North-American Food and Cooking

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    November 4, 2014

    Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Coming to Palm Beach County

    Lime Fresh Mexican Grill -- the Tex-Mex, fast-casual restaurant that launched in Miami Beach -- will expand into Palm Beach County early next year. The new location will be the growing chain's first Palm Beach County restaurant, set to open next spring. See also: Pizzeria Oceano's Dak Kerprich Brin ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Temple Street Eatery Offers Asian Fusion That Is Anything but Traditional

    Alex Kuk grew up in a restaurant family. When other kids were out playing after school, Kuk was at work. While his friends celebrated holidays, he and his family were busy waiting on festive diners. "It's not your typical lifestyle," says Kuk. "Family time is creative. Dinner may be at midnight at ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Our Favorite Dishes From New Times' Seventh Annual Pairings

    Another year, another Pairings. Alas, New Times' annual foodie event has come and gone -- and what a night it was. Over 40 restaurants served up samples of some amazing food, paired with a fine wines and craft beer. If you weren't able to attend South Florida's best foodie event at the Broward Cen ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Ten Best Lunch Spots in Palm Beach County

    Lunch: the glorious second meal of the day and a chow-down most Americans are forced to fit into an hourlong (in all reality more like 30-minute) break from work. Which means if you're not brown-bagging it from home, there are a few necessities to keep in mind when eating out for lunch. If you're ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Cajun-Inspired VooDoo BBQ Opens New Location in Boca Raton

    Everyone has an opinion on BBQ in the United States. Why even engage in the argument? One common thread regardless of taste bud affiliation is the fact that there is something familiar and comforting about BBQ that is satisfying to all those who consume it regularly. With numerous regional variation ... 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 13, 2014
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    March 13, 2014

    Ten Best Late-Night Eats in Broward County

    The saying goes, "Nothing good happens after 2 a.m." We say "good" is an awfully subjective word. In any case, we don't believe it. Whether leaving a concert, a fun night out at the bars, a long day of work, or whatever other entertaining (but socially unacceptable) activities you may have been eng ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Tryst Now Serving Brunch Thursdays Through Sundays

    Brunch is most individual's favorite meal of the week. It's makes sense, actually; it includes mimosas and Bloody Marys; it's slow and relaxing; and it includes plenty of bacon. What's not to like? As loved as brunch is, for the most part, it's only available on Sundays - major bummer when you hav ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    September 9, 2013

    First Look: Nashville's Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill Open in City Place West Palm Beach

    Is it a country bar? A restaurant, karaoke lounge or nightclub? From country to rock 'n roll, the new West Palm Beach establishment is actually a little bit of everything. Following in the footsteps of the original Tequila Cowboy location located off Nashville, Tennessee's world-famous Broadway, whe ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    13|Even Owner Dishes on What's Wrong With Wilton Manors Restaurants

    Wilton Manors has a problem, and it has nothing to do with the density of same-sex couples living in the Fort Lauderdale suburb. "I think within a half a mile there are five Thai and sushi restaurants," said Nancy Goldwin, a co-owner of 13|Even, the craft beer and small plates spot that opened in M ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Boca Raton's The Mexican To Reopen As 101 Cantina, Gainesville's Famous Tailgate Party Restaurant

    The north Florida establishment known for annually hosting Gainesville's largest tailgate party is coming to Boca Raton, setting up shop in the Royal Palm Place space most recently occupied by Dennis Max's The Mexican. While The Mexican recently swapped ownership -- no word on why -- it has retaine ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Hot and Soul: International Soul Food in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale has no dearth of restaurant options. Want to throw on your fanciest LBD? Go for it. Craving something fast and casual? Just take a drive down US1. Desire dining al fresco? You're sure to find something on Las Olas. Looking for a small laid-back place with inventive food, great ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Julieta Bocos of Casa Frida is South Florida's Mexican Ambassador of Food

    At Casa Frida Number 18 on our Tastemakers list, Julieta Bocos wants you to taste Mexico. Not the Mexico fast food chains try to sell, and not the Tex-Mex most Americans mistake as Mexican food. Slow-cooked moles - a Mexican sauce made with chocolate and chilis - and fall-apart pork called cochinit ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County

    Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time. If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    A Real Mexican Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale

    Expect a crash course in authentic Mexican cuisine and wide smiles when you step inside Casa Frida Mexican Grill. "Do you know what posole is?" asked co-owner Victor Bocos during one lunchtime visit. The blood-red soup, the day's special, came with slow-roasted pork shoulder, big tender kernels of ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Mardi Gras in South Florida: Where The Fat Tuesday Fun Is

    It's totally cool that one of wildest eating and drinking days of the year has ties in religion, but Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, has those roots. The holiday, which is celebrated in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, was created basically to gouge yourself in the rich, fatty, sinful foods that yo ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill Opens in Pembroke Pines: Free BBQ For a Year For First 99 Customers

    VooDoo BBQ & Grill is opening their first south Florida location in Pembroke Pines this Sunday, January 13 at Pembroke Lakes Square (151. N. Hiatus Road). This location is the first of 26 locations planned for Florida. The fast casual restaurant with a Cajun vibe features slow-cooked ribs, pulle ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Pinche Taqueria Works Out Fitting into Wilton Manors

    There are nearly a dozen taco options on Pinche Taqueria's concise Mexican-American menu. Despite our expectations for more true-to-form Mexican fare, stemming from Pinche's New York locations and their strict adherence to those traditions, Stephanie Lee, owner of the Wilton Manors outpost, told us ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Big Umm's Cajun Cuisine at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market

    Charolette and Ellis Moore moved to South Florida about eight years ago, when a new job tempted Ellis away from his native New Orleans. They intended to return to the Big Easy, then Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding vast swaths of the city. "After that all of our plans changed," Ellis said. Charolet ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    The Chimney House in Sailboat Bend: A First Glance

    After six years of renovations and government blue tape, the Chimney House Grill & Café is finally open for business. Set just a couple of blocks from Himmarshee Street, on the outskirts of Sailboat Bend in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this renovated historic house offers locals and neighborh ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Stick This On Your Dog: Five Creative Hot Dog Toppings

    As you know, The Fourth of July, Independence Day marks the day when American colonists adopted The Declaration of Independence, a document which, effectively, told the British monarchy to shove it. As with any holiday, Americans have certain Fourth of July traditions like drinking heavily, calling ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Tin Fish Brings Cali-Style Fish Tacos to West Palm Beach

    There are only two things that San Diego has over South Florida. One is the surfing. The other is the fact that San Diego is the home of killer fish tacos. As in stuff-your-face-until-you-burst  it's-so-worth-the-six-hour-flight good. That's why we're welcoming the arrival of Tin Fish restauran ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo in South Florida: Where to Celebrate

    The good news and the bad news about Cinco de Mayo is that May 5 falls on a Saturday this year. Good news for the obvious reasons (you won't have to develop an elaborate excuse for smelling like tequila at your morning work meeting) and bad news in that there's nothing stopping you -- and every othe ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    56. Jerk Chicken Nacho Quesadilla at Nacho Bizness

    We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments, or visit our Facebook page.56. Jerk Chicke ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    South Florida's Best Food Trucks

    ​ With dozens upon dozens of trucks and a rally or roundup many, if not most, days of the week, South Florida has loudly proclaimed its affection for the food truck. Whether you dig on the savory or the sweet, there's probably a roving kitchen that can make it happen for you. It was no easy feat, ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    South Florida's Best Guacamole

    ​Guacamole takes something great -- the avocado -- and makes it even better (pair it with still-warm housemade tortilla chips and a margarita and you achieve perfection). South Florida can't match Southern California in the guac department, but there certainly are worthy contenders in this region. ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Burritos: They're Not for Women

    ​I don't remember where I had my first Chipotle burrito, and that's the point. I was too busy eating it. I do remember the careful ritual: peeling off rounds of foil, a quick visual examination followed by a dash of Tabasco. The first expectant bite, then another, then another. Setting the burrito ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    SNL's Frozen Mexican Dinner: Food on the Run(s)

    DuTran via FlickrMexican Food gets you...moving.​Saturday Night Live has given us an entirely new way to help constipation.  In this commercial, we see members of a hair rock band recording their latest track...only something's not right with one of the band members....he's constipated.Instea ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Dos Caminos' Executive Chef Ivy Stark in Fort Lauderdale Tonight for Book Signing

    Ivy Stark, executive chef for Dos Caminos. ​Last night, Dos Caminos, located inside the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, hosted a free dinner for the media with executive chef Ivy Stark at the helm. Stark is responsible for the menu at all six Dos Caminos locations (four are in New York and t ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Beerfest & Other Food Events This Weekend in Fort Lauderdale/Broward/Palm Beach

    Join the crowd Saturday at Beerfest. ​Nothing much stands between the cornucopia of stout, ale, and lager selections at the New Times Original Beerfest and you but a few hours. Roughly 48-ish or so hours, to be exact, but still. In case it wasn't obvious, the Clean Plate Charlie crew is pretty fon ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    The Fire Within to Host Inaugural Food Truck Round-Up in West Palm Beach

    ​Seth and Melissa Bryan, owners of the Fire Within food truck based in West Palm Beach, are having dinner on Dixie. And, yes -- you're invited.It's a date South Florida foodies won't want to miss, because it marks a "first" for West Palm Beach: It's the city's first regularly scheduled food-truck ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Barbacoa Tacos at El Jefe Luchador in Deerfield Beach

    ​Even if it's a quiet hour between lunch and dinner, inside Deerfield's El Jefe Luchador, it's as animated as a Mexican streetfest. Tables and chairs wear primary colors like a box of fat crayons. Against one wall, flamboyant masks stare from empty eyes: a reference to its "chief fighter" nam ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale's PL8 Holds Clean Plate Charlie Night on October 6

    ​You love the brick oven egg over at PL8, served with cherry tomatoes and Vermont cheddar on buttery toast($10) but maybe you're reticent about the chicken "chimichangas" served with sour cream, pickled shallots, and chipotle ($10): too Chi-Chi's. For those who hope to shape a restaurant's menu,

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    September 21, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale's PL8 to Host Clean Plate Charlie Night on October 6

    ​You love the brick-oven egg over at PL8, served with cherry tomatoes and Vermont cheddar on buttery toast ($10) but maybe you're reticent about the chicken "chimichangas" served with sour cream, pickled shallots, and chipotle ($10): too Chi-Chi's. For those who hope to shape a restaurant's menu,

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    July 27, 2011

    Riverwalk Trust's "Gourmet in the Park" Tonight Esplanade Park will host 15 food trucks tonight.​If you're a fan of food trucks, head on down to Fort Lauderdale's Esplanade Park for an evening of food, music, and fun on the river when Riverwalk Trust presents "Gourmet in the Park." The fun starts this evening, July 27 at 5 p.m ... 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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    June 9, 2011

    Moquila to Be Reborn in Boca

    ​Moquila is dead! Long live Moquila!  Perhaps that's being a bit over-dramatic, but it's true. The old Moquila has bit the eternal agave. But come June 14, the new Moquila will be born in the same space on Southeast Mizner Boulevard, albeit with a new owner, chef and menu. In order, that woul ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Rock Hard Tacos Now Open in Boca Raton, Serving up SoCal Style Mexican Fare

    Nicole DannaBreakfast burritos are the specialty here, where they're served all day long.​When it comes to East Coast/West Coast battles, it seems like California has it all. It's got the girls. The sun, the surf. And -- according to Rock Hard Taco partner and general manager Steve Mille ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Deal of the Day: $10 for $25 Worth of Food & Drink at Betty's Soul Food​Betty's is soul food done right -- and for over 30 years, this Fort Lauderdale establishment has been serving up some of the best Southern cuisine South Florida has to offer. Tucked between Sistrunk Boulevard and 22nd Road, Betty's serves every meal of the day, but lunchtime i ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 61 -- Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul Food

    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. 61 Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul FoodCandace WestFried jumbo sh ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Celebrate Mardi Gras: Six Parties in Broward

    ​Mardi Gras is the annual celebration of beads, parades, costumes and drinking in New Orleans. Though Mardi Gras is celebrated for weeks, the main party is Fat Tuesday.  If you haven't already planned your New Orleans getaway, you're probably too late to celebrate there. Luckily, th ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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