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* Fork & Knife (Boca Raton)

Posted on November 24th, 2013 · American Boca Raton

* Fork & Knife, 99 Southeast Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 405-6542.

Let’s play a-little game… “How smart is Jeff Eats?”

This morning, a new American-Style joint Fork & Knife- opened in Boca Raton…

Jeff Eats is very familar with the 6,000 square-foot spot which Fork & Knife now occupies…as it has housed- God Only Knows how many failed restaurants.

Now for the game…Jeff Eats is willing to bet you a buck (I know, real big bet!) that Fork & Knife becomes a huge success. If you want to play, mail a buck or as many bucks that you want -to Post Office Box: I Got You, Boca Raton, Florida 33496…and yes I know that Soupy Sales first thought up this idea way back in the 1960s.

Anyway…

This afternoon, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats paid Fork & Knife a visit. We didn’t eat. What we did, was tour the restaurant with one of the owners- Lee Tushman–review its menu and “discuss” his background, plans and goals for this endeavor. Now I maybe going out on a limb here, because I know that you guys are gonna be sending a ton of one-dollar bills…but based on my outing, I really think that Tushman and his partner Scott Niskar- know exactly how to create and run a successful restaurant.

Now let me tell you what Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats saw…Fork & Knife is a retro- throwback to the diners of the 1950s. The joint which has both indoor/outdoor patio seating (with a separate full-bar area) is an absolutely great looking restaurant. If Jeff Eats was even slightly computer literate, I’d have some photos for you to checkout, but I’m not, so you don’t. Trust me, this is one of the handsomest-coolest looking restaurants that I’ve seen in quite sometime. Just so you know, it isn’t faux black and white tiles with red leather stools and booths—think Houston’s, Cheesecake Factory, Morton’s but with a cool 50s vibe.

Now. let me tell you what Jeff Eats heard/read…the reasonably priced breakfast/lunch/dinner menu is jammed with stuff like burgers, hot dogs, mac & cheese, fried chicken & waffles–I do believe that many people call this “comfort food”…if Jeff Eats is wrong on that definition–so be it, but this type of food is sure comforting to me. Tushman and Niskar are planning on running a real family oriented/casual joint–so get your shorts/tee shirt ensemble ready to go.

Like I said at the top of this rant…the joint opened today for business. Its website www.forlandkniferestaurant.com is still under construction, but according to the owners should be fully operational tomorrow…so you can check menu/prices/photos, I guess- tomorrow.

Call it more than a gut feeling…but Jeff Eats’ bet is that 99 Southeast Mizner Boulevard has finally got itself a keeper.

Jeff Eats plans on trying Fork & Knife sometime in the 30 days or so. If you get there before I do, give me the skinny on your meal.

Finally, Fork & Knife recently put out a PR piece on its business. It’s printed below…it will give you a drop more color on the restaurant.

By the way to show you Jeff Eats’ “doubters” how smart Jeff Eats is…I’ll also go on record that Fork & Knife’s currently planned 7-days a week breakfast..will be quickly scrapped for a Saturday & Sunday only schedule. Real simple, the area’s population mix isn’t right for a 7 day operation.

Looking forward to receiving your dollars…no checks please!
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BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Launching in Boca Raton this November, Fork & Knife restaurant has appointed award-winning brand communications firm The Gab Group as agency of record. Founded by Lee Tushman and Scott Niskar, Fork & Knife will serve modern comfort food in an upscale-casual atmosphere with friendly, sincere and professional service. Through public relations, marketing, design and social media, The Gab Group will promote Fork & Knife as the area’s go-to spot for creative comfort food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The agency will also position Fork & Knife’s Happy Hour as the best in East Boca.
“Fork & Knife is the future of old school,” says Michelle Soudry, Founder of The Gab Group. “This concept is so unique, affordable and fun, we know guests will want to dine here again and again.”
The Fork & Knife menu draws inspiration from American grilles, coffee shops and New York City diners; the owners’ roots in Michigan; and classic comfort foods. With Executive Chef Herbert Mlcak, Fork & Knife puts a modern twist on these classics, with fresh ingredients and creative presentations. Signature dishes include Detroit Coney Dogs, Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes, The F&K Burger and Chicken & Waffles. Guests may customize their meals with side dishes and other options.
Under the direction of Bar Manager and Head Bartender Scott Heimke, the beverage program comprises refreshing cocktails and full beer and wine lists. Guests will enjoy booth or table seating in the dining room, a community table, alfresco tables and couches, and the indoor/outdoor bar. Valet, garage parking and take-out will be available.
Fork & Knife is located at 99 S.E. Mizner Blvd., #110, Boca Raton, south of the Bank of America building, near Royal Palm Place. For more information, call 561.405.6542 or visit www.forkandkniferestaurant.com.
About The Gab Group
Founded in 2004 by PR Visionary Michelle Soudry, The Gab Group is recognized for award-winning brand communications specializing in local and national hospitality, celebrity and luxury lifestyle accounts. Consistently ranked in the Top 25 PR Agencies in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, the agency’s broad scope of services includes brand-focused PR, strategic marketing, hospitality consulting services, and exceptional special events. For more information, visit www.thegabgroup.com or www.facebook.com/thegabgroup.
SOURCE The Gab Group
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14 Comments to “* Fork & Knife (Boca Raton)”

  1. Whack-a-mole says...

    Wow — another Gab Group promotion! Nothin’ for nothin’, but when I see you promoting two Gab Group restaurants in as many days – – I gotta wonder if Jeff Eats has gone to the dark side!

    If I had a buck, I’d take your bet.

    • JeffEats says...

      Whack-a-mole:

      Just had a chance to read your comments.

      Bet you everything that Jeff Eats owns, that the Gab Group being the PR firm is purely coincidental. Jeff Eats knows absolutely no one at that agency.

      And, that’s the name of that tune.

      Thanks for reading…

      • Al R says...

        Jeff,
        The guy doesn’t even know that Rhino Donuts is also a Gab Group client.
        He doesn’t appreciate that you are probably on tons of public relations email lists and that’s one of the ways that you not what’s going on in the industry.

        • Whack-a-mole says...

          And, Al R makes my case — three Gab Group clients prominently featured in JeffEats ‘promotions.’

          I say ‘promotions’ because Jeff’s using his influence with his readers to tout places he haven’t been to or experienced, just “what Jeff Eats heard/read. . .” Why don’t you wait until you try Farmer’s Table, or Knife & Fork, or Rhino Donuts before reporting to us on your widely read blog?

          You’re becoming a PR hack’s dream!

          • Sid L. Turner says...

            all jeff is doing is giving us a headsup on new joints that are opening. he isn’t say if they are bad or good.
            time you stopped reading jeff eats as you’re too cynical.

          • John G says...

            Whack:
            You obviously don’t appreciate what Jeff Eats is doing.
            Jeff isn’t pushing anything on his readers.
            He is just telling us about new restaurants that are in the pipeline.
            Really just that simple.

          • JuniorSoprano says...

            whack,
            you are so off base that’s not funny. on this one jeff told you that he toured the restaurant and spoke with the owners. he also said he read the menu.
            he also went on record that he thinks that breakfast during the week doesn twork.
            the guy is solid.
            time for you to move on. bye!

  2. MK says...

    jeff, the website is up and running. just took a look at it and the d├ęcor is amazing looking. the menu is also loaded with comfort style foods and the prices are very reasonable. cant wait to try this one.
    http://www.forkandkniferestaurant.com

  3. AnnH says...

    Ate there yesterday opening day. service needs some work but it was first day out. burger and ff I had was delicious. same for the hot dog my husband had.

  4. Sid L. Turner says...

    Hadnt heard about this one.
    Just checked the site and I love the restaurant’s look. The menu also is my style.
    Hopefully the food is good.
    Only real problem I see is that the location isn’t the greatest. It’s a drop too far from Mizner Park.

  5. DonutLouie says...

    Jeff, definitely going to try this one. so right on breakfast. the area maybe can handle it on a sunday but that’s it.

  6. Jerry A says...

    Jeff,
    Loved the Soupy Sales’ dollar bit. No way I would bet against you. Jeff, I know the exact location and a really good meat and potatoes joint would work there. Nothing fancy is needed just solid burgers, salads etc. Except for YardHouse there really isn’t anything decent in the whole Mizner area. I am definitely going to try Fork & Knife.

  7. Denise Righetti says...

    For anyone wishing to try Fork & Knife, I’m doing a foodie event there on Mon, Jan 13th. Take a look at the tasting menu we’ve prepared and let me know if you would like join us. It’s a great value at just $25pp including tax, tip & 1 cocktail. https://www.facebook.com/events/573970582688997/ or email: denisesfoodieevents@gmail.com

  8. Rob says...

    Hey Jeff. Where is my Buck? They’ve closed in less than a year.

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