It was an evening of wine and passed hors d'oeuvres at Buccan in Palm Beach as the intro to the intriguingly named 'Last Supper' event for the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. At F&W festivals, even the smallest of events, in this case an hour-long reception before a major meal, can showcase the t ... More >>
As cocktail culture slowly seeps into downtown Fort Lauderdale, Bar Stache 1920's Drinking Den will host an official grand opening celebration Saturday night that will be anything but subtle. And to help set the appropriately sophisticated mood, Ardbeg Distillery brings its 200 years of warm whisk ... More >>
Like so many people, Dina Lauro wasn't satisfied working the 9-to-5 grind in a boring, dead-end career. At 38 years old, she decided to quit and pursue her dreams. And, lucky for us, her dreams produced something most of us wish for daily: junk food that's actually good for you. See Also: Hippocrat ... More >>
Update: The media relations company representing Sean Brock issued a response to this article. See below.Celebrated Charleston chef Sean Brock walked out of dinner service he was headlining to party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the Gail Simmons book party.The dinner at Yardbird was b ... More >>
Author Peter Meehan and New York chef David Chang have unveiled issue two of McSweeney's Lucky Peach, the magazine of gems among which is a primer on miso varieties, scientific proof of the sweet spot, and recipes for one of the finest turkey leftover concoctions, The Hot Brown. First assemb ... More >>
Each week, we cull eclectic stories from the internets so you don't have to. 1. Author of Tomatoland Barry Estabrook reports that a 20-year old labor rights group representing tomato pickers in southwestern Florida marched to Trader Joe's headquarters in Los Angeles to ask execs to work w ... More >>
For 31 years, Rosa Bozeman has reserved Fridays for soul food. It's the day in which the parking lot is packed and she stays open until 6 p.m., two hours later than usual. Oxtail and meatloaf are the highlights when it comes to meat. And since I'm obsessed for the moment with oxtails, I'd m ... More >>
This past week, my colleagues from Village Voice Media had a good showing the Association of Food Journalism awards, which I attended in Charleston. Around tables at dinner and during speaker sessions, topics such as how soon to review a restaurant after it has opened, the role of critics in ... More >>
You want to know how you would have been living if you'd hooked up with Bernie Madoff and started illegally raising for him right at the swindler's start in the 1960s? You have to look at how Fort Lauderdale's Michael Bienes lived. I've written a lot about the philanthropist who claims he, too, ha ... More >>
Off With His Head
At Elwood's, we learn that nurses know how to Love Me Tender.
"I provide the clothing, the food, the jewelry. All they've got to do is provide the money."
Photographs by Harry Benson
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama on-screen
The Florida Center for the Book pays homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Guess which town's coming to dinner?
Those were the days when wit with wine expressed a budding culture
Marvin Woods signs copies of The New Low-Country Cooking
The Last September
Out of the Box