If you’re a fan of Nick Laudano’s thin-crusted New Haven-style pizzas (especially his white clam-bacon-garlic pie, surely one of the best things to ever come out of an oven) but the trek north to Boca Raton is just too arduous, hold on to your appetite: he’s opening a second location in Coral Springs.
The new Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar (2444 N. University Dr., 954/800-7603) is expected to debut in the Royal University Plaza in early April. Look for more than 5,000 square feet of restaurant, bar and lounge that will seat up to 200, plus designer Karen Hanlon’s signature advertising wallpaper ceiling and the giant hand-built, coal-fired pizza ovens that send out pies with perfect crisp-chewy-blistered crusts. And don’t forget that white clam pizza.
Anticipating a fall debut is the latest endeavor from Burt Rapoport, his second eatery in the massive Delray Marketplace shopping complex at Lyons Road in West Delray. Groundbreaking for Apiero is slated to begin shortly; when completed the restaurant will feature “healthy, affordable Mediterranean cuisine,” with house-made pita bread, a variety of salads, kebabs and grilled fish, served in a casual setting reminiscent of open-air coastal cafes. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.