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Apr
2021

Tasty Tamarac – Tamarac’s Inaugural Best Appetizer Competition Kicks Off May 1st

Posted By : denise/ 47

Hello Foodie Friends,

I am excited to announce that Savor Our City has been contracted to assist the City of Tamarac on a 6 month marketing initiative geared towards helping their mom and pop restaurants who have been struggling during the pandemic. We are pleased to share with you “Savor The Flavors Of Tamarac” which will highlight the many unique flavors (global cuisines) found throughout Tamarac. Our first initiative kicks off on May 1st with “Tasty Tamarac”, a Culinary Competition for the Tastiest Appetizer.

 

Who will receive this inaugural People’s Choice Award? From May 1 – 16, locals and visitors alike will have an opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite American appetizer. Not only will the competing restaurants stand a chance to win a custom plaque and bragging rights for a year, but those who participate by going to at least one restaurant in each Flavor Category (American: May 1 -16; Asian: May 17-31; Caribbean: June 1 – 14; Italian: June 15 – 30 and Latin July 1 – 15) and casting their vote (voting instructions available at FlavorsOfTamarac.com and at each participating restaurant) will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a restaurant gift certificate pack valued at $100.

 

Contenders : American Flavors (May 1 – 16)

 

Char Hut

A family-owned business with a reputation for giving back to charitable causes in the community, Char Hut is known for not only serving the leanest, most delicious burgers in town, but also features a menu of choices including chicken, sides, sweets, combo meals, salads and more. Char Hut credits its staff for delivering a great experience for their customers. They employ quality-minded people who want to be part of a winning operation and the future growth of our business Char-Hut plans to expand throughout Florida in the coming years and is hiring at this time.

Competition Appetizer: Onion Rings

Address: 10000 West McNab Road, Tamarac, FL 33321

Phone # 954-720-5566

Hours of Operation: Dine-in: Open at 50% capacity / Take Out

Walk in for take out: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 9:00pm

Drive-through: Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 9:00pm

 

Chowtime Grill & Buffet

With a wide assortment of American, Asian & Seafood specialty items on the buffet (self-service at the buffet is available once again with gloves provided for patrons’ use), there’s no shortage of incredibly fresh and tasty dishes to select from at a great value.

 

Competition Appetizer: Stuffed Blue Crab  

 

Address: 6997 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33319

Phone # 954-721-8688

Hours of Operation: Mon – Thu, Sun 11am – 9:30pm; Fri – Sat 11am -10:30pm

 

Smoothie Jungle Café

Smoothie Jungle Café opened in 1988 by a Brazilian who had the notion of combining the ideas of fresh fruit smoothies and delicious, healthy eating into one fast-casual concept; Smoothie Jungle Café serves delicious healthy preservative-free food at an affordable price, fast. Brazilian fruit favorites such as Açaí, Amazon Cherry and Smoothie Jungle’s own “Brazilian Chicken Salad” are a few of the many wonderful items you will find on the menu here.

 

Competition Appetizer: Shrimp & Corn Chowder Soup

 

Address:   3208 W. Commercial Blvd Tamarac, FL. 33309

Phone # 954-714-1115

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm; Closed Sat -Sun

 

 

Wingstop

For over 20 years, Wingstop has been the destination when you crave fresh never faked wings, hand-cut seasoned fries and any of their famous sides. For people who demand flavor in everything they do, there’s only Wingstop – because it’s more than a meal, it’s a flavor experience.

Competition Appetizer:  Fried Corn


Address: 5720 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL 33321

Phone # 954-388-5815

Hours of Operation: Daily 11am – midnight

 

 

 

Woodmont Country Club

Woodmont Country Club is located in a very serene and beautiful section of the town of Tamarac, FL. The 27 holes of championship golf designed by Von Hagge & Devlin are guarded by large trees, and majestic ponds which meander throughout the property. Many varieties of bird and wildlife find their habitat here at Woodmont. Challenging golf experienced in a tranquil setting, along with country club amenities, is the essence of Woodmont C.C..

 

Competition Appetizer: Butternut Squash Roll

 

Address: 7801 NW 80th Ave. Tamarac, FL 33321

Phone # 954-722-4300

Hours of Operation: Daily 7am – 6pm

 

 

 

Contenders: Asian Flavors (May 17 – 31)

 

China Star

China Star Chinese Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese and Asian cuisine with affordable pricing. Choose to take-out or delivery (dine-in is not available during COVID). China Star is known for its variety in taste and high quality fresh ingredients.

Competition Appetizer:  Fried Chicken Wings

Address: 4233 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33319

Phone # 954-765-6401

Hours of Operation:  M-Th 11am – 10:30pm;

Fri – Sat 11am – 11pm; Sun 12pm – 10:30pm

 

 

Fortune Dragon

Chinese staples turned out in a spacious, strip-mall dining room with traditional Asian decor. Choose to take-out or delivery (dine-in is not available during COVID). Chinese dumpling commonly eaten in China and other parts of East Asia. They are one of the major dishes eaten during the Chinese New Year and year-round in the northern provinces; they are most commonly steamed, pan fried, deep fried, or boiled.

Competition Appetizer:  Pork Dumplings (pan fried or steamed)

Address:  7178 N University Dr, Tamarac, FL 33321

Phone # 954-721-7338

Hours of Operation: Monday- closed; Tue-Sat. 11:00 am to 9 pm; Sunday 1pm to 9 pm (Take Out & Delivery Only during pandemic)

Starting May 11th, in-dining will be re-opened with the above posted hours, with extended weekend hours (Fri – Sat 11:30am – 10pm)

 

 

Hong Kong City BBQ

Serving authentic Chinese food. Dim sum and Chinese Barbecue are the house specialties.

 

Competition Appetizer:  Crispy Fried Shrimp

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ddress: 301 N State Road 7, Tamarac, FL 33319

Phone #  954-777-3832

Hours of Operation:  Monday- closed; Tue-Fri 11 am to 11 pm; Sat -Sun 10:30am to 11 pm

 

Lemon N Spice

Fresh Halal food prepared daily. Chaat corner in venue. Catering and party venue (capacity 150 people) available!

Samosas are flaky and tender fried and are one of the most popular recipes in North Indian cuisine. They feature a pastry-like crust but are filled with savory potatoes and peas for a hearty, delicious snack.

Competition Appetizer:  Vegetable Samosa

Address: 7130 N University Dr, Tamarac, FL 33321

Phone # (954) 388-5193

Hours of Operation:  During Ramadan (until May 13th) Mon – Thu 11:30am – 9pm; Wed: Closed; Fri – Sat 11:30am – 9pm.

Regular Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30am – 9pm; Fri – Sat 11:30am – 10pm

 

Pho Hoa

At Phở Hòa, their passion is simple: to make a healthy Vietnamese phở noodle soup offering the same robust flavors and aromas of traditional phở. That’s why they’ve revolutionized the way phở is made; using top-grade meats to create a healthier soup broth that’s lower in calories and cholesterol. Their signature broth is paired with fresh locally sourced produce, high quality ingredients and spices to produce the perfect bowl of phở. Phở Hòa is the Health Conscious Choice™.

 

Vietnamese Yellow Pancakes are crepe-like pancakes that bring a light rice batter and ample fillings together for one tasty, crispy breakfast or snack!

 

Competition Appetizer:  Yellow Pancake

Address: 5435 FL-7, Tamarac, FL 33319

Phone #  954-739-9888

Hours of Operation:  Daily: 10am – 8:30pm; Closed Tuesdays

 

Sushi Raku

Are you in the mood for delicious food using fresh ingredients at an affordable price? If so, then we are the spot for you. Sushi Raku offer scrumptious food to our diners that can be enjoyed in our restaurant or picked up for a fantastic feast in the comfort of your home. Our menu features many mouth-watering dishes including amazing specials like our award-winning house specialty sushi and rolls. We love doing our part to feed the local community. Try us out today, you will not be disappointed!

Takoyaki or “octopus balls” is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion

 

Competition Appetizer:  Takoyaki (octopus pancake balls)

Address: 10135 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351

Phone # 954-532-6644

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 11:30am – 9pm; Sat 12pm – 9pm; Sun 12pm- 8pm

 

 

Next up: Caribbean Flavors (June 1 – 14)

 

August: FREE City-Wide Food-Centric Scavenger Hunt

 

To stay informed about these and other upcoming events taking place in Tamarac, please text “FLAVORS” to 57838 and/or follow us on our Instagram & Facebook pages @flavorsoftamarac

 

Until we eat again…

I send you delicious wishes, xo

 

Denise