Closer Look: The Chimney House


Turnover in the restaurant industry can come a matter of months. Yaddi and Frank Rodriguez invested six years and a sum business-types might call crazy to open The Chimney House on Las Olas Boulevard west of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The pair have transformed the historic building from a bombed out shell once home to squatters to a welcoming setting offering a survey of Latin American fare. The inspiration came from Frank's time in New York City, where he recalled a Queens restaurant that offered everything from Cuban sandwiches to Colombia's salchipapas. Read the full review.
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