First Look: Fork & Balls on Las Olas
The usual Las Olas crowds tend to be fickle in their choice of hot spots.
All photos by Sara Ventiera The Spicy Italian ($14)
Somewhere in between all the back-and-forth Rocco's Tacos set up shop on the opposite end of the boulevard, holding in its grasp a steady and vibrant bar scene. Like the lone ranger on the eastern frontier, its kept the masses happy and drunk with its extensive tequila offerings, far away from the rest of the Las Olas eateries.
Now it has a new neighbor, one who might be able to reinvent that part of the street.
We took a peek at the Restaurant People's (the group responsible for YOLO, Tarpon Bend, and S3) newest concept Fork & Balls.
At 7 p.m. on a Thursday evening, the place was packed with the expected happy hour crowds. The bar was surrounded with a mix of young professionals dressed for a night out, twenty-somethings in shorts and t-shirts out for a drink, and middle aged business men and women donning suits and office apparel.
The bar offers a nice selection of wine-by-the-glass served on draft, Italian wines-by-the-bottle, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.
If you like gin, try the Furry Wall ($10), a combination of cucumber, mint, Averna Amaro, and Bombay Sapphire; it's a bold, but refreshing drink.