Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick

Jen Karetnick is an award-winning dining critic, food-travel writer, and author of the books Ice Cube Tray Recipes, Mango, and The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami.

Latest Stories

  • 12 days ago | Obituaries

    John Tanasychuk passed away from pneumonia on March 17, 2020.

  • 16 years ago

    St. Patrick's Day means more than just wearing green clothes and drinking copious amounts of beer. It's also about, um, uh.... well, OK, maybe that's all there is to Saint Patrick's Day, but choosing the right spot to celebrate is important too, a...

  • 16 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    A heralded, old-fashioned ice cream parlor, general store, and "country kitchen," Jaxson's opened in 1956 on South Federal Highway in Dania Beach. The specialty of the house can be taken quite literally. It is the "kitchen sink," an actual basin c...

  • 16 years ago

    In addition to being everyday heroes, firefighters are also Iron Man competitors, calendar models, and cookbook contributors. Wait, cookbooks? Actually, cooks and firefighters aren't such strange bedfellows, since both strive to control the heat. ...

  • 16 years ago

    If tomatoes could sing, what would their songs be about? Sunshine, rain -- tomatoes like a lot of water -- and Tayfun and Taner Gokalp. That's because the two brothers, natives of Turkey, opened a market-cum-eatery called Singing Tomatoes (677 N. ...

  • 16 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    In early December, food writer Raymond Sokolov shocked the gastronomic world when he published his Wall Street Journal article titled "The Overrated Restaurant." In it, he wrote, "We live in a world in which overrating restaurants is as rife as gr...

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