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Food for thought...

Ilove putting together our annual Food + Drink Issue, highlighting all of the incredible restaurants and chefs in the area and celebrating the industry as a whole. But often I am reminded that there are so many people in the world—and in our community—who can’t afford to feed their family, let alone indulge in the luxury of dining out at one of these eateries.

That’s why I felt it was so important to cover the incredible work that House of Hope is doing in Martin County. The nonprofit helps locals by providing basic needs including clothing, education and work programs, financial assistance, and healthy food. When I visited their Growing Hope Farm in Palm City back in February, I was blown away by not only the farm itself but also by the amount of dedication so many volunteers (and HOH staff members) have toward the cause. At the farm, HOH grows fresh produce like lettuce, cabbage, bok choy, peppers, cucumbers, and a variety of fruits that they disperse to those in need through their food pantries as well as partner organizations. It is truly a beautiful place, with aeroponic and hydroponic greenhouses, a grove of fruit trees, and traditional in-ground farming space.

I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to Rob Ranieri and Dave Lee for having us out to the farm, and to the entire HOH team for doing what you do. I tip my hat to all of you. Read all about HOH and what they do at the farm and more in “Growing Hope,” beginning on page 32. For those of us who are blessed to be able to indulge, there is a lot to gobble up in this issue. Don’t miss “Taste of the Tropics” on page 38, where four local chefs—including Stuart Boathouse’s Stuart Oliver and John Scott of Hudson’s on the River—showcase the unique and Instagram-worthy dishes they created centered on fresh, tropical fruits. On page 26, we take you to a hidden gem in Hobe Sound, Casa del Vino, where imported Italian wines and home-cooked authentic fare are the name of the game. And our Radar section (page 23) takes a look at the clean cocktail trend with a few tasty potent potables from Port St. Lucie–based Bootlegger Mobile Bar, and profiles local green thumb “Goo,” who is promoting the idea of living sustainably by growing your own food.

Quick mention: We have begun our search for the annual “Ones to Watch” issue, so if you know anyone who might be a good candidate to feature, please nominate them for consideration. You can read more about what we look for in a candidate and submit nominations at stuartmagazine.com/onestowatch.

I hope you enjoy reading our April issue! Something tells me it’s going to make you hungry.

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Giving back

What a full season this has been! April usually closes out our last few events of the year, and I have to say, I look forward to slowing down a bit. Phew!

I want to mention a new event that Stuart Magazine is excited to support. On April 1, we will be sponsoring the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County’s very first Songwriters in the Round at Colab Farms. Per the organization’s website: “We are excited to present an intimate evening with Nashville’s deep legacy of talented singer-songwriters. This magical “behind-the-scenes” concert features some of the best that Nashville has to offer. Join us for a rare acoustic performance and peek into some of your favorite songs and the stories behind them.”

I am looking forward to this special evening, and I’m sure our editor will get some great social photos to share in the Hot Shots section in an upcoming issue. You can purchase tickets to the event at bgcmartin.org—I hope to see you there!

Speaking of annual events, Stuart Magazine already supports so many, and we hope to become involved with even more. Please reach out to me about what you’re planning for the 2023-2024 event season so we can continue our support of the community through sponsorships.

These organizations do so much all year round, and if one in particular pulls at your heartstrings, perhaps you will consider lending your time to help or making a donation. Each charity is so grateful for our community’s generous support.

Now, sit back and enjoy the April Food + Drink Issue! Our editor has put together yet another great lineup of stories, so get ready for a culinary adventure. Let these pages inspire you to try some new local restaurants and get those taste buds tingling. And don’t forget, there is a dining guide in the Flavor section in every issue, so if you are interested in advertising your restaurant, please send me an email.

As always, I encourage you to visit stuartmagazine.com and sign up for our weekly Insider’s Guide newsletter to keep up with all of the exciting things happening in the area.

Thank you for your readership!

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Clean Cocktails

Toasting to one’s health has never been easier. In today’s wellness-driven world, bars and restaurants have seen a rise in demand for clean cocktails boasting whole, unprocessed ingredients. “You can tell the difference between cocktails that contain fresh juices versus those with a lot of added sugar,” says Miranda Devito, owner of the Port St. Lucie–based Bootlegger Mobile Bar, a “boho bar cart” that serves drinks from a vintage camper at private events. “Clean cocktails provide a health boost, and you can drink one or two without having to worry about a headache the next day,” she adds.

Two of Devito’s favorite ingredients are elderberry and lavender. “Elderberry has so many health benefits,” she says. “It’s a natural immune booster that’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins and high in dietary fiber.” She adds: “Lavender improves sleep, is a natural remedy for pain, and reduces blood pressure.”

Here, Devito shares two of her unique, clean creations. bootleggermobile.com

Lavender Blueberry Basil Gin Fizz

2 oz. gin

Muddled blueberries and basil

1 oz. lavender honey syrup

1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Sparkling water

Fresh berries and basil leaves for garnish

Mix together gin, blueberries, basil, lavender honey syrup, and lemon juice. Pour over ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with berries and basil leaves.

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Elderberry Lemon Squeeze

2 oz. vodka

1 oz. elderberry syrup

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Sparkling water

Lemon wedge for garnish

Mix together vodka, elderberry syrup, and lemon juice. Pour mixture over ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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BUZZ | SUSTAINABLE LIVING | SPOTLIGHT | OFF THE CHARTS | WANDERLUST Miranda Devito’s Elderberry Lemon Squeeze (left) and Lavender Blueberry Basil Gin Fizz S.J.C PHOTOGRAPHY

Rise and Shine

Stuart resident Jackie Vitale brings artisan bread to the community

Jackie Vitale has been a cheesemaker in London, co-owner of Ground Floor Farm in downtown Stuart, and chef in residence at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island. In 2020, she founded Otto’s Bread Club, a membership-based bakery service akin to a CSA program. Membership options range from $8/ week to $35/month, and special workshops are open to the public. ottosbreadclub.com

What prompted you to start Otto’s Bread Club?

I love cooking, fermentation, and feeding my community. As I’ve explored different areas of food production, sourdough bread baking has become my main focus. The pandemic solidified for me a desire to run a nimble business with low overhead and a lot of flexibility. Being able to operate Otto’s Bread Club out of my home has been a real gift. Where do you source your ingredients?

I love that I get to have such an intimate relationship with our regional food economy. All the flour I use comes from one mill in North Carolina, and all the grain milled there is grown on small farms in the South. Similarly, many of the other ingredients I use come from

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local producers, and I obsessively source what I can’t find locally with a focus on flavor, environmental impact, and workplace ethics. What do you love most about the process of baking bread?

So much! I really like being on my feet and working with my hands. I love the magic of transforming simple ingredients—flour, salt, and water— into something so complex. I love collaborating with the natural world. The temperature, humidity, and mood of the microbes on any given day are always changing and impacting the baking process.

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A few things to do this month

For Bruce Moorhead, “beer in, fish on” is more than just a motto. It’s a way of life. So the Fort Pierce resident decided to combine two things he loves and invent something useful. “I was looking at a fishing reel, and the idea popped in my head that it would be pretty cool to stick a beer can in it,” he says of his invention. “It’s such a fun, simple design that puts a smile on people’s faces.” Called the Reel Can Cooler ($30), Moorhead’s creation is basically a drink koozie that resembles a fishing reel. The novelty item made its debut at the Stuart Boat Show in January and was an immediate hit with local water enthusiasts. It comes in five colors, features a reinforced handle, can be customized with personalized branding on the side—and it floats, so no worries if you drop it in the water. reelcancooler.com

April 1-2: St. Lucie Cultural Alliance Art, Mind & Soul Fest

Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie, free, artslucie.org

April 2: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $52, lyrictheatre.com

April 8: 12th Annual Brianna Cooper Heavenly Smiles 5K/10K Run/Walk

Halpatiokee Regional Park, Stuart, $30-$40, bcoopersmiles.com

April 13: Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $55-$95, sunrisetheatre.com

April 15-16: Mozart’s Requiem

Trinity United Methodist Church, Jensen Beach, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Stuart, $20-$160, tccsingers.org

April 16: Menopause the Musical Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $42-$52, sunrisetheatre.com

April 20-30: Steel Magnolias

Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, $15-$25, pineappleplayhouse.com

April 21-23: Fort 20 Fest 2023

Sunrise Sands Beach Resort, Fort Pierce, $30-$700, treasurecoastlive.net

April 21-30: Red

A.C.T. Studio Theatre, Stuart, $26, actstudiotheatre.com

April 25-28: Katazome: Japanese Paste Resist with Suzanne Connors Aya Fiber Studio, Stuart, free, ayafiberstudio.com

April 26: Art, Music & Benefit Auction Treasure Coast Square, Jensen Beach, free, martinarts.org

April 29: Southeast Bunfest Flagler Center, Stuart, $5, hstc1.org/ southeastbunfest

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COURTESY OF SOUTHEAST BUNFEST Southeast Bunfest at Flagler Center April 29 COURTESY OF BRUCE MOORHEAD COURTESY OF JACKIE VITALE Jackie Vitale

Planting Seeds

Corey “Goo” Paul is sharing his knowledge about gardening with a new generation of growers via entertaining videos on social media

Corey “Goo” Paul loves gardening. He credits his father, a Haitian native who relocated to the Sunshine State in the 1980s, for his green thumb. “Gardening and living off the land were all he knew,” Paul explains. “It was in his blood, so it’s in mine too.”

Growing up on the Treasure Coast, he fondly recalls fishing with his father, who taught him to transform the remains of their catch into fertilizer for the fruits and leafy vegetables in their garden. Paul still composts with fish but has added kitchen and yard scraps to his gardening efforts as well.

As his cultivating abilities grew, so did his fan base. At the Fort Pierce Housing Authority, where Paul has been employed for 17 years and currently serves as a Section 8 housing inspector, he often shares the fruits of his labors with colleagues who request his homegrown collard greens and San Marzano tomatoes. He is also imparting his gardening wisdom to his eight children, who help care for the raised beds behind the family home in Fort Pierce. “Every household should have a garden,” says Paul. “Besides putting food on the table, it’s therapeutic and teaches patience.”

To broaden his reach, Paul became a presence on social media, where he posts entertaining (and often hilarious) videos about gardening and sustainable living on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram. In the videos, which he shoots in his home garden, he shares advice on topics ranging from planting, growing, and harvesting to preparing produce that is nourishing and stretches the budget—and he makes it fun. With an infectious smile, Paul raps about the benefits of

growing your own food with lyrics like:“If you grow your own food, how could you lose, you dig? Put them seeds in the ground, yo, then I watch them grow….”

Young people are enamored with Paul and his positive messages about living sustainably. Since launching “Gardening with Goo” in 2019, the YouTube channel has amassed nearly 25,000 subscribers; on TikTok, he has nearly 300,000 followers, and his videos have accumulated around 2 million likes to date. “Kids get so excited when I show them how easy it is to plant things like Swiss chard and collard greens,” Paul says. “Even if you’re not partial to vegetables, growing something from seed makes it taste more delicious because it was raised with love.”

Paul notes that gardening promotes not only positivity but also a sense of pride in kids, while doing something fun. Locally, he tries to share his passion with as many kids as possible— on Fridays, he volunteers at White City Elementary School in Fort Pierce, where he and Port St. Lucie’s Families of the Treasure Coast erected a community garden this past January for the schoolchildren to enjoy. gardeningwithgoo.com ❖

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Clockwise from top right: Corey “Goo” Paul in his home garden; one of his children with flowers from the family garden; teaching students at White City Elementary School.

A Taste of Tuscany

SILVIA AND FRANCO MININNI HAVE CREATED A UNIQUE SPACE IN HOBE SOUND THAT HONORS THEIR ITALIAN HERITAGE AND WHERE WINE IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW

Stepping into Casa del Vino on any given day is akin to visiting a cozy Italian enoteca, where a lucky few can imbibe and nibble in the company of owner Silvia Mininni and her husband, Franco. It’s this shared experience that Silvia says is central to the concept: She wants patrons old and new to feel like they have a key to the couple’s home. “People say, ‘I feel like I’m home without being home,’ and that’s the best compliment we can get,”

says Silvia of the intimate space, which operates as a boutique wine retailer, gourmet grocer, and reservation-only wine pairing experience. “We like that people can relax and enjoy their time.”

Born and raised in the province of Pisa, part of the Tuscany region of central Italy, both Silvia and Franco have a long history in the world of Italian food and wine. Silvia has worked as a public relations representative for multiple Tuscan vineyards,

while Franco learned to prepare authentic Italian cuisine with his grandmother as a child. In 2000, the couple moved from Pisa to Palm Beach Gardens, settling in Hobe Sound six years later and opening Casa del Vino in 2017.

In Hobe Sound, the couple aimed to connect their roots with their new home. “My father used to live in Florida,

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Some of Franco’s Italian culinary creations include tasty charcuterie boards (left) and ravioli with plum tomatoes (below); Franco and Silvia enjoy a glass of wine at Casa del Vino (bottom).

and I would visit as a teenager,” Silvia recalls of her early travels to the States. “When we decided to move, we loved that the people here are authentic—what you see is what you get, and that’s who we are. We feel connected with the people around us.”

Upon entering Casa del Vino, which is located on U.S. Highway 1 near Southeast Kingsley Street, it’s hard not to be wowed by the abundance of wine—2,800 bottles fill an entire wall of the cozy space. The shop also carries a carefully curated selection of imported, organic, and artisanal products from all over the world. Truffle sauces, capers, olive oils, gnocchi, and chocolates line the shelves, while meats, cheeses, and spices round out the edible inventory.

Casa del Vino doesn’t have a dining menu, but guests do have the opportunity to sample some of Franco’s talents in the kitchen. Snag a reservation for an afternoon or evening wine pairing (the latter seats at 6:30 p.m. most nights) to soak in all the Italian goodness—but be sure to book well in advance, as a typical seating is capped at 12 guests.

“This is not a classic restaurant, it’s an epicurean experience with wine and food—an event every night,” says Silvia. “It’s an interactive experience so guests can repeat at home what we do here.”

During events—which include private parties, wine tastings, and prix fixe pairings—Franco prepares small plates, working ingredients from the shop into his own recipes to create a unique tasting menu reminiscent of his childhood. “I started cooking when I was 11 or 12, but that changed when I worked as an Italian paratrooper instructor for 25 years,” says Franco. “My passion for food started again when we moved here.” At any given event, he serves whatever he feels like cooking that particular day, so

prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

If Franco’s passion is Italian fare, Silvia’s is certainly Italian wines. Armed with a 2-inch-thick wine list bound in Italian leather, she shares her enthusiasm and knowledge with guests to ensure they choose the perfect flavor profile and price point (bottles range from $25 to the thousands). She also enjoys hosting winemakers—some of whom the couple know personally from their time in Pisa—for tastings and private dinners.

It’s these wonderful personal touches that encouraged Wine Spectator to recognize Casa del Vino with its Best of Award of Excellence last year, though Silvia insists it’s the boutique winemakers

who deserve the recognition. “We have a lot of wines from vineyards that aren’t recognizable [by name] at first sight, but they are incredible selections,” she says of the ever-growing inventory, which primarily includes biodynamic and organic wines from smaller operations in Italy, France, Spain, and California. “Beside the label, there are people, and beside the people, there are stories. We love to let people know what is behind the bottle.”

Book reservations for dinner events and tastings at least three weeks in advance by emailing casadelvinolifestyle@ gmail.com or calling 772.675.2228.

11330 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; @casadelvinolifestyle (Instagram) ❖

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Franco’s filet mignon with mushrooms and fingerling potatoes

ROUGH Rider

It’s hard to argue against the fact that South Florida offers more to an avid angler than any other geographic region in the coastal United States. Spanning the remote backwaters to the mighty Gulf Stream and all points in between, our backyard provides enough variety to last a lifetime.

Over the course of an angler’s career, one may find his or her needs taking dramatic turns regarding method of transportation. For Kyle Sumnicht of Jensen Beach, this is exactly the predicament he found himself in when his appetite for blue water big game replaced his earlier interest in fishing the backwaters around Stuart. Sumnicht was venturing farther and farther offshore on his 21-foot bay boat, and after one too many rough rides back to the inlet, he decided a trade-up was in order.

His criteria for a suitable replacement included a ruggedly

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Kyle Sumnicht takes his new Dusky 252 out for a day of fishing; a live well at the helm station (below).
When Jensen Beach resident Kyle Sumnicht took more of an interest in offshore fishing, he turned to a Dusky 252 Open Fisherman to face the rugged waters of the Gulf Stream
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family has been building for more than half a century, and they fit the mold for what he was now in search of to the very last detail.

POWER FILE

LENGTH: 25 feet, 2 inches

BEAM: 8 feet, 5 inches

DRAFT: 13 inches (hull only)

WEIGHT: 3,700 pounds (hull)

FUEL: 100 gallons

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built boat designed to handle the unpredictable weather changes all too common in our area. A good sea boat with enough freeboard to keep the water outside the boat was the first box to check. A no-frills center console without any clutter that’s easy to fish around and cleans up easily was also key. His basic equipment needs were simple: a fish box to keep his catch fresh, a live well to keep plenty of bait alive, a large shade top for sun protection, electronics capable of precise navigation, and a depth sounder for locating structure and fish.

When Sumnicht began his search, the Dusky brand was top of mind. It was Dusky Sport Center, after all, that had sold his father a 15-foot aluminum Sea Squirt many years ago. Sumnicht had always admired the larger Dusky models that the Brown

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Sumnicht originally intended to purchase a 22-foot model, but his first visit to the factory led him into a deal he just couldn’t pass up on a brand-new 252 Open Fisherman that was ready for delivery and priced within his budget. Powered by a 300-hp Suzuki, the 252 is equipped with a large T-top, an insulated coffin box forward, a helm station live well, and Simrad electronics—with just the clean deck layout Sumnicht was looking for.

The winter seas encountered on the great blue water of the Gulf Stream now suddenly much more accessible, the next stage of this Treasure Coast angler’s journey is underway. ❖

Hobe Sound resident George LaBonte is an avid fisherman who has captained local charters for 40 years. He also hosts the national television series Florida Sportsman Best Boat and Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat. To book a charter with Captain LaBonte, visit edgesportfishing.com—and be sure to check out his new YouTube channel (“George LaBonte”) devoted to his many fishing adventures.

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Clockwise from top left: Aerial shot of the Dusky 252; Sumnicht at the helm, which is equipped with Simrad electronics; a Suzuki motor provides 300 hp; other amenities of the 252 include a large shade-providing T-top and an insulated coffin box forward.

Making a SPLASH

Change sets the course for the future—something that the venerable Ritz-Carlton clearly understands.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples first reinvented itself in 2021, when it debuted a 14,000-square-foot aquatic play area called The Reservoir. It features a 600-foot lazy river, kiddie splash zone, and three waterslides. Also poolside: private cabanas at the adultsonly pool and the Ría outdoor restaurant focused on diverse Latin American flavors from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and wherever else Executive Chef Aldo Novoa Rodriguez takes his inspiration for seasonal menus. Whether you order the tacos de camarón estilo Baja stuffed with beer-battered shrimp or the bife de chorizo 12-ounce New York steak, be sure to finish with the house-made flan with horchata

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ice cream and hot churros with abuelitachocolate sauce.
GOLF IS STILL KING AT THE RITZCARLTON NAPLES, TIBURÓN, BUT THE PROPERTY HAS EVOLVED INTO A TRUE FAMILY DESTINATION
Clockwise from right: Private, adults-only cabanas; a peaceful drift down the 600-foot lazy river; Ría outdoor restaurant; aerial view of the lazy river. COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON NAPLES, TIBURÓN

These new amenities are an inescapable draw for intergenerational families since there are likely to be nongolfers in the group. On a cloudless day, smiles are aplenty as grandparents emerge from the lazy river and children splash down a tandem slide while others stand excitedly at the free sunscreen stations in anticipation of afternoon fun.

But back to golf. The resort is home to the Tiburón Golf Club’s pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman courses that host the PGA Tour QBE Shootout and LPGA CME Group Tour Championship each year.

Another change came last December, when the resort announced its name change to The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón to encompass a broader experience. In addition to tennis drills and fitness classes, these experiences include a virtual reality entertainment lounge; live music at the Bella Vista Lounge overlooking course greens on weekends; and complimentary, 45-minute “lifestyle” photo shoots. Morning people will appreciate the Early Bird Tour golf cart excursion along the certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary courses that kicks off at 7 a.m., before golfers tee up. An alternative is to drowse lazily before heading to the breakfast buffet at Lemonía—which evokes an Italian bistro at this Mediterranean-designed property—and then burning off the calories on the resort’s bicycles.

There will soon be more in store for visitors to the 20-year-old resort. At press time, the facade was getting a new paint job. And as part of the resort’s evolution, guest rooms and suites are being updated (to be unveiled in 2024), and another restaurant by Chef Rodriguez will open by year’s end.

The free shuttle to The Ritz-Carlton’s

resort had to

undergo a major renovation after it was badly damaged during Hurricane Ian in September 2022. With the shuttle scheduled to be back in operation this spring, those staying at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón can revel and relax in cabanas along the Gulf of Mexico, yet another family attraction. ritzcarlton.com/resortsofnaples ❖

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beach Clockwise from right: Tiburón Golf Club features two signature Greg Norman courses; outdoor dining at Ría; the Tiburón Club Lounge; aerial view of The Resorvoir, a 14,000-squarefoot aquatic play area; Bella Vista Lounge overlooking course greens. COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON NAPLES, TIBURÓN COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON NAPLES, TIBURÓN COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON NAPLES, TIBURÓN COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON NAPLES, TIBURÓN House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri inside the aeroponic greenhouse where 10 varieties of lettuce are grown seasonally

HOPE

A SMALL FARM IN PALM CITY IS PROVIDING HEALTHY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO THOUSANDS OF MARTIN COUNTY RESIDENTS EVERY MONTH. HERE, A LOOK AT JUST ONE OF THE MANY WAYS NONPROFIT HOUSE OF HOPE IS HELPING THE COMMUNITY.

Dave Lee believes in the power of the universe. So, in 2018, when the director of food procurement and distribution for Stuart-based nonprofit House of Hope stood on a small parcel of land just off Southwest Martin Highway in Palm City, he knew right away that the universe would deliver what House of Hope desperately needed. “We need a farm,” Lee uttered to CEO Robert Ranieri, who was standing beside him.

Five years later, Lee has transformed that parcel of land into a sustainable farm that provides fresh produce to House of Hope’s four food pantries as well as 30 partner agencies that feed food-insecure residents throughout Martin County. The farm, which stands

on a little less than an acre, is just one more piece of the puzzle Lee and Ranieri are trying to solve in their mission of empowering Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship.

Founded in 1984 by a small group of volunteers who served hot meals out of their homes and handed out sandwiches to people on the street, House of Hope has grown into a multifaceted nonprofit that serves more than 12,000 local adults and children every month. The handful of volunteers that started the organization has grown exponentially: Last year, 864 volunteers dedicated more than 40,000 hours to House of Hope. Today, the organization’s services range from assistance with food, clothing, and finances to enrichment centers, educational programs, and

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workforce development. “Everything touches the next thing,” Ranieri says of the multitude of programs House of Hope offers. “We’re trying to be a comprehensive solution for people.”

The farm, aptly named Growing Hope Farm, fills in a gap that Ranieri and Lee had noticed in their food-distribution system. “We couldn’t get fresh produce,” explains Lee, noting that prior to starting the farm, the donated produce their food pantries received was often several days old and past its prime. When House of Hope obtained the land, Lee, a Palm City resident who is the son of a commercial beekeeper, knew just how to maximize production on the small lot: hydroponic and aeroponic growing.

He set about constructing two 3,000-square-foot greenhouses to accommodate hydroponic and aeroponic farming of produce so the nonprofit could get everything it needed in-house. “We produce 1,800 pounds of lettuce a week,” says Lee as he wanders through the aeroponic greenhouse where 72 towers host 66 plants each, overseen by three employees and 30 volunteers. Bright green lettuce in varieties well beyond those found in the average grocery store share tower space with fresh basil, peppers, and bok choy. “Some of our clients didn’t even know what bok choy was,” Lee adds, noting that now people regularly request more of it.

Next door in the hydroponic greenhouse, tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, and peppers grow in colorful rows, their tendrils climbing toward the roof. Although these are harvested twice a week, more production is still needed. A third greenhouse is now in the works.

Behind the greenhouses, traditional in-ground farming also produces weekly crops. Cabbage, broccoli, and collards are just a few of the vegetables grown here, while a grove of around 75 fruit trees produce papayas, bananas, avocados, mangoes, cherries, and mulberries.

While the farm has helped bring fresh fruits and vegetables to House of Hope clients, Lee and Ranieri recognize that this is just one part of a much larger picture. “The thing about food banking is that it doesn’t really solve the problem,” says Lee, noting that while

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Clockwise from top left: A red pepper is almost ready to harvest; a seedling nursery nurtures lettuce and baby bok choy; volunteer Paula Hundt tends to some butter lettuce.

the number of food banks nationwide has grown, the nation’s poverty rate is largely unchanged. “Now the focus is on ways to bring people out of poverty.”

Ranieri stresses that the path to empowering people out of poverty is more complex than just providing them with food. “A common obstacle for our clients is health,” he says, pointing to the lack of education about nutrition in schools and the rising levels of obesity and health issues like diabetes that often stem from poor nutrition. The need for nutrition education has spawned a host of programs at House of Hope that are focused on raising awareness about healthy eating and teaching the skills needed to choose and prepare healthy food.

“We made a shift from not just feeding people but feeding them well,” says Lauren Mustelier, director of enrichment and engagement. Mustelier oversees House of Hope’s enrichment programs, which range from early learning and mindfulness to free computer classes and women’s art programs. Nutritional education has become a key focus for Mustelier. “We like to say healthy adults are better earners, and healthy children are better learners,” she says.

In addition to providing for basic needs through its food pantries, House of Hope operates four “nutrition gardens” in the county. When Mustelier found herself fielding requests for even more gardens, House of Hope partnered with a local engineering program to build a “traveling education garden.” This garden on

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Greenhouse vegetable plants include lettuce, red pepper, eggplant, bok choy, and cucumber, shown here; House of Hope is converting this old structure on the farm into a packing house (below).

wheels visits local schools, churches, and special events, where staff members demonstrate hands-on gardening and provide information on healthy nutrition and where food comes from. “Often kids dictate what is eaten at home,” says Mustelier. “I’m always surprised just how much more likely they are to try new foods when they’ve helped grow them.”

Choosing good foods is important, but knowing how to prepare them is crucial too. To that end, House of Hope offers nutrition and wellness programs at its enrichment center focused on how

to create healthy meals, which includes basic cooking skills. During the summer months, the center also hosts a teen cooking program.

This summer, House of Hope will expand its services once more, launching a produce prescription program in partnership with Cleveland Clinic. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic who care for patients with health issues such as diabetes will be able to write a prescription for nutritious foods that these patients should include in their diets—and House of Hope will work with patients to provide these foods and educate them on how to prepare them.

Meanwhile, back at the farm, expansion plans are underway. Lee is transforming an on-site building into a packing house to

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A common obstacle for our clients is health.... We’re trying to be a comprehensive solution for people.” – R ob R anie R i
Clockwise from left: Production farm manager (and former Stuart mayor) Mike Meier checks in on the collard greens; a cucumber just starting out; eggplant on the vine.

eliminate the need for trucking produce to House of Hope’s nutrition and wellness center (where it is currently being washed and packaged for distribution). Just steps away from the farm’s greenhouses and gardens, the facility will make it easier and quicker to get fresh produce ready for distribution. Inside the building, Lee shows off a shiny new produce submersion washer, a large machine that thoroughly cleans produce in bulk. “It’s like a Jacuzzi for food,” he says with a smile. Nearby is a giant salad spinner, where 200 pounds of lettuce can be tossed at once.

The innovation of the House of Hope team has not gone unnoticed. Agencies from all over the country have visited the organization to find out more about the creative approaches they are taking to address poverty. While the impact of their programs has been significant—in fiscal year 2021-2022, House of Hope distributed 1.5 million pounds of food to the community—a lot more is still needed.

According to the latest ALICE Report completed in 2018 (which measures the number of families who are struggling financially in a given area, among other things), 11 percent of households

in Martin County are living in poverty. Ranieri says the numbers have grown since COVID: “We served about 4,000 clients a month before the pandemic. Now we serve about 7,000 a month directly and another 5,000 a month through food programs.”

For Ranieri, whose farming experience prior to Growing Hope Farm boiled down to “watering my grandma’s tomato plants when I was a kid,” the success of House of Hope really stems from the community’s dedication. “We are thankful to live in a very generous community,” he says. hohmartin.org ❖

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Clockwise from top left: Rows of lettuce fill the greenhouse; fruit trees grow papayas, mangoes, bananas, and more; Dave Lee in the greenhouse with Cherokee summer crisp and romaine lettuce.

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THE SOUTH FLORIDA HEAT HAS ITS PERKS—LIKE HAVING EASY ACCESS TO FLAVORFUL, LOCALLY GROWN FRUITS. HERE, FOUR AREA CHEFS PAY HOMAGE TO OUR TROPICAL CLIMATE BY USING GEMS LIKE MANGOES, PAPAYAS, AND MORE TO CREATE SOME TRULY SENSATIONAL PLATES.

ISLAND SNAPPER

Stuart Oliver, Executive Chef, Stuart Boathouse in Stuart

Made with: Dragon fruit, carambola, papaya, arugula, coconut, yellowtail snapper, edible orchids

“My inspiration for this dish came from years spent in the Caribbean and Hawaii. The local seafood and fresh produce there are abundant, and the fish is always freshly caught, creating a wonderful pairing of land and sea.” stuartboathouse.com

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COCONUT PANKO ENCRUSTED LOCAL YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER

Arturo “Tuna” Serrano, Executive Chef, Leftovers Café in Jupiter

Made with: Pickled mango, jalapeño, jicama, carrots, honey pineapple aioli, coconut panko, yellowtail snapper

“My inspiration for this dish comes from the team’s daily curated menus, where our aim is always to create balanced flavors and textures. For this dish, we focused on tropical and unique ingredients, making a tropical slaw with mango, jicama, carrots, and jalapeño peppers in a Florida citrus dressing. Resting on the slaw is snapper encrusted in a coconut panko. This creativity touches our entire menu, from craft cocktails and appetizers to entrées and desserts.” littlemoirsjupiter.com/leftovers-cafe

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CARIBBEAN SWORDFISH

John Scott, Culinary Director, Hudson’s on the River in Stuart

Made with: Plantains, pineapple, mango, kiwi, red bell pepper, swordfish, pistachio, sweet potato

“This dish consists of a pistachio-crusted swordfish over a tropical hash made with diced sweet potatoes, plantains, mango, kiwi, pineapple, and red bell pepper. I finished it with a mango jalapeño coulis and avocado puree. It was easy to get inspired to create this dish, since Hudson’s is a Caribbean- and Asian-influenced restaurant so it’s part of my daily routine. Our Caribbean sushi roll is one of my favorite items on the menu.”

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CRAB-STUFFED AVOCADO WITH TROPICAL FRUIT AND SMOKED TOMATO CEVICHE SAUCE

Tim Nickey, Executive Chef, Blackbird Modern Asian in Jupiter

Made with: Dragon fruit, mango, star fruit, lychee, Asian pear, micro shiso and cilantro, pickled Fresno chili and red onion, lime supreme, crab salad, avocado, smoked tomato ceviche sauce, micro flowers

“Exotic ingredients always have a seat at Blackbird. For this dish, I sourced Homesteadgrown dragon fruit and lychees with bright flavors ranging from sweet to slightly acidic and also incorporated Asian pear as well as mango and star fruit that [restaurant partner] Scott Frielich cultivates in his backyard. South Florida is famous for its tropical fruit. Paired with our Asian-style cuisine, it creates a nectarean taste of the tropics.” blackbirdmodernasian.com ❖

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The Lentine family is no stranger to the Stuart area, having owned vacation homes locally since the 1950s. When Lou Lentine Sr. and his family relocated here permanently in 1989, he and his former wife launched the Taco Shack with love and passion for great crafted tacos. The legacy continued when Lou Lentine Jr. moved here from Tennessee with his family in 2020, purchasing the business from his father.

“We had a successful formula,” Lou Jr. says. “We knew by adding better processes and investing capital to triple the size, we could create something special.”

Over the course of the last year, Taco Shack has expanded its Stuart location, added a full bar as well as opened a second location in Abacoa in Jupiter, Florida. Both locations focus on fresh (never frozen) ingredients, innovative recipes and an amazing team of employees who strive to serve the local community. “We are a family-run business that wants to provide something special to the local community,” Lou Jr. says. “We believe that a restaurant is as good as its employees, and we work hard to take care of ours—many of whom have worked for us for 10 years.”

Taco Shack offers great gourmet tacos,

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The restaurant’s goal is to provide great-tasting food from a unique menu with creativity and passion. “People come back because we always have something new for them to try,” Lou Jr. says. “Our wahoo and octopus tacos are receiving an incredible reaction from our guests, not to mention our new margarita menu. We are addicted to our tacos and love that so many others are as well.”

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Flavor

Treasure Coast Dining

A Selection of Area Restaurants

MARTIN COUNTY AMERICAN

CASTAWAYS GASTROPUB

As a self-proclaimed “Treasure Coast craft beer destination,” Castaways serves brews from Florida and around the world. The gastropub also offers a full menu to complement your beer of choice. 911 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; castaways fla.com; 772.618.3838

CHEF’S TABLE

Sophisticated New American restaurant offering fine wine and seasonal menus in understated, rustic digs. 2313 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; chefstable stuart.com; 772.287.5599

COLAB KITCHEN

Head to this urban farm with a café serving locavore cuisine plus shop a market for fermented foods, bread, and more. 100 SE MLK Jr. Blvd., Stuart; colabkitchenfl.com; 772.872.6243

COURTNEY’S RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAM

Come for the selection of beef or chicken burgers, wraps, salads, and sides, and stick around for the ice cream. 8855 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound; courtneyseatery.com; 772.546.4093

DISTRICT TABLE & BAR

Chef Jason Stocks presents his creative take on everything from dry-aged burgers to sourdough pizza in a contemporary dining space. Sustainability is

also a focus: All oyster shells are recycled to rebuild local reefs and oyster beds. 4665 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; districttableandbar.com; 772.324.8357

FLANIGAN’S

South Florida chain sports bar and grill, open until midnight (or later) 365 days a year. 950 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; flanigans.net; 772.220.0039

FREDGIE’S WORLD FAMOUS HOT DOGS

If you have a hot dog craving, Fredgie’s has your fix. Enjoy a waterfront view and outside seating—and dare to try their peanut butter and chili dog. 2000 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; fredgies worldfamoushotdogs.com; 772.209.2005

HARRY AND THE NATIVES

This longstanding family business in Hobe Sound offers a selection of traditional American favorites and a casual atmosphere. 11910 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; harryandthenatives.com; 772.546.3061

HUDSON’S ON THE RIVER

Enjoy a mix of flavors translated into dishes ranging from Island River Ramen to maple-glazed pork belly to pepper-crusted tuna salad. 351 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; hudsonontheriver.com; 772.266.8061

HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS

Tropical-themed chain offering spiced-to-order wings with an array of sauces, pub grub, and a full bar. 1729 SE Indian St., Stuart; hurricanewings. com; 772.283.1201

KORK

Globally inspired and locally sourced small bites, dinners, and brunch with premier cocktails and

courtyard outdoor seating. 11970 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound; korkhobesound.com; 772.245.8182

KYLE G’S KITCHEN

This new outpost is what Kyle G calls a “passion project” and features menu items such as the chopped steak burger and seared North Atlantic salmon. 10867 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; kylegskitchen.com; 772.807.1404

MANERO’S RESTAURANT

Enjoy steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City; maneros.com; 772.220.3011

OCEAN REPUBLIC BREWING

Stuart’s family-owned and operated craft brewery known for its laid-back lifestyle and pours like Keepin’ It PC and Because Ordinary is Boring. 1630 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; oceanrepublicbrewing. com; 772.600.5596

OLD DIXIE CAFÉ NORTH

Classic American diner serving breakfast and lunch in a charmingly retro setting. 11189 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; olddixiecafe.com; 772.245.8587

OSCEOLA STREET CAFE

Enjoy homemade breakfasts, baked goods, and specialty sandwiches at this downtown Stuart café. 26 SW Osceola St., Stuart; osceolastreet. com; 772.283.6116

PALM CITY GRILL

Seafood, pizza, and burgers coexist at this

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Flavor

understated, pub-style corner eatery with a following as large as its menu. 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City; thepalmcitygrill.com; 772.220.4745

PHILLY DOWN SOUTH CAFE

Discover an array of Philly cheesesteaks, salads, burgers, and seafood at the café inside the Elliott Museum, under owner Jim Leary. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; hsmc-fl.com/philly-down-southcafe; 772.225.1961

PINEAPPLE JACKS BISTRO

Bring the whole family to Pineapple Jack’s and enjoy a three-course dinner or a weekend brunch in a nautical setting. 1897 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; pineapplejacksbistro.com; 772.444.3550

SAND DUNE CAFÉ

Sand Dune Café sits just 50 yards from Jensen Beach, making it the perfect aid for your beach day longevity. Leave the cooler at home and grab impressive seaside drinks and eats. 4191 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach; martin.fl.us/sanddunecafe; 772.419.2472

SCOOTERS FUN FOOD AND SPIRITS

Scooters has been an unfussy local favorite for decades. Enjoy the food and bar at good prices. 8913 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound; scooters funfoodandspirits.com; 772.546.6235

SONNY’S BBQ

Traditional, smoky barbecue including mouthwatering pulled pork and brisket. 1961 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Stuart; sonnysbbq.com; 772.283.4150

SOUTH FORK KITCHEN AND BAR

Made-from-scratch dishes, from seafood to steak, prepared by Naples native Chef Ron Kerr. 900 SE Indian St., Stuart; southforkkitchenandbar.com; 772.247.7382

SOUTHERN PIG AND CATTLE

Stop by for steaks and barbecue favorites in addition to a large salad bar. 2583 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; southernpigandcattlecompany.com; 772.324.3141

SPRITZ CITY BISTRO

Upscale American bistro featuring tapas and small plates. 61 SW Osceola St., Stuart; spritzcitybistro. com; 772.320.9100

TASTE

Taste looks just as bright and colorful as it, well, tastes. Stop by for a chill bite; there is something for everyone. 11750 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound; tastehobesound.com; 772.546.1129

THE GAFFORD

Family-run establishment with Southern hospitality and perfectly executed plates such as Mabel’s fried chicken, a local favorite. The signature “Gafford” is a 20-ounce bone-in prime Revier rib eye that pays homage to owner Rick Wilson’s grandfather and the steaks they used to cook together. 47 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; thegafford.com; 772.221.9517

TOWNIES TAVERN

A casual yet sophisticated restaurant serving American eats and bar food in a Prohibition-era setting, with outdoor deck seating available as well. 2277 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City; towniestavern.com; 772.291.2115

ASIAN

ASIAN CHAO

Mix and match Chinese entrées, sushi, and sides from the buffet-style counter takeout. Choose from a variety of classic dishes like orange chicken, lo mein, and California rolls. 3174 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; asianchao.com; 772.692.3674

ASIAN SPICE BISTRO

Small, contemporary Asian eatery specializing in beautiful sushi plates, Thai, and boats. 1888 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; asianspice bistro.com; 772.208.5164

BANGKOK BAY

High-quality Thai fare and sushi served at a great price. 1833 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bangkokbay bbk.com; 772.286.2141

BASIL GARDEN OF PALM CITY

Locally beloved, cozy Thai eatery offering a vast, quality menu. 2655 SW Feroe Ave., Palm City; fromtherestaurant.com/basil-garden; 772.220.1994

BENIHANA

Grab dinner and a show at this hibachi restaurant as tableside chefs prepare Japanese dishes. 3602 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; benihana.com; 772.286.0740

CAFE BOONMA

“Boonma” means good karma and that good times and things are coming—something owner and Chef Rampai lives up to at this traditional Thai spot offering wok dishes and house specials like duck with tamarind sauce. 3720 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; cafeboonma.net; 772.291.2320

EMMAN’S ASIAN GOURMET

Filipino Chef/owner Emman Eugenio creates small plates of Asian-fusion cuisine in a casual setting. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 105, Stuart; facebook. com/fusionofec; 772.888.3171

HOKKAIDO SUSHI & STEAKHOUSE

Japanese steak house offering typical Asian eats as well as extravagant sushi boats and hibachi dinners in a setting adorned with LED lights, plants, and traditional Japanese decor. 2867 SW Cafe Court, Palm City; hokkaidopalmcity.com; 772.283.5118

KRUA THAI RESTAURANT

Authentic Thai dishes served family-style in an eclectically themed restaurant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; kruathaiofstuart.com; 772.600.8114

PEI WEI

Health-centric Pan-Asian food served at the

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counter in a casual setting. 2101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; peiwei.com; 772.219.0466

SACHI SUSHI ASIAN FUSION

A contemporary space offering a multitude of sushi options, as well as Thai and pho selections. 3382 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; sachisushirestaurant.com; 772.219.0900

TWIN DRAGONS RESTAURANT

Conventional Chinese restaurant serving fine dining options as well as take-out, delivery, and catering. 2389 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.291.2102

CAFÉ

3 BARISTAS

Organic coffee and smoothies as well as beans in bulk and café fare such as quiches, spinach and feta sandwiches, and various baked goods. 241 SW Monterey Road, Stuart; 561.402.5976

BOMBOLONI BAKERY CAFÉ

Authentic Italian bakery and café offering pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and coffee. 3980 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; bombolonibakery. com; 772.261.8913

BUNKHOUSE COFFEE BAR

Formerly a bunkhouse used to house WWII soldiers, this 100 percent plant-based café offers acai bowls and fresh-baked goods alongside its coffee menu. 3181 NE West End Blvd., Jensen Beach; bunkhousecoffeebar.com; 772.261.8312

COFFEE BAR BLUE DOOR

Quaint downtown coffee shop serving breakfast, bistro fare, and baked goods, with flora-focused outdoor seating that’s especially enjoyable in the late hours. 38 SE Osceola St., Stuart; facebook. com/coffeebarbluedoor; 772.221.7707

GILBERT’S COFFEE BAR

Enjoy coffee, cheese boards, smoothies, and more at this charming waterfront location. Stay for happy hour and gaze as the sun sets over the water. 615 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; gilbertscoffeebar.com; 772.214.1522

IMPORTICO’S BAKERY CAFÉ

Specializing in pastry and breads, with additional menu items like sandwiches and coffee. 3800 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; importicosbakerycafe.com; 772.286.0204

STUART COFFEE COMPANY

Located in the heart of historic downtown, Stuart Coffee Company is the perfect spot to enjoy wraps, sandwiches, bagels, salads, and more. 55 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; stuartcoffeeco.com; 772.600.8243

THE ROASTED RECORD

An international, award-winning coffee roaster, café, and vinyl record store. In addition to its beer collaborations with Walking Tree and Ocean Republic brewing, The Roasted Record has 11 local

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FOOD TRUCK

BAGEL BOYZ

Swing by for New York–style bagels served fresh from a custom wood-fired oven. During lunch, grab a pizza, wings, or a salad. 4504 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bagelboyzstuart.com; 561.379.3771

BROTHERS’ Q BBQ

Barbecue doesn’t get much better than Brothers’ Q. Try the Sunday smoked wings, three-cheese smoked mac, or brisket sandwich. 4480 SE St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart; 484.619.1488

ITAL BOWLS FOOD TRUCK

Right across from Stuart Beach, Ital Bowls offers organic acai bowls and cookies, smoothies, and coffees for your post-beach satisfaction. Nutritious add-ons include spirulina, CBD oil, bee pollen, and more. 650 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; italbowls.com; 772.905.7503

SMAC’S SHACK

Located at Broward Motorsports in Hobe Sound on weekends, Smac’s Shack serves up coastal New England favorites like lobster rolls and clam chowder. 38401 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; smacshack.com; 774.272.0347

SUNSET SLIDERS FOOD TRUCK

Delicious, Instagram-worthy sliders and sides with vegetarian options. 3385 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/sunsetslidersfla; 772.224.0893

TACO TRUCK OF STUART

Tasty Mexican fare that’s quick and convenient. Take it to-go or eat at a stool by the truck. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; tacotruckofstuart.com; 772.486.6639

TAQUERIA SOLAVINO 2

Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, gorditas, and a wide selection of meat options. 10835 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; 772.485.6994

FRENCH

11 MAPLE STREET

Where French country meets Florida. 11 Maple Street offers a dining experience with fare resembling art. Chef Michael Perrin prepares his plates with some of each season’s peak items, including locally sourced produce and humanely raised meats. 3224 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; eleven maple.com; 772.334.7714

CAFE MARTIER

Kick back and soak in the European vibe at this charming eclectic restaurant specializing in French casual fine dining with a speakeasy vibe in the historic post office arcade. 23 SW Osceola St., Stuart; cafemartier.com; 772.600.5025

GERMAN

SCHNITZEL HAUS

Chef Lenh offers an exciting menu featuring American fusion and German favorites such as

potato pancakes, schnitzel, and sauerbraten. 5687 SE Crooked Oak Ave., Hobe Sound; ethansgrill. com; 772.210.2350

THE HOFFMANN

Enjoy traditional German and American fare while relaxing at the expansive outdoor seating and barn. 3825 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; the-hoffmann.com; 772.444.3697

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

MR. GYROS

Treasure Coast chain serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean comfort food, including gyros, pitas, entrées, appetizers, soups, and sides. 2383 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mrgyrosflorida.com; 772.463.3127

OLYMPIC TAVERNA

Part of the Spiro’s empire, Olympic Taverna serves traditional Greek cuisine as well as American favorites. 2951 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City; spirostaverna.com/palm-city; 772.781.8461

PORT BARNA

Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with an American and Spanish twist. 3478A NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; portbarna.com; 772.232.6738

INDIAN

BOLLY TWIST

From the owners of India Palace, Bolly Twist offers an array of Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, including tandoori dishes, meat and vegetarian entrées, dosas, biryani, and special platters. 5563 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bollytwist.com; 772.210.6793

INDIA PALACE

Modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes, with creative uses of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a sampling of South Indian and Indo-Chinese specialties that pair well with oven-baked Peshawari naan stuffed with raisins, nuts, and cheese. 890 SW Federal Hwy., Stuart; indiapalacestuartfl.com; 772.288.6262

NAMASTE GRILL

Nepalese and Indian cuisine inside a relaxed, contemporary space in the heart of downtown Stuart. Menu highlights range from tandoori and grilled meats to a hearty array of veggie entrées to goat curry with Nepalese spices simmered in a dark stew. 2500 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; namastegrill stuart.com; 772.283.5515

ITALIAN

18 SEMINOLE ITALIAN BISTRO

Inside this quaint, historically preserved building lies one of the area’s most intimate and romantic atmospheres. All meals are made to order and crafted with top-quality, local seasonal ingredients. 18 SE Seminole St., Stuart; 18seminole.com; 772.463.0059

ANNA’S PIZZA

A casual pizzeria with mouthwatering pies, pastas, and subs for a laid-back experience that will leave you stuffed and satisfied. 2281 SW Martin Hwy.,

Palm City; annaspizza.com; 772.221.0061

CARMELA’S WINE BAR

Carmela’s offers a diverse wine list, gourmet brick oven pizza, and several classical Italian dishes. 2311 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; carmelaspizza.com; 772.286.0877

CASA BELLA

This quaint restaurant combines northern and southern Italian cuisine under one roof. Expect big flavors and beyond-satisfactory Italian dishes. 512 SW 3rd St., Stuart; casabellastuart.com; 772.223.0077

DIAMOND TEA ROOM & BISTRO

Opt for the six-course high English tea, served all day, or order from an à la carte selection of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, tea cookies, and other favorites. A constantly updating bistro menu satisfies larger appetites. 3868 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; diamondtearoom.com; 772.781.5153

DOWNTOWN BENNY’S PIZZA

Authentic Italian fare and New York–style pizza are the specialties at Benny’s. Enjoy the fresh ingredients on pizzas or other menu items, ranging from wings and Philly cheesesteaks to salads and gyros. 2230 NE Dixie Hwy., Jensen Beach; downtown bennyspizza.com; 772.232.6422

DRIFT KITCHEN & BAR

This premier oceanfront restaurant located at Hutchinson Shore Resort features fresh seafood and Italian specialties in a contemporary space. Choose between the lounge/chef’s bar and the oceanfront veranda to dive into brick oven pizzas, house-made pasta, and house specialties like blue crab–crusted grouper. 3793 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach; driftkitchenandbar.com; 772.405.9215

FANTINI’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA

Known for New Haven–style thin crust known as “apizza,” Fantini’s offers old-school Italian soul food cooked fresh to order. A fan favorite is the white clam apizza. 1560 NW Federal Hwy., Stuart; fantinisapizza.com; 772.692.9980

GIGI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

With recipes passed down through generations, Gigi’s Neapolitan fare is time-tested and well worth a visit. 1322 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; gigisitalian.com; 772.225.6444

IAN & KYE’S PIZZA

Family-owned, Chicago-style pizza served with passion for more than 15 years. 3310 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; iankyespizza.com; 772.334.5074

LA BORGATA RISTORANTE

La Borgata has taken its patrons on tours of Italy’s famous dishes—no passport required—for more than 50 years. The menu features favorite Italian dishes such as calamari Siciliana and penne puttanesca, as well as pizza, calzones, and stromboli prepared to order. 3227 SW Mapp Road, Palm City; laborgataristorante.com; 772.288.2121

LA FORCHETTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT

This family-owned gem is home to an extensive selection of gourmet pasta including lobster ravioli, penne alla vodka, and gnocchi Capri. Plus, hand-tossed pizza pies, a warm, Italian setting,

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and attentive staff. 7820 SW Lost River Road, Stuart; laforchetta.net; 772.872.7333

LUNA DOWNTOWN STUART

A local favorite and landmark offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as sidewalk window service. 49 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; lunadowntownstuart. com; 772.288.0550

MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Longstanding casual dining joint serving Italian classics with delicious and generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mariositaliandining. com; 772.283.6660

MICHELINA’S

Modern take on classic Italian dishes and a friendly staff at this family-owned restaurant. 1835 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; michelinasrest.com; 772.286.3455

PEPE & SALE

Expect modern Italian dishes with a focused wine list in a fine dining atmosphere inside a bistrolike setting. 101 SE Ocean Blvd. Suite 103, Stuart; pepe-sale.com; 772.872.6251

PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER

Under the supervision of Chef Robert King, the kitchen puts out memorable authentic Italian dishes such as roasted Long Island duckling and swordfish puttanesca. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; pietrosontheriver.com; 772.229.7575

PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA

A “real” taste of Chicago pizza, Pusateri’s offers thin-crust pizza topped with unique sauces and cut into squares. 221 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; best floridapizza.com; 772.288.9810

RISTORANTE CLARETTA

Authentic Italian dishes in a fine dining setting. All ingredients are imported fresh from Italy, and seafood comes straight from the Mediterranean Sea. 1315 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City; ristorante claretta.com; 772.219.9940

THE BRICK OVEN PIZZA COMPANY

Serving delicious brick oven pizza as well as various Italian entrées in a moody setting, complete with a bar and plenty of seating. 3138 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City; thebrickovenpizza company.com; 772.219.7747

THE GROVE, PIZZA, CUCINA, WINE, MARKET & CHARCUTERIE

Home to the largest selection of wines in Martin County, The Grove offers a twist on Italian and is a great meeting place for friends, family, and business colleagues. Chat over enticing charcuterie boards, Italian classics, and Mediterranean dishes. 8815 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound; thegrovehobe sound.com; 772.402.5410

TWO BROTHERS PIZZA

A quaint local favorite, Two Brothers offers a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and more. 8423 SE Church St., Hobe Sound; twobrospizzafl.com; 772.402.5056

JAMAICAN

CLASSIC JAMAICAN JERK STOP

Authentic jerk house offering fresh favorites like beef patties with bun and cheese and jerk chicken served with rice and peas, plantains, or steamed

vegetables. 2200 SE Indian St., Stuart; jamaican jerkstop.com; 772.266.8678

MEXICAN

CASA TEQUILA

Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for live mariachi band performances. 1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; casatequilafl.com; 772.600.5482

MERO MERO MEXICAN CANTINA

This Mexican cantina offers a small, authentic menu of ceviches, street bites, tacos, and more. 950 SE Indian St., Stuart; meromerocantina.com; 772.291.2767

MR. JALAPEÑO STUART

Authentic Mexican cuisine with bold flavor. 1602 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; mr-jalapeno.com; 772.287.8161

PUEBLO VIEJO

A family-owned local chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical mural setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; 772.934.6683; 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.336.5050; puebloviejofl.com

RANCHO CHICO

Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm setting with colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart; ranchochicoflorida.com; 772.288.6741

TACO SHACK

Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by owner/ Chef Lou Lentine Jr. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart; taco-shack.com; 772.288.9696

TAKO TIKI

Come to Tako Tiki for craft cocktails, nightly live music, and a menu of small plates, sandwiches, and salads. Oh, and tacos! 3340 NE Pineapple Ave., Jensen Beach; takotiki.net; 772.208.5554

TAQUERIA LOS MEXICANOS

Authentic Mexican food and setting, offering breakfast, tacos, sandwiches, salads, seafood, and house dinners. 2425 SE Bonita St., Stuart; taquerialosmexicanos.com; 772.287.7747

TAQUERIA TORRES

Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and other traditional plates. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/taqueriatorres; 772.678.9014

POLISH

POLKA EUROPEAN MARKET AND RESTAURANT

An authentic Mom and Pop Polish restaurant with a European market attached. 3950 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; 772.692.1112

SEAFOOD

BASIN SEAFOOD & FRESH FISH MARKET

Fresh seafood on ice available for purchase as well as dining options and charming outdoor and indoor seating. 4150 SE Salerno Road, Stuart; facebook.com/basin-seafood-fresh-fish-market; 772.287.5771

BONEFISH GRILL

A casual environment with seafood favorites like

wood-grilled lobster and rainbow trout with just the right amount of kick. 2283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; bonefishgrill.com; 772.288.4388

CATFISH HOUSE

A captivatingly decorated seafood joint specializing in classic fried selections. 11500 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; facebook.com/hobesound catfishhouse; 772.545.7733

CONCHY JOE’S SEAFOOD

Dive into fresh seafood items such as Conchy’s Seafood Feast or the Bahamian-inspired conch salad. 3945 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; conchyjoes.com; 772.334.1130

CRAWDADDY’S

Every day is Mardi Gras at Crawdaddy’s, where Cajun-Creole cuisine reigns supreme. 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; crawdaddys jensenbeach.com; 772.225.3444

DOLPHIN BAR & SHRIMP HOUSE

A fine waterfront retreat with panoramic river views and a wide-ranging menu featuring plentiful seafood selections, wood-grilled meats, and homestyle specials. 1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; dolphinbar.com; 772.781.5136

FRESH CATCH SEAFOOD GRILL

Owner Eric Olson guarantees the freshest of seafood dishes and a raw oyster bar. 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart; freshcatchstuart.com; 772.286.6711

GETTIN CRABBY

A no-frills seafood house known for crabs by the pound, an array of local catches, and music performances. 4110 SE Salerno Road, Stuart; gettincrabby. me; 772.463.1166

KING NEPTUNE

Serving the finest seafood soups, salads, and dishes, King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/kingneptune stuart; 772.287.9630

KYLE G’S PRIME SEAFOOD & STEAKS

Eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches, highest-quality raw bar, and shellfish selections. Plus, premium cuts of meat—all with stunning water views. 10900 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; kylegseafood.com; 772.237.5461

NEW ENGLAND FISH MARKET & RESTAURANT

New England has you covered with fresh and flavorful seafood, available for purchase in their market or as a classic meal in their restaurant. 1419 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; 772.334.7324; 3102 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City; 772.872.7355; newenglandfish.net

PIRATE’S LOFT AT PIRATE’S COVE RESORT & MARINA

The food rivals the fantastic views of the marina and Manatee Pocket at Pirate’s Loft. From flavorful salads to outstanding seafood, there is something for everyone on the extensive menu. 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart; piratescoveresort.com; 772.223.5048

RIVERWALK CAFE AND OYSTER BAR

A top stop for fresh-caught seafood and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue

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fills up so quickly every night. 201 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart; riverwalkoysterbar.com; 772.221.1511

SAILOR’S RETURN

Serving fresh seafood, chops, and steaks, enhanced by the most beautiful sunset on the Treasure Coast. The restaurant offers 220 seats for indoor or patio dining, two full bars, and live music seven days a week. 625 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart; thesailorsreturn.com; 772.872.7250

SAUDER’S LANDING

This small fish house with a thatched-roof patio and dining room features fresh-caught seafood like its famous crab cakes. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; sauderslanding.com; 772.229.0246

SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR

Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. 4903 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; shrimpersgrill.com; 772.220.3287

SHUCKERS ON THE BEACH

Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers, located inside the Island Beach Resort. From ribs to raw oysters, every dish is perfection. 9800 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; islandbeachresort. com/dining; 772.229.1224

SNEAKI TIKI

Tiki-inspired tropical eatery outfitted with a patio to enjoy live music and everyone’s favorite seafood and tacos. 211 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 1, Stuart; sneakitikistuart.com; 772.286.0565

STRINGERS TAVERN & OYSTER BAR

Located at the former Pawnbrokers Grill in Harbour Bay Plaza, this new eatery captures the area’s local boating history, and its decor mimics the interior of a boat. Dive into an array of oysters served on the half shell plus surf and turf favorites. 3754 SE Ocean Blvd., Sewall’s Point, Stuart; stringerstavern. com; 772.210.2876

STUART BOATHOUSE

A stunning waterfront setting, an outstanding happy hour, enticing specials, and live music all weekend make Stuart Boathouse a go-to on the local dining scene. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart; stuartboathouse.com; 772.266.4586

TAUSHA’S SEAFOOD MARKET

Tausha’s gets all of its seafood fresh off local boats each morning. It’s available for purchase in their market (along with a wide selection of sides) as well as on the restaurant menu. 4533 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; taushasseafood.net; 772.288.6500

THE BLACK MARLIN

Head to The Black Marlin for everything from local seafood to late-night martinis. This cozy hideaway was once the site of the oldest tavern in Stuart. 53 SW Osceola St., Stuart; theblackmarlin.net; 772.286.3126

THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL

A wide selection of Gulf, East, and West Coast oysters paired with wine, local brews, and tropical cocktails make this casual eatery a must-visit for oyster lovers. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; themagicoyster.com; 772.877.3139

THE QUIET CRAB

Owner and Chef Jeff Goldstein brings his Rockville, Maryland roots to this restaurant that receives

steamed blue crabs weekly. 6075 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; thequietcrab.com; 772.210.5154

THE TWISTED TUNA

Between the live music, waterfront views, freshcaught seafood, and sushi bar, it’s no surprise that The Twisted Tuna is one of Stuart’s most-loved dining destinations. 4290 SE Salerno Road, Stuart; thetwistedtuna.com; 772.600.7239

TIDEHOUSE

Dine from the second floor overlooking the Harborage Yacht Club & Marina. Expansive views span from the St. Lucie River to the Roosevelt Bridge. Fresh Florida seafood purchased from local fishermen, plus flatbreads, prime rib, and more. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart; tidehouse.com; 772.444.3166

STEAK HOUSE

1120 PRIME STEAKHOUSE

Classic steak house food and atmosphere with fresh farm-to-table salads. 11220 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound; facebook.com/1120prime; 772.742.2856

GRIFFIN’S SURF & TURF

Enjoy quality seafood, steaks, and cocktails in this upscale contemporary setting with live piano music every night. 2621 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; griffinsrestaurant.com; 772.266.4014

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

Classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style restaurant. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; longhornsteakhouse.com; 772.692.7922

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this well-known Australian-themed chain. 3101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; outback.com; 772.286.2622

PETER’S STEAKHOUSE

Fine wines and sides like Pete’s Famous Hash Browns and fried shoestring onions accompany the succulent, dry-aged steaks at this longstanding steak house in historic downtown Jensen Beach. 3200 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; peterssteakhouse.com; 772.225.2516

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY

3NATIVES

Florida health chain offering smoothies, acai bowls, salads, bagels, wraps, juices, and shots in a relaxed, beachy environment. 870 SE Indian St., Stuart; 3natives.com; 772.266.9431

BERRY FRESH CAFE

This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO- and preservative-free café serving healthy fare that tastes great and feels even better. 1429 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; berryfresh.cafe; 772.324.8287

FIRST WATCH

Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this healthminded café chain. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; firstwatch.com; 772.220.4076

FRUITS AND ROOTS VEGAN CAFE

This 100 percent plant-based menu offers coldpressed juices, smoothies, juice shots, oat bowls, salads, and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;

fruitsandrootsvegancafe.com; 772.678.6627

MODERN JUICE CO. STUART

Enjoy made-to-order juice, poke bowls, and blended bowls in a quick, casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart; modernjuiceco.com; 772.291.2640

TABULEH CAFÉ AT PLANET OZONE

Tabuleh Café sits within the Planet Ozone market, the first “green” commercial building and gas station in Martin County. This market and café offers organic, gluten-free, Halal, and locally sourced selections as well as fresh-squeezed juices. 1601 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; planetozone.com; 772.403.2199

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ

Get a refreshing smoothie from this tropical chain and enjoy sandwiches, wraps, and supplements. 6134 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; tropicalsmoothie cafe.com; 772.283.7377

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2ND STREET BISTRO

This lively bistro, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, highlights local produce in its delicious dishes. The extensive beer list features a brew to complement every meal and satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 122 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; 2ndstreet bistro.com; 772.293.9191

ARCHIE’S SEABREEZE

This island shack–style, “no shoes, no shirt, no problem” restaurant has been open for more than 70 years. Enjoy sandwiches, seafood, and drinks while live music and the beach set the scene. 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce; archiesftpierce.com; 772.460.3888

BONEFISH MAC’S

A comfortable sports bar environment to catch a game and savor casual bites with friends. 662 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie; bonefishmacs.com; 772.344.6227

JAMMBAR WINGS

For finger-licking bar food, JammBar’s wings can be customized to order, whether you prefer flats or drums, soft or crispy, or one of the 17 different sauces or plain. 8031 S. Federal Hwy., Port St. Lucie; 772.237.4802; 2903 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.448.8670; jammbar.com

LINDA’S TOO CAFE

Homestyle breakfast and brunch and ever-changing specials. 10106 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; facebook. com/lindastoocafe; 722.281.2549

MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL

Manatee Island Bar & Grill offers a variety of options, from seafood to steak to veggie burgers, all filling and all fresh. 1640 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.242.8460; manateeislandbarandgrill.com

OASIS DINER

Quaint and cozy diner offering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items. 901 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce; oasis-diner-restaurant.business.site; 772.828.3302

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PICKLED

Bright and spacious restaurant with late hours and flavorful eats including Wagyu sirloin, duck pot pie, truffle mac and cheese, and charcuterie boards. 201 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; pickledinthefort.com; 772.448.4239

SAILFISH BREWING COMPANY

American warehouse–style eatery offering a wide selection of beers from the taproom, as well as appetizers and dinner eats from the pizza kitchen. 130 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; sailfishbrewingco.com; 772.577.4382

SEAWAY SMOKEHOUSE

Classic and hearty barbecue served from a charming two-story space. In-store and outdoor seating available. 101 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; seaway bbq.com; 772.577.6350

SHINDIG IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB

With decor reminiscent of an old Irish pub and a menu that embodies contemporary Irish fare, Shindig transports diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; shindigpub.com; 772.785.6202

SUNRISE CITY CAFE

Located in the heart of downtown historic Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. 204 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; sunrisecitycafe.com; 772.242.1833

THE S & S CAFÉ & WINE BAR

Globally inspired with an emphasis on health, the S&S offers plenty of wholesome vegan options. 148 Depot Drive, Fort Pierce; facebook.com/ thesstakeout; 772.461.8354

WORLD FAMOUS NUNU’S SWEET SOUL FOOD

Get out-of-this-world soul food—all of the favorites you know and some you may not have tried. 3210 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; facebook.com/ nunusoulfoodtruck; 772.828.3144

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PHO DELI

Authentic Vietnamese restaurant in a casual setting with a counter-serve option and dishes from pho to bahn mi. 466 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.877.2133; 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.882.9584; phodelipsl.com

RAMEN HANA AND WINGS

Ramen that warms the mouth and soul. Choose between small and large plates of various ramen flavors or try the namesake wings in four flavors. 6935 Heritage Drive, Port St. Lucie; ramenhana. com; 772.444.7891

SEOUL GARDEN

Korean establishment serving the culture’s favorites: kimbap, short rib, traditional han-sik, bi-bi-bop, and house-made kimchi available for market purchase. 2510 U.S. Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce; seoulgarden koreancuisine.com; 772.462.6588

WASABI THAI SUSHI

Stop by Wasabi Thai for good food, large portions, and a delicate ambience—plus a full liquor bar. 217 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; wasabithaisushifl.com; 772.242.1310

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

SPIRO’S TAVERNA

Greek-American fare like gyros and sandwiches, along with beer and wine, in a casual setting. 1738 St. Lucie W. Blvd., Port St. Lucie; spirostaverna. com; 772.879.4083

THINK GREEK

First a food truck and now a full-fledged restaurant, Think Greek offers Greek classics with an American twist. 644 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; thinkgreekfl.com; 772.800.3128

INDIAN

TAJ INDIAN

Curries steal the show at this establishment that offers a wide range of cultural favorites in addition to vegan and Halal foods. 529 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie; tajpsl.com; 772.237.4567

ITALIAN

ANGELINA’S PIZZERIA

Along with mouthwatering pizzas, the family-run pizzeria also offers a variety of Italian appetizers, pastas, and salads. 1126 Colonnades Drive, Fort Pierce; orderangelinaspizzeria.com; 772.302.3591

FRANCESCA’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA

Come to Francesa’s for tasty pizza and even tastier appetizers in an unassuming environment. 3961 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; francescas pizzapsl.com; 772.344.4748

PIE HOLE WOOD PIZZA

Pizza pub with classic pizza, subs, wings, and salads served in a vintage-style setting with dark wood, stone and brick walls, shuffleboard, and charming outdoor seating. 2510 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce; pieholewoodpizza.com; 772.971.0120

RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA

This family-owned restaurant boasts authentic Italian fare from a menu of more than 70 choices, as well as daily specials. 1145 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; ruffinos.net; 772.335.2988

TUTTO FRESCO

An elegant Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating featuring upmarket entrées, steaks, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie; tuttofrescopsl.com; 772.464.8988

JAMAICAN

JERK CITY

Located at an unassuming strip mall, Jerk City offers diners the best of island specialties for lunch and dinner. Favorites include curry goat and chicken, with specials like curry shrimp and crab. Catering is also available. 8007 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; jerkcity.com; 772.871.2552

ONE LOVE JAMAICAN

This beloved eatery serves up delectable seafood platters and authentic Jamaican dishes. Indulge in corn, crab legs, blue crabs, sausage, boiled egg, potatoes, and more. 3453 SW Darwin Blvd., Port

St. Lucie; onelovecaribbeancuisineseafood.business. site; 772.985.3128

LATIN AMERICAN/CUBAN

MERVIS’ CAFÉ & GRILL

This Fort Pierce establishment doubles as a USPS contract unit and serves up one tasty Cuban sandwich that has locals coming back for more. They also offer satisfying bites like sweet plantains, croquettes, and empanadas. 402 S. 5th St., Fort Pierce; merviscafe.com; 772.462.6600

THE MOFONGO KING

This Puerto Rican outpost is known for its namesake mofongo—a dish packed with fried plantains stacked high with an assortment of shrimp, tostones, and more. Bonus: Mofongo offers twofor-one draft beers every day of the week. 295 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; facebook.com/ themofongoking; 772.777.4080

MEXICAN

CASA AMIGOS AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT

A hit with the locals, visit for a dynamite meal and atmosphere. 7950 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; casaamigosrest.com; 772.204.2744

LA HACIENDITA SUPER TAQUERIA

Don’t let the quaint, unassuming atmosphere fool you—this place packs a punch with intense flavor at a small price. 3211 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce; 772.801.5090

SONORA EATS

Stop by this family-owned business hailing from Hermosillo in Sonora, Mexico. The outpost offers quick-serve tacos and burritos, Sonora-style hotdogs, plus homemade tortillas daily. 1721 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce; sonoraeats.com; 772.577.6241

TACO DIVE

Open late, Taco Dive offers craft beers with their homemade Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredients. 10501 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie; 772.345.3483; 2025 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; tacodive.com; 772.448.8477

TAQUERIA MONTANO’S

This restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; taqueriamontano.com; 772.777.3406

ZAPATA’S MEXICAN GRILL

Zapata’s has eye-catching decor and even more eye-catching drinks and meals. Drop by for tasty, authentic Mexican food. 6700 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; zapatasmexicancuisine.com; 772.464.7288

PORTUGUESE

FERNANDO’S DOCKSIDE GRILLE

Take a tour along the coasts of the Atlantic with Chef Fernando Dovale, who is whipping up authentic Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine from shrimp scampi to pork Alentejana to seared

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LUSO PORTUGUESE GRILLE

Portuguese outpost reflecting the country’s coastal heritage with a focus on seafood like octopus and shrimp cooked Mozambique-style. 10511 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie; lusogrille.info; 772.303.2400

SEAFOOD

12A BUOY

Wide array of dishes in a casual setting, leaving both stomachs and wallets happy. 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce; 12abuoy.com; 772.672.4524

CHUCK’S SEAFOOD

From New England clam chowder to shrimp Parmesan, this eatery delivers affordable seafood to every table. 822 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; chucks-seafood.com; 772.461.9484

COBB’S LANDING

A quality waterfront dining experience, the menu features hearty servings of pasta, seafood, and meat, along with live entertainment and a buzzing mojito bar. 200 N. Indian River Drive Suite 4424, Fort Pierce; cobbs-landing.com; 772.460.9014

CRABBY’S DOCKSIDE

Enjoy fresh catches like stuffed grouper and hogfish snapper, plus other entrées including pasta, pizza, and more. Signature drinks like the

rum punch—and amazing views of the inlet and lagoon—round out the experience at this location. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; crabbysdockside ftpierce.com; 772.252.5672

CROCADILLOS BAR AND GRILL

Tons of outdoor seating and a stage allow Crocadillos to host events throughout the year. Combined with tasty grill eats and cold drinks, it’s a guaranteed good time at a good price. 109 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Pierce; crocadillos.com; 772.409.4495

HARBOR COVE BAR & GRILL

Located inside the Harbor Town Marina, Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges beautiful waterfront views and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce; harborcovebargrill.com; 772.429.5303

PELICAN YACHT CLUB

Members can expect excellent service, beautiful sunsets, and an array of dishes ranging from herband pistachio-crusted sea scallops to Asian-glazed short ribs. 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; pelican yachtclub.com; 772.464.2700

THE FRYING SCOT

Amanda Jones’ food truck serves up Scottish favorites like fish and chips, tacos with cod fish and haddock, and delicacies like deep-fried Scotch eggs rolled in crumbs. Stop by Tradition Square on the first and third Friday of the month and J.V. Reed Park on the second Friday of the month to try it out. thefryingscotfoodtruck.com; 772.341.4284

STEAK HOUSE

BUFFALO CHOPHOUSE

Backed by 20 years of experience and farm-fresh ingredients, Buffalo Chophouse has all your steak house favorites. 918 SW Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie; buffalo-chophouse.com; 772.621.7900

MEATING STREET STEAK & SEAFOOD

The Lamarra family offers USDA Prime steaks, seafood, and indulgent sides at their Tradition outpost. 10553 SW Meeting St., Port St. Lucie; meatingstreet.com; 772.348.3805

OAK AND EMBER STEAKHOUSE

Chef Kyle G brings you Oak and Ember, an upscale classic steak house with delectable meats, sides, and craft cocktails. 848 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie; oakandembersteakhouse.com; 772.224.2553

THE FORT STEAKHOUSE

A modern take on the classic steak house executed with elegant, rich dishes and a sophisticated yet colorful atmosphere. 106 S. 2nd St., Fort Pierce; thefortsteakhouse.com; 772.882.9131

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY

BEACH BOWLS FORT PIERCE

Organic fresh fruit blended into smoothies and smoothie bowls in the heart of downtown Fort Pierce. 217 Avenue A, Fort Pierce; beachbowlsfort pierce.com; 772.448.4097 ❖

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