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2003 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • Sick Pickin's at Slim's

    published December 25, 2003

    Important things to remember during this flu season: Cover your mouth when you cough. Wash your hands often and well. And, as Hippocrates said,... More >>

  • Some Architecture

    published December 25, 2003

    When it comes to reinvention, historic properties are limited by their past, which must be preserved. Within those guidelines, though, the... More >>

  • Miami Without a Passport

    published December 18, 2003

    I was attending a Rutz Cellars Chardonnay and Pinot Noir tasting at Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach the other day when talk turned to Palm Beach.... More >>

  • Italy in Hallandale

    published December 18, 2003

    Since 1951, the Laurenzo family business -- a gourmet market and café in North Miami Beach -- has been considered the premier South Florida... More >>

  • Greek and Good

    published December 11, 2003

    Even in South Florida, it's possible to have a snowball effect in late fall. Just after Thanksgiving, bunches of family members -- a veritable... More >>

  • Meat the Best

    published December 11, 2003

    Peruvians grow something like 35 kinds of maize, from which they've developed more than 50 products. Likewise, Colombia boasts many types of... More >>

  • Crepein' It In

    published December 4, 2003

    Selling a specialty item and hoping to make a profit is iffy business. Whether it's empanadas or egg rolls, Jamaican patties or arepas, chicken... More >>

  • Starting from Scratch

    published December 4, 2003

    Our local chefs aren't exactly a deck of cards, but they tend to get shuffled anyway. For instance, there's Michael Schwartz, former Miami... More >>

  • Preparing for Prime Time

    published November 27, 2003

    If Harpoon Harry's were a television pilot script and I had to write a tag line to sell it, I'd sum it up with something like this: Mel's... More >>

  • Johnny Again Comes Lately

    published November 27, 2003

    He's irrepressible, he's talented, and he's back. Not that he ever really left us since he started making a name for himself as the Caribbean... More >>

  • Michelangelo's Pizza

    published November 20, 2003

    Yup, it's the real thing. And it's really, really good. I was a bit skeptical when I heard that the 18-month-old Anthony's Coal Fired... More >>

  • Arabian Nights

    published November 20, 2003

    Bored with Boca? No reason to be. Now locals can spice up their days with Moroccan Nights (21073 Powerline Rd., Boca Raton, 561-483-0666).... More >>

  • No Beef Here

    published November 13, 2003

    The first thing you notice when you pull off North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale into the arched entranceway of Sublime restaurant... More >>

  • Gimme De Works, Baby

    published November 13, 2003

    There's only one way to order the famous, 100 percent, all-beef hot dog at Vic & Irv's Hots & Burgers (900 S. Federal Hwy., Fort... More >>

  • Got Game?

    published November 6, 2003

    You think you've got job stress? Try this on for size: You work at a Fort Lauderdale sports bar that oozes old South Florida from every warped... More >>

  • Go Gotham

    published October 30, 2003

    You might be confused about Gotham City. To comic book aficionados, it's home to Batman; Yankees believe it to be modeled after and... More >>

  • Scary Night

    published October 30, 2003

    Prediction for Halloween evening: a tidal wave of ghoulish good times. But only if you attend the Tsunami (651 Okeechobee Blvd., CityPlace,... More >>

  • Get Lefty

    published October 23, 2003

    When I made a reservation for dinner at the Japanese Village Steak House on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, the hostess asked me a... More >>

  • Ramblin' Sub

    published October 23, 2003

    There's always been one significant problem when ordering a six-foot sub, be it for a kid's birthday party or a special ball game: getting it into... More >>

  • Opa in Venice

    published October 16, 2003

    If you've been wondering about the much-anticipated late summer 2002 opening of Taverna Opa (3051 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale,... More >>

  • Wangle a Weiner

    published October 9, 2003

    If you're not driving too fast, you'll probably notice the numerous dancing dogs (actually, facsimiles thereof) in front of Hot Diggity Dogs &... More >>

  • Euro-No

    published October 2, 2003

    When creating poetry, scribes often dabble in a technique called "writing off the subject." This means simply that a poet starts a piece musing... More >>

  • Benevolent Bacchanalia

    published October 2, 2003

    Praise Bacchus: The god of wine's inaugural namesake celebration, Boca Bacchanal Winefest & Auction, was a big success last year, attracting more... More >>

  • Jake Is Cool

    published September 25, 2003

    South Florida has long been considered the test market for the initial models of theme-oriented chain-gang eateries. I'm not sure why -- perhaps... More >>

  • Foot Farewell

    published September 25, 2003

    Farewells to Footie's may not be fond, but hey, at least they're farewells. The eatery marqueed by Y-100 (WHYI-FM 100.7) morning radio personality... More >>

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