The concept is the work of restaurateurs Thomas Febbraio, Marc Katzenberg, and Rafael Palomino, who together have more than five decades of combined industry experience. Febbraio is co-owner of the Spotted Horse (Westport, Connecticut) and Gray Goose Cafe (Southport, Connecticut); Katzenberg is founder and co-owner of Katzenberg's (Scarsdale, New York); and Palomino's roster of establishments includes Greenwich Tavern (Greenwich, Connecticut), Pacifico (Center Valley, Pennsylvania), Tapas on Main (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), and Bistro Latino (Tuckahoe, New York).
B Square's creators say the restaurant will offer more than a dozen burgers made with a proprietary blend of grass-fed beef that is both antibiotic- and hormone-free. Selections include the McDuck, a burger topped with seared duck, foie gras, and a Concord grape glaze, or the Aww Shuck-Its, a burger finished with fried oysters, grilled caramelized onions, and a Gorgonzola cream sauce.
Aside from burgers, the B Square menu will feature jumbo chicken wings, sub sandwiches, and “B” Dogs — the restaurant's own version of a hot dog, made exclusively from American Kobe beef. The foot-long Decadent Dog, for example, will be prepared with truffle oil, sautéed lobster, and garlic butter.
Larger, main plates will include a 16-ounce, grilled, center-cut pork chop, while a salad bar will offer a wide variety of ingredients for thousands of customizable combinations.
According to its owners, one of B Square's main attractions will be an indoor/outdoor, 20-seat bar offering a wide selection of craft beer, specialty cocktails, and wines by the glass or bottle. That means guests can look forward to B Square Burgers' plans to offer live music, happy-hour specials, and a weekend brunch.
B Square Burgers & Booze will be located at 1021 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For updates, visit facebook.com/BSquareBurgers.
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