Q: Could you please get the recipe for the Bang bang shrimp at Bonefish Grill in Fort Lauderdale? — Martha Spenneberg, Carrollton, Ky.
A: I haven't had much luck in obtaining recipes from Bonefish corporate offices. But I found several copycat recipes online and combined a few with the best reviews. If you want to try a "light" version, I bet the dipping sauce would be good with shrimp cocktail too.
Q: A group of us went to The Mason Jar Café. I tried their Brussels sprouts because a lady in our group kept saying how delicious they were. I had Brussels sprouts in my lifetime maybe twice that I can remember, which I did not care for. The Mason Jar recipe was outstanding, to me and everyone at the table. If you could get their recipe, it would be wonderful. — Genevieve Lipinski, Fort Lauderdale
Q: Is it possible to get the recipe from The Mason Jar for Brussels sprouts? They are delicious. — Jacquelyn Bradley, Fort Lauderdale
Q: Could you please try and get two recipes from The Mason Jar Café? They have the best meatloaf and gravy, and I love how they prepare their Brussels sprouts with pistachios. — Donna Carroll, Fort Lauderdale
A: Scott Kraft, co-owner of The Mason Jar Café (2980 N. Federal Highway; 954-568-4100, themasonjarcafe.com), and his partners Paula Pace and Chef Ernesto Rado, have served Kraft's mother's meatloaf recipe since opening 2 1/2 years ago. It's been a hit ever since. Kraft credits its popularity to the use of oatmeal as a binder, creating a nice texture, and his mom's tangy homemade glaze. As for the Brussels sprouts, sorry ladies, unfortunately they won't open the recipe box for that one.