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  • It's the Sauce, Stupid!

    published December 27, 2007

    What I didn't know about chicken wings when I first set foot in Hurricane Grill and Wings would fill the corporate libraries of Tyson and... More >>

  • Prime Rip

    published December 20, 2007

    I'm not having an affair," a woman sitting behind us asserts. I can't tell if she's defending herself from a lover's accusation or... More >>

  • Spice Guys

    published December 13, 2007

    Spicy food has lots of benefits for hulking humans. That's just one reason grown-ups acquire a taste not only for gin but also dark coffee and... More >>

  • Dessert Hearts

    published December 6, 2007

    I just got back from Brooklyn, where street gluttons wait patiently in line 100 minutes or more to crowd into a dinky storefront parlor for the... More >>

  • Load of Bull

    published November 22, 2007

    A lot of people congregate at Tequila Ranch, the massive Mexican restaurant at Seminole Paradise, but they're not flocking there for the... More >>

  • The View From Here

    published November 15, 2007

    You could have knocked me over with a feather. If I hadn't happened across it accidentally while surfing for Il Bellagio's phone number, it... More >>

  • Thanksgetting

    published November 15, 2007

    We don't mind celebrating the bounty of the fall harvest; we just don't want to have to raise, chop, pick, gather, butcher, or forage for it.... More >>

  • Pupu in Paradise

    published November 8, 2007

    Stone-crab season in Florida opened to great hoopla three weeks ago. We have five months to chow down as many mustard-dipped forkfuls of claw... More >>

  • The Big Eaty

    published November 1, 2007

    I must be the last soul in Fort Lauderdale to suck up a strand of spaghetti at Il Mulino. The joint has been around for two decades,... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published October 25, 2007

    Something is definitely afoot here. We stuck our snout in the air, took a long whooof, and smelled a trend. I'd say this funky perfume... More >>

  • Can This Restaurant Be Saved?

    published October 18, 2007

    Sometimes I wonder if, back in the roaring 1990s, all those black families who lived in shanty shacks and cracker houses and cement block... More >>

  • How to Cook a Shrimp

    published October 11, 2007

    Two restaurants, two shrimp dishes. The first is a tiny, chic, chef-driven bistro in Plantation, effusively praised by local dailies... More >>

  • Enlightened Eating

    published October 4, 2007

    You'd have to have steel cojones, or some mixture of naiveté and optimism, to name your first restaurant Nirvana. You'd be... More >>

  • Livin' la Lima Loca

    published September 27, 2007

    I've probably given about 30 seconds' thought to Peruvian food in the past ten years. The culinary wonders of the Andes were totally off my... More >>

  • Jaws Eats Claws

    published September 20, 2007

    To hear our waiter tell it, there's no fish shortage in South Florida. You just drop your baited line or your net full of little pylon oysters... More >>

  • Heaven's Kitchen

    published September 13, 2007

    Watching Gordon Ramsey is making me violent. The three-Michelin-starred Scottish chef of the Fox reality show Hell's Kitchen is the... More >>

  • Pass the Bread, Casanova

    published September 6, 2007

    Ladies, watch your backs. Three-quarters of the single adult American male population is suddenly out there perfecting the magic art of... More >>

  • Mexi-Can't

    published August 30, 2007

    You really have to wonder about Palm Beach Gardens — what the heck is going on up there? The city is attracting investment just as though... More >>

  • All Greek to Me

    published August 23, 2007

    Most of us will put up with a lot so long as we're well entertained. And reasonably fed. Just give us our bread and circuses — and "Mitt... More >>

  • Don't Thai Me Down, Babe

    published August 16, 2007

    You think it's all fun and games being a food critic, dontcha? "Oooooh, you're so luuucky," perfect strangers purr when they hear what... More >>

  • Animal Dreams

    published August 9, 2007

    Kevin McCarthy is sautéing chocolate-coated scallops. It sounds as if one of our favorite chefs has wandered into some gustatory la-la... More >>

  • How to Eat a Freedom Fry

    published August 2, 2007

    Looks like they had it right. The French. About Iraq, that is. Notwithstanding their new President Sarkozy, who seems to have all the rigorous... More >>

  • Split Decision

    published July 26, 2007

    In every critic's life a moment emerges when she realizes that her carefully refined opinions — judicious and elegant as they may be... More >>

  • The Undersea World of Toby Joseph

    published July 19, 2007

    I'm not the kind of customer — being half-blind and chronically underdressed — that the St. Regis Resort would cultivate if it had... More >>

  • By Hook and Crook

    published July 5, 2007

    Cast your mind back to the dim recesses of, oh, I don´t know, the mid-1970s in South Florida. What did you do when you were hungry? You... More >>

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