BC Cafe, the restaurant that shares a caveman and some great tacos with BC Tacos food truck, has opened its doors in Davie (4801 S. University Drive).
With a brick-and-mortar restaurant comes room to grow, so the café expands on the BC Tacos food truck menu with salads, sliders, wraps, and burgers for lunch and dinner.
Breakfast is served too, offering omelets, pancakes, muffins, and tacos. Tacos for breakfast? If we could have burritos as a morning meal, BC owner Brett Chiavari figures, "why not?"
What's most surprising -- and welcome -- about the new café? The restaurant may be stationary, but the prices are strictly food-truck affordable. For instance, any taco, including the hunter (steak), the t-rex (chicken), the encino man (buffalo mahi), the stone age shrimp (shrimp), or the gatherer (fried avocado) is only $4 each. Wraps and salads are all under $10, and sliders are a mere three bucks each.
Chiavari tells Clean Plate Charlie that he purposely tried to keep prices down. "We're trying to keep the tradition of the food truck, because that's what works for us. We want to have a fast, casual atmosphere where you can get a high-quality product at an affordable price."
In keeping with that philosophy, Chiavari says that all burgers ($6-7) are made in-house. "We're doing a 1/3-pound beef burger that's a blend of chuck, brisket, and short rib. We're stuffing one with sautéed onions, cheddar cheese, and bacon inside the meat. Another burger is stuffed with sautéed onions and Swiss cheese."
The food truck and café owner calls these stuffed specialty burgers "date burgers" because the fixings are contained inside the patty so you could wear a nice shirt without worrying about stains. Fresh turkey burgers ($6) and house-made black bean burgers ($6) are also available.
BC Cafe also offers beer and wine and is looking to expand into craft beers. For dessert, try some treats my Munchcakes Cupcakes, including cinnamon rolls, mini cheesecakes, and bread pudding.
BC Tacos is open Monday through Thursday for breakfast and lunch; Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Oh, and in case you're wondering -- the BC Tacos truck is still rolling, as always.
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