Beyond Pub Grub

When it comes to pub fare, the George and Dragon proves that bigger is better

If only as much attention had been paid to starters. A section of "Memorable Beginnings" is anything but, with only four dishes from which to choose. We skipped the smoked salmon, fried calamari, and duck-pistachio pâté in favor of a prawn cocktail. But while the prawns (actually small shrimp) were sweet and fresh, they had been sliced lengthwise to make them look bigger, a process I dislike since it destroys the plump, firm texture of the shellfish. Soups make for more pleasant appetizers, particularly a roughly chopped cream of tomato and a delicious onion soup lightened with clotted cream and heightened with port wine.

Here be dragons -- and excellent food
Sherri Cohen
Here be dragons -- and excellent food

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The George and Dragon

4140 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Beaches

Details

954-568-2207. Lunch and dinner daily from noon till 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday till 3 a.m.

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4140 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale

If you don't enjoy veddy British desserts such as trifle or overly sweet puddings like the enigmatically named spotted dick, you can always end the meal with a half-pint of hard cider. But not even the arrival of the check will inject a bitter note into the meal, because the prices reflect the easygoing philosophy of the George and Dragon. The pub may be supersize, but customers will find that it is one size that fits all.

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