Goodbye Grub: Jordan’s Steak Bistro says goodbye in Wellington

Jordan’s Steak Bistro, Wellington’s only independently owned upscale steakhouse, closed Sunday, management announced.

The Cowboy: 18 ounces of broiled beef, at Jordan's Steak Bistro. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
The Cowboy: 18 ounces of broiled beef, at Jordan’s Steak Bistro. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

The family-owned restaurant, which opened in March 2013 in a plaza near the Mall at Wellington Green, specialized in hearty steaks cooked in an 1800-degree broiler. The big daddy on the menu: Jordan’s bone-in cowboy steak ($59), weighing from 18 ounces to 2 pounds. A heap of matchstick French fries completed the feast.

Jordan's truffled Parmesan frites. (Bruce R. Bennett/ The Palm Beach Post)
Jordan’s truffled Parmesan frites. (Bruce R. Bennett/ The Palm Beach Post)

Jordan’s owners, Jordan and Ivette Naftal, announced the closing in a special email to regular customers:

“Big news. We would like to thank our loyal guests for a wonderful four years!” said the email. “Stay tuned for a future announcement letting you know where we land.”

That “next adventure” could come “very soon,” the owners suggested on the restaurant’s Facebook page last weekend.

Jordan Naftal, a former Baltimore-area restaurateur, opened the steakhouse in the space Pangea had operated.

Jordan Naftal, his wife Ivette, and son Jake. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)
The Naftals: Jordan (at right), his wife Ivette, and their son Jake. (Richard Graulich/ The Palm Beach Post)

On Sunday, the Naftals’ son, Jake Naftal, posted a message of his own on Facebook:

“I have adored being a part of this place, a part of your lives, and a participant in all the splendorous evenings we provided here. I’ve made many friends out of you, and learned so much… We love making food, we love making you smile, and you make us smile, too. See you at the next cookout.”

Green market season coming to end in Wellington

Fresh produce is a draw at local green markets. (Palm Beach Post file)
Fresh produce is a draw at local green markets. (Palm Beach Post file)

Season comes to a close Saturday for the Green Market at Wellington, the weekly market that operates next to the Wellington Amphitheater.

The market offers a range of organic produce, prepared foods and other culinary goods as well as artisan handicrafts.

As it did all harvest season, the market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday.

Already closed for season: the Royal Palm Beach Green Market and Bazaar, which was held at Veterans Park until last Sunday.

Green Market at Wellington: 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington

 

 

 

Which Oscar-nominated celebrity is vacationing, dining in Palm Beach?

Sylvester Stallone, left, and Michael B. Jordan in "Creed." (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Entertainment and MGM)
Sylvester Stallone, left, and Michael B. Jordan in “Creed.” (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Entertainment and MGM)

Cue the theme from Rocky.

Sylvester Stallone, along with his wife and three daughters, was spotted supping at Meat Market Palm Beach on Monday night.

Two days ago, Stallone posted a short video to his Instagram account, @officialslystallone, with him and one of his daughters joking about their trip south for the winter:

Stallone: “So, where you going?

Daughter: “Palm Beach.”

Stallone: “Why, did you run out of palms?”

Meat Market, which made the Palm Beach Post’s list of Best 20 Restaurants Right Now, has drawn its share of celebrities lately, with vegetarian-animal rights advocate Bob Barker spotted in the bar (no meat eating for him) and NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, too.

Stallone was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for reprising his Rocky Balboa role in Creed. After his unexpected loss, we’re glad to see Stallone’s back on his feet and on the town.

He’s no stranger to Palm Beach County: His father, Frank Stallone, Sr., lived in Wellington until his death there in 2011 at age 91.

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