Restaurants open in Stuart, Vero, Fort Pierce, Jensen, Port St. Lucie
Treasure Coast Restaurant Roundup
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Willy’s Bar & Grill
Business partners Charles “Adam” Morris and Henry Kantorski wanted to create both a family restaurant and a late-night bar atmosphere in Fellsmere, opening Willy’s Bar & Grill on January 8. Classic American fare includes burgers, wings, pizza, chicken tenderloins, mozzarella sticks, pulled pork sandwiches, and cheesesteaks. The most popular starter so far has been the peel and eat shrimp and wing combo. Local and imported beers are available from $3. There’s karaoke on Wednesday nights, open mic on Thursday nights, and local live bands on the weekends. The restaurant is named after Morris’ miniature horse, which makes appearances on weekends.
130 N. Broadway St., Fellsmere; 772-228-8648; facebook.com/Willys-Bar-Grill; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
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Sushi and Asian fusion restaurant
Co-owner Dun Chau is no stranger to the restaurant industry, having previously owned five sushi bars in the Orlando area, including Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake at Universal’s CityWalk. Now it’s expanding to Indian River County with Asian Fusion Sushi & Eatery on Hutchinson Island. The weekly changing menu features Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, combining flavors from across Southeast Asia. The most popular entrees were the fusion sushi rolls, like the Victory ($14.99), with seared salmon, crab, apple, mayonnaise and ponzu; and the Dancing Eel ($12.99), a California roll topped with BBQ eel. Other favorites include egg fried rice ($9.99) and chicken curry ($9.99). The restaurant has a show kitchen, so diners can watch their food being prepared, and hosts events like sushi-making classes and sake tastings.
4807 Florida A1A, Vero Beach; 772-584-3893; asianfusionsushi.com; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
Formerly Inti International, Ceviche 28 debuted Dec. 28 under new ownership, hoping to bring more Peruvian cuisine to Vero Beach. The most popular menu items have been the ceviche dishes (from $15.95), which can include a variety of seafood options. Other fan favorites are the Pulpo a la Parrilla (23, $95), a grilled octopus seasoned with Peruvian panca pepper and served with potatoes and corn; and the Churrasco a lo Pobre ($17.95), a grilled churrasco with chimichurri sauce served with rice, black beans and plantains. Cevice 28 offers craft cocktails and a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits. Weekday lunch specials are from noon to 4 p.m., with select entrees at $10.99.
2199 7th Avenue, Vero Beach; 772-257-6625; ceviche28.com; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Monday
Tasha’s Roti Shop
Ashmeed Mohammed sought to bring a taste of Trinidad and Tobago when the new restaurant in Fort Pierce opens on January 8. Tasha’s Roti Shop serves traditional Caribbean dishes, specializing in roti – a round flatbread that originated in India. The most popular menu items were the various roti dishes and the “double” appetizer ($3 each), with curried chickpeas between two pieces of fried bread. Roti protein options include chicken, goat, duck, beef, and shrimp. The restaurant offers different lunch dishes from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. Mohammed aims to provide Trinidadian and Guyanese communities in the region with authentic home-cooked meals.
1523 Avenue D, Fort Pierce; 772-252-4068; tashasrotishopftpierce.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
Suk Kho Thai
Suk Kho Thai in Port St. Lucie, named after a town in Thailand that means “dawn of happiness,” opened Jan. 11 and serves traditional Thai and Japanese cuisine. Menu items include ramen, curry, katsu, sashimi, sushi rolls, tom yum soup, bacon na and more. Management did not respond to TCPalm’s request for more information.
742 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772-207-7850; www.sukkhothaifl.com; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Crumbl Cookies in Port St. Lucie opened on January 7. The national dessert chain changes its menu every week, offering four or five new flavors of cookies and ice cream. Flavors have included Raspberry Lemonade, Chocolate Cake, Milk Chocolate Chips, and Cinnamon Fried Bread. Management did not respond to TCPalm’s request for more information.
1707, boul. St. Lucia West #152, Port St. Lucie; 772-242-9724; crumblcookies.com; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday
This is the second Treasure Coast storefront for Norma Larsen, owner of the Pattie Lady Bakery Cafe in the Indian River Mall. Bahamian Delight, in the Treasure Coast Square food court, opened Dec. 1, with Larsen serving traditional cuisine from his homeland. Popular menu items include Cracked Conch ($17.99), Chicken Curry ($11.99), and Fish Stew ($15.99). Tropical treats include coconut pie. There are various daily special announcement delivery services available through DoorDash and UberEats.
3174 NW Federal Highway, Jensen Beach; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Jim and Tanya Mitchell launched Martin County’s latest cafe and restaurant on January 18, paying homage to the area’s coastal yet upscale atmosphere. Googan Cafe, which has a drive-thru window, serves coffee, tea, matcha, beer, wine, baked goods and more. The most popular menu items were espressos and specialty energy drinks such as Riptide, with blue energy, lemonade, guava and tidal dust; and the mermaid, with lavender energy, blueberry gummies and mermaid tail. Prices vary depending on size. Dining options include artisan pizzas for breakfast, including the Freight Train ($10), topped with eggs, hash browns, sausage crumbs, cheddar cheese, and sausage sauce ; and the Veggie ($10), topped with hash browns, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, Swiss cheese and eggs.
1917 NW Federal Hwy, Stuart; 772-742-7123; googancoffee.com; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Passion juice bar
Downtown Stuart’s newest smoothie, juice and health food restaurant opened Dec. 3, boasting that all of its menu items are under 300 calories. Passion Juice Bar aims to serve organic, gluten-free and keto-friendly meals that are healthy and delicious, said owner Grace Gillespie, who is a nutritionist, personal trainer and published author. The most popular menu items were the Protein Fervor smoothie, with bananas, peanut butter, flax seeds, chocolate protein and almond milk; and the Revitalizer juice, with apple, lemon, carrot, beet and ginger. Prices vary depending on size. The acai bowls and ginger shots were also a hit, she said. Watch for a grand opening in mid-February.
15 SW Osceola St., Stuart; 772-678-6176; passionjuicebar.com; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Jordan’s Latin cuisine
Orlando Rivera wanted to represent a wide variety of cultures when he launched Jordan’s Latin Food in East Stuart last month. The take-out-only restaurant has something for everyone: Honduran, Puerto Rican, Mexican and American cuisine. The most popular menu items were wings, tacos and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Although this is Rivera’s first storefront, his family operates Yayo Catracho in Port St. Lucie.
514 SE Boulevard Martin Luther King Jr., Stuart; 772-210-5527; jordanslatinfood.com; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Island Vibes Kava Bar
Island Vibes Kava Bar opened its Stuart location on December 22, offering specialty kava and herbal tea served in a coconut shell. All kava is shipped from Polynesian islands, and the restaurant prides itself on creating a laid-back community atmosphere. Management did not respond to TCPalm’s request for more information.
2492 SE Federal Highway, Stuart; 772-600-7734; islandvibesbar.com; open at 10 a.m. daily
A new Italian-inspired gourmet market debuted in Hobe Sound this month, serving freshly baked breads, pastries and more. Martin’s Landing Market serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to take out or eat in. Specialty pizzas made in a wood-fired oven include a classic margherita ($16), bianca ($18), and sausage and broccoli ($20). The artisan sandwiches feature homemade bread, including multigrain, ciabatta, and filone. Quiches, croissants, muffins, danishes and more complete the menu. On the other side of the business, the market offers prepared meals such as eggplant parmesan, ginger carrot soup, and grab-and-go snacks such as cheese, crackers, chips, and candy. The Marketplace also offers a wide selection of bottled wines.
10441 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound; 772-900-7747; themarketplacemartinslanding.com; 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
The national ice cream chain permanently closed its Vero Beach location at 504 21st St. in late December.
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