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Food & Drink

November 20, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As a home cook, I love a good supermarket. One of my local favorites was Penn Dutch Food Center on SR-7 in nearby Margate, which shut its doors in September 2019 due to financial damages from a highly publicized series of health violations forcing its closure. Over three ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Whenever we get a restaurant serving cuisine the town has never encountered, I get very excited. So when I heard a legit Afghan kebab takeout opened in Coral Springs, I jumped right at it; I had to try it immediately. Most of us have only heard about Afghanistan from the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – They were high school and college friends, each set out on their own career path until tacos brought them together. Nick Mesce, Carmelo Milio, and Sebastian Aliberti decided to pull their skills and resources together and open a chain of California-style, street taco ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The opening of any pizza parlor in South Florida is not without its share of hype, and, as inevitably, comparisons are made to any bonafide place up north to see how the pies stack up. But rarely is opening a pizza restaurant a notable event, with years of anticipation and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For many of us who came from elsewhere, one of the promises of moving to South Florida and enjoying warm weather year-round has also been ready access to fresh seafood. Why did we believe that? Partly because most Florida cities are close to the coast or have waterfront ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - What is the definition of a return to normalcy post-COVID? Normalcy is sitting at a Formica table where you can see (and smell) hash browns and bacon sizzling on a griddle; it’s going out for pancakes, eggs, and omelets and getting pours of diner joe.  And for the former ...

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PARKLAND, FL - It may have originated in Japan, but it’s now an international phenomenon where every culture imaginable has gotten into the fishy business of sushi. In fact, how many sushi restaurants are run by Japanese anymore? In this part of western Broward, I can only think of a handful, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For those preparing for Rosh Hashanah, which starts Sunday night, Yuda Saban is encouraging them to swing by his Nutrition Smart store in Coral Springs, and shop for the holiday meals. “We have the best prices and there’s no lines,” Saban said Tuesday. The CEO of the store ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you’re a Netflix watcher, no doubt you’ve noticed the many Japanese and Korean shows that have become popular in the last year, such as Old Enough, Midnight Diner, and a Nation of Broth, that frequently showcase popular noodle dishes, such as ramen.  You might also wonder ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- My editor, Leon, is always hungry for dining stories.  “Jason, I heard you went to the soft opening of Taco Project. How about a write-up? Can I have it soon?” “Leon, you realize I have written more for you about tacos than anything else. We did Taco Real last week. We’ve ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Restaurants are constantly opening and closing in Coral Springs. Here are two new eateries that opened up in recent weeks. - That's A Wrap Sandwich Co. has opened at Coral Square Mall at 9409 West Atlantic Boulevard. It offers salads, sandwiches, and paninis as well as ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Tacos. There are at least 20 restaurants either specializing in or serving them in Coral Springs. Most of these no longer resemble the original, blue-collar street version I was first introduced to as an exchange student while living in Guanajuato in 1985. A taco ideally ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - It’s super-hot out. You don’t want to leave your house to go out to lunch or dinner, but you also don’t want to cook. You could heat leftovers in the microwave. Perhaps you could make a sandwich with cold cuts. Or make a salad and possibly dump a can of tuna over ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Latin American cuisine is exploding in Coral Springs because of the growing population of immigrants from South America moving into Broward County. You’ve already heard about Peruvian food, which now can claim four different restaurants in our city serving the cuisine. But did ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As you know, I am over American-style pizza in Coral Springs. We have too many pizza places, ok? There are 20 pizza restaurants per 100,000 people in our town. But my cries have fallen on deaf ears – Coral Springs is so proud of its pizza that we will even attempt a Guinness ...

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PARKLAND, FL – It’s been featured on Guy Fieri’s "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" cable show. So perhaps it’s no wonder Los Bocados -- a “’Mexican-ish’ & Latin focused” restaurant on State Road 7 in Parkland -- recently made Yelp's Top 100 restaurants in Florida for 2022. The annual list on ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – You’ll soon be able to eat Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s popular chicken sandwiches at two new locations in Coral Springs. The fast-food chain known for its Cajun dishes and fried sandwiches is opening at Coral Square Mall and at a stand-alone restaurant at Cypress Run ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – I think I speak for many Coral Springs and South Florida residents that iced coffee season is in full swing in June. Sure, many of us drink iced coffee all year long, but there’s something about a nice cup of iced java (or iced cup of Joe) when it’s sweltering hot ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Do you know what I hate? Shopping. I prefer to do it from my home. Amazon is my best friend. I especially detest grocery shopping. When my wife sends me on errands and gives me lists of things to get – not unlike the Japanese toddlers on Netlfix’s “Old Enough” – I waste so ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Downhome cooking. Soul Food. You’ve heard those terms before, but in all honesty, when have you had food like that, in South Florida, recently? I’m talking about the food of the South, the food of the black experience in the United States.  Where do you even find stuff like ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Lunch for only $4.99 in a new Coral Springs restaurant -- not a bad deal, these days! That’s what the OCEAN ONE Bar & Grille will be offering when it opens in the former location of Nick's New Haven Style Pizzeria & Bar at 2444 North University Drive. The ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Do you know what I’m a sucker for? Ice Cream. Every single day of the week, any time of day. It doesn’t have to be Wednesday at Carvel (you know that it’s two for one day, right?), it doesn’t have to be nighttime; I could probably be convinced to eat it for breakfast as the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you’re like many Coral Springs residents, you may be looking for a vacation to get away from the busy South Florida lifestyle, with its dense population, heavy traffic, and concrete as far as the eye can see. Perhaps, you’re thinking of heading down to the Keys, as it’s only ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - My good friend Brian Kramer, a cinema and music enthusiast who frequently travels across Florida to attend concerts and find the best Styrofoam-boxed food for the money, told me that his “death row” meal would be hot dogs. Frankly, I tend to agree. There is nothing more ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - My editor, Leon Fooksman, asked me to write about tacos again this week. Seriously Leon? Tacos? Again? How many times do I need to write about tacos? We have so many freaking tacos in Coral Springs. We have all these chains coming to town, plus the ones that opened recently, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Chinese food. I wish people would stop asking me where to get it. Why? Because I have spent four years compiling a list of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade with my Facebook food group members, Foodies who Review South ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I am a rare kind of burger snob. Literally. There is certainly no shortage of burgers at restaurants and even burger-themed restaurants in Coral Springs and the West Broward area. Everyone has their opinion of who makes the best burger, has the best topping combinations, and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you sit and watch the news all day, it’s enough to make you sick to your stomach. And indeed, if you’ve been keeping up with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it may even drive you to drink, which it did to me. The best way to understand a culture is through its food and ...

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BOCA RATON, FL -- A piece we published a few weeks ago, “Dear Coral Springs and Parkland - Our Bagels Stink, And It’s All Your Fault,”  had a phenomenal – dare I say infamous – response from our readers.  It inspired us to look deeper into the subject and investigate individual bagel shops in Coral ...

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