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2000 Stories by Jen Karetnick

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  • Back to the Basic Party

    published December 28, 2000

    The differences are glaring. As coruscating as the neon undercarriage of an El Dorado cruising Ocean Drive. As in-your-face as the high beam of a... More >>

  • The Hour of Merienda

    published December 21, 2000

    Sad but true, happy hour has never really secured a foothold here in Miami. Sure, a couple of restaurants like Monty's and Hardaway's Firehouse... More >>

  • Running the Season's Numbers

    published December 14, 2000

    Of course the question on every diner's mind is not which restaurants will open this year. It's which ones of the slew will survive the... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published December 14, 2000

    The west side of South Beach once again has proved nonlucrative: Jonathan Eismann's Westside Diner has closed. Eismann's product was the... More >>

  • The Real Miami Circle, Act Three

    published October 26, 2000

    Read Part 1 or Part 2 Flattery easily can turn a... More >>

  • The Real Miami Circle, Act Two

    published October 19, 2000

    When restaurateur Mary Anne Richter initially dined at Café Max in Pompano Beach, about three days after it opened in 1984, she was hardly... More >>

  • The Real Miami Circle, Act One

    published October 12, 2000

    Prologue: About six weeks ago, in Bal Harbour Shops, a restaurant called Max's Place opened in the space where Petrossian formerly held court. It... More >>

  • Out of the Frying Pan

    published October 5, 2000

    There's an old restaurant joke currently recirculating: Three restaurateurs are chatting about old times. The first recalls a fire in his place.... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published October 5, 2000

    One Rascal is never enough, it seems. Jerry's Famous Deli Inc., a.k.a. the Starkman family, which also runs Wolfie Cohen's Rascal... More >>

  • And the Winner Is ...

    published September 21, 2000

    Blame it on The Spitfire Grill. In that 1996 film, an ex-con persuades an aging restaurateur, whose eatery has been on the market for ten... More >>

  • Dish

    published September 14, 2000

    Marvin Woods, author of the recently released The New Low-Country Cooking, sounds mildly surprised when asked about his reception here in... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published September 14, 2000

    If you've ever danced on a table at Mezzanotte, the Italian restaurant hailed for breathing new life into South Beach back in the late... More >>

  • Dish

    published September 7, 2000

    Restaurateur Mark Soyka shocked just about everybody in the restaurant industry when he announced this past June that News Café, his... More >>

  • Dish

    published August 31, 2000

    One of my editors recently wanted to celebrate a special occasion with his wife at a new, stylish restaurant. So he made a reservation at one of... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published August 31, 2000

    My “Dish” column about why service is so bad in South Florida (“Shirt, Shoes, but... More >>

  • Good Move

    published August 24, 2000

    When I first moved to South Beach almost a decade ago, I was afraid to walk down Lincoln Road late at night. And by late I mean 10:00 p.m.... More >>

  • Dish

    published August 24, 2000

    North Beach is hot. North Beach is happening. North Beach is the successor to South Beach. Since the late Eighties, when South Beach developers... More >>

  • Dish

    published August 17, 2000

    Restaurant service sucks in South Florida (see Opium review). It's a given, almost part of the Miami... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published August 17, 2000

    Looks as though the Denny's at 19313 S. Dixie Hwy. in Miami lost something in lawyers' fees but gained remuneration by way of... More >>

  • Dish

    published August 10, 2000

    Two women were seen at La Paloma last Saturday night. Both were so drunk they couldn't utter a coherent sentence. Both clearly were in no... More >>

  • It's Cooking Online

    published August 3, 2000

    For the average food-oriented consumer, the Internet and Web-related technology have been a blessing for several years now. You can log on to read... More >>

  • Side Dish

    published August 3, 2000

    He wasn't a local but the South Florida food world will miss him all the same: William Garry, the editor in chief of Bon... More >>

  • Dish

    published July 27, 2000

    So how long does it really take a chef to open his own restaurant? According to fortysomething Pascal Oudin, who says he came to the United States... More >>

  • Dish

    published July 20, 2000

    You've just finished dining in a new restaurant, and your companion asks if you liked it. The food was good, but somehow you can't respond that... More >>

  • Dish

    published July 13, 2000

    Two months ago my husband and I were madly in love. Eight weeks later we've lost the romance. The brief affair was with mangoes. Our new house... More >>

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