Bash American Bistro Shutters Its Doors

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When it comes to dining out, we can be kind of picky.

Yes, we're always willing to give things a go -- even if it sounds crazy as hell. Chicken feet; why not?

But it's not often that we find a place we absolutely love. On those rare occasions it does happen, we're there all the time.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, some of those places don't end up staying around, and we're a little heartbroken when they leave.

We just confirmed that Bash American Bistro has shuttered its doors.

See Also: Bash Is a Foodie, Craft-Beer Mecca in West Broward

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Giraffas Brazilian Kitchen and Grill Opening in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

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Much of the world is quickly beginning to eschew fast food. Between the ridiculous calorie counts, lack of flavor, pink slime, animal cruelty issues, and whatever else, many of us are over it.

But we're still busy as hell.

We want healthy food, quickly -- not fast food, if you know what we mean.

Brazilian Kitchen and Grill is opening its newest outpost right next to Victoria Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The fast-casual franchise offers health-conscious fare in a hurry.

See Also: Giraffas Brings Quick, Healthy Brazilian Fare to Fort Lauderdale

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Sheila's Conch & Wings Reopens in Fort Lauderdale

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Sheila's "famous" conch fritters
Palm Beach County residents living nearby Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch and More food shack in Lake Worth -- maybe even the original mobile unit outside the West Palm Beach court house -- had it good. They were just minutes away from one of the area's most awesome marriages of Southern smoked BBQ and Bahamian-style delicacies.

Well, the tables have turned. Now, Broward County is home to yet another spot all South Floridians can all be a little envious of: Sheila's Conch & BBQ, which reopened a few months ago in Fort Lauderdale.

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Bahia Cabana Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and The Bahia Cabana Beach Resort on Ft. Lauderdale Beach wants you to know it. The Lauderdale landmark will be joining the likes of the Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, and countless others by participating in the Light It Up Blue campaign.

The campaign -- where buildings, events, and corporations all use blue lights to commemorate the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day -- is spearheaded by autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks.

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P.S. 561 to Take Over Iconic Nathan's Famous Coney Island Spot

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P.S. 561 hits the big time in the Big Apple.
When you think of July Fourth celebrations, there are two things that immediately come to mind -- fireworks and Nathan's hot dogs.

This Independence Day, the sausage status quo will change when South Florida's own P.S. 561 will take their place as the new "official" hot dog at Coney Island in Brooklyn, replacing Nathan's Famous. Nathan's Famous, which opened in 1916 and has weathered many storms including the Great Depression, World War II, and Hurricane Sandy, has announced that they want to focus on their retail line, which is available at most supermarkets, including Publix.

See also: P.S. 561 Seeks Funding For New Food Truck: You Can Help

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Lauren Bowen Leaves Tap 42 for Harpoon Brewery

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It may have taken awhile to jump onboard, but the South Florida craft beer scene is booming these days.

That's in no small part due to the big beer events at Fort Lauderdale brew haven Tap 42.

And the mastermind behind it all has been the bar's creative director and craft beer director, Lauren Bowen.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end: The Tastemaker recently left the bar to move onto greener -- or just different -- pastures at her favorite brewery, Harpoon.

See Also: 23. Lauren Bowen of Tap 42

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PB Catch Pops Up at Pistache for Palm Beach International Boat Show

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Popping bubbly and eating oysters on the deck of a yacht is pure luxury -- not that we'd actually know from experience.

But, let's be honest, few things scream opulence like bivalves and boat shows.

Whether you're shopping for a new motor yacht, looking to pick up a yacht owner, or you just happen to find yourself out and about in downtown West Palm Beach this weekend, your chance to sample raw-bar options from PB Catch -- without trekking over the bridge to the island -- is coming up.

Pistache French Bistro is hosting a PB Catch pop-up during the Palm Beach International Boat Show.

See Also: Ten Best French Restaurants in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

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Sushi Song Opens in Downtown Fort Lauderdale; Lunch Service Starts Today

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South Florida certainly has no dearth of sushi options.

From high-end spots on Las Olas to tiny takeout, there seems to be a place serving up the Japanese cuisine on every block.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale is, for some reason, the lone exception to that rule. The walkable district has plenty of burger and pub grub options but few lighter, healthier alternatives.

Just last week, however, the Himmarshee Street bar district got its first late-night sushi bar, the latest outpost of Sushi Song.

See Also: Ten Best Late-Night Eats in Broward County


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Spaghetto Launches Curbside Pickup and Delivery in Davie

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We're all busy these days.

Between work, school, kids, bills, and all the annoying time-consuming details of life in general, most of us are looking to squeeze as much extra time as we can out of day.

As lazy as it sounds, taking the time to go into a restaurant to pick up food on the way home from work can seem like a huge pain.

Spaghetto in Davie is now assisting in our laziness (and lack of time) with a new curbside pickup and delivery service.

See Also: Next Door Launches Drive-Through Coffee Service, Expanded Hours of Operation

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Sergio's Cuban Restaurant Coming to Fort Lauderdale Airport, Expanding Into Broward

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Airports are not known for being havens of gourmet food.

Although many are starting add food-driven concepts intended to highlight the cities' culinary scene, the vast majority serve mall food and prepackaged goods.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport recently announced it would be adding a bunch of new concepts to its roster.

Sergio's Cuban Restaurant, which specializes in healthy Latin American fare, is opening its doors on April 1 in Terminal One.

See Also: Margaritaville, BurgerFi, Starbucks, and 23 More Restaurants Coming to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

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