National holidays are always a big deal in the country they celebrate. Bastille Day is massive in France; Australia Day is pretty epic Down Under; Canadians go crazy over their big day; and we all know about the heavy drinking/barbecuing/pyromania that comes with Independence Day here. Sure, honor ... More >>
Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie received a number of emails and phone calls regarding the Aventura Wine and Food Festival, held this past Sunday at Gulfstream Park. None of them were good. One industry insider - who prefers to remain anonymous - told us, "there were only about six check-in counte ... More >>
New Year's Eve is one of those days you either love or hate with a passion. You may not want to deal with the traffic; you may hate the crowds; you might not have anyone to kiss; midnight could be well past your granny bedtime; or you may just think the whole holiday encourages amateurs to get drun ... More >>
Christmas is here and with it comes the usual activities like pictures with Santa and shopping at the mall. But why just take a picture with Mr. Claus when you can have brunch with him at Brio Tuscan Grille? The restaurant's South Florida locations are offering a special holiday brunch with Santa ... More >>
Yes, it's been hotter than hell for weeks already; however, the weather just made itself official. In celebration of the recently passed summer solstice, we have plenty of gluttonous events for you this week. If you're looking for something cold to drink -- beer, wine, whatever -- we have a perfectl ... More >>
As we prepare to close the books on 2012, it's time to look back over the roll call sheets for the year to see who came to Broward and Palm Beach counties in the last 12 months. The burger glut of 2011 has cooled a bit, but there were still an easy half a dozen additions to the gourmet burger scene. ... More >>
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 >>
Hope you've got a generous appetite, cause October saw the opening of numerous restaurants and bars throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties, including a few re-openings and re-boots of past and popular favorites. After the jump, find a list of recent comings and goings in the local restaurant com ... More >>
It's once again that time in the month when Clean Plate Charlie takes stock of the dining scene, listing off the newbies, the dearly (and not-so-dearly) departed, and projects coming down the pike in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Activity was slow in comparison to July -- find the list of July op ... More >>
While a few local mainstays (Cafe Bluefish, Diner 24) and much-hyped enterprises (SpoonFed, M Bar) shuttered their doors in recent weeks, several buzzed-about spots opened their doors in June; Rebel House in Boca Raton and Salt7 (formerly referred to simply as Salt) in Delray Beach. After the jump, ... More >>
www.vectorportal.com/subcategory/168/HANDCUFFS-VECTOR-IMA...A 12-year resident of Broward County says that cops picked on him because he is dark complected and of Trinidadian origin -- and that they went so far as to detain him on bogus fraud charges, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Bhola ... More >>
Thick pasta layers drown in a pool of rich meat sauce while creamy ricotta and feathery Parmesan mingle about. Bubbly, gooey, chewy. Burnt, crisp edges crunch as herby tomato juices hope to run down chins amok... Mmhhh, lasagna. Am I making you hungry yet?
Father's Day is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to start planning for the most manly of manly men out there, your dad. In between all the golfing, cigar smoking, and drinking of Scotch, dad will have to eat. Take him to one of the places listed below for a Dad's D ... More >>
With Easter being only a hop away, it's time to get all your eggs in a basket. You may already have the kids' baskets prepared and you know where you're going to church -- but do you know where you're going to brunch?! This Easter, many of your favorite restaurants will be setting up an elab ... More >>
Playwright Irish Pub in The Village at Gulfstream Park is the sister-pub to iconic Playwright in South Beach. Both pubs offer over a dozen beers on tap (including Guinness, of course), but only Playwright at Gulfstream offers live horse racing action right outside the window.  ... More >>
Every year, employees of global tech firm PerkinElmer team up and run lemonade stands for a day. They're not just playing hooky. They're raising awareness and money by teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stands, a 501(c)3 charity that helps kids with cancer.Back when she was only four years old, Alex ... More >>
Florida's most buzzed about beer meets the World's Fastest Game, head on.Dania Jai Alai is like the ultimate Den of Iniquity: if you want vice, they've got it. There, you can gamble on ponies or poker, watch balls zip around at 150 miles-per-hour in "The World's Fastest Game," and smoke cigars to ... More >>
Six years ago Antonio Balta, a then-27-year-old horse groomer working at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, left his 9-month-old daughter, Veronika, in the car as he waited inside for his girlfriend to get off work. It was mid-March and the temperature was in the low 70s. He went out to check o ... More >>
It actually represents how many meatballs are consumed in South Florida per day.I've got to ask: What's up with all the Italian joints opening in South Florida lately?It seems in the past few months we've seen more tomato sauce served than on a Sunday in Bensonhurst. If you count pizza joints tha ... More >>
The Miami New Times Groove On Battle Of The Bands would have sent the competition's winner to the stage of the Langerado Music Festival, but the communist business-hippies behind that event got scared and pulled the plug on the show last minute, so battle winners are flying to and staying in New Yo ... More >>
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