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EatBeat: New Eats – Restaurants Recently Opened and Coming Soon

January 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton

Rounding out our week of notices about restaurants opening soon and those already opened, here are others in Palm Beach County and a couple of notables in Dade County as well.

The Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne; 305-361-3818; rustypelican.com

A dining icon on the water in Key Biscayne for four decades, the Rusty Pelican recently underwent a $7 million renovation. Chef Michael Gilligan, formerly of Solea, turns out small plates and favorite seafood and steak dishes. Full bar and private rooms for parties. Open for lunch and dinner daily; bar open after midnight.

Pubbelly, 1418 29th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555, pubbelly.com

France meets Asia at this hot, casual small-plates pub in off-beach South Beach. Housemade sausages, kimchee, raw bar, charcuterie plates, wines and sakes and craft beers. Dinner only, Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday.

Harry's Pizzeria (Miami) white bean and escarole soup

Harry’s Pizzeria, 3918 N. Miami Ave. (in the Design district), Miami; 786-275-4963, harryspizzeria.tumblr.com

Spicy collards and pork pizza, anyone? Michael Schwartz, of the nearby Michael’s Genuine, is behind this casual pizzeria/casual hole in the wall, serving non-standard pies such as leek and potato or shortrib with caramelized onion and aged Gruyere, or any number of soups and salads. (Save room for zeppole for dessert!). Lunch and dinner daily; take-out available. No reservations.

Kapow! Noodle Bar, 431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-347-7322; kapownoodlebar.com

Chef Roy Villacrusis turns out his unique style of Asian inspired dishes that qualify as exotic pub fare. Crab and cheese stuffed shishitou peppers, grilled beef tongue, crispy chicken skin, pork belly steamed buns, red curry-coconut milk noodles and entrees (skirt steak, fried whole snapper) fill the menu. Open for dinner daily; late nights Friday and Saturday.

Chef Angelo Elia of D'Angelo's Trattoria, Delray Beach

D’Angelo’s Trattoria, 9 S.E. 7th Ave., Delray Beach; 561-330-1237

Restaurateur Angelo Elia returns to his roots with this trattoria in an old house restored with modern touches. Pastas include housemade buccatini with wild boar ragu, spaghetti with white anchovies, wood-fire grilled fish, and baby porcetta cooked in the wood-fired oven. A gelato and pastry shop is coming soon alongside the restaurant. Open for dinner daily; reservations accepted.

Breathe Restaurant and Ultra Lounge, 401 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-330-4526; breatheindelray.com

Mediterranean-fusion restaurant and club joins the Atlantic Avenue crowd in a modern space.

Key Lime desserts from Cake Garden

Cake Garden and Tea, 1790 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach; 561-523-7595; cakegardenandtea.com

Individual desserts, pastries, cupcakes, cookies, and special occasion cakes to order from pastry chef David Evans and wife Nicole. Opening soon; hours to be from 10 a.m. daily through dinner hours.

Bistro Bistro Bakery and Cafe, 506 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach; 561-228-1081; bistrobistrotogo.com

French and Canadian owners turn out authentic croissant, sandwiches, salads, quiche, cheese plates and commercial gourmet items at this take-out counter in Northwood Village. Outside sidewalk seating and a few seats indoors – it’s small and there’s usually a wait in the mornings and at lunch. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sharkbite Grill, 250 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter

Slated to open around the first of February, the casual dining concept comes from former Brewzzi chef Kevin Monti, and Scott Driscoll – former owner of Sierra Grille. Expect American casual menu with pub atmosphere. (Coming soon.)

Chains and changes and more

C.R. Chicks has opened in Boca Raton in the Commons at Town Center. The rotisserie chicken take-out/eat-in spot (with great gazpacho) is a homegrown chain…

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is growing, with shops already in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens…they’re also coming to the Garden Shops at Lantana Square in Lantana.

Tossed has opened in Boca Raton at Town Center. The Fort Lauderdale chain serves made-to-order salads, wraps, sandwiches and panini.

Roy Assad, original owner of Leila Mediterranean in downtown West Palm Beach has taken back the restaurant. He plans to revamp it, he says. Stay tuned…

New owners have taken over the Pita Grille in Palm Beach Gardens and it’s getting good reviews for the schwarma and other dishes.

Restaurateur Gary Rack (Table 42 and Rack’s Downtown Eatery in Boca) plans a new restaurant next door to Il Baccio in Delray Beach.

Tags: The Eat Beat: Restaurant News

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  • 1 Susan Algonas // Jan 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I remember going to The Rusty Pelican years and years ago. Food was never much to talk about, but oh that view!!

    If I hear good things about it, maybe a Sunday day trip down there would be fun!!

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