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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 July 1, 2010

    "Flapjack Flip-Off X"

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

    "Gigi Ingenuity"

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

    "Style Over Steak"

  • 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 - 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"

  • 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!"

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

    "The Wonder Boys"

  • 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"

2000 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • Casual Allen's

    published December 28, 2000

    The Paramount Grill in Aventura Mall is being touted as Chef Allen's passage into casual dining. For those of you who may have just arrived here,... More >>

  • My Dinner with Hare

    published December 21, 2000

    I was mindlessly slipping on my favorite Wallace & Gromit socks while getting dressed for lunch, when I suddenly became mindful of the fact that I... More >>

  • Room to Rumba

    published December 14, 2000

    It's become cliché to describe a Latin restaurant in Miami as "reminiscent of an old-time Havana supper club," but that is in fact the case... More >>

  • Fruity World

    published December 7, 2000

    Astrological geeks spend Saturday afternoons at the planetarium, while bird nerds flock to Parrot Jungle. Scientific tykes have Epcot Center, and... More >>

  • Estate of Mind

    published December 7, 2000

    Hans Viertz has gone from being corporate head chef of Club Med, a job that entailed overseeing 31.2 million meals per year, to proprietor of... More >>

  • Don't Believe the HYPE!

    published November 30, 2000

    Ever wonder how local food writers keep abreast of what's going on in the always-shifting world of Miami dining, or marvel at the way they manage... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published November 23, 2000

    Cautiously optimistic" is how I would have described my reaction, if anyone bothered to ask, after finding out that Suzanne's Market in South... More >>

  • What's Cooking for the Kitchen

    published November 16, 2000

    So Judd Hirsch and Tony Danza both had something going with Marilu Henner while they all starred together in Taxi. How do you like that? I... More >>

  • Menus by the Book

    published November 9, 2000

    The primary purpose of a menu is to inform us what a restaurant has to offer and how much they charge. It may seem simple, but composing this list... More >>

  • Tale of Four Cities

    published November 2, 2000

    Highly regarded food writer John F. Mariani, commenting on the culinary capabilities of American cities in the book Dining Out (Dornenburg... More >>

  • A Good Kinda Jerk

    published October 26, 2000

    It was while sitting at home, watching the presidential debate on TV, that I suddenly found myself seized by an insatiable craving for jerk... More >>

  • Take It Back, Please!

    published October 19, 2000

    Rodz of South Beach, a restaurant and lounge nestled in the center of Española Way, serves cuisine that is self-described as “Pan Asian... More >>

  • All Hopped Up

    published October 12, 2000

    Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, which opened on Brickell Avenue just two months ago, currently is hosting downtown's hottest Friday after-work... More >>

  • Fan of La Mancha

    published October 5, 2000

    Manuel Martinez came up with a novel idea: to re-create the town square of La Mancha, circa 1605, as the setting for his Spanish Don Quixote... More >>

  • Gaelic Breath

    published September 28, 2000

    When Dubliners enter their local pub, the feeling is one of immediate comfort, like slipping into a pair of well-worn shoes. The spacious interior... More >>

  • Cuisines of the Damned

    published September 21, 2000

    Russia is not the best place to be right now, as we were reminded by the not-so-subtle sub metaphor for a nation sinking fast in an ocean of... More >>

  • Greaser's Delight

    published September 14, 2000

    Seating prospects at the lunch spot we had just entered didn't look good. I suggested we leave and eat somewhere else, though admittedly I was... More >>

  • SoBe or Not SoBe

    published September 7, 2000

    Tom Tresh was a talented baseball player, but he was never able to live up to expectations that he could be the next Mickey Mantle. The same... More >>

  • The Orient Distress

    published August 17, 2000

    The crowd that gathers at Opium is attractive and mostly dressed in black. Many talk on cell phones. Handsome bartenders and waiters also are... More >>

  • Market Sharing

    published August 10, 2000

    Pulcinella's Marketplace & Café is a large, bright, white gourmet marketplace, a “purveyor of fine foods,” as they put it. It also is... More >>

  • Big Easy Flavor

    published August 3, 2000

    Alice Waters is the person most often credited with pioneering, in this nation, the notion of fine cuisine as fresh, high-quality, locally... More >>

  • Johnny Comes Back

    published July 20, 2000

    He's got the best rock-star name of any local chef: Johnny V. And the coolest dub: “Caribbean Cowboy.” Never mind that Mr. Vinczencz is... More >>

  • Calypso Ribs

    published July 13, 2000

    Years ago, before moving here, I found myself on Douglas Road in the Gables, half an hour early for some business meeting I had flown down to... More >>

  • The Zion King

    published July 6, 2000

    Bissaleh Café is a kosher Israeli dairy restaurant/pizza place/ juice bar/coffee bar. Not, you might say, your typical, everyday dining... More >>

  • Franks for the Memories

    published June 29, 2000

    This review will only be of interest to those who plan on heading out to catch a Marlins baseball game. All 60 of you. Of course the Fish, as the... More >>

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