Where the Buoys Are
Buoy Bites Roadside Seafood Shack, 1199 E Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park, 954.306.2775, buoybites.com
The owners have come a long way from New York, and we don’t blame them. Fort Lauderdale’s more of a seafood town, anyway. This unique walk-up kitchen and outdoor dining concept is perfect for socially distanced dining. Menu items include New England-style lobster clambakes (steamed fresh lobster, clams, shrimp, mussels, corn on the cob and potato), fish fry baskets, buckets of mussels or clams, sandwiches, pasta and more.
Let’s Maki It Special
Sushi Maki, 501 SE 17th St., 954.380.8440, wholefoodsmarket.com
In the new 47,000- square-foot Whole Foods on 17th Street, Sushi Maki is serving their rolls, poke bowls and wok-fired dishes straight from the grocery store. On their menu, you’ll find volcano fries (seasoned fries topped with kanikama salad, spicy mayo and eel sauce), Aji Amarillo Poke Bowl (salmon, avocado, edamame, mango, serrano, crispy noodles, aji amarillo sauce, togarashi, sweet mayo and sushi rice) and bento boxes.
Via the Drive
Via Vai Italian Deli & Wine Bar, 2043 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 954.380.2411, viavai.us
For Antonella Diluca and Simone Raccanello, moving from their native Italy to South Florida to open a deli and café was a dream. And now it’s a tasty reality for Wilton Drive diners. The menu includes several authentic main course options, a panini menu, traditional appetizers and desserts including “torta della nonna” and amaretto cake. In addition to a good selection of Italian wines, they also offer artisanal beers from the north of Italy, where Diluca and Raccanello come from.