did a weekend getaway and crossed the state to Delray Beach. It was about a 3 ½ hour drive.
Driving across State Road 70, we stopped in Okeechobee for a snack and checked out the town. It’s “Old Florida” at its best. Nice folks, really cool shops and great local eateries.
Delray Beach is hopping! My daughter Lindsay and son-in-law Rob were there for a long weekend and it gave us a great reason to visit. We did so much in a short period of time. We stayed in a wonderful boutique motel, “The Atlantic Hideaway”. It’s minutes from downtown. Clean, with all of the amenities that you want, and it won’t break your budget. Locally owned and really nice folks.
Atlantic Ave. is where it’s all happening with great stores, restaurants and awesome live music. Here are some of the places where we sampled some spirits and had some wonderful meals and met new and old friends!
Sandbar: 40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483. We spent Friday afternoon there having cocktails & snacks! Great Pub food & frozen drinks, we had fun at this casual tiki bar with a huge, sandy patio & views.
Rocco’s Tacos- 110 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444. This is the place for Tacos! Huge place with a fun casual atmosphere, with lots of Tequila options and of course fantastic Tacos! We were able to watch the hockey playoffs!
Luna Rosa- 34 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Famous place right on the A1A Beach. We had an awesome breakfast!
The Office- 201 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444. We stumbled on this place while walking Atlantic Blvd. Why? They have an outdoor bar right on the street and from across the street I could see my 2 favorite Bourbons… Angel’s Envy and Basil Hayden. That’s all I needed. We strolled over, ordered cocktails and immediately met two new friends from Atlanta, Katherine and Sarah. We all just hit it off so well and had so much fun. When I told them about The Sarasota Post, they probably thought I was making up a story. Well, my new friends, you made the story! Hope to hear from you soon.
Tramonti- 119 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444. My daughter Lindsay had to go there, even though there was a 3 hour wait. Her husband Rob, Laura and I gave in and we sat down to dinner at 9pm. I took one for the team as I like to eat early. Well, it was awesome. Fabulous Italian food. The restaurant is a spin-off of Angelo’s of Mulberry Street in NYC. We finished dinner at 11 and the place was still packed.
La Poulette- 215 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Breakfast on our final day with one of my oldest friends from the 1950’s, Augie and our friend Candy from Westbury High School. They have become fast friends with Laura. This is a great place for breakfast and more!
We are definitely going back to Delray Beach. Hey, Hope & Jack…. Get ready for a fabulous weekend!
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