South Florida Dining Experiences

Valentino – Decade of the Finest Food in Ft. Lauderdale

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After the first six years of success in a small location and longing for more space including a full service bar, a large contemporary modern chic restaurant with a private dining room was built nearby to accommodate the culinary needs of South Florida foodies, Valentino expanded to its new location on Federal Highway. The consistency of their superb cuisine has been flowing seamlessly in the new location which affords a larger kitchen for its well trained kitchen staff. Read more...

Kubo Asian Street Food, Ft. Lauderdale Fla.

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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

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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...

Luigi’s Tuscan Grill

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Restaurant owner, Bob Woltin also owned the very successful Johnny V’s and Louie Louie Italian Bistro, both onLas Olas, explains that in January, Luigi’s Tuscan Grill underwent a $500,000+ renovation with an all-new kitchen, new ceiling and floors, updated patio with new landscaping and lighting and more. Read more...

Scotchies, Montego Bay Jamaica – Yeah Mon!!

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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...

32 East – It’s All About the Food…Still!

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John Thomas was excited to take over and continue the culinary legacy of 32 East with flavors of the old as well as introducing sensational new ideas from his own gastronomic repertoire. From a wonderful variety of pizzas, to the famous Wood Fired Prosciutto Wrapped Bosc Pears, Pt. Reyes bleu cheese, spiced pecans and sherry wine gastrique & Upland cress, there are so many great choices on the daily changing menu. 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...

Cena Modern Italian, Delray Beach, Florida

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Soon we were enjoying a pasta course of Risotto con Gorgonzola & Porcini mushrooms, finished with truffle emulsion and Pappardelle Ragu of Braised Short Ribs, chanterelle mushrooms and Chianti demi-glace. The risotto itself was not cooked enough, but the flavor of the recipe was spot on. The wide pappardelle noodles were coated perfectly with the red wine sauce, with a generous amount of mushrooms and short rib too…delicious! Read more...

Bistro Mezzaluna, Ft. Lauderdale

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Our positions were properly marked with necessary cutlery, hers a large spoon and mine a steak knife, after which the entrees arrived in prompt fashion. Very impressive timing from the kitchen and our server I must say. My guest had opted for an Italian Classic, “Shrimp Scampi with Linguine”, while I chose the “Skirt Steak, Frites and Arugula Salad” served with Chimichurri. Read more...

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

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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...