• The old Rosa Mexicano in Palm Beach Gardens is getting a new high-concept but moderately priced MexiCal replacement. Early February should see the debut of Cabo Flats, a huge (8,000 square feet) and casual space that channels Mexican food and décor through the Chicano community of Los Angeles. There will be live music, a wall of TVs and a menu that spans everything from tacos and enchiladas to upscale Latin-Asian fusion dishes.
• His meatballs rule Fort Lauderdale and Vegas, now they're getting ready to conquer the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Those would be the meatballs of Steve Martorano, who next month will open Martorano's, reprising his wildly popular Italy-by-way-of-Philly menu in the old Jazziz Bistro space. Along with his famous meatballs, father and son will reportedly by pulling DJ duty too.
• If you miss the now-shuttered Tulio's in Boca's Royal Palm
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Place, you'll be relieved to know Tulio Castilla has landed at Ferraro
Ristorante just a few miles away. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, he'll be
preparing a four-course dinner paired with the wines of Stags Leap
Winery. Cost is $59.95 per person and for details and rezzies, go here. Then go there.