Category | Dining

101 OCEAN: Good Food in Need of a Theme

Posted on 31 October 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN There is a wonderful restaurant located at 101 Commercial Blvd. in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, logically dubbed 101 Ocean, since the Atlantic is only 50 yards from its front door. Or it would be, if the restaurant had a real front door. Instead, it has a bar that straddles the corner of Commercial Blvd. […]


TIJUANA FLATS There Is No Problem a Burrito Can’t Solve

Posted on 17 October 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN Tijuana Flats on East Sunrise Boulevard is a one-room joint of the place-yourorder and-wait-for-the-magic-tohappen type. Around 7 p.m. on any night, the place is a chatty, crazy kind of fun where it’s likely you’ll end up becoming best friends with the folks at the next table. Everyone, from the wait staff […]

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ALIBI – A New Twist on a Old Theme

Posted on 11 October 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN Crab legs are coming to the Alibi and you heard it here first. After a super successful summer promotion of Tuesday night all-you-can-eat lobster at $39.99, the outside patio at Wilton Manor’s most established gay gathering spot is looking to shake things up with crab. Lobster is out and crab is […]

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The Whole Enchilada – Fresh, fresher, freshest.

Posted on 03 October 2012

Drew and David Cardaci know their Tex- Mex. And the brothers prove the point every day through the smiling faces of the satisfied customers who have helped make their restaurant, The Whole Enchilada, a local success story. The original free-standing Enchilada, located at 4115 N Federal Hwy., has been a neighborhood staple since 2006, with […]

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P.F. Chang’s – Chinese (By Way of American) Bistro

Posted on 19 September 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN A few years ago, we spent an hysterically funny Valentine’s Day evening at P.F. Chang’s, the Chinese food emporium at the Galleria Mall. Like all branches of this national chain, the entrance to the restaurant is guarded by giant copies of the famous battle mounts of the terra cotta soldiers of […]

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Fast Food and Fine Dining – BURGERFi

Posted on 12 September 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN BurgerFi 2477 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-835-5514 BurgerFi is so proud of its logo that it hot-brands the thing on top of every one of its buns. It’s a clever concept, and one that ensures you’ll remember that this is no ordinary fast-food burger chain. The place is […]

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Posted on 05 September 2012

The Fiesta Begins on Las Olas By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN It’s tough to miss the bar in Rocco’s Tacos, the popular Mexican eatery on Las Olas Boulevard. It stretches across the entire west wall of the restaurant, with five shelves full of assorted liquors including 220 types of tequila alone. Twice we tried counting the […]

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TEE-JAY – Thai Sushi Restaurant

Posted on 29 August 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN Sitting outside and dining alfresco at the recently-opened Tee-Jay Thai Sushi in Wilton Manors is akin to experiencing local life in a microcosm. Situated as it is dead-center in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, down the strip mall from popular Georgie’s Alibi, this newest branch of the Thai restaurant dynasty (that […]

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Primanti Bros.

Posted on 23 August 2012

By RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN Whoever said size doesn’t matter has never walked through the front door of Primanti Bros., a Pittsburgh institution since 1933, and a local Fort Lauderdale favorite since 1970. While many know the place for its pizza—along with Humpy’s in Wilton Manors, it’s easily the best pizza in town—the big attraction at […]

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Seawatch on the Ocean – An Old Friend Gets a New Look.

Posted on 15 August 2012

RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN SEAWATCH ON THE OCEAN 6002 North Ocean Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-781-2200 There was always something so relaxing about SeaWatch on the Ocean, a local favorite since 1974. The nautical ambiance of heavy dock rope, ship lanterns, 12-spoke wheels, and dusty ancient maps and books competing for wall space was a […]

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