Coming soon: Iconic Gallaghers Steakhouse of New York bringing dry-aged beef to Boca; Voodoo Brewery pouring into Oakland Park

When it comes to food, South Florida is a great place to be. So many new places open up every day. Here’s what’s coming soon to a city near you.

Marco’s Top Burgers, Coral Springs

What began as Marco and Ana Paula’s Brazilian food truck has graduated into a second storefront set to debut this August within the former Rosati’s Pizza in the Turtle Crossing plaza. The burger joint, which opened its first brick-and-mortar in Pompano Beach in 2021, slings Brazilian-style Angus patties loaded with toppings familiar (bacon, sunny-side-up eggs) and unfamiliar, like corn, potato sticks, bananas, shredded chicken, catupiry (a Brazilian cream cheese) and prato (a gouda-like cow’s milk cheese). The result: an over-the-top, leaning tower of hamburger. There are also sirloin steak strips, calabresa (Brazilian sausage) subs, Brazilian hot dogs (corn, potato sticks, mozzarella, Parmesan, tomato sauce on brioche) and sides of fried yucca and plantains. 4320 N. State Road 7, Coral Springs;

Voodoo Brewery, Oakland Park

Yet another craft brewery is shuffling into the ever-expanding Oakland Park Culinary Arts District, already home to a distillery, a meadery, two breweries, a wine bar and a butcher shop. This growing Pennsylvania-headquartered brewing company, which expects to open this fall, runs on a franchise model, opening taprooms in South Carolina and Nevada, among other states. The Oakland Park outpost — Voodoo’s second in Florida after launching a location in St. Petersburg in April 2022 — comes from franchisee Mark Freher and will feature Lacto-Kooler (a Berliner Weisse), Good Vibes (a West Coast IPA) Empty Calories (American lager) and Where Our Secrets Go (an imperial stout), paired with a food menu of burgers, chicken wings and mac ‘n’ cheese. 3492 NE 12th Ave., Unit B, Oakland Park;

The surf and turf roll at Sushi by Bou, which will open its Boca Raton location on July 21. (Sushi by Bou / Courtesy)

(Sushi by Bou / Courtesy)

The surf and turf roll at Sushi by Bou, which will open its Boca Raton location on July 21. (Sushi by Bou / Courtesy)

Sushi by Boū, Boca Raton

This speakeasy bar-omakase experience from sushi wizard David Bouhadana is expanding yet again, with its newest restaurant — with partner Erika London — scheduled to open July 21 inside Royal Palm Place. The sushi house, adorned in 1920s Art Deco motifs, will offer an hourlong meal of 12 courses for $60 per person or 17 courses for $125 per person. This will be the 14th nationwide location for the chain, which began its life in Manhattan before migrating to South Florida via the former Versace Mansion in South Beach. Along with omakase and cocktails, patrons may enjoy a la carte mochi ice cream and other specialties. 409 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 

Gallaghers Steakhouse of New York, Boca Raton

This 96-year-old steakhouse — a midtown Manhattan shrine to Broadway stars, gangsters, gamblers and celebrities dating back to the Prohibition era — will finally bring its white-tablecloth grandeur and dry-aged beef to Boca Raton when it debuts on July 19. Gallaghers, replacing the former Madisons New York Grill & Bar, ages its steaks within an in-house meat locker for 21 days before firing them on hickory coal grills. “I know some of our Boca Raton guests will have visited our New York location already, but I’m just as excited to welcome first-timers who will realize that Gallaghers is so much more than just a steakhouse,” restaurateur Dean Poll says in a news release. Along with steak entrees, the restaurant will serve seafood towers, shrimp and lobster dumpling starters, and mashed potatoes and creamed spinach as sides. 2006 NW Executive Circle, Boca Raton; 561-559-5800; 

Kingdom Sushi, Boca Raton

Born in Orlando, this growing buffet sushi mini-chain registered to Cleston Santino Pereira plans to open its third Florida location on Powerline Road in Boca Raton this summer. Kingdom, which takes over a former Tijuana Flats, will feature mostly Japanese cuisine with a splash of Brazilian, including caipisake cocktails (like caipirinhas, but with sake). Ceviche, temaki, sashimi, nigiri and sushi are offered in a la carte or all-you-can-eat formats, with buffet prices broken down by age ranges. There are also shrimp coxinha, salmon carpaccio, yakisoba and tilapia bites for appetizers, and Nutella rolls and ice cream cookie sandwiches for dessert. 22191 S. Powerline Road, Boca Raton;

Campi at The Ray Hotel, Delray Beach

This new concept from restaurateur Curt Huegel is expected to open in The Ray Hotel sometime this fall, taking the space that formerly housed Ember Grill. Known for Manhattan’s Campagnola, Bill’s Townhouse, American Cut and Scarpetta, Huegel also has Avalon Steak & Seafood as well as Lulu’s Café & Cocktails in Delray Beach’s dining and entertainment enclave. “We’ve found a new culinary home here in Delray Beach, with this being our third restaurant we will open in the downtown area,” Huegel says. “Coming to The Ray Hotel was something of a no-brainer for us, as the property itself exudes that vibrant, beachy-yet-modern feel, a perfect fit for what Campi is.” In other news at the hotel: Chef Akira Back will, in addition to helming his eponymous eatery, also take over Rosewater Rooftop.“I could not be more excited to be expanding in Delray Beach with Rosewater Rooftop,” Back says. “Delray Beach is a special culinary and hospitality destination that I’m happy to be able to add my vision and concepts.” 233 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach; 561-739-1700;

Saiko-i Sushi Lounge and Hibachi, Plantation

Before year’s end, this Japanese restaurant and lounge plans to debut inside the city’s Shoppes at Broward plaza on Broward Boulevard, behind Broward Mall. The hibachi comes from husband-and-wife hospitality vets Jason Zheng and Tina Wang (Koi Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Lounge, Coco Sushi Lounge & Bar, Yakitori Sake House), who also operate a Saiko-i in Boca Raton. The restaurant will also offer entrees such as lobster pad thai and salmon kha pow, pan-seared Chilean sea bass and Thai red curry organic chicken, as well as fried rice, ramen bowls, stir-frys, sushi boats and 30 signature rolls. 8100-8160 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation; 

Cordial, a new adult-leaning cocktail bar and kitchen inside Lake Worth's Fun Depot amusement park, will open later this summer. (Amy Zamostny / Courtesy)

(Amy Zamostny / Courtesy)

Cordial, a new adult-leaning cocktail bar and kitchen inside Lake Worth’s Fun Depot amusement park, will open later this summer. (Amy Zamostny / Courtesy)

Cordial, Lake Worth
Who says indoor amusement parks can’t have hip cocktail bars? Walk past the go-karts, laser tag and bowling lanes at Lake Worth’s Fun Depot, and visitors will find the adjacent Cordial, an adult-leaning cocktail haunt and kitchen expected to debut later this summer. The restaurant-lounge, which will boast gear-cog chandeliers and other steampunk-y flourishes, will offer a pub menu with Nashville hot chicken sandwiches, a Mediterranean bowl, Bavarian pretzels, pizza and cheeseburgers, among other entrees, along with brownie a la mode for dessert and American Icon Brewery craft brews. 2003 10th Ave. N, Lake Worth; 561-547-0817;

Hurts Donut Co., Plantation

This Missouri-born treat shop founded by Timothy and Kas Clegg is expected to open its first Florida location sometime this year at Plantation Walk, a spokesperson for the mega-shopping playground has told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The bake-shop chain serves goodies themed around Cookie Monster (yes, with googly eyes), Homer Simpson (pink, multicolored sprinkles) and cotton candy (topped with a hunk of cotton candy), along with custard-filled Long John and cake doughnuts studded with Reese’s Pieces and Fruity Pebbles. Though a lease was reportedly signed in early June, no exact address is yet available.

The Wagyu House, Hallandale Beach

Sometime this fall, the premium meatheads behind online butcher shop Meat N’ Bone and The Wagyu Bar on Miami’s Coral Way will join the fray of trendy restaurants filling the third phase of buzzy Atlantic Village on North Federal Highway. The restaurant, billed as a “casual steakhouse” by owners Luis Mata and Gabriel Llaurado, will offer dozens of rare, dry-aged and high-end steaks. While a full menu is still in the works, the cuts will be sourced from Mata and Llaurado’s Meat N’ Bone online shop, started in 2018. That store offers 300 cuts of meat, poultry and seafood, and has since expanded into brick-and-mortar butcher shops in Coral Springs and Pinecrest. 601 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach;

Menu items from Pura Vida restaurants, a health-conscious fast-casual brand based in Miami.

Pura Vida

Menu items from Pura Vida restaurants, a health-conscious fast-casual brand based in Miami. (Pura Vida/Courtesy)

Pura Vida, Royal Palm Beach

The Miami-based chain — owned by Omer and Jennifer Horev — plans to open this second Palm Beach County location later this summer. (The first Pura Vida in Palm Beach County is in downtown West Palm Beach; there are 15 Pura Vidas total throughout SoFlo.) “It’s the perfect place to continue expanding our footprint in Palm Beach County,” says Omer Horev, CEO and founder of Pura Vida. With its health-conscious approach, and an eye on food allergies and dietary restrictions, Pura Vida offers dishes such as pasture-raised egg sandwiches, salads, raw organic açai bowls, wraps and gluten-free vegan sweets. 440 S. State Road 7, No. 200, Royal Palm Beach;

H&H Bagels, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach

As Cosmo Kramer once said, “Toss me an apron: Let’s bagel.” The New York bagel chain once featured on TV’s “Seinfeld” is making an aggressive countrywide expansion for the first time outside the Big Apple, with the first of 25 new stores set to open in Boca Raton by this fall. A second franchise is expected to debut in West Palm Beach. “We’re working with like-minded entrepreneurs who are eager to bring an iconic brand and an authentic New York City bagel to cities all across the country,” Jay Rushin, CEO of the 51-year-old bagelry, says in a news release. Five stores will also open in Tampa. The shop serves tuna and chicken salad sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and housemade bagel spreads, from lox to flavored cream cheese. Try to get there before Kramer sabotages the bagel machine again. No addresses have yet been announced;

Mission BBQ, Royal Palm Beach

This pit joint —- the second in Palm Beach County — is coming this year to the Boulevard Shoppes at Cypress Key plaza, adding to the flurry of new restaurants heading to the once-sleepy Southern Boulevard drag in Royal Palm Beach. The Maryland-born chain is a hub of pork and patriotism where, at lunchtime each day, TV screens burst to life with the American flag and customers rise to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Its menu is built around entrees of Texas-style brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey, salmon, pulled chicken “bay-b-back” ribs and spare ribs, along with sides such as coleslaw, green beans, baked beans and mac-n-cheese. 11929 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach;

Mission BBQ's sampler allows diners to make their own tray of two-three meats, two sides and cornbread - in this case, pulled chicken, brisket, and sausage.

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A sampler platter of pulled chicken, brisket, sausage and sides at Mission BBQ, which will soon open a new location in Royal Palm Beach. (Lauren Delgado/Orlando Sentinel )

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, Deerfield Beach

This Pennsylvania-born sweet shop franchise is planning to open its 10th South Florida location this summer, in Deerfield Beach’s Sawgrass Promenade plaza on South Military Trail and Southwest 10th Street. Franchisees Andre Davis and George Sapirstein will run the parlor, serving Italian ice flavors ranging from cotton candy and Sour Patch Kids red to mango-strawberry and tropical punch, as well as custards including vanilla chocolate twist, strawberry cheesecake, tiramisu and peach cobbler. 1305 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach;

Modern avocado toast from The Modern Rose cafe & coffee shop. (Juan Duran/The Modern Rose)

Juan Duran/The Modern Rose

Modern avocado toast from The Modern Rose. (Juan Duran – The Modern Rose/Courtesy)

The Modern Rose, Fort Lauderdale

The second location of this chic coffee shop/cafe will open soon in Fort Lauderdale’s Gateway Shopping Center. Like the original, which is tucked inside The Cove Shopping Center in Deerfield Beach, this new iteration “will have a similar menu but with nighttime tapas and beer and wine,” says Emilio Dominguez, who along with wife Jimena co-owns the upcoming Fort Lauderdale restaurant with operating partners Ida and Ray Passaro. “Our partners are Italians, so there will be a couple of toasts and bruschetta and imported ingredients — to kind of elevate the concept a little bit.” He describes the culinary direction of both eateries as “eclectic international brunch … with comfort foods fusion.” The decor and vibe will be the same, a hodgepodge of thrift-store finds to reflect the diverse mix of clientele. “It’s a welcome space for all, from 14 to 84 years old, every walk of life, every color, every religion, every sexual orientation,” Dominguez adds. “It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.” The Dominguezes also own Cleopatra Royal Coffee inside the Art Outfitters gallery in Fort Lauderdale. 911 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale;

Vote for Pedro, Boca Raton

This Mexican-American cantina from restaurateur Anthony Monticello is the answer to the never-asked question: What happens if I mash up “Napoleon Dynamite” and tacos? Expected to open this fall in The Shoppes at Village Pointe, it will replace the former The D in Delicious chocolate shop. If the name sounds familiar, Monticello’s Where Hospitality originally brought his taco stand from Manhattan to Delray Beach Market in 2021 but left a year later amid rising rents and a rebranding of the food hall. The new shop will serve tacos de birria, along with Mexican street foods in a sports bar-style setting. 6018 SW 18th St., Suite C9, Boca Raton;

Playa Bowls, Jupiter 

Started as a Jersey Shore pop-up food stand back in 2014, Playa Bowls already has eight eateries in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as more than 150 locations nationwide. After opening a Stuart location in May, franchisees Jenna and Michael Zorn say they next expect to open another in Jupiter’s Concourse Village this summer. The brand’s concept, started by New Jersey natives and avid surfers Rob Giuliani (no relation to Rudy) and Abby Taylor, uses mostly plant-based ingredients, especially acai and fruit. They’re also known for being serious about sustainability with 50% reclaimed building materials, LED lighting, partnerships with recycling efforts, and recycled/biodegradable bowls, spoons and lids. 75 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter;

The Social Smash Burger at American Social, which will soon open a new location at ritzy Mizner Park in Boca Raton. (American Social / Courtesy)

American Social / Courtesy

The Social Smash Burger at American Social, which will soon open a new location at ritzy Mizner Park in Boca Raton. (American Social / Courtesy)

Berry Fresh Cafe, Palm Beach Gardens

Mitch and Michael Timoteo are the father-and-son duo behind this farm-to-table breakfast-lunch cafe that will open its fourth location this summer in the Oakbrook Square Shopping Center in Palm Beach Gardens. The menu is loaded with whimsical scratch dishes including Captain Crunch challah French toast, Irish eggs benedict and Nashville hot chicken hash for breakfast, as well as beef birria and chicken pesto sandwiches for lunch. For brunch, there are shrimp-and-crabcake goat cheese omelets and baked quiche. The new location will join three Florida outposts, in Jupiter, Port St. Lucie and Stuart. 11658 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 18, Palm Beach Gardens; BerryFresh.Cafe

Livia Bar & Grill, Fort Lauderdale

This Southern Italian restaurant expects to open in Fort Lauderdale’s exploding Flagler Village nabe this fall, in time for the NFL’s season kickoff. The 150-seat Livia, which is registered to Daniel Mendoza, will serve Neapolitan-style pies, linguine and clams, chicken parmesan, beer and craft cocktails, and feature plenty of flat-screen TVs for sports games. 500 N. Andrews Ave., Unit 106, Fort Lauderdale

Ya Mas! Taverna, West Palm Beach

More than a year after hospitality honcho and “Big Brother” star Memphis Garrett (No Man’s Land, Point Break) brought his first Greek restaurant to tony Las Olas Boulevard, Ya Mas! will expand into its first sister taverna on West Palm Beach’s bustling Clematis Street restaurant row. Expected to open in late 2023, the new Ya Mas! will dish an identical menu of modern and classic fare, such as dolmades and muhammara, bechamel short rib, and loukaniko with melted leek and pepperoncini. 216 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 

Topgolf, Pompano Beach

This three-level golfing attraction touting a restaurant-bar, rooftop terrace, patio and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays will anchor a new 223-acre project being built near the former Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Topgolf, slated to open in late 2023, hasn’t unveiled its Pompano Beach menu yet, but its Miami Gardens location serves American pub fare: burgers and buttermilk fried-chicken sandwiches, chicken wings and nachos, meat lover’s flatbreads and injectable, cinnamon-dusted doughnut holes for dessert. Intersection of Powerline Boulevard and Race Track Road;

Gregory’s, West Palm Beach

Miami-chic Greek eats, south of downtown West Palm Beach? That would be Gregory’s, co-owner Max Ricci and entrepreneur Michael Katzenberg’s restaurant opening sometime in early summer in the city’s so-called SoSo (south of Southern) neighborhood on South Dixie Highway. An offshoot of Ricci’s acclaimed Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami’s Design District, Gregory’s will serve coastal Greek and Mediterranean, although a full menu is not yet available. 5700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

Maggie McFly’s Local Craft Eatery & Bar, Boca Raton

Touchdown probably won’t be until October for this concept flying into SoFlo out of Connecticut. Celebrating its 30th anniversary with this first foray into Florida, Maggie MacFly’s is doing a total down-to-the-studs makeover of a space inside Town Center at Boca Raton mall (where Rex Baron once stood). The Maggie McFly’s menu has more than 180 items including burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, street foods (tacos, gyros, sliders), pastas, chicken dishes, salads, seafood, steaks and ribs, house specialties (such as Shepherd’s Pie, Pot Roast, Cajun Jambalaya), appetizers, snacks and desserts. “We will do seasonal specials that will be much more focused on Florida and Boca, more fresh fish,” says founder and owner Ray Harper, a snowbird in Palm Beach Gardens. The company also touts the use of locally sourced products, both in the kitchen and the bar. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton;

Rock N Roll Sushi, Palm Beach County

Founded in Mobile, Ala., in 2010, Rock N Roll Sushi has big plans for South Florida. First up will be Palm Beach County sometime in 2023, with a group of food-and-beverage investors scouting potential locations as well as other franchisees who are interested in spreading the fast-casual eatery with rock music-themed sushi and hibachi dishes through the rest of SoFlo. This new ownership group — called Rock N Development — recently announced plans to roll out (get it?) 35 Rock N Roll Sushi locations in central and southwest Florida. “Boca is a good area,” says John “JD” Weissfisch, one of the partners with Rock N Development. “[Palm Beach] Gardens going north, even Wellington and Boynton Beach. I think those areas are great for the brand … which caters to the families. It’s Americanized sushi for people who are intimidated by sushi or never tried it. I think in those areas, we would have a great customer base.” Though home is now just outside of Orlando, Weissfisch’s Argentine family lived for years in Miami, where he was an auto industry executive before becoming a multi-unit restaurant owner and operator of Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Island Wing Co. Multiple locations;

Fiolina Pasta House, Boca Raton

Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi is coming to Boca Raton. Not only is he opening Fiolina at the highly-anticipated Restaurant Row this fall, but Trabocchi is also moving his family to Boca Raton, where he and his wife first met. Fiolina will occupy the venue’s largest space at 7,000 square feet and, in addition to the main dining room, will feature a lounge, pasta room, show kitchen (with counter dining), private dining room, outdoor terrace and an open Mozzarella Bar Kitchen (with charcuterie station and wine room). “While memorable food and exceptional service will be the core draw, Fiolina Pasta House will be much, much more,” Trabocchi says. “It will be the place where you will always find a sense of community, and everyday life celebrations happen.” Trabocchi already has Fiola in Coral Gables, and his Washington, D.C.,-based restaurant group includes Del Mar and Sfoglina Pasta House. 5355 Town Center Road, Boca Raton;

The Baked Bear, Dania Beach

The Baked Bear plans to open its second South Florida location sometime this winter at Dania Pointe, the sprawling al fresco mall and entertainment enclave in Dania Beach. As with the other location in Sawgrass Mills, this new novelty dessert shop will feature 13 baked-from-scratch-daily cookies and 13 premium craft ice cream flavors. You will also be able to mix and match two cookie flavors and choose an ice cream flavor for the filling, thus creating your own customized ice cream sandwich. Additionally, The Baked Bear will serve pints, sundaes and Bear Bowls (a warm cookie and brownie served with a scoop of ice cream). There are two more shops planned for Miami-Dade County. 139 S. Compass Way, Dania Beach; and

Chip City, Pompano Beach and beyond

The latest New York-born restaurant to bet its chips on South Florida is this growing cookie monster, which is scheduled to open five new storefronts in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties by fall 2023. The sweet shack founded by childhood friends Peter Phillips and Teddy Gailas in 2017 has 17 spots in New York and New Jersey, but a $10 million investment by Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer spurred the South Florida move. Their chunky five-and-a-half-ounce cookie menu includes dairy-free chocolate chip made with oat milk and coconut oil, chocolate peanut butter, blueberry cheesecake, and seasonal outliers such as hot honey cornbread and cannoli (stuffed with toasted pistachios, cannoli shells and cream). A Miami Beach outpost is expected to debut this spring, followed by spots in Pompano Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami’s MIMO District. 2083 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, and 302A E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach;