13 Florida restaurants make ‘100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America’ list

Thirteen Florida restaurants made the list for 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America, released by restaurant-reservation service OpenTable. The company looked at more than 5 million restaurant reviews to determine the winners, noting eateries that contained positive reviews in the “great for outdoor dining” category.


Read more… http://www.southflorida.com/restaurants-and-bars/sfl-13-florida-restaurants-make-100-best-al-fresco-dining-restaurants-in-america-list-20160526-story.html

Couple’s farm provides microgreens, vegetables to South Florida restaurants

For some people turning a passion into their full-time job poses a challenge, but not for couple Tamer and Claire Harpke, who gave up their corporate jobs for a more meaningful and modest farming gig: Harpke Family Farm in Dania Beach.

“At different times we both pressed the reset button — actually a couple of times,” Claire said. “ We were working in fine wine sales for several years and making a good living, but it was so stressful and such a grind. I kept thinking I’m 26 — I can’t imagine doing this for another 30 years.”


If you go

What: Harpke Family Farm

Where: 2781 SW 36th St., Dania Beach.

When: Visits are available by appointment only. Call 305-528-3777.

More: To become a volunteer or intern at Harpke Family Farm, visit www.harpkefamilyfarm.com.

These six Italian restaurants have the perfect combination of food and hospitality

In Italy, where I’ve eaten some of my most memorable meals, what’s on the plate often dazzles. But it’s also the experience of being genuinely welcomed that makes me feel so good. I remember a jet-laggy night in Bari when my family knocked on the door of a restaurant only to find it closed for the evening.

Five Italian spots in Miami — plus a gem in Hollywood — that range from red-sauce casual to special-occasion treats.

Read more… http://www.miami.com/best-italian-restaurants-miami-and-south-florida-food-and-hospitality-article

Summer Menus and Specials to Try Now at Six South Florida Restaurants – New Times Broward

Summer is officially here, and so are the summer menus.

With the advent of climbing temps, abundance of seasonal produce, and far less crowded bars, dining rooms, and outdoor patios, many local establishments are rolling out new menus replete with summer goodies and specials. Think of it as a way to reward the locals for all their patience throughout tourist season.

Read more… http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/restaurants/summer-menus-and-specials-to-try-now-at-six-south-florida-restaurants-7893423


The Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach in 2015 – New Times Broward

by New Times Broward

No doubt about it, 2015 was a good year for the South Florida food scene. In the past 12 months, we’ve welcomed a lot of new establishments into the fold.

Many of them came from familiar restaurateurs like Tim Petrillo, who rebranded Fort Lauderdale institution Bimini Boatyard, debuting it with a reinvented menu and concept as Boatyard.

Here is our list of the best new restaurants to hit the Broward and Palm Beach scene in the past year.




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Miami Beach’s Dolce Italian wins ‘Best New Restaurant’

What’s the best new restaurant in America?

According to the Bravo series “Best New Restaurant,” it’s Dolce Italian inside the Gale South Beach hotel in Miami Beach. The winner was announced on Wednesday’s season finale.


Read the complete Article: http://www.southflorida.com/restaurants-and-bars/sf-dolce-miami-best-restaurant-20150402-story.html

Best casual restaurants

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Meat lovers, brace yourselves, and make sure you’re hungry. At Chima, servers dressed in traditional clothes from the south of Brazil will come to your table offering some 20 types of meat, including top sirloin, filet mignon, flank steak, barbecued pork ribs, chicken wrapped in bacon and Parmesan pork loin.

If you’re not into meat, you can indulge in the salad bar or traditional appetizers, such as cheese bread and fried polenta. And of course, the caipirinha, also known as the Brazilian mojito, should be your drink for the night.

2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, (954) 712.0580


Read the complete Article: http://www.southflorida.com/best-of-south-florida/sf-best-casual-restaurants-pictures-20140723,0,6068461.photogallery

Burger 21 Celebrates Grand Opening of First Restaurant in South Florida


Award-Winning Fast Casual Chain Brings Its Beyond the Better Burger Concept to Davie

Tampa, FL  (Restaurant News Release)  Burger 21®, a new better burger franchise founded by the owners of The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., has announced the opening of its first restaurant in Davie, Fla. located at 2451 South University Drive. This location is one of four units to be developed in Broward County over the next several years. Currently, Burger 21 has 12 restaurants open and 20 franchised locations in development across the U.S.


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Rickey’s Pembroke Pines Sports Bar & Grill, Family Restaurant

RickeysSportsBar Rickeys Pembroke Pines Sports Bar  Grill, Family RestaurantOne of Broward’s finest American Restaurants is located on Pines Boulevard just west of University Drive on the north side of the street in the Shopping Center

Known for our great food and affordable prices, you will want to add Rickey’s Pembroke Pines Restaurant to your regular list of eateries.


Rickey’s Broward Restaurant offers a full service eatery:

  • Wide variety of food
  • Dinner Specials
  • Full menu served until closing
  • Dine In or Take Out
  • Party Room for Social Events
  • Broward Catering – hors d’oeuvres, complete meals, the freshest ingredients, for receptions, parties or picnics
  • Plenty of FREE Parking

The Sports Bar:

  • Happy Hour 4-7pm and 10-12am
  • Drink Specials
  • DirectTV NFL Package
  • Sports Bar with HD TV’s
  • In The Biz Specials – All the time

Rickey’s New Updated Menu offers some of our well know favorites:

  • Tasty Appetizers – Soups Salads – Chicken Wings – Baby Back Ribs
  • Chicken Breast Sandwiches – Country Fried Sandwiches Dinners
  • Rickey’s 1/2 lb Hamburgers Hot Dogs
  • Cold Sandwiches Platters – Hot Sandwiches Platters
  • Rickey’s Famous Club Sandwiches
  • Pasta – Steak – Seafood – Incredible Sides

Rickey’s Restaurant Hours:

  • Mon-Fri – 4pm to 4am
  • Sat Sun – 12noon to 4am

Rickey’s Sports Bar Grill
8389 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Phone: 954-744-4697

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