Dessert might be the most daunting of gauntlets for vegans. So many mouthwatering baked goods -- almost all chock full of eggs, milk and other animal by-products. Temptation is everywhere, so what's an herbivore to do? Trader Joe's to the rescue. The foodie paradise stocks plenty of vegan-friendly ... More >>
You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.
Ever imagine what the beer equivalent to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory would be? Well there's no need to stretch your brain too much since odds are it would probably look a lot like the Coastline Festival this November 10 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The festival is being organ ... More >>
Missing out on getting a bottle of Cigar City's Brandy Barrel-Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout means you have to wait at least a year until Hunahpu Day strikes again, unless a buddy stashed one for you. But Cigar City brewery has gone the way of Willy Wonka with a "golden ticket" voucher to claim two b ... More >>
Tales of the Cocktail, the five-day long spirits convention in New Orleans, is underway. Clean Plate Charlie is on site, sacrificing liver and brain cells in an effort to keep you informed of the latest trends in the art of mixology. The event, which features spirited dinners, seminars, and tasting ... More >>
Single people are reminded every day how vast the dating pool is and how difficult it can be to juggle choices. How to separate the wheat from the chaff? Base your dating life on a partner's appetites. If you too are looking for an easy way to find someone ravenous with an exquisite palate, Eate ... More >>
Dessert at a restaurant in South Florida is not for the faint of heart. A drizzle of caramel, a pouf of cream, the sheen of fresh-cut fruits, or the siren of chocolate can undo even the most disciplined among us. As a purist, I'm enamored with dark, single-origin chocolate, riveted long ago by Ch ... More >>
The Festival of Chocolate is this weekendChocolate is the one vice you can do indulge in anywhere. Think about it -- when was the last time you brought a nice Pinot Noir to the office or lit up at the PTA meeting? But you can break out a nice piece of 70% cacao.If you love chocolate as much ... More >>
Send your kids on a Willy Wonka-like adventure. Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Davie is giving kids 6 to 15 a chance to try their hand at dipping chocolates.The chocolatiers on staff, Dafne Reich and Adriana Schaked, who we assume have dealt with gooey kids before, will provide a 50-minute progra ... More >>
We want to have our own cheese store....what about you?Ever dream of running your own cheese shop? Maybe you have ambitions of owning a store with rows and rows of kitchen gadgets for sale or a candy store to rival Willy Wonka. The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority is h ... More >>
Buddha Sky BarCharlie has a tip for a decadent Easter treat -- and it's one that you surely won't feel one bit guilty about. Just head over to Delray Beach's newest hotspot, Buddha Sky Bar, which is celebrating this Easter by giving back by putting its own twist on the traditional choco ... More >>
A visit to Paradise Farms is not your standard brunch. (Don't worry, there are still mimosas!)Paradise Farms, which supplies produce for some of the area's best restaurants, is open for brunch. But, while there, you won't merely be getting a meal...
Laine Doss General Manager Rob Granado with Chocolate Dipped StrawberriesThere's no doubt that people have a love affair with chocolate. Chocolate is more than a candy - it can send a message of love of friendship, cheer you up when you've had a lousy day or just plain mak ... More >>
Voting in November presents easy decisions (Giant Douche versus Turd Sandwich... hmmm) as well as the type that aren't easy to figure out upon, first, second, or 16th glance. You know the ones -- back-assward amendment phrasings where, if you vote no, you're really saying, "Yes, I want t ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanSome people may be addicted to drugs, some to gambling, but I'm pretty sure there's no 12-step program to rid me of my addiction to dried sweet plums from Chinese markets. My first introduction to these tasty tidbits occurred years ago, innocently enough, when I interview ... More >>
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