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  • Thai Mother's Day Tradition

    published May 8, 2014

    In addition to a selection of à la carte specials (think squash blossom tempura and massamum curry beef), the Fort Lauderdale restaurant is... More >>

  • American Craft Beer Week Kick Off with SweetWater Brewing

    published May 8, 2014

    Kick off the week of all things America and craft beer -- or, well, just American craft beer -- at Riverside Market. It's hosting a Sweetwater... More >>

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    Canale Brings Fresh Italian Fare to the Venice of Florida

    published May 1, 2014

    It's a stark contrast to its desolate surrounds of Fort Lauderdale's once lively Riverfront plaza. At Canale, white-clad servers... More >>

  • Eating in the Street

    published May 1, 2014

    Lined with big oak trees, well-decorated shops, and tons of beautiful locals (as well as plenty of lobster-looking tourists), Las Olas Boulevard... More >>

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    Top Ten Easter Brunches in Broward

    published April 17, 2014

    Put on your Easter bonnet — make sure there's plenty of frills upon it. It's time for Easter parades and egg hunts and pictures with the... More >>

  • Get Dirty (Kind of)

    published April 17, 2014

    Do you remember your mom screaming at you to get out of the dirt? At the time, you thought she was being lame, but since you've grown older,... More >>

  • Crawl Away

    published April 17, 2014

    These days, you can't even turn on the TV without hearing about the benefits of walking and exercise. Sure, the American population is massively... More >>

  • Party Animals

    published April 10, 2014

    Most of us spend the entire workweek cooped up at our desks, staring at spreadsheets, typing, or transfixed by videos of cats all day. It's... More >>

  • Tiki Time

    published April 10, 2014

    There's something about the tiki bar that just screams relaxation. It could be the tropical music that serenades the scene; hey, it might be the... More >>

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    Bao Las Olas Seeks to Expand South Florida's Taste for Asian Cuisine

    published April 3, 2014

    For the past decade, the United States has been experiencing an Asian resurgence of the culinary variety. Dishes like bao buns and ramen, once... More >>

  • Wine Not?

    published April 3, 2014

    By the time the clock hits 5 p.m. Friday, most of us are in desperate need of a drink. And hey, three-for-one vodka and sodas will most certainly... More >>

  • Spring Breaks a-Brewin'

    published April 3, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale might be best-recognized for its former glory as a spring-break haven. While we still get our fare share of drunken college... More >>

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    Bash Is a Foodie/Craft-Beer Mecca in West Broward

    published March 27, 2014

    Set in a suburban shopping center in Sunrise, Bash American Bistro looks just like any other café from the outside. But... More >>

  • Sea the Art

    published March 27, 2014

    South Floridians love their festivals. From Renaissance fairs to garlic-centric events to beer-guzzling drunk fests, we're all about finding a... More >>

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    Atlantic Surf Club Hopes to Draw Locals to Beach Place

    published March 20, 2014

    The clean and modern décor of the Atlantic Surf Club is a stark contrast to the dark sports-bar-type aesthetics of the majority... More >>

  • The Drunk Bus

    published March 20, 2014

    We all know it's dangerous to drink and drive. But South Florida is spread out, with an utter lack of public transportation -- you need to get in... More >>

  • Indiana Jones Goes to Dinner

    published March 20, 2014

    You probably don't give much thought to where your food comes from; it's neatly packaged, plastic-wrapped, and readily available on a shelf in... More >>

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    The Ten Best Late-Night Eats in Broward County

    published March 13, 2014

    The saying goes, "Nothing good happens after 2 a.m." We say "good" is an awfully subjective word. In any case, we don't believe... More >>

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    Green Spot Kitchen Offers Diners Fresh Food and Its Owners a Fresh Start

    published March 6, 2014

    With a cheery bright-green awning out front, unfinished wood and colorfully painted walls, a pleasant and folksy playlist of artists like Jack... More >>

  • Take it Off

    published March 6, 2014

    It was not too long ago that seeing a mustache in November was a rare occurrence. Now, it feels like the entire month is a real-life version of... More >>

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    La Cocina Puertorriqueña in Pembroke Pines: Puerto Rican Cuisine With a Dash of Dominican Flair

    published February 27, 2014

    Nelyson De Jesus is an imposing man with a goatee, a lip piercing, and a wide, infectious smile. About a decade ago, he left his childhood home... More >>

  • Vietnamese Inspired

    published February 27, 2014

    Bahn mi, pho, happy pancakes: all mind-blowing Vietnamese dishes. While we'd be more than excited to eat at least one of the three every day,... More >>

  • Slainte Pub Crawl

    published February 27, 2014

    When it comes to drinking, the Irish are at the head of the pack. So it should come as no surprise that a Paddy-themed pub crawl is bound to be... More >>

  • WellFest Delray

    published February 27, 2014

    Yes, we love burgers, fries, and all the other symbols of gluttony. But sometimes we prefer to eat something healthy. On Saturday and Sunday,... More >>

  • Wine Geek-out

    published February 20, 2014

    Wine geeks claim the nectar of the gods is representative of the human condition. A little too much rain and you're left with rot; too much sun,... More >>

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