Hurricane Dorian recently skirted the United States coastline, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t do any damage. Southern Florida’s Broward County saw significant damage to its sand dunes as the result of strong winds and storm surge, and officials believe it will cost millions of dollars to repair. When the residents of South Florida are waiting for their usually pristine beaches to be made whole again, we figured there was no better time to tell everyone about the culinary masterpieces they offer tourists!
Diplomat Prince at 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood.
This is certainly an option for those seeking the most luxurious — and expensive — menu possible on vacation. Newly appointed Chef Rashaad Abdool is truly a master at work, and it would be a shame to visit this Florida restaurant without at least sampling a few of the offerings here. But beware: steaks can cost upwards of $100 and you’ll also have the option of caviar and octopus, among other dishes almost as tantalizing.
Burlock Coast at 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
No trip to Southern Florida is complete without Burlock Coast’s wonderful seafood menu. Try the awesome grilled swordfish in carrot puree for an affordable $32 or, if less adventurous, go for the roasted pork chop for $34.
This restaurant had its humble beginnings in Tampa, Florida, but has expanded to a number of other locations, including Davie and Boca Raton. Managers promise that meat options are provided using locally sourced hormone- and antibiotic-free options. Fresh Kitchen is a good choice for a quick lunch, and its prices are more than fair. Most bowls weigh in at less than ten bucks.
Sovereign at 9723 W. Broward Boulevard, Plantation
Many Florida strip malls aren’t doing so well, but they still offer hole-in-the-wall gems for those who take the time to look. Sovereign is similar to Fresh Kitchen in that it allows customers to customize their own bowls with a base, proteins, and sauces — all of which are delicious.
Runas Peruvian Cuisine at 219 N. 21st Avenue
How many of us can say we’ve enjoyed authentic Peruvian Cuisine? Tony Dominguez and Gerardo Lando were born in Lima, Peru before making their way to the United States to open this restaurant. The menu is a work of art: veal heart skewers, grilled sesame seared mahi-mahi, tiger’s milk, and causa runas among others. Not sure what the dishes are? Try as many as you can, because you won’t regret ordering extra to take home with you.