CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It was a good week for those looking for new places to eat in Coral Springs.
Three restaurants just opened along University Drive, all part of popular chains catered to a variety of diners wanting cheap eats, trendy Sunday breakfasts or fancy evening dinners.
Tap 42 Craft Kitchen & Bar opened its doors at 3111 N. University Drive to appeal to a higher-end crowd in search of a lively tavern atmosphere with an extensive beer list and relaxed seating spaces. Across from the Northwest Regional Library, the roughly 5,000-square-foot restaurant is the Tap 42 chain’s seventh location in South Florida.
Down the street, First Watch opened at 1750 N. University Drive, next door to Big Bear Brewing Company. Known for its smoked bacon slices, avocado toasts, and burrito bowls, the Coral Springs location is one of the chain’s more than 365 restaurants in 29 states, offering moderately priced breakfast, brunch, and lunch meals.
Perhaps getting the most attention was the opening of Bolay at 9204 Wiles Road.
For days, customers stood in long lines stretched across a shopping center, wooed by complimentary Bolay Small Bols – but only if they “checked-in” through social media. The chain of 15 locations in Florida offers healthier fare – including 100 percent, gluten-free meals “Made With Love.”