Sara VentieraWhat once was reserved for the brave, has become a staple meal out for every day diners and the diet-crazed. Sushi has become many American's dish of choice and we just can't seem to get enough -- hey, it's certainly not a bad thing for the country that is the second most obese in the w ... More >>
This is obviously why it takes three years to get through law school: the courts are whack as hell. Case in point, today's decision coming out of the federal appeals court on whether Rick Scott can pee-test state employees for drug use. Following the announcement, both sides of the dispute are claim ... More >>
Olympian Ryan Lochte was in South Florida this past weekend to film scenes for his new E! reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?Although the swimming sensation and 11-time medalist seemed to be less than happy with the weekend's cool breezes, Lochte managed to enjoy himself with a visit to one of ... More >>
Florida Cookery's manager, an unflappable and poker-faced woman dressed in an austere black-and-white uniform, set a heavy spiny lobster dish on our table. Around her, the dining room lit up with that unique razzle-dazzle that South Beach restaurants often possess Saturday nights. It had been 25 mi ... More >>
Happy New Year! The over-priced parties, the drunk drivers, the immense pressure on the midnight kiss forever dividing the happily coupled from the desperately single... We hope it will be magical. But New Year's Day will remind you that you're 365 days older and less able to handle your liquor.Your ... More >>
It was with mild trepidation that my fiance and I ventured to Rice and Dough in downtown Fort Lauderdale for our first visit. Husband and wife team Amy and Goran Perovic opened the lunch and dinner spot this spring as part pizzeria/sandwich shop (dough) and part sushi bar (rice). We wonde ... More >>
The Everglades has a marketing problem. Earlier this week, officials from the Everglades National Park and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization got together for a chat about how to better market the park to lure in tourists. As the Miami Herald reports, during ... More >>
The newest outpost of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will open Friday in Fort Lauderdale. Though it was slated to debut today, final inspections have delayed the grand opening. The menu is made-to-order Mexican grill standards: half a dozen appetizers, four salads, three soups, and a myriad of quesadi ... More >>
Navigating the happy hour scene on Fort Lauderdale beach is no easy task. The choices of where to go are endless however the scene once you get there is the same -- salacious meat markets, skeevy (but kind of wonderful) dive bars, and South Beach bar wannabes commingle on the weather-beaten ... More >>
The ubiquity of plaid and the renaissance of Pearl Jam, U2, and Nirvana in some circles is making me nostalgic for the '90s. What's a food writer to do but eat and drink a way through the decade? Though some '90s food and drink are making a comeback, many dishes are decidedly dormant. After the j ... More >>
We've learned tons of restaurant news and will keep you updated as the details unfurl. For now, here's the skinny on openings this week.Tony and Lori Bova of Vivo Partenza have resurrected Mario's of Bova and renamed it Mario's Osteria. December 15 marked the soft opening of the 300-seat restaura ... More >>
Attention, Oktoberfest junkies: Cafe Heidelberg is hiring. Though no requirements are articulated, I would imagine knowing German and harboring a love of Deutsch bier wouldn't hurt. Check it out here. Are you from Chicago? A Chicago bar is opening in Fort Lauderdale and the owners are lookin ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.No. 20: Bouillabaisse from Café de France There are reasons certain dis ... More >>
The B Ocean on Sunrise and A1AEver wish there were more establishments on Fort Lauderdale beach than just swanky resorts, cut-rate motels, and those shops that sell "FBI: Female Body Inspector" shirts and mysteriously manage to stay in business?Two international hedge-fund managers are here to he ... More >>
Playwright Irish Pub in The Village at Gulfstream Park is the sister-pub to iconic Playwright in South Beach. Both pubs offer over a dozen beers on tap (including Guinness, of course), but only Playwright at Gulfstream offers live horse racing action right outside the window.  ... More >>
The place: T-Mex Cantina The hours: 4 to 8 p.m.; 4 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The deal: Buy one drink, get one free (of equal or lesser value). The digs: Formerly San Loco, this location and its South Beach sister store broke off from their New York dons in 2008 and became T-Mex Cantina. The T d ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonOK, OK. In the interest of fairness and equality in light of last week's column about where to meet men, I guess I also have to disclose where hot girls in their mid-20s-plus go when scoping for gents. There are two places that are perfect -- YOLO in Fort Lauderdale and Tramon ... More >>
If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. Photo by Flickr user wickendenOne of Broward's largest and most ambitious dining and entertainment complexes made its d ... More >>
The original superstar DJ makes a move to South Beach.
Get more than just dinner at Gay Grocery Nights.
But please, save it for the club
A 2007 Dolphin's offseason retrospective.
Eat, drink, then salsa off the sauce at Spice Resto-Lounge
Dining at Tatu is a gamble
Johnny V Readers' Choice: Sublime
Problematic service is perplexing, but Zemi remains a top-drawer dining destination with a top-shelf chef.
If you can handle the volume, El Baraka delivers all manner of Middle Eastern delights
A potable trend hits the burbs, with mixed (and shaken, and stirred) results
Waiting for Baredo might just be worth it someday
Hollywood's would-be R&B diva, Kedash
Seeking greener pastors