Kiss' Gene Simmons, Fall Out Boy Spotted at BC Tacos

Brett Chiavari and the BC Tacos crew lived their own personal rock 'n' roll fantasy last week when they met some rock icons at Cruzan Amphitheater.

The BC Tacos truck is a fixture at the music venue during most of its concerts. And while most celebrities usually just go to their green room before a concert where an assortment of food and booze usually awaits, along with a dish of red-only M&M's, two dozen white roses, and a rainbow unicorn, many of the musicians who play the Cruzan make it a point to stop for a taco at the caveman-themed food truck.

See also: Phillip Phillips Eats and Tweets About BC Tacos

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Gimme A Burger Appearing on World Food Championships

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Gimme A Burgers winning bacon-burger.
We all love watching someone we know or a place we've visited on the TV screen.

It doesn't make sense at all, but for whatever reason, it feels like you're getting a piece of the limelight as well -- hey, fame is a funny thing.

Turns out another local spot is making its debut on the small screen.

Gimme A Burger is appearing on World Food Championships tomorrow night.

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Sunny Anderson to Host South Florida Book Festival Event

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Sunny Anderson is coming to Fort Lauderdale.
Food Network star Sunny Anderson is truly a renaissance woman. The host of Cooking for Real and The Kitchen is also a frequent contributor on Today and the Rachael Ray show and is the author of Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life.

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Diner By-the-Sea Appearing on Swiss T.V. Show: Live Filming Starts Today

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Reality T.V. covers every topic known to man.

We all know how to be a hair-dresser. We get what it takes to be a chef (or a celebrity chef, at least). Fashion designer: easy as pie. Heck, we even know how the Alaskan crab-fishing industry works. And when it comes Dirty Jobs, we now understand that the saying, "No guts, no glory" can be interpreted literally in some workplaces.

Starting today, Broward spot Diner By-the-Sea is filming for a new reality program that will showcase the lives of foreign waitresses working overseas.

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Cooking Channel's Best in Chow Brought the Pizza War to Fort Lauderdale


If you caught the Cooking Channel's Best in Chow Season 2 episode last night, "BBQ Wars Miami," you'll know that yet another TV show has rolled through our tip of the state looking for picturesque backdrops and culinary drama. The BBQ episode pitted Downtown joint Sparky's Roadside Barbecue with North Miami's Bo Legs BBQ and Biscayne Corridor eatery Bulldog Barbecue & Burger. The premise is simple and not entirely unlike other food shows that showcase similar cuisine by area and creates competition out of thin air.

Host Cris Nannarone, a standup comedian with a large appetite, opens every segment of the triptych by engaging people on the street and asking them where he can find some good "(insert thematic food here)." He then does a small intro to the restaurant, meets the chefs/owners, witnesses the creation of a signature dish and samples it. At the end of the show, the people he spoke with on the street are invited to each restaurant to sample the food and tally up points. Those points are then added up and a winner is declared.

In Miami, Sparky's and Bo came down to a tie in the tally and Nannarone broke it in favor of Bo Legs BBQ. This episode was filmed in January of this year and while they were here, they also used it as an opportunity to film a Pizza War in Ft. Lauderdale.

See also: Cooking Channel's Best in Chow with Cris Nannarone Filming at Kitchenetta on Sunday

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Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai Spotted at Farmer's Table in Boca Raton

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Celebrity chef Ming Tsai with Farmer's Table executive chef Wilson Wieggel and co-owner Joey Giannuzzi.
Where do Food Network celebrities dine when out and about in Boca Raton?

Chef Ming Tsai, who competed on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef, was spotted at Farmer's Table this past Tuesday.

See also: The Farmer's Table in Boca Raton Makes Dining Out Ethical and Affordable

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Road Trip With G. Garvin Visits Broward Restaurants Hot & Soul and Southern Swank Kitchen, Airs June 25

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Hot & Soul's Christy Samoy and Mike Hampton.
Everyone wants to be a celebrity these days.

We post internet videos ihoping to become the next viral sensation; we start Twitter wars to gain followers; we'll visit any place that has been on TV, just to feel like we've been near the spotlight.

Well, Broward residents, your chance to visit restaurants that will be on the tube before it airs has come.

Road Trip With G. Garvin has visited some local haunts and will be airing later this month.

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Jon Favreau Gives Conan O'Brien a Dime Bag of Brisket

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Jon Favreau gives Conan a dime bag... of smoked meat.
When you're a guest -- either at a party or on a talk show -- it's always nice to bring a gift.

Apparently, Jon Favreau got the etiquette memo, because when he stopped by Conan O'Brien's show to talk about his new movie Chef, he brought a dime bag...of brisket.

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Maya Angelou Dead at 86: A Foodie Farewell

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Maya Angelou: 1928 - 2014
The passing of the poet, playwright, author, and San Francisco's first African-American female cable car conductor, Maya Angelou, might not seem like the a topic for foodies, But most food writers were English Majors once and most English Majors were once bookish teenager types who had a favorite hidden corner for angst-filled reading.

Far from the typical reading material foisted on high school students, Maya Angelou's work was grown up, weighty literature. Reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings for the first time made you feel as if you had been let in on something deeply important.

She wrote about about divisive topics like civil rights, racism, rape, teen pregnancy, single motherhood, injustice, and intolerance, yet she managed to do so in a way that filled the reader with empathy, and with hope.

Her literary journey was about finding one's voice in a world that often seems determined to drown you out.

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Action Bronson's Fuck, That's Delicious: A Cooking Show for People Who Love The Word Fuck (Video)

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Marta Xochilt Perez
Don't get me wrong. I love the word fuck. And if you do too, then you'll want to watch Vice's Fuck, That's Delicious.

The monthly series stars Queens-born chef-turned rapper Action Bronson, who plays host to what can only be described as "dude peppering his food and language." Literally.

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