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Green Room Pop-Up Restaurant Opening in Deerfield

Pop up restaurants always seem to get foodie hearts a-racing. After all, scarcity drives demand. So folks hungry for some pre-holiday eats should be pretty stoked for the opening of Green Room Pop Up, a new restaurant by the chefs behind JAZZIZ.

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The new spot is a precursor of sorts to JAZZIZ Nightlife, a permanent restaurant setting up shop in Boca's Mizner Park in January 2013. But till the final product opens its doors, Green Room will be serving up similar gourmet eats in Deerfield Beach starting December 6.

Chefs Justin Flit and Abel Veulens are the dudes behind the food. While the pop-up will be operating out of a sub shop kitchen, they've still got ambitious plans.

The menu could best be described as creative American cuisine, featuring initial selections include broccoli rabe & fennel sausage bucatini with pecorino and pickled fresno chile; crispy lamb belly bosc pear butter with parsnip and watercress; and beef short rib charred brussels & bean sprouts with xo sauce.

Flti says the concept is similar to what JAZZIZ will offer, although the permanent digs will be complete with woodburning grill and oven.

"Our inspiration for the menu is cooking seasonally and using high quality products. We will also be using some local purveyors, and the menu will change weekly depending on what we can/cannot get," Flit says.

Flit originally hails from the French Culinary Institute in NYC, before he made his to Aventura to work as Executive Sous Chef at Bourbon Steak. Veulens attended Miami's Le Cordon Bleu, then joined the teams at South Beach's Bourbon Steak and Meat Market.

The Green Room Pop-Up opens December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at 470 W. Hillsborough Blvd. They'll be open Thursday through Saturday to start.

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