Openings and Closings

By the Numbers: 2011 Restaurant Roll Call

Happy 2012! Inspired by Harper's Index, here reads our restaurant trends for the past year.

Restaurants to open in Fort Lauderdale: 23

Burger restaurants to open in Broward/Palm Beach: 6

Restaurants to open in Boca Raton: 10

Taco shops to open in Broward /Palm Beach, not counting Chipotle: 4

Restaurants to open in Palm Beach Gardens: 7

Pizza restaurants to open in Broward/Palm Beach: 8

Coal-fired pizza restaurants: 3

Beercentric restaurants in Broward/Palm Beach: 4

Restaurants to open in Delray Beach: 17

Restaurants to open in West Palm Beach: 6

Farm to Table concepts: 2

Noodle houses: 1

After the jump, take a perusal of noteworthy restaurant openings for 2011 in Broward/ Palm Beach.

Verdea. Palm Beach Gardens
Christopher's Kitchen. Palm Beach Gardens
Bottega Wine Bar. Lake Worth
Prosecco Café. Palm Beach Gardens
CG Burgers and Coal-Fired Pizza. Palm Beach Gardens
Umi Fishbar and Grill. Palm Beach Gardens
Prime Delray. Delray Beach
Dos Caminos. Fort Lauderdale
3800 Ocean. Singer Island
Museum Café. Fort Lauderdale
Spot Coffee. Delray Beach
Cortazzo's Brick Oven Pizza. West Palm Beach

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar. Fort Lauderdale
Luigi's. West Palm Beach
Burger-Fi. Lauderdale by the Sea

Yogurt Ur Way. Fort Lauderdale
Garden Cafe. Delray Beach
Sefa Mediterranean Grill. Delray Beach

Buddha Sky Bar. Delray Beach
SAIA at B Ocean. Fort Lauderdale
Off the Ave.  Delray Beach

Big Al's Steaks. Palm Beach Gardens 

World of Beer. West Palm Beach

Cafe Jamm. Fort Lauderdale
Flavor of Peru. Pompano Beach
Casa di Pepe Italian Ristorante. Delray Beach


Dirty Martini. Palm Beach Gardens

Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza. Fort Lauderdale

El Jefe Luchador. Deerfield Beach

DIG. Delray Beach
51 Supper Club and Lounge. Palm Beach Gardens
Max's Harvest. Delray Beach

Mimosa. Boca Raton
Sawa Hibachi. Boynton Beach
Jo Jo's Tacos. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
J Street Bakery. Lake Worth
Mia's Grille. Boca Raton
English Tap and Beer Garden. Bocal Raton
Sea. Fort Lauderdale
Texas de Brazil. Fort Lauderdale
Longboards. West Palm

Nick's New Haven Style Pizza. Boca Raton
Cheese Culture. Fort Lauderdale
Totti's Mediterranean Kitchen. Fort Lauderdale
Field of Greens

. Palm Beach Gardens

Riddlez Cafe. Fort Lauderdale
Burger Fi

. Delray Beach

Salsa Fiesta. Pembroke Pines
PL8. Fort Lauderdale
Nick's New Haven Style Pizzeria. Boca Raton
Las Olas Wine Cafe. Fort Lauderdale
Undergrounds Coffeehaus. Fort Lauderdale
Biergarten Boca. Boca Raton


SpoonFed. Delray Beach
Cha Cha's. Palm Beach
Boston's on the Beach. Delray Beach
East End Brasserie. Fort Lauderdale

D'Angelo Trattoria. Delray Beach
Boca Burger Bar. Boca Raton
Tundra. Fort Lauderdale
Sonic. Fort Lauderdale
Smashburger. Coral Springs
Tap 42. Fort Lauderdale
Grimaldi's. West Palm
Kapow. Boca Raton

Union. Delray Beach
The Spaniard. Boca Raton
Frank and Dino's. Deerfield Beach
The Wine Dive. West Palm
Le Macaron. Fort Lauderdale
Breathe Restaurant and Ultra Lounge. Delray Beach
Brooklyn Water Bagel. Hollywood
Havana's Cuban Cuisine. Sunrise

What are your predictions for the coming months? Fewer burger

restaurants and more coffee joints? A cocktail speakeasy? More craft-beer havens? Leave them in the comments.

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