Clematis' Forte to Be Replaced by Duffy's

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It's a long way from the wannabe avant garde cooking of former Top Chef contestant Stephen Asprinio to standard-issue Italian to burgers and ESPN, but that's the journey of the spot at 225 Clematis St., which morphed from Forte di Asprinio to Forte (minus Asprinio) to -- coming April 1 -- Duffy's Sports Grill. 
The 23rd local Duffy's will feature the chain's trademark profusion of TVs (a reported 70) and multisports theme décor, seating for more than 250 inside and out, a roster of daily specials, and delivery. 

The menu veers between sports fan's wet dream and vaguely white-tablecloth restaurant, with loaded potato skins, half-pound burgers, and a variety of wings sharing space with Baja-style fish tacos, skirt steak with chimichurri, and warm goat cheese and baby greens salad.

It seems an odd fit for increasingly upscale Clematis, but there you have it.

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MJ
MJ

Variety is the spice of life, not everyone is looking for "upscale". Some of us just enjoy a fun, friendly atomosphere with good, food that is priced right. Duffys is by far the best sports bar/restaurant in South Florida!

DolphinsGirl
DolphinsGirl

I, for one, am extreamly excited about this affordable option to the usually outragous prices that plague Downtown. Bring on the wings and 2 for 1 All Night Happy Hour!

freakerdude
freakerdude

Grease Bar and many other places are very affordable if that is what you are looking for. Pizza Girls, Pizza Bella, Pizza Luna, ER Bradleys, Roxy's, O'Sheas, and on and on.

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