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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...

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...

Sage French Cafe and Wine Bar – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla

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The Salmon dish on the other hand was a disgrace. It was “hammered” (over-cooked) quite dry and served with 6 pieces of balsamic onions, dry mashed potatoes and banquet style vegetables. I am quite sure the chefs who let this go out of their kitchen have stopped caring and are just ” working”. I Have coined this phrase a long time ago… CONSCIOUS COMPROMISE. C’mon chefs!!! Read more...

Chanson Restaurant – Deerfield Beach, Florida

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With Chef Sylvain at the helm, Chanson offers the finest and rarest specialty gourmet ingredients from all over the world. Featuring White Alba Truffles during season, Osetra Caviar, O’Toro of Tuna, Taylor Bay Scallops and Akaushi Kobe Beef from Japan [Red Cow, Japanese Wagyu Beef produced by coddled cattle whose meat is richly marbled with fat and producing a very tender, flavorful, and expensive variety of steak to name just a few. Read more...

Thai Spice is Thai Hot

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What does authentic Thai fusion cuisine and 25-years serving 5-star food and service in the same location have in common? Thai Spice restaurant of course! This is a rare success story in South Florida’s highly competitive hospitality market. Once a restaurant passes the 25-year mark, it’s considered a culinary institution. Read more...

The Royal Pig Pub – Dining Excellence – No Snobbery

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Our server Alejandro was at our tables immediately, full of exuberance and information about the menu! We could tell right away that he truly enjoys his work and were eager to be served by him. At his suggestion we order Killer Shrimp – Buffalo Style and Pub Spinach Dip as appetizers. These arrive promptly and both were very good. Read more...