Hey, I'm hoppin over here from the Boston board. I am coming to South Florida in early January as part of a group of 14 college students. I want to find a good place for all of us to eat dinner together our first night, which is a Monday night. A real sit down place is preferable, someplace where we can relax and catch up...Here are some limitations....
hopefully within 20 mins of Ft. Lauderdale airport (although going out to Las Olas I think would be ok, even if it took a bit more time than that)
inexpensive: 14 people all on college budgets. I'd say that in total, hopefully 10-20 dollars per person, or at least a restaurant with plenty of options in this price range even if certain dishes (i.e. seafood) are more expensive.
finally, i (the chowhound in the group) would like this restauarant to be a good Florida food experience. Food that florida can be proud of, and hopefully also an atmosphere that will make us all happy to be in Florida. I read the posts in the Ft. Lauderdale thread below, and saw a few possibilities.
What is Calypso Cafe like? How inexpensive is it? The food sounds good to me.......
A restauarnt in Las Olas sounds fun, we could walk around afterwards in a fun area, does a place like Louie Louie meet my price range? h20? Do these places have good vegetarian and fish options? What else is there?
Thanks a lot!!