Shake Shack, 2400 N Federal Hwy., 754.216.4398, shakeshack.com
Shake Shack, known for its 100-percent all-natural Angus burgers, fresh-made frozen custard and crinkle-cut fries, has
finally opened in Fort Lauderdale. The East Coast rival of West Coast icon In-N-Out Burger also serves chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (which have no hormones or antibiotics). Keeping things local, they offer brews from Wynwood Brewing Co., Due South Brewing Co. and Funky Buddha Brewery. Lucky for us, this location includes a collection of frozen custards exclusive to Fort Lauderdale: Pie OH My, S’more and Caramel Crumble (in addition to the classics).
Fat of the Land
Fat Tap Beer Bar and Eatery, 830 E Oakland Park Blvd., #101, 954.325.7049, facebook.com/fattapbeerbar
At the heart of Fat Tap is a rotating selection of more than two dozen beers, exclusively from independent breweries and with an emphasis on locals. The food menu is designed to pair with craft beer, and the daily 4-to-7 happy hour includes $2 off any beer and $4 small plates. Also check out the “Pay It Forward” wall; pay for a beer for one of the people on the wall (recent categories include a jeep owner, a public adjuster and a firefighter) or, if you’re in a group on the wall, claim your free beer. Educators get 10 percent off at all times.
Fuzzy Tacos, 854 W Cypress Creek Rd., #197, fuzzystacoshop.com
Texas-based Mexican restaurant chain Fuzzy Tacos offers all the right food for those who wish to experience the fuzzy feelings one gets by consuming fresh tacos, frozen margaritas and chips with queso. Specialty items include shredded brisket tacos, tempura fish tacos and breakfast items like chilaquiles.