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Ital­ian gas­tropub serves in­ven­tive items for ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 8-31-16. Si­cil­ian Oven – 801S. Univer­sity Dr., Plan­ta­tion. 954-533-1047. A grow­ing re­gional chain that does pizza and other Ital­ian spe­cial­ties right, in­clud­ing oven-roasted chicken wings, Si­cil­ian rice balls and meat­balls. A good place for fam­i­lies and large groups. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 4-7-17. Zona Blu, 189 We­ston Road, We­ston, 954-617-7999. Gor­geous an­tipasto plat­ters, seafood, pasta and other treats from the Ital­ian is­land of Sar­dinia await at this com­fort­able, fam­ily-friendly restau­rant run by two sis­ters and headed by Sar­dinian-born chef Andrea Fadda. Try the pecorino souf­flé ap­pe­tizer and the baked cheese with honey (seadas) dessert. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-23-16.

Latin/Mex­i­can/ Span­ish

La Union Mex­i­can Bak­ery — 7796 Wiles Road, Coral Springs; 954-757-0702. Ali­cia Ni­eto makes more than 40 kinds of Mex­i­can-style bread and pas­try, but she also serves a con­cise and in­ex­pen­sive menu of tacos, burritos, tamales and en­chi­ladas. The set­ting is no-frills. The ser­vice

Amer­i­can

Chill­bar— 1940 N. 30th Road, Hollywood, 954-647-8505. Ad­join­ing a farm­ers’ mar­ket, this artsy, weekend-only brunch spot serves South­ern dishes and cre­ative drinks. In­ex­pen­sive­mod­er­ate. Brunch, lunch. Re­viewed 7-18-16. Ends Meat — 1910 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-391-7400. A hole-in-the-wall restau­rant cre­at­ing fla­vors that will make food­ies swoon. The in­ven­tive fare in­cludes Reuben egg rolls, oc­to­pus-and-shrimp ce­viche and a pork-and-beans en­trée. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 4-22-16. J72 Chef’s Cafe — 3712 Davie Road, Davie, 954-908-5608. Chefs Joel Ramos and Sa­muel In­fan­tas have in­deed cre­ated a chef’s cafe. They are servers, chefs and masters of ce­viche, guava chicken wings and an amaz­ing burger made with Kobe beef and lamb with arepas in place of buns. The place is small, with just 20 tight seats, In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-7-15. Ju­niper on the Wa­ter — 1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hal­lan­dale Beach, 954-544-3370. This restau­rant’s In­tra­coastal view and the stylish in­te­rior make you for­get you’re in­side a condo build­ing. The menu is heavy on such clas­sics as seafood paella, lamb shank, steaks and fresh fish of day pre­pared a la plan­cha. The early Sun­set Menu is well worth a look. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, brunch. Re­viewed10-2-15. JWB Prime Steak and Seafood – 1111N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-874-4462. The fine din­ing restau­rant at the Mar­gar­i­taville Hollywood Beach Re­sort bears the ini­tials of James Wil­liam (Jimmy) Buf­fett and fea­tures solid food and pol­ished ser­vice in a re­laxed re­sort-ca­sual set­ting. The chops and seafood out­shine the steaks, and don’t miss the spear-caught lo­cal fish of the day. Very ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed12-23-16. Kristof’s Kafe, 8912 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-475-8977. Cozy break­fast-lunch spot in the Pine Is­land Ridge Plaza serv­ing com­fort clas­sics such as bis­cuits and gravy and corned beef hash, and crunchy de­lights such as straw­berry stuffed French toast, waf­fles and que­sadil­las. Be pre­pared to wait on week­ends. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 9-21-16. Sonny’s Fa­mous Steak Ho­gies — 1857 N. 66th Ave., Hollywood, 954-989-0561. Since 1958, the Ni­gro fam­ily has been bak­ing fresh bread, sim­mer­ing sauce and crank­ing out cheese steaks from a cash-only

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