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Next summer, Deerfield Beach’s The Cove Shopping Center will welcome a new restaurant from Eat Drink Be Local Family Brands, the team behind Papa’s Raw Bar in Lighthouse Point. Won-Tom’s, the new concept headed up by EDBL founder Troy Ganter, is expected to open at the plaza following the multi-million-dollar upgrade currently underway there.
“It’s a pan-Asian brand,” Ganter told What Now on Thursday. “We’re taking everything that’s great about those umami flavors and Americanizing it a bit.”
Spearheaded by Papa’s Raw Bar’s chef Chad Wyrosdick, the menu features Dim Sum & Then Sum’ choices like Sami Rye’s Spring Rolls (Beech mushroom, Chinese cabbage, carrot, rice noodle, tofu), Drunken Thai Noodles, Chicken Wings, and Stoney Rangoons. Japanese-style Sandos come in varieties like LB’s Crispy Korean Chicken Sando, with a buffalo-style gochujang sauce and raw veggies like cabbage, cucumber, and pickled carrot, plus a Yuzu ranch.
Won Tom’s Tacos, which come in mini wonton shells, boast a wide variety of flavors—Korean Spicy Tofu, Crispy Steak, and Papi’s Ceviche (Charred Octopus, red onion, micro cilantro, Thai chile, Yuzu sauce), to name a few. Lastly, the Bao Chika Wow Wow menu offers steamed buns with General Tso’s Chicken, Panko Shrimp, and Crispy Pork Belly with Thai Basil Sauce.
“We also want to really honor vegetarians and people on a gluten free diet, which can be difficult with this cuisine,” Ganter said.
Accordingly, the menu will offer a range of plant-based choices, along with dishes made with gluten free rice wine vinegar and gluten free soy sauce.
The location at The Cove Shopping Center will work in tandem with The Cove Brewery, which is currently under construction there. Won-Tom’s will feature no dedicated seating but, rather, will serve guests at the brewery, as well as servicing orders via a takeout window and delivery apps.
“Our business is built on service, relationships and damn good food,” Ganter said. “We are all foodies at heart with a passion to elevate your taste buds and make you feel at home. Our kitchen is built on fresh ingredients and taking umami to the next level. From dim sum to then sum, there’s something for everyone.”
Won-Tom’s is working towards an opening in mid-2023.