Really enjoyed exploring the Fort Lauderdale area over the past month. And by exploring the area I mean visiting every brewery that time permitted.
Spirit Airlines Training Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Earlier this year I decided to take a hiatus from my day job to become a flight attendant (expect a blog post on that soon).
Change is not something I typically embrace. In fact, I fight it. However, despite the whirlwind these past few months have been — from the second I hit "apply" on a whim to the moment I earned my wings — things have continuously fallen into place and I'm trusting it.
Never in a hundred lifetimes would I have imagined myself saying this, but I'm so proud and excited to join the Spirit Airlines team. See y'all at 35K feet
The Apothecary 330 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you like a little side of mystery with your pizza, check out this bar tucked away beside a pizza shop in FLL. Walking in here made me feel like I was dropped into a game of Clue — it was Micki in the library with an empty beer glass.
Tarpon River Brewing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Honored to be the one to bring Gretchen to her first brewery. She's also one of my new roommates, so I'm sure there will be plenty more breweries in our future
Grind Coffee Project in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Drink coffee and be awesome — two things that should be at the top of your to-do list every day. Took a break from borderline undrinkable hotel coffee to scope out coffee shops near FLL. Loved the aesthetic at Grind Coffee Project and the iced latte was top notch!
Rustic Inn Crabhouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fell victim to another tourist (crab) trap... ba-dum-tsssss. Was craving seafood and this definitely did the trick. However, everyone bangs the table with hammers when a birthday is announced and apparently it was everyone's birthday. This nice pale ale from a local micro (or nano?) brewer got me through it.
Bowlero in Davie, FL
Finally had a day off, which obviously means time for a GNO! I'm not good at bowling but Bowlero has beer pong too — which I am also not good at but at least it involves beer.
Mash'd in Davie, FL
Getting warmer on the search for good food in Florida. Mash’d was a step up from everything else so far — you can rest assured I'll keep you in the loop. Hey, at least the liquor hasn't let me down.
Padrino's in Dania Beach, FL
Not sure if my standards are too high, if I'm visiting the wrong restaurants, or Florida just hasn't found its cuisine niche yet, but I've yet to be really blown away by anything here. However, this mango jalapeño mojito was fantastic, and Padrino’s is def the best food I've had here so far.
Wynwood Walls in Miami, FL
Went to Miami to check out Wynwood Walls and made an impromptu appearance at the Wynwood St. Paddy's block party for some green beer
Tap 42 at Aventura Mall in Miami, FL
All hail Lord Hobo 🙌 The first time I tried a Lord Hobo IPA it was so good my friend tried to take home full kegs of it. I can't say I blame him.
Paradise Tiki Bar & Grill in Dania Beach, FL
Dilly dilly to NJ friendship in Florida! I'm a sucker for outside bars, especially when they're on the water. Almost makes you forget you're drinking Bud Light... almost.