It’s opening day at Fort Lauderdale’s first food hall, Sistrunk Marketplace, and the octopus balls are Continue Reading…
In the Before Times, Dine Out Lauderdale served as Broward County’s way of boosting sluggish summer dining sales with restaurant discounts – at least, until snowbirds flocked back in Continue Reading…
Like musical chairs for Fort Lauderdale’s marquee restaurants, Valentino Cucina Italiana and One Door East are out and Canyon Southwest Café is in – along with a new modern Italian restaurant next door.
Canyon will take over One Door East, and in Valentina Cucina’s place will rise Primadonna, with both restaurants sharing a street address at 620 S. Federal Highway. Both are the brainchild of co-owner/chef Chris Wilber and business partner Mario Di Leo and will debut sometime in mid-August, Wilbur told the Sun Sentinel on Monday. Continue Reading…
Greater Fort Lauderdale has kicked off its annual Dine Out Lauderdalepromotion early, in order to help restaurants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
The summer program, which started in time for the Fourth of July weekend, will run through September 30 as part of LauderDeals, a broader initiative that also showcases promotional rates at local attractions, spa, and hotels. The promotion is Broward County’s answer to Miami Spice, which also runs through September. Continue Reading…
It’s a miserable muggy mess out there. With the South Florida humidity set on high and the heat set on higher, you need to chill with some unique or over-the-top ice cream treats.
Here’s an insider’s guide to cool creamy desserts worth licking, spooning and sucking (y’know, through a straw) for July, which is National Ice Cream Month.
Need another reason to indulge? Well, National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 19. Continue Reading…
What’s 4th of July without Barbecue? Kick off your Independence Day celebrations the right way by heating up the grill and preparing this perfect 4th of July menu for your friends and family to feast on while respecting the 3 tips that we gave you yesterday; safety comes first.
⅓ cup soy sauce
½ cup olive oil
⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 ½ tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)
Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and pepper in a blender. Add hot pepper sauce and garlic, if desired. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed. Place meat into zip bag and pour marinade over desired type of meat. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Cook meat as desired.
The best way to celebrate living in the land of the free is with some old-fashioned summer fun, so go ahead and don your best blue garb, make some room on your plate, and raise a glass to 244 more years.
Grilled Texas Rib Eye
Three 1 1/2-pound, bone-in rib eye steaks, about 1 inch thick, at room temperature
Canola oil, for brushing
Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Light a grill and heat, covered, until hot. Brush the steaks with oil and season with salt and with pepper. Grill the steaks over high heat for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Transfer the steaks to a carving board and let rest for 10 or up to 30 minutes. Return the steaks to the hot grill, cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, turning once; the steaks are done when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meat registers 130° for rare or 135° for medium-rare. Return the steaks to the carving board and let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steaks across the grain and serve.
Mango BBQ Chicken
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup diced fresh mango
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 8 chicken thighs
In a large heavy skillet, heat the butter over medium high heat until hot. Stir in the onion and garlic with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer the onion mixture to a blender and puree with the mango, ketchup, Worcestershire, vinegar, mustard, coriander, cumin, cayenne. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reserve 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce, then toss the remaining sauce with the chicken and let marinate at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat the grill. Grill the chicken over indirect heat, basting occasionally with the reserved BBQ sauce, until charred in places and cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes.
If you’re tired of cooking at home and really missing your Las Olas Boulevard restaurants, many of them are open with 30 min of free parking for pick up. Check out the options here
The art fair is coming back to Las Olas
The free annual event is back, taking over Las Olas boulevard for another great weekend of art galleries, boutiques and great dining options.
The Las Olas Art Fair is ranked in the top 100 in the nation and boasts over 20,000 visitors.
It starts October 19th, 2019 at 10am and runs through Sunday. Free admission.
Here’s the food you should be looking for during FLIBS 2019
Fort Lauderdale is known as the yacht capital of the world – and now it has a pretty formidable food reputation also. It only makes sense that you should enjoy both.
Here’s some of the best restaurant picks that tie into the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show:
Andy’s Live Fire Grill
This is a new eatery founded by the minds behind Runway 84 and Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza, so you know it’s good. It’s motto is chillin’ grillin’ smokin’ drinkin’ and has a rooftop retreat great for taking guests to.
Good Spirits Fifth and Fed
This upscale bistro with a retro twist has a menu packed with amazing features from chef-brothers Jonathan and John Alex Jimenez. A raw bar recently replaced a sushi bar and Monday is $5 hamburger night.
The retail legend is moving into the sprawling Fort Lauderdale food scene
Now not only will you be able to dress tropical, you’ll be able to drink tropical too.
Tommy Bahama is launching not one, but two flagship restaurants in Dania Beach and of course, Las Olas.
The 7,500 square location on Las Olas will be designed exactly what you’d expect a Tommy Bahama restaurant to look like: tropical, laid back amongst an ambience of products that you can actually buy if you’d like.