Chip Cassidy

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Ice Cream at Icebox Cafe, Dinner and a Movie at SushiSamba

    Not-so-happy Monday. The weekend came and went too fast -- another year, another Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week in the books. If you missed the action, don't feel so bad. You got to skip out on deadly traffic, nightmarish parking, and walking through puddles with shoes in hand -- what some people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    How Does Cork Tenderize Octopus?

    The long answer:An acquaintance of mine recently raved about a Mediterranean-style octopus dish she had at Talula. It was called "cork-braised" octopus, so her natural question to me, Mr. Restaurant Reviewer, was what effect the cork had. I answered confidently and forthrightly, as reviewers are sup ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Going, Going, Gone

    China Grill dismantles its empire

  • Shops and Wares

    May 16, 2002


    Crown Wine and Spirits

  • Shops and Wares

    May 11, 2000

    Best Wine Store

    Crown Wine & Spirits

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Festival

    The Biltmore Great South Florida Wine Festival

  • News

    February 13, 1997
  • News

    April 11, 1996


    Want to know why restaurants charge so much for a bottle of wine? Because they can get away with it, that's why.