YOLO (Fort Lauderdale)
***** YOLO, 333 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 (954)523-1000.
Last night I caught comedian, Jackie Mason’s show at the Broward Center. The next time he “comes around” don’t make the same mistake. Oh Jackie…time to retire. Anyway…before the show, had dinner at a relatively new ( 4 months old) “American Style” restaurant named YOLO…which is short-hand for You Only Live Once.
At this juncture let me send you to YOLO’s website www.yolorestaurant.com for menu/photos/details.
Got to this joint at 6:10pm and its inside & outside bars were PACKED…great looking-stylish 25-35 crowd. So if you are 25-35, you now know about Fort Lauderdale’s latest hot-spot.
Now for the rest of us, let’s talk FOOD (all of a sudden, I’m writing like Jackie Mason talks)…In addition to a couple of “specials” the menu consisted of 5-appetizers, 5-salads, 5-sandwiches, 10-entrees and 5-desserts. My “taste-test” consisted of meatball sliders, California spinach salad, beef tenderloin, rotisserie chicken and bbq pork ribs…I will tell you, that the ribs were some of the best that I have eaten “down-here” in South Florida and if the meatball sliders weren’t 4 bucks a pop, I could have eaten 6 of them…they were absolutely dynamite. The California spinach salad was delicious… large enough for 2. The rotisserie chicken and beef tenderloin were good, but not in the same league as those ribs or sliders. By the way, the entrees came with 2-sides…I had mashed potatoes and cole-slaw, they were just fine.
If you check this joint’s website, you will find photos…so you’ll know that this is a real-sharp…modern-decor joint. Personally, I found the lighting a bit too dark…but the super-modern bathrooms are gorgeous.
Let’s wrap this one up. Great looking joint. Very good food. Very good service. Price-point…Appetizers $6-$11…Salads $8-16…Sandwiches $11.50-$17.50…Entrees $16-30…Sides $4…Desserts $7.
YOLO does lunch and dinner 7-days a week.
I really enjoyed this joint. On this particular Friday Night it had “great energy” and very good food. Oh, to be 25-35 again!!!!