Shooters Waterfront Cafe USA showcases vistas of the intracoastal waterway as servers ferry plates of fresh seafood, burgers, and sandwiches to outdoor tables. Boat docking with valet assistance allows diners to pull up to the waterfront eatery after a day spent negotiating record deals with musically gifted whales. Shooters serves drinks on an outdoor patio, while their swimming pool allows guests to mimic those musical whales. On the weekends, a raw-food bar lures seafood lovers with fresh-caught oysters, clams, shrimp, and crab legs.
The menu at Next Door Cafe is a melting pot of American bistro standards and Balkan comfort-food specialties. The chefs here grill beef burgers, chicken burgers, and punjena pljeskavica––a type of stuffed burger hailing from southeastern Europe––along with steaks, fish fillets, and Balkan kebabs. Pancakes, french toast, and savory pies made with filo dough welcome diners in the morning, while sweet desserts reward clean plates at night.
Moments in Time Catering expands culinary vistas with a menu of handcrafted gourmet burgers and sandwiches, freshly prepped salads, and desserts, all serve-ready in microwavable containers. The bistro burger dresses a succulent patty in sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and a monocle of swiss cheese (an $8.50 value). A cadre of epicurean sandwiches include meatball subs (a $6.95 value) and oven-roasted turkey (a $7.95 value), and dinner entrees tame carnivorous cravings with stuffed green peppers cascading in tomato sauce and accompanied by mashed potatoes (a $10.95 value). Ladle wielders infuse a savory tomato sauce with sirloin steak and potatoes to compose homemade irish beef stew (a $10.95 value), and veggie slicers load garden salads with crisp cuts of carrots, cucumber, and red onion. Follow savory forkfuls with a variety of delectable dessert cakes, including red velvet, key lime, and carrot (up to a $6.25 value).
After nearly 20 years under the command of Top Chef star Chef Carlos Fernandez, Hi-Life Café has recently ascended into a new realm under the rule of Chef Virgil Woodard, a master of new-wave American cuisine. According to a feature in the Sun Sentinel Woodard's training in architecture and keen eye for art and symmetry become apparent upon first glimpse of his dishes, each embellished with his signature hand-carved vegetable garnishes. Yet the ornate frills are only the start of the meal’s elegance. Fresh jalapeños packed with shrimp and wrapped in bacon—Cajun Kisses—prelude a full menu of classic American fare with an upscale twist. He transforms pastas with unique sauces, such as a southwestern spin on bolognese and a classic mushroom and madeira wine sauce infused with brie, and he pairs high-end strip steak, pork loin, and seafood with fresh, internationally inspired accoutrements.
The interior of Hi-Life Café mirrors the chic style of the entrees. Candlelight flickers across tasteful urban art photography from John Fifield and Streetmurals.net, creating the ideal ambiance for a dinner date or impromptu murder-mystery game. A granite-topped wine bar hosts a selection of sips, as well as fresh flower arrangements rivaled only by the elegant roses adorning each and every table.
Café Jamm's upscale comfort fare and daily chef-inspired specials are crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Cast eyes over the menu before summoning starters such as gruyere mac 'n' cheese stuffed with panko and bacon ($5) and crispy sweet-potato fries accompanied by three dipping sauces ($7). A chopped fresh garden salad laden with jack cheese, savory bacon, garbanzo beans and kalamata olives appeases a green tooth ($9), and a hearty roasted duck with a red-wine reduction glaze nests in a bed of fragrant jasmine rice ($25). A certified Angus new york strip steak rubbed with aromatic signature spices tests the abilities of blindfolded competitive smellers ($28), and the Café Jamm cheeseburger is dressed with garlic aioli, fresh seasoned spinach, and caramelized onions before going out in a toasted brioche bun ($11). Once inside Café Jamm's black- and white-splashed interior, slide up to a cozy table or plant stems at the bar to sip a tipple from the wine list.