Saturday, July 21, 2012


When we have guests in town, Leftovers Cafe comes to mind.  The cozy atmosphere, their famous sweet potato crusted fish, and the fun I have at this restaurant wants me always coming back for more.  Its a place I want to share with others!  Leftovers is one of the reasons why I love blogging about local restaurants.  It is truly unique and always slammed! It has a "homey" feel and the tables are tight, so you can easily start up a conversation with your neighbor.  I saw an entree that sparked my interest, so I asked the nice lady next to me about it.  By the end of the conversation I took my spoon and was trying her dish!  Can't get more friendly then that!
Leftovers has a sister restaurant that actually opened first which is named "FoodShack".  FoodShack is also located in Jupiter and has a slightly different menu, but similar.  Looking forward to trying it soon.

Pretty much every time we go to Leftovers there is a wait.  So where do we wait?  The bar of course.  Leftover's has a wide selection of local beers including some from the Tequesta Brewing Company and an assortment of unique bottled brews!  I always find it fun to try something new!

Once seated, we reviewed the specials, which can be easily mistaken for the actual menu. It is so long and lengthy.  This menu will tell you about the different fish they are preparing for the night and the different ways to crust the fish.  Leftovers is most famous for their Sweet Potato Crust, which is always on the menu.  They usually have a few others to choose from,such as parmasian garlic.  Anything you choose is great!

We started with one of their signature appetizers.  Fried Tuna and Basil Roll.  Served hot and melts in your mouth.  I you are sushi lovers like us, you will enjoy.

Brandt ordered the Sweet Potato Crusted Grouper!  Large portion and very fresh and tasty!

Mike had the Grown Up Macaroni and Cheese. The Mac and Cheese is creamy and served with chicken, onion and sriracha sauce.  I would order again in a heart beat.  If you are a mac and cheese lover, this one is for you!

After tasting the lady's dish next to me, I actually ordered it myself. I ordered the Mediterranean Bowl with shrimp, calamari, fish, mussels, artichokes, eggplant, and olives, in a roasted tomato broth. It was yummy.  I asked for some rice on the side and added to the bowl.  I thought it tasted better that way since it made it heartier.

Kelli ordered the BBQ chicken sandwich with brie and served with fried plantains.  The plantains were soo good we had to order more!

So many great things on the menu that I want to go back to keep trying new things.  Everything sounds unique and delicious.  This is one of my favorite spots and the portions are large, so you could easily share to help with the cost. I didn't finish meal, so I had Leftovers leftovers the next day and I was not disappointed!





Leftovers Cafe
451 University Blvd
Jupiter, FL 33458

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

THE CIRCLE at The Breakers - Sunday Brunch- Palm Beach, FL

Growing up my family would go out to Sunday Brunch pretty much for every holiday. We still keep the tradition going even though we are in different locations.  Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, and New Year's Day were always Brunch days.  The family would go to brunch, eat and drink mimosas for three hours and have a lot of laughs!  It is a tradition.  This Fathers Day, we finally got to try Sunday Brunch at the Breakers Hotel.  Now, like I said, I consider myself a "Brunch Connoisseur" as I am used to grand, extravagant Sunday Brunch.  Well,The Breakers showed me!  Hands down, BEST BRUNCH EVER!!!  I honestly don't know where to begin.  Do I start by telling you about the gloriously, beautiful Circle room, or the harpist who plays table side, or about the Alaskan Crab legs that I devoured.  "What a spread!" is all I can I say.

Once seated, I am in awe of the rooms beauty.  The brunch includes unlimited mimosa's and bloody marys.  I am eager to try both.  Why not, We are celebrating my Amazing Father!

After multiple toasts and a few glasses later, we decide to grab our first plate. I like to start with the seafood.    The brunch serves shrimp, crab claws, Alaskan king crab legs, and lobster tails!  AMAZING!

Next for me, a little Caviar and sushi!  

I usually skip the breakfast items, but the brunch included build your own omelets, eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes, and other breakfast items. Brandt is a breakfast lover, so he usually cant resist warm waffles with chocolate chips!

Next up for me, the meat!!  They had a large carving station, including, cooked to perfection Prime Rib

...lamb chops, ham, short ribs, and I loved their Barbecue Chicken display. 

The Brunch also has a variety of salads, antipasti's, cheese, and pastas for you to try as well.  After many platefuls of food and starting to want to unbutton my pants, its time for dessert.  

With over 30 desserts, I was in heaven.  And all of them were good.  (The picture below only shows half the dessert table)

I wanted to highlight one dessert.  It was a peanut butter chocolate pie.  If you know me, this is my weakness. (Well, lets be honest, I have more than one)

So after a good three hours of plates and plates of food and  mimosa's, it was time to be wheeled out.  As I said, I consider myself a brunch expert.  I have been to a bunch of brunches and one thing I have found is that you will not like everything.  You may take items and you may leave the items on your plate because they were not to your liking.  I honestly can say, I LOVED everything I put on my plate.  The service was on point and the ambiance was beautiful.  Yes, Sunday Brunch is a bit pricey at $90 a person plus tax and a 20% gratuity, but if you have a special occasion or a reason to celebrate, the Breakers Sunday Brunch will not let you down.   I cant wait to go back!





One South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Sunday, July 1, 2012


A big weakness for me is Ice Cream.  I love taking a spoon to a tub of Ben and Jerry's.  This is not so good for my figure, especially my Butt!  Sometimes though, Ice cream is the only thing that will satisfy my sweet tooth and Kilwins is definitely the answer.  Kilwins started as a family business in 1947 and has grown to over 80 stores nationwide. Serving handmade chocolates, fudge and ice cream, you will find something in the store that makes you say.."mmmmm."
We went to Kilwins after dinner one night and I must honestly say, I never think of the place for Ice Cream.  Well I will be thinking of Kilwins in the future because it was a real "Treat."

With 30 different ice cream choices, I chose Chocolate Peanut Butter and Toasted Coconut!  They were both amazing.  When I asked, "what the most popular ice cream was?"  I got an emphatic "Toasted Coconut" response.  It was creamy and delicious!  If you like coconut, I would recommend as well.

Ice Cream not your thing? Kilwins has truffles, tons of different fudges, chocolate covered rice crispy treats, chocolate covered marshmallows, and large chocolate and carmel covered apples!

This is the biggest Peanut Butter Cup I have ever seen!  AHHHH..LOVE IT!

Don't let Kilwins Slip your mind when you are looking for a place to have dessert after a great meal or after seeing a movie with the kids.  Kilwins is open late, till 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights and 10pm during the week!  If you really become addicted, join the My Kilwins Club, to receive discounts and offers from your favorite store!

So grab a spoon and run to Kilwins.  You will love it!





4580 PGA Blvd. Ste. 101                                               
Palm Beach GardensFL 33418 

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