Another in the series of food writer Sebastian Bond's spot-on reviews of the most exciting restaurants in town. Some will merit only a line or two, just to bring them to your attention. Others deserve a half page or more. "Exciting" does not necessarily mean expensive. The area's top spots get the recognition they so richly deserve (and that they so loudly demand), but there are plenty of "sensible alternatives" for those looking for good food handsomely prepared by cooks and chefs who really care what they "plate up" in the kitchen. For those with a touch of Guy Fieri, Bond ferrets out the best food for those on a budget. That dingy looking dive bar around the corner may serve up one of the juiciest burgers in town, perfect to wash down with a locally brewed craft beer. Whatever your predilection or taste, cuisine of choice or your budget, Sebastian Bond will not disappoint. Bon Appetit!"
Delaplaine lives on South Beach, Miami's Billion Dollar Sandbar. He writes in widely varied fields: screenplays, novels (adult and juvenile) and journalism. He also has a series of some respected Long Weekend Guides covering some 70 cities around the world. Email: email@example.com He writes several series: The JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR political thriller novels. "THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV," a series of novels starring the great-great-grandson of the famous consulting detective. "THE ANNALS OF SANTOPIA" series, an epic that follows a Santa born in 1900 through to his death 82 years later. Other novels: "Midnight Mass," about the Christmas Eve robbery of historic Trinity Church in New York. "The Trap Door" follows a boy who is taken back in time to 1594 and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. "The Meter Maid Murders," a comic look at a detective trying to nab a serial killer on South Beach who only murders meter maids. Has written and directed three features (one doc, two narrative features), and won several awards for his film work. (See imdb.com for details). His latest film, "Meeting Spencer," starring Jeffrey Tambor, won the prestigious Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay. Delaplaine also edits two series: DELAPLAINE'S ILLUSTRATED BIBLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN As well as: DELAPLAINE ESSENTIAL QUOTATIONS DELAPLAINE'S "LONG WEEKEND" GUIDES These no-nonsense guides contain Delaplaine's recommendations and advice for travelers visiting these places for 3 or 4 days. Annapolis Appalachicola Atlanta Austin Berlin Beverly Hills Birmingham Boston Brooklyn Buenos Aires Cancun (Mexico) Cannes Cape Cod Charleston Charlotte Chicago Clearwater - St. Petersburg Coral Gables El Paso Fort Lauderdale Fort Myers & Sanibel Gettysburg Hilton Head Hollywood - West Hollywood Hood River (Ore.) Jacksonville Key West & the Florida Keys London Los Angeles / Downtown Las Vegas Lima (Peru) Louisville Marseille Martha's Vineyard Memphis Merida (Mexico) Mexico City Miami & South Beach Milwaukee Myrtle Beach Nantucket Napa Valley Naples & Marco Island New Orleans New York / Brooklyn New York / The Bronx New York / Downtown New York / Midtown New York / Queens New York / Upper East Side New York / Upper West Side Orlando & the Theme Parks Palm Beach Paris Philadelphia Portland (Ore.) Provincetown Rio de Janeiro San Francisco San Juan Sarasota Savannah Sonoma County"