Let's face it: with South Florida's heavy colorful Latin population, finding good latin cuisine isn't exactly challenging. But finding a good Mexican restaurant? Now, that's another story.
While lots of restaurants in the area produce a decent variation of authentic Mexican fare, true Tex-Mex or a ... More >>
Farm-to-Table has become a major buzzword over the past few years. And we're certainly not complaining about the trend.
Aside from the benefits to the local economy, individual health, and environmental impact, local and organic foods taste better.
Isn't that what dining out is supposed to be abo ... More >>
Graceland, the USA Network television series that mixes crime fighting with the Jersey Shore, has come to Hollywood...Florida to film.
The series, which has DEA, Customs, and FBA agents living together in a southern California beachfront seized from a drug lord/Elvis fan (hence the name, Graceland ... More >>
It's easy to look at the bizarre and terrible history of Nazi Germany and focus solely on the millions of victims. Or to make a fetish of the perpetrators and inadvertently honor their crimes. But what I found most compelling in the Compass Center exhibit "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945" ... More >>
Dennis Max was working the room Monday night at his just-opened restaurant, The Mexican. The dining room and bar were packed, with few open seats in the house, but the restaurateur managed to find an empty stool to pull up to the four-top where I was seated during a free dinner for local media. Max ... More >>
If any of you guys have followed my foodie blog at ps561.com, you would know a few things about me, one of which, is that I grew up in the Boston area and have an unhealthy obsession for some traditional New England favorites that I am unable to acquire living down here in South Florida, one of whic ... More >>
The Mexican, Dennis Max's homage to the border town cuisine he grew up with while living in Southern California in the 1950's and 60's, is now open in Boca Raton. The restaurant, which brings a little surfer culture to Boca, is decorated with a colorful Day of the Dead-inspired mural and featur ... More >>
Here in South Florida, sushi spots are as familiar as burger bars and taco food trucks -- and a lot of them have the same myriad interpretations of the spider and California roll at varying price points. First-time restaurateur Scott Kennedy hopes to stand out in the crowded sushi marketplace. ... More >>
Restaurateur Dennis Max and his partners in The Max Group are opening The Mexican at Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton.The restaurant, which will feature Mexican street food and a tequila bar, will open in early November. Like Max's other restaurants, many ingredients will be sourced locally, using sus ... More >>
Is that grouper you have there on your plate, or pangasius -- a mild-flavored white-flesh fish farmed in Asia? The next time you're out to dine in South Florida, it may be a question you should ask yourself.According to a new report released by Oceana, an international advocacy group for protecting ... More >>
Guacamole takes something great -- the avocado -- and makes it even better (pair it with still-warm housemade tortilla chips and a margarita and you achieve perfection). South Florida can't match Southern California in the guac department, but there certainly are worthy contenders in this region. ... More >>
Weird Al Yankovic -- the singer who famously implored picky young eaters to "just eat" their SPAM and tuna casserole -- talked about his vegetarian lifestyle during an appearance on Monday's edition of comedian Marc Maron's cult hit podcast "WTF With Marc Maron." The comedian mentioned spot ... More >>
Born January 7, 1948, Kenny Loggins became the poster child for soft rock radio back in the '70s, both as a solo artist and as a member of the million-selling duo Loggins and Messina. While he never was the hippest performer, his songs still made him a mainstay on the adult pop airwaves and assur ... More >>
Nicole DannaHere's something Palm Beach County hasn't seen in awhile: A well-executed tapas restaurant.Whether you call it pinchos, chopitos or tapas -- derived from the Latin word "tapar," meaning "to cover" -- doesn't much matter. All you really need to know is that Cha Cha's certainly has ... More >>
Sometimes you're in the mood to skip the weekend's amateur hours and pony up with the professionals. Morning bars are just the spots. Here's a list of places to tie one on just a coupla hours past sunup.1. The Hut. Though the bar reads "package store," the place attracts more than drunks. When I ... More >>
Nicole DannaBreakfast burritos are the specialty here, where they're served all day long.When it comes to East Coast/West Coast battles, it seems like California has it all. It's got the girls. The sun, the surf. And -- according to Rock Hard Taco partner and general manager Steve Mille ... More >>