Cities tend to get all the cred when it comes to dining. It's usually the downtown areas and restaurant strips that host all the trendy bars and eateries -- hey, that's just the way it is. For the most part, if you're looking for chef-driven fare, emerging concepts, great cocktails, or craft beer, ... More >>
Just like fashion, food comes and goes in trends. What was once your risque, '90s, cheek-baring cut-off shorts is now your cultural norm. Just a couple of decades ago, the idea of consuming raw fish was a big no-no for most Americans; only the most adventurous eaters would consider stuffing a big ... More >>
In an age when most people read electronically, Best Chefs America is a bit of a throwback. For now, it's available only in a hardbound edition ($75, available online at bestchefsamerica.com), but the recently published book is both beautiful and useful. The book lists nearly 4,700 of the best chefs ... More >>
Gulf oysters are renowned for two things: Being cheap and being large. Compare an Apalachacola oyster to a pricey Blue Point or Wellfleet, and you'll see why real oyster fans go for the Gulf. When I eat an oyster, I want some bite -- not just a wimpy little bivalve hiding in its shell. Even so, I ... More >>
Food and WineAnother year, another list of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs. And none of them are from South Florida. The food magazine's annual list of 10 Best New Chefs in America gathers the young, creative toques that have caught national attention over the past year. The only rule -- none ca ... More >>
As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to email@example.com.
Food & Wine showcased their 10 Best Restaurant Dishes under $12 in this issue, and -- wouldn't you know it -- none are from Florida. It's getting to be a pretty common occurrence when America's Dangling Unit gets left off any of these glossy mag "best" lists. But that doesn't mean we don't have ... More >>