Check Out This Food News You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Photo courtesy of Arc Culinary.

Plane Jane may have made the “burger finger” a thing on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” but did you know that May is National Burger Month?

Did you even know burgers had their own month? Visit Fort Lauderdale is jumping on the Burger bandwagon (or is that bun?) with 954 Burger Month, a collaborative effort organized by the Burger Beast and the Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, to shine a spotlight on the incredible world of tasty and creative burgers, crafted by talented burger folks spanning from Coral Springs to Hallandale Beach, Miramar to Pompano Beach, and everywhere in between. The month will feature pop-up events around Broward beginning on May 1, from 6-9 p.m. (or until sold out) at LauderAle Brewery with Burger Beast and BMC Smash Burgers participating. Special guest Luchadough will also be in attendance slinging some of the best donuts around and the featured burger will be The Frita Cubana. Visit for more information.


Arc Culinary is a mission-driven social enterprise of Arc Broward that is reshaping the culinary landscape by providing real-world experience and training for adults with disabilities through its nationally accredited Entry-Level Culinary Arts Certificate Program and the state-of-the-art Emeril Lagasse Foundation Innovation Kitchen that serves more than 1,200 people annually. In time for Cinco de Mayo, the four-course “Tacos & Tequila Fiesta” on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. will feature tequila-based drinks paired with a menu featuring the flavors of Mexico, including red lentil tacos in a fresh yuca tortilla, taco pollo al pastor, taco de birria, and a dessert trio of concha, flan, and lime paleta. Go to for more information on this and other events.


A floating open-air food court will be at the center of Marina Village at Bahia Mar, scheduled to open in early May. The man behind the beverages is David Cardaci, who also operates Holly Blue and Mexican chain The Whole Enchilada. The food vendors include Taco Vibez, Sushi Song, Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, Yip, Quore Gelato, Blue Steel Pizza Co., Fresh Garden Bowls, and Burgers & Shakes.  When Marina Village opens in May, roughly half of the food vendors are expected to be open. The vendor lineup was winnowed down from a pool of 50 vendors who applied.


There’s never a shortage of new places in South Florida. Here are just a few places that are recently opened, just opened or about to open.

Mitch's, familiar to those for his Fort Lauderdale deli has a new Hallandale location at 601 N. Federal Hwy. Also opening next to Mitch’s will be Drunken Dragon, a Korean barbecue spot touting tiki-themed cocktails and Asian tapas.

Jerk and Lime at Nicole’s House, owner Nicole Myers’ long-in-the-works Caribbean restaurant plans to open west of downtown Delray Beach.

Black Jack’s Rum Bar & Grille, the folks behind Drunken Taco chain and Giovanni’s Coal Fire Pizza are with this American pub that’s expected to debut in Davie this Spring.


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