Hot Dish

Welcome to the Hot Dish, where OutSFL's food editor Rick Karlin explores the local cuisine and culinary delights. Have a tip to share? Email Rick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now in its fifth year, the Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival will take place from Jan. 8-14, 2024, with a week-long series of hands-on experiences, celebrating the ever-evolving epicurean scene in South Florida. Here's a glimpse into the events scheduled.

This year’s Miami Art Week takes place from Dec. 6-10 and culminates with Art Basel, Dec. 8-10.  To paraphrase the Bible, “Man does not live on art alone.” So make your dining experiences as memorable as the art you’re viewing. So here’s a guide to some of the hottest restaurants and bars to check out during Art Week, neighborhood by neighborhood.

"Turkey Lurkey." Broadway fans will get the reference in the title, for the rest of you, search it on YouTube to see Baayork Lee and Donna McKechnie in the swinging 1960s show, “Promises, Promises,” before their roles in “A Chorus Line” made them stars. You can watch it while getting ready to head out to Thanksgiving dinner, heating up an already prepared meal, or basting the turkey you’re cooking yourself.

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Picture it, Miami 2023! The Golden Girls Kitchen, a dining experience based on the popular television series, has opened as a pop-up restaurant in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The Golden Girls Kitchen whisks guests the moment they walk through the doors into the world of this endearing fan favorite. The experience jet sets fans back to the 1980s, transporting them into the world of their favorite golden girls. The restaurant, inspired by the iconic show, comes to Miami after experiencing massive success as a pop-up experience in Beverly Hills, New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.

After decades as one of Fort Lauderdale's favorite restaurants, Canyon moved from its distinctive location on Sunrise Blvd. to a larger space on Federal, just south of the Kinney Tunnel. It still serves unique American artisanal cuisine with Asian, South and Central American undertones, in an intimate space with an upscale atmosphere. My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal for our 29th wedding anniversary. Being off-season, it was easy to get a reservation, even on a Saturday night. We arrived right on time and were greeted with friendly smiles and wishes for a happy anniversary (the reservation form asks if it is a special occasion) and were promptly shown to the worst table in the restaurant (a tiny two-top against a post next to the kitchen and bus station). I asked for a better table, and we were seated near a window along the comfortable banquette.  


Phone: 954-514-7095
Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 2PM


2520 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305



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