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    October 31, 2014

    Halloween Food and Drink Events This Weekend: A Quentin Tarantino Costume Party, Dress Up Your Boat, and More

    Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. This Friday is special -- it's Halloween. And that means one thing: tons of costume contests. Whether you're looking to deck-out your boa ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Ten Best New South Florida Restaurants in 2014, So Far

    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 >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Five Deals to Try for Flavor Palm Beach

    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 >>

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    September 1, 2014

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: A Pool Party, Labor Day Brunch, and Yappy Hour for Big Dog Ranch Rescue

    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 >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Chef Julien Gremaud to Open Avocado Grill

    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 >>

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    July 14, 2014

    South Florida Food & Drink Events This Week: Dinners, Beer, and 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 >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Ten Best Buffets in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    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 >>

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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 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 8, 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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    October 29, 2013

    Mozart Café in Boca Gets New Kitchen Staff, Major Overhaul

    Change is a good thing. In life, things can get a little stale; sometimes it just takes a little makeover to spice it up a bit. The same goes for restaurants. To bring new life back into the spot, Mozart Café completely revamped its concept with a contemporary interior, kitchen team, brand-spank ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    Sky Thai Sushi Coming Soon to Las Olas

    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 >>

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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 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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    December 28, 2012

    Five South Florida Food- and Drink-Related Events This Weekend: Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade

    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 >>

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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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    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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    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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    June 14, 2012

    SA1A Offers Poolside Miami Heat Watch Party With White Hot Sangria

    Fort Lauderdale Miami Heat fans have a supercool way to watch the team take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 9.  SA1A and the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel are having a white-hot watch party at both the poolside bar and in the lobby.  Enjoy some sushi, like SA1A's crunchy tuna roll ... 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 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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    January 11, 2012

    Kabuki West Palm Beach Offers Double Happy Hour Deals

    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.

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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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    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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    April 24, 2011

    Restaurant News: Kapow! Noodle Bar to Hit Boca, Prime Offers $10 Lunch Deal, Asian Fusion Buffet Dishes in Royal Palm

    ​•    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 >>

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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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    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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    May 6, 2009

    Closings: The Armadillo Waddles Away

    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 >>

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    September 3, 2008

    Sushi & Stroll at the Morikami

    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 >>

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    July 2, 2008

    A Little Bellyaching

    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.

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