Staff Picks: Simply Starving

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50 Ocean

Picked by Margaret Mary Shuff, Publisher

A real winner for a wow date is Ocean 50 in Delray Beach. There’s a lovely ambiance, peaceful ocean views and fun bar—and tasty food comes with all that, too! Appetizers are delivered in small mason jars, and include sweet ‘n’ spicy crab and wahoo fish spread—both of which are plentiful and delicious. You’ve got to try the steaming dish of mussels, pan-seared snapper, swordfish over delicate spaetzle and shrimp with a red curry sauce. Don’t put off a night at 50 Ocean. Celebrate anything! Just go, ASAP!

(50ocean.com // 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach // 561/278-3364)

 

Sloan’s

Picked by Megan Kearney, Editorial Intern

“If you’re in search of an exciting environment with a unique menu, look no further than Sloan’s Ice Cream Parlor. With six locations in South Florida, you’re guaranteed to find one near you. Menu items range from shakes, malts, sundaes and ice cream sodas to simple scoops with interesting, homemade ice cream flavors. My favorite flavor has to be “Tracy’s Scrumptious Pretzel,” which consists of caramel ice cream with milk chocolate covered salty pretzels and peanut butter swirls. It tastes just as good as it sounds! If you’re really feeling hungry, try “Tracy’s Kitchen Sink,” which boasts 12 scoops of ice cream loaded with tons of toppings, whipped cream and cherries—all served in a real sink!

(sloansicecream.com // 329 Plaza Real, Mizner Park // 561/338-9887)

 

ROK BRGR

Picked by Laura Tolliver, Editorial Intern

“I discovered this award-winning gem after watching ‘Heathers: The Musical’ at the Broward Center this past Sunday, and my oh my, this tasty joint is a keeper! This modern day gastropub offers a dreamy menu that satisfies all my deep-fried cravings. Three words: lobster corn dogs. Need I say more? As the famous phrase goes, “Where’s the beef?” Well, my fellow burger lovers, it’s right here waiting to be devoured at ROK BRGR. Want my recommendation? Try the Sweet Caroline burger. The juicy handful is topped with mouth-watering bourbon BBQ sauce, succulent BBQ short rib and unforgettable onion straws. This heavy hitter burger spot will surely keep you coming back for more.”

(rokbrgr.com // 208 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale // 954/525-7656)

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