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Riki Altman

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    January 21, 2011

    I'm Eating What?! Guilty Candy Grab Bag

    Photo by Riki AltmanThese "treats" should be locked up and put away. Forever.​Have you seen these felons? Be on the lookout -- they're impostors. They look like tasty, unique snacks, but really they're just boring, flavorless sugar bombs.We found them at an Argentine market and were filled with ho ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Interview with Santa Claus (via SantaBot.com): No to Gingerbread Lattes, Yes to KFC

    I HATE MILK AND COOKIES!​Christmas is the most wonderful time of year for us gentiles and we love all of our holiday traditions. But one of our most sacred customs could be pissing off the second most important person of the season -- our jolly ol' Saint Nick. For hundreds of years, families acr ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Recapping the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

    Jacob Katel​Our sister blog, Short Order, has a ton of coverage and post-game analysis today of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Miami New Times restaurant critic Lee Klein dishes up the Top Five Screw-Ups of SBWFF 2010, and while a famous food celeb dropping trou is not among them, there ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    The Meat of the Matter at Texas de Brazil in Hallandale Beach

    Photo by Flickr user mainochurrascaria​Now that Mr. Persnickety and I are nearing the sixth month of our courtship, I've started to become obsessively concerned that he try new foods nearly every time we go out to eat, and I have become more vocal in my insistence that he join me on my quest to un ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Where the Girls Are: YOLO in Fort Lauderdale and Tramonti in Delray Beach

    Photo by Eric Barton​OK, OK. In the interest of fairness and equality in light of last week's column about where to meet men, I guess I also have to disclose where hot girls in their mid-20s-plus go when scoping for gents. There are two places that are perfect -- YOLO in Fort Lauderdale and Tramon ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Two Hunks of Burning Love at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

    Photos courtesy of Anthony's​I've never really been opposed to public displays of affection (PDA), but I gotta say, there's definitely a time and a place for it. And, on this particular Friday night, after my boyfriend and I got into our first major blowout -- yes, it was all my fault (more on tha ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Predicting Our Future at Pei Wei

    Photo by Flickr user LucasTheExperience​OK, I'll confess: I'm one of those gals who not only tries to get all her holiday shopping done early but also all at once. The thought of visiting department stores more than one time during the insanity of the holiday season is enough to give me hives. But ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    I'm Eating What?! Buffalo Bob's Alligator (With Beef) Stick

    Photo by Riki Altman​I just couldn't resist: Since my partner-in-crime is a graduate of the University of Florida and I'm a Seminole to the core, I had to buy Buffalo Bob's Alligator with Beef stick so I could maw it right before his very eyes. (By some stroke of luck, I found it when searching fo ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Making Space for a Smorgasbord at IKEA in Sunrise

    Photo by Flickr user Y-ShuminThese meatballs have been known to make men shop at big-box stores.​Never did I think my favorite guy on the planet would want to spend a Saturday afternoon at IKEA, but there we were, hauling down I-595, giddily chatting away in the car about dishes, curtains, and tea ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Chowing From Fort Lauderdale's Canyon Southwest Cafe and on to Albuquerque

    Photo by Flickr user lorda​My steady (and hopefully permanent man) and I headed to Albuquerque to meet the 'rents for Turkey Day. On the flight out, I had to instruct him on the epicurean eccentricities of the American Southwest. He was practically drooling by the end of the conversation, imaginin ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Remembering Opus 5 and Blind Dates of Yore at Wild Olives in Boca Raton

    Photo by Flickr user dinemagLove can be found in a piece of ricotta cheesecake.​Here I was, sitting with my beau at the new Todd English resto, Wild Olives (which, technically hadn't officially opened to the public), when I realized that I had dined in that very booth on a blind date with another ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Getting Grilled (by the Boyfriend's Parents) at Morton's

    Photo by Flickr user thesecheckeredfeet​"Your parents want to do what?" I shrieked."They want to meet you," my darling boyfriend said, "so they've planned a pre-Thanksgiving holiday dinner at Morton's. C'mon. It'll be fun!"Soon images started flipping through my mind like a View-Master. Click. Sho ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Brunch Leads to Blissful Break at Aruba Beach Cafe in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

    Photo by Flickr user moterrien​I knew it was bound to happen at any moment and, finally, it did: our relationship had gone from four-star steakhouses to budget beach brunches.But that's not necessarily as bad as it sounds. My job requires me to dine at some fancy-schmancy place at least once a wee ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    A Big Fat Greek Letdown in Fort Lauderdale

    Photo by flickr user shesimmers.​For many of us unmarried gals, it can be particularly difficult eating alone in public. Now it just so happens that the boyfriend had to work late last Thursday after I returned from a road trip and the fridge was so bare that I could actually see the items I shoul ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    The Restaurant Gods Deliver on a Lantana Road Trip

    Photo by Flickr user junebug6467​Now that I've committed my heart to a non-foodie, it's really up to me to throw out the suggestions for where we eat. If it were up to him, we'd be eating pancakes for breakfast every day, grilled chicken for lunch, and a burrito every night for dinner. But recentl ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    The New Rules for Doing It Over Dinner -- Dating, That Is

    Photo by Flickr user pieeetrCoffee date: good. Breakfast date: fail.​This week's column is going to piss some people off and cause all kinds of debate, but frankly, I don't care. This whole dating thing has gotten way out of hand, and I'm going to lead a revolution. Yep, lil ol' me, the Love Bites ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Lovin' Gets Greasy at Grampa's Bakery in Dania Beach

    Photo by Flickr user Bowhaus​OK, so he spent the night. Sue me. I'm a grown woman with needs, for goodness' sakes. Said "needs" also entitle me to three or more meals a day -- I'm hypoglycemic, so there's a legitimate reason for my steady appetite -- and by morning I was simply ravenous. For ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    A French Kiss-Off at Sage in Hollywood

    ​I often go on blind dates with a great deal of reluctance, but since my matchmaker put the words "handsome," "tall," and "doctor" in the descriptive sales pitch, I was more than eager to go out with Bachelor No. 3. (Or is it Bachelor Number 8,635? I've lost count by now.) Knowing he was coming al ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    What's the Drama Behind Domenick's in Weston?

    Photo by Riki Altman​It was a bit of a challenge finding the new Domenick's Pizzeria in Weston, only in part because it is hidden in a plaza off a main drag, tucked behind a synagogue and squeezed between a beauty salon and Sylvan Learning center. As of press time, one website claims it is named " ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Stealing from the Restaurant: Morton's Medallions Al Forno

    Photo by Flickr user taminsea​I never claimed to be an awesome cook. I've got two knock-em-dead recipes in my repertoire -- meatloaf and chicken marsala -- but otherwise it's a crapshoot as to whether anything that comes out of my kitchen is even edible. But, alas, my new beau has wined and dined ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    ​ Melted, fatty goodness was en vogue this week on Clean Plate Charlie. The above pic hailed from our post on the Big Bear Bistro Burger, New Times' best burger of 2009. Check out what else you missed this week on CPC below. The Meatist returns again this week to talk about the benefits of dry-agi ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Makin' the Cut 432 in Delray Beach

    Photo by Flickr user rebecca *This date deserved the LBD.​After a series of dates with random guys that started with "I dunno. Where do you wanna go for dinner?" it was refreshing for once to hear a man say, "Just look pretty. I'll take care of the plans." I did my part, putting on the LBD (t ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Taking "The Dude" to Fort Lauderdale's Steak 954

    Dude, ever had an Australian Tajima Kobe Porterhouse?​For so many years -- I'm thinking ten, at least -- I've been able to avoid the dreaded blind date. But since I haven't been finding much quality on my own, I decided to make a public announcement to my buddies: "Line 'em up. I'm fix-up-able!" I ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Twisted Tongues at Trina

    Photo by Flickr user flibbertijibbetYou won't win Riki's heart with a tomato. ​I'll admit that I'm another one of those singletons who fell victim to I-wonder-whatever-happened-to-my-ex-maybe-I-should-look-him/her-up-on-Facebook stupidity. Yes, my friends, it was a big, gargantuan mistake. But I'm ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Getting Wet at Le Tub

    Photo by Flickr user c00lmarieI don't think I'll ever forget the expression on my date's face when, in response to his request for a glass of water, our rough-around-the-edges waitress at Le Tub in Hollywood simply pointed to a big Igloo plastic cooler with a stack of flimsy plastic cups and said, " ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Making a Hard Guy Soft at Café Martorano

    Photos by C. StilesIt's crazy that I've eaten my way through Fort Lauderdale on dates for nearly a half decade and never tried Café Martorano. That is, until a few weeks ago. But hey -- it's not easy to sucker many guys into shelling out a few pretty pennies for a meal far away from the Atlantic Av ... More >>

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