Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2014: Here Are Some of the Best Places in This Year's Issue
It's finally here. The latest edition of our annual Best of Broward-Palm Beach issue goes live, and it is chock-full o' awesomeness. From the best dive bars to the best places to meet single men and ladies to the best local restaurants in town and even your readers' choice votes, it's all here -- and more!
Psyched yet? To whet your appetite, here are a few of the places we've honored in this issue, from the best place to surf to the best place to go if you're hankering for some afternoon delight.
You can pick up the Best of Broward-Palm Beach issue at newsstands on Thursday.
See also: Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2014
Best Place to Watch the Sunset: Sawgrass Expressway
Dusk in South Florida is easily forgotten. Living on the East Coast, one can forget the simple pleasure of just stopping to watch the sinking sun linger in the sky until it drips into the horizon. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. The best way to watch an actual sunset is to look to the west, and the best place to do that is to hit the southbound lanes of the Sawgrass Expressway. The Sawgrass hangs right above the cusp of the Everglades, where the city lights end and Alligator Alley begins. It's elevated enough to help you take in the pink and purple hues of a darkening sky while watching the clouds melt and the speckles of stars appear one at a time. While the Sawgrass was built to get motorists to the I-75 or 595, the real genius of it is that it's the best place in South Florida to catch the twilight's gloaming colors, like a blushing slip of silk.
Best Place for a Quickie: The Parking Garage at Galleria Mall
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale 33304
After a sweltering day of sun, drinks, and salt water on Fort Lauderdale Beach, sometimes the sand in your suit isn't the only thing grinding you. If you weren't swift enough to slip off for a quick one in the water, there are few spots between A1A and Federal Highway hidden enough to shroud your postbeach coitus without appearing criminal. This garage is one of them. Pro tip: Keep the stereo down, and pull out before security pulls up.