Restaurant News: Il Bacio Goes "Wet, White and Blue," Ouzo Blue Goes Dark, Paddy McGee's Goes to Delray
• They're singing the blues at Ouzo Blue, the twin Greek eateries with the party hearty atmosphere, as without warning both the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens locations have shut down. A shitty economy and undercapitalization were reportedly the causes, as well as alleged financial hanky-panky by a person associated with the restaurants. Even so, Ouzo's owners are still trying to open a Coconut Grove location, though the batting average of restaurants in that town isn't exactly encouraging.
• The rich just keep getting richer, at least when it comes to restaurant-rich Atlantic Avenue in Delray. The newest addition to the street's dining lineup is Paddy McGee's (307 E. Atlantic Ave., 561-865-7341), a nouveau Irish pub with a roster of craft beers on tap and menu of traditional (and not-so-traditional) Irish dishes. What that means is that you can wash down your shepherd's pie, bangers & mash, and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding with a pint o' Guinness or Harp, while swilling Arrogant Bastard ale and Amstel Light with your smoked fish dip, Philly cheesesteak and nachos.