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Rok:Brgr serves ’em up! Burgers for everybody’s palate

Rok:Brgr serves ’em up! Burgers for everybody’s palate

DJ Hans Batista spins at Rok: Brgr welcome party

Rok:Brgr gourmet burger joint and gastro pub opened recently at 5800 SW 73 St. in the former Segafredo location. The original Rok:Brgr in Fort Lauderdale was named best new restaurant by New Times. Proprietors Mark Falsetto, Francisco Rodriguez, Mark Mughabghab, and Charles Hazlett are hoping to repeat that record in South Miami.

“We fell in love with the location,” said Mark Falsetto, “it is much better than Brickell or South Beach and we felt we could bring something to the community.”

That something is over 20 burgers including organic turkey and chicken, ahi tuna, and veggie, in addition to their classic Certified Angus Beef and American Kobe burgers. They also offer a full liquor bar with hand muddled cocktails, martinis, over 60 craft beers, and 40 bourbons.

The comfy spacious outdoor patio area has built in bars and leather seating and the brick wall dark wood interior décor feels like an elegant Fifth Avenue New York eatery. Chef Robyn Martinez has experience in notable South Florida restaurants like China Grill and Shula’s.

Friends James Irunin and Angela Sitton dress up at the Svedka Vodka Photo Booth

The gastropub menu includes lobster corn dogs, truffled mac and cheese, Kobe hot dogs and health conscious low-carb offerings as well. Signature burgers include “The Somi” which is American Kobe, caramelized onions, cave aged gruyere cheese, and garlic aioli. “The King James” in honor of Miami Heat Forward-Guard Lebron James is American Kobe, red onion marmalade, brie cheese, and pork belly confit with a truffle aioli.

Lunch is served daily starting at 11:30 am and the kitchen and bar stay open until 12 a.m. weeknights and until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

“We do a different element of non-corporate gourmet comfort foods,” said Falsetto, “with whisky, bourbons, 65 craft beers, locally sourced produce, and fresh organic turkey and chicken ground daily in house.”

For details about Rok:Brgr, visit www.rokbrgr.com

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