Boca BBQ Express coats meats and napkins with its six tangy homemade barbecue sauces. Pork ribs and smoked brisket drip with chipotle-citrus and tropical-pineapple sauce that complement sides such as braised collard greens. Boca BBQ Express offers event catering, in addition to their curbside pickup and delivery services.
It's a safe guess to say that when Gary Roskin moved from Chicago to south Florida in 1983, the one thing he was glad to have left behind were the winters. What he did miss was a steaming hot Chicago-style Vienna Beef hot dog "dragged through the garden," i.e., topped with sport peppers, pickles, onions, bright green relish, mustard, and never, never any ketchup or witchcraft.
As Roskin dreamed of hot dogs and Italian-beef sandwiches, he realized other transplants might be missing their favorite casual foods from their hometowns. So he opened City-Eatz, where he makes hot dogs with real Vienna Beef, philly cheesesteaks on genuine Amoroso rolls, and Milwaukee grilled-cheese sandwiches with Wisconsin cheddar. He also pays homage to Memphis with a pulled-pork sandwich and romances Buffalo natives with zesty chicken wings.
Gotrocks American Pub houses pizza, wings, burgers, and a selection of American-style entrees inside a patriotically festooned interior. Underneath an exposed blue ceiling, patrons can coax shy appetites out from behind their uvulas with tempting appetizers such as the fried mahi fingers served with tartar sauce ($8.95), before biting into a 10-inch personal meat-lovers pizza, sporting pepperoni, sausage, ham, and bacon ($8.95). A selection of sandwiches and wraps stuffs seafood, chicken, pork, and veggies between buns, and the brie burger's savory-sweet mix of caramelized onions and applewood-smoked bacon melts together with brie and poached pears ($8.95). Pub entrees include rib and steak options as well as dishes such as the chipotle chicken penne pasta—sautéed chicken and sausage mixed with flavorful peppers and mushrooms, then spooned over penne pasta and caught in a downpour of spicy chipotle cream sauce ($11.95). Servers also deliver pints of imported draft beers, heft pitchers of domestic lager for tables to share, and mix Pinnacle vodka concoctions to wash down lingering crumbs. Gotrocks American Pub corrals a battalion of flat-screen TVs on its red walls to showcase sporting events and world-class knitting matches.
Within the tropical green walls of La Parrilla Rotisserie & Grill, cooks caringly squeeze lemon and lime wedges over fresh shrimp and octopus morsels before passing the plates off to servers who run the tangy ceviche to awaiting diners. The cooks then turn toward their flame grill where they flay tender pork to join with juicy whole chickens that they slid off the rotisserie only moments ago. Their traditional Peruvian and Dominican dishes usually hit the table alongside fluffy yellow rice, plantains, and garlic potatoes.
Like any good wing stop, Wings-N-Ale coats its fried or grilled chicken wings in a variety of sauces. But in addition to classic barbecue and mild, medium, and hot options, Wings-N-Ale has inventive dressings in flavors such as raspberry, parmesan-garlic with parsley flakes, and olive oil and herbs with a hint of lemon and lime. The sauces make their way onto other dishes too, including burgers and grilled mahi-mahi sandwiches. Diners watch sports on the eatery's five TVs as they revel in each bite, pairing savory flavors with a selection of domestic brews.