A Pinch-o Heaven
Pincho Factory (pictured above), 6234 N Federal Hwy.,954.900.5470, pinchofactory.com
The popular family-owned eatery has opened a second location in Fort Lauderdale. Pincho Factory signature items include unique dishes such as the Pincho Burger, Toston Burger (which is made up of two fried plantains as buns) and sweet potato tater tots. In addition to the Latin flavors infused in their menu, they keep it local by selling regionally crafted brews such as the 627 Ale.
Cosechas, 3209 N Ocean Blvd., 305.741.9678, cosechas.com
Cosechas, which means “crops” in Spanish, is a Costa Rican spot with locations across Central and South America, as well as several in Spain. The new Fort Lauderdale location is the company's first foray into the U.S. The shop serves smoothies, raw juices and frozen fruit drinks. Each Cosechas location caters to and takes advantage of the locally sourced produce to create healthy concoctions.
Mini Pita Mediterranean Café, 2410 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 954.999.0771, minipitacafe.com
The casual café now has two locations, with a new spot on Wilton Drive joining its existing Marina Mile location. The largely Greek-inspired menu features unique favorites such as konafa (fillings such as spinach, eggplant, beef or lamb in a thin, shredded golden-brown pastry) and pita bread mini-pizzas. Or try favorites such as taramosalata, saganaki, moussaka and baba ganoush. Open all day, it also offers a full breakfast menu, as well as take-out and delivery.