Burgers, BBQ and Bolay

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New Boca BBQ dining brings North Carolina smoking to the table

Pulled pork, pulled BBQ chicken, fried catfish and more North Carolina-style smoked barbecue dishes are on the menu at the new Boca’s Best BBQ & Smokehouse, which opens Jan. 18. Brothers Scott and Nathan Gibson (of Gibson Smokehouse) and Chef Dwayne “Dewey” Hooper (of Sweet Dewey’s BBQ) have joined to double the seating space of the former Dewey’s restaurant (9181 W. Glade Road, 561/488-9688) and will serve lots of barbecue, along with Kosher-style corned beef pastrami, fried chicken, beef jerky, wings and ribs. Breakfast is also served. The restaurant will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Habit Burger Grill opens third Florida location in Royal Palm Beach

Habit Burger Grill is opening its third Florida restaurant in Royal Palm Beach on Jan. 20. Before that, get a taste on “Free Burger Day” on Jan. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and again on Jan. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the first 250 customers. Of course, there’s the signature Charburger, but also tuna steak and chicken sandwiches, salads and the Santa Barbara sandwich (pictured), among others. The new restaurant is at 280 S. State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach. The other two locations are in Delray Beach and Miami.

Bolay with “build a bowl” to open in Wellington from Outback co-founder

Restaurateur Tim Gannon had a hit when he co-founded Outback restaurant. Now he’s back with another innovative idea—Bolay in Wellington—slated to open in February. Tim (pictured) and son Chris Gannon describe Bolay as “taking a fast, casual approach to fresh, flavorful food” by having customers “build bowls packed with nutrient-rich super foods and tasty proteins.” Chef Martin Oswald, former Wolfgang Puck protégé, helped with the menu. There are gluten-free options, too. Stay tuned for a specific opening date, at 250 S. State Road 7, in the new Buckingham Plaza.

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