4

Rosie's Bar & Grill in Wilton Manors: Service with Attitude

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

I went to Rosie's for Sunday brunch and sat at the bar, intending to read the Sunday Times. Instead, distracted by a four on the floor playlist, I fell into conversation with the guy next to me. "What should I order?" I asked, noting he's a regular.

Though I had been leaning toward a burger, my company suggested otherwise. Try a Big 'Dict, he suggested. Or the Fat Elvis for something unique. The menu reads,

"A big, ripe banana smothered in chunky peanut butter and stuffed into

challah bread...then soaked in Rosie's delicious French toast mix and

deep fried until crunchy." Over the top.

When Josh the bartender

took my order, I asked him to decide. Why? I sometimes loathe making the

decision of what to eat. Inevitably, I

wonder what's freshest, what's the best seller, what's the most

interesting, what's the chef's recommendation.... And then I'm too caught up in questions to make a decision.

Josh

grimaced. "Hold on," he said. "I need to confer." Off in the corner,

Josh and bartender Nate pow-wowed. The back of their employee shirts

read something like, "Don't make me talk about you when you're gone."

"We

don't think you should order either dish." They stood

behind the bar leveling with me. "You'll be done for the afternoon if

you get the Fat Elvis," said Josh. "And, frankly, I don't

like our crab cakes. We think you should get the Tortilla Stack Attack."

The Tortilla Stack- house-made crispy tortillas, black beans,

fried eggs, sour cream, tomatillo salsa verde, cilantro, Jack and

cheddar cheese, avocado, and fried jalepeno-is a guilty pleasure of the

savory sort. I liked the dish, but it was Josh's honesty and big

personality that won me over. With service like this, I could be

converted to a disco brunch kind of girl.

Which restaurant servers have won you over lately and why?


Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook and on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.

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.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.