WEST BROWARD

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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, 954-674-2919. 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 Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 954-607-1703. A fast-ca­sual eatery where hum­ble bird is en­livened with African Bird’s eye chili pep­per mari­nade and sauce that is down­right ad­dic­tive. Be­side chicken plat­ters, bowls, sand­wiches and sal­ads, there are cre­ative, tasty sides. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 4-19-17. Steak 954 – 401N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., (in­side the WHo­tel), Fort Lauderdale. 954-414-8333. The price of the gim­micky cheeses­teak has dropped (from $100 to $65), but nearly ev­ery­thing else re­mains the same at Stephen Starr’s de­pend­able meat-driven, jel­ly­fish tank adorned show­place over­look­ing Fort Lauderdale Beach. Desserts are stel­lar. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Very ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 1-27-17. Terra Mare — 551N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-5160. A chic ocean­front din­ing room at the new Con­rad re­sort fea­tures fla­vors span­ning the globe from Swedish-born chef Jo­han Svens­son, a dis­ci­ple of Mar­cus Sa­muels­son. African and Mid­dle East­ern plates shine along with seafood, but skip the $92 pork chop. Ex­pen­sive-very ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-15-17.

Ital­ian

Casa Cal­abria — 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 954-982-2191. En­joy hearty and heart­felt south­ern Ital­ian fare at this ho­tel restau­rant that feels like a fam­ily home. Owner Frank Ta­lerico pays trib­ute to his Cal­abrian roots, us­ing recipes handed down from rel­a­tives for sim­ple and de­li­cious sauces and dishes such as stuffed pep­pers and gnoc­chi. Ex­pen­sive. Din­ner, Sun­day brunch. Re­viewed 9-29-17.

Latin/Mex­i­can/Span­ish

ACafé Seville — 2768 E. Oak­land Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-1148. While it some­times seems more Mi­lan than Madrid, this hap­pily stuck-in­time Span­ish restau­rant is de­li­cious all the same. Span­ish, Euro­pean/Ital­ian. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 8-10-2016. Ed­uardo de San An­gel — 2822 E. Com­mer­cial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-772-4731. Chef-owner Ed­uardo Pria was born in Mex­ico City and trained in Europe and he has run this cozy restau­rant for 25 years. Lit­tle has changed here through the decades and his de­pend­able “Mex­i­can-in­fused” global food fea­tures qual­ity in­gre­di­ents, good sauces and clas­sic tech­nique. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 8-18-17. Lokos Takos Ta­que­ria – 2826 E. Com­mer­cial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-776-8066. wel­come splash of color and fla­vor can be found at this small ta­que­ria that opened in July 2018. It fea­tures bright art­work on the walls and vi­brant plates of el­e­vated Mex­i­can street food. Ve­gan op­tions abound. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. 9-28-18.

Seafood

Poke House – 666 N. Fed­eral Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 754-200-4555. High-qual­ity bowls of raw mar­i­nated fish will lure sushi and seafood lovers to this ca­sual Hawai­ian surf-themed spot. Tuna, salmon and Ha­machi are served over rice, kale or quinoa. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 3-29-17. The em­pha­sis is on fresh seafood, and the ex­cel­lent Key lime pie ri­vals the one found at Joe’s Stone Crab. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 6-15-18.

Asian

Arun’s In­dian Kichen — 10278 W. Sam­ple Road, Co­ral Springs, 954-227-1123. Arun and Anu Sareen run this marvelous hole in the wall with a de­lib­er­ate mis­spelling and de­li­cious In­dian food that can be eaten on trays in hum­ble sur­round­ings or car­ried out. The fla­vors are re­fined, vege­tar­ian op­tions abound and spice is or­dered on a slid­ing one to 10 scale. The food trav­els re­mark­ably well. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed12-29-17. Ga­bose Korean and Ja­panese Restau­rant — 4991N. Univer­sity Dr, Lauderhill, 954-572-4800. Do-it-your­self char­coal grilling and other siz­zling Korean fare, in­clud­ing spicy soups, noo­dle dishes and stone-pot rice dishes, still draws big crowds to this 15-year-old fam­ily-run restau­rant. Lunch, din­ner. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed11-4-16. Marumi Sushi — 8271W. Sun­rise Blvd., Plan­ta­tion, 954-318-4455. Ex­pe­ri­ence an au­then­tic slice of Ja­pan this cozy, 10-year-old restau­rant that is open late (un­til 1:30 a.m.) and is pop­u­lar with chefs. Be­sides good raw fish, in­clud­ing spe­cials flown in from Ja­pan, the eatery of­fers items not of­ten found on South Florida menus, such as natto (fer­mented soy beans), cold soba noo­dles and sea urchin with an­gel hair pasta. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed1-19-18. Noo­dle House — 4461N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, 954-485-6079. Com­fort­ing Viet­namese phos, ver­mi­celli plates and rice bowls served in a no-frills set­ting along Broward’s eth­nic cheap eats cor­ri­dor. Very good sum­mer rolls and roasted quail ap­pe­tizer. Lunch, din­ner. In­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 2-15-17.

Ital­ian

Pasta And …-- 4990 W. At­lantic Blvd., Mar­gate, 954-977-3708. Take a trip to north­ern Italy at this cozy and de­li­cious fam­ily-run restau­rant, where chef Luigi Marenco makes house­made pas­tas and show­cases the fla­vors of Pied­mont, in­clud­ing dishes made with boar, lamb and tripe. Mod­er­ate-ex­pen­sive. Din­ner. Re­viewed 8-10-18. 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.

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