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Tina Rondeau

Dining

First Bites: American Grill & Bar in South Square

Ever notice how when a restaurant closes, other eateries that follow in the same location frequently

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Chuck’s Seafood: Wonderful venue for fine, fresh seafood

It had been another sultry August day but still no rain when we arrived a bit after 7 at Chuck’s,

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Trattoria Dario: Top-notch for food, wine and service

In recent years, Trattoria Dario has gained a well-deserved reputation for consistently fine food

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Casa Amigos: Good authentic Mexican food nearby

For years, we’ve lamented Vero’s lack of a restaurant serving good Mexican dishes. But there

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11 Maple Street: Still good, but not quite the same

At 11 Maple Street, for three decades regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Treasure Coast,

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Blue Star Brasserie: Culinary excellence in Old Downtown

For an evening of fine dining, the Blue Star Brasserie on 14th Avenue has become our go-to choice on

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12A Buoy: For fresh seafood, this is the place to go

After almost a decade, most every seafood lover within a 30-mile radius of the 12A Buoy knows that t

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Vincent’s Ristorante: 40 years on and still going strong

When I began writing this dining column 10 years ago, Vincent’s Ristorante on Miracle Mile had jus

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Amalfi Grille: A great four-course culinary bargain

Of all the summer dining deals being advertised these days, nothing tops the four courses for $24 sp

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First Bites: The Braford Steakhouse in Fort Pierce

While Florida is home to three of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, relatively few st

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First Bites: Jake’s Tex-Mex & Tequila Bar on 14th Ave.

Over the years, serial restaurateur Roger Lenzi has opened a wide variety of dining spots in Vero. S

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Our columnist seeks Indian food fix before returning to Vero

So it was Sunday night, flying home to Vero in the morning from London’s Gatwick Airport, a month