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Tina Rondeau

Dining

Johnny D’s: A South Beach neighborhood favorite

In the half-dozen years since it opened, Johnny D’s Market and Bistro – in the white and blue bu

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Citron Bistro: Achieving equilibrium in the Village Shops

It was a perfect Vero fall evening, and as we discussed where to relax with a glass of wine after a

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Ocean Grill: Fine dining with the ghouls and the goblins

After three decades in Vero, we no longer think of changing seasons the way we used to up north.

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The Tides: Great food along with unrivaled service

Last Tuesday, we did something that won’t be possible a few weeks from now. We decided in mid-a

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Ay Jalisco: Out of guacamole, cabernet … and excuses

Once upon a time, we liked Ay Jalisco. This was never, as the restaurant boasted, “outstanding

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Scampi Grill: Just keeps getting better and better

It’s been almost a year since the venerable Scampi Grill moved into its new home on 20th Street ju

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Kyle G’s Prime: New restaurant, same spectacular location

There’s something quite sad about seeing a restaurant that you have enjoyed go dark. That’s w

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After the storm: In search of a place to recharge

On Tuesday, after a couple of tense days of hurricane meals in a hot, dark house (we did not evacuat

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Pomodoro Grill: Island favorite at top of its game

No aroma makes me feel as content and happy as the smell of garlic. And nothing radiates this tantal

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11 Maple Street: Clearly still one of Florida’s best

For three decades, 11 Maple Street, located in a century-old Florida cottage on a side street just o

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First Bites: Green Marlin Restaurant and Raw Bar

An unusually busy summer of restaurant debuts in Vero saw the opening last week of the Green Marlin,

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Mr. Manatee’s: Worth a visit for a casual meal

It has been just about a year since Patrick Tomassi, owner of the Quilted Giraffe restaurant, bought

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