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The Eat Beat Dining around South Florida
with Mike Mayo
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Easter parade of brunches, Alton Brown live, Dominican cuisine in Oakland Park

Welcome to the Eat Beat Newsletter. Passover runs through April 18, Easter weekend is upon us and I’m on spring break so it’s time to let the bots do the heavy lifting. Here’s a taste of this week’s food and dining coverage from, including restaurant options for the holidays compiled by my colleague Talia J. Medina. Enjoy your ham, lamb, brisket and matzo, and whichever holiday you celebrate have a happy weekend.

(An Easter parade of brunches.)

Hop along to these Easter brunches

Spotlighting some noteworthy Easter brunches in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Sunny Isles Beach, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Hollywood [More]

(Mad food scientist at work.)

Alton Brown performing at Broward Center on April 19

Alton Brown, the Food Network host best known for his quirky Good Eats show, talks groupies, groping and body image before bringing his Eat Your Science show to the Broward Center on Wednesday April 19 and before a new version of Iron Chef premieres on Sunday April 16. [More]

(Dominican restaurant branches from Miami Gardens to Broward.)

Dominican restaurant Yarumba comes to Oakland Park

With an original location in Miami Gardens, Yarumba Restaurant and Lounge is now serving Dominican cuisine in Oakland Park. [More]

(Meals on wheels in Miami Beach?)

Delano South Beach's new restaurant serves food from bicycles

Leynia restaurant opens at Delano South Beach hotel in Miami Beach. [More]

(Springtime Slurpee sale at 7-Eleven this week.)

Free Slurpees at 7-Eleven through Sunday, April 16

BOGO free Slurpees at 7-Eleven to celebrate Slurpee Week April 10 through April 16. [More]

(Newberg sauce, a creamy seafood classic that is hard to find.)

Question of the week: Reader Grace Veniero asks, “Do you know of any restaurant in South Florida that serves lobster Newberg? The last time I had it was on the Jersey Shore in 1980 and it is something I am craving.” Lobster Newberg, a creamy classic with butter, cream, egg yolks and sherry, fell out of favor as Americans became more health conscious and fat averse. But the dish can be found at City Fish Market in Boca Raton, 7940 Glades Road, prepared with eight ounces of Maine lobster meat at market price ($45 on April 13). The restaurant also offers a seafood Newberg au gratin ($26.50) with crab, shrimp and scallops. I haven’t had the dish in forever, so let me know how it turns out.

Got a restaurant tip or dining beef?  Reach me at or 954-356-4508. Don’t troll me, but feel free to roast or flambeé me on Twitter: @heymikemayo, and follow my food adventures on Instagram: @mikemayoeats.

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