I met Mark Ortell, owner of Amazonia Brazilian Churrascaria, over a Cuban sandwich last year. We were sitting at the bar at Crazy Cuban in Boynton Beach drinking beer when Ortell mentioned he had two restaurants in Aruba. When he said he planned to open two more, Amazonia and Aquamarine, in Palm Beach Gardens, we discussed dining prospects in the Gardens. It seemed like restaurateurs and foodies had hit some culinary jackpot there, as though the Gardens' very streets, slippery with truffle oil, beckoned irresistibly. They were boom times. I packed... More >>>