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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2004-09-17 12:20 pm   Permalink

some old info from WeirdUncle Tiki's visit to Florida;
http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=504&forum=1

Curry's Steakhouse has closed!


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Posted: 2004-09-17 12:23 pm   Permalink

"If you like old nautical-themed seafood restaurants there's Mike Gordon's. They are right on the bay with great water views. I had lobster there one dark and stormy night and it was pretty inexpensive. "

This place IS NOT still around! The jab says it has closed!!

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Posted: 2004-09-17 12:34 pm   Permalink

I'm in Ft. Lauderdale now....
Lester's dinner on State rd. 84 (just off US.1) is a great place for breakfast, huge menu and good food.The place does get very busy though, especially on weekends but the turn over is pretty quick....
If you like Thai there's a great Thai restaurant on S. E. 17th St. ( fairly close to Bahia Cabana) called Siam House, very good. (954) 763-1701


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Posted: 2004-09-17 12:35 pm   Permalink

Biscayne Miracle Mile Cafeteria. 147 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (305) 444-9005
"CLOSED FOR REMODELING" 8-2004!!

I just rec'd news that the Biscayne Cafe in the Miracle Mile is CLOSED for good!!!!!12-2004
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Posted: 2004-09-17 12:52 pm   Permalink






There's the Wreck Bar at the Sheraton Yankeee Clipper in Ft Lauderdale across from the Bahia!

http://www.sheratonclipper.com/

Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor (a lot like Farrell's) on Hwy. 1 in Dania Beach, as mentioned in this recent article:

http://www.philly.com/mld/miamiherald/living/5371833.htm

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thejab
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Posted: 2004-09-17 1:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-09-17 12:23, mrsmiley wrote:
"If you like old nautical-themed seafood restaurants there's Mike Gordon's. They are right on the bay with great water views. I had lobster there one dark and stormy night and it was pretty inexpensive. "

Is this place still around? I couldn't find a phone number---it seems like the Jab said it was in Miami.



Unfortunately it closed some time ago.

http://digitalcity.com/southflorida/dining/venue.adp?sbid=103046832&type=userreviews

I was there years ago. I heard it's a Walgreen's now


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thejab
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Posted: 2004-09-17 1:42 pm   Permalink

You might want to check out these old places:

The Captain's Tavern - naughtycal!
http://miami.citysearch.com/profile/2523762?ulink=review_2_backtoprofile_1___profile__1

Fox's Sherron Inn
http://miami.citysearch.com/profile/2511725/?raid=82037

Old Cutler Inn
http://www.10best.com/Property_Guides/Marriott_Hotels_Resorts_&_Suites/Marriott_Dadeland/sitePropertyCode_GAL;14043/Restaurants/Seafood/index.html?businessID=43482

Tobacco Road, the oldest bar in Miami
http://miami.citysearch.com/profile/2488082/miami_fl/tobacco_road.html?cslink=search_name_cust&ulink=_2+5_searchslot1_520__1_profile_5_1

S & S Diner
http://www.10best.com/Property_Guides/Marriott_Hotels_Resorts_&_Suites/Marriott_Dadeland/sitePropertyCode_GAL;14043/Restaurants/American_Continental/index.html?businessID=43530

Cap's Place - and old bar and restaurant near Fort Lauderdale. You have to take their ferry to get there!

Not much has changed!

http://www.capsplace.com/

Jimbo's Place
http://www.jimbosplace.com/



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Posted: 2004-09-17 3:06 pm   Permalink

If anybody cares, there is a Pusser's Restaurant there run by the rum people. You can get a Painkiller there, fo sho.
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-09-17 3:17 pm   Permalink

Don't forget Monkey Jungle! It's near Coral Castle.

http://www.monkeyjungle.com/

In Coral Gables, there's Fairchild Tropical Gardens (since 1938). It's free on Sundays in September.



http://www.fairchildgarden.org/

And the amazing Venetian Pool

http://www.venetianpool.com/

And West of Fort Lauderdale the lovely Flamingo Gardens (since 1928).

http://www.flamingogardens.org/

This should keep you busy for a couple weeks!

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Posted: 2004-09-17 5:39 pm   Permalink

Swanky, Pusser's is out of business, they closed about a year or so ago. They were very good, food and drinks, very carribean. I am not trying to tell you guys what to do, but I would not go into Miami/Dade county without a gun. You guys from LA are probably used to rough neighborhoods though. Everything you need is in the Ft lauderdale area. I am a Florida(Ft Lauderdale) native, born and raised. I don't go into Miami unless I absolutely have to, yes it's pretty bad with the exception of South Beach.
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Posted: 2004-09-17 7:46 pm   Permalink



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Posted: 2004-09-17 11:16 pm   Permalink

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Posted: 2004-09-18 9:42 pm   Permalink

Here's some updates on some of the food venues from older posts.

"Biscayne Cafeteria" on Miracle Mile is "closed for remodeling" for two year now. We think that translates into out-of-business.

Unless you want to hurt, don't eat at "Fu Manchu" Chinese restaurant. An associate of mine made the mistake of ordering there and said that it was just best not done again. Deeply entrenched old cigarrette smell too. Kool to look at on the outside, not good eats.

Another diner to be remembered is the PETER PAN Diner on Oakland and Dixie Highway, just over the tracks. Service is 24/7. Not too far from the Mai Kai, but not walkable.

Maybe Miami isn't so bad to me since I'm a local. A gun is an exaggeration. We're past the killing tourist phase. BUT I'd strongly recommend that visitors have specific directions on where they want to go in Miami-Dade. Be prepared for the stupidest driving possible and a severe lack of parking in the tourist areas. Please be extra careful at night. If you don't know where you are going and the neighborhood looks shady, get out ASAP to the nearest major road. Many bad neighborhoods are around the corner from fantastically wealthy ones.

Seriously, don't be afraid, but do treat Miami-Dade like visiting a foreign country.

If anyone has more specific questions about places or directions, feel free to PM or email me at
theaterdrm@aol.com.

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The Ragin' Rarotongan
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Posted: 2004-09-20 07:25 am   Permalink

I did not mean to offend any Miami locals. I was born in Hollywood, and my wife was born in Miami. I was just saying that there is alot of violent crime that happens in the Miami/Metro area. You just have to be careful where you go, I know I was exagerating when I said you need a gun. I have just had a few bad experiences in Miami, like when I was jumped and robbed when I was 13 years old at a concert down at Miami arena. Then there was the time my car was broken into and valdalized when it was parked down at Bayfront for Lallapolooza a few years ago. Just watch yer backs, and make sure you stay in good areas and know where you are at all times.

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Posted: 2004-09-20 12:08 pm   Permalink

Sorry to change the subject,but,back to the forum topic: Food.
Anyone know of any really good comida cubana around Ft Lauderdale? I seem to remember kind of a take out style place in Miami called Que Rico or El Rico... Anyone know if there's one around by the hotel or Mai Kai? Also, any Cuban bakeries around there? I could use some postres de guayaba y queso for breakfast! Thanks y'all!


 
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