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Beehive Kitchen – 6312 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-541-8787. The bowl craze taking flight at many fast casual eateries is also abuzz at Beehive, where quality ingredients with global influences and bold seasoning make for very satisfying meals. Ordering can be confusing with all the options. The sweet potato glass noodles with shredded pork is excellent. Inexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-26-17. Bubbles & Pearls – 2037 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors. 954-533-9553. Effervescent chef-owner Josie Smith Malave, a past “Top Chef” contestant, says Champagne and oysters should be enjoyed daily and not just for special occasions. Her first-time restaurant venture, casual and a bit cramped, also scores with delicious dishes such as pork belly biscuits, roasted bone marrow, miso cauliflower and brick chicken. Dinner. Moderateexpensive. Reviewed 3-24-17. Henry’s Sandwich Station – 545 NWFirst Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-616-5538. This fast-casual sandwich shop in gentrifying Fat Village is from the creators of ROK:BRGR, Pizzacraft and Tacocraft, and many of the artisanal meats, cheeses and breads meld to make good albeit pricey ($12 to $15) sandwiches. The Montreal-style smoked meat and crispy fried chicken sandwiches are excellent. Don’t miss the housemade chocolate peanut butter pie. Blaring horns from passing Brightline trains add character. Moderate. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reviewed 5-18-18. Jackson’s Prime – 3300 Northeast 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, 954-765-6316. Two big local restaurant names, owner Jack Jackson (Burt & Jack’s, Jackson’s Steakhouse) and chef Johnny Vinczencz (Johnny V) show they still have culinary game at this low key but elegant dining room near Galt Ocean Mile. The baked stuffed lobster and steaks are excellent. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed10-20-17. Lunchroom — 4520 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-870-7197. A fast-casual breakfast and lunch spot from Fort Lauderdale’s Be Nice restau- rant group features good things stuffed, pressed and wrapped in bread, rolls and tortillas. The meatball sub with three cheeses and ramen-and-egg breakfast burrito are satisfying. Inexpensive. Breakfast, lunch. Reviewed 8-23-17. One Door East — 620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-368-6902. A global small plates eatery in a converted garage next to Valentino Cucina Italiana. Valentino chef-owner Giovanni Rocchio hired talented chef Jeremy Bearman, who earned a Michelin star in New York, to run the kitchen at One Door East, and he’s turning out inventive, ever-changing dishes in a loud, industrial setting. Expensive. Dinner. Reviewed12-9-16. Southern Spice — 1920 Tyler Street, Hollywood, 954-6742919. Down-home Southern food gets sophisticated and soulful treatment from young but seasoned chef Malcolm Prude, 27, at this small, family-run restaurant. Shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles and even the humble fried bologna sandwich are elevated with quality ingredients and creative techniques. Moderate. Lunch-dinner. Reviewed 4-6-18. Spatch Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken – 3848 N. Federal