• Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    M.E.A.T. Eatery & Tap Room Redefines Handcrafted in Boca Raton

    If it seems like the word "craft" gets thrown around way too much, you aren't alone in wondering when this craze will blow over. We get it: Pretty much every menu in South Florida is offering specially crafted this and that. But what makes something truly craft? Take a seat at newly opened M.E.A.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    National Drink Wine Day: Five Florida Wineries to Visit

    Wine -- like anything alcoholic -- has fans that will travel the world in an attempt to test out the best of the best. From the Chateaus of Bordeaux to Napa's wine country, winos will travel near and far to sip, sample, savor, and get drunk among rows of grapes. While this trips vary in cost, depe ... 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

    October 10, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Palm Beach County

    It's a well-known fact that chefs have become the new rock stars. From former party animal Anthony Bourdain -- we'd liken him to a more together Keith Richards -- to supermodel-like Giada De Laurentiis, the kitchen is in these days. While chefs across the country are getting recognition from culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    NPR: "Moscato For a Younger, Hipper -- And Browner Audience"

    Yup - that's really the title of a recent NPR piece that claims moscato, the sweet wine that comes from muscat grapes, is seeing a boom in sales from an untapped market. The story, which is getting a lot of play, quotes Danny Brager, the senior vice president of beverage/alcohol practice at Nielsen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Composting: It's Not About If but When and How (Part 1)

    Food scraps are being wasted and filling up our landfills when they could be going to building soil and growing our food. Plants thrive on compost, and we have the technology to make composting easy and efficient, yet we choose not to. In my next two articles, I will explore composting, the lates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Five Beers to Try in the Beergarden at This Year's Boca Bacchanal Bash

    The 11th-annual Boca Bacchanal Bacchus Bash returns this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The event, which raises funds for the Boca Raton Historial Society and Museum, has always been a bit of a high-brow affair.But this year, they're adding a new component, one that is likely to appeal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Three People to Know in South Florida's Culinary Scene, Part 3 - Caleb Holman

    Caleb Holman, executive chef of Kapow! Noodle Bar, has been into cooking ever since his lunch-lady mom would whip up great meals at home when not "bound by the government limitations on school foods." His grandma also worked in the restaurant biz, and these family ties instilled a love of cooking in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    How to Choose Champagne and Sparkling Wine, With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch

    Wine is a tough subject. Sparkling wine, even more so. Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Dry, Sweet, Extra Brut, WTF... the options are endless. The possibility for a hangover: potentially catastrophic.New Year's is around the corner and whether you like it or not, you and your friends will be celebrating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Dexter Dessert: Steak 954 Celebrates Our Favorite TV Serial Killer Sweetly

    South Florida's favorite serial killer with a heart of gold, Dexter, returns to Showtime on September 30 at 9 p.m., and Steak 954 is making a special dish in his honor. Even more surprising, it's a dessert. The Dexter dessert ($9) starts with a crème brûlée cheesecake topped with seasonal fruit c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Las Olas Gourmet and Wine in Fort Lauderdale: A Quiet Nook for Breakfast Through Late Night

    ​Las Olas Gourmet and Wine tucks around the corner from the main drag, though you wouldn't know it. A respectable eat-in option, it's a lunch spot and after work stop-off that remains below the radar, despite that it opened in 2003. A dark marble bar and flooring, wooden chairs, and drop ligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Five Summer Wines for Cougars

    Calling all cougars: It may not be high season, but there's no shortage of women on the prowl in these parts. Here's our list of wines we've noticed among your favorite sips. And if you really want to coug it up, you may get a little crazy and add ice. See something new to you? Not to worry. You won ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    Ritz-Carlton and Via Luna Host Napa Wine Tasting

    ​Decoding wine speak can often be a puzzling experience. But drinking a wine that's actually called Puzzle? That's some crazy, self-referential smack right there. Puzzle, from acclaimed Napa winery Newton Vineyards, will be one of the five wines on display at next Thursday's (December 2) Newton Wi ... 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

    November 2, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck

    Bill Citara​It's always more fun to root against the Big Guys, especially when it comes to wine. That sweet little boutique winery tucked away on some back-country road in Napa or Sonoma has a lot more caché than a mega-giant wine processing plant that looks like an oil refinery and is owned by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Top Five South Beach Wine and Food Festival Events Worth Going To

    Courtesy of Melissa Horn for New York Magazine​Tickets went on sale Monday for the 2010 South Beach Wine and Food Festival, that annual event that keeps getting bigger, bigger, bigger. This year, there are nearly three-dozen events to attend, from wine seminars to a tribute dinner for chef Daniel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Better Than Good Eats: Our List of the Best We've Eaten

    915 in Key West is home to some amazing Fries with aioli.The Food Network has a new show called The Best Thing I Ever Ate (9 and 9:30 p.m. tonight), and it features the usual roster of the network's chefs and celebrity foodies running down the best things they've stuffed in their constantly yapping ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 21, 2009

    Hoppin' Glad

    Tryst turns this snarky wine snob into a baby beer buff.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Hyatt Launches New Burger Joint, I Swear

    Customers love the Hyatt's new hamburgers.I'm not hallucinating, I promise. As if we hadn't said quite enough about hamburgers on this blog, I just got word that the Hyatt Bonaventure in Weston is introducing a new Burgers and Brews menu at their Banyan Restaurant, where they've put together a lineu ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009


    At Origin, the beautiful room is no longer empty.

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Sage Bistro in Hollywood pulls off two concepts at once.

    Can't afford the oysters? Console yourself with everything else.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Soup is Good (and Warming) Food

    You may have noticed that it's colder than a witch's teet outside. I mean, I really enjoy these few months where flip flops and Bermuda shorts aren't required attire lest you suffer heat stroke, but come on... 40s? That's not what I signed up for, folks. So last night, feeling frosty and miserable o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    First Look At Canyon Ranch Grill

    Another day, another restaurant debut. After a soft opening in November, Canyon Ranch Grill  in Canyon Ranch Miami Beach (6900 Collins Ave.) is set to go public. Chef Alex Asteinza oversees the Canyon canon of healthful foods that fit with the spa's "wellness lifestyle". Starters, $9 to $16, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Thinking Outside the Noodle Box

    Cross this bridge when you come to it

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Dining

    October 25, 2007

    Size Matters

    Dine like a master of the universe at Six Tables

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Smiles to Go

    Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie

  • Dining

    December 8, 2005

    Love in the Time of Teriyaki

    The Lemon Grass is always greener at this Delray bistro

  • Dining

    August 25, 2005
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    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Prime-time Grime

    Dizzee Rascal brings the sound of U.K. pirate radio to American ears

  • Dining

    November 7, 2002

    Raw Power

    Lindburgers' meat is so good, it doesn't even need to be cooked

  • Culture

    May 23, 2002

    The Prince

    At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy

  • Dining

    January 24, 2002

    The Vittles Kingdom

    The service is subpar, but the Chinatown-style fare at Gary Woo’s absolutely rules

  • Foodstuffs

    May 11, 2000

    Best Wine Selection

    Pineapple Grill

  • Dining

    July 23, 1998