DaDa Executive Chef Bruce Feingold Wins Garlic Fest Second Year in a Row (Photos)

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DaDa Partners Scott Frielich and Bruce Feingold
With the end of football season and the passing of Super Bowl, South Floridians needed some sort of friendly competition to occupy time this past weekend.

No, it wasn't baseball, or basketball, or even the Olympics -- we've all watched some version of those a million times over -- it was the cooking competition at the 15th-annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest in Old School Square.

While he was thrown for a bit of a loop with the mystery ingredient and rules, executive chef Bruce Feingold of DaDa Restaurant and Lounge took home the win for the second year in a row.

See Also: 15th Annual Garlic Fest is Raising Awareness for Waste to Taste this Year (Video)

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Sign Up for New Times' Dining Newsletter and Win Free VooDoo BBQ for a Year

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Sign up for Cafe Bites and go here every week for a year for free.
Can't get enough of South Florida food news? Does your entire weekend consist of trying out new restaurants and bars? Do you have more pictures of burgers than of your family on your iPhone?

If so, my friends, you simply must subscribe to New Times' Cafe Bites if you haven't already. Cafe Bites is the weekly e-newsletter that brings the best food and beverage tips directly to your inbox.

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Pembroke Pines Man Wins $1,000 at Dunkin' Donuts

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Maurice Harris walks in for coffee... walks out with a big check!
When Maurice Harris walked into the Dunkin' Donuts in Dania Beach late yesterday morning, he didn't realize he would get a little something extra to go with his coffee -- like a side order of cash.

Harris was the surprise winner of $1,000 as part of the restaurant chain's "Iced Coffee Cash & DDash" promotion. The promotion, which runs through July 31, randomly gives an extremely large check to one Dunkin' Donuts customer each day. Yesterday, Clean Plate Charlie got a "heads up" that the giveaway would occur at a South Florida location.

Read Also: Dunkin' Donuts' Thousand-Dollar Giveaway: Someone in South Florida Will Win Today

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Dunkin' Donuts' Thousand-Dollar Giveaway: Someone in South Florida Will Win Today

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Don't skip breakfast.
Want to go on a summer vacation but just don't have the money?

We have a tip for you -- grab a coffee and a sandwich at your local Dunkin' Donuts this morning. Why all this sudden urge to grab a Coolata?

It could be that it's simply a good way to start your morning. Or... it could be that one person in South Florida is going to get really lucky -- to the tune of $1,000 cash.

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Enter Wine Spectator's Annual Video Contest, Win Passes to Napa Valley Film Festival

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Here's your motivation.
Whether you consider yourself a budding filmmaker with a love for fine wine or an amateur sommelier who should have been in pictures, this contest is for you.

Wine Spectator's Seventh Annual Video Contest is accepting short film entries from now until September 2. Prizes range from free access to, to tickets to the New York Wine Experience and two passes to the Napa Valley Film Festival where the winning film will be screened.

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B.C. Tacos and Ms. Cheezious Named Finalists for LIVE! with Kelly and Michael's Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off, Voting Ends May 18

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Food trucks have come into their own these last few years. No longer are they the ignoble "roach coach" of yesteryear, but gourmet mobile dining establishments. LIVE! with Kelly and Michael is noticing that fact and they are on a nation-wide hunt to find ten food trucks worthy of national recognition on "LIVE'S! Truckin' Amazing Cook-Off."

Much like our own Readers' Choice Poll (reminder, you only have until May 29 to vote, so get on that!), LIVE! is crowdsourcing their winners. After an initial round of voting they have narrowed the entires down to 20 finalists and Florida is representing with not one but two local trucks; our own B.C. Tacos Food Truck and Miami-based Ms. Cheezious.

See also:
- B.C. Tacos Up For Best Food Truck Taco of the Year
- Tastemaker 27. Brett Chiavari of BC Tacos
- BC Tacos Food Truck Opens Cafe in Davie

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Blues, Brews and BBQ at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino Saturday

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You could be here!
What could be better than a day of good music, good beer, and good food? How about getting all of that, for free?

Follow the jump to see how you can win your way into the Sixth Annual Blues, Brews and BBQ at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek this Saturday.

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How Much Dim Sum Can You Eat? Find Out at Kapow! Sunday

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Candace West
For the next two days you can stretch your stomach and eat everything in sight. Or you can starve yourself in an attempt to make room for the big day. Whatever your training methods, move over Adam Richmond, because Man vs. Food hasn't seen anything like the Inaugural Dim Sum Eating Contest at Kapow! Noodle Bar.

See also:
- Five South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Beerfest and More
- New Times Beerfest 2013 Survival Guide

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RA Sushi to Host Sushi-Eating Contest: Win Sushi for a Year

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How much sushi can you eat?
If you're the champion sushi eater in your group, then RA Sushi wants you.

The Sushi chain is hosting a Sushi Showdown on Sunday, April 7, at its Pembroke Pines and Palm Beach Gardens restaurants. The competition starts at 3 p.m. at both locations.

At each restaurant, 24 contestants will face off in college basketball style. That's right! The competition is organized via a bracket system. The first round will include two heats of 12 competitors to see who can consume the most uncut Tootsy Maki rolls (consisting of kani kama crab mix, shrimp, and cucumber) in three minutes. The top three competitors of each heat advance to the championship round.

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Win Tickets to New Times Beerfest

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The 16th annual New Times Beerfest is coming!

The event, which features more than 100 brews and live music, happens on Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. 

Sample beers from some of the nation's best breweries, like Cigar City, Magic Hat, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing, and Capital Brewery, as well as limited-edition craft beer at our Homebrewers Alley -- new for 2013.

Read Also: Official New Times Beerfest Warm Up Beer Tasting, March 28

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