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    November 7, 2014

    How to Make Vegan Reuben Burgers (Recipe)

    I was putting ketchup on some breakfast potatoes the other day when I noticed an intriguing recipe staring at me from the back of the Heinz bottle: Reuben Burgers. Needless to say, they weren't vegan. Nor were they healthy. Nonetheless, I was inspired to veganize them, and the end result was magic ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Eat This: Bacon and Coffee Infused Burgers at Gimme A Burger

    Burgers are becoming gastronomic creations. This is most evident with Gimme A Burger, the fast-casual burger restaurant with locations in Pembroke Pines and Deerfield Beach founded in South Florida by Yasmin and Serhad Oktay. Their infused burgers are something to consider the next time you're in ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Sriracha Addicts, Grab Your Water: Top Three Rooster-Flavored Foods

    Most food items don't make it into the news regularly -- unless, of course, you're Twinkies and life as you've known it for half a century is about to end, then unceremoniously come back again. Sriracha, the most beloved hot sauce across the universe, on the other hand, is constantly popping up on ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013: #11 Sriracha Overload

    The world of gastronomy is as subject to the whim and whimsy of the "trend" as any industry, from fashion to music. Some foods are eternal, like pizza, and others come and go from our midst, for better or for worse. So, we got together all of the food writers we could find and asked them what they ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    "Last" Sriracha Packet Selling for $10,000 on Ebay

    Sriracha fans may be in a bit of a panic these days after a California judge ordered a partial shutdown of the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, a small city in Los Angeles county, but how frantic are they? Well, an Ebay seller is betting that someone in this world is psyched up enough to spend ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Sriracha Plant Shut Down Due to Offensive Odors

    Sriracha is known for its bold flavor, but apparently the fumes coming from the sauce is enough to get residents living near a sriracha plant ill -- causing a Superior Court order to have the factory partially shut down. According to the Los Angeles Times, The city of Irwindale, California sued Huy ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Sriracha Stuff: Ten Rooster-Sauce-Themed Gifts for the Spice Lover in Your Life

    If you have someone in your life who revels in the red-faced, sweat-inducing, endorphin rush that is the almighty sriracha sauce, chances are they have plenty of the red stuff on hand. Some even carry it in their bag. (Don't you dare judge us!) So if you are tapping into their palate preferences fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Looming Sriracha Shortage? Judge Could Shut Down Factory

    Most people who have encountered Sriracha from Huy Fong Foods, Inc. have one of two reactions to it; love or hate. There is no in between. So, perhaps it is not so surprising that the hot sauce has managed to divide a town. UPDATE: Things are getting serious. CNN just did an interview with The Oat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Kapow! Noodle Bar Now Offering Brunch, Bloody Mary Bar, Bottomless Mimosas

    Brunch is the best meal of the week: it's low pressure; you can generally show up in a pair of shorts and flip-flops; and the food is delicious. Besides who doesn't like a little hair of the dog to wash away the pain from a raging Saturday night? To cure your ails and start up your Sunday Funday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Pumpkin Season Is Here: Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe From Myapapaya

    With Halloween less than two weeks away, the time for consuming copious amounts of pumpkin -- or similar squash -- is here. Sure, you've been drinking the pumpkin beers since the summer, you've probably had a few pumpkin and cream cheese muffins, and we know you've had your share of pumpkin spice l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Hot and Soul: International Soul Food in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale has no dearth of restaurant options. Want to throw on your fanciest LBD? Go for it. Craving something fast and casual? Just take a drive down US1. Desire dining al fresco? You're sure to find something on Las Olas. Looking for a small laid-back place with inventive food, great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    New Food Truck Royal Wings Specializes in Grilled Jumbo Wings on the Fly

    There's a new food truck in town specializing in a dish that not many have tackled via mobile kitchen: grilled chicken wings. Based out of Aventura, the truck hit the streets several weeks ago, proudly serving up fresh-grilled chicken wings in delightfully unique sauces. For $10, owner Leanna Marti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics: Eat the Teams Today at Coco's Corner Cafe

    Are you a Heat fan? Sure, that questions sounds easy, but since many south Floridians come from the northeast, there could, potentially, be just as many Boston Celtics fans out there. Look around you and put your conspiracy theory goggles on. Didn't the guy in accounting run the Boston Marathon once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    St. Paddy's Day Brunch: Ruben Quiche and Green Agave Cocktail

    This St. Patrick's Day, the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel is asking you to drink (and eat) outside the box. Sure you could go anywhere and have some green beer and corned beef and cabbage, but have you ever asked yourself, "why on earth would I want to consume cheap beer laced with green dye?"Instea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    New, Nighttime Artisan Food Market Launched by Amanda Weiner of Indie Craft Bazaar

    Between the rise of the DIY crafters and the rise of the foodies, perhaps the the rise of the locavore artisan food fest was a foregone conclusion all along. Still, we're super excited to see it finally happening.There have always been food vendors at craft shows, of course. At the indie reincarnati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Kick Start South Florida: Miami's Michael Diaz and his PepperJelly Sriracha

    Kick Start South Florida is a new feature highlighting local foodies and food-related projects on Kickstarter from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. Clean Plate Charlie will profile them here to support and promote food-related crowd-funded projects in South Florida. Spread the word. Share the lov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Checkers Old-Munchen Reopens in Pompano Beach

    The much-loved German restaurant Checkers Old-Munchen re-opened for a packed house this past weekend. Eager customers threw back boots of beer or slowly filled up on drinks thanks to an eight-part beer tasting menu. Nearby was a German buffet, which staff struggled to keep stocked, as the dining ro ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Lionfish Nacho Recipe From the Lionfish Cookbook

    Who doesn't love the taste of lionfish? Yes, lionfish may look scary, but they're actually quite delicious -- sort of like snapper, but better -- making it the perfect white-fleshed fish for a variety of Caribbean-themed dishes, including ceviche.As part of its outreach to educate consumers on the d ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    South Florida's Best Hot Dogs

    ​ A hot dog may be the perfect beach lunch. And since the weather has been so lovely, you too may be craving one. Hot dogs are a dish that South Florida does well, as shown by the range of Broward and Palm Beach offerings, which Clean Plate Charlie has grouped by category. As usual, shout out what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    How a Rice Cooker Saved Me From a Lifetime of Prostitution

    ​Cooking is hard, or so I was brought up to believe. I wasn't told this but rather deduced it from two facts: My family was full of people who'd spent decades cooking for one another, and almost none of them seemed to be very good at it. So what was the point? If a lifetime spent grimly oozing swe ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Caribbean Kimchi: A Recipe From Bimini Boatyard's Chef Michael Bennett

    Chef Michael Bennett and wife serve up dishes at the Kampong in Coconut Grove ​Bimini Boatyard's Chef Michael Bennett has a joy for both cooking and life. In our recent interview with Chef Bennett, we learned about his passion for bringing the flavors of the Caribbean home to south Flor ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Deal of the Day: $11 Worth of Food and Drink for $5 at Big City Dogs in Davie

    stu_spivack at​Cravings hit when you least expect them, and it's usually for something simple and delicious -- like a good hot dog.Sound good? Then today is a good time to indulge that food fantasy at Big City Dogs, with meat hailing from the top spots nationwide for good hot dogs: ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    The Ritz Offers a Month of Gourmet Burgers

    Let us all praise the humble disc of ground beef stuffed between two slices of bread this month of May 2009. May, you see, is National Hamburger Month. And after all, if you can have National Prune Breakfast Month (January) or National Pickled Peppers Month (October) or National Peanut Butter Lover' ... More >>