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Tina Rondeau

Dining

Capt’n Butcher’s: View hasn’t changed, but food has

A year and a half after it closed, Capt’n Butcher’s is back – sort of. We were pretty excit

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Michael’s Table: A talented chef continues to tease

Once upon a time, there was a fine-dining restaurant on Ocean Drive called Michael’s Table. Wit

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Trattoria Dario: Simply superb for Italian cuisine

On a night when you are craving Italian cuisine, Vero offers many fine choices. Near the top of t

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Dining in Havana: Paladares and frozen daiquiris

When we booked a cruise a year ago that would include a couple of nights in Havana, my first thought

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Rib City: Some of the best ribs and pulled pork around

Driving home to Vero from Melbourne on U.S. 1, we have remarked several times on how a new restauran

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Fire and Wine: Sublime dining well worth the pilgrimage

An amazing number of island residents have been venturing into uncharted territory this winter, cros

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Joey’s Seafood Shack: The best choice for fresh fish

Why would a great seafood restaurant only be open for dinner two days a week? That’s a question

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Lola’s Seafood Eatery: Tastes of Massachusetts

Recently, I was glancing through a copy of the St. Lucie Voice (the weekly newspaper just to our sou

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Vero Prime: Great steaks, chicken and osso buco

Is Vero Prime getting better and better, or did we just happen to hit it on a magic night? During

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First Bites: A new Mama Mia’s Kitchen in Vero

A half-dozen or so years back, there was a “red sauce” restaurant in a shopping center on U.S. 1

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Hands-on cooking classes in a spectacular kitchen at sea

Like most foodies, I love to cook. On evenings when I am not checking out a restaurant for this colu

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Wine-pairing lunch to remember aboard Seven Seas Explorer

When taking a cruise on one of the most elegant, upscale ships afloat, you naturally imagine that a