The Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen Scheduled to Open Mid-June
The former Samba Room space at 350 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale has been gutted and rehabbed for the debut of the Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen.
The Royal Pig is a project of Joe Upchurch, whose restaurants include beachfront locations of Hooters, Ugly Tuna Saloona, Lulu's Bait Shack, and Dan Marino's Town Tavern (whose Lauderdale location has closed).
A clubby décor with brick and leather accents will shape the setting, which is on track to be completed in mid-May.
Upchurch said he expects he'll need a month to hire and train staff. Clean Plate Charlie will keep you updated on chef hires, menus, and the opening date as information becomes available.
300 SW First Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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