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Robyn Almodovar

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    April 3, 2014

    Ten Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    As an adult, life seems to be consumed by an endless stream of responsibility and minor annoyances. You have bills to pay, a house to clean, pets to take care of, friends to see, people to date, work obligations that need attention, jury duty to attend... the list goes on and on and on yet again. ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Cooking Channel's Eat Street Filmed Palate Party at Funky Buddha Brewery (Video)

    Hundreds of people came out to Funky Buddha Brewery this past Friday to celebrate the start of South Florida Beer Week, the beginning of a long weekend, and the filming of Palate Party food truck for Cooking Channel's Eat Street.

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    January 10, 2014

    Cooking Channel's Eat Street to Film Palate Party at Funky Buddha Brewery

    Eat Street, the Cooking Channel show that highlights the best food on wheels is returning to south Florida to shoot some food trucks. We know our trucks are high quality, but we also suspect the fact that the production crew is from Canada has something to do with their filming around Florida in J ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Paula DaSilva Hosting Female-Led Dinner at James Beard House Tonight

    If you're an Opera singer and you make onto the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, you know you're made it to the top of your game. Sure, there are tons of chefs on T.V. these days, but let's be honest, the vast majority only make onto shows because their really hot or really quirky -- which doesn't ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Ten Best South Florida Food Trucks

    When you were a kid, there was something immensely exciting about playing in the front yard and hearing the sweet song of the ice cream truck making its way around. Sure you could have bought those crappy desserts at any old convenience store, but there was something special about chasing down the ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Clay Conley Has a Secret Love for Skittles, Starburst, and Twizzlers

    If you don't know who Clay Conley is, you're obviously not that into food. For the past two years, Conley has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef in the South -- this year he was the only nominee in all of Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Maine native started off his culi ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Paul Castronovo: Give Him Pasta and Wine and He's Good to Go

    If you've spent more than five minutes in South Florida, you know who Paul Castronovo is. As part of the Paul and Young Ron Show, Castronovo has woken up more South Floridians than a strong cup of Cuban coffee. The Paul and Young Ron morning radio show is much more than the usual comedic high jinks ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Rodney Mayo and Scott Frielich: South Florida's Savviest Restaurateurs

    To say the South Florida nightclub and restaurant scene would be a much more bland and boring place without Rodney Mayo and Scott Frielich would be a huge understatement. While Mayo was opening his long-established West Palm Beach nightclub and live music venue, Respectable Street, in the mid-80s, f ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Ryan Sentz of Funky Buddha Brewery Wants More Breweries and No More Crappy Beers

    As craft beer bubbles into South Florida's mainstream Ryan Sentz and the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in only two short years have risen to the head of the pack. Maybe it's the Maple Bacon Porter that has craft beer enthusiasts packing their bar three deep. Maybe it's the speakeasy vibe of their B ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Nanci Alexander of Sublime Would Vote Foie Gras Off the Island

    Quick! Name all the restaurants you can that donate all their profits to non-profit organizations? Sublime does just that. Sublime's owner, Nanci Alexander, is number five on our Tastemaker countdown. She founded the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF). The creation of Sublime is an ext ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Tim Petrillo of the Restaurant People Wants to See Edgier Restaurant Concepts

    When it comes to downtown Fort Lauderdale restaurants, many have come and gone. If it wasn't lack of interest, it was the recession. If that didn't kill their business, changing trends did. Point being: it's a fickle business and you have to be on top of your game to stay relevant. In terms of the ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Steve Martorano Wants More Great Italian-American Places

    A little over 20 years ago, Steve Martorano -- number seven on our Tastemaker countdown -- was on his way back up north. His dreams of opening a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale didn't work out and the cook (he doesn't like the word chef) was at the airport, waiting for a flight to Philadelphia. Then, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Tom Moynihan of d.b.a./cafe Follows in His Father's Footsteps

    d.b.a./café breaks the notion that good food and drink must be accompanied by a fancy setting and fancy prices. Cut up wine boxes line the kickspace under the bar. More of them form a New York City skyline at the far end of the restaurant, past the multicolored string of Christmas lights. Yes, Ch ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Lindsay Autry of Sundy House is South Florida's Top Chef

    Being a finalist on season nine of Bravo's Top Chef, may have brought Tastemaker number 9, Lindsay Autry into our living rooms, but the chef had been working on her culinary career long before that. The Johnson & Wales University graduate's career started as a kid in North Carolina, trying to figur ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    David Sabin of Brickhouse PR Wants to See More Celebrity Chef-Driven Restaurants

    Not long ago the Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival was just a one-night affair taking over Palm Beach's very exclusive Worth Avenue. That is, of course, until our Tastemaker number 10, David Sabin brought it to another level. He's brought the festival from a one night event into a five day celebrati ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Jodi Swank of Swank Farms Would Vote Nutella Off the Island

    Things are growing in Loxahatchee. That's where Jodi and Darrin Swank of Swank Specialty Produce grow some of the most beautiful and desired vegetables and herbs on their hydroponic farm. Though farming isn't easy in South Florida, the work pays off. The produce from the farm, which includes 200 v ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Cleve Mash of Dirty Martini Brings a Taste of Country to Palm Beach County

    Before Cleve Mash became one of Palm Beach County's nightclub and restaurant owners, he was just an 18-year-old boy manning the door at his favorite South Florida nightclub. Sure, he wasn't old enough to be a bouncer -- but no one else knew it. Back then, he imagined opening his own club in that ver ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Lauren DeShields of Market 17 Is Done With Overrated Steakhouses

    Lauren De Shields is a lifelong Florida native. She grew up in a Florida, food-centric family and even began her formal culinary education at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami. She cooked under Dean Max at 3030 Ocean for three years before heading out to California where she cooked at severa ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Tim Lipman of Coolinary Cafe: Serve Food That Is Honest, Fresh, Simple, and Refined

    Tastemaker #14, Tim Lipman, and his wife Jenny, are the cool kids behind Coolinary Cafe, Jupiter's 47-seat eatery that is so often so packed, reservations are recommended for the nightly seatings. What's most impressive, however, is that Lipman changes his specials menu twice daily. Such frequent ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Iliya Dimitrov of Valentino's Cucina Italiana Has a Secret Weakness For Ben & Jerry's

    Not to sound pretentious, but there are bartenders and then there are mixologists. Bartenders are perfectly happy pouring a beer or mixing together a vodka and soda. Mixologists, on the other hand, are like mad--drunken--scientists: mixing up concoctions that have never been seen before. Iliya Dimi ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Frank Coniglio of E.R. Bradley's Saloon: Tells Us About the Harvey Wallbanger and His Love of Horse Racing

    The Palm Beach food scene wouldn't be what it is today without the Coniglio family and its most notable family member - number 16 on our Tastemakers list - Frank Coniglio, co-owner for a string of Florida establishments that includes Palm Beach Island's Cucina dell'Arte, Nick & Johnnie's and Cha Cha ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Marc Falsetto of Rok:Brgr Hopes to See More Chefs Taking Culinary Leaps

    Tastemaker 17 is Marc Falsetto, founder and CEO of ROK:BRGR Burger Bar and Gastropub in downtown Fort Lauderdale. You've probably noticed that gastropubs serving up craft beers and hand-crafted burgers are pretty popular these days. And for good reason - craft burgers and craft beers are two of th ... 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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    May 7, 2013

    Susan Kim of Gabose Would Vote Meatballs Off the Island

    Thanks to Susan Kim, you wouldn't be out of line if you called Lauderhill, Florida's Little Korea. Though the west Broward enclave isn't quite as dense with Korean business as Little Korea in Los Angeles, Kim and her Korean (barbecue) restaurant Gabose have paved the way for the slew of Korean eater ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Eric Guerro, Mark Fee, and Jeff Evans of Angry Union Brewing: See Which One Chose Chocolate Chip Cookies Over Beer

    About two years, Mark Fee started brewing beer on his stove at home. The firefighter paramedic took up brewing as a hobby to let off steam. It didn't take long for some of his friends and fellow firefighters to join in on the brew making. It took only a few tries for the guys to figure out that th ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Vaughan Lazar of Kapow! Says the Local Scene Needs More Locally Sourced Food and Zombie Killers

    The exclamation point is an official part of the name Kapow! Noodle Bar in Mizner Park. That enthusiasm is brought in no small part by the CEO and co-founder, Vaughan Lazar. Although Lazar was once known for his skills as a DJ spinning house music at club parties across South Florida, today he's be ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    24. Dean Max of DJM Restaurants

    New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    25. Chrissy Benoit of the Little House Boynton Beach

    New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    26. Mike Halker of Due South Brewing

    New Times' Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    27. Brett Chiavari of BC Tacos

    New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    28. Fulvio Sardelli of Sardelli's Italian Steakhouse

    New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    30. Robyn Almodovar of Palate Party Food Truck

    New Times' Best of Broward - Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restauranteurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies -- that make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to t ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Today is International Women's Day: South Florida's Best Female Chefs

    Just like many other career paths the culinary industry tends to be a male dominated field. For years, women wanting to make it big had to fight their way to the top. Lately, it seems to be getting better. It's become more and more common to see women running the show in their own kitchens and ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Event Coverage: The Fourth Annual Burgie Awards (Photos)

    If you haven't noticed, comfort food is kind of "in" right now. And while most people go on and on about their favorite local places to pick up a burger or some other gratifying delicacy, few South Floridians know more about the subject than Miami-based food-blogger Burger Beast.On Saturday night, t ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Hell's Kitchen Contestant Robyn Almodovar Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Mass-Produce Her Goods

    Kickstart South Florida is a new feature highlighting local food-related crowd-funded projects on Kickstarter.You may have met Robyn Almovodar on the streets of Miami, serving food from her food truck dubbed The Palate Party Fresh Mobile Cafe, where she serves up her famous soft-shell crab sandwiche ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    The First Annual Flavors of Fort Lauderdale (Photos)

    If you missed last weekend's Flavors of Fort Lauderdale, you missed out on heaps of delicious food and drinks. With cooking demonstrations, tons of food, and multiple options for inebriation, the festival was a definite success. Headed by Chef Allen Susser, with a focus on sustainable seafood, the f ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Win A Pair of Tickets to Iron Fork

    Iron Fork is one food event worth driving down to Miami for. On October 18 from 7 - 10 p.m., Grand Central will turn into a food lover's dream, with nearly 40 of Miami's best restaurants serving up good food. Thirsty? Have your fill of refreshing libations from the open bar while enjoying live music ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Palate Party's Robyn Almodovar Hosts Hell's Kitchen Watch Party Tonight

    There's only one thought that comes to mind when we watch Hell's Kitchen, the combination cooking show/fraternity hazing hosted by foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay on Fox television -- "is it worth it?"For local chef Robyn Almodovar, the answer is yes. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate's food truck, Palate ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Monday: Hell's Kitchen Food Truck Invasion With Chef Robyn Almodovar

    Local chef Robyn Almodovar always had a love for food and proved it while working at The Forge, Devito South Beach, and the Royal Palm Hotel. Now she's showing off her culinary skills to a national audience as one of the 18 contestants on Season 10 of FOX's Hell's Kitchen, premiering Monday, June 4, ... More >>

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