Nicole Danna

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    April 10, 2014

    Rebel House Mixologist Kris Bahamondes Serves Molecular Cocktails

    Rebel House mixologist Kris Bahamondes is a true bar man. He can mix a drink better than we've seen in a long time, and has some innate way of teaching you a brilliant new bar trick while tasting something truly unique -- all in just one happy hour sitting. It's the kind of talent that makes you wis ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The Taco Spot Serves Tropical Cocktails and Tex-Mex in Hollywood

    The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is many things. It's great for people-watching and rollerblading, for example. And -- of course -- our favorite: eating and drinking. But with an expansive strip offering one establishment after another, it's not too long before you start to notice a few Greek menus a ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Ten Best Late Night Eats in Palm Beach County

    Like most any place, South Florida takes on a completely different look and feel late at night. In cities like West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach it's generally after the bustling happy hours have given way to dancing and drinks, or when the Snow Bird's turn in after early bird dinners. It ... 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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    February 24, 2014

    El Camino Gives Downtown Delray Beach Its First Tequila Bar

    It just makes sense that the owners of Cut 432 decided to bring the taste of the taco to downtown Delray Beach with their new taquería-ish El Camino. El Camino owners Brandon Belluscio, Brian Albe, and Anthony Pizzo have brought Mexican soul-food and a top-notch tequila bar -- which opened its do ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Fresh Market Delray Beach Celebrates Grand Opening Today

    Today Fresh Market opened the doors to its 153rd retail store in Delray Beach. The 21,400-square-foot market is the 34th in the state, employs a total of 92 staff members, and is celebrating its first week of business with a variety of store-wide specials available all week long. Located in the C ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Palm Beach County

    The rhythmic beat of the cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar. ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    The Garage VV: Little Moir's Family Brings Eclectic American Dining to Northwood West Palm Beach

    You know an area is on the up-and-up when a well-known name in the local dining scene makes an appearance, and that seems to be the case for up-and-coming Northwood Village with the recent addition of The Garage VV, the latest addition to the neighborhood enclave's restaurant row. A few months ago ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Food Blogger Does a Juice Cleanse as an Experiment: The Preparation

    Lately, there's been a whole lot of fuss about juice cleansing -- we've even featured a bunch of articles on the subject. Proponents claim by giving your digestive tract a break, the body is able to efficiently relieve itself of the massive amounts of toxins we consume on a daily basis. From chem ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach County

    The juice bar is officially here, South Florida. It's slowly becoming a trend, shops popping up here and there with their own line of fresh-squeezed or hydraulically-pressed fruit and vegetable juices. These days, almost everyone is aware of the cleansing and healing properties fresh fruit and veg ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Find 25 Flavors of Boba Milk Tea at The Black Pearl in Wellington

    Now here's something you don't see every day -- especially here in South Florida. A bubble tea bar. The Wellington Green mall is home to the Black Pear Boba Tea bar, a sort of coffee house that specializes in Japanese milk tea, otherwise known as tapioca milk tea, pearl tea and momi milk tea. What ... More >>

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    December 14, 2013

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Begins: Cloud 9 After Party (Photos)

    Friday, December 13th kicked off the start of the 2013 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, what -- in its seventh year -- is already considered a distinguished, staple event on Palm Beach's annual social roster as one of the nation's premier culinary festivals. The festival brings together an eclectic ... 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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    December 5, 2013

    Malakor Thai Owners Open Bangkok Jam in Royal Palm Beach

    Trying to find authentic Thai food in South Florida is like searching good Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean food. This isn't Los Angeles; we just don't have the people here to make it. You're best chance of finding truly authentic fare is to make nice with a foreign family and invite yourself over for ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Layover in West Palm Beach? Five Spots For Every Foodie Flying Out of Palm Beach International Airport

    Every traveler knows the way it goes with flight layovers. Even Anthony Bourdain was smart enough to create a show around them. Why? If you have a layover, you admit food defeat, and are most likely willing to go the remainder of your day without sitting down to a satisfying meal. Or at least one th ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Ten Best Places to Drink in Palm Beach County

    Floridians are known for many things, but one of our greatest accolades: we're good at getting plastered. The Sunshine State has truly mastered the art of drinking -- drinking in all conditions, any day of the week, any time and place. With so many bars, restaurants with great bars, backyard bars, p ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    N2 Winebar Opens Today in Delray Beach; Wine on Tap, Tasting Events, and Education

    For downtown Delray Beach -- a city rife with restaurants, bars, coffee shops and cafes -- it seems nearly every cuisine and concept has been covered. What could possibly come next? How about a wine bar that's more self-serve than sit-down, with a line-up of events as varied and approachable as it ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    It used to be that a cup of coffee was just that: a paper cup of liquid caffeine. Nothing special, it tasted relatively the same from your local greasy spoon, to your favorite diner. Heck, you'd even suffer through 12 ounces of gas-station sludge if it meant getting your morning pick-me-up. Today, ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Ten Best Doughnuts in Broward and Palm Beach

    On any given day, the shops that peddle coffee and donuts -- that All-American, blue-collar breakfast -- have lines so long you'd swear they were giving their goods away. And, well, they are. For less than $2 apiece, a good doughnut is worth its weight in gold, especially when layered under a veil o ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    First Look: Colombian Food at Los Parceros in West Palm Beach

    When you think of Colombian food in South Florida, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Colombian fast food -- those overstuffed hot dogs and hamburgers with every topping known to man (and then some). And you'd be correct; The Colombians have taken these simple American eats and turned th ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Vegans Want Starbucks To Make Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte, How To Make Your Own

    Starbucks seasonal pumpkin spice latte is back, but did all you vegans know there's dairy in your drink, even if you order it with soy milk? A few vegan protestors discovered the popular fall-release latte syrup contains condensed milk, which means that -- whether for health or ethical reasons -- yo ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Vanilla Ice Loves Pond Yum Popsicles From The Vegan Cafe in West Palm Beach

    A small, aging strip mall in West Palm Beach may be the last place you'd expect to find Vanilla Ice taking a lunch break, but if you swing by the Vegan Cafe you might be lucky enough to catch him trying a new flavor of pond scum popsicle. Located just a few miles west of I-95, off Okeechobee Boule ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    JuiceBerry Owner Alex Asadullaev: Rainbow Cleanse Starts With Green Immunizer

    The next time you're in the mood for something fast, easy, cheap and tasty, don't settle for traditional fast food. If you happen to be in the Boynton Beach area, swing by JuiceBerry, instead. One part juice and smoothie bar, one part vegetarian-vegan lunch stop, JuiceBerry is serving up fast, fre ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Broward and Palm Beach

    South Florida, we know heat -- and we know how to beat it. Between air conditioning, swimming pools, a dip in the ocean and all these damn ice cream and serve-yourself fro-yo shops, we've got summer meltdowns covered. But enough with the trendy, soft-serve yogurt. When you want the real deal, ther ... 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 26, 2013

    Bäd Ragaz Is an Old World Biergarten for New World Diners

    South Florida, congratulations! We can officially say we've entered a new age of beer, a time when nearly any brew-related craving -- no matter how obscure -- can be satisfied by our growing community of brewpubs, breweries, craft-beer bars, and even, dare we say, a biergarten or two. Which brings ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Cleve Mash Opens Country Bar and Club in Palm Beach Gardens: JR's Buck Wild Country Bar Grand Opening Thursday

    Don't ever be "sorry for partying" -- especially at the soon-to-open Palm Beach Gardens country bar and club, JR's Buck Wild, which is celebrating its grand opening this Thursday. Here, the statement is more motto than promise, as well as a favorite saying for one of the club's creators, owner Cle ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    New Fast Food Concept PDQ Now Open in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale

    A new fast food concept has extended its reach to South Florida, starting with two locations including Fort Lauderdale and the newly opened West Palm Beach restaurant Known as PDQ -- which stands for "People Dedicated to Quality" -- the concept is simple: fresh food served fast, and in a high-end ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    La Michoacana Natural: Authentic Mexican Ice Cream Stand in Lake Worth

    There seems to be a perennial line at the walk-up window to the small stucco building at the corner of Congress Ave. and 2nd Ave. N that houses La Michoacana Natural, the Mexican ice cream shop in heart of Lake Worth. Whether it's the middle of winter, or a blistering-hot summer day, they come -- do ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    The Best of the Deerfield Wine and Food Festival in Photos

    This weekend the City of Deerfield Beach held its third-annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival at the Quiet Waters Park from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28th. The festival featured a number of events, including a VIP party dubbed Dinner Under The Stars, a Vineyard Party featuring plenty o ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Palm Beach County

    Blame it on the economy. Blame it on sky-high fuel costs, droughts, and that locally grown, organic craze. Really, blame it on whatever you like. No matter which way you slice it, food just isn't getting any cheaper. Especially in Palm Beach County, where only a small percentage of the populace has ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    First Look: Delray's New Hidden Gem 3rd & 3rd Does the Harlem Shake

    There's a new restaurant in downtown Delray Beach, but unless you hear about it through the grapevine, or are curious enough to venture beyond the boundaries of Pineapple Grove and down the backstreets north of Atlantic Ave., you may never have known it existed. With no exterior sign, the recently ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    New Food Truck Alert: Red Zeppelin Rockin' Lobster Rolls

    The next time you're in the mood for an authentic Maine lobster roll, look for South Florida's new mobile kitchen, the Red Zeppelin Rockin' Lobster Roll. After hitting the streets last November, the crustacean-focused food truck based out of Dania Beach has been handing out some of the best around. ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Fuku in West Palm Beach: "Angry Lobster" and a Food Network Star

      It used to be that you couldn't find a descent Asian-themed restaurant anywhere near downtown West Palm Beach. That was until about six months ago, when several Asian-themed establishments showed up. Among them Fuku (pronounced foo-koo), a bold new lounge-like pan-Asian concept that opened t ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Rabbit Tacos and Alligator Sausage: On the Menu at Coolinary Cafe

    Rabbit tostadas. Gator sausage. Wild boar tenderloin. They're all on the menu -- or have been -- at Coolinary Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens, which opened in March.Tim Lipman, the 32-year-old chef/owner, and his wife, Jenny, are the cool kids behind this hip 47-seat eatery. Lipman has an arsenal of stan ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    The Little House in Boynton Beach: New Eatery from From Havana Hideout Owner Chrissy Benoit

    Who leaves a successful, established restaurant to rescue a historic, dilapidated house and start a new business from scratch -- in a city no one identifies with any sort of dining or nightlife scene?Chrissy Benoit, former chef-owner of Havana Hideout in Lake Worth, who has already tasted success se ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Five New Dining Options in Deerfield Beach: Gimme A Burger, Ocean Drive Burrito, Agave Mexican Fusion, Crêpe Cafe, and Barracuda

    When I was a kid -- a good 20 years ago now -- Deerfield Beach's waterfront scene didn't have many dining options. Sure, the Whale's Rib and Amante were there in the late '80s, but if you wanted something besides pizza or fried fish, a Slurpee at 7-Eleven was about all you could hope for.Well, all t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    NEW! Grand Opening Block Party Set for Sandbar Fort Lauderdale

    Nicole Danna​Ever wish there were a few more places you could go to grab a bite, have a few drinks, watch the game and listen to one of your favorite bands -- while wearing nothing more than your bathing suit?Well, your wish just came true thanks to the multi-level, multi-concept nightlife and liv ... More >>

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    July 30, 2011

    SoFlo Company Develops NearBeer iPhone App to Locate Deals on Your Favorite Brew Bars

    Nicole Danna​Finally, someone has created an app beer-lovers can actually use: One that helps you locate your favorite beer bar. The next time you're in search of a bar with the best selection of ice-cold brewskis to wash away the summer heat, simply consult NearBeer.

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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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    July 7, 2011

    Four "Crazy" Buffet Lunch Deals in West Palm Beach

    Nicole DannaRachel's, a five-star steakhouse, features prime rib during its Wednesday buffet​See this steak? Not something you'd expect from a lunch buffet line, right?These days, your typical lunch buffet means Pizza Hut's $10 special, or a China Buffet line a mile long (and a bathroom line to m ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Free Block Party and Grand Opening Celebration at Longboards in West Palm Beach

    Nicole DannaLongboards will be celebrating its grand opening July 1​Clematis St. in West Palm Beach has a new addition: Welcome Longboards Restaurant and Bar, which will be celebrating its grand opening with complimentary food and drink Saturday, July 2, from 5 p.m. to midnight.&nbs ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Table to Farm: DIG in Delray Beach Serving Sustainable, Organic Foods

    Gyorgy PappTuna "Filey Mignon" from DIGWhen it comes to clean eating, forget farm to table. How about table to farm?DIG in Delray Beach isn't just "doing it green," like its name symbolizes. With a truly forward-thinking concept, owners Chef Joey Giannuzzi and Robert Greenfield are do ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Tonight: First Ladies' Night at Dirty Martini in Palm Beach Gardens with American Idol's Taylor Hicks Live

    Nicole DannaThe Charlie Sheen, a "very dirty" martini ​​The perfect dirty martini isn't just shaken, not stirred. It's also not too strong or too sweet -- and definitely not too weak. No, the perfect dirty martini is made to your precise specifications -- which is exactly how you'll get it ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Three Great Happy Hour Deals in Delray Beach

    Nicole DannaGet 2-for-1 Black Raspberry Mojitos at Caliente Kitchen in Delray Beach​The strip of bars and restaurants along Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach is perhaps one of the best outdoor dining destinations in all of South Florida. Best of all, when it comes to drinking, there's just as muc ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 76 -- Linguine Vongole From Il Bellagio

    As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to No. 76: Linguine with White Wine Clam Sauce from BellagioNicole Danna​

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    February 25, 2011

    A Halfway-Built House in Lake Worth

    Nicole Danna​To document the depth of the housing crisis, New Times is profiling some of South Florida's forgotten homes.Location: A corner lot on one of the quiet residential streets of Lake Worth, just blocks from downtown Lake Avenue and the Intracoastal Waterway.Time abandoned: Unknown. O ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Surf Sliders, a New Casual Seafood and Burger Bar in Delray Beach

    Nicole DannaThe Crispy Onion Burger ($11.95) at Surf Sliders in Delray Beach​Waterfront views: Check. Great service: Check. Casual, cool ambiance: Check. Amazing food: Check. Even more amazing prices: Double check. It's all these reasons and more that make Surf Sliders -- the new seafood and ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Secret Spot for Fresh Florida Lobster in Lantana

    Nicole Danna​Every week, I look for it: the giant sign on the side of U.S. 1 in Lantana, its bright-red lettering with the words Fresh Lobsters Today scrawled in messy handwriting.It means Capt. Fuge Hickman and his two sons, Bruce and David, have a fresh catch of Florida spiny lobsters for sale. ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Six Reasons Your Bartender Hates You

    Nicole Danna​This is South Florida, so pretty much anything goes when you're out and about. But talk to any bartender around and he or she will pretty much agree: There are just some things you don't do when you're at the bar. Here is a list of the top six things that seem to ignite fury among mix ... More >>

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