“The Hospitality Hustle” on Venice


By Ryan Pfeffer Portraits by Scott McIntyre In South Florida, restaurants come and go. It’s a pattern as reliable as the waves that crash onto Fort Lauderdale Beach. Finding success in this region is tough enough. Finding lasting success requires a rare combination of anticipation, execution, and timing. This makes Marc Falsetto, 40, somewhat of […]

“Rok:Brgr owners to open Tacocraft” on SFBJ


JEY Hospitality, the company behind multiple restaurants including Rok:Brgr and Pizzacraft, has teamed up with the founders of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza to open the third location of Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar. The more than 160-seat eatery, at 4400 N. Ocean Drive at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, will open in early 2019. The 4,000-square-foot Mexican concept will […]

“Gordon Ramsay chows on burgers” on the Miami Herald


Famous temperamental chef in the house! On Thursday, Gordon Ramsay stumbled upon ROK: BRGR in Himmarshee Village in Fort Lauderdale. The Hell’s Kitchen host spent some time catching up with friend and previous HK contestant, PizzaCraft’s Bret Hauser, who has a tattoo from the Fox TV show on the inside of his arm. Ramsay enjoyed various dishes including Bacon Jam Sliders, Fried Pickles […]

“Tacocraft to Open South Miami Location” on the Miami New Times


It’s been a little more than a year since Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar opened in downtown Fort Lauderdale, giving a much-needed face-lift to longtime Himmarshee eatery T-Mex Cantina. In just a few weeks, the chef-driven taqueria will head to Miami-Dade and open in the former 100 Montaditos space in South Miami (5829 SW 73rd […]