| Jun 28, 2013
Donut King is royalty in Central Florida.
In an unassuming building, the independent bakery and eatery holds its own in Minneola, a small town in Lake County that edges up to Clermont along U.S. Highway 27.
Despite three nearby Dunkin' Donuts and a...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
14917 Lyons Road, Suite 114, west of Delray Beach, 561-404-1347, ShulaBurger.com
An offshoot of its steak-house chain, this fast-casual concept's fourth branch — its first in Palm Beach County — has opened in the new Delray...
| Jul 6, 2013
2011 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier
A fresh, spicy Shiraz with a touch of Viognier from respected Rhone producer Michel Chapoutier and Napa Valley's Anthony Terlato. But the grapes, obviously, don't come from either France or California,...
| Jun 23, 2013
To my knowledge the only giraffes in Brazil are in zoos. So I am unclear as to how the long-necked animal became attached to a restaurant chain based in that South American country.
I'd wager the connection may be little more than a marketing plan a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Burger & Beer Joint
11025 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954-367-8980, BnbJoint.com
This fledgling chain is expanding from its two Miami locations to Broward County mid-month.
"Burger & Beer Joint's inspiration came from three things: gourmet food,...
| Jul 3, 2013
This straightforward burger is totally appropriate for the Fourth and easy to pair with only American wines. Whites, rosés and reds all work, and so one of each recommends itself.
If you choose wines other than these, be sure they sport crisp acidity to...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's grilling season and chances are you'll be making that ever-important cookout decision: hot dog or hamburger? Some people, no doubt, are cheering "Both!" But if you're trying to make a healthier choice, then the registered dietitian in me knows that...
| Jun 28, 2013
Let's face it. Airport travel is unavoidably stressful. By the time you park, lug and check your bags and proceed shoeless through long security lines, you're ready for a drink. And that's even before any dreaded DELAYED or CANCELLED messages flash on the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:59 AM
What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks?
According to the Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Hotline, this year's top threat is food poisoning...
| Jun 28, 2013
So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward?
Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:10 AM
To any real fan, a hamburger is never “just a burger.” A great burger is a work of art, passionately thought out and painstakingly executed. It's the very extension of the grill master's identity.
So with the smells of charcoal and grilled...