Marketplace of Ideas
Burlock Coast’s Marketplace, 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., burlockcoast.com, 954.302.6460
There’s a new kind of food market and it’s extra-Ritzy. The Ritz-Carlton has finally opened its dining area to the public, and its Marketplace is a great spot for a quick, gourmet bite or a shop for the decadent ingredients made in‑house and used in Ritz dishes, such as their pasta noodles and sauces. The Marketplace’s order-at-the-counter then sit‑down or take to-go style makes gourmet at the beach a thing of the present.
Agave My Heart
Agave Taco Bar, 2949 N Federal Hwy., agave-tacobar.com, 954.530.9065
Who says no to tacos and beer? This delicious taqueria evokes the truest flavors by using uniquiely Mexican ingredients and the authentic flavors of Madre Patria (Motherland) – i.e., Monterrey, Mexico. Aside from the amazing food and pretty great beer selection, this taco bar follows a beautifully simple philosophy that makes us want to eat there every day: They only use ingredients they themselves are proud of eating.
Tony D’s, 3300 NE 32nd St., tonyds.net, 954.440.2151
Old-school Italian meets new American cuisine at this upbeat and high-energy Italian restaurant. Take your pick on where you’d like to sit from open-air indoor and outdoor seating options to their 40-seat bar. If you’re hungry for an interactive dining experience, reserve your seats at the Chef’s Counter. There you can have a chat with the chefs as they prepare your meal before your eyes – while you taste samples straight from their open kitchen.