Steve Martorano Is Planning a Fast Casual Restaurant Concept

Laine Doss
Is Steve Martorano expanding his empire?
Steve Martorano, Fort Lauderdale's favorite "cuz" and cook, is planning on expanding his ever-growing empire.

The chef, who owns two South Florida restaurants, Cafe Martorano and Martorano's Italian American Kitchen at the Seminole Hard Rock, along with restaurants in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, sent out an Instagram to alert his fans to his new project, saying,"The Martorano Restaurant Group Is Expanding with a New Concept of Fast Food Casual Using High Quality Products -- Comfort Italian American Food God Is Good."

See also: Is Cafe Martorano Closing?

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New Poll Says 32% of U.S. Youth Eat Vegetarian at Least Once a Week

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Children are our future - at least according to Whitney Houston. So when it comes to creating a sustainable food system (someday! maybe! hopefully!), young people matter.

That's why the results of the Vegetarian Resource Group's (VRG) recent study on youth eating habits is particularly interesting. The national online survey polled over 1,200 U.S youth ages 8-18. Check out the results after the jump.

See also: Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Smoothie King Opens in Oakland Park; Get a Free Smoothie While Supplies Last

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Another staple of the New Orleans market is now making its way to South Florida. Smoothie King, which has existed in the Crescent City for at least four decades, is opening its newest location in Oakland Park today.

It was only last week that NOLA Brewing Co., another New Orleans-based company, announced that it will be entering the South Florida market. Smoothie King was built on making and serving gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan fruit smoothies and the option to add powdered boosters such as protein powder. The new location will be marked by a grand opening celebration until noon today (Wednesday, October 29) and a free smoothie giveaway while supplies last.

See also: NOLA Brewing Launches in Florida Next Month

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Jonny Veo, Bartender/DJ/Promoter, Involved in Hit and Run UPDATED

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Jonathan Ellis, a Stache bartender, was arrested in the hit and run death of Timothy Brobeck.
Timothy Brobeck, a Fort Lauerdale resident who worked in the landscaping and construction fields, was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday afternoon. Police have arrested Jonathan Ellis in relation to the crime. Ellis, who goes by the name Jonny Veo, lists himself as working at Stache 1920's Drinking Den on his Facebook page.

According to the police report, Timothy Brobeck was riding his bicycle southbound on SW Fourth Ave. around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, when Jonathan Ellis "struck the rear of victim Brobeck's bicycle thus causing victim Brobeck to be thrown from the bicycle. Victim Brobeck was transported to Broward General Hospital with life threatening injuries. Defendant Ellis continued southbound on SW Fourth Ave., fleeing the scene."

See also: Jonny Veo Benefit at C&I Studios Reunites Green Room DJs

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Fort Lauderdale Police Seeking Suspects in Shooters Burglary

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Fort Lauderdale Police are actively investigating a burglary at Shooters.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a bold act of theft that occurred at Shooters in Fort Lauderdale.

See also: Shooters Shooting Incident Involved Miami-Dade Corrections Officer

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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

Laine Doss
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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