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By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Ben Hicks Nestled along the bustling Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point, Papa Hughie’s Seafood World stands out as a beacon for delicious, quality seafood. Entering their 40th year in business, Seafood World’s popularity continues to grow. A short year and a half ago, Owner Hugh “Papa Hughie” Ganter partnered with his …

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How To Bake It In America by Susanna Arntz “Can I help? Mom, I want to bake with you!” Bianca asked years ago. Little did she know that as she grew up, her love of baking would never grow old. When Bianca came to America back in 2000, she says she had no idea she was …

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By Savannah Sheehan Photos by Kelly Coulson America…the land of fast cars, fast internet and fast food. But “fast food” has gotten a bad rap. The word on the street is, “it is not healthy for us.” New discoveries have been made that may say otherwise. Wow! Wake up, America and smell the tacos! Sheknows.com …

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By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson Out of many? Out of what? Popular questions for food truck owner, Haiz Miller of Out of Many Cafe. “Food with a Caribbean twist” is the slogan for this Jamaican truck.  The thought provoking name is the “motto” of Jamaica, “Out of Many, One people.” The name allows Haiz …

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By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson “To look into someone’s eyes when they bite into something you made for them, well, that’s very important,” beams food truck owner Scoti Sabatino. The tenacity and passion he has invested in Parabas Grill is apparent in the versatile, constantly evolving menu. There is no one genre Parabas falls …

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P.S. 561 by Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson The hot dog stand, once an American tradition found on street corners throughout New York City, never seemed to translate well to the tropical Floridian metropolitan areas. That is until Aaron Merullo took matters into his own hands and created P.S. 561– a 16 foot kitchen on …

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By Giana Pacinelli It’s greasy. It’s messy. It could never come in a “low-calorie” version. But whether it comes from a bucket or served up on a bun, there’s something comforting about that first bite of fried chicken. No doubt you’re now wondering: “Where can I find some authentic fried chicken?” Would it surprise you that the answer is …

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Just Like Home 3rd and 3rd’s Unique Culinary Experience By Savannah Sheehan Photos: Ben Hicks They say there’s no place like home. But a second-best option can be found by seeking out one of Delray’s best-kept secrets: 3rd and 3rd (on the corner of Northeast Third Street and Third Avenue). This is a place where …

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Street Style Mexican, Minus The Street Photos: Kelly Coulson Walk into El Jefe Luchador, and one of the first thing’s you’ll notice is the Mexican wrestling masks hanging on the wall. As you approach the counter, your eyes will probably wander to the old school posters tiled as wallpaper. The theme is evident, but once …

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Photos: Jack Bates If you have been to Leftovers, you’ve probably been to Food Shack, Mike Moir’s first establish-ment. Mike had no problem rattling off the exact date of Food Shack’s opening, January 24, 2002. About five years later, it was time for Leftovers. A chef first, Mike said “It was a dream, and I …

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Photo: Jack Bates Guanabanas is in a league of its own when it comes to South Florida restaurants. It’s one thing to serve 100% locally sourced seafood, but it’s a whole other ballgame when serving a restaurant that can seat approximately 300 people and is six tenths of an acre in size. Top that off …

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Photography by Ben Hicks Papa’s Raw Bar is a local spot through and through. Their motto, “Eat, Drink, and Be Local” says it all. And if you don’t want to do all three of those things, you’re probably in the wrong spot. They just hit their one year anniversary, and things are booming. Being under …

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By Alex Rendon Photos: Kelly Coulson Six years ago, the thought of placing an Asian noodle spot right in the thick of Boca Raton’s opulent Mizner Park may have seemed like a ludicrous idea.  But with the do-no-wrong team of local club owners and restaurateurs  known as Sub-Culture Group spearheading the project, this far-fetched concept …

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So Simple, And That’s A Good Thing By Natalya Jones Photos: Jack Bates “Modern Juice Co. was started by a small group of friends who were looking for a lifestyle change and simply started making customized juices from home,” said Jon Sullivan. As with all good startups, the humble beginning expanded into a more solid business plan, with larger equipment, more …

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Photos: Kallima Photography Coffee is coffee, right? Wrong. If you don’t care about how your coffee tastes and end up loading it with cream and sugar, then stop by that one place that’s probably within a mile radius at any given time. But if you care for the finer things in life, including great coffee, …

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By Natalya Jones Photos: Ben Hicks There’s authentic BBQ, and then there’s “authentic” BBQ. Fortunately, Smoke BBQ in Delray Beach is the former of the two and the only authentic Kansas City BBQ joint in South Florida, according to owner Scott Kennedy. So what makes Smoke BBQ stand out? Kennedy explains that only the “finest, …

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Experience dining the all American way By Natalya Jones Photo: Aaron Lurie Best grouper in town”. “One of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life!” “You guys have a good thing going over there.” “Thank you for always serving us a delicious meal and wonderful service. Chef Anthony Fiorini is awesome!” These are …

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Written by Natalya Jones Photography by Ben Hicks Making its finger lickin’ inception in Boca in 1991, Mississippi Sweets opened its doors to BBQ lovers all over town. What patrons received was delicious food at an affordable price, somewhat of a rarity nowadays in modern Boca. But if you’re craving BBQ and can’t make the …

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Words by Alex Rendon Photography by Ben Hicks   Who knew rebellion could taste this good? Since opening up in the summer of 2012, kitschy Boca Raton’s eatery Rebel House has been wowing patrons with its unconventional take on the dining experience.  Owners Michael Saperstein and Evan David call their offbeat, eclectic fancy-comfort- food- meets- …

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Written By: Nicole Danna Photos: Aaron Lurie Guanabanas first opened in 2004, originally nothing more than a surfer hangout where you could grab a sandwich on-the-go. Four years later, operating owners Jon Sullivan and Chad Van Boven have transformed Guanabanas into one of Jupiter’s most coveted restaurants. No longer a place to grab simple meals …

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The Dudes Abide The South Florida crusade to change delivery forever By Dana Krangel Photos: Ben Hicks Imagine today is your lazy day. The type of weekly ritual that keeps your body happily attached to the couch and your mind eternally occupied by a the hand-held screen of your choosing. Alas, it’s time to eat …

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Charm City 1136 E Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach (954) 531-0300 charmcityburgers.com THE BIG SLOPPY The original Charm City was conceived as a sandwich shop, a take-out joint where you could grab a beer and some grub for a good price. But when the line started backing up with burger orders, owner and chef team Evan …

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Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox 1101 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach (954) 708-2035 tuckerdukeslunchbox.com You haven’t had a burger until you’ve had a Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox burger, the specialty created by celebrity chef Brian Cartenuto, a winner of Food Network Star’s  “Cutthroat Kitchen.” These massive towers of meat and toppings will require some elbow grease and an …

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ROK:BRGR 208 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale (954) 525-7656 rokbrgr.com ROK:BRGR owner Marc Falsetto and Executive Chef Robbyns Martinez put the mark in downtown Fort Lauderdale with ROK:BRGR, the area’s first gastropub, which just so happens to have one hell of a burger. While the menu offers a variety of stellar items, today it’s best …

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3rd & 3rd 301 NE 3rd Ave., Delray Beach (561) 303-1939 3rdand3rd.com A great burger is not just comfort food. Once you’ve had one, it’s like a right of passage into gastronomy. When 3rd & 3rd owner John Paul Kline opened his Delray Beach restaurant just over one year ago, the first thing he put …

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The Steak Bomb Photos: Nathan Hamler Known for their amazing pizza, Boca’s Best has been a household name in SoFlo for quite some time. If you haven’t had a slice, it’s well worth the trip, especially since they are open until 2am – and serve some tasty craft beers to boot. But the pizza isn’t …

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Cali-Wrap Photo: Joaqin Anico Zona Fresca has defined itself for whipping up Mexican food you can enjoy every day. The fresh and light meals are made fresh daily, not over seasoned, and let the ingredients do the talking. Word is spreading fast as the Delray Beach location is open for business and their Fort Lauderdale …

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Roasted Pork and Porcini Risotto Photo: Nathan Hamler The Sub-Culture Group keeps churning out fabulous, unique restaurants in south Florida and Hullaballo joins the family.  The place is already receiving rave reviews and they are just getting warmed up. What’s the big fuss and commotion about?  For starters, this Italian Gastropub is serving up some …

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Photos: Nathan Hamler When you consider what restaurant to visit, one usually considers what kind of food is served up.  With Sweetwater Bar & Grill, not only is the food amazing, but their drinks almost steal the show. The bar is one of the most interesting around, and the bartenders could pass as mad chemists, …

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The New Vegan By Dustin Wright Photos: Nathan Hamler To get this out of the way first, I am not a vegan. That being said, Rahein Jones has me convinced that eating vegan can be pretty damn good. Located in Downtown Delray, The New Vegan is a unique spot that fits the scene well, and …

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