Alice Waters

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    2015 Good Food Awards Include Florida Finalists

    These days, it's no secret that more and more Americans are in search of healthy, local, and responsibly sourced and produced foods. Luckily, we also have a growing movement of people who want to create those foods. To honor those working to create a better food supply chain, the Good Food Awards ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
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    January 8, 2014

    ChillBar Is an Artistic Culinary Escape From the Everyday in Hollywood

    After more than 20 years of waiting tables in high-end restaurants and raising three kids, Frank and Beth Becker needed a change. Satisfied with their lives but not feeling creatively fulfilled, the husband-and-wife team set out to open a restaurant of their own. The goal was to develop an artist's ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Palm Beach County

    It's a well-known fact that chefs have become the new rock stars. From former party animal Anthony Bourdain -- we'd liken him to a more together Keith Richards -- to supermodel-like Giada De Laurentiis, the kitchen is in these days. While chefs across the country are getting recognition from culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Tortuga Music Festival and Marine Conservation: Where to Find Sustainable Seafood in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Starting tomorrow Tortuga Music Festival  will be taking over Fort Lauderdale. Artists ranging from Grace Potter, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, and G. Love and Special Sauce to Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Avett Brothers, and Kenny Chesney will be playing right smack dab on the beach. Aside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Locavore Index 2013: How Does Florida Stack Up?

    Since the Alice Waters and Chez Panisse came into the scene in Berkeley in the 1960's, there has been a huge movement to localize our food systems. Obviously, some areas caught on a bit quicker than others. Some areas do make it easier. Iowa, for example, is pretty much one big farm. Right? As the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Florida Needs to Learn a Few Things About Local Food Systems, California Can Help

    Jay McCobb, a.k.a. "Farmer Jay," is a Delray-based sustainable farmer who will be contributing columns about local food, his pig Pearl, and whatever strikes his fancy. Find more of Jay -- and get your hands on some of his delicious eats -- by visiting Florida is in the top ten for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Hot Farmer Alert: Meet Farmer Jay

    As I exit my car, I can see him approaching from the distance. A tall, strapping man wearing jeans, a button-down shirt, and a wide-brimmed farmer's hat walks up to greet me. If he does not fit the bill for tall, dark and handsome, I don't know who does. Not exactly the image one would conjure when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    California Pizza Kitchen Will Unveil Revamp In Florida

    Chief executive of California Pizza Kitchen G. J. Hart told attendees at a California restaurant conference that the chain will open only one new U.S. restaurant-- a prototype-- this year. And the location happens to be in Florida, reports Nation's Restaurant News. No word yet as to which city.The p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Did Fusion Ever Die? Norman Van Aken Talks Shop

    Fusion has been on the brain. Following our review on Florida's sushi-Thai, Sara Dickerman addresses the up-down of our relationship with fusion in Slate last week in Fusion Reaction: How America fell in love, then out of love, then in love all over again with Asian influenced cuisine. She wrot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Burritos: They're Not for Women

    ​I don't remember where I had my first Chipotle burrito, and that's the point. I was too busy eating it. I do remember the careful ritual: peeling off rounds of foil, a quick visual examination followed by a dash of Tabasco. The first expectant bite, then another, then another. Setting the burrito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Pat the Foodie and Other Kids' Books for Adults

    ​Pat the Foodie is making its way around the internet, a parody of Pat the Bunny in the same vein as Go the F**k to Sleep. Like its inspiration, readers can touch things, though it's along the lines of scratchy beards and chicken feathers. Daily Dish from the LA Times cites one of the pages: "'Jud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    In Palm Beach County, White Tablecloth Dining Will Never Die

    Shrimp at La Sirena​Last week, we gathered the top ten Zagat entries for Broward. This week, we're doing the same for Palm Beach, where the price point is $20 higher on average. There are more lobster and steak houses in the top ten than in Broward, although a couple of funky places seed the list. ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2011
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    September 2, 2011

    Locavores Gear Up for Growing Season​I'm missing the end-of-summer bounty here in South Florida. Where are heirloom tomatoes? Where are the stone fruits? What about local squash? And the resounding answer I've heard in response is that everything's backward here. "September through May 

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Bourdain Hits Bookstores, Coral Gables

    ​Ever read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential? It's a really great book, an exciting and sometimes disgusting glimpse into the seedy underworld of the professional chef. It was through Kitchen Confidential that everyone learned why fish on Mondays is a bad idea, why you should never trust a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Be Your Own Taqueria

    Photo by Bill CitaraAll hail the humble taco, a perfect marriage of starch, protein, fruit, vegetable, and appetite, a triumph of down-home Mexican gastronomy, a thing of rare culinary beauty.  Of course, that's a taco made with fresh, quality ingredients by someone who knows and loves authenti ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 16, 2009

    She Brings Home the Bacon

    The celeb chef has checked out, but Erika Di Battista's Sunfish Grill is still in the swim.

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    October 10, 2008
  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Kick the Bottle

    As the containers and costs mount, in South Florida and beyond, plastic is played out

  • Dining

    April 26, 2007

    New American Nostalgic

    11 Maple's not perfect, but it's thoroughly ours

  • Dining

    March 22, 2007

    East Is Eden

    My love affair with Nick Morfogen

  • Dining

    October 26, 2006

    Eat My Meat

    Most Uruguayans chomp down that stuff grilling on the parrilla — and little else.

  • Dining

    February 2, 2006

    Can I Get Potatoes With That?

    Max's Grille leaves no spud unpummeled