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    July 18, 2014

    Six Places to Get Dairy-Free Ice Cream in South Florida for National Ice Cream Month

    Summer days were made for ice pops and swirly soft serve. And with National Ice Cream Month upon us, now's the time to start debating favorite flavors and that age old question: chocolate or rainbow sprinkles? Unfortunately, indulging in frozen treats isn't as easy for the lactose intolerant and ve ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Apura: Cold-Pressed Juices, Cold Brew Coffee, and Handmade Nut "Mylks" Coming to Boca

    After half a century of eating processed, pre-made garbage, Americans are finally starting to wake up from the toxin-filled slumber of terrible dietary habits. The pendulum has swung from mass-produced drive-thru burgers (that may or may not actually be derived from a cow) to organic quinoa and ka ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The Brew of the Irish: Ten Best Stouts For Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

    Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and if you've paid attention since you reached legal drinking age, you'll know that it is one of the dreaded 'amateur hours' of beer drinkers. The holiday, which occurs on the 17th of March, is a Christian feast day celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Top Eight Pinterest Snacks for the DIY Stoner

    By Marisa Cutaia Some time in the not too distant future, some form of legal marijuana might be coming to Florida. Just the idea of it gives us the munchies. But we aren't satisfied with a bag of Cheetos; our foodie palates are far too refined to settle for that. So we went cruising on Pinterest t ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Five Valentine's Day Cocktails to Romance Your Sweetie at Home (Recipes)

    Just two more days until the international day of love is here. Hopefully, you've made big plans for romance. If not, you'll need to figure something out, like, now. While most of the world is getting ready to dress to the nines for some big extravagant dinner, some of us would prefer to keep it ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Valentine's Day in Broward County: Where to Find the Specials

    Ah, Valentine's Day; the international day of romance. It's the one day a year in which everybody has love -- or lust -- on the brain. Whether you're single, dating, committed, or just working on your newest conquest; chances are your love life -- or lack thereof -- is at the forefront of your tho ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013
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    December 12, 2013
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    August 16, 2013

    Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Broward and Palm Beach

    South Florida, we know heat -- and we know how to beat it. Between air conditioning, swimming pools, a dip in the ocean and all these damn ice cream and serve-yourself fro-yo shops, we've got summer meltdowns covered. But enough with the trendy, soft-serve yogurt. When you want the real deal, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Five Best Hot Fudge Sundaes in Broward and Palm Beach

    Ladies and gentlemen, July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. With heaping scoops of ice cream melting underneath heated fudge, lathered in whipped cream, and topped with a maraschino cherry, it's no wonder the dish got itself its own holiday. The history of the sundae is obscure, but the most po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Coastars Coffee Bar in Lake Worth Pours Single-Serve Coffee One Cup at a Time

    The next time you and your friends get into an argument over which is better -- the double D's or Starbucks -- throw them a curve ball and wager there may not be a cup of coffee better than the one you'll get at newly-opened Coastars Coffee Bar in Lake Worth. When co-owners Chris Palacio and Elizab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Ten Best Chocolate Beers -- Seduce Your Valentine!

    For beer snobs, their love of beer comes in a close second only to their true loves. But there is nothing that says "I love you" more on Valentine's Day than getting them a six'er of chocolate beer. Brewers make chocolate beers in a variety of ways, whether adding chocolate to the brewing process or ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    February 4, 2013

    Science of Chocolate at the South Florida Science Museum

    It's not like we need to do a lot of experimentation to understand chocolate. It tastes good and, for most people, that's enough.Then again, there are plenty of foods out there that taste good. That doesn't sufficiently explain our obsessive, lusty world-wide orgy of a love affair with chocolate. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    One Grain More: Awesome Les Miserables Parody For People With Food Allergies

    Let me start by saying as respectfully as possible that I think many people with food allergies are...ummmm.....not as sick as they make themselves out to be?I recall an episode of Sex and the City where Carrie tells a server that she's allergic to parsley, when in actuality she just hates the stuff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Recipe: Gluten-Free Hazelnut Butter Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies -- from Aran Goyoaga

    Yesterday, we caught up with Aran Goyoaga, the acclaimed blogger, photographer, and food stylist, about her upcoming cookbook. Today, we have a sneak peak into the book, which won't be released until October 23. This is her children's favorite cookie -- soft, chewy and packed with chocolate chips an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    South Florida's Best French Treats

    Perhaps it's because it's been nearly two weeks since the Mad Men season opener and we still can't get that damned "Zou Bisou Bisou" song out of our heads. Or maybe it's the anticipation of sweet treats for Easter feasting. Whatever the cause, macaron, croissant, and all manner of flaky pastry are o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    South Florida Restaurants Serving Passover Dinner

    ​Looking for a place to celebrate with a Passover feast in South Florida? If you don't feel like cooking at home, there are a handful of restaurants offering special Passover menus during the holiday weekend/week. Reservations are required for most of these special dinners and it pays to book earl ... More >>

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    March 25, 2012

    South Florida's Best Milk Shake

    ​In a region that is home to dozens of burger joints and seaside shacks, it was no easy task to narrow down the choice of best milk shake in South Florida. That being said, we've complied a list of ten of the best spots to score a creamy, rich, and cold sugary treat in Broward and Palm Beach. As a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Five Things to Do With Cookie Dough Flavored Vodka

    ​Since it's the weekend and we usually break out the booze around now, we thought we'd help out a New Timesian who has been gifted cookie dough flavored vodka from Pinnacle. The brand is the Baskin Robbins, nay, the Swisher Sweets of vodka, with these ridiculous flavors:Apple, Atomic Hots, Banana, ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Death by Chocolate: Cliché or Classic?

    ​The origin of the desserts known as Death by Chocolate has been loosely credited to Les Anges, a Santa Monica restaurant from the '80s. Food writer Marian Burros describes the dessert as something novel in 1984, when she took a 15-restaurant tour around L.A. in eight days: "'I think I have someth ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Allen West Says Comments About Gays and Ice Cream Were "Taken Out Of Context" -- Really?

    ​In a meeting with the Sun-Sentinel's editorial board Tuesday, Rep. Allen West compared being gay to liking chocolate chip ice cream or riding scooters.It's part of his belief that being gay is a "behavior," and he has frequently said that people "can change their behavior" but that he can't chang ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Schakolad Offers Chocolate Classes for Kids

    ​Mamas shouldn't let their babies grow up to be cowboys, this is true. But chocolatiers?  That would be sweet.  If you have a budding chocolatier in your house, or you imagine you can control your little angel when he/she goes starts bouncing off the walls on a king-size sugar high, then ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Vegan Cupcake Recipe: Leaving the Nest Almond / Caramel / Chocolate Cupcakes

    ​Earlier this month, while some high school seniors were ditching classes to catch up on lost episodes of 16 and Pregnant (it's too addictive to avoid), one impressive Nova High School senior took pen to paper and later spatula to bowl to craft the perfect sticky sweet sendoff as she leaves her fa ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Southern Tier Brewery's Imperial Choklat Stout is Beer of the Week

    Nicole DannaSouther Tier's Choklat Stout is available at the Coffee District in Delray for a limited time.​You know that feeling you get when you want something -- really, really want something -- but know you can't have it? It sucks, right? That's sort of how I felt when I got to the Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Chocolate Factory Field Trip!

    ​Are your kids feeling restless and bored over the break? Do you want them out of the house and off the Xbox for a while? At 3 p.m. today, your kids (6 to 14 years of age) can have a chocolate-creativity session at Shakolad Chocolate Factory, 7740 Nova Drive in Davie. Shakolad, which crafts l ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Tonight: Class on Thanksgiving Wines @ Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School

    Flickr​At press time, there were still seven seats available for tonight's class on Thanksgiving wines at the cooking school of our friend and renowned chef/ cooking school guru Jean Pierre.  The instructor tonight is Eric Hemer, the Educational Director for Southern Wine & Spirits. Eric ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Recipe: Caramelized White Chocolate Risotto from Chef Jean-Pierre

    Caramelized White Chocolate Risotto Flickr: askalarMmm... white chocolate.​Serves 6 people 1 cup Arborio Rice 3 cups wter 1 pinch salt 3 cups Half & Half ½ cup sugar 2 Cinnamon sticks 2 tbsp Pre Vanilla Extract ¼ cup raisins and ¼ cup raisins soa ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    March 30, 2010

    From Fire to Ice: Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop Reopens in Palm Beach

    Favorite island ice cream shop back in business with new look and streamlined service.

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    December 22, 2009

    I'm Eating What?! Idaho Spud Chocolate Bar

    John LinnWeird, old-timey candy? I have to try it.​When I first saw an Idaho Spud bar in a convenience store in Grand Junction, Colorado, I had to try one. The concept was just so old-timey, so quirky and kitschy-cute that I had to have one. On the side of the brown wrapper a tag line was written ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Getting Grilled (by the Boyfriend's Parents) at Morton's

    Photo by Flickr user thesecheckeredfeet​"Your parents want to do what?" I shrieked."They want to meet you," my darling boyfriend said, "so they've planned a pre-Thanksgiving holiday dinner at Morton's. C'mon. It'll be fun!"Soon images started flipping through my mind like a View-Master. Click. Sho ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Dish Deconstructed: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

    ​ Pictured: Chocolate Chip and pumpkin pancakes.Batter: Pancake mix. Pumpkin puree. Water. Sugar. Cinnamon. Salt. Chocolate Chips.Griddle: High heat. Butter. Pour batter. Watch for bubbles. Flip once. Store in towel-lined baking dish until ready to serve. Top with crushed pecans and maple syrup.En ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Schakolad Chocolate Factory Melts Prices This Month

    Photo by Flickr user romanlily​Chocolate is a lot like sandpaper. It smoothes the rough edges off just about everything. Of course, good handmade chocolate can flatten your budget too, one reason why the deal at Schakolad Chocolate Factory is a treat for your sweet teeth.  Through the end of ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Reviewing the Chains: Chili's Three Courses for $20

    ​Sure Chili's is a mega-chain restaurant, something we normally shy away from and turn our noses at. But sometimes hitting up a chain is a necessity, like when you're stuck at an airport for an hour long layover or when you're dining with unadventurous family members who refuse to eat anywhere the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Meals to Get Laid By

    Valrhona chocolate bread pudding from seductionmeals.comI just ran across a whole website devoted to great meals to seduce somebody with, And whaddaya know, there's a recipe for oyster po' boy sliders right on the first page (po' boys are also known as "the peacemaker," a factoid ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Chocolate-Dipped Bottle Of Champagne

    Champagne and chocolates constitute the dynamic duo of no-brainers for Valentine's Day. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables has come up with a novel way to team the two: A chocolate-dipped champagne bottle. Now through February 14, customers can bring in their favorite bubbly ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Get Naked with Georgie on Valentine's Day

    I've gone too long without giving a plug to my favorite little wine bar in Wilton Manors, the Naked Grape, a place where cozy hipness meets an imaginative selection of wines, a tapas menu, and the kind of lighting that makes everybody look good. And, our favorite bartender, Georgie, who turns 30 on ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    Just Desserts

    Ted Allen hosts a night of sweet and greet at Nectar

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    November 20, 2008

    Planning ahead: VinItaly Miami

    Baby wants Amarone Always planning ahead, I am, and this year you can skip the chocolate-covered chocolates on Valentine's Day and buy me tickets to Vinitaly instead. I know it seems like our favorite romantic occasion is months and months away, to say nothing of the MAJOR PRESENT HOLIDAY we have c ... More >>

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    August 9, 2007

    Animal Dreams

    The Armadillo retires to the beach

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    July 1, 2004
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    February 5, 2004

    Haute Chocolate

    Enrapture your Valentine with distinctive sweets

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    May 16, 2002
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    June 29, 2000

    The Greenhouse Effect

    The Chocolate Jungle Café

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    May 11, 2000

    Best Desserts

    Rhythm Café

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    April 27, 2000


    Cheeters Diet Treats

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