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2001 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • The Martinis Have Landed

    published December 27, 2001

    You know a social trend is on the way out when the restaurant industry gets hold of it.Remember Smoke in Fort Lauderdale? Probably not.... More >>

  • Million-Dollar Meals

    published December 27, 2001

    I know you've been wondering, as I have, exactly what a few million bucks buys you these days. Well, for one thing, it gets you a high-concept,... More >>

  • Survey Says...

    published December 20, 2001

    Tim Zagat is an opinionated man.Perhaps that's not surprising, given the fact that in 1979, he and his wife, Nina, founded the More >>

  • Strange Sushi

    published December 20, 2001

    Whaddaya mean, you've never had monkfish liver? Roy Villacrusis, sushi chef at Mark's CityPlace, claims it's the "foie gras of the sea." Of... More >>

  • Kitsch-'n'-Kiev

    published December 13, 2001

    Question: How do you score a table at Pearl by the Sea, a popular Russian restaurant and cabaret in Hallandale Beach that also goes by the... More >>

  • Argie Grill

    published December 13, 2001

    If you think all empanadas are created equal, then you haven't been to Argie Grill (Las Olas Riverfront, 300 SW First Ave., Fort... More >>

  • No Way, Olé

    published December 6, 2001

    OK, let's set the scene: It's Wednesday night, right before Thanksgiving, the start of a long weekend that typically means big tourist business in... More >>

  • Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse

    published December 6, 2001

    Just when it looked as if all the really good meal deals were happening in Miami-Dade County, Angelo and Maxie's Steakhouse (CityPlace, 651... More >>

  • Alleluia, Armadillo

    published November 29, 2001

    Forgive me, Armadillo Cafe, for I have sinned. It has been one year since my last supper. Since that time, I have displayed gluttony. I've... More >>

  • Chef’s Iron

    published November 29, 2001

    The hibachi trend continues unabated. Like Sushi Yama, Kyojin Buffet, and Kansai in Boca Raton, Japanese Village (350 E. Las Olas Blvd.,... More >>

  • Battle of the Buffets

    published November 22, 2001

    Until recently, I couldn't remember the last time I walked out of a restaurant without at least sampling the fare. I didn't stroll out of that... More >>

  • Slices of Heaven

    published November 22, 2001

    So you've been craving a chicken Marsala pizza. Who hasn't? Good thing Cannoli Kitchen (22191 Powerline Rd., Boca Raton, 561-955-8880) has... More >>

  • The Price Is Wrong

    published November 15, 2001

    Even before the terrorist attacks, our weakening economy was starting to make us consumers ask some tough questions about dining out. Do we want... More >>

  • Building a Better Bistro

    published November 15, 2001

    I'm always a bit sad when one of my favorite restaurants is sold, and I'm always a little reluctant to head back to it and see if the new... More >>

  • Simply Smashing

    published November 8, 2001

    After several disappointing experiences, some of which I've recounted here, I confess: I'm giving up. I no longer expect food to comfort me. I... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 8, 2001

    Frozen-custard lovers need grieve no more. Yes, Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard indeed vacated its spot in Riverfront. But the Double Rainbow Dessert... More >>

  • Super Wings

    published November 1, 2001

    If there were a checklist for a prototypical raw-bar-and-wings joint, it would probably include all the important elements: TV, domestic beers,... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published November 1, 2001

    It was bound to happen; I'm surprised it took this long: Sage French American Cafe (2378 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-2299)... More >>

  • The Allure of the Leurre

    published October 25, 2001

    I suppose it was bound to happen: sushi, sushi everywhere. First it was in Thai restaurants. Then Chinese eateries. Then Vietnamese and Korean... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 25, 2001

    If you're as tired of prepackaged, supermarket pâté as I am, then head over to Euro Bread & Cafe (6874 Stirling Rd., Davie,... More >>

  • Discomfort Food

    published October 18, 2001

    My sister called me the other day with a dilemma. "I don't know whether to be thin or fat," she complained. I know it looks funny on paper, but... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 18, 2001

    If you're looking for something sweet to do with your kids over Halloween weekend, scout no further than Roy's (1901 N. Military Trl., Boca... More >>

  • A Little Taste of Heaven

    published October 11, 2001

    By now it's a fact of culinary life that South Florida restaurants open in strip malls. None of us really minds anymore. Although locating an... More >>

  • Foodstuff

    published October 11, 2001

    If, like many South Floridians, you've grown tired of snapper this and grouper that, hit Bedesse East-West Indian Foods (4060 NW 12th St.,... More >>

  • Taverna Nope-a

    published October 4, 2001

    I've often been called a proponent of taking kids to restaurants, casual or otherwise, and I suppose I am something of an advocate for teaching... More >>

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