Ten Best New Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale has seen its fair share of new and old. The restaurants shuffle in and out, and sometimes it's hard to keep tabs on what's hot on the streets, which meal you can't pass up, and where the party's at.

In 2013, we ran down a top-ten list of the best restaurants in the city and since that time have welcomed a number of new establishments that deserve a shoutout. So here they are, the best new(ish) restaurants in Fort Lauderdale.

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Ten Best New Restaurants in Boca Raton

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There's no escaping the fact that when it comes to food trends, we're a bit behind the curve here in South Florida. Maybe it's our tropical mindset, but it just takes us a while to notice the latest food fad. But that doesn't mean we don't keep our food game tight. Boca Raton is a foodie city, if for no other reason than it is a temporary and seasonal home to a lot of foodies hailing from the frozen North. They expect, if not the trendiest, then at least the freshest and best-prepared food.

Over the past few years, the city has seen a lot of new restaurants pop up -- ones that deserve to be recognized for both their innovative concepts and well-executed fare. In addition to our list of the Ten Best Restaurants in Boca Raton, these newcomers are helping to make Boca Raton a foodie destination worth checking out.

Try one today, and discover which establishments on these lists deserve to be your new favorites.

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Ten Best Healthy Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Dining out in South Florida means anything goes. We have a melting pot of cuisine to choose from and all the gastropubs you could wish for. But while it's certainly not the epicenter of healthy eating as it is with cities like Los Angeles or Portland -- nor does it have the variety of Chicago and New York City -- what we do have offers a fairly good spread.

So what to do if you're craving a heaping dinner-sized salad, a medley of fresh veggies, diet-friendly sushi, or satisfying soup? There are -- luckily -- a number of options available in the area that still cater to the health-conscious eater.

Whether your idea of healthy is a plate of homemade hummus with a local brew, a raw kale salad with Brussels sprouts, or a seafood charcuterie plate, you'll find something that fits your diet (and budget) at any of these Broward or Palm Beach eateries.

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Ten Best South Florida Food and Drink Lists of 2014

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The Italian from My Market Deli in Fort Lauderdale.
Lists. They're what the internet is made of. Readers love clicking on them, reading them, commenting on them, and sharing them. We love researching and writing them.

So, after taking a tour of our 2014 lists we began to feel very Tolkien-esque. We thought, perhaps... One list to list to rule them all?

Think of this, our precious, as a sort of year-in-review for all things food and drink related in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

So here you have it: the definitive top ten list of top ten lists form 2014. Now say that five times fast with a mouthful of mac n' cheese.

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Ten Best 2015 New Year's Day Brunches in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Jeffrey A. McDonald
Everybody loves brunch. It's all the bacony, eggy, pancakey, greasy glory of breakfast with none of the early rising, plus a side of lunch items and a wink to happy hour. In South Florida, with beautiful weather year-round, it's a great excuse to get out in the sun and dabble in a little day drinking -- and throw back some fabulous breakfast fare -- before the workweek grind begins again.

New Year's Day presents the perfect opportunity to keep the previous night's buzz going (or recover with some hair of the dog) as you celebrate the first day of 2015. So set the tone for the next 365 days of eating with a delectable brunch buffet, a mimosa in hand, and maybe even a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

The following ten Broward and Palm Beach restaurants have everything you need to make January 1 a fresh start.

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Ten Best Kosher Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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If you're keeping kosher in South Florida, you don't have to settle for falafel the next time you're looking for a certified and supervised place to eat. Restaurants that suit a variety of religious gourmands, from delis and bistros to topnotch Chinese food, can be found across Broward and Palm Beach counties -- if you know where to look.

Although many restaurants across both counties offer kosher-friendly items, if you're seeking something truly kosher, consider these options. Whether you keep kosher or are entertaining observant Jewish friends and family, these establishments offer enough variety to please a mixed crowd.

Did we miss your favorite kosher restaurant? Let us know in the comments.

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Ten Best Desserts in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Be honest: How often does a sugar craving hit and instantaneously cause you to pull into the nearest convenience store for a quick pick-me-up via a jumbo-sized candy bar? Or worse, lead you into the nearest fro-yo shop for an overpriced cup of boring yogurt?

For those who crave a little of the dulce vida, a decadent sweet ending to any meal is worth its weight in fat and sugar. Even if you're the type of person to turn down the dessert, just remember: Each and every one of these pictures is calorie-free to look at.

Next time the need for a sugar rush comes calling your name, here's our list of the best desserts in Broward and Palm Beach counties to help you get your fix.

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Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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It sure seems like we've been doing a lot of bacon and beef worshiping lately. And for a state where you can find a farmers' market every day of the week, year-round, with local farms delivering seasonal organic produce each month, it often feels like finding a perfectly prepared vegetarian (or vegan) meal is a lot more trouble than it's worth.

While it's no Los Angeles or New York City, South Florida is lucky enough to have a number of fully dedicated raw, vegetarian, and vegan restaurants in its two-county lay of the land (think places like Sublime, Christopher's Table, and Darbster).

But what about the places that cater to both the meat and veggie lovers out there? After all, there's nothing more confounding than listening to a cow-loving gal and vegetable-only dude arguing over where they'll be able to dine out in blissful unison.

To help those of you torn between the animal and the plant, we've combed through the city's eateries, from ethnic to high-brow, to find ten of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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Ten Most Expensive Menu Items in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Caviar is one of the world's most expensive foods and a part of some of the most expensive dishes in South Florida.
Have you ever wondered what the most expensive meal in the world tastes like? According to Forbes, that honor currently goes to Sublimotion, a restaurant from El Buli-trained, Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero that opened this summer at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. The 12-seat table service offers a 20-course tasting menu for about $2,050 person.

OK, so that's a little out of your price range -- and a bit far to travel. Maybe a better question would be: How much are people truly willing to spend on expensive food?

South Floridians are certainly no strangers to pricey fare, and while you might not want to search them out, it's interesting to know what your money can buy if you have an unlimited budget for some of the area's most expensive food and drink.

If you're looking to blow some dough at a restaurant for a single steak, a few ounces of caviar, or even a 25-course tasting menu, these places are sure to deliver the goods. Here, our top picks for the most pricey menu items in Broward and Palm Beach.

Have a few suggestions that didn't make our list? If so, tell us in the comments section below.

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Ten Best Meals Under $15 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Nicole Danna
Where can you get a good meal at an affordable price? It seems like a relatively straightforward question, but with so much to choose from, the final decision is a slow process of elimination.

Sure, you can grab a slice and a soda for next to nothing. Or a burger at the Brass Ring Pub in North Palm Beach (or one with all the toppings at Deerfield Beach's Charm City) for fairly cheap. You can even get a pile of tacos at Jalisco in Fort Lauderdale (throw in a horchata and roasted corn at Lake Worth's Tacos Al Carbon) for the change at the bottom of your cup holder.

But inexpensive eats aren't just pizza, burgers, and tacos.

Whether you're in the mood for fresh seafood by the water, have a craving for a hot dog with all the toppings, harbor a hankering for some ceviche, or want some spicy jerk chicken, we've got a few stops that will hit the spot.

Here is our list for the best meals for under $15 in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Have a different favorite? Leave a comment and tell us your top spots when dining for a deal.

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