Iron Chef

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    September 26, 2014

    Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Hollywood Oktoberfest, Pup Bar Crawl, and More

    Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you're looking to participate in a bar crawl, celebrate Oktoberfest, or watch a chef challenge, there's something for you to do i ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Chef Eric Grutka Wins Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Chef Throw Down (Photos)

    Have you ever watched an episode of Iron Chef, Top Chef, Chopped, or one of the myriad of competitive cooking shows and thought to yourself damn I wish I could be there in person? If you missed the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Tasting last night, you missed your chance -- for this year, at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Organizer David Sabin on New Chefs, Events, and the Island

    If one were to compare Miami to its northern brethren in Broward and Palm Beach, Miami would be the hot cheerleader sister to the just as attractive but more laid-back Broward and Palm Beach. In terms of food festivals in the area, one would probably say the same. Where South Beach Wine and Food ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Boca Raton

    When it comes to restaurants, everyone has a different perspective. Some fancy traditional, Old World cuisine. Others like new and innovative dishes. There are those who prefer simple, straightforward fare, while their friends opt for complex and full of flavor. When it comes to the choosing best r ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Iron Fork Is Tonight: Food, Chef Battle, and Instagramming

    Iron Fork and the official Miami Spice kick-off celebration is 7 p.m. tonight (6 p.m. for VIP) at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami and it's promising to be the foodie event of the summer (and no, we're not just saying that because it's our sister publication, Miami New Times' event). Iron Fork fe ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    April 18, 2013
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    August 29, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Art Institute Students, Ralph Pagano Star in New Cooking Show

    All Mixed Up, a new half-hour cooking competition, is premiering on Lifetime Television on September 7 at 7:30 a.m. What makes this show stand out in a sea of culinary-based reality shows? Both host and contestants are from South Florida.This three-part series' contestants are all current students a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Chefs From the Office and Vic & Angelo's to Face Off June 12 and 13 for Wine Dinners

    The kitchen staff from sister restaurants the Office and Vic & Angelo's will face off in two four-course wine dinners in June. The friendly "battles" will pit Vic & Angelo's traditional fare against the Office's more modern take. Incidentally, the event represents a more amicable kind o ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Iron Chef Morimoto Plays Tennis, Makes Sushi at Boca Raton Resort

    ​Famed Iron Chef Morimoto turned in his kitchen whites for tennis whites yesterday at the Boca Raton Resort & Club's tennis exhibition match.Morimoto held his own in an exhibition tennis match against tennis stars Pat Cash, Carlos Moya, and Michael Penfors on the resort's clay courts. 

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Garlic Fest 2012 Lineup Announced: G. Love & Special Sauce on the List

    ​Start stocking up on Altoids, and mark your calendar for February 10 to 12, when the iconic Garlic Fest returns to Delray Beach, once again rendering the town safe from vampires.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Future Tastes Great Iron Chef Competition to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward CountyChef Teresa Ruiz with teen students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.​The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County will host their third-annual Future Tastes Great Iron Chef Competition this Saturday, November 19, at 6:30 p.m.The competition, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Chef Versus Chef: Five Kitchen Arguments

    Patty Canedo is a chef in Palm Beach. She writes frequently about her kitchen exploits in this column, Half-Baked. Photo by Karamellzucker Chefs can get catty.​Being a chef is like being on the island of Misfit Toys. It's a tiny, dysfunctional circle we roll in. In this tight-kn ... More >>

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    June 19, 2011

    Half Baked: Under Pressure

    Patty Canedo is a chef in Palm Beach. She writes frequently about her kitchen exploits in this column, Half-Baked. Photo by Cizaukas To you, the valued guests, a professional kitchen may seem like a carefully orchestrated machine. But in actuality it's controlled cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    New Times' Iron Fork This Thursday

    Even sans Dacascos, Iron Fork should be a tongue-in-cheek good time.​Allez cuisine!Just like the addictive Japanese import Iron Chef, Thursday's Iron Fork event at Grand Central (697 N. Miami Ave., Miami) will test the mettle of two chefs to determine a champion. The only difference: no Mark Dacas ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Interview With Paul Castronovo: Paul & Young Ron Radio Star Now a Wine Guru Too

    Paul Castronovo at his vineyard in Italy.​Radio personality Paul Castronovo has a new baby -- a wine label from his own Italian vineyard producing the wine varietal Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Castronovo's gut-busting radio program, The Paul and Young Ron Morning Show, may have brought you much-need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Sushi From Morimoto

    ​As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to 3: Sushi From MorimotoThe Iron Chef's restaurant in the Boca Resort has bee ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Doggy Bag: This Week in Charlie

    John LinnThese potato skins from Gratify were featured in our first impressions of the joint this week.​This week on the blog:We go behind the line with that classic fondue place, the Melting Pot.Passover is easy with this matzo ball soup recipe.This week, 100 Favorite Dishes covers coco bread, ga ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Rock Shrimp Tempura From Morimoto

    John Linn​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 43: Rock Shrimp Tempura from MorimotoEach chopstick-sized bite of ten ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 25, 2010
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    March 1, 2010

    South Beach Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting in Pictures

    Logan FazioIron Chef Morimoto goes Medieval on a fish head.​The 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up on Sunday, and among the festivities was the Grand Tasting Village, a food- and spirits-tasting extravaganza stretching across half-a-dozen city blocks on the sand in South Beach. T ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    A Quickie with Rocco DiSpirito

    Photo by KritsadaRocco DiSpirito​Maybe you only know of Rocco DiSpirito because you've seen him battling Jeffrey Chodorow on the NBC reality show The Restaurant, spinning around the floor on Dancing With the Stars, helping hefties on Biggest Loser, or taking toques to the table on Top Chef, but be ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Ted Allen's Show Chopped: Is it Fixed?

    Hey, Ted: Who's picking the winners on your show?​The Food Network is dominated these days by reality-TV-style cooking shows, and one of the best of them is Chopped. Hosted by Ted Allen, it pits four chefs against one another in timed matches with mystery ingredients. It's often more drama than co ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Behind the Line with 32 East's Nick Morfogen

    Morfogen in his Delray restaurant.​Slow Food's gathering momentum has transformed it from solely a movement to its own culinary genre, celebrating what chefs' have known before the movement even emerged. Amongst the white coat society, kept under their toques, the secret to flavor nirvana was alwa ... More >>

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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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    December 21, 2009

    Cheap Beer That Doesn't Suck: Rogue Morimoto Beer

    ​An Iron Chef does not live by sushi alone. He also needs beer.  Or at least Masaharu Morimoto does. So the prodigiously talented Iron Chef teamed up with Oregon's Rogue brewery, makers of the tres excellent Dead Guy Ale ("When you're hot, sweaty and thirsty, nothing refreshes like an ice-col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Food Season on the Boob Tube

    Move over, Rachael; there are some new shows in town.​It seems as if food has become almost as popular a subject for television programming as reality shows -- when the two are combined, like on Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmare's, and Hell's Kitchen, the result is stratospheric. To be honest, I've neve ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    January 8, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    Dinner at Morimoto Sushi Bar

    Ever since Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto unveiled his latest restaurant, Morimoto, in Boca Raton Resort & Club, Short Order has been dying to go. I mean, the man is an Iron Chef, both on the original Japanese program and the new Food Network creation, Iron Chef America, and this restaurant, a simp ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Ted Allen Tonight at Nectar

    A reminder to all you forgetful foodies out there: Tonight and tomorrow, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and Iron Chef America alum Ted Allen will be at Nectar Lounge in  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, signing copies of his latest cookbook, The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes. Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Just Desserts

    Ted Allen hosts a night of sweet and greet at Nectar

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    October 30, 2008

    Enter Kitchen Stadium

    New Times hosts a cooking competition of its own

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    June 26, 2008

    Sweet, Sweet Revenge

    Nerd comedy returns to the Improv for Episode IV

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Restaurant Flambé

    Michael's Kitchen has moved on, leaving the charred remains of a lot of goodwill in Hollywood

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Weirdest Rapper Alive?

    Lil Wayne puts the 'high' in High School Musical

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    January 3, 2007
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    November 10, 2005
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    October 13, 2005
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    January 1, 2004
  • Dining

    October 24, 2002

    The Stinking Rose of Delray

    Follow your nose to the Delray Beach Garlic Fest

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    October 25, 2001

    The Allure of the Leurre

    Where sushi meets French cuisine — with delectable results

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial