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    July 10, 2014

    Ten Best Gastropubs in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    The word 'gastropub' is one of those trendy big city restaurant ideas of the early oughts, where the reinvention of the usual pub fare (burgers, fish & chips, mac & cheese) melded with the growing popularity of high end beer. Once relegated to metropolitan high streets, over the years it has trans ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Council Oak Steak & Seafood Restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Now Serving Weekend Lunch

    Lunch should be a laid-back affair. As much as we'd like to get out for a nice long lunch -- or even a sandwich -- during the week, it's not realistic with our crazy hectic workdays. There are places where you really want to savor your meal -- you know, kick back with a glass of wine while indulgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    El Jefe Luchador Opens Second Location in Boca Raton Today

    If you consider yourself a fan of good Mexican food and occasionally give in to a shopping spree are two, now you can indulge in both at the same time. Lucky for you, Deerfield Beach's El Jefe Luchador is opening its second location in the Town Center at Boca Raton today. Owners Mike Saperstein and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Ten Best Tacos in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    The taco.; it's one of the most ingenious expressions of culinary creativity, a tiny conveyor of meat, vegetable, sauce and cheese held together in a small flap of corn or flour. Across Central and South America the methodology of construction varies from one country to the next -- and here in Sou ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed for Florida Ballot: Five Best Things to Eat and Drink While Stoned

    If you haven't heard all the ruckus about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado last week, you've either been stuck under a rock, working too much, or coming down from the worst New Years hangover ever. Either way, a joint should help with those issues. While weed still isn't legal in Florida, ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    September 25, 2013

    New Times Pairings is Thursday: Scare Up a Pair of Free Tickets

    The Broward County Convention Center will turn into foodie central this Thursday evening, when New Times' Pairings takes over. On Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 10 p.m., your favorite Broward restaurants like El Jefe Luchador, Market 17, Rebel House, Tap 42, and Steak 954 will tempt you with deli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    April 10, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County

    Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time. If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Cigar City Brewing at South Florida Beer Week: CCB's Phil Palmisano Explains Why Cans Are Better and More

    Florida's homegrown beer scene has come a long way in recent years, what with Funky Buddha on the verge of opening a shiny new facility in Oakland Park, Holy Mackerel's recent tap room opening, and Due South Brewing blowing the lid off the local scene with less than a year in production. One of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    South Florida Beer Week: Here's Your Complete Event List For Broward/Palm Beach

    South Florida Beer Week is coming and just about everywhere you turn in Broward and Palm Beach counties there are multiple places to celebrate our state's growing brew culture., culminating in one giant beer festival.From tap takeovers to tastings, it's all here. If you're venturing south, check out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Pairings 2012: The Five Best Things I Ate

    Judging Pairings is a little daunting. With nearly 50 different restaurants serving up as many dishes on three levels of the Broward County Convention Center, you've got to have a strategy if you plan on sampling each and every one. The plan was simple -- start on the third floor and work down to th ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    New Times Pairings: Friday is the Last Day for Discounted Tickets

    Some things are just made for one another. Beyonce and Jay-Z. Cat videos and procrastinating on a project that's due at the end of the day. Bacon and...well, everything. (At least, according to the internet).Another thing that pairs nicely? South Florida foodies and the fifth annual New Times Pairin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Rebel House Opening Soon in Boca Raton: A Sneak Peek Inside

    If all goes according to plan -- always a bit of a gamble in the restaurant world -- Rebel House in Boca Raton should open its doors within the week. The date is subject to the outcome of a few final inspections and other final touches, but partners Evan David and chef Mike Saperstein (the team behi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2012

    The Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival is Today: Get There Fast if You Want Tickets

    The Deerfield Wine & Food Festival kicked off last night with a Grand Tasting Launch Party, and will continue today with two events in Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.If you're an early riser, the Jazz Blues Brunch is 10 a.m. to noon with the typical brunch offerings: scrambled eggs, fruit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    South Florida's Best Mexican Food

    With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it's time to talk tacos (and burritos, oxtail soup, and pork belly products, etc.). In anticipation of the holiday and as part of the countdown to New Times' annual Best Of issue, we've put together a list of ten of the best places for Mexican food in Browa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle: Four New Burgers to Try

    Restaurants will serve up 24 different burgers at this year's Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle, and based on the past two years, it's likely every one of them will be a damn good burger. Returning contenders like Rok: Brgr, Johnny V Las Olas, and Gilbert's 17th Street Grill could be one of your favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    47. El Jefe Luchador Quesadilla From El Jefe Luchador

    We're counting down to New Times' Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page. 47. El Jefe Luchador Quesadilla from El Je ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    The iPhone Is Everywhere, Especially at the Dinner Table

    My first memory of a cell phone at the dinner table was a friend of my older brother's, "Joe." He always managed to drop by when my brother was otherwise occupied -- cleaning fish guts off his hands after fishing, whatever -- and Joe would have to kill time at my family's kitchen table. This usually ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    64. The Good Ole At Charm City Burgers

    As a countdown to the Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Melissa.McCart@BrowardPalmBeach.com.64. The Good Ole at Charm City BurgersThere's no shortage of decadent burgers in Sout ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Don't Miss Misfit Home Brewers at New Times Beerfest

    ​Misfit Home Brewers have been prepping for New Times Beerfest, where they'll offer 105 gallons of home brew at their tents this Saturday.  George Garcia started it all, brewing in college as a means of drinking cheap beer five years ago. Last year, he gathered Piero Rodriguez, and Robert Tej ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Dining -- Not Just Drinking -- at New Times' Beerfest this Saturday in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    ​Beer gets a lot of the editorial spotlight -- hell, it even gets to be included in the name -- leading up to the New Times' Beerfest, but believe it or not, the shindig this Saturday isn't only about brews. Yeah, it's the marquee draw for many, but there also is food to be had and it's nothing to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Win a Pair of Tickets to New Times Beerfest

    ​We are giving away a pair of tickets to the New Times 15th-annual Beerfest on Saturday, March 31, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Don't miss a minute of the Final Four games on Jumbotrons. Celebrate with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from New Orleans often ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Ten Decadent Dishes To Eat Right Now

    ​I'd been thinking about Ruth Reichl's blog on a decadent breakfast: a coddled egg on top of potato puree with chives and grey sea salt. It came from the L.A. food truck called Eggslut."This is a perfect way to start the day - a tender egg, held together with no more than a wish, on top of butter ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Win A Pair of VIP Tickets to New Times Beerfest

    ​We are giving away a pair of VIP tickets to the New Times 15th annual Beerfest on March 31 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Sample from over 100 beers. Don't miss a minute of the Final Four games, displayed on Jumbotrons. Celebrate with Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Anna Feinberg of Kapow! Noodle Bar: After-Hours Eats

    ​Anna Feinberg, who recently was named executive chef at Kapow! Noodle Bar, has spent nearly a dozen years working in the restaurant industry and nearly every angle of the biz (dishes, front-of-the-house management, line work, etc.). More "school of hard knocks" than formal culinary school, this m ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Get $5 Off New Times Beerfest Tickets Through Sunday

    On March 31 at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale, it's the spring round of the drunken revelry known as the 15th-annual New Times Beerfest. Tickets purchased online are $30 for general admission, which includes pub grub and an array of craft brews such as Shiner, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Boca Raton Versus Fort Lauderdale: Pick Your Favorite Dining Scene

    ​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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    February 3, 2012

    Food Town Throwdown: Vote Early and Vote Often (Results So Far)

    ​If you think the pinnacle of games is this Sunday, then maybe you haven't heard about Clean Plate Charlie's Food Town Throwdown.Clean Plate Charlie is talking smack and taking names -- pitting our favorite food neighborhoods against each other in a raging death match of wits and eats.  OK - ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Can Pompano/Deerfield Knock Off Number-One-Seed Delray Beach in Our Throwdown?

    ​Clean Plate Charlie is pitting our eight best dining areas against one another 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 number-one-seeded ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Valentine's Day for Cheapskates: Six Places for a Low-Cost Date in Broward and Palm Beach

    Marta Crowe via Flickr Creative CommonsCheapskates deserve love, too. ​Ahhh, Valentine's Day. The quintessential Hallmark Holiday, invented to divest coupled folks of hard-earned cash (in turn for typically meaningless trinkets) and to remind singles of how sad they should be about being ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 20, 2011

    Broward/Palm Beach County Noteworthy Chefs of 2011

    chef Angelo Elia of Casa 'd Angelo​Being a chef has never been a glamorous job as anyone who's made it her life work will tell you. The rise of cooking shows and the fetishizing of food has ushered the profession in the limelight. As restaurants garner attention, it's natural to become more aware ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Charm City Folks to Open the Rebel House in Boca by Mid-January

    ​Mike Saperstein and Evan David, the duo behind Charm City Burgers and El Jefe Luchador, will debut the Rebel House, a casual, chef-driven restaurant at 299 E. Palmetto Road, by mid-January.  As is the case at Miami's newly opened Yardbird, whiskey and bourbon will be a focus at the bar. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 3, 2011
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    November 3, 2011

    Is Pork the New Lobster? Looks Like It's Destiny

    mealsonabudget.blogspot.com​In 2010, we saw a rise in the price of bacon. For 2011 and beyond, it's the whole hog.In the past two months, the price of pork shoulder Crumbaker gets from Grand Western and other national suppliers has risen from a wholesale price of 89 cents to 1.40 a pound: a 40% pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    South Florida's Taco Boon in Tough Times

    ​The driving question behind this week's column is, Why are so many chefs opening taco stands in this area? I went to every taco joint that has opened in the past year, some multiple times, as well as Tacos al Carbon and El Guanaco, and a slew of cheap ass burrito joints. The proliferation of ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Chef-Driven Restaurant Slated for Boca From Charm City and El Jefe Luchador

    ​James Beard-nominated "Rising Star Chef of the Year" Michael Saperstein and partner Evan David signed a lease in Boca Raton this week to open a third restaurant by December 2011: a chef-driven, eclectic, small-plates restaurant that's "unlike anything we have in the area so far." Saperstein and D ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Barbacoa Tacos at El Jefe Luchador in Deerfield Beach

    ​Even if it's a quiet hour between lunch and dinner, inside Deerfield's El Jefe Luchador, it's as animated as a Mexican streetfest. Tables and chairs wear primary colors like a box of fat crayons. Against one wall, flamboyant masks stare from empty eyes: a reference to its "chief fighter" nam ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Pairings 2011: How Was It?

    Chef Franco Filippone from Sette Bello​This morning started with a red eye after a decadent night of eating and drinking at last night's 4th Annual New Times Pairings. It was my first South Florida gastronomic event and I was impressed at how smoothly things ran, the absence of lines, and plenty o ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call: Openings/Closings for May

    After nearly ten years in business, Mancini's on Las Olas closed in May. It will reopen in a new spot this August.​May came and went, bringing sweltering weather and a shakeup in the local dining scene. Longtime eateries like Mancini's and Trevini shut their doors (in Mancini's case, just temporar ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    El Jefe Luchador to Open in Deerfield Beach

    Courtesy of Mike Saperstein​Just because it's May 6 doesn't mean the Mexican festivities should stop. At El Jefe Luchador in Deerfield Beach, they don't just celebrate the 5th of May, they celebrate every day. Well, starting Tuesday they will, when they have their official grand opening. Tonight ... More >>

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