A few more details on the latest Dennis Max eatery, set to debut in late October in the old Ceviche location in the historic Falcon House space in downtown Delray.
To be called Social House, the restaurant will bring Max’s “farm to fork” ethos to a gastropubby concept that will feature small plates, artisan cocktails, boutique wines and craft beers. One feature will be the Fusion Tower, a quartet of giant chrome-and-glass devices (which cost about $10K each) that can infuse anything from vodka to beer with just about any flavors you can imagine.
The menu is still under development by Max Group exec chef Patrick Broadhead and Social House chef de cuisine Scott Pierce. But the interior and exterior are already undergoing a thorough renovation by Manhas Design, which will show off the original brick fireplace behind the bar and spiff up the outdoor patio.
Earlier on, Max was toying with the idea of calling the restaurant The Blind Pig, a name I thought was rather cool but probably wasn’t the best call from a marketing standpoint. Which is probably one reason why I’m not opening any restaurants.