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Thai Spice
1514 East Commercial
Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
Price: $$$
If you love Asian food but
are burned out on P.F. Chang’s or
that seedy Thai joint next to
your neighborhood laundromat,
be sure to check out Thai Spice.
Be cautious to not make a
selection too high on the spicy
scale, though, as this is authentic
Thai with real hot spices that are
no holds barred. The skirt steak
restaurant offers vegan-friendly
dishes for those in search of a
delicious meat-free meal.
There are no shortage of
fun and unique South Florida
date ideas that won’t break the
bank. Whether you just met
last week or have been married
for 30 years, one of these
suggestions will make for a
memorable evening with your
significant other.
• Grab a coffee at Brew
( and take a
walk on the New River.
• Head down to Lauderdale
by the Sea, grab a pita at Keese’s
( or a burger at
Burger Fi (, window
shop the tacky tourist stores, and
walk the pier to see if the
fishermen are catching anything
worth writing home about.
• Go for a bike ride to
anywhere; no bikes, no problem!
There is a new bicycle-sharing
program in Broward County
with self-service bicycle rental
Hollywood to Pompano. The
cost is only $5 for a 24-hour pass.
Visit to find
out more.
• Pay a visit the Ancient
Spanish Monastery in North
( This
incredible piece of architecture
from 12th century Spain was
purchased and relocated to
Miami in 1925. Tours are
available most days for $8 per
• Grab an authentic Italian
gelato at Sonny’s Gelato Café
( in Boca Raton.
Catch it on the right night and
your tasty ice cream alternative
just might come with a romantic
accordion serenade.
• Run a race together. With
running races of all distances
taking place nearly every
weekend year-round, training for
and running in one is a great way
to spend time together while
getting exercise and working
towards a common goal. Visit to view a list
of upcoming local races.
• Visit the Pelican Grand
( on the
north end of Fort Lauderdale
beach. Get an ice cream in the
parlor on the ground floor and
sit in the rocking chairs on the
southern-style back porch.
together just for fun.
• Visit the Morikami
Museum ( ) and
Japanese Gardens in Delray
Beach. It’s like visiting Japan for
the day without spending $2,000
in airfare.
• Visit the iconic Jaxson’s
( in Dania
Beach and try to conquer the
“Kitchen Sink.” Diabetics need
not attempt.
• Head over to Joe Picasso’s
( do-it-yourself
Lauderdale and make some
pottery together. Artistic skill
not required.
• Take a walk on Atlantic
Avenue in Delray Beach. Take
the trip on a weekend night and
you’re almost certain to catch
some live music along the way.
• Set your alarm clock and
catch a sunrise on any South
Florida beach. Trust us, it’s
worth losing sleep for!
Pry your kids away from
the iPad and Xbox for a few
hours and get out and about to
experience all that South
Florida has to offer.
• Tailgate at a Dolphins or
Hurricanes game at Sun Life
Stadium (
Pack your cooler, your grill and
your favorite barbeque foods
and head out to the game of your
choice a few hours early. Don’t
have the money to pay for
tickets? Bring a portable TV and
watch the game in the parking
lot as you stuff yourselves, play
some two-hand touch and catch
the team spirit.
•Try your skills at water
skiing or wakeboarding at Ski
Rixen ( at
Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield
Beach. For the younger or less
adventurous members of the
family, the park itself has plenty
to offer!
• Go to a Saint Thomas
Aquinas (
high school football game. The
program is one of the top in the
nation, and the game experience
is on par with the college level
for a fraction of the cost.
• Take a Monday night and
head out to Young Circle in
Hollywood for the food truck
extravaganza. You can suit
everyone in the family’s tastes
for just a few bucks.
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November 2012
Food & Fun