Corine is adding a Florida section to asked me to come up with some restaurant blurbs in Ft. Lauderdale--this is what I have come up with--what do you think? I already sent her one for Cafe Vico which she posted. There will also be recommended hotels and motels.

I am thinking of doing a 'hidden treasures' section like our car museum, nude beaches, the water taxi, butterfly world, etc.

What do you want to know about a city BEFORE you go?

Am open to any suggestions---YES! I AM!--you might have. (Doesn't mean I'll follow them but I'll read them! LOL)


QUARTERDECK RESTAURANT AND BAR 1541 CORDOVA ROAD FORT LAUDERDALE 954-524-6163 Moderate prices full bar First opened in 1985 at above address and their latest location is on the pier on Dania Beach, with a total of 5 sites . Each is a neighborhood restaurant offering a much varied menu known for some of the best Jambalaya in town in addition to steaks, fish 'n chips, chicken and burgers. Specials are offered at lunch and dinner. Open late. Casual dress and outdoor dining available All credit cards accepted. Free parking QUARTERDECKRESTAURANT.COM

SEA WATCH 6002 NORTH OCEAN BOULEVARD FORT LAUDERDALE 954- 783-1382 Prices: Lunch moderate Dinner expensive. One of the very few restaurants on, and with access to, the beach. Opened in 1947 and is now considered an institution and 'must go to' for seafood. Aside from fresh fish cooked anyway you can think of they are known for their Bouillabaise and Seafood Paella. Indoor and covered patio dining. Free parking A full bar. All credit cards accepted. SEAWATCHONTHEOCEAN.COM

POMPERDALE NEW YORK DELI 3055 EAST COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD FORT LAUDERDALE 954-667-8961 OPEN 7 AM TO 5 PM Average price for a main item runs around $11. For over 30 years this has been the deli to come to when you wanted to bring back memories of your neighborhood deli in New York. They offer items that any good deli does including breakfast, overloaded pastrami, corned beef, turkey along with combo snadwiches. There are salad plates of whitefish, tuna, nova or chopped liver. Walk in and you know you are at home. POMPERDALEDELI.US

DUBLINER IRISH PUB 210 SW 2ND STREET FORT LAUDERDALE 954-523-1213 11am-2am Moderate prices. In the historic Himmarshee Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale the Dubliner Irish Pub offers Shepard's Pie, Beef Brisket, Fish 'n chips and sliders plus 8 Irish draught beers. The help is great with everyone, including managers and hostess, working together with servers and runners, to make the customer happy-- which is a rare thing in the restaurant business. Great outdoor dining for people watching. Near the Broward Performing Arts Center. DUBLINERFORTLAUDERDALE.COM

WILD EAST ASIAN BISTRO 1200 EAST LAS OLAS BOULEVARD FORT LAUDERDALE 954-828-1888 The latest and very welcome restaurant to the most visited boulevard in the city. They offer cooking styles in Chinese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese. Overlooking the waterfront of the inter-coastal they have both indoor and outdoor dining. They have a tasting menu with each dish costing $6. Regular menu prices are from $17-26 with choices of beef, chicken, lamb,steak, shrimp and fresh fish. WILDEASTBISTRO.COM