In addition to being everyday heroes, firefighters are also Iron Man competitors, calendar models, and cookbook contributors. Wait, cookbooks? Actually, cooks and firefighters aren't such strange bedfellows, since both strive to control the heat. And "firehouse chili" often wins chili contests. So perhaps it's not so strange that John Wilson, a Boca Raton firefighter, would open a 45-seat restaurant, Savories (725 N. A1A, Jupiter, 561-747-8747). Actually, Wilson is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and trained at multistarred hotel restaurants in the Northeast. His self-described "American bistro" puts those talents to good use: Now when he's not putting out fires, he's lighting them -- under steaks, seafood, pastas, and homemade soups. No doubt he's a guy who can stand the heat in his kitchen.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.
More RESTAURANTS News
- Pembroke Pines' Aisha Thalia a Finalist in PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door Contest
- Florida Beer: Swamp Ape Double Black IPA From Florida Beer Company
- South Florida's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beach Pawty, Delish 2015, Happy...
- Ben & Jerry's to Launch Beer With New Belgium and the Ice Cream BRRR-ito