Friday, May 18, 2018

Good Eats: Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Louie Bossi’s Ristorante  1032 E Las Olas Blvd./SE 10th Terr., (954) 356-6699.  L-D daily.  We were lured in by the sheltered yet open-air, sidewalk-side seating.  That the Italian cuisine was so delicious was a pleasant bonus.  Turns out, all manner of seating is available, including in a leafy back garden.  It was lunch time, but instead of a panini or salad, we opted to share a tasty pasta fagioli soup and a gigantic portion of divine short rigatoni alla Bolognese (on the extensive menu, the pastas here are sorted into “long” and “short”).  Almost everything is made fresh in house--pasta, bread, pastries, cookies, gelatos.  For all the world, this Italian retreat has the atmosphere of a place that has been around forever.  But actually, it opened only in 2015!  Mama mia!  I look forward to returning next time I’m in town!

Louie Bossi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

entrance to Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
entrance to Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


dining room at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
dining room at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


open-air dining at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
open-air dining at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


wall of fame at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
wall of fame at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


back patio at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
back patio at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


complimentary bread basket at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
complimentary bread basket at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


fagioli soup at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
fagioli soup at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


rigatoni alla Bolognese at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
rigatoni alla Bolognese at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Good Eats: Shooters Waterfront, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Shooters Waterfront  3033 NE 32 Ave., (954) 566-2855.  With many seating areas to choose from, I’d opt for the waterfront patio every time.  Maybe even in the rain--if it ever rains in this town.  Out there, twinkling lights decorate the tall palm trees and you can watch yachts pull up and unload.  Popular menu choices include coconut shrimp, lobster roll, and fried calamari but also items such as butternut squash soup and flatbread.  The night’s fish plate special is usually a stellar choice--think cashew-crusted mahi with sticky rice and red Thai coconut curry sauce, or seared red snapper with fingerling potatoes and a fennel crushed tomato medley.  Cocktails and live music are also a big part of the fun, and Sunday brunch must be simply divine.  This popular spot has been here since 1982, making it pretty much a local institution.

waterfront patio at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
waterfront patio at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


palm tree at night at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
palm tree at night at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


calamari at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
calamari at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


salad at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
salad at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


flat bread at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
flat bread at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


mahi mahi at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
mahi mahi at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


flan at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
flan at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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