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May 31, 2009 09:39 AM

SoFla Weekend Specials - Mofongo! Pozole!

Good Morning Hounds!

Have you tried the Sunday mofongo at JimmyZ - 1542 Alton Road on South Beach?

I know it's too damned hot but I've been thinking about those weekend only specials like feijoada at Boteco (916 NE 79th ) and Pozole weekends at Dona Raquel -793 S Dixie Hwy in Pompano.

We were aiming for the Fish Fry at Blue Marlin - 2500 163rd Street near Oleta Park today. I want to see if they can beat the greatness that is Kelly's Landing in Lauderdale (1305 SE 17th St) but the weather seems ominous... YEP > Today's forecast looks like rain and "Drag Me to Hell!"

Anyone want to share any weekend specials they crave all week long?


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  1. AG, have you tried Blue Marlin yet? Looks like they have fairly new ownership with a new menu.

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    1. re: The Chowfather

      having just going to there web site I saw that they offer Blue Marlin, now I am quite sure they are buying Pacific Blue Marlin ( I will be checking on that) Blue Marlin Pacific and Atlantic are seriously over fished and I really have a problem with that. please excuse my frusration with this but it is a world problem that could remove a species from our planet, who job should that be?? Blue Marlin Fish house, US Government, ICCAT??? you? I love fish and as a Captain I fish and sell them with a responsible and sustainable Stocks. Please do the same our ocean is our life blood it is were food started
      Thanks for my soap box
      By the way many places say marlin dip and it is an other fish but you pay for MARLIN

      1. re: pikiliz

        Monterey list says Hawaiian wild-caught Blue Marlin is OK but it's unlikely that's what they're getting ->

        I have recently seen nairagi (Hawaiian striped marlin) on menus of places that I believe are following sustainability guidelines and so have assumed this is also on the "OK" list.

        But aren't there other locally sourced, sustainable fish available that could be used?

      2. re: The Chowfather

        Besides, doesn't marlin taste somewhat strong? I remember having marlin tacos in Baja many years ago and not really caring for them.

        Nice to see that you're using the Monterey Bay Aquarium guide, Frod. They have a nice version that slips into my wallet, and keeps me on the straight and narrow, at least fish-wise.

        1. re: dbarnard

          I cite the Monterey guide to Whole Foods everytime I see them selling Orange Roughy (which is more often than an enviro grocery should).

      3. You know, I always meant to go to Boteco for the feijoada, but I somehow forgot all about it. I assume it's worth a visit if you mentioned it. Is it Saturday or Sunday?

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        1. re: Nick

          I haven't been, but I'm sure it's on Saturday -- as that's the traditional day (in addition to Wednesdays) to eat feijoada!

          1. re: comidaqueen

            When I've gone it's been on Saturday.

        2. The mofongo at JimmyZ, although not the most traditional of mofongos, is really good. In Puerto Rico we have so many different styles of mofongo, and his style, crispy ( I believe twice fried) with pork rinds and lots of garlic, is my family's favorite (not mine though, I prefer the softer garlicky mofongo in sauce or broth). When they come visit me from Puerto Rico, they always want to go here to have it! Go figure...he must be doing something right when my brothers say "can't believe we have to come to Miami for this mofongo"...

          Do they still do the feijoada at Boteco's? This is now in my backyard so I'd love to know!

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          1. re: yomyb

            Sunday June 28, Boteco celebrates Festa Junina with traditional Brazilian food, a family fair and forro dancing 2-11pm. Considering Brazil plays the US in the Confederations Cup from Johannesburg Sunday, it's tough to say WHERE it will be best to watch... party should be great.

            Boteco - 916 NE 79 Street


          2. Good post AG! I may have to finally try the famous Brazilian dish dujour this afternoon...I think a little black bean stew ought to go well with last night's Pig's Foot! Muito Obrigado...

            1. So sorry to report that I went to Boteco for their famed Feijoada today and got three different stories from three different people! 1st I called to see what time they started serving this 'cono sur' delicacy, I was told 1pm single servings no buffet? Since I had never had it there - that didn't mean much to me. When I got there the server said there was none due to tomorrow's big Juninho (June) fest where they are expecting 1000+ brasileros for the championship Soccer game vs the USA and the famed annual Brazilian June fest...then we got another server who said it was too hot for the national dish and that they would not be serving it during the Summer months? We finished our drinks and bolted to Verdaddy's Taco Shop...which was pretty good! The fish tacos are very nice, as were the Taquitos. Hope to hear soon there is Fiejoada to be had at Boteco.