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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

California Burgers and Shakes Restaurant Review

California Burgers and Shakes Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | April 23, 2010

Update:  As of 2011, we realized this restaurant is closed.  Most likely due to the poor location and lack of traffic… Expanding TasteCritics.com coverage of restaurants we decide to venture outside the city limits of downtown Fort Lauderdale and head to the Galleria Mall on sunrise Blvd.  Directly across the street from the mall is […]

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Restaurant Review

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | April 22, 2010

If pizza is your thing, then practically every city in the United States is loaded with pizza parlors.  Finding one that’s unique or special is the hard part. Anthony’s has restaurants all over south Florida and a few other locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania.  The one we reviewed today is about a mile from downtown

Red Hot Shack Restaurant Review

Red Hot Shack Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | April 16, 2010

The last beacon of civilization before you go too far south of the downtown Fort Lauderdale area would be where the red Hot Shack Restaurant is. Go any more south on Federal Highway and you’re headed to the airport or beyond. This ‘shack’ really has an identity problem. You can easily imagine this being on […]

Galanga Thai Kitchen and Sushi Bar Review

Galanga Thai Kitchen and Sushi Bar Review

Comments (0) | April 16, 2010

Galanga Thai Kitchen and Sushi Bar is direct competition with Siam Cuisine, a Thai/Sushi restaurant located a block down the street in this booming section of Wilton Manors. It’s unique architecture from the outside makes it easy to spot.  Parking was a little hard to come by, even though half the restaurant was empty. Dining […]

Copper Kettle Restaurant Review

Copper Kettle Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | April 13, 2010

Copper Kettle Restaurant is located about a mile due south of downtown Fort Lauderdale, off of South Andrews Ave. There are a handful of metered parking spots located right in front for easy access, however there is a large free parking lot located directly behind the building, so parking is never an issue. The restaurant […]

YOLO Restaurant Review

YOLO Restaurant Review

Comments (0) | April 07, 2010

If downtown Fort Lauderdale had a flag signaling the center and heart of the city, a restaurant named YOLO would have that flag on its property.  Perhaps the best view around, YOLO is nestled in between the largest high rises and office buildings around in what makes up a small promenade for Fort Lauderdale, right on Las Olas Boulevard. […]

Big City Tavern Review

Big City Tavern Review

Comments (0) | April 02, 2010

Big City Tavern is one of dozens of restaurants lining the street of Las Olas Boulevard, just east of downtown Fort Lauderdale.  If you are visiting Fort Lauderdale and looking for a hotspot, this stretch of Las Olas Blvd would be one of the places you’d want to visit.  Exquisite shops and restaurants to match, […]

Firehouse Subs Review

Firehouse Subs Review

Comments (0) | March 31, 2010

Firehouse is one of the fastest growing chains in the US, with locations popping up all over the place.  Residents of downtown Fort Lauderdale are about a 7 minute drive to the closest one, which is located in the Harbor Shops Plaza off of 17th street (west of the bridge).  Firehousesubs.com shows 3 Firehouse Subs […]

The Cove Restaurant Review

The Cove Restaurant Review

Comments (1) | March 30, 2010

The Cove is a restaurant/bar located on the beautiful intracoastal in Deerfield Beach.  If you are coming from Fort Lauderdale, it’s about a 25 minute drive up 95 North and a couple miles east on Hillsboro Blvd. On the south side of the restaurant is a Marina that provides a tropical view of boats and yachts.   The eastern […]

Daily Squeeze Review

Daily Squeeze Review

Comments (0) | March 22, 2010

The Daily Squeeze is one of a handful of restaurants peppered in a relatively small plaza off of 2nd avenue, near the library and the City Park parking garage in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Like other lunch eateries here, quick parking can be an issue, since there are only  handful of metered spots […]