If you don’t want to hit SoBe, a spot in Broward is another weekend possibility. Beer, beach, food and so much more. Whether you worship surf and sand, or love hugging a good tree, the new destination — Park & Ocean — is calling your name.
There’s a new place to get away from it all, where you’re surrounded by Mother Nature, just steps from Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Welcome to Park & Ocean.
Steven Dapuzzo, Society 8 Hospitality Group: “Park & Ocean is a little retreat in Fort Lauderdale, a little hidden secret gem. We’re located inside Birch State Park, right on the ocean.”
You know what that means, right?
Steven Dapuzzo: “You get a little park; you get a little ocean.”
The place didn’t just appear overnight. A lot of work went into creating this unique spot.
Steven Dapuzzo: “We worked diligently with the state to create a concept that would enhance the park atmosphere, let locals have a place to go and a real destination for tourists to enjoy.”
If you want to enjoy the water, you can rent paddle boards and other seafaring devices. They’ve got landlubbers covered, too.
Steven Dapuzzo: “Come for the day. You can rent a bike for an hour, or for four hours, right here inside of Park & Ocean.”
All that fresh air will wake up your appetite. There are plenty of dishes that will take care of that.
Steven Dapuzzo: “What we did is, we took some classics that you’d expect on a beach food truck and we put a little twist on it.”
This one is a house special. Shrimp and garlic are fired up in butter, then placed between two slices of brioche bread topped with manchego cheese. It gets pressed, sliced and put on a plate with pasta salad.
There’s more where that came from!
Steven Dapuzzo: “We have the most incredible pressed Cuban sandwich. Everything made in-house. If you’re looking for something on a healthier note, we have our chicken avocado salad. We take an avocado, split it in half, fill it with fresh chicken.”
Quenching your thirst is not a problem here. The taps are pouring out plenty of local craft beers — and nitro coffee.
Steven Dapuzzo: “Which is coffee infused with nitrogen, which is very frothy, very smooth to the taste.”
If you’re looking for a spot to relax, kick back and enjoy the wonders of SoFlo, make it over to Park & Ocean.
Steven Dapuzzo: “There’s nothing like this in South Florida. We’re a true hidden treasure.”
Danny, customer: “The food is delicious. It’s my first time here. It’s just an amazing experience so far.”
FOR MORE INFO:
Park & Ocean
3109 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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