Food for Thought

Paname Restaurant, Paris in the Big Apple

Food for Thought
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French cuisine is known for its richness, but at Paname classics like beef bourguignon are offered with vegetables and seafood dishes that don’t weigh the dish or the diner down. This isn’t necessarily a vegetarian friendly space, as most of the dishes outside of small bites and salads have meat or seafood. Read more...

Kubo Asian Street Food, Ft. Lauderdale Fla.

Broward
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Not to sound too cliché, but bigger is not always better. Kubo Asian Street Food has 7 or 8 tables, a small sushi bar and kitchen and that is it! The staff is so friendly and attentive, you immediately feel at home. I was greeted with a pleasant “Sawadee ka” from owner / manager Aornphapa Chokthanawongsaphat… Read more...

Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan’s Sunday Bubbles & Brunch

Broward
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Chef Lenore says, “Brunch is my favorite meal and I am so happy to be cooking for my family and friends, including locals and visitors every Sunday.” My guest and I arrived shortly after 12 noon to a nearly full dining room, featuring community tables where strangers can dine together if necessary. The dining room is drenched in vibrant teal and aqua colors, creating a welcoming environment for daytime dining. As it turned out we had a table all to ourselves and were greeted quickly by our energetic server. Read more...

Dinner and a Movie? Great Service Means….

Editor's Bite
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One of the keys to great service in any restaurant is the time invested in staff training. Training is that magical word that brings preparation and passion together to make the elusive magic known as excellent or even five star service. Whether you are opening a new restaurant or trying to fix your existing one, start from scratch and take the time to train your staff thoroughly with great attention to detail. Read more...

ChaChaCha – Not the Dance, the Restaurant! Havana, Cuba

Editor's Bite
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Two of our starters soon followed. The Fish Doughnut was more accurately 5 fish beignets, featuring flakey fish inside, and banana chips on the crispy exterior. This was served with a ramekin of sweet garlic chili sauce, which greatly enhanced the “doughnut”. They were tasty enough, but not anywhere as interesting as the menu description. Read more...

HABANA 61 in Old Havana, Cuba

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Nestled on one of the tiny cross streets at the edge of Old Havana, is a tiny storefront, which has only recently been converted to a charming eatery, known simply as HABANA 61! Despite the fact that the restaurant is named for its address, it can be a bit troublesome to locate, as not all the streets and tiny avenues that criss-cross Old Havana are found to have proper signage. Now…LET’s EAT! Read more...

Scotchies, Montego Bay Jamaica – Yeah Mon!!

Channel 7 News Feature Stories
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Jamaican cuisine is unique in the world. It utilizes ingredients, flavors and especially cooking techniques given to extinction in other cultures. Created largely from a melting pot of origins, cultures and histories, Jamaican cuisine represents its people, and their motto “Out of many, one people!” Let’s visit Scotchies in Montego Bay! Read more...

Good Habits are Hard to Break

Back of House
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I have come to realize that to be a server or a bartender in a busy restaurant…especially a fine dining restaurant…you must have the gift of gab as well as the patience of a saint. Everything depends on your ability to withstand and survive in the vortex of the organized chaos of your very busy surroundings. Creating good habits and sticking with them while you work is the key! Read more...

Rack’s Fish House & Oyster Bar – Delray Beach, Florida

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Our starters were promptly delivered… we shared and enjoyed thoroughly! The ceviche was a perfectly sized portion, both beautiful and delicious! When our server returned for his obligatory check back, I ordered a second glass of wine which sadly never arrived. I had to ask another server to help out, and it was then delivered almost immediately. Ouch! Read more...

Yakuza Modern Japanese & Thai Restaurant, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Broward
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Yakuza Modern Japanese and Thai Restaurant opened January 18th, 2016, and has already made an indelible impression on the Pompano Beach restaurant scene. Chef Jay and Mini Areechot, are the young, energetic owners of this new hot spot. Their hands-on approach and dedication to high quality food and comfortable service is made their restaurant an early success. Read more...