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Table Talk: Las Olas Welcomes Cheese Culture, While Oceans 234 Gets A Makeover

Goodbye to the old, hello to the new​

Gone from Las Olas Boulevard is Cheese Culture and its yellow-and white-striped awning. In its place is The Boarding, a French wine and tapas bar with a charcoal gray and black exterior that gives the new eatery a sleek, updated look. The Boarding serves sandwiches ($10-$20) such as French, Italian, truffled Brie and the Atlantique with smoked salmon; tapas plates ($15-$18.50); hot goat cheese salad, quiche, macarons and more. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, and guests can order charcuterie boards to accompany their glass of choice.

The Boarding; 813 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


A must-see renovation

Explore the reimagined Oceans 234 after its $1.8 million makeover. The beachfront favorite now boasts unobstructed views of the ocean, new furnishings and art work, and a menu featuring old favorites mixed in with original dishes created by chef Victor Franco. Returning guests might remember columns that interrupted views of Deerfield Pier. Taking their place are floorto- ceiling windows. In addition to new appetizers, entrees, side selections, bar bites, desserts and Sunday brunch, Franco has also introduced a gluten-free menu.

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Oceans 234; 234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach