Rex Baron opens after delay, brings on former NFL running back Rashad Jennings to executive team


Staff report

Looking to escape reality and spend time with the dinosaurs or pilot a plane? Head to Boca’s Boca’s Rex Baron restaurant and hi-tech VRex Lounge.

Located at Town Center Mall in the Nordstrom wing, the virtual reality lounge and post-apocalyptic dining experience are opened after some unanticipated delays.

The second outpost in the Rex Gryphon Restaurant Group concept opened to the public on Dec. 12 after a private VIP reception was held the night before.

The VIP party was attended by the Rex Gryphon Restaurant Group’s executive team and its newest member former NFL New York Giants running back and Dancing with the Stars winner Rashad Jennings.

The former football star, New York Times bestselling author and youth advocate is spending some his time developing and increasing awareness of the REX, Restaurant, Entertainment, Experience, Vigilante Post brand.

“Rashad was intrigued with the restaurant group’s positive message of rebuilding community as this is something he does each and every day through The Rashad Jennings Foundation,” shared hospitality industry veteran and lead developer of Rex Gryphon’s vigilante posts Michael Norris. ”We look forward to his valued contribution to Rex Gryphon where he will be focusing on both the brand’s healthy menu offerings and an increased alignment with charity causes.”

At the grand opening, Jennings told the Delray Newspaper that the chicken wings are the best he has ever tasted. He also shared that is gluten free and the menu items can accommodate many dietary restrictions.

Before food was served, guests were invited to experience flying a plane, driving a race car or painting like Picasso in the VRex Lounge. Exclusively outfitted by VRgineers based in Prague, the lounges will be the only public VR venues in the world offering XTAL, the world’s first VR headset with AutoEye and embedded Leap Motion with 5k resolution.

From there, folks entered the dining room where “the art of food meets the art of survival.”

“To disrupt and excel in an ever-evolving industry, we have created and mastered the REX at our posts by offering a high quality, healthy and delicious menu with a storied, rustic, new world cross-generational atmosphere that engages and stimulates,” Norris said. “We look forward to sharing the REX with greater South Florida, its residents and businesses, and visitors, as it is an easy drive from Miami to Stuart.”