Posts tagged ‘places to eat in fort lauderdale’

April 25, 2016

greenbar & Kitchen, Fort Lauderdale

by jem614

 

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I’ve driven this strip of Fort Lauderdale going towards A1A hundreds of times and didn’t realize that back inside one of the little strip malls, was a great Plant-based restaurant! I’ve never even heard of them till this past week!

They have this adorable little patio area that is draped in plants and greenery and kind of takes you out of feeling like you’re in the city.  Inside the restaurant it’s very hip and modern and fresh-feeling.  If you’re looking for a great place for just grabbing some lunch or actually want to take someone out for a casual date-night, it’s the place to go (hint hint-go take someone out this weekend).

I ordered the avocado toast because someone had recommended it somewhere and I didn’t want anything too heavy that night.  Four half-slices of toast with tons of avocado and yumminess piled on top.  My son ordered the nuggets of which he ate three and said he didn’t want anymore- no worries! Mommy saved room for that.  He’s a picky eater and has a hard time trying new things.   Literally, we eat three main items at home.  The nuggets weren’t my favorite but they were the typical vegetarian nugget- I expected the flavor, though it did have an interesting spice thrown in there.

He did however, devour that chocolate cupcake you see below and mommy had to slyly take a bite while he wasn’t looking.  Thank goodness they were offering tons of cupcake samples that night.
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On top of the wonderful food options, we were able to listen to a little info session on locally grown foods.  Check them out if you want to learn more about growing your own farm here locally or if you’d like to purchase some of their veggies and plants (just note that growing season in Florida for their veggies is coming to an end for them so now is the time to go before it’s over).  They also sell their own coconut milk.

A great evening all around, so glad I could use this opportunity to check out a new place.  Please let us know if you’ve ever visited and what you had when you were there- inquiring minds want to know what else is good!

For info on greenbar, go to : gb&k
For info on Harpke Family Farm, go to: Harpke Family Farm

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October 8, 2015

QBar Burgers & Blues

by jem614

This has been one of those months.  We moved, we had issues with schools and work and car problems, etc.  All together it meant that I haven’t been very adventurous with foods lately.  Ever feel like you’re in this food rut?  Like you don’t want to try anything new because it’s too hard to make decisions?  That’s where I’m at.

Even though I’m not being super adventurous food-wise, I’m at least trying some new places on the “other” side of town.  Today, while meeting with a group of other moms, I was able to check out this amazing little shopping center called “Union Planters”.  They have a Whole Foods and a yoga studio and some other cute little stores that are perfect for an afternoon out with the girls or guys.

They also have a burger place called QBar, it has this open atmosphere, you can sit outside or in.  They also have live music at night which sounds like a great chill evening to me.  Their portobello burger was a little different than I was expecting, it’s fresher and more sauteed veggies than portobello so it was a nice surprise to have something a little different.  They also have the option of switching out regular fries for sweet potato.  You know what they need to make?  Truffle sweet potato fries…. let that sink in for a second.  Doesn’t that sound amazing?  Great, now I want truffle fries.

So… if you’re on the east side of Fort Lauderdale near Wilton Manors, check out QBar and all the cute little stores in between.

Oh and give someone a high five if you see one of these floating around.  Do it, seriously, don’t ask questions, just do it.  Plus it’s fun to have random strangers give you high fives.

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