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First Look: The Restaurant People's S3

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In Fort Lauderdale, restaurants open nearly once a week. Usually, it takes a little while for the public to notice. That's not the case with those opened by the Restaurant People.

The owners of YOLO, Vibe, and Tarpon Bend usually cause a stir when opening a new spot. And that's been the case with their newest endeavor, S3. The spot opened its doors to steady crowds last month.

While we've been covering the place since construction, we decided to take a first look at operations since it has been up and running.

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- First Look: Amatsu Sushi & Sake at the Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale

Designed by Executive Chef Chris Miracolo and the Restaurant People's Peter Boulukos, the global eclectic fare includes a wide range of flavors and influences. Dishes like the crisp rice cake ($10) with spicy tuna and scallion, the wood fired Japanese eggplant ($7) with miso sake glaze and sesame, and the Vietnamese chicken wings ($10) with green papaya slaw, and the wide selection of sushi ($6 to $13) illustrate the menu's Asian influences.

Mediterranean can be seen in the marinated olives ($4) with fennel, orange, and smoked almonds; the tomato bread ($4) of grated tomato, olive oil, and Manchego.

New American influences are evident plates like the deviled fresh farm eggs ($5) with smoked sea salt and Espelette (a French pepper), Mac & Cheese with smoked Gouda and crispy prosciutto, and the heritage pork loin ($22) with sausage bread pudding, heirloom carrots, and pole beans.

Specialty cocktails, which run about $12 a piece, feature many lighter, beach-inspired options. The menu includes many vodka and rum options with house-made syrups and muddled fruits. Drinks like the Strawberry Mamasita with Herradura tequila, strawberry, basil, and citrus; the Thai Coconut Crush, Vanilla infused Bacardi, basil, mint, cilantro, and coconut milk; and S3's Sexy Summer Seduction, Pisco Porton, citrus juices, and passion fruit foam follow the global eclectic trend.

Everyday from 4 to 7 pm, the restaurant offers happy hour with $2 off cocktails and beers.

S3 is located at 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-7873, or visit s3restaurant.com.

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