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2000 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • Another Fins Fan

    published December 28, 2000

    Ah, the hot dog. Robustly flavored and inherently bad for you, hot dogs have a unique and universal appeal. The other day I was at a birthday... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 28, 2000

    Miami-Dade County restaurants may get a lot of national media attention for food, but when it comes to wine, eateries in Broward and Palm Beach... More >>

  • Sour Grapes

    published December 21, 2000

    In Kitchen Confidential, the gastronomic tell-all that convinced many folks to stop eating out, chef-author Anthony Bourdain lists a few... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 21, 2000

    To the uninitiated, Rochester Hots (1051 E. McNab Rd., Pompano Beach, 954-943-9393) might sound like the name of an adult entertainment... More >>

  • Hungarian Rhapsody

    published December 14, 2000

    The creativity one can demonstrate with foodstuffs is astounding, and for once I'm not talking about cooking them. For instance, in his books... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 14, 2000

    Only in South Florida would someone find a way to turn the election imbroglio into a sales pitch. Mike and Carol Enriquez, proprietors of... More >>

  • Coho Rising

    published December 7, 2000

    Every serious diner has an immediate, pertinent question he or she wants answered about any restaurant. My husband always wants to know about the... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published December 7, 2000

    A bagel is a bagel is a bagel -- if you live in New York, that is. Down here we have a more difficult time locating the archetypal bagel: chewy... More >>

  • House Sweet Home

    published October 19, 2000

    The thesaurus contains relatively few synonyms for restaurant, and even those aren't necessarily synonymous. An eatery is not a diner,... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 19, 2000

    I've got to admit, the gyros are pretty tempting at the Steak Shop & Deli (1801 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach, 954-941-5790). But I just... More >>

  • You've Got to Be Kidding

    published October 12, 2000

    Restaurants employ a variety of tactics to win customers. Mustang Sally's, a four-month-old steak house in a desolate Flamingo Road... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 12, 2000

    So swordfish is off your fish wish list because it's endangered. Same with Chilean sea bass, which is really Patagonian toothfish and has been... More >>

  • Serviceable Salvadoran

    published October 5, 2000

    People make much of first impressions. You either believe in them or don't, trust them or not. They're always wrong, or they're always right. You... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 5, 2000

    Of course we locals know that Palm Beach County has been blossoming with good restaurants, but does the nation know it? Well, it does now,... More >>

  • Almost Worth the Wait

    published September 28, 2000

    A woman, one member of a party of six at Baredo Café in Boca Raton, got up suddenly from her table and began marching around the... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published September 28, 2000

    The design might look like Oh! Howard Johnson's, but Oh! Mexico (300 SW First Ave., Hollywood, 954-527-5969) promises satisfying, hearty... More >>

  • Bringing Up the Rear

    published September 21, 2000

    Diners often think that restaurant critics have elaborate systems for rating restaurants, and of course we have many complex reasons for admiring... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published September 21, 2000

    Forget about Tipperary -- it's a long, long way to Texas, so before you hit the road, you might want to make a pit stop in Dania Beach. That's... More >>

  • Seafood With a Splash

    published September 14, 2000

    A recent article in The New York Times' dining section, entitled "Navigating the Bar When It's Three Drinkers Deep," offers the following... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published September 14, 2000

    If you've ever wondered why tomatoes from the grocery store taste so flat and look so pallid, consider the source: Those that must stay in Publix... More >>

  • Chen-sational

    published September 7, 2000

    Wanted: Jack-of-all-trades for 24-hour-a-day, 52-week-a-year job. Must have knowledge of business management, interior design, and food and... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published September 7, 2000

    You might expect a place called Mimi's Ravioli (5714 Johnson St., Hollywood, 954-983-6201) to carry fresh ravioli stuffed with everything... More >>

  • Fafa From Paradise

    published August 31, 2000

    It stands to reason that if you have a craving for barbecued ribs, you should seek out a joint that specializes in rib preparation. If you have a... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published August 31, 2000

    Just by existing Goulash Charda (2215 N. Federal Hwy., Hollywood, 954-926-3355), one of the only significant Hungarian dining rooms in... More >>

  • Fear of Failing

    published August 24, 2000

    If you look for a definition of oversolicitous in a dictionary, you might read that the word means excessively filled with anxiety,... More >>

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