Sa-shimmy This Way
Sushi Bar at W Fort Lauderdale (pictured above), 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, wfortlauderdalehotel.com, 954.414.8200
Sushi lovers rejoice! A new sushi hotspot has sprung up on the beach – and it’s in one of the city’s hottest locations. Located at the W Fort Lauderdale, Sushi Bar offers a dining experience for those looking to start off their night the right way. The menu is made up of carefully crafted appetizers, rolls and sashimi devised by sushi chef Shuji Hiyakawa, a protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Even better — once you’ve satisfied your taste buds, head on over to Living Room just steps away to dance the night away.
Just Add Water
Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., 2151 N Federal Hwy, brooklynwaterbagel.com, 954.533.7041
It’s hard for Fort Lauderdale locals to imagine a summer without taking a dip in the water…well, what about their bagels? Known for a 14-step water filtration process that goes into its authentic Brooklyn-style bagels and coffee, Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. has officially opened its second Fort Lauderdale location. In addition to bagels and coffee, menu items include breakfast and deli sandwiches, baked goods, omelets and “baninis” – bagel paninis, naturally.
Backflip Beach Bar, 4660 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, plungebeachhotel.com, 754.312.5775
The new Plunge Beach Hotel adds another eatery to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Backflip Beach Bar offers the right light bites and beverages any beachgoer would need to sit back and relax with. The cocktails stay true to the beach theme, being named after cult classics featuring the sea – try the “Bigger Boat Needed” or “There Was Room for Two.” As for those bites? They include street tacos, grilled steak sandwiches, fried fish catch of the day and, of course, juicy burgers. From local brews to rum cocktails to fresh juice blends to tasty treats, all you need by the sea is right here.