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Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by Nicol Jenkins


Chef – Mark (Iggy) DiLeonardo – Chef at Hott Leggz

If you are craving the best wings, seafood and Philly cheesesteaks and don’t want to travel to Chicago, you are in for a treat at Hott Leggz in Lighthouse Point and Fort Lauderdale.

Since 2011, Hott Leggz has delivered Chicago restaurant pride to South Florida. Executive Chef Iggy has served up delicious meals that you can’t find anywhere else.

Like the name, the menu has a variety of Chef Iggy’s famous ‘leggz’ to choose from, including snow crab, king crab, frog leggz, gator bites, Dungeness crab leggz, and much more. You can also have your pick of their infamous boils of honey bourbon, coconut island, buffalo and lemon-lime for their delicious shrimp, mussels or scallops. If that’s not enough, take a bite out of their 10 oz. juicy burgers, sizzling wings made fresh with a variety of sauces, such as the tasty jerk tang and fireball, and good hometown Chicago hot dogs. Chef Iggy is known for creating a one-of-a-kind po’ boy. Of course, everything is fresh daily.

All of these mouthwatering delights are the creative genius of Chef Iggy. The culinary bug bit at just 12 years old when he began whipping up concoctions in his family’s kitchen. Since then, his expertise has blossomed with much experience and accolades. Chef Iggy has won six first place awards for his seafood gumbo, has opened up various top restaurants including Cafe Bluefish and 101 Ocean, created recipes at Dough Boys Pizzeria, and was on the hit TV Show, BBQ with Bobby Flay, for his famous smoked alligator ribs.

Chef Iggy learned early on that if your food doesn’t have flavor, then it’s not good! He has maintained that concept of fresh, flavorful food and sauces for all of his culinary creations.

“Hott Leggz is known for their boils. Our seafood already has the flavors and you don’t even have to dip your crab legs in butter. No one else is doing this,” said Chef Iggy.

Hott Leggz is also the perfect place to host your holiday party! They offer plenty of room at both locations for a fun event with co-workers and friends. Hott Leggz Lighthouse Point can accommodate up to 200 guests. They also offer catering with many options to make your event even more memorable and tasty.

“Hott Leggz has a pretty unique menu. There are not many out there like this. We cater to our customers. It is all about having a good time. If they are having a good time and enjoying the food, it’s a win-win situation,” said Chef Iggy.

Stop in at either of Hott Leggz two convenient locations to taste Chef Iggy’s masterpieces! 2471 East Commercial, Fort Lauderdale, 954-771-5151, or  3128 N Federal Highway Lighthouse Point, 754-307-2444.




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