March 22, 2023

Dine Out Lauderdale and Issues to Do, Too



By Jan Engoren and Yours Actually

The Lazy Dayz of Summer season could also be right here, however with that comes the annual Dine Out Lauderdale 2022 operating from now by way of the month of September. What higher strategy to take pleasure in your favourite eating places or attempt someplace new?  Get offers and pattern among the main eateries in Fort Lauderdale with particular Dine Out Lauderdale menus, all with three programs specifically priced at $35 or $45.  And make a day of it with our recommendations for issues to do plus Fort Lauderdale has its spa days now!

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Pattern Mediterranean delights for $45, together with appetizer, entrée and dessert at Evelyn’s Fort Lauderdale on the 4 Seasons Lodge, 525 North Fort Lauderdale Seashore Boulevard. Begin with their traditional hummus or Za’atar Kale Caesar Salad adopted by Evelyn’s Rooster Shawarma served with fries, candy potato fries or facet salad and end with their Almond Basbousa – what might be sweeter?


Or, make a reservation at The Katherine and pattern their Heirloom Tomato and Burrata appetizer, adopted by an entrée of Quick Rib and Summer season Corn, Thai Crimson Curry Braised Fish or Jerk Grilled Rooster Thighs with coconut milk braised kale and plantains adopted by dessert of chocolate pudding or vanilla bean soaked “Torrejas” (like French toast) – yum!

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Dune by Laurent Toroundel picture from open desk

Subsequent, get pleasure from DUNE by Laurent Tourondel with its elevated eating expertise and oceanfront atmosphere on the Auberge Residences on the seaside in Fort Lauderdale. Select DUNES’s chopped salad, summer season flatbread or salmon roll made with avocado, cucumber and daikon sprouts for an appetizer. Entrées embrace a selection of Grilled Branzino Fillet or Prime Hanger Steak accompanied by sautéed spinach, home made fries, confit tomatoes and oregano choron or the Orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe. For dessert pattern their Key Lime meringue cheesecake,  milk chocolate peanut butter croquant banana gelato or eight different flavors of gelato, together with chocolate, vanilla, pistachio and coconut.

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Casa Sensei

For a brand new twist on two iconic cuisines, attempt Casa Sensei, (1200 East Las Olas Boulevard) a pan-Asian Latin fusion restaurant which marries the very best of two culinary worlds and is one in all my “go to” locations within the space.The waterfront restaurant gives an elevated menu for Dine Out Lauderdale. Amuse your palate, starting with the truffle infused Ahi Poke, made with ahi tuna, pink onion, drizzled truffle oil, seaweed salad, soy, and cilantro, paired with veggie wonton chips.  Subsequent up, savor the Salt and Pepper Prawns or the Blue Crab Rangoon, made with a combination of cream cheese, crab claw sauce meat and candy chili sauce.


After appetizers, select from a wide range of lunch entrées, together with sushi rolls or the Pan-Asian Latin Fusion specialties, together with Sesame Rooster, Pad Thai,  their well-known Truffle Butter Crunch Roll made with yellowtail or the fan-favorite Fish Burnt Roll, created with contemporary wahoo, Thai sriracha sauce, avocado, kani, sesame oil and cilantro topped with seared, spicy, smoked tuna and Cajun spices.

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Casa Sensei sesame rooster

Dinner menu entrées embrace Shogun Roll, made with spicy tuna, wagyu beef, cilantro, pink onion and topped with a contact of kimchi sauce; Mongolian Duck in a candy soy glaze served with vegetable fried rice and the Shrimp Curry Curl, a mixture of shrimp, pink curry sauce and contemporary, seasonal greens over white rice. Save room for dessert.  Desserts embrace Coconut Cream Cake, Cheesecake Dulce de Leche, or Chocolate Lover Cake.

For an added value, visitors can get pleasure from a soothing gondola trip après dîner, with Riverfront Gondola, situated proper behind Casa Sensei on Las Olas Boulevard.

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Casa Sensei

Different taking part eating places in Dine Out Lauderdale embrace Union Kitchen & Bar, providing  a terrific three course menu for $35, and Shady Distillery, with a four-course menu. Every course comes paired with a cocktail constituted of their house-distilled Shady Vodka or 12 Mile Rum.

New this 12 months to Dine Out Lauderdale is Planta Queen, serving one hundred pc plant-based delicacies.  Deal with your self to appetizers comparable to unagi eggplant, daikon katsu bao or sunomono salad with cucumber, broccoli hearts, seaweed, avocado, cilantro, chili sesame soy.  For an entrée attempt their crispy tofu and broccoli, pink Thai curry noodles or their Singapore noodles with curry, kale, peppers, cilantro, crispy shallots, Thai basil and lime. Dessert choices embrace chocolate brownie or Vietnamese espresso sundae – be nonetheless my heart!


After dinner, take a stroll down Las Olas Boulevard to expertise the avenue’s ambiance and pattern Dine Out Lauderdale menus at different favourite locales, together with  American Social, Sushi Storage, and YOLO Restaurant.

As an additional bonus, particular gives on Spa Days in August and September will be discovered at Spa Days  and take a look at for lodge and attraction offers.

For extra info on Dine Out Lauderdale 2022 please go to:

Make it A Day

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Historical past within the Making: Andy Warhol’s “Mao” Prints and William Gropper’s “Watergate Sequence on the NSU Museum

Head up the street to the NSU Artwork Museum, (One East Las Olas Boulevard) for his or her present exhibitions, “Historical past within the Making: Andy Warhol’s “Mao” Prints and William Gropper’s “Watergate Sequence,” Past Alechinsky and Lux et Veritas

“Historical past within the Making” marks the fiftieth Anniversary of two landmark occasions of Richard M. Nixon’s presidency – his landmark go to the Individuals’s Republic of China, ending years of diplomatic isolation between the 2 nations and the break-in to the Democratic Nationwide Committee headquarters within the Watergate workplace constructing and the following coverup which led to Nixon’s resignation on August 9, 1974. The exhibition consists of works by Andy Warhol and William Gropper drawn solely from the NSU Artwork Museum’s assortment. The exhibit runs by way of October 31.

“Past Alechinsky” gives viewers a condensed overview of the historic CoBrA motion, (an expressionist artwork type flourishing between 1948 and 1951) and the creative context that profoundly formed the life and work of Pierre Alechinsky. Whereas Keith Haring was outspoken in regards to the enduring affect of the artwork of Pierre Alechinsky, the joyful, spontaneous, collective spirit of Haring’s work reveals an overarching affinity with the complete CoBrA motion.

An accompaniment to NSU’s exhibition Confrontation: Keith Haring & Pierre Alechinsky, a highlight is solid on the methods during which Haring’s playful imagery, improvisational method and childlike innocence reveals him to be one of many CoBrA motion’s key disciples.The exhibit runs by way of October 2.

The third exhibition, Lux et Veritas, explores a transformative interval in modern artwork by specializing in a technology of artists of colour who attended Yale Faculty of Artwork for graduate research between 2000 and 2010.The exhibition’s title alludes to Yale College’s motto, Lux et Veritas, which interprets from Latin to “Gentle and Reality.” Within the context of this exhibition, the title references how these artists thought with vital complexity about their work and their motion by way of institutional constructions.

As a result of lack of range at the moment, the scholars stuffed gaps within the faculty’s curriculum and college by inviting artists, curators and writers of colour as advisors and visitor audio system, creating an interdisciplinary discussion board.

Their reevaluation of the Western artwork canon, and dedication to the strategy and apply of educating has contributed to a higher recognition of artists of colour, challenged stereotypes and enriched the general shared areas of studying and serious about artwork. Lux et Veritas offers a public discussion board during which to handle the instructions these artists took based mostly on the explorations that started in graduate faculty and have been instilled afterwards of their apply.

Featured artists embrace (amongst others), Mike Cloud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson and John Espinosa. The exhibit runs by way of January 8.

Go to Tel:  (954) 525-5500.

Within the temper for theater, one thing dramatic or musical?  Try the Broward Middle for the Performing Arts (201 SW fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312).

Singer Christopher Cross performs August 17, adopted by Latin Grammy winner Gilberto Santa Rosa (The Gentleman of Salsa) August 19; H.I.T.S. on Fifth: What are Males Pondering,? – a dinner in black that includes musicians and poets from South Florida on August 20;  An Night with writer and violinist Damien Escobar, August 25; Latin jazz on August  27 with two-time Grammy award-winner Marlow Rosado; closing out the month on August 28 with Randy Rainbow and his Pink Glasses Tour.

September brings a wide range of programming from Beres Hammond Stable Love 2022, September 2-3; Miami saxophonist Ed Calle and Federico Britos on September 17; to David Spade: “Catch Me Inside” on September 27.


Broward Middle for the Performing Arts is situated at 201 SW fifth Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.  For a full itemizing of occasions go to Broward Middle for the Performing Arts.  Tel:  (954) 462-0222.

The Artwork of the Hollywood Backdrop on the Boca Raton Museum

For the extra adventurous, head up the freeway to the Boca Raton Museum of Artwork (501 Plaza Actual, Boca Raton, FL 33432), the place you will be the star in your personal film.  Strike a pose in entrance of the backdrop from “The Sound of Music,” the place Julie Andrews sang “The Hills Are Alive,” or faucet dance subsequent to Gene Kelly’s Paris avenue dance scene or fake you might be Gary Grant or Eva Marie Saint as they make their approach down the enduring face of Mount Rushmore in Alfred Hitchcok’s 1959 movie, “North by Northwest.”

“The Artwork of the Hollywood Backdrop,” showcases lots of the iconic and scenic backdrops, made for the movement image trade between 1938 and 1968.  Paradoxically, the well-known and well-known items of Americana have been handpainted by artists, most of whom acquired no recognition for his or her expertise or applause for his or her important position in making Hollywood movie magic.

There are 22 backdrops on show, made for the large Hollywood studios between 1938 and 1968. The exhibit is a celebration of a preferred artwork type that had virtually been forgotten and have been rescued from the basement of the MGM Studios.

“The Artwork of the Hollywood Backdrop,” runs by way of January 22.

Upstairs, a companion exhibit, “Bonnie Lautenberg:  Artwork Meets Hollywood,” showcases a sequence of images by Lautenberg who pairs iconic artworks with stills from Hollywood motion pictures launched the identical 12 months the paintings was made. Recognized for her images of people and occasions from the worlds of politics and the humanities, Lautenberg started this sequence in 2017 and continues to work on it.

She explores photos that “communicate to one another” in ways in which disrupt how we expertise each the movie and the paintings. Usually, she chooses the paintings first and searches for a connection to that 12 months’s movie, or reverses the method to search out an paintings that pertains to the movie.

The exhibit runs by way of August 28.

The Boca Raton Museum of Artwork is situated at 501 Plaza Actual, Boca Raton, FL 33432  Tel:  (561) 392-2500. Go to

And at last, in the event you don’t thoughts going slightly additional afield, don’t miss a favourite place I typically write about, The Boys Farmers Market in Delray Seashore. In case you’re a foodie, or simply actually recognize contemporary fruit and veggies and benefit from the gourmand market expertise, you need to put a drive to The Boys Farmers Market in your “to do” checklist. There’s nothing even near it in Miami when it comes to selection and high quality of fruit and veggies, value level,  in addition to having a big selection of different meals objects in a single place. Right here’s Karen’s assessment.