PL8 Opens in Fort Lauderdale

Grilled West Coast Oyster skewers with apples and bacon vinagrette.
Misha Grosvenor

Last night marked the opening of PL8 on Himmarshee Street in Fort Lauderdale. PL8 is the new, small plate-concept restaurant from owner Dave Nicholas and chef Brandon Whitestone formerly of the now closed Himmarshee Grille. PL8's menu features economic downturn-friendly, small plate items that can be shared with friends or enjoyed solo.  

 At PL8, typical, late night standards like pizza, chicken wings, and skewers have been reworked and upgraded with the help of fresh ingredients, artisanal products, and condiments like purple kimchi, violet mustard, and pineapple ponzu.

Korean Short Ribs with Sweet Purple Kimchi and Pineapple Ponzu.
Misha Grosvenor

The small, glowing brick oven that catches your eye as you slip into the revamped space is used to prepare PL8's chicken wings and meatballs as well as for their signature pizzas like the Rock Shrimp and Chorizo pizza with roasted red peppers, feta, and basil. Other menu items include spicy Korean short ribs, braised chicken tacos, and grilled rare wahoo.

In addition to a variety of beer and wine, reinvented cocktails like The Socialite, the elderberry liquor-laced cousin of the mojito, and  Himmarshee Grille favorites like the popular Cucumber-Watermelon Martini can be found on PL8's  cocktail menu.

Misha Grosvenor
Cucumber-Watermelon Martini- Someone has had one too many!

Plate prices range from $3  to $12 dollars. Cocktails are priced from $7 -$18 dollars.

If decide to stop by this Labor Day Weekend, let us know what your thoughts are on this new venue.


210 SW 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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