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I had the pleasure of attending a media tasting at neighboring newcomers Frankey’s Sports Bar and Adena Grill & Wine Bar, both located in The Village at Gulfstream Park.
Both restaurants feature an authentic and unique farm-to-fork experience with all meats and poultry being sourced exclusively from the family owned, all natural Adena Farms in Ocala, Florida. The sports bar and steakhouse specialize in featuring 100 percent all-natural grass-fed and stress-free beef and poultry without the use of GMOs or antibiotics.
We start out the evening at Frankey’s to learn more about the concept behind the restaurants and what is ahead for the evening.
About Frankey’s Sports Bar
South Florida’s New Breed of Sports Bar, Frankey’s Sports Bar in The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach has launched a new menu. Now available, the new menu at Frankey’s offers a taste for everyone including additions to Appetizers, Entrées, Sides and Desserts. Featuring an authentic and unique farm-to-fork experience, all meats and poultry are sourced exclusively from the family-owned, all-natural Adena Farms in Ocala, Florida.
New Appetizer dishes include Beef Carpaccio with lemon caper vinaigrette and Himalayan salt; Jerk Spiced Shrimp with grilled pineapple and mango salsa; and Mediterranean Vegetable Pizza with eggplant, Kalamata olives, cremini mushrooms and tomato. Guests with an appetite for 100 percent grass-fed, grass-finished Angus beef can delve into one of Frankey’s burgers including Mini Adena Burgers – two four-ounce burgers served with lettuce, tomato and onion. A Chicken Schnitzel dish featuring organic chicken accompanied by cabbage salad and pumpkin seed oil joins the menu alongside an eight-ounce Adena Striploin “Filet” served with celery mash as well as Fish and Chips featuring beer batter dipped Florida grouper and house made fries served with chipotle tartar sauce.
(Left) Giovanni Arias – Culinary Director, (Center) Jess Ostlund – Director of Operations, (Right) John Kulhanjian – Director of Restaurants
Crudite & Guacamole
Black Bean & Hummus Lavash
Jerk-Spiced Shrimp with a Mango Salsa
Frankey’s in-house mixologist will also craft custom cocktails to order. Bar specials include Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $6 Beers of the month, $7 Mimosas, Bloody Marys, glasses of Prosecco or Sparkling Rose on Saturday and Sundayuntil 4 p.m. and All Day, Everyday $6 Singles and $8 Doubles of Fireball Whiskey, Skyy Vodka and El Toro Tequila. Frankey’s also offers outdoor patio seating where full service is available.
Frankey’s Sports Bar also offers a large selection of tasty micro-brewery beers poured fresh from the keg, a selection of wines from around the world, and handcrafted cocktails including Frankey’s Watermelon Margarita with Herradura Tequila, watermelon, and fresh lemon and lime. For a sweet refreshing summer cocktail, guests can sip on Pear It Up featuring Grey Goose La Poire, St. Germain Elderflower, fresh lemon and cucumber. And for the first time in Florida, Sparkling Wine will be available on tap featuring Eufloria Artist Blend, Banfi, Colombia Valley in Washington.
Pear It Up:
Mini Adena Burger Sliders – these babies are a blend of chuck, brisket and sirloin and taste like a million dollars. No condiments except for the house made ketchup are needed.
Located right next to the wagering action at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, Frankey’s Sports Bar offers a classy and modern new take on the traditional sport bar, featuring all the daily sports action. The state-of-the-art environment includes a spectacular live 180-inch video wall, 38 hi-def TV screens, a lively bar and an atmosphere adorned with life-size original oil murals of the greatest sports legends of our time – everyone from Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan to Joe Montana. Guests can also wager on the thrilling horse races at Gulfstream Park right from the comfort and convenience of the bar.
Frankey’s Sports Bar (900 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009) is located next to the wagering action of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in The Village of Gulfstream Park. The restaurant and bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to Midnight andFriday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For reservations, please call 954-GO-4-BEEF (954-464-2333). For more information, please visit www.frankeysbar.com or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frankeysbar. You can follow Frankey’s Sports Bar on Instagram at www.instagram.com/frankeysbar and Twitter at www.twitter.com/frankeysbar.
Transitioning to Adena’s next door to Franky’s, we begin with a tour of Adenas wine cellar and dining area, equip with 7,000 bottles of wine.
Below is the wine room where we will have a wine and cheese tasting followed by dinner. Not pictured is the main dining room where you will find hand painted murals and swarovski crystal chandeliers and private dining room.
@TheSoFlaSage Instagram: Assorted #cheese platter selected by the chef served in the wine room at @adenagrill #adenafoodsThe selection varies and for last nights media event the chef had selected barrel #aged #feta cheese, Wisconsin #goat cheese with fresh parsley and lemon and a ginger mango #Stilton from Wellington, England. Accompanied by #organic fruit, two types of crackers and #FrenchWine.
My favorite was the Feta – I found it to be more mild then the typical Feta but still had the essence of Feta cheese.
White Burgundy, anyone?
Its the little things, like branded butter, that relay attention to detail – a theme I found throughout my experience at these two South Florida gems. For instance, Adena’s water is triple filtered in house using reverse osmosis.
Tomato & Avocado Salad with 15 year old aged balsamic
Fliet & Boneless Rib Eye Sliced Steak – grass fed, grass finished and no machinery used. No stress for the cattle! If a cow gets sick, they pull it from the heard.
I cant believe there is a high end steak house that offers this kind of meat. Rejoice! This is amazing, this is the future. Why should you care about grass fed beef? One major plus (among others) is that the healthy omega 3 to not-so-healthy omega 6 ratio is in the consumers favor. In other words, omega 3 fats which are more abundant in grass fed beef ease inflammation while omega 6 fats are pro inflammatory.
Unfortunately, the majority of Americans profile of omega 3 to omega 6 is skewed and we need to make take action to correct this ratio. There is a blood test called Omega Check™ where you can find out where you stand:
Gnocchi Mac & Cheese
Gluten Free Raspberry & Blueberry Financier (Sponge Cake) with a Yogurt Lemon Sorbet
5 out of the 6 desserts offered at Adena’s are gluten free.
The Adena Foods Philosophy
Frankey’s Sports Bar, Adena Grill & Wine Bar and our market, Adena Farms Quality Meats and Fine Foods, will all feature our naturally raised meats sourced directly from our Florida ranch. As purveyors of high-quality, healthy foods, we take great care when sourcing and selling any foods that we do not grow ourselves. We consider where the foods are grown, how they are grown, and the farmer who grows them. This same care and concern extends to the ingredients we use in our restaurant kitchens.
Adena Farms is a family-owned farm with approximately 90,000 acres in Ocala, Florida, where we have built the most modern meat processing facilities. In our restaurants we like to serve, as much as possible, natural foods without GMO and meats where the animals are raised the natural way – with an abundance of space to roam and without stress, hormones, antibiotics and GMO. We have a deep seeded philosophy in regards to the meats we process – no pain to the animals, no hormones and no antibiotics. While giving our animals the most natural environment, we feed them natural foods and keep records of what they are fed. Our cows are grass-fed and roam free on thousands of acres. Our chickens, turkeys, pigs and sheep have very large free-range grazing facilities. Working together with other Florida farmers, we also serve only the best fresh produce.
I highly recommend supporting these restaurants not only to ensure a paradigm shift of farm to fork but because the food was delicious! #eatlikealocal
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