Originally Posted by Urchina
Are there any particularly great regional foods/brands I should try when I'm there? I'm assuming Cuban in Miami is a must-do -- is there good Cuban in Ft. L?
You might find some Caribbean food if you look around Broward County. From downtown Ft L to any part of the county is not more than 30 minutes driving. Odds are they will be lacking in appearance (aka dives) but will compensate in food.
Not sure about Cuban in Ft L. There are a couple of local chains (Padrinos) that are good. If you want a real classic, such as Lechon Asada, you'll have better luck in Miami.
Key Lime Pie is a local favorite, but you need to find one that is made with fresh lime juice. Same with mojitos, they are mighty tasty during those hot summer evenings.
For Cuban and Caribbean recommendations you may find helpful discussions at this board Miami - Fort Lauderdale - Chowhound