Tuesday, September 26, 2023

New North Palm Beach Restaurants & Mizner Jazz Brunch

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. 

Scusi Trattoria
Scusi Trattoria

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

mizner park amphitheater
(Courtesy Mizner Park Amphitheater)

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.

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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