Chip Cassidy

  • 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.