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1999 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • Escargots, Antipasto, and Betty Crocker

    published December 30, 1999

    Under the "there are two sides to every argument" heading comes the following question: How important is it to know the... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 30, 1999

    If you thought car dealerships were good for only one thing -- selling automobiles -- then you haven't been to Ragtops (2119 S. Dixie... More >>

  • Belly Up to the Barbecue

    published December 23, 1999

    You can find lots of fascinating dictionary definitions that start with the word Texas. For instance a Texas citrus mite is a red spider... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 23, 1999

    Henry's China House (745 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-3333) claims to be "Fort Lauderdale's first Chinese restaurant." Now, I'm... More >>

  • One Luxe Spot

    published December 16, 1999

    I confess I've let the most recent issues of Vogue sweat on my coffee tables in their plastic wrappers, so I have no clue: Is fur, faux or... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 16, 1999

    Ever wonder what it would be like to be served by lottery winners? No? Well, anyway, now you can experience this unique pleasure at the Whale's... More >>

  • Fear of Frying

    published December 9, 1999

    I saw my first fire-safety video when I was in first grade. The graphic scenes in the movie made such an impression on me that I packed my toys in... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 9, 1999

    Looking for a stocking stuffer for the sophisticated diner in your life? This year's South Florida More >>

  • An Alternative to Popcorn

    published December 2, 1999

    Forget the worries about human genetic manipulation and controlled evolution. We should be more concerned about the unnatural adaptation of our... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 2, 1999

    "I have missed you all tremendously and have decided again to follow my heart…." Sound like a letter from a lovesick suitor? From an absent... More >>

  • Down in the Boondocks

    published November 25, 1999

    Question: How do you compliment a girl from Loxahatchee? Answer: "Nice tooth." Question: How do you compliment ten girls from... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 25, 1999

    Hanukkah's early this year, and if you're like me, now's the moment to panic. Or time to order a gift basket of rugelach from the Kitchen... More >>

  • Sweetly Hybrid

    published November 18, 1999

    I demand a lot from my neighborhood diners. I count on brisk service, for one thing, whether I'm popping in for breakfast, late-night dinner, or a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 18, 1999

    We've all been there -- single, hungry, and bored with soggy take-out. Often the only alternative is taking oneself to a good restaurant and... More >>

  • In the Pink

    published November 11, 1999

    A couple of years ago, the wife of GQ food critic Alan Richman wrote an essay for Food & Wine. In it she defined her main purpose as... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 11, 1999

    With its tiled walls and crowded interior dominated by deli cases, Beany's Cafe (126 NE Second St., Boca Raton, 561-392-1085) hardly looks... More >>

  • A Thorough Grilling

    published November 4, 1999

    I've always believed you can't go wrong with bread and salad. No matter how much of a failure a meal might be -- whether it's served in a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 4, 1999

    Italian restaurants are a lira a dozen, but every once in a while one stands out. Al & Jay's Pasta Kitchen (2399 N. Federal Hwy., Boca... More >>

  • Bread Winner

    published October 28, 1999

    A commercial on Comedy Central advertising The Daily Show gets me every time. The Daily Show, for those who haven't watched it, is a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 28, 1999

    If sheer numbers impress you, you might want to check out Sushi Tom (1396 SW 160th Ave., Weston, 954-385-3688). The sushi bar and Japanese... More >>

  • Roadside Attraction

    published October 21, 1999

    Ah, the dreaded flat tire. Since ours is a wheeled society, flats are inevitable. You can only hope one doesn't occur in a truly dangerous... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 21, 1999

    Many diners were distressed by the departure of Revolution 2029 from the Hollywood restaurant scene. But fans of former chef David Sloane... More >>

  • India Jones

    published October 14, 1999

    Forget last year, when Pakistan and India were hurling nuclear threats at each other. This year, India is in. Bookstores are brimming with Indian... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 14, 1999

    It's rare to come across a new restaurant that exudes Old Fort Lauderdale, but Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale,... More >>

  • Fire in the Hole

    published October 7, 1999

    I have this good friend who has bad asthma, which is a shame, really, because in addition to being an avid weekend warrior, he's also a hearty... More >>

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