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Ft. Lauderdale dining recs. update

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Ft. Lauderdale dining recs. update

GoalieJeff | Jan 30, 2003 12:25 AM

As promised , here are the things we tourists found in your fair city . First , 60 degrees is NOT cold . Knock off the fur coats . But to food , we were without a car and had to walk or water taxi almost everywhere . The Casablanca Cafe , man are you Florida people aware of this place ? On A1A , down from the Yankee Clipper (?) Two for one lunch entrees , crazy good seafood specials , my wife and I ate there every day for lunch , and got out for usually less than $40 for both including tip . And the portions were American huge and very well prepared , too . It seemed like a LOT of local business types came in for lunch , that's something to look for . H2O was ok to good , kinda pricey for what you got , but hey , tourists come to Florida to eat with an ocean view . It's like 7 here in Michigan . Seven degrees Farenheight . Yep , we'll pay extra for warm ocean view in Janurary . The food there was pretty good however . My personal favorite had to be the Thai by the Beach place ,just south of Sunrise on A1A , above the aforementioned Primantis place ( ugh ) . My wife had a whole fried snapper that was on of the best seafood dished I have tasted in a long time . I mean , it was PERFECT . With this crazy chili lime sauce that I had never quite tasted before , it was just excellent . And the Kenny Rogers music only added to the cool strange vibe . Excellent tom ka gai soup too . I had mixed seafood noodle dish that was merely good , but the snapper was a thing of beauty . Now I know why the tasters on Iron Chef go all gaga over chewing on fish fins . The German food at that wierd little beer garden just off the beach was good too , the apple strudel was a hit . And my wife said the sashimi boat at that little sushi/korean place next to the gelato shop was great too . I had a pedestrian pizza that night . Oh well . So comments or ridicule are as always welcome .

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