Like your significant other, a bad cold, and that last five pounds you're always battling -- restaurants come and go. In South Florida, where the summer slump after tourist season can often be a kiss of death for many establishments, this is especially true. Each year, we wave goodbye to those that ... More >>
Who doesn't like eating out? You don't have to cook, you don't have to clean up, and, chances are, a restaurant chef can throw together a much better meal than you'll ever be able to conceive. The only downside: the money. For the next month, the cost to dine in many Palm Beach County restaurants ... More >>
Around and around we go, and so begins the start to yet another lovely work week. Today, there's a few things to lament. First, the fact that summer is officially over. Second, that most of us are probably working this Labor Day holiday. Whether or not you're stuck punching the time card, there's s ... More >>
Chef Julien Gremaud is opening his first solo restaurant, Avocado Grill, in West Palm Beach this fall. The chef named the restaurant after one of Florida's most prolific fruits because, "they are a healthy, South Florida staple that complement the menu's coastal, farm-to-table cuisine. We are also f ... More >>
Although your week might be filled with planned meetings, to-do lists, busy schedules, and many other obligations and responsibilities, there is always an excuse to relax and enjoy South Florida once you step out of the office. From social dinners to networking that can provide a distraction and go ... More >>
Buffets tend to be the butt of many a foodie joke. Sure, it's mass-produced food that in many cases is sitting out for hours on end, but there are times when you just need piles and piles of food, all at once. It's called being stoned. Look, all legal issues aside (uneven incarceration rates, pot ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The team behind Tee Jay Thai Sushi in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors and Thai House in North Miami Beach, will soon open Sky Thai Sushi on a Broward thoroughfare whose turnover is second only to the seedy hourly motels on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Sky should begin serving in about a month at 350 E. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Post-holiday stupor (and bank balance) put you in the market for something mellow this weekend? Perfect, because things are prettttty quiet in the pre-New Year's Eve buildup. Clean Plate Charlie has rounded up a handful of food- and drink-related activities this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach cou ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
KabukiKabuki has two happy hours fit for a samurai.What does the new kid on the block have to do to make friends? How about offering not one, but two happy hours?Kabuki, the recently opened sushi and tapas restaurant on Clematis Street, is offering a happy hour deal worth checking into.
Photo by Jatinder ChannaSituated 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 >>
jumponmarkslist.comThe 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
Like mom always says...be 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 >>
• Hoping they're launching a really big hit, niteclub impresarios Rodney Mayo and Scott Freilich and Pizza Fusion proprietor Vaughan Lazar are planning to open Kapow! Noodle Bar in July in Boca's Mizner Park. "Fresh and sustainable" pan-Asian noodles, some dim sum items and co ... More >>
Dori Zinn Salad bars, dessert bars, and even all-you-can-eat sushi bars. But a hot sauce bar? Yes. It exists.
Photo Courtesy of Jeff KaplanClick 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We got a sad email this week from Chef Kevin McCarthy, the guy who introduced us to Southwestern cooking way back with his original Armadillo Cafe in west Davie 20 years ago, always our go-to spot for shrimp grits and chocolate fritters. The fourth and last incarnation of the animal was Armadillo Be ... More >>
Feeling the beat with Ronin Taiko A few years ago the Cornell Cafe at the Morikami Museum & Japanese Garden got a big boost when The Food Network declared it one of the three best museum eateries in the country. So I went, and lemme tell you: The award does not bode well for the quality of museum f ... More >>
Jo Clark's latest venture, Thai Jo, is set to open in West Palm's CityPlace this summer next door to the new Taverna Opa.