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Lee Klein

Miami New Times' restaurant reviewer for the past decade, and the world's indisputable master of disguise.

Awards

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 22, 2010

    "Style Over Steak"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published July 1, 2010

    "Flapjack Flip-Off X"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published October 7, 2010

    "Gigi Ingenuity"

  • 2010 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published July 2, 2009

    "Hakkasan's Haute Hong Kong Cuisine"

  • 2010 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published June 25, 2009

    "Flapjack Flip-Off IX"

  • 2009 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published August 14, 2008

    "Kick the Bottle"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published August 28, 2008

    "Tap Tap"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published December 4, 2008

    "Joe the Restaurant"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 10, 2008

    "Doug Rodriguez is Back"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 10, 2007

    "Chew the Right Thing"

  • 2008 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published May 10, 2007

    "Chew the Right Thing"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published May 17, 2007

    "Flapjack Flip-Off VII"

  • 2008 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published May 17, 2007

    "Flapjack Flip-Off VII: Bananarama!"

  • 2008 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published November 22, 2007

    "Eat Shit and Die"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published July 13, 2006

    "Foie Wars"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published December 21, 2006

    "Last Chance Bistro"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 28, 2006

    "Pure and Demure"

  • 2007 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 7, 2006

    "The Wonder Boys"

1999 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • A Tip on Toni

    published December 30, 1999

    I've always wanted to write an article about a scandalous "gate." I once was tempted to pen a "Tomatogate" piece after being subjected to one... More >>

  • Reach for the Stars

    published December 23, 1999

    Imagine a restaurant with horrible food, lousy service, exorbitant prices, and an arrogant maitre d' who just for the hell of it kicks you in the... More >>

  • Seitanic Request

    published December 16, 1999

    A recent New Yorker article about life in restaurant kitchens, written by a professional chef, contained the confession that he and those... More >>

  • Subcontinental Cuisine

    published December 9, 1999

    Tinny pings of sitar music tinkle through the air at Anokha, Coconut Grove's first Indian restaurant, while waiters in white gauze shirts... More >>

  • Big Boast, Small Roast

    published December 2, 1999

    It seems like only months ago that the new restaurant Oaxaca was moving into the 26-seat space on Washington Avenue now occupied by Ernie's... More >>

  • Ace en Provence

    published November 25, 1999

    Pastis is an anise-flavor liqueur popular throughout the south of France, particularly on the Côte d'Azur in Provence. Locals there have... More >>

  • In Sum, It's Dim Good

    published November 18, 1999

    I've never been a dim sum enthusiast: Peppery octopus, steamed shrimp balls, and other such delicacies are not my cup of tea come weekend brunch.... More >>

  • Haute Mayya Culture

    published November 11, 1999

    (The story thus far: Efrain Veiga, of Yuca renown, announces plans for Mayya restaurant in Albion Hotel; partners include former big-league... More >>

  • Say It Ain't Joe's

    published November 4, 1999

    The stone crab "has a shell harder than a landlord's heart," wrote Damon Runyon, back in the days when Joe's Stone Crabs was the only place on the... More >>

  • Tango Town

    published October 28, 1999

    The fat cows have new neighbors: Tango Beef Café has settled in across the street from the popular Normandy Isles parillada, Las... More >>

  • Two Men and a Restaurant

    published October 28, 1999

    Franz & Josephs opened last December with little fanfare: no stars, no multimedia PR campaign, no famous chefs or fanciful themes. Seems... More >>

  • The Buena Sandwich Social Club

    published October 21, 1999

    Many pale people will soon flee their frigid habitats to visit friends and relatives here in the Sunshine State. That means they are coming to our... More >>

  • Spanish Reprise

    published October 14, 1999

    People come and go quickly in the food biz, so it's no big deal that Pepe Freixas, Victor Passalacqua, and chef José Charles left La... More >>

  • A Hut Above the Rest

    published October 7, 1999

    As a rule I avoid any restaurant which has an appellation that ends with the word palace or hut: The former are never palatial, the latter usually... More >>

  • The Puck Factory

    published September 30, 1999

    Steep steps in the kitchen of the French restaurant Prunelle led up to a plush plum-color dining room. Actually it was down those steps... More >>

  • Promises, Promises

    published August 12, 1999

    Pasta is a possibility again on Le Jeune Road, just off South Dixie Highway, at the spot formerly occupied by Tutti's. The owners of... More >>

  • Halvah Turkish Bite

    published July 15, 1999

    Turkey was where Cleopatra met Antony and the Trojan horse came to fetch Helen of Troy; it was the birthplace of Abraham and St. Paul and the... More >>

  • Mexican to Dine For

    published June 17, 1999

    La Gloria is, for moviegoers, the most significant Mexican import since Like Water for Chocolate. That's because this new taqueria is located... More >>

  • Coup de Foie Gras

    published May 20, 1999

    The Holy Trinity of gastronomic delicacies comes down to this: the salted fish eggs of a pregnant sturgeon, goose livers that have been grossly... More >>

  • To Have and Have Haas

    published April 22, 1999

    Does the difference between success and failure in the restaurant world boil down to those who have versus those who have not? Those who have,... More >>

  • Forget Paris

    published March 25, 1999

    Here's the way I imagine it went down: The two proprietors of Riviera Brasserie are sitting at a table discussing their prospective new restaurant... More >>

  • Your Mother Should Know

    published February 25, 1999

    Part of the appeal of dining out on foods we grew up with comes from being able to proclaim, with head-shaking disapproval, "This isn't the way my... More >>

  • Clean Cuisine, Messy Service

    published January 21, 1999

    Traditionally spas have served as tranquil retreats where the well-to-do go to shed a few pounds while being pampered with facials and massages.... More >>

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