Comfort food for your soul

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Finals week is a drag, but your dining choices don’t have to be. Enjoy some real comfort food for your brain and soul by checking out some of these great spots.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse | $$

Located in Pembroke Pines, BJ’s serves delectable pub fare and excellent deep-dish pizzas. Specific menu highlights include the Brewhouse Blonde Fish and Chips, which is hand-battered in their very own Brewhouse Blonde beer and the most delicious wedge fries you’ll ever eat. Not in the mood for beer? In addition to handcrafted beers, BJ’s makes their own non-alcoholic draft sodas which come in flavors such as orange cream and black cherry. The main draw is the famed Pizookie dessert, which is a warm, moist cookie topped with a scoop of ice cream. Pizookie flavors include chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia and the unusual, but very delicious, monkey bread variety.

12100 Pines Blvd., Suite C-1

Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

954-430-3545

Mojo Donuts | $

You ‘donut’ want to miss these delectable treats. Mojo serves gourmet donuts in a dizzying variety of delicious flavors such as crème brulee, Oreo Speedwagon, mango cheesecake, salted caramel and Fruity Pebbles. Be sure to utilize their Yelp check-in special, which is a buy one donut, get one free.

7906 Pines Blvd

Pembroke Pines, FL 33324

954-983-6631

Kristof’s Kafe | $$

Kristof’s Café is a great place if you want to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Menu highlights include strawberry-stuffed French toast, cinnamon challah French toast, and the often talked about biscuits and gravy. Kristof’s also serves a variety of soups, sandwiches and appetizers for those craving something more savory than sweet. Desserts include the chocolate ganache bundt cake, funnel cake fries and assorted pie flavors that rotate seasonally.

8912 West State Road 84

Davie, FL 33326

954-475-8977

Potatopia | $

This casual dining eatery is a new concept that serves various types of potatoes and fries which you can top with various proteins, toppings and cheeses. Selections include the cajun curly fries, sweet potato crinkle fries and tater tots. They also offer more traditional potato preparations like mashed potatoes and baked potatoes as a base for your customized creation. Potatopia also offers a student discount when you show your SharkCard.

Tower Shoppes

2262 South University Drive

Davie, FL 33326

954-990-5761

Flashback Diner | $$

Flashback Diner offers eclectic and delicious comfort food such as chicken pot pie, beef stew and fried chicken, as well as Mediterranean choices like Greek moussaka and spanakopita. Some desserts include luscious milkshakes and delicious cakes and pies. Dine on the outdoor patio and enjoy karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays. Flashback Diner is open 24 hours and offers free Wi-Fi.

4125 Davie Road

Davie, FL 33314

954-321-3400

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