Second visit to Coolinary Cafe, 4650 Donald Ross Road in Jupiter. It's across the street from the Max Planck institute, and entrance to the Abacoa community. Rapidly growing area in the far west of Jupiter, near the I-95 / Donald Ross exit.
Coolinary Cafe resembles District in Stuart in many respects. A large all board thanking their participating farmers, listing them by name and contributions. About 50 seats inside, another 10-15 outside. Located in an upscale, sprawling two and three story strip mall. That seems to be very popular in Palm Beach County. Commercial on the first floor, offices etc upstairs. Some residential in the back. There's a large Hilton Hotel tucked into the west end of the mall.
Simple lunch menu, with many items not usually seen around here. Kaffir lime leaves in the tomato soup. Dehydrated tomato powder as an accent element. Caramelized lemon with the grilled fish sandwich. Today that fish was dolphin, but then it wasn't. We're out of dolphin, sold 50 of them, how about we do it with chicken? So, Dee had a grilled chicken wrap with a lightly glazed, chopped chicken, slaw with chopped cabbage, chopped carrots, celery, and pickles.light sesame dressing in a soft tortilla. Very tasty.
I had the homemade pizza. Which turned out to be a thin crust pizza cooked on a grill (with requisite grill marks) finished in a domed pizza oven. Crumbled home made sausage, chopped jalapeno, dabs of cheese, just a painting of what I think was the reconstituted dehydrated tomato dust. Liked it.
Good selection of beers with several locals on tap. Monks in a Trunk, Tequesta Brewing, Cigar City, etc. I ordered a Bell's Amber from Michigan, which I enjoyed. Nice selection of beers.
The same operator also runs The Parched Pig, a beer saloon at the Military Trail end of the mall. On my list of places to try, although I like to get out of Palm Beach County before the traffic congeals, which starts around 3pm. Freezes solid around 4.30pm. And the Florida Atlantic University's night classes create another traffic mess after 6 or so.
$40 plus tip. The un-dolphin was $13.50, the pizza was $9 for a personal size, the beers were $7.50 (expensive for around here).
Dreams come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.