• '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.

  • Best Of 2018: Broward - Food

    Here are SFGN's "Best of 2018" winners in the Food category in Broward County.

  • Bring Flavors From Around The World To Wilton Manors

    Foodies, get ready! The 13th annual Wilton Manors Taste of the Island kicks off on Nov. 5 with offerings from more than 35 local restaurants, breweries and eateries from South Florida’s Tri-County region. Festival-goers can sample everything from homemade fudge and spicy Indian curry to Peruvian ceviche and Greek gyros in the charming Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve.

  • 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.

  • Class Act: Local cooking classes that will keep you engaged

    Let’s face it, cooking and eating together can be fun as well as very romantic. Who hasn’t laughed at the lobster scene in “Annie Hall,” or shared a strand of spaghetti like in “Lady and the Tramp?” For established couples, taking a cooking class can be a romantic night out. For those early in the dating process, it’s a way to get to know each other better, or it can be a relaxing night out with friends. Cooking classes range from “hands on” activities to demonstrations, but at the end of most you sit down and enjoy a feast, often for little more than you’d pay in a nice restaurant. There is quite an array from which to choose, from group lessons in commercial kitchens to private lessons in the chef’s home.

  • 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.

  • Culture Vultures

    (Mirror) There’s something about museums that makes me hungry…and not just for knowledge. After spending a few hours cramming information into my mind, I just want to sit down, give my feet a rest and enjoy a bite to eat and a cocktail or glass of wine.

  • 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.

  • Dining on the Drive…and Beyond

    Courtyard Café is kicking off March with some terrific dinner specials. This week they include chicken Francaise, peppered pork medallions, pan-seared salmon and a Southwester New York strip steak. 

  • Eating Well & Doing Good: Dining Out For Life & Chefs Up Front

    Help make a difference while dining out with two events coming up soon that benefit organizations seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

  • 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: Bona Gives Back

    Since taking over the landmark Bona Italian Restaurant more than two years ago, Glen Weinzimer and his team have made some significant changes, all while keeping the things about Bona that the community enjoyed the most (including maintaining some of the long-time servers). Bona also has instituted some new policies. One of those is giving back to the community. 

  • 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: Java Jive

    (Mirror) Let’s face it; there are two types of people; coffee snobs and everyone else. If you are a coffee snob you already have your favorite place where they brew your cup of Joe to exactly the right temperature, roast their own beans and do gawd knows what else to set themselves apart.

  • 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!