There once was a time when fast food and good food were mutually exclusive. That era is over, thanks to Tim and Chris Gannon. In February, the father-son duo opened Bolay (561-899-0111), a fast-casual, health-conscious restaurant in Royal Palm Beach. While Tim is best known as the founder of Outback Steakhouse and PDQ, Chris came up with the idea for Bolay after identifying a need for fresh, flavorful foods in the create-your-own dining scene. The Gannons worked with Wolfgang Puck protégé Martin Oswald to build a menu of nutrient-rich super foods (like Peruvian quinoa and a marinated kale and currant salad), eloquently spiced proteins, and tasty takes on vegetables. Nothing is fried, and every ingredient is gluten free, all natural, made to order—and served in a bowl (no bread required). Of course, a healthy outpost isn’t complete without cold-pressed juices and drinks, and Bolay serves up some delectable options, including 14 Karat (carrot, pineapple, turmeric, and cardamom) and Second Wind (cold-brew coffee, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and sea salt). At Bolay, no two orders are the same, but the Gannons guarantee you’ll feel good with whatever choice you make.
Photo by Alissa Dragun, South Moon Photography