Restaurant Reviews


Convenience is just about the biggest turn-on for me these days, but I find it hard to force myself to visit the drive-through windows of fast-food restaurants, even when I'm desperately hungry. Recently I solved that problem by putting gas in my car. At the Texaco Longstar Gourmet Deli and Bakery (3151 S. University Dr., Davie, 954-472-2755), you can order freshly made sandwiches and salads 24 hours a day via an intercom in the gas pump. When you're ready to pay, you're also ready to dine. Talk about an incentive to fill up.

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Jen Karetnick is an award-winning dining critic, food-travel writer, and author of the books Ice Cube Tray Recipes, Mango, and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami.
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