Open seven days a week, Woolbright Farmers Market presents shoppers with a rotating seasonal selection of local and organic produce. Locally cultivated vine-ripened tomatoes ($4/basket) and Georgia peaches ($1.49/lb) complement late-summer barbecue feasts and make acceptable stand-ins for absent family members in empty movie theater seats. Shoppers can also pick up organic apples and pears ($1.99/lb), seedless watermelon ($4.99 each), or two-dozen roses ($12.99), and peruse a lively selection of plants, including basil, rosemary, and bamboo.
Don’t be fooled by the spotless white and powder blue walls that frame DIY Frozen Yogurt’s self-serve pumps—in spite of this sleek aesthetic, a rugged do-it-yourself ethic has found its way into the shop’s desserts. Customers take control of their own destinies as they choose from 14 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and more 30 fruit, cereal, and candy toppings. Creamy swirls of low-fat yogurt are sold by the ounce, so feel free to pile as much into your cup as you need to fill your appetite or the gas tank of a sworn enemy’s sports car.
Thanks to its location just steps from the Atlantic, Secret Garden Cafe Market is able to stock its display case with fresh wild-caught seafood, which makes appearances in lunch entrees and weekend brunch dishes in its attached eatery. In addition to jumbo lump crab, wild caught salmon, and seasonal lobster, the market and café spotlight seasonal items, such as locally and organic sourced produce, grass fed meat, and wild caught fish and hormone-free poultry.
Reverberating with the clack of cue on ball and the clink of glass on glass, Slate Billiards hosts gaming get-togethers with finger foods and ample drinks. Parties of two or four gather around tables lined with blue Z9 billiard cloth for one-hour games of 8-ball, 9-ball, and 52-ball pickup. Between shots, sharks tear slices away from pepperoni pizzas and gnaw honey-barbecue wings. Glasses and bottles of pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon emerge from behind the polished stainless-steel bar, while trendy lights filter through pitchers of Stella Artois, Shipyard, and Shock Top. After the game, guests can retire to play rounds of darts, challenge each other to a video game, or fruitlessly punch the jukebox that knows neither pain nor the Fonz.
Fresh, seasonal ingredients, harmonious flavors, artful presentation, and eclectic gastronomic touches are the core tenets behind Patio Delray's tropical-inspired menu. The creative bill of fare highlights fresh local seafood—including Florida blue-crab cakes and a catch du jour—as well as Asian-inspired dishes such as braised boneless beef short ribs that the Sun Sentinel praised as "slow-prepared to practically dissolve in your mouth." An intimate purple-and-gray bar pours more than 30 craft and local beers, plus a menu of specialty cocktails and martinis, each one devised by owner Miss Lily.
Patio Delray’s namesake space—a covered outdoor patio area—situates diners amid lush tropical plants and casual patio tables, and an interior dining room offers a more refined experience, complete with crisp white tablecloths, silk draperies, and forks that whisper in French. The yellow-and-orange walls are made all the more colorful with the addition of artwork from Dr. Mark H. Widick, a local photographer who captures cityscapes, space-shuttle launches, and vivid underwater scenes in vibrant high-resolution images.
Husband-and-wife dessertier duo Mickey and Rosemary Tynski translate the language of love into moist morsels from the confection-covered confines of their bakery. With all pastries baked from scratch daily using gourmet ingredients, hunger-havers can rest assured that their palates are being punched with only the finest sweet treats. Placate protesting sweet teeth with one dozen cupcakes in sizes conducive to either polite nibbles or decorum-ignoring chomps. A palette-popping array of flavors twirls together sweet staples including chocolate, strawberry, and coconut, and the house favorite red velvet’s silky cream cheese frosting combines serious taste with sweet presentation better than a debate on yarn subsidies in Kitten Congress.