Openings and Closings

Charcuterie Too! Set to Close

It's an unlikely (but brilliant) place for a breakfast and lunch spot. Charcuterie Too!, located on the second floor of the Broward County Library's Main Downtown Branch, looks like any industrial cafeteria line at any government building.

But diners who waited in line at this plain-Jane establishment are treated to fresh soups, crisp salads, and beautiful sandwiches filled with carved meats and fine cheeses.
The Sun-Sentinel reported on February 12 that the small mom-and-pop restaurant was closing due to various factors including a renovation project on the library, a growing homeless population in Stranahan Park, and owner Ymelda Luna Singh not being able to keep up with bills.

The story also reports that various Broward County Commissioners are trying their best to come up with a solution to keep the little lunch counter in business.

We tried to reach Singh for comment. The restaurat's general information number kept ringing, while their order number went straight to a voice mailbox that wasn't set up.  We left a message with the neighboring library information desk. 


We finally called the library's administrative office, where Lorraine

Woods confirmed that Charcuterie Too! was closing, due to construction

and renovations on the library's windows. We asked if there was a

possibility that the restaurant could reopen when construction was

finished.  "I don't think so," was the answer. Woods didn't know the

exact date of the lunch counter's demise but did confirm that it was

"open and busy, with a really long line."

Hurry soon before it closes, if only to snag one last batch of its to-die-for homemade oatmeal raisin cookies.


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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