d.b.a./café breaks the notion that good food and drink must be accompanied by a fancy setting and fancy prices.
Cut up wine boxes line the kickspace under the bar. More of them form a New York City skyline at the far end of the restaurant, past the multicolored string of Christmas lights. Yes, Ch ... More >>
Being a finalist on season nine of Bravo's Top Chef, may have brought Tastemaker number 9, Lindsay Autry into our living rooms, but the chef had been working on her culinary career long before that.
The Johnson & Wales University graduate's career started as a kid in North Carolina, trying to figur ... More >>
Not long ago the Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival was just a one-night affair taking over Palm Beach's very exclusive Worth Avenue. That is, of course, until our Tastemaker number 10, David Sabin brought it to another level. He's brought the festival from a one night event into a five day celebrati ... More >>
Things are growing in Loxahatchee. That's where Jodi and Darrin Swank of Swank Specialty Produce grow some of the most beautiful and desired vegetables and herbs on their hydroponic farm.
Though farming isn't easy in South Florida, the work pays off. The produce from the farm, which includes 200 v ... More >>
Before Cleve Mash became one of Palm Beach County's nightclub and restaurant owners, he was just an 18-year-old boy manning the door at his favorite South Florida nightclub. Sure, he wasn't old enough to be a bouncer -- but no one else knew it. Back then, he imagined opening his own club in that ver ... More >>
A few months ago, Forbes magazine wrote an article highlighting the eight hottest food trends on the rise in cities across the U.S. Among them, grass-fed meats, farmers markets, and Greek fare -- all the same trends we've been seeing pop up across Broward and Palm Beach County recently.While these t ... More >>
Nicole DannaThe Charlie Sheen, a "very dirty" martini The perfect dirty martini isn't just shaken, not stirred. It's also not too strong or too sweet -- and definitely not too weak. No, the perfect dirty martini is made to your precise specifications -- which is exactly how you'll get it ... More >>
HicksAmerican Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks will sing for the first 400 guests at Dirty Martini (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave.; 561-799-1115) on June 1. The new martini bar opens this week in Palm Beach Gardens.Cleve Mash, a veteran of lounge clubs around West Palm Beach, is behind Dir ... More >>
Martinis from clean to very dirty, as well as 'tinis channeling everything from watermelon to chocolate cake, plus bar bites like you've never seen before from Kubo chef Roy Villacrusis are all on the menu of Cleve Mash's Dirty Martini (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., 561-799-1115) bar 'n ... More >>
If you ever went to the old Reef Road Restaurant and Rum Bar and thought it, well... sucked, Tarik Solomon is here to tell you it no longer inhales the fat one. Solomon and partner Alexander Tomasso, two nightclub operators who split their time between ventures in Rhode Island and South Flo ... More >>
• Three of the four partners of Clematis Street's Reef Road Restaurant & Rum Bar have hit the road in a reportedly friendly dispute over the direction of the casual, seafood-oriented, beachy-type eatery. Niteclub impresario Cleve Mash has bought out Rocco Mangel and Todd Herbst and Bill Watson ... More >>
Can the folks behind Rocco's Tacos do for seafood and rum what Rocco's did for tacos and tequila? We're about to find out with the debut of Reef Rd Rum Bar, which opened right across Clematis Street from the wildly popular nouveau taqueria. Local moguls Big Time Restaurant Group, Rocc ... More >>
Yes, it has been a whole entire year since Feelgood's opened on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach and bar owner/Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil came to town to hold a free concert in the street. Whattaya say, Vince? Do it again?All right! Neil's partner in the venture, Cleve Mash, who also co ... More >>