There's nothing lavish about Calypso Restaurant & Raw Bar — this quirky neighborhood eatery in a Pompano Beach strip mall has no outdoor waterfront dining, no signature cocktails adorned with cutesy umbrellas. Still, I can't remember the last time I walked into a restaurant with such a relaxed, laid-back island vibe that it caused a visceral "Ah, that's better" reaction. Once I stepped through the front door, I felt protected. The evil stresses of the day were left out in the hot parking lot, like leering scumbags kept away from the girl at a nightclub by a bouncer dropping a velvet rope. During a weekday lunch of Caribbean cuisine — Calypso sells jerked fresh fish "cutters" (sandwiches) and West Indian curries — island culture gave all my tensions a... More >>>