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Amer­i­can

The Foundry – 2781E. At­lantic Blvd., Pom­pano Beach, 754205-6977. A trendy in­dus­trial space that opened in De­cem­ber 2015, it fea­tures a lively bar scene and serves good burg­ers, short-rib tacos, piz­zas and en­trees. Raw bar items are pricey. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed11-25-16. Mary­land Fried Chicken — 1821E. Sam­ple Road, Pom­pano Beach, 954-943-1800. Since 1968, this no-fuss, no-frills store­front has been broast­ing chicken. Broast­ing is a com­bi­na­tion of deep fry­ing and pres­sure cook­ing that re­sults in a uni­formly crispy crust and grease­less meat. Fried shrimp, giz­zards and liver are also a spe­cialty. In­ex­pen­sive. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-28-15. Co­conut Creek, this self-de­scribed mod­ern Ital­ian gas­tropub serves in­ven­tive items for ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers. Lunch, din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 8-31-16. Si­cil­ian Oven – 801S. Univer­sity Dr., Plan­ta­tion. 954533-1047. 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.

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 is more than friendly. In­ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed10-2-15.

Mid­dle East­ern

Kababi Café by Ku­luck – 3828 N. Univer­sity Dr., Sun­rise, 954-909-4133. Tasty bites, won­der­ful aro­mas, warm hos­pi­tal­ity and a shaker of su­mac on ev­ery ta­ble await at this Per­sian gem tucked in a cor­ner of a worn strip mall. Buf­fet lunches of­fer good value, and stews, kebabs and aro­matic rice dishes spiked with sweet and sour fruits shine at din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 8-4-17. de­li­cious dishes such as pork belly bis­cuits, roasted bone mar­row, miso cau­li­flower and brick chicken. Din­ner. Moder­a­te­ex­pen­sive. Re­viewed 3-24-17. The Mer­maid Bar —2442 E. Sun­rise Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-396-4520. On the up­per level of the Neiman Marcus at Gal­le­ria Mall, this throw­back eatery spe­cial­izes in light lunches in a set­ting that is more Wool­worth lunch counter than Four Sea­sons. Lunch, early din­ner. Mod­er­ate. Re­viewed 8-29-16. 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. Revenant Cof­fee House and Eatery – 2301NE 26th St., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-947-7509. Funky spot in­side Cargo Fur­ni­ture with light meals and bev­er­ages brewed by Ma­tias Jurgeit, co­founder of the Al­chemist. Jurgeit built an out­door clay oven to bake pas­tries and bread, and the pa­tio has a lovely view of the Mid­dle River. In­ex­pen­sive. Break­fast, lunch. Re­viewed 6-7-17. River­side Mar­ket South — 3218 SE 6th Ave., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-524-8986. While it doesn’t have the charm of the orig­i­nal River­side Mar­ket, it has 32 draft lines and 300 kinds of bot­tled beer with a bar food menu of wings, tacos, sand­wiches, burg­ers and fries. In­ex­pen­sive-mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. Re­viewed 9-9-15. Spatch Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken – 3848 N. Fed­eral Hwy., Fort Laud­erdale. 954607-1703. 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. That’s-a-Wrap Sand­wich Co. and Juice Bar — 11SE Sixth St., Fort Laud­erdale, 954-7656036. This day­time sand­wich and salad spot prides it­self on not

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