Angelo Elia

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    October 6, 2014

    September's Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The return of our northern brethren seeking to avoid the cooler months has begun. To prepare for their arrival, a new batch of eateries has opened, while others have sadly closed. Now, before the migration is completed and snowbird season is in full swing, is the best time to check out what's new to ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar, Tapas Opening in Coral Springs This Month

    Italian restaurants may be a dime a dozen in South Florida, but the vast majority are far from authentic -- it's not always easy to weed out the good stuff from the overly red sauced selections. Coral Springs has cause to celebrate later this month. The city is about to get a good dose of la dolce ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Ten Best Suburban Restaurants in Broward

    Cities tend to get all the cred when it comes to dining. It's usually the downtown areas and restaurant strips that host all the trendy bars and eateries -- hey, that's just the way it is. For the most part, if you're looking for chef-driven fare, emerging concepts, great cocktails, or craft beer, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Casa D'Angelo Launches New Menu: More Seafood and Handmade Pastas (Photos)

    Ah, spring. Bikini season is officially here. For the rest of the country. It's always here, but... well you get the idea. As we approach summer many a restaurant is lightening its offerings to keep the hot (we mean temperature) and scantily clad happy for the beach season. To celebrate the change ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Broward and Palm Beach Chefs Impressed at Best of the Best (Photos)

    South Beach Wine and Food Festival brings some of the best and brightest culinary talent from around the country. From Top Chef contestants like Stephanie Izard and Fabio Viviani to celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Giada De Laurentiis to restaurant legends, such as Danny Meyers and Rick Bayle ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Valentine's Day in Palm Beach County: Where to Find the Specials

    Ah, Valentine's Day; the international day of romance. It's the one day a year in which everybody has love -- or lust -- on the brain. Whether you're single, dating, committed, or just working on your newest conquest; chances are your love life -- or lack thereof -- is at the forefront of your thou ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Valentine's Day in Broward County: Where to Find the Specials

    Ah, Valentine's Day; the international day of romance. It's the one day a year in which everybody has love -- or lust -- on the brain. Whether you're single, dating, committed, or just working on your newest conquest; chances are your love life -- or lack thereof -- is at the forefront of your tho ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    D'Angelo Offering Specials, $12 Lunch, Anniversary Prix Fixe Menu

    When it comes to big names in South Florida restaurant scene, D'Angelo is one of the greats. For years, chef Angelo Elia has been churning out beautifully prepared high-end Italian cuisine at his esteemed Casa D'Angelo. Sure, we love it, but we're on a bit of a budget these days. For the plebeian ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    December 10, 2013

    Hardy Park Bistro: Upscale Cuisine for Fort Lauderdale Landlubbers

    Hardy Park Bistro's chef-owner Philip Darmon, an Australian native, has charted a unique course through the culinary world, guided in no small part by coincidence and fate. About 11 years ago, he was working as a chef in high-end Sydney restaurants when he lost a close friend to suicide. The traumat ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 4, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Broward County

    Broward County is known for many things: beautiful beaches, spring break, giant yachts, the largest per-capita gay community in the country, an inability to vote properly, the most hated woman on the internet in Taylor Chapman -- well, a couple of months ago, at least -- the nice Prancercise lady, a ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Sous Chef Jimmy Holland Is Casa D'Angelo's Secret Ingredient

    Towering above patrons and staff with a benevolent smile, Jimmy Holland is not easy to miss. Decked out in his personalized white coat and black backward cap, the sous chef is seen in the open kitchen prep stations, tasting sauces and concocting new recipes. Although he's friendly with customers and ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    August 22, 2013

    The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale isn't as flashy as Miami nor as food-driven as Delray. And it's not as wealthy as Palm Beach. We have no trendy fried chicken joints like South Beach's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar nor recently nominated James Beard semifinalists like Clay Conley chef/partner of "the island's" Bucc ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    D'Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar, Tapas Coming to Delray

    When it comes to good Italian in South Florida, one name tends to pop up all the time. Angelo Elia, owner of Casa D'Angelo could probably be credited with bringing high-end Italian to Broward County. Now the locally famed chef is bringing his laid-back, casual -- and much less expensive -- concept ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Ten Best Italian Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Whether you're of Italian descent or not, there's something soothing about simply prepared plates of pasta. Maybe there's a stress-relieving physiological response to gluten; maybe it's a carb hangover -- either way, it works. There once was a time in which Italian cuisine was symbolized by littl ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    D'Angelo Executive Chef Rickie Piper Teaching Class at Chef Jean Pierre's Cooking School

    Classes are supposed to be informative and educational. Some are so boring you'd rather walk over a pile of burning coals than show up. Yes, we're talking to you, Intro to Calc. Others can be a bit more enjoyable. (Hint: Eating food and drinking wine tends to help.) In a mix of entertainment and ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    D'Angelo Pizza Wine Bar Tapas To Open in Weston

    Residents of Weston have a new pizza restaurant to look forward to. That may not sound like big news, but this is no slouch of a chain coming to town. D'Angelo Pizza Wine Bar and Tapas opens on January 21 in Country Isle Plaza (1370 Weston Road). If the name sounds familiar, it's because the man beh ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    The American Fine Wine Competition: Tickets on Sale Now

    Fun fact: South Florida is second largest wine consumption market in the country. That can mean one of two things; we have a ton of drunks, or a large population of individuals who enjoy the finer things in life. Let's go with the latter.If you're a wino or just an enthusiast of all things wine, the ... More >>

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    December 1, 2012

    Chef Angelo Elia to Cook at Legendary James Beard House Next Week (He'll Also Appear on Martha Stewart Living Radio)

    At a time of year when half the population of New York is migrating to South Florida (and specifically to the line at your favorite bagel shop), chef Angelo Elia is bucking the trend and heading north for a few days. His whirlwind visit to New York City next week will include a session at the James ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    John Offerdahl's Gridiron Grill-Off: Half Off Tickets With Voice Daily Deal

    There are few things in this world that go together better than football and grilling. After all, what could be better than watching the game while chowing down on a rack of ribs or tailgating in the parking lot with a brew and a burger?

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    October 24, 2012

    Chef Carlos Fernandez of Hi-Life Cafe Goes to Sea

    After owning Fort Lauderdale's Hi-Life Cafe for 15 years, Top Chef season two contestant  Carlos Fernandez decided to pack up his knives and go. Well, sort of. He sold the restaurant but stayed on as executive chef for another two years. He actually packed up his knives about six months ago.&nb ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    South Florida's Ten Most Romantic Restaurants

    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Broward-Palm Beach® 2012 online. Whether it's planning for an anniversary, plotting a proposal, or tryi ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    South Florida Restaurant News: Union, Candyfish, D'Angelo, and More

    This week's movings and shakings in the Broward/Palm Beach restaurant worlds involve a new addition to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, plus chef Angelo Elia's seemingly never-ending pursuit of dominance of the South Florida dining scene. Read on for a look at some of the latest in the dining world. ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Chef Angelo Elia Versus Chef Jean Pierre at Fourth-Annual Cook-Off

    The UFC has Maynard versus Guida, but the food world has its own beatdown at the fourth-annual France versus Italy Cook-Off at Casa D'Angelo. At 7 p.m. Monday, we'll have chef/owner of Casa D'Angelo restaurants, Angelo Elia, in one corner and Chef Jean Pierre of Jean Pierre's Coo ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    April 25, 2012

    On Becoming a South Florida Regular

    There are three types of regulars, though they're not mutually exclusive. There are those who patronize a place because their friends own it and hang out there. Take the crew that's often at Laser Wolf, who dated/went to high school with/are in the same social circle as the people on both sides of t ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    57. Burrata and Fava Beans From D'Angelo Trattoria

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments, or visit our Facebook page.57. Burrata and ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Paul Castronovo of "Paul and Young Ron Morning Show" and Castronovo Vineyards Fame: After Hours Eats

    ​Paul Castronovo, a noted South Florida radio personality ("The Paul and Young Ron Morning Show") and partner in the Italian winery Castronovo Vineyards, is a self-described food and wine guy who's had the opportunity to eat at a number of South Florida's top restaurants. After a recent talk with ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Luigi's Coal Oven, D'Angelo, M Bar, Deck 84 Restaurant News

    Menu changes, renovations, face lifts, and other changes are afoot in restaurants around the area. Here's a short list of what we've learned.​1) Luigi's Coal Oven is adding a patio in its parking lot, nearly doubling the seating for the restaurant. Chef Luigi DiMeo says he's not sure when it ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Our Ten Most Romantic Restaurants

    ​Dinner with your love need not be relegated to a once-a-year affair but rather part of your repertoire. What makes for romantic dining? The company, of course, though scenic backdrops, stellar service, and food that serves as an aphrodisiac helps. After the jump, our picks for the most romantic r ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Don't Forget This Weekend's Garlic Fest, Altoids

    ​This weekend at the 13th annual Delray Beach Garlic Festival, chefs will be cooking up garlic pizzas, garlic ice cream, garlic shellfish, and everything in between. They'll also face off in garlic competitions all weekend long. On the main stage, G. Love and Special Sauce play on Saturday night ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Broward Chefs at South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012

    ​South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012 is a few weeks away: the Nascar of foodie weekends. Though hot tickets are sold out, there's a slew of events with tickets available. Perhaps a local chef's attendance might convince you to splurge. Have a weigh-in on South Beach Wine and Food weekend? Shar ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Broward/Palm Beach County Noteworthy Chefs of 2011

    chef Angelo Elia of Casa 'd Angelo​Being a chef has never been a glamorous job as anyone who's made it her life work will tell you. The rise of cooking shows and the fetishizing of food has ushered the profession in the limelight. As restaurants garner attention, it's natural to become more aware ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 2, 2011

    LaSpada's Hoagies Unseated in Zagat's Top Food Rankings

    ​The end of the year means lists of all sorts, including Zagat's, the dinosaur of reader generated rankings.  Nice weather and a range of affordable dining options encourage South Floridians to eat out 3.4 times a week says the dinosaur, compared to Boston, where residents eat out 2.5 times a ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Restaurant Openings Update: Tap 42, B&G Oyster Bar, Tundra, D'Angelo Trattoria

    Pizza from D'Angelo.​There's so much going on, we've rounded up a short list of what's happening with restaurant openings in the next couple of weeks.Now that Tap 42 has passed all its inspections, the restaurant has announced an opening date via Twitter: November 16 at 3 p.m. Featuring 42 beers o ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Win a Pair of Tickets to the New Times and YOLO Slider Battle -- "Sips & Sliders at Sunset"

    YOLO​On Thursday, April 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., Las Olas restaurant YOLO (You Only Live Once) will host a slider competition -- "Sips & Sliders at Sunset." The showdown will feature 17 of Fort Lauderdale's finest restaurants, such as Himmarshee, Johnny V Restaurant, Ocean 3030, Market 17, Casa ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: Arancini Rice Balls From D'Angelo

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to 97: Arancini Rice Balls from D'AngeloD'Angelo, the downscale Italia ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Restaurant News: Big Deals at Big City Tavern, March of Dimes' Chefs & Wine Extravaganza, ZED Offers Freebie

    ​•    Determined to make its happy hour even happier, downtown Fort Lauderdale's Big City Tavern has rolled out a new martini menu and roster of half-priced appetizers. The "8 for $8" martinis are offered from 4 to 7 p.m. daily and range from a "health cocktail" with blueberry vod ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Chef Jean-Pierre Interview Part 2: A Game of Free-Association

    ​Today, in Part Two of our talk with Chef Jean-Pierre, the man behind the local cooking school, we talk about food trends, blogging, and other chefs.  For Part One of our interview, click here. Do you have a signature dish? Old fashioned dishes like Beef wellington or paella are what people c ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Dean James Max of 3030 Ocean Hosts Local Cooking Classes, Demos, and More

    ​We give a lot of props to Chef Dean James Max of 3030 Ocean on this blog. The chef and restaurateur is one of South Florida's most prominent. He's a staunch defender of local foodways and recently took home the top price in the Great American Seafood Cook-off held in New Orleans. And this month, ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Signature Chefs Take Over Boca Resort This Friday

    Zach Bell will be one of the 31 chefs at the Signature Chefs event.​Food at the esteemed Boca Raton Resort already has the pedigree of Masaharu Morimoto and Gordon Ramsey stamped on it. Come Friday, you can add Daniel Boulud, Angelo Elia, and Michelle Bernstein to that list.The Resort's Signature ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Order Up: D'Angelo

    C. Stiles​This week in Dish we look at D'Angelo, the casual Italian pizzeria and trattoria from Fort Lauderdale's Angelo Elia. Earlier this month, we named D'Angelo our Best New Restaurant in Broward. Now, in our print review, we elaborate on how good the simple, Italian small plates and pizzas ar ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Swordfish Carpaccio at D'Angelo

    John Linn​As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to 25: Swordfish Carpaccio at D'AngeloD'Angelo, the latest restaurant ... More >>

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    May 17, 2001

    It Was the Worst of Times

    Our quest for the best always delivers some unpleasant surprises

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    July 29, 1999

    Dine by Your Sign

    Hints for dining under the stars

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