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Tina Rondeau

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The Tides: Premier restaurant continues to raise the bar

Over the course of two decades, we’ve seen a number of good restaurants come and go. They appea

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First Bites: El Sid Taqueria on Ocean Drive

Of the many challenges faced by new restaurants, one that few have to deal with is too many customer

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Riverside Café: A number of attractions, including the food

When someone mentions the Riverside Café, I generally think of it as the bar with all the big-scree

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First Bites: River Twist Food and Wine on 17th Street

Chef Michael Amaral, whom we first encountered a half dozen years ago when he was executive chef at

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First Bites: Francesca’s Italian Kitchen on Ocean Drive

Is there room for another pizza and pasta joint in Central Beach not more than a couple of hundred y

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First Bites: Savor, a promising eatery

Two successful Fort Pierce restaurateurs – Chef Jason and wife/sommelier Hallie Alfonso – have j

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Trattoria Dario: Island’s premier Italian restaurant

In an area with no shortage of Italian restaurants, the best on the island is Trattoria Dario. Fo

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Scott’s on Fifth: Some seriously fine dining to our north

From time to time, we highlight fine-dining restaurants that are within an hour drive from Vero.

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Crab Stop: Room for more crabs (and crab lovers)

After five years and goodness knows how many thousand crabs, the Crab Stop of Vero Beach has moved f

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First Bites: Prima Pizza & Pasta on 14th Avenue

Every decade or so, Glenn Pacicca seems to get the urge to open a pizza and pasta joint. The first t

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Ocean Grill: The seafood favorites are scary good!

October is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it finally bring a respite from Ve

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Sea scallops and N.Y. strips – with a side of moderation

Two weeks to the day after undergoing a quadruple bypass at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital,