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freakerdude Jul 14, 2011 09:36 AM

I will be headed down from Palm Beach Gardens on the Turnpike to Sawgrass to BankAtlantic Center next Saturday night. Are there any worthy places for dinner nearby?

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    tlubow Jul 15, 2011 06:59 AM

    There's a decent sushi place on north side of Sunrise Blvd just east of Flamingo Rd. in a Petsmart plaza called Koume. Sorry I can't think of any other places in that area that aren't the usual chains.

    1. LiveRock Jul 15, 2011 09:32 AM

      I always recommend Marume to anyone that asks for something special nearby BankAtlantic. It is truly one of the most authentic Japanese restaurants I have been to.

      Also of note, nearby, and chowworthy are Caspian Persian Grill, La Perla Peruvian, and Myung Ga Tofu & Barbecue (Korean),


      Caspian Persian Grill
      7821 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33322

      La Perla
      1396 SW 160th Ave, Weston, FL 33326

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      1. re: LiveRock
        tlubow Jul 15, 2011 10:31 AM

        I agree on Marumi but it's not very close to the BankAtlantic Center, and Caspian is even further away.

      2. CFByrne Jul 16, 2011 07:23 AM

        I've had this problem for a long time, going to concerts and sports events. Sometimes I just end up going to the mall across the street and get a pizza or something else from Wolfgang Pucks. It's not my first choice - but I've never come up with a better idea.

        If you've always wanted to go to Hong Kong City BBQ, it's somewhat on the way... at 441 and Commercial more or less... that might be as good as anything.

        Hong Kong City BBQ
        5301 N State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

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        1. re: CFByrne
          freakerdude Jul 16, 2011 09:48 PM

          I remember a similar post for the BAC area years ago that did not yield good results. Hong Kong BBQ sounds good but I don't know if she is adventurous enough yet. Or I could play it safe at Grande Luxe. I will look into the other recs.

          I could exit Sawgrass at 441 and try Rock n Roll RIbs.

          Thanks everyone.

          1. re: freakerdude
            smartie Jul 17, 2011 01:06 AM

            make a nice basket of goodies and eat in the car?

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          Shimrit Jul 16, 2011 10:32 AM

          The Grande Luxe in the mall has every kind of food imaginable. The menu is huge.

          Grande Cafe
          450 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

          1. CFByrne Nov 12, 2011 09:17 AM

            I just noticed this older post in the Best Pizza thread, may be worth a try.

            Although I would be skeptical as a) it's very effusive and b) it is the posters one and only post ever... meaning you-know-what most likely. In any event here it is:

            "Scuotto's Pizza and Pasta
            3455 N Hiatus Rd
            Sunrise, FL 33351
            (954) 741-6711

            12.20.10 - Wanted to try Scuotto's pizza for a while. Saw his advertisements at the Panther games. We had to 2 large cheese pies to go. My first bite was awesome. I thought I was back in The Bronx. This is the true New York pizza that everyone is looking for. My mouth is watering just writing this review. This is a REAL 5 star pizza parlor."

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