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B Square Burgers & Booze, 1021 E. Las OIas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, is dishing up trendy burgers, wings and hot dogs, including an American Kobe beef wiener going for $17.95

Bubbles + Pearls, a raw bar featuring Champagne and other beverages, is shucking it up at 2037 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. It is the first venture for Josie Smith Malave, another former “‘Top Chef” contestant.

Che- (in the former Hudson location in Delray)- This is the first U.S. restaurant in the brand Che(on the Intracoastal at 900 E. Atlantic Avenue), this will be the 16th Che, and will be a steakhouse and international restaurant, with dishes inspired by Argentina and Spain. 

Dal Cantadino Trattoria, 2775 E. Oakland Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale

Fi’lia- 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami, in the SLS Brickell Hotel, opened by famed Miami chef, Michael Schwartz

Il Posto Ristorante- 4525 Hollywood Blvd., a cute little place run by a charming couple with very good food and a tricky parking lot 

Junior’sDeli from NY (in the former Ruby Tuesdays location in Mizner Park)-CLICK HERE

Kitchen & Public House-Lindsay Autry, a “Top Chef” finalist and Michelle Bernstein protégé, cooks up a mélange of American, Floridian and Mediterranean cuisine at The Regional Kitchen & Public House in CityPlace in West Palm Beach (At 701 S. Rosemary, on Okeechobee Boulevard in CityPlace -561-557-6460) 

Nisi, a modern Greek restaurant from chef Joshua Wahler and manager Andy Tsavos, who teamed at Estiatorio Milos in Miami Beach, has opened at 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale …

Pesce & Pasta, 2022 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (which opened in the spot formerly occupied by the ill-named FACE.)

Ruggero’s, 2701 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale

2016 COMING:

Bolay, The bowl restaurant,  will open on Dec. 1 in Boca in the former Voodoo BBQ & Grill space in the Polo Club Shoppes. In Palm Beach Gardens, Bolay will be at 3333 Northlake Blvd., and opened Oct. 29. The “nutrient dense super food bowl restaurant” features a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) menu. You choose a base (for example, noodles or quinoa), then add vegetables and a protein (such as tuna or chicken) and then a sauce. The options are endless.  At 5030 Champion Blvd- Boca Raton FL 33496  Phone: 561-609-1781   Visit:

A second Fresh Market- in Boca early next year-going into the Park Place development on North Military Trail just past Yamato Road-The Boca market will be the 43rd in Florida for the North Carolina-based upscale grocer, known for its extensive array of prepared foods and fresh produce, and variety of gourmet food products. The other Boca Fresh Market is on West Camino Real.

Burt Rapoport-plans to open Rappy’s Deli at Park Place in Boca Raton, a new retail development slated to be built soon on Military Trail, between Yamato Road and Clint Moore Road-expected to open in late 2016-Rapoport says Rappy’s Deli will be a modern spin on the classic Jewish style deli, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. It also will offer take out and catering, he said. (Restaurants in the Rapoport Group include: Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton , Henry’s on Jog Road in Delray Beach, Deck 84 on the Intracoastal in Delray Beach, and Burt & Max’s and Apeiro, both in the Delray Marketplace) 
The Regional Kitchen & Public House, with celebrity Chef Lindsay Autry- due to open at 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Clayton Carnes’ Cholo Soy Cucina- Opening in the next month on South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Carnes just won the latest big Food Network “Cutthroat Chefs” competition.

2016 OPEN:  (alphabetically)

Baba Ghanouj, Davie; Bake Shack, Dania Beach; Blue Bar Grill, Hallandale Beach; Bolay, Royal Palm Beach; The Burning Oak, Fort Lauderdale; Cantina Max, Boca Raton; Cena Modern Italian Restaurant, Delray Beach;  The Chickpea, Boynton Beach; Choices Cafe, Weston; Crepe Cafe, Boca Raton;  Dorrian’s Red Hand, West Palm Beach;  Ends Meat, Hollywood;  First Watch, West Palm Beach; Fresh Kitchen, Boca Raton;  Gandhi’s, Lake Worth; Grilled Cheese Gallery, West Palm Beach; Hurricane BTW, Ft.Lauderdale; I Heart Mac & Cheese, Ft. Lauderdale; Jardin, West Palm Beach; Juice Papi, West Palm Beach; La Frutera Garden Bar, Wilton Manors; New York Grilled Cheese Co, Boca Raton; OoFusin, Lake Worth; Paneterie, Delray Beach; The Parisian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Jupiter; Pete’s Place, Coral Springs;   Pincho Factory, Pembroke Pines;  RiceUp Asian Kitchen, Weston; Roasting Buddies, Pembroke Pines; Saxon, Boynton Beach; Sicilian Oven, Plantation; Sons & Daughters Farm & Winery, Lake Worth; Sweet Tooth Shavery, Davie;  Thai Haru, West Palm Beach; Tijuana Flats, West Palm Beach;  Tijuana Taxi Co., Deerfield Beach;  Tucker Dukes Lunchbox, Boca Raton; Vivace Gourmet Pizza & Pasta, Plantation; What the Pho, Pinecrest; Wine Story, Hollywood; Your Greek Cousin, West Palm Beach

Summer Shack, Palm Beach (pop-up at PB Catch) Fresh Element, West Palm Beach; Lakeside Anchor Inn, Lantana; David G’s Bar and Grill, Lake Worth; Delray Beach Summer Green Market, Delray Beach (seasonal); Papalani Gelato, Delray Beach;  Habit Burger Grille, Delray Beach; Devour Brewing Company, Boynton Beach; Brooklyn Water Bagels, Fort Lauderdale (downtown); ; Redlands Grill, Fort Lauderdale;  Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Fort Lauderdale;  Gourmet Garden Cafe, Fort Lauderdale; Trilogy Restaurant, Coconut Creek; Viet Taste Restaurant, Hollywood; Kay Rico Coffee, Hollywood;Les Artistes Cafe, Hollywood;  Parlour Vegan Bakery, Plantation.
 BOCA RATON: Trader Joes, Sapphire Indian Cuisine, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom (980 N. Federal Hwy.),  La Nouvelle Maison, Shaker & Pie, Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse (on Powerline & Palmetto)True -At 147 SE 1st Avenue; Waterstone Grill (and Boca Landing-in the former Bridge Hotel), Brooklyn Water Bagel, Another Broken Egg Cafe, El Jefe Luchador, House of the Dog (formerly Boardwalk Burger) ,  Ichiyami Buffet & Sushi, Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse (on Powerline & Palmetto); BOYNTON BEACH: Sage Wine Bar; DELRAY BEACH:  Apiero; Rocco’s .-; BOYNTON BEACH: The Brass Tap CORAL SPRINGS: Nick’s New Haven Pizza, The Cook and the Cork, Taste Buds of India DEERFIELD BEACH: Katz’s Deli;  Osteria Sapori (formerly Angelo’s Station House) in the Cove;  DELRAY BEACH:  Apeiro, Vintage Tap, Taverna Opa (on Atlantic Ave.), Tap Beer (Delray Marketplace) ; FT. LAUDERDALE:  One Door East, Calusa Coffee, Fork and Balls, BurgerFi, Meatball Kitchen and Bar, Tilted Kilt, Taps, The Daily Melt;Fresh First, Giraffas Brazilian Kitchen,  Bull Market, Sushi Song, Canale, The Keg on Sixth, Beauty and the Feast, Ocean Market Grille; FT. LAUDERDALE (AIRPORT): Sergio’s,  Air Margaritaville, Shula Burger, Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill, Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar;LAKE WORTH: The Island N. PALM BEACH: Barolo Ristorante, Meat Market PALM BEACH GARDENS: The Cooper  PEMBROKE PINES: Trader Joes, Gimme a Burger, Mikan Japanese Restaurant, Ruchi Indian Restaurant, Antonio’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Havana 1957 CubanCuisine POMPANO BEACH: The Gyro Joint, Burgers & Suds   SUNRISE: Zinburger Wine & Burger, Chatime  WELLINGTON: Trader Joe’s, Red Robbin WEST PALM BEACH: Chowder Heads, Lost Weekend, Aleyda’s Tex-Mex, , Paneterie, Red Robin; 100 Montaditos,  Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House, Buffalo Wild Wings, 100 Montaditos, Subculture Coffee WILTON MANORS: Mind Your Manors
Chowderheads, West Palm Beach (This New England-style seafood shack with the cute cottage decor couldn’t overcome its lousy location on hyper-busy Okeechobee Boulevard. The Jupiter location remains open;
Cabo Flats, Palm Beach Gardens; (A huge hit when it first opened, its closure reportedly has to do with ambitious expansion plans that include new outlets intended for CityPlace, Jupiter, Miami and Doral, joining existing Flats in Delray and Stuart. The CityPlace Flats will replace Tequila Cowboys
The Island, Lake Worth; (The restaurant woes continue in spots in this town though known for its artsy vibe- Bizaare Avenue Cafe managed to survive for years in this location before imploding but the charming tropical decor and Caribbean grub of The Island didn’t make it.)
Green Fields Organic Bistro, Delray Beach; (Robert Greenfield didn’t have any better luck with this this healthy-organic eatery than he did with his two locations of DIG (Doing It Green) in west and downtown Delray. And now the latest owners of DIG have shut it down, to be replaced by “Free House”)
264 The Grill, Palm Beach; (Forty years is several lifetimes in the restaurant business and bravo to owner, Patti- Sad to see this mainstay of “The Island’s” dining scene is no more, reportedly due to the sale of their building. A new restaurant is said to be planned for the site and the owners plan to reopen in the same general area)
Darbster, Boca Raton; ( The Boca outpost of this well-regarded raw-vegan eatery has closed but supposedly only for the summer, with plans to reopen with a revamped decor and menu. We’ll see; The West Palm Darbster, however, is still open.)
BOCA RATON: Piattini in Royal Palm Plaza-Moonshine Molly’s,  Boca Diner on Federal Hwy, after 23 years; Table 42 (now Farmhouse Kitchen)-Bistro Gastronomie (now La Ferme);  Fork & Knife at 99 SE Mizner Blvd. (now Yoko -San), Red The Steakhouse (now The Farmer’s Table) , Segreto Restaurant (now Merlino) ; Yoko-San Japanese Steakhouse (was closed and now has reopened with new owners); DELRAY BEACH:  Deluxe (now Honey); FORT LAUDERDALE: Canale Restaurant and Bar, The Dubliner, Mancini Modern Italian, Lauderdale Grill, Egmondt Bakery;  DEERFIELD BEACH:  Angelo’s Station House in The Cove; DELRAY BEACH:  The Greek Bistro at 1832 Federal Hwy.; WEST PALM BEACH:  Brewzzi’s at City Place, Barrel & Grain, Top of the Point