• Review: A dark and earnest ‘Macbeth’ from New City Players

    Steeped in murder and mayhem, William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is a tragedy for our time. Yes, it was written four centuries ago. But with omnipresent violence and murder most foul (to quote “Hamlet”) contaminating our news feeds, with virulent political infighting the order of the day, Shakespeare’s…

  • 84 Diner in Davie closes after 30 years

    At 6,578 square feet, the 84 Diner in Davie often billed itself as “South Florida’s largest diner.” Now it is the emptiest. After 30 years in business and numerous owners, the Greek-style diner abruptly closed in July. A leasing agent who manages the property says the current owner stopped paying…

  • Slime Obsidian and other slime stars heading to SlimelandFL

    Slime is going to ooze its way into Fort Lauderdale at SlimelandFL, a gooey celebration of all things slime-tastic. Everything you wanted to know about slime but were too squeamish to ask can be found at the event Aug. 31 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. There will…

  • New restaurants coming to expanded Hard Rock: Italian, buffet, live-fire grill and 24-hour diner/deli

    A new Italian restaurant, American live-fire grill, Las Vegas-style buffet and 24-hour diner/deli will join the food lineup at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino when a giant guitar-shaped hotel opens in October, the Seminole Tribe announced Thursday. All told, the resort will offer 19 eateries…

  • Tiki to the limit: Esotico bar brings exotic cocktails to Miami

    Esotico Miami 1600 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-800-8454, EsoticoMiami.com Tiki fans can add another cocktail haunt to their list when Esotico debuts on Aug. 15. The Italian owners of Miami-area eateries Spris Artisan Pizza, Salumeria 104 and Segafredo are branching out with limited-edition tiki…

  • A sneak peek at Fort Lauderdale’s first food hall

    The brewing tanks haven’t arrived, decorations are scarce and the food stalls are empty, but the indoor foodie village known as Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery is finally taking shape. The 40,000-square-foot lifestyle complex, scheduled to open the first week of October, will occupy a pair of…

  • Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery sneak preview | PHOTOS

    Sneak preview of the new Sistrunk Marketplace and Brewery, a 40,000-square-foot food hall opening the first week of October on Sistrunk Boulevard, across the street from FAT Village in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Review: Las Olas trio, part 2 — Boathouse (hot), El Camino (loud) and Flight 19 (a mystery)

    (Note: Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale is undergoing a restaurant renaissance, with many eateries opening in the past 18 months. This month dining critic Michael Mayo reviews nine newcomers in groups of three. The first installment covered a trio of Italian restaurants. This week: an open-air…

  • Weekend Preview: Gold Dust, Josh Blue, frosé and doughnuts

    You may find yourself hating guitarist and composer Russell Mofsky midway through his new Gold Dust Lounge album. The eponymous collection, Mofsky’s first album since 2014’s excellent “Lost Sunset,” again illustrates the Miami native’s magical ability to conjure whole worlds between notes of instrumental…

  • Nani’s Dough, known for eye-popping artisanal doughnuts, shutting down in Delray Beach

    After four-and-a-half years of baking doughnut wizardry at his namesake pastry shop, baker Nani Edry is closing Nani’s Dough in Delray Beach. Edry announced the end of his artisanal doughnut spot in a Facebook post to followers, adding that his shop will throw a sendoff party on Friday, Aug. 16….