Funky Buddha Brewery to Open Craft Food Counter & Kitchen in September
Patrons at Funky Buddha Brewery will no longer have to rely on the food trucks outside to get a bite to eat.
The Oakland Park tap room is set to open Craft Food Counter & Kitchen in September. The eatery will be headed up by Jeff Vincent, the chef most recently behind the trendy fare at Beauty and the Feast in the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale beach.
Craft Food Counter & Kitchen will “combine farm-to-table ethos with upscale street food” and serve up dishes that work in some of the brewery’s craft beers. There will be burgers, deviled eggs, soups and Bavarian-style soft pretzels, among a wide selection of sharable plates, including wok-blistered shishito peppers and beer-battered chicken.
“Funky Buddha’s unique beers are an amazing source of inspiration,” Vincent said in a press release. “Getting to create dishes that will interact with these beers has got me anxious to fire up that kitchen and get cooking.”
In addition to serving up lunch and dinner daily, Funky Buddha will also be hosting beer dinners, in which some of the brewery’s best concoctions will be paired with food.
So, will the brewery continue working with local food trucks?
"[W]e are still going to find ways to incorporate our favorite food trucks into the mix, though we haven't sorted that out exactly as of yet," brand director John Linn told Fort Lauderdale Daily.
In addition, although Funky Buddha still hasn't made a final decision regarding patrons bringing outside food into the establishment, the hope is that Craft Food Counter & Kitchen will "offer a unique and compelling enough dining experience that people won't feel the need to do so," Linn said.
Want a chance to sample some of the selections? Some of the foods will be offered Saturday, May 30, at the brewery’s second annual anniversary festival and block party.