The Plate: Chicken box with fries
The Place: Troy’s Barbeque, 1920 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 740-1125 or www.bbqtroys.com.
The Price: $8.59
The Skinny: I always loved the food from Troy’s Barbeque, going back to the days Troy Davis had a takeout stand at Federal Highway and Martin Luther King in Boynton Beach.
His new location, in a former Miami Subs, has indoor seating, all the better for Davis and his family to check on you while you’re dining on the beautifully smoked meats and perfectly cooked sides.
This chicken breast was juicy, with its skin smoked to a burnished mahogany that shimmered with shades of red and brown. A subtle smokiness permeated the meat, and the crinkle-cut fries were crisp and fresh.
I’ve also enjoyed the collards, which were packed with the flavors of the greens and meat used to season the vegetables — these were not al dente as proponents of nouvelle cuisine might do them, but were cooked until tender.
— Scott Simmons