Broward County is not known for having an excess of good Asian restaurants. Yes, there is a Thai sushi spot on almost every corner. And sure, it'll satiate the craving for sweet, spicy, and savory all at once, but we've been there and done that a million times over. Just a couple of weeks ago, Bao ... More >>
Method actors are a dedicated lot. In the quest for authenticity, these actors have been known to gain (or lose) half their body weight for roles, train with the military, and live in remote terrain. Sometimes there are casualties, like when Johnny Depp fell off a horse while filming The Lone Ranger ... More >>
In the great words of Sting, Mariah Carey, and apparently countless other individuals, if you love somebody set them free... While there is another part to that quote, it doesn't really apply here. With a bit of sadness and a lot of gratitude d.b.a./ Cafe, New Times's Best New Restaurant Broward C ... More >>
Change is a good thing. In life, things can get a little stale; sometimes it just takes a little makeover to spice it up a bit. The same goes for restaurants. To bring new life back into the spot, Mozart Café completely revamped its concept with a contemporary interior, kitchen team, brand-spank ... More >>
It looks like the storms are clearing up for Memorial Day weekend. You can thank your lucky stars and stripes, because there's plenty of Memorial Day barbecue merriment in store, as well as ample options for celebrating the change in weather -- and having three days off. From Havana nights to mili ... More >>
Mother's Day is about showing the woman who brought you--or your children--into the world that you appreciate her efforts. Not only did she carry you--or, again, your children--around for nine months, but she's had to put up with your crap ever since. She kind of deserves a round of applause for th ... More >>
The shit-storm of the holidays can make scheduling an evening for yourself next to impossible. But in case you can steal away for a few hours, there are chances to eat, drink, and be merry, all while putting your various responsibilities out of mind (booze is good in that way). After the jump, find ... More >>
Generally, when most people think of buffets, images of austere white spaces, bright fluorescent lights, and stainless steel bain-maries with plastic sneeze-guards come to mind. The interior at Santo's Modern American Buffet & Sushi is a stark contrast to the average all-you-can-eat establishmen ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale Miami Heat fans have a supercool way to watch the team take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 9. SA1A and the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel are having a white-hot watch party at both the poolside bar and in the lobby. Enjoy some sushi, like SA1A's crunchy tuna roll ... More >>
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens may be one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the garden and museum have brought Japanese culture and the art of the formal Japanese garden to Delray Beach. The extensive gardens, redesigned in 2001, allow ... More >>
First it was the burger bars. Then it was the self-serve fro-yo shops (Seriously: can we get a moratorium on those already?). Now it looks like Boca Raton might be perched on the edge of an influx of noodle bars. "Influx" is an exaggeration, of course, given that Kin Noodle Bar at 200 S. Federal ... More >>
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.
Ever dream of taking a trip around the world -- not just to see the sights -- but also to taste all the fabulous food each country has to offer?Well, what if we told you it was possible to do so without leaving Florida? And all you'll need is a passport -- to Tastemakers of Delray Beach, that is.
Saturday's Bon Festival at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens -- one of the most popular summer events in South Florida -- is a great way to score big points in the romance department. Between the floating lanterns -- lit in honor of lost loved ones and set adrift on the tranquil waters of ... More >>
Coco Asian BistroRecently we featured an interview with Chef Mike Ponluang, owner of Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale. If you missed it, you can read it here and here. We're now sharing Chef Mike's recipe for pan seared red snapper with roasted almonds. Enjoy.
• Hoping they're launching a really big hit, niteclub impresarios Rodney Mayo and Scott Freilich and Pizza Fusion proprietor Vaughan Lazar are planning to open Kapow! Noodle Bar in July in Boca's Mizner Park. "Fresh and sustainable" pan-Asian noodles, some dim sum items and co ... More >>
Think you have enough gustatory prowess to demolish inordinate amounts of sushi in a short amount of time? If so, RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines wants you to come out to the first annual Maki Madness sushi-eating contest Saturday, March 26 from 2-5:00 p.m. Find out more...
Nikki Braverman Crazy roll from Sasaya.After going over your monthly budget, you discovered that your greatest expense came from your frequent lunch tabs. Problem: You dread the thought of having to go back to the old days of paper-bag lunches, stuffed with a tuna-fish sandwich, ... More >>
• This "free" shit is starting to get out of hand. . . not that anyone is complaining. Following on the heels of CG Burgers' handout of complimentary burgers is Caliente Kitchen's free Taco Bar. Better move your chimichangas quickly, though, as the DIY taco bar will only be op ... More >>
Since sushi is traditionally served with but a few beverages -- tea, beer and/or sake -- this pairing is slightly unorthodox. But not really -- white wine with sushi is increasingly popular, and what's champagne but white wine with fizz? Also, it's more common to see sushi prepared by n ... More >>
There are so many Thai/Japanese restaurants around Broward and Palm Beach counties serving the same exact menu that they may as well all be photocopies. With nothing to differentiate them but their cutesy names (Too Too Thai or Bo Thai or Thai One On, etc.), there's little to draw you into one ov ... More >>
Jason RiedyPraying he doesn't find the hidden "krab" meat!Every once in a while, officials from the Hotel and Restaurant division of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation office get to sleuthin'. They're looking for "food misrepresentation cases" -- usually restaurants se ... More >>
flickr: Henry StradfordDown at SUSHISAMBA dromo in Miami, beverage manager Mackenzie Parks added sake knowledge to her vast repository of wine smarts. Since pairing sake with sushi (and other foods, for that matter) is a true art, Parks has done her research into helping New Times recommend five ... More >>
John LinnMy family and I went out for an early Father's Day dinner Saturday night at Marumi Sushi in Plantation, recently named our Best Restaurant in Broward County. Dad was thrilled since it was only his second visit and he really wanted to try Marumi's fresh, whole fish again. For $1.20 an oun ... More >>
Bill CitaraWhen John Montagu, First Lord of the Admiralty and avowed Satanist (!), asked his valet to slap a hunk of meat between two slices of bread in 1762, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich could hardly have known that almost 250 years later a restaurant in Boca Raton would nestle a juicy slab of gr ... More >>
What a Capital Idea!
Sushi SoBe landed in the lobby of Loews Miami Beach Hotel with less razzmatazz than one might expect -- especially in light of the menu having been developed by one of just six Master Sushi Chefs in the United States. That would be Fuji Fujita, executive sushi chef for Loews Hotels. Execution of the ... More >>
Remember the old Simpsons episode where Homer eats the poison sushi? The stuff was called Fugu, and it's made out of pufferfish/blowfish. It can be more poisonous than getting bit by a dog that just got bit by a rattlesnake that's been eating hemlock out of an old tin can full of rusty used ... More >>
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