Hollywood's Organic Brewery Expanding to Full-Scale Production

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Organic Brewery brewmaster Steve Goldsby.
Organic Brewery is getting some tanks, lots of tanks. The Hollywood Beach brewpub with an ocean view is expanding into a full-scale production facility a few miles away.

The new facility is located in an industrial zone near I-95, just off the Sheridan Road exit, according to brewpub manager Johnny Quinones. Quinones also said that the brewery will add an extra 60,000 tons of beer, or an additional 3,000 kegs per month (five gallon kegs, that is).

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Gary Rack's Fat Rooster Opening March 2 in Delray Beach

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The Frito Pie is one dish served day or night at Gary Rack's new restaurant Fat Rooster in Delray Beach.
These days, it seems the best restaurant names are one-part adjective, one-part animal. Like the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton. The Tipsy Boar in Hollywood. Or The Gluttonous Goat near Mizner Park. Just pick a farm animal, give it twist, and you're done.

That theme continues next month with the opening of South Florida restauranteur Gary Rack's latest concept, Fat Rooster, the new Southern Comfort-style restaurant located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach.

The restaurant will soon be offering Southern-style fare and American comfort classics morning, noon, and late night in a nostalgic, diner-like setting.

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Matchbox to Open First Florida Location at Sawgrass Mills

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Matchbox opening in Sawgrass Mills.
Matchbox, an upscale casual restaurant concept, is coming to Sawgrass Mills.

The restaurant chain, owned by Matchbox Food Group, currently has five locations in Washington, D.C., and one in Palm Springs, California. The restaurant is looking to expand into the South Florida market, with the first Broward location slated for the first quarter of 2016. Matchbox's owners plan to open additional stores in this market in the next two to five years.

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Whole Foods West Palm Sneak Peek, Free Gift Cards to First 500 Customers

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The Whole Foods in West Palm Beach will feature an Allegra coffee bar where you can purchase a reusable and compostable coffee mug that will get you $1 refills on coffee and tea.
This year, Whole Foods Market has opened three new South Florida stores: one in downtown Miami, one in Pompano Beach, and, most recently, another Broward County store, in Davie.

Now, Palm Beach County residents will have a chance to partake in some super savings (and free giveaways) this week when the retailer opens its 24th Florida store, in West Palm Beach, on Wednesday, February 25.

The new location is hosting a number of celebratory specials and events, including mystery gift cards to the first 500 customers on opening day, a raffle in the fish department, and in-store savings available only at the West Palm Beach location for the first two weeks after opening day.

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Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Opening in Boca Raton, Hosting Job Fair

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Zinburger will open soon in Boca Raton.
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale restaurant offering gourmet burgers and paired wine selections, will open soon at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton. For those looking to score a position at the new restaurant, a job fair will run through February 23.

This will be the tenth East Coast location for Zinbuger, which opened its first restaurant several years ago in New Jersey. The chain is known for serving made-to-order burgers, hand-dipped shakes and floats, pies, and 23 wine varieties.

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Fort Lauderdale to Evict Oasis Café

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Twenty-one-year-old Oasis Café faces eviction by the city.
Sitting at Oasis Café's swinging chairs with a cocktail while enjoying the ocean breezes was a favorite pastime for both locals and tourists alike for more than two decades.

But soon, the simple enjoyment of some conch fritters and a piña colada alfresco will end once Oasis Café closes on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The café, which sits on city-owned property, is being thrown out of the prime spot it's been on for the past 21 years.

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American Vintage Classic Bar and Grill Opens in Fort Lauderdale

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American Vintage will open this week at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.
If you've got a hankering for shrimp and grits or some homestyle Southern fried chicken, you can get a taste of these American-style nostalgic eats and more thanks to a new beachfront restaurant, American Vintage, opening later this week in Fort Lauderdale.

The eatery and bar will begin serving locals and visitors at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort boardwalk on Thursday, February 19.

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Mellow Mushroom Coming to Fort Lauderdale's Flagler Village

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The burgeoning arts district in Fort Lauderdale is getting some good eats.
The new Manor complex at Flagler Village in Fort Lauderdale will soon be home to several establishments, including a Mellow Mushroom.

Alongside Colada Cuban Coffee House & Eatery, the pizza and beer bar franchise restaurant will be among the first tenants in the new mixed-use facility, expected to open in the coming months.

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Enjoy Classic Sandwiches and Homemade Bread at Peruvian Sanguchería J28

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There's a new place to get a well-built sandwich in downtown Hollywood. J28, which opened several months ago, is taking the whole fast-casual model and giving it a Peruvian twist.

Founded by brothers and Peruvian natives Marco and Javier Rondon, the sanguchería at the heart of Young Circle on the outskirts of the city's downtown restaurant row is an Americanized take on the country's sandwich shop.

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Kitchen Nightmares Chef Opens Il Contadino in Delray Beach

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Unless you know where to look, you might miss the tiny new eatery in Delray Beach's Pineapple Grove district. But there it is, right where the old Sefa Turkish Mediterranean Grill used to be.

Il Contadino, which translates to "The Farmer" in Italian, opened last month off NE Second Avenue. Here, chef-owner Michel Menna has prepared a menu of classic Italian fare for lunch and dinner.

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