Many of us will have company in town for the holidays and spring break this week. With all of the extra cooking and entertaining, make it easy on yourself by booking a table at a hot restaurant and ordering in prepared items from heat-and-eat meals to charcuterie boards. Here’s a look at new places to try for several types of cuisine and occasions.
Rather than a reflection of its food, the SoSo’s name nods to the fast-fine café’s West Palm Beach neighborhood—south of Southern [Boulevard]. Think of it as your go-to for home-cooked, everyday meals minus the work. Along with dine-in, takeout and heat-and-eat entrees, soups, salads and sandwiches, they serve brunch on weekends.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach
Panama-born gourmet cheese shop Chèvre expanded to Coral Gables. World-renowned cheesemonger Carlos Yescas helps in selecting its array of hard-to-find, domestic and imported varieties. The charming shop also carries charcuterie, bread, condiments and wine of equally fine standards and soon adds sandwiches made with its delicacies. Join its cheese club and shop online, too.
From Mediterranean-Revival architecture to the iconic Biltmore Hotel to lush greenery, the historic Coral Gables neighborhood has so much to offer. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Coral Gables | Cocoplum | Gables Estates
A hospitality veteran whose background extends from Top Chef to numerous restaurants in New York and Florida opened AquaGrille. The coastal chic setting welcomes all for an American dining experience with tropical touches (i.e., a Hawaiian “papaya” beef hot dog with passion fruit mustard, bacon marmalade and pineapple kimchi escabeche). Linger for the lively bar too.
The tiny town of Juno Beach lies east of Palm Beach Gardens and south of Jupiter. Fans of ancient mythology will recognize the homage to the husband-and-wife Roman gods. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
North Palm Beach | Palm Beach Gardens
Dolphins Waterfront Bar & Grill
Brevard boaters have a new destination to dock for umbrella drinks, Florida seafood and Hawaiian fare on Merritt Island. Dolphins Waterfront Bar & Grill offers marina slips and floating docks to enjoy the spacious tiki bar’s water views, sunsets and wildlife. Smoked fish dip, seafood curry and key lime pie are among menu items.
With its myriad rivers and creeks, Brevard County’s Merritt Island is a boaters’ paradise. A stopover between the mainland and coast, its central location balances residential communities and natural areas to have it all. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
The Blue Dog Cookhouse & Bar
Manhattan’s Blue Dog Cookhouse & Bar followed the New Yorkers to South Florida with a Boca Raton location. Cozy décor and culinary signatures such as daily decadent brunch with dishes like pumpkin cream cheese-stuffed French toast and huevos con chorizo pay homage to the original restaurant. Classic oysters, chops and martinis flow here as well.
Photo Credit Libby Volgyes.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Sushi By Bou
Looking for a fun date night? Text for a coveted spot at Sushi By Bou, a hidden den for Japanese cuisine on the third floor of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Salt7. Order a signature, 17-course omakase and fun cocktails (Koko Fizz with rum, pineapple, coconut and lime) served in its disco setting.