Liz Balmaseda

Liz Balmaseda covers food and dining for The Post.

Latest from Liz Balmaseda

Eat like a food critic: Introducing our new restaurant reviews dining guide
 She doesn’t have a pop name, like Alexa or Siri, but she’s a beauty – with knowledge and opinions for days. Want to find a brunch spot in West Palm Beach? Just ask our new friend. We call her Palm Beach Post Eats. She’s our new digital dining data base, a repository of our restaurant reviews, my special recommendations...

Posted: 6 hours ago

She doesn’t have a pop name, like Alexa or Siri, but she’s a beauty – with knowledge and opinions for days. Want to find a brunch spot in West Palm Beach? Just ask our new friend. We call her Palm Beach Post Eats. She’s our new digital dining data base, a repository of our restaurant reviews, my special recommendations...
Recipe of the week: easy, cheesy, beer-spiked fondue
 Who doesn’t love a good throwback recipe, one that’s both comforting and communal? Here’s one that just may have you digging up your old fondue pot. It is inspired by the work of culinary author Janet Fletcher, whose 2013 book “Cheese & Beer” was recently released in paperback. Fletcher is a cheese expert from...

Posted: 2 days ago

Who doesn’t love a good throwback recipe, one that’s both comforting and communal? Here’s one that just may have you digging up your old fondue pot. It is inspired by the work of culinary author Janet Fletcher, whose 2013 book “Cheese & Beer” was recently released in paperback. Fletcher is a cheese expert from...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Hobe Sound
 These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in the Treasure Coast. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. When wanderlust strikes, you don't have to go far to satisfy a craving for Old Florida road food. The fresh grub and scene at Harry and the Natives...

Posted: 2 days ago

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in the Treasure Coast. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. When wanderlust strikes, you don't have to go far to satisfy a craving for Old Florida road food. The fresh grub and scene at Harry and the Natives...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton
 These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in South Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. I love this spot for Sunday brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Not only is the Bloody Mary bar extraordinary, the view is stunning.   ...

Posted: 2 days ago

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in South Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. I love this spot for Sunday brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Not only is the Bloody Mary bar extraordinary, the view is stunning.   ...
Fire up the oven for full flavor, says America’s Test Kitchen
 We know all about special occasion roasts – the turkey at Thanksgiving, the glazed ham at Christmas, the lamb at Easter and roast chicken at Rosh Hashana. But if you’re like me, you barely turn on the oven between holidays.  Random days are for easy sautés or a quick toss of pasta, or maybe mindless, hands-off, slow-cooker...

Posted: 2 days ago

We know all about special occasion roasts – the turkey at Thanksgiving, the glazed ham at Christmas, the lamb at Easter and roast chicken at Rosh Hashana. But if you’re like me, you barely turn on the oven between holidays.  Random days are for easy sautés or a quick toss of pasta, or maybe mindless, hands-off, slow-cooker...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach
 These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in western Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. If you blink, you'll miss this place as you drive past the strip plazas of State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. But sooner or later -- especially...

Posted: 2 days ago

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in western Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. If you blink, you'll miss this place as you drive past the strip plazas of State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. But sooner or later -- especially...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Jupiter, Gardens, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach
 These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in North Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. Beneath vibrantly colored Mexican lanterns, hipster servers mash guacamole tableside, crispy empanadas are stuffed with delicious duck confit...

Posted: 2 days ago

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in North Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. Beneath vibrantly colored Mexican lanterns, hipster servers mash guacamole tableside, crispy empanadas are stuffed with delicious duck confit...
Recipe of the week: Aran Goyoaga’s Swiss chard, pear and Gruyère tart
 When a friend brought me a bouquet of fresh chard recently for a sick-day soup, I remembered a favorite recipe by the ever-inspired cook, author and food photographer Aran Goyoaga.  Some years ago I watched the woman behind the popular “Cannelle et Vanille” blog make this Swiss chard, pear and Gruyère tart in her then...

Posted: 7 days ago

When a friend brought me a bouquet of fresh chard recently for a sick-day soup, I remembered a favorite recipe by the ever-inspired cook, author and food photographer Aran Goyoaga.  Some years ago I watched the woman behind the popular “Cannelle et Vanille” blog make this Swiss chard, pear and Gruyère tart in her then...
Sneak-peek: Avocado Grill’s swanky, new digs in Palm Beach Gardens
 UPDATE: Due to a construction issue, the opening of Avocado Grill in the Gardens has been delayed by one day. It will open Friday at 5 p.m., according to a restaurant representative. Julien Gremaud, the French chef whose fresh, buzzy bistro redefined downtown West Palm Beach dining three years ago, is ready for his new frontier &ndash...

Posted: 8 days ago

UPDATE: Due to a construction issue, the opening of Avocado Grill in the Gardens has been delayed by one day. It will open Friday at 5 p.m., according to a restaurant representative. Julien Gremaud, the French chef whose fresh, buzzy bistro redefined downtown West Palm Beach dining three years ago, is ready for his new frontier &ndash...
Openings: New barbecue restaurant to debut at Hilton near PBI in West Palm
 The Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel is about to become a local dining destination for rib lovers. Tony Roma’s, the national chain founded in North Miami more than 45 years ago, will debut a location at the hotel next week.  The casual, meat-centric restaurant opens Jan. 17 at the lakeside hotel in the space formerly occupied...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel is about to become a local dining destination for rib lovers. Tony Roma’s, the national chain founded in North Miami more than 45 years ago, will debut a location at the hotel next week.  The casual, meat-centric restaurant opens Jan. 17 at the lakeside hotel in the space formerly occupied...
Monday bar deal: Wear 80s wrestling garb, get free oysters at Parched Pig
 Here’s a deal that might send you to dig up that vintage Rey Mysterio mask from storage: Dress up in 80s wrestling attire and get free, freshly shucked oysters at The Parched Pig bar in Palm Beach Gardens. And no double-knee armbreakers are required – unless you consider the nudging of the oyster from the half-shell a wrestling...

Posted: 10 days ago

Here’s a deal that might send you to dig up that vintage Rey Mysterio mask from storage: Dress up in 80s wrestling attire and get free, freshly shucked oysters at The Parched Pig bar in Palm Beach Gardens. And no double-knee armbreakers are required – unless you consider the nudging of the oyster from the half-shell a wrestling...