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Brunch at Sweet Nectar Fort Lauderdale

Sweet Nectar Charcoal Grill & Spirits is a neighborhood spot on Las Olas Boulevard; highlighting its local appeal is the relaxed, casual atmosphere that is enhanced with its indoor/outdoor seating for only 100 people. Sweet...
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Beauty & The Feast At The Atlantic Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach

And from the creators of ultra-lounge SoLita Las Olas and SoLita Delray comes, Beauty & The Feast Bar/Kitchen. This team of entrepreneurs certainly does not lack creativity nor the ability to work hard to make it happen. I&...
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Latitudes Beach Cafe at Hollywood Beach Marriott

Enter to win a $100 gift card to Latitudes on Hollywood Beach

The winner of the $100 gift card is Sharon Curtis. Congratulations! Sharon  Check out Latitudes Restaurant Facebook page (click here),    All qualified submissions will be entered into a random drawing. There will be on...
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Steak 954 hosts War of the Wines, Spain vs. Italy

STEAK 954 at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale is hosting its second War of the Wines, and the battle rages on with Spain vs. Italy. This wine war will take place on Thursday, August 29 from 7-10pm. The cost of the wine pairing eve...
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July is National Ice Cream Month; Free Ice Cream in South Florida

July is National Ice Cream Month and a few places in South Florida are serving up the creamy frozen treat gratis. And riding the free food train, we’re hosting a giveaway with Vic & Angelo’s Palm Beach Gardens, ...
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Dinner at Canyon Southwest Cafe Fort Lauderdale

This longtime Fort Lauderdale favorite sits quietly and modestly smack dab in the middle of the Sunrise Boulevard traffic loop; Canyon is so inconspicuous that if you blink you’ll miss it. Thus making it one of those f...
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Happy Hour at Market 17 Fort Lauderdale

Market 17 is one of my favorite wine Happy Hour places; has been since it opened two and a half years ago. Here’s what they do oh so right: All glasses of still wine are half price, in both the 3-oz and 6-oz pour which is...
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Dinner and cocktails at Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille at the Riverside Hotel

Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille is one of the new players on Las Olas Boulevard. Vibrant, bright, and spacious; completely redesigned and nothing remotely similar to its white linen-dining predecessor. This chic new bar and rest...
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Craft Beer tasting & touring at Big Bear Brewing Co. Coral Springs

I seem to be riding the South Florida craft beer train lately; last week I attended the Shipyard Brewing beer dinner at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach, and yesterday I toured and tasted at Big Bear Brewing Co in Coral Springs. Matthe...
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Father’s Day 2012 in South Florida and beyond

It’s official, every holiday is now fair game for every restaurant, bar, lounge and hotel. Not that is wasn’t in the past but some holidays just seemed to stake a natural claim on the 11am brunch, the 2pm dinner and...
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Wine, Beer and Sake dinners in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

Notable and imaginative pairing dinners are on the horizon in South Florida; taking a page from the traditional multi-course Wine Dinner book, spirits, beer and sake are now strong contenders for an equally food-fascinating eve...
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Interview with Angelo Elia, chef/owner of the D’Angelo restaurant group

The back story of today’s Chef in the Spotlight, Angelo Elia is quite simple, “work really hard and your dreams will come true.” In 1998 Elia’s upscale flagship restaurant Casa D’Angelo opened in Fort ...
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Interview with Lee Feldman, owner of Pops Corn & Yo Mama’s Ice Cream

  This week’s spotlight interview is with a young Broward County entrepreneur, Lee Feldman owner and operator of Pops Corn & Yo Mama’s Ice Cream. Lee and his brother Lonnie run three retail operations in Browar...
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Interview with Jeremy Ford, Chef de Cuisine at 3030 Ocean

Two weeks ago Dean Max was the Chef in the Spotlight and this week we’re bringing you his 3030 Ocean protégée, Jeremy Ford. Ford is at the helm of Max’s acclaimed restaurant housed at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lau...
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Interview with Chef Dean Max

This week’s Spotlight shines on one of my favorite people who also happens to be a very talented chef, Dean Max. Chef Max is driven and focused, meticulous, and organized, successful, kind, and culinarily gifted. Thatabout s...
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Wine and Cheese at Cheese Culture Las Olas

This friendly shop, eatery and wine bar has been open for about a month now on Las Olas. The sunny yellow awning with matching bistro tables and chairs outside its front door sets the welcoming tone and does not disappoint. T...
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Interview with Michael Saperstein owner of Charm City Burger Company and El Jefe Luchador

This week’s spotlight shines on Michael Saperstein owner of Charm City Burger Company and El Jefe Luchador both in Deerfield Beach. Saperstein’s profile and Charm City Burger Company literally catapulted overnight in certai...
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Cobaya Dinner at Market 17

Last month I attended my first Cobaya Dinner, the undergrounddining group based out of Miami spearheaded by FoodFor Thought, TheChowfather, and BlindTastes. Cobaya by definition meansguinea pig and underground in this context m...
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Dinner at Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale

Last Friday night Ihad dinner with a few friends at Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale; this wasthe first time any of us had been there, and what a treat-feast it was.Chef/owner Mike Ponluang is not only a talented and creati...
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Interview with Youssef Hammi, Executive Chef at The Pilllars Hotel

ThePillars Hotel is an elegant property idyllically located on the IntracoastalWaterway. Complimenting the charm of this boutique hotel is its restaurantappropriately named, The Secret Garden. The restaurant hosts wine dinners ...
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Wine Dinner at The Pillars in Fort Lauderdale

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Pillars in Fort Lauderdale is a hidden gem sitting pretty on the intracoastal. I attended a wine dinner last week at the hotel’s restaurant, The Secret Garden. Appror...
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Dinner at SAIA in the B Ocean Hotel

I seem to be having a rather interesting Asian food trend going on lately and certainly not one that has been planned. Last night I had dinner at SAIA the Asian fusion restaurant located in the B Ocean Hotel on Fort La...
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Lunch at Thai Delight in Deerfield Beach

Once again the dynamic duo of ThaiCooks and SushiPro have turned me onto yet another pretty fantastic Asian restaurant, Thai Delight in Deerfield Beach. These two seem to know about every obscure little Thai and Sushi place in...
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Dinner at Nakama Asian Kitchen in Deerfield Beach

Last week I attended a Thai Tweet-up at Nakama Asian Kitchen in Deerfield Beach hosted by my friends, ThaiCooks.com and Sushi. pro. Anything that this husband and wife team are involved in is astoundingly authentic, real and pu...
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Interview with Steak 954 Chef de Cuisine Jason Landon Smith

Today’s spotlight shines on Chef de Cuisine Jason Landon Smith at Steak 954 at W Fort Lauderdale. I met Jason a number of times at various Food and Wine events but finally had the chance to actually have a conversation with h...
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Lunch at Michele’s Dining Lounge in Fort Lauderdale

Michele’s Dining Lounge a very pretty, very elegant restaurant just like its namesake Michele Bonarigo. Michele’s is one of the new players to hit the Fort Lauderdale dining scene within the past two months. Ms. Bonarig...
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Interview with Don Derocher, Sommelier at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton

This week’s spotlight shines on our first Sommelier interview. Don Derocher is the serious yet affable wine expert at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton sharing his proficient knowledge with guests at Via Luna the resort&#...
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Interview with Vaughan Lazar President of Pizza Fusion

This week’s spotlight is on restaurateur extraordinaire, the very cool Vaughan Lazar, President and Co-Founder of Pizza Fusion. Mr. Lazar’s focus is on Pizza Fusion’s marketing and communications. Vaughan has embraced...
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Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point celebrates 10 years in business

This week Le Bistro in Lighthouse Point is celebrating their 10th year in business. It has been a long year for owners Andy and Elin Trousdale; for those of you who follow “food tv” in any or all if its forms you...
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Interview with Marci Boland chef owner of L’Hermitage Catering

This week’s chef in the spotlight is Marci Boland chef/owner of L’Hermitage Catering and Gourmet Emporium in Fort Lauderdale. Marci has made her mark as one of the top premier boutique caterers in South Florida. M...
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