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1998 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • Foodstuff

    published December 31, 1998

    Fine dining has always carried a hefty price tag. World-class chefs know that those of us addicted to upscale fare will shell out just about... More >>

  • A Lukewarm Reception

    published December 31, 1998

    Having a good reputation must be irritating. When you have a bad rep, folks don't expect much of you. So while attempts to reform and prosper are... More >>

  • Give France a Chance

    published December 24, 1998

    I adore eating at new restaurants. I'm intrigued by the possibilities: How will this place present itself? How will it compare with the others... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 24, 1998

    Sometimes rifling through the produce bins at the local Publix or Winn-Dixie just doesn't cut it for me. So when I tire of bruised tomatoes,... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 17, 1998

    "Life's passions" is the motto at the new food emporium Dancing Bear (333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-779-7374), and it's apropos. The... More >>

  • Worth Its Wait in Gold

    published December 17, 1998

    How to scam a table at the restaurant of the moment: Be a celebrity, or just look like one. Stars always get star treatment. You can also try to... More >>

  • The China Syndrome

    published December 10, 1998

    We've heard the prediction before: "It's the new South Beach." Hollywood, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach -- it seems that whenever a section of a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 10, 1998

    Barbecue is the oldest, most universal cooking style in the world. After all, anyone can do it; all you need is fire, meat, and sauce. Doing it... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 3, 1998

    It's a saying that usually conjures images of both tea parties and those cartoons in which characters bash each other over the head. But the cafe... More >>

  • Game, Set, Munch

    published December 3, 1998

    A couple weeks ago, I was just getting over a terrible case of food poisoning, and not even lunch at my favorite gourmet sandwich place, Johnny... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 26, 1998

    It's not often you find a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America running a mobile vending truck, unless you're ordering from the "gourmet... More >>

  • God Save the Pub

    published November 26, 1998

    When I'm a stranger in a strange land, the last thing I expect is a kiss on the cheek. I like to be welcomed by the natives of a foreign country,... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 19, 1998

    Is it too early to talk about the holidays? Walgreens doesn't think so; pictures of snowmen and snowflakes are already pasted to the windows.... More >>

  • Green With Envy

    published November 19, 1998

    In times of stress, we eat. And most of us have "comfort" foods: chocolate-chip cookies, potato chips, a big steak. Sociologists and nutritionists... More >>

  • The Max Factor

    published November 12, 1998

    You gotta admire -- maybe even envy -- Dennis Max. The South Florida restaurateur, along with his partners, wife Patti Max and Burt Rapoport, have... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 12, 1998

    Forget about eating pretzels to make yourself thirsty at happy hour. Durty Nellie's (3051 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-3222) has found a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 5, 1998

    For those inclined to think a certain way, The Bakehouse (834 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale, 954-458-1600) might sound like a good place... More >>

  • Using Her Noodles

    published November 5, 1998

    I was standing outside Hot Tomatoe in Lighthouse Point, rocking my cranky baby to sleep, when I heard gunshots -- six of 'em, fired rapidly. I... More >>

  • The World Is Her Oyster

    published October 29, 1998

    "There are three kinds of oyster eaters: those loose-minded sports who will eat anything, hot, cold, thin, thick, dead or alive, as long as it is... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 29, 1998

    Like those at greasy spoons, truck stops, and coffeehouses, the employees at Laspada's (4346 Seagrape Dr., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 954-776-7893)... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 22, 1998

    Bookstores aren't just for books any more. The front half of Clematis Street Books, for example, is otherwise known as Susan's Bistro & Wine Bar... More >>

  • Everything's Coming Up Rosey

    published October 22, 1998

    A restaurant that specializes in seasonal grub has three choices when it comes to the off-season: Close for a few months, jeopardize its... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 15, 1998

    Are you going to Scarborough Fare (2650 N. University Dr., Sunrise, 954-746-4469)? If you're not, you should be. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and... More >>

  • Tender Is the Night

    published October 15, 1998

    Before I worked as a restaurant critic, I was a "spotter." Hired by restaurant owners, I'd secretly visit their operations, document my... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 8, 1998

    I read cookbooks like other people read novels. But I'm overwhelmed by the extensive choices at, say, Borders and Barnes & Noble. I want them all,... More >>

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