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Gail Shepherd

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    March 25, 2010
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    February 17, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Grilled Squid From Sushi Bon

    Gail Shepherd​ As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

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    December 11, 2009

    Palm Springs Council Votes To Oust Trailer Park Residents and Move In Wal-Mart

    Photo by Gail ShepherdGarcia: Making way for Wal-Mart​Ain't no sunshine in Sunshine Village today. Yesterday the Palm Springs City Council voted unanimously to change the zoning at this trailer park off 10th Avenue North to commercial, thereby making way to clear the park for an incoming Wal-Mart. ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    July 23, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Ask the Critic: We're Insufferable Know-It-Alls

    The whole crew is standing byNext Friday we launch our weekly Friday Feature, "Ask The Critic," invented for the sole purpose of allowing us to show off. Readers: Send us your easy questions, send us your torturous riddles. "Where can I find beignet in Lauderhill?"; "Who makes the tastiest shark n b ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    No Blues for Ouzo Blue

    Photo from ouzoblue.comThey're dancing on the tables in Palm Beach Gardens -- literally -- with the debut of Palm Beach County's second Ouzo Blue. The first Blue set up in Lake Worth in January, bringing Greek faves from dolmades and spanakopita to moussaka and lamb kebabs, plus lots of table dancin ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    The Friday Burrito Weekly Wrap-Up

    Last week was crazy. Find out what Gail Shepherd was sayin' 'bout your mom, why Michy is bent over the kitchen counter, and how to get cheese in a recession. Welcome to the Friday Burrito Weekly Wrap-Up.

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    February 15, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll: Best Restaurant in Broward

    We need some help here, folks. So many great restaurants, so little time. From the tiny corner bistro where you've been a regular for years to the splashy newcomer cheffed by a big name, Broward County can grapple with the big guys when it comes to fine dining. So what's the BEST RESTAURANT in the c ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll: Best Pizza

    No single foodstuff has been fought over with the fervor of of the simple tomato pie. Everybody's got an opinion, and our guess is you're no exception. Whether you like the fat, doughy Chicago pie, the New York-style thin crust (soft enough to fold in the middle), one of the new brick-oven flatbread ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Restaurant in Broward

    We need some help here, folks. So many great restaurants, so little time. From the tiny corner bistro where you've been a regular for years to the splashy newcomer cheffed by a big name, Broward County can grapple with the big guys when it comes to fine dining. So what's the BEST RESTAURANT in the c ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Restaurant in Palm Beach

    Palm Beach County has gone through one of the biggest restaurant booms in the U.S. lately: We're finally on the culinary map. From the tiny corner bistro where you've been a regular for years to the splashy newcomer cheffed by a big name, Palm Beach has enough good restaurants to keep us busy for a ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Pizza

    No single foodstuff has been fought over with the fervor of of the simple tomato pie. Everybody's got an opinion, and our guess is you're no exception. Whether you like the fat, doughy Chicago pie, the New York-style thin crust (soft enough to fold in the middle), one of the new brick-oven flatbread ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Best Of Readers' Poll 2009: Best Hamburger

    It seems simple: a patty of meat slapped in a bun. But that quintessential American sandwich has become perhaps the most tinkered-with of dishes, dressed and doused, marinated and grilled in mesquite. Tell us where to find the best hamburger in Broward and Palm Beach counties in the comments section ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    Are You a Leg Man?

    Just a reminder to mark your calendars: The Fellsmere Frog Legs Festival kicks off on January 15th and runs through the weekend to a grand finale at the Sunday Croaker Run. For my money Saturday the 17th looks like the best day to show if you're feeling competitive: three contests include Leap Frog, ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Slow Food Cocktails at Forte, Dec. 21

    Bessie had one too many pea-shoot gimletsIf the prices of local slow food events has been a bit rich for you, or you haven't quite had your fill of wacky holiday cocktails yet, hie yourself over to Forte di Asprinio in West Palm Beach this Sunday for "The Farmer and the Mixologist," an event that pr ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Recession Era Chow: Ultimate Vegetarian Chili

    I'll put up my vegetarian chili against any meat-based recipe  -- this one is insanely flavor- and color-full, and it's so spicy it'll make you weep. It's ideal post-Thanksgiving eats, since it's cheap, criminally healthy from all the folic acid, B vitamins and lycopene, and loaded with fiber if yo ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Last Minute Thanksgivings

    I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for you schmucks who haven't given one second's thought to what you're doing for MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY -- since personally my 2008 Thanksgiving has been in planning and development since last May. I've ordered (and received) my absurdly expensive Heritage turkey, I ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Thanksgiving Is for the Birds

    John Currin, Thanksgiving, 2003 I've volunteered to do Thanksgiving again this year, complete with Heritage bird, and though there's a part of me that really gets off on shoving my butter-coated fist into a turkey cavity this isn't a job I'd really wish on anybody. It's just too messy, too expensiv ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    Fair Food, Latin Style

    Fruit and veg, for display only The pretty display of fruits and veg courtesy of La Reina supermarkets was the only healthy food you were gonna get a look at Saturday at Lake Worth's Hispanic Fest. Otherwise the groove was decidedly meat-centric.

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    October 16, 2008

    Palm Beach County Greenmarkets Open

    The illusion of plenitude, at least We've got a breeze. Hurricane season's almost over. And the Greenmarkets are opening again. It's everybody's favorite time of year, and starting this Saturday we'll be getting used to the quaint sight of folks tottling along our streets with a loaf of bread under ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Answer to Last Week's WTF Is It?

    That, folks, was a "raisin sausage," a delicacy evidently delightful to Turkish people. Basically this magic wand is fashioned out of walnuts encased in a jellylike substance made from grape juice. Although purported to be aphrodisiac, I used mine as a fly trap: simply hang in a sunny window and it ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    WTF Is It?!? "Aphrodisiac"

    A peripatetic friend of mine brought me this amazing, rumored-to-be edible item recently. The label clearly states that it is "Aphrodisiac," which would be very exciting if I could bring myself to try even the tiniest bite of it. The package label does assure us of the snack's healthful qualities: ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    WTF Is It?!? Fruit Salad

    I've literally eaten nothing but pizza this week, so for lunch today I gotta have some green. I plan to make a fruit salad from the cornucopia pictured above, courtesy of one of my local roadside markets. You'll of course recognize the watermelon, apples, and mangos, but wanna take a shot at the oth ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Screw the Corkscrew

    Baby, we're through. Yeah, so, there's Wall Street. There's Sarah Palin. Hurricane Ike. The potential collapse of WaMu, the bank that controls my entire, very meager life savings. But then there are those little things that just make my wretched human existence feel soooooo worthwhile. I'm talking ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    WTF Is It?!? Round 8

    OK, this is by far the weirdest, messiest edible I've ever kept in my kitchen, a thing that performs a sort of vegetal strip tease over the course of a week or so, spilling greenish dragon scales all over counter top and floor. You eat the part that reveals itself, day by day. I figure it's gonna t ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 19, 2008
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    August 15, 2008

    WTF Is It?!? Round 6.5

    Weeeeyull, looks like you folks aren't quite as brilliant as you thought you were, eh what? Last week's photo evidently left you gasping for mercy, calling "Uncle!," too whipped to offer even the wildest, bouncing-off-the-wall guess. Or maybe the stunning silence on that one was because I forgot to ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Delicious Organics Delivers!

    image courtesy Bee Heaven Farm From October to early May we get our produce delivered weekly through a co-op CSA program at Green Cay Farms in Boynton Beach (they may already be subscribed for the coming season, but you can contact them at kes@bellsouth.net). But off season or for fill-ins we occas ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008
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    August 5, 2008
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    August 1, 2008

    WTF Is It?!? Round 5

    OK, I almost got booted out of the store trying to photograph these this week: ...evidently management doesn't look kindly on paparazzi skulking around the produce aisle. Pictured above, not exactly the Nicole Kidmans of the botanic world, these have a face only a mother could love. But they tast ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    Weirdy Edibles, Round 3

    I've seen this in two separate markets this week. At one, an elderly Filipino couple stopped me to oooh and ahhh over the plant in my cart. They told me they grew it back home and loved it. So here's your 2 billion dollar question: WTF IS IT??? Here's the little lovely up close and personal: An ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008

    Miracle Fruit: The Untold Story

    There's a backstory to the bodacious berry full of nefariousness and intrigue.

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    July 16, 2008
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    July 11, 2008

    WTF Is It?!? Round 2

    Evidently last week's entry in Short Order's weekly contest, WTF Is It?!?, -- was child's play for our MENSA-class readers. Half the world, it seems, knows what to do with a bitter gourd, while we'd been using them as foot massagers. This week we've got TWO summertime edibles and the winner will co ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    May 24, 2007
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    October 5, 2006
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    May 11, 2006
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    October 14, 2004
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    October 7, 2004
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    September 9, 2004
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    September 2, 2004

    Oil of Olé

    Wear a thong!

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