A Roaring Time
Gatsby’s Joint, 2460 E Commercial Blvd., 754.332.2125, gatsbysjoints.com
New management at this Prohibition-themed restaurant and lounge recently revamped everything from their entertainment to the menu. The lounge features live music, burlesque shows, comedy shows and piano bar nights. They will even be hosting speakeasy secret concerts (that require a password) from local musicians and well-known artists who are in town. With their stage made to feature different entertainment each night and an exceptional craft cocktail menu, the new Gatsby’s is worth greenlighting.
Java and Jam, 301 E Las Olas Blvd., 954.353.3250, java-jam.com
Perfect for on-the-go professionals who need a quick pick-me-up throughout the day, Java and Jam sits on Las Olas Boulevard and offers a quick way to get your food fix. Their grab-and-go counter contains pastries, overnight oats, granola and more. For those who have time to dine in, all-day breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. Menu items include Taco Eggs (white corn tortilla, two sunny-side-up eggs, bacon, avocado, roasted salsa verde, queso fresco and spatch peri-peri sauce), omelets, pancakes, salads, sandwiches and more.
CAO Bakery and Café, 1535 N Federal Hwy., 954.530.2266, caobakerycafe.com
The popular Cuban bakery and café has opened its first Broward location and has been attracting foodies looking for a Cuban coffee and pastelito fix. Owned and operated by a third generation Cuban-American, the food is authentic and offers a twist on classics. Be sure to try the arroz con pollo bites (chicken, yellow rice, mozzarella fritters and sazon aioli).