My career as a restaurant critic is off to a slow start. I did a story almost two years ago about my favorite waterfront restaurants. Jimbo's in Hollywood was one of them. I visited recently and discovered they are under new management.
I met the manager Mike, and I suggested I might do a story about Jimbo's and their plans for the future. He told me to come back and he would buy me lunch. We haven't been able to hook up. I've called four times and stopped by twice. According to the Ft Lauderdale Dining Guide, Mike's last name is Salas. When I met him, I remembered something else. The last time I called, the person answering the phone would not give out his name. According to Broward County records, the property is owned by Hewitt Olson Asset Recovery Group, which sounds a little ominous. I was beginning to think it was owned by the CIA.
Jimbo's was formerly Anglers Cove. The menu and atmosphere were similar. Jimbo's is sporting a new dock and tiki roof. Anglers Cove was put on the map in 2001 when the 122' M/Y Frosty Sleigh, while trying to dock at Martha's Restaurant, lost control and hit the Dania bridge, after sinking the dive boat American Dream, which was docked at Anglers. American Dream II is alive and well and now docks at Pier 66. The fateful day was Good Friday the 13th. In the case of good vs. evil, evil won this time.