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ROK:BRGR finds a home in Delray Beach

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 ROK:BRGR

4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-808-7220, ROKBRGR.com

This gourmet burger and gastropub chain, founded six years ago in Fort Lauderdale, has opened its fourth location in the former Tryst.

“We’ve been trying to get up here for over five years and finally found the place that makes the best sense for us,” co-founder Marc Falsetto says.

Best sellers include tempura ROK:Shrimp ($14), lobster corn dogs ($16) and maple-bourbon bacon jam burger with brie and garlic aioli ($16). Selections exclusive to this location are smoked fish dip ($12), crispy calamari ($12), goat cheese quesadilla ($14) and bourbon-barbecue brisket sandwich with pickled jalapeno ($14).

“We’re using this as a test market, and if it works out well, we will be adding them to all the menus,” Falsetto says.

Prohibition-era spirits and cocktails with takes on the classics, such as bacon-infused ROK Old Fashioned (both $12), complement 50-plus craft beers.

Lunch and dinner are served daily, plus Sunday brunch, amid a narrow, rustic space with a 25-seat bar, tufted leather booths, marquee lights and reclaimed-wood walls. Trees loom over courtyard seating with overhead string lights.

“It’s traditional ROK:BRGR motif, but we added a few more elements that show off the craft butchery component,” Falsetto says.

DJs spin during brunch and Brgr:Bash Mondays.

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