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American Social — 721E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-764-7005. Beer-drinking emporium that serves decent food, though the appetizers outshine everything else on the menu. Inexpensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed10-12-12. Bistro Mezzaluna — 1821SE 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-9191. Despite its name, this is a solid American restaurant with just a few Italian touches. Come for steaks, seafood and pasta. Expensive-very expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 6-29-12. Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill — 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-900-5584. The Intracoastal location of this local chain offers outstanding ribs, decent wings and more than160 TVs tuned to sporting events. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 2-7-14. Brimstone Woodfire Grill — 14575 SWFifth St., Pembroke Pines, 954-430-2333. Located in the Shops at Pembroke Gardens, this restaurant offers a mix of high-end items with solid, lowerpriced offerings, such as salads and flatbreads. Expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 4-27-12. Burger and Beer Joint — 11025 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954-367-8980. With a loud menu and South Beach origins, this restaurant is nonetheless a contender for Broward’s best burger spot. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 9-27-13. D.B.A. Cafe — 2364 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-3392. The casual pub setting belies the adventurous menu that includes fried chicken with maple-glazed funnel cake and locally sourced seafood. Moderate. Lunch, dinner, brunch. Reviewed1-11-13. The Foxy Brown — 725 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 754-200-4236. Part tavern, part gastropub, part diner, this neighborhood spot serves beef a roni and patty melts along with more-sophisticated crab cakes. Inexpensive-expensive. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Reviewed 7-27-12. Fresh First — 1637 SE17 St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-7633344. Mary Siragusa and daughter Francesca cater to vegans, vegetarians and people with celiac disease at this sophisticated, gluten-free eatery and juice bar. Inexpensive-moderate. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Reviewed 8-4-13. Green Bar and Kitchen — 1075 SE17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-533-7507. Vegan and gluten-free is rarely as good as it is here. Order from the counter, find a seat in the whitewashed interior and dig in. Service is just as good as the burgers and wraps. Inexpensive-moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 3-6-14. Grille 66 and Bar — 2301SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-728-3500. From fresh oysters to prime aged steak, this American waterside grill never disappoints. Expensivevery expensive. Dinner. Reviewed 8-8-13. Grille 401— 401E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954767-0222. With steaks, seafood, pasta and burgers, this comfortably elegant eatery knows how to please. Moderate-expensive, Lunch, dinner. Reviewed1-6-13. Hardy Park Bistro — 21SW Seventh St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-652-1475. This small neighborhood spot will surprise you with its sophistication and everchanging, modern American menu. Expensive. Dinner, lunch, brunch. Reviewed1-10-14. Hot & Soul — 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 754-206-2155. Chefs Mike Hampton and Christy Samoy bring their eclectic cuisine to an unpretentious, 50-seat storefront. Moderate. Dinner, brunch. Reviewed 6-21-13. Jet Runway Cafe — 5540 NW 21st Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, 954-958-9900. Remarkably artful breakfast and lunch menu served in a hangar on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Inexpensive-moderate. Breakfast, lunch. Reviewed 4-7-13. Johnny V — 625 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954761-7920. Chef Johnny Vinczencz combines his Midwestern heartiness with the fresh flavors of Florida and the Caribbean. Expensive-very expensive. Lunch, dinner, brunch. Reviewed 7-5-13. LaSpada’s Original Hoagies — 4346 Seagrape Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954-7767893; 1495 SE17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-3483; 2645 S. University Drive, Davie, 954-476-1099; 7893 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, 954-345-8833; 2240 NW19th St., Boca Raton, 561-393-1434. Some of the best hoagies in South Florida since 1973. Inexpensive. Lunch-dinner. Reviewed10-10-13. The Mason Jar Café — 2980 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-568-4100. Comfort food with sophisticated surprises is served in this cozy eatery. Moderate. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 4-6-12. Paradero Original — 3335 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-514-7585. Ribs, chicken and six original sandwiches are served at this mostly takeout spot near the