Hospitality company behind Tacocraft will ‘double footprint’ in Florida


Marc Falsetto, CEO of Handcrafted Hospitality, said his company intends to double its employees as it expands its restaurant holdings statewide. His Lauderdale-by-the-Sea firm will start with a restaurant opening in Plantation. Handcrafted Hospitality currently employs 400 people at the restaurants it operates now, including Henry’s Sandwich Station; the Apothecary;Pizza Craft Pizzeria; Anthony’s Pronto Kitchen […]

“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 […]

10 jaw-dropping speakeasies across the country


Speakeasies have long had a mysterious allure for those who want to live on the edge. Even if you only want to test the limits of your comfort zone for one night, a speakeasy promises a thrill. After all, they began as illicit liquor stores or clubs during Prohibition. Revelers were told to “speak easy” […]

Here are the restaurants coming to the new Plantation Walk … so far.


Dining and imbibing will get a boost in Plantation starting next year. Rising from what used to be Fashion Mall, Plantation Walk — a shopping/restaurant/entertainment/residential/hotel center — has signed leases with four eateries. Much of the construction is done on the project that sit on University Drive near Broward Boulevard, but the first restaurant won’t […]