Florida Noms: Max’s Grille (Boca Raton)

30 May



When Mike and I headed to Florida for a family wedding, I was excited to see an area of Florida that I had never been in: Boca Raton.  I heard about the Rat’s Mouth as the haven of Rich Retirees.  I was a bit surprised when most of it looked like a glossed up luxury strip mall, but I tried to get past my strange distaste for all shopping quarters that are outside and tried to remind myself that when the weather is always warm, strip malls are not the same as in New Jersey.  So we parked and scoped out a place for brunch in Mizner Park. After perusing some lovely high-end stores and finding an awesome little tea and spice shop called The Spice & Tea Exchange, we stumble on Max’s Grille which had a lovely outdoor patio… in the strip mall (stop judging Sara… stop judging).  


As I went to take the picture of the sign, our waiter walked right into the shot and made such an awesome face that I just couldn’t crop it out.



Then we had a lovely little friend join us, who was damn cute even without the tail.



Mike got the smoked salmon BLT, which was fine but somehow lacking.



I got the eggs benedict which was… not good.  Boring english muffins, bland hollandaise, tasteless spinach…


And poorly poached eggs…




But it did make for a lovely glamour shot.




Oh well!  It filled us up, we got to eat outside in the middle of what would have been a sub-freezing day in Manhattan, and it didn’t cost an arm and a leg.  It was fine, but I wouldn’t go back.

Total Nom Points: 5 out of 10



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