Did you know that you can travel the globe without ever leaving Oakland Park? Wilton Manors’ northern neighbor brings the world to your doorstep with its international cuisine. Savor the flavors of Mexico at Tacos and Tatts, El Guanaco offers Spanish and Salvadoran fare, Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is self-explanatory, and Bulegreen has its roots in Brazilian culture. Two of the newest places in Oakland Park add a couple more stops on your global tour.
Like many a red-blooded American boy, I grew up having a crush on the comic book’s king of the seas, Aquaman! Sure his powers were lame, talking to fish, but his long flowing blond hair made him different from other superheroes. I got to relive those fantasies as I sat in the Wreck Bar at the B Ocean Hotel and took in the Aquamen Burlesque show.
When Le Colonial opened its first restaurant in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood in 1993, its unusual (for the time) combination of upscale Vietnamese fare became an instant sensation among Chicago socialites.
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