2016-07-28 / Cuisine

TooJay’s opens in new Wellington location

TooJay’s newest location at 2605 S. State Road 7 in Wellington Green Commons replaces the store on the second floor of the Mall at Wellington Green. The company is boasting about the fresh contemporary décor and that they’re closing in on 30 restaurants across Florida. Management listened to the public demand and introduced a new small-plates menu, featuring fresh spring tomato cucumber salad, BLT deviled eggs and a roasted Brussel sprouts medley. Info: www.TooJays.com.

City Tap comes to CityPlace

City Tap in CityPlace has opened with craft beer at the heart of the concept and “a refined American-regional cuisine.” Think artisanal brick oven pizzas and flatbreads, mussels four ways, vegan dishes, lemon-herb chicken and crispy Florida red snapper paired with a vast selection of draft, cask, and bottled craft brews from local, regional and specialty breweries.

Its decor is “rustic yet comfortable” with reclaimed barn-wood and repurposed steel providing the mood. A 15-foot multiscreen television and an open view of the kitchen complete the concept. Daily happy hour specials like oysters for a buck hope to capture folks after work, with late night entertainment on weekends.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, with brunch Saturday and Sunday.

For more info, call 508-8525 or visit wpb.citytap.com

Grato to open for lunch

Grato, chef Clay Conley and partners’ Italian eatery in West Palm Beach, will begin serving lunch on Aug. 8, serving handmade pastas and brick oven pizzas. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the restaurant will continue to open at 11 a.m. with exclusive brunch items as well as lunch choices.

Reservations are recommended at 404-1334 or visit gratowpb.com.

Burger Bar menu revamp

You spoke and Burger Bar listened.

Known for its handcrafted burgers and adult milkshakes, Burger Bar has revamped its menu and added a number of interesting new twists. Now on the menu: Beyond Burgers — entrees such as pan roasted salmon with herb potato cake, seasoned broccoli and red pepper caper butter ($16.50); local mahi with fried green tomatoes and sweet chili mango relish ($18.50); and prime beef meatloaf with herb potato cake, giant onion rings and mushroom BBQ au jus ($15.50). New gourmet sides include tater tots, Cajun fried green tomatoes and herb potato cake.

Burger Bar is in Donald Ross Village, at 4650 Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens. Check out all the changes and additions at burgerbar.com or call 630-4545.

Cholo Soy Cucina update

Local chef “Cutthroat Clay” Carnes, the winner of three championships on the Food Network’s hit show “Cutthroat Kitchen,” is opening his own restaurant, Cholo Soy Cocina, in August.

Located in the Antique Row District at 3175 S. Dixie Highway, south of downtown West Palm Beach, the menu will feature Latin street food and tacos.

Keep an eye on cholosoycocina.com for information about opening dates and specials.

New special at Brio

Brio Tuscan Grille introduced a new special for National Grilling Month. The “Art of Grilling” features grilled steak, pork or fish plus a starter and dessert for $27.95 through Aug. 21. The special is available at both the West Palm Beach location (CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach) and Palm Beach Gardens (3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens). Call 835- 1511 (WPB) or 622-0491 (PBG).

Mrs. Smokeys loses lease; Jupiter store open

Mrs. Smokeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q lost its lease and has closed the store at 1460 10th St., in Lake Park. But never fear! Mrs. Smokeys barbecue is still available at their store at the corner of Donald Ross Road and Military Trail in Jupiter. Need more info? Call 557-3800.

Malakor plans PBG outpost

Northwood’s Malakor Thai Café plans a spin-off in Palm Beach Gardens.

Kao Gang will open in August near Trader Joe’s at PGA Plaza, 2626 PGA Blvd., according to co-owner Billy Manthy. Malakor chef-owner Noopy Areerak also will be involved at Kao Gang. ¦

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