SUP Eating around South Florida with John Tanasychuk
Morton's offers $49 four-course special through June

Morton’s the Steakhouse (Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, North Miami Beach, Miami, Coral Gables; Mortons.com) is offering a four-course menu for $49 per person through June 26.

The price represents a 30 percent or more savings off regular prices.

Diners choose one of the following appetizers: ahi tuna tower, prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella and baked five-onion soup. Salad choices are tomato and mozzarella; chopped spinach; Morton’s; and Caesar. Main course offerings include filet mignon; honey-chili glazed salmon; chicken Bianco; chicken Christopher; shrimp scampi capellini. Sides include garlic green beans, Lyonnaise potatoes, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.

For dessert, there’s Key lime pie, chocolate mousse and individual-size soufflés.

Until the end of May, Morton's is also marking National Burger Month with a $39 burger meal. It features the Million Dollar Burger, a prime burger with foie gras, black truffle butter and braised short ribs on a brioche bun. It's served...

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Boynton Beach attorney wins $25,000 in burger contest

Harrison Wheeler, of Boynton Beach, may be the least likely person to ever win a cooking contest.

“I’m kind of novice,” the 38-year-old corporate attorney says. “I do things here and there, and I definitely wouldn’t call myself a cook or a chef. I just dabble.”

This month, however, Wheeler dabbled his way into winning the $25,000 first prize in the 24th annual Sutter Home Family Vineyards Build a Better Burger Contest. His Heart & Soul of Korea Burger is made with seasoned ground beef, peanut basil slaw, spicy mayonnaise and crispy Spam.

Wheeler, a South Florida native, says he was inspired by a long-ago visit to Koreatown in Los Angeles. “The flavors had been with me a number of years,” he says. “I just remember this intense swirl of flavors that stuck with me.”

The patties are seasoned with ginger, garlic and toasted-sesame oil. The condiments include chopped rice cakes, mayo mixed with the spicy Korean pepper paste known as gochujang, and matchstick-size strips of Spam fried until crisp.

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Boston's in Delray named among 10 best beach bars in Florida

Boston’s on the Beach (40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-278-3364, bostonsonthebeach.com) was voted No. 8 in the fifth annual Top 10 Best Florida Beach Bar competition.

Sponsored by FloridaBeachBar.com, more than 250 beach bars were included in the online contest. Boston’s will celebrate 3-5 p.m. Aug. 1 with a blowout celebration.

Boston’s — which won alongside its outdoor sister beach bar, Sandbar — was the only South Florida winner, beating out Deck 84, also in Delray.

“We could not be more proud than to be ranked No. 8 in Florida,” Mark DeAtley, Boston’s general manager, said in a press release. “Boston’s has been serving food, fun and live entertainment for 35 years in Delray Beach. Our hundreds of loyal patrons clearly believed Boston’s and Sandbar deserved to be recognized as one of Florida’s best beach bars, and they voted for us.”

Other winners are Jimmy B's Beach Bar, St. Pete Beach; Sharky's On the Pier, Venice; Bongos Beach Bar and Grille, St. Pete Beach; Golden Lion Cafe,...

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KFC revives the Colonel

KFC has brought back the Colonel. And he's played by none other than Darrell Hammond.

 

 

 

 

 

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South Florida restaurants begin summer specials

The tourist off-season brings with it specials designed to get locals inside South Florida restaurants.

All five of Burt Rapoport’s south Palm Beach County restaurants are offering free meals for children ages 12 and younger Sundays through Thursdays through the end of September. Guests receive one free kid’s entrée, which includes a drink, with the purchase of any adult entrée. The five restaurants are Bogart’s Bar and Grille in Boca Raton and all four Delray Beach restaurants: Henry’s, Deck 84, Burt and Max’s and Apeiro. Each restaurant has created new healthful options with the help of registered dietician Tamra Hammet. They include chicken meatballs and whole-wheat spaghetti (410 calories) at Henry’s) and grilled chicken tacos (350 calories) at Deck 84. Visit RapoportsRG.com.

Max’s Harvest (169 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach, 561-381-9970, MaxsHarvest.com is hosting a summer competition series called Chef vs. Chef. Max Group chefs Eric Baker and Patrick Broadhead are seeking 16 chefs...

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National Burger Month events in South Florida

May is National Burger Month, and the ground beef patty held between two buns is being celebrated across South Florida. Here are three top events.

Rok:Brgr (208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-7656; 600 Silks Run, Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954-367-3970; 5800 SW 73rd St, Miami, 305-663-6099; RokBrgr.com). Created specifically for National Burger Month, the Truffle Burger is 10 ounces of prime house-blended beef topped with Hudson Valley foie gras, imported truffle Gouda and red-onion-port marmalade. The manager comes to the table to shave fresh imported summer truffles onto the burger. It’s served with truffle fries and costs $50.

Burger Brawl (Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami) is the site of this year’s Burger Brawl, sponsored by food blogger Sef Gonzalez, aka the Burger Beast. From 7 to 10 p.m. May 15, attendees will choose a winner from 20 participating restaurants. Tickets cost $37.92 when ordered online in advance. The complete list of participating...

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