Alibi

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It’s far-fetched of anyone who describes Wilton Manors to omit mentioning Alibi.

Formerly Georgie’s Alibi, this Wilton Manors legend has been serving the locals for more than a decade. Once the owner sold the place a few years ago, it’s simply just Alibi. Less letters, more delicious goodies.

Don’t try to find a night where it isn’t filled up at one or all of the four bars. Stop by for the entertainment but stay for any of the daily meal specials, all $10. Managers say Sunday’s fried chicken dinner and Tuesday’s bacon-wrapped meatloaf get regular calls if they are stocked up for dinner. They’ve been known to sell out, so calling ahead may be a good option.

If you’re stopping by for just a snack, get the ahi tuna nachos ($15). Tortilla chips are substituted with crispy wontons, topped with scallions, sesame seeds, sushi grade ahi tuna and a wasabi drizzle. Alibi is slowly starting to offer heart-healthy options, like the hummus and pita ($8), so you can nosh without feeling guilty.

The heart-healthy menu also includes the amazing roasted beet salad ($11 for a large) – a heaping portion of roasted beet chunks, crumbled bleu cheese, sliced apples and toasted almonds over a bed of mixed greens. Grilled chicken, shrimp and steak are available to add to any salad, starting at $3.

If you’re here for their legendary burgers, immediately order “The Champ” – a 10-ounce Black Angus beef patty, topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, and a chipotle mayo ($12). All of the burgers are some of the most popular meals on the menu, but “The Champ” won the 2010 Riverwalk Burger Battle. It reigns supreme at Alibi. You could also try “The Knockout” – aged cheddar cheese, roasted jalapeno cream cheese, roasted garlic mayo and a bacon onion jam ($13) – the 2011 winner.

For dinner dining, it should be required for patrons to try the fried chicken dinner ($14 for a large) at least once. Two chicken breasts are breaded and fried to order in buttermilk, hot sauce, and a house-made seasoning served over mashed potatoes and gravy.

A big favorite among the regulars are the kabobs ($15) – steak, chicken or shrimp served over rice and beans. Add an additional side – including mixed sautéed veggies – for no additional charge.

Of course you can still stop by for after-work liquor specials and late-night drinks. Happy Hour runs 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday, with 2 for 1 on, well, everything. Late night specials include Long Island Iced Tea’s on Thursday and flavored martinis on Tuesday, both specials running from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Make time to stop by for brunch! Bloody Mary’s and $2 mimosas are flowing while breakfast burritos ($9) and vanilla French toast ($8) and made to order. Save room for the made-to-order doughnuts ($4) if you’re feeling the desire to indulge.

Be sure to stick around as Alibi starts serving up more fresh seafood options and heart-healthy fare. Don’t worry; The Champ won’t be going anywhere.

If You Go:2266 Wilton Dr.

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

www.alibiwiltonmanors.comOpen Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m.

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