Finster Murphy’s

Finster Murphy’s1497 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 765-3461 – http://www.finstermurphys.com

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This is not your typical fishmonger . You will find the expected large seafood assortment including, extra large Shrimp, Diver Scallops, Stone Crab (seasonal), and as well as a fresh assortment of fish fillets, seafood salad, conch salad, fresh Salmon salad, Crab cakes, Tuna Burgers, Salmon Burgers and freshly picked Lobster meat. The unexpected is that in addition to purchasing these fresh gems for your kitchen, you can also have your purchase grilled, sautéed, blackened or fried while you wait. Try their awesome daily soup-of-the -day, and Fish & Chips made with Cod too. Seriously, the only way to get fresher than this is to stowaway on a fishing boat.

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Hot Dog Heaven

Hot Dog Heaven- 101 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, http://hotdogheaven.infinology.net/home.htm

I grew up in the Bronx, that’s NY, and for me a kosher hotdog was the start of any meal at the local deli.  Back then, unless you were from Chicago, who knew anything else existed other than a Hebrew National dog on a steamed bun with brown mustard and sauerkraut.  A Chicago dog is truly different and I have found it to be something to be savored & enjoyed.  One of the best places to try one is Hot Dog Heaven.  It’s a small roadside stand with a devoted group of customers who gladly wait on-line during lunch to wrap their lips around this dog.  I order the Super Dog served on a steamed poppy-seed bun with the works; yellow mustard, sliced pickles, hot sport peppers, tomatoes and salary salt.  Couple that with fries and a drink and you’re done. They have many other items on the menu that I’m sorry to say I haven tried, but will on future trips.