Updates for Fort Lauderdale's M Bar, Mancini's on Las Olas

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​​Though chef Ted Inserra is holding down his chef gig at Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, he's been on double duty behind the line at Jack Mancini's M Bar with chef Kevin McCarthy

"I'm there a couple of nights a week to help get things organized and to pitch in," said Inserra. "Kevin is an old friend of mine."  

McCarthy is the former
chef of Armadillo Cafe and its three siblings, the first of which opened in west Davie in 1990. The restaurant earned accolades in publications around the country as well as being named the 1999 New Times' Best Southwestern Restaurant. By 2009, all four restaurants had closed. The holdout on North Federal hung on until "rising overhead costs" caused its shuttering. 

M Bar, which opened in July, has been hobbled by challenges such as chef and menu switches, which could perhaps account for the delayed opening of Mancini's next door. 

Though Jack Mancini's namesake restaurant has been scheduled to open the week of Fort Lauderdale Boat Show around October 27, a phone call to the new restaurant led to an out-of-service message, and a manager on staff at M Bar today had said he was not sure when the sister restaurant will debut. 

Restaurant opening dates are notoriously tough to predict for owners, due to permitting and construction issues. Navigating two restaurants in transition can only add to the mix. Clean Plate Charlie will keep you updated.

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1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Everthing is rehash of  old info not much origional work.  Too bad your photos were used with out your name. Anyone with internet can find story lines and phots to do a twist on it, and put their name to it. Is this all you can do?


When you steal a photo from the Internet, particularly when you steal it from someone who you know reads your blog , it's appropriate to give a credit like "photo courtesy of www.insidefortlauderdale.com"


You guys aren't really dumb enough to steal my photo are you? Remove it and use your own please.

ted anthony inserra
ted anthony inserra

also, working for Jack Mancini is an honor, he is a Fort Lauderdale restaurant giant, he has a vision for this restaurant and his new venue next door.  The bar and restaurant are beautifull, i am enjoying working with both the FOH and BOH staff, it is all coming together , this is an added GEM on LAS OLAS BLVD. If you came in before, come back again, if never have been, do yourself a favor, it has a fun crowd in a great enviroment...see you at M. Bar!


Put a sock in it Ted. Is icon jack still passing beef ribs off as kobe?


I just do not know whether to use my coupon for M Bar now before it shuts down or wait in hope that they get their act together and go when things improve.

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