S3 – Sun | Surf | Sand

S3 – Sun | Surf | Sand– 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale              (954) 523-7873 – http://www.s3restaurant.com

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It’s understandable why some say S3 is “YOLO on the beach.” Same ownership, similar design cues, attentive service and smart-looking crowd. But the added dimension of beach dining is alluring and very different from their Las Olas restaurant. The food is a mix of new American and Asian with many small plate options as well as some larger entrée items. We ordered several small plates… Tuna Tataki , so tender it melts in your mouth, Kamikaze Roll with nice hotness, tasty Vietnamese Chicken Wings and the “not what you were expecting” Shrimp Toast-Ciabatta. So many more items I’d like to try, but will have to wait for the next visit.

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Sushi Rock

Sushi Rock- 1515 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

My brother enjoys good sushi. I’m not sure if it was all the lox he ate as a kid or just his love of all things fish, but eating sushi is one of his passions. In fact, it was he who introduced me to Sushi Rock.  I was there the day he asked our server if they could recreate a roll that was made for him by a sushi chef & friend in Massachusetts.  That roll is now served at the restaurant; however, it is not on the menu.  You need to ask for it by name, the “Super Larry Roll.” It is a spicy tuna with jalapeño & crunch, inside out roll, wrapped with alternating strips of tuna and white tuna with spicy mayo and spicy masago. Normally we’ll start off with the Shrimp Dumplings (Ebi Shumai) served with a creamy mustard dipping sauce or for some real fire, the Steamed Pork Dumplings infused with wasabi (Great Balls of Fire.) I also recommend the Spicy Tuna Salad with crunch, masago, seaweed and kimchee sauce. While I eat a lot of sashimi and sushi, here I tend to eat more rolls…partly because they’re so darn good.  Some that I recommend are; the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Blondie, The Mack Daddy and the Big Bopper.

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