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Food & Drink

April 14, 2022

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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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Unless you’ve been sitting under a rock, you may have noticed that we’ve had an explosion of Peruvian cuisine in Coral Springs in only the last six months. But why?  There are 125,000 Peruvian residents in Florida, and Broward County has the third-largest demographic of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A popular doughnut shop in Coral Springs is closing. Luv’s Donuts announced this week on social media that it is shutting down about a year-and-a-half after opening in a busy strip mall at 7893 West Sample Road. “We hope the time we stayed open can bring memorable moments ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I frequently choose restaurants to write about due to roundabout conversations with my friends, and sometimes they take unusual twists and turns before I end up there. Take, for example, my friend Carlotta, who recently started dating a fellow from Uruguay, and asked me if ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I have been a Coral Springs and South Florida resident for almost 10 years. And while I generally enjoy living here, as an expatriate of the greater New York City metro area, having lived in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, and Westchester counties, and northern New Jersey, I need to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A high-end Mediterranean restaurant in Coral Springs has closed after 15 years, the latest eatery to shut down in the pandemic. Owners of Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar announced Sunday on social media that they “made the difficult decision” to permanently close Falafel Bistro ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday established in 1986, we commemorate the birthday of the civil rights leader. In his memory, we also remember the achievements of Black Americans who followed his Dream. In doing so, we celebrate people of color pursuing ...

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PARKLAND, FL -  Although South Florida is known for its beaches and waterfronts, good seafood restaurants are hard to come by. And that is even more true when we talk about Western Broward, which is, quite frankly, a seafood restaurant desert.  I love seafood, and I have my haunts for indulging ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As the year comes to a close and as a new variant of the coronavirus pandemic hits, I thought it would be an opportune time to highlight restaurants in Coral Springs that feature outdoor dining and have excellent food, as well. Here we go. These aren't in any particular ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The future of a popular doughnut shop in Coral Springs is unclear. Luv’s Donuts at 7893 West Sample Road announced Tuesday on social media that the independent doughnut shop is: “looking for someone to buy our Luv's from us, we will be open until we find a buyer for the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, in the Sun Sentinel, I read an article targeted at the tourist population and snowbirds, about how restaurants in South Florida have been adding various unexpected surcharges to patrons’ bills – for things such as automatic gratuities, credit card fees, to-go boxes, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I know it is a big retail property, but I don’t usually get over to the Coral Square Mall. For starters, I don’t like malls, period – I prefer to do my shopping on Amazon, and given the time of year it is, I avoid retail like the plague. Well, we have an actual epidemic going ...

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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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