We hear a lot about the importance of non-GMO fare, how much better grass-fed beef can be, and why we shouldn't eat chicken pumped full of antibiotics. But not many restaurants offer a menu in which every item is guaranteed to be 100 percent safe.
To remedy this, Frank Stronach -- international businessman and owner of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale -- is hoping to change the way South Floridians eat with two new restaurants: Adena Grill and Wine Bar and Frankey's Sports Bar.
"I wanted to inspire a positive change in how we grow the foods we eat, and help chart a new course for the food industry," says Stronach.
How? Both restaurants will offer a true farm-to-fork experience with all meats and poultry being sourced exclusively from his family's 30,000-acre farm and cattle ranch in Ocala. The farm has an ethical approach to raising its cattle and chickens, providing free-range pastures and using feed that is all-natural, organic, and free of GMOs and antibiotics.
As a result, Frankey's Sports Bar serves one of the best burgers in town, says Stronach, while Adena -- the upscale steakhouse set to open in February -- will specialize in 100 percent grass-fed, grass-finished steaks and top cuts of meat.
According to a press release, Frankey's is a "classy and modern take on the traditional sports bar complete with daily sports action, topnotch bar food, and live music in a state-of-the-art environment." The menu offers gastro-style food that includes char-cooked burgers, steaks, nachos, and tacos as well as seafood and pasta dishes.
The restaurant features a 180-inch video wall, 38 hi-def TVs, and a lively bar atmosphere adorned with life-sized original oil murals of some of the greatest sports legends of our time -- everyone from Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to Joe Montana. Adding to the sports frenzy: paprons can wager on the nearby horse races at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino grounds from the comfort and convenience of the bar.
An in-house mixologist will also be crafting custom cocktails to order. Bar specials include a happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.; $6 beers of the month; $7 mimosas, bloody marys, and glasses of prosecco or sparkling rosé on Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m.; and all-day, every-day $6 singles and $8 doubles of Fireball whiskey, Skyy vodka, and El Toro tequila.
Frankey's Sports Bar is located at 900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954-464-2333, frankeysbar.com.
Nicole Danna is a food blogger 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 Clean Plate's Instagram.
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