Welcome to the Eat Beat Newsletter. It is time to say goodbye to 2017 (thank goodness) and welcome 2018. Fingers crossed. I'm a stay-at-home nester on New Year's Eve, but for those who like to partake in revelry and excess, remember that taxis, Lyft and Uber can take care of the driving.
Oh great, another year end list. But this one you can feast on. It was a good year for eating (stress eating, binge eating, comfort eating) and I look back with my 17 best South Florida restaurant bites of 2017, a lineup that includes oysters infused with leche de tigre at Bazaar Mar, edamame dumplings at Monkitail, Peking duck at King Palace and a heavenly cloud of ricotta at Oceano Kitchen. [More]
Frigid weather is biting most of the country, but in South Florida we're still sauntering along the sand in shorts and sunglasses. If you want to frost your freezing friends, just share this 'wish-you-were-here!' virtual postcard of off-the-beaten-path beachfront eateries and watering holes on A1A. [More]
If liquid revelry isn't your thing on New Year's Eve, many top South Florida restaurants are offering special menus for those who want to eat their way to the stroke of midnight to welcome 2018. Here are 10 picks for last meals of 2017. [More]
For my final review of 2017 I finally made my way to Arun's Indian Kichen in Coral Springs, which has a cult following among Yelpers. It is a hole in the wall with a deliberate misspelling and delicious Indian food prepared for takeout, although you can eat at one of the 18 seats inside. It is not fancy, but the spices and flavors are refined, which is why I awarded it 3 1/2 stars. [More]
Rooftops are all the rage. RH Rooftop Restaurant offers a seasonal menu at the luxury gallery in downtown West Palm Beach. [More]
The Strand Bar and Grill is located at the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. [More]
Ethos Greek Bistro's weekend brunch includes a Nutella waffle and berries-and-cream French toast. [More]
Mr. Nick's Sub Shoppe is moving north after 42 years on Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale [More]
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Stay hungry my friends. And a safe, prosperous, happy and healthy New Year to all.Copyright © 2018, South Florida