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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 October 7, 2010

    "Gigi Ingenuity"

  • 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"

  • 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 - 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"

2002 Stories by Lee Klein

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  • Praise the Red Lantern

    published June 6, 2002

    At the end of a Coconut Grove street that boasts alfresco Indian and Italian dining, a giant log cabin-styled sports bar, and a Spanish restaurant... More >>

  • Dough Ploy

    published May 30, 2002

    I ran into Ernie, an old acquaintance of mine, when he was recently down in Miami on some business. It was his pasty complexion and rotund figure... More >>

  • Second Annual Flapjack Flip-Off

    published May 23, 2002

    I have been told it takes awhile for contests to ripen into widely publicized, well-respected, duly recognized affairs -- believe it or not, the... More >>

  • Crêpes Of Wrath

    published May 16, 2002

    When we think of crêpes we think of France -- the tantimolles of Champagne, the landimolles of Picardy, the chialades of Argonne, the... More >>

  • The Nexxt Best Thing

    published May 9, 2002

    Suppose you've got a foursome from out of town here on a visit, and you're taking them on the obligatory stroll of Lincoln Road. It is getting... More >>

  • Moo Over Miami

    published May 2, 2002

    If the adage "you are what you eat" were true, the Argentine language would consist of just one word: moo. Cambalache, a new Argentine restaurant... More >>

  • Club Christy's Space

    published April 25, 2002

    Richard Nixon and Sen. Joe McCarthy wear nervous smiles while seated at one of Christy's tables, steaks in front of them, a flash of the bulb... More >>

  • The Daily News

    published April 18, 2002

    Daily Bread, a Middle Eastern market and eatery that opened on the tip of South Beach just over two months ago, is a spinoff of Daily Bread in... More >>

  • Populist Pasta

    published April 11, 2002

    The Italian menu is likely to appeal to most everyone: pastas, panini, antipasti, salads, calzones, and thin-crust pizzas. The décor is... More >>

  • Raising Cane

    published April 4, 2002

    Even if you don't recognize Cane Á Sucre as being the French way of saying "cane sugar," and don't notice the sign outside and on the front... More >>

  • Middle Eastern Pleaser

    published March 28, 2002

    Ma-roosh goes the fan as it sweeps across gray embers and revives their red glow, which is how this Mediterranean restaurant in Coral... More >>

  • An Excellent Point

    published March 21, 2002

    The Miami Design District is a nice neighborhood for strolling. The various antique and design shops contain interesting merchandise to peruse and... More >>

  • Grill Thrill Ain't Gone

    published March 14, 2002

    When China Grill first opened its doors in the spanking new Thomas Kramer building in 1996, the resultant buzz was so loud it gave other... More >>

  • Botched Brunch

    published March 7, 2002

    The lovely, ivy-covered Hotel Place St. Michel has graced the Coral Gables intersection of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Alcazar Avenue since 1926.... More >>

  • The Dope on Poppy

    published February 28, 2002

    The outdoor lobby of Lincoln Road's Sterling Building has proved to be a problematic location for restaurants. Pacific Time Café and South... More >>

  • Delicious Delicias

    published February 21, 2002

    These bottom-of-the-page reviews tend to focus on informal, inexpensive dining options that aren't even restaurants per se. Delicias de... More >>

  • Shooting Blanks

    published February 14, 2002

    One of the lectures I remember most from my days at the Culinary Institute of America dealt with defining a chef's role with regard to the process... More >>

  • Happy Fiesta Meals

    published February 7, 2002

    Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant is an irrepressibly cheery place, the walls sunshine yellow, the rest of the room festively splashed with vibrant... More >>

  • 6 Degrees and Rising

    published January 31, 2002

    Sometimes people do the right things for the wrong reasons. For instance it would have been nice if the owners of the new SoBe restaurant/lounge 6... More >>

  • Romeo in Love

    published January 17, 2002

    As you pass by Romeo's Café on Coral Way, the place appears to be your average neighborhood Italian restaurant, the type with straw-wrapped... More >>

  • Buenos Aires Revealed

    published January 10, 2002

    It took a grueling telephone conversation with Lynne Wacholder to find out the name and location of Confiteria Buenos Aires Bakery & Café... More >>

  • KISS and Tell

    published January 3, 2002

    With its red walls, checkerboard terrazzo floor, fabric-wrapped columns, fiber-optic lighting, and caped, oversize chairs, the two-level KISS... More >>

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