Get $5 Cold Pressed Juice at Purely Pressed in Fort Lauderdale

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Courtesy of Purely Pressed
These days, juice bars are popping up like froyo shops, one on every corner. Some sell made-to-order juice, while others perfect recipes and pack them up in glass bottles. Others sell all-organic juice for exorbitantly high prices, while a few choose not to use organic produce at all.

At Purely Pressed, a new juice bar that recently opened in Fort Lauderale, all these factors and more were taken into consideration to help make the focus -- and experience -- different than what most people are used to seeing. With a unique approach to making and selling their juices, smoothies, and food, co-owner Alan Potrzuski says he hopes people will see his juice bar and lunch spot as more health-focused than many of the others that have taken root in South Florida over the last few years.

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Delray Beach's Union Closes, Reopens as Smoke BBQ With Famous Pitmaster Bryan Tyrell

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Smoke BBQ
One of downtown Delray Beach's favorite weekend haunts, Union, closed recently, but it's not all bad news.

A new concept has already set up shop in Union's place and will offer something Atlantic Avenue actually hasn't seen yet: barbecue.

Scott Kennedy and Steve Chin wasted no time transforming their popular sushi restaurant and late-night destination into a sleek new barbecue joint dubbed Smoke BBQ.

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Restore Coffee Roasters: a Coffee Shop in a Church, in a Mall

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Nicole Danna
Restore Coffee Shop is part of Christ Fellowship Church at the Boynton Beach Mall.
Last April, the Christ Fellowship Church opened inside the Boynton Beach mall, a new permanent location for the nationwide worship center now located in the shopping center's old Dillard's department store space.

Today, members actually go to the mall for services, with access from the department store's old exterior and interior entrances. Despite the seemingly odd location, once inside it looks -- and feels -- like a free-standing church.

What makes it different from any other church, however, is its specialty coffee shop and lounge, Restore Coffee Roasters.

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Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria Opening in Fort Lauderdale

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Big Time Restaurant Group
Around these parts, there's a lot of trepidation when it comes to finding good Italian food. Even the tourists don't expect to find decent pizza this far south -- and without a neighborhood of trattorias called Little Italy.

Despite the misconceptions surrounding our state's ability to churn out good pies and pasta, restaurateurs and chefs are facing the challenge head-on. That includes Big Time Restaurant Group, which will open a new Italian restaurant off Las Olas Boulevard later this year.

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Sloan's Ice Cream Opening New Location in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

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Nicole Danna
Tracy's Scrumptious Pretzel ice cream from Sloan's is one of more than 40 flavors.
More Sloan's Ice Cream stores will be opening in South Florida this year, beginning with the latest location set to open next month in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

The ice cream shop is a sugar high waiting to happen, best-known for its princess-pink walls, 40-something flavors of "luxury" ice cream, shelves of toys and games, and bins filled with bulk candy. And, of course, the exhibitionist-style bathrooms where a glass that reveals all frosts over the moment you lock the door.

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Rok:Brgr Opening Third Location in Hallandale

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Photo courtesy of Rok:Brgr
J.E.Y. Hospitality Group has announced plans to open its third Rok:Brgr location in the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, what will be the craft beer and burger gastropub's biggest restaurant yet.

The group currently operates several concepts, including two Miami Rok:Brgr locations, Himmarshee Public House in Fort Lauderdale, and Primo's Italian Kitchen & Bar in Miami. A new restaurant, Pizzacraft, is slated to open this winter in Fort Lauderdale.

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Latin House Grill Celebrates Grand Opening Today in Pembroke Pines

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The Latin House Grill opens today in Pembroke Pines.
Meat-eaters, and taco-lovers -- rejoice. Things just got a little more interesting for the foodies of Broward County. If you've heard rumors about the Latin House Grill Burger & Taco Bar's "stalker" fan club, but didn't know what to expect, now is your chance to find out what all the hype is about. The owners of Miami restaurant have brought their second location to Pembroke Pines, and will be celebrating the official grand opening today, August 15.

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Mind Your Manors with American Comfort Food in Wilton Manors

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Nicole Danna
The stuffed mushrooms, tater bombs, and MYM burger at Mind Your Manors.
If your mother ever told you to "mind your manners" when you were younger, it might bring back some interesting memories. Maybe you recall getting chastised for eating too fast, chewing with your mouth open, or belching at the table. Certainly, all things your adult self would never dream of doing.

You'll be reminded of these things when you arrive at Mind Your Manors, a new establishment that opened in the heart of Wilton Manors last month. Not because the name is a play on the familiar expression, but rather because it will be tempting to inhale everything in site, and you could be guilty of wiping up the last of what's left on the plate with your fingers.

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Organic Express Now Serving Organic, Cold-Pressed Juice in Boca Raton

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Organic Express Juice Bar now open in Boca Raton.
Organic foods, vegan eats, and cold-pressed juice bars are all the rage in South Florida these days. But with all these fancy, big-time operations setting up shop, you have to wonder: Are all those fruits and veggies really organic, and is that juicer truly cold-press?

A newcomer to the juice-bar scene, Organic Express in Boca Raton, is offering patrons the opportunity to see what it's like when your juice bar does more than simply bottle your juice and slap a label on it. According to owner Jonathan Gelpey, who opened Organic Express in February, the mom-and-pop feel of his small café is the future of what your juice bar experience should be.

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M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room Redefines Handcrafted in Boca Raton

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All photos by Nicole Danna
M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom's duck and pickled blueberry sausage with an apricot, jalapeño, and shallot relish.
If it seems like the word "craft" gets thrown around way too much, you aren't alone in wondering when this craze will blow over. We get it: Pretty much every menu in South Florida is offering specially crafted this and that.

But what makes something truly craft? Take a seat at newly opened M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room in Boca Raton and you'll get a better understanding; here, the idea of doing everything in-house goes one step further.

Like its sister establishment in Islamorada, the Boca restaurant smokes and grinds its own meats onsite, cuts and cures its own bacon, and offers house-made sausage and chorizo. Even the condiments -- including a mango chipotle ketchup and caraway and beer mustard -- are made fresh, and from scratch.

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