Category Archives: Dining

Bojo’s Seafood Comes to Pompano Beach!

Pompano Beach CRA Board Approves Lease with Bojo’s Seafood for 731 Shoppes

On Tuesday April 21st the CRA Board approved a lease for Bojo’s Seafood to take over the last remaining space in the CRA owned 731 Shoppes located at 731 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The approval of this lease marks 100% occupancy for the building, which was the first retail development on MLK Blvd in over 50 years.

Bojo’s, a new seafood concept by Pompano Beach native Brandon Smith, is being welcomed with open arms and eager stomachs. As a child Brandon’s dream career was to run his father’s business, Lombos’s Seafood, and he knew from then that it was his destiny. Being instilled with all the knowledge, skills, preparation and will he needed to operate any business. After selling having the family business sold and a strong need and demand from the community to bring the restaurant back, Brandon obliged and decided to reopen naming the business “Bojo’s Seafood Kitchen.” With a buy here cook here policy, there are no shortcomings to this new business backed by Smith’s mastery with a knife and some good old fashion seasoning.

Bojo’s Seafood Kitchen will join the other members of the 731 Building during their grand opening on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 3pm-9pm. The owners will be welcoming community members and community officials including Mayor Fisher and the district commissioners.

Come out and experience the new wave of excitement in the NWCRA and support these new leaders in wonderful Pompano Beach!

For more information contact Shanna Benson at or call 954.786.7824.

Gridiron-Grill-Off features top restaurants and Miami Dolphin players



By David Volz

John Offerdahl held the Gridiron Grill-Off in Pompano Beach.

The event brought former Dolphin players, chefs from top restaurants and people who enjoy food and football together for a fun event. There were 27 restaurants represented and each one had their top chef and a former Dolphin football player available. People could sample a favorite entrée from the restaurant. Guests could vote on their favorite restaurant.

There was also a Cornhole Competition and Tournament. The former Dolphin players and people who made donations to participate could play in game that involved tossing bean bags toward a hole. The money raised from the event went toward 4Kids South Florida, an organization that supports orphans in the community and HOPE South Florida which provides help to homeless individuals and families. Other charities also received money from the event.

“This is a great event. We are having fun and supporting charities that help children and the homeless,” said John Offerdahl. He is a former member of the Miami Dolphins.

Keith Sims, a former Dolphin player said, “This is a really good event and I love being a part of it,” said Sims.

Jeff Martin, a radio personality also enjoyed at the event and was glad to have the opportunity to support positive charities in the community.

Lauren DeShields, the chef for Market 17, a restaurant that specializes in naturally produced food said she enjoyed being a part of the event.

Nick DeCarlo, a chef for the Meatball Room said, “This was a good time with good people.”

The event was festive and people had a good time.

John Offerdahl is pictured above in his signature pose.