By Scott Simmons
The Plate: Smoked deviled eggs
The Place: Driftwood (in the former Scully’s), 2005 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561-733-4782 or www.driftwoodboynton.com.
The Price: $7
The Skinny: News flash: Driftwood may be the best restaurant in Boynton Beach.
Oh, it’s not that the other places are bad, but Jimmy Everett and Ilia Gonzalez have kicked things a notch above their competition.
I stopped for a recent happy hour snack and an $8 cocktail.
About those cocktails — Tommy’s Margarita offers the right mix of sweet and sour, with El Jimador Blanco, agave and lime. El Bucho offered a savory punch, with Vida Mezcal, tamarind, lime, fresno and black salt.
But the star of my stop was the deviled eggs, which were at once rich and savory. The yolk was smoky and creamy, and it was garnished with a slightly sweet green tomato relish and a crisp of fried chicken skin — good, if not good for you.
A couple at a neighboring table recommended the pâté and the hummus, and said to order the swordfish any night it’s on the menu.
There’s always next time. …
— Scott Simmons