Ted Inserra

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Chef Ted Inserra Headed To The Big House, Hosts Party

    You know the scenes in mobster movies and television shows where the boys host a "going away" party for their friend? "Going away", of course, meaning "going to jail". Thus is the case of Ted Inserra, Fort Lauderdale's favorite chef, who is hosting his own "going away party".

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    May 31, 2012

    Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House: Selections From Dinner (Photos)

    At first it might seem counter-intuitive to have dinner at a restaurant named the Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House.  But when you think of it, there are stranger sounding places in which to dine in South Florida.  Take The Office, for example. Isn't that the place you just escaped from? ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Kentucky Derby Party at Tap 42: Hats, Horses, and Bourbon

    If you can't make it to Churchill Downs on May 5 for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, take your giant-hat-wearing self over to Tap 42 for the biggest Derby celebration outside of Kentucky.Starting at 2 p.m., enjoy Tap 42's inaugural Derby Day with $5 Wild Turkey mint juleps. From 4 until the ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Where Bill Clinton Should Eat This Week

    ​When Bill Clinton arrives to talk at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, we're more than looking forward to hearing him speak. We're wondering where he'll stop to eat.What's he doing here? The former President brings his "Embracing Our Common Humanity" tour to our neighborhood where he'll ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 23, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Working at the O-B House and Other Stories

    The author (in sailor hat) with O-B House chef Ted Inserra.​Part of my job (and obsession) is eating at restaurants. While taking pictures of food, interviewing chefs, and dissecting menus, there was one restaurant position that I was always curious about -- the server.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011 Here's What Happens When an Internet Troll Starts a Website (Updated)

    Update: owner Dennis Baasch responds. See below.Photo providedDennis Baasch at a recent restaurant opening.​A website called Inside Fort Lauderdale posted a review October 24 of the new Philippe by Philippe Chow restaurant in Boca Raton under the headline "Philippe Chow's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Updates for Fort Lauderdale's M Bar, Mancini's on Las Olas

    ​​Though chef Ted Inserra is holding down his chef gig at Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, he's been on double duty behind the line at Jack Mancini's M Bar with chef Kevin McCarthy. "I'm there a couple of nights a week to help get things organized and to pitch in," said Inserr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House Opens Friday

    Misha Grosvenor​The Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House (O-B House) wants to help you rise and shine when it opens for business this Friday. "We want to be the go-to place for breakfast during non-conformist hours," said the restaurant's owner, Rodney Ely. The O-B House, located on the Himmarshee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Ted Inserra Leaves Suite 100 to Join Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House

    Ted Inserra plans to cook the most important meal of the day -- all day.​When Suite 100's executive chef, Ted Inserra, called Clean Plate Charlie in the middle of Anthony Bourdain's tribute to El Bulli on last night's No Reservations, we figured it had to be important news. Inserra told us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Suite 100 Father's Day Brunch With Jack, Johnny, and Jameson

    Suite 100's Ted Inserra wants to feed your dad!​Skip the tie and the power tools and give Dad something he could really use for Father's Day -- a brunch with you and his closest friends -- Jack, Johnny and Jameson at Suite 100 Riverfront. Executive Chef Ted Inserra has put together an insan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Chef Ted Inserra Back In Charge at Suite 100: Menu, Staff Refreshed

    Ted Inserra Ted Inserra and crew are ready to rock. ​Ted Inserra is back at the helm of Suite 100 restaurant at Las Olas Riverfront. You may recall that Inserra stepped down from his "top chef" position at the waterfront bistro back in March, due to health reasons. Matt Golfin took his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Suite 100 in Fort Lauderdale Promotes Ted Inserra to Top Chef

    Inserra is now top toque at Suite 100.​When Smith & Jones closed in July, nobody was more in the middle of the fallout than Ted Inserra. In this blog item, Inserra blamed a slowdown in business, but many commenters blamed Inserra, despite the fact that he was just a sous chef at the Las Olas r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Smith & Jones Started Sour, Got Better, but Closed Anyway

    Photo from FacebookInserra got out before Smith & Jones went down.​Smith & Jones, the second restaurant on Las Olas opened by venerable Chef Johnny Vinczencz, closed its doors for good after dinner Saturday night. The comfort-food restaurant started a bit rough for Vincenz, earning a fairl ... More >>