As the season starts to heat up – yes, you need reservations any night of the week now! – there are new places to try. Have fun exploring.
Nov. 15 opening (today!) – FireFin Grill, 2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. In the former Carmine’s Ocean Grill location, this restaurant will offer seafood, steaks, tacos, burgers, sushi and more, including a lionfish fillet. Open for dinner, with outdoor seating, live music and close proximity to the adjacent Carmine’s market.
Nov. 18 opening — Scusi Trattoria, 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. This coastal Italian restaurant opens with Owner/Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel in the PGA Commons location. Open for lunch and dinner. Menu will include wood-baked branzino, skirt steak, wood-fired pizzas, veal and pork ricotta meatballs, salumis, Bigeye tuna crudo antipasti, gelato, sorbet and more. Offering beer, wine, cocktails (this is in the former Vic & Angelo’s spot). Known for his BLT brand (BLT Prime, BLT Burger, BLT Steak), in 2018, Tourondel opened restaurants in London and Sag Harbor. He is chef/partner at Brasserie Ruhlmann in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
Sassafras, 105 S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach. Part of the Sub-Culture restaurant group, this venue is supposed to open this month, and will have a number of former Delray Beach’s 32 East employees in the kitchen, which is good news. The focus is on local, fresh food with components from Swank Farm and Kai-Kai Farms.
Sunday Jazz Brunch at Mizner Park plays Nov. 24
A free Sunday concert at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater on Nov. 24 will be a jazz brunch, with brunch food trucks and a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., listen to the Debbie Spring Group and Jay Blue Band while you munch and sip.
Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.