A Day in Greater Fort Lauderdale With Brightline

For those of us living in Miami, Fort Lauderdale can seem like a world away (especially with that infamous South Florida traffic). Because of the distance and road rage, it’s not often you’ll find us up in Broward. But thanks to Brightline, getting to the 954 is no longer a mission.

A few weeks back, we rode the new express train service to spend a day exploring Fort Lauderdale. There’s a lot to do in this beautiful city, and the Brightline and its partners make it easy to fill up your schedule with attractions and — of course — food. Here’s a rundown of our day in FTL.

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Steak 954: A Stellar Brunch With a Stellar View

When it comes to brunch, there are several things that separate great spots from mediocre ones. We love big menus, stiff drinks and great views. At Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 inside W Fort Lauderdale, the weekend brunch has all of that — and more. If it’s a fantastic meal you want, it’s a fantastic meal you’ll get.

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The OBIEs: A Great Night for a Great Cause

Obies 2016

This past Friday, hundreds of hungry attendees wined and dined for a great cause at the Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards (OBIEs). Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed unlimited samplings from over 30 restaurants as well as an open bar inside the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. CBS 4’s Lisa Petrillo hosted the night’s festivities, which also featured appearances by celebrity chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Michael Schwartz.

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Burlock Coast: Good Food, Good Drinks and a Good View


For us Miamians, Fort Lauderdale seems like a world away. While it really isn’t that far, traffic can make the commute hell. As we’ve started to expand our coverage into Broward and Palm Beach County, we’ve discovered some restaurants that are worth fighting that hellish traffic for. The new Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits at The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is one of them. Read more

Ocean 2000: New Seasonal Menu Is a Winner

Gorgeous Waterfront Dining at Ocean 2000 | Source
Even though our name is Miami Food Pug, we cover Broward and Palm Beach too. It just takes a lot for us to drive up there – it has to be good and worth the drive. After checking out the fall menu at Ocean 2000, we can honestly say the offerings at the resort restaurant are not good – they’re amazing.

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