From decadent fondue to innovative comfort food (that pairs perfectly with a beer), it was a delicious year in the South Florida Food scene.
Here, we present the best new restaurants from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton.
Funky Buddha Brewery's Craft Food Counter & Kitchen When Craft Food Counter & Kitchen opened in the back of the house at Funky Buddha Brewery in November, it was a game changer. Since saying so long to the usual food trucks parked outside, the brewery has hosted hungry patrons in its redesigned back room where it serves good eats made with Funky Buddha beers in mind. Guests can also play giant Jenga, corn hole and coin-operated arcade machines. Chef Jeff Vincent, formerly of Beauty and the Feast at the Atlantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, works at the helm of Craft Food Counter & Kitchen and has created a seriously mouthwatering menu of gourmet bar grub. So next time you stop by Funky Buddha for a cold brew, head to the back, walk up to the fast-casual food counter, place your order and enjoy the craft goodness that awaits.
Dishes to try: Tap room pretzel with dipping sauces, like Doc Brown Mustard or Sriracha Honey ($5.95); Yucca tots with spicy ketchup ($5.95); Craft brat sandwich ($9.95)