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Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Dining

Portillo’s Chicago-style eatery now hiring

BRANDON – Construction at the northwest corner of Brandon Boulevard and Lakewood Drive is progressing as Chicago-based Portillo’s, famous for its hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches, prepares to make its Florida debut.
Published: 02/03/16
Neighborhood cheesesteak shop expands with new food truck

Neighborhood cheesesteak shop expands with new food truck

BLOOMINGDALE — When some people think Philly, they visualize Santa Claus being bombarded with snowballs at Veterans Stadium, Rocky Balboa or the Broad Street Bullies.
Published: 02/03/16
Cheesecake, that is. Trust us and try it

Cheesecake, that is. Trust us and try it

Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.
Published: 02/02/16
Heading into 2016, here are some ingredients to watch for

Heading into 2016, here are some ingredients to watch for

Tiny fish, tart plums and coconut syrup. Ready for a taste of 2016?
Published: 02/02/16
Tired of dull roasts? We jazzed up a basic pork loin

Tired of dull roasts? We jazzed up a basic pork loin

Roasts — as delicious as they are — often suffer from slab-of-meat syndrome. Which is to say, you plop down a honking hunk of meat and ... that’s about it. Not the prettiest item on the table when company comes.
Published: 02/02/16
For serious Super Bowl comfort food, hot dip

For serious Super Bowl comfort food, hot dip

Hosting a horde of fans for the Super Bowl? Or are you crashing somebody’s party and tasked with bringing something delicious? Either way, you could spend a lot of time thinking about what to prepare. Or you could just make this and know beyon...
Published: 02/02/16
Steamed whole fish? No. Baking it in foil is easier, tastier

Steamed whole fish? No. Baking it in foil is easier, tastier

The Chinese like to feature whole steamed fish on the menu of their New Year’s feasts. Said to signify togetherness, abundance and long life, it’s a dish with symbolism that is as important as taste. Indeed, you’re supposed to le...
Published: 02/02/16
Time to plan for Mardi Gras

Time to plan for Mardi Gras

Seems like we’ve barely recovered from Christmas and New Year’s, but it’s already Carnival time in New Orleans, with Mardi Gras falling early this year, on Feb. 9.
Published: 02/02/16
Oysters are a perfect dish for romance

Oysters are a perfect dish for romance

One of Valentine’s Day’s enduring customs is to launch the annual Feast of Love with a dozen raw oysters on the half shell washed down with a chilled bottle of bubbly. The briny bivalves have long enjoyed a reputation as an aphrodisiac....
Published: 02/02/16
Say ‘I love you’ with a simple but impressive  scallop dinner

Say ‘I love you’ with a simple but impressive scallop dinner

This Valentine’s Day, take a pass on the expected. As in, ditch the restaurant reservations. Instead, stay home and show your lover how much you care by assembling this simple but impressive baked scallop dinner. The beauty is that this recipe...
Published: 02/02/16