Andrew Balick has been "tapped" to be the new executive chef at Tap 42. Balick will take over duties on April 29, though he is executing the gastropub's menu for the Las Olas Food and Wine Festival.The young chef has quite the pedigree, by the way. His resume reads like a Zagat Guide of beautiful So ... More >>
With every well-branded name comes an image. Abercrombie & Fitch: preppy, half naked teenagers. Lulu Lemon: hot, yoga moms. Holiday Inn: cheap. Trump: gaudy asshole. And then there's the Ritz-Carlton: special, luxurious, wealthy, 1,000-thread count sheets. It's a brand that every one can recogni ... More >>
A sink full of nasty dishes, mountains of fattening leftovers in the fridge, and a rotting turkey carcass; these are the (mostly) unpleasant side effects of cooking a Thanksgiving feast at home. There's a way around this: Let someone else do all the work. After the jump find a roundup of restaurants ... More >>
We've been lucky here in South Florida the last few hurricane seasons. For years after Andrew and then again after Wilma, we all took even the hint of an approaching storm with all due seriousness. But it's been seven years since Wilma.Sandy left mixed effects on Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Tho ... More >>
Who framed Roger Rabbit? Was it his sexy wife who didn't mean to be bad (she was just drawn that way), baby Herman, or some other jealous 'toon? Find out on Thursday, April 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale full-moon party on the seventh-floor tropical pool dec ... More >>
Norman Van Aken -- one of the Mango Gang, along with Douglas Rodriguez, Allen Susser, and Mark Militello -- has started a weekly column, Word on Food, over on the national food site Food Republic -- teasers, perhaps, for his upcoming cookbook, My Key West Kitchen.Currently he helms Norm ... More >>
Photo by Patty Canedo Chef Alberto Ortiz, Executive Chef of Rachel's in West Palm Beach Rachel's Steakhouse may be best known for its ahem, entertainment, but its food also has a reputation --- for titillating tastebuds. Behind the beautiful strippers is a culinary scene of traditional, cla ... More >>
Chef Howie Kleinberg is not just another barbecue cook. Owner of Bulldog BBQ in North Miami Beach, Kleinberg is a classically trained chef with a background that includes stints at the five-star/five-diamond InterContinental Miami and the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne. Clean Plate Charli ... More >>
Zane Lamprey has traveled from sea to shining sea, around the globe and back for the purpose of educating television audiences on a topic close to the comedian's heart -- drinking. The host of HDNet's "Drinking Made Easy" and former host of "Three Sheets" has tallied 77 episodes of globetrotting ... More >>
I love it when people say the comments on this blog are even better than the posts. Bill Warner That big(gest) house on the corner is Stern's mansion in Fort Lauderdale. The bigger yacht also belongs to Stern. He also owns $17 million in waterfront property on Hillsboro Beach ... More >>
Randy Son of Robert On Wednesday night, September 22, the Temple Orange restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton on the ocean in Manalapan gets transformed into an alfresco planetarium when the Palm Beach Astronomical Society sets up telescopes on its terrace for guests to stargaze and learn about the co ... More >>
Johnny V's Smith & Jones closed this week, and is being replaced by Rocco's Tacos. Join the discussion here.Huge week on the blog:Ceviche is easy and tasty with Whole Foods' new MSC-Certified swordfish.Part 2 of our interview with this season's Top Chef front-runner, Kenny Gilbert.Pompano ste ... More >>
New Times' annual Best Of issue is out today and live on the site. Pick up your copy, or check out the online archive now up to date with 2010 entries. Dish was one of the largest sections in this years' issue with more than 40 winners. We've got some great restaurants listed there, places that t ... More >>
Recipes for grilling on Memorial Day or for any cook-outs.
John LinnSteak palomilla from Cuban cafe Don Carlin in Sunrise.This week on the blog:The Meatist rails against flavorless, overpriced cuts of beef.Garlicky hummus is easy to make at home, and here's how.Our list of 100 Favorite Dishes continues with French toast, foie gras, and fish tacos.If you ... More >>
Logan FazioIron Chef Morimoto goes Medieval on a fish head.The 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up on Sunday, and among the festivities was the Grand Tasting Village, a food- and spirits-tasting extravaganza stretching across half-a-dozen city blocks on the sand in South Beach. T ... More >>
Flickr: scarletpimpThe shindig will be within stumbling distance of Ann Coulter's Palm Beach home.Check out the star-studded guestlist for this weekend's conference by David Horowitz's Freedom Center. Among them: Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, Fred Thompson, Liz Cheney and the un-flush-able Geert Wi ... More >>
A peek at the local stories people are talking about on this Monday:Three Coral Springs teenagers are dead following a strange accident early Sunday morning, which started with a fender bender. For some reason, the car accelerated away from the scene, then flipped into the canal. [WPLG]Bob ... More >>
Let us all praise the humble disc of ground beef stuffed between two slices of bread this month of May 2009. May, you see, is National Hamburger Month. And after all, if you can have National Prune Breakfast Month (January) or National Pickled Peppers Month (October) or National Peanut Butter Lover' ... More >>
Thought Shepherd and Linn were serious about their chopped meat? Following the Chowfather's forays into the belly of the burger? Planning to check out the radical gourmet hamburg menu at the Ritz Carlton for National Burger Month? Look at these New York dweebishes with their printed checklists and l ... More >>
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... More >>
Florida Trend's 2009 Dining Guide is out, with a new editor in chief: Chris Sherman has replaced Robert Toff as the dispenser of Golden Spoons. This year's guide cites plenty of South Florida gems among the 20 Best New Restaurants. In Fort Lauderdale: Christine's (pictured above) and Four Rivers (w ... More >>
After a hard day of filing my nails, receiving deep tissue massages, and ordering Manolo Blahniks from Neiman Marcus's online store (THANK GOD for the plummeting economy - sales are faaaabulous), there's nothing that I like more than grabbing my komodo dragon and baby panda-fur lined purse, driving ... More >>
...is the answer to: What might you find at a Puerto Rican-owned piano bar/café? Merly Velazquez, niece of the late fashion designer David Fernandez, has partnered with Raymond Klein in opening Miami Arts Café across the street from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (255 NE ... More >>
Escape reality at the DiLido Beach Clubs happy hour.
New Times was graciously invited to an evening of pampering and boozing last night courtesy of the Ritz-Cartlon Fort Lauderdale's (semi) new and much improved wine bar. And it went.... well, how do you think it went? We were pampered. We were boozed. It was an all around lovely evening, and I would ... More >>
We may never know. But eventually, maybe our friends who live in the western half of the United States will learn. Exactly 24 of their attorneys general partied up at the Ritz Carlton (formerly the St. Regis) on Fort Lauderdale Beach, flocking for a conference strewn with corporate sponsors.The orga ... More >>
Escape the Great Foodie Depression with Dine Out Lauderdale
The two months of fine-dining deals known as Miami Spice isn't all about the culinary savings. This year, organizers are also putting on cooking demos around the city with chefs of some of the city's top restaurants. Macy's at Dadeland and Aventura will showcase the cooking skills of chefs from Orta ... More >>
That moaning sound? It's the ghost of César Ritz.
Soleil at the Ritz-Carlton,
The food? The chef? The wine? Don't take the off ramp.