In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
Every nationality is known for a different specialty: Italians makes perfect pastas; Japanese can work magic with raw fish; Argentineans consume copious amounts of beef; the French can make something delicious from any imaginable animal part. And when it comes to signature cuisines across the world ... More >>
We're impressed by anyone who has the guts to open a restaurant of their own -- in case you didn't know, the business is tough as hell. We're even more impressed when said restaurateur is young. When one is 35 with three locations under one's belt, we're ready to give a round of applause. Recentl ... More >>
With elegant mahogany wainscoting, white-cloth-covered tables, palm-tree-upholstered booths and lounge chairs, polished brass fixtures, and smooth jazz penetrating the smoke-filled air, the interior of Fort Lauderdale's iconic Jackson Steakhouse was the classic steak house of yesteryear. From 1997 ... More >>
Trying to find authentic Thai food in South Florida is like searching good Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean food. This isn't Los Angeles; we just don't have the people here to make it. You're best chance of finding truly authentic fare is to make nice with a foreign family and invite yourself over for ... More >>
Sara VentieraWhat once was reserved for the brave, has become a staple meal out for every day diners and the diet-crazed. Sushi has become many American's dish of choice and we just can't seem to get enough -- hey, it's certainly not a bad thing for the country that is the second most obese in the w ... More >>
When Lake Mary resident Gene Devaney started a thread on BeerAdvocate.com last Wednesday, his intention was to merely gather a few hundred bucks in donations to help a friend who recently suffered the tragic loss of his wife. The outpouring of support from the beer geek community in the days followi ... More >>
In South Florida, restaurateurs can take a good, innocent trend...and beat it to death. Haven't we heard enough about beer bars, farm-to-table fare, and good ole' gastropubs?But it's nothing but new at Roy Villacrusis' latest pop-up, the Studio, where a different menu is served up each night. Inside ... More >>
We're counting down our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, email them here.Roy Villacrusis began his career under the watchful eye of the infamous South Florida chef, Mark Militello, at Mark's City Place in West Palm Beach. And it's been ... More >>
As you know, The Fourth of July, Independence Day marks the day when American colonists adopted The Declaration of Independence, a document which, effectively, told the British monarchy to shove it. As with any holiday, Americans have certain Fourth of July traditions like drinking heavily, calling ... More >>
Chef Roy Villacrusis is quickly gaining a reputation as the pop-up king of south Florida. The poster chef for ADD seems to have a new concept restaurant opening up every week -- which makes us happy beyond comprehension.Fresh on the tails of his pop-up dinner with chef Eric Grutka this past Su ... More >>
When I was in New York a couple weeks ago, Robert Sietsema took me to Zabb Elee, a Thai restaurant in the East Village. The slip on the basement level offers Thai-hot dishes from the Isaan region of Thailand, near Laos. Decked in white, the restaurant's decor is apparently a Northern Thai ... More >>
A giant sheet of ice that covers most of Greenland might be a serious problem for South Florida in a few hundred or few thousand years, give or take. A new study in Nature Climate Change warns that a 1.6 degree Celsius jump in global temperatures could completely melt&nbs ... More >>
Photo:Misha GrosvenorKyle Schmitt chows down on a tasty wiener.Due to our current recession economic downturn, there has been a resurgence of potluck groups nationwide. Wiener Wednesday is just of many new potluck groups popping up all over South Florida. When I first found out about Wiener We ... More >>
This magical bus -- or one kind of similiar to it -- is waiting to take you away. See Friday events for details. As the great fall migration marches ever nearer, it's a good time to enjoy that sweet spot for dining out in South Florida. The temperature is comfortable enough at night that it's not ... More >>
New York's loss is South Florida's gain.
At Origin, the beautiful room is no longer empty.
A smorgasbord is a Swedish buffet. Life is the same. Hit the table hard, eat like you mean it, then get up and do it again. We at Short Order are here to help you take advantage of as many culinary opportunities as we can. Whether you're an opportunist, utilitarian, voyeur, or a gossip, we've got yo ... More >>
You could be he I figure I'm getting too fat, drunk, and impossibly snotty to hold this job much longer, so I hereby give readers a heads up. If you're planning to try to oust me from my oystershell- and hamhock-encrusted throne as Food Critic at Broward-Palm Beach New Times, there's a handy wiki h ... More >>
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