I have recently moved my family from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale and I find myself lost and longing for Chowhound restaurants.
I love inexpensive ethnic and American restaurants (who doesn’t). There is so much water in Florida there must be some good restaurants with a view. Occasionally I want to spend a few more bucks but I prefer finding a deal. It’s easier to spend $100 and get a good meal than $10 and I like a challenge. I will eat almost anything but really love Chinese, Indian, Diner food, Middle Eastern not the biggest fan of seafood or Mexican.
I am also looking for other Chowhound ish things to do. Farmers Markets, U Pick Them farms, picnic places, great hideaways, always in the mood for great ice cream (Kilwins is pretty good) and seeing as how I’m from Great Britain I’m always up for a good cuppa.
So far I have been to Tom Jenkins BBQ (liked that a lot), Jack’s Hamburgers (sorry, but what’s all the fuss about, much prefer an In ‘n’ Out burger), Egg and You (plain food but you’ve gotta love that they been around for 50 years), Gyros Express (terrible name for a full service restaurant but run by a lovely couple who put out very reasonably priced, good Greek food in a plain setting), J. Alexander’s (chain restaurant that has consistently good service and a decent basic menu a la Houston’s), Madras Café (really as good as the best in LA or London), Croissanttime (the worst name ever but a really decent croissant and café au lait) and Kitchenetta (loud, sometimes brash, trendy in a city way with large portions of good Italian food).
I look forward to hearing from other South Florida Chowhounds and sharing a good story or two.