Victor Zepka is the owner of the Boardwalk Bar. Zepka opened the Fort Lauderdale mainstay in Miami in 1984 and relocated it to Broward in 2001. Zepka describes Boardwalk as more than just a bar—he says it’s an entertainment complex.

“Our Beefcake Grill has great food made with fresh ingredients including salads, steaks, burgers that our customers love,” Zepka said. “A long time ago, I used to be a chef, so having a delicious food is important to me. I’m very proud of this restaurant.”

Zepka is also one of the owners of the Miss Florida Pageant. He is well known by many business owners and is often asked for his advice.

“I try to bring people together,” he told SFGN. “I realized a long time ago, it takes just as much effort to be nice as it does to be mean,”

Zepka’s life has changed dramatically in the last few years. “I was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live,” he confessed. Zepka underwent radiation, chemotherapy and two operations as he battled tongue cancer.

During his recovery, he and a friend took a trip to Rio De Janeiro and that’s when Zepka’s life took a turn for the better.

“The first person I met was a DJ in a booth,” he explained. “That man is now my husband living with me in Florida.”

 

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