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  • Best barbecue in South Florida 2017: Smoke BBQ

    Best barbecue: Smoke BBQ

    BEST BARBECUE Smoke BBQ 3351 NE 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-530-5334; EatBBQNow.com “Pig Out,” reads the Edison-bulb sign above the order counter at this Galt Ocean Mile restaurant owned by Scott Kennedy and Steve Chin. No problem: Brisket is our spirit animal. The Texas-style beef brisket comes...

  • Best doughnuts in South Florida 2017: Nani's Dough

    Best doughnuts: Nani's Dough

    BEST DOUGHNUTS Nani’s Dough 601 N. Congress Ave., No. 406, Delray Beach; 561-303-1102; NanisDough.com Since relocating in April to his new location on Congress Avenue in Delray Beach, doughnut wizard Nani Edry has been deep-frying monster-size rings, the size a throwback to the fluffy, yeast-raised...

  • Best burger in South Florida 2017: Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

    Best burger: Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

    BEST BURGER Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill 1821 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale; 954-768-8990; Gilberts17thStGrill.com Lenore Gilbert’s sirloin-slinging restaurant offers 11 plump, hockey puck-shaped Angus beef burgers, each flame-charred, but only one can be called king. It is the Havarti Burger, which...

  • Best hot dogs in South Florida 2017: Hot Dog Heaven

    Best hot dogs: Hot Dog Heaven

    BEST HOT DOGS Hot Dog Heaven 101 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-7100; HotDogHeaven.Infinology.net/home.htm The kitchen at Hot Dog Heaven may be food-truck small, but the Chicago-style franks grilled in this 41-year-old institution in Fort Lauderdale pack a massive bite. These delicious,...

  • Best pizza in South Florida 2017: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

    Best pizza: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

    BEST PIZZA Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza 27 Florida locations; ACFP.com How good does Anthony Bruno’s pizza have to be to overshadow his wonderfully charred, piled-high chicken wings and mom-shaming meatballs? With crust precisely calculated for the job at hand, the fresh, flavorful toppings are the...

  • Best wings in South Florida 2017: The Fresh Market

    Best wings: The Fresh Market

    BEST WINGS Fresh Market Multiple locations; TheFreshMarket.com Flavored in varying degrees of intensity, from honey-barbecue and teriyaki to Buffalo-roasted and Korean-style wings, these efficient little meat-delivery tools cost $9.99 a pound for as many as you can jam into a box. You can usually...

  • Best tacos in South Florida 2017: Los Tacos by Chef Omar

    Best tacos: Los Tacos by Chef Omar

    BEST TACOS Los Tacos by Chef Omar 10299 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs, 754-229-8940; 17722 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954-447-6262; 12393 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, 954-430-5180; LosTacos.com The thing about chef Omar Covarrubias’ dishes is that they are deceptively simple at first glance....

  • Best subs/sandwiches in South Florida 2017: La Mia Focaccia

    Best subs/sandwiches: La Mia Focaccia

    BEST SUBS/SANDWICHES La Mia Focaccia 6330 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale; 954-772-9499; LaMiaFocaccia.com The backbone of any great sandwich is the bread, and you cannot do better than the round, pillowy, fresh-baked focaccia at this marvelous lunch spot run by Chiara Troccia. The restaurant’s...

  • Best grilled cheese in South Florida 2017: New York Grilled Cheese

    Best grilled cheese: New York Grilled Cheese

    New York Grilled Cheese 2207 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, and 493 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 954-564-6887 and 561-277-0777; NewYorkGrilledCheese.com For late-night carb-loading, the waffle iron-seared melts at this Wilton Drive mainstay are tough to beat, especially when sandwiches are stuffed...

  • Best bagels in South Florida 2017: Sage Bagel and Deli

    Best bagels: Sage Bagel and Deli

    BEST BAGELS Sage Bagel and Deli 800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach; 954-456-7499; SageBagelAndDeli.com Milton and Iris Fuerst opened Sage Bagel next to Gulfstream Park in 1973 after moving from Queens, N.Y. Now run by their son Harvey, Sage is a shrine to old-school craftsmanship....

  • Best Key lime pie in South Florida 2017: Bob Roth's New River Groves

    Best Key lime pie: Bob Roth's New River Groves

    BEST KEY LIME PIE Bob Roth’s New River Groves 5660 Griffin Road, Davie; 954-581-8630; NewRiverGroves.com Terry Roth succumbed to cancer in 2002, but her pies, first sold in the early 1970s, live on at this Broward landmark. Fruit pies and velvety chocolate and banana-cream pies are mainstays, but...

  • Best pastelitos in South Florida 2017: Versailles Restaurant

    Best pastelitos: Versailles Restaurant

    BEST PASTELITOS Versailles Restaurant 3555 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-444-0240; VersaillesRestaurant.com Provided you don’t mind running the risk of encountering a protest, a tourist fumbling through an order or a politician patronizing voters — sorry, campaigning — you’ll find the best pastelitos...

  • Best crab in South Florida 2017: Joe's Stone Crab

    Best crab: Joe's Stone Crab

    BEST CRAB Joe’s Stone Crab 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-0365; JoesStoneCrab.com There are cheaper and more scenic places to munch on stone crab, but none will deliver the same endorphin rush of Joe’s, with its frantic crowds, black-jacket-and-bow-tie clad servers, creamed spinach, hash-browned...

  • Best mac 'n' cheese in South Florida 2017: ROK:BRGR

    Best mac 'n' cheese: ROK:BRGR

    BEST MAC ’N’ CHEESE ROK:BRGR 208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, and other locations including Hallandale Beach, Delray Beach and South Miami; 954-525-7656; ROKBRGR.com This regional chain is known for hefty burgers, but its macaroni and cheese might be even better. It is rich and decadent, baked...

  • Best ice cream/frozen yogurt in South Florida 2017: Sloan's

    Best ice cream/frozen yogurt: Sloan's

    BEST ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT Sloan’s CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-833-4303; 112 S. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-833-3335; 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-627-4301; 329 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-338-9887; 111 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach,...

  • Best Cuban sandwich in South Florida 2017: David's Cafe

    Best Cuban sandwich: David's Cafe

    BEST CUBAN SANDWICH David’s Cafe 919 Alton Road, Miami Beach; 305-534-8736; DavidsCafeCafecito.com The layers of ham, pork and Swiss cheese are stacked so neatly in the Cuban sandwich at David’s Cafe that they look like food art. One bite, and you will feel the explosion of flavors in your mouth....

  • Best french fries in South Florida 2017: Pincho Factory

    Best french fries: Pincho Factory

    BEST FRENCH FRIES Pincho Factory Multiple locations from Pinecrest to Fort Lauderdale; PinchoFactory.com Innumerable diets have been abandoned and countless New Year’s resolutions have perished inside Pincho Factory restaurants, a Latin-flavored, sandwich-and-burger chain that serves french fries...

  • Best soup in South Florida 2017: Temple Street Eatery

    Best soup: Temple Street Eatery

    BEST SOUP Temple Street Eatery 416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754-701-0976; TempleStreetEatery.com Temple Street Eatery keeps its Best Of crown for the second year as the best soup spot in South Florida. Multiple bowls are on the menu, each with exotic ingredients such as bok choy, noodles,...

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