As a philosophy, "Love often, laugh a lot" is not half-bad, certainly better than Jon Gosselin's "Loser often a little shit" or David Carradine's "Lonely onanist loves a knot." As a name for a restaurant it's not bad either; nobody gets into the business unless they love it, and if you don't have a sense of humor you'll go around snarling at puppies and flowers like Dick Cheney.
There's no snarling at puppies and flowers at Wendy Rosano's LOLA
, her sleek new restaurant and ultra lounge in Delray, just a few steps away from her hearty Italian Cucina Mio. Inside, the LOLA is all about light and color--ever-changing LED lights and bright, vibrant colors. The lounge features flashing LED lights on a wall and the ceiling, plus live entertainment four nights a week and a roster of modern "mixology" cocktails. The restaurant seats 130 and opens onto an outdoor patio and bar.
As for chef Bruno Silva menu, it's solidly in the mid-priced modern
comfort food zone that's beginning to define dining out in the Great
Recession. So there's fried calamari and wood-roasted wings, smoked
salmon tostada and ahi tartare, a roster of salads and flatbreads,
entrees from a burger to crab with lemon-pepper linguine to grilled
lamb chops, and sides like house-made truffle-Parmesan potato chips and
asparagus wrapped in serrano ham.
Prices average $8 to $12
for apps, $12 to $15 for meal-sized composed salads and $19 to $24 for
entrees, so you can dine out often, not spend a lot.LOLA
16950 Jog Rd.,