Lost Restaurants of Fort Lauderdale

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So many iconic Fort Lauderdale restaurants have come and gone. From steakhouses to floating eateries and a doughnut shop that catered to a strictly adult audience, these dining destinations served up everything from gourmet seafood to post-beach chill food. Here, you can have another slice at Pizio’s Drive-Inn, another heaping plate of pasta at Tina’s Spaghetti House, a guilt-free brandy snapp at Fred Wenner’s and a final long night at Porky’s Hideaway. From the snow crab bisque at Mango’s to the key lime baked Alaska from The Caves, authors Todd Bothel and Dan Santoro also serve up vintage recipes that allow readers to re-create classic dishes from these beloved Fort Lauderdale institutions.
ISBN: 9781467144605
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: American Palate
Images: 76
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A native Iowan, Todd Bothel has lived in Fort Lauderdale since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Beloit College (WI) and a Master of Arts degree in museum studies from John F. Kennedy University (CA). An avid historian, Todd has worked in the museum field for nearly twenty-five years, researching and installing exhibits on a wide variety of subjects. He currently works at the Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU in Miami Beach. This is Todd’s fourth book exploring the history of Fort Lauderdale. He has also conducted research for eight other books and exhibition catalogues. “Trapper” Dan Santoro first visited Fort Lauderdale Beach for Spring Break 1979 and returned each of the following two years. He permanently moved to “Fort Liquordale” in 1986 and quickly immersed himself in the hospitality scene there, working and making friends with dozens of like-minded individuals and vacationers while soaking up the sun and the history of the city. After the 2003 death of the Godfather of Spring Break, “Crazy Gregg” Newell, Dan was dared by his friends to write the ultimate history of one of America’s hottest destinations, and Where the Boys (and Girls) Were! met that challenge head on. You are welcome to contact him for more information on the history of Fort Lauderdale Beach by visiting his website, http://www.fortlauderdalebeachbook.com.
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