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Liz Balmaseda

Liz Balmaseda covers food and dining for The Post.

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Coming to Clematis: Peruvian food with a Miami accent 
 One of Miami’s best-loved Peruvian restaurants is soon to debut in downtown West Palm Beach. Dr. Limón, a Kendall sensation that’s been busy since opening in 2012, is expected to land on Clematis Street as early as mid-July, according to a restaurant rep. The place aims to be upscale, with a ceviche-strong menu, pizzazz-y...

Posted: 16 minutes ago

One of Miami’s best-loved Peruvian restaurants is soon to debut in downtown West Palm Beach. Dr. Limón, a Kendall sensation that’s been busy since opening in 2012, is expected to land on Clematis Street as early as mid-July, according to a restaurant rep. The place aims to be upscale, with a ceviche-strong menu, pizzazz-y...
Goodbye Grub: Junior’s Restaurant closes at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park
 Mizner Park in Boca Raton has lost another restaurant. The owner of Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake announced Wednesday the deli-loving establishment has closed.  “We expected the volume to be greater than we saw at this location,” owner Alan Rosen told The Post by email Wednesday night. “We enjoyed being...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Mizner Park in Boca Raton has lost another restaurant. The owner of Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake announced Wednesday the deli-loving establishment has closed.  “We expected the volume to be greater than we saw at this location,” owner Alan Rosen told The Post by email Wednesday night. “We enjoyed being...
Meet Ray Chang, the supper club star shaking up north county
 The Ray Chang Room is like a giant disco ball that reflects and multiplies every flash move of its namesake: the bar-top leaps and lunges, the microphone thrusts into the crowd, the Vegas winks.  For 90 minutes on three nights a week, the frenzy that fills this room is like that of no other place in north county during season. Snowbirds...

Posted: a day ago

The Ray Chang Room is like a giant disco ball that reflects and multiplies every flash move of its namesake: the bar-top leaps and lunges, the microphone thrusts into the crowd, the Vegas winks.  For 90 minutes on three nights a week, the frenzy that fills this room is like that of no other place in north county during season. Snowbirds...
Dining Review: Café Centro, West Palm Beach
 Let me tell you about the pork chop of my dreams. It’s the one I wish I had ordered at the newly jazzed up Café Centro. My dining companion ordered it instead, but I snagged a couple of ample slices. Juicy and tender beneath a gorgeous sear, the thick chop is simply presented on the bone with a wedge of grilled polenta,...

Posted: 2 days ago

Let me tell you about the pork chop of my dreams. It’s the one I wish I had ordered at the newly jazzed up Café Centro. My dining companion ordered it instead, but I snagged a couple of ample slices. Juicy and tender beneath a gorgeous sear, the thick chop is simply presented on the bone with a wedge of grilled polenta,...
In Delray Beach, a father and daughter tour of history
 Lori Durante drives through the quickly changing avenues of Delray Beach with none of the nonchalance of a native. She was born and raised in this seaside city and knows each corner by heart. Even random storefronts and facades seem to speak to her.  Then again, when Dad’s in the car, they do.  Durante is a local guide who...

Posted: 7 days ago

Lori Durante drives through the quickly changing avenues of Delray Beach with none of the nonchalance of a native. She was born and raised in this seaside city and knows each corner by heart. Even random storefronts and facades seem to speak to her.  Then again, when Dad’s in the car, they do.  Durante is a local guide who...
Openings: Spanish tapas restaurant comes to West Palm waterfront
 A tapas-loving restaurant will open its doors on the eastern edge of Clematis Street Wednesday. And the team behind it knows its Spanish cuisine. Tapeo (Spanish term for tapas crawl) will debut in the two-story, waterfront space where Tin Fish once stood. (Most recently, Rails Craft Brews occupied the space for two months before closing...

Posted: 9 days ago

A tapas-loving restaurant will open its doors on the eastern edge of Clematis Street Wednesday. And the team behind it knows its Spanish cuisine. Tapeo (Spanish term for tapas crawl) will debut in the two-story, waterfront space where Tin Fish once stood. (Most recently, Rails Craft Brews occupied the space for two months before closing...
Boulud on Bourdain: ‘We will always have Lyon’
 Fans across the planet may have lost a great, true travelers when Anthony Bourdain died Friday, but chefs like Daniel Boulud lost something more. “We lost a great friend to all the chefs, a great supporter of many causes and a unique voice expressing everyone’s passion for food across the globe, from three stars to street carts...

Posted: 12 days ago

Fans across the planet may have lost a great, true travelers when Anthony Bourdain died Friday, but chefs like Daniel Boulud lost something more. “We lost a great friend to all the chefs, a great supporter of many causes and a unique voice expressing everyone’s passion for food across the globe, from three stars to street carts...
Openings: Proper Ice Cream debuts Delray scoop shop
 Here’s a delicious reason to venture west of Delray’s East Atlantic Ave frenzy: Proper Ice Cream, which produces some of Palm Beach County’s most flavorful, creamy treats, is opening to the public Friday.  This is where lawyer-turned-ice-cream-alchemist Rick Felberbaum combines flavors inspired by his stints in...

Posted: 14 days ago

Here’s a delicious reason to venture west of Delray’s East Atlantic Ave frenzy: Proper Ice Cream, which produces some of Palm Beach County’s most flavorful, creamy treats, is opening to the public Friday.  This is where lawyer-turned-ice-cream-alchemist Rick Felberbaum combines flavors inspired by his stints in...
Basque takes a summer break after brief, busy first season
 Basque, the modern Spanish tapas restaurant tucked into West Palm’s historic Hotel Biba, has closed for summer hiatus.  “We had a great first season and we look forward to reopening after a short summer break,” co-owner Manny Bornia said Tuesday.  The restaurant, which occupies an indoor/outdoor space brimming...

Posted: 15 days ago

Basque, the modern Spanish tapas restaurant tucked into West Palm’s historic Hotel Biba, has closed for summer hiatus.  “We had a great first season and we look forward to reopening after a short summer break,” co-owner Manny Bornia said Tuesday.  The restaurant, which occupies an indoor/outdoor space brimming...
National Cheese Day: Our favorite grilled cheese sandwiches in Palm Beach County
 Cheese lovers, it’s your day today! It’s National Cheese Day. And to celebrate, we decided to to reintroduce our favorite cheese sandwiches. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here are five of our favorites to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located...

Posted: 16 days ago

Cheese lovers, it’s your day today! It’s National Cheese Day. And to celebrate, we decided to to reintroduce our favorite cheese sandwiches. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here are five of our favorites to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located...
Where to find best roast on National Rotisserie Chicken Day
 What is more perfect than chicken that’s spit-roasted and gently rotated until its coat reaches a deep golden brown? It’s chicken that begs to be pulled and stuffed into fresh corn tortillas or enjoyed with a side of mashed potatoes or set adrift in steaming broth with a sprinkling of herbs. That’s the chicken we celebrate...

Posted: 20 days ago

What is more perfect than chicken that’s spit-roasted and gently rotated until its coat reaches a deep golden brown? It’s chicken that begs to be pulled and stuffed into fresh corn tortillas or enjoyed with a side of mashed potatoes or set adrift in steaming broth with a sprinkling of herbs. That’s the chicken we celebrate...