We Invade South Florida Restaurants

There are many tourists, including us, who believe that a visit to Florida will not be complete without a visit to the famed Boca Raton. It is the southernmost city situated in Palm Beach County Florida. The city has a total area of around 29 square miles out of which water bodies make up 1.90 square miles – that means waterfront dining!

It is also a very big tourist attraction and has some of the most amazing beach resorts including the Boca Resort home to some of its own unique fine dining. However, what makes this city so very special is it famous restaurants. Those who like to taste different kinds of foods from across the world would most certainly make it a point to visit this city. There is no denying the fact that Boca Raton restaurants have earned name and fame across the world. We will have a look at a few such restaurants and what are the takeaways from each one of them.

Fracasti

There is no denying the fact that Fracasti is considered to be one of the most sought after restaurants in Boca Raton. It is situated between Green Street and Delgado Pl on Russian Hill, so you can walk from the nearby Chalfonte oceanfront condo development. Those who like sweets would certainly find many reasons to try out this restaurant. Their chocolate bread pudding is considered to be a wonderful item and according to many food connoisseurs it certainly is a must-have food item. Similarly the ice cream varieties that are available in this restaurant are simply mouth watering from many points of views. It also would not be out of place to mention here that for those who are looking for a quality meal, trying out their duck breast is also quite important. It has truly won the hearts and minds of thousands of food lovers. There are also a number of other food items which find favor with many tourists, both local and international. (YELP)

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Hillstone

This is also considered to be one of the most Boca Raton restaurants and is famous for various reasons. It has a good rating by many visitors and these ratings are based on quality reviews that are genuine and factual. It is situated between Francisco Street and Bay Street. The recipes available are quite a few in numbers. However, many customers have a great liking for the Baked Potato and Blackened Ribeye amongst other food items. There are quite a few items too that are the favorite of many food lovers. These include the famed hot fudge sundae and the fact that there is no corkage fee makes it even more special. Then there is the much sought after artichoke dip which is simply delicious with the best of cheese burgers being used. For seasoned drinkers the wine on tap and dirty martini’s are also beverages that simply cannot be missed.  (YELP)

The Cheesecake Factory

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This is another famed and well known restaurant in Boca Raton. It is situated between Stockton Street and Powell Street. It is often considered to be the one stop solution for various types of cheesecakes and other such related food items. It has been around for a number of years and therefore enjoys the goodwill of the locals. Many Americans who come to this on a regular basis make it a point to enjoy the special dishes offered in this restaurant. The list of cheese cakes and various other items are quite large. The pasta varieties that are offered here are simply out of the world. Whether it is pasta carbonara with Chicken, pasta da vinci, or pasta with shrimp and chicken, there is no doubt that it is simply mouth watering and too hard to resist. They also have a Sunday brunch combo which is also worth tasting and it has unique flavor and aroma.

The Rotunda

10950985393_75e87c8856_mThe Rotunda situated on Stockton Street is famous for quite a few things. The impeccable service standards that they maintain according to many are the best takeaway as far as this restaurant is concerned. The strawberry butter with flaky bread rolls are simply mouth watering and they literally melt in the mouths. Those who wish to be a bit adventurous and different could try the majestic tomato bisque which is simply out of the world. They could perhaps end the whole visit with some of the best lobster club collections, which according to many food enthusiasts is the one of the best in the world. Then there is the always in demand popovers with high quality strawberry the taste of which will always linger on the tongues. Additionally there is the wonderful combination of Salmon Filets, beets and burrata salad which apart from being sumptuous is very nutritious and filled the goodness of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.

Mrs T’s Café

For the best in Korean Sandwiches there is hardly any doubt that Mrs T’s Café could be the most obvious choice. While it is famous for a variety of Korean Sandwiches, it also comes with various other wonderful and tasty food recipes. These include some great collections of cold pastas, a variety of vegetarian items, and some hot food items like teriyaki chicken and egg rolls. They have unique Asian taste and would certainly attract a number of tourists from the Asian subcontinent. However, over the years they also have become extremely popular amongst local Americans and other who visit Boca Raton from other parts of the world. It also has some of the best collection of burgers and grilled sandwiches. The garden burgers, the hamburger with cheese have to be tried out to have a better idea about the taste. The price is also quite reasonable and this could also be one more reason for getting a decent review.

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While the above are a small sample, there is no doubt that there could dozens of other equally good restaurants spread across the length and breadth of Boca Raton. It would perhaps take years to try them out and write reviews on the same. Therefore at the end of the day it goes without saying that Boca Raton and quality foods and restaurants go hand in hand.

Here’s my best beach photo from the trip:

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My Love of Travel Knows No Bounds!

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If you’re one of those people dreaming of a romantic getaway in Europe with your significant other, you’re in good company. The idea of winding cobblestone streets, dreamy landscapes, and beautiful architecture is the stuff dreams are made of, but they can be particularly harsh on the pocket. Because Europe is a huge continent with a lot of wonderful places to visit, picking your destination can be both a challenging and exciting task.

If you’re travelling with a significant other on a budget, it’s best to first consider what you like doing together and what kind of views you would like to see. Does he like the Scottish highlands and revel in the natural beauty of the surroundings? If she’s a culture buff, maybe she’d appreciate going around Paris more, what with its Louvre museum and a treasure trove of other cultural places. If he likes history, then there can be nothing more romantic than going to one of the cradles of civilization: Greece.

Here are just some of budget travelers’ top picks for romantic destinations in Europe.

1. Paris, France. Is there any city in the world more romantic than the City of Love? It has acquired a reputation for being an expensive city, but this is definitely not one place you’d want to skip. With delicious wine, sumptuous cuisine, the latest in fashion, and culture all around, it’s going to be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking to save some money, opt for a romantic sunset viewing experience by the Seine. Pack a picnic basket to go and you’re all set.

2. London, England. Just across the other side of the ocean from Paris is another world-class city, London. Know where to go and stay and you’d still be having a grand time even in one of Europe’s most expensive cities. There are decent hostels with good rates even for a traveling couple, plus you get to have your pick of culture thanks to state-run museums, which are free for access.

3. Bruges, Belgium. Old world charm, meet traveling couple. Just avoid the busiest summer months and you’ll find decent rates at hotels and lodgings, allowing you the freedom to explore this medieval city at your own leisure. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here before you embark on the next leg of your European adventure.

4. Madrid, Spain. It’s a hard call to pick just one city in Spain — the entire country is picturesque, and other cities like Barcelona and Granada are just as good — but the capital has got almost everything you need from this very cultural and exciting country. Think of Madrid and you think of tapas and beer and a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Soak up culture in the day and have a relaxing siesta in the late afternoon; party all night and fall in love with the night life, partying, and of course, that sultry Spanish language.

5. Athens, Greece. If you’re looking to take a trip down history and memory lane, nothing can beat the allure of Greece. Athens used to be one of Europe’s centers of civilization, and you can still see many of these tourist attractions well preserved. Plus, Athens is a good jump off point to other points of interest in Greece, not least of which is Santorini, popular for its blue domed houses nearby the sea.

In truth, almost all cities in Europe are accessible for anyone. You just need to be smart about choosing where to stay, where to go, and when to go. Here are some general tips to consider when traveling on a budget:

1. Consider the season. Peak season means more travelers jostling for rooms and lodging. This means businesses can drive up their prices. You won’t get to enjoy Europe as much when you’re counting money and struggling to see the views along with hordes of tourists.

2. Choose the right accommodation for your needs. If you’re planning to be out most of the day, you won’t really need a top of the line hotel. A decent backpackers’ hostel will do just fine. But do choose one that’s near public transport systems or near where you intend to spend most of your time.

3. Be smart about food shopping. If you’re trying to save money, you may opt for supermarket bought meals every now and then. But do visit the local food stalls and bakeries for cheaper eats than in tourist trap restaurants.

4. Plan your trips and itineraries well, and get transport passes. Save time and money by mapping and planning out where you want to go. Pre-bought train tickets can also save you a hefty amount in discounts.

5. Take advantage of anything free. Free museum admission? Walking tours? Sign up! It’s a great way to see the city for free.

A romantic getaway in Europe is entirely possible by following these tips. Be smart and plan carefully, but remember to enjoy the moment. You’ve got a beautiful continent to explore and a loved one at your side after all; cherish that.

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