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Naf Naf Center Japanese Grill, Pembroke Pines

This Chicago-headquartered, fast-casual Center Japanese chain from franchisees Bassam Fares and Mohamd Zayid opened its newest location in early Could in Pembroke Pines, close to the Pembroke Lakes Mall. At Naf Naf, which implies “fan the flame,” prospects might construct their very own pitas and bowls with rice, couscous or hummus, add proteins (hen shawarma, steak, falafel), and prime it off with veggies (purple cabbage, sumac onions) and sauces (harissa, s’khug, tahini). 213 N. Hiatus Highway, Pembroke Pines; 954-399-8235;

Ah-Beetz New Haven Pizza, Delray Seaside

Ah-beetz, for the uninformed, is the one correct method to pronounce “apizza” in New Haven, Conn. — locals there say it loudly and emphatically, like “achoo!” — which ought to let you know one thing in regards to the authenticity of the pies served right here. The pizzeria, which opened Could 3, is registered to Kassondra Frantz, spouse of Nick Laudano, the proprietor of Nick’s New Haven Model Pizzeria & Bar in Boca Raton (and its not too long ago shut Coral Springs outpost). The restaurant touts Connecticut favorites resembling white clam ah-beetz, “mootz” (or mozzarella) pies with toppings, plus calzones, wings, salads and grinders. 15200 Jog Highway, Unit A3; 561-908-2466;

Santiago’s Bodega, Fort Lauderdale

The Key West stalwart for the previous 17 years quietly opened a fourth location in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s booming Flagler Village. Founder and operator Jason Dugan says, “Flagler Village is a neighborhood on the transfer — artwork, eating places, music, nice power and walkable, every little thing one can ask for in a neighborhood. We’re excited to be part of the expansion.” The most recent Santiago’s Bodega can deal with 160 individuals inside and, in a while, will seat one other 30 on the patio. There’s additionally a full bar, weekend brunch service and two joyful hours each day. 445 NE Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-999-5488;

Jail Friends Brewing Co., Oakland Park

4 months after the late Fat Tap Beer Bar on Dixie Highway abruptly closed its doors, this new Argentine craft-beer taproom has shuffled in. The most recent arrival in Oakland Park’s Culinary Arts District comes from owner Juan Pipkin and companions, and it’s an offshoot of the Doral-based brewery that debuted in early 2021. It formally opened on April 29 and has, amongst its choices, each blonde and American Pale ales, an amber lager and D10S, a Mexican lager whose title pays homage to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. 3553-3555 N. Dixie Freeway, Oakland Park;

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Lighthouse Level

This Orlando-spawned frozen-treat store debuted its ninth South Florida location, contained in the Venetian Isle Buying Heart, in early Could. Franchisees John Kontos and Nicolas Leblanc are answerable for the candy spot, which serves 40 flavors of Italian ice (resembling mango margarita, gingerbread and blueberry limeade), soft-serve and “gelati.” The parlor, which additionally features a takeout window, is a part of a Jeremiah’s enlargement effort, with extra retailers anticipated later this yr in North Miami, Stuart and Jupiter. 3650 N. Federal Freeway; 954-532-5337;

Cali Espresso, Pembroke Pines and past

This Broward-born drive-thru coffeehouse has shortly expanded since opening its Hollywood flagship in 2018. Its newest outpost debuted in Pembroke Pines in early Could, and there are plans for extra, together with in Miramar and Coconut Creek. Their signature coffees embrace “breves” (an espresso-based drink made with half-and-half milk), served scorching, iced or frozen. In addition they supply fruit-infused drinks with Pink Bull as an possibility. 18420 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines;

Torero’s Mexican Restaurant, Coconut Creek

This Lake Value Seaside restaurant from owner Narciso Baldovinos opened its second location on the western fringe of Coconut Creek in late March. Together with an enchilada bar and build-your-own bowls, the Mexican grill carries an unlimited menu of tried-and-true classics resembling tacos, burritos, chimichangas, molcajetes, mariscos al mojo de ajo (shrimps or scallops over rice) and even trendy tacos de birria. 6588 N. State Highway 7, Coconut Creek; 954-482-0007;

Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Deerfield Seaside

Followers of this fast-casual Mexican-fusion chain shall be glad to be taught {that a} second location has opened in Deerfield Seaside. Like its predecessor in Coral Springs, the brand new restaurant is owned by franchisees Suresh Prasel and Mital Patel. Decide and select components to create a burrito bowl, quesadilla, taco, taco salad or one thing referred to as a Chiwawa (fried panko-breaded rice balls with nacho cheese and your alternative of burrito toppings). There are additionally signature dishes, lots of them with somewhat spicy warmth. 3636 W. Hillsboro Highway, Unit 7, Deerfield Seaside; 754-212-2784;

Planta Queen, Fort Lauderdale

This Asian-inspired offshoot of South Seaside vegan hotspot Planta bloomed on Las Olas Boulevard on April 14. The upscale menu, from restaurateur Steven Salm, options spinach shiitake, potato truffle and crab Rangoon dumplings and not using a hint of meat or fish, together with plant-based sushi, cauliflower tots and dan dan noodles tossed with szechuan kamut, cilantro and coconut milk. 1201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;

Ocean One Bar & Grille, Davie

If this stylish sports activities bar is continually teeming with crowds irrespective of the placement, there’s a very good purpose why: Every thing on the menu is $4.99, aside from the $3 home and imported beers, in fact. (Even the premium cocktails, at $10, are 3-for-1.) The companions behind the five-buck entrees — Ron Rowe, David Stein, and Tony and Rosita Visone — opened their newest Davie location on April 8, with future outposts anticipated in Coral Springs and Royal Palm Seaside. Meals vary from orecchiette pasta and herb-crusted hen chop to half-pound sirloin burgers and Mediterranean wraps. 15531 Sheridan St., Davie;

The SoSo, West Palm Seaside

At this “fast-fine” café, house owners Kye Akavia, Alex DiSchino and chef Cesar Brea carry fashionable American dishes resembling Sichuan-seared tuna salads, herb-marinated hen sandwiches, soups and different gentle entrees. The restaurant, which debuted on April 12, focuses on takeaway dishes which might be simple to reheat. 4802 S. Dixie Freeway, West Palm Seaside;

Blue Canine Cookhouse & Bar, Boca Raton

Billed as “New American fare with New York Metropolis roots,” this Florida offshoot of JM Spear and Morgan Nobles’ Manhattan restaurant debuted on April 7 inside Boca City Heart, subsequent to The Container Retailer. The menu gives braised quick rib and grilled octopus entrees, hamburgers, brunch and craft cocktails. 6000 Glades Highway, Boca Raton;

Carousel Membership at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Seaside

Described as an “open-air gathering spot” for meals, cocktails and leisure, this eating vacation spot had a celeb-filled sneak peek at the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 30. However plans to open at Gulfstream Park Racing and On line casino in February had been delayed till April 1. So named due to the vintage carousel bar at its heart, the trackside venue has pop-ups by Spris Artisan Pizza, Los Altos Taqueria and Ms. Cheezious, with extra to come back. Carousel Membership is open midday till late night (with DJs spinning) Fridays-Sundays. 901 S. Federal Freeway, Hallandale Seaside; 954-228-3378;

Gelato & Co., Fort Lauderdale

This high-end gelateria chain opened its 14th worldwide location on Las Olas Boulevard in March, following outposts in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Italy and the Cayman Islands. The candy store, registered to Luca Saponaro and Carlos Duarte, options 23 flavors together with stracciatella, tiramisu, Nutella and cherry cheesecake, together with espresso desserts, pastries and lemon-spearmint vegan sorbet. 1201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 754-701-4825;

Wow Wing Home, Tamarac

This hen shack dedicated to consolation meals of the crunchy and deep-fried selection opened in March on the nook of Business Boulevard and 441. Wow — whose slogan is “We’ll WOW! you on the first chunk & hold you WOW! till the final chunk” — is registered to Coral Springs wingmen Dilip Jambhekar and Raveendran Sambanthan. Together with 123 flavors of wings from spicy garlic parm to “Bubba’s Butt Blaster,” there are sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas and nachos, breaded shrimp and calamari, and 25 sorts of french fries and poutines. 4231 W. Business Blvd., Tamarac; 954-900-9890,

Larry’s Ice Cream & Cafe, Boca Raton

The unique Larry’s Ice Cream has been promoting its candy chill-ness in Coral Springs since 1986. However now, new proprietor Janet McGinnis is increasing Larry’s to St. Andrews Plaza, close to the City Heart Mall. Identified for over-the-top desserts and distinctive takes on consolation meals, the menu in Boca Raton will stay largely New Jersey Boardwalk-inspired, however with somewhat extra sparkle and glam. As of now, McGinnis’ workforce is attempting to get the Boca Raton location open by mid-June. 21090 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton;

Lewis Steakhouse, Jupiter

Lewis Steakhouse is the newest enlargement from the Lewis household, house owners of West Palm Seaside’s Okeechobee Prime Seafood, Okeechobee Prime Barbecue and Okeechobee Prime Meat Market. The fine-dining idea is scheduled to open Friday, Could 13, in Jupiter’s Chasewood Plaza, within the area that previously housed Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant. The menu on the 150-seat restaurant will concentrate on USDA Prime cuts (with three in-house grasp butchers). Anticipate an in depth wine record with 675 picks and dishes from govt chef Jamie Steinbrecher resembling butter-poached shrimp, prosciutto-wrapped Alaskan halibut and a beef flight for 2. 6390 W. Indiantown Highway, Suite 59, Jupiter; 561-277-9188;

Salento Espresso Store, West Palm Seaside

This 4-year-old Colombian coffeehouse from house owners Jaime and Johona Lara is shifting later this fall from its downtown West Palm Seaside perch precisely two blocks north to the hip, coveted nightlife hive of Clematis Avenue. The brand new storefront, awarded to the Laras by West Palm Seaside’s Downtown Growth Authority, places them inside Mandel Public Library, and cafe seating will use the library’s patio. Named after the small Colombian city from which they supply their beans, the store serves smoothies, juices, arepas, paninis and Colombian bites like pasteles de pollo and carne (beef and hen patties), pan de bono (cheese bread) and pastel gloria (pastry). Till they transfer, Salento’s flagship at 120 S. Dixie Freeway will stay open. 407 Clematis St.; 561-841-6138;

Robust Occasions Tavern, Pompano Seaside

Old school posters of mustachioed pugilists — those putting that put-your-dukes-up pose — seem on the partitions of this new stylish bar internet hosting its grand opening on Saturday, Could 14. Tough Times is the brainchild of proprietor Challo Schott (cofounder of Oceanside Grocers in Delray Beach), and the bar will characteristic cocktails and a beer backyard. 537 S. Dixie Freeway E., Pompano Seaside;

Baires Grill, Fort Lauderdale

This Argentine steakhouse is scheduled to debut on Thursday, May 12, on Las Olas Boulevard, making Fort Lauderdale its subsequent location after Weston, Sunny Isles, Brickell and Coral Gables. “We’ve been desirous to increase additional north,” says Alejandro Koenig, chief monetary officer for Baires Grill. “There’s numerous potential there, numerous younger individuals.” Baires Grill fills the area previously often called Talento Restaurant. 1307 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale;

Mamma Mia Italian Bistro, Wilton Manors

Anticipated to open in Could, that is the primary U.S. eatery from Federica Priolo, who comes from a household of restaurateurs in Italy. “Mamma Mia is gonna be an Italian bistro, not a connoisseur restaurant,” she says. “Right here individuals can style the normal Italian recipes. However the signature goes to be one hundred pc the handmade contemporary pasta that we’re positive Individuals will love.” True to its title, Mamma Mia can have Federica’s mom, Lory, helming the kitchen. The restaurant is opening in the identical area because the not too long ago shuttered Via Vai Italian Deli & Wine Bar (and earlier than that, Wolsen Caffe). 2043 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors;

Fantasy Room Bar & Grill, Hollywood

Opening someday this summer season, this venue shall be a sports activities bar with a Caribbean-themed menu through the day and early night earlier than transitioning right into a nightclub within the late night. 1818 S. Younger Circle; 754-267-9046;

La Piazzetta, Hallandale Seaside

Wooden oven-fired pies distinguish this upscale pizzeria, which is scheduled to reopen in the summertime after shifting from its former perch close to Little Haiti to the stylish Atlantic Village buying advanced in Hallandale Seaside. The menu options 33 Neapolitan-style pizzas, some with distinctive toppings (selfmade pistachio and artichoke lotions, pecans, oven-baked potatoes, spicy ‘nduja), together with contemporary burrata, paninis, carpaccio and insalata. 801 N. Federal Freeway, Hallandale Seaside;

Sushi Sake, a number of areas

This sushi chain that Cuban-American founders Angel and James Aguayo as soon as described to Forbes as “The Cheesecake Manufacturing facility of sushi” is quickly rising, with new shacks coming to Davie in Could, Fort Lauderdale in June, and Coral Springs later this yr. Sushi Sake options hibachi, teriyaki, ramen noodle soup, sashimi and sushi, with bestsellers just like the Miami Warmth, Marlins, NFL and Calle Ocho rolls. 7750 Nova Drive, Davie, and 200 SW First Ave., Unit 106, Fort Lauderdale;

Kaluz, Plantation

Rising throughout the road from the mega-shopping complex Plantation Walk is the third location of proprietor David Baldwin’s upscale New American restaurant. Kaluz — which opened on the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale in 2013 and Wellington in 2018 — is predicted to debut in June inside a former Romano’s Macaroni Grill, close to the nook of College Drive and Broward Boulevard. Candy ginger calamari and cracker-crusted shrimp-and-goat-cheese flatbreads are on the menu, as are salads, a prime-rib hamburger and entrees of Hawaiian-marinated tenderloin kebabs and maple-leaf duck confit. 100 N. College Drive, Plantation;

Gen Korean BBQ, Fort Lauderdale

The dream to switch Fort Lauderdale’s Sushi Shack with Korean barbecue has lastly materialized after the sushi house mysteriously went dark on Las Olas Boulevard 2 1/2 years ago. Former Sushi Shack house owners Justin and Yeeling Lee, who deliberate to reopen as Las Olas Korean Barbecue in that area, have come and gone, and now Gen Korean BBQ will take its place later this summer season. 1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Ela Curry Kitchen, Palm Seaside Gardens

After two years of world small plates at his Stage Kitchen & Bar, chef Pushkar Marathe (Ghee Indian Kitchen, 3030 Ocean) veers into conventional Indian entrees with Ela Curry Kitchen, anticipated to open in Could contained in the Donald Ross Village plaza. The 65-seater, which Marathe is opening with Stage enterprise accomplice Andrew Dugard, will serve a la carte Indian road meals and thali-style entrees, through which small bowls of chutneys, naan, rice, lentils and protein are introduced on a big platter. 4650 Donald Ross Highway, Palm Seaside Gardens

Kava Jive, Wilton Manors

Billing itself as Wilton Manor’s “elite elixir bar,” Kava Jive will supply quite a lot of specialty botanically infused teas and, in fact, kava when it opens in June. Homeowners Anthony Kessler and Vincent Russo say that Kava Jive shall be “an upscale bar conducive to productiveness through the day … the place you’ll be able to vibe and jive at night time.” The area positioned within the people-magnet Shoppes of Wilton Manors strip mall will characteristic native artwork and stay leisure (bands, DJs, spoken phrase artists). 2242 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors;

SoFresh, Fort Lauderdale

This Tampa-based, build-your-own-bowl chain is opening new Florida areas, with the Fort Lauderdale one debuting in early summer season. Bowls, salads, wraps and quesadillas start with a base of kale, spinach, brown rice or cauliflower, and embrace proteins (garlic-herb hen, salmon, ahi tuna), mix-ins and sauces. The chain additionally serves smoothies, pressed juices and lemonade. 506 N. Federal Freeway, Fort Lauderdale;

Loss of life or Glory Bar, Delray Seaside

This decadently darkish and gothy consuming den began by 4 severe mixologists in 2017 completely closed on April 25 – fittingly – with a black-attire-only funeral bash, in accordance with co-owner Annie Blake’s post on social media. Clients celebrated the gastropub as a lot for its cocktails as its kitschy decor: inflatable humping reindeer for its Christmas pop-up bar; IV blood bags for Halloween. (Additionally successful amongst regulars: Loss of life’s vegan bar meals, resembling crispy Cheeto chickpeas and jackfruit crabcake sliders.) Loss of life, which had occupied the historic Falcon Home (circa 1925), is predicted to be rebranded as The Falcon and reopen in Could with a revamped menu of cocktails and international road meals. 116 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Seaside; 561-808-8814;

Tucker Duke’s, Boca Raton

Tucker Duke’s, the craft burger-and-beer joint identified for its mammoth handhelds, has completely closed its Boca Raton location after six years, a supervisor on the restaurant’s Deerfield Seaside flagship confirmed. The Boca location debuted in April 2016 by chef-founder Brian Cartenuto and his companions, Jay Oakes and John Cortes, and the Deerfield authentic will stay open. 1658 N. Federal Freeway, Boca Raton; 561-717-8153;

The Hungry Pelican, Deerfield Seaside

After three months contained in the Cove Buying Heart, proprietor William Sakowski’s barbecue spot and sister pizzeria, Cove Pizza, have completely closed. Sakowski left a quick message on the entrance door of his short-lived storefront, writing, “Completely closed. Due to those that supported us!” Together with pies, calzones and strombolis, the Pelican turned out slow-roasted beef brisket, burnt ends, St. Louis-style pork ribs, Philly-style cheesesteaks and Angus hamburgers. 1636 SE Third Courtroom; 954-573-7454;

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