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  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival Returns for Third Year

    Delray Beach is quickly becoming known as the foodie capital of Broward and Palm Beach counties. That's evidenced by a growing number of new establishments hitting Atlantic Avenue, as well as a growing number of tasty food affairs. On Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Novemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    This Week's Best Food and Drink Events: Fall Beer Class, Pairing Dinners, and More

    Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret; there are still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to enjoy a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Four Florida State Parks in Top Ten for Fishing and Boating for Families

    Five Florida locations -- four of which are state parks -- are ranked in the top ten places for families to boat and fish in America. The list, put together by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, ranked 100 places around the U.S. and, pretty much a surprise to no one, Florida is right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Craft Beer Covers Southern PBC: Due South's Second Anniversary and Delray Beach Touts Old School Beerfest

    Craft beer fans make yourself available this weekend, as two big event are making their way into southern Palm Beach county -- Due South Brewing Company's second anniversary event, and the return of Old School Beerfest in downtown Delray Beach. For the third year, the Delray Beach Center for the Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Ten Holiday Wines for Under $25; Choose the Right One for Your Meal

    When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, side dishes, and desserts are at the forefront of most people's minds. Unless you're an amateur wine aficionado, it's probably not until you go to set the table that you realize there's no fermented grape juice to go with your meal. Consider this your reminder. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Dating Games, Bingo, and More

    Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to drink some w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    New Times' Pairings: The Top Five Wine Snob Quotes From Our Readers

    Recently we were given a pair of VIP tickets to Pairings, the annual celebration of South Florida food and fine wine at the Broward County Convention Center on Thursday, September 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. We tried to figure out a fun way to get readers' participation -- so we asked you to channel your i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Confessions of a Food Blogger: The Word "Foodie" Makes Me Cry

    Remember when the word "foodie" was only used in a bitchy elitist way? I do. Ah, the good old days. It seems like just yesterday that a relatively small number of people believed that only they could legitimately call themselves foodies, to the detriment and exclusion of everyone else. These self-im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Five Best Food and Drink Events in South Florida This Weekend: Art, Dirt Cheap Drinks, and More

    Judging from this past week, and the usual summer weather patterns, it's going to be a wet one this weekend -- yet again. Fortunately, South Floridians plan ahead with indoor events. Or just deal with deal with inclement weather, it works either way. If you're looking for fun food-related events for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Enter Wine Spectator's Annual Video Contest, Win Passes to Napa Valley Film Festival

    Whether you consider yourself a budding filmmaker with a love for fine wine or an amateur sommelier who should have been in pictures, this contest is for you. Wine Spectator's Seventh Annual Video Contest is accepting short film entries from now until September 2. Prizes range from free access to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Duffy's Sports Grill Offering Healthier Menu

    Individuals are starting to take greater concern with issues of health--kind of a necessity given our obesity and diabetes epidemics. In response to customer demands and new laws forcing them to publish calorie contents, many restaurants and chains are beginning to offer healthier eating options. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2013

    Sneak Peak at Shake Shack Boca Raton, Officially Opens Monday

    Every burger place seems to have its diehard followers. West coaster's swear by In-N-Out. South Floridian's freak out over BurgerFi. Other people love Smashburger. Whatever the case, there surely is no loss of options when it comes to finding a decent burger. Well, Shake Shack has now descended upo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Wilton Manors Wine and Food Festival: Eat-Sip-Love in the Gayborhood

    It seems like new wine and food festivals are popping up every weekend. And we're certainly not complaining. Who doesn't like the opportunity to sample different plates from multiple restaurants all in one location? There's that and the copious amounts of booze.Broward County is about to see its new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Pairing Dinner at Malcolm's at the Omphoy

    Over the past 40 years or so, California wines have really made their mark in the world of fine wine. One California winery in particular really put the state on the map: Stag's Leap.Stag's Leap Wine Cellars received international critical acclaim in 1976 -- just four years after it was established ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    2013 American Fine Wine Competition: Winners Announced

    For many of us, a bottle of your finest two buck Chuck will do the trick. For many others, its just not going to cut it. Luckily for the wine snobs of the world, there are people who painstakingly sip, spit, and evaluate wines to find the ones that are truly the best.The American Fine Wine Competiti ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Five South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Burgie Awards and More

    The hottest ticket of the week may be Sunday's showdown between the 49ers and the Ravens, but the battle Clean Plate Charlie is most interested in has nothing to do with the Super Bowl. The Fourth Annual Burger Beast Burgie Awards are planned for Saturday night and the competition is fierce. As an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Craft Beer, Food Trucks, and More

    The big happenings this week are centered around beer. Specifically, good beer. (And if you really want to get to the very core of it, good, Florida-made beer.) The second annual South Florida Beer Week is upon us and there's plenty to do every night of the week. Check out the South Florida Beer Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Ernie's Italian Chophouse to Host Bell Wine Dinner

    When dining Italian you must have wine. That statement is pure, simple, and true. In Italy, wine practically flows down the cobblestone streets, made in basements, at home, and at gorgeous Tuscan wineries.And yet, Ernie's Italian Chophouse restaurateur Ernie Patti has chosen to celebrate American wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Boca Bacchanal Is March 23 to 25: A Look at the Events

    ​The Boca Bacchanal, a party paying tribute to the glory of food and drink, is set for March 23 to 25 in various locations throughout southern Palm Beach County, with funds going to the Boca Raton Historical Society's Historic Preservation and Heritage Education programs. Named as it is for the Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    Top of the Point Unveils 'American Roadtrip' Dinners

    ​From the Top of the Point you can see all the way to Nantucket. The Napa Valley too. And Santa Fe and New Orleans. (Not Russia, though. Sorry, Sarah Palin.)  Actually, though the vistas from the penthouse restaurant atop West Palm's Phillips Point East Tower are both gorgeous and expansive, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2011

    Q&A With Celebrity Chef Holli Ugalde, Winner of Hell's Kitchen Season Seven

    www.celebritywinereview.comCelebrity Chef Holli Ugalde, winner of Hell's Kitchen Season 7​Celebrity Chef Holli Ugalde isn't in California anymore.Instead of dishing out her notoriously health-conscious, organic fare in her home state, the winner of Fox's Hell's Kitchen Season Seven is now coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    CG Burgers Celebrates Coral Springs Opening With Free Burgers

    CG Burgers is giving away free food on June 21st. ​CG Burgers is opening a new location in Coral Springs on June 21st. To celebrate, CG Burgers is throwing open its doors and inviting everyone to enjoy a free burger on the house. On June 21st, visit CG Burgers in Coral Springs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Winemaker Paul Hobbs Celebrated at Wine Dinner at Market 17 Thursday

    Flickr, Wickenden Paul Hobbs Wine​Market 17, one of Fort Lauderdale's hottest new dining establishments, is coming out of the gate with a noteworthy wine event.   This Thursday, January 27, the eatery will feature dinner with world-renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs as guest of honor. Hobb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Tomorrow: 2011 San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition

      flickr: Jules stonesoup​Tomorrow, eight of South Florida's most talented culinary students will compete for the regional title of Almost Famous Chef 2011. And it's not only the title that these contestants will be fighting for! The winner will be granted an all-expense-paid trip to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    New Palm Beach Gardens Burger Joint to Serve Free Burgers

    ​The only thing better than a burger at a new burger joint is a free burger at a new burger joint. That's the deal at the new CG Burgers Coal-Fired Pizza (2000 PGA Blvd., 561-275-2185) in Palm Beach Gardens. On Monday, Jan. 10, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the latest burger emporium from local resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    3030 Ocean Celebrates Tenth Birthday With Fundraiser Dinner and Star Chefs

    ​Chef Dean Max doesn't have much time to hang out at his flagship restaurant too often -- he's busy overseeing an empire. But 3030 Ocean at the Harbor Beach Marriott is still his baby, and it turns 10 years old this month. So Max is doing the anniversary bash in sophisticated style. Would you expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Market 17 Finally Debuts

    ​A month later than expected, really only milliseconds in restaurant-slash-government bureaucracy time, Market 17 (1850 SE 17th St., 954-399-0017) will make its Fort Lauderdale debut Thursday, October 21.   The restaurant, from local industry vets (and siblings) Aaron and Krista Grauberg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    At Chef Charity Event, Chocolate Fountain Steals Spotlight

    Lisa RabChef Allen Susser makes garlic guava shrimp. ​Walking into the Boys of Summer celebrity chef charity event at Florida Builder Appliances in Pompano Beach, we could smell the chocolate before we saw it. We wound our way through islands of glimmering stainless-steel refrigerators, gas stove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: Colores del Sol 2008 Malbec

    'Tis the season of the ritual charring of the flesh--aka, barbecue season--(check out John Linn's review of Sheila's here) so a young man's fancy turns to what beverage of the alcoholic persuasion is best to wash down some killer 'cue.  Many of you (philistines) will say beer, and while it's tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Food Events on the Radar

    ​• Charm City Burgers is queuing up a pretty wicked summer deal. It's called "Who Said a $1 Can't Get You Far!" and it's running Friday and Saturday each week. Basically, the badass burger joint will host live musical grooves from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. During that time, you can dig on $1 slider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: Pine Ridge 2008 Chenin Blanc-Viognier

    ​"The best" is one of those designations fraught with peril as well as slightly ridiculous. Is LeBron James "better" than Dwyane Wade, Picasso "better" than Joan Miro, John Coltrane "better" than Charlie Parker? I don't want to have to make those calls.  So I won't say Pine Ridge's perpetuall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Carmine's CG Burgers and Coal Fired Pizza Part of a Growing Empire

    No fool, Carmine Giardini. The restaurateur and grocer is covering every dining base possible with the opening of CG Burgers and Carmine's Coal Fired Pizza in Abacoa. Carmine's Gourmet Market in PB Gardens​He's got the gourmet market, trattoria and pizzeria, and Noche supper club ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Carmine's Gourmet Market Opens Burger and Pizza Joints

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. Photo providedCarmine's Gourmet Market: the mothership.​Sushi seems to be a starting point for Palm Beach chefs. Sushi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    How Foie Gras Is Done and Not Done, Courtesy of French Laundry and Le Bistro

    Torchon refers to the cooking method in which the French delicacy foie gras is deveined, wrapped in a light towel, and poached. When it's done, the foie gras is lightly spreadable and deliciously rich. Serving it from there can be very creative. The idea is to pair the torchon with complimentary fla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Food Events on the Radar

    Scott BarfieldThe chefs at Chima will tend the grill for Riverwalk Trust's Get Downtown.​• Fort Lauderdale's largest, outdoor happy hour is back on April 9. The Riverwalk Trust's Get Downtown series, now in its 12th year, brings the party to the streets with food, entertainment, and drink all fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Behind the Line with 32 East's Nick Morfogen

    Morfogen in his Delray restaurant.​Slow Food's gathering momentum has transformed it from solely a movement to its own culinary genre, celebrating what chefs' have known before the movement even emerged. Amongst the white coat society, kept under their toques, the secret to flavor nirvana was alwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: South America's Mighty Malbec

    ​Every wine-producing region has its iconic wine. The Napa Valley has Cabernet Sauvignon; France, Bordeaux; Italy, Chianti; Spain, Rioja; Australia, Shiraz; Chile, Carménère. And Argentina has malbec.   Like its South American cousin, malbec is one of the "noble grapes" of Bordeaux (al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: A Marital Blend from Napa

    Here's a case where one plus one equals a wine too good to pass up. We're talking the 2008 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier, a marriage of two under-appreciated grapes made in the Napa Valley and consummated in your mouth. Unlike most marriages, though, it will only set you back 12 bucks, and year a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Quickie Calendar

    Saturday May 16, 6:30 p.m.Beer versus Wine at Cook's Inc.Here's a novel idea. A four-course meal with both wine and beer pairings. Cook's Inc. at Abacoa is putting on the event, wherein diners will decide whether they prefer the craft beer or the Spanish wine with each course. On the beer team: Aver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Valentine's Recap in Pictures

    Many of you probably spent a romantic Valentine's Evening at a fine restaurant, supping on foie gras and fine wine. And that's all good. But here's an alternate view of Valentine's Day - a less expensive option for leaner times. This simple meal of salad, cheeses, good olives, fresh bread, and wine ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008
  • Dining

    March 10, 2005

    A Little Taste

    Further adventures in prix fixe

  • Dining

    April 8, 2004

    Sol Shines

    Get a little sunny cuisine up in Delray

  • Dining

    October 2, 2003


    At Miranda's, you'll enjoy the poultry -- cuz there's a lot of it

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003

    It's Unbelievable

    Wet Dreams of the Garden Variety

  • Dining

    January 30, 2003

    Big for Its Britches

    Big City Tavern should eventually break free from its chains

  • Dining

    December 5, 2002

    Poor Sports

    The Napa Valley Grille and Café plays the name game

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2001

    The Ball Barons

    The Cattle Barons' Ball

  • Foodstuffs

    May 11, 2000

    Best Wine Selection

    Pineapple Grill

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