A little over 20 years ago, Steve Martorano -- number seven on our Tastemaker countdown -- was on his way back up north. His dreams of opening a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale didn't work out and the cook (he doesn't like the word chef) was at the airport, waiting for a flight to Philadelphia. Then, ... More >>
d.b.a./café breaks the notion that good food and drink must be accompanied by a fancy setting and fancy prices.
Cut up wine boxes line the kickspace under the bar. More of them form a New York City skyline at the far end of the restaurant, past the multicolored string of Christmas lights. Yes, Ch ... More >>
On a weeknight at d.b.a./café on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale we overheard diners carefully enunciating the name of the restaurant's toque, Steven Zobel. "Zohhhh-bullll, one man said carefully to his dining companion."
The New York City-born-and-bred chef first arrived in South Florida in Ap ... More >>
Good food, good wine and good service. It's a simple statement, but manages to sum up what a trip to new Fort Lauderdale restaurant d.b.a./cafe is all about.It was especially intriguing for South Florida chef Steve Zobel, who fell in love with the concept for d.b.a./cafe the moment he read the Craig ... More >>