New restaurant, Pagoda, to open in Delray Beach

South county restaurateur Burt Rapoport is going to great lengths to satisfy a craving. Then again, it’s a recurring craving many locals share, one for homey, unpretentious Chinese food, the kind folks in cities like San Francisco and New York might find at go-to neighborhood spots. 

Rapoport is opening a Chinese restaurant in suburban Delray Beach

“I’m a Chinese food fan — well, me along with everyone else. And you know it’s hard to find a good Chinese restaurant in our area,” says Rapoport, who has hired a veteran executive chef with extensive experience in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.  

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Pagoda Kitchen bringing ‘homestyle Chinese’ and Peking duck to Delray Beach

Crispy Peking duck, glazed Chinese spare ribs and tender chickens turning on rotisserie spits will be the first eye-popping spectacle to greet diners entering the new Pagoda Kitchen in Delray Beach.

A pair of six-foot-tall vertical rotisseries are the centerpiece of veteran restaurateur Burt Rapoport’s first “home-style Chinese restaurant,” opening this October inside Delray Marketplace. It replaces the former Mediterranean eatery Apeiro and sits next door to Burt & Max’s, Rapoport’s eatery devoted to American comfort food.

Rapoport admits that Pagoda, specializing in Chinese comfort food, is far removed from the Jewish delis (see: the late Rappy’s),

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New restaurants in West Palm, Boca Raton, Delray Beach

New restaurants are popping up throughout Palm Beach County so quickly it’s sometimes hard to keep track. We can help with that. Here’s a handy list of recent debuts. We’ll update it regularly. 

Eat District, Boca Raton

Boca's Eat District is a fast-casual, DIY-bowl restaurant that hails the flavors of Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cuisines.

From the family-run restaurant group behind Ramen Lab, Lemongrass and other popular Asian-inspired eateries comes this new fast-casual spot serving healthy bowls. The build-your-bowl concept, which opened July 8, focuses on healthy ingredients and a range of familiar flavors from Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cuisines. 

“When we think of Asian food, we think of comfort food. We wanted to take that

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