Rodney Mayo

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Ten Best Restaurants in West Palm Beach

    Let's face it: West Palm Beach has never been known for its dining scene. But that doesn't mean there aren't some truly stellar dining options -- you just have to know where to look. These days, we have our eye on a few places -- both new and old. Whether you're headed for a night out on the town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    New Times Best of 2014: Best Places to Eat in the Morning

    Have you checked out our New Times Best of Broward/Palm Beach picks, yet? This year, we've come up with over 200 of the best places to shop, listen to music, and eat. Of course, if you're going to name the best in South Florida, you've absolutely got to work in some boozy magic. So, from best brewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Calusa Coffee Fort Lauderdale's First Roaster Coming Soon, Started Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds

    We're all about "micro," "craft," "artisanal," and "small-batch" these days. Whether it's cheese, tomatoes, or beer, we've made the swift from large-scale industrial homogeneity to locally produced unique products. Sure, it's also a bit of a political statement -- we're fighting against the corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Thierry Beaud Is Opening a French Bakery and Cafe on Clematis

    You've heard the saying, "When it rains, it pours." That's usually a bad thing - unless each droplet is and amazing new eatery. Lately, it's been raining new restaurants and bars on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm -- or it's about to be soon. We just broke news about the third reincarnatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Ten Best Bars for Cocktails in Palm Beach County

    The rhythmic beat of the cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Ten Best New Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2013

    While it had its ups and downs, 2013 was a pretty good year overall. South Florida's economy picked up with rises in real estate and drops in unemployment, and, more importantly, we got plenty of new places to eat. While some were here and gone in a minute, others seem to have firmly rooted themsel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Ten Best Coffee Shops in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Ten Best Chefs in Palm Beach County

    It's a well-known fact that chefs have become the new rock stars. From former party animal Anthony Bourdain -- we'd liken him to a more together Keith Richards -- to supermodel-like Giada De Laurentiis, the kitchen is in these days. While chefs across the country are getting recognition from culi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Taps Coming to Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Himmarshee

    There once was a day in which downtown Fort Lauderdale's riverfront and Himmarshee area was full of a variety of different restaurants and bars. From Hooters and laid-back sports bars to high-end Italian restaurant and upscale martinis, there used to be divergent spots for everyone -- and every poss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Owner Butch Johnson and Original Chef Wayne Alcaide of 32 East Opening New Concept in Pompano Beach

    They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that's the case, the city of Delray Beach certainly has something to blush about; many rundown and forgotten parts of town in Broward and Palm Beach counties are trying to copy the efforts of its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Oakland Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants in Delray Beach

    It wasn't all that long ago that Delray Beach was just like any other South Florida beach town -- minus, of course, Palm Beach proper. Oh, how times have changed. In 1985, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (C.R.A.), began its plans to revitalize the city by cleaning up the slums, pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Brett Collins, Mixologist at Hullabaloo, Creates "Kitchen Cocktails"

    If you're in the mood for a well-handcrafted cocktail this evening, head to Hullabaloo in West Palm Beach. Unlike most bars, here you won't find a single bottle of simple syrup -- and we think that says something. At this new Italian-themed gastropub, it's all about doing things from scratch -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Dubliner is Coming to Fort Lauderdale

    For a while now, the Himmarshee nightlife district in downtown Fort Lauderdale has been on the other side of its peak. With the loss of some of the busier spots like the Brick, and Las Olas having stolen some its thunder, the Himmarshee area has been in need of some assistance. Well, looky who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Dada in Delray Beach: Q&A with Executive Chef Bruce Feingold Who Shares Ghost Stories and Cooking Tips

    Bruce Feingold's first job was in a bakery, washing dishes and decorating cookies with sprinkles and frosting. Little did he know it would lead to a future career in one of South Florida's most beloved restaurants situated in a historic home on the outskirts of downtown Delray Beach. A New Jersey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Dada Brings Back Chef-Inspired Wine Pairing Dinners

    Dada Executive Chef Bruce Feingold has announced the return of his restaurant's popular wine pairing dinner series, beginning with the first, dubbed Twelve/Twelve/Twelve because -- you guessed it -- it will be held on December 12. It is the first of such wine pairing dinners to be held at the restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    73. Clams and Chorizo From Longboards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Villacrusis Has Left Kapow! Noodle Bar

    ​ Updated.Kapow! Noodle Bar has gone the way of Banana Republic by introducing sliders to the menu. This item signals a move to a conservatism to align with its Mizner Park location, prompting chef Roy Villacrusis to depart for other projects. The noodle bar conceived by Rodney Mayo and Scott Fri ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Broward/Palm Beach County Noteworthy Chefs of 2011

    chef Angelo Elia of Casa 'd Angelo​Being 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Kapow! Noodle Bar's Chef Roy Villacrusis Has Got A Problem

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Kapow! Noodle Bar: Restaurant Crib Notes

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton Opening November 23: A Sneak Peek Inside

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale's Top Ten Local Restaurant Stories of the Summer

    ​This past summer-between May 31st and yesterday- the area's readers have been more interested in the opening of burger joints-or really, just about any joint- than porn filmed at a pizzeria. Read on for the season's most read local restaurant news of the summer. The results may surprise you.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Our Five Favorite New Restaurants of 2009

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009
  • Dining

    May 21, 2009

    Hoppin' Glad

    Tryst turns this snarky wine snob into a baby beer buff.

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    A Dose of Feelgood

    Vince Neil and friends bring back that old feeling to West Palm

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Three-Minute Miracles

    Dada embraces rock 'n' roll fantasy

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Banned in WPB

    Phallic condos and shiny Starbucks push the under-21 crowd off Clematis.

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Ray's of Light

    One of Clematis Street's hippest hangouts could use a handout

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    HoneyComb Hideout

    With a revamped Website and unflagging optimism,'s Steve Rullman is all plugged in

  • Arts and Entertainment

    May 17, 2001
  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    This Is Not a Restaurant Review

    The look and taste of Dada flirt with absurdity but still somehow work

  • Music

    June 1, 2000


    Sonic Saturday, The Cure