Chef Gavin Pera runs the kitchen of Burlock Coast at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. He shares his 10 favorite spots around town and what to order. Pera will be cooking at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Best of the Best event Feb. 26 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach (tickets at sobefest.com):
1. Stache Coffee Bar
109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1044
2. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Chicken thighs with Bibb lettuce and fresh herbs.
3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353
Maine lobster avocado salad with bacon-sherry vinaigrette.
1818 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-765-1950
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-2421
5. 3030 Ocean
Charred octopus with marcona almond puree and blistered tomatoes.
3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale; 954-765-3030
6. Market 17
Housemade charcuterie board.
1850 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-835-5507
7. Valentino Cucina Italiana
Cavatelli, tortelli or any of their pastas.
620 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-5767
8. Lobster Bar Sea Grille
450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-772-2675
Skillet-roasted mussels with olive oil and sea salt.
450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-9119
10. Casa Frida Mexican Cuisine
Get any of the specials.
5441 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-530-3668