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Review: Driftwood in Boynton Beach shows promise | Video

Review: Driftwood in Boynton Beach shows promise | Video

 

★★★

Driftwood in Boynton Beach is the type of restaurant that South Florida needs more of, the type of place that I root for and that I want to see succeed. “A restaurant for regular people,” chef-owner Jimmy Everett says. It is an independent, family-run and fairly priced eatery from a well-trained and well-traveled chef who returned home to open a place of his own.

Everett, 33, and wife Ilia Gonzalez, who runs the front of the house, opened Driftwood in March in the former longtime site of Scully’s restaurant. They want to elevate a comfy, neighborhood spot to something sophisticated and worldly without putting on airs, a place where a paper bag filled with good...

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