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Dine Out in Fort Lauderdale

By Sean O'Neill
updated September 29, 2021

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is running a promotion, Dine Out Lauderdale, during Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, with 35 restaurants offering three-course prix fixe dinner menus for $35. The restaurants are in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, and other popular destinations.

The participating restaurants include Cero at the St. Regis, Cohiba Brasserie (in Pembroke Pines), Himmarshee Bar & Grille, Lola's on Harrison, and Mark's Las Olas. A complete list of participating restaurants is at sunny.org/dineout. The program is co-sponsored by American Express, but you do not need to use an AmEx card to pay for your meal. [via the Miami Herald, from an article not online]

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