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    November 24, 2014

    Seminole Hardrock Opening Japanese Restaurant Kuro

    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is opening a new restaurant next year, and apparently it's something to get excited about. In a few months the resort will be welcoming a glamorous new dining concept with the grand opening of its Japanese restaurant, Kuro. See also: Taste Burger 2 ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    David Chang Hates "Fancy Beer," So What?

    Late last week, chef and Momofuku personality David Chang published an editorial in GQ stating that he "hates fancy beer." To this I shrugged my shoulders. To Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, it held a personal angst that necessitated a rebuttal (in the same magazine, none-the-less) ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014
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    January 29, 2014

    15th Annual Garlic Fest is Raising Awareness for Waste to Taste this Year (Video)

    At the end of next week, we're going to smelling a whole bunch of people with stank breath in Delray Beach -- and most likely garlic-infused B.O. The 15th Annual Garlic Fest is descending upon town, and it's bringing with it plenty of beautiful -- and somewhat grotesque -- distinct garlicky aromas. ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Thanksgiving Leftover Waffle Brunch: Most Awesome Use of Turkey Stuffing, Ever

    Thanksgiving came and went, and now you've got a fridge filled with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. You could make a day-after sandwich (booooooring)... or, you could make this awesome waffled leftover Thanksgiving brunch, courtesy of All you need is the stuff in your fri ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Hollywood

    Hollywood. City planners' dreams of a downtown drag offering wide sidewalks with plenty of shade and restaurants are a reality. Yet there's something strange afoot. Some nights, you can almost hear a pin drop on the opposite side of Young Circle. Despite a lengthy restaurant row, you never know wha ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Worst Cooks in America Now Casting: Your Burnt Pot Roast Could Win You $25,000

    Mom was the absolute worst cook in the world. Dinnertime meant either limp spaghetti with ketchup, Kraft macaroni and cheese (with that orange powder served on the side), or frozen fish sticks (that were still frozen). Christmas cookies were made without yeast... or sugar... or eggs, so they were be ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBEWFF 2013: Food, Booze, and Celebs Take Over South Beach

    For four glorious days every year, Miami Beach is taken over by a cadre of chefs, celebrities, and fans of food and wine in an indoor-outdoor hootenanny known as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.For those looking to hobnob with the likes of Robert Irvine, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Sunny Anderso ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Tickets Go On Sale Soon

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2013 event schedule. The multi-day festival that brings a host of celebrity chefs, events, parties, and dinners to Miami Beach, runs from February 21-24, 2013. While that may seem far away, we suggest you start making plans and circling ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Art Institute Students, Ralph Pagano Star in New Cooking Show

    All Mixed Up, a new half-hour cooking competition, is premiering on Lifetime Television on September 7 at 7:30 a.m. What makes this show stand out in a sea of culinary-based reality shows? Both host and contestants are from South Florida.This three-part series' contestants are all current students a ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Broward & Palm Beach Represent at Burger Bash

    ​Last Night's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival was a meat lovers dream.  Vegans were out of luck with a mind-blowing choice of 32 different burgers available for the eating (and three different desserts...just in case you still had some room).Celebrity chefs were on han ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Ten Survival Tips for the Weekend

    ​The 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival is under way, with festivities getting into high gear tomorrow. Since we're planning to call in sick (hey -- it's once a year), we figure you did your best Ferris Bueller imitation and are now on your way in your vintage sports car (or Honda CRV) to Sou ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Tickets Still Available for These Events

    ​There's no denying that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is South Florida's premier foodie event. The four-day festival turns Miami into one giant celebrity-chef mosh pit -- where the likes of Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, and Rachael Ray all come together to mingle with fan ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Win a Copy of Anne Burrell's Cookbook, Cook Like A Rock Star

    ​With holiday entertaining fast on the approach, perhaps you'd like to stretch your culinary cred by cooking up a show-stopper: braised short ribs, rack of lamb, or a whole fish, for example. Celebrity chef Ann Burrell walks aspiring home chefs through each recipe in her how-to book, Cook Like a R ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Clean Plate Charlie Night at PL8; Win Ann Burrell's "Cook Like A Rock Star"

    The cucumber martini at PL8​We're doing a little housekeeping on the blog with a one-two punch. The first is a reminder to mark your calendar for October 6, Clean Plate Charlie Night at PL8, during which diners at the restaurant between 6 and 9 p.m. can weigh in on menu items to help shape the fin ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Miami Casting Call: Abysmal Cooks Wanted for Bobby Flay Food Network Show

    ​Attention Bobby Flay fans. Primp for your chance to interview with the man himself along with Food Network host Anne Burrell for the network's open casting call for the third season of "Worst Cooks in America."What's required of you?

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    September 3, 2011

    The Five Least Laborious Foods To Make For a Labor Day Party (Videos)

    Rachael Ray MagazineThrow a labor day party without the labor with these simple recipes.​Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie shared five easy recipes for tasty libations without the labor. We realized that at some point, you're going to need food to go with those drinks. Lucky for us, celebrity chefs h ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant: Closed!

    flckr/iamdezHas America lost its soul?​Remember that emotional finale, where Bobby Flay talked about being on the brink of a dream? Well.. it may have been more of a nightmare. Soul Daddy, the winning "healthy soul food" concept of America's Next Great Restaurant is now closed. Yup, every one of t ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: A Soulful Finale

    The final episode of America's Next Great Restaurant opens with Bobby Flay telling the three remaining contestants that they are on the brink of a dream. Joey (Brooklyn Meatball Co.), Jamawn (Soul Daddy), and Sudhir (Spice Coast) know this only too well. Joey tears up at the thought. They are each ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: Hiring in Vegas

    flckr/szekeVegas: where dreams are made and destroyed​ Last night, America's Next Great Restaurant went to Vegas. There, the four remaining contestants prepared three dishes of their choice to serve to the Las Vegas public (which included Penn and Teller). The catch? For the first hour of service, ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: Kids' Meals

    flckr/SaltyGreaseWhat will kids eat? One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time.​Well, I've finally come around to the show; have you? In just a few weeks, the winner of America's Next Great Restaurant will actually be opening three restaurants. This week's challenge involved winning over ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: Food Trucks!

    "The time has come to let saucy balls go," says Joey -- and so begins another episode of America's Next Great Restaurant. In a few weeks the show will be over and a new fast, casual restaurant will be open in L.A., Minneapolis, and New York. This week's episode focused on: food trucks!

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    April 4, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: Cherry Cola Pulled Pork Sandwich, Anyone?

    flickr/greencandy8888Put me in a pulled pork sandwich, just see what I can do!​For a few brief moments, last night's episode of America's Next Great Restaurant morphed into Project Runway, as contestants created uniforms and then modeled them in a photo shoot. The judges/investors told contestants ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: Who's Craving Saucy Balls?

    Only 35 days until "America's Next Great Restaurant" opens. That's right, by the end of the televised reality show, three branches of the new chain will actually be open for service. Crazy, right? Especially when you consider how far these contestants still have to go...Last night's competition invo ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant Recap: Meltdown at Chipotle

    Last night's America's Next Great Restaurant episode put contestants in the restaurant business, literally. As a group, contestants ran one of judge Steve Ellis's Chipotle restaurants. It was a total disaster. The judges watched what was going on in and out of the kitchen on a TV in another room. ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    America's Next Great Restaurant: Redneck Tapas, Tiffin Boxes, and More...

    Is anyone else still trying to figure out if they should watch America's Next Great Restaurant? It's a new NBC show that has contestants pitching their fast casual restaurant concept to a group of investors. The winning idea then becomes reality -- by the end of the show, three actual restaurants o ... More >>

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    February 26, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bubble Q: Celebs and Champagne Sparkle

    All photos by Laine Doss​Last evening's Bubble Q on the beach has everything a huge tropical soiree could ask for - good music, great food, stunning decor, champagne corks popping endlessly and celebs. A gigantic white chandelier was the focal point of the tent, under which handsome me ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash: A Meaty Good Time

    All photos by Laine Doss The Burger Bash tent​Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray, is one of the most popular events at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. One of the first events to be sold out, the 2011 Burger Bash featured 26 chefs presenting their best burgers. Last evening's Bur ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Must-See TV: Six Food Shows We'd Like to Watch in 2011

    ​Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    October 13, 2010

    Eating Around the Blog-o-sphere

    Got an interesting post or bit of news to share? Email it to Charlie and we'll include it in Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere.All Purpose Dark laments the loss of Jonathan Eismann's Fin.Kimchi everywhere! Wok Star Eleanor Hoh spells out how to make the Korean staple easily at home.The Meatist details ... 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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    June 14, 2010

    Tal Ronnen Interview, Part 2: Could the Vegan Beat up Bobby Flay?

    ​Today, we continue our Q&A with celebrity chef Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook, who will be cooking a one-night-only meal at Sublime on Wednesday. Has the success of your cookbook surprised you? It's been great. You know, the book takes a very different approach from most vegan coo ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    South Beach Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting in Pictures

    Logan FazioIron Chef Morimoto goes Medieval on a fish head.​The 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up on Sunday, and among the festivities was the Grand Tasting Village, a food- and spirits-tasting extravaganza stretching across half-a-dozen city blocks on the sand in South Beach. T ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Ted Allen's Show Chopped: Is it Fixed?

    Hey, Ted: Who's picking the winners on your show?​The Food Network is dominated these days by reality-TV-style cooking shows, and one of the best of them is Chopped. Hosted by Ted Allen, it pits four chefs against one another in timed matches with mystery ingredients. It's often more drama than co ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Havana Hideout Owner Reveals Inspiration Behind 'Paper Plate Cuisine'

    Photo by Patty CanedoHavana Hideout owner Chrissy Benoit.​At first glance, you may miss Havana Hideout, nestled in toward the end of downtown Lake Worth. However, this tucked-away little jewel sparkles as an homage to "paper plate cuisine." If the music doesn't catch your ear or the inviting couch ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Weirdos, Dicks and Iron Chefs

    ​Well, the Next Iron Chef is Jose Garces, proprietor of six restaurants in Philadelphia and Chicago and dubbed (insulted?) by some as "the Latin Emeril," who over the past weeks blew off nine other chefs from around the country and last night edged New York toque/pastry chef Jehangir Mehta to join ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Food Season on the Boob Tube

    Move over, Rachael; there are some new shows in town.​It seems as if food has become almost as popular a subject for television programming as reality shows -- when the two are combined, like on Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmare's, and Hell's Kitchen, the result is stratospheric. To be honest, I've neve ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Better Than Good Eats: Our List of the Best We've Eaten

    915 in Key West is home to some amazing Fries with aioli.The Food Network has a new show called The Best Thing I Ever Ate (9 and 9:30 p.m. tonight), and it features the usual roster of the network's chefs and celebrity foodies running down the best things they've stuffed in their constantly yapping ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Slideshow: Amstel Light Burger Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Last Night: Anthony Bourdain at the Arsht Center

    This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Eight Essential Pantry Items for the Home Cook

    Herdy gerdy flurdy... oh sorry, wrong chef. So you cook at home quite a bit: you're always making fresh pies for when your family comes to dinner, crafting soups out of odds and ends you found in your vegetable crisper, and entertaining friends with your artful grilling techniques. But if you're li ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    July 26, 2007

    Light Dining

    No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.

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    March 9, 2006

    Riot Grrrrrill

    Chef Rino Balzano likes to play with fire

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    April 8, 2004

    Sol Shines

    Get a little sunny cuisine up in Delray

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    March 4, 2004
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    January 23, 2003

    Festivals R Us

    For South Florida foodies, 2003 looks to be a very happy new year indeed