Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Is Dead at 93

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S. Truell Cathy, Chick-Fil-A founder, has died.
S. Truett Cathy, the controversial founder of Chik-Fil-A, has died.

According to a statement issued by the chicken sandwich chain, Cathy died at 1:35 a.m. Monday, "peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones." He was 93.

See also: Chick-fil-A President's Antigay Comments Spark Social-Media Frenzy [Update:Chick-fil-A Issues Statement]


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A Chihuahuan Touch in Hallandale at Chapultepec Mexican Bar & Restaurant

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The #2 combo option, enchilada de mole, taco de carne asada and sope.
Ciudad Juárez in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico might get a dubious reputation for its many years of crimes concerning the safety of working class women and the ongoing war on drugs. That's unfortunate because the state boasts some of the best Mexican cuisine and it is a real treat to find some of it in our neighborhood without too much of a Tex-Mex influence ruining the attention to grains and proteins Chihuahuan chefs bring to the table. Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant, a stone-throw north of Hallandale Beach Boulevard has maintained a quiet, almost sleepy existence for the last decade.

Unfortunately, the only ones who were really asleep were us.

Owned by Silvia Ayala and her children, Karla Nuñez and Juan Carlos Marín, with Silvia's voice being the defining authority in the kitchen, the restaurant opened ten years ago as a means to provide for the family. It has now become a cornerstone of a thriving Mexican and Central American community in Hallandale.

The kitschy décor lends itself more to a dance bar, which is in essence what the restaurant transforms into on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., but the continuous buzz of patrons stopping in for a bite or picking up orders is proof positive of what's happening in the kitchen.

See also: Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant in Hallandale: Cheap Beer and Slow-Roasted Meats

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Green Bar & Kitchen Expanding With Second Location on Galt Ocean Mile

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Photo courtesy Green Bar & Kitchen
These days, it seems like everyone is getting into healthy eating -- and with America's track record on health, it's definitely a good thing.

From larger vegetarian selections at local bars to wellness-focused eateries, South Floridians (and their beach bodies) are all about nutrient density.

North Fort Lauderdale is about to get healthier: Green Bar & Kitchen is opening a second express location on Galt Ocean Mile.

See Also: Green Bar & Kitchen Now Serving Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Vegan Ice Cream

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Credit Card Breach at Palm Beach Gardens P.F. Chang's; Still Unclear if Data Was Stolen

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A P.F. Chang's restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens is among 33 of the company's locations whose customers' credit card information may have been stolen.
The U.S. Secret Service alerted restaurant chain P.F. Chang's China Bistro that customer credit card data may have been stolen from several of the company's locations throughout the country, including one in Palm Beach Gardens.

The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company said it was alerted by the USSS on June 10 to a "possible security compromise" involving credit and debit card data, according to a public statement posted August 4 on the company's website.

See Also: South Florida Cops Have Been Looking for Credit Card Thief for Nearly a Decade

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d.b.a./Cafe Expanding Hours, Starting Lunch This Week

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We've all had it, that sinking feeling that sets in when we have a craving for something specific, only to find out one of our favorite restaurants is closed.

It's the worst.

There's good news on the horizon for lovers of d.b.a./ Cafe. The laid-back Fort Lauderdale spot is expanding its hours of operation to seven-days a week, including lunch.

See Also: d.b.a./ Cafe Hosts Cigar City Anniversary Dinner: Five Courses Paired With Five Special Beers (Photos)

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Cantina Laredo Debuts Five Dishes This Week

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Ribs and fajitas.

What has passed off as "Mexican" cuisine in this country for so long has been an abject farce. Leave it to a certain fast food joint to try to homogenize an entire nation's food tradition into a simple-to-wrap, 30-item menu. Mexican food, real Mexican food, varies from state to state, maybe even from neighborhood to neighborhood. You could have an entire strip's worth of Mexican restaurants and never repeat an item in all the menus.

Cantina Laredo has never boasted itself as a definitive destination for all things Mexican, but as far as chain restaurants go, its modern take on Mexican cuisine has the right attitude. Sure, it's a little more expensive than that aforementioned chain with the dollar-disasters, but you do get a much more reputable serving of food.

Cantina Laredo's newest craze is a discovery of ribs, and as such, it will be debuting five dishes, three feature short ribs, at most of its restaurants. These will be available at the two locations in South Florida, Hallandale Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

See also: Cantina Laredo Releases Sorbet Cocktails for Summer


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Barolo Ristorante: Authentic Italian Cuisine and Serious Wine in North Palm Beach

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We love food around here.

Whether it's flavorful Vietnamese, seafood-centric Japanese, bold Peruvian, or classic French fare, we'll try just about anything -- and enjoy it as long as it's done properly.

That being said, some cuisines stand out. And it just so happens that Italian is one of our favorites. Full of flavor and completely unpretentious, Europe's boot offers a wide range of styles and ingredients, all of which we're more than happy to shove down our gullets. (No matter our current diet.)

North Palm Beach was recently received it's newest Italian resident. Barolo Ristorante offers a wide range of authentic Italian fare with a huge selection of wines to match.

See Also: One Door East Opening This Fall: Global Tapas, Creative Cocktails, and Craft Beer by the Owner of Valentino Cucina Italiana

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One Door East Opening This Fall: Global Tapas, Creative Cocktails, and Craft Beer by the Owner of Valentino Cucina Italiana

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Valentino Exec Chef/ Owner Giovanni Rocchio
Fort Lauderdale residents: the food gods have answered your prayers -- or ours, at least.

Giovanni Rocchio, executive chef/owner of one of Broward County's best restaurants Valentino Cucina Italiana, is opening a new concept this fall.

One Door East, situated one door east of Valentino, will serve chef-driven global tapas, creative cocktails, and craft brews in a casual setting come November.

See Also: The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale

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Cafe Boulud Brings Back Boulud Sud for the Summer (Photos)

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Photo Courtesy Cafe Boulud
Just imagine what it would be like, sitting on a classic schooner, with the sights, sounds, and smells of the Mediterranean in the background.

That would be the life; unfortunately, it takes boatloads of money to make it happen. And while we may be able to make it to the European coast, we're not experiencing the lifestyles of the rich and famous aboard a yacht -- hey, one can dream, right?

Your chance to pretend is back this year, but for that ninety-nine percenters can actually afford.

Cafe Boulud is hosting Boulud Sud, a pop-up of Daniel Boulud's Mediterranean-inspired concept, is back again for the summer. With a new executive chef and pastry chef, it has a slightly different influence from past events.

See Also: Rick Mace Takes the Reigns at Cafe Boulud

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Delux Celebrating Its Final Weekend in Delray Beach, New Concept Honey Opening This Fall

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The interior of Delux in its current form
This weekend marks the final in operation for one of downtown Delray Beach's few late night clubs, Delux. The nightclub, which opened in December of 2001, will be closing to begin renovation on a new concept and reopening in September as Honey.

Delux has occupied the space once known as 32 Degrees -- and the Back Room Blues Club before that -- for more than a decade. According to SubCulture's Scott Frielich, Delux had a successful and long-lived run in downtown Delray Beach, hosting dozens of memorable events and special guests including the Miami Heat, and Gwen Stefani with No Doubt.

See Also: Subculture Group Opening Shaker and Pie: Craft Cocktails and Gourmet Pizza

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