Tropical Acres Steakhouse has been a landmark South Florida restaurant since opening in 1949, long before condo towers lined the coast and the nearby highway connected the region. Nearly four generations of the Studiale family have run the restaurant as a second home for both longtime customers an ... More >>
Tropical Acres reopens to the public tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. for dinner, its first since the restaurant was stricken by a fire August 30. Since 1949, Tropical Acres has stood as a relic of an era in Florida when men wore jackets to dine and the Everglades started just west of the Florida East Coa ... More >>
Tropical Acres starts demolition today, about six weeks after the early-morning accidental fire that started in the restaurant's laundry area. Owner Michael Greenlaw says that the demolition is relegated to a 1,400-square-foot section of the roof and that all walls are structurally sound.
The Lodge, RIP.At the end of every month, we look back at what restaurants have opened and closed. August wasn't as event-filled as July, yet when it comes to closings, that's a good thing (though folks around here are still lamenting the loss of the Lodge in Boca Raton).Let's go to the list:
On Tuesday around 6 in the morning, John Pappa was awakened by a pounding at his door. "I thought someone was trying to break it down," said executive chef of Tropical Acres Steakhouse, the Dania Beach restaurant that was stricken by a fire that erupted just before 4 a.m. on August 30th. Turns ou ... More >>