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    April 10, 2014
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    April 8, 2014

    Tucker Duke's Lunchbox Offers Unpretentious, Small-Town Food

    A burger fried in a pan and slapped together in timed competition helped get Brian Cartenuto his win on the first season of the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen. Even though he stole his competitors' bread, hand-chopped beef into a course grind, and whipped up his signature onion rings, no one could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Michelle Bernstein Judging ARC Broward's "Delish 2014 - FIRE & ICE" Next Week

    When it comes to big names in the South Florida culinary scene, Michelle Bernstein is kind of a big deal. The affable celebrity chef is all over the place, from her highly acclaimed Miami restaurant Michy's to her public television show Check, Please! South Florida to numerous food and wine events, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Right after Alaska, Florida has the most coastline of any state in the union. With 1,350 miles of ocean coastline and 8,436 miles of tidal coastline, which includes tidal estuaries, bays, and other bodies of water affected by pull of the moon, our fare peninsular has twice as much shoreline as any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Ten Best Cheesesteaks in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    The cheesesteak is one of the most well-known - and controversial - of sandwiches. The king of hoagies, subs, and sammiches, it truly is a thing of beauty, judged only by it's melty-mess-making ability. What makes a cheesesteak? Let us begin with the roll, that chewy Italian bread many out-of-tow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Guy Fieri Fights With Hairdresser; Punching, Kicking, Crying Ensues (Video)

    It was bound to happen, wasn't it? Guy Fieri was caught fighting with his hairdresser, Ariel Ramirez, in San Francisco. We're not sure what happened, but looking at Fieri, we're guessing someone finally gave the Food Network host a mirror. According to TMZ, the two men had just landed at San Franci ... 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

    October 1, 2013

    Could Donut Fries Be The Next Cronut?

    By now we all know about cronuts. Or kronuts. Or dossants. For those who don't keep up with the latest dessert trend news, the cronut is the puggle of food items. The Cronut™ was created in New York at the Dominique Ansel Bakery and was gifted unto the world in May of 2013. Since then, the cronut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    First Look: Blue Willy's Food Truck Opens Brick and Mortar Restaurant in Pompano Beach

    With a family rooted into the Texas barbecue industry, Will Banks decided to make his way into the family business about six years ago with his highly lauded food truck, Blue Willy's Barbecue, parked just steps from the downtown Fort Lauderdale Courthouse. Early on in the summer, Banks packed up hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Best Dive Bar Food in South Florida

    The dive bar is known for many things, food not being one of them. But there are exceptions to any rule, and for these South Florida dive establishments, the menus are just as good as the cheap beer, colorful crowd, and karaoke. But at places like Swamp Grass Willie's in Palm Beach Gardens, you can ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2013
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    August 13, 2013

    Owners of Wilton Manors' New Moon Debut 13|Even

    Each step of construction at 13|Even was a labor of love. It began with a raw, empty white room. Then, as photos show, the weathered chocolate-brown wood bar was framed. Later, test stripes of different colors were painted onto a wall so owners could decide which hue to choose (ultimately, a rich or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Emeril's Florida Explores Florida Farms (Video)

    Have you been watching Emeril's Florida? If not, you should. Aired on both Food Network and Cooking Channel, this gem of a show is sometimes buried at weird hours of the day... but that's why DVR's were invented. In this series, chef Emeril Lagasse, best associated with the city of New Orleans a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Food Network's CityEats Bringing Text Alerts, App as Alternative to OpenTable

    It's nothing new, but technology is changing the way we do everything. We order cabs via apps, follow directions through our cell phones' GPS, find recipes online -- you could probably go on forever. Now, a new website and app, CityEats, by the Food Network has brought restaurant dining reservation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Robert Irvine Looking for Chefs For New Food Network Show

    Robert Irvine, the brawny host of Restaurant Impossible, is casting for a new cooking competition show -- and he's looking for south Florida chefs. Irvine is searching for sous chefs, budding restaurateurs, and executive chefs that are ready to take it to the next level for his new yet-to-be-titled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Mojo Donuts in Pembroke Pines: We Eat a Dozen in About a Minute (Pictures)

    Until now, south Florida has been a little behind in the hand crafted doughnut craze that's sweeping the nation. From New York City, where hipsters stand in line for an hour for a Meyer lemon doughnut from Doughnut Plant to Portland, Oregon, where Voodoo Doughnuts has been featured on nearly every s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2013

    "Chopped, the Tease Me Tequila Cocktail Contest" Hits Palm Beach Gardens

    Chopped has inspired a lot of copycats, but when that emulation leads to a tequila-based competition, who really cares about whose idea it was? At long last, Palm Beach County will get a boozed-up "culinary" showdown when Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican in Palm Beach Gardens hosts the "Chopped, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Your Year-Round Guide to South Florida's Best Food Events

    For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Sure, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival might be lighting up Miami-Dade this month -- but when it comes to the tricounty area, Broward and Palm Beach have way more street cred wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Food In Motion: Artisan Food Market and FREE BEER March 1 in Fort Lauderdale

    If you attended the Retro Indie Market at the Boynton Woman's Club Saturday, February 2, you might have noticed something. The crowds of recent years have thinned, ever so slightly. This is not to cast aspersions on the Retro Indie Market or on Michelle Parparian and Amanda Linton, the organizers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Chicken Wing-, Chili- and Beer-Flavored Cupcakes for Super Bowl Sunday

    This year, why not make your Super Bowl party extra sweet with a fresh-baked batch of chicken wing, salsa and chip or pepperoni pizza-flavored cupcakes? With bleu cheese buttercream frosting, beer flavored batter or salsa-infused cakes, these specialty desserts aren't really dessert at all, but more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    California Pizza Kitchen Gets an Overhaul: New Flagship Location at Sawgrass Mills Mall (Photos)

    Over the past few years, pizza has become quite the serious thing. Yeah, to New Yorkers and Chicagoans it has always been a contentious issue, but to the rest of the country Dominoes and Pizza Hut used to suit just fine. Not so much anymore. It's no secret, Americans are becoming more aware of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Meet Extraordinary Sweets: Their Custom Candy Buffet Will Be at This Weekend's Sweet Dreams Festival

    Think back to the last wedding you attended. Was the highlight of the evening the painfully drawn-out and chuckle-free best man's speech or the leathery steak? More likely, it was the elaborate candy buffet that would make Wonka's factory look like the vending machine in an auto repair store's wait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Virginia Philip Talks Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival and How to Saber a Champagne Bottle Without Hurting Yourself

    Palm Beach entrepreneur Virginia Philip is an undisputed rockstar in the wine world. It only makes sense that she'd play a part in this weekend's Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, where she'll lend her skills to three different festival events. Philip was but the tenth woman in the world to earn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    November's Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Did your favorite restaurant live to see another month? Is your neighborhood getting yet another steakhouse? See who came and went in the month of giving thanks, with November's roundup of restaurant openings, closings, and other shakeups, after the jump. Know of something we missed? Sound off in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Sandra Lee Dresses Up As Everyone For Halloween (Video)

    It's Halloween and if you don't have a costume picked out yet you're in trouble. You can either head out to the local party store and see if there are any pirate costumes left or we suppose you can always staple some old newspaper to yourself, not shower and go as some day-old fish (ewww).Read Also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Sur la Table Cooking School to Open in Mizner Park

    Even with the Food Network offering meal plans and tutorials 24/7, not everyone feels at ease in the kitchen. Some of us have nightmares about hosting a dinner party, trying to look composed in front of guests while managing rambunctious children and messy eaters (ahem, Grampa). Wah! We need Giada ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Teen Mom Farrah Abraham on Food, Culinary School, and Fort Lauderdale

    Confession: Watching MTV's Teen Mom is totally our guilty pleasure. So we couldn't resist the opportunity to chat with Farrah Abraham, who spent the last year attending the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for culinary arts. The single mother made her reality-television debut in 2009 on MTV's 16 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Check Please! Looking For College Student Critics

    Are you a college student who one day dreams of being a food critic?  Do you annoy your friends and family with the need to take pictures of every dish at the table before anyone gets to eat?  Do you then proceed to give a 30 minute dissertation on the restaurant's use of dandelions as a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Pompano and Deerfield: The Locals' Food Mecca

    ​We're in the thick of the Food Town Throwdown, in which West Palm Beach/Lake Worth is killing Western Broward and Delray Beach clobbers Fort Lauderdale. Want to weigh in for the results? Be sure to vote for your favorite neighborhoods. I can't help but root for underdogs. Though it's already nixe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Five Food Shows We'd Love to See in 2012

    ​I'll admit I'm totally obsessed with shows on the Food Network, Travel Channel, and Cooking Channel. In fact, I recently upgraded my cable service (and bill) in order to get the Cooking Channel when the free trial period ended -- just so I could watch Emeril tour the USA and Nadia G. vamp her way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Is Gilt The Next Living Social?

    ​Founded by former execs from DoubleClick, E-Bay, and Louis Vuitton in 2007, e-commerce site has been called "the darling of of luxury-obsessed shoppers," by Fast Company. How does it relate to food? Gourmands with expensive tastes who become members shop for high-end seafood, meat, chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2011

    Alton Brown and Biker Santa Make Sugar Cookies (Video)

    Food NetworkAlton Brown schools Santa in cookie making​In this weird (but informative) video, Alton Brown teaches Santa how to make sugar cookies.  But it's not just any Santa -- it's biker Santa, clad in a bandana instead of a red fur hat.Watch Alton show Santa (and us) an easy sugar cookie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    Thanksgiving Links: Where to Find Cooking Help, Inspiration

    ​This weekend is a good one to pin down your Thanksgiving cooking plans.Today's post is geared for hosts and home cooks: what recipe you'll use for the bird, what sides you'll feature, whether you'll bake bread, what wine goes with the meal. Read on for some lifeline links and don't forget about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Win a Copy of Anne Burrell's Cookbook, Cook Like A Rock Star

    ​With holiday entertaining fast on the approach, perhaps you'd like to stretch your culinary cred by cooking up a show-stopper: braised short ribs, rack of lamb, or a whole fish, for example. Celebrity chef Ann Burrell walks aspiring home chefs through each recipe in her how-to book, Cook Like a R ... More >>

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    October 16, 2011

    Q&A With Anne Burrell on Her New Cook Book, Cook Like a Rock Star

    ​How do you make a chef a rock star? Take one part classically trained chef, add in host of the Food Network's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, and a dash of cohost of Worst Cooks in America, and you have the perfect recipe. You also have Anne Burrell, a celebrity chef who certain ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Anne Burrell at Williams-Sonoma in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday, October 18

    Courtesy photoDoes cooking like a rock star involve throwing the microwave off a balcony when you're done? Guess you'll have to read it to find out.​No one would accuse Anne Burrell, star of Food Network shows like Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Worst Cooks in America, of being a shrinking viole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Clean Plate Charlie Night at PL8; Win Ann Burrell's "Cook Like A Rock Star"

    The cucumber martini at PL8​We're doing a little housekeeping on the blog with a one-two punch. The first is a reminder to mark your calendar for October 6, Clean Plate Charlie Night at PL8, during which diners at the restaurant between 6 and 9 p.m. can weigh in on menu items to help shape the fin ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    OMG! Cookbook Helps the Truly Helpless

    Amazon.comCan't even cook an egg? This book may be for you.​This past week, Food Network's Worst Cooks in America was searching for truly horrible cooks at a Miami open casting call. While there, Clean Plate Charlie encountered people who set fire to their houses, made their dogs sick and glued fo ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Miami Casting Call: Abysmal Cooks Wanted for Bobby Flay Food Network Show

    ​Attention Bobby Flay fans. Primp for your chance to interview with the man himself along with Food Network host Anne Burrell for the network's open casting call for the third season of "Worst Cooks in America."What's required of you?

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Guy Fieri at Hogwarts: A College Humor Satire (Video) Guy Fieri learning from Severus Snape - the real stars are the lacewing flies.​Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two broke box office records this part weekend, grossing about 100 gazillion dollars. The bad news is that we said goodbye to Harry Potter forever. The ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Five Worst Sandra Lee Recipe Fails (Video)

    Food Network Sandra Lee - the devil in a pink cardigan.​Sandra Lee, host of Food Network's Semi-Homemade Cooking, proves that you neither have to be a chef nor interesting to have a cooking show on television. Though Anthony Bourdain has called her the "frightening hell spawn of Kathie Lee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Interview with Australian Celebrity Chef and Author Pete Evans, Part One

    Pete Evans - set to invade America ​Pete Evans is a major celebrity chef in Australia, but if you don't know his name yet don't will because Pete is poised to take over the U.S. His first American book, My Grill, has just been released (at over 200 pages, this is the ultima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No 57 -- Latin Macho Burger from Latin Burger and Taco

    As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Dori Zinn​No. 57: Latin Macho burger from Latin Burger and TacoPrior to 20 ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Interview with Chef Emeril Lagasse, Part I

    ​Chef Emeril Lagasse is a household name. With his larger than life personality and his trademarked phrases like Bam! and Take it up a notch!, Chef Emeril is a living legend. Before Emeril's celebrity status, though, he was a chef who risked it all to open a restaurant in a questionable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Cooking With Chef Michael Schwartz at Publix's Apron Cooking School in Plantation

    This past Friday, Michael Schwartz was the guest chef instructor at Publix's Apron Cooking School in Plantation (1181 S. University Dr.). The state of the art demonstration kitchen, located on the second floor of the supermarket, is equipped with a fully stocked stainless steel kitchen and the lates ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Interview with Chef Charles Coe - Part I

    ​Chef Charles Coe has over 20 years experience behind the burner. Coe graduated Valedictorian from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, was appointed Head Chef at Marrriott's Boston Copley Place. He has worked in various FLorida kitchens, most recently as Executive Chef a ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Eats Giant Wildebeest Eyeball

    Food Network Sure, he looks perfectly normal, here.​Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern eats weird stuff on his show Bizarre Foods. In fact, that's pretty much the whole premise of the show. Andrew puts weird crap in his mouth that most people wouldn't do on a drunken dare... with a million bu ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 10, 2011

    Q&A With Jeremy Hanlon of My Fresh Chef

    OK, his story starts out simple enough -- Jeremy Hanlon was a finance major in college, then landed a Wall Street job after graduating. However, less than a year into his job, Hanlon knew cubicle life wasn't for him. He ditched it to cook. He went from watching the Food Network to appearing on it. H ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    What Can You Do with a Pickle? Check Out the South Florida Fair's Food and Baking Competitions

    Flickr/Natalie Maynor Peace Pie​ ​ ​ ​ ​If you've ever watched Food Network's Cupcake Wars and thought that your tangelo-basil cupcake with wilted spinach and bacon buttercream frosting could kick serious butt, put your money where your pie-hole is, dust off your rolling pin, and e ... More >>

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