Opening next weekend! Andrew Bennardo, owner of the famed "old school" Italian deli and restaurant "Talias Tuscan Table" has built "Baba's Shrimp Shack".
If you know Andrew, you know he is a no nonsense "food first" kind of guy. Talia's is known for unbelievable sandwiches and prepared food with "regular guy" prices complimented by his "boy from the Bronx" attitude.
I had a chance to look at the menu and check the place out. It should fill a void that South Palm Beach County is missing. Baba's looks to be a casual "joint" to get some fresh fish, fish sandwiches, pasta, and a cold beer similar to the Whale's Rib in Deerfield. There are even rumors of Ipswich steamers.
I have no affiliation with either place but when I see a guy like Andrew swim upstream against the chain restaurant mentality plaguing South Florida, I cross my fingers.
The restaurant is located in Boca Raton on the corner of Dixie Highway and Spanish River Blvd, right next to Talia's. Skip the flippin Cheesecake Factory and give it a try.