• Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival Returns for Third Year

    Delray Beach is quickly becoming known as the foodie capital of Broward and Palm Beach counties. That's evidenced by a growing number of new establishments hitting Atlantic Avenue, as well as a growing number of tasty food affairs. On Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Novemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Savor Tonight Hosting Ultimate Chefs Dinner: One Meal, Eight Top Chefs

    Service is important. Atmosphere is great. But a great meal really comes down to the skill of the chef. The best waitstaff ever and the swankiest decor cannot make up for subpar fare. South Florida has no dearth of distinguished chefs. The question is not whether you can get a great meal; it's whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Dennis Max and Bill Hansen Start Catering Venture

    In Broward and Palm Beach County food scenes few names are as recognizable as Max -- and no, we're not referring to the notorious exploits of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell author, Dennis Max's son Tucker. From Max's Grille to Max's Harvest to Burt & Max's as well as countless other concepts, Max h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Ten Best Restaurants for New Year's Eve in Palm Beach County

    New Year's Eve is one of those days you either love or hate with a passion. You may not want to deal with the traffic; you may hate the crowds; you might not have anyone to kiss; midnight could be well past your granny bedtime; or you may just think the whole holiday encourages amateurs to get drun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Holiday Wine Gift Suggestions from Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch

    Planning for the holidays can be a huge annoyance.You have to shop, clean, cook, entertain guests, clean again; all of which can be a major stress. One of the easiest ways to avoid dealing with that is to mooch off the dinner lovingly prepared by some foolhardy friend or loved one. Of course, they'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    September's Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Spring is supposed to be about a fresh start and new beginnings; fall is supposed to be the beginning of the end. Fortunately, dear South Florida, our seasons are completely in reverse. When the rest of the country is preparing to see its fall and winter slumps, we're preparing for the golden age ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013
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    May 6, 2013

    Composting: It's Not About If but When and How (Part 1)

    Food scraps are being wasted and filling up our landfills when they could be going to building soil and growing our food. Plants thrive on compost, and we have the technology to make composting easy and efficient, yet we choose not to. In my next two articles, I will explore composting, the lates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Meat Eaters, Listen Up!

    Let me just say before I get started that I do eat meat. I try to avoid meat that is not organic, grass fed, or free range or not of a trustworthy, conscious source. I also feel we should not consume meat at every meal or even every day, and here is why. See also Hot Farmer Alert: Meet Farmer Jay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Buyer Beware, Organic Is Not Going to Save You

    I preclude by mentioning that this commentary is coming from a peaceful and loving place. Don't get me wrong here, organic is our safest choice when it comes to purchasing food. I think if the farm is on the other side of the country this is an important certification because you cannot meet the fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Florida Needs to Learn a Few Things About Local Food Systems, California Can Help

    Jay McCobb, a.k.a. "Farmer Jay," is a Delray-based sustainable farmer who will be contributing columns about local food, his pig Pearl, and whatever strikes his fancy. Find more of Jay -- and get your hands on some of his delicious eats -- by visiting Florida is in the top ten for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    2013 American Fine Wine Competition: Winners Announced

    For many of us, a bottle of your finest two buck Chuck will do the trick. For many others, its just not going to cut it. Luckily for the wine snobs of the world, there are people who painstakingly sip, spit, and evaluate wines to find the ones that are truly the best.The American Fine Wine Competiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Locavores Gear Up for Growing Season​I'm missing the end-of-summer bounty here in South Florida. Where are heirloom tomatoes? Where are the stone fruits? What about local squash? And the resounding answer I've heard in response is that everything's backward here. "September through May 

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The Generous Pour Event Returns to the Capital Grille ​​It's summer and that can only mean one thing over at The Capital Grille- it's time for The Generous Pour Event. In its 3rd year, the program launches TODAY and runs well through the end of summer concluding on Sunday, September 4.

  • Dining

    January 20, 2011
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    December 27, 2010

    10 in '10: The Top Food News Stories of 2010​Video that gave new meaning to the term "food porn," trucks that gave a new dimension to take-out meals and new restaurants from celebrity chefs were all among the food and restaurant stories that tickled our taste buds (or other organs) in 2010. This list of the top 10 local food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call for November-December

    Gloria and Emilio Estefan have opened Bongos Cuban Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock.​RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING Apicius, 210 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana Deck 84, 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach Bongos Cuban Cafe, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood  Andrews Restaurant, 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton Origin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call for September

    Tokyo Blue debuted in late August in Fort Lauderdale.​September is typically the slowest month of the restaurant season in South Florida. But there was a lot of moving and shaking going on. Here are some of the highlights.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Free is Good: Guac at Cantina Laredo, Wine at III Forks, Celebrities at City Oyster

    ​Want the scoop on South Florida food news as it happens? Sign up to be a Broward Palm Beach Insider and receive our weekly newsletter and text alerts. • You know what tastes good? Free. This Summer, you can get a sample of that courtesy of Cantina Laredo. Just text the word "Cantina" to 89686 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    July Whole Foods Wine Dinner at Himmarshee Bar & Grill

    ​I really wanted to attend the last Himmarshee Bar & Grill wine/beer pairing featuring Belgian brews in June. But these events are selling out fast, and I'm always late to the party. So for all you procrastinators out there, here's an early scoop on Himmarshee's Cline Cellars wine dinner, taki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Choose the Glam for Your Hamburger

    The Cheesecake Factory's Memphis, Monterey and blue cheese BLT "Glamburgers"​Unleash your inner Jeffrey Steingarden and decide whose hamburger, er. . . Glamburger will reign supreme (but you don't have to be a dick about it) in The Cheesecake Factory's "Great Glamburger Challenge." For six weeks i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck

    Bill Citara​It's always more fun to root against the Big Guys, especially when it comes to wine. That sweet little boutique winery tucked away on some back-country road in Napa or Sonoma has a lot more caché than a mega-giant wine processing plant that looks like an oil refinery and is owned by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck

    ​ No wine gets a blanc stare faster than Chenin Blanc. It may be the white wine grape of France's Loire Valley, but in these parts, you see it about as often as snow drifts on Ocean Drive. It had a few minutes of fame in the 1960s and 1970s and showed up in more than its share of cheap white wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Anti-Foie Gras Types Fight Dirty

    Hypocrite, n. One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.                     --Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Chris Consentino and Mark Pastore's tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Win 25 Grand for your Beefcake

    Beef has taken some serious body punches in the last couple of years. Michael Pollen, Mark Bittman, and a merry cast of vegetarians have been steadily hammering away at our poor American steers, calling them expensive, health-hazardous resource hogs that have done little to whittle the national wais ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Dining

    October 25, 2007

    Size Matters

    Dine like a master of the universe at Six Tables

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007
  • Dining

    March 22, 2007

    East Is Eden

    My love affair with Nick Morfogen

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Daddy's Girl

    Fisher Island millionaire Bruce McMahan loved his daughter so much, he married her.

  • Dining

    April 27, 2006
  • Dining

    February 16, 2006

    Dead Fish Don't Swim

    Restaurateur Jack Jackson moves from beef to bass and gets it half right

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Smiles to Go

    Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Where the Boys Are

    Georgie's Alibi is the cornerstone of the Manors milestone

  • Articles

    November 18, 2004
  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Buddhaful Dining

    Glorious design...and fusion grub to match

  • Dining

    December 5, 2002

    Poor Sports

    The Napa Valley Grille and Café plays the name game

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    Aged to Perfection

    The patrons of Sonoma Grille may be old, but they know good food when they find it

  • Foodstuffs

    May 11, 2000

    Best Wine Selection

    Pineapple Grill