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Food & Drink

September 18, 2021

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 - 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 - 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 - 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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PARKLAND, 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 in ...

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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 its poor economy and high crime rates. But it is a country rich with culture due to the ...

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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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PARKLAND, FL- Carmela's, the popular coffee shop in Parkland Commons, is looking to shift the location of its outdoor seating area. At the City Commission meeting on Wednesday evening, a plan was presented to move the tables and chairs from the east side of the building (the front) to the north ...

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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 restaurants in South Florida, so there ...

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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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CORAL SPRINGS, FL -  For Coral Springs food writer Jason Perlow, his passion for eating well started while growing up in Queens, New York. In his Jewish home, there were always big eating events on the holidays and during family gatherings. But the meals didn’t come from bubbe’s old-world ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Shane Carter was a U.S. Army officer working at the Pentagon when he married his wife, Dulce, 27 years ago. He was an American, his wife, born in Mexico.  When traveling through her native homeland, he fell in love with her rich culture and the unique form of ice cream store, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland's Farmers' Market is happening this Sunday, and it makes an excellent pre-game visit for local residents planning to enjoy the Super Bowl.  The Farmers' Market, which features crafts, homemade gifts, and locally grown and prepared foods, will be open from 9 a.m. until ...

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