Another Broken Egg Café
This Louisiana-based chain has unveiled its third Florida outpost — its first on the state's east coast — in the former Raffaele Ristorante in Royal Palm Place as part of its planned expansion to 40 locations in the lower half of Florida in the next decade.
"We have been very pleased with the support and feedback from the communities of our Florida locations and are excited to give the residents of Boca Raton the chance to enjoy our exceptionally fresh and nutritious Southern-inspired dishes," says Stuart Ottinger, president of Double R Restaurant Group.
In fact, the Healthy Side of the menu offers choices such as granola, fruit and quinoa ($9.99), gluten-free jumbo pancakes ($7.49) and Southwestern seasoned salmon ($11.99). On the not-so-light side, six renditions of eggs Benedict, such as Crab cakes Cavallo with andouille-infused hollandaise, range from $10.49 to $15.99, and nearly a dozen omelets, such as lobster and brie, range from $9.99 to $14.99. New Orleans touches include biscuit beignets ($4.99) and bananas Foster-style waffles, pancakes or French toast ($5.49 to $9.99). Mimosas or Bloody Marys (both $5.99) round it out.
Breakfast and lunch are served daily amid a French country atmosphere with rustic oranges, reds and yellows. Mug collectors will find Boca Raton Old City Hall, as each location has its own design.
This 30-year-old South American chain, known as Vivenda do Camarão in its homeland of Brazil, has opened its third South Florida location here amid the infancy of its U.S. expansion that will extend to Texas and California.
The eatery encompasses a kiosk in the food court and a railed-off full-service restaurant beside it serving beer and wine among backlit bamboo walls, blue and orange colors and free Wi-Fi.
The emphasis is on seafood and pasta with more than 20 entrees ranging from $7.45 to $12.95. Specialties include Thai pasta or shrimp ($9.95), shrimp stroganoff pasta ($8.99), paella ($9.95) and seafood risotto ($9.95). Fried shrimp and calamari renditions ($10.95- $19.95) are the backbone of the appetizers.
"Seafood and fish in general are absent from mall food because of the price and difficulty in preparation," says Carlo Barbieri, president of Shrimp House. "The Shrimp House, with more than 30 years in the business, has developed the technology to make seafood of a high quality and fair in price in the food court."
Lunch and dinner are served daily.
Up next: locations at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise and Miami International Mall in Doral.
210 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1213, BullMarketBar.com
The owners of Whiskey Tango in Hollywood spent nearly $30,000 to bedeck the walls of the former Dubliner Irish Pub with repurposed barn wood and antique light fixtures in the downtown Himmarshee district.
"Bull Market is a concept that is a tongue-in-cheek play on the stock market," says co-owner John Todora. "Screens are set up around the room that feature 20 to 25 different beer or spirit brands. Each brand will go up and down based on which brands are selling. Sale volume drops? Then so does the price. The market changes every six to seven minutes, so there is always something on special."
The menu is designed to model the cover of The Wall Street Journal, categorized by names such as "Opening Bell" for appetizers listing bites such as fried Captain Crunch chicken fingers with honey mustard ($7).
"We call ourselves an American bar and kitchen, but I guess we are a gastropub in most senses. We cook with different beers and ciders," Todora says.
The turkey on a walnut-raisin roll Belfort sandwich, for example, is infused with Blue Moon beer ($11). Pulled pork is drizzled with a Dr. Pepper spicy maple barbecue sauce on a stuffed onion bun ($12) and Sloppy Joes are cooked with Angry Orchard Hard Cider ($11). Best-sellers are alligator tacos ($13) and the Warren Buffett bison sliders ($15).
Dinner is served Monday through Saturday, plus Sunday brunch, with lunch to come.
Scarfone's Coal Fired Pizza
2150 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 954-533-0577, Scarfones.com
This local mini chain, founded seven years ago in Coral Springs, has debuted its second spot after an evolution of incarnations in other cities.
"We chose Wilton Manors because we wanted to bring something new to the Drive that they don't have already," owner and chef Danny Scarfone says. "We have something sophisticated, chic, sexy and contemporary that makes it warm and inviting, with gorgeous white high-back leather tufted booths, cement flooring, LED-lit bar, red and turquoise glass tile, and cool light fixtures."
Scarfone grew up watching his mother cook Sunday gravy pasta, which graces his menu with meatballs and sausage ($16), along with Chicken Scarfone pasta sautéed with mushrooms and artichokes in pink sauce ($16), eggplant tower ($11) and several renditions of coal oven wings with caramelized onions ($11-$17.50). And, of course, pizza.
Vibrant lime-and-red couches offer alfresco dining on the sidewalk, along with all-natural free treats for canine guests.
Dinner is served nightly, except Mondays.Copyright © 2015, South Florida