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2004 Stories by D.B. Tipmore

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  • Scale the Mountain

    published December 30, 2004

    Some restaurants have it almost despite themselves. Others never get it, no matter how hard they try. Tramonti has it -- the buzz, the zip,... More >>

  • Scale the Heights

    published December 9, 2004

    Himalaya, the West Broward Indian restaurant that opened in the middle of 2001, presents a problem peculiar (and challenging) to food... More >>

  • Bone Appétit

    published December 2, 2004

    Much like Dubya's mandate, the popularity of Bonefish Grill has reached the degree that no self-protecting member of Food World can ignore it.... More >>

  • The Mideast Moves West

    published November 11, 2004

    Could there be a more inviting place in town than al-Salam? Maybe, but you'd probably have to hop a plane to Jeddah to compete with the... More >>

  • Cicada Song

    published November 4, 2004

    From the moment La Cigale opened in May 2001, foodists have had their tongues out for whatever drips from Executive Chef Jean Pierre Blouin's... More >>

  • A Fruity Inebriate

    published November 4, 2004

    In January, 2000, the Florida Citrus Commission made the historic move of approving the use of one of its licensing logos on a beverage other than... More >>

  • A Star Turn

    published October 28, 2004

    Banana splits. Original Motown recordings. Diners. The Mickey Mouse Club. The martini. Perry Mason. The Thin Man series. The Hope/Crosby... More >>

  • No Catches, Just Fish

    published October 21, 2004

    South Floridians will do almost anything, forgive almost anything, to eat on the water. They'll suffer through mildew, service more inept than the... More >>

  • Shuck's, No Jive

    published October 21, 2004

    Shuck's on the Water is not on the water. It's close, though -- across a small parking lot from one of the more significant bends in the... More >>

  • Luxuriant Lunch

    published October 14, 2004

    Lunch can really hang you up the most. Especially when the outside air is the texture of angora. When you're hungry and have a 30-minute lunch... More >>

  • A Sonata in Davie Major

    published October 7, 2004

    Around the time of Martin Luther, Germany -- the land of Bach and von Braun -- seems to have pretty much developed a cuisine and stuck with it.... More >>

  • October Pours In

    published October 7, 2004

    Calling all lederhosen lovers, stein swillers, felt cap flourishers, and cowbell crazies. It's Oktoberfest time again, you cuckoo clocks, and... More >>

  • A Savior Out West

    published September 30, 2004

    Hondurans have mondongo soup, Guatemalans their chicken in pineapple. Belizeans cherish pawpaw bread, Nicaraguans their meat... More >>

  • In-Town Salvadoran

    published September 30, 2004

    La Molienda’s pupusas come in the same three varieties as Atlakat’s (loroco, queso, and reveultas, $2.25 each). But Atlakat’s... More >>

  • Colorful Repast

    published September 23, 2004

    Finding an edgy restaurant in Fort Lauderdale takes the determination of Stanley tracking Livingston. Creating such an eatery requires a... More >>

  • Tambourine's Too Tired

    published September 23, 2004

    How long should a new restaurant be open before it can be reviewed fairly? If the Gypsy’s Tambourine is any sort of yardstick, two months is... More >>

  • Hope Springs on Ely

    published September 16, 2004

    Don't expect a sign when you go looking for Hope's Restaurant. And don't expect linen and lanky waiters in bow ties either. And if you're... More >>

  • A Singular Chef Returns

    published September 16, 2004

    In the late '80s, Chef Richard Cingolani helped transform Broward County from the dining doldrums into a place that could hold its own with... More >>

  • Eats for Mr. Douglasito

    published September 9, 2004

    For far more authentic -- and far-flung -- "nuevo Latino" cooking, try Café con Leche (7721 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, 561-439-8899). The... More >>

  • Cabana Fever

    published September 9, 2004

    Roy (Wellington, red wine) was looking for a job. Jill (Boynton Beach, iced tea) and Mike (Boynton, Budweiser) were looking for an evening's... More >>

  • Manila Thrilla

    published September 2, 2004

    Stuffed frog, pork organs in broth, monitor lizard, fertilized duck's eggs -- do we need more examples of why Filipino cuisine can so easily... More >>

  • Fill 'Er Up

    published September 2, 2004

    Want a quick fix of Filipino foods and culture? South Florida offers few better opportunities than Far East Food & Gifts (Shops at Oriole, 4140... More >>

  • Classic Eats from the Boot

    published August 26, 2004

    It's dinnertime and you're driving along Oakland Park Boulevard east of I-95, lost in a beltway of insurance shops and tattoo parlors and... More >>

  • A Fired-up Kitchen

    published August 26, 2004

    Vincent Foti's 4-month-old Kitchenetta, just south of Oakland Park Boulevard, takes the same Neapolitan-inspired cuisine served at... More >>

  • The Steak Capital

    published August 19, 2004

    The Capital Grille compares nicely to a smash Broadway road show: polished to the hilt, full of practiced verve and talent, and yet as adventurous... More >>

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