Mike Saperstein

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    New Late Spring Menu Debuts at Rebel House in Boca Raton

    Rebel House off Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton is serving some of the most delectable dishes this city has seen. Despite the elevated gastronomy, many aren't aware of executive chef and co-owner Mike Saperstein's ever-changing menu, which focuses on seasonal fare and varying cooking methods. The ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    November 11, 2013

    Paula DaSilva Hosting Female-Led Dinner at James Beard House Tonight

    If you're an Opera singer and you make onto the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, you know you're made it to the top of your game. Sure, there are tons of chefs on T.V. these days, but let's be honest, the vast majority only make onto shows because their really hot or really quirky -- which doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Rebel House in Boca Raton is Open: Patience Pays Off

    When I met with Mike Saperstein and Evan David last month for a "sneak peek" tour of Rebel House -- which debuted to the public for dinner service on Friday -- the conversation inevitably turned to the restaurant's opening timeline. The deadline had seemed to have been pushed back at least half a do ... 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

    May 19, 2012

    Party On, Boca: The Boca Raton Bus Loop to Debut on Friday, June 1

    West Palm Beach last month hosted its first Bus Loop; a north Palm Beach County sibling to the enterprise so popular in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, where partiers have cashed in on the opportunity to pay a flat fee for a night of safe transport and booze at a variety of bars. On Friday, J ... 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 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 The Good Ole at Charm City BurgersThere's no shortage of decadent burgers in Sout ... 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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Local Food News: Surf Road Taco, Rebel House, SpoonFed, PL8

    ​We've got a slew of local news on the docket this afternoon. 1. For starters, Surf Road Taco announced it will close on January 28 after lunch. "Not enough business to pay rent," says an employee. The location does not help. 2. Next up, The Rebel House January opening is delayed, says partner Mik ... More >>

  • Dining

    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

    December 8, 2011

    Charm City Burgers Reopens Today

    ​Charm City Burgers in Deerfield reopened this afternoon after a month long renovation. The kitchen hood replacement was the catalyst for the remodeling, the plans for which were designed by owners Mike Saperstein and Evan David. The duo took over Charm City Burgers in 2009 from an acquaintance wh ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    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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    August 18, 2010

    Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere

    Got an interesting post or bit of news to share? Email it to Charlie and we'll include it in Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere.   All Purpose Dark raves about the best thing it's eaten recently, a fried calamari and jicama salad from La Marea.Remember The Meatist? New Times' old co ... More >>