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  • All the Bobos Love Hobo's

    published June 29, 2006

    In case you've missed the saga of Lauderdale Chef Steven LaBiner's odyssey from riches to rags to riches in the past couple of years (feel free to... More >>

  • Bice-Slapped

    published June 22, 2006

    What do Palm Beach, Abu Dhabi, Madrid, Monte Carlo, Singapore, Mexico City, Dubai, Houston, Amsterdam, and Jeddah have in common? ... More >>

  • Hocus Opus

    published June 15, 2006

    A perfect martini goes a long way toward softening me up. Here's my totally unprofessional confession: I'm inclined to love the food that follows... More >>

  • Frank 'n' Family

    published June 8, 2006

    They're from South Jersey. They're from Queens. They're from Bari, from Brindisi, they're visiting relatives in Hollywood. They speak Brooklynese.... More >>

  • Not Too Cuckoo for Coco

    published June 1, 2006

    "Little birds nest according to their size," goes the Thai proverb. Or as King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has repeatedly cautioned his people:... More >>

  • You Got the Chops?

    published May 25, 2006

    I have a friend who's known among her circle as "The Dream Crusher." Confide your long-held desire to take singing lessons and she'll warn you... More >>

  • Nobody Dosa't Better

    published May 18, 2006

    If an alien from the planet Persephone landed in Bordentown, New Jersey, and found herself hungry after her light-years'-long journey, she might... More >>

  • No Blues for This Baby

    published May 11, 2006

    At noon, if you happen to be sitting at the bar inside Capri Blu with owner Amadeo Tasca; his wife, Gracie; or their old friend maitre d' Mauricio... More >>

  • Club Med

    published May 4, 2006

    There must be several hundred restaurants like La Cigale dotted around South Florida — elegant, upscale eateries that appeal to diners of a... More >>

  • Honk If You Love Foie Gras

    published April 27, 2006

    I spent the day recently reading M.F.K Fisher's 1942 book How to Cook a Wolf, a text devoted to the proposition that you can live and eat... More >>

  • How Now, Mad Cow?

    published April 20, 2006

    They're shaped like an awkward string of pale pearls. And they taste of mushrooms, a whiff of the faintest musk, a visceral, mysterious flavor... More >>

  • The Last Honest Joint at the Beach

    published April 13, 2006

    Maybe you agree with famed postmodern architect Robert Venturi that this kitschy pink wave of a building on Lauderdale Beach is "an architectural... More >>

  • Oh, Say Can You Sea

    published April 6, 2006

    I've been on a mission lately to find out if waterfront restaurants are really as bad as South Florida urban mythology has it. The good news: They... More >>

  • There's a Waiter in My Soup

    published March 30, 2006

    I've never forgotten hearing a radio interview with Patrick O'Connell, chef/owner of the Inn at Little Washington, one of the world's great... More >>

  • Twice in a Blue Moon

    published March 23, 2006

    In Billy Wilder's saucy comedy, The Seven Year Itch, a gray-flanneled schlub who works for a Manhattan publisher kisses his wife and kids... More >>

  • Siren Song

    published March 16, 2006

    It has been many months, if not to say years, that we have been as agreeably impressed with a restaurant as we were this week with the... More >>

  • Riot Grrrrrill

    published March 9, 2006

    When male chimpanzees in Gombe National Park want sex, one surefire method of having their amorous way is to offer their intended some freshly... More >>

  • The Day Lady Died

    published March 2, 2006

    Edna Lewis is dead and I am in need of comfort. She spent her life cooking and eating Southern pan-fried chicken and hominy with cream, biscuits... More >>

  • How Sweet It Is

    published February 23, 2006

    It's tough to imagine what might have convinced a handsome Parisian chef (and sailor) and his chic American wife to give up what sounds like an... More >>

  • Dead Fish Don't Swim

    published February 16, 2006

    Let's pull our heads out of the sand for just a minute, shall we? Let's rip the rose-colored glasses from our mugs and contemplate —... More >>

  • Triple Indemnity

    published February 9, 2006

    I fell for an older man, and I fell hard. The night we met, I was in my office, chewing on the toothbitten plastic filter of a Tiparillo. Our... More >>

  • Can I Get Potatoes With That?

    published February 2, 2006

    Trace the family tree of South Florida's serious superchefs and you'll find that our local restaurant scene is as incestuous as a Renaissance... More >>

  • The Tamarind Diet

    published January 26, 2006

    We comparison shoppers know we're in trouble when we find ourselves line-reading, in the latest issue of Consumer Reports, a story... More >>

  • Cottage Industry

    published January 26, 2006

    The folks at the table next to us are as eager to strike up a conversation as they are to inhale what's on their "small plate." There's something... More >>

  • Flower Power

    published January 19, 2006

    If you telephone Flowers restaurant early in the morning when nobody's there, you'll get an answering message. "Thank you for calling Food Amongst... More >>

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