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freakerdude Dec 30, 2009 06:21 PM

In the old location of Rosa's Mexicana in Downtown @ The Gardens will be Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar. The website is up but still a work in progress. D@TG was recently sold to some investors and they have plans to turn it around. My belief is that they should add stores and restaurants in which the average family would patronize and return often. The new owners are adding special events like live music and have other plans in the making.

Cabo Flats, across from The Yardhouse, is slated to open some time in January. It wil be somewhat reasonably priced compared to Rosa's and I hear there will be an outdoor area as well. It sounds like it's off to a good start.


Also some news for people who frequented the long time El Colonial cuban resto on US-1 In Lake Park. I recently saw Qban resto next to Planet Fitness in the Promenade on A1A Alt in Palm Beach Gardens. This is the former location of Don Ramon I believe. While reading the menu in the window, I saw that this is the new place from the owner of the former El Colonial.

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    Goombay3371 Oct 22, 2013 10:27 AM

    Looks like "100 Montaditos" (http://us.100montaditos.com) is coming to the former Cheeburger Cheeburger space in CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Signs are up in the window saying "Coming Soon." Could be a good alternative lunch spot for us downtowners.

    1. freakerdude Feb 21, 2012 08:39 AM

      New in North Palm Beach US-1 near Parker Bridge at Camelot Motor Lodge is the Ochna Restaurant and Bar. It is Vietnamese with some fusion dishes.


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        photolee Feb 22, 2012 10:23 AM

        freakerdude, this looks interesting and(I hope) good. I'd dearly love a really good Vietnamese restaurant 'cause we seem to always go down to Margate area. Have you tried it? Please report on it if and when you do.

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          freakerdude Feb 22, 2012 12:23 PM

          Here is a review to help you until I can make it.


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        HotMelly Nov 1, 2011 01:33 PM

        I drove by the corner of Dixie and Lake Ave. in Lake Worth this morning... This is where the now defunct Michaels was, then Cheese Burger Cheese Burger was, then Miami Subs... There is a sign "coming soon, Pietro's Cafe" Anyone know of this new restaurant? I hope it's nice, I hope it lasts... Not a good spot because of traffic and parking.

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          freakerdude Nov 2, 2011 04:03 PM

          There's a new one opening up.......wait for it.........you know what it is.........another BURGER joint!

          Boca Burger Bar has opened up in the former location of The Lodge. Just when you thought the burger concept had jumped the shark.

        2. freakerdude Nov 1, 2011 01:00 PM

          Quarterdeck on Northlake Blvd in PBG has closed and is now a La Granja.

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            johnmlinn Nov 8, 2011 04:36 AM

            Now that's good eats.

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            smartie Oct 22, 2011 01:15 PM

            Brio opening soon in Boca Center next to Joseph's Market. Is it a chain? The menu is posted outside (they are hiring if anybody is looking btw) but it looks mighty pricey for a neighborhood Italian which is a shame.

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              freakerdude Oct 22, 2011 03:08 PM

              It is a chain indeed and is called Brio Tuscan Grille.


            2. freakerdude Oct 22, 2011 01:13 PM

              Opening soon - Mrs. Smokey's real pit BBQ in Lake Park on A1A Alt. just south of Northlake Blvd. This place looks promising.

              Now open - BIG Momma's Smokehouse BBQ on Northlake Blvd. on southeast corner of Military in the Winn Dixie plaza. Also in WPB and Royal PB and coming to Delray. Website says "Home of the award winning hickory smoke ribs and southern style cooking" but does not offer any details on what awards. It's a bbq chain concept right out of the gates so I have my doubts.


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                smartie Sep 14, 2011 05:12 AM

                the new Todd English Pub is now open in Boca Center on Military Trail. Walked past it a couple weeks ago and it looks like a sports bar. I hear there is happy hour. Anyone been yet?

                1. freakerdude Aug 29, 2011 10:01 AM

                  Just when you thought PBG/Jupiter couldn't handle another burger joint, here it comes!

                  Chef Allen Susser will be opening his Burger Bar across from Scripps on Donald Ross Road in Donald Ross Village.

                  It appears PBG is now the burger testing ground for launching new burger-fied concepts.

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                    CFByrne Sep 14, 2011 04:46 AM

                    "The competition for burger lovers just keeps on sizzling. The latest to enter the market – Chef Allen Susser. Actually, he entered a while ago with his first Burger Bar, but you’d have to go to the airport to grab a bite since it’s located at Terminal 4 in the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

                    But next month, Susser, who shuttered his namesake restaurant in Aventura earlier this year, will open a second Burger Bar in Donald Ross Village in Palm Beach Gardens next month. It will serve as the prototype for future concepts..."

                    Full menu at bottom of article:


                    Chef Allen's
                    19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura, FL 33180

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                      freakerdude Oct 22, 2011 01:02 PM

                      Any word if this is open yet? He has no website for it. I do see the prices are high at $12 for standard burger and fries and up to $17 for others. Hand cut fries are $4 and o-rings are $6.

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                        CFByrne Nov 1, 2011 09:03 AM

                        "Coming in November". Burger Bar by Chef Allen
                        Donald Ross Village
                        4650 Donald Ross Road
                        Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

                        I am sure you'll be first in line for this: "Home to the one and only 'Gold Leaf' burger, topped with edible 23 carat gold"


                        Chef Allen's
                        19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura, FL 33180

                  2. freakerdude Aug 12, 2011 12:16 PM

                    Yet another burger joint opening. Located in PGA Midtown.

                    Chuck Burger Joint
                    4665 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410
                    (561) 625-0036


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                      freakerdude Aug 20, 2011 02:21 PM

                      Chuck Burger - nothing too new or exciting here on the burger front. This place is cheaper than Carmine's and the burgers are very good but on the small side. The fries are frozen crinkle cuts and they should ditch those. Both Carmines and 5 Fat Guys are fresh cut fries and separate themselves from Chuck in that category. Cheeseburger, fries, and itty bitty bottle Fiji water was ~ $9.50

                    2. freakerdude Jun 13, 2011 10:01 AM

                      The 51 Supper Club and Lounge - a 40's/50's retro supper club
                      11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave
                      Palm Beach Gardens (Downtown at the Gardens)
                      Phone: (561) 622-3500

                      Also soon to open at Downtown @ Gardens - Grimaldi's Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria of NYC fame

                      1. freakerdude Mar 11, 2011 08:23 PM

                        New burger joint - Gourmet Burger Co. (from El Salvador) is open in Jupiter on US-1 just south of Indiantown Road. They don't have a website but here is more info if you are interested in reading about it. Do we really need another new burger joint concept?


                        GBC Gourmet Burger Company
                        251 S US Highway 1
                        Indiantown Road
                        Jupiter, FL 33477
                        (561) 746-6200

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                          surgeon Jan 8, 2011 04:30 AM

                          HI I posted about a new good place for deli: corned beef, pastrami, etc in West Palm Beach that I "discovered" called Empire State Deli on Okeechobee Blvd west Of Military Trail better than Toojay's better than Ben's.

                          2240 NW 19th St Ste 700, Boca Raton, FL 33431

                          1. freakerdude Jan 6, 2011 09:23 AM

                            Mr. Greek Taverna is opening soon in PBG's Promenade on A1A Alt in the old location for the short lived Dune Dog. We already have 3 other greek places and 2 are hard to beat. They should be open soon and have seen some recent activity.

                            Prosecco Café in PGA Commons East has just opened up. I believe this is affiliated with the Saquella Cafe in Boca Raton

                            4580 PGA Blvd
                            Palm Beach Gardens


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                              Alfred G Jan 6, 2011 03:27 PM

                              There is a Mr. Greek Taverna in Lake Worth and it is terrible. Hope PBG is better.

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                                freakerdude Jan 6, 2011 04:11 PM

                                Thanks for the heads up. The small temporary sign has been out there for almost 5 months now and they are just now moving on putting more temp signs up outside.

                            2. freakerdude Dec 30, 2010 10:29 AM

                              The owner who ran the now closed Ocean Grill has opened Casa Mia in Jupiter in the old Marc's Chophouse location (Fisherman's Wharf). I have been once and the food was very good from a solo visit. Most everything on the menu is very reasonably priced, mostly all under $20. Veal with wild mushroom sauce and polenta was very good. Roberto and his family have been in the resto business for generations.

                              Check out their menu online:


                              1. freakerdude Nov 4, 2010 10:19 AM

                                A 2nd location for CG's Burgers is planned to open in the very short lived Bice > ? Irish Pub > Firehouse Grill location just east of the Intracoastal on PGA. This would be just east of Panama Hatties on the south side of PGA.

                                Also, Carmine has closed Noche and will re-open as a seafood and sushi resto.

                                1. freakerdude Mar 9, 2010 04:11 PM

                                  I just saw a new place in PBG Shoppes of Oakwood on US-1 @ PGA. It's called Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. and the menu looks like your average 'rito joint. Has anyone ever been and do they have a salsa bar? They are mainly all over Fla. it appears.

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                                    johnmlinn Apr 2, 2010 08:09 AM

                                    They're very average chain-style burritos, freaker. They have a hot sauce bar instead of a salsa bar, but I didn't find any of their sauces particularly hot.

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                                      freakerdude Apr 2, 2010 03:58 PM

                                      Thanks John. A hot sauce bar sounds lame in itself. Give me a fresh made salsa bar and I am definitely interested.

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                                        johnmlinn Apr 16, 2010 07:18 AM

                                        I know it's not exactly in your neck of the woods, but if you're ever in Fort Lauderdale or Plantation, check out Zona Fresca. Their salsa is ridiculously good. It's made with char-grilled tomatoes, onions, and peppers which lends it a very smoky, caramelized flavor. Best salsa around, hands down.

                                        Zona Fresca Restaurant
                                        1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

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                                          Suzyummy Apr 16, 2010 08:51 AM

                                          I second Zona Fresca. Great fish/shrimp tacos....great little place after the beach....love the salsa too!

                                          Zona Fresca Restaurant
                                          1635 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

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                                            CFByrne Aug 13, 2013 11:43 AM

                                            Zona Fresca coming to Delray, Federal just N of Linton.



                                            Looks like near Panera. In the soon-to-be Fresh Market mall.

                                    2. freakerdude Feb 13, 2010 02:04 PM

                                      I tried out Qban in PBG and wasn't happy with what I ordered. It was supposed to be grouper or snapper but there aren't any filets that are legally that small. I am certain I was served a cheaper inexpensive fish in it's place. It had definitely been frozen. I doubt I will go back except maybe for a cuban sandwich and beans/rice.

                                      1. freakerdude Feb 13, 2010 01:55 PM

                                        Carmine, of Carmine's Gourmet Market, La Trattoria, and Noche resto, is opening a coal fired pizza resto (name unknown) and a buger joint called CG's Burgers. This is located in the same Bermudiana Plaza as Leftover's Cafe in Jupiter/Abacoa. No opening date has been set that I know of. If his coal fired pizza ia anywhere near his market's pizza, this place will be a big hit. I would expect the burger place to be top notch quality as well.

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                                          freakerdude Apr 2, 2010 03:56 PM

                                          CG's Burgers is open in Jupiter and it's a no frills type burger joint. There's a few burger combinationsbut mostly just the run of the mill, nothing too exotic. Miost bugers are $5.50 and up to $7 for the kobe beef burger (5oz). Sides of fries cost you an extra $2 to 2.50 .They have a small salad bar and a few sandwiches like filet mignon.

                                          The 'bigger burger' was a 7oz patty for $7and pretty good. The beef was packed too densely for my preference but maybe it will get worked out. Toppings are free fromwhat I saw and they have three groups of them. Frehs cut garlic fries were kind oif weird since mine had garlic powder on them and not minced garlic. I say weird b/c they charge you an extra 50 cents for garlic fries. Again, maybe this was an error on their part or just opening problems needing to be worked out.

                                          Brass Ring still serves a better burger. Grease Bar would be next and then CG's judging from my solo visit to the latter.

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                                            BrianSchneiderman Jan 7, 2011 06:02 PM

                                            Great Burger Great Place Ockechobee SteakHouse!

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                                          lync0091 Jan 3, 2010 03:37 PM

                                          Did Mister Milano ever open up in Palm Beach Gardens? http://www.mistermilano.com/ I saw this in the Mirasol shopping plaza a few months ago, but haven't heard about it since. Also, The Office in Delray should be opening any day now.

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                                            freakerdude Jan 3, 2010 08:19 PM

                                            Mister Milano appears to be a super high end restaurant. They will cater to private yachts, private jets, and corporate catering upon request. Also client pick up and drop off to the restaurant by private car. The menu looks phenominal but definitely out of my league.

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                                              lync0091 Jan 4, 2010 01:48 PM

                                              It also looks like Borgo Antico just opened up at 288 S. County Rd in Palm Beach with 47 different kinds of pizzas and other dishes native to Puglio http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/blo...

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                                                LargeLife Jan 5, 2010 01:01 PM

                                                Dang, FD....I thought you were going to break some news on a new BBQ joint!!! Happy New Year my BBQ Loving ChowPal


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                                                  CFByrne Jan 6, 2010 01:19 AM

                                                  Somewhere in N Boca or S Delray on the East side of Federal HWY is a storefront. Which for a month or two has had a sign...

                                                  "Coming Soon - XXX BBQ" (I can't remember the actual name). Something I'll keep an eye on for FD.

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                                                    freakerdude Jan 6, 2010 08:52 AM

                                                    CFB, that reminds me. If you are talking about the Hot Dogopolis plaza at 6020 US-1 Boca, it is Rib Bizz BBQ . I haven't been back to HDO since before xmas to check on the progress though. As soon as it opens, I will check it out. I typically don't eat out for lunch during the week except to try new places like this.

                                                    Emac, I'm still patiently waiting on that BGE you bought me for xmas.

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                                                      RickL Feb 14, 2010 07:32 PM

                                                      We went to Hot Dogopolis Sunday for lunch. The "Coming Soon" sign is still up for Rib Bizz but it doesn't look any different than when we were there about a month ago.

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                                                        freakerdude Feb 17, 2010 08:44 AM

                                                        I read that Ribb Bizz Boca is to open March 1 and is the same RB that was once in Boynton Beach. Anyone ever heard of them?

                                                        I would post the article link but mine always get deleted. It's in the alternative Broward-Palm Beach paper, if you know what I mean.

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                                                          CFByrne Feb 19, 2010 12:39 AM

                                                          Here's the scoop on RibBizz - looks like it is really happening!

                                                          "When you get right down to it, the business of barbecue is ribs, and ribs are certainly the business of Marquita and Curtis Houston's Rib Bizz, set to debut the first week of March in Boca Raton (6020 N. Federal Hwy., 561-998-2020)..."


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                                                            freakerdude Mar 5, 2010 04:46 PM

                                                            I stopped in today and it will be another week or two before they open.

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                                                              CFByrne Mar 29, 2010 10:13 AM

                                                              They were ready Friday but some last minute inspection/permit details intervened.

                                                              Stopped by today, they are expecting to open Wed Thurs or Fri.

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                                                                CFByrne Mar 31, 2010 01:49 PM

                                                                Dropped by today. They SWEAR they are opening Friday 4/2!!!

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                                                        BrianSchneiderman Jan 7, 2011 05:59 PM

                                                        Yeah there is a new place of Federal in Royal Palm Place That Murders HPO unfortunatly, though i like Hot Dogopolis A lot. Its called Maxxis! Check iT Out!

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                                                  lync0091 May 15, 2010 09:50 AM

                                                  Mister Milano finally opened up this past weekend.

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