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Picture This: A Few from Florida

I had a few meaty experiences in Florida this fall. Of the torta, ribeye, ramen, and burger, which was my favorite?
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Back to the Boca Area, Again, for Shake Shack and More

Earlier this year, I made another trip to the Boca Raton area, but this time a bit busier and with less chance for food exploration. But a chance to try Shake Shack and Hot & Soul, plus have the usual pastrami and pizza.
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Beyond Seattle: Fall 2013’s Array of Restaurants

Fall travel was a little slower than usual, but here are some restaurants I hit from Vermont to Florida to Louisiana to Tacoma (and from big fried fish to Big Gay Ice Cream).
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A Sandwich a Day: Parisienne French Dip at The French Pantry in Jacksonville, FL

A GPS in Jacksonville aimed at The French Pantry leads to a building that looks like a warehouse. Signs that you’re in the right place: the parking lot will likely be full and during the lunch rush hour, a line will wrap out the door.…
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Raising the Steaks for Carnivorous Dining

This hole-in-the-wall noodle lover has had an interesting and unusual opportunity to eat at three steakhouses this summer. For those yet to partake in steak at an upscale establishment, you’re usually paying for higher quality meats, fine quality service, and typically big portions. I like…
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Flourless Chocolate Cake at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami

On the surface, this sounds like a throwback to the 1980s, but what sold me was the server's description of the olive oil sorbet topping and salted caramel drizzle, both of which I knew would elevate the dessert.
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A Meal at Michael’s in Miami Makes Me Appreciate Tom Douglas Even More

Note: I file this report (about what I hope was just an off-night at this popular restaurant) to show that being a food writer doesn’t always mean special benefits. As a “VIP,” I didn’t expect extra service, but I was surprised that the restaurant didn’t…
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Sugar Rush: Orange “Creamsicle” Frozen Soufflé at Rebel House in Boca Raton, FL

The name alone brought back fond memories of the joyful sounds and sights of the Good Humor truck. And the dessert would deliver on my joyful expectations.
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Sugar Rush: Taiyaki and Ice Cream at Three F(x) Ice Cream & Waffles in Jacksonville, FL

Dessert and a show. That's what's on tap at a dessert destination with the quirky name of Three F(x) Ice Cream & Waffles in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Serious Eats: Porchetta di Testa at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL

The new Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton looks like a craft beer joint upon entry, but as their slogan states, it's also a place for craft grub— specifically meat boards and sandwiches. Here's what caught my eye.
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