Clay Conley

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Announces 2014 Line-up: New Chefs and Events

    It's coming back: Broward and Palm Beach Counties' premier food-lovers event is returning in December. This year brings with it a whole new slew of celebrity chefs (think Anita Lo, Gabrielle Hamilton, Ken Oringer, Virginia Willis, Elizabeth Karmel, Aaron Brooks, Jamie DeRosa, and Eden Grinshpan) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Brews for Pups, Secret Suppers, and More

    Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to drink some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Taste of the NFL Food & Wine Pairing at Shula's on the Beach Tonight: Food, Football, Wine

    Hunger has become a hot topic in the charitable world. From chefs (such as hometown hero Clay Conley) to musicians to actors to athletes, everyone seems to be talking about those who are much less fortunate than the rest of us. If you haven't gotten the memo: One out of every six Americans, includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Palm Beach County

    It's a well-known fact that chefs have become the new rock stars. From former party animal Anthony Bourdain -- we'd liken him to a more together Keith Richards -- to supermodel-like Giada De Laurentiis, the kitchen is in these days. While chefs across the country are getting recognition from culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Last Night's Delicious Tongue & Cheek Kitchen Collaboration With Jamie DeRosa and Lindsay Autry (Photos)

    Everyone is usually all blah, blah, Miami this, or Miami that. All right, we get it, Miami has a lot going on in terms of arts, cultural, and culinary events. However, when it comes to great chefs, Broward and Palm Beach Counties have some all star talent on our home-team roster; so much so, in fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Five Best Deals for Flavor Palm Beach

    Sometime a while back, someone realized that you could lure visitors and residents to spend money in certain areas just by getting restaurants to offer deals. It's spending to save -- absolutely brilliant. Just like New York Restaurant Week, dineLA, and Miami Spice, Palm Beach County has its own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale isn't as flashy as Miami nor as food-driven as Delray. And it's not as wealthy as Palm Beach. We have no trendy fried chicken joints like South Beach's Yardbird Southern Table & Bar nor recently nominated James Beard semifinalists like Clay Conley chef/partner of "the island's" Bucc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Summer Restaurant Deals For Locals in Broward and Palm Beach

    Summer might not be until June 21, but around here, we know better. The rains have come. The heat is on. Summer is here -- end of discussion. Time to pull out the bug spray, sunscreen, and rain gear: for the next 6 months, it's going to be hot and humid as hell down here. On the bright side, the to ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Ten Best Burgers in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Some food items elicit intense reactions. New Yorkers smear any pizza anywhere outside of their dear city limits. Chicagoans eschew hot dogs without their traditional toppings. Kansas City residents scoff at any other barbecue. While each city tends to have its own special dish, good burgers can be ... 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

    December 11, 2012

    Event Coverage: Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest Kick-Off at Cafe Boulud (Photos)

    We already know, most South Floridians were baseling it up this weekend. It may have been a satellite fair, the streets of the design district, or just partying, but those of you who opted to head across the Dade county border missed out on some pretty swanky stuff.The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Taste of the Nation Palm Beach, Biergarten Beer Dinner, and Other Food Events in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

    This week's schedule is populated with wine tastings, beer dinners, and charitable culinary events (not the least of which is Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Palm Beach featuring lots of local "food celebs"). After the jump, read more about Taste of the Nation and find other food and drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Broward/Palm Beach County Noteworthy Chefs of 2011

    chef Angelo Elia of Casa 'd Angelo​Being a chef has never been a glamorous job as anyone who's made it her life work will tell you. The rise of cooking shows and the fetishizing of food has ushered the profession in the limelight. As restaurants garner attention, it's natural to become more aware ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    10 in '10: The Top Food News Stories of 2010​Video that gave new meaning to the term "food porn," trucks that gave a new dimension to take-out meals and new restaurants from celebrity chefs were all among the food and restaurant stories that tickled our taste buds (or other organs) in 2010. This list of the top 10 local food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Behind The Scenes For SoBe Food Fest Prep

    It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>