July 2016 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

Chill-N Nitrogen ice cream is now open in Weston.
Chill-N Nitrogen ice cream is now open in Weston.
Photo courtesy of Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream

The more, the merrier — this seems to be the general feeling these days regarding the South Florida food scene, where a new restaurant, café, coffee roaster, brewery, or eatery opens its doors every day.

Although July is often considered the height of summer and the depth of the "off-season," that didn't stop a number of new businesses from opening. It's good down time before the seasonal influx of out-of-town temporary residents — a chance for locals to try out the new spots before the never-ending lines start forming midfall.

The openings last month were diverse as ever, from coffee roasters and cafés to poke and juice bars — even a churrascaria and a nitrogen ice cream shop. Closings came with a few surprises as several longstanding Fort Lauderdale establishments, including Johnny V's and Café de Paris on Las Olas, shuttered their doors for good.

Keep reading for a complete list of what arrived, what left, and what's to come in the restaurant world:

Open

  • Pumphouse Coffee Roasters, Jupiter
  • Galley Bar, West Palm Beach
  • Full of Crepe, Delray Beach
  • Burger House South, Boca Raton
  • Frozen Bowl Nitrogen Ice Cream, Deerfield Beach
  • The Blonde Hen, Pompano Beach
  • La Empanada Loca, Oakland Park
  • Switchbox Coffee, Oakland Park
  • Viva Tokyo Mexican and Japanese, Oakland Park
  • Angelo Elia the Bakery Bar, Oakland Park
  • Pampa Gaucho Churrascaria, Lighthouse Point
  • Burger House South, Fort Lauderdale
  • Island Fusion Grill, Fort Lauderdale
  • Raw Poke Bar, Fort Lauderdale
  • Dal Contadino Trattoria, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Trio Bistro, Fort Lauderdale
  • Facefood Restaurant, Hollywood
  • Kaki, Hollywood
  • American English Kitchen & Bar, Hollywood
  • Fresh Coco, Hollywood
  • Bristol's Burgers, Hollywood
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Pembroke Pines
  • Glyk Gelato, Parkland
  • Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream, Weston
  • Misha's Cupcakes, Davie
  • Conch Crawl, Miramar
  • Sr. Ceviche, Margate

Closed

  • The Green Owl, Delray Beach (reopening soon)
  • Johnny V, Fort Lauderdale
  • City-Eatz, Pompano Beach
  • Thasos, Fort Lauderdale (reopening soon)
  • Da Big Kahuna, Fort Lauderdale
  • Dos Caminos, Fort Lauderdale
  • Tedesco's, Fort Lauderdale
  • Oasis Café, Fort Lauderdale
  • Café de Paris, Fort Lauderdale
City Tap House will open in West Palm Beach's City Place in August.
City Tap House will open in West Palm Beach's City Place in August.
Photo courtesy of City Tap House

Coming Soon

  • Lost Weekend, West Palm Beach 
  • Wawa, West Palm Beach
  • City Tap House, West Palm Beach
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach 
  • Pie Five Pizza Co., West Palm Beach (multiple locations)
  • Parlour Vegan Bakery, Boca Raton
  • MIA Kitchen + Bar, Boca Raton
  • Sliderz, Boca Raton
  • Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles, Boynton Beach
  • Driftwood Ales, Boynton Beach 
  • Banyan Restaurant & Bar, Delray Beach
  • Beer Trade Co., Boca Raton
  • Ouzo Bay, Boca Raton 
  • Pompano Beach House, Pompano Beach 
  • Wawa, Pompano Beach
  • Oceanic Dining, Pompano Beach 
  • Kelvin 3200, Oakland Park
  • Bubbles & Pearls, Oakland Park
  • Spatch, Fort Lauderdale
  • La Bamba, Fort Lauderdale
  • Wok, Fort Lauderdale
  • Midici, Fort Lauderdale
  • Doc B's Fresh Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Poke House, Fort Lauderdale
  • Nisi, Fort Lauderdale
  • Timeline Brewery, Fort Lauderdale 
  • B-Square Burgers, Fort Lauderdale 
  • TRP Taste, Fort Lauderdale 
  • One Door East, Fort Lauderdale  
  • Poke House, Fort Lauderdale
  • Vincent's Italian Kitchen, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Pod Piccola Osteria Del Duomo, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Kay Rico, Hollywood
  • Lemongrass Hot Pot, Hollywood 
  • Bar Rita, Fort Lauderdale  
  • World of Beer, Plantation

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.


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