SAIA on Fort Lauderdale Beach Does Happy Hour South Beach-Style

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Situated steps away from the sand,

SAIA at the B Ocean Hotel is the sophisticated sushi spot you've

probably never been to. Opened less than a year ago, it's taken some time to

convince Fort Lauderdale's socialites that the old Holiday Inn building has been redesigned with a sushi restaurant worth the drive.

Walking through the hip entrance hallway

and past the crystal-glass

doors, you're immediately welcomed by a smiling hostess and sleek, South

Beach-style decor. 

The recently renovated drink menu is

comprised of three collections of cocktails. My favorites being tequila

thyme and the pink cooler (note: I did feel like I should be carrying a

over-priced handbag and a puppy as I used a straw to sip the

cucumber-infused pink cooler-- but still, it was good).


with windows, the

ocean is practically the party at the next table. Chef Subin Chankesorn

mixes the Far East and the Caribbean on the menu. The fire dragon roll

and the

tender Siam chicken might've been my favorites.

Who: You and the foreign girl that showed up looking for the Holiday Inn.

What: $3 Asian beers and discounted signature cocktails.

Where:  999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

When: Mon-Fri 6:30pm-8:00pm

How: With Yellow Cab's number pre-programmed in your phone.

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