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Crema Gourmand Espresso Bar, Fort Lauderdale

This all-day breakfast coffeehouse debuted Nov. 21 on Las Olas Boulevard, shuffling into the area as soon as occupied by Offerdahl’s Off-The-Grill. As with its sister cafes, Crema slings egg sandwiches on baguettes and croissants, avocado toast, acai bowls, oatmeal, chocolate-chip pancakes and 21 kinds of espresso and tea. The Miami-based chain has been in fast franchising mode since 2021, including a flurry of places to Hallandale Beach, Davie and Miami Seaside, with future spots destined for Boca Raton, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Dania Seaside (inside Dania Pointe). 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 190, Fort Lauderdale; CremaGourmet.com

AIDA Fort Lauderdale

This new addition to Flagler Village’s buzzy culinary scene had its gentle opening on Nov. 18 with a menu impressed by the coastal areas of Mexico, very similar to that of its predecessor, AIDA Coconut Grove. Search for ornamental touches resembling sun-shaped mirrors and a cherry blossom tree on the middle of the area. There may also be a mural created by Cuban-American artist ABSTRK. “The subsequent chapter of the AIDA model runs via Fort Lauderdale and gives guests a contemporary and comfy vibe created via artwork, impeccable service, and an revolutionary menu,” says Eduardo Gavilan, co-owner of Colibri 4 Restaurant Group, which owns AIDA. “Our restaurant pays homage to Mexican and worldwide delicacies via a mix of dishes and kinds.” Signature AIDA dishes embrace the Aguachile Negro de Camarón (shrimp in black sauce with serrano pepper, cucumber and pink onion) for $20 and the Huachinango a la Talla (pink snapper in a Mexican dry pepper emulsion) for $49. 911 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; AidaRestaurant.com

The Recent Pita Membership, Wellington

This restaurant — on the Wellington Market procuring middle — had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 21. The fast-casual is owned by Invoice and Raeda Houraney and their 4 college-age children, who additionally work on the restaurant. Invoice owned two eating places in New York Metropolis earlier than transferring to South Florida in 1989 and opening Boca Raton’s The Lunch Membership, which delivered pita bread sandwiches to native companies. Their pita bread manufacturing took off so that they opened a full-scale wholesale pita bread bakery in Boca Raton in 1992. In 2004 he bought his curiosity after making a patented pocket pita bread baking methodology, one thing now in observe at The Recent Pita Membership. “We make the whole lot right here however the soda & water,” Invoice Houraney says. The Mediterranean menu options shiskabobs, gyros, falafels, tabouli, kefta, hummus, baklawa (Lebanese baklava), maamoul and brazik (sesame seed & honey) cookies. 13873 Wellington Hint, Wellington; 561-461-7707; FreshPitaClub.com

Chef Darrell Johnson prepares beignets at his NOLA Creations food truck back in 2021. Johnson and his wife, Aunna won the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” in 2019. Now Johnson and his business partners have opened The Hen and The Hog in Pompano Beach and most recently in Boca Raton.

The Hen and The Hog, Boca Raton

This rustic restaurant with pig roasts each Friday, an all-day breakfast and pork-centric ornamental indicators (“Don’t go bacon my coronary heart”) opened its second location on Nov. 21, changing the previous Blue Ocean Poke in Boca Raton. The brand new eatery serves breakfast and lunch in addition to a separate chef-crafted completely happy hour menu, in response to chef/co-owner Darrell Johnson. He first conquered the South Florida market in 2021 with the NOLA Creations food truck, which received the Meals Community’s “The Nice Meals Truck Race” in 2019. The flagship sits on North Federal Freeway in Pompano Seaside. For each places, Johnson has partnered with Yardlene Tabora and George Abbondante. The Hog serves smoked meat platters, sandwiches, burgers, bowls and salads. 2151 N. Federal Freeway, Boca Raton; HenAndTheHogBoca.com

Bolay Recent Daring Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale

This fast-casual eatery debuted the newest outpost of its signature “build-your-own Bol” idea on Nov. 18, the restaurant announced on social media. Based in Wellington in 2016, it now has 22 places all through Florida. Bolay was created by Outback Steakhouse co-founder Tim Gannon and his son, Chris Gannon. Not too long ago, Bolay added wraps to the menu. By the way in which, Bolay plans to open its Aventura restaurant, at 18801 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 275, on Dec. 1. 1730 N. Federal Freeway, Fort Lauderdale; Bolay.com

Mazza Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale

This fast-casual eatery from Faris Bushnaq, proprietor of the 15-year-old Mazza Mediterranean Delicacies in Pembroke Pines, had its grand opening on Nov. 21 in Fort Lauderdale’s 1600 Commons plaza (the place Dealer Joe’s is situated), in response to the restaurant’s social media. Clients could select from proteins, in addition to vegetarian and vegan choices, to construct their bowls, pitas and salads. 1530 N. Federal Freeway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-630-3777; MazzaKitchen.com

Florida-based Huey Magoo’s was founded in 2004 by Matt Armstrong and Thad Hudgens.

Huey Magoo’s Hen Tenders, North Lauderdale

Huey Magoo’s newest South Florida location is in North Lauderdale’s not too long ago renovated Enviornment Shoppes. The Florida-based, fast-casual chain payments itself because the “Filet Mignon Of Hen.” The two,000-square-foot restaurant is the fourth franchised Magoo’s owned by Tyler and Bob Cafferty and household. The corporate’s president and CEO, Andy Howard, mentioned: “I’m ecstatic to see one other Huey Magoo’s on this space, my hometown. We’re additionally thrilled for … the Caffertys’ large development and success of the model in South Florida.” The corporate says subsequent up will probably be eating places in Boca Raton, Deerfield Seaside and Fort Lauderdale. Magoo’s signature rooster tenders are served grilled, hand-breaded or “sauced” and are freed from antibiotics, hormones, steroids and preservatives. Salads, sandwiches and wraps are additionally on the menu. 7206 W. McNab Street, North Lauderdale; 754-220-3440; HueyMagoos.com

Meatball Room, Boca Raton

This Italian restaurant dedicated to spaghetti’s greatest buddy — the almighty meatball — hosted its grand opening on Nov. 16 within the Paseos Plaza, roughly a mile south of Spanish River Boulevard. Diners could order eight kinds of meatballs by itself, with salads or with pasta, and flavors embrace shredded brisket, traditional (beef, pork and veal mix), vegetarian (roasted eggplant, portobello mushroom and chickpeas) and spaghetaboutit (filled with three cheeses and fusilli pasta). 2621 N. Federal Freeway, Suite Y; 561-756-8993; MeatballBoca.com

Leziz Mediterranean Restaurant, Boca Raton

This restaurant registered to owner Ibrahim Ibrahim debuted in late October in Boca Raton’s Piccadilly Sq. plaza. The menu contains Turkish pizza together with lahmacun, a spicy, cheeseless model topped with floor lamb, spicy peppers, tomatoes, onions and pink bell peppers. Together with kibbeh and falafel appetizers, they serve up tabbouli salad and entrees resembling moussaka, braised lamb shank and rooster sauté (served with greens, garlic and bulghur). 8221 Glades Street, Suite 2, Boca Raton; 561-477-3272; LezizBoca.com

Flamingo Seafood, Pompano Seaside

An deserted Marathon gasoline station between the Intracoastal Waterway and an Umberto’s has been revived as Flamingo Seafood, a uncooked bar, wholesale market and seafood retailer. The store debuted Nov. 9, per social media, from proprietor Charles Parker. Their specialty: “sustainably caught, traceable, regionally sourced seafood, in addition to a choice of uncooked and cured fish, together with oysters on the half shell, ceviche, crudo and various caviar,” Mattocks says. 2798 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Seaside; FlamingoSeafood.com

La Fuga, Fort Lauderdale

There’s a number of newness at this location just a few blocks away from the sands of Fort Lauderdale seaside. La Fuga (Italian for “the escape”) debuted Oct. 24, the day after its predecessor — Botanic — closed. The eatery’s resort base has modified as nicely: The previous Kimpton Goodland Lodge Fort Lauderdale Seaside Resort is now the not too long ago rechristened Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Seaside Resort. Beneath the auspices of govt chef Michael Mayer, La Fuga payments itself as a “coastal Italian delicacies” idea. Dishes embrace veal meatballs with mascarpone polenta, puttanesca and parmigiano for $16; housemade pasta Bolognese for $28; grilled swordfish with lemon-oregano French dressing and fingerling potatoes for $36, in addition to pizza with pesto, parma ham, fig, pine nuts, goat cheese and rocket (arugula) for $24. 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-908-7301, ext. 3; ShorebreakFortLauderdale.com.

Willie T’s Seafood Shack, Fort Lauderdale

A alternative for Elliot Wolf’s pandemic-closed sandwicherie, Lunchroom, this seafood home from Virginia’s Thompson Hospitality opened Nov. 7 contained in the Harbor Retailers on seventeenth Avenue. Willie T’s, which has places within the Washington, D.C., space, serves baskets of white shrimp and catfish filets, jumbo lump crab and lobster rolls, hushpuppies, mac ‘n’ cheese and Outdated Bay-seasoned, crinkle-cut fries. 1824 Cordova Street, Fort Lauderdale; WillieTsSeafoodShack.com

Fireman Derek’s Bake Store, Fort Lauderdale

Former Miami firefighter Derek Kaplan has introduced his arsenal of acclaimed pies, desserts and cookies to downtown Fort Lauderdale, with this third location, situated across the street from The Dalmar resort. Delayed from its deliberate opening final spring, Kaplan’s 1,500-square-foot store carries an expansive menu of cheesecakes, brownies and bread pudding, plus hand-churned ice cream and savory objects resembling home made pot pies and empanadas. Most of Kaplan’s sweets are baked each day at his Little Haiti commissary. Future growth plans embrace an outpost in Palm Seaside County. 250 N. Federal Freeway, Fort Lauderdale; FiremanDereks.com

Gold leaf on the sushi at Sushi Lab in Pompano Beach. Hospitality honchos Brandon (son) and Hank Freid (father) are bringing the culinary-forward concept to their resort, the Residence Inn by Marriott in Pompano Beach.

Sushi Lab, Pompano Seaside

Father-and-son dynamic duo Hank and Brandon Freid have introduced their Sushi Lab New York concept down to South Florida and positioned it contained in the Residence Inn Marriott at Pompano Seaside. “It’s exploratory sushi, each conventional and untraditional, with several types of items that you wouldn’t usually discover some place else,” says Hank Freid. In Manhattan, the Freids are recognized for The Sanctuary Lodge, Haven Rooftop and The Ameritania Lodge. “Sushi remains to be an untapped market in Pompano,” provides Brandon Freid. “Sushi Lab is an elevated, high-quality, oceanfront omakase and sushi expertise, but it surely’s approachable.” Entrees price $20 to $35 and the omakase is $50 to $100. 1350 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Seaside; 954-937-7366; SushiLab.com

Loss of life by Pizza, Delray Seaside

Koby Wexler’s in style pizza pop-up has begun slinging Detroit-style pies out of its new brick-and-mortar in Delray Beach, on the nook of Northeast Second Avenue and South Federal Freeway. Early within the pandemic, prospects who noticed Loss of life By Pizza’s tantalizing rectangles (and loss of life metal-reminiscent emblem) on Instagram first needed to prepay on-line, then wait all week for Wexler’s “pizza drops” the next Wednesday or Sunday. The muse of his pizza crust is sourdough, created with a 9-month-old starter Wexler fed each day out of his household’s Two Fat Cookies bakery off Atlantic Avenue. The brand new area offers him respiration room — and provides prospects freedom to eat pies on-site or get them organized to-go. Loss of life by Pizza orders will not be crammed at Two Fats Cookies, its authentic pop-up. 528 NE Second St., Delray Seaside; DeathByPizzaDelray.com

Ma-Prao Thai Delicacies, Fort Lauderdale

This Thai street-food restaurant registered to Kamolwan Kawpunna debuted in mid-October throughout the road from Holy Cross Hospital, changing the previous Thai Bayshore Restaurant that closed this summer time. Touting 5 ranges of warmth (from “child” to “scorching mama”), the restaurant options tom yum and duck noodle soups, pork dumplings and spring rolls. There are additionally Thai staples resembling pad Thai and malang tod, a dish of deep-fried silkworms. 4838 N. Federal Freeway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-651-8242; Ma-PraoThaiCuisine.com

Amado Market, Wilton Manors

This Argentine market and sandwicherie registered to Elisa G. Gonzalez and Amado G. Elgadban, which started its life as a Miami-area meals truck, has opened on fashionable Wilton Drive, changing the Nicaraguan restaurant Fritanga Managua. The eatery, which debuted Oct. 20, serves empanadas and canastitas (principally open-faced empanadas crammed with beef, spinach and cheese, and bacon and plum), together with beef Milanesa with fries and a prosciutto and burrata sandwich. 2410 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors; 786-672-3759; Instagram.com/amadomarket.usa

Lewis Prime Grill, Loxahatchee

The Lewis household clan behind 75-year-old West Palm Seaside icon Okeechobee Steakhouse is on a tear of late, and the newest instance is that this high-end steakhouse and seafood bar that debuted on Nov. 16 within the Publix at The Acreage Plaza, changing the previous Kocomo’s. (It follows the opening of Lewis Steakhouse in Jupiter earlier this 12 months.) The 120-seat Lewis Prime Grill, underneath govt chef Jamie Steinbrecher, got here collectively in a partnership with proprietor Ralph Lewis and several other traders, together with Okeechobee Steakhouse managers Christina Wishart, Luis Fernandez and Kyle Blake. The menu shares a few of its DNA with the Okeechobee flagship, together with appetizers (shrimp cocktails and crispy calamari) and sides (mac ‘n’ cheese, roasted mushrooms). There are additionally wet-aged Angus tomahawks and boneless ribeyes, served with alternative of baked potato, fries, black radish slaw or spinach Victoria. 7040 Seminole Pratt Whitney Street, Loxahatchee; 561-619-5115; LewisPrimeGrill.com

La Traila Barbecue, Hallandale Seaside

This Miami Lakes barbecue spot — based in 2021 by Texas pitmaster Mel Rodriguez and Buffalo Payments broad receiver Isaiah McKenzie (a Miami native) — has opened its first outpost within the Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park, the trackside gathering spot from the hospitality group behind The Wharf Fort Lauderdale. The sister location quietly opened in late October. La Traila’s Carousel Membership menu will probably be smaller than the one on the Miami Lakes flagship, firing up smoked turkey BLT wraps, a smokehouse sandwich with chopped smoked brisket, chicharrones, a burger and brisket elotes, and Mexican road corn topped with brisket, cotija cheese, crema and housemade sauce. 901 S. Federal Freeway, Hallandale Seaside; 954-228-3378; CarouselClub.com

Portside Breakfast & Lunch, West Palm Seaside

This daytime diner-style restaurant, registered to Francis Cecere Jr. and sons Phillip, Matthew and Francis III, opened in October in West Palm Seaside’s Golden Lakes neighborhood. Along with breakfast combos with 8-ounce ribeyes and slow-roasted pork stomach, count on objects resembling french toast casserole and eggs benedict (salmon, Cajun shrimp). For lunch, strive handhelds (shaved ribeye, Buffalo rooster), smash burgers and blue crab desserts. 8480 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 7, West Palm Seaside; 561-619-7172; PortsideOnline.com

The Veggie Special at the new Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in Plantation includes crushed tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, mozzarella, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olive oil and grated pecorino romano.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Plantation

Admirers of white clam apizza, assemble: This beloved shrine for New Haven-style pie connoisseurs opened its first South Florida location on Oct. 24 contained in the buzzy live-shop advanced Plantation Stroll. Frank Pepe’s coal-fired slices are baked at a super-hot 600 levels Fahrenheit for a couple of minutes, yielding an rectangular pie with charred — not burnt — crispy-chewy crust and cheese like molten lava. At every new location, the restaurant recreates the identical 104,000-pound oven it has at its New Haven flagship. The menu makes a speciality of white clam pies and cheeseless tomato pies, together with salads, Foxon Park sodas, cannoli pie and tiramisu. A second, 4,160-square-foot Frank Pepe is anticipated to open within the second quarter of 2023 in Delray Seaside. 341 N. College Drive, Suite 800, Plantation; 954-906-7373; PepesPizzeria.com

The Madre’s Mexican Recent, Wellington

Along with well-known Mexican and Tex-Mex menu objects, the kiosk within the meals courtroom at The Mall at Wellington Inexperienced options build-your-own burritos, tacos, quesadillas, bowls and salads. 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. 567-623-7157; Facebook.com/TheMadresMexicanFresh

Mama YaTai and Donut, Davie

Changing the Cantonese/Hong Kong model eatery Tasty Café in Davie, this Japanese restaurant registered to Ngoc Chau and Loc Nguyen debuted in mid-October. The area occupies the favored Carriage Hills Plaza (additionally known as Foodtown), a strip-mall fantasyland of Asian delicacies. Mama’s menu options objects resembling yakitori (rooster on skewers), Japanese corn canines and mochi doughnuts. 6477 Stirling Street, Davie; no web site or telephone quantity but obtainable

Yellow Yolk, Coral Springs

Restaurateur Steve Tsatas not too long ago opened this breakfast and lunch idea at The Stroll at College in Coral Springs, making it the model’s debut. (There are plans for Pompano Seaside to be the following web site, presumably by 12 months’s finish.) The breakfast menu contains choices resembling triple-stacked pancakes; traditional egg Benedict; vegetable- or meat-filled omelets; avocado toast on walnut and raisin bread with two poached eggs or a breakfast burrito crammed with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, salsa and guacamole. Lunch menu alternatives embrace house-made soups; handhelds resembling smashed beef burgers, rooster and steak sandwiches; huevos rancheros; carnitas burrito with tomatillo salsa verde, and Florida key lime pie. 2864 N. College Drive, Coral Springs; 954-688-9862; YellowYolk.com

Sweetgreen, Palm Seaside Gardens

This nationwide fast-casual chain, which touts wholesome seasonal heat bowls and salads, is quickly increasing in Florida with this seventh location opening late final month within the Downtown Palm Seaside Gardens procuring middle. Sweetgreen opened in West Palm Beach final 12 months and debuted in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood and Coral Gables in 2020. There’s additionally a pickup/supply outpost in downtown Miami. Unique to the South Florida eateries, together with this new one, is the Citrus Shrimp Bowl. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Seaside Gardens; Sweetgreen.com

Merci Bimini, West Palm Seaside

This French-American café had its grand opening in October with a menu that features sandwiches, salads, and a signature vegetarian avocado toast baguette, in addition to pastries, espresso and espresso drinks. In addition they provide beer, wine and glowing wine. “That’s what makes us so distinctive [in the neighborhood],” says proprietor Stephanie Bogdan. “You possibly can come for brunch or lunch throughout the day and calm down with us within the night over dessert or drinks.” Quickly there will probably be particular occasions resembling a Date Night time and French Movie Fridays. 8480 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 5; 561-360-2645; MerciBiminiWPB.com

The bar at Blackbird Modern Asian in Jupiter on Tuesday October 4, 2022.

Blackbird, Jupiter

Blackbird Modern Asian restaurant has an impressive ownership team behind it: restaurateurs Scott Frielich (SubCulture Group) and Angelo Abbenante (Lynora’s) in addition to nightlife maestro Cleve Mash (Pawn Store, Clematis Social) and govt chef Tim Nickey (Komodo, China Grill, Joe Namath’s Fortunate Shuck). Taking the area vacated by Shipwreck Bar & Grille, the two-story eatery has a view of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the Loxahatchee River. The design — evoking Forties-era Shanghai — is the creation of Kat Solomon, who labored aspect by aspect with Venus Williams at V Starr in West Palm Seaside. The menu options Pan-Asian delicacies resembling smoked salmon with the whole lot bagel ragoons; Shanghai soup dumplings; candy and bitter pork with pineapple and dragon fruit; Australian Wagyu tomahawk with truffle ponzu butter sauce; and Szechuan ribs inside a smoke-infused glass dome that’s eliminated tableside. 1511 N. Outdated Dixie Freeway, Jupiter; BlackbirdModernAsian.com

Mystic Lobster Roll, Fort Lauderdale

This Seaside Haven, N.J.-spawned seafood franchise debuted Sept. 10 inside the Causeway Shoppes on Fort Lauderdale’s seventeenth Avenue Causeway. (It replaces the previous Kubo, which moved into expanded digs at 745 SE seventeenth St.) Mystic Fort Lauderdale, which is owned by Harry and Jackie Stampler, makes a speciality of Maine lobster rolls, lobster tacos, Alaskan king crab legs, lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, and whoopie pies for dessert. In Florida, Mystic already operates places in Boca Raton and Juno Seaside, with one future outpost destined for Orlando. 753 SE seventeenth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-999-5605, MysticLobsterRollsFTL.com

Snow Bunny, Boca Raton

This emporium dedicated to dim sum, bao buns, boba tea and different Asian treats opened in early September inside Boca’s Fifth Avenue Retailers plaza. Snow Bunny, which shares a storefront with sister eatery Eat District, a build-your-own-Asian-bowl, is owned by Lemongrass Hospitality (Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Ramen Lab Eatery, Ganzo, and The Sea Kitchen). The store gives ingenious kinds of boba, from ube taro to tiramisu milk teas topped with salty cream cheese or creme brulee, together with smoothies, ahi tuna pizza, poke nachos and bao bun combo packing containers. 1914 NE Fifth Ave.; 561-576-2046, SnowBunnyBoba.com

Soba Asian Noodles, Fort Lauderdale

The fourth restaurant to occupy this storefront in as a few years, Soba Asian Noodles debuted Oct. 6 inside Fort Lauderdale’s Imperial Purchasing Plaza. Soba is owned by Teera Jiriyasin, whose household additionally operates Tee-Jay Thai Sushi in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors. The menu will embrace takoyaki (octopus), rooster bao buns, buckwheat soba noodles and different fast-casual dishes. The noodle home replaces Mr. Q Crab House (which closed this spring), Bufarella La Pizza Di Napoli (closed in 2020) and Hurricane BTW (2018). 5975 N. Federal Freeway, No. 103, Fort Lauderdale; 954-595-2923; SobaAsianNoodles.com

Subculture Espresso Roasters, Palm Seaside Gardens

Palm Seaside restaurant impresario Rodney Mayo additionally has expanded his hip coffeehouse chain north to the Downtown Palm Seaside Gardens plaza. Subculture, which debuted Sept. 29 subsequent door to Complete Meals Market, serves golden chai and matcha lattes, chilly brew and iced candied pecan espressos, in addition to fashionable café meals staples resembling bacon quiche, pesto rooster empanadas, vegan zucchini loaves and frittata brioche sandwiches. 11702 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 5090, Palm Seaside Gardens; 561-323-7756; SubcultureCoffee.com

Blueprint Cookies, Boca Raton

This Flagler Village-spawned gourmet confection shop previously known as Batch, the Cookie Co. caters to cookie monsters in Boca Raton after internet hosting a grand opening of its third location on Aug. 20. The confection store, from itinerant pastry chef Max Santiago and enterprise companions Adam August and Nick Hicks, bakes cookies with flavors resembling frosted pink velvet, brown-sugar blondies and all-vegan, gluten-free blueberry-lemon swirl and brown sugar cinnamon Pop Tart. In a publicly shared Facebook post on Oct. 3, Santiago defined that they selected to rebrand from Batch to Blueprint to dodge a “lawsuit nightmare” over naming rights with Batch Gastropub, a neighborhood mini-chain. 5050 City Middle Circle, Suite 233, Boca Raton; 954-533-8200; BlueprintCookie.com

Cucinova, Fort Lauderdale

Again in January, this fast-casual eatery quietly opened simply three blocks from the seaside at State Street A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Then, equally on the down-low, the restaurant closed someday in October with out rationalization. Cucinova provided “craft-your-own” pizzas, pastas and salads within the $8 to $15 vary. 2915 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

Casareccio Trattoria Italiana, Pompano Seaside

This neighborhood Italian restaurant based by co-owners Emylene Egusquiza and Salvatore Spina has closed its Federal Freeway flagship after about 5 years. The small trattoria with seven tables — which the couple serviced by themselves — made no announcement about its closing. Casareccio wove Sicilian specialties and rustic heat into its Italian providing, which started with complimentary bread and a weekly-rotating menu that included seafood arancini, housemade lobster-stuffed ravioli, cacio e pepe and rooster parm topped with contemporary burrata. (At one level, a second Casareccio was destined for Pompano’s forthcoming Bite Eatery food hall, however plans finally collapsed throughout the pandemic.) 1386 S. Federal Freeway, Pompano Seaside; 954-998-3642; CasareccioTrattoria.com

The sundae at Botanic, which is now closed.

Botanic, Fort Lauderdale

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Botanic sprung onto the local scene throughout spring 2021 and closed final month, on Oct. 23. The restaurant was the culinary centerpiece of what was the Kimpton Goodland Lodge Fort Lauderdale Seaside, not too long ago rebranded because the Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale. Botanic — with its locally-sourced dishes with Latino and Caribbean influences — has been changed by La Fuga, which is providing “coastal Italian delicacies,” in response to its web site. 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale

Pizza Ladies, Palm Seaside Gardens

The New York-style slice store that served the downtown West Palm Seaside hullabaloo since 1999 isn’t any extra. Phoebe Reckseit and Jennifer Morales, the “pizza ladies,” have bought their second (and final remaining) pie store in Palm Seaside Gardens to the house owners of close by restaurant Allora, asserting the abrupt closure on Sept. 30. “Phoebe & I’ve determined that this was one of the best time for us to Retire,” the intrepid duo posted on social media. As with its downtown West Palm pizzeria, which debuted in 1999 and closed in 2020 because of COVID-related shutdowns, their Palm Seaside Gardens sister retailer additionally blamed pandemic shortages and worth hikes for its demise. 10965 N. Navy Path, Palm Seaside Gardens; 561-812-2400; PizzaGirls.com

Nonna Maria, North Palm Seaside

This Italian neighborhood restaurant with a French twist, run by husband-and-wife house owners Francois Arsouze and Judy O’Reilly, has completely closed. The couple declared “arrivederci” on Nonna Maria’s web site in October, asserting a sale of the restaurant and their retirement to stay in France. Though Arsouze and O’Reilly took over the Northlake Boulevard eatery in 2003, it had been open for the reason that mid-Nineteen Nineties underneath earlier possession. 529 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Seaside

The interior of Press Gourmet Sandwiches in Fort Lauderdale.

Press Gourmand Sandwiches, Fort Lauderdale

What began as a mega-popular food truck specializing in connoisseur, journalism-themed handhelds wrapped in fake newspaper — The Sentinel, The Reporter, The Gazette, and so forth. — has closed after seven years on the Promenade at Bay Colony procuring middle. Johnson & Wales graduates Chris DelPrete and Rand Carswell gained a cult following for his or her pressed sandwiches and over-the-top sides (deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese balls, crispy onion straws, Buffalo bleu cheese fries). These budding culinarians even received Meals Community’s “Meals Truck Face Off” in 2015 shortly earlier than opening their brick-and-mortar sandwicherie. The restaurant shut with out fanfare in late August; it’s newsprint-style signage and decor faraway from the storefront. 6206 N. Federal Freeway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-440-0422; PressGourmetSandwiches.com

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