Glen Manfra's Pop Up restaurant -- which was always envisioned as a temporary eatery (and which has delicious food, according to my predecessor John Linn) will hold out two more weeks until it folds for the summer to undergo transformation for its next incarnation as Spoon Fed, a comfort-food, Italian-inspired restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
According to Kelly Downing, spokesperson for Manfra (he's on vacation) the chef is considering design teams to warm up the place by swapping out modern accoutrements for wood, changing the lighting, and nixing the kitschy disco ball.
The Pop Up was a test drive for Manfra, who has been around the Delray
Angelo's and The Office. Following the shuttering of The Atlantic Ocean Club,
Manfra partnered with DC real estate developer Larry Lipnick to open the summer project.
The temporary restaurant
has allowed Manfra to experiment with menu items and a restaurant concept
before opening his own place. As the case has been with the temporary
restaurant, the menu will change daily according to what's in season and
what ingredients are available.
In the meantime, until The Pop
Up closes, all entrees and drinks are two for the price of one until 7
p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.