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Lunch Near Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

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trail 6 Jan 25, 2011 10:49 AM

Hi:

We're going to try the Vatican Treasures exhibit. Need a "late lunch" spot, not crowded, to decompress before getting back out on the Interstate. What's good and relaxed, near the Museum?

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    Sobe4u Jan 25, 2011 01:28 PM

    YOLO on Las Olas is a few blocks East and has a good atmosphere, good food and also outdoor dining (if you want that)... or if you prefer more casual spot you could try Rok Brgr which is a few blocks West on 2nd St... they have been open about 1month and have a great selection or burgers, apps, and some other comfort food style entrees.

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    YOLO
    333 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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      pilches Jan 25, 2011 04:43 PM

      Cafe Europa is also on Las Olas and is very good. We also like the crepe restaurant on Las Olas for salads or crepes.

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      Las Olas Cafe
      922 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

      Cafe Europa
      726 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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      miaedu Jan 25, 2011 09:31 PM

      Not within walking distance but since it sounds like you have a car:

      11th Street Annex
      14 SW 11th Street
      Fort Lauderdale, FL

      http://twouglysisters.com/Two_Ugly_Sisters/Home.html

      Only open for lunch M-F and first Saturday of the month.

      Within walking distance:

      Bluejay's Cafe
      330 SW 2nd Avenue
      Fort Lauderdale, FL

      http://www.bluejayscafefl.com/

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        LiveRock Jan 26, 2011 06:10 AM

        Wow! Miaedu beat me to the punch on two of my suggestions. I also recommend 11th Street Annex and Bluejays (the spicier of the two). I would add http://www.charcuterietoo.com/ in the downtown Library as another great decompression spot.

        Randy

        http://recipesrandycooks.com

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          Sobe4u Jan 26, 2011 04:32 PM

          Downtown library isn't very nice due to all the homeless that live / hangout there nowadays, they have one of the largEst population of homeless in Broward county according to the sun sentinel :/

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            aynrandgirl Feb 9, 2011 07:53 AM

            Bluejay's is spicier how? I like really spicy food.

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              LiveRock Feb 10, 2011 06:51 AM

              Bluejay's is spicy in a Southwestern kind of way. Many, but not all of their selections include green chiles, poblanos, chipotle, and such. They put a lot of care into their food and it's always on my list for downtown recommendations. http://www.bluejayscafefl.com/lunch.html

              Randy

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                mattstolz Feb 10, 2011 02:39 PM

                i have to second bluejays. i thought it was very good! the sweet potato fries were awesome!!

        2. The Chowfather Jan 26, 2011 02:34 PM

          I had a really good burger today at Rok Brgr. They also have a nice selection of craft beers
          http://www.rokbrgr.com/

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            SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 8, 2011 08:30 AM

            11th St Annex, Charcuterie Too (yes there are a lot of homeless folks outside), ROK:BRGR are all great options, but let me also recommend Barbara Young Bakery on Las Olas for some incredible and inexpensive shrimp n' grits, lobster bisque or salads. Its very cute, very relaxing and very tasty,

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              tlubow Feb 8, 2011 10:57 AM

              Is Barbara Young Bakery down by Sushi Rock?

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              Sushi Rock Cafe
              1515 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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                SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 8, 2011 11:17 AM

                Yep. Specifically, it's right next to the 7-11's parking lot.

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                  mattstolz Feb 8, 2011 01:07 PM

                  i suggest just trying sushi rock. was there last night and it was some of the best sushi ive ever had!

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                ruthless2 Feb 10, 2011 10:09 AM

                I went to 11th St Annex for lunch this week. It was cute, relaxing, comfortable, and free easy parking...the food was all homemade, but not great. No menu and they had a choice of about 5 sandwiches that day (all were $9) served with very good macaroni salad. Saw it on Check, Please and wanted to try it.

                1. CFByrne Feb 11, 2011 02:53 AM

                  Creolina's "New Orleans" style food is back... although recent reports are a bit shaky...

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/759140

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                  Creolina's
                  209 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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