Places to Gill Out: Royal Pig Pub

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(Printed with permission from M. Greer) Photo Caption: A trip to the Royal Pig Pub isn’t complete without an order of the almond lace basket filled with raspberry sorbet, assorted berries, crushed almonds and lavender sprigs.

NSU is a unique and lively campus, but that doesn’t mean that Sharks can’t band together and take an afternoon to explore the South Florida area — even if that just means finding a quaint place to study.

Midterm exams can definitely take a toll on your mind, body and eating habits. After a week filled with caffeine, energy drinks and junk food, it’s only expected that students will want to “pig-out” on a hearty celebratory meal. The Royal Pig Pub is one place that can satisfy those cravings.

Las Olas Boulevard is typically bustling with activity, so seekers of this gem will need to keep a keen eye out for it since it occupies a suite space and looks a little like a storefront from the outside with its signature logo emblazoned on the door frame. Once inside, guests can choose to sit at one of the tall, leather-covered booths or on a wooden high chair at the bar with an unobstructed view of whatever game is on TV. On an exceptionally nice day, visitors can choose to dine al-fresco, allowing them to take in the activity on the street.

The menu offers something for everyone, though diners who count calories may want to avert their eyes from items like the RPP Bacon Mac & Cheese which boasts three different types of cheese. Instead, those who are eating on the healthier side can opt for the Pan Seared Organic Scottish Salmon or the Petite Prime Rib Tenderloin with a side of their choice.

If weekend brunches are more your style, the Royal Pig Pub’s breakfast-lunch-crossover menu will not disappoint. Try their Royal American Breakfast that comes with two eggs, bacon, cheddar-jalapeno grits and mixed fruit with a honey ricotta topping. Feeling especially hungry? Order their Womlette that’s paired with cornbread waffles and maple syrup. Perhaps you’re wanting to enjoy all of the spice the season has to offer, minus the pumpkin. The Royal Pig Pub has a Gingerbread Bacon Waffle Sandwich with a sunny side up egg that will chase any residual midterm blues away. Then chase your scrumptious meal down with a cup of their in-house nitro coffee.

Whatever you decide to order will have your tastebuds singing with joy so I’d suggest arriving hungry and prepared for a culinary adventure. Consider taking a friend because the portions are quite substantial. If you decide to eat it all, I highly doubt that anyone would blame you.

Royal Pig Pub

350 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Monday – Thursday from 11-12 a.m.

Friday and Saturday from 11-2 a.m.

Sunday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

 

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