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Food & Drink

November 29, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - When I heard that La Fontana, the low-key pizza restaurant in the Walk of Coral Springs had re-opened after a three-month hiatus, I was happy to hear that yet another business had not become yet another COVID-19 statistic. But it was not on the list of places that I was rearing ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL -- I like to joke about people who put themselves on restrictive diets because of some fad that tells them that it is healthier or is the secret to losing weight -- such as Gluten-free or Keto. Unless you have a severe condition, the scientific evidence does not support that being ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – My editor, Leon Fooksman, told me he wanted something about turkey sandwiches because it’s Thanksgiving season. “People love your sandwich articles, Jason! It will be hot!” I need to get something off my chest. I freaking hate turkey. Well, maybe not so much as hate, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Although Florida is a southern state, it does not maintain a distinct tradition or culture of wood-smoked barbecue. Nevertheless, folks here have extreme opinions about how they like their low and slow-cooked meats, particularly when their preferences originate from ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new fine-dining Italian and steak restaurant is planning to open in Coral Springs before the end of the year. Incontro Italian Cuisine Steakhouse will be opening at The Walk Of Coral Springs at 2752 University Drive, the owner, Pedro Bitar, said Tuesday. Born in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new fast-causal Mexican restaurant is going to open at The Walk of Coral Springs. The Taco Project will go in the space previously occupied by The Cheese Course in the development on University Drive. Coral Springs will be the restaurant’s first location outside of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Pumpkin Spice Latte. Invented by Starbucks in 2003, it’s been the bane of my coffee existence for almost 20 years. Why is that? Well, for the most part, I’m a coffee and espresso drink purist. I have a commercial-quality espresso machine in my house, and I’m known for ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – I will freely admit that there are some cultural gaps in my knowledge base regarding local food history. I’m not from South Florida, and while I’ve visited the area for most of my life, I’ve only been living here for about 10 years.  Miami, our major metropolis to the south, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The greater Coral Springs area is no stranger to Latin American and Caribbean cuisines -- we have a veritable United Nations of food to choose from, including Mexican, Cuban, Haitian, Trinidadian, Colombian, Venezuelan, Argentine, and Brazilian.  But my favorite cuisine of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL -- We’ve been experiencing a Mediterranean renaissance. Much of it is due to the efforts of Hellenic Republic restaurant at The Walk of Coral Springs, owned by Chef Nikol Zarbalas, a 17-year resident of Coral Springs.  The intimate cafe, which just celebrated its second year in ...

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PARKLAND, FL -- In a previous article, I lamented the overall lack of good places to eat legitimate Asian cuisine (and dumplings) in the Coral Springs and Parkland area. We have only a few; Mainland is an exceptional Chinese restaurant with a small but excellent selection of in-house-made and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I love burgers of all kinds. Thin, or thick. Griddled, or charcoal grilled. Small, or large. Simple, with as few toppings as possible, or complex, with the kitchen sink on it. But the one constant I absolutely insist on is that it be cooked properly. For me, that means ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Some of Coral Springs’ most popular restaurants will be offering specials and prefixed menus next month as part of the “Savor the Springs 2021” event intended to support local eateries during the pandemic. Coral Springs Economic Development Department announced Tuesday that ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The most popular question I get from recent transplants from the northeast is where to get good Chinese food in South Florida.  If you are looking for authentic Chinese, the regional styles of cuisine that are represented in China itself, there are indeed a few good examples, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As a writer and observer, I often find that life sometimes has weird parallels to the characters we see on television. Take, for example, the legendary comedy “Seinfeld,” which was filled with all sorts of odd recurring characters outside the regular cast. There were George ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – One of the questions I frequently get from people who move to South Florida is: where can they find basic food items, such as pizza. This also is accompanied by the usual moaning and groaning of how no matter how far and wide they look, they can’t find good examples of it down ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The breakfast sandwich is the silent hero of the American workday. Along with a strong coffee, it’s the protein and fat-heavy fuel, combined with those essential carbs that get many of us going and provides the high-caloric intake needed to get us well past lunch if ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Hot Dogs. Is there any food item more genuinely representative of American culture? I doubt it. I consider myself to be something of a hot dog enthusiast. In 2007, I conducted a survey and taste test of nationally marketed and NY-based frankfurter brands -- with local hot dog ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Everybody has a food weakness, a dirty secret. A shameless snack habit that they indulge in the privacy of their own home. Or maybe consumed in their car, in a hidden parking lot, safe from the prying eyes of a spouse or a co-worker. For me, that’s fast food. Sometimes, I ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Everyone has that favorite secret watering hole where they can settle up to the bar and have a nice cold beer. One where you have a favorite bartender who you can talk to about life’s troubles, where you can have a good but simple bite to eat. It is a place that you know you ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - During the pandemic, we have had so many businesses close in the greater Coral Springs area that it became difficult to recall the passing of every store. However, few have had the emotional impact on me than Glyk Gelato in Parkland, which shut its doors in February. Opened ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - One of the things I love about being a restaurant writer is the privilege of telling stories about the dishes I encounter. For me, the story is part of the enjoyment of a dish, including its history, and where it comes from. Sometimes you encounter something so weird, bizarre ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - You’d think we would have more choices for Cuban food in West Broward, let alone Coral Springs, with the diversity of Latin American residents here. But it turns out we don’t have that many places, several of which closed in the past few years. These include the very ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the southernmost island nation in the Caribbean and the West Indies island chain, is not usually a vacation destination for American travelers due to high crime (#4 in the Caribbean) and travel advisories by the US state department. But it is ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I have taken tacos very seriously ever since I was an exchange student living in Guanajuato, Mexico, in the summer of 1985. In Mexico, tacos are ubiquitous street food, a meal that both the blue-collar and the country’s privileged classes enjoy equally. It’s served in the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As the co-owner of Big Bear Brewing Company in Coral Springs, Greg Sherman typically spends his days hiring staff, checking on invoices, and glad-handling with customers. On Saturday, he was serving food at tables, sweeping the kitchen floor, and making sure the bathrooms ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Vietnamese food is one of my favorite Asian cuisines, especially during the cold and flu season when I might be under the weather. The emphasis on hot clear soup and noodles mixed with piquant spicing, raw herbs, and spicy condiments that can you slurp with abandon will cure ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Rain or Shine, hot or cold -- no matter the weather, no matter the season, sushi -- the combination of raw, sashimi-grade fish and cooked, vinegared rice -- is one of my favorite styles of Asian cuisine.  It’s also one of the most popular types of restaurants in South ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – One of the things I missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic was the ability to check out of work at the end of the day and head over to one of my favorite local restaurants and bars. I missed ordering a couple of professionally made cocktails and a few shareable food plates, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A sign of a good ethnic restaurant is one that, with its cuisine and atmosphere, can instantly transport you from your native surroundings to a different place.  Ethnic restaurants in South Florida rarely can do that because many have become highly Americanized. Many serve ...

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