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Hukilau Vintage etc. Bar Restaurants and Lauderdale / Miami ,etc area attractions.
mrsmiley
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Posted: 2003-06-09 7:18 pm   Permalink

Not counting the Mai-Kai and Hukilau related stuff, what are some activities or places to eat in the general Ft. Lauderdale or Miami area. Breakfast and lunch joints are well needed, too.
I was especially hoping some of the locals can give us there 2 cents worth and maybe add some info like hours, if you are going to have to wait an hour for seating, etc. thanks so much. I didn't see this info on the Hukilau site, so I thought I'd ask. I'm coming all the way from Tiki-ville!



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PT-Tiki
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2003-06-13 10:10 am   Permalink

There are alot of great places to eat in Fort lauderdale... All depeneds on what your into here's my official breakdown...

Greatest burger you'll ever have...
"Hamburger Mary's" on 26th Street
Only a mile from Mai Kai

Really Good Tai Food...
"Galanga" or "Tasty Tai" also on 26th

By far best "Fresh Mex" in Florida
"Zona Fresca" on Federal and 16th
GREAT LUNCH... about 15 blocks from Mai Kai

"Houstons" is always good, and is only 1 mile from Holiday Inn

"Sushi Rock" on Sunrise is a 5 walk from hotel in the Gateway Plaza... really good sushi joint... if you like sushi, "Shushi Toi" on Federal is also really good, open till 2am and they have Karoke...way cool !!!

Primati's Pizza is right next door to Holiday Inn... Good Pizza, better hours... OPEN 24 HOURS - Great for late night munchies!!!

"Bannana Joe's" is a local bar 1 block South from the Holiday Inn, cheap drinks, always some good drunken entertainment... clothes comming off, dancing on the bar... Been there for 30+ years...Can't beat the view... right across from the ocean...

In that neighbor hood you also have the "World Famous Parrot Lounge" one of the oldest bars in the area... great place to meet... the "Blue Fish" good seafood, better drinks,lots of bikers... "Bikini Bob's" is also right there... and Uncle Luigi's Ice Cream... Also good tatoo palour - Bulldog Tatoo

Post any questions here... I'll do my best...


 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2003-06-13 11:14 am   Permalink

Thanks "pt"--that variety is what I'm hoping for. So we can have food choices-I don't plan on doing too much bar hopping because I plan to be at the Mai-Kai every night!!
Any good breakfast places--in the $12 average (or less) per person price range? Thanks--any other locals out there??


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PT-Tiki
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2003-06-13 12:23 pm   Permalink

Breakfast not big here in Fort Lauderdale, as we usaully don't wake up till noon...

Try:

"The Floridan" historic breakfast place to see and be seen...
There's a great cuban joint on andrews avenue with killer "Mezclado" and "Juevos Rancheros"...
There's also "Panera Bread" & "Offerdahls" both on Federal... both within a mile of Mai Kai...

For Sunday morining try:

CITY LINK'S BEST PLACE FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH
Blue Moon Fish Company
4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
954/267-9888

www.bluemoonfishco.com

This lovely, indoor-outdoor, art-deco-inspired eatery alongside the Intracoastal serves fine food every day of the week, but the all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch ($24.95) is its biggest bargain. The meal begins with a Bloody Mary, champagne or a mimosa. Then, you dive into a dizzying array of offerings: peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters, clams, garlic mussels, fruit, salads, salmon, crab cakes, seafood gumbo, mahi mahi, stuffed chicken and meat loaf. Top the meal off with crème brûlée, strawberry shortcake, a double-chocolate torte or any of a host of French pastries.


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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2003-06-13 1:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks PT. This is good info. for us Floridians up north as well. When we go to Lauderdale we eat dinner and drink at the Mai-kai and eat lunch/breakfast with mother-in-law at some cheesey chain restaurant -- which kind of limits our exposure to everything else in the area. (Mother is very fussy, but very well-off.)



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Sabina
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Posted: 2003-06-13 6:10 pm   Permalink


The Original Pancake House
http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/

Different hours different locations, but consistently good breakfast into the early afternoon- we've been known to hit the one on N. Federal -it's not far from the Mai Kai.


The Original Pancake House- FL
285l N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, (954) 564-8881 • Deerfield Beach, (954) 421-5030 • 270 S. University Dr., Plantation (954) 473-2771 • 1840 University Dr., Coral Springs, (954) 255-8080


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Sabina
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Posted: 2003-06-13 6:23 pm   Permalink


Forgot to mention, a specialty of OPH-

The Tahitian Maiden's Dream

A tender crepe filled with golden ripe bananas sliced in sour cream and tempered with Triple Sec, sherry and brandy. Topped with diced bananas in our apricot sauce.



 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2003-06-16 7:58 pm   Permalink

here is a repeat of an erlier posting

"Here are some of my Fort Lauderdale/Miami restaurant recommendations;
Tark's of Dania, 1317 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 954-965-8275 hours 11a-10pm Sun-Thurs, 11a-11p Fri, Sat. This is an inexpensive fried seafood "shack" that is famous for their Buffalo Shrimp. Some cheap "happy hour" specials--call for info. They are 5 minutes South of the Ft. Lauderdale Airport.
Also in Dania is : Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. The decor is like a nice Farrell's -old signs on the wall-fun and funky! This place is (according to the Food Network) one of the 5 best ice cream parlors in the US! Their Sundaes are huge!-you might want to share. They are at 128 S Federal Highway in Dania Beach, FL. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30a-11p. Fri, Sat 11:30 a-Midnight. Sun , noon-11P. 954-922-8293.
Also near the Ft. Lauderdale airport(but in another direction ) is Lester's Diner. In business since 1967-although I don't know if this is the original one or not. They are at 250 State rd. #84 Ft. Lauderdale. 954-525-5641. They might be 24 hours-call them.
They serve diner food and looks like a classic 50's diner without going overboard on the annoying "see how many fake(retro) signs we can jam in this place-oh hey, how about a thousand pictures of James Dean" look. Burgers, salads, pie and more!! they also have locations in Margate 954-979-4722 and Sunrise 954-838-7473.

For cigar lovers: down in Little Havana is : La Tradicion Cubana at 1894 SW 8th Street in Miami. 305-643-4005
http://www.tradicion.com. They roll their own cigars onsite so you'll be sure of freshness. My friends and I liked the "Torpedo" a slightly shorter cigar with a great taste for about $4 each. They are open 8a-5:30p mon-fri and 9a-2p on Sat. Closed Sundays. This place even has a small Tiki by the front door !"

NOTE: THIS info is a year old so contact these businesses to verify hours, etc!!

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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2003-06-16 8:09 pm   Permalink

Mean Little Devil-you are a local--any food, shopping, etc info for us out of towners?


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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2003-06-24 12:22 pm   Permalink

Here are some more last minute suggestions:
Miami attractions: Art Deco District Tour
meet at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach 305-672-2014 $6-$10 per person-call for details and times. Or you can do down there and check out the area without a guide for free any time.
Miami FOOD: (Wolfie Cohen's) Rascal House.JUST CLOSED IN MARCH 2008--RAZZ!) This fantastic New York style deli HAD been around for approx. 40 years. (Hey Hoiti-Toiti's, in my opinion it beats the pants off Cantor's!). Big portions are guaranteed so bring an appetite. 17190 Collins Ave in Miami Beach. DON'T Call 305-947-4581 for hours. It can get busy at times, but the line usually moves fast because this place is big.
IT WAS A Miami MUST!
Miami FOOD and BAR-In the southern part of Miami is FOX'S SHERRON INN, a bar and restaurant. The Bar has the best ambience, so if you are going to eat here, try to get a table in the bar. This place has that great dark old bar feel to it with lots of regular customers as its clientele. The neon sign outside is pretty nice, too. You can fin Fox's at 6030 S. Dixie Hwy near 62nd Ave in Miami. Call 305-661-9201 for details.
In Little Cuba, you can find this great Cuban restaurant, The VERSAILLES RESTAURANT at 3555 SW 8th St., Miami. Call 305-444-0240 for info.
The handrolled cigar store ( La Tradicion Cubana) is real close ( 1894 SW 8th) to The Versailles.
Near the south of Miami is the BISCAYNE CAFE WAS (!!!)at 147 Miracle Mile (cross street is Ponce De Leon) in Coral Cables. I just rec'd news that the Biscayne Cafe in the Miracle Mile is CLOSED for good!!!!!


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Posted: 2003-06-24 12:41 pm   Permalink

About a half hour or so south of Miami is CORAL CASTLE, one of Florida's oldest remaining roadside attractions. It is a man's shrine to the young woman that essentially left him at the alter. You can find Coral Castle at 28655 S. Dixie (Federal Hwy.) in Homestead, FL. Call 305-248-6344 for info.
If you are hungry while in HOMESTEAD, you might try SHIVER'S BBQ at 28001 S. Dixie Hwy. They have been around since 1950. This popular restaurant is VERY casual. The indorr seating consists of picnic benches which you may have to share depending on time of day. I had already had dinner when I came across this place, but darn that BBQ smelled GREAT!!! Call 305-242-0883 for info.


Some of this info and MORE has been posted in the "Mr. Smiley Visits the MAI-KAI" thread from earlier in 2003

I hope you all enjoys these recommendations.



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Posted: 2003-06-24 12:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-06-24 12:22, mrsmiley wrote:
Miami FOOD: (Wolfie Cohen's) Rascal House. This fantastic New York style deli has been around for approx. 40 years. (Hey Hoiti-Toiti's, in my opinion it beats the pants off Cantor's!).



Wolfie Cohen's is the BEST but Langer's in LA beats Canter's anyday! One of the wurst things about living in the bay area is there are no good delis.
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Posted: 2003-06-24 12:58 pm   Permalink

My favorite must-go place is the Hotel Delano in South Beach for Sunday brunch.

The food is killer - soft shell crab, lobster omelettes, smoked salmon, lamb with tabouli, on and on. Good wine list, too.

There is a pool table where you can play for free.

Some great bar areas are on property as well, and the beach and pool area are littered with delectable wahines working on a look that has no tan lines (wink wink).

If I ever hit the lotto, my first week is gonna be at the Delano while I wait for a passport!

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Posted: 2003-06-24 6:55 pm   Permalink

In Fort Lauderdale konnen Sie einen Tag am Strand oder eine Nacht in Hawaii verbringen.
Das Mai-Kai ist eine authentische Nachbuilding eines polynesichen Dorfes mit Tiki-Faceln, einem Strohdach, tropischen Garten und Schopfungen in Museumsqualitat.


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Posted: 2004-09-17 12:15 pm   Permalink

The really incredible looking chinese Restaurant " Fu Manchu" is not too far away at 325 71st St. in Miami Beach 305-866-4263. The neon outside is incredible at night and the murals inside look great! I have never eaten at Fu Manchu but it is still in business after 65 or so years!


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