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2003 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • Lessons in Latkes

    published December 25, 2003

    If you've been looking for latkes in all the wrong places, it's too bad you didn't visit my daughter's classroom about a week ago. That's when I... More >>

  • Inspiration, Activity at Every Turn

    published December 18, 2003

    I can't quite decide whether Broward and Palm Beach counties really have launched more exciting, dining-destination places over the last couple of... More >>

  • Seeing Red and White at Wine-tasting Lab

    published December 11, 2003

    So you think you're up on the scene. You've been around town for years now. You know how to work the velvet ropes, the back doors, the bouncers.... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published December 11, 2003

    Trivia Pursuit Take this easy quiz and get a grip on the gossip: 1. You know it's starting to be a... More >>

  • The Hunt for Bubbly

    published November 27, 2003

    I was attending an advisory board meeting for the newly launched Feeding the Mind project, whose mission statement is "to provide culinary... More >>

  • Shop Till You Drop the Mouse

    published November 20, 2003

    Virtual shopping has its, well, virtues. For one thing, browsing Websites is a great way to procrastinate. You can source products you might have... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published November 20, 2003

    In town filming a promotional documentary about Miami at the Forge, a member of the Washington, D.C.-based West Beach Entertainment crew recently... More >>

  • Peas vs. Purple Jello!

    published November 13, 2003

    I will always remember the outraged response I received from an acquaintance when I blithely confessed that my daughter won't eat, among a... More >>

  • Product Watch

    published November 6, 2003

    My neighbor Jerome was standing in my kitchen, a place he has been at least a couple of times a week for the past several years. But that night,... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published November 6, 2003

    Forget BAM -- Emeril's looks to be a veritable SLAM dunk. The buzz-driven gastrognoscenti are descending in droves, overwhelming the... More >>

  • Season Opener Part II: The Comeback Kids

    published October 30, 2003

    I wish to retract the following statements: "Hardly anyone has come out of [Miami's] noted kitchens and opened, to either local or nationwide... More >>

  • Season Opener: A Double-Header

    published October 23, 2003

    Our October is the rest of the nation's March -- a month of transition, a medium for change, and a means for projection. It may be less... More >>

  • Basket Case

    published October 16, 2003

    Consider the gift basket. Stuffed with incredibly edible comestibles ranging from fresh fruits straight out of boutique orchards to artisan... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published October 16, 2003

    It's official -- and it's Esquire: Food critic John Mariani named Carmen the Restaurant one of 2003's "Best New Restaurants in... More >>

  • Tapping into Tapas

    published September 25, 2003

    After too many years of all-you-can-eat buffets, comfort foods, and huge portions in à la carte restaurants, Miami, meet the new gimmick in... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published September 25, 2003

    What do you get when you take Browns -- a two-story building with seven-foot ceilings built in 1915 with the now-prohibited, nearly extinct... More >>

  • New to the Cuisine Scene

    published September 18, 2003

    By now it's probably common knowledge that the Miami Herald has undergone yet another redesign, one that includes the September 18 launch... More >>

  • Adventures in Curbside Catering

    published September 11, 2003

    Funny how a phrase can change in meaning over the decades. Take "curbside pickup," for instance. It used to refer to recyclables -- glass,... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published September 11, 2003

    This season the word on the street is "yip." As in, Jinny Yip, who is opening Miss Yip's Chinese Café in the former Bambú... More >>

  • Chino Cum Vino

    published September 4, 2003

    About ten years ago, I started habitually breaking one of the cardinal rules associated with drinking alcohol: I began ordering wine in Asian... More >>

  • Mickey and Norman's

    published August 28, 2003

    In an Orlando Business Journal article published on August 11, the same day Norman Van Aken debuted his eponymous restaurant in the... More >>

  • Wear What You Eat

    published August 14, 2003

    I am sitting in the "relaxation lounge" at the Boutique Spa in the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, quaffing iced, lime-infused spring water, staring... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published August 14, 2003

    Forget about one. Nine is the luckiest number. If you're Klime Kovaceski, that is. The chef-owner of Crystal Café is celebrating his... More >>

  • Tics of the Trade

    published August 7, 2003

    For a long time while we were dating, my husband couldn't understand why I was a successful, tip-earning waitress. He knew I could multitask like... More >>

  • Elia, Take Two

    published July 31, 2003

    I've always wondered about so-called bad-luck restaurant locations that have earned, after the initial restaurant has departed, a rep for failure.... More >>

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