Broward's "Miami Spice": Dine Out Lauderdale 2013
I thought this was called "savor Ft. Lauderdale" and they attempted "fork lauderdale" but whatever you want to call it, it starts in 2 weeks. The steakhouses (Capital Grille, Ruth's, Steak 954), Johnny V, and Cafe Maxx look like the top tables. Details:
october 1-november 7, 2013
Enjoy the best of Greater "Fork" Lauderdale, when 37 restaurants offer specially-created, three-course menus at a $35 fixed price.
Amatsu Sushi & Sake at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
The Capital Grille
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Coco Asian Bistro & Bar
da Campo Osteria at il Lugano
Dapur, Asian Tapas & Lounge
Dos Caminos at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
15th Street Fisheries
Grille 66 & Bar Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
Indigo Restaurant at the Riverside Hotel
Mai-Kai Restaurant and Show
The Melting Pot, Fort Lauderdale
Morton's The Steakhouse
Ocean 2000 at the Pelican Grand
Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
SAIA at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
Sea Level at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Shula's on the Beach at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale
Thasos Greek Taverna
3030 Ocean at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Via Luna at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille at the Riverside Hotel
Bongos Cuban Cafe
Rivals at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Blue Moon Fish Co.
McCoy's Restaurant at the Pompano Beach Marriott
Tee Jay Thai Sushi
Ireland's Steakhouse at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa
I did Cafe Maxx last year and it was boring. Everything was under seasoned and I found myself adding salt.
Last night I did the Flavor Palm Beach menu at Capital Grille which is the same as Dine Out Lauderdale for Broward. It was amazing and a great deal. Highly recommend it.
Johnny V's was $35 very well spent - so much food, and such great flavors. Only after being there did I realize how few places really concentrate on tropical influences (conch, calamari, mango, snapper, mahi, rock shrimp...). I regretted not going there for 2 years.
Double bonus if you come during happy hour 5-7pm for a cocktail before the meal (especially since so many of the wines are pricey - but even the cheapest $45 bottle beats the $35 corkage fee). Like the meal, there was lots of local influence reflected in the drinks (and lots of gin - *hic*).