New restaurant and cookbook for Miami "Top Chef" runner-up Nina Compton

New restaurant and cookbook for Miami "Top Chef" runner-up Nina Compton

“Top Chef” runner-up Nina Compton isn't sitting still since leaving her chef de cuisine position in June at Scarpetta Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Eat well, do good at these fundraisers

Eat well, do good at these fundraisers

Food is the draw at several upcoming fundraisers, even if it doesn’t mean sitting down in a restaurant and being waited on. Take out your credit card for these very good causes.

Seeing pink at Martorano's Hard Rock restaurant

Seeing pink at Martorano's Hard Rock restaurant

Pink is synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sure as stone crab season and pumpkins on porches, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing lots of pink when the calendar rolls around to October.

South Florida restaurant veterans to open new spots

South Florida restaurant veterans to open new spots

Three veteran South Florida restaurateurs are opening new restaurants later this year.

Craft beer: The definitive Florida guide

Craft beer: The definitive Florida guide

If you ever wondered how someone gets to be called a beer geek, look no further than Mark DeNote.

Beer at the Boca library?

Beer at the Boca library?

Gerard Walen, author of “Florida Breweries,” comes to the Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave, Boca Raton, at 7 p.m. Friday to sign copies of his book and present a guided tasting of local beers.

Broward Center's new restaurant opens Sunday

Broward Center's new restaurant opens Sunday

The Broward Center for the Performing Art’s new waterfront restaurant opens Sunday for brunch and Tuesday for dinner.

Boca's Meatball Room hosts meatball contest

Boca's Meatball Room hosts meatball contest

For the second time this year, The Meatball Room (3011 Yamato Road, Regency Court, Boca Raton, MeatBallRoom.com) is looking for the best homemade meatballs.

Meat Market opens in Palm Beach

Meat Market opens in Palm Beach

The most anticipated new restaurant in Palm Beach opens today.

South Beach Wine and Food Fest announces Fort Lauderdale event

South Beach Wine and Food Fest announces Fort Lauderdale event

For the first time in its 13-year history, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival will bring one of its events to Broward County.

"MasterChef" casting call Oct. 4 in Miami

"MasterChef" casting call Oct. 4 in Miami

Fox TV’s “MasterChef” is looking for contestants for its sixth season.

Vote for best Miami Beach bars in online contest

Vote for best Miami Beach bars in online contest

Two Miami Beach bars are among the nominees in Food & Wine magazine’s inaugural The People’s Best New Bars.

Winning dinner deal at 15th Street Fisheries

Winning dinner deal at 15th Street Fisheries

15th Street Fisheries (1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-2777, 15StreetFisheries.com

Fork & Balls offers $1 meatballs on Mondays

Fork & Balls offers $1 meatballs on Mondays

If it’s Monday, its Meatball Monday Madness at Fork & Balls (1301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-771-2257, ForkandBalls.com).

Duffy's most original Bloody Mary

Duffy's most original Bloody Mary

For this year’s football season, Duffy’s Sports Grill has added a $7 All-American Bloody Mary. It’s made with Tito’s vodka and very dramatically garnished with a bacon cheeseburger slider.

Mizner Park progressive food and cocktail tasting set for Wednesday

Mizner Park progressive food and cocktail tasting set for Wednesday

Rock, Roll and Stroll is the name of Wednesday's Tastemakers at Mizner Park progressive food and cocktail tasting.

Funky Buddha Brewery announces inaugural craft-brew cruise

Funky Buddha Brewery announces inaugural craft-brew cruise

It’s a first for South Florida’s craft-beer industry.

Fort Lauderdale chef La Tasha McCutchen competes 'Hell's Kitchen'

Fort Lauderdale chef La Tasha McCutchen competes 'Hell's Kitchen'

La Tasha McCutchen didn’t have to look far for inspiration to audition for “Hell’s Kitchen.” McCutchen, lead line cook at 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, works with executive chef Paula DaSilva, who came in second on the fifth season of the Fox reality competition. Three years...

McDonald's tests bundt cakes from Boca to Vero

McDonald's tests bundt cakes from Boca to Vero

Mickey D’s customers from Boca Raton to Vero Beach can be among the first to try the chain’s McCaf√© Mini Bundt cakes.

Hollywood's Robyn Lindars on Travel Channel grilling show

Hollywood's Robyn Lindars on Travel Channel grilling show

¬†Robyn Lindars, the Hollywood blogger behind GrillGrrrl.com, is a special guest judge on “American Grilled” at 9 p.m....

Boca Raton author explores history of moonshine in the American South

Boca Raton author explores history of moonshine in the American South

Check out any well-stocked bar these days, and you’ll see apple pie and cherry flavored moonshine right next to the melon vodka and Japanese scotch.

Miami brewery celebrates one-year anniversary

Miami brewery celebrates one-year anniversary

The Wynwood Brewing Company in Miami celebrates its first anniversary Saturday, August 16 with a street party and its first bottle release, a wheat wine called El Infante that’s been aged in French oak Petite Syrah barrels for more than six months.

Mellow Mushroom rolls back prices to 1974

Mellow Mushroom rolls back prices to 1974

The stone-baked pizzeria Mellow Mushroom Delray Beach celebrates the 40th anniversary of the chain's first Atlanta location by offering several menu items at 1974 prices.

"MasterChef" casting call comes to Miami

"MasterChef" casting call comes to Miami

It takes a special kind of home cook to want to appear on the Fox TV show “MasterChef.”

Hollywood man wins Sweet Tomatoes dessert contest

Hollywood man wins Sweet Tomatoes dessert contest

Alan Kratish, a Hollywood wine consultant, won a nationwide contest for best dessert created with ingredients from the Sweet Tomatoes restaurant buffet.

About the blog & author


Six times. That's how often we eat restaurant food each week. From neighborhood bistros to the latest concept eateries, SUP is your guide to what's fresh and tasty in South Florida restaurants. It serves hot news about the latest food trends along with comings and goings of our region's top chefs.

John Tanasychuk is a food editor and dining critic who covers the South Florida eating scene. He has written about food and dining for 23 years and traces his interest in food to his parents, both country kids, who taught him the importance of eating fresh, seasonal food. Before joining the Sun Sentinel in 1999, John spent 10 years at the Detroit Free Press as a food writer and editor, restaurant critic and assistant features editor. There's not much he doesn't eat, but ask him what his favorite foods are and he'll say garbanzo beans in any form and anything that starts with fresh, seasonal ingredients. MORE

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