If books are food for thought, let it also be said that food is reading for the stomach. Charcuterie Too! (100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-9578) located on the second floor of the Broward County Main Library, offers a short selection of fresh breakfast and lunch items that are similar to a John Grisham novel -- appealing to a wide audience, easy to get through, and generally satisfying. Sit indoors or on the outside patio and lose yourself in a compelling fork-turner such as Greek, Niçoise, or spinach salad. Sandwiches -- tuna, chunky chicken salad, turkey, roast beef, and Virginia ham -- are predictable but nonetheless enjoyable potboilers, the only real mystery being which bread you choose. Coconut layer cake, made on the premises, is a classic American novel--no matter how big the slice, after you finish, you'll want more. Some steam table items, like baked ziti and chicken parmigiana, are as hard to get through as a 600-page biography of Joe Lieberman, but no library has all good books.
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