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Smashburger Cheeseburger ReviewSmashburger Cheeseburger Review While eating at Smashburger I came to an epiphany.  I had been laboring in my head for quite some time about what makes a burger a ‘craft burger’… and if it was a craft burger it must be excellent (was the theory).  Today’s meal helped me tune my formula for determining what category a hamburger [...]

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BurgerFi Cheeseburger ReviewBurgerFi Cheeseburger Review   Luckily for residents of South Florida, BurgerFi is expanding and has several locations in the area.  The restaurant reviewed is on Sunrise Blvd located directly across from the Galleria Mall.  This location in convenient for beach goers or even workers in downtown Fort Lauderdale BurgerFi has a straightforward menu focused on burgers, hotdogs, onion [...]

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Shake Shack Restaurant ReviewShake Shack Restaurant Review Once in awhile the Taste Critics crew will get a new blip on the radar that takes them out of the Fort Lauderdale area.  This is one of those reviews.  While doing a random Google search for “Best burger in south Florida” I came across a blog that showcased a few top notch burger places [...]

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J. Mark's Restaurant ReviewJ. Mark's Restaurant Review J. Marks Restaurant isn’t exactly new to the strip on Federal Highway.  In fact I’ve driven past it dozens of times without really putting much thought to trying it.  I guess my reluctance was because of the fact that the name doesn’t really tell you much about what you’ll find inside. Had it not been [...]

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich ReviewJimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Review Jimmy John’s likes to refer to their product as “Gourmet Sandwiches”, but anything in a long hoagie roll I call a sub. The ‘sandwich/sub’ genre of food is probably the most crowded for downtown eaters. In just minutes we have access to Jimmy John’s, Firehouse Subs, Quiznos, Subway and a slew of other mom and [...]

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Recent Reviews

Smashburger Cheeseburger Review

Smashburger Cheeseburger Review

Comments (0) | May 22, 2013

While eating at Smashburger I came to an epiphany.  I had been laboring in my head for quite some time about what makes a burger a ‘craft burger’… and if it was a craft burger it must be excellent (was the theory).  Today’s meal helped me tune my formula for determining what category a hamburger [...]

BurgerFi Cheeseburger Review

BurgerFi Cheeseburger Review

Comments (2) | February 20, 2013

  Luckily for residents of South Florida, BurgerFi is expanding and has several locations in the area.  The restaurant reviewed is on Sunrise Blvd located directly across from the Galleria Mall.  This location in convenient for beach goers or even workers in downtown Fort Lauderdale BurgerFi has a straightforward menu focused on burgers, hotdogs, onion [...]

Shake Shack Restaurant Review

Shake Shack Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | June 28, 2011

Once in awhile the Taste Critics crew will get a new blip on the radar that takes them out of the Fort Lauderdale area.  This is one of those reviews.  While doing a random Google search for “Best burger in south Florida” I came across a blog that showcased a few top notch burger places [...]

J. Mark’s Restaurant Review

J. Mark’s Restaurant Review

Comments (1) | January 27, 2011

J. Marks Restaurant isn’t exactly new to the strip on Federal Highway.  In fact I’ve driven past it dozens of times without really putting much thought to trying it.  I guess my reluctance was because of the fact that the name doesn’t really tell you much about what you’ll find inside. Had it not been [...]

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Review

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Review

Comments (11) | May 26, 2010

Jimmy John’s likes to refer to their product as “Gourmet Sandwiches”, but anything in a long hoagie roll I call a sub. The ‘sandwich/sub’ genre of food is probably the most crowded for downtown eaters. In just minutes we have access to Jimmy John’s, Firehouse Subs, Quiznos, Subway and a slew of other mom and [...]

Jet’s Pizza Restaurant Review

Jet’s Pizza Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | May 25, 2010

Post revision 5-23-2013: Jet’s has moved from their old location on Federal Highway to this one on Oakland park (between 95 and Federal).  The new location has it’s own parking and is a larger facility with indoor seating that has air conditioning which is an improvement from the old location.  I wasn’t able to get [...]

Argentelle Cafe Review

Argentelle Cafe Review

Comments (2) | May 06, 2010

The Argentelle Cafe may very well be the reason for a renaissance at Riverfront on Las Olas Blvd. This former downtown Fort Lauderdale hot spot is going through a transition. Out are the old familiars (Dan Marino’s, Hooters and Ugly Tuna Saloona) and slowly but surely new blood is opening its doors.

The Argetelle Cafe is run by Chef Remy, who’s mild French accent welcomes patrons each day. Remy is a culinary chef with roots in New York and France.

Tijuana Flats Restaurant Review

Tijuana Flats Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | May 05, 2010

It would be a sin not to go to a Mexican restaurant on Cinco de Mayo. To be faithful to our cause of finding the best appropriate food, Taste critics Todd and Brandon venture out to new territory and explore a new find… Tijuana Flats. Located on the north side of a busy section of Sunrise [...]

Downtowner Saloon Restaurant Review

Downtowner Saloon Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | April 29, 2010

The Downtowner Saloon is one of those places that is practically historic for the downtown crowd. It is literally a few minutes walk for people located in the downtown area of Fort Lauderdale, with a brief walk over the bridge (assuming it’s not up of course). The Downtowner has a killer view of the area and [...]

Mr. Nicks Sub Shoppe Review

Mr. Nicks Sub Shoppe Review

Comments (0) | April 28, 2010

Mr Nick’s Sub Shoppe is really more of a stand than a restaurant.  There is no indoor seating, but there is an outdoor area that is under a canopy that seats about 30 people.  The Sub Shoppe is located on S. Andrews Avenue just a stones thrown from the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale.  You could [...]