Being a finalist on season nine of Bravo's Top Chef, may have brought Tastemaker number 9, Lindsay Autry into our living rooms, but the chef had been working on her culinary career long before that.
The Johnson & Wales University graduate's career started as a kid in North Carolina, trying to figur ... More >>
Not long ago the Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival was just a one-night affair taking over Palm Beach's very exclusive Worth Avenue. That is, of course, until our Tastemaker number 10, David Sabin brought it to another level. He's brought the festival from a one night event into a five day celebrati ... More >>
Things are growing in Loxahatchee. That's where Jodi and Darrin Swank of Swank Specialty Produce grow some of the most beautiful and desired vegetables and herbs on their hydroponic farm.
Though farming isn't easy in South Florida, the work pays off. The produce from the farm, which includes 200 v ... More >>
If your version of a great Sunday afternoon is more about eating green than drinking green (as in food coloring in your beer), then we suggest heading out to Swank Farms on Saint Patrick's Day to celebrate the Wearin' o' the Green... Salad.
This adults-only lunch features some of South Florida's be ... More >>
It's no secret that Market 17 is one of the most locavorian, sustainability-savvy restaurants in South Florida. After all, it's not shy about voicing its commitment to responsible dining and local sourcing.
Chef Lauren Shields is a driving force behind these efforts. The Florida-born chef cooked he ... More >>
In terms of celebrity chefs, some are much bigger deals than others. Yeah, Rachel Ray seems cool enough. And Giada is ridiculously gorgeous. Tyler might have some great cooking tips. But Emeril Lagasse is the real deal. The chef and restauranteur is known not just for his awesome personality --  ... More >>
So, you survived the holiday season madness and are ready to reclaim your weekends as your own. Clean Plate Charlie has gathered up a few food- and drink-related events going down this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach counties. After the jump, find a few ways to keep busy and entertain the palate - ... More >>
Palm Beach and farming have about as much in common as left-wing hippies and blue blood one percenters. Have you ever seen someone in Lilly Pulitzer working with dirt? Unless it has something to do with keeping up with those perfectly manicured hedges, we didn't think so. Well, this weekend bro ... More >>
If there is one thing that comes to mind when you think of Palm Beach it's luxury. And, well, Money. Obviously, the two go hand in hand. And what could be more luxurious than eating some expensive gourmet delicacies? If you ask us, not much.It should come as no surprise that the Palm Beach Food ... More >>
In south Florida, there are few names that have made a long-lasting impact on the culinary industry. Chef Dean James Max is one. His name comes up not just for his talent in terms of churning out beautifully prepared sustainable seafood dishes, but for his impact on the next generation of south Flor ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale may have been known as the dirty spring break capital years ago, but the hard-partying sleazy teenager has since grown up. Over the past few decades, the city has kicked out the sleaze and has embraced a more mature, and might we say luxurious lifestyle. Our fair city may not be as h ... More >>
It's November. That means, before you know it, you'll be
beating past snotty-nosed kids waiting to sit on Santa's lap and
perfume-spraying models on your way to Williams-Sonoma in an attempt to start
holiday shopping for your favorite foodies. Egads. Maybe this year you'll be
smarter and find them a ... More >>
Chef Julian Greaves of Tryst is best-known for making fresh, local comfort food. Often intended to pair well with Tryst's large selection of beer, his dishes encapsulate true gastropub fare. With Oktoberfest coming to a close in Germany (but still going here in South Florida -- here's our list of Ok ... More >>
Like many a northerner, Jim Leiken packed up his life in New York to head south to warmer pastures. Alright, the weather wasn't the only determining factor-- this New Yorker was offered the executive chef position at Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court, Palm Beach. With just over a year into his new ... More >>
When chef Dean Max parted ways with 3800 Ocean -- the restaurant he helped to open last year inside the Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa -- at the end of 2011, chef Larry LaValley was given the reins (plus the role of resort assistant general manager). LaValley has been with the restaur ... More >>
Mark Militello is taking over the kitchen at 3800 Ocean at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa for one night only. The special James Beard tribute dinner is limited to 18 diners, who will enjoy an eight course tasting menu with wine pairings on Thursday, June 21.The evening will k ... More >>
If you missed last weekend's Sunday Supper/Monday's Leftovers pop-up at Chef Corp Cook's Studio in Palm Beach Gardens, you missed some good food prepared by Roy Villacrusis and Lindsay Autry. Villacrusis told Clean Plate Charlie that the secret of the meals was teamwork and honest ingredients. ... More >>
Roy Villacrusis and Lindsay Autry are teaming up for a two-night pop-up dinner series at Chef Corp Cook's Studio in Palm Beach Gardens on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21.The five-course Sunday supper and Monday "Leftovers" dinners, which will have the same menu both days, will feature ingredients ... More >>
As evidenced by the continued success of Lunchables, the KFC Famous Bowl and boxed wine, we really can be a lazy, impatient bunch when it comes to consumption. The flip side of all of these cheap and easy eats is often increased risk of obesity, hypertension and diabetes.This is why we'll take th ... More >>
Wellington Green MallDressed Up Mexican at the mall at Solo CantinaAt the end of every month, we look back and take stock of restaurants that have opened and closed. (I know we're a few days into August already; forgive us!)
Though the crowds may have migrated north for the summer, and the tempe ... More >>