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The Eat Beat

The Eat Beat Dining around South Florida
with Mike Mayo
Hot plates: Upcoming food and dining events in South Florida

This week’s highlights include the opening of Jackson Hall, a new health-minded food hall/court at the Jackson Medical Complex in Miami, and the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival.

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Hard Rock Hollywood dining shuffle: Council Oak closes (before move to temporary digs)

Council Oak Steaks and Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood has closed — but the restaurant will return in a temporary location next week. The resort’s signature Sunday brunch will now be served at Kuro, a high-end Japanese eatery — but it will still feature omelet, pasta and carving stations.

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Best fish and chips in the U.S.? The Pub in Pembroke Pines celebrates contest win

The Pub, part of a chain of British-style pubs, will hold a party on Wednesday to celebrate its win in a national contest sponsored by British beermaker Old Speckled Hen.

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Wave of new Fort Lauderdale restaurants planned for Las Olas Boulevard

At least six new restaurants are scheduled to open on a stretch of Las Olas, starting with Red Door Asian Bistro in the former site of Johnny V restaurant.

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Las Olas Wine and Food Festival coming to Fort Lauderdale April 20

The festival will feature food from more than 50 South Florida restaurants and wine from dozens of vineyards.

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Giada De Laurentiis brings a taste of Italy to South Florida

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis talks about her native country, the difference between book tours and food-show judging, and "that question" she always gets.

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