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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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All photos/renderings courtesy Sub Culture Group
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.

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Chima Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale Now Offering Lighter Options

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All photos by Benjamin Rusnak
Chima's new galeto skewers.
You're stomach is churning (it feels as though it's doing back-flips), sweat is pouring off of your brow, you can't sleep, your head hurts: this isn't a hangover, fine friends, it's the meat sweats.

If you're one of those gluttonous diners who tends to overindulge -- hey, we most certainly have -- you'll know exactly what we're talking about. And it's most likely to occur at an all-you-can-eat meat-centric restaurant.

If you've ever been to Chima Brazilian Steakhouse chances are it's happened to you, or you've at least been tempted. With beautiful rodizio coming at you from every which direction, it's hard to exert self-control -- and you'll most certainly wish you did in the aftermath.

The worshiped Fort Lauderdale eatery is now offering lighter options for those looking to avoid a case of the meat sweats.

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100 Montaditos Now Open at City Place in West Palm Beach

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All photos by Nicole Danna
A plate of montaditos, or tapas-style sandwiches, at 100 Montaditos in West Palm Beach.
Tapas, the art of dishing out small plates, has become a popular concept in the U.S., with bars and restaurants springing up in cities across the nation dishing out their own version of a sharing menu. However, most Americans don't know the history of tapas -- exactly how, and why, the tiny dishes originated.

Many historians believe tapas began as a way for Spanish farmers and field workers to stay nourished during the long work day, taking small meals accompanied by wine or drink every few hours. In modern Spain, tapas are seldom served without alcohol, and are not meant to be a meal in themselves. Likewise, there are no tapas restaurants -- only tapas bars, encouraging a culture of "tapeo" where people meet and mingle to enjoy drink and food in a lively atmosphere.

Although tapas can literally be any type of food, in Spain not all tapas are created equal. The way the food is served and presented, as well as the type of ingredients used, determine whether or not the fare is considered a tapa (snack), pintxo (food on a stick), racion (dish), plato (main plate) or montadito (food served on bread).

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Richard Harris Takes the Reins as d.b.a./Cafe's Executive Chef

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One of Fort Lauderdale's most beloved restaurants has some big news to announce: d.b.a./Cafe , New Times' 2013 pick for "Best New Restaurant in Broward County," has welcomed a new executive chef.

Richard Harris, the brother of local celebrity chef Chris Miracolo, has taken the reins at the laid-back eatery, bringing with him a new style of cuisine, weekly specials, and monthly events -- including a Cigar City dinner next week.

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Apura: Cold-Pressed Juices, Cold Brew Coffee, and Handmade Nut "Mylks" Coming to Boca

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All photos courtesy Gab Group
Apura's Gorgeous Kale Salad
After half a century of eating processed, pre-made garbage, Americans are finally starting to wake up from the toxin-filled slumber of terrible dietary habits.

The pendulum has swung from mass-produced drive-thru burgers (that may or may not actually be derived from a cow) to organic quinoa and kale -- score one, for the medical system.

While we've seen the rise of health-conscious eateries spring up in Broward and Palm Beach Counties over the past couple of years, as far as we're concerned (along the rest of the nutritionally-informed population), there's plenty of salubrious space to go around.

Boca Raton is about to get, yet another, healthy dining option in the next few months. Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse is bringing cold-pressed juices, cold brew coffee, handmade nut "mylks," and plant-based dishes to town.

See Also: Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Tilted Kilt Plans Four Other South Florida Locations

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Tilted Kilt, the Arizona-based chain that features servers dressed in a cross between naughty schoolgirl and Gaelic sex kitten, is opening four more locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

In May 2013, Fort Lauderdale-based TKSF Management Group, created to bring Tilted Kilt to South Florida, opened the first Broward location of the beef-and-beer establishment in Hallandale Beach.

In October 2013, the company announced plans to open an 8,500-square-foot space on four lots, taking over 201, 207, 215, and 219 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, with a late summer opening date planned.

See Also: Tilted Kilt Opening in Downtown Fort Lauderdale


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