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    November 27, 2014

    Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Thanksgiving: our nation's annual food-focused holiday, commemorating the harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. Held the fourth Thursday of November, the day marks an epic feast. It also means someone has to cook. A lot. For what seems like the entire extended family. Which means yo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    Sweet Dewey's BBQ Coming to Boca Raton

    When it comes to barbecue, most people know the big names of the South. There's Texas' slow-cooked ribs, Kansas City's wood-smoked meats, Memphis' wet- and dry-ribs, and the Carolinas famous pulled pork. Next month, look for a new kind of 'cue -- specifically Mississippi-style barbecue -- with the ... More >>

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    November 19, 2014

    More Restaurants Serving 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Thanksgiving: our nation's annual food-focused holiday, commemorating the harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621 -- or so they taught us in elementary school. Held the fourth Thursday of November, the day marks an epic feast. It also means someone has to cook. A lot. For what seems lik ... More >>

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    November 6, 2014

    Ten Most Expensive Menu Items in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Have you ever wondered what the most expensive meal in the world tastes like? According to Forbes, that honor currently goes to Sublimotion, a restaurant from El Buli-trained, Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero that opened this summer at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. The 12-seat table service offers a ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Ten Best Meals Under $15 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Where can you get a good meal at an affordable price? It seems like a relatively straightforward question, but with so much to choose from, the final decision is a slow process of elimination. Sure, you can grab a slice and a soda for next to nothing. Or a burger at The Brass Ring Pub in North Palm ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Ten Best New South Florida Restaurants in 2014, So Far

    Like your significant other, a bad cold, and that last five pounds you're always battling -- restaurants come and go. In South Florida, where the summer slump after tourist season can often be a kiss of death for many establishments, this is especially true. Each year, we wave goodbye to those that ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Ten Best Sandwiches in Palm Beach County

    The sandwich. It's a glorious thing. And it feels like South Florida just can't get enough of it. In 2013, we offered our picks for the best sandwich shops in South Florida -- a near-futile endeavor that proved way too limited in scope. To make up for it, this year we've been on the hunt for the b ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Ten Best Sandwiches in Broward County

    For many, the sandwich is the go-to meal. It's simple, easy food, a meal you can hold in your hand. It's perfect for everyone, from kids at recess eating soggy peanut butter and jellies, to college kids subsisting on meat-packed subs, to late-night shift workers and fridge-foraging bachelors craftin ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Arby's Accidentally Unleashes the Meat Mountain Sandwich Because Why Not?

    Whether you're thinking about it, getting in the mood for some good food, or just plain wanting it sliced fresh, Arby's has been making a genuine push to remain relevant in the fast-food wars. Be honest; Arby's is not your go-to fast food joint, and quite frankly, it does not litter the landscape th ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with these Five Tasty Variations You Can Make at Home!

    Growing up in Latin America, one of the most anticipated moments of my life, not unlike Coronel Aureliano Buendía greeting ice for the first time, was vacationing to the US during the summer and enjoying "American" treats like hamburgers and hot dogs. Much like Gabriel García Márquez's latter-day ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Avoid the Meat Sweats: Chima Now Offering Lighter Options

    You're stomach is churning (it feels as though it's doing back-flips), sweat is pouring off of your brow, you can't sleep, your head hurts: this isn't a hangover, fine friends, it's the meat sweats. If you're one of those gluttonous diners who tends to overindulge -- hey, we most certainly have -- ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Ten Best Burgers in Broward County

    Take a drive through western Texas and it'll be as clear as the never-ending expanse of sky: America is a country of beef eaters. When it comes to a primal craving for meat, here in the U.S., it's all about the burgers. Our love of ground-meat-patty sandwiches stems from deep-seated childhood memor ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    Ten Best Delis in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Stemming from the Latin word delicatus, meaning "pleasing," delicatessen means different things in different places. In Europe, delicatessen indicates high-quality foods with high price points -- they're frequently found in luxury department stores, like Harrods. Australia follows that interpreta ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Giraffas Brings Quick, Healthy Brazilian Fare to Fort Lauderdale

    Most of us love anything to do with Brazil: steakhouses, soccer, Havaianas, bikini waxes, the majority of the Victoria's Secret models -- the list goes on and on. What many of us are less familiar with is Brazilian food. Sure, we've been to steakhouses, but it's hard to go for rodizio often -- the ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Reindeer Meat for Christmas: Four Ways to Eat It

    Have you ever watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and thought to yourself, damn, that looks like some nice eatin'? Probably not. Although, we're sure there's someone out there that feels that way -- hey, people are strange. Well, if you're looking for an alternative to, um, venison, you should ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants for New Year's Eve in Palm Beach County

    New Year's Eve is one of those days you either love or hate with a passion. You may not want to deal with the traffic; you may hate the crowds; you might not have anyone to kiss; midnight could be well past your granny bedtime; or you may just think the whole holiday encourages amateurs to get drun ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Ten Best Cheesesteaks in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    The cheesesteak is one of the most well-known - and controversial - of sandwiches. The king of hoagies, subs, and sammiches, it truly is a thing of beauty, judged only by it's melty-mess-making ability. What makes a cheesesteak? Let us begin with the roll, that chewy Italian bread many out-of-tow ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Cheesesteak Experience: Proud Philly Natives Bring Authentic Cheesesteaks to South Florida

    John Straus stands at the gargantuan grill and throws a mound of shredded red meat down which sizzles when it makes contact with the metal. He sprinkles some grilled onions on too and quickly tosses the blend around with the spatula. The meat and onions begin to brown and white smoke wafts around hi ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Hallandale Beach

    "It's got to be the most boring, mundane street in South Florida," says Dr. Paul George, an oft-quoted Miami Dade College professor and historian, told us for this week's look at the restaurants along Hallandale Beach Boulevard. "It's more a racetrack to the beach than anything else." The strip of ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Ten Deals to Try for Dine Out Lauderdale

    Everyone likes to get in on a good deal. Whether it's an end of season sale, a buy one get one, or an amazing discounted meal things feel better when you're saving some cash. Starting last week and running through November 7, Dine Out Lauderdale features over forty Broward County restaurants with ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Ten Best South Florida Food Trucks

    When you were a kid, there was something immensely exciting about playing in the front yard and hearing the sweet song of the ice cream truck making its way around. Sure you could have bought those crappy desserts at any old convenience store, but there was something special about chasing down the ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Ten Best Sandwich Shops in South Florida

    The sandwich. Where did it come from? How has it evolved? And why is it a staple meal, no matter what country, culture, or ethnicity? There's just something about the endless food combinations you can create and then stuff between two slabs of bread. All the food groups in one easy-to-eat, stuff-you ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    A Kosher Smorgasboard at Eighteen Sauces Near the Hard Rock

    The dearth of variety of kosher food along Stirling Road frustrated Orlee Arfi when she and her husband Mike moved to South Florida five years ago. "It's Israeli food or a steakhouse," she said of the nearby choices. The stretch of Stirling in between Interstate 95 and U.S. 441 is littered with pit ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Authentic Canadian Poutine at Poutine Dog in Lake Worth

    South Florida food lovers, meet Poutine Dog in Lake Worth -- one of the first restaurants of its kind to bring an authentic taste of the unofficial national dish of Canada to the area. What is poutine? Basically, it's a simple combination of seasoned fresh-cut fries, homemade gravy, and soured mil ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    PB Steak in Miami Beach: The Pubbelly Trio Strikes Again

    To view a slideshow of PB Steak, click here.

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    April 10, 2013

    DIY Dining Comes to Boca Raton: Butcher & the Burger and Dandelion Open Today in the Town Center

    Are you the type of person that likes to do everything yourself? You change your car's oil in the garage, do your taxes online, service your own pool -- and even mow your lawn without a single complaint. Why? Because it's getting done the right way, that's why! Now, if only you could get the same k ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    IKEA U.S. Meatballs Do Not Contain Horse Meat

    If you're heading to IKEA in Sunrise to pick up some cheap furniture and a snack, don't worry too much about finding remnants of Trigger in your lunch.Earlier in the week, authorities in the Czech Republic detected horse meat in IKEA meatballs. Initially, the furniture company removed meatballs from ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Five Best Restaurants on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach

    West Palm Beach has never been known for its dining scene, but several new restaurants have helped to make the Clematis St. strip a new downtown destination for South Florida foodies. These days there's a little bit of everything, from sports bars and Mexican at Rocco's Tacos, to Cuban-style eats at ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    BaconFest Florida 2013: Todd Fisher, Host of United States of Bacon Says You Can't Overdose on Bacon

    Is it possible to O.D. on bacon? Not according to the United States of Bacon host, chef Todd Fisher, whose job is to taste the pork product in all its magnificent incarnations, from one end of the country to the other. We're willing to bet most of this weekend's BaconFest attendees would agree with ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    A First Look: Former Playboy Mansion Chef Owner of Das Dog in Jupiter Where They Serve Deluxe Dogs and German Style Fare

    Hot dogs aren't just hot dogs at Das Dog in Jupiter. They're gourmet dogs.Das Dog first opened in the Abacoa Town Center in May 2011, where it began with a short menu of just several specialty hot dogs featuring fun, creative toppings.The spot was an instant hit with the locals, so brothers David an ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Bobbi Sue BBQ in West Palm Beach: First Look

    A few months ago, Forbes magazine wrote an article highlighting the eight hottest food trends on the rise in cities across the U.S. Among them, grass-fed meats, farmers markets, and Greek fare -- all the same trends we've been seeing pop up across Broward and Palm Beach County recently.While these t ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Oktoberfest 2012 in Oakland Park: Food by the Ambry

    On Friday, we gave you a roundup of all the 2012 Oktoberfests in South Florida. This week, we get into the delicious details. Although beers get all the glory in Oktoberfest celebrations near and far -- from Munich to Topeka to Oakland Park -- it's the spectacular German food that ultimately helps e ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Pastrami Wars: A Rebuttal

    Here at New Times, we're accustomed to getting comments on our blog, invitations from PR flacks, and queries from friends wondering whether the food critic might be a tad lonely and need a companion for dinner. But it's not every day that a reader sits down to write a full-fledged literary criticism ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    July 11, 2012

    Old World Sausage Factory in Pompano Beach: Under New Management

    Know of a restaurant that's under new management and deserves a fresh look? E-mail us -- -- and we'll try to pop in for a visit. It's not every day that you get invited to check out a sausage factory. And no, it's not in Wilton Manors. Get your mind out of the gutter. All j ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Memorial Day Eats: South Florida's Best Barbecue

    Happy Memorial Day weekend. Prepare to celebrate this three-day holiday with tons of barbecued and grilled meats and cold drinks. If you're not into the DIY barbecue thing, there are -- contrary to popular belief -- places in South Florida where you can get some decent (or great) barbecue. In antici ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    April 10, 2012

    Red The Steakhouse, Rosso Italia: Boca Raton Gets Two New Restaurants

    Boca Raton diners are about to be hit up with two new restaurants this week when Red The Steakhouse and Rosso Italia open. Both restaurants are owned by Cleveland-based Red Restaurant Group.Successful South Beach restaurant Red The Steakhouse, which also has a Cleveland location, opens its newest di ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    The Grind Features The Best Burgers in South Florida Under One Roof

    ​The Grind, a festival of all things burgers, hits Miami's Wynwood arts district tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. with a host of burgers, brews, and entertainment for all.The event is billed as Miami's hometown burger competition, but Broward and Palm Beach counties are well represented with eight resta ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Easter Brunch and Dinner in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Point, and Broward

    ​After the Easter basket has been riffled through on Sunday, April 8, you'll realize that Peeps and chocolate bunny ears aren't going to do the trick for your big Easter brunch and/or dinner. Thankfully, there are plenty of choices in Broward County for those who want to dine in a restaurant for E ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Ditching Vegetarianism? Five Meaty Ways to Sell Out

    ​When I think back on my golden years in college, I remember all of the good times that I had with strangers friends. Days spent camping out for seats at basketball games, grossly misusing credit cards, and repeatedly surviving untreated alcohol poisoning are all fond memories. I was cool back the ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Cold Weather Alert: Soup Is Good Food

    Ajiaco​Late one evening in a tiny bungalow in Tarpon River, the intoxicating fragrance of chicken broth simmered as a backdrop for friends sipping wine. Open windows, the warmth of candlelight, a farmhouse table, and old concentric wood floors framed a sensory scene to invoke an earlier era.The in ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    December 1, 2011

    Do You Eat Raw Meat?

    ​Some of us don't think twice at the thought of eating sushi and sashimi. But raw meat? Sounds weird, but it's a standard in many Italian restaurants and fine-dining spots in South Florida. What makes carpaccio a delicacy and raw chuck repulsive?

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    November 29, 2011

    Gran Forno Pronto: Go for the 'Balls, Not Just the Bread

    ​How did I not know that Gran Forno had a second location on Las Olas? I did not. I'd been going to the bakery the past four months I've lived here, unaware of Gran Forno Pronto table service down the street. Why should it matter? Because the menu, the setting, and the price point hit a sweet spot ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Steak 954's Philly Cheese Steak and Regional Sandwich Porn

    ​ Steak 954 newest lunch kicks off today's list of regional sandwiches and where to get them around here. Read on for the day's sandwich porn.Philly Cheese Steak at Steak 954The ultimate guilty pleasure sandwich, this decadence is served by chef Jason Smith in a nod to Philly native and restaurate ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Which is Worse: KFC's New Cheesy Bacon Bowl or a Frito Pie?

    Casserole comebacks aren't just for fat-basking Paula Dean, as fast food and sit-down restaurants continue to introduce them in the form of pies and bowls. Yesterday reported Kentucky Fried Chicken's newest gutbomb, the Cheesy Bacon Bowl, an amalgamation of mashed potatoes, fried chicken, ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    PL8 Kitchen Scores Highly During Inaugural Clean Plate Charlie Night

    ​Last night, we asked you, our readers, to become food critics during the first Clean Plate Charlie Night. Held at PL8 Kitchen (formerly Himmarshee Bar & Grille), dozens of you voted on the dishes of the new small-plates-style menu.The results in a nutshell: You liked almost everything. Of the ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Deal of the Day: The Jerk Chicken Club Sandwich from Out of Many Food Truck in West Palm Beach

    Nicole DannaThe jerk chicken sandwich from the Out of Many Food Truck​Last month, Charlie stopped by the Out of Many food truck in West Palm Beach to see what owners Haiz Miller and Damian Phillips had to offer.At the time, the truck was fresh-out of its most popular dish -- the $6 jerk ... More >>

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