• 'Barefoot Contessa' Comes to Fort Lauderdale

    The old adage goes “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

  • Best of 2017: Broward - Food

    Here are SFGN's "Best of 2017" winners in the food category in Broward County.

  • Calling All Food Nerds!

    It’s an oft-quoted line; “Cooking is art and baking is science.” Alton Brown proves that it’s all about the science! The Food Network host and resident food nerd brings his one-man show, “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” to the Broward Center on Apr. 19. With a perfect blend of science, food and music in two hours of pure entertainment, James Beard Award-winner Brown dishes out exciting experiments, sizzling puns and delicious delicacies, combined with interactive fun that gets audiences members involved. Tickets range from $45 to $125.

  • Cheers! Where to eat to celebrate the New Year

    Raise a glass and toast in the new year while enjoying a delicious meal at some of these favorite dining spots.

  • Cheese Chat: Italy and Cheese

    Italy — the country of great cuisine, amazingly delicious and little-known wine varietals, olive oil, art and opera and cheese. It is estimated that there are over 450 different types of cheese made in Italy. Of these, 34 have been granted a protected status by the European Commission. Some of Italy’s most famous cheeses, such as Pecorino, are believed to have roots dating back over 2,000 years. While tracing any cheese’s exact history can be difficult, of one thing there is no doubt: Italy has a passion for cheese and an ability to create world-class cheeses that are loved and eaten around the world.

  • Chews News

    Although Food Network’s and Cooking Channel’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SoBeWFF) isn’t until Feb., tickets go on sale soon (if they haven’t already by the time you read this) and are snatched up quickly. With more than 90 events taking place from Feb. 22 through 26, it is widely recognized as one of America’s most prestigious food and dining festivals.

  • Cooking As Therapy

    Ask any foodie and they’ll tell you that cooking is far from a chore. For most it is relaxing and therapeutic. (Cleaning up on the other hand…) That’s true not just for the home cook, but in hospitals, businesses and schools as well. Cooking is increasingly being used in a variety of institutional settings for everything from job training to recovery.

  • Devouring the Drive: These places are bars but many of them serve up some must-try culinary delights

    With so many bars on the drive either serving food, or changing up their menus, not to mention the newcomers joining the party, we felt it was time to take a look at the fare that’s available. We have focused only on those places that are primarily known as bars or clubs, so Tropics and Rosie’s, both primarily restaurants are not included.

  • FDA Bans some Mexican Cilantro After Feces Found in Fields

    The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

  • Five Places You Must Try

    South Florida is a foodie’s paradise. So why do you keep going to the same restaurants time and time again? While we all have our favorites, you owe it to yourself to break up the routine and try something new. I suggest you start with these five places, each extraordinary in its own way. I’ve included places throughout the Dade-Broward-Palm Beach areas because a good meal is often worth the trip.

  • Food: How to Set A Fabulous Table

    Whether you’re serving an eight-course plated dinner or putting together a casual buffet, it’s the little things that make the difference between a gorgeous table that people will admire and a tacky spread that people will talk about behind your back. By following a few simple rules, you can easily put together a beautiful table. Of course, rules were made to be broken, so I’ve given you a few options for that, as well.

  • Food: Sausage Party

    I was excited to see that the movie R-rated film called “Sausage Party” with some of my favorite make stars, opened a few weeks ago. Imagine my disappointment to find out that not only was it an animated film, it starred actual sausages!

  • Gastronomic Gifts

    The nice thing about shopping for foodies is that there’s always a gadget they don’t have. There are so many options at so many price points, that you’re certain to find something that is not only an apropos gift, but that also fits into your budget. Here are some of my favorites this year. Most are available directly from the company listed or from Amazon.

  • Gifts for Foodies


    Now that all that “Black Friday,” “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday” hype has died down, it’s time to go shopping without the crazies. Of course, the easiest and most convenient way to shop is in your underwear – or naked (by that I mean online, I have to specify, because in this town, you never know).

  • Isn’t That Special! Where to celebrate on that special day

    Let’s face it, our community will turn anything into a celebration and a reason to go out to wine and dine. You got a new job? Let’s go out for dinner! You quit your job? Let’s go out for dinner! While cocktails may be in the forecast later in the evening, celebrating any special occasion seems to call for getting together for dinner at a fancy (read expensive) restaurant. Here are a few places that, while they will run you a few bucks (more than $25 a person, for dinner and a drink) are perfect for celebrating that special event.

  • Kitchen Magicians: Every tool you need to be a master chef

    The kitchen is not unlike the bedroom, you can’t get good results unless you’ve got the proper equipment. And while Mother Nature and genetics are responsible for the equipment you need in the bedroom, what’s necessary to make you into a kitchen magician is easily attainable at any home goods store. Below is a baker’s dozen of essential tools that every chef needs, followed by a few gadgets that will make your life easier (hey, maybe it isn’t that different than the bedroom after all!)

  • M is for…

    Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mama, Madre…whatever you call her and whether she’s your best friend or a royal pain in the ass, if she’s living nearby, you’ll probably be seeing her on Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day and, if you’re like most people, you’ll be taking her out to eat. Whether it’s dinner or brunch, there is no shortage of options, as most restaurants pull out all the stops for this holiday.

  • Mirror Eats: Mango Madness

    Like most resorts along South Florida’s beaches, the Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa offers all the usual amenities upscale travelers expect—fine dining, exotic spa services, luxurious rooms designed by Jonathan Adler. But, for the serious foodie, Eau Palm Beach offers this customized experience:

  • Mirror Food: Appetite for Applause

    As a kid, I used to watch old movies on television. I especially loved the scenes when Nick and Nora Charles would go to a supper club. They’d be having a wonderful meal and watching a singer or floor show when a waiter would come by and Nick would order, “Two martinis, please.” Myrna Loy, as his lovely wife Nora, would then look up at the waiter and say, “That sounds delightful, I’ll have the same.”

  • New Federal Dietary Guidelines Call for Less Meat

    Many Americans, especially men and teenage boys, eat too much red meat, poultry and eggs, and should reduce their consumption, according to new federal dietary guidelines jointly released on January 7 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Americans' meat consumption will not only help improve public health, but reduce climate and water pollution from the meat industry.