Five Things to Know About Township
Address: 219 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Adding to the legend: Never let it be said that The Restaurant People rests on its laurels. The hospitality group behind Yolo, Boatyard, Rooftop@1WLO and other fresh Broward flavors has brought a taste of Tallahassee to the downtown area in the form of Township, a sister restaurant to the establishment it launched in the state’s capital in 2016.
The look: The new Township, all 6,800 square feet of it, borrows aesthetically from the one in Florida State’s College Town area, with long, wooden tables and benches that evoke images of a German beer hall. Speaking of beer, expect to find plenty on tap—72 craft and domestic options (and even some large beer steins in which to drink them).
The food: Tim Petrillo, one of TRP’s co-founders, calls the culinary concept “all about sharing.” That means plenty of beer-hall favorites (think bratwurst on a pretzel hoagie or a beer chicken sandwich with poultry brined in lager) as well as shared plates and small bites (mac-n-beer cheese, pickle fries and pork belly buns).
Blast from the past: Petrillo promises that fans of Tarpon Bend, the popular TRP spot that closed in May after a two-decade run, will be happy to see some of that restaurant’s American-classic favorites on the Township menu. “We have a longtime following there and want to make those people happy as well,” he says.