Karma Sushi Steakbar
This edgy spot with plush booths and a dramatic LED wall in Mizner Park has introduced its fall selections and extended its daily happy hour.
Newly promoted executive chef Mike Ellis says he is ramping up the Asian fusion flair to complement their sushi expansion.
Start off with Asian BBQ or honey-chipotle wings with Asian slaw ($10) or Szechwan-glazed chicken salad with ginger-sesame vinaigrette ($14). Lettuce wraps with candied cashews now offer a choice of shrimp, beef or tofu instead of just chicken ($12).
Move on to a chipotle chicken sandwich on ciabatta bread with cumin aioli and fried roasted red peppers ($12) and chicken or steak ginger teriyaki lo-mein bowl ($16-$17), as well as a garlic version with garlic blue crab and shrimp ($18).
Four new sushi rolls include deep-fried Tuna on Fire with jumbo lump crab, jalapenos and avocado ($21) and the shrimp-tempura volcano with avocado, cream cheese, mango, roasted red peppers and baked jumbo lump crab ($25).
New vodka cocktails include Tropical Mandarin Spice with jalapeno and Fuzzy Peach with pineapple juice and peach purée (both $12).
Lunch service may resume in November, and happy hour at the bar has been extended the entire night with the addition of sushi rolls on the revamped menu.
"We have a nice bar business since all of our appetizers and drinks are half off at the bar all night," co-owner Ruti Bell says. "On ladies night Wednesdays, we also offer half off on all sushi rolls at the bar. People seem to really enjoy sitting at the island bar, whether they are facing the restaurant interior or the media wall with the TVs and the changing lights."
This quaint historic house with a front-yard oasis has kicked off a monthly Havana Nights party every third Thursday with cigars, live music and small-batch house made rum, as well high-quality rums.
Manager Carlos Gambarini says they are spicing and barrel-aging their Batch #2 rum and using herbs from their garden in botanical Batch #6. Batch #2 anchors Dali's Stache with grapefruit juice ($8), and Batch #6 makes up the Cuban Cure with Hum liqueur and Velvet Falernum ($9).
The drinks and cigars actually are available every day.
"It really fits the spirit of Dada, a 1920s Florida house from the time of the intriguing and mystical Roaring Twenties, rum-running, Hemingway, Prohibition, and the spreading of the Dada movement out of Zurich and out to the world when the first World War ended — a time when rum was king," says Gambarini.
An Afro-Cuban group, The Ubuntu Band, performs at 9 p.m. as guests enjoy Cuban-inspired specials, such as a deconstructed Cuban sandwich in the form of a cheese and salumi board with pork belly and house made pickles.
Dada also has introduced six special cocktails for Sunday movie nights featuring two artsy classics outside on a big screen starting at 10 p.m. Favorites are Wild strawberry margarita and Blood-orange cosmo (both $7). "Solaris" and "The Sacrifice" will be shown this Sunday. 10/6
D'Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar, Tapas
4215 N. Federal Highway, Oakland Park, 954-561-7300; 1370 Weston Road, Weston, 954-306-0037; DangeloPizza.com