An article in Tuesday’s New York Times says that Central Florida is the destination for an influx of Puerto Rican transplants, and that Florida is set to overtake New York as the state with the most Puerto Ricans. “The migration … is transforming a corridor of Central Florida that is increasingly viewed as economically powerful, culturally diverse and politically pivotal,” the article said.
If it means that we’ll see more restaurants like Sabor del Caribe, I say “Welcome!”
I’m heading to New Orleans next week, so to get primed I stopped in recently to try out the new brunch menu at Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar in the North Quarter.
If you missed it, you can read my review of the Two Chefs Seafood Oyster Bar regular menu here. That same great quality is carried through with the Sunday brunch menu.
Ordinarily, this is the type of place I would probably take a pass on, another franchise location among the thousands — yes, thousands — that already litter the Central Florida foodscape. But something about the press release announcing the opening of Teriyaki Madness made me take notice.
The Colorado based franchise is being brought into the area by Brevard Achievement Center, a nonprofit agency with headquarters in Rockledge that offers programs and services to assist people with disabilities. According to the press release, BAC decided that one way it could assist its clients — and generate income, to boot — would be to purchase a fast-casual restaurant franchise. That’s smart thinking, and that’s the sort of organization that I would like to support.