As we just finished decking ourselves out in red, white, and blue for Independence day, it's France's turn now. France's National Day, Bastille Day, which is celebrated on July 14, which is Monday, marks the storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution. Just like our big day ... More >>
Tapas, the art of dishing out small plates, has become a popular concept in the U.S., with bars and restaurants springing up in cities across the nation dishing out their own version of a sharing menu. However, most Americans don't know the history of tapas -- exactly how, and why, the tiny dishes o ... More >>
Stephen Brennan, a Brit, teacher, and soccer fanatic, will tell the World Cup's craziest moments over the next few days. This is the fifth installment. Read the others here. England versus West Germany, Semifinal 1990 Since winning the World Cup on home soil in 1966, there had been little for Engl ... More >>
Stephen Brennan, a Brit, teacher, and soccer fanatic, will tell the World Cup's craziest moments over the next few days. This is the first installment. Almost a century ago, during the first Christmas of the bloodbath that was World War I, war weary German and British soldiers climbed hesitantly o ... More >>
Few countries have culinary traditions as rigorous as the French. While the cuisine was influenced by the Italians during the Renaissance, during the 17th century chefs like François Pierre La Varenne and Marie-Antoine Carême took the basics and pioneered movements that would create a unique nati ... More >>
This past Saturday, ten contestants from all across the country, including places like Boston, Cleveland, San Francisco and San Diego, converged on Miami Beach's Shore Club for the first annual National Duvel League Finals, the brewery's country-wide beer pouring competition. It was an evening of c ... More >>
We have a plethora of dining opportunities here in South Florida, but when it comes to bakeries we have few traditional options. Sure, we have Colombian, Cuban, and heck even some Chinese, but in terms of traditional French pastry shops, the options are few and far between. In late 2013, Patrick ... More >>
When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, side dishes, and desserts are at the forefront of most people's minds. Unless you're an amateur wine aficionado, it's probably not until you go to set the table that you realize there's no fermented grape juice to go with your meal. Consider this your reminder. ... More >>
Towering above patrons and staff with a benevolent smile, Jimmy Holland is not easy to miss. Decked out in his personalized white coat and black backward cap, the sous chef is seen in the open kitchen prep stations, tasting sauces and concocting new recipes. Although he's friendly with customers and ... More >>
For the first time in what feels like forever, we had a pretty awesome -- i.e. sunny -- weekend. Unfortunately, all good things come to end. It's time to head back to the fluorescent lights of your cubicle from the hours of 9 to 5. On the bright side, this week brings some awesome evening food and d ... More >>
New Belgium beers have arrived in South Florida, bringing brews from the United States' third largest production craft brewery closer to home. The brewery, has a loyal following both for its beer and for the way it treats its employees and the environment. New Belgium has been named one of the 30 ... More >>
New Belgium beers are coming to officially coming to South Florida and when they officially do on July 29, they will be as commonplace as Coors Light. It brings a whole new meaning to "tap the Rockies." But that is to be expected of America's third largest production craft brewery, which joined for ... More >>
Oh mon dieu. Petite bites means "little dicks." Leave it to a set of skilled brand developers to screw up and make all of our neighbors across the pond in France laugh hysterically at us. Those stupid Americans... they probably thought. Yep. Right they are. Because much to your likely surprise ... More >>
We're counting down to New Times' Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top hundred favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page. 39. Spain Cheese Course from The Chees ... More >>
If you know one thing about South Florida rapper/producer Lex One it probably has to do with his penchant for donning wizard costumes and rapping to high energy electro beats. If you know two things it's probably that this dude never stops hustling for a second -- that and the wizard thing. Bu ... More >>
farragutband.orgGov. Rick Scott confirmed that another vacation "trade mission" is in the works, with Spain being the next target.This would be "trade mission" number four with Enterprise Florida, after already hitting up Canada, Brazil, and Israel.How much "trade" is actually being done is hard ... More >>
German kebab joint Doner Pocket has infiltrated America with the opening of its first shop in West Palm Beach. The restaurant serves meats slow-cooked on rotating skewers, served on platters and pitas. Doner Kebab is based on the many "kebab shops" in Germany -- small restaurants that serve do ... More >>
When Jamie Long reviewed Carpe Diem by Cafe de France earlier this summer, she wrote of the restaurant's old world charm and the menu's adherence to French classics: croque monsieur and pate sandwiches for more casual fare, foie gras and coq au vin as the heavy hitters. The name change back in Ju ... More >>
Wine.com It's summer and that can only mean one thing over at The Capital Grille- it's time for The Generous Pour Event. In its 3rd year, the program launches TODAY and runs well through the end of summer concluding on Sunday, September 4.
Paris in Town Le Bistro (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., 561-622-1616), the younger brother to North Palm Beach's popular Paris in Town Le Café, has opened its doors in the resurgent Downtown at the Gardens mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The 1920s-style bistro boasts indoor and outdoor seat ... More >>
A new look, new menu, and new name are all in the cards for Delray Beach's popular French bistro-bakery Café de France.By the end of the year, chef-owner Olivier La Gloahec aims to have completed a major expansion of the chic but tiny eatery, adding some 70 seats on a covered patio and upgrading ... More >>
Today, we continue our interview with John Paul Kline of John Paul Custom Cuisine, whose food- and winetasting series at the Museum of Art has been selling out. So what did you do after culinary school? I attended Johnson and Wales in Providence when I was 25 or so. I worked at the Back Eddy in ... More >>
After Spain's narrow World Cup victory yesterday, it's likely folks in Madrid are still partying hard. Not only do the Spanish have the World's best football team; they also have the World's best hangover cure. It's called a Spanish tortilla, and it's essentially a thick omelet eaten either on it ... More >>
Photo: City of Hallandale BeachLondon, far left, is at odds with the other commissioners about the city's dealings with a local realtor.Hallandale Beach Commissioner Keith London appears to be the only city official bothered by the ethics of doing land deals with Joe Kessel, a realtor who's also ... More >>
Oops, I did it again. Last week, you may recall, I threw a minor temper tantrum over wines with stupid, cutesy names and stupid, made-up backstories, then went ahead and recommended one. Well, just to show I'm nothing if not consistent in my hypocrisy, this week I'm touting another one.&nbs ... More >>
Grenache is a grape in search of a bandwagon. It's one of the most widely planted grapes in the world, but most wine drinkers know it--if they know it at all--as one of the varietals that make up the blends of France's Rhone and southern regions and of Rioja in Spain. Domestically it's almo ... More >>
Flickr: aptronymRental bikes in ParisThis Thursday, Tamarac residents will be able to hop on a bike for free, then take it for a spin, all at the expense of Humana, a health-care corporation that's out to encourage bicycle riding as an alternative to driving cars. But "Freewheelin," a program tha ... More >>
Tryst turns this snarky wine snob into a baby beer buff.
Turns out that the foreign company the state picked to build and then operate I-595 has no obligation to hire local workers for the $1.8 billion rehab project. This comes as some surprise to local officials like the Metropolitan Planning Organization, which apparently doesn't understand what's meant ... More >>
You probably aren't a huge fan of the Dominican Republic baseball team. I know because you wouldn't be reading this--your eyes would still be far too teary to stare at a blog. ESPN is reporting that hundreds of D.R. fans had already purchased plane tickets to Miami and tickets to the secon ... More >>
I was wandering around the Wines of Spain Pavilion at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival when I saw the Forever Cheese sign. Nice name, I thought as I speared a couple of cubes with a toothpick. The cheese tasted expensive, not like the stuff I get at the gas station.
The sports bar seems like a simple concept: beer and games on TV. But the best of them have much more, like loads of flat screens, more taps than Germany, and food that doesn't taste like it came from the ballpark. Got a sports bar that sounds like that? Vote for it in the comments section below.
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