The economy seems to be getting better -- minus, of course whatever unseen consequences the whole government shutdown may end up presenting in the future -- however, unemployment is still a problem for many. In August, the national unemployment rate for veterans made its way to 6.2 percent, down f ... More >>
It used to be that a cup of coffee was just that: a paper cup of liquid caffeine. Nothing special, it tasted relatively the same from your local greasy spoon, to your favorite diner. Heck, you'd even suffer through 12 ounces of gas-station sludge if it meant getting your morning pick-me-up. Today, ... More >>
These days it's fairly common for a restaurant or bar to have a signature. In Broward and Palm Beach counties we have craft beer bars galore, wine bars like you wouldn't imagine, bourbon and whisky centric concepts, and tequila focused bar programs. The one spirit that seems to have been overlook ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
West Palm Beach has never been known for its dining scene, but several new restaurants have helped to make the Clematis St. strip a new downtown destination for South Florida foodies. These days there's a little bit of everything, from sports bars and Mexican at Rocco's Tacos, to Cuban-style eats at ... More >>
For months, the sign in the window at 517 Clematis St. has promised the coming of a new establishment for downtown West Palm Beach, the hint of wood-fired fare, charcuterie, artisanal beer and craft cocktails.This Friday, all questions over what that means will be answered with the grand opening of ... More >>
If you love Moonfest, you're going to really love this year's War of the Worlds New Year's Eve party in West Palm Beach.The creators of Moonfest are bringing back the 500 Block New Year's Eve party to Clematis St., which shuts down the west end of the street for an evening of live music and celebrat ... More >>
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.73. Clams and ... More >>
chef Angelo Elia of Casa 'd AngeloBeing a chef has never been a glamorous job as anyone who's made it her life work will tell you. The rise of cooking shows and the fetishizing of food has ushered the profession in the limelight. As restaurants garner attention, it's natural to become more aware ... More >>
The wood-framed interior and an ocean of mural give the illusion of being on an old ship."I think I have a problem," said chef Roy Villacrusis of Kapow! Noodle Bar, the subject of this week's review. "I don't care what people think."He's not just talking about the menu the Mizner Park noodle hous ... More >>
Kapow! Noodle Bar chef Roy Villacrusis won the "Grand Chef Throwdown" at the fifth annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival last night, a five-day benefit for the James Beard Foundation. Villacrusis, who helmed the short-lived Kubo that earned New Times' Best Restaurant in Palm Beach in 2011, com ... More >>
Melissa McCartIn the event you've made the rounds on our Fort Lauderdale lunch list, there's a new one in the queue.
Giving passers-by a peek inside Kapow! Noodle Bar. Noodle fans in Boca Raton have been champing at the bit for the opening of Kapow! Noodle Bar in Mizner Park. The brainchild of Rodney Mayo and Scott Frielich (of Dada, Tryst, the Dubliner, Respectable Street, and Vagabond, to name a few) and Vau ... More >>
This just in: Roy Villacrusis, the man behind the innovative small-plates menu at the new Palm Beach Gardens hot spot Dirty Martini and the owner of North Palm Beach's Kubo, has been named executive chef for Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton.Villacrusis' brand of "Asiatic Cuisine" forms the ba ... More >>
The guys behind Boca Raton's most anticipated restaurant opening will narrow down their chef pick for Kapow! Noodle Bar this week, says partner Vaughan Lazar (Pizza Fusion), one of three partners behind the Asian fusion concept, a joint project conceived by Rodney Mayo and Scott Frielich.The pool ... More >>
Wellington Green MallDressed Up Mexican at the mall at Solo CantinaAt the end of every month, we look back and take stock of restaurants that have opened and closed. (I know we're a few days into August already; forgive us!) Though the crowds may have migrated north for the summer, and the tempe ... More >>
Nicole DannaLongboards will be celebrating its grand opening July 1Clematis St. in West Palm Beach has a new addition: Welcome Longboards Restaurant and Bar, which will be celebrating its grand opening with complimentary food and drink Saturday, July 2, from 5 p.m. to midnight.&nbs ... More >>
• Hoping they're launching a really big hit, niteclub impresarios Rodney Mayo and Scott Freilich and Pizza Fusion proprietor Vaughan Lazar are planning to open Kapow! Noodle Bar in July in Boca's Mizner Park. "Fresh and sustainable" pan-Asian noodles, some dim sum items and co ... More >>
This week in Dish we walk down memory lane and revisit the crazy year that was 2009. Our year-end wrap up answers the following: What notable newcomers made their way onto South Florida's eager palates? What restaurants fell victim to the stagnant economy? In 2009, restaurateurs turned to trends ... More >>
Concert review: Respectable Street's 22nd anniversary.
Tryst turns this snarky wine snob into a baby beer buff.
At Respecs, all things must pass. Even nightlife columnists.
A Clematis stalwart turns 20
It's midnight: Do you know where your next meal is coming from?
Are Palm Beach nightcrawlers getting a raw deal?
With Clematis Street sputtering, Ray's Downtown barely holds on as a beachhead of hip
Welcome to Oblivion
Nothing like pumpkin beer to bring people together...
Keith Clayborne throws missiles from a safe distance
Clematis Street is on the skids, kids
Respectable Street celebrates a quintessential quindecennial
A little bit of South Beach comes to Delray Beach
You know, it's not every day you get to see an '80s synth-pop icon do a pratfall on-stage