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Jamie says: I was so excited to discover Bamboo Noahs (1251 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324; tel. 954-475-8990) a couple of years ago. It’s slightly hidden next to a couple of businesses so I’m not sure how long it was there, but I am certainly glad to have found it. It’s a hidden gem, and the restaurant is definitely one of my all-time favorite lunch spots.

Bamboo Noahs (Plantation, FL)

It’s one of the few restaurants with delicious and healthy food in town. It’s the type of place where you order at the counter and they bring your meal food to you- it’s quick and convenient and has a fun, bamboo-inspired decor. The owner is very friendly and I always feel at home there.

I usually order the same meals because they are so good.

For my 25th birthday yesterday, I chose Bamboo Noahs for lunch. The restaurant must have known I was celebrating because they had these special napkins out. Just kidding, but the napkins were a really nice, new touch.

Inspirational napkins

Kathryn and I shared two duos (sounds redundant but it just means you add one side dish to each of meal). We ordered the Grilled Veggie Wrap with Lemon-Lime Thyme Sauce and ‘Taos’ Roast Turkey Wrap with Corn & Black Bean Salsa and Smoked Lime Sauce, each with a side of the Crispy Asian Slaw. You can pick the flavor of your wrap, too. I chose black bean for one and spinach for the other.

The the Grilled Veggie Wrap with Lemon-Lime Thyme Sauce was mouthwatering. The blend of mixed veggies is perfect and has a generous amount of portobellos. And it’s served with this delicious, creamy sauce. The veggies are so moist and pipping hot, too. I could probably eat one of these everyday and still not get tired of it.

Grilled Veggie Wrap with Lemon-Lime Thyme Sauce and Crispy Asian Slaw

And don’t be fooled, by the word coleslaw. This outstanding side dish tastes nothing like your typical mayo-based restaurant slaw. It’s the most delicious coleslaw I’ve ever had! The thinly sliced cabbage is accompanied by fresh bell peppers and makes for a beautiful array of colors. Its tossed in a light, sweet dressing with an Asian-flare. Seriously, you’ve got to try it. You’ll instantly gain a new respect and appreciation for the word “coleslaw.”

We also enjoyed the ‘Taos’ Roast Turkey Wrap with Corn & Black Bean Salsa and Smoked Lime Sauce which is a chilled wrap with freshly-carved turkey that tastes just like Thanksgiving. I enjoyed the corn and beans inside. It’s a little dry, but with the sauce from the Veggie Wrap, it’s perfect.

'Taos' Roast Turkey Wrap with Corn & Black Bean Salsa and Smoked Lime Sauce

I’m going to be more adventurous next time I dine here, because I’m sure there are many other delicious meals to be enjoyed, too!

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The Lunch Salad Special with Tuna

The Lunch Salad Special with Tuna

Jamie says:  What a lovely surprise!  Kathryn invited me to lunch with our wonderful high school AP English teacher and a couple of her former students (who are also our friends).  We dined at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (512 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324; tel. 954-474-3311; there are multiple other locations, too) in Plantation, a favorite restaurant for all of us.  Our family usually eats at Anthony’s for dinner, and we order the salad, wings, and pizza.  However, this was my first time for lunch.  The lunch menu was hidden (and not well advertised); after inquiring about it, we found a small menu in the middle of the table that looked like it could have been a wine meun.  Kathryn and I ordered the same meal- the lunch salad special (crispy lettuce dressed with oil and vinegar and topped with chick peas, hard boiled egg, tomatoes, onions, and kalamata olives) and served with two pieces of focaccia bread.  We also added canned tuna for an additional charge.  The lunch food was good (and the company was great), but I would definitely recommend our usual dinner ordering; the salad, pizza, and wings are classic!

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