Between the Sweets Breaks New Gluttonous Ground

Yum Yum Nachos at Between the Sheets

Yum Yum Nachos at Between the Sweets

By: Stevette Hay

Between the Sweets is Coral Springs new dinner and dessert restaurant which breaks new gluttonous ground with a variety of sweet and savory combinations to sate your wildest cravings. 

Sun Dried Tomato MB Burger

Sun Dried Tomato MB Burger

Peruse the “Savory” menu and you’ll find items like pepper poppers, uncommon nachos, salads, waffle ironed grilled cheeses, a creative list of chicken and waffles, ribs, wings, and owner and chef Adam Siegel’s version of a burger. Flip over to the “Sweet” side and acquaint yourself with what I consider to be the best dessert menu in town. BTS serves decadent dips like Caramel Apple, Bananas Foster, and S’mores (yes, I said S’mores.) They offer a crave-inducing selection of homemade cakes and pies, cookies, bars, dessert waffles, bruléed banana splits, a sundae for each day of the week, and a rotating menu of outstanding ice cream and ice cream sandwiches. 

Decked out with red leather banquettes, reclaimed wood, framed caricatures and smiling faces, BTS’s fun spunky vibe is BIG on flavor and generous with their portions. 

Oriental Salad

Oriental Salad

I began my gluttonous journey with a Red Head Sangria Spritzer and the Yum Yum Nachos. Homemade potato chips get topped with melt in your mouth short rib shreds, peppadew peppers and a drizzle of yum yum sauce. Even though I knew there was more food to come, I could not stop eating this umami-rich appetizer.  My second course was the Oriental Salad.  Crispy rice noodles, shredded carrots, and mandarin oranges rest over a bed of greens that were tossed in a sweet and tangy Chinese vinaigrette.  I’ll be honest, Asian-style salads are not my usual thing, but I really enjoyed this refreshing dish. 

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Next on the list was a signature item; BTS Baby Back Ribs.  Chef Siegel gives these baby backs the wing treatment by cooking the ribs in the fryer and tossing them in a homemade BBQ sauce.  The interplay between the savory interior and sweet crunchy exterior was very different compared to any rib I’ve ever tasted.  I washed these addictive bones down with a McKenzie’s Green Apple Hard Cider.  The tangy cider paired well with Adam’s sweet and smoky sauce.  If you’re a wing fan, give ‘em a try and let me know what you think. 

Burger buffs, brace yourselves – Chef Siegel has created a funky flavor-bomb in 9 varieties.  A meatball comprised of brisket, ground chuck, short ribs, and pork gets loaded on to a soft bun and topped with several different concoctions.  I opted for the Sun Dried Tomato MB Burger which comes with melted fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomato aioli, crispy bacon, avocado, caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato.  Thank God I brought a friend because when this monster hit the table I knew I couldn’t tackle it alone.  I will definitely be back to try another rendition of the MB Burger.

Chicken bacon avocado ranch waffle

Chicken bacon avocado ranch waffle

Adam brought out the next savory dish and yet again, my jaw hit the table. Holy Chicken and Waffles!  Between the Sweets revamps this soul food staple by offering uncommon flavors like Thai Asian, Buffalo Chicken and Bleu Cheese, Turkey Dinner with Stuffing, and more. I sampled their cheddar cheese infused waffle topped with cooked to order succulent chicken tenders, crisp bacon, avocado and creamy ranch dressing.  After tasting this dish I realized that these chicken tenders would be fantastic on top of that Oriental Salad and I pleased to see that you could add them for a mere $4.

Desperately wanting to wave my white flag, I noticed yet another dish heading my way.  This time it was a waffle ironed Fig Bacon Jam and Brie grilled cheese.  Wow, was this rich.  I loved the fact that they pressed it in a waffle iron because it made it easy to tear this sandwich in fours.  It was a perfect marriage of savory and sweet and when pairing it with their crunchy and NOT GREASY onion rings, you really can’t go wrong. 

S'more Dip

S’mores Dip

I decided to end my diet-breaking dinner with a fruit beer and of course, something sweet.  I opted for the S’mores Dip.  Come on, how can you go wrong with smears of torched marshmallow and silky chocolate slathered over graham crackers? Served in a piping hot skillet, this quintessential bonfire treat is a must try.  Obviously, I couldn’t try everything I wanted in one visit.  Maybe next time I’ll go against what my mom always said and have dessert first.  No matter how I do it, one thing is for sure, I will definitely be back. 

Do yourself a favor, bring a date and head over to Between the Sweets to order a few of Adam Siegel’s creative dishes.  In fact, bring several people so that you can share a few different things.

Between the Sweets

1840 N. University Drive
Coral Springs, FL  33071
(Where Smashburger used to be)
www.betweenthesweetscafe.com
754-702-5140
Mon – Thur & Sun:  11:30-10pm
Fri – Sat:  11:30-12am

About Stevette Ballog

Stevette Ballog Stevette Balllog, formally from Chicago has been living in Broward County for 15 years. She has a B.S. in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and is owner of the Fork Notes Blog. She loves to travel all over the US in search of the best food, wine and craft beer, and she loves to cook. If you have an idea for a restaurant for her to review, please contact her at [email protected] follow her on Twitter at @Forknotes

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  • Jay

    The owner lacks attention to detail: Asks customers to self serve drinks, but only provides one machine that backs up? Serve sandwhiches and “burgers” that inevitably will be cut with a knife in paper lined baskets? Serve the smores desert at such a high temp you risk serious burns unless you let it sit for 15 minutes before attempting to taste. Serving a kids favorite (grilled cheese) on bread that does not resemble bread?–yes it tastes good, but tell that to a kid who thinks it looks foreign and will not even try it. I admire some of the original dishes, but if attention to detail does not improve, it will bankrupt this place quickly….my prediction.

  • They truly have a lot of kinks to work out. They unfortunately are nothing as described above and I feel this is a paid article in attempt to assist their business. I still don’t see much improvement with their business with even still today multiple complaints on Yelp/Google.

    I wish them the best of luck and the idea seemed promising. They truly do need to listen to their customers and accept constructive criticism better.

    • Our reviews are never paid articles and our reviewers are not compensated by the restaurants. Coral Springs Talk does not believe in bashing our local businesses publicly, especially one that is owned by a local resident much like you do in your blog. If we don’t like the food, we don’t publish an article and don’t believe in hurting a business. The food that the reviewer wrote about in the article was just as she reported here. It is up to the consumer to decide to try it out for themselves.

  • mark

    ate there one time …..food was good, and you can tell was freshly made, but honestly way too pricey….the cheapest appetizer was 8 bucks…..most entrees between 10 and 15….who wants to spend 20-25 for lunch?…..I SAY WAS BECAUSE IT IS NOW CLOSED AND GONE….replaced by adams subs