Tastemaker 17 is Marc Falsetto, founder and CEO of ROK:BRGR Burger Bar and Gastropub in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
You've probably noticed that gastropubs serving up craft beers and hand-crafted burgers are pretty popular these days. And for good reason - craft burgers and craft beers are two of the greatest things to ever have the word craft put in front of them.
What you may or may not know, is that ROK:BRGR and its founder Falsetto were at the head of the crashing tidal wave that is the gastropub trend.
Instead of just slinging plain beef patties and fries washed down American lagers, Falsetto's burgers are culinary creations made from Kobe beef with toppings like fried eggs and lobster. And instead of just fries, how about a helping of poutine? Nowadays, every bar in town is expanding their craft beer selection but they most likely wouldn't be if ROK:BRGR hadn't lead the way, giving locals a thirst for more than the average six pack.