A new roost for Texas Hold 'Em
It took nine years, but Jeremy "Jay" Armstead has found the perfect spot for his Texas Hold 'Em BBQ.
Earlier this month, he opened the doors of the quirky A-framed cottage on Federal Highway just south of Oakland Park Boulevard that has housed everything from Green Fish to Shuck's on the Water. Yes, it backs up on the Middle River and Armstead is right now readying dockside seating.
Armstead first opened Texas Hold 'Em in 2004 on Sunrise Bouleward west of Andrews. Five years later he moved to downtown Fort Lauderdale, leaving last year after his landlord went into foreclosure. He'd also opened a second location back on Sunrise that proved to be difficult for his customers to get to. It closed in January just as the so-called "tepee house," as some call it, became available.
"It's a good fit for what we do, more of a neighborhood feel," he says. "The place on Federal (and Sunrise) was built out as a lounge and it felt that way when you were in it. It didn't have the intimacy." Read Full Review at www.southflorida.com