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2014 Stories by Sara Ventiera

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  • Sara Ventiera

    Beauty & the Feast Hopes to Lure Locals Back to the Beach

    published August 21, 2014

    Reclaimed wood and brick, Edison bulbs, tufted leather booths, small plates, and an emphasis on "craft" seem to be the main ingredients for a... More >>

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    Manna Offers Home-Style Fare in Lauderhill's Korea Town

    published August 14, 2014

    Korea is not home to one, homogenous cultural cuisine but has diverse culinary regions and traditions. Manna in Lauderhill offers Seoul-style... More >>

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    Vienna Cafe & Bistro Brings British Tea to Western Broward

    published August 7, 2014

    With laced-covered tables, draped flower garlands, commemorative plates of the royal family, and a life-sized flaming-red English telephone... More >>

  • Turtle Power

    published August 7, 2014

    Turtles are amazing creatures: They look like dinosaurs, have been around for 215 million years, their sex is determined according to temperature... More >>

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    Fork & Balls Looks to Be Another Victory for the Restaurant People

    published July 31, 2014

    A new restaurant opens its door nearly every day of the week. Most, however, go completely unnoticed by the majority of the... More >>

  • Rum to the Bar

    published July 31, 2014

    Vodka may be the spirit of choice for most South Floridians. Paired with Red Bull, it's like the legal crack of most clubs. It's time to expand... More >>

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    Bull Market and Chow: Dueling Gastropubs in Downtown Lauderdale

    published July 24, 2014

    At Bull Market, a gastropub in downtown Fort Lauderdale, flat-screen tickers highlight rising and dropping prices on beer and spirits. It is... More >>

  • Rock Lobster

    published July 24, 2014

    Summer has tons of food items to appreciate: watermelons, pie, barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, tomatoes (depending on where you live). But the most... More >>

  • Rock Lobster

    published July 24, 2014

    Summer has tons of food items to appreciate: watermelons, pie, barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, tomatoes (depending on where you live). But the most... More >>

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    Taps Offers Craft Beers and "Smart" Homestyle Cooking

    published June 26, 2014

    At the west end of Himmarshee Street, just across from Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, the interior of Taps is worlds apart from... More >>

  • Community Watch

    published June 26, 2014

    You may consider yourself the ultimate locavore. You shop at locally owned boutiques. You bank at a credit union. The only restaurants you... More >>

  • Womanly Rewind

    published June 26, 2014

    The '80s were a great decade for millions of reasons: neon spandex, matching scrunch socks, big crimped hair, hair metal, those decorative plastic... More >>

  • American Birthday

    published June 19, 2014

    Everyone loves a birthday party. You get to drink, dance, eat, drink, and eat some more. In our estimation, few occasions are more enjoyable than... More >>

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    Rhino Doughnuts Is Revitalizing an American Breakfast Staple

    published June 12, 2014

    Warning: This is not your daddy's doughnut shop. Chunks of crisp caramelized applewood bacon crown a glazed round of dense yet fluffy... More >>

  • The Great Outdoors

    published June 12, 2014

    Chances are you get up in the morning, run from the front door to your car, then from the car straight to the office, and back again. Maybe, in... More >>

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    Kuluck Persian Restaurant Is a Sensory Tour of the Arab World

    published June 5, 2014

    On any given weekday during lunch, the intimate space at Kuluck Persian Restaurant is packed with a wide mix of people speaking in a... More >>

  • Walk Like a Goddess

    published June 5, 2014

    Whether you think you're into it or not, fashion is a big part of how we define ourselves. Even those who throw on a T-shirt and a pair of shorts... More >>

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    The Keg on Sixth Is on Trend and Off the Beaten Path

    published May 29, 2014

    Set off the main road, among warehouses, auto repair shops, and cheap motels just south of State Road 84 and west of Federal Highway, the... More >>

  • Chef-struck

    published May 29, 2014

    Chefs have become the new heartthrobs of America. And let’s be honest: It’s a much smarter crush than actors or musicians. We all need... More >>

  • Birthday Beer

    published May 29, 2014

    No matter what age or type, birthdays tend to be celebrated much the same, with beer. We’re not saying a 1-year-old should be drinking on... More >>

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    The Ten Best Burgers in Broward

    published May 22, 2014

    Take a drive through western Texas and it'll be as clear as the never-ending expanse of sky: America is a country of beef eaters. When... More >>

  • Wine Down

    published May 22, 2014

    Being an adult is stressful business. You work (if not, we're not talking to you). You cook (ramen, at the very least). You clean (hopefully). You... More >>

  • Who's Beefing?

    published May 22, 2014

    There's nothing like a good beef to heat things up a bit -- not that we need any help in the rising-temperature department right now. No matter... More >>

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    Ceviche by the Sea Dishes Upscale Peruvian Cuisine

    published May 15, 2014

    Adorned with strips of deep-gray slate accents, a large Machu Picchu panorama, and recessed alcoves with brilliant gold replicas of Inca... More >>

  • Backyard Brew

    published May 15, 2014

    Some beverages are better-suited for consuming in a laid-back backyard setting — you’re not exactly going to pull out your nitrogen... More >>

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