Julian Siegel

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    July 30, 2014

    Riverside Market Hosting Glades Pale Ale Bottle Release

    As far as we're concerned craft beer is one of the greatest things since sliced bread -- actually, it's better. And while we're all about hanging at a chilled brew bar with friends, sometimes you need to be portable, you just need bottles or cans. Tomorrow night, Riverside Market is hosting a first ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Riverside Market Hosting Water Conservation Fundraiser All Summer Long

    Every South Floridian should be concerned with the health of oceans and waterways. Aside from the fact that many of us directly or indirectly make our living off the oceanic ecosystem -- why the heck do you think tourists come here? -- it's a major part of why we call this coastal region home. T ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Riverside Market Celebrates 4/20 With Rare Lagunitas Waldo Keg Tapping

    It's that time of year again: get high and drink some beers. There will probably be no getting high at The Riverside Market and Cafe, but there will be lots of beer drinking this April 20 with a special tapping of a Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale. As expected, the keg tapping will begin at 4:20 p.m. ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Homebrewed Beer Spotlighted at Riverside Market's Spring Break Competition

    Around 70 people showed up this past Saturday for the spring-break-themed homebrew competition at Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale, where local amateur brewers (in the noncommercial sense) tapped more than a dozen kegs to compete for cash and bragging rights. Myself, Lauren Bowen of Harpoon Brew ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    'Tis The Season For Ugly Sweaters And Beer Floats at Riverside Market

    Break out the tacky sweaters and prepare to indulge in a very grown-up ice cream social at The Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale. Wednesday, December at 8 p.m., Riverside is teaming up with the Boston Beer Company for a round of ice cream beer floats featuring seasonal Sam Adams brews. 'Ice cr ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    C&I Studios to Launch "Next Door" in Fort Lauderdale With Brew Urban Cafe Serving Up Coffee

    In a recent interview with Josh Miller, founding owner of multimedia agency C&I Studios, he was a bit tight lipped on his latest venture Next Door, refusing to confirm any rumors floating about in FAT Village. One of those rumors was that Brew Urban Cafe was to open its coffee service inside C&I, an ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Riverside Market Gave A Platform For Homebrewers With End Of Summer Contest

    This past Saturday, deep in the residential wilderness of the Riverside Park neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, homebrewing pilgrims flocked to the veritable mecca of craft beer in Broward County, The Riverside Market. There, a dozen enthusiastic homebrew teams and individuals arrived to participate ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Riverside Market's Homebrew Competition This Saturday; We'll Be There to Judge

    Planning on going out for a night on the town this weekend? Maybe hitting up a few bars for their beer selections or maybe grabbing a couple of pints at your local brewery? Or maybe you've got yourself a couple of six-packs of Founders Porter and a copy of Grand Theft Auto V and plan on spending the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    End Summer With A Swig - Riverside Market Hosting Homebrew Competition

    Homebrewers, clear your calendar. Fans of experimental brews might want to do the same. In two weeks, on September 21st at 7 p.m., Fort Lauderdale's venerable craft beer hotspot The Riverside Market will be hosting a homebrewing competition to mark the end of summer. See also: Top Ten Craft Beer S ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Riverside Market To Host Six Week Beer Academy

    With over 500 different beers to choose from at the sometimes daunting collection at Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale, it can be a chore attempt to wade through the different flavors, styles, and countries represented to make your choice for what to drink. Enter the Beer Academy. The brainchild ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Riverside Market Owner Names Top Five Dogfish Head Beers

    "Most people hoard baseball cards or cats" says Julian Siegel, straightening up his Dogfish Head bottles. "But me? I collect beer." Siegel, owner of Riverside Market, has collected three generations of Dogfish Head beer over the last four years. When asked why, this beer connoisseur responds with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Home Brew Throwdown at Riverside Market

    The time has come for home brewers to come out from the shadows of their garages, dens, and man caves and get the recognition they deserve. After all, if you're going to make something at home -- doesn't a keg of beer trump a dozen cupcakes or a new bird feeder?The inaugural Riverside Market Home B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Riverside Market: Happy Ending in Sight?

    This year we've been captivated by the saga of Riverside Market which has all of the makings of a good Disney movie. There's the greedy mega-bucks millionaire, the blundering city government, the affable main character who brings positive changes to a sleepy town, and the tight-knit locals who rall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Jesse Gaddis: Riverside Market Lot "Was Never a Big Issue of Mine"

    This is a followup to our piece mapping out property owned by Yellow Cab and real estate mogul Jesse Gaddis, one of the richest people in Fort Lauderdale.Gaddis recently attempted to purchase a city-owned lot that just happens to be the parking lot for Riverside Market Cafe, a popular hangout that n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    The Hidden Real Estate Empire of Jesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab Magnate: Here's Our Map

    Riverside Market's uncertain fate has had a lot to do with the parking lot next door; this spring, cafe owner Julian Siegel wanted to buy the empty lot from the city to expand the parking at his beer- and dog-friendly spot. But before he noticed, the plot was swept up by Jesse Gaddis -- one of the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Riverside Market: Will It Have to Move Now?

    Over the past few months, we've told you about the troubles facing Julian Siegel of Riverside Market. He opened the small food and beer joint in Riverside Park / Sailboat Bend six years ago, to the delight of neighborhood drinkers and eaters (but especially drinkers). With over 500 kinds of beer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The List: 10 Summer Beers to Dive Into This Season

    Recently, I made mistake of claiming that "summer is here" only to be corrected by my know-it-all well-intentioned co-worker, "Well actually, this year summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th" to which I replied, " Sierra Nevada's Summerfest Ale is out; thus, summer is here".  You see, ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    With Lot Back to Bid, Riverside Market Sees a Brighter Fate

    The saga of Riverside Market continues. Last night, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission decided that the parking lot that had been awarded to taxi czar Jesse Gaddis would go back up for bid.Riverside Market owner Julian Siegel is pleased, albeit guarded. "The only way the ruling is in my favor is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    To Celebrate, or Drown Your Sorrows: Tax Day Drink Recommendations

    Tax day is right around the corner on Tuesday, April 17.  While the lucky might be getting a check from Uncle Sam, most of us have something to pay. Either scenario is an occasion to drink. We've lined up a handful of bartender recommendations for their choices of what to drink to mark the day. ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    58. The South Fork From Riverside Market

    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.58. The North Fork at Riverside MarketOn a re ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Riverside Market Retains Parking Lot, for Now

    At last night's City Commission meeting, the bid was reconsidered on the city-owned land adjacent to the Riverside Market that was awarded to taxi czar Jesse Gaddis for $15,500.Without access to the land or an amendment to the city's parking requirements, owner Julian Siegel argued in his state ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Support Riverside Market at Tomorrow's Commission Meeting

    ​Riverside Market needs your support. Owner Julian Siegel has asked for fans of the restaurant to attend Tuesday's hearing, during which he will speak in front of the city commission regarding the city-owned plot of land he currently uses as a parking lot for his restaurant at 608 SW 12th Ave. La ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Riverside Market Fights For Adjacent City-Owned Land

    ​Riverside Market owner Julian Siegel will speak in front of the city commission on Tuesday at 6 p.m. regarding the city-owned plot of land he currently uses as a parking lot for his restaurant at 608 SW 12th Street. Last week, the land was awarded to winning bidder, taxi czar Jesse Gaddis. On Tue ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Get Your Morning Swerve On With Breakfast Beers

    Since it's South Florida Beer Week, I've got beer in the loop. Among my fixations are coffee beers in which I've gone so far as to combine beer and coffee, which is a desperate and terrible idea. The origin of my longing is Mikkeller Breakfast Geek, which is so beloved it's a coveted beer for swappi ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Gluten-Intolerant? Five Beer-Pong-Worthy, Gluten-Free Options

    ​When making dinner plans with friends, I usually ask something along the lines of, "What type of food are you in the mood to eat?" Recently, after two botched outings with friends, I've realized that the first thing I should ask is, "Are you gluten-intolerant?"Last month, I met with a friend at P ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Riverside Market Remains in Limbo

    ​The fate of Riverside Market remains on hold as to whether it will continue as a restaurant or even as a market, confirms both Julian Siegel and a spokesperson from the city's Planning and Zoning Board. Siegel confirms that his property at 608 SW 12th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale has not had an i ... More >>

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    September 18, 2011

    Budweiser's Not Just for Drinking: It's an Ice Cream Flavor at Riverside Market

    ​I've been on a quest to track down restaurants that cook with beer, pinning down less than a handful. This morning, I was reminded that beer is used as an ingredient in my own neighborhood at Riverside Market.It was quiet before the brunch crowd,

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    August 17, 2011

    Florida Foods: Why is Fort Lauderdale Hooked on Fish Dip?

    ​When I first got here, one of many questions in my loop had been what the hell is smoked fish dip and why do people here eat it?  I'm not talking about what you might come across in a deli like Lox Haven, though what I'm looking for is certainly a cousin. Served with a side of spicy rel ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale: Simple, Fresh, Cheap, and Sudsy

    ​Julian Siegel is a sandwich aficionado. He's also confessed to some cheap bastard tendencies. The owner of Riverside Market grew up eating subs from LaSpada's and My Market once he moved downtown. "I was paying $11 for a sandwich," he said. "I wanted to pay $9 for a sandwich." Eventually he reali ... More >>