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Paula DaSilva on 3030's Pop-Up Brunch, Growing Up, and More

While it can be uncomfortably awkward, change tends to be a good thing -- or so they say.

In the case of restaurants, it can go either way.

Over the past year, Fort Lauderdale's 3030 Ocean has seen an astronomical amount of change.

Founder and longtime executive chef Dean James Max and his most recent chef de cuisine, Jeremy Ford left; and former chef de cuisine Paula DaSilva returned as executive chef after opening and presiding over the nationally acclaimed 1500 Degrees in Miami.

Yes, it's been a big exchange, but it's a welcome change of pace in the Fort Lauderdale dining scene.

With the announcement of a new brunch pop up at the restaurant, we decided to have a chat with DaSilva about the modifications and how they've been received.

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Clean Plate Charlie: We recently heard that you're planning a new brunch program. What do you have in store?

DaSilva: We're doing a little bit of a pop up brunch series, one per month in March 16, April 13, and May 18. We're still putting together the details, but we knew we wanted to do something different, and we've never done a brunch before. We're planning to set up outside with live music so people can get a nice ocean breeze, depending on the weather. We're still tweaking it for now.

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