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2008 Stories by Gail Shepherd

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  • Landmark Status

    published December 11, 2008

    You don't open a restaurant at 207 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, without some appreciation of history, of the turning wheel of fortune. And... More >>

  • The Dish Ran Away With the Silver Spoon

    published December 4, 2008

    My favorite culinary stars have crossed in Fort Lauderdale this month, jumped the broom, eloped in the dead of night; let's pray this... More >>

  • Conspicuous Consumption

    published November 27, 2008

    You know me. I'm not a girl to go all giddy over splashy restaurant P.R. Those artfully composed packages, bearing their painstakingly designed... More >>

  • It's a Living

    published November 20, 2008

    There was quite a bit of buzz about Dolce de Palma when it opened last spring — everybody I ran into wanted to shove me against a wall... More >>

  • The Potato Chip Chronicles

    published November 13, 2008

    Two restaurants. Two cities. One menu. The restaurants aren't even remotely related. Yolo is a flashy newcomer on Las Olas Boulevard... More >>

  • A Good Chef Is Hard to Find

    published November 6, 2008

    My job as a restaurant critic is great fun, but there's a sad irony. I never become a regular customer. Budget and time limitations conspire:... More >>

  • War Between Obama Mamas and Palin Pretties in Lake Worth

    published October 23, 2008

    Editor's note: New Times food critic Gail Shepherd stopped by Barack Obama's rally in Lake Worth on Tuesday, snapping the photos below... More >>

  • Cooking Like a Rock Star

    published October 23, 2008

    I don't know how the Italians managed it. They've infiltrated the collective consciousness so thoroughly that even a WASPy Irish/English... More >>

  • Sliders in Paradise

    published October 16, 2008

    Crepes are one of the world's simplest foods: As long as you've got flour, egg, milk, and a pat of butter on hand, it's possible to produce a... More >>

  • Carolina's on My Mind

    published October 9, 2008

    I take no pleasure in seeing a restaurant fail, especially one that had as much going for it as Cuban café Brisa Atlantica in Delray... More >>

  • How Sweet It Is

    published October 2, 2008

    I never believed that bit about little girls being full of sugar and spice. My experience has been that little girls are mostly made up of piss... More >>

  • The All New Same Old

    published September 25, 2008

    Of all the foodist trends to come and go in recent years, the one I'm fervently hoping will survive the swings of fortune and fashion is the... More >>

  • Up-Tempo

    published September 18, 2008

    Few restaurants are perfect. And most of us don't demand perfection anyway. We just want to have a place to hang, eat, and drink, secure in the... More >>

  • Straight Hot Dog, No Chaser

    published September 11, 2008

    It's my best friend Phil's 40th birthday, and Sunday is going something like this: Rounds of $4 wine at Harry's Banana Farm under the stuffed... More >>

  • The Fourth Element

    published September 4, 2008

    In her amusing memoir Serial Monogamy, Nora Ephron remembers how she used to cook for Craig Claiborne in her head, spinning fantasies of... More >>

  • Vintage Jackson's

    published August 28, 2008

    Men really had it made in the '50s. You totally get the point of feminism after watching a few episodes of AMC's Mad Men, a drama... More >>

  • Call in the Fluffer

    published August 21, 2008

    Strangest restaurant-review scenario ever. We're trying to turn in to the Westin Diplomat Resort for dinner at Aizia, and a uniformed... More >>

  • Last Man Standing?

    published August 14, 2008

    "I don't know — maybe they're on a diet." I can't tell if Beth Schibanetz is kidding or if she's speaking metaphorically. These... More >>

  • Reading the Fish Bones

    published August 7, 2008

    I'm not eating any more tuna. That's right. No more blathering in this column about that unctuous piece of bluefin toro I had at Salvatore's... More >>

  • Guatemala Típico

    published July 24, 2008

    Guatemalans have been much on my mind lately and much in the news. The account of a May 12 ICE raid on a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville,... More >>

  • Light My Fire?

    published July 17, 2008

    We SoFloridians have got to make the best of our rainy, hurricane-whipped summers, so it makes sense that we're suddenly all about barbecue.... More >>

  • Spanish on the Fly

    published July 10, 2008

    I came back from a trip to Guatemala last week with two missions: Learn Spanish. And plant some banana trees. Even before I left the States, my... More >>

  • Diet for a Broke Planet

    published June 26, 2008

    You can't take two steps these days without running into somebody who's been laid off — or is planning to be. Suddenly, we're all... More >>

  • From Israel, With Love

    published June 19, 2008

    "In Israel, people came from all over the world," Ilan Cohen says. "So they brought their customs and flavors and kitchen dishes from Europe,... More >>

  • In With the Old, Out With the New

    published June 12, 2008

    Back in the late '80s, if you were looking to impress a date over a sophisticated dinner, there was only a handful of restaurants in Palm Beach... More >>

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