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 >>
Lauren De Shields is a lifelong Florida native. She grew up in a Florida, food-centric family and even began her formal culinary education at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami. She cooked under Dean Max at 3030 Ocean for three years before heading out to California where she cooked at severa ... More >>
Tastemaker #14, Tim Lipman, and his wife Jenny, are the cool kids behind Coolinary Cafe, Jupiter's 47-seat eatery that is so often so packed, reservations are recommended for the nightly seatings. What's most impressive, however, is that Lipman changes his specials menu twice daily.
Such frequent ... More >>
Not to sound pretentious, but there are bartenders and then there are mixologists. Bartenders are perfectly happy pouring a beer or mixing together a vodka and soda. Mixologists, on the other hand, are like mad--drunken--scientists: mixing up concoctions that have never been seen before.
Iliya Dimi ... More >>
The Palm Beach food scene wouldn't be what it is today without the Coniglio family and its most notable family member - number 16 on our Tastemakers list - Frank Coniglio, co-owner for a string of Florida establishments that includes Palm Beach Island's Cucina dell'Arte, Nick & Johnnie's and Cha Cha ... More >>
It's getting close. The workweek is almost over. What on earth can you do with all of that free time? Well, fret not, friends. This weekend brings along a number of food-related events to keep you out of trouble. Or not. Check out the special events featuring Oktoberfest, beauty queens, Korean danci ... More >>
Nicole DannaHere's something Palm Beach County hasn't seen in awhile: A well-executed tapas restaurant.Whether you call it pinchos, chopitos or tapas -- derived from the Latin word "tapar," meaning "to cover" -- doesn't much matter. All you really need to know is that Cha Cha's certainly has ... More >>
CruzanCruzan wants you to taste test their new rum.Here's a job that sounds fantastic, even if it is on a volunteer basis - rum taster. Cruzan Rum, the rum of the Virgin Islands, is holding tastings for their new Cruzan Strawberry Rum.Taste testers will be asked to sample the rum in drinks like t ... More >>
Trevini, a 10-year-old Italian on the second floor of the Esplanade on Worth Avenue, is set to close at the end of June. The Coniglio family, who run E.R. Bradley's, Cucina dell'Arte and Nick & Johnnie's, will open Cha Cha's in it's place.PaellaCha Cha's, according to Nick Coniglio, will be a ... More >>
Nicole DannaBen Lubin, owner of the Blind Monk Wine and Tapas Bar in West Palm Beach.With more than 300 bottles under his roof, Blind Monk owner Ben Lubin certainly knows his wine. But for someone who has neither owned nor managed -- never mind opened -- any sort of establishment in his 33 y ... More >>
New Times' annual Best Of issue is out today and live on the site. Pick up your copy, or check out the online archive now up to date with 2010 entries. Dish was one of the largest sections in this years' issue with more than 40 winners. We've got some great restaurants listed there, places that t ... More >>
Prosecutors: Swiss Banker Tried to Screw IRS. Us: Is That Wrong?Federal prosecutors in Fort Lauderdale have charged a Swiss banker with helping 20,000 Americans hide assets from the IRS. A judge signed an order yesterday declaring that former UBS AG executive Raoul Weil is a fugitive from justice. N ... More >>