This week, the City of Pompano Beach will be celebrating the grand opening of a new restaurant, one of the first establishments to claim a spot in the newly redeveloped oceanfront strip off East Atlantic Blvd. Over the past year the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) -- through ... More >>
In a city at risk of sports bar fatigue, the new Sports Page Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach is serving up something new and different unlike any bar in the area.No, it's not the 47 high-definition TVs (some of which are mini-screens dedicated to a single booth or high-top table) scattered througho ... More >>
My local friends, we're only weeks away from the snowbirds flocking to South Florida to clog our
roads, retail stores, and restaurants. You'll start to fill your bumper-to-bumper
mornings by counting the Quebec license plates and wondering if you can teach our
French-Canadian guests enough English s ... More >>
Wake up this morning and the consensus is that Mittington Willard Romnom RoboRomney Mittbot won the first presidential debate over Velvet Thunder Barack.
Most pundits on Twitter and your mother agree. Romney was feisty, aggressive, kind of a dick, and on the offense. Meanwhile, Obama was a big ... More >>
The Flying Saucer food truck serves 25 sauces to go with your wings and sliders.Food trucks are really starting to love Broward County. What started as maybe one food truck roundup every other month or so has turned into a minor craze.
A food truck roundup can be confusing. With so m ... More >>
Bonsaichop via Wikimedia CommonsHarder, Better, Faster, Stronger Coca-ColaIn this week's head scratching celebrity/corporate moment of "synergy" Rolling Stone (via Hype Beast) is reporting that French duo Daft Punk is hooking up with Coca-Cola to launch a special edition release of Daft Punk-insp ... More >>
The Epitome of Trendiness. Did you know its towers were built to resemble a sailboat?The W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale is the trendiest hotel in the country, according to TripAdvisor -- an upscale win for the changing face of Fort Liquordale (Fort Martinidale?). So why, with the bounties of trendy i ... More >>
laffy4kThere are the people that strictly eat it for breakfast, those that rely on it for snacking during the 3 p.m. slump, those that use it to lose weight, and those that eat it all day.Charlie likes to pair it with wine.Say what? No, it's not a slang word for crack; it's the same old breakfast ... More >>
Big Al's just got a little bigger with the debut of its third South Florida cheese steakery, this one in Boynton Beach. The latest Big Al's Steaks (1000 N. Congress Ave., 561-424-0089) is the largest of the trio (the other two are in Coconut Creek and Delray Beach), with indoor and outdoor ... More >>
The deal: This mobile food truck serving comforting street food is stationed at the courthouse parking lot on SE First Ave. between 6th and 7th streets in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Check out our complete guide to South Florida Food Trucks, which has JB's listed plus much more.What you get: A gooe ... More >>
The deal: This blue shack is little more than a takeout window with a modest porch and a few patio tables, but it gets packed during the week with area workers looking to grab a quick lunch to go. It's been open in Fort Lauderdale since 1975 and is famous for cheese steaks.What you get: There are ... More >>
Brett Gillin 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 John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.
In the interest of full disclosure: I was born in Philadelphia. Therefore, along with being a completely obnoxious sports fan, I have a special place in my clogged arteries for cheese steaks. I also get upset when I see the words "Philly Cheese Steak" on a menu only to find out they're just servi ... More >>
Photo by Michele SandbergPhilly may be far away, but that doesn't stop Big Al's Steak from serving authentic cheese-steak sandwiches to South Floridians. With locations in Coconut Creek and Delray Beach, the sandwiches are done so authentically that they even include the Cheese Whiz and include a ... More >>
There's nothing like a top five list to get the juices flowing on a Wednesday. Today, we're listing the top five places to grab sandwiches in Broward and Palm Beach. The list is in no particular order, but you can bet that you'll be pleased with the results at any of these restaurants. My advice on ... More >>
Located in Hollywood, Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies gets a lot of buzz amongst cheese steak aficionados. Since they don't call them Philly cheese steaks, they're excused from using Cheez Whiz. Instead, they'll use mozzarella, provolone, or American to top their hogies. Check back Monday for a review.
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It's hard to be a card-carrying, foreign-car-driving, alt-weekly-newspaper-working, Cheez Whiz-loving liberal these days. The conservatives say President Obama's corporate bailouts amount to socialism, and who knows if they're right, because they kind of lost me at the first trillion. So that's why ... More >>