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Best steak in Ft. L

Who has the best steak in Ft. Lauderdale?
We are equally happy with dining out or cooking it at home if anyone knows of good butcher in Broward.
Thanks!

Nov 16, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Miami Spice 2012 Edition

Does anyone know if the Setai is still doing Miami Spice lunches? The lunch menu (or days) are no longer up on the Miami Spice website AND there is no mention of such a thing on the Setai website.
Thanks
M

Aug 23, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Looking for a Great Bakery

Croissan'time in Fort Lauderdale get's my vote for best baguettes AND silliest name

Jun 12, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Galangal / galanga plants - any interest?

I would be happy to have some as well!
Can we figure out a place to meet?

May 07, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Post wedding breakfast

Mar 28, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Fish and Shrimp in Broward Count

Thanks for the suggestions - we eat at Calypso quite often, and enjoy their jerked chicken wings!
Unfortunately we are looking for a Sunday night option - sorry I didn't mention that in the original post.

Mar 02, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Fish and Shrimp in Broward Count

In-laws are visiting from up north and they want "a 'nice' piece of mahi and shrimp." In the past, we have taken them to 17th Street Fisheries, Quarter Deck, Catfish Dewey's, and Southport.
Any new suggestions? You can see that we are tending towards the casual end of the spectrum.
We were considering Seafood World or Whale's Rib up in Pompano...
Thanks for your suggestions!

Mar 01, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

fort lauderdale happy hours

Oh and if you are just having drinks without food - I recommend the Mai Kai - nothing says fun like tiki bar. And Pelican Grand Beach Resort has one of the nicest places to sit and enjoy a bourbon in Ft. Lauderdale.

Jan 26, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

fort lauderdale happy hours

I strongly recommend Market 17. If you sit at the bar, the drinks and apps are all half-priced during happy hour.

Jan 25, 2012
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

fun place foe the grand kids dinner FLL

How about a water taxi ride to 17th Street Fisheries for dinner and tarpon feeding?

Jul 09, 2011
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Aldi Delray Beach

I agree with both sides of this discussion. Aldi's is a no-frills sort of place with plenty of terrible prepared food. And Aldi's has stunningly good prices on so many basic ingredients (this week I got great deals on watermelon, soymilk, gorgonzola, canned tuna, sourdough pretzels, and pinto beans to name a few) that it is worth a trip.
IMHO Walmart food is too expensive and I am happy to bring my own bags and use a quarter to get a cart to avoid the extra expenses.
I make a weekly shopping trip stopping first at Stiles Farmers market then on to Aldi’s (both in Lauderdale Lakes). I can buy about 90% of my weekly grocery needs for less than $70 - and that is to feed two adults three meals a day seven days of the week.
Aldi’s will not be a good match if you need specific brands or organic veggies, but it has really helped my family on our limited income.

Jul 04, 2011
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro

Anyone know if there is a retailer in southeast FL that carries Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro?
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Jun 01, 2011
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Happy Hour

Can anyone suggest a lovely place for my husband and I to stop for a happy hour drink before our wedding anniversary?
We live in Ft. L and will be having dinner in Oakland Park - so that region would be the best.
Thanks!
M

May 17, 2011
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Easter Brunch in Stuart to Jensen Beach area

Does anyone know of a good place for Easter brunch in the Stuart to Jensen Beach area?

Price is not as much as issue as tastiness.

Thanks

Meg

Apr 17, 2011
Mega in Florida

HH Friday

Market 17th - 1/2 price apps AND drinks.
Can't be beat!

Jan 28, 2011
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Young ...energized breakfast places?

It is a wonderful sentiment.
Unfortunately family and I have made an effort to be local tourists and there is a disconnect between "local tourist" and "community" in parts of south FL.
It has been discussed in several threads across this board - why no trader joes? who no good farmers markets? where can I find locally grown produce and meats?
I think this is perhaps a bigger issue, but I hope I am wrong.

Oct 15, 2010
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Trader Joe's?!?

I have been reading this board for several years, but almost never post... but this topic is particularily interesting to me.
I don't know why there is such a lack of choice is SFl, but I certainly noticed that it exists. Is there some connection between the lack of a large urban farmers market (not farmstand market or resale market, but one with people who grow the unprocessed food that they sell) and the lack of Trader Joes?
It feels pretty crazy that St. Louis, MO and Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan all have large urban markets and TJ but we don't.

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Jun 15, 2010
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Lychee sightings - 2010

I suggest coming to the Redland Summer Fruit Festival - the vendors usually have some great stuff
http://fruitandspicepark.org/friends/
Meg

Jun 14, 2010
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Trader Joe's?!?

The basic difference in my mind is that Trader Joes is first about value AND variety. All of those other options are about variety without a mind towards cost.
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Jun 10, 2010
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Saturday Lunch in Design District

I'm looking for nice (and new to me) Saturday lunch in Miami's Design District. We have eaten at Michael's and Sra. Martinez - where else should we try... that serves lunch on Saturday.
Thanks so much
Meg

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Sra. Martinez
4000 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137

Apr 28, 2010
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best cold app

Thanks guys (and gals) -
lschow is right... the bugs can be an issue for outdoor dining, but a good ocean breeze blows those pups away long enough for sunset!
Your ideas sound yummy - I will be sure and enjoy the good weather for those who are moving inside for the winter.
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Oct 17, 2009
Mega in Home Cooking

Best cold app

This is super specific, but if the chowhounds can't help, I don't know who can...
I live in south FL and it is just now getting to outdoor dining weather (this weekend is supposed to be the first time it has NOT gotten to 90 since early May).

I want to add several cold appetizers to my home cooking menu, so I can whip them up and take them out to parks for sunset picnics with my hubby.

We are on a budget so caviar is less likely than hummus, but I would love to hear what you all suggest.

Thanks for the help!
Meg

Oct 16, 2009
Mega in Home Cooking

Try Escargot 41, Naples

My hubby and I are coming over to Naples for Easter - Escargot 41 is closed on Sunday - is there someplace comparable which you all can recommend?

Apr 03, 2009
Mega in Florida

Looking for dinner Boca suggestions

I am giving an evening lecture in downtown Boca (Palmetto Park and AIA region) this week, and I am looking for reasonably priced dinner suggestions.
Thanks!

Mar 09, 2009
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Pen & Dutch-Friut/Veg-Hollywood

I love Penn Dutch - but I am willing to dig through the veggies to find what I want and the meats are excellent. I end up saving about 50% on my grocery bill by going to Penn Dutch for meats and veggies vs. Winn Dixie.

Mar 06, 2009
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Just moved at Canalpoint florida

Um - I am thinking that you are going to have to drive to at least West Palm Beach to find much that is chow worthy. Canal Point is pretty but not very culinary.

Feb 11, 2009
Mega in Florida

Great Cuban in Ft. Lauderdale

I live on Las Olas, but I have a buddy flying in for the 50th birthday and they want cuban...so I am willing to drive for great good.

Jan 13, 2009
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Great Cuban in Ft. Lauderdale

Can anyone suggest a place to get great cuban food in Ft. Lauderdale?
Mega

Jan 13, 2009
Mega in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

I want to fall in love with NOLA again

Thanks to you all on the wonderful thoughts.
I have to say that one of things I loved most about New Orleans was the passion that people had for food.
The first thing my husband said when I told him I had an interview in NOLA was... "well what are we gonna have for dinner"

Nov 12, 2008
Mega in New Orleans

Whole Smoked Turkey in South Florida

I have bought them at Penn Dutch in Hollywood

Nov 07, 2008
Mega in Florida