By Sue Arrowsmith
You’ve seen the news clips of northern cities blanketed in snow, right? One of the perks of living in South Florida is the wonderful climate year round. So get out there and live it up!
For the quintessential al fresco dining experience, visit Berries in the Grove.
Family-owned for four generations, Berries is serious about making customers happy, even when the weather is not perfect. The outdoor garden is equipped with a retractable roof, industrial-type fans and outdoor heaters.
Amid cobblestones and lush greenery, Berries oozes with charm and natural beauty, mixed with modern touches. At night, the garden is lit up by lights dangling from the tree branches.
The Saturday and Sunday brunch, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is delicious. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m.
Try a signature omelet off the menu, or build your own with three ingredients of your choice and home fries ($8-$10). The French Platter ($11) and Eggs Benedict ($12) are also great choices. Mimosas are $4 and Smirnoff Bloody Marys are $5.
There is something for everyone – appetizers ($5-$15); assorted wraps ($8-$13.50); wood oven pizzas and paninis ($10-$14); homemade pastas ($15-$18); and fresh salads ($5-$15.50).
If you have a little room to splurge for dinner, try the skirt steak topped with melted blue cheese and scalloped potatoes ($20), or Mahi Mahi topped with tropical fruit salsa and served with creamy risotto ($20).
Daily specials include Pasta Tuesdays ($10); T-Bone Steak with two sides on Thursdays ($11.99) and whole live Maine Lobster with two sides on Saturdays ($15.99).
Thursday is Lady’s Night, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., featuring select free cocktails/beer and a live DJ.
All day, every day, enjoy five different cocktails for $5 each.
Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Take-out is available. Delivery hours are Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.