Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2013
It's no secret: Southern food is hot right now -- and it has been for a while. But like much else in the food world, it took a while to find a place in Broward and Palm Beach. With a group of classically trained chefs from Miami behind the menu, here you'll find modern takes on traditional dishes from the South in country-Western Davie. From chicken and waffles ($16) with homemade marshmallow sage sauce to 18-hour pulled pork sliders ($10) to low-country shrimp and grits ($14), everything served is lowbrow but with a haute twist -- and that's just the way we like it.
"The island" is known for being a stuffy playground for wealthy socialites -- generally, not our cup of tea. However, at this newly opened location of the boutique chain, stale is the last thing you'll find. A social bar offers a wide selection of wines as well as cocktails shaken by hand and on draft. Pompous? No way. The new American menu features a large array of comfort foods prepared with a South Florida twist, such as pulled pork empanadas, kale and Brussels sprouts salad, plantain-crusted grouper, and a Southern fried chicken sandwich. Obviously, being that it's a grill, you can still find yourself a steak, but the fare and the vibe is anything but staid.
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517 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL
451 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL
4196 S. University Drive, Davie, FL
3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL
1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL