For Stephen Young, a relative newcomer on the Fort Lauderdale scene, the argument for spending a birthday weekend with family from the Northeast included all of the reasons why people enjoy Florida: Sunshine, beach time, and balmy nights. But a consistent flow of rain managed to hamper all of the above.
To be this close to the sea and not experience fish would have simply been a crime. So, with family gone, but long time girlfriend Leslie with him, they set out to experience fresh fish via sushi by chef Subin Chankesorn, at SAIA Sushi Asian Grill.
Here it is in his words:
Immediately upon entering the restaurant, we felt the beach inspiration thanks to SAIA’s modern open air design, backdrop of palm trees, and the crisp white interior to reflect it all. The grill and sushi chef are located in plain view right on the dining floor, which adds to the flavor of an outdoor summer experience.
Gazing at the menu, I realized that there is but one place to start on a date night: with the “Starlet Collection.” Choices include Norma (Shearer), Bettie (Davis), Elizabeth (Taylor), and my personal favorite Grace, as in Kelly: a Hangar One raspberry vodka, triple sec, fresh lime juice and simple syrup concoction. Leslie went for one of the signature collection drinks: "Blushing Lemonade," made of soju (similar to vodka), Bombay gin, fresh blackberries, lemon and sparkling sake. Both drinks were deliciously refreshing due to the crispness of the alcohol and the freshness of the fruit. The Grace is especially appealing to a sweet tooth. But the “Ruby Foo” was the one that stole the show. Made with fresh basil, strawberries, sake, vodka and topped with ginger ale, it was a perfect emulsion.
Maki Sushi: Chef Subin really showcases his talents and creativity here. Making a choice is like getting to travel the world at his side, while seated in Fort Lauderdale.
With much to choose from, we narrowed it down to three rolls. First stop: Thailand, via the "Fire Dragon Roll," which included shrimp tempura, avocado, snow crab, spicy tuna, masago topping and a very special thai spice is what makes this roll shine. The lightly fried shrimp tempura pairs perfectly with the exoctic spice of the tuna, followed by the cool and sweet advacodo and snow crab, with a small burst of fresh masago. Next stop, to the Caribbean via the seared scallop, mushroom, shiso, cucumber, spicy miso topped with salmon & mango, otherwise known as the "Tropical Roll." Umami, the Japanese world for pleasant, savory taste is definitely the appropriate response for a such as flavorfully amazing roll that is indeed a must try. Coming home to Florida with the "Ocean Blue Roll." While eel, avocado and imitation crab always play nicely together inside of the usual rice and seaweed, the star of the show was the addition of boursin cheese inside a tempura fried roll.This rich, yet light creamy texture in association with the light crunch of the tempura and the burst of flavor from the eel, crab and advocado will cause you to order this one over on every revisit.
Fresh Sushi To The Rescue in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Recipes
Like everyone else, we are fans of Bar Rescue & decided to stop by. Sadly, like so many other bars on the show, the fundamental problem is the ownership. When the leadership isn't willing to change, even when the cameras aren't rolling, business & quality suffer. The staff have no interest in the guests. This always baffles me when their income is directly tied to service, but it's more common than not these days. So short-sighted on the part of the wait staff/bartenders. Having worked in the service industry, my partner & I start at a 20% gratuity & the tip goes up or down from there based on the quality of the service. The prices are outrageous and the quality is subpar. Save your $, & just do a quick walk through for the novelty. You'll see all that you need to.
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The Tiki Bar is a dirty place and does not respect there puplicity,on Friday nite they advertise 5$ BBQ , but there BBQ is out of order since quiet some time.The waiter told me if you wonna eat look at the menue. By complaining on the Frontdesk , the Lady could not care less.
it is right on the beach, so if your hot, hungry and do not want to leave the beach area, then it is OK, not great, or even good, just OK
Very busy, staff was friendly, prices were not unreasonable, food was below average, mostly deep fried stuff, not at all fresh or healthy
Only go here if you have the Living Social coupon!! Otherwise, it's not worth the money. The place needs a major face-lift and some $ put into renovations. This place could be a real gem if polished up and put under better management. Service is extremely inconsistent but the food is good and varied.
My wife and I have been there several times and I have read the prior reviews to figure out what is going on here. I really like this place, so I do want to get better so I will continue to come.
Generally, when the service is good and it's not crowded, we love it. There is an adjoining pool, and beach. So what seems to be the problem?
This is what I have come up in my observations.
First, while there is a hotel there, it's awful. So don't stay there. We don't. But it is on the beach and cheap, so maybe you can put up with it.
Second, when you drive up and it is crowded, turn around since they aren't very good at handling a large crowd. You know if it is crowded if there is a line to drop off or pick up your car. If it isn't that busy, continue.
Next, the food and drink are great. Make sure you try the Sweet Sausage, Onions and Peppers made on the grill, and the Conch Fritters (but make sure you tell them well done or they will come out under-cooked). It is some of the best. So there is no problem with the kitchen or bar.
Finally, the wait staff is a serious problem. The waiters are far better serving, and if you want to enjoy your time, don't sit at a table that is handled by a waitress. Not sure why, but waitresses are not attentive and aren't very good at their job but somehow the waiters seem to be OK.
Actually there seems to be tables that no wait staff is even assigned to so don't sit in one of those at all though there are plenty of people there working so there should be someone. Today we sat at a table and we never did find out who was supposed to serve us. We had at least 4 waitresses eventually serve us though it was like pulling teeth to get them to do something. They are very slow and disappear for long periods of time. They actually seem to go out of their way to make sure they don't check out their tables.
The waiters at the other surrounding tables seemed to be doing just fine, and the people they were serving were happy.
So the problem has to be with the manger of the restaurant. They are 100% responsible for training the staff and making sure the patrons are seen too. If I owned this restaurant, that is the first person I would fire. I have to assume the waiters must have been trained somewhere else since they appeared competent.
I am not sure who the Manager of the restaurant was, but there was a manager guy in a blue dress shirt with a gold tag on him, that would stop by quite often, take a look at what was going on for a few minutes, and then leave. Not sure what his job is, but if he wasn't the manager of the restaurant, I would fire him as well for not addressing the obvious faults he must have been seeing. And if he didn't recognize the problems, he really is useless as a manager anyhow. (My wife thinks he was the owner).
If they got proper management in there to train staff how to serve, you would see a much improved rating and experience. In the meantime, if you go, check out which table is served by a waiter, not waitress, and hopefully you will have a chance to enjoy the food and drink.
Like I said, I really like this place and the food. Just wish the service was a lot better.
The Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
When it comes to South Florida dining, Fort Lauderdale and greater Broward County is like Miami’s down-to-earth, beachy sister, serving stellar plates without the pretension. Elegant Italian, late-night Japanese and ocean breeze all help make Fort Lauderdale a dining destination of its own.
Fort Lauderdale's beautiful beaches are on full display at S3: The restaurant offers Atlantic views from nearly every seat. Scenery aside, this place has plenty of appeal, including multicourse share-a-plate-style meals, great drinks and a sultry indoor-outdoor bar scene with live DJs and fire pits. There are ample reasons to head indoors, too, including a well-appointed Southeast Asian atmosphere and a menu of global eclectic fare, like sushi, oak-grilled steaks, mac 'n' cheese with smoked Gouda and prosciutto, and brisket sliders.
Neighborhood Favorite: Hardy Park Bistro
Since opening its doors in 2013, this casual neighborhood restaurant, just a stone&rsquos throw from Downtown Fort Lauderdale, has become a locally beloved hangout. Former yacht chef Philip Darmon offers homey takes on New American fare with artfully presented dishes that speak to his international travel experiences. The menu features flavorful, well-prepared items such as light and crisp beer-battered snapper for dinner, French toast with apple compote for brunch and a traditional Ploughman&rsquos lunch. His signature burger, accented with tomato chutney and crisp onion, is so popular, it&rsquos available from breakfast through dinner.
Date Night: Valentino
With crisp white walls, wood-beamed ceilings, vintage-style couches and reclaimed-wood accents, Valentino Cucina Italiana feels like a luxurious Tuscan escape &mdash or a scene from a high-end furniture catalogue. Elegant yet understated, it&rsquos the perfect scene for a romantic night on the town. As memorable as the setting is, the food is even more stunning. Chef Giovanni Rocchio prepares an ever-changing array of innovative, modern Italian cuisine. Everything is made on the premises, from the cavatelli, served with osso buco, bone marrow, ricotta salata and porcini mushroom, to the garlicky lobster Bolognese to the delicate final pastries. The restaurant also hosts epic events, often featuring esteemed winemakers and Michelin-rated chefs from the motherland.
James Beard-nominated chef José Mendin made his way his way north of Miami with his first Fort Lauderdale restaurant in late 2019. Rivertail, located right on the city&rsquos historic Riverwalk along the New River, is his first seafood-driven concept &mdash and it&rsquos one of the hottest tables in town. Featuring family-style shared plates, globally influenced tapas and coastal fare inspired by Mendin&rsquos Puerto Rican roots as well as his love of oyster bars, the creative menu spans from crab doughnuts and shiso-butter-infused bay scallops escargot to Moqueca Mista, a coconut milk- and citrus-laden riff on Bahia-style Brazilian seafood stew. And the place offers one heck of a happy hour with $1 oysters, $2 peel-and-eat shrimp and $3 stone crabs until 7 p.m.
Burgers: Charm City Burger Company
Taking cues from old-school burger stands, this counter-style shop serves old-fashioned steak burgers with modern, chef-inspired accoutrements. Fast, cheap, delicious: It&rsquos the perfect greasy storm. The Good Ole burger, with or without cheese, costs a mere $5.50. The Big Sloppy, a monstrous pile of double meat, double bacon, double cheese, hash browns and fried egg, still rings in under $10. High-end options are available, too the Emperor combines an eight-ounce American Kobe beef melt with sauteed mushrooms, aged Swiss and truffle aioli. Want to go really decadent? Throw on a piece of foie gras. Those looking to steer clear of beef should opt for chicken, veggie, lamb, tuna or sausage burgers. To wash the burgers down, the shop proffers a selection of commercial and craft brews, specialty sodas and shakes.
Brunch: Blue Moon Fish Co.
Set on the Intracoastal Waterway, overlooking multimillion-dollar yachts and svelte paddleboarders, Blue Moon Fish Co. has a sublime view. Fittingly, it is one of the most-exemplary seafood spots on the Gold Coast, with superb food and a brunch that could go head-to-head with any place on the planet. For less than $60 per person, guests tuck into unlimited food and bottomless mimosas, bloody Marys and champagne. There&rsquos an omelet stand, a carving station, a salad bar, and a raw bar with freshly shucked oysters, clams and shrimp. Mini cannoli, cupcakes, ice cream, creme brulee, pastry puffs, parfaits, cookies and more line the finale dessert table. Between the talented chefs and the striking natural surroundings, there&rsquos no better place to spend a Sunday morning.
Back in the day, Broward County was better known for Spring Breakers and topless doughnut shops (for real) rather than fancy dining. For proof it&rsquos evolved, look no further than Kuro. Set in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, this classy restaurant focuses on traditional Japanese kaiseki-style cuisine. Executive Chef Alex Becker serves impeccable multi-course dinners that evoke high-end tasting concepts that wouldn&rsquot be out of place in New York City, San Francisco or even Tokyo. Dishes feature local and imported ingredients, prepared with classic Japanese technique, brought out in traditional sequence that moves from light to rich.
Pizza: Vinnie’s By the Sea
A Brooklyn native, Vincent Foti is known for his excellent Italian cuisine. His high-energy stalwart, Kitchenetta, has racked up numerous awards. But Foti&rsquos new Lauderdale-by-the-Sea concept, Vinnie&rsquos, has one-upped his already outstanding pies with the help of a handmade wood-burning oven shipped from Naples, Italy. It&rsquos all about attention to detail here. Imported Caputo 00 Italian flour is mixed into dough, topped with fresh red sauce &mdash made with Italian tomatoes, of course &mdash and freshly pulled mozzarella cheese. Each once is thrown into the scorching-hot oven for just over a minute until the crust becomes bubbly and super-crisp. Topped with extra virgin olive oil and basil leaves, these pies are as close to Brooklyn (or Italy!) one can find in the Sunshine State.
Barbecue: Blue Willy's Barbecue
At nine years old, Will Banks started smoking meat at his grandfather&rsquos Elgin, Texas, butcher shop and barbecue joint. When Banks was 15, his grandfather sold the business and the family relocated to New York City, but neighbors could still smell wood-smoked brisket aromas wafting from their Queens backyard. After a long stint in the corporate world, Banks has followed in his grandfather&rsquos footsteps, opening an old-school Texas barbecue joint in Oakland Park. Juicy brisket, chewy spare ribs and bold Kreuz Market Texas jalapeno-cheese sausages are served on butcher paper just as you&rsquod find in the Lone Star State. Lines of patrons snake well beyond the door nearly every day of the week, but the crowds are particularly large on Thursdays, when Banks makes peppercorn-crusted smoked pastrami, piled high on a onion bun with coleslaw and a side of grainy mustard.
Late Night: Marumi Sushi
Tucked away from sight, in a nondescript Sunrise strip mall, this authentic izakaya offers late-night food for nearly every Japanese-food craving. Open until 1:30 a.m. every night, Marumi has en excellent selection of noodles, including udon, soba and seven different ramens. Plates extend from snacks like gyoza to more substantial hot pots, including seafood miso and kimchee with tofu. There&rsquos also top-notch sushi and a lengthy list of grilled items &mdash whole squid, spicy lamb steak, Wagyu beef. And that&rsquos just the set menu. On every visit, attentive servers roll over a dry-erase board of specials. Don&rsquot be surprised to find exotic dishes like live orange clam, whole crispy fried smelt, simmered pork feet or spicy fried grouper head, all an excellent end to a late night.
Brewery: Funky Buddha Brewery
Broward County has long been a craft-beer destination. Locally owned bars and restaurants compete to serve the best local, independent brews. In 2013, Funky Buddha Brewery upped the audience with the beer equivalent of a mega-church. It&rsquos 54,000-square-foot production facility quickly became a top local hangout, offering great suds, brewery tours, fun games (think: giant Jenga) and, eventually, a full kitchen. It also catapulted Fort Lauderdale&rsquos nascent beer scene into the national spotlight, winning awards for its culinary-driven brews like its infamous Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. Now owned by Constellation Brands, the beer has a national footprint, but the brewery and taproom still offer the laid-back, local vibe that made it a favorite.
Lola 41 bistro to bring global cuisine, sushi bar to Palm Beach
Marco Coelho mixed drinks and waited tables in the town of Palm Beach for a decade. Twenty years later, he’s returning to the island as a restaurateur for the opening of his third outpost of LoLa 41 in February.
It will be nestled in the upcoming White Elephant Palm Beach, which is debuting after a transformation from the Bradley Park Hotel.
Coelho founded the original location of this global bistro and sushi bar in 2006 in Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts.
“I am incredibly grateful and humbled,” he says. “This opportunity came up, and it was like fate. I had always wanted to have a restaurant of my own here. LoLa is such an iconic place in New England that we have received many requests to open from Miami to New York City to Las Vegas.”
The décor, which he describes as “low lights plus high energy with a cool, smart, and chic look,” reflects his upbringing in Brazil.
“I grew up in the garment business and studied fashion early on,” Coelho says. “A lot of the glamour and feel for the ambiance comes from those roots. We will have slightly brighter colors than from the restaurants up north to bring out that Florida vibe. But the minute you walk in, you will definitely feel like you are in LoLa."
Mother-of-pearl chandeliers will hang amid a palette of red, gold, deep brown, black and white with Venetian plaster, original artwork and a concrete bar embedded with antique coins from countries across the 41st parallel. Poolside dining will grace a landscaped courtyard and DJs will entertain occasionally.
The eclectic menu will mirror the Nantucket and Boston locations with a couple of Florida seafood specialties exclusive to Palm Beach.
Signatures include tempura king crab leg with sweet chili sauce ($21) and hamachi sashimi with serrano, cilantro, sriracha and ponzu sauce ($22). The LoLa Burger arrives on an oversize English muffin topped with aged cheddar and red-onion compote while foie gras gravy doubles as dipping sauce for fries ($23).
Coelho calls the Korean bulgogi with Chinese broccoli and crispy garlic a must-try. “It is such a traditional dish,” he says. “It’s a great balance between the fresh egg noodles, tender beef and the deep, rich spice that is inherent in the dish."
Another of his favorites is the Honshu sushi roll with tuna, cucumber, avocado and poke sauce ($25). “The fresh hamachi with serrano and lime is a great combination for that perfect bite,” he says. “I like to pair it with my favorite Moriko sake or with a glass of Veuve rosé.”
Desserts include tres leches and a chocolate pretzel crunch parfait with whipped mascarpone and dulce de leche (both $11).
Coelho won’t craft the cocktails himself anymore, but highlights will include the Tigger with tequila, honey and lemon ($17) and LoLa Spritz with yuzu liqueur, Aperol, elderflower and Prosecco ($18).
“I don't think I would be where I am had it not been for the amazing experience that I had in Palm Beach,” he says. “I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings.”
Nightly dinner and eventually breakfast and lunch will be served at 290 Sunset Ave. Visit Lola41.com for more details.
Bistro P, mix of classic and innovative bistro fare for dinner nightly amid simplistic Parisian décor with 1960s French glamour art in the former lounge of Pistache French Bistro for this restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-833-5090, PistacheWpb.com
Just Salad, New York City-based fast-casual chain serving salads, wraps and bowls amid light and bright setting from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 866-673-3757, JustSalad.com
La Boulangerie Boul'Mich, artisan French bakery with Latin twist for three meals daily, part of Miami-based mini chain with funky open-air ambiance from open garage doors near Williams-Sonoma in Town Center at Boca Raton mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-361-8820, LaBoulangerieUsa.com
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, 11th Florida location of national chain with Napa-style tasting room, artisan market and dining rooms serving global-influenced contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner daily in Dania Pointe plaza, 1822 Pointe Blvd., Dania Beach, 754-220-0888, ChWinery.co
Friendship Café, coffee shop and Israeli fare with falafel, pita, hummus and salads amid white-washed Mediterranean decor, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday, employs people with developmental disabilities as extension of nonprofit The Friendship Circle of Fort Lauderdale, 1306 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 754-800-1770, FriendshipCafeFl.org
Legends Tavern and Grille, Broward County gastropub chain offering traditional bar bites and New American fare for lunch and dinner daily and weekend brunch, 10 SW Sixth St., Pompano Beach, LegendsTavernAndGrille.com
Biscayne Backyard Barbecue, Florida-style fare amid family friendly backyard vibe with bright colors, palm fronds and photographs of South Florida from 1950s to 1970s, lunch and dinner daily except Mondays, 11064 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, 305-892-2435, BiscayneBackyardBarbecue.com
Little Hen, second location of English-inspired breakfast and lunch eatery originating from Weston, classic and modern fare daily, including high tea, amid a pastel palette with homey accents and luxurious touches, 3451 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-677-0584, Little-Hen.com
Mila, rooftop oasis accentuated by elegant, soft, organic décor and curated scents and sounds, theatrical cocktails, nightly dinner featuring MediterrAsian cuisine with Mediterranean and Japanese influences, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-706-0744, MilaRestaurant.com
Pink Taco, first Florida location of Mexican chain based in Los Angeles, lively vibe with sugar skull wall art with Miami Beach themes, open daily at 8 a.m. and closes at 2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-507-8980, PinkTaco.com
Riverside, Brickell riverfront project with six restaurants, tap room and café, art installations, beer garden and live entertainment amid boatyard-garden atmosphere, lunch and dinner daily, 431 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-450-6676, Riverside.Miami
Terras, tropical rooftop bar featuring views of city skyline and small plates inspired by Caribbean and Latin American street food for three meals daily, Life House Little Havana hotel, 528 SW Ninth Ave., Miami, 866-466-7534, LifeHouseHotels.com
Copperfish Kitchen, global-inspired seafood cuisine for lunch and dinner daily, plus eventual weekend brunch amid modern, trendy ambiance with copper fish and navy blue accents in former Uncle Tai’s in Boca Center, 5250 Town Circle Drive, #143, Boca Raton, 561-391-3474, CopperfishKitchen.com
High Dive, high-quality seafood from Oceano Kitchen owners in Lantana, in former club space at Rosemary Square with ample alfresco seating, nightly dinner and eventual lunch, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Unit 236, West Palm Beach, 561-437-1437, HighDiveWestPalm.com
LoLa 41, third location originating from Nantucket, Mass., international cuisine amid artwork, concrete bar embedded with international vintage coins and poolside seating in courtyard for nightly dinner with eventual breakfast and lunch at upcoming White Elephant Palm Beach hotel, 290 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach, Lola41.com
New Whole Foods Market in Fort Lauderdale now open
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2020) – On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Whole Foods Market opened a new 47,000-square-foot store, located on the northwest corner of the Federal Highway and 17 th Street intersection at 501 SE 17 th St. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Special features of the new Fort Lauderdale store include:
- Sushi rolls, poke bowls and wok-fired dishes from Sushi Maki, a Friends of Whole Foods Market venue.
- Coffee Bar with on-tap offerings including nitro cold-brew, nitro tea, wine and local beer from producers like 3 Sons Brewing Co., Funky Buddha Brewery and Barrel of Monks Brewing.
- Seafood counter featuring fresh and frozen seafood, made-in-house seafood burgers, seasoned and marinated shrimp and smoked salmon, with all offerings either sustainable wild-caught or Responsibly Farmed. Local options include spiny lobster from Keys Fisheries and Key West pink shrimp from Cox’s Seafood.
- Produce department offering fresh fruits and vegetables, including selections from local suppliers like Sunset Salsa, Fullei Fresh and Lipman Family Farms. The department also carries a range of items with Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade® Guarantee, which supports suppliers that are committed to ethical trade, working conditions and the environment.
- Full-service butcher featuring made-in-house sausages, gourmet burgers and dry-aged beef, as well as locally sourced beef options from Adams Ranch.
- Specialty food selection overseen by an in-store American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional who can offer expertise and recommendations for any request or occasion.
- Extensive selection of more than 800 wines and 150 beers, including an exclusive 17 th Street Hazy IPA from Tarpon River Brewing and an assortment of beer offerings from local producers.
- Grocery department featuring 90 local suppliers with offerings from local creators like Wells Coffee Co. and Eat Peekaboo, an ice cream made with hidden vegetables.
- In-house bakery serving pies, cakes, pastries and items for special diets, as well as selections from local bakeries such as Cookies By Shar, Cosa Duci Italian Bakery and Simply Delicious Bakers.
- Wellness and Beauty section featuring various products in the body care, supplement and lifestyle categories that feature local suppliers like RSP Nutrition immunity & hydration shots, soap from Lolablue Living, sunscreen from Stream2Sea and coconut oil from Conscious Coconut.
- More than 1,200 local products throughout the store from more than 180 local suppliers, including Estuary Oysters and 5150 Craft Chocolate.
All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous quality standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and over 100 preservatives, flavors, colors, sweeteners and other ingredients commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban more than 100 commonly used ingredients, including phthalates, parabens and microbeads.
Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like exclusive discounts on select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store sale items. Free 2-hour grocery delivery is available for Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns.
This is the retailer’s second location in Fort Lauderdale. The first, at 2000 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, opened in 1997.
These restaurants and their employees are among the heroes providing not only sustenance but also hints of normalcy in the heart of this crisis.
Here, in alphabetical order, are locally owned restaurants offering pickup and delivery.
Please note: Though these restaurants are open as of publication, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm because the situation remains in flux. Delivery areas and charges may vary, so check with delivery services or the restaurants.
American Social Bar & Kitchen. Customers can order through Grubhub, Uber Eats, or Delivery Dudes or by calling the restaurant. American Social's Fort Lauderdale location also offers a family-friendly pizza-making kit ($30) that feeds four and includes dough, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, ham, and Parmesan cheese. 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7005 americansocialbar.com.
Angelo Elia Pizza Bar & Tapas. All locations are open for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery service. Specials include 25 percent off the entire wine list and $2 domestic and imported beers. Gift cards are available at a 20 percent discount, and all locations are donating 100 percent of gift card sales to employees. 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs 954-344-1233 angeloeliapizza.com. Additional Broward locations in Fort Lauderdale and Weston.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. Menu items are available for takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery through DoorDash, Delivery Dudes, and Uber Eats. 1203 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach 954-942-5550 acfp.com. Additional Broward locations in Pembroke Pines, Weston, Fort Lauderdale, North Fort Lauderdale, and Coral Springs.
Beach House Pompano. The oceanfront restaurant offers curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats. Signature dishes, alcoholic drinks, wine bottles, steak kits, and other items are available for purchase. Beach House Pompano is offering a free roll of toilet paper with every purchase over $20. 270 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach 954-607-6530 beachhousepompano.com.
Bob's Pizza & Amante's. Deerfield Beach Italian mainstay and pizza operation open for takeout and delivery on Uber Eats. Specials include two cheese slices and a soda for $5.50 and six free wings with the purchase of any large house specialty pie. 2068 NE 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach 954-426-1030 bobspizzafl.com.
Bobby Rubino's Place for Ribs. Pompano Beach chicken and ribs restaurant that has served South Floridians for more than 40 years open for takeout. Among Bobby Rubino's current specials is a $40 family meal deal including four baby back rib or rib/chicken combos, each with choice of one side. 2501 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach 954-781-7550 bobbyrubinos.com.
Bohemian Latin Grill. Fort Lauderdale's b Latin Grill offers delivery through Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates, as well as takeout. Weekly specials include $2 Taco Tuesdays and $5.99 Burrito Thursdays. 3341 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale 954-809-5878 facebook.com/bohemianlatingrill.
Brown Dog Eatery. Comfort food hotspot open daily, including weekend brunch, for takeout. Daily specials at Brown Dog Eatery include a homemade hot pocket (e.g. pasta and meatball), flatbreads and, on weekends, take-home mimosa offerings. 2701 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-533-6077 browndogeateryftl.com.
Bonefish Mac's. Coral Springs sports grille open for delivery via DoorDash and curbside pickup/takeout. Bonefish Mac's specials include a $6.99 "Economic Stimulus Menu" (with a main, side and coleslaw), family-style meals (starting at $24.99) and beer/wine offerings. 6147 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs 954-752-6227 bonefishmacs.com. Addition Broward location in Lighthouse Point.
BRGR STOP. The sandwich, burger, and ice-cream spot is open for takeout or delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, Delivery Dudes, and Grubhub. Among ongoing specials, BRGR STOP is offering all single-patty craft burgers (including fries, onion rings, or tots) for $10. 1930 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-533-8621 brgrstop.com. Additional location in Coconut Creek.
Brimstone Woodfire Grill. The steak-and-seafood-centric American restaurant is open for curbside pickup and delivery via Uber Eats. In addition to signature dishes, grocery items such as produce, dairy, and meats are available for purchase. Brimstone is offering a free roll of toilet paper with purchases of $20 or more. 14575 SW 5th Street, Pembroke Pines 954-430-2333 brimstonewoodfiregrill.com.
Bru's Room. Effective May 1, the Coconut Creek wing haven and sports bar is open for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats and Postmates. Bru's Room favorites include award-winning wings, ribs, fajitas and bites, spanning Stromboli Bites to Southwest Egg Rolls. 5460 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek 954-571-6999 brusroom.com.
Carlos & Pepe's. Authentic Mexican fare is available for takeout and delivery via Delivery Dudes and DoorDash. First responders and medical professionals receive 50 percent off with valid ID. 1302 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale 954-467-8335. carlosandpepesfl.com.
Casa D'Angelo. The restaurant's handcrafted Italian dishes are available for curbside pickup and delivery via Uber Eats, Delivery Dudes, and DoorDash. Casa D'Angelo's specials include 25 percent off the entire wine list, $2 domestic and imported beers, and 20 percent off all gift cards (whose proceeds are donated to staff). 1201 N. Federal Hwy., #5A, Fort Lauderdale 954-564-1234 casa-d-angelo.com.
Casa Sensei. This Las Olas Asian-fusion restaurant is open for pickup and delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats. Family-style meals, including a main entrée, miso soup, and spring rolls, serve four to ten people and start at $59. Casa Sensei is also selling bottles of wine, beer, liquor, and mixers. 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., #101, Fort Lauderdale 954-994-1668 casasensei.com.
Catfish Dewey's. This seafood spot is open for curbside pickup. Takeaway family meals (serving four to six and starting at $29.95) include dishes such as chicken parm, catfish and shrimp, and seafood paella. 4003 Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-566-5333 catfishdeweys.com.
Coconuts. The American seafood restaurant Coconuts is offering a limited menu — including favorites such as Scoobies, the lobster club, key lime pie, and half-priced bottles of wine — for takeout. 429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-525-2421 coconutsfortlauderdale.com.
DUNE. Beachfront American restaurant is open for curbside pickup or delivery via Uber Eats. Menu includes a New York Steak Frites, Beyond Burger, Grilled Faroe Island Salmon and more. On Sunday, DUNE is offering an Ireland 's Pan-Fried Chicken Dinner ($26.95). 2200 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 754-900-4059 dunefl.com.
Flanigan's. Local family restaurant renowned for pasta, sandwiches, seafood and burgers open for takeout. Flanigan's Specials include $5 off steaks on Mondays and a daily lunch special for $7.99 including an entree and side. 1479 E. Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park 954-493-5329 flanigans.net. Additional Broward locations in Davie, Deerfield Beach Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, North Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach and Weston.
Good Spirits Fifth & Fed. The New American restaurant/tapas bar offers curbside pickup and delivery via Uber Eats. Curbside pickup orders are 15 percent off. 476 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale 954-523-2580 goodspiritsrestaurant.com.
Gran Forno. The bakery, specializing in Italian, European, and American favorites, is open for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats. 1235 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-467-2244 granforno.com.
Hoffman's Chocolates. The Las Olas chocolatier offers takeout and delivery through Uber Eats. Specials include buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) ice cream and BOGO Chocoholic's Survival Kits, containing an assortment of chocolate bars and candies. 601 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-368-4320 hoffmans.com.
Hollywood Brewing Co. Las Olas. Outpost of popular Hollywood-based brewery open for takeout and curbside pickup. Menu includes entree and beer combo specials including a calzone and beer for $13, giant pretzel, beer cheese and beer for $12 and more. Household items including bleach, hand sanitizer and toilet paper also for sale. 1103 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-298-9202 hollywood.beer.
Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers. Get pickup or delivery from the brewery and restaurant through Delivery Dudes. Holy Mackerel is offering a free tray of food for "in the biz" people who lost their jobs. Call ahead to make arrangements. 1414 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors 954-306-3690 holymackerelbeers.com.
The Hummus House. Mediterranean and Israeli restaurant with an abundance of vegetarian morsels open for takeout and delivery on Grubhub, Uber Eats and Postmates. The Hummus House is offering 15 percent off customers' first online order via its website in addition to a number of rotating hummus, salad and falafel specials. 900 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-314-7686 thehummushouseftl.com.
Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House. The iconic Fort Lauderdale burger joint is open for takeout. The menu includes grilled sandwiches, all-beef hot dogs, fries, salads, and cookies. Jack's is also selling fresh meats, such as ten half-pound burgers with buns for $36.59. 4201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale 954-565-9960. jacksoldfashionhamburgers.com.
Kay Rico Coffee. The downtown Hollywood coffee shop, eatery, and small-batch coffee roaster is open for call-in orders or delivery through Uber Eats. The menu includes immune-boosting smoothies, breakfast burritos, hand-crafted coffee beverages, and açaí bowls. 2728 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 954-743-2949 kayrico.com.
Kith & Co. Newly-opened Oakland Park coffee shop, cocktail bar and eatery open for takeout as well as delivery on Uber Eats. Menu favorites include breakfast flatbreads, hand-crafted cocktails and a bright, blue-colored Butterfly Latte. 3446 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park 954-999-0662 kithco.coffee.
KUBO Asian Street Food and Sushi. Fort Lauderdale Asian fusion restaurant available for takeout or delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub and Delivery Dudes. Offerings include the Northern Thai staple Kao Soi (anchored by a yellow curry base and egg ramen noodles), poke bowls, bao buns and sushi concoctions. 10 percent discount offered for orders via phone. 753 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale 954-533-9017 kuboasian.com.
Laspada's Original Hoagies. Local sandwich staple serving up stuffed hoagies is open for takeout or delivery via DoorDash. Hoagie menu includes Italian Special (Ham, Salami and Capicola), Mama Laspada (Turkey and Genoa Salami) and many other combinations. Its current special is buy one get one 15 percent off for hoagies and salads. 233 E. Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 954-776-7893 laspadashoagies.com. Additional Broward locations in Coral Springs, Davie, Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines.
Legends Tavern & Grille. The restaurant/pub is offering curbside pickup and delivery via Uber Eats and Delivery Dudes. All takeout and online orders will receive a $10 Legends gift card for a future purchase. 3128 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point 754-220-8932 legendstavernandgrille.com. Additional Broward locations in Deerfield Beach, Sunrise, and Pompano Beach.
Louie Bossi. Italian restaurant, bar and pizzeria open for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats and Delivery Dudes. Curated version of Louie Bossi's regular menu available as well as daily, family-style meals that serve four, including Louie Lasagna, Eggplant Parmesan and more. 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-356-6699 louiebossi.com. Additional location in Boca Raton open effective May 4.
Mastro's Fort Lauderdale. The steakhouse is open for takeout and delivery, and all customers get 10 percent off their orders. Delivery is free within five miles of Mastro's. Select wines are 50 percent off with a food purchase. 3200 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-561-4800 mastrosrestaurants.com.
The New York Bagel Factory. The Coral Springs bagel and sandwich hotspot open for takeout, delivery and catering. Delivery available via Grubhub, DoorDash and Postmates. All Coral Springs civil servants receive 35 percent off their total food bill. 2554 N. University Drive, Coral Springs 954-800-3764 newyorkbagelfactory.com.
Primanti Bros. Pittsburgh-bred sandwich and pizza joint open on Fort Lauderdale Beach for takeout and delivery through Grubhub and DoorDash. Sandwiches (often with fries and coleslaw in the middle of them), whole pizzas and pizza by the slice remain on Primanti's iconic menu. 901 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-565-0605 primatibros.com.
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar & Neighborhood Grill. The local seafood chain's restaurants are open for curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats. All curbside orders receive 15 percent off. First responders can order from a special $10 menu. All locations except the Dania Beach outpost are open. 300 N. Beach Rd., Dania Beach 954-929-1400 quarterdeckrestaurants.com. Additional Broward locations in Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Sawgrass, and Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The Riverside Market. The full menu is available for takeout at all three Broward area locations of the eatery and beer haven. Beer is discounted 50 percent at all locations, and Riverside Market is offering a number of daily food specials, including lasagna, gyros, cheesesteaks, and shepherd's pie. Delivery is available through Delivery Dudes. 608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-358-8333 theriversidemarket.com. Additional locations in South Fort Lauderdale and Plantation.
Rocco's Tacos. The Mexican restaurant and tequila bar is open from noon to 9 p.m. daily for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery via Delivery Dudes and Uber Eats. Rocco's specials include ten- and 20-taco boxes ($45 to $90), liter margaritas to-go ($35 to $45), and tequila bottles ($25 to $55). 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-524-9550 roccostacos.com. Boca Raton location is also open.
Royal Pig Pub. Grab American gastropub grub for takeout or delivery through Delivery Dudes. A special takeout meal includes a Royal Pig Pub burger, fries, and 16-ounce Bud Light for $10. Bottles of liquor and wine, as well as six-packs of beer, are available for takeout only. 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-617-7447 royalpigpub.com.
Screaming Carrots. This vegetarian/vegan restaurant is open for takeout and delivery. Bottles of GT's kombucha and juice are on sale for $2.50 each or $10 for six. 826 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach 754-400-9614 screamingcarrots.com.
Steelpan Kitchen & Bar. The Caribbean-American eatery is open for takeout, and all service charges are being waived. Steelpan offers limited daily breakfast and all-day menus. 999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-302-5252 steelpanftl.com.
Tacocraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's restaurant renowned for tacos and margaritas is open for takeout and delivery via Uber Eats, Grubhub, Delivery Dudes, and DoorDash. Curbside to-go cocktails are available at all locations, as are weekly deals such as $3 tacos and $6 margaritas on Taco Tuesday. 4400 N. Ocean Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 954-530-3763 tacocraft.com. Additional Broward location in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Tap 42. American gastropub Tap 42 is open for takeout. Specials include $3 bottled or canned beers 50 percent off the entire wine list a "Quarantine & Grill" menu with wholesale raw proteins available for purchase at discounted prices and bottomless brunch packages (starting at $25) comprising sparkling wine and juice pairings. 3111 N. University Dr., Coral Springs 954-688-6944 tap42.com. Additional Broward location in Fort Lauderdale.
Adoption We have Many parrot's not listed Parrot Rescue
Please ask for fee's, as each bird required different care and vet care,Thank you from Central Florida Parrot Sanctuary And Rescue we love All OUR Parrot's! We will be the best Florida Parrot Rescue. we have all breeds of parrots's but we are also a Sanctuary so not all Parrot's will be adopted out some breed we have are.
these are all breeds of parrot's does not mean we have them this is just a name list of all the parrot's out there!
Adelaide Rosella, Platycercus (elegans) adelaidae
Alexandrine Parakeet aka Indian Ringneck Parrot
Austral Conure or Parakeet
Australian King Parrot
Azure Rumped Parrot, aka Mueller’s Parrot
Black-capped Conure/Parakeet, aka Rock
Black-capped Lory, Chalcopsitta atra
Black-eared Parrot, aka Black-wingged Parrot
Blue-banded Grass Parakeet
Blue-crowned Green Parrot
Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot
Blue-crowned Parakeet/Conure, aka Sharp-billed Conure
Blue-winged Racket-tail, aka Sulu Racquet-tail
Brehm’s Tiger Parrot
Broad-billed Parrot (extinct)
Bronze-winged Parrot/Parakeet, aka Bronze-winged Conure
Brown-hooded Parrot, Pyrilia haematotis
Budgerigar aka Australia, American or English Parakeet/Budgie
Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot
Carolina Parakeet (extinct)
Ceylon Hanging Parrot
Congo African Grey,
Crimson Shining Parrot
Cuban Red Macaw
Derbyan Parakeet aka Lord Derby’s Parakeet
Double-eyed Fig Parrot
Ducorp’s Cockatoo aka Soloman Island Cockatoo
Dusky Parrot, Pionus fuscus
Eastern Ground Parrot
Eastern Rosella, Platycercus eximius
Echo Parakeet, Psittacula eques
Eclectus Parrot, aka Solomon Island Eclectus
Edwards’ Fig Parrot aka Scarlet Cheek Fig Parrot
El Oro Parakeet
Finsch’s Pygmy Parrot
Geelvink Pygmy Parrot
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Gran Sabana Conure
Great Green Macaw
Greater Streaked Lory
Greater Vasa Parrot
Green-fronted Hanging Parrot
Guadeloupe Amazon (extinct)
Kākā, aka New Zealand Kākā
Kākāriki, aka Yellow-crowned Parakeet
Large Fig Parrot
Lesser Vasa Parrot
Lilac-collared Geoffroy’s Parrot
Lilac-collared Song Parrot
Long-billed Black Cockatoo
Lord Derby’s parakeet
Madarasz’s Tiger Parrot
Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, aka Leadbeater’s Cockatoo
Maroon Shining Parrot
Martinique Amazon, Amazona martinica (extinct)
Masked Shining parrot
Mauritius Grey Parrot
Modest Tiger Parrot
Moluccan Hanging Parrot
Moluccan King Parrot, aka King Parrot
Monk Parakeet, aka Quaker Parrot
New Caledonian Lorikeet
Oceanic Eclectus Parrot (extinct)
Orange-breasted Fig Parrot
Ouvea Parakeet, aka Malherbe’s Parakeet
Pacific Black-tailed Conure
Painted Tiger Parrot
Papuan Hanging Parrot
Papuan King Parrot
Peruvian Black-winged Parrot
Philippine Green Parrot
Philippine Hanging Parrot
Port Lincoln Parrot
Prince Lucien’s Conure
Puerto Rican Amazon
Pygmy Hanging Parrot
Queen of Bavaria Conure
Raja Lory Black Lory
Red Shining Parrot
Red-breasted Pygmy Parrot
Red-crowned Parakeet, aka Red-front Parakeet
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Réunion Parakeet (extinct)
Saint Croix Macaw
Saint Lucia Amazon
Saint Vincent Amazon
Salmon-crested Cockatoo, aka Molucan Cockatoo
Salvadori’s Fig Parrot
Sangihe Hanging Parrot
Santa Cruz Conure
Santa Marta Conure
Santa Marta Parakeet
Scarlet Macaw, Ara macao
Seychelles Parakeet (extinct)
Short-billed Black Cockatoo
St. Lucia Amazon
St. Thomas Conure
St. Vincent Amazon
Sula Hanging Parrot
Sulawesi Hanging Parrot
Tahitian Lory or Tahiti Lorikeet
Timneh African Grey Parrot
Tres Marías Amazon
Vernal Hanging Parrot
Wallace’s Hanging Parrot
Western Ground Parrot
Yellow-breasted Pygmy Parrot
Yellow-capped Pygmy Parrot
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Yellow-throated Hanging Parrot
Not all Parrot's on this list will be up for adoption some of these birds require alot of attation and very expensize food and vet bills,we are building a parrot rescue parrot sanctuary in Eustis,fl on 20 acres for the Sanctuary Where most of them will live out their Live's forever
Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar on Bar RescueThe old bar area
Contrary to his usual operation wherein Taffer sends his wife Nicole to do recon, this time he first observed the bar from afar through CCTV cameras along with his two experts namely chef / restaurateur Josh Capon and Diageo mixologist Terrelle Treco. Treco then fills Nicole’s role of recon and through her surveillance she learns about the bar’s improper beverage mixing and storage practices which of course led to a very unsavory drink. As for her order of fried mahi mahi appetizer it took the server too long to deliver the order due to tardiness, and to make matters worse Treco finds strands of hair on the meal no thanks to the server’s habit of fidgeting her strands. Taffer saw everything through the cameras and decided to take action.
Taffer met with Talerico and brought him to Treco who then relayed her experiences to the owner. Treco investigated the bar area and notices its unsafe and unsanitary conditions, not to mention the habit of using equipment that are in need of repair. Capon visited the kitchen area and was met with one disrespectful staff who was trying to defend the same unclean practices that were seen in the taproom.
During the staff meeting Taffer learned from the head bartender Alyssa about the lack of authority in the establishment which resulted in the staff frequently coming in late as they had no fear of being reprimanded. Talerico had to learn how to handle things the hard way by firing Mia, the employee who was constantly tardy. He also gave Alyssa the authority to suspend or fire misbehaving employees.
Capon worked with the kitchen staff in constructing a menu that focused on fresh ingredients and tapas style dishes (hot or cold appetizers and snacks). The strategy in serving food in small portions was to entice customers into ordering more of it, and the variants on sticks ensured that patrons won’t be having a hard time eating it especially while walking on the sands. Treco taught the bartenders the art of muddling which is the act of crushing leaves or citrus in a beverage to produce an alluring aroma that can help encourage purchase when customers smell it. Aside from that the bartenders were also taught a handful of specialty mixes with premium alcohol.
Taffer subjected the bar to a stress test to see if things go smoothly. The staff was overwhelmed by the huge number of patrons and faced a huge number of orders while not being completely familiar with the new menu. The mounting pressure stirred a profanity-laden encounter in the kitchen between one of the line cooks and the short-tempered head chef Barry. Fortunately, with the help of Capon, Barry cooled down and learned how to lead by example which expedited the process in the kitchen. One of the bartenders named Abbie gave in to the anxiety and was advised by Taffer to walk out of the bar to regain her composure. She returned to the front lines minutes later and tried her best to work despite the pressure.
The next day Treco trained the bartenders in improving their serving speed and Abbie displayed a commendable performance as if she was a completely different girl during the stress test. Taffer discussed to Talerico the importance of making the bar independent from the hotel and that it should attract both the visitors and the locals to ensure a good flow of income throughout the year. Talerico was not on the same boat with Taffer when it came to changing the bar’s name, a decision that the Bar Rescue host knew would attract the customers, but the owner eventually relented as the staff made him realize that it was a good idea after all. Taffer called for designer Nancy Hadley for the total revamp of the bar which was delayed by a sudden downpour.
The new bar area
At the day of the relaunch Taffer revealed the new incarnation of the Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar which was now named as Bamboo Beach Club + Tiki Bar. The ancient television sets that hung inside the establishment were replaced with flat screens and the furniture of the bar were replaced with thick flooring made of non-absorbent material to better protect it from the elements. The nonfunctional cooler was replaced by a new one and the plumbing of the bar was completely replugged. The tables and chairs outside the bar were replaced and Taffer was confident that these new furniture will draw in more customers. As Talerico cut the ribbon customers poured in and their numbers were greater than during the stress test. Despite being busier than before Barry and the kitchen staff worked cohesively and kept the orders flowing, while in the bar area the bartenders were not cracking under pressure and Abbie’s confidence shone brighter than the beachside sun. The bar reported an increase in sales and a lot of positive reviews from customers a month after the rescue.
“We have homemade pastas, fresh Mediterranean fish,” he says. “We’e looking at some prime cut meats. We’re also looking to work with some local farms. for the best produce. Oh, and our homemade desserts, we specialize in homemade desserts.”
On the Manhattan menu, starters and salads are $12-$19, pastas $19-$23, pizzas $14-$23 and entrees (veal, chicken, seafood, steaks/lamb chops/sausages) $23-$34. All desserts average $6-$12 and Frezza adds that customers should try, “Our signature homemade puffed pastry with Nutella hazelnut spread.”
There is also a $55 family style meal option, which is very popular with the eateries in New York and New Jersey. “It’s a very lively atmosphere with live music,” Frezza says. “We’re excited to bring a taste of New York down to South Florida.”
You Asked For It: Eggplant caprese is light and flavorful
Q This weekend we enjoyed a lovely getaway to Captiva Island staying at the 'Tween Waters Inn. We had great meals at the resort but one particular dish stood out for me, the Eggplant caprese at the Captiva House Restaurant. The flavors were more complex and rich than the average vegetarian entrée. Even topped with a thin slice of fried eggplant and fresh mozzarella it wasn't at all heavy. Could you request the recipe? We would love to make this for family and friends. — Cathy Shaffner, Plantation
A. For the eggplant recipe I must give credit to 'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa (15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, 239-472-5161, captiva-house.com, tween-waters.com) general manager Laurent Bosc for coming to your rescue, Cathy.
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, surrounded by 13 acres and white sandy beaches, Tween Waters Inn has come a long way since its humble beginning as cozy fishing cottages in 1931. Nowadays, the historic Gulf-front resort and spa offers guests several accommodations including cottages, studios and guestrooms. And an array of dining options.
When Bosc came on board in 2015 his goal for the family-oriented resort was to create a more casual dining experience at the Captiva House Restaurant with a focus on expanding menu choices of affordable seafood options. In doing so, the dress code was eliminated. In 2016 Bosc added sushi to the menu, making Captiva House the only restaurant on the island that serves the Japanese specialty.