Cajun and Creole Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Top Chef Ron Duprat on the Florida-New Orleans Creole Connection

    South Florida and New Orleans share many culinary connections, namely Creole, a style of cooking chef Ron Duprat has spent his life learning and perfecting. His drive to be the top Creole chef America stems from his youth in Haiti, learning in the kitchen under the tutelage of his grandmother, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Hot and Soul: International Soul Food in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale has no dearth of restaurant options. Want to throw on your fanciest LBD? Go for it. Craving something fast and casual? Just take a drive down US1. Desire dining al fresco? You're sure to find something on Las Olas. Looking for a small laid-back place with inventive food, great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Mardi Gras in South Florida: Where The Fat Tuesday Fun Is

    It's totally cool that one of wildest eating and drinking days of the year has ties in religion, but Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, has those roots. The holiday, which is celebrated in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, was created basically to gouge yourself in the rich, fatty, sinful foods that yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill Opens in Pembroke Pines: Free BBQ For a Year For First 99 Customers

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill is opening their first south Florida location in Pembroke Pines this Sunday, January 13 at Pembroke Lakes Square (151. N. Hiatus Road). This location is the first of 26 locations planned for Florida. The fast casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe features slow-cooked ribs, pulle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Big Umm's Cajun Cuisine at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market

    Charolette and Ellis Moore moved to South Florida about eight years ago, when a new job tempted Ellis away from his native New Orleans. They intended to return to the Big Easy, then Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding vast swaths of the city. "After that all of our plans changed," Ellis said. Charolet ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Suck Da Heads at Shuck-N-Dive for Mardi Gras

    How to Eat Crawfish - PSA from Loyola Motion Design on Vimeo."It's early in the season for crawfish," said Clif Smith of Crawfish Company of Central Florida. "We're very busy and could run a little short," he told Clean Plate Charlie in between taking orders for tomorrow's Mardi Gras festivities. De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Beerfest & Other Food Events This Weekend in Fort Lauderdale/Broward/Palm Beach

    Join the crowd Saturday at Beerfest. ​Nothing much stands between the cornucopia of stout, ale, and lager selections at the New Times Original Beerfest and you but a few hours. Roughly 48-ish or so hours, to be exact, but still. In case it wasn't obvious, the Clean Plate Charlie crew is pretty fon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Florida Cajun Zydeco Festival This Weekend at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    Jeremy Vandel via Flickr Creative CommonsYou know what they say: Suck the heads. ​Chefs who dabble in the art of Cajun and Creole cooking know full well the power of the Holy Trinity. No, not that trio; rather, the otherworldly power of onion, celery, and bell pepper when melded together in a pot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Celebrate Mardi Gras: Six Parties in Broward

    ​Mardi Gras is the annual celebration of beads, parades, costumes and drinking in New Orleans. Though Mardi Gras is celebrated for weeks, the main party is Fat Tuesday.  If you haven't already planned your New Orleans getaway, you're probably too late to celebrate there. Luckily, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The List : Five Dishes to Celebrate Mardi Gras in South Florida

    Photo by Misha Grosvenor"It's hand-grenade time!"​It's that time of year again when thousands of drunk college students, fratdults (grown up frat boys), and creepy mustachioed men with fists full of beads and a penchant for buxom drunk girls take to the streets of New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: Sauteed Gator Tail From Rosey Baby

    ​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 99: Sauteed Gator Tail From Rosey BabyRosey Baby is one of South Fl ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    N’awlins South Beach Style

    Ahnvee, a Cajun-Creole restaurant and “laid-back lounge” will open at 621 Washington Avenue (the old “Strand” location) in late-2008/early 2009. Executive chef Tom Azar, most recently having served the same function at Emeril’s Miami Beach, will be putting out skillet cornbread with honey ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 6, 2004

    The Moderate Easy

    Creolina's Cuisine

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002

    Good Ol' New World

    The Mango Gang rides again (sort of) at Half Moon Bay