Credit Card Breach at Palm Beach Gardens P.F. Chang's; Still Unclear if Data Was Stolen

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A P.F. Chang's restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens is among 33 of the company's locations whose customers' credit card information may have been stolen.
The U.S. Secret Service alerted restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro that customer credit card data may have been stolen from several of the company's locations throughout the country, including one in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said it was alerted by the USSS on June 10 to a "possible security compromise" involving credit and debit card data, according to a public statement posted August 4 on the company's website.

See Also: South Florida Cops Have Been Looking for Credit Card Thief for Nearly a Decade

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Trader Joe's Announces Pembroke Pines Opening Date

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Trader Joe's is coming to Pembroke Pines.
Hey, Pembroke Pines -- there's food shopping in your future.

Trader Joe's just announced the opening day of its Pembroke Pines location. On Friday, October 10, at 8 a.m., the doors will open to the shopping paradise.

See also: Trader Joe's Announces Opening Dates for Three Palm Beach County Locations

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Bimini Boatyard Temporarily Closed Due to Fire

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Bimini Boatyard will remain closed for the weekend.
In the midst of Bimini Boatyard's 25th-anniversary celebration (and right before a lucrative weekend), the Fort Lauderdale waterfront staple is closed temporarily due to a fire.

According to CBS Miami, the fire broke out around lunchtime yesterday.

See also: Bimini Boatyard Celebrates 24 Years in South Florida With a Pig Roast

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LeBron James-Backed Blaze Pizza Coming to Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton

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Blaze Pizza is coming to Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton.
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a California-based build-your-own-pizza chain, announced it is entering the South Florida market with three locations to open over the next year.

The company specializes in personal pizzas baked in hot, open-flame ovens by "pizzasmiths" who ensure that the thin-crust pies are "fast-fire'd" in less than 180 seconds.

See also: Yogurtland Plans Expansion in South Florida

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Burger 21 Opens Second South Florida Location

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The OMG burger at Burger 21.
Tampa-based Burger 21 is expanding its presence in the South Florida region with the addition of a second location.

The fast-casual restaurant that features 21 different hand-crafted burgers made from 100-percent certified Angus beef, is opening a location at 2949 N. Federal Highway, just south of Oakland Park Boulevard in the newly-constructed Federal Marketplace. The restaurant, which will also bring 50 new jobs to the neighborhood, is expected to open some time in late 2014.

See also: Burger 21 Plans to Expand to South Florida

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Car Crashes Into Heart Rock Sushi; Driver Says, "I'm Disgusted With It"

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Four people were injured when a car crashed into Heart Rock Sushi.
Four people were injured yesterday afternoon when a driver crashed his Honda Accord through the window of Fort Lauderdale's Heart Rock Sushi right in the middle of lunch hour.

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Is Cafe Martorano Closing?

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Yo Cuz! Why you gonna move to SoBe?
Steve Martorano is unarguably Broward County's most colorful restaurateur. For more than two decades, Cafe Martorano has been turning out Philadelphia-style Italian comfort food with a side of entertainment.

No matter the time of day or night, the restaurant, located on East Oakland Park Boulevard, is packed to the rafters with a lively mix of locals, snowbirds, and celebrities who come for the cook's meatball salad and stay for his DJ skills.

But everything evolves, and it seems like Martorano is contemplating moving Cafe Martorano to South Beach.

See also: Cafe Martorano Reopens With Full Liquor License

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Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor Founder Monroe Udell Dies at 86

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Monroe Udell: remembered for his ice cream.
Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor's treats are bittersweet today. Monroe Udell, founder of the iconic Dania shop, has died at the age of 86.

A notice on the iconic sweet shop's Facebook page states:

It is with indescribable sadness and deepest regret that we inform everyone of the passing of our beloved founder, Monroe Udell, early Sunday morning. Jaxson's will be closed on Tuesday June 3rd so that the entire Jaxson's family can pay our respects.

We will open for business the following day as usual at 11:30 AM. Jaxson's will remain open during our regular business hours for many, many years to come.

See also: Jaxson's Ice Cream, Caffe Luna Rosa Up Minimum Wage: President Obama Pleased (Video)

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Coleen Bokamper, Wife of Dolphins Great and Restaurateur Kim Bokamper, Dies at 57

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Colleen Bokamper, wife of Miami Dolphins legend and restaurateur Kim Bokamper, died last Friday morning at her Plantation home. She was 57.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Mrs. Bokamper was diagnosed with colon cancer several years back but kept her illness under wraps, asking her husband to respect her wishes and do the same.

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American Social Armed Robbery: Police Nab Four Suspects After High Speed Chase

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American Social was the scene of an armed robbery.
Besides a few drunk people behaving rowdy, Las Olas Boulevard is basically a safe place to be on on a Friday night, which is why the news of an armed robbery at American Social is so shocking.

Early this morning (Friday, February 7 at around 1 a.m.), three armed suspects approached two employees at the rear of American Social Bar & Restaurant.

According tho the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the suspects "brandished firearms and demanded their belongings." After taking the contents of an employee's pants pockets (a cell phone, cash, and car keys), the suspects jumped into a white, four-door Stratus and drove away.

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