Date and time of visit: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:30pm
No. of diners: 4 adults
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Parking (Valet): ★★★★★
Food quality: ★★★★☆
Serving amount: ★★★★★
Value for $: ★★★★☆
Juniper on the Water offers valet parking and has both indoor and outdoor dining, but I can’t see why you would pass up the stellar views by the water to dine indoors.
They specialise in Seafood and offer happy hour daily, dinner nightly and weekend brunch.
Our server was a bit quick on taking away the menus each time, but other than that, she was polite and quite attentive.
Serving sizes were more than generous, as some mains could be shared for two. The seafood was fresh and the dishes were flavourful. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses, except for the Seared Red Snapper Fillet. Jamaicans tend to prefer Saltwater fish versus Freshwater fish and appreciate a bit more seasoning.
The Mussels were fantastic. It could be shared amongst our party of 4.
The Cioppino (USD $38) (Not photographed) that was a Gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, Atlantic cod, lobster meat Seafood Stew served with grilled bread was delightful as well.
Their signature Seafood Paella lived up to its prestigious reputation. It was a steamy burst of flavour that I thoroughly enjoyed.
There was no room for Dessert, but Juniper on the Water is #SugaEndorsed.
Juniper on the Water
Location: 1975 S Ocean Dr, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, United States
Suga Taster Ratings for Pirate Republic Seafood Restaurant, Southwest Ranches, FL
Date and time of visit: July 28, 2019 @ 5:45pm
No. of diners: 3
NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum
Comfort: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Service: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Speed: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Food quality: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Serving amount: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Plating: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Value for $: ★★★✯ (3.5)
Suga Taster’s Breakdown!
This Suga Taster went to the Fort Lauderdale location a few years ago in September 2016 for a Birthday dinner and remembered how good the food was, so she decided to try the new location which was closer to her. She was quite disappointed though!
The Lemonade was fresh and made to order, with mint and Limoncello (liqueur).
This sure looks good, but my Suga Taster found the sauce to be quite salty.
It seemed like the Lobster meat was not previously removed from the shell, cooked, sauced and replaced for service, because this Suga Taster had difficulty removing the Lobster from the shell with a knife and fork. After all, this was not a restaurant that required a bib.
This dish was the pleaser with an abundance of Crab meat. No complaints for this one.
Dinner came to a decent close as my Suga Taster’s family were delighted with their dessert that had just the right amount of sweet.
MidiCi Fort Lauderdale makes wood-fired Neapolitan Pizzas. Neapolitan Pizzas are authentic Italian style Pizzas that are made with San Marzano tomatoes grown on volcanic plains in Italy and Mozzarella cheese made with milk from water buffalo that are raised in the marshlands of Italy. The Mozzarella cheese used is known as ‘white gold’ because of its high premium quality and taste.
MidiCi has a Daily Happy Hour from 3-7pm and all day on Thursdays. They also do Wine and Cheese on Wednesdays for $19.95USD.
They have quite a salivating Instagram page. Looks like they are worth a try on my next trip!
MidiCi Fort Lauderdale
The Neapolitan Pizza Company
Location: 510 North Federal Highway. Fort Lauderdale. Florida
Last Wednesday, I attended the opening of ‘Burger and Beer’ at NK Deli (above Cuddyz) with my fiancé.
It was advertised to run from 6pm-10pm and I arrived at 8:45pm. Music was still playing but I missed the Happy Hour buzz with the rush of persons who attended after work and had a good vibe going.
For $1500JMD tax included, you can get a Burger (Beef, Chicken or Fish from what I remember) served with wedges or fries and 2 beers. Quite a good deal!
I had the Chicken Burger and wedges and my other half had the Beef Burger with fries. My Chicken Burger was tasty and the Beef Burger was well seasoned and tender on the inside with a bit of crisp on the outside. Fresh meat, bread buns and veggies. Yum! You could also add bacon for a small cost.
Additional beers, wines, rum, vodka and juices were on sale as well. So check out ‘Burger and Beer’ this evening or any other Wednesday from about 6pm-8pm and make it your Happy Hour!
Also note that NK Deli offers lunch and delivery on Mondays to Fridays (closed on Saturdays) at reasonable prices with a good range of dishes, where the menu changes daily. The prices posted for lunches now include GCT.
More to come?!
Lasagne and Tiramisu on Thursdays! $1500JMD+tx (Beverages not included) from 6-10pm and Vegetarian will be one of the options. If I don’t make it soon, Suga bears, do feel free to report!