Steve Koppelman

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  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Ah, beach food. Corn on the cob, hot dogs, freshly shucked clams. Pizza, burgers, and ice cream. There's nothing better after bobbing in the ocean waves and baking in the sun for hours, is there? Along Hollywood's Broadwalk, beach food also means ...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Polish restaurant food is often taken for granted, the stuff of lunch counters and coffee shops, where you might get a cup of hastily-made borscht and a big plate of unremarkable stuffed cabbage and boiled carrots for little more than you'd pay fo...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    As the waiter put down our appetizers, one called "Balsa Pear with Sesame Oil" and the other a dish called "Beef and Lung in Special Sauce," he warned us about the latter one. "Be careful. That's very spicy." Fuqi feipan, which translates as "marr...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Until about six months ago, Chico's Place (4819 N. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach, 954-420-0088) was a Portuguese bar in the middle of Broward's Little Brazil. With the addition of Chef Daniel Menezes, some white tablecloths, and a new menu, he and t...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    I grew up in a part of Connecticut where the favorite local pizzas were what we called Greek-style, a shallow-pan pizza with tangy sauce baked so well-done that the cheese would turn golden brown and toughen in a good way. Chicagoans will rhapsodi...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    About ten years ago, I lived in a bustling pan-Muslim neighborhood branching off a couple of blocks of Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. In a three-block walk, you would pass a café where old men would smoke hookahs and sip coffee, a caf&...

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