Butcher Block Grill comes to Boca Raton

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Tucked in an unassuming shopping plaza on West Camino Real in The Fountains Center in Boca Raton is an unexpected treat that delighted this diner. My first impression when pulling in and seeing the simple sign, was a little disappointing, but once I was seated and took a look at the menu, I knew that […]

A taste of tapas in Delray Beach

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I don’t know about you, but when I go out to dinner with friends I get….FOOD ENVY. Food Envy When you look at what your partner or friend (or even the customers at the table next to you) ordered and you want it, even though you’ve already ordered your dinner. I Prefer I’d much rather […]

Now THIS is the way to see a movie

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No More Wooden seats stale popcorn oversized soda a screen that’s barely larger than an at-home theater. Replace that with Oversized double banquette seating Small wooden tables replacing the armrest for your drinks and food A glass of wine, beer or whatever cocktail you like brought in from Bogart’s Grill A movie screen that spans […]

Wine me, dine me, take me out to…

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Forget the flowers and candy. For Valentine’s Day I’d rather be taken out for dinner. I don’t want to shop, cook, serve and clean-up on the 14th. For those of us in South Florida, Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food is featuring a lavish platter for two for Valentine’s. OMG – The Plato de Amor has […]

The Traveling Plate


Here’s a riddle for you… What is both sweet & savory, casual & elegant, friendly and inspirational, and gets you more than you give? I found out when I attended a FABULOUS dinner set outside on the New River in Fort Lauderdale at the historic Stranahan House recently. The food was inspiring, the service elegant, and the tunes […]

The Mexican – Boca’s newest restaurant

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Sometimes you have a craving for a little Mexican food, and sometimes you want to sit down and enjoy an entire fiesta in a big way. Whichever it is that you’re in the mood for, Dennis Max has it all plated for you and ready to enjoy in a cool as can be California style […]

dei Frescobaldi arrives in SoBe

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Last week the famed Italian wine family Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi opened the doors of their first  Italian Restaurant in the US, and what better place than down here in South Florida inside the Astor Hotel in South Beach. I was invited to attend the grand opening celebration. With roots that date all the way back to […]

Outside at Josef’s Table

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While I didn’t think that there was much left to say about my favorite Boca Raton restaurant, this week I returned to the usual FABULOUS Euro-Fusion cuisine of Chef Josef Schibanetz for a bit of a different experience.  I’ve sat on the outdoor patio while waiting for dinner, but I never expected the transformation that […]