If your taste buds are feeling a little uppity, if they’re rebelling against all the usual culinary suspects fare dished up by restaurants that look like every other restaurant that’s opened in Boca since dirt was young, then you’ll want to boogie right over to the just-opened Rebel House (297 E. Palmetto Park Rd., 561/756-9764), a restaurant designed to put the “ooh” in your food and give the typically staid Boca dining scene a swift kick in thecojones.
Brought to you by the guys behind Deerfield Beach’s seriously good but not taking themselves seriously Charm City Burgers and El Jefe Luchador, Rebel House is like the kid with multiple piercings, tatts and a ‘tude as long as a hose crashing his parents’ afternoon tea. Think a funky-punky-industrial décor with mismatched furniture, exposed wooden “eggcrate” ceiling, warehouse lighting, snarky sayings and cartoon-y graphics splashed graffiti-style on the walls, and a headless manikin mascot with star-shaped pasties and fishnet stockings.
The menu doesn’t pull any punches either, with dishes like grilled corn with Pecorino Romano and chili-garlic aioli, pork belly tater tots with piquillo pepper catsup, foie gras french toast with vanilla brioche, fried chicken with cheddar-cornmeal waffle and candied bacon.
That’s my kind of rebellion.