Liz Balmaseda

Liz Balmaseda covers food and dining for The Post.

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Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart
 Want a super cheesy reason to visit the top French bistro in West Palm Beach? There’s a raclette special Wednesday night.  Not that one needs a copious amount of oozy, melted French cheese to enjoy an evening at Pistache, the stylish bistro that has anchored a prime block of the downtown waterfront for a decade. With a menu that...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Want a super cheesy reason to visit the top French bistro in West Palm Beach? There’s a raclette special Wednesday night.  Not that one needs a copious amount of oozy, melted French cheese to enjoy an evening at Pistache, the stylish bistro that has anchored a prime block of the downtown waterfront for a decade. With a menu that...
Restaurant review: Gallery Grille in Tequesta
 THE PLACE: There’s a full-scale restaurant hiding in this daylight café tucked into a corner of Tequesta’s Gallery Square North plaza. The stylish Gallery Grille may be open just for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch, but it welcomes you like a place with dinnertime aspirations. With a handsomely set dining room, and a...

Posted: 4 days ago

THE PLACE: There’s a full-scale restaurant hiding in this daylight café tucked into a corner of Tequesta’s Gallery Square North plaza. The stylish Gallery Grille may be open just for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch, but it welcomes you like a place with dinnertime aspirations. With a handsomely set dining room, and a...
Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach
 It was a concept that swept into Palm Beach’s Esplanade Plaza, filling an out-of-the-way, second-story space with the aromas of modern Mediterranean cuisine.  But like the restaurants that had tried and failed in the space before it, sleek and stylish Costa Palm Beach could not make it work. The restaurant permanently...

Posted: 5 days ago

It was a concept that swept into Palm Beach’s Esplanade Plaza, filling an out-of-the-way, second-story space with the aromas of modern Mediterranean cuisine.  But like the restaurants that had tried and failed in the space before it, sleek and stylish Costa Palm Beach could not make it work. The restaurant permanently...
The secret to these mini spinach pies? Switch out the cheese.  
 I’m drawn to all things green throughout the spring. How original, right? But think about it: What is more perfect than bright, garlic-hinting spinach cooked to its most vibrant green? Now, add chopped fresh dill and thyme, grated lemon zest, a pinch of nutmeg and – wait for it – a sprinkling of Manchego and you’ve...

Posted: 6 days ago

I’m drawn to all things green throughout the spring. How original, right? But think about it: What is more perfect than bright, garlic-hinting spinach cooked to its most vibrant green? Now, add chopped fresh dill and thyme, grated lemon zest, a pinch of nutmeg and – wait for it – a sprinkling of Manchego and you’ve...
Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County
 What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season.  Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county...

Posted: 6 days ago

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season.  Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county...
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Five favorites in Palm Beach County
 It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s five of our favorite to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located on West Palm’s Dixie Dining Cooridor, serves up a yummy grilled cheese sandwich with a side...

Posted: 12 days ago

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s five of our favorite to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located on West Palm’s Dixie Dining Cooridor, serves up a yummy grilled cheese sandwich with a side...
Chicken pot pie finds Mexican soul in a puffy tortilla
 Acclaimed chef Eddie Hernandez is a master of adding Southern soul to his Mexican cooking. His newly released cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is brimming with evidence of his gift for merging flavors and culinary traditions. This is exactly what he does at his casual restaurant, Taqueria del Sol...

Posted: 13 days ago

Acclaimed chef Eddie Hernandez is a master of adding Southern soul to his Mexican cooking. His newly released cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is brimming with evidence of his gift for merging flavors and culinary traditions. This is exactly what he does at his casual restaurant, Taqueria del Sol...
Cravy kicks off pizza delivery today from Grandview Public Market
 Have a hankering for that Detroit-style pizza from Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach? (You know, the square one with the hefty, crisp crust from Chef Dale Talde’s spot, The Corner.)  Well, the folks at Cravy, the local food delivery service, must have heard your growling belly. On Wednesday, they’ll...

Posted: 13 days ago

Have a hankering for that Detroit-style pizza from Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach? (You know, the square one with the hefty, crisp crust from Chef Dale Talde’s spot, The Corner.)  Well, the folks at Cravy, the local food delivery service, must have heard your growling belly. On Wednesday, they’ll...
Ranky Tanky is the funkiest band you’ve never heard of. They play the Kravis this week.
 The up-and-coming band’s very name is an exhortation to “get funky.” That’s what Ranky Tanky means in the Gullah vernacular of the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina.  And like this creole English that rose as a common-ground language of slaves working Lowcountry rice fields, this modern quintet has...

Posted: 15 days ago

The up-and-coming band’s very name is an exhortation to “get funky.” That’s what Ranky Tanky means in the Gullah vernacular of the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina.  And like this creole English that rose as a common-ground language of slaves working Lowcountry rice fields, this modern quintet has...
Man who died in Trump Tower fire has local connections
 The New York Trump Tower resident who died after fire engulfed his home on the 50th floor Saturday evening has family ties to a Lake Worth art gallery. Art enthusiast and dealer Todd Brassner, who died at a New York Hospital shortly after first responders pulled him out of the burning unit, is a member of the family that owns Art Link International...

Posted: 16 days ago

The New York Trump Tower resident who died after fire engulfed his home on the 50th floor Saturday evening has family ties to a Lake Worth art gallery. Art enthusiast and dealer Todd Brassner, who died at a New York Hospital shortly after first responders pulled him out of the burning unit, is a member of the family that owns Art Link International...
NEW: Delray Beach fire displaces family of five
 A family of five was left temporarily homeless when a fire tore through their home early Sunday, according to the American Red Cross, which is helping the displaced. Of the five victims, three are children, a Red Cross news release said. It was a “multi-unit fire” that occurred on Via D’Este Way in an upscale community off...

Posted: 17 days ago

A family of five was left temporarily homeless when a fire tore through their home early Sunday, according to the American Red Cross, which is helping the displaced. Of the five victims, three are children, a Red Cross news release said. It was a “multi-unit fire” that occurred on Via D’Este Way in an upscale community off...