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  • Dining

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Taste of the Nation Palm Beach: Lindsay Autry Joins as Co-Chair

    There seems to be another huge culinary event or festival every other week in South Florida. And we're definitely not complaining about that. Aside from our lovely weather -- in winter, anyway -- that's a huge part of what draws tourists to our fair region. Our next big culinary extravaganza is goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Best Chefs America Names South Florida's Finest

    In an age when most people read electronically, Best Chefs America is a bit of a throwback. For now, it's available only in a hardbound edition ($75, available online at, but the recently published book is both beautiful and useful. The book lists nearly 4,700 of the best chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Denise Righetti Launches Summer Wine Series in Boca Raton

    Celebrate the summer Bacchus-style during a 12-week Downtown Summer Wine Series in Boca Raton. From July 17th to October 2nd, Boca-based foodie event organizer, Denise Righetti invites South Florida wine lovers to explore a variety of summer wines from around the globe.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 7 - Hog Snapper Oreganata from Sette Bello

    ​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 7: Hog Snapper Oreganata from Sette BelloI have a request for you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    John Offerdahl's Gridiron Grill-Off Pits Chefs Against Football Stars

    Offerdahl hits the grill as the Gridiron Griller.​Do you know the Gridiron Griller? That's John Offerdahl, former Dolphin's linebacker and owner of Offerdahl's restaurants. For a few years now, the backyard cook has been producing small segment videos for local TV and his website that shows home c ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Order Up: Sette Bello

    ​I've had a lot of complaints about service in restaurants lately, but Sette Bello is the kind of place that makes me think everything is all right. That's because the service at this cozy Italian restaurant in northern Fort Lauderdale is topnotch. Throughout multiple visits, the staff was on poin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    A Peek Inside Todd English's Wild Olives

    C. Stiles​ You have to hand it to Todd English: the dude knows an easy mark when he sees one. That mark, of course, would be South Florida, now home to three of English's restaurants, each having opened within the past year or so. Two more are on their way 2010. Perhaps with all the ponzi scheming ... More >>

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    May 26, 2005
  • Dining

    July 29, 1999

    Dine by Your Sign

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