A few weeks back I had lunch at a new place in Fort Lauderdale called “Sushi 4 Fun” and when I left I walked past this new restaurant called “Beehive.” They were under construction and in their window was a sign saying to email them with the words “can’t wait” and they will email you a $20 gift card when they open.
Sure enough, this week I received my gift card. I was super excited to try it and headed there today with one of my good friends. We got there right before the lunch rush and were able to get our food and grab a seat before it got crazy. It seems the new craze is fast food restaurants that allow you to build a bowl with fresh, healthy ingredients. Beehive is exactly that. You can choose between two bowls: Small Bowl or Large Bowl. The small bowl comes with one base, 2 Veggies, 1 protein and 1 sauce. The large bowl comes with 2 bases, 2 veggies, 2 proteins and 1 sauce. They also have a variety of special menu bowls where they have already done the paring for you…Like the “East meets West” bowl: whole grain brown rice, sweet potato glass noodles, szechuan green beans, ahi tuna poke, citrus marinated avocado, thai coconut curry. Can you say YUM!?! Click the photos below to see the enlarged description of all the options.
I have eaten at a place like this before (Bolay in Boca) so I was aware that you can usually trade in one or all of your bases for a veg. I’m not to excited about lettuce and I don’t eat grains for the most part. So I choose to trade in one of my bases and got three veggies instead. This is what I had on my bowl:
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Parmesan Roasted Brocoli
- Wok Seared Mushrooms
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Baked Almond Crusted Chicken
- Rustic Herb Grilled Chicken
- Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
It was SO good and very filling. I could only eat half it. Maybe next time I’ll go for the small bowl instead. I really enjoyed the Almond Crusted Chicken and dipped it in the super yummy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. The veggies were fresh and cooked perfectly. Overall, really impressed. I can’t wait to go back!