|Jordan Bellus, Jaques Bruna, and Chris Bellus|
New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Florida's number one. All are previous Tastemakers are listed at the end of the post.
If you haven't noticed, Broward and Palm Beach residents are kinda into their beer. So it would make sense that beer bars are an integral component to the overall tastemaking scene.
Native Floridians, co-owners, and brothers Chris and Jordan Bellus wanted to improve the city of Fort Lauderdale. In 2011, the two introduced Laser Wolf as an alternative to the rowdy crowds of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Although they often get a lot of flack for being called a "hipster bar," that's not what they aim to be; their focus is on creating neighborhood atmosphere, where you could come as you are, with good beer away from downtown and the beach. In support of the community, the bar occasionally hosts events to support the local scene. In their small, out-of-the-way storefront, the Bellus brothers can be found serving a large selection of craft beer -- many special releases that can be found only at a couple of other spots in Broward -- six nights of the week.More »