It's sad, but true. If you're looking for a caffeine fix in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, you won't find much in the way of truly good coffee. Outside of a few independent coffee shops -- some brewing organic and small-batch roasts -- the options remain nothing but Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. ... More >>
South Florida restaurateur and nightlife maven Rodney Mayo is celebrating the grand opening of his 13th establishment this Labor Day weekend at Camelot in downtown West Palm Beach. But -- even though it serves food -- Camelot isn't a restaurant. It's also not a nightclub. And it's not really a loun ... More >>
It's hotter than a billy goat's ass in a pepper patch right now. With almost every move causing you to break out in a sweat, the thought of imbibing anything warmer than room temperature sounds just about as appealing as a root canal. But, even so, we still need our caffeine. Sure, it's easy enou ... More >>
Restaurants and foods tend to come around in trends. Remember when a new gourmet burger joint seemed to be opening its doors, like, every other day? Pizza, on the other hand, is one of the least fashionable food items on the planet -- it's been around since the Roman days. As stable as it is, bre ... More >>
Look, we're all about eating and drinking all sorts of things over here, but in today's fast-paced society -- yes, we're busy too -- one consumable reigns supreme: coffee. No, it's not good for you; however, caffeine is an absolute necessity (and yes, we're well aware that it's an addiction). Even ... More >>
Across the world Americans are stereotyped as being lazy -- we'd like to think we're just busy, actually. We have drive-throughs for just about everything: fast-food, car-washes, banks, pharmacies, convenience stores, dry-cleaners, and topless doughnut shops. (Seriously, that last one used to exist ... More >>
When it comes to complete relaxation, brunch is the ideal choice. How often do you get to kick back with a drink during the day while sitting in the sunshine for hours, picking at foods that will most like you send you straight back to bed? If you're doing that on a Monday, we'd like to know your ... More >>
In the past few decades, Americans have had no choice but to live with a limited selection of coffee. There isn't much to choose from outside the good old double-D's or Starbucks. And it's that much more evident here in South Florida, where specialty coffee shops are few and far between. But thank ... More >>
After a five-year run above Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill on Clematis Street, Sub Culture Group's (the team behind Broward and Palm Beach fave's like DaDa Restaurant & Lounge, Tryst, and Kapow! Noodle Bar) Lost Weekend has closed its doors. Don't get upset yet, however, it's just moving down the str ... More >>
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 >>
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'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 >>
Melissa McCartIn the event you've made the rounds on our Fort Lauderdale lunch list, there's a new one in the queue.
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 >>
Concert review: Respectable Street's 22nd anniversary.
We had a marvelous experience at Tryst, the new Gastropub on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, last Friday. The place comes out of the combined inspiration of Delray restaurateurs Rodney Mayo, Scott Frielich, Dave Robinson, and Butch Johnson. They've come up with an extensive list of craft beers fro ... More >>
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