As we just finished decking ourselves out in red, white, and blue for Independence day, it's France's turn now. France's National Day, Bastille Day, which is celebrated on July 14, which is Monday, marks the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution. Just like our big day ... More >>
Whether it's through specials or an entire menu revamp, it's important to update the menu for regulars and those looking to try something different -- even Applebee's rolls out new specials every so often. Just sayin'. Applebee's -- and other chains -- aside, with a new chef comes even bigger chang ... More >>
The French pretty much invented farm-to-table cuisine. Or, well, they perfected the culinary techniques needed to maximize the foods produced on a seasonal basis. Basically, it's the same thing. Point being: It makes sense that a French-trained chef would be chosen to take the reigns at a restau ... More >>
Let's face it - at the end of a crazy week, we all need a drink...or two or three (screw it, we'll take the whole bottle). If you want to keep your A.M. dinking classy, there's no better solution than the mimosa. So, we put together a list of five restaurants that serve bottomless mimosas that cost ... More >>
Consider this week to be recovery time. America's Independence Day may have just passed -- and hopefully your headache has subsided as the days have gone by -- but another Independence Day celebration is about to go down this weekend. Sunday is Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of Basti ... More >>
Are you addicted to Starbucks? We are too -- so much so that we're seriously afraid to find out what horrible detox we'd go through if we didn't have our daily allowance of caffeine and sugar.Recently looking at our bank statement, we were shocked to see all the Starbucks charges. At about fou ... More >>
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 >>
Over the years, we've seen some pretty random things swirled into milk chocolate bars and dark chocolate chunks. What began with safe and acceptable pairings like fruit, nuts, candy and cookies has over the past decade graduated to bold new flavors. Now, you'll find chocolate loaded with bacon, spic ... More >>
Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies — and she's bringing Chris Rock.
Saturday night's dinner hour may mean a chance to wrap your tongue around two Romance languages in one meal. Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach is hosting a "night in Spain" dinner as part of its Tour du Monde promo this summer and fall. Participants who attend the semi-regular internationall ... More >>
ICE"Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rascal" -- not exactly stolen by Nazis."Nazis. I hate these guys." -- Indiana JonesGovernment agents seized a 500-year-old painting from the Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science in Tallahassee on Friday, a work of art the U.S. Attorney's Office says w ... More >>
When in search of love, there's always a the romance capital of the world -- Paris, France. And, here in South Florida, there's always 33rd & Dine French Cafe, a dine-in French restaurant in Fort Lauderdale that offers a full lunch and dinner menu.While it won't promise wedding bell ... More >>
Paris in Town Le Bistro (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., 561-622-1616), the younger brother to North Palm Beach's popular Paris in Town Le Café, has opened its doors in the resurgent Downtown at the Gardens mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The 1920s-style bistro boasts indoor and outdoor seat ... More >>
Nicole DannaApicius Ristorante e Enoteca Owner and Chef LeopoldChef Leo Balestrieri is larger than life - and so is his new ristorante and enoteca, Apicius, in Lantana.His vision is unique, his dishes extravagant, his style flamboyant -- and his taste -- arguably incomparable. We sat down wi ... More >>
Jamie DeRosa, a veteran of Wolfgang Puck Dining Group, Chef Allen's, and the Michelin-starred Fat Duck in England, is breaking onto the South Florida scene with a duo of new spots in Delray Beach, the Atlantic Ocean Club and Buddha Sky Bar. With experience in everything from gastropubs to molecul ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.No. 1: Crepas de Cuitlacoche from Eduardo de San AngelIn 1993, back when South ... More >>
Flickr: aptronymRental bikes in ParisThis Thursday, Tamarac residents will be able to hop on a bike for free, then take it for a spin, all at the expense of Humana, a health-care corporation that's out to encourage bicycle riding as an alternative to driving cars. But "Freewheelin," a program tha ... More >>
This week in Dish, we take a look at one of CityPlace's nightspots, Carousel Can Can: Any respectable Frenchman would probably shoot bouillabaisse through his nose at the idea of comparing West Palm Beach's CityPlace and Paris' cancan heyday, but there are a few similarities. CityPlace sure is b ... More >>
It's worth riding out the bad weather at Saint Tropez, even when lost in translation.
Relax, have a glass of organic plonk: It's time to assess the year
Where to breakfast like a doomed aristo
The Love Boat departs on the hour from Little Palm Island
Saba Gallery offers a mixed bag of French art for now, at least.
The Lemon Grass is always greener at this Delray bistro
Whether we like it or not...
The Baguette at Le Petit Pain and Celebrity Cheesecake
Sure, a bistro needs ambience, but what about a coq au vin that tastes good?
The husband-and-wife team that runs this subpar bistro definitely does not make beautiful music together