Rebecca McBane is a contributor and former arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
5 months ago | South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Once upon a time, food was something you ate. Period. The average person couldn't even name a chef, with the rare exception of someone like Julia Child. In case you haven't noticed, food is trending. Nary a meal goes by without being Instagramed, ...
6 months ago | Holidays
You've met the one. Now you need to propose. You like the idea of a grand gesture, but your future life partner isn't the type to want to be on the big screen at a hockey game or be called out by a skywriter.
6 months ago | Cocktails and Spirits
As much as we enjoy not being snowed in by winter's wrath in South Florida, it can sometimes be difficult to get into the spirit of the season. Sure, our toes are a little cooler than usual in our sandals, but it's not quite the taste of winter we...
6 months ago | Things To Do
Perhaps you are asking yourself, what exactly constitutes Australian cuisine? (Because, no offense Outback, we doubt you're keeping it 100% authentic over there.) Well, if you ask native Australian and Four Seasons chef Aaron Brooks: "Awesomeness."
6 months ago | Recipes
McCormick might not be the name you think of when you conjure up Cuban cuisine, but that hasn't stopped the iconic spice company from dipping its toe in the Caribbean waters. (And it certainly has a challenge if it expects to succeed in Miami, hom...
7 months ago | Openings
Brickell City Centre is known for high-end shopping and chi-chi downtown dining, but that's not what the Pubbelly Boys' chef Jose Mendin had in mind when he chose the complex for the next Pubbelly Sushi location. After a soft opening Friday for fr...