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Amer­i­can

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 restau­rant 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. 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.

Asian

Phat Boy Sushi – 701S. Fed­eral High­way, Fort Lauderdale, 954-990-8669. This sec­ond out­post of a Ja­panese restau­rant that started in Oak­land Park serves good sushi, rice bowls and small plates such as siz­zling rib eye to­banyaki with enoki mush­rooms. The vibe is ca­sual and it is open late, un­til mid­night week­days and 2 a.m. week­ends. Mod­er­ate. Lunch, din­ner. 7-6-18.

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

Café 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.

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