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The Eat Beat

The Eat Beat Dining around South Florida
with Mike Mayo
New chicken Parm at Burger King doesn't melt my heart

Burger King's revamped chicken Parmesan sandwich is better than the old one, says dining critic Mike Mayo, but it still is not good.

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The Eat Beat newsletter: Wawa in Broward, Peruvian Independence Day

Cult favorite Wawa opening convenience stores in Davie and Pompano Beach on July 27; get ready for Peruvian Independence Day on July 28

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French meals for Bastille Day, I scream for Ice Cream Day, gooey goodness for Mac and Cheese Day

A roundup of French treats, cool treats and creamy macaroni treats in this week's Eat Beat Newsletter

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Fried chicken picks for National Fried Chicken day, burgers, hot dogs and friendly Thai

American comfort food galore and more in this week's Eat Beat Newsletter

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Mayo: A year of eating indulgently

People ask what life is like as a full-time professional eater. Sometimes I feel like a great white shark, because I am always on the move with mouth open hunting for food. Other times I feel like the universe — constantly expanding.

It’s a fattening job, but someone’s got to do it. At least that’s what I tell myself. A year ago I traded my news columnist’s notepad for a dining critic’s fork.

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Chef Ralph Pagano faces 'long and rough road' after kitchen explosion

An update on South Florida chef Ralph Pagano, who was severely injured in a gas explosion at his new restaurant in Bimini on June 22 and has hired Trey Lytal's law firm to investigate.

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