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    April 17, 2014

    Easter Lunch and Dinner Specials in Broward and Palm Beach

    We're all about specials around here -- if you haven't noticed, we dine out often. So, when a holiday comes around and local restaurants roll out the deals, we're all about it. Easter Sunday is coming up at the start of next week and many eateries are offering different dishes and discounts for th ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    Sheila's Conch & Wings Reopens in Fort Lauderdale

    Palm Beach County residents living nearby Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch and More food shack in Lake Worth -- maybe even the original mobile unit outside the West Palm Beach court house -- had it good. They were just minutes away from one of the area's most awesome marriages of Southern smoked BBQ and B ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Tsukuro Launches New Happy Hour Special and Lunch Menu

    There is no time of day that excites us the way happy hour does. It not only involves cheap drinks and inexpensive eats, but it washes away the pain of the workday. Numerous options for after work intoxication abound luckily; however, you can never have enough of a good thing. Starting next month ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    December's Restaurant Openings and Closings in Broward and Palm Beach

    With another month comes another bunch of new restaurants. While we still have plenty of spots we're waiting to see open doors (Ahem, Trader Joe's!), the last four weeks of December proved to be a good one for the world of food. From long-awaited waterfront spots to trendy Mexican joints to upscal ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013
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    December 3, 2013

    Sky Thai Sushi on Las Olas Fuses Traditional Thai and Authentic Japanese

    Las Olas Boulevard is home to dozens of restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world. From seafood to French to Italian to American to Brazilian and everything in between, there are multiple options for each kind of fare on the busy little strip. Recently, the boulevard got its newest Thai ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 5, 2013

    Gabose: Enjoy Top Korean Cuisine in Lauderhill

    The beef tongue arrives raw and slivered, its flesh marbled with strips of fat. You cook it on a wire grate over charcoal, which burns crimson in a pit on your table. In seconds, the meat turns from pink and slick to charred and shriveled. "It's too hot," exclaims the waitress at Gabose in Lauderhil ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    July 31, 2013

    Sushi Rock Opens Second Location, in Wilton Manors

    When it comes to business, there's no need to rattle a good thing. Unless, of course, you're so busy that it's hard to accommodate all of the customers willing to shell out some cash for your goods and services. That's the problem Sushi Rock Las Olas had been facing for years. The spot has been so ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Sushigami Opens First Location in Sawgrass Mills Mall

    It's an impatient foodie's dream, your meal's ready before you even sit down. The latest addition to the Sawgrass Mills' mall grub scene, at Sushigami you'll never have to fill up on stale bread or tap your foot in hungry anticipation again. Even though sushi isn't anything new, serving it on a 14 ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Ten Best Happy Hours in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Ahh. Happy hour. That wonderful time of day when a smiling bartender, cheap booze, and inexpensive food are intended to dissipate all of your workday's stress. Of course, you could go for a run or do something healthy to blow off some steam, but where's the fun in that? To help you out with your h ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County

    Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time. If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Hippocrates Health Institute: Why Sea Vegetables Are a Valuable Source of Important Nutrients

    We all know vegetables are good for us, but what about sea vegetables like nori, wakame, kelp, and dulse? The next time you reach for a sushi roll, keep in mind that the dark green stuff is more than just a pretty wrapper for all that sticky rice and fish. It's also packed with essential vitamins an ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    PB Catch in Palm Beach: Craft Cocktails, Sea-Cuterie, and New Lounge

    For the most part, when you think Palm Beach, you think of elegant dining rooms filled with old men in blue blazers and crystal chandeliers. Not chill hangout spot. PB Catch is now offering an alternative to the stuffy old crowds of 'the island.' The spot recently updated its concept to include ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Free Cold Sake Tasting at Sushi Jo

    For me, very few shelves at Total Wine are more confounding than the sake section, and still more are far less mysterious. When it comes to sake, choices abound. There are small bottles, big bottles, mini bottles -- even champagne-style bottles. Some are cloudy and cloyingly sweet; others are clear, ... More >>

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    January 5, 2013

    RA Sushi Featuring New Year's Resolution-Friendly "Skinny Pairing" Menu

    Here's the thing about New Year's resolutions: Hanging a new Twilight calendar on the wall doesn't give one any special powers to quit smoking or stop dropping F-bombs with the kids in the car. But even if you're the sort who'd never vocalize a resolution, there's a good chance that come January, yo ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Election Day 2012 Deals: Free Food and Free Drinks in South Florida

    Before you hit the bar on Tuesday night to watch the election results roll in (and either toast to victory or drink away defeat, provided this doesn't turn into the ongoing shit-storm some are predicting) why not put a little food in that belly? A few local restaurants and bars will be rewarding S ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

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

    The restaurant roll call for September could just as easily be called the "coming soon" chronicles. Sure, there were a few spots to open, and a few to close, but mostly, it's news of impending projects that fill the ledger. With many of the restaurants and clubs expected to open within the next four ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Fuku in West Palm Beach: "Angry Lobster" and a Food Network Star

      It used to be that you couldn't find a descent Asian-themed restaurant anywhere near downtown West Palm Beach. That was until about six months ago, when several Asian-themed establishments showed up. Among them Fuku (pronounced foo-koo), a bold new lounge-like pan-Asian concept that opened t ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Tickets Go On Sale Soon

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2013 event schedule. The multi-day festival that brings a host of celebrity chefs, events, parties, and dinners to Miami Beach, runs from February 21-24, 2013. While that may seem far away, we suggest you start making plans and circling ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    South Florida Dining Events This Week: New Times Pairings and More

    There's this little thing happening this week called the Fifth Annual New Times Pairings. Perhaps we've mentioned it? And as if you need any other activity (you don't) to keep your spirits up as you slog through another week at the office, there are plenty more wine, beer, and dining events from For ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes: # 1 -- Peking Duck Tacos From Imoto

    We're counting down our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, email them here.

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    July 19, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes: # 3 -- Fried Jumbo Prawn at Studio

    We're counting down our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, email them here.Roy Villacrusis began his career under the watchful eye of the infamous South Florida chef, Mark Militello, at Mark's City Place in West Palm Beach. And it's been ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes: #6 -- White Fish Carpaccio from Gaysha New World Sushi

    We're counting down our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, email them here, or visit our Facebook page.

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    May 22, 2012

    Oceans 234 Kicks Off Havana Nights White Party Series

    OK -- so the Dirty Dancing sequel, Havana Nights, didn't measure up to the original awesome movie (even though Mad Men's Roger Sterling was a pretty cool silver fox of a dad). We still love Havana Nights as a concept for throwing a really great party -- and so does Oceans 234.Starting this Saturday, ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Duck Feathers, Insect Coffee, and Pink Slime: Who the Hell Cares Anymore?

    Starbucks late last week announced that its stores would begin phasing out the use of food coloring made from crushed insects. Well, that's nice. The kerfuffle over the revelation of the non-vegan, and somewhat stomach-turning, ingredient's inclusion in some of the chain's  beverages is just on ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    It's A Good Week To Skip the Spicy Tuna Roll

    Over 140 people in 20 states have been stricken with salmonella traced to yellowfin tuna meat scraped from bones and organs. One person in Florida has been sick, with the bulk of illnesses clustered in New York (28), Maryland (14), Wisconsin (14), and Illinois (13). The Centers for Disease Control p ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Easter Brunch and Dinner in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County

    ​There's still plenty of time to storm Target for Easter basket supplies -- Peeps! Don't forget the damned Peeps! -- but if you're looking to secure a spot to eat an Easter brunch or dinner, you better hop to it. Restaurants serving Easter meals in Palm Beach County will fill fast, and reservation ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 13, 2012

    Can Delray Sustain More New Restaurants?

    ​On Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Park Tavern opened to fanfare last month. The crowds show it, with diners reporting long waits on weekends in particular. The cache behind the restaurateurs of Cut 432 helped fan enthusiasm. Chef Anthony Pizzo, Brandon Belluscio, and Brian Albe said they took a ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    100. Braised Eggplant at Sushi Bon

    It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best Of 2012 issue in June. Starting today, Clean Plate Charlie will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page.​ 100. Braised eggplant at Sus ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    After Hours Eats With Adam Dombrowski of Rocco's Tacos

    ​Visit this Las Olas location on Tuesdays and chef Adam Dombrowski of Rocco's Tacos is doing double time. Armed with appetites, patrons line the lot to valet for the $14.95 all-you-can-eat day. The Fort Lauderdale location opened a year ago this month.The crowds -- and owner Rocco Mangel's success ... More >>

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    February 4, 2012

    Valentine's Day Dinner in Broward and Palm Beach Counties: Where to Take Your Date

    Rockinfree via Flickr Creative CommonsGet your Valentine's Day groove on. ​The hour is drawing nigh. It's time to book your reservations for Valentine's Day dinner or risk being turned away at the door, a rejection that will increase the odds of a rejection later that evening. If the cheapska ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Raw vs. Cooked Seafood: A Debate Better Had Before This Happens

    Are one of these the culprit?​Last week, I bought one bad clam, along with approximately a hundred of its siblings, from a perfectly respectable (and totally blameless) fish monger. The clam sojourned briefly in my refrigerator and then spent an hour or so atop my stove, in the company of tomatoes ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    SAIA on Fort Lauderdale Beach Does Happy Hour South Beach-Style

    Photo by Jatinder Channa​Situated steps away from the sand, SAIA at the B Ocean Hotel is the sophisticated sushi spot you've probably never been to. Opened less than a year ago, it's taken some time to convince Fort Lauderdale's socialites that the old Holiday Inn building has been redesigned w ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    First Bite: Dapur in Fort Lauderdale​The outside of Dapur is smoker-friendly. Retro-chrome and vinyl bar tables frame one side of the entrance, a fountain with greenery on the other. Papery chandeliers light the mood: all this before a diner even opens the door. Inside, speakers that would dwarf a child& ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Ra Sushi's Summer Cocktail Recipes

    All photos courtesy RA Sushi RA Sushi's new summer drink collection - try them at the restaurant or make them at home.​RA Sushi has created three refreshing summer cocktails that pair perfectly with their sushi for a delicious cool meal when the heat index soars through the roof. The cock ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Sublime Hosting a Sake Tasting Dinner Thursday Night

    Tokyofoodcast via Creative CommonsTime to sip a little sake -- or six.​ When's the last time you indulged in a truly sophisticated romantic dinner with your S.O.? And no -- abstaining from texting for the duration of the meal does not automatically qualify it as a "special" occasion.

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    June 15, 2011

    Father's Day Deals in Palm Beach and Broward (This Sunday -- Don't Forget!)

    Treat Dad to a pint or three this Sunday.​It's a given that Mom gets a fancy brunch on her special day of the year, and the father figure in your life deserves the same treatment. Speaking of, Father's Day is Sunday, which means it's time to take him out for a meal that will appeal to his tastes.

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    June 14, 2011

    Five Ways to Play With Your Wiener

    Like mom always sure to wrap your weiner.​We've managed to go without mentioning Anthony Weiner and all the wiener jokes that go with him... until now. We figure if the president can mention Weiner, we can too. Unlike POTUS, we're not calling for the congressman's resignation; we' ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Oprah's Farewell Show: A Green Room Smorgasboard

    Oprah: we'll miss you.​Oprah Winfrey is ending her iconic talk show....for While millions of people will mourn Oprah's wisdom, heart and humor, thousands will mourn..their jobs, including the kitchen staff at Harpo studios. As in every milestone of human life, food must be se ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Interview with Buddha Sky Bar's Executive Chef Tony Torres, Part 2

    Buddha Sky Bar Buddha Sky Bar's Executive Chef Tony Torres​Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of our interview with Buddha Sky Bar's Executive Chef Tony Torres. If you missed it, you can read it here. We continue now with Part 2. Clean Plate Charlie: What's your favorite "go to" food? Chef Tony ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Deal of the Day: $20 for $50 Worth of Japanese Hibachi and Drinks at Kansai in Boca Raton

    hungrysormuijai.blogspot.comEvery day of the week you'll find a special at Kansai of Boca Raton, where you'll find both Japanese and Thai cuisine.On Monday, it's family night where kids under 12 eat free. Midweek, it's $1 Wednesday, where you'll get $1 sushi (3 piece minimum) and $1 sake. The l ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Where We Were Eating: Tijuana Flats

    Dori Zinn​ Salad bars, dessert bars, and even all-you-can-eat sushi bars. But a hot sauce bar? Yes. It exists.

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    March 2, 2011

    Reason Number 102 for Why Women Prefer Cucumbers to Men

    Photo Courtesy of Jeff Kaplan​Click here for the first 101 cheesy, sexual innuendo jokes.Schoolyard humor aside, a micro-bottler from Pompano Beach wants you to enjoy his Mr. Q. Cumber -- a 90-calorie soda, flavored with cucumber extract. Owner of Global Beverage Enterprises, Jeff Kaplan, asks: Wh ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Sushi Rolling Class at RA Sushi on Wednesday

    ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Rice, avocado, cucumber, and carrot -- assembled separately on a plate, it all sounds pretty straightforward and Spartan as far as eats are concerned, right?But imagine having to roll those same ingredients up in a sheet of nori with a dab of wasabi an ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    Aphrodisiacs: Five Places to Get Oysters in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    He's swallowing these aphrodisiacs by the bucket load.​With Valentine's Day looming, you're probably thinking one of two things: "Should I dump this loser before I have to shell out money for a gift?" or "I need to find the perfect gift for the love lust of my life." Tender glances, heartfelt ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Guess Where We're Eating!?

    Dori Zinn​ This south Palm Beach County spot is what some of the restaurant's bartenders have deemed "the pre-gamer," where patrons will start off their night before bar hopping. They've got an extensive list of seafood specialties, but also offer a complete sushi bar. With the long bar and drink ... More >>

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