Subject: (Dirty) Ernies BBQ and Bar
Date: 2/9/2020, 1:30 PM
On 2/9/2020, loribeth wrote:
Famous restaurant on Federal Hwy in Ft Lauderdale closed several years ago.
Looking for the recipe for their conch chowder and Bimini bread.
If you could please.
I searched for these recipes previously with no success, and I had no better success today. See: 5-18-2015
There is an article about Ernie's here, with a conch chowder recipe that the author recommends
(not Ernie's): Sun-Sentinel
There's a Facebook page for Ernie's, and a post there says: "Ernie's classics will now be served
at the Floridian Restaurant at 1410 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale. Come by for your Bimini Bread,
conch chowder and BBQ served by your favorite waitresses we also feature a Full Liquor Bar open
24 hrs 365 days a year." See: Facebook - Ernie's
I saw more mentions of The Floridian in relation to Ernie's. Apparently, The Floridian is owned by
another member of the same family as Ernie's, and when Ernie's closed, much of Ernie's kitchen staff
moved to The Floridian and took Ernie's recipes with them. I don't know if The Floridian is still
open, but it was as recently as 1917. I searched, but could not find a recipe for The Floridian's
conch chowder or Bimini bread.
There are Bimini bread recipes on these sites:
The Fresh Loaf
Peace and Bacon Grease