Here’s a nice bit of trivia; Oakland Park was originally named Floranada. The name is a combination of Florida and Canada, but it didn’t last long, the town was forced into bankruptcy after the hurricane of 1926. When the municipality reincorporated, residents chose to re-name it Oakland Park. That information explains why a short section of 45th St. is also named Floranada. But it doesn’t explain why there are so many spots on that street to pick up delicious eats.