Taverna Opa Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    March's Restaurant Openings and Closing in Broward and Palm Beach

    With another month comes another bunch of new restaurants. While we still have plenty of spots we're waiting to see open doors (ahem, Trader Joe's!), the four weeks of March proved to be good ones for the world of food. From beercentric high-end waterfront Italian to fast-casual Brazilian grill to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Amici Brick Oven Pizza Hosting Grand Opening Wednesday: Free Food, Funky Buddha Beer

    There are few food combinations most people tend to agree upon: pizza and beer is definitely one. Frankly, free pizza and beer is the best pairing of all. Amici Brick Oven Pizza, owned by well-known South Florida restauranteur Lirim Jacobi, previous owner of Wild Olives by Todd English in Boca Rat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Five Best New Restaurants in West Palm Beach

    They come and they go. West Palm Beach has been like a revolving door for restaurants in the past decade, and this is one city where you can truly say everything old is new again -- at least when it comes to the buildings they occupy. In the past several months, several new establishments have ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    July Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

    July proved to be a kind month to the restaurant world. Many new spots opened their doors with a pile more on deck. Fortunately, only a few shut down for good. To keep you informed of the overall comings and goings of the South Florida restaurant scene, we bring to you July's list of restaurant mort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    First Look: Zorba's Taverna in Delray Beach Serves Authentic Greek Fare

    For an authentic taste of Greece, Palm Beach residents look no further than Zorba's Taverna, a new eatery now open in Delray Beach. With decades' worth of combined experience, owners Bobby and father Taso Orfanos joined with restaurateur Bill Maxakoulis to open Zorba's last December. The trio is d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Carlos'n Charlie's Coming to CityPlace

    ​A chain of loud, casual, moderately priced Mexican restaurants--not exactly a rarity in South Florida--is planning to open its second U.S. eatery in CityPlace.  Carlos'n Charlie's, part of the Mexico-based Grupo Anderson chain (which includes, among other eateries, Senor Frog's), is expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Five Kids Whom Waiters Hate

    I look cute, but wait until you give me sugar.​We know that servers hate their customers and vice versa, but no one ever talks about the little monsters who wreak havoc on a waiter's day. The little monsters you call your kids, siblings, or grandkids. I think you get the picture. You love the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Speed Dating: A Last Resort For V-Day Love at Taverna Opa Friday

    aprillynn77 from Flickr.comThis guy got lucky...and so can you.​It's never too late to find that special somebody to share the romantic misery of V-Day with. And, if you're  a smooth talker, it could take only a matter of minutes...

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Thanksgiving at a Restaurant: Five Options in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach/Delray Beach

    Don't let this happen to you!​Up in the 561, Thanksgivings are never terribly traditional. There's never any snow or color-changing leaves, just oven doors opening and closing like mailboxes all day long, for the bastings. Itching to get out of the house and have someone else worry about the tempe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    New Times' Iron Fork This Thursday

    Even sans Dacascos, Iron Fork should be a tongue-in-cheek good time.​Allez cuisine!Just like the addictive Japanese import Iron Chef, Thursday's Iron Fork event at Grand Central (697 N. Miami Ave., Miami) will test the mettle of two chefs to determine a champion. The only difference: no Mark Dacas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Lake Worth Food & Wine Experience Arrives October 15

    ​Clear your calendars, eaters: The Lake Worth Food & Wine Experience is coming to the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza on October 15. The food and wine tasting event will gather over 30 restaurants for a decedent outdoor blowout on the Plaza lawn (Lake Ave. and "M" Street, Lake Worth). Running from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Food Events on the Radar

    Joe WoolfTaverna Opa's gone wild...​• Lirim Jacobi's chain of raucous Greek eateries, Taverna Opa, is debuting its newest location tonight at the Dolphin Mall in Miami (11401 NW 12th St.). With it comes belly dancers, napkin tossing, and a sound-system that would make any MIA nightclub jealous. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2010

    Get Happy at CityPlace

    ​Like foreclosures, unemployment and pin-striped bankstas lugging home million-dollar bonuses, restaurant happy hours are a sign of these very unhappy economic times.  What you don't see much of--at least not yet, anyway--is an entire mall going happy for a few hours a night. But that is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    A Peek Inside Todd English's Wild Olives

    C. Stiles​ You have to hand it to Todd English: the dude knows an easy mark when he sees one. That mark, of course, would be South Florida, now home to three of English's restaurants, each having opened within the past year or so. Two more are on their way 2010. Perhaps with all the ponzi scheming ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 24, 2009
  • Dining

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Order Up: Carousel Can Can in CityPlace

    ​ This week in Dish, we take a look at one of CityPlace's nightspots, Carousel Can Can: Any respectable Frenchman would probably shoot bouillabaisse through his nose at the idea of comparing West Palm Beach's CityPlace and Paris' cancan heyday, but there are a few similarities. CityPlace sure is b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Restaurant News: Rocco's Comes to Boca, Clematis Social Reforms, Johnny V's Offers 'Stimulus' Dinner

    Photo by Flickr user Jinfinite8​•    A pair of West Palm Beach eateries are taking their shows on the road to the rather tonier confines of the Shops at Boca Center. Come fall, Rocco's Tacos will be slinging tortillas and margaritas in the current Big City Tavern space, the same e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Opus 5 in Boca Raton Sold

    Hot on the heels of Clematis Social closing up shop, long-time South Florida restauratuer Burt Rapoport is jumping ship on his chic Boca Raton eatery Opus 5. According to the South Florida Traveler, Opus 5 had been practically giving its food away for the past few weeks, offering lunch specials for ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Slideshow: Taste of the Nation at Broward County Convention Center

    Michele SandbergFormer Top Chef contestant and current owner of Bulldog BBQ in North Miami Howie Kleinberg serves food at Taste of the Nation. Click here to view the full slideshow.Last night, Share Our Strength hosted the South Florida edition of Taste of the Nation with a mission to end childhood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Two New Restaurants Take On CityPlace

    It's a brave businessman, wearing balls of steel, who opens a restaurant in West Palm's CityPlace. It helps, of course, to have done it at least once before, and Lirim Jacobi has done the deed twice. He owns Taverna Opa and City Pizza, and now he's giving it another go with Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    A Little Bellyaching

    Jo Clark's latest venture, Thai Jo, is set to open in West Palm's CityPlace this summer next door to the new Taverna Opa.

  • Dining

    August 23, 2007

    All Greek to Me

    Can Three New Tavernas Give Old Opa a Run for It?

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Pub Med

    Where playing with your pistol can be fun and erotic

  • Dining

    November 30, 2006

    Late-Night Bites

    It's midnight: Do you know where your next meal is coming from?

  • Dining

    September 14, 2006

    Unsolved Mysteries of the (Foodie) Universe

    Miscellaneous news to chew over.

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2005
  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005
  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Opa in Venice

    Finally, the opening you've been waiting for

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Woe, Mexico

    Las Palmas needs a refresher course in quality Mexican cuisine

  • Dining

    May 16, 2002

    Opa! Opa!

    Another voice joins South Florida's culinary Greek chorus

  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    Palms and Politics

    Hollywood's power brokers raise a big, frozen margarita glass at a new beachfront eatery

  • Dining

    February 7, 2002

    Island Hopping

    Broward's Greek eateries are going great grills

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    Taverna Nope-a

    In which things get a little too hot at a Greek hot spot

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999
  • Dining

    June 25, 1998