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The Top Four Greatest Fort Lauderdale Restaurants

Fort Lauderdale is one of the less known places for great restaurants in Florida. People just think, “Hey, Miami is a giant tourist city, so the food should just automatically be better.” Well, it is my personal mission to dispel that theory. As so, I will be providing you loyal readers with a list of the top four restaurants to eat at in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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This is Florida we’re talking about, so I would be a disgrace if I didn’t mention the best Italian food first. Dolce Salato is by far the best Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Now, if you want to eat here, you’ll be looking at eating nearby the Wilton Manors in Fort Lauderdale. Dolce Salato is a relatively small joint, but gives off the impression that you’re eating at a first-class pizzeria in Italy itself. With exquisite ingredients that likely come fresh from deliveries each morning, every person who eats at this restaurant is guaranteed to find a dish that they enjoy. The only downside to eating at Dolce Salato is that Italian food is super filling so I can’t keep ordering and ordering more. Fortunately for me, I can just bring a few friends and eat off of their plates, as the prices are very affordable. Topped with a nice selection of amazing Italian food, it’s no wonder I keep coming back. If my word isn’t enough to convince you, make sure to read the many great online reviews before stopping by Dolce Salato. Just make sure you ask the friendly owner if you can look at the kitchen as well, so you can be just as impressed at how clean it is as I initially was. Dig through all the many positive reviews, and see if you can find a single thing that’s wrong with this perfect Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.


This one was actually a very close second, but won second place for a smaller reason that I’ll mention later. Il Paesano (The Villager) is another great Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, but for different reasons than Dolce Salato. This time, you’ll be dining by the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. I really love Il Paesano’s service! Dolce Salato may have superior food (which is surprisingly difficult), but Il Paesano gets the Italian Aesthetic down perfectly. Their music helps create a happy mood that make you feel good before you can even order your food. On top of this, the artwork is pleasing to look at in general. These kinds of things can make or break a restuarant, especially when there’s stiff competition in the same city. Fort Lauderdale doesn’t skimp on amazing food. But the service here is top-notch. Finding servers who still manage to smile and be friendly and helpful even when an old man keeps complaining about everything they offer him really takes a lot. I also had a chance to speak to the owner, but not for a bad reason. He came to my table and made sure that I was enjoying myself, which was really hard to phrase. Good thing I can voice how much I enjoyed myself within this positive review. Next time I come back, I want to see how many appetizers I can order before I make myself sick from eating too much. Not a lot of restaurants offer food so good that you’d want to attempt such a thing.

Peruvian cuisine isn’t a super common theme for restaurants, but after eating at Inkanto Peruvian Cuisine I’m not really sure why. This one’s found near Coral Brook in Fort Lauderdale. The waitress was really helpful, because I honestly had no idea what to order. She provided me with multiple options that past customers really enjoyed, and that was only on the first page! I ended up ordering their pulpo anticuchero (grilled octopus). This meal puts any calamari order to shame. A lot of the items on their menu were grilled, so I decided that I wanted to take a look at the kitchen and see how they were being prepared. I have some insider experience in commercial kitchen appliances, as my dad ran a successful Fort Lauderdale hood cleaning company for many many years. Everything appeared up to code to me, and there were no visible issues. It’s always a wonder to me, watching chefs balance multiple orders at once while working in tandem without getting frustrated at one another. The chefs at Inkanto were very professional, and I’m looking forward to my next visit. They absolutely earned each great review that I have read, and hopefully you guys look forward to reading mine. Inkanto is also a great restaurant for families to dine at, because the price are very well balanced. They’re not too cheap, to the point where you wonder where the food is coming from if they can afford to stay in business with those kinds of prices.

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Florida is know for its Cuban restaurants as well, so I wouldn’t be a true native to Florida if I had forgotten to mention at least one place. After eating at multiple Cuban restaurants, I decided that 925 Nuevo’s Cubano’s was by far my favorite. You can even eat your food while touring the beautiful Progresso Village in Fort Lauderdale. During my very first visit, the owner Lou recommended we tried the Cuban sandwich and the Pulled Pork and Plantain platter. Eating it was a pleasure that I will not soon forget. Ambience is something that not a lot of places can manage to get right, but I am a firm believer in the lighting at 925 Nuevo’s Cubano’s. It’s dimly lit, but not in a bad way. You can see your food, and it adds a romantic setting for multiple future dates. With myself, of course. If you’re looking to bring a date, you can leave your wallet at home. The prices are so affordable that I think I might just bring pocket change next time I dine. In addition, the tables were clean, which is a welcome addition to the list of things they get right. Positive reviews have to be earned, and 925 Nuevo’s Cubano’s earns each amazing review that I read while there.

Las Vegas

Riding home from Charlie’s wedding

Driving home from Charlie’s wedding on Sunday was by far the most immature I have ever seen my sister Rebecca act. Not only did she endanger us by driving recklessly, but she had a temper tantrum and told my mom to stop talking multiple times. She thinks she can just do whatever she wants because she’s an adult, but she was driving my mom’s van home. Driving someone else’s vehicle is a privilege, not a right. If you’re in someone else’s house, you’re supposed to treat them with respect. Rebecca had been acting childish and making poor decisions since she arrived in Reno last week, and nobody can understand why she keeps acting this way.

Almost every night she stayed out past midnight and then expected us to watch my niece all day while she slept in past noon. I mean, what was she doing, driving to Vegas and getting a Las Vegas Liquor License? On top of all that, she filled every room in my dad’s downstairs with useless things that she didn’t need to bring. I stayed in Reno for two months and only brought two suitcases. Rebecca was here for one week, and brought around eight suitcases. She only brought her boyfriend and a baby. That’s five suitcases at the most, and only because she had to bring all the essentials for the baby like diapers and wipes and stuff.

They even filled the compartments under the floor of the van with two trash bags full of clothes. Even with all of this riding against her, she was late to pretty much every event we invited her to. When my mom called her out during the drive home, Rebecca lashed out and stopped the car at a grocery store for around half an hour. She let Taylor get out and walk around, but whenever Taylor walked nearby my mom Rebecca would pick her up and set her down on the other side of the van so my mom couldn’t interact with her. My mom had to repeatedly tell Rebecca to slow down on the drive home, because she kept tailgating some guy on a motorcycle in front of us.

Miami Food Review

Alex’s Movie Reviews

After hanging out with Steph, we took her to Sweet Frog and got some frozen yogurt. If I remember correctly, I got cake batter, pomegranate raspberry, green apple, pink lemonade, and probably one other flavor. They toppings I always get are cheesecake and cookie dough, but sometimes I’ll get strawberries I usually fill the cup to the brim with frozen yogurt, so there’s not much room for toppings. Afterwards, we took her home and then headed straight for the El Rancho drive-in. Our movie started around 8:30, and it was pretty cool (temperature-wise) without much wind.

The first movie was Hitman’s Bodyguard, which is the latest big comedy featuring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson. It wasn’t terrible, but I wouldn’t watch it a second time. Every other word is a swear word, and the humor just degrades to something resembling small children bickering. It almost reminded me of my relationship with my cousin, Gabriel. I guess it’s better on the big screen, just because there’s some big action scenes and occasional explosions. It wasn’t IMAX-worthy, but still exciting sometimes. The second movie we saw was Logan Lucky, which was definitely better as a second movie than a primary one. It’s a heist movie made by the guy behind Ocean’s 11, and takes place in North Carolina. The characters are all supposed to be hicks but they just seem really slow.

All the characters seemed to be talking pretty slowly, like they were trying their hardest to sound like white trash, and it just bothered me throughout the entire movie.My buddy who works at the miami hood cleaning place was going to watch the movie with me, but he had to cancel at the last second. The heist itself was kinda interesting, but it didn’t seem very intelligent or complex. The characters all got extremely lucky throughout the heist, but it’s also probably my fault for expecting a super realistic heist movie. Nothing ever goes wrong in these movies, of course. The movie also focused heavily on the main character’s backstory with his daughter and trying to be a good father, but it just seemed out of place. It couldn’t decide what kind of movie it was, and there was no goof balance of the backstory and the heist.

Upcoming school year

You probably don’t know this, unless we have somehow met in the past and you coincidentally happened to find this post, but I will be a high school senior during this upcoming school year. I have pretty much all my credit requirements, so the majority of my classes are going to be electives that I thought sounded interesting. The classes I can remember off the top of my head are financial algebra, law studies, botany, guitar 1 and 2, and a senior project class that only happens every other day because it works on an A/B schedule. The senior project is essentially a job shadowing presentation but I won’t know any specific details until I take the class.

It’s actually really unfortunate because I was hoping I could job shadow my boss, but I don’t know exactly what to look for because they won’t release any of the info to juniors. Maybe I could even shadow my buddy at one of the best sparks plumbers. Before you comment about me taking botany, keep in mind that physics was the only other option and my final grade in chemistry was roughly my age. See if you can figure that one out. I actually already took guitar 1 at the beginning of my junior year, but my school works on a trimester system and I had it during the first trimester (yes, I realize that makes me sound pregnant) and I’ve had two rotations of schedules since then.

I just thought that I would take the first class again so I could relearn the basics before or during my advanced guitar class. I’m also taking ASL 1, the beginner american sign language course at my school. If I had known that my school had sign language courses last summer, I would have taken them, but I was in the middle of a big move so I just let my mom pick all my classes. One class I would have looked forward to taking would have been an advanced food course (I don’t know the titles) because I really enjoyed my food class last year. My teacher actually commended me multiple times for my ability to delegate the multiple tasks in our kitchen, so we would have everything done at once

In defense of city parks

City parks are definitely a pillar of society, providing a platform for people to congregate in the outdoors. I’m gonna use a lot of big words this time, so don’t be afraid too google some of them. Not only do city parks keep people out of their homes and in some sunshine, they are beneficial to all ages. Old people still have the luxury of laying in grass and smelling clean air, even if they have no way of getting back up without assistance. Children and teenagers are just capable of enjoying the parks the most, because they can still do strenuous activities like playing football in a field. In addition, there are usually a multitude of benches in any park so the elderly will always have a chance to rest their “tired old bones”.

At least nobody calls them a whippersnapper or anything. I can understand how some people may misconceive the management of city parks by the government, especially with shows like “Parks & Recreation” making local government workers look like they do their job as if they were the main characters

in the movie “Clerks”. However, everything you see on TV is not actually real. Especially not kung fu movies that make 20 year old children want to unleash their boundless, violent rage on inanimate objects.

Doesn’t that picture just look inviting and friendly? I believe that people who stay inside all day just don’t have the necessary friends to do activities with. It could be their fault, it could not be. I don’t know everybody on Earth. Back on topic, assuming said city park had any number of trees, it would automatically give back to the community in a natural sense. Who can say no to more oxygen? City parks are also capable of creating memories for people that last a lifetime. I definitely know about this firsthand, as the park that I live nearby has been there my entire life, and it is one of the few constants in my life that I intend on keeping. Plus if you’re hungry you can always just have a picnic at a city park. I see lots of birthdays happening at the park by my house