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    September 30, 2014

    Latin House Grill Needs Some Polish

    When the economy tanked in late 2008, Cuban-born Michell Sanchez ended up like many others -- down on his luck. After his business buying and selling gold crumbled, he went from a life of luxury and globetrotting to nothing. "I lost everything: my car, my condo," recalls Sanchez, who looks a little ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Watch Five Celebrity Chefs Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Videos)

    By now your Facebook page has been filled with videos of friends (and celebrities) getting doused with buckets of ice water. Maybe you've even been dared to pour a bucket of water over your own head. While in South Florida this may sound like a refreshing (though extreme) way of keeping cool during ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Latin House Grill Celebrates Grand Opening Today in Pembroke Pines

    Meat-eaters, and taco-lovers -- rejoice. Things just got a little more interesting for the foodies of Broward County. If you've heard rumors about the Latin House Grill Burger & Taco Bar's "stalker" fan club, but didn't know what to expect, now is your chance to find out what all the hype is about. ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Ten Best Delis in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Stemming from the Latin word delicatus, meaning "pleasing," delicatessen means different things in different places. In Europe, delicatessen indicates high-quality foods with high price points -- they're frequently found in luxury department stores, like Harrods. Australia follows that interpreta ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Ron Jeremy Donned His Best Pair of Crocs for Fort Lauderdale Bottle-Signing

    Thirty minutes into Ron Jeremy's Ron De Jeremy Spiced Rum bottle-signing, a modest but eager line of about ten had formed in Crown Wine & Spirits, at the corner of Sunrise and 15th Ave in Fort Lauderdale.

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    December 16, 2013

    Guy Fieri's Christmas Special: SNL Nails Flavortown Holiday (Video)

    Here's some Christmas good news and bad news for all you Food Network fans out there. The bad news first: Sandra Lee has yet to release another nugget of holiday gold as awesome as her Kwanzaa cake tutorial. See also: Five Worst Sandra Lee Recipe Fails (Video) Now for the good news: Guy Fieri ha ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Five Strange Celebrity Chef Endorsement Deals (Videos)

    There's nothing new about celebrity chefs endorsing products, and some of them make a great deal of sense. Take, for example, Martha Stewart's range of cookware items. After all, who wouldn't want to cook like the domestic diva herself, and if purchasing a set of Martha's steak knives or a Dutch ove ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Brew Dogs Debuts on Esquire in September: What's In Store For Beer Lovers?

    Beer is back on TV. It's been almost three years since the airing of a craft beer oriented television program. We're referring to the short-lived Brew Masters series from Discovery Channel, that brought Dogfish Head Brewing's Sam Calagione into our homes every week for a month and a half. See als ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 25, 2013

    SoBEWFF 2013: Food, Booze, and Celebs Take Over South Beach

    For four glorious days every year, Miami Beach is taken over by a cadre of chefs, celebrities, and fans of food and wine in an indoor-outdoor hootenanny known as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.For those looking to hobnob with the likes of Robert Irvine, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Sunny Anderso ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Ziggy Marley Introduces Organic Hemp Seeds at SoBeWFF

    Ziggy Marley comes from musical royalty. His parents are Bob and Rita Marley, who, with the Wailers, brought Jamaican reggae from the Kingston ghettos into the mainstream. Being the eldest son of musical icons has rubbed off on Ziggy. At age 44, he's already had a musical career spanning three decad ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Five Reasons To Schlep to Miami

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to Miami Beach in one week and if you didn't get your tickets, better hop to it. The festival, which turns the white sand of South Beach red with vino, may be expensive and a bit of a drive, but if you're into food, wine, and chefs-turned-celebrities it ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Food Network Kitchen Opens at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

    The Presidential election is behind us for now, so we can turn our television sets back to what really matters.24-hour-a-day non-stop food porn, courtesy of Food Network. If you're like me, you live and breathe these guilty pleasures disguised as television. Now you can eat it too, with the Fort Lau ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Is Toast at NYC Wine & Food Festival Roast (Video)

    Snarkmeister Anthony Bourdain found himself the main course last evening when both celebrity chefs and professional comedians made mince meat out of him at the "On the Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" at Chelsea Piers. The $400-a-plate event, part of the New York City Wine & Food Fes ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Tickets Go On Sale Soon

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2013 event schedule. The multi-day festival that brings a host of celebrity chefs, events, parties, and dinners to Miami Beach, runs from February 21-24, 2013. While that may seem far away, we suggest you start making plans and circling ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Ruth Bourdain Writes a Book

    It seems like everyone and their mother has a book deal. Don't believe us?  Well, let's see...nearly every Real Housewife has one (even the ones who can't seem to be able to read on the show), Mr. Winkle the dog is a constant best seller, and now Ruth Bourdain has a book deal. And we didn't eve ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    March 4, 2012

    South Florida's Best Bloody Mary

    ​The go-to recovery beverage of choice, the bloody mary can be made in any number of ways, lending itself to furious debate about where you can find the best one and what it takes to get that title. Here is a look at seven of the best bloody marys you'll find in South Florida. Know of a great bloo ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Broward & Palm Beach Represent at Burger Bash

    ​Last Night's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival was a meat lovers dream.  Vegans were out of luck with a mind-blowing choice of 32 different burgers available for the eating (and three different desserts...just in case you still had some room).Celebrity chefs were on han ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paul & Young Ron's Celebrity Cook-Off

    ​Big 105.9's morning show hosts Paul & Young Ron held their annual celebrity cook-off yesterday at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The competition, which was broadcast on the radio and streamed live had Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer pairing off against each other in a 30 minute battle to cook th ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Tickets Still Available for These Events

    ​There's no denying that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is South Florida's premier foodie event. The four-day festival turns Miami into one giant celebrity-chef mosh pit -- where the likes of Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, and Rachael Ray all come together to mingle with fan ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Western Broward County Versus Hollywood: Pitting the Best of Our Ethnic Food Territories

    ​Clean Plate Charlie is pitting our eight best dining areas against each other in a March Madness-style bracket. Later this month, we'll crown a winner -- an undisputed champion city that can boast to have the best food scene in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Below, read up on No. 4 seeded Weste ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Dean Max of 3030 Ocean: After-Hours Eats

    ​Be on the lookout this afternoon for my review on 3030 Ocean and the cuisine inspired by chef Dean Max, the local celebrity toque whose name has been behind the restaurant for more than ten years. Max, who has earned this newspaper's Best Chef and Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, drives s ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Tickets for Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Sale Monday

    Brustman Carrino PR​Calling all gourmands and scenesters: Tickets go on sale Monday for the foodist event of the year: The 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, to benefit FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.Remember Paula Dean's pants episode, or Mario B ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    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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    July 15, 2011

    Help Talia's Tuscan Table in Boca Raton Become Guy Fieri's Next Drive-by on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Talia's Tuscan Table owner, Chef Andy Bennardo, behind the bar at Baba's Shrimp Shack​How does Guy Fieri choose the restaurants he features on his Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives?If it's anything like his upcoming prospect, Boca Raton restaurant Talia's Tuscan Table, it's got a ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Guy Fieri Approved: Try the Winning Rib Recipe from the Food Network Star Fourth of July Episode

    The Food NetworkFood Network Star's Fourth of July Episode winner Susie Jimenez cooked spicy pork ribs​Food Network Star finalists put on quite a show Sunday night for Season Seven's Fourth of July special-episode featuring "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," host, Guy Fieri. The show's 10 remaini ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini Stolen

    ​ Laine Doss Awww...and he even had a shirt to match the car....​Guy Fieri, the crazy-coiffed host of Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives had his yellow and black Lamborghini stolen from a San Francisco car dealership today.

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    February 28, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Closing Party: Guy Fieri Makes Pizza, Booze for Everyone

    All photos by Laine Doss Guy pouring in the booze.​There are a lot of celebrity hosts at the various South Beach Food and Wine Festival events. By what we can tell, hosting duties at these events pretty much mean showing up and schmoozing with friends and fans. Some hosts are seen more tha ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village: Bring on the Celebrity Chefs

    All photos by Laine Doss Anthony Bourdain brought the wheel of death.​Once a year, South Beach turns into the ultimate playground for adults. Filled with shows, food, and fun, it's basically Disney World for grownups. At the Grand Tasting Village, guests are given a Waterford Crystal glass ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Celebs Present Their Favorite Dishes

    All photos by Laine Doss KC & The Sunshine Band Rocked The House - "This is what Justin Timberlake is going to look like in 30 years", quipped KC.​The giant festival party tent was transformed once again last evening for "The Best Thing I Ever Ate", where celebs and celebrity chefs don ... More >>

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    February 26, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bubble Q: Celebs and Champagne Sparkle

    All photos by Laine Doss​Last evening's Bubble Q on the beach has everything a huge tropical soiree could ask for - good music, great food, stunning decor, champagne corks popping endlessly and celebs. A gigantic white chandelier was the focal point of the tent, under which handsome me ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    10 in '10: The Top Food News Stories of 2010​Video that gave new meaning to the term "food porn," trucks that gave a new dimension to take-out meals and new restaurants from celebrity chefs were all among the food and restaurant stories that tickled our taste buds (or other organs) in 2010. This list of the top 10 local food ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Must-See TV: Six Food Shows We'd Like to Watch in 2011

    ​Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    The List: 13 Things Foodies Should Be Thankful For

    ​Thursday, November 25, is, of course, Thanksgiving Day. It's a day for Americans from coast to coast to gather family and friends and, in the spirit of the holiday, watch interminable football games between two pathetic teams of losers who couldn't beat their own grandmother with a tire iron. Tha ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    South Park Riffs on Food Network with "Creme Fraiche"

    South Park's rendition of Food Network star Guy Fieri. ​I used to never miss an episode of the Comedy Central show South Park. It's skewering of pop-culture fads and personalities is unmatched, even if it often devolves into shock-value programming in the process. But last night's episode, titled ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    Head to World of Beer this Saturday at 3 p.m. for a Grand Opening Celebration.​Flavor Palm Beach kicks off next week, and here are a few good deals to consider.Health Inspectors got serious last month as they shut down 15 South Florida restaurants for a litany of gross violations.Think you can pou ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Slipping Into Some Sliders

    ​Everyone likes cute little buns, right? How else to explain the sudden popularity of, ah. . . sliders.  Okay, so maybe there are a few other reasons. But though the petite little mini-burger has been around since the White Castle chain was founded in the 1920s, it wasn't until the last coupl ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Two Incubator Rental Kitchens Open in Palm Beach County for Want-to-Go-Pro Cooks

    Is there a food lover out there who doesn't think they'd like to cater, or open their own eatery or bottle their own hot sauce? Here are two places that will let you give it a whirl before commiting to a retail space. Why rent a kitchen? Mise en Place hot kitchen in Tequesta​

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    April 2, 2010

    As Seen on TV: Key West Dolphin Sandwich at the Whale's Rib

    John Linn​ Well, not quite as seen on TV. On the episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives that featured the Deerfield Beach institution, the Whale's Rib, Guy Fieri sampled the Key West dolphin sandwich in fried form. But on a recent visit, a longtime waitress at the Rib told me to try it blackened. ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    January 7, 2010

    Havana Hideout Owner Reveals Inspiration Behind 'Paper Plate Cuisine'

    Photo by Patty CanedoHavana Hideout owner Chrissy Benoit.​At first glance, you may miss Havana Hideout, nestled in toward the end of downtown Lake Worth. However, this tucked-away little jewel sparkles as an homage to "paper plate cuisine." If the music doesn't catch your ear or the inviting couch ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Lovin' Gets Greasy at Grampa's Bakery in Dania Beach

    Photo by Flickr user Bowhaus​OK, so he spent the night. Sue me. I'm a grown woman with needs, for goodness' sakes. Said "needs" also entitle me to three or more meals a day -- I'm hypoglycemic, so there's a legitimate reason for my steady appetite -- and by morning I was simply ravenous. For ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Weekend News

    ​Miami restaurateur and chef Michelle Bernstein opened her brand new MB Terrace at the Omphoy resort last Wednesday. The casual dining spot is the sister restaurant to Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy, a Mediterranean-inspired, dinner-only resto that opened over the weekend. I will be giving my ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Food Network Returns, This Time for the Matzo Balls

    Guy came back for our matzo balls.You think Guy Fieri likes our local drive-ins, diners and dives? Just two weeks after a big shout-out to Havana Hideout in Lake Worth, last night the porcupine-haired host of "Triple D" did the same for the home away from home for deli-deprived New Yorkers: Flakowit ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Hide Out While You Still Can at Lake Worth's Havana Hideout

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Cafe Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe.Some secrets South Floridians like to keep to themselves. Lake Worth hole-in-the-wall Havana Hideout has a few of them. Like its choc ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Paul and Young Ron Take on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Inveterate radio jocks Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer of Big 105.9 and 97.9 got all up in the SoBe Wine & Food Fest's businazz this morning, hosting an Iron Chef style cooking challenge live from the Fontainebleau (holy crap, did I spell that correctly?). The pair tested their cooking skills aga ... More >>

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