July proved to be a kind month to the restaurant world. Many new spots opened their doors with a pile more on deck. Fortunately, only a few shut down for good. To keep you informed of the overall comings and goings of the South Florida restaurant scene, we bring to you July's list of restaurant mort ... More >>
For an authentic taste of Greece, Palm Beach residents look no further than Zorba's Taverna, a new eatery now open in Delray Beach. With decades' worth of combined experience, owners Bobby and father Taso Orfanos joined with restaurateur Bill Maxakoulis to open Zorba's last December. The trio is d ... More >>
A chain of loud, casual, moderately priced Mexican restaurants--not exactly a rarity in South Florida--is planning to open its second U.S. eatery in CityPlace. Carlos'n Charlie's, part of the Mexico-based Grupo Anderson chain (which includes, among other eateries, Senor Frog's), is expected ... More >>
I look cute, but wait until you give me sugar.We know that servers hate their customers and vice versa, but no one ever talks about the little monsters who wreak havoc on a waiter's day. The little monsters you call your kids, siblings, or grandkids. I think you get the picture. You love the ... More >>
aprillynn77 from Flickr.comThis guy got lucky...and so can you.It's never too late to find that special somebody to share the romantic misery of V-Day with. And, if you're a smooth talker, it could take only a matter of minutes...
Don't let this happen to you!Up in the 561, Thanksgivings are never terribly traditional. There's never any snow or color-changing leaves, just oven doors opening and closing like mailboxes all day long, for the bastings. Itching to get out of the house and have someone else worry about the tempe ... More >>
Even sans Dacascos, Iron Fork should be a tongue-in-cheek good time.Allez cuisine!Just like the addictive Japanese import Iron Chef, Thursday's Iron Fork event at Grand Central (697 N. Miami Ave., Miami) will test the mettle of two chefs to determine a champion. The only difference: no Mark Dacas ... More >>
Clear your calendars, eaters: The Lake Worth Food & Wine Experience is coming to the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza on October 15. The food and wine tasting event will gather over 30 restaurants for a decedent outdoor blowout on the Plaza lawn (Lake Ave. and "M" Street, Lake Worth). Running from ... More >>
Joe WoolfTaverna Opa's gone wild...• Lirim Jacobi's chain of raucous Greek eateries, Taverna Opa, is debuting its newest location tonight at the Dolphin Mall in Miami (11401 NW 12th St.). With it comes belly dancers, napkin tossing, and a sound-system that would make any MIA nightclub jealous. ... More >>
Like foreclosures, unemployment and pin-striped bankstas lugging home million-dollar bonuses, restaurant happy hours are a sign of these very unhappy economic times. What you don't see much of--at least not yet, anyway--is an entire mall going happy for a few hours a night. But that is the ... More >>
C. Stiles You have to hand it to Todd English: the dude knows an easy mark when he sees one. That mark, of course, would be South Florida, now home to three of English's restaurants, each having opened within the past year or so. Two more are on their way 2010. Perhaps with all the ponzi scheming ... More >>
This week in Dish, we take a look at one of CityPlace's nightspots, Carousel Can Can: Any respectable Frenchman would probably shoot bouillabaisse through his nose at the idea of comparing West Palm Beach's CityPlace and Paris' cancan heyday, but there are a few similarities. CityPlace sure is b ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user Jinfinite8• A pair of West Palm Beach eateries are taking their shows on the road to the rather tonier confines of the Shops at Boca Center. Come fall, Rocco's Tacos will be slinging tortillas and margaritas in the current Big City Tavern space, the same e ... More >>
Hot on the heels of Clematis Social closing up shop, long-time South Florida restauratuer Burt Rapoport is jumping ship on his chic Boca Raton eatery Opus 5. According to the South Florida Traveler, Opus 5 had been practically giving its food away for the past few weeks, offering lunch specials for ... More >>
Michele SandbergFormer Top Chef contestant and current owner of Bulldog BBQ in North Miami Howie Kleinberg serves food at Taste of the Nation. Click here to view the full slideshow.Last night, Share Our Strength hosted the South Florida edition of Taste of the Nation with a mission to end childhood ... More >>
I once almost died for Dixon Li's EggrollsIt's a brave businessman, wearing balls of steel, who opens a restaurant in West Palm's CityPlace. It helps, of course, to have done it at least once before, and Lirim Jacobi has done the deed twice. He owns Taverna Opa and City Pizza, and now he's giving it ... More >>
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Miscellaneous news to chew over.
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Las Palmas needs a refresher course in quality Mexican cuisine
Another voice joins South Florida's culinary Greek chorus
Hollywood's power brokers raise a big, frozen margarita glass at a new beachfront eatery
Broward's Greek eateries are going great grills
In which things get a little too hot at a Greek hot spot