Restaurants and Food Services

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Credit Card Breach at Palm Beach Gardens P.F. Chang's; Still Unclear if Data Was Stolen

    The U.S. Secret Service alerted restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro that customer credit card data may have been stolen from several of the company's locations throughout the country, including one in Palm Beach Gardens. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said it was alerted by the USSS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Rapoport's Restaurant Group Hosting Dinner at James Beard House

    Rapoport's Restaurant Group has had a lot on its plate lately. (Literally). In addition to being the first restaurant group to feature the Florida Department of Agriculture's Fresh From Florida program on its menus (a designation indicating the restaurant makes a concerted effort to source products ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Eat Farm-To-Table Certified With New "Fresh From Florida" Menu Program

    With the whole farm-to-table trend, restaurants are all about claiming they use local products. As much as we'd like to believe the buzz words, there's no way to know if it's actually true -- unless, of course, you know the chefs and restauranteurs themselves. To help sort out any confusion -- and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Lobster Bar Sea Grille Executive Chef Eric Baker Looking Forward to Proving Himself

    It's been nearly a year since the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group announced plans to open Lobster Bar Sea Grille in the thick of East Las Olas. The wait seems finally over. The plan is to open July 30, according to Executive Chef Eric Baker. He was named to the job earlier this month, and the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Rapoport's Restaurant Group Recognized by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Local business people like to recognize each other on the civic level at the Chamber of Commerce. That's nice and all, but it's kind of small fry deal. Not a bad thing--not exactly worthy of national news. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, however, is a kind of a big deal. And the organization has reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Dive Bar Explorer: Andy's Lounge & Package in Davie

    As far as dive bars go, some are much crazier than others. Some have crazy porn and topless bartenders. Others are just a good ole place to sit back, have a drink, a smoke, and an entertaining chat. Andy's Lounge and Package is the latter. For years we've heard rumors of the dodgy antics taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    What Makes a Bar "a Dive"? Five Telltale Signs

    South Florida tends to lag behind in many areas. We have to wait for large arts and cultural events to make their way down. Food and drink trends are slow to emerge. And some years we have to wait forever to get some semblance of a winter. But one thing we have plenty of: dive bars.That being said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Tsukuro to Open on Fort Lauderdale Beach; Chef Needed

    Subpar Mexican food, mediocre pizza, or deep-fried corporate crap crab cakes? Take your pick. It's no secret that Fort Lauderdale beach isn't exactly overflowing with options for great places to eat unless, of course, you opt for a glitzy hotel restaurant or a Fort Lauderdale beach mainstay, and eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Red The Steakhouse, Rosso Italia: Boca Raton Gets Two New Restaurants

    Boca Raton diners are about to be hit up with two new restaurants this week when Red The Steakhouse and Rosso Italia open. Both restaurants are owned by Cleveland-based Red Restaurant Group.Successful South Beach restaurant Red The Steakhouse, which also has a Cleveland location, opens its newest di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Park Tavern in Delray Beach To Open January 18

    ​Chef owner Anthony Pizzo, Brandon Belluscio, and Brian Albe are finalizing details to open Park Tavern, inspired by New York's Gramercy Tavern and Worthing Park facing Atlantic Avenue. The restaurant slated to open January 18 from the trio behind Cut 432 --which has earned multiple awards from Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Where to Work: Best and Worst Restaurants Chains

    ​This month, the Restaurant Opportunities Center United ranked nearly 200 national restaurants in an effort to alert consumers where they can go to patronize more socially conscious chains. The report is also a shout out to the growing numbers of workers in the hospitality industry. Restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Colonel Sanders' Secret Manuscript Found After 40 Years: What a Coincidence

    Yum BrandsColonel Sanders' manuscript was found after 40 years​Kentucky Fried Chicken announced the discovery of an unpublished "food autobiography" written by chicken king Colonel Harland Sanders more than 40 years ago.The manuscript was found by 30-year employee Amy Sherwood, who found the manus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Grilled Cheese Pizza: A Cheesy Trend?​Grilled cheese pizza was the winner of the Pizza Inn's in-house contest across the chain to come up with new types of pizza for its national menu.  Though a variant abomination is portrayed on This is Why You're Fat  --with quarters jutting from a single crus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Fat, Sodium, Calories: Ten Dense Dishes

    weheartit.comDoes your food want you to die?​You see them on TV, you drive past them on the way home - chain restaurants that offer food, fun and convenience. We know its difficult to ignore their siren songs of cheap food and menus that weight more than a toddler.  In order to make your food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The Generous Pour Event Returns to the Capital Grille ​​It's summer and that can only mean one thing over at The Capital Grille- it's time for The Generous Pour Event. In its 3rd year, the program launches TODAY and runs well through the end of summer concluding on Sunday, September 4.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    P.F. Chang's Offers Free Lettuce Wraps for Facebook Fans

    P.F. Chang's War horses guard the doors to your free lettuce wrap.​P.F. Chang's, the Chinese restaurant chain that features giant soldiers as sentinels to the gates of fancy mall dining, is celebrating its 18th birthday, and you get the gift. Become a fan of P.F. Chang's Facebook page and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    Six Chain Restaurants That Serve Over 1,000 Calories in ONE Dish​Forget super-sized fries, Angry Whoppers, Kentucky-fried chicken legs and grilled, stuffed burritos. Some of the worst calorie sins aren't committed at your favorite drive-through, fast food restaurants. No, the real hidden calorie killers: chain restaurants.From a rack of ribs dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    McDonald's Looking to Hire 50,000 New Employees, Brings Back Ronald McDonald

    McDonald's Corporation McDonald's is looking to hire 50,000 people​On April 19th, Mc Donald's is having a one-day hiring blitz. During that day, the fast food giant is looking to hire 50,000 full and part-time employees in almost 14,000 restaurants. People interested can apply at any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Q&A With Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos: "I Really Am Just a Glorified Bus Boy "

    Rocco Mangel Rocco Mangel of Rocco's Tacos​ With its first location on Clematis Street back in 2007 and an additional location in Boca Raton, Rocco's Tacos has been a big hit in the South Florida restaurant scene. The fact that the menu holds more than 220 different types tequila doesn't h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Talay Thai's Chef Charlie Soo: Q&A, Part I

    Courtesy of Charlie Soo. Charlie and Mama Soo​Chef Charlie Soo opened Talay Thai in a strip mall in Palm Beach Gardens in 2008. Since then, his commitment to serving quality food at reasonable prices has won his restaurant numerous awards and a loyal following.  Soo attributes his su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Café de France to Become Carpe Diem

    ​A new look, new menu, and new name are all in the cards for Delray Beach's popular French bistro-bakery Café de France.By the end of the year, chef-owner Olivier La Gloahec aims to have completed a major expansion of the chic but tiny eatery, adding some 70 seats on a covered patio and upgrading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Spanish-Speaking Aspiring Chefs: Win a Trip to Italy

    ComunicaTIAn actual olive garden.​Judging by all these contests for the Spanish-speaking set, American food companies are seriously courting the Latino market. This one is from Olive Garden.

  • News

    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    The Five Worst Olive Garden Dishes

    Last year, it seemed every new restaurant had the same theme: moderately priced comfort food. This year? So far, it seems Italian is the new comfort food. Or maybe it's the return of the classic comfort food?But even as a whole new slew of Italian joints opens up, the nemesis of fine Italian dining ... More >>

  • Nightlife

    October 8, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Bad News for Red Lobster: Ocean Running Out of Fish

    "Have You Seen Me?"The Orlando Sentinel reported yesterday that mega-restaurant heavy Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster, Season's 52, Capital Grille, and Olive Garden, is in deep fish poo: There just isn't enough seafood left in the ocean to supply this massive chain with the lobsters, cod ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Making Black Truffle Mac 'N' Cheese

    Up till I shot this video, I had never seen a real-life truffle. I've shot in the kitchens of some fine, highly rated restaurants in Miami, but I've only ever seen truffle oil. This mac 'n' cheese recipe uses actual truffles baked right in to a crispy, hot, cheesy mass of creamy, delicious goodness. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    How-to Video -- Creamy Porcini Mushroom Soup

    Porcini Cream of Mushroom Soup from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Odel Arencibia is executive chef of and partner in The Capital Grille Miami. His restaurant has just teamed up with Tuscan winemaker Castello Banfi and is offering a special promotion from February 23 to April 5, 2009, to celebrate. They i ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Restaurant Flambé

    Michael's Kitchen has moved on, leaving the charred remains of a lot of goodwill in Hollywood

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    January 12, 2006
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    May 12, 2005
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    August 19, 2004
  • Goods and Services

    May 13, 2004

    Best Alternative to Starbucks

    Greenberry's Coffee & Tea

  • Dining

    August 21, 2003

    Starbucks Undone

    Lotsa java your way

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2003
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    May 15, 2003
  • Foodstuffs

    May 16, 2002

    Best Buffet

    Kyojin Buffet

  • Dining

    January 24, 2002

    Comida Rapida

    If only all fast food joints were as good as Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

  • Foodstuffs

    May 17, 2001

    Best Restaurant for Gluttons

    Royal King International Buffet & Grill

  • Dining

    June 29, 2000


    House of Siam

  • Foodstuffs

    May 11, 2000

    Best Burrito

    San Loco

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    March 11, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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    July 23, 1998
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    May 7, 1998
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    November 27, 1997
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