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A Week in Broward

lemarais | | Feb 13, 2013 07:33 AM

Spent a week with friends & relatives in Broward, and wanted to report some of my restaurant experiences. This area is LOADED with chain restaurants and strip malls, but there were a couple of good food adventures. Here's some of what we did:

Stir Crazy, Pembroke Pines. The relatives l-o-v-e this place, a real gimmick as far as I'm concerned. Fill your bowl with veggies, and the "chef" stirs it up on a wok. The veggies are fresh, but the saucing and cooking was absolutely TASTELESS. Another anomaly: an "Asian" restaurant with NO pork! Proteins they add are frozen, anyway. A big fail, for me, anyway. The natives love it.

Sonny's Hogies, Hollywood: For lunch-- It was OK. The way they raved about it on TV, you'd think it was the second coming-- Not enough onions in the #90, and the bread was a little soft. (I'm tough to please, I suppose). I mean, it was tasty, but not extraordinary like the reviews say.

Las Vegas, PP. (Cuban) Another strip mall, but excellent Cuban food. Lechon Asado among the tops I've ever had. (I'm in NJ, where Hudson County proliferates with Cuban food) Black beans were fabulous. A very very good food experience.

La Brochette, Cooper City-- Trying to be high end, highbrow, but misses the mark. Very very overpriced, especially for this area. Food is good, but not worth the telephone # pricing. The best deal is Tuesday, with either 1/2 priced wine or BYOB for free.

Amazing Thai-Japanese, PP: Excellent! The whole fish was among the best I've had. It was fresh, too (snapper) which apparently is a rarity in S Florida, astoundingly. (Right on the coast!) The other Thai dishes were very good, as were the Japanese. A winner, and very very reasonable.

OK, so lay it on me. Tell me what a food snob I am...

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